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Parents, Teachers, Faith Warriors

We recognize parental involvement as a key factor to our success. Quite simply, we cannot accomplish everything we do without your help. Throughout the year, the Parent-Teachers-Faith Warriors will sponsor and support events that directly benefit and enrich the students of Bayshore Christian School.

What is Parents, Teachers, Faith Warriors (PTFW)?

All parents and/or guardians of children attending Bayshore Christian School, as well as, each member of the professional staff, are members of the PTFW and are encouraged to participate.

PTFW will sponsor and support events that directly benefit and enrich the students of Bayshore Christian School. Our success is dependent on your active involvement.

  • Active members of the PTFW consist of parents/guardians, teachers, and alumni who volunteer their time.
  • We are an independent organization, and we do not belong to any state or national affiliation.
  • We keep all funds that are raised by the PTFW for our school and are not required to contribute percentages to local, state, and/or national associations.
  • The PTFW works with the school to evaluate and prioritize allocation of funds raised.

The Bayshore Christian School's PTFW Mission is:

  • To develop avenues of hospitality and fellowship toward BCS faculty, the students, and parents/guardians
  • To improve and enhance the quality of our school
  • To be a positive public relations agency to our school community

How to Help

We take our mission seriously; together we are the PTFW for the enrichment of the school, staff, and students. We offer a number of ways you can help us to accomplish our mission:

Attend a meeting!

Meetings will be monthly on the first Thursday of every month (except January 2019) beginning at 7:30 a.m. All meetings are open to all parents/guardians, teachers, and any extended member of the Bayshore family with an interest in helping! Meetings will also be live-streamed on the BCS Facebook page, which will allow those unable to attend to have an opportunity to comment and provide feedback in real time.

Meeting dates:

  • October 4, 2018
  • November 1, 2018
  • December 6, 2018
  • January 10, 2019 
  • February 7, 2019
  • March 7, 2019
  • April 4, 2019
  • May 2, 2019

Meeting minutes:

We have many volunteer opportunities as well as committee positions available. Print and complete this volunteer sheet and bring to the BCS office or to the next PTFW meeting.

    Attend our events!

    • Spirit night at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza on South Dale Mabry on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. RSVP online. 20% of proceeds go back to BCS!

    • Spirit night at PDQ on South Dale Mabry on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. Use our PDQ fundraising cards!

    • New for 2018-2019: Spirit Day at BCS! Skoops Italian Ice will bring their cart to Bayshore monthly on Fridays after school. Students and parents alike can get a sweet treat before heading home for a great weekend! As a bonus, BCS will receive 10% of the proceeds!! Dates TBD – stay tuned!

    Recognize your student!

    • Birthday Shout Outs! - Have your child(ren)’s name displayed on the school marquee during their birthday month. The cost is $10, which can be billed to your FACTS account. Please send an email to let us know who and when you’d like to be recognized. Billing will occur when email is received.
    • Sponsor a Bench! - There are new benches on the Red Top available for sponsorship. For $300, you can have a plaque attached, which can honor your favorite BCS student(s). We will bill your FACTS account upon receipt of your email request. We will contact you for the plaque inscription details.


    PDQ Fundraising Cards

    The PTFW is selling PDQ fundraising cards valued at $10 to be used at any PDQ location. We acquire them at a discount and can sell them to you for only $8! This is a guaranteed money maker for our school! The cards do not expire and retain their value, just like gift cards. You can also use them during PDQ spirit nights! They make great gifts and stocking stuffers. Please email the PTFW to purchase the cards.

    Fun Run

    The annual BCS Fun Run will be Thursday, October 11, 2018. Last year, we raised over $28,000 – can we hit $30,000 this year? Our fundraising committee will have more information on this event soon!

    BCS Gala

    Last year’s BCS Gala raised almost $66,000, thanks to the hard work of our current PTFW President Gigi Cooper and her fantastic Gala committee! Be on the lookout for a letter detailing how all of these funds helped support and uplift our school. We’re very excited for next year’s event – stay tuned!

    Next year's Gala has been scheduled! It will once again be at The Cuban Civic Club on Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Stay tuned for the theme reveal!

    Meet the Executive Board

    Glyssel S. Cooper (Gigi) - President
    BCS students: daughter Mia (2nd) and son Lucas (K4)
    Bayshore parent since: 2017
    Education: BA in organizational communication, University of Central Florida; MBA, University of Phoenix
    Employment: Director at Santiago Therapy Center

    Cathy Brandt - Vice President
    BCS student: son Jeremy (7th)
    Bayshore parent since: 2011
    Education: BS in accounting, Florida State University
    Employment: Consultant with Healthcare Financial Group

    Amy Tupper - Secretary
    BCS student: daughter Kaylee (7th)
    Bayshore parent since: 2010
    Education: BS in hospitality management, University of Central Florida
    Employment: Retired USAF (’12), GA to UCF professor, and Guest Ambassador at MFCU Amphitheater

    Melissa Brockman - Treasurer
    BCS student: son Ryan (5th)
    Bayshore parent since: 2017
    Education: BS in physical education and MS in sports administration and management, University of Eastern Washington
    Employment: Retired USAF (’18), Christian Women’s Fellowship board member at New Beginnings Christian Church, and personal trainer and group fitness instructor at Tampa Yacht & Country Club