October 2017 eNewsletter
HOMECOMING Spirit Week - October 16-20!
There's so much going on,
it's a good thing we have a "BYE" this week!

That's right, no ELCA football tonight...we're saving it up for SPIRIT WEEK! You don't want to miss a thing, so remember to check elcaonline.org for reminders and details.
SPI RIT WEEK CHALLENGE
ELCA VS STRONG ROCK
at the Truett's Grill
on Jonesboro Rd.
Visit Truett's Grill McDonough during the week of October 16-20 and show your school spirit by submitting your Truett's Grill receipt into the ELCA Spirit Week Challenge Box!

The ELCA Cheerleaders are decorating the store! So be sure to stop by and support ELCA!
As the winner, we will receive a donation of $1000 !
Second place receives a donation of $500...
but YOU are the key to THIS ELCA victory!
Monday, October 16th – Pajama Day

Tuesday, October 17th – Athlete or Mathlete Day 

Wednesday, October 18th – Decade Day

Thursday, October 19th – Disney Animated Character Day
•All School Pep Rally @ 2:30 P.M. (gym)
•Crowning of King during Pep Rally
•Powder Puff @ 3:15 P.M. (football field)
•Rough & Tough @ 4:00 P.M (football field)

Friday, October 20th –  ELCA Blue & Gold Spirit Day
•Donor Appreciation Tailgate catered by Jim ‘N Nick’s 5:00-8:00PM
honoring our ELCA Fund Donors and Alumni
•Football Game Kick-Off at 7:30 P.M. (ELCA vs. Strong Rock)
Activated for ELCA campus only.
DO YOU SNAPCHAT?
Use the ELCA Homecoming Geofilters next week!

Tuesday: 7AM-10AM, 3PM-5PM
Wednesday: 7AM-8AM, 3PM-5PM
Thursday: 7AM-10AM, 3PM-8PM
Friday: 7AM-10AM, 2PM-10PM

Students may use phones during break to share spirit day photos using the ELCA geofilters! YAY!
One CAN Make a Difference!
The Student Council sponsored Canned Food Drive continues through Wednesday, October 18 .

This food drive supports “ In-His Name” Food Pantry located in Henry County. Please help by donating non-perishable food items.
        
Thank you for your support in this outreach ministry. Priority needs:
WANTED:
Coats and Jackets, Winter Hats, Gloves and Mittens

·    New or Gently Used
·    All sizes needed
·    Coats to be distributed in our local community
·     Please No school logo on any item

DROP OFF through OCTOBER 31st
A container is located in the foyer area
near the elementary library.
ELCA LIFE
SCARECROWS ON THE SQUARE
Take some time to visit the Square in McDonough and see all the scarecrow displays celebrating the fall season!

While you're there, be sure to see ELCA's display at the corner of the square across from PJs. Don't forget to vote for ELCA to win the People's Choice award in the school division!

Thank you to Mrs. Caison and the art department for the awesome display!
SADDLE UP AND READ!
Challenge Accepted!
Our October Scholastic Book Fair began with a bang and a western theme on October 5. ELCA cowboys and cowgirls came riding to the library to round up some good books. 

Among the horses, cattle, and wagons we were able to find many of our WANTED books and WANTED cowboys. It was hard to tell which was more in demand.

Thanks for supporting the ELCA libraries!
A LOOK AROUND CAMPUS...
Preschool Students learn about Community Helpers with
Chef Robert Botello in the Eagle Cafe.
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Indian Dwellings Project by the Fourth Grade
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Some of our youngest Cross Country runners ready to get started at their meet at Cousins Middle School on 9/28/17.
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A GLIMPSE OF "AFTER-SCHOOL"
IMPACTING OUR WORLD
JOIN US!
A time for parents to come together in prayer...
MONDAYS at 8:00AM in the Choral Suite

Just a reminder to everyone that you are invited to be a part of our prayer team. We meet every Monday morning at 8:00AM in the Choir Suite, on the High School side of the building. This is open to parents, grandparents and all relatives. We spend 15–20 minutes in prayer for our students, teachers, administrators, and families. 
Please join us this coming Monday.

Richard Allen
Spiritual Life Director
richard.allen@eagleslanding.org
The Nicaragua mission team prepared for their upcoming trip by having an overnight training at the "primitive" campground on Stone Mountain park. Unexpectedly, the temperature dropped to 57 degrees!
World Impact teams are meeting regularly to prepare and plan for their spring trips. 

If you are interested in participating in one, please contact Holly Capp

Trips with spots available are: NYC, Spain, New Orleans. 
BOOTS ON THE GROUND in Puerto Rico
High School history teacher and head baseball coach, Seth Graham was deployed to Puerto Rico as part of the relief efforts to the people devastated by Hurricane Irma.

Join us in praying for the people of Puerto Rico, Mr. Graham, his family here, and the other soldiers. Mr. Graham will be away from ELCA and his wife and three young sons for an extended time.
Your Support Helps Keep Tuition Low
ELCA Fund Update           

Thanks to each of our families who have supported our school through contributions and pledges to this year’s ELCA Fund. As you know, the ELCA Fund is our primary method to support our school outside of tuition and fees, and donations can be designated for Excellence (our unrestricted giving fund) and/or Families Helping Families (which provides tuition assistance to families with a demonstrated financial need). 

There are numerous ways to give, which are detailed below:


  • Give by check or cash: print the Donor Form and return to the ELCA Advancement Office along with your donation made payable to ELCA.

  • Charge your donation to your student account: print this form and return to the ELCA Advancement Office.
  
Also, if your donation is $100 or more please complete the ELCA Fund t-shirt order form and return it along with your donation.  

Please join the over 42% of our ELCA families who have contributed or pledged this year! A higher family giving percentage best positions our school to receive support from outside foundations. All gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law, and are utilized to enhance the educational and enrichment opportunities of our students. Please contact Vickie Floyd or Al Hosford in the Advancement Office with any questions.
ONE OF THE "SIMPLE WAYS"
Link your Kroger Plus Card to ELCA

Simple Steps for this Simple Way to Support ELCA...

  • Visit www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com. 
  • Sign in to your online account, or create a new online account. 
  • Once you have an account, select View Your Rewards Details
  • Scroll down to Community Rewards
  • Select Eagle's Landing Christian Academy - Organization #80300
  • Click "Save"  

Important: Your card must be relinked every school year on or after September 1st. 

Check out elcaonline.org/simple for other simple ways to support ELCA!
ELEMENTARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
1 st  Grade: Maxwell Coutin-Baxter, Josiah Lewis, Kevin Webb
2 nd  Grade:   Samuel Cozart, Ava Henry,Gabby Veal
3 rd  Grade:  Adam Fisher, Elijah Naquin, Evan Payne
4 th  Grade:  Ethan Pickens, Emma Ramer, Caleb Wiggins
5 th  Grade: Caleb Bragg, Allison Hinton, Landon Hargrove, Madison Norwood
Congratulations to our Elementary
"Students of The Month"  
for September!

Students of the month are chosen based on factors such as doing their best, being respectful, being responsible, having a good attitude and a sweet spirit.
ATHLETIC NEWS
We DIG our
JV Volleyball Gals!
Congrats to Coach Ansley and the JV Volleyball Team on a great season! They went undefeated in the Union Grove Play Date and the Cherry Blossom Classic this season! 

Way to go, Girls!
Girls' Basketball
Middle School Girls Basketball tryouts will be:
• Monday, October 16
• 3:30-5:30PM
• ELCA Gym

Girls Varsity & JV Basketball
tryouts will begin:
• October 30 th
• 6:00AM-7:30AM
• ELCA Gym

Please have your physical completed. If you need one see Coach Cassell or Coach Harris.

Blue gym shorts and white t-shirt required. Team shoes will be ordered after making the team.
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There will be a meet, greet and informational meeting  for all parents, 6 th  grade through 12 th  grade who wish for their daughter to play basketball.

• October 16
• 6:30PM
• Charger Commons

We have a lot to discuss! The coaches will be introduced, expectations explained, etc. if you can’t make the meeting, you can contact Coach Cassell or call  478-287-5376.
Boys' Basketball
Jr. Charger Boys Basketball

Join us for the 2nd season of Junior Charger Basketball! This is a great way for boys to develop skills and learn fundamentals of the game.

The league in which we will be competing only allows 10 players per team.

Try-outs will be: 
  • Saturday 10/14/17
  • 9:00AM 
  • ELCA Gymnasium
  • Boys ages 11 & 12 (Age as of 1/1/18) 
The cost per player, if selected for the team, will be $200. This includes the registration for the league, uniform and team shirt.
Please register your son for the tryout using this link:   https://goo.gl/forms/NrN2iznIrAr5nKdn2 
Keeping Kids Active
Here are a couple of great opportunities for your child to get active, have fun, and learn at the same time!

After-School Sports Club for K5-5th Grade
Complete and return  the form  and we're good to go. Classes are each Wednesday from 3:15PM-4:15PM.

Bolts Wrestling for K5-5th Grade - Starts Wednesday, November 8 Complete and return the form that is included at the end of the  information packet
You can also find links to both of these programs and more at  www.elcaonline.org/asep .  
Check out elcaonline.org/athletics for all athletic events.
It's not too late to join the
ELCA Booster Club!
We would appreciate your support! Complete this form to join. Just send it in with your child and we can bill your account for your membership.
FINE ARTS
FALL CONCERT
 
On October 3rd, ELCA chorus students performed their Fall Sacred Music Choral Concert.  

At this concert, they performed pieces that they will take to festival in February.  

The students did an outstanding job.  The groups that performed were the Young Charger Honor Chorale, the Fifth Grade Chorus, the Combined Middle School Chorus, and the High School Chorus.
Something to look forward to...
Fourth Grade Program
“Here for the Gold”
Wednesday, 11/1/17
in the main auditorium
beginning at 1:45PM

First & Second Grade
“Songs for Thanksgiving”
Wednesday, 11/8/17
in the main auditorium
beginning at 2:00PM
SHE'S PUBLISHED!

Katie Earl, 11 th  grade ELCA art student, has artwork published in the Fall Edition of  Southern Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine .

Check it out here ...on page 14!

ALUMNI ACCOLADES
ELCA wishes to congratulate Class of 2016 alumni, Jacob Luke and Joshua Wallace for gaining entrance into the UGA Terry College of Business to pursue their major in Management Information Systems.

Terry Business College is ranked in the top 50 business schools in the nation. Management Information Systems (MIS) is a hands-on major which equips students with real-world skills that are in demand in the job market. This program prepares students to lead IT-enabled change in organizations .

The UGA MIS program is ranked 16th in the nation. Job placement is at an impressive 97% for all Terry grads within 3 months of graduation. MIS careers offer the largest starting salary, on average, of all the Terry programs. This year was also the most competitive/selective year for acceptance, with more applicants than they’ve ever had and just over 50% of applicants accepted.
 
Congratulations, Jacob and Josh!
NACCAP
Christian College Fair
On  Tuesday,   October 24  ELCA will be hosting the  National Christian College Fair  from 10 am to 12 pm in the school gymnasium.  All of our students in grades 9-12 will have the opportunity to attend  if they pre-register .  Students may pre-register at  www.myblueprintstory.com  in the top right corner where you see “Get Your Barcode.” Students will present their ticket to their 3 rd  or 4 th  period teacher to be released from class.

The fair will include two financial aid workshops to help families understand why they should not rule out an education at a Christian college and what resources are available to them. For that reason, we invite parents to participate as well. Parents do not need to pre-register. 
RELAY FOR LIFE COOKIE SALES CONTINUE!
The Henry County Relay for Life event is scheduled for
Friday, May 4, 2018
at Salem Baptist Church. 

Come prepared to support the ELCA Relay Team every Tuesday in October. We will be selling cookies in the Eagle Cafe on October 17th, 24th and 31st.

If you would be interested in helping to sell the 2 for $1.00 cookies, please contact Laura Farr at  laura.farr@eagleslanding.org .

Thanks for your support of this cause and for helping cancer survivors celebrate more birthdays!!
ELCA has been honoring breast cancer survivors and supporting cancer research during October.

Friday, October 6, was our official PINK OUT day that carried over to the football game. Mr. Tucker is pictured with two lovelies from first grade...twins, Kennedy and Kaitlyn Hill.

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There are many people in the ELCA family who have been touched by breast cancer. Among those are faculty and staff members who have fought, survived and thrived in spite of this dreadful disease.

Katrina Dickerson - 10 years
Valerie Fields - 3 years
Mandy Pollock - 7 years
Cynthia Petty - 4 years
Karen Robertson - 13 years
Vicky Rodgers - 5 years
Cindy George (Not pictured) -
15 year survivor

God bless you, ladies, you are
OVERCOMERS!
Professional ELCA Photos by
Jeff Hurndon Photography
Che ck out the dozens of awesome photos of ELCA students by Jeff Hurndon Photography at http://www.jhurndon.com/ELCA-2 .

Photos make great gifts!
Purchase your prints at affordable prices today!

770-616-6306
Read the Sage Dining Blog for recipes and so much more!
More info also at www.elcaonline.org/sage.
OCTOBER
16-20 •Homecoming Week
17 •Relay for Life Cookie Sale (Every Tuesday in October)
17 •Fall Portrait Retakes (Elementary)
18 ACT Aspire Testing - 8th Grade
20 Report Cards (Elementary)
23 •ACT Aspire Testing - 4th Grade
24 NACCAP Christian College Fair
24 Fall Portrait Retakes (Middle and High School)
24 •Relay for Life Cookie Sale (Every Tuesday in October)
24 •ACT Aspire Testing - 4th Grade
26-27 ELCA hosts ACSI Conference--NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
31 •Parade of Nations
31 •Relay for Life Cookie Sale (Every Tuesday in October)

NOVEMBER
1 • Here for the Gold presented by fourth grade students
2 • Operation M46 (6:30PM)
3 •Operation M46 (6:30AM)
3 •Chick-fil-A Friday
8 • Songs for Thanksgiving presented by 1st & 2nd grades
9 •One Act Performance
10 •One Act Performances
14 •Fall Band Concert
20-24 •Thanksgiving Break - No School - YCEP in session

DECEMBER
12-14 •ELFBC/ELCA presents A Christmas Carol
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