CUR LINGUA LATINA?
By Dr. Aaron Denlinger
The greatest gift Latin offers students is a better grasp of how language works. Latin is particularly suited to help students grasp the intricacies of language because it is orderly and precise. Latin students will understand the difference between active and passive voice; they will know the difference between participles and gerunds; they will grasp the difference between simple, progressive, and completed action as such is reflected in copulative, transitive, and intransitive verbs. And, ideally, they will employ that knowledge in all their future speaking and their writing, whether they become pastors or politicians, actors or architects, historians or housewives.  Latin, then, ultimately stands to render students more intelligent and purposeful in their communication, and so more intelligent and purposeful in the efforts to mirror God in their own use of words. 

Cur Lingua Latina? Because at Arma Dei Academy we are very intentionally in the business of training our students to mirror and reflect, in every conceivable aspect of their lives, the Triune and talkative God who made each and every one of them in His own image.
CHAPEL & PARENT CAFE TOMORROW
Join us for chapel tomorrow morning at 8:15 AM.  
Mrs. Cindy Holden, first grade teacher, will be speaking and first grade will be presenting the Beatitudes.

Arma Dei Parent cafe is immediately following chapel in the atrium.   Please plan to join us.


PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Parent Teacher Conferences are October 21. There will be no school that day for students.

To sign up for conferences, please go the Parent Portal
and click the red Parent Teacher Conference Button. While you are signing up, will you please type in the church you attend found in Family Info.

FYI Mrs. Rainey will be holding morning conferences only on October 21.  She sent out an email to schedule other times.
NEW FIELD & PLAYGROUND UPDATE

The final Site Improvement Plan was submitted to Douglas County last week.  We hope to receive a grading permit this week and begin construction late next week.  Please pray this timeline comes to pass.  An update will be sent out once it is confirmed.

FAMILY MISSIONS OPPORTUNITY
SAVE THE DATE
October 29, 2016

Arma Dei Academy Family Service Project

Arma Dei is excited to partner with 2nd Mile, a non-profit ministry that helps believers live out the two most important commandments: to love God and to love your neighbor. Families and students of all ages will join together for a morning of service on Saturday, October 29. Stay tuned for project details and how you can be involved. This is a day you won't want to miss!
IMPORTANT LINKS
Canvas is Arma Dei Academy's new Student Portal. 
Canvas link

TEACHER NEWSLETTERS ARE FOUND HERE on the dashboard. Each parent must have a separate login to receive notifications from teachers.   Login and password is created by you and then linked to your child.
PCR is Arma Dei Academy's new  Parent Portal.

Here you will find parent information, report cards, sign up for parent teacher conferences etc.

Katheryn Pranno, Communications Director, is available for assistance with the parent and student portal should you run into any issues.  

Volgistics
Volunteer link with background check forms, driver information, sign up to volunteer etc.
Dina Ogg, Admissions Director, is available for assistance with Volgistics.

Links to all three may also be found on the Arma Dei website (parent & student tabs) and at the bottom of EACH weekly email.
After-school robotics opportunity for students in grades 5-8. 

Using the Lego EV3 robotic platform, student teams will be challenged to design and construct a Lego robot. During design and construction, teams will program each robot to complete specific tasks in preparation for a regional robotic competition against other middle schools in the Douglas County area.

Lego Ev3 Robotics Competition Days:
Mondays starting October 17 -  November 19
3:30 PM-5:30 PM (other days may be added as necessary)

Competition Day: November 19 (approx. 8:00-12:00)
Competition Location: Sierra Middle School, Parker, Colorado
Ages: 5th-8th graders
 Cost: $150.00
Minimum Number of Students: 6
Maximum Number of Students: 12
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 14

2017/2018 SIBLING
KINDERGARTEN APPLICATION
At Arma Dei Academy, siblings have enrollment priority over new families. With open enrollment fast approaching on November 1, we advise you to begin the application process now to hold your spot.

To begin the application process:
1)Click here to apply 
2)After logging in, click on new inquiry in the upper right corner
If you have already started an application please click ONLINE APPLICATION IN PROGRESS.
3)Deliver a $150.00 check to the front desk with your child's name and 17/18 on the memo line
4)Complete this process by this Friday to ensure a testing seat in October

If you have any issues with your application, please contact Katheryn Pranno.
LOGO WEAR
Logo wear may be purchased today through October 14. Arma Dei baseball caps and ladies long sleeve shirts are now available.  Next order will take place in February.
WISH LIST
Three Document Cameras (ELMO) $1500.00
Non-fiction K-3rd Science Library Books $200.00
Financial Aid $25,000.00  
PE equipment & facility rental $2000.00
Multi-Purpose Building Fund 
FIELD TRIPS 
OCTOBER 11
Fees were taken care of through your quarterly activity fee.
Off-campus permissions were given with back-to-school forms.
Regular school day 8:10 AM- 3:30 PM.
Kindergarten
Littleton Museum
Attire: Jeans, sports shoes, white shirts and Arma Dei sweater vests
Lunch: Please pack a completely disposable sack lunch

First Grade
Molly Brown house and the State Capital Building
Lunch: Please send your child with disposable sack lunch
Attire: Chapel Uniform

Second Grade
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Attire: Chapel Uniform and tennis shoes (we will be doing alot of walking)
Lunch: Please pack a disposable sack lunch and water bottle

Third Grade
Olympic Center in Colorado Springs
Attire: Jeans, Arma Dei Polo shirt, tennis shoes
Lunch: Please pack a lunch

Fourth Grade
Ecclesiastical (Church) Architectural Tour to the Greek Orthodox Cathedral & Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
Lunch: Please pack a disposable sack lunch
Attire: Chapel Uniform

Fifth & Sixth Grade
Plains Conservation Center
Attire: Jeans, Arma Dei Polo shirt, closed toed shoes (dress in layers)
Lunch: Please pack a lunch

Seventh Grade
Denver Art Museum
Attire: Every day Arma Dei uniform (khakis/polo)
Lunch: Mellow Mushroom (please bring $$ for lunch)

Eighth Grade
Glen Eyrie Castle and Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs
Attire: Jeans, Arma Dei Polo shirt
Lunch: Please bring a sack lunch

NOTES FROM THE ARMA DEI BOARD
The academy board continues to pray and investigate the next steps in developing the 6.5 acre campus following the installation of the new play area this fall.

Recognizing the academy's growth and development, the Arma Dei Academy board is taking preliminary steps in conducting a search for a permanent Head of School. An opportunity profile has been assembled; the position is posted on several classical Christian school websites and the board welcomes applications at this time. Please pray for wisdom and discernment.