THE ROAD NOT TAKEN
by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
CHAPEL & PARENT CAFE TOMORROW
Tomorrow, November 3
8:15 AM
Join us for chapel tomorrow!  Miss Naomi Toews, first and second grade science, and eighth grade algebra/geometry teacher, will be sharing about her missions trip to Thailand last year.

Second grade students will be performing grammar and composition poems that help them learn about creative word choices, descriptive language, and character.

Arma Dei Parent cafe is immediately following chapel in the atrium.   Please plan to join us.
 
Friday, November 11
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Please invite veteran family members to this extra special veterans celebration.

World War II USS Arizona survivor, 94 year old Don Stratton, will be speaking. 
Don is the great grandfather of Emersyn Caldwell, kindergarten student here at Arma Dei.
Don's book, All the Gallant Men, was highlighted in Sunday's Parade Magazine.   Click here to read the excerpt.
December 7, 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
 
Friday, November 18
8:15 AM
Friends and families, please plan to join us for the Arma Dei Academy Thanksgiving celebration. Festivities begin at 8:15 in the Living Way sanctuary with student presentations, a living art museum, and early American dancing.

The celebration continues when all attendees are dismissed outside to the new playground expansion for fun and food. A bounce house, food trucks and various activities are planned. 

D on't miss out on the  door  prize of a $500 non-refundable deposit to apply towards your student's tuition (must be present to win).

Students are dismissed early for Thanksgiving vacation.

Many thanks to all who participated in the Family Service Project
The family service project was kicked off Saturday morning with the sun shining and a great group of Arma Dei families and teachers, ready to get dirty. We set out to landscape the front of Lumberg Elementary in Jefferson County. The morning was filled with hard work which included removing old shrubs, painting and redecorating bathrooms, planting and mulching and building benches to spruce up the entire front of the school.

We appreciate all the involvement from our great community of families, students and teachers. The staff (and mayor) from Lumberg were grateful to see our group, young and old, working diligently to help their school.

Thank you to all the volunteers who made it possible. 

Click here to view pictures from the service project.

Hebrews 13:16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
WISH LIST
Three Document Cameras (ELMO)
$1500.00
Non-fiction K-3rd Science Library Books 
$200.00
Playground Expansion Project
Benches
$450.00
Storage Shed
$400.00
Soccer net (2)
$250.00
Soccer balls (4)
$60.00
Cones (12) $25.00
Basketballs (4) $80.00
Footballs (4) $70.00
Bases (4) $30.00
Whiffle Ball Kit $25.00
Trash receptacles (2) $70.00
Total $3,160.00

$100,000 MATCHING GIFT CHALLENGE
Between now and the end of the year, every dollar given will be matched up to $100,000. A meaningful amount of the proceeds will be used to complete the playground expansion project including more swings, a GaGa ball pit, a rotating climber, outdoor musical instruments, picnic tables, fencing, a permanent shade covering and trees.

The field is expected to be complete by November 15, 2016 and the playground complete in January 2016 as equipment is ordered and installed. Please contribute to the matching gift challenge and help us provide more outside play options for the students of Arma Dei. 

Thank you!


INTERMEDIATE CHESS CLUB
Mondays 
3:30PM - 4:30PM 
Dining Room 
Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 28, Dec 5, Dec 12 
Led by Mr. Ginn brandonscottginn@gmail.com
Mr. Ginn will structure this  session with learning strategies and welcomes all levels to the club.
CAR LINE AND CELL PHONES
Thank you for making drop off and pick up a quick and efficient process!
As a reminder, for the safety of the students and others around you, please do not talk on your cell phone as you pull in front of the school. If you need to finish your call before picking up your child, a faculty member will happily guide you to the side. Thank you for making the car line a safe zone for all.

NOTES FROM THE ARMA DEI BOARD
With the installation of the new playground expansion currently underway, the academy board continues to pray and investigate the next steps in developing the 6.5 acre campus.

Recognizing the academy's growth and development, the Arma Dei Academy board continues to conduct a search for a permanent Head of School. The opportunity profile has been sent out; the position posted on several classical Christian school websites and the search committee has received applications. Next steps include video interviews and on-site visits with applicants. Please continue to pray for wisdom and discernment on these important next steps.
MENS STUDY
Join Arma Dei dads TOMORROW at 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM in the Teachers lounge.

Meeting Times/Topics: 
November 4 - Modeling weakness/vulnerability to our children
November 18 - Need for strong relationships with our spouse and other men
December 2 - How do we engage our kids at a heart level?
December 16 - How we model our identity in Christ?

For more information contact Greg Vigil.
All studies are stand alone and unique, so please join anytime!
CANDY
Did you know the average American consumes 3.4 pounds of candy over Halloween? Stop the madness!!! Let the Arma Dei Community Connections team help. We are collecting any leftover Halloween candy to be used in marketing promotions throughout the year. A box is located in the front office to rid your household of this unwanted sugar while helping our school at the same time. 
PLAYGROUND EXPANSION UPDATE

The field is expected to be complete by November 15, 2016 and the playground complete in January 2016 as equipment is ordered and installed.