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Sanchez Family

Sanchez Family

Meet the Sanchez family and hear how God led them to serve our school and our community:

Hello, my name is Chelsee Sanchez and I am a preschool teacher at BCS!  My husband, Josh and I got married 7 years ago in Hawaii, where he was stationed for the army. After four years we moved to the northwest trying to find what our life was meant for. Eventually, we moved to Josh’s hometown, GJ, where we started our family. Our first child Alana Wrynn was born and two years later our son, Remington Charles was born. Josh and I grew up very differently. His family didn’t have much involvement in a church where as my family was constantly involved. I grew up attending youth group and camps, and a mission trip to Mexico. When I met Josh, our differing religious backgrounds wasn’t a concern for me, I felt he was meant for me. For the first couple years of marriage we chose not to attend church or talk about religion, because it became an argument.

I pushed him to change in order to satisfy my emptiness and hopelessness. Little did I know, God was working on Josh the whole time. When he went to a training school, he spoke with a chaplain and committed his life to Christ. He came home after those long three months a changed man. We started to attend church regularly but we didn’t get involved in a church until after our daughter was born. There were complications at birth and God used that to open our eyes about the endless bounds of His unfailing love. Josh and I both got baptized as adults, deciding to change our view of religion in our lives. 

We heard of BCS when we started our search for a preschool for our daughter. We were drawn here because of the Christian values instilled daily. During our tour, I felt a warmth and love for the students that we didn’t experience anywhere else; Bookcliff felt so welcoming and safe for our children. Alana has grown immensely at BCS. She comes home excited about school and about God. Teachers tell me how Alana prayed in front of the entire school with a confidence not seen by most kids her age. Thanks to Bookcliff, every day Alana and I now have conversations about Jesus and His love for her. This school has really laid the foundation for her to be smart and brave in Christ. 

Within the last few years, God has revealed to me so much about myself. He has given my husband and I a purpose to serve. Josh is now a Sheriff’s Deputy for Mesa County allowing him to serve his community, like he did in the military. He tells me about times where he speaks to people about God and how they can change their life. God also showed me what I had been praying about for so long; what I was created to do in this life. God gave me a passion for children which has lead me to serve a variety of age groups at my church and now here at BCS. Being shy and reserved, I didn’t think it was possible for me to do any of this but God gives me the confidence to be able to spread His word.  Educating children on the love and grace Jesus grants us is my goal and I want every student of BCS to feel loved and important. 

Alana would not be as gifted and confident if it weren’t for Bookcliff. Remi will start at BCS next year and I can’t wait for God to reveal Himself to Remi as well.  I encourage each family to ask their child about the Bible story discussed in class. I do, and now our family can talk about Jesus openly. Bookcliff has had such an impact on our lives, that it could not be measured in earthly terms. God is so good and this school is helping to show us more and more of His Truth and His Way. 

I can’t begin to thank my daughters teachers and staff at Bookcliff enough for all of the care and encouragement they have giving her this year. As a parent with a child who had not been in daycare or in anyone’s care other than her grandmothers it was terrifying for me to leave her at first. She has grown so much over the last year and I am so thankful my husband and I made the decision to take her to Bookcliff.

PTF
24 April 2018

Yes, we would recommend BCS to others! Children receive the utmost attention and care, and parents are valued members of the education team.

Parent
22 March 2018

Yes we would reccomend BCS to others! #1 security #2 faith based learning #3 small class size

Parent
22 March 2018

We are extremely happy with the learning & teaching, friendly staff, and the lessons are daughter is learning.

Parent
22 March 2018

The whole staff has made us feel so welcomed and we love that is such a Christ centered facility. We looked for a long time for a place that will nurture our child in not only emotional but spiritually.

Parent
22 March 2018

This is our second year at BCS and my daughter loves every single teacher here! I have been amazed at all the skills and knowledge she has picked up at BCS. We have tried other preschools in the valley and no one compares. BCS offers so much more than we found anywhere else. It is always clean, the teachers are always genuinely happy and pleasant, and they cultivate a happy positive atmosphere that my daughter is thriving in.

Hilary
10 January 2018

The teachers and staff at BCPS have been so incredible, I couldn’t be happier with the school. Thanks for another great year and we are looking forward to next year!

Current Parent
22 November 2016

The Pre-K class is great!

Current Parent
19 November 2016

BCS is a terrific school and preschool, I will always recommend BCS to everyone!

Current Parent
16 November 2016

Family atmosphere, positive teachers, positive office staff. I like that the doors are locked and I feel my child is in a safe environment.

Current Parent
11 November 2016

The BCS curriculum, communications home, and the family atmosphere are amazing to see!

Current Parent
8 November 2016

I love how Christ Centered the education has been. My kiddo is excited about learning about the Lord.

Current Parent
3 November 2016

I like the friendly staff, great education and variety of education (ie arts, music and play.)

Current Parent
31 October 2016

BCS has a family atmosphere, energetic & reliable staff, knowledgeable, loving, safe and easy to communicate with.

Current Parent
28 October 2016

I love pretty much everything about BCS: love the staff, curriculum and price.

Current Parent
25 October 2016

I love that the Bible is included in the classroom. I love the teachers and how much they care about my kiddo. I like the hours that are provided, for school/daycare.

Current Parent
19 October 2016

We appreciate the smaller, more intimate environment; the extremely friendly and loving staff; and great teachers. BCS is very organized, safe and overall fantastic set-up.

Current Parent
14 October 2016

BCS is a great Christ-centered learning environment; very encouraging and a safe place my son can grow mentally and spiritually.

Current Parent
10 October 2016

We love the teachers and staff. It feels like a family. My kids love coming to school and I like that the school is locked.

Current Parent
5 October 2016

BCS has loving teachers, consistent teaching of kindness, manners and obedience.

Current Parent
27 September 2016

We appreciate the Christ-centered, family-like environment, safe and caring classrooms.

Current Parent
24 September 2016

We love the science fair, G.A.T.E., music program, structure, faith- based teaching, & high expectations for children.

Current Parent
22 September 2016

Both our children attended. I never worried about their safety. Their staff are quality people.

Current Parent
19 September 2016

I like how attentive everyone is and how personable. I like the security measures taken to keep kids safe.

Current Parent
12 September 2016

We are overwhelmed at the change in our son due to all of you! We love you all and appreciate your love, kindness, understanding, and support! We do not see a better place for a child to be than BCS!

the Hardricks
7 September 2016

Going to BCS gave me a very firm standing in my Christian faith. The teachers there were able to show me Christ in ways that have remained with me through my adolescence and that I plan to carry on into adulthood as well. Spending time with strong Christians at such a formidable age helped me become the person I am today.

Haydon
16 October 2016

I am so thankful my parents were able to send me to a Christian school with such loving and caring staff and teachers. It was a different transition from public to private school. I can’t say I didn’t make mistakes, but through God’s grace I made it through high school still wanting to go to church and not straying away from God’s plans for me. Which makes BCS’s motto verse, Proverbs 22:6, perfect: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will NOT depart from it.” Thank you teachers, staff, and friends of BCS!

Laci
18 October 2016

During my time at BCS, I was able to form close, lifelong relationships with many people. BCS instilled in me positive values that have served me well in my jobs, high school, and college career. Most importantly, however, BCS gave me a solid foundation in Christian values and knowledge that has blossomed into a passionate relationship with Jesus—and I will always be thankful for that

David
21 November 2016