Now Accepting Sibling Applications!
Parents, if you would like to enroll a sibling for the 2017-18 school year, January is a great time to submit an application. We would like to give siblings preference in the case of a class reaching capacity, and we will begin processing applications from new families in February. Applications can be found here online (see step #3), or printed copies are in our office, room 240.
Town Hall Meetings
The leadership team will host two town meetings, scheduled for the evening of Thursday, January 26 and the morning of Thursday, February 2 (following Donuts with Dads). The meetings will be identical, so come to the one that is more convenient for your schedule. The town hall meetings will be 45 minutes in length and are designed to give both a “state of the school” and a look forward to what is coming next.
Early Modern Lego Contest and Fun Lunch January 19th
Students are invited to create an Early Modern history-based lego display and bring it to show at school. If you are looking for ideas of events that happened between 1600 and the California Gold Rush, 1849, start by taking a look back at your history folders. We’ll also be studying the American Revolution, Lewis and Clark, and Texas Independence soon, so these are possibilities too. Have fun!
Lunch: Hamburgers, Chips, Fruit
Dress: Jeans and Providence
T-shirt or Hoodie
Lost and Found
Have you lost it? We’ve found it! Please come check out the lost and found in the school office, room 240. The photo log is out of date–there are too many to process!
Here’s a neat article about the recent growth of classical Christian education from the The Gospel Coalition. The article provides a nice overview of the history of CC education, and profiles an inner-city classical school. We are a member and accreditation candidate for ACCS, the organization that is referenced in the article.
We are thankful for these co-teachers who have agreed to lead different support teams for our school. Please contact them if you are interested in serving on these teams.
Prayer – Amy Hale
Fun Lunch – Kara Caldwell
Faculty Appreciation – Natacha Liang
Book Parties – Jenny Kiniry and Ellen Demers
Spring Box Tops Competition
The competition runs from now – February 24th so please start clipping and bagging your Tops! Look for the collection boxes on Tuesday. When you turn in your Tops remember to place them in a plastic bag with your teacher’s name and grade on it, and please check the expiration dates. We will not be able to give credit for Tops that expire before March 1st 2017. And in case you could use them again, here are the links regarding how to collect Tops in bulk from Sam’s Club purchases and the Box Tops App for your smart phone. Good luck to everyone!
16 – Monday MLK Jr. Day, No school assignments
19 – Early Modern Lego Contest and Fun Lunch
20 – 5th grade field trip to planetarium
26 – Town Hall Meeting
31 – History Fair: “Revolution”
Feb. 2 – Donuts with Dads
Speech Meet: Selecting Classic Prose and Poetry
The speech meet gives us an opportunity to expose students to quality literature, historic writings, and powerful scripture. In thinking of prose and poetry, what makes a classic? In general we are looking for three characteristics:
If you have trouble deciding what to choose, please refer to the Speech Meet Information page for ideas.
Performing Poetry with Pizzazz
If your student is reciting a poem for the speech meet, you can find some great ideas for making their recitation fun and interesting in this entertaining video: Doing Poetry Right. Watch it together as a springboard to discussion as you prepare.
SING: Hymn of the week: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Focus Country of the Week: Jamaica
Answers to prayer: Jamaica has a wonderful Christian heritage. Praise God that many in the church have become leaders, so the Jamaican church has grown.
Challenges for prayer: There are major concerns due to drug cartels, and unfortunately Jamaica fourth globally for murders per capita. The government has invited greater participation from churches to help.
Scripture Memory: 1 Cor. 13: (1) If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. (2) If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. (3) If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. (4) Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. (5) It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (6) Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
Tuesday, Jan. 10 Reading in morning chapel: The Baptism of Jesus, Matt. 3:13-17
|Wednesday, Jan. 11 Reading at home: The Temptation of Jesus, Matt. 4:1-11
The Big Picture Bible: “God’s New People Are Called”
Jesus Storybook Bible: “Let’s go!”
Thursday, Jan. 12 Reading in morning chapel: The First Disciples Follow Jesus, Matt. 4:12-22
|Friday, Jan. 13 Reading at home: Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael, John 1:43-51
Big Picture Bible: “Jesus Restores God’s Place”