It’s almost time! Each Spring, we spend part of a Friday at Heritage Park in Belton for a school-wide outing (families included). This year’s Spring Fest will have a colonial flavor.
Stay and Play
Co-teachers with preschoolers are invited to a play date on the playground tomorrow morning after chapel. We’d love to see you there!
2017-18 Teaching Positions
Know someone interested in teaching that
If so, Providence has a few positions available for the 2107-18 academic year (mainly due to adding a couple of sections) including:
Loose Change to Loosen Chains
Inspired by William Wilberforce, boys and girls are having a contest throughout March to see who brings in the most change to help rescue people from slavery. Feel free to empty your change containers and join in! Change containers are in the large worship center foyer and every little bit helps. Learn more here: LC2LC.
Coming March Events:
21 – Stay and Play
23 – Thursday What’s Brewing with Mr. Billman (Gym after Chapel)
25 – Temple Daily Telegram Spelling Bee
28 – Shepherding A Child’s Heart Book Club
30 – Concordia Concert (Chapel, 7 pm, free)
31 – Spring Fest
Matthias Lease, pictured with Texas Rep. Hugh Shine. A few weeks ago, Mr. Shine met with Matthias and others to discuss what is and what isn’t working in schools in Texas.
Providence Fourth Grader Matthias Lease has been chosen to be honored as a Central Texas Incredible Kid at the 2017 Central Texas Incredible Kids Celebration sponsored by the Central Texas Youth Coalition. Matthias was nominated by Fourth Grade teacher, Christy Porterfield.
Matthias will receive a plaque and a $100 gift card at an April 3rd luncheon at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. Congratulations, Matthias!
Lost and Found
That thing you’re missing? We found it! (This pile is larger than it appears.) We will have a display of lost and found items in the hall by the school office (room 240) this week. Items not claimed by May 11 will be given to charity or sold and proceeds donated to the school.
Used Laptop Donation
We are hoping to acquire a classroom set of laptops for next year — do you have a used, working laptop that you would be willing to donate to Providence? Our goals with the laptops would be for typing instruction (likely fifth or sixth grade), and for other various computer skills and needs (i.e. research skills). We’d love to have 16 PC laptops, with the following basic specs:
Donations may be placed in the school office.
Providence Parents’ Survey
We appreciate your feedback on your experience at Providence this year. Your ideas and opinions are important to us, and we welcome your honest and constructive feedback. Please complete one survey for each child you have at Providence. You can find the survey here.
Starting this week, Bible reading passages will focus on the Passion. Tuesday’s reading will concern the Triumphal Entry, and Scripture on the death and resurrection of Jesus will continue until Easter. We hope that you’ll read and discuss these passages of Scripture as a family. There are questions and some example answers below for “home day” readings, but you may also want to review the readings from our morning assemblies on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
SING: Hymn of the week: Jesus Paid It All (YouTube video with lyrics – careful!)
Focus Country of the Week: Paraguay
Challenges for prayer: Operation World: Paraguay still suffers from the effects of two centuries of devastating wars and bad government. The nation’s progress has been hindered by the failure of its leaders to govern, through corruption or outright folly. Thankfully, there are politicians on the scene today who seem to be dedicated to changing that. Pray for them, that they might establish a legacy of uprightness and wisdom for the sake of Paraguay’s suffering people.
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. 21 Reading in morning chapel: The Triumphal Entry, Matt. 21:1-11
|Wednesday, Mar. 22 Reading at home: Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet, John 13:1-20
The Big Picture Bible: “Jesus Wears God’s Kingly Crown”
Jesus Storybook Bible: “The Servant King”
Thursday, Mar. 23 Reading in morning chapel: The Lord’s Supper, Luke 19:28-38; 22:7-20
|Friday, Mar. 24 Reading at home: Review or make-up reading from earlier in the week.|
|Monday, Mar. 27 Reading at home: Peter Denies Jesus / A Dark Night in the Garden, Mark 14:26-72
Jesus Storybook Bible: “A Dark Night in the Garden”