VERITAS CLASSICAL ACADEMY 
Taking young minds seriously

P.O. Box 982
115 Victory Place
Marietta, Ohio 45750
(740) 885-2033


October 27, 2014
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IMPORTANT
DATES
October 31
All Hallow's Eve
Halloween party

November 11
Bring a Veteran to 
Lunch Day

December 13
Dickens Dinner
LECTURE
SERIES

Natural Law:
The Foundation of a Civilized Society

presented by 
Ben Rutherford

November 6, 2014
7pm - 8pm

Bring a Veteran To Lunch Day
November 11
11am-1pm

On Veterans' Day, our students are encouraged to invite a veteran to school for a special presentation and lunch.  We look forward to honoring America's heroes.
Science with 
Mrs. Rehl
This week, the 3rd and 4th grade students are learning how to classify plants by genus and species.  They are taking advantage of the beautiful Fall days to gather leaves for their science studies.


 
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and
Open House
Thank you to everyone who attended our Ribbon Cutting and Open House last Thursday.  Our event was well attended and blessed with stunning autumn sunshine.  We appreciate the community's support of our school and we look forward to many years of success.
 
Harry Potter
Halloween Party
On Friday, our lunch room will be transformed into the Great Hall at Hogwarts for our Harry Potter theme Halloween Party.  Thank you to our wonderful volunteers.  It should be a spooktacular time!

LATIN LINGO
"Sui generis "

Unique and unable to classify.  Sui generis refers to something that is so new, bizarre, or rare that it defies categorization.

COMPOSER OF THE MONTH:

Ludwig van Beethoven
"Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold."
Welcome to Veritas Classical Academy! Our mission is to develop the academic potential and personal character of each student through an academically rich educational experience.
 














Student Sumo Wrestling

Last week
If you stood outside Mrs. Rehl's classroom last week you might have heard the sounds of sumo wrestling.  The third and fourth graders spent some time exploring 17th century Japan.  Their studies encompassed not only the names of important people and places, but also their traditions, sports, geography, inventions, art, and culture. The class time-traveled to Edo, Japan (now known as Toyko) to study the reign of Tokugawa Ieyasu who took power after the death of Toyutomi Hideyoshi.  In the battle of Sekigahara, Ieyasu defeated Hideyoshi's rightful successor, his son, Hideyori, to become the absolute ruler of Japan. The Tokugawa shoguns continued to rule Japan for 250 years!  In conjunction with their study of Japan, the students also painted their own version of "Under the Great Wave of Kanagawa" by Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, Edo period, ca 1830-32.)

This Week
It's back to 17th century America and Plymouth Rock, the traditional site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower pilgrims. There does exist a rock inscribed with the year
1620, but there is scant evidence that the pilgrims actually stepped foot on this particular boulder when they landed in Plymouth. It wasn't until 1741 that the 10-ton boulder was claimed as marking the official site of pilgrims' first steps. 

Nonetheless, Plymouth Rock is symbolic of our first European settlers and a monument to freedom.
Mrs. Gale's Class 

The preK and Kindergarten students have been sailing the Atlantic Ocean with Christopher Columbus this month and discovering new lands along the way.  Visit the hallway outside their classroom for their artistic renderings of La Ni´┐Ża, La Pinta, and the Santa Maria. 

In Science, our students are learning about how seeds travel and why leaves change color.  The students are learning their math doubles facts to 18, counting and ordering numbers 0 to 20, and writing simple addition and subtraction number sentences.

Perseverance, fortitude, and courage are the focus of the class' Literature selection.  Here is a synopsis of the story they are currently reading.

The Little Hero of Holland
The young boy is tired, cold, and sleepy.  It is nighttime, and he is hungry and worried that his mother will be angry with him. His hand hurts, but he remains steadfast. He knows that if he removes his hand from the dike his whole town could be swept away by the angry sea.

What would give this child the strength to stay awake? Perseverance and fortitude are the virtues which dispose someone to hold fast to a good purpose despite difficulties. Coupled with courage, the young boy was able to push himself beyond his limits in order to save his town and the people he loved. Our young hero shows us that virtue can be developed and acquired even at a tender age.
Save the Date!  
The Dickens Dinner is December 13th
Accepting Transfers and New Applicants for 2015-2016 

Veritas is accepting transfer students. Tuition for transfer students will be pro-rated.  Please call the office for more information.

We have begun receiving inquiries about enrolling for the 2015-2016 school year.  We are now accepting applications for 2015-2016. Applications are available on our website.

We are not yet accepting applications for 2016-2017, but we encourage you to come for a tour of the school this year in preparation for applying in the fall of 2015.

Thank you again for your interest in our school.  Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule a private meeting.
 
Sincerely,
Kevin & Khadine Ritter (740) 629-7467
Austin & Wendy Rehl (740) 710-9045
Naresh & Melissa Nayak (740) 516-1784