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Thursday, December 18, 2008

December 18, 2008

Dear Parents:

Beginning with the second semester on January 6, 2009, we will no longer offer extended care for children in the afternoons. We simply do not have enough demand to cover the cost of this program. If you have made use of this service in the past, please plan to make other arrangements beginning in January.

Thank you,

Robert W. Harper

H&R Block Fundraiser

These are the basics of the program. Don Gooden will deliver forms to Mrs. Sullens that anyone who wants to participate needs to fill out and take down to any H&R Block office to have their taxes done. There are 2 offices in McMinnville one in the Northgate Shopping plaza near La Cozona restaurant and the other is in Wal-Mart. Don Gooden will be working in the one in the shopping center. The people having their taxes done must be new customers to Block (defined as Block did not do their taxes last year). Forms will be available in the office soon. If you would like one sent home with your child, please send an email request to info@fcbcs.org or call 473-9631. For each new client, 25.00 will be donated to Boyd Christian School.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


As the week comes to a close, I just want to thank everyone for all of the support and donations you have given as well as prayers for the school. Everyone here is a family and we all depend on each other for support, donations, and help. It takes each of us to make a difference. I would like to share an excerpt from SYNCHRONICITY with you. Think on this excerpt. It may help you see how significant each and every donation is to the future of Boyd Christian School.

“Tell me the weight of a snowflake,” a coal mouse asked a wild dove.
Nothing more than nothing,” was the answer.
“In that case, I must tell you a marvelous story,” the coal mouse said.
“I sat on the branch of a fir, close to its trunk, when it began to snow – not heavily, not in a raging blizzard – no, just like in a dream, without any wound and without any violence. Since I did not have anything better to do, I counted the snowflakes settling on the twigs and needles in my branch. Their number was exactly 3,714,952. When the 3,714,953rd dropped onto the branch, nothing more than nothing as you would say – the branch broke off.
Having said that, the coal-mouse flew away.
The dove, since Noah’s time an authority on the matter, thought about the story for a while, and finally said to herself, “Perhaps there is only one person’s voice lacking for peace in the world.”

When we work together we cannot fail.

Little Miss Snow Princess Pageant

Little Miss Snow Princess Pageant applications are available in the office. The pageant is Sat. Feb 21, 2009 at Covenant academy Gym. Contestants must be 5-7 or 8-10 by February 21, 2009. Entry/Sponsor Fee is 55.00. The pageant is hosted by the McMinnville Junior Auxiliary. Please see Mrs. Terry for an application.

December 16, 2008

From the Superintendent

Please remember to read the information about school closing in the event of snow. This can be found on the blog. Watch TV stations 2, 4, and 17 for the latest information.

This year, for the first time, we are offering child care on days when we are closed for snow. We offered this service last Friday, but no one chose to make use of it. If you think that you would be likely to use our child care service in the event of a snow day, please call the school and give your name to Mrs. Terry Stubblefield in the front office. We would like to know beforehand if this is a service that we need to continue to provide.

High school exams will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, December 16-18. The exam schedule has been distributed to students and will be available on the blog. Students should not be on campus if they do not have an exam.

School will dismiss at 10:00 AM on Friday, December 19, for Christmas break. School will reopen on Tuesday, January 6. I hope that all of you have a very safe and happy Christmas season.

Staff Inservice Monday, January 5

On Monday, January 5, we will have a staff inservice day. Mr. Butch Vaughn, formerly the principal of Oakland High School in Murfreesboro and currently the headmaster of Providence Christian Academy in Murfreesboro will be our guest speaker. Mr. Vaughn will work with our teachers on our school improvement plan, which is the next step in our accreditation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. School will resume on Tuesday, January 6, for all students.

Upcoming Sports Events

12/16...HS Basketball @ Lancaster Chr., 6:00
12/18...7th-8th Basketball @ Dibrell, 6:00
12/19...HS Basketball @ Van Buren Co., 6:00

Lunch Menu for December 16-18
Wednesday…Chicken Quesadilla

Christmas Around the World

The Christmas Program was a huge success last night. Thank you to all of the teachers and students who worked so diligently to put on an entertaining program. A very special thank you also goes out to all of the parents who made such wonderful finger foods, desserts, and provided drinks for the first reception. Everyone at Boyd says THANK YOU.

Order Notecards

The Middle school classes are selling custom note cards as a fundraiser and they are lovely. Email mchisam@fcbcs.org if you would like to order.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Snow Day

School is closed today, Friday, December 12, 2008.
Extended care is open.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Parent Reps

Dear Parents,
I am asking for anyone interested in being a "parent"
representative/volunteer for your child's classroom to contact me or your
Child’s teacher. There will be various things I may need your help with.
The following is a short list of examples: sending reminders to parents,
counting money during the magazine/chocolate sale, calling parents to assist
in activities, etc. I appreciate your cooperation and any assistance you
may be able to give me.

Thank you,
Angela Ramsey
PTF President

Angela will have BCS email in a few days. She will be

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Dear Sir or Madam:

Hello, I’m Justin Reed, the Voice of the Broncos, and we have a new feature at our home games, SPONSORS! I will announce your business at the beginning of the half or quarter, depending on which you choose. The price you may be wondering? Only $25 per quarter, $50 per half. You are welcome to sponsor from one quarter to one whole game if you’d wish to. All money will go to the school. Please help out our school!
Thank you,

Justin Reed

Robert Harper, Superintendent
Order Form:
I would like to purchase: (check one)
 1 quarter @ $25
 1 half @ $50
 3 quarters @ $75
 1 game @ $100
 2 quarters (Girls and Boys) @ $50
 1 night (4 halves) @ $200
Name of Business: __________________
Phone Number: _____________
Contact Name _______________________
Message: __________________________________

Mr. Burks' Soldier Info-

Monday, December 8, 2008

From the Superintendent

High school exams will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, December 16-18. The exam schedule will be distributed to students and will be available on the blog. Students should not be on campus if they do not have an exam.
School will dismiss at 10:00 AM on Friday, December 19, for Christmas break. School will reopen on Tuesday, January 6.
Last Wednesday, I had the opportunity to hear our Chorus sing at Rain Tree Manor. They were awesome! I want to congratulate our students and Mrs. Jeanne Hagar for their wonderful performance. Their performance at River Park Hospital has been changed to 11:30 tomorrow, December 9. In addition, they will perform live on the radio on 105.3 FM this Friday, December 12, at 9:00 AM. They will also perform in our Christmas program on December 15. These young people work very hard, and I know that they would appreciate your support.
Please remember to read the information about school closing in the event of snow. This can be found on the blog. Watch TV stations 2, 4, and 17 for the latest information.
Pre-K Parent note
December 8, 2008
This week we are to learning the letter M.
*December 15th @ 6:00 is the school Christmas program our class is singing. The pre-k kids need to wear jeans and a holiday colored shirt.
**Also our class is wearing sombrero’s (which they may keep) for the Christmas program please turn in to Renee’ $2.25 for the cost of the sombrero’s
*Polar Express Day is December 18th We will watch the movie, read the book and do special activities on this day your child may also wear pajama’s to school!
*Our class Christmas party is December 19th @8am each child needs to please bring a $10.00 wrapped and labeled boy or girl gift to the party and the listed food item below.
Christos-plates, cups, napkins
News from the Elementary

Kindergarten…Mrs. Hoover

Grade 1…Mrs. Keele
We will be very busy this week. Our reading stories are "Fox and Bear" and "Fox and Bear Look at the Moon". Our spelling words are listed at the top of p.206 and the bonus word is Rudolph. Mrs. Melissa is working very hard to help everyone get ready for the Christmas program next Monday. We will also be working on with fun Christmas art.
Grade 2…Mrs. Newby
Grade 3…Ms. Farless
This week the third graders will be learning how to spell words with ch, sh, and th. They will be reading the story "Your Dad Was Just Like You" in their reading book. Also, in language class they have been learning about verbs. This week they will be learning about helping and main verbs. Next, we are memorizing our multiplies of two and five in math class. Don't forget to study these facts at home. Our student of the week is Lexi Sullens. Finally, Dakota Spitzer and Lexi Sullens are celebrating birthdays this month. Congratulations to Dakota and Lexi!
Grade 4…Mrs. Vandagriff
This week is going to be very busy. We will be having a Language Test over chapter 10, and Science Test over chapter 4 on Thursday. We will also have our weekly Reading and Spelling Test on Friday. This week we are reading chapters 13-15 in Charlotte's Web. Our Spelling words will also come from Charlotte's Web. In Art, we will be making more Christmas ornaments for our tree. The fourth and fifth grade classes are working on preparing baskets for the nursing home. We are planning to make the visit next week. We hope everyone has a great week!!

Grade 5…Mr. Burks
The gift trays have been decorated and will be wrapped this week. The fourth and fifth grade art work is very colorful and bright. I am sure the residents of the nursing home will enjoy them. The masks to enhance the African Christmas song are about finished. We hope to complete them Friday. Academically, we will have a Language and math test on Friday, Reading, Spelling, and Science test on Thursday, and a Social Studies test on Chapter 5 on Wednesday. Have a great week.

Bronco Power

*Thank you to Linda Roller for submitting pictures.

Double overtime victory!!!

Canned Food Drive

Boyd Christian Leo Club is having a canned food drive until Friday, Dec. 12 to benefit the Senior Citizens Center. There is a box in the office for put cans of food in. Also, for every two cans students bring in, they will get to put their name in a bucket for a drawing for a free movie ticket to Three Star Cinema. One drawing will be for grades K - 6 and one drawing for grades 7 - 12. We will draw on Monday, Dec. 15 and award the winners that day.

Boyd Basketball Tee's For Sale!!!

Please support the Boys High School Basketball Team's Shirt Sell Boyd Basketball 08-09 Royal
Short Sleeve Tshirts $10.00
Long Sleeve Tshirts $15.00
Sweatshirts $20.00
Hoodys $25.00
Would make great Christmas presents!!!
Sizes Available from Youth 2-4 to Adult 3XL
Buy what's in stock and get it immediately:
Youth (2-4) Short Sleeve Tshirt, Long Sleeve TshirtYouth (6-8) 2 Long Sleeve TshirtsYouth (10-12) Long Sleeve TshirtYouth (14-16) 3 Long Sleeve TshirtsAdult Small 3 Short Sleeve Tshirts, 5 Long Sleeve Tshirts, Sweatshirt, HoodyAdult Medium Short Sleeve Tshirt, 3 Medium Long Sleeve Tshirts, 2 HoodysAdult Large Short Sleeve TshirtAdult XLarge 2 Sweatshirts, 1 HoodyAdult XXLarge Sweatshirt Or order yours and get it within a week Check your Gift List for Bronco Fans Contact Tracey Pickens 273-0409 ortpickens@pgac.com

Friday, December 5, 2008


Boyd Christian School
Comparison of TCAP Results, Spring 2008

Percentage of students scoring proficient and advanced
(Students without disabilities only)

Boyd Warren Co. Cannon Co. State Average
Grade 3
Math 100.0 85.5 78.0 91.5
Language Arts 100.0 89.2 87.8 93.7
Science 100.0 85.4 75.0 83.8
Social Studies 100.0 81.0 73.5 83.9

Grade 4
Math 100.0 94.8 85.7 93.5
Language Arts 100.0 92.8 93.9 93.3
Science 100.0 89.9 82.4 83.7
Social Studies 100.0 89.9 81.0 87.2

Grade 5
Math 83.4 96.0 95.9 96.3
Language Arts 100.0 97.2 97.2 96.8
Science 83.4 89.0 91.7 85.9
Social Studies 83.4 82.2 86.9 84.3

Grade 6
Math 100.0 96.8 96.6 94.9
Language Arts 100.0 97.3 98.0 96.1
Science 100.0 95.8 87.8 87.9
Social Studies 100.0 90.7 88.5 84.1

Grade 7
Math 92.8 96.3 94.1 93.9
Language Arts 92.9 96.4 93.5 93.8
Science 85.7 91.7 88.9 85.1
Social Studies 64.2 86.5 82.9 80.9

Grade 8
Math 91.6 97.9 97.8 93.8
Language Arts 100.0 98.3 98.5 96.2
Science 66.6 87.5 83.5 79.8
Social Studies 91.7 86.5 77.4 77.0
December 4, 2008

Dear Parents:

It is getting to be that time of year again when children anxiously watch the skies for snow clouds! In the event that we have to close school because of weather, we will have that posted on TV channels WKRN-2, WSMV-4, and Fox 17. Please check those TV stations for up to date information about school closing. You can also check the blog on the school website

Generally if the weather is bad enough to close Warren County Schools, we will also close. However, because Warren County buses must go into some higher elevations where snow does not melt as rapidly, Warren County Schools may need to close for two or three days, but we will probably open after only missing one day. In any event, please check the TV stations or the web blog.

I am happy to announce that we have made arrangements to provide child care for those of you who need it if we have to close school. Child care will be available from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Mrs. Renee Burch, our pre-kinder teacher, will supervise the child care. Children will come to child care will need to bring their own snack and lunch. They should come prepared to play in the gym or even to be outside if weather permits.

The cost for child care will be $20 per child for the day for the first child in the family, and $10 for each additional child in the same family, regardless of how long they stay.

Thank you,

Robert W. Harper

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Dear parents,
During this holiday season, children often want to get a gift for a special friend or teacher in addition to their classroom party. If this is something you or your child is planning on doing or would like to do, we have come up with a special way of letting that someone special know you care and helping the school out all at the same time. You may make a donation to the school, any dollar amount, in honor of that special friend. (You may also honor an outstanding teacher.)Both names will be displayed in the hallway (either on a tree or bulletin board) and the list read during the Christmas program. The dollar amount will not be made public, and no dollar amount is too small. This is completely optional. If you have already done your shopping that is completely fine, or if you simply prefer to handle things another way then that is fine too. Most of us have been extremely blessed and don’t really need anything, but it’s fun for the kids to give presents to their buddy, and this way they get to have a little recognition (which makes little kids feel good about what they did), and their friend gets to feel extra special as well, and both have helped the school. If this is something you would like to participate in, simply send the information and the amount to either your child’s teacher or to the office. We will start collecting for this immediately and continue to the day of the Christmas program.
Thank you for your help and support. Merry Christmas to you all!!

Gift is from____________________________

Gift is to______________________________

Special message you’d like to add____________________________________________



December 13 at 8 am is the ACT Test. Doors will open at 7:30am.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Stadium Cups 2.00

Car Tags 10.00

BCS Mom tee 10.00

Donation to the school: priceless.

Fast Pitch Softball Meeting

There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 in the cafeteria for anyone interested in playing fast pitch softball (grades 8-12) in the spring.

Christmas Tree Recycling

National Honor Society students have been asked to participate again this year in the Christmas Tree Recycling project with the Urban Forestry Department.

The date for X-Mas Tree recycling pick up is Jan 12.

Boyd Christian School’s responsibilities

· Provide the Honor Students for tree pick up
· Clean up sites after pick up
· With the help of Urban Forestry Department take the tree to Transfer Station
· Suggested time on the day from 9-12, meet at the Civic Center Parking Lot

December 1, 2008

From the Superintendent

I hope that all of you had a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. I also want to thank all of you who came to join us for our Thanksgiving lunch.

School will close on Friday, December 19, for Christmas break. School will dismiss at 10:00. School will reopen on Tuesday, January 6.

You will have several opportunities to hear our Chorus sing in the coming weeks. On Monday, December 1, they will be singing at River Park Hospital at 6:00 PM in the lobby. On Wednesday, December 3, they will sing at Rain Tree Manor at 1:00 PM. They will perform in our Christmas program on December 15, and again at River Park Hospital on Thursday, December 18, at 11:30 AM. I want to thank Mrs. Jeanne Hagar for the outstanding job she does with our chorus, and I also want to commend the students for their hard work.

PTF News

There will be an important PTF meeting on Monday, December 1, at 6:30 PM. Mrs. Angela Ramsey is taking the lead in getting the organization re-started. The PTF has always been a vital part of the school. I want to encourage everyone to come to the meeting and get involved with the PTF. I also want to thank Mrs. Ramsey for her leadership and service in getting the group started again.

Basketball Pictures

Mr. Gordon Mayfield will be making basketball Pictures will be Thursday, December 4, after chapel. Players need to bring their uniforms. Order forms for photos have been sent home today. We have extras in the school office if you need one.

Upcoming Sports Events

12/2...NS Basketball @ Webb, 6:00
12/4...7th-8th Basketball vs. Irving Col., 6:00
12/5...HS Basketball vs. Cascade, 6:00
12/6...HS Basketball @ Riverside Chr., 6:00
(girls only)
12/8...HS Basketball @ Coffee Co., 6:00

Lunch Menu for December 2-8
Wednesday…Taco Salad
Friday…Chicken Nuggets

News from the Elementary

Kindergarten…Mrs. Hoover

In Kindergarten this week, we are getting into the Christmas spirit! We will begin Christmas art projects! We will continue working on the Old Testament books, the color words, and high-frequency words. We are also working very hard at blending sounds together to form words. Everyone is doing great! Have a great week!

Grade 1…Mrs. Keele
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. We will be busy the next few weeks. There is a PTF meeting tonight at 6:30. We will have a spelling test on Friday. Our reading stories for this week are "Trucks" and "Communities". Mrs. Melissa is working very hard with each class to get ready for our Christmas program on Dec. 15. Mark this date on your calendar.

Grade 2…Mrs. Newby
2nd graders will be working on writing letters this week. Each student will write a letter to send to someone special. We are ready for regrouping in subtraction this week. The class has done real well with addition. In Bible, we will begin a study from the book of Genesis. Have a great week!

Grade 3…Ms. Farless

The third graders hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. However, it is time to get back to work. In spelling class ,this week ,the third graders will be learning about words with the -sion and -tion suffix. In math class, we will be reviewing chapter four. On Friday ,we will have a test over chapter four. Don't forget to study! Also, they will begin the chapter about multiplication this week. Finally, we will be continuing to practice for our song for the Christmas program. We will be singing the Australian Christmas song "Six White Boomers." We hope everyone can come to see us perform at the Christmas program on Dec. 15th.

Grade 4…Mrs. Vandagriff

This week the fourth grade class will be working on wrapping the baskets for our Nursing Home Christmas Project. We are very excited about working with the 5th grade class on this project. On Friday, we will be having a Reading and Spelling Test. The Reading test will be over Chapters 10-12 of Charlotte's Web. We hope each of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break. Have a wonderful week!!!

Grade 5…Mr. Burks

Fifth grade ask that you remember Pano Zavogiannis in your prayers. He had surgery on November 21 to remove his tonsils. The trays for the nursing home, painted by the fourth and fifth grades, are excellent. We will be working on the rest of the baskets this week and next. In math we continue our work in long division. Experiments on motion will be completed in Science. Social Studies will cover the Progressive Era. A test will be Friday. There will also be a reading and spelling test Friday. We will be working on correct verb tenses in Language Arts. Moses and the Ten Commandments will be our Bible study for the next two week. The memory work will be the Ten Commandments.

Boyd Christian School
Pre-K Parent note
December 1, 2008

This weeks Bible verse
“We love him because He first loved us” 1John 4:19

The letter of the week is L.

Friday is Walt Disney Day your child may come dressed as a Disney Character if they desire this Friday.

December - @ 6:00 is the school Christmas program our class is singing and they need to wear jeans and a holiday colored shirt please!

Polar Express Day is December 18th.

Our class Christmas party is December 19th @8am each child needs to please bring a $10.00 wrapped and labeled boy or girl gift to the party.

Triple B Club Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder there will be a Triple B meeting at Sullens Transport in the employee lounge Monday, December 8 @ 6:30 p.m.

4TH Grade Singing @ 3 Star Mall

Be sure to stop in between 12-2 p.m. @ 3 Star Mall to see the 4th graders singing Christmas carols!

Monday, December 1, 2008


Please come!!! 6:30 in the cafeteria~


Please support Boyd Christian School through all of your Christmas Gift Card purchases!
Buy a scrip card to any of the gas or grocery retailers listed (even Wal-mart) and Boyd gets a nice percentage. We are not asking you to buy something extra! You will spend this money on necessities & gifts anyway. Thank you. Come to the office to pay or go online to www.shopwithscrip.com and log in using your non-profit's enrollment code: A4847B3L18127. The list of vendors is enormous and we surely appreciate your patronage!
2nd Six Weeks
Principal’s List Honor Roll_______________

6th grade
Colin Stubblefield Dakota Jones
Clay Prater

7th grade
Lydia Henry Parker-Alan Warren
Hunter Hobbs
Marisa Hillis

8th grade
Bailey Gilliam Logan Hartman
Mahaley Keele

9th grade
Rachel Hale J.T. Morgan
Kaleb Tilton

10th grade
Justin Reed Olivia Newby
Ashlyn Cooper Parker Smith
Olivia Majors
Spencer Warren

11th grade
Katie Gooden Zach Arnold
Lucas Hartman
Dylan Fernandez
Megan Boren

12th grade
Monica Hillis Seth Bouldin
Jessica Hagar Leah Walker
Cassie Wanamaker Matt Nowalk
Victoria Woods Virginia Prater
Cole Stubblefield Kasie Palombo
Brittany Wynne
Brianna Wynne
Shelby Hice

Basketball Pictures!!!

Teachers & Coaches, The date for the basketball pictures has been changed due to conflicts with the high school basketball teams. Please include the new date in your newsletters. The new date is December 4, Thursday. We will be shooting after Chapel. All team members need to come dressed in their uniform (even if they do not want to purchase pictures) for the group shots. If any other teams would like to have their pictures made at this time, that would also be fine. We will be shooting inside the gym. Attached is an order form that the student will need to turn in on Thursday along with the money. Thanks,Dachelle McVey, LACE Treasurer

Christmas In the Park

Teachers, LACE is going to have a booth at Christmas in the Park on Tuesday, December 2nd. As usual we will have our pecans & cookbooks for sale, but we won't be having our usual bake sale this time. Instead we are planning a "Promote Boyd School" booth. Our plan is to give out cups of hot cocoa & brownies. We need help from the parents. Please include in your newsletters that LACE needs hot cocoa & brownies individually wrapped in saran wrap. We will be putting ribbon on them to represent presents. We will also (hopefully) have a DVD playing a school slide show. If any of you have any pictures, please email them to me to include in the slide show. Thank you so much,Dachelle McVey, Treasurer