Spring Fest this Friday!
On a certain Friday each Spring, we put down our pencils, paper, math manipulatives, and Latin books for a day of fun, fellowship and good-natured competition.
This year’s Spring Fest is THIS Friday, March 31.
Spring Fest is at the Lions Pavilion of Heritage Park in Belton. Heritage Park is next to the Summer Fun Water Park in Belton – here’s a map to the park.
Dave’s Burger Barn will cater the event; a hamburger meal will be $5, and a hotdog meal will be $3.
There is not a whole lot of shade, so be sure to wear sunblock and even a hat.
Parents, you may want to bring a folding chair.
We’ll have water on hand, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to bring your own bottle.
Last Saturday Audrey Morrison (6th) Nathaniel Drees (7th), and Katelyn McAninch (6th) participated in the Temple Telegram Spelling Bee at Temple College. In this 6th-8th grade spelling bee our students made it through 5-6 rounds of words, placing them in the top 30 spellers area-wide! Great job, team!
Shepherding a Child’s Heart Book Club meets Tuesday
We’ve had some great discussions on how to shepherd our children at our past gatherings. This time, we’ll meet in the library meeting room after chapel to discuss chapters 8-12 on biblical methods for guiding children. Even if you’ve missed before, feel free to read and join us!
Rhetoric School Formal
This year’s Not So Normal Formal will take place the evening of April 22 from 6-11:30 pm. We sent home the invitations on Friday, so be sure to check them for the venue address and other information. The cost of the formal is $40, which will include a fancy meal, appetizers, a tshirt, all the afterparty activities, and help with all the decorations and expenses needed to make this a very special event. What a deal! Please submit your checks to the lockbox outside of Mrs. Stafford’s office by Friday, April 7th. We will need the fee no later than this date in order to purchase the tshirts.
Last week for “Loose Change to Loosen Chains”
Right now it looks like the boys have the most change, but the girls have brought in the most bills. It will be a tight race to the finish to see who brings in the most change to help free people from slavery. Thursday is the last day to bring in change for this campaign. Change containers are in the large worship center foyer and every little bit helps. Learn more here: LC2LC.
You have been faithfully reading lesson plans, preparing materials ahead, and patiently leading lessons this whole school year. Maybe it’s time to take a deep breath and replenish your reserves as we approach the final weeks of the school year. Here are some ways to stay motivated as you move forward:
We’re praying for you in this partnership.
If you’ve been waiting for the Rams shirts, your wait is over! Stop by the office to purchase yours for Spring Fest. Cost is $12 (includes tax).
28 – Shepherding A Child’s Heart Book Club
30 – Concordia Concert (Chapel, 7 pm, free)
31 – Spring Fest
4-7 – Rhetoric School Creative Projects
7 – 4th Grade Zoo Field Trip
SING: Hymn of the week: What Wondrous Love Is This (here’s a video so you can hear it, and lyrics are also provided. Sometimes, unwanted things pop up on YouTube, so be careful.)
Focus Country of the Week: Bahamas
Answers to prayer: Thank God for the strong Christian legacy and the public faith of many political leaders. Pray for the unifying work of the Bahamas Christian Council, which represents the majority of churches in the islands, and for the increasing influence of the National Day of Prayer.
Challenges for prayer: Materialism, driven by tourism, deeply affects all levels of society. The staggering wealth of foreign residents display a very different world from the average Bahamian.
Scripture Memory: Scripture Memory:Romans 3:22b-25: There is no difference between Jew and Gentile,  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,  and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.  God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished
Tuesday, Mar. 28 Reading in morning chapel: Jesus Is Arrested, Matt. 26:47-56
|Wednesday, Mar. 29 Reading at home: Jesus Stands Trial, Mark 14:53-65
Thursday, Mar. 30 Reading in morning chapel: Jesus Before Pilate and Herod, Luke 23:1-25
|Friday, Mar. 31: Spring Fest|
|Monday, Apr. 3 Reading at home: Jesus’ Crucifixion (Mark and Matt.) Mark 15:22-41; Matt. 27:33-56
Big Picture Bible: “Jesus’s Followers are in the Dark”
Jesus Storybook Bible: “The Sun Stops Shining”