Our Promise: Fostering a firm foundation in faith, future, and family
February Health Theme: The Heart of Health—American Heart Month
Volume 13, Issue 20 Virginia I. Terrell, Principal February 8, 2018
Ash Wednesday – The season of Lent begins Ash Wednesday, which, this year is February 14. The Ash Wednesday Service (9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.) will include the Imposition of Ashes. The ashes are imposed with the words, “Remember thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.” They serve to remind us of mortality and the fact that the wages of sin is death. However, the shape of the cross reminds us of Holy Baptism, where the shape of the cross was traced upon us, and that we have been baptized into the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and that He has taken upon Himself all our sin. The ashes are typically received on the forehead, but may also be received on the hand. Receiving the ashes is optional, something we may do, if we choose, in our Christian Freedom.
Thank You – Such helpful parents we have! Noah and Ari’s mother is beyond helpful with our yoga program. She leads the sessions and teaches wellness as part of her encouragement with children. She also helps clean the mats afterward.
This week’s snow presented challenges, but nothing is too big for our parents! Chloe and CeCe’s mom was eager to get the snow blower going, while Caitlin’s dad and Elora’s dad picked up a shovel and went after things.
We truly appreciate the willingness and consistency of our volunteers. Thank you!
Congratulations – Excellence is a beautiful thing! We are pleased to list of awards for the Second Quarter. “AB” Honor Roll – Mackenzie, Layla, Sunny, Cecilia, and Richard. “A” Honor Roll – Caitlin, Noah, Lorelei, Emily, Marlene, and Christopher. Perfect Attendance – Jake, Mackenzie, Matthew, Aaron, Dylan, and Marlene. E-Spark High-5 Stars – Viona, Elora, Janyah, Mackenzie, Arabella, Caitlin, Kaycee, Logan, Chloe L., Lorelei, Dylan, Zachary, and Marlene. Keep up the good work, everyone.
Mark Your Calendar – School will not be in session Friday, February 16, because of a teachers’ conference. Classes will also not be held Monday, February 19, in celebration of Presidents’ Day.
Candy Sale – Are you passing that brochure around? Get all the candy orders you can! The sale ends February 13
Looking Ahead –
February 9 – Candy Gram Orders Due
February 13 – PTL Pizza; Candy Sale ends
February 14 – Ash Wednesday; Valentine Parties; Candy Gram Distributed
February 16 – Urban Teachers’ Conference – NO SCHOOL
February 19 – Presidents’ Day – NO SCHOOL
February 22 – PTL Nachos; Wendy’s Fundraiser
February 23 – Fitness Friday – Wear Exercise Clothes; Close of Pennies for Patients