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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

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is the week of May 6. We will be hosting a luncheon for the teachers on Friday, May 10. We encourage students to show their appreciation however they choose: a drawing, a card, bringing in flowers, or praying for their teacher. Our faculty and staff are the best!

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 5:00 p.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:

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 PDQ on South Dale Mabry on April 24, 2019, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m

    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.

    Fundraising

    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

    We had a wonderful time at this year's Faith Warrior run. Each division had various inflatables to keep them active and enjoying the day. Students raised over $21,000! Thank you to all our BCS family and friends who came out to support and volunteer.

    BCS Gala

    This year our annual spring gala brought us to Bayshore in Oz! Current families, donors, supporters, and alumni were able to enjoy a night filled with silent and live auctions, dinner, and dancing all in support of Bayshore Christian School. As of today, we have raised over $46,000 for the school. We want to thank everyone who came to celebrate and support Bayshore Christian School. It was yet another successful event that reminded us how very blessed we are by our community. It is not to late to make an impact. Donate online today!

    Look out for gala night pictures coming soon on the Spring Gala page.

    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

    TBA - Secretary
    This is currently an open position.

    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