Boca Christian
2016/2017 Academic Calendar
 
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Aug 9-12   Tue-Fri   General Teacher Orientation  8:30 AM, Media Center
Aug 13   Sat   High School Gathering - for new HS students, all freshmen & seniors  5:00 PM
Location:  The Hood's Home, 1341 SW 19th Street, Boca.    561-367-7923.      
BBQ, swimming, great fellowship.  Faculty invited.
Aug 14   Sun   PK3-Grade 12 New Parent/Student Orientation  2:00 PM, Chapel
Aug 15   Mon   First day for students - First semester begins
Aug 16   Tue   HS Mindworks SAT Prep Information Meeting  7:30 AM, Dining Room
for high school parents and students.  OJ and bagels will be provided.
Aug 20   Sat   Marching Band Rehearsal, BRCS RAC Band Room
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for BRCS band students in grades 7-12...with Mr. deWeber
      Volleyball Car Wash  10:00 AM, on the Crawford side of the RAC Athletic Center
Aug 22-26   Mon-Fri   Fall Writing Assessment Gr.3-12
Aug 22   Mon   Middle School Parents Media Center Orientation  6:00 PM, Media Center
      Grade 6/NEW 7th & 8th REQUIRED Parent Meeting  7:00 PM, Media Center
Aug 23   Tue   Blazer Homeschool Academy begins
K5 to 4th grade
      Gr. 9 & 10 REQUIRED Laptop Computer Parent Meeting  7:00 PM, Dining Room

Sep 1   Thu   MS & HS Back-to-School Night  7:00 PM, Chapel
Sep 5   Mon   Labor Day-No School
Sep 6   Tue   Elementary Parents Media Center Presentation  6:00 PM, Media Center
Please note this is a change of date.
      PK3-Grade 5 Back-to-School Night  7:00 PM, Chapel
Please note this is a change of date.
Sep 8   Thu   PK3-Grade 12 Individual Photos
Munoz Photography (prepaid). Senior pictures are used for ID cards. Please note this is a change of date.
Sep 15   Thu   HS/MS Parent/Teacher Conferences  6:30 PM, dining room
Sep 20   Tue   EARLY DISMISSAL DAY PK3-12: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS-AFTERNOON
VPK4 afternoon class meets.
Dismissal Times:
11:00 AM-K5          11:25 AM-Gr. 1
11:05 AM-K4          11:35 AM-Gr. 2
11:15 AM-Gr. 6-12    
11:30 AM-Gr. PK3 and Gr.3-5    
Dismissal times have been staggered to provide better traffic flow on the east campus.  
Extended School provided.
Sep 21   Wed   See You at the Pole  7:15 AM, Blazer Field
Sep 22   Thu   United Testing screening
Hearing, speech, and vision screening for students in K5-grade 8 (prepaid).
Sep 23   Fri   BLAZING AHEAD - IMPACTING THE FUTURE  7:00 PM, BRCC Auditorium
Doors open 6:30 PM.  Students in PK3-12 will participate.  This will be a wonderful night of music.
Sep 30   Fri   Homecoming Game & Festivities
Let's get into the school spirit!  All students attending are encouraged to wear GOLD or GREEN (school colors) or white shirts to the game to celebrate our homecoming game...under the LIGHTS!  Home football game kickoff at 7:00 PM.  Halftime crowning of King and Queen. Faculty and staff vs. alumni volleyball game at 5:00 PM in the gym!  9 PM All alumni picture on the 50 yard line. Concessions will be available. SCHOOL SPIRIT REQUIRED!

Oct 6   Thu   EARLY DISMISSAL DAY PK3-GRADE 5: ELEMENTARY TEACHER WORK DAY-AFTERNOON
VPK4 afternoon class meets.
Full day for Grades 6-12.
Dismissal times: Same as Sept. 20th.
Extended School provided.
Oct 7   Fri   End of First Marking Period (39 days)
      EARLY DISMISSAL DAY PK3-Grade 5: PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES-AFTERNOON
VPK4 afternoon class meets.
Full day for Grades 6-12.
Dismissal times:  Same as Sept. 20th.
Extended School provided.
Afternoon PK3-Grade 5 teacher conferences by appointment.
Oct 10   Mon   TEACHER WORK DAY  - NO SCHOOL - PK3 TO GR 12
PK3-Grade 5 Parent/Teacher Conferences; Extended school provided 7:35 AM-5:30 PM.
Teacher Work Day Grades 6-12.
Oct 12   Wed   Admissions Open House for prospective PK3-12 school families  8:15 AM, Chapel
Oct 13   Thu   Earth Science Field Trip  8:00 AM, West Palm Beach
to learn about stars and constellations in the planetarium at the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium...with Mrs. Barnhill.
Oct 18   Tue   Report cards issued
      Prospective 9-12 Students Visit BRCHS  9:00 AM, Dining Room
with Mrs. Travasos, Admissions Director
Oct 19   Wed   GR. 9-12 EARLY DISMISSAL DAY
High school students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. after testing and workshops.
      Gr. 12 College Application and Financial Aid Workshop  7:50 AM, TBA
Coordinated by Mrs. Riter, HS Guidance
      PSAT for sophomores and juniors  7:50 AM, TBA
Coordinated by Mrs. Riter, HS Guidance
Oct 25   Tue   Science Fair PTF Open House, lower level
Grades 1-12; 3:00-3:45 PM and 6:30-8:30 PM.
Oct 26   Wed   Senior Class Lunch  11:15 AM, Boca Raton
Special lunch for seniors at the Mosey's home with Mr. Smith and Mrs. Gutierrez.

Nov 1-3   Tue-Thu   Gr.6-12 AXIS Spiritual Emphasis Week
Nov 4   Fri   FCIS Convention - NO SCHOOL
Nov 7   Mon   NASA International Space Station Event  11:40 AM, BRCS Auditorium
      Required Grade 9 Guidance Meeting for parents and students  7:00 PM, BRCS Dining Room
Nov 10   Thu   HS/MS Parent/Teacher Conferences  3:00 PM, in the classrooms
Nov 11   Fri   VETERANS DAY - NO SCHOOL
Nov 15   Tue   American Math Competition 8
Nov 15-18   Tue-Fri   College Tour with Mrs. Riter
for juniors - to various colleges in Florida
Nov 15   Tue   K3-12 BRCS Book Fair @ Barnes & Noble, University Commons, 1400 Glades Road, Boca
3:00-8:00 p.m. - right around the corner from BRCS on Glades.
      GR 5-8 Authors Visit, Chapel
Author:  Bob Glenn Haggarty
      Student of the Month Lunch with Dr. Tennies  11:30 AM, Blazer Conference Room
      Required Gr. 8 Guidance Meeting for parents and students  7:00 PM, Media Center, Room 112
Nov 16   Wed   ACT Practice Test for grade 10 students  7:50 AM, dining room
      Admissions Open House for prospective PK3-12 school families  8:15 AM, Chapel
Nov 17   Thu   ACT Practice Test for grade 10 students  7:50 AM, dining room
      Gr. 6 Scoliosis Screening  9:00 AM
Make up date for students that were absent October 27th.
Nov 21   Mon   Gr. 5 Beginning Band Concert  7:00 PM, Chapel
with Mr. DeWeber, Band Director.
Nov 23-25   Wed-Fri   THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS - NO SCHOOL
All offices closed.
Nov 28   Mon   Classes resume

Dec 6-8   Tue-Thu   Regional Science Fair
Dec 6   Tue   MS/HS Christmas Concert  7:00 PM, Chapel
A delightful holiday evening presented by HS and MS students.
Dec 8   Thu   MS Ministry Day
Dec 9-14   Fri-Wed   HS Semester Exams
Dec 10   Sat   26th Annual  Auction  5:00 PM, BRCS dining room
Dec 13-14   Tue-Wed   MS Exams
Dec 15   Thu   HS Choir Ministry Day  9:30 AM
Students will minister in music at area nursing homes and at the mall with Mrs. Clark.
      K5-5th Elementary Christmas Concert  7:00 PM, Chapel
Students need to be in their designated locations at 6:30 p.m.
Dec 16   Fri   End of Second Quarter (44 days)
      EARLY DISMISSAL DAY PK3-12:  LAST DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
VPK afternoon class meets.
Early dismissal times same as September 20th.
Christmas Events:
9:00-10:00 AM  - K5-8th Christmas assembly
10:00-11:15 AM - MS Christmas parties
10:30-11:15 AM - HS Christmas assembly
NO EXTENDED SCHOOL.
OFFICES CLOSE AT 1:00 P.M.
Dec 19 - Jan 2   Mon-Mon   CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS - NO SCHOOL
All offices closed.
Dec 27 - Feb 8   Tue-Wed   BRCS Online EARLY Re-enrollment Begins

Jan 3   Tue   CLASSES RESUME - EARLY DISMISSAL-TEACHER WORK DAY-AFTERNOON
VPK afternoon class meets.
EARLY DISMISSAL PK3-Grade 12; same as Sept. 20th.
Teacher Work Day in afternoon.
Extended School provided.
      Second Semester begins
Jan 11   Wed   PK3-Grade 12 Report Cards Issued
      Blood Drive  11:00 AM, Under the canopy
Jan 12   Thu   Admissions Open House for prospective PK3-12 school families  3:30 PM, Chapel
Jan 13   Fri   Grade 5-8 Spelling Bee  9:45 AM, Chapel
Jan 16   Mon   MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY - NO SCHOOL
Jan 17-20   Tue-Fri   HS Winter Fest Week Activities
Jan 20   Fri   Winter Fest Game & Activities, BRCS RAC
Details TBA.
Jan 23   Mon   Gr. 11 REQUIRED Parent & Student Meeting  7:00 PM, Dining Room
Re: college scholarships/financial aid --- with Mrs. Riter
Jan 24   Tue   Geometry Field Trip, Adventure Vault, 3350 NW 2nd Ave, Boca
To use problem solving skills to solve real world problems with Mrs. Gutierrez.
Trip 1, Per 2 - 8:45-11:15 a.m.
Trip 2, Per. 7 - 12:10-2:30 p.m.
Jan 28   Sat   Admissions testing VPK4-Grade 12 - by appointment  8:45 AM
Jan 31   Tue   HS/MS Parent/Teacher Conferences  6:30 PM, dining room

Feb 2   Thu   Class Pictures
PK3-Grade 12 - Students are to wear school uniforms for this picture.  Prepaid ordering. Checks payable to: Munoz Photography
Feb 2-4   Thu-Sat   Jonathan Reed Uniform Sale  10:00 AM, 141 NW 20th Street #H6, Boca Raton
Special sale for BRCS is 10 AM-6 PM on these dates only.
Feb 6   Mon   Deadline for submitting material to Illuminate literary magazine.
Feb 7   Tue   HS American Math Competition
Feb 8   Wed   Re-enrollment due online before increase in fee Feb. 9th
      K3-12 Uniform Thrift Shop Open  7:45 AM
The uniform thrift shop will be open from 7:45-8:30 A.M. The thrift shop is located across from the Business Office on the corner of NW 4th Street and Crawford Boulevard.  Contact: Mrs. Charlene Cogger
Feb 9   Thu   Admissions Open House for prospective PK3-12 school families  8:15 AM, Chapel
Feb 10   Fri   Grandparents & Family Day
Detailed information was mailed home and is also published on e-news.
      ACE Field Trip  2:00 AM, Jupiter
ACE Swing into Country Event @ Roger Dean Stadium with Mr. Smith.
Feb 13   Mon   Gr. 10 REQUIRED Parent/Student Meeting on PSAT Results  7:00 PM, dining room
Feb 14   Tue   K5-5th Boosterthon Kickoff  9:30 AM, Gym
Feb 15   Wed   ACSI Spelling Bee, Grades 1-4  8:00 AM, Coral Springs Christian School
Feb 17   Fri   PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY-NO SCHOOL-NO EXTENDED SCHOOL
Christian Schools of Palm Beach County Annual Meeting hosted by BRCS.  Location:  BRCC Auditorium & Dining Room.
Feb 20   Mon   PRESIDENTS DAY - NO SCHOOL
Feb 22   Wed   BRCS hosts ACSI Spelling Bee, Gr. 5-8, ALL RAC
Feb 23   Thu   MS The Math League Contest
      Gr. 4 Field Trip  8:30 AM
Students will visit Yesteryear Village with Mrs. Petrocelli and Mrs. Barker.
Feb 24   Fri   K3-K4-K5 Boosterthon Fun Run  8:30 AM, Blazer Athletic Field
      Gr. 1-5 Boosterthon Fun Run  9:30 AM, Blazer Athletic Field
Feb 25   Sat   HS Robotics State Competition  8:00 AM, Western High School, 1200 SW 136th Avenue, Davie
Students will compete in BRCS' first state robotics competition.  Event starts at 10 a.m.  Advisor: Mrs. Holly. (School phone if needed for directions 754-323-2400.)
Feb 28   Tue   PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS-AFTERNOON
Early dismissal PK3-12.  
Dismissal times: same as September 20th.
Extended School provided.
Miss Guerich's VPK afternoon class meets.

Mar 1   Wed   K3-K5 Little Sparks  8:15 AM, Dining Room
      ACSI Math Olympics, Grades 3-8  8:30 AM, Coral Springs Christian School
Mar 1-2   Wed-Thu   ACSI Band Festival  1:00 PM, Clearwater, FL
The HS band will participate in the ACSI Band Festival at Skycrest Christian School.  Students will be leaving after lunch on Wednesday and returning by 3 pm on Thursday...with Mr. deWeber.
Mar 2-4   Thu-Sat   Grade 8 Washington, D.C. trip
Mar 4   Sat   Admissions testing VPK4-Grade 12 by appointment  8:45 AM
Mar 7   Tue   MS-HS Fine Arts Night  7:00 PM, Chapel
Mar 8   Wed   MS-HS Music Ministry Outreach  7:15 AM, Boca Raton
Ignite and Shine will minister at Advent Lutheran School with Mrs. Clark and Mr. Rhodes
      Admissions Open House for prospective PK3-12 school families  8:15 AM, Chapel
Mar 10   Fri   TEACHER WORK DAY - AFTERNOON
VPK4 afternoon meets.  Early dismissal: same as September 20th.  Extended School provided. End of 3rd marking period (46 days)
      K4-Grade 5 Book Count Due
Mar 14   Tue   Kindergarten Field Trip  8:30 AM, 2003 Lion Country Safari Road, Loxahatchee
Students will travel to Lion Country Safari to view animals on safari and  in the park.  Teachers:  Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Erikson and Mrs. Kincaid
      MS Music Ministry  11:45 AM, Royal Palm High School
The middle school choir will participate in MPA's with Mrs. Clark.
Mar 16   Thu   HS National Spanish Exam
Mar 21   Tue   PK3-Grade 12 Report cards issued
Mar 24-25   Fri-Sat   Mandatory retreat for HS cast of spring musical
Mar 25   Sat   Serve-A-Thon Community Service Project  10:00 AM, BRCS campus
PK3-Grade 8
Mar 30 - Apr 6   Thu-Thu   12th grade mission trip
Costa Rica
      11th grade mission trip
Arizona, Church on the Street
      10th grade mission trip
Long View Ranch
      HS Local Mission Trip

Apr 1   Sat   Admissions Testing VPK4-12 by appointment 8:45 A.M.
Apr 3-6   Mon-Thu   9th grade mission trip
Heart Institute, Lake Wales
Apr 4   Tue   Elementary Fine Arts Night Musical followed by Art Exhibit in Lower Level  7:00 PM, Chapel
Students in grades 1-5 are to arrive at 6:30 p.m.
Apr 6   Thu   Admissions Open House PK3-12  3:30 PM, Chapel
Apr 7   Fri   HS Missions Chapel  8:40 AM, Chapel
Apr 10-17   Mon-Mon   EASTER VACATION - NO SCHOOL
Apr 18   Tue   Classes resume
Apr 19   Wed   K3-12 Uniform Thrift Shop Open  7:45 AM, Corner of NW 4th Street and Crawford Blvd.
Apr 20-21   Thu-Fri   TerraNova Pre-Testing - Grades K5, 1, 2 & 4
Please do not schedule appointments or vacations during these dates. (No testing on weekend.)
Apr 20   Thu   HS Anatomy & Physiology Classes Trip  8:10 AM, FAU & So. Fl. Science Museum
to see/study human anatomy with Mrs. Barnhill.
      HS/MS Parent/Teacher Conferences  3:00 PM, classrooms
Apr 24-28   Mon-Fri   TerraNova Testing- Grades K5-11
Please do not schedule appointments or vacations during these dates.  (No testing on weekend.)
Apr 25   Tue   Gr. 3-5 Elementary Speech Meet  2:00 PM, Chapel
Apr 28   Fri   K5-8 Creation Day Assembly  1:45 PM, Chapel
Assembly followed by cake treat out on the playground.
      K5-8 Parents Night Out  6:00 PM, RAC gym
Cheerleaders and coaches will provide an evening of fun for your K5-grade 8 children while you enjoy an evening out for yourself.   Donations help support cheerleading camp.
Apr 29   Sat   Junior/Senior Night Banquet
      VPK4 Admissions Testing by appointment  8:45 AM

May 1-2   Mon-Tue   Spring Writing Assessment, Gr. 3-12
May 2   Tue   Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, Dining Room
Hosted by BRCS school parents
May 4   Thu   Gr. 11 REQUIRED Parent/Student College Workshop  7:00 PM, dining room
May 11-12   Thu-Fri   HS Spring Musical (ticketed)  7:00 PM, Chapel
(9:30 a.m. matinee for visiting schools on Friday, May 12th)
May 16   Tue   HS Sports Recognition Awards Night  6:30 PM, dining room
Ticketed supper.  Recognition of varsity sports athletes.
May 18   Thu   Grade 8 Affirmation  1:30 PM, Chapel
      Gr. 1-12 Piano/Band/String Recital  7:00 PM, Chapel
May 19   Fri   Volunteer Breakfast  7:15 AM, Dining Room
By invitation per BRCS volunteer sign-in book in the main office...7:15-8:30 AM.
      Gr. 5 Safety Patrol  8:45 AM, Riviera Beach, FL
Safety patrol end-of-year trip to Rapids Water Park with Mr. Richman.
May 22   Mon   HS Jeans Day for deWeber Medical Expenses
May 23-26   Tue-Fri   HS Final Exams
May 23   Tue   Rehearsal for Senior Graduation: chapel & dining room
Seniors 1:30 PM; faculty join @ 3:30 PM
May 24-26   Wed-Fri   MS Final Exams
May 25   Thu   K5 Graduation  10:00 AM, Chapel
followed by K5 luncheon (ticketed)
May 26   Fri   Grade 6 Yearend Party  10:15 AM, Gym
      Night of Worship & Baccalaureate  7:00 PM, Chapel
May 27   Sat   Senior Graduation  4:00 PM, Chapel
May 29   Mon   MEMORIAL DAY - NO SCHOOL
May 30   Tue   K4-Gr. 5 Top Readers Picture  8:15 AM, Ministry Center Lobby
May 31   Wed   LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS; EARLY DISMISSAL
VPK4 afternoon class meets. Dismissal same as September 20th. End of 4th Marking Period (51 days)

Jun 1   Thu   Home School Athletics Meeting for 2017/2018 school year  7:00 PM, Media Center, Room 112
Jun 5-30   Mon-Fri   HS Summer School  7:30 AM
Jun 5 - Jul 7   Mon-Fri   Gr. 3-8 Elem/MS Summer School  8:00 AM, Room 113
No school Tuesday, July 4th.
Jun 14   Wed   PK3-Grade 12 report cards available
Fines/fees must be paid.  Pick up in main office only.

Jul 31 - Aug 3   Mon-Thu   Gold Medal Square Volleyball Camp
For girls entering grades 9-12.  Coach:  Len Visser