Tuesday, March 20, 2007


Don't let the look fool you, these guys are actually the BCA Worship Team trying to be a little "blues-y."

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


The BCA Boy Scout Troop recently had a "Weekend Camp Out"
filled with rocket launches, hiking, rustic living and campfires!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


The Third Grade class is learning to write Chinese Characters... you can watch them practice this here. B.C.A. has students from many countries and cultures, so this isn't that unusual to us!

Monday, March 12, 2007


Some of our Elementary students were rewarded for completing a reading program... they had to read 15 minutes a night for 60 nights! Here you see them with Jane Perkins, one of our Elementary teachers. The reward party was held at "Balonul Copiilor," which is a large indoor children's "jumping park."

Monday, March 5, 2007


...taking a break from school work to smile for the camera!

Friday, March 2, 2007


Mrs. York's 3rd graders wrote Persuasive Letters to people in authority to convince them to do something important. Here are two great examples.

To The Embassy Guard, by Isaac

To The Bloc Administrator, by James

Thursday, March 1, 2007


Below are two stories written by students in Ms. Opris' class
...they are patterned on the story of Cinderella!

by Jonathan, grade 4

Hi, I am Mike. I live in America. I live with my step-dad and step-brother. My dad is always telling me what to do.

I am a rock star. I have a really good friend who is a lizard. I talk to him every day.

One day my step-dad was going to a rock concert one day away. He told me to clean the whole house, then he and my step-brother left.

I was so angry I didn't want to obey my dad. So I just sat on my bed.

All of a sudden I saw the lizard. He held a small glass vial with green stuff in it.

The lizard said, "I found this but I can't read it." So I picked it up and read it. It said, "magic potion for super speed."

I was curious so I dumped it in my mouth and swallowed it. Then I passed out.

When I woke up I felt weird. The lizard was trying to wake me up. He said, "So you finally woke up."

I told him, "I feel like I can run miles." So the lizard and I went outside to see how fast I could run. I ran as fast as I could.

The lizard thought I had disappeared. I felt like I was running 200 miles an hour. I turned around and came back. The lizard was speechless.

Then I knew! It was the green potion. I remembered the rock star concert was almost on. I finally knew how to get to the show...

Run!! I picked up the lizard and I ran. I remembered I had a speedometer in my pocket. I turned it on and noticed I was running 356 miles an hour!!

I was sure it wouldn't take me that long. Finally I got there. I put a mask on that I bought on my way. I walked in just in time.

One minute before the end. I saw the President's daughter. She was the most beautiful girl I had ever seen. When the concert ended the crowd forced me to move out the door.

Then I saw my dad and I grabbed my lizard and ran home. I lost my speedometer.

When dad got home I just barely finished the housework.

That night the President's daughter told some spies to find me. While they were looking they found my speedometer and they saw shoe rubber tracks. They followed the tracks and came to my house.

They knocked on the door and I answered it. They asked if I own the speedometer. I say, "Yes," and they took me to her house and I got married.


By McKenna , 4th grade

A long time ago there was a girl named Heather. Heather was beautiful, smart and obedient. She lived in Alaska. Her mother died right after she was born.
Her father was poor because he had not had a job in a long time. One day he left Alaska to lead an expedition. While he was gone he left Heather with their neighbor.
Their neighbor's name was Samantha Swain. People called her Miss Swain. Miss Swain had two daughters named Janice and Lanice, they were twins. They were not very pretty. Miss Swain's husband died and since then she was mean to everyone except her daughters.
They lived in a big house with a big yard and a barn where they kept 21 huskies. 19 of them pulled sleds and two of them are puppies. Heather loved to play with them.
As soon as her father left Samantha made Heather do many chores. She also made her sleep in the barn with the huskies. After a while every day she had to do the same thing.
But all that was changed by a letter. One day Heather was cooking breakfast. When a man came carrying a letter. He said it was an urgent letter for Heather Cox. She told the man that was her name, so he left.
She opened the letter and it was from her father! It said,
"Dear Heather, I miss you a lot and I cannot wait to see you. Guess what? I found a job!I am going to take the President and his son, Tom, around Alaska to go on their regular hunting trip. So I will see you soon. Oh! We are coming in a week. Love, your Father."
When she was done reading the letter, Samantha came and took it out of her hand and read it. Then she told her daughters and they screamed.
They decided to have a party at their house for the President and Tom. For the next few days they were busy decorating the house.
When the day arrived, Heather was feeding the dogs when Miss Swain locked the door. Heather was very mad and started to scream and cry. Miss Swain told Heather to be quiet and if she was quiet she would let her out after the party.
Heather could hear the guests arrive, and she thought, "what am I going to do? I must see my father."
Then suddenly the oldest of the huskies started talking to her. He said, "since you have taken such good care of us, we will take care of you."
Then he howled and she was in a beautiful dress. He barked and the door of the barn opened. He said that the magic would end at 12:00. She said, "OK," and left.
As son as she walked in the door the President's son, Tom, fell in love with her.
Heather's father introduced them. They decided to get married. And they lived happily ever after.

The End