As you may know, this week is National Volunteer Appreciation Week. The week was first conceived in 1943 to celebrate the contributions made by women on the home front to support the war effort during the Second World War. Although following the war, the week got considerably less public attention, it was revived in 1960. Since then, every year around the middle of April we acknowledge the important role of volunteers play in our country. It is estimated that almost 13 million people, or half the adult population, volunteer some of their time each year. Here at BCS we are so blessed to have many volunteers who give so generously of their time and talents. Whether it is working with students in the classroom, running our library, being a chaperon on a class trip, organizing or being a part of fundraising events, being a part of hospitality services, or helping with the maintenance of our facility and property volunteers make such a big difference! Thank you to all our volunteers! We thank God for you!