Apr. 11 Lamp-Post

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April 11, 2016                Week 30

Spring Fest (Friday, April 15) Schedule

  • 9:00 – 11:30: Lower School (PK – 4th) Activities
  • 11:00 – Noon: Lunch and Juggling Show
  • Noon – 3:00: Upper School (5th – 12th) House Olympics

Spring Fest is at the Lions Pavilion of Heritage Park in Belton. Heritage Park is next to the Summer Fun Water Park in Belton – .

Grammar School festivities begin at 9:00 am. Students can participate in a number of activities throughout the morning. Students from upper school, organized by House, are running the following activities throughout the morning:

  • Inflatable pony jousting / racing
  • Face-painting
  • 100 years war (or “Sharks and Minnows”)
  • Capture the Kingdom
  • Marshmallow catapult
  • Bubbles with various bubble tools
  • More catapults!
  • “Running the Gauntlet”
  • Sword Fighting

In addition, there will be a

  • bounce-house
  • bounce-house obstacle course
  • There is a playground on the other side of the parking lot

While these activities are going on, we will host some “field day” races in front of the bleachers. We will follow this schedule:

  • PK: 9:00
  • K: 9:25
  • 1st: 9:50
  • 2nd: 10:15
  • 3rd: 10:40
  • 4th: 11:05

If you have a child in PK – 4th, you can watch the clock and bring the student to the bleacher area when time for the races.

Lunch will begin being served at 11:00 am. Dave’s Burger Barn will provide the meal. A hamburger meal is $4, and a hot dog meal is $2. Please come with cash or a check made out to Providence.

Zak McAllister, our in-house court jester, will provide lunch entertainment!

The afternoon is for the House Olympics. Here is the tentative schedule:

  1. Opening Ceremony (House Chant)
  2. Mile Race / ProvFit Event #3
  3. Goofy Relay
  4. Sprints + Relays
  5. The Great House Skit Contest
  6. ProvFit Event #4
  7. Tug O’ War

And maybe something else, time permitting…

Parents, you may want to bring a folding chair. And we’ll have water on hand, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to bring your own bottle.

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A snapshot of the Rhetoric School formal banquet, which was held in the backyard of the Barnetts’ home. The students conducted themselves with a great deal of dignity and poise. The students then journeyed to the McAllister home for more fun and games.

Thanks for the Formal!

Thank you to all of our parents and friends who helped with our spring formal last Friday. All of your gifts and efforts came together in a truly blessed event. You’re the best!

ProvFit Games

The second annual "ProvFit Games" are upon us! Come watch as 21 competitors from across the four houses exhibit their fitness levels in a rigorous two-day test of strength, stamina, speed, endurance, agility, balance, accuracy, flexibility, power, coordination, and, most significantly, fortitude.  Most events will remain unknown to the competitors until game time, and they will differ from last year's events. The mystery is part of the fun!

Day 1 of competition consists of two events, run in multiple heats, and will be held in the First Baptist Church Belton gym as immediately after school as possible and is scheduled to be over on or before 6pm.

Day 2 events will be held during the afternoon portion of Springfest.

Athletes will be striving hard for house points in this competition, so come support your favorite house, or your favorite athlete, or both!

Upcoming Performances:

Tuesday, April 19 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: the 7th-9th grade spring play Knights of the Rad Table will be performed in the FBC Chapel. Tickets are $3.00. (Gwen and Artie are just typical modern teenagers… Until Merlin wakes up from a 1500 year snooze to whisk them away to the days of chivalry! You'll see brave Knights, fair maidens, Morgan La Fey, and even a dragon. Come enjoy the fun!)

Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 30 at 7 p.m.: the 9th-12th grade spring play The Shadow of Life will be performed in the FBC Chapel. Tickets are $3.00. This play is based on the C.S.Lewis book The Great Divorce and has been adapted for the stage by Bret Billman. The story is about a group of ghostly travelers who embark on a supernatural bus journey to the “foothills” of heaven, where they witness a series of encounters that consider good and evil, grace and judgment. C.S. Lewis says, "Good, as it ripens, becomes continually more different not only from evil but from other good… If we insist on keeping Hell (or even earth) we shall not see Heaven: if we accept Heaven we shall not be able to retain even the smallest and most intimate souvenirs of Hell."

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Mason Price presents his “40-Hour” project last week. Each 9th – 12th grader gave a presentation after school — there were a number of excellent projects!

Used Uniform and Curriculum Sale

A big Rams “Thank you!” to Ellen Rutledge and Susan Hayes for volunteering to head up this year’s sale! The sale will be held on the last day of school, May 12th, in the gym. So clean out those drawers and shelves and get ready to make some extra cash, or come ready to score some great deals. Details to come to your email inbox soon. Volunteers willing to help should contact Ellen at elliemariecr@gmail.com.

Lost and Found

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The lost and found pile is slowly overtaking the school office. All items not claimed by the time of the sale will be sold to benefit the Campus Coordinator Appreciation Fund.

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