Back-to-School Time is on the Horizon
JULY 2018
A B2SD message from Head of School, Chuck Gilliam
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While you're making the most of every remaining day...don't forget to share your summer fun photos with us for our Back-to-School Day slideshow!
Get Ready for
Back to School Day 2018!

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We look forward to seeing you and there's no better way
to become acquainted with your ELCA Family!
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3:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. K3 and K4 Meet the Teacher

3:30 P.M. - 5:15 P.M. Back to School Fair & Meet the Teacher

5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. All-School Worship (Worship Center)

6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Picnic (Gym and Cafe)

Charger Store Hours - 
9:00 A.M.—5:00 P.M. and 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. - Life Center
(Uniform and Spirit Wear available for purchase)
B2SD Picnic...Details to Remember

The B2SD picnic will be on Thursday, July 26 from 6:30PM-8:00PM in the gym  
(immediately following the All-School Worship).  

Meal Tickets will be sold for just $3.00 each   from 3:30PM-5:15PM   in the elementary area and from 6:30-7:30 at the gym entrance.

Important: Please bring CASH to purchase meal tickets.   
Student accounts cannot be billed. Thank You!
Many thanks to our Back to School Picnic sponsors. Be sure to stop by their booths during the picnic to thank them for their support and receive the “freebie” items they are providing. 
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Maintain your correct contact information on RenWeb. such as email addresses, emergency contacts and those who are authorized to pick up your child.

The answer is probably on the website...
Here are some quick links to find quick answers...
 
We're a new family, how can we learn more about ELCA?
 

What time does school start and end for my student? 
 
Where do I drop-off and pick-up my student?

What do I need to know about SAGE Dining Services?
 
Do you offer after school care and/or care during breaks?  
 
How do I reach the school nurse? 
 
What uniform items do I need to purchase for my student?
 
Where may I find information about school security?
 
How do I find out about school closings or other weather related concerns?
 
Where do I go to check my student's grades, etc?
 
Where do I go to see the charges on my bill?

Where may I find a copy of the Student Handbook?
 
Where may I find information about the transportation service from the Conyers area?
 
How do I remain informed of ELCA events and activities?
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One site, a few clicks...
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SCHOOL SUPPLIES
the easy way...
An EASY option for your 2018-2019 School Supplies!

Supplies are packaged and ready at ELCA on Back to School Day.

Order by July 23.
ELCA Parent Teacher Fellowship
is excited to announce its annual
Back to School
Uniform Re-Sale

Monday, 7/23 • 3:00pm–6:00pm
Tuesday, 7/24 • 9:00am-5:30pm

Multi-Purpose Room
in the lower level of the ELCA Gymnasium

Pants
Skirts
Shirts
Vests
Sweaters
Jackets
Accessories
 
All at incredibly discounted rates!!

So come out and support ELCA PTF and save money
on all of your uniform needs.
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Donations of gently used uniforms and hangers may be dropped off with
Mrs. Vicki Martin at the receptionist's desk.
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Want 50% off of the already discounted uniform prices??   
Contact Elly Gogins at msgogins@gmail.com and volunteer to work a 3 hour shift helping the PTF set up and/or tear down the Uniform Re-Sale event.
We’re very proud to announce that beginning Fall 2018, ELCA students will be able to opt into piano lessons that are taught as a class during the school day. The class will be taught in the new Fine Arts Technology Lab located on the 2 nd floor of the elementary wing. There will be ten piano keyboard stations that will pairs technology with classroom instruction to teach piano keyboarding to multiple students at the same time. Teaching multiple students simultaneously drastically reduces the cost per lesson over privatized piano instruction, and employs modern technology to enhance learning. The technology is fantastic, but our instructor is even more amazing:  
Ms. Amanda Farnsworth:
• University of Northern Colorado - BA in Piano/Collaborative Piano 
• Professional piano instructor, composer and orchestrator. 


Those interested in enrolling should complete and submit the application form to:  chuck.ekstedt@eagleslanding.org .
Charger Store Hours
Your source for all of your school uniforms, accessories,
spirit clothing and t-shirts for the school year.
 
Week of July 16:
Monday 9am-4pm
Tuesday 9am-2pm; 4pm-8pm
Wednesday 9am-4pm
Thursday 9am-2pm; 4pm-8pm

Week of July 23:
Monday 9am-4pm
Tuesday 9am-2pm; 4pm-8pm
Wednesday 9am-4pm
Thursday BACK TO SCHOOL DAY - 9am-8:30pm (Closed during all-school worship)

For questions, special needs or to place an order,

Director: Teresa McKay
Store Phone: (678) 818-1037

New Around Here? 
Let us show you the Ropes...

2018 New Parent Coffees
Tuesday, August 7 @ 8AM
Thursday, August 9 @ 6PM
A Message from the School Nurse

If your child requires medication to be administered during school hours,  this form must be completed and on file in the nurse's station.

Save time by completing it ahead of time and drop it off to the nurse on B2SD. 

SPORTS PHYSICAL DOCUMENTATION
All student athletes in grades 6 through 12 must have a completed ELCA Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation Packet on file with the athletic trainer prior to the start of the athlete’s sport. Return packets to Athletic Trainer, Stephanie Vasquez.

Stephanie Vasquez, MEd, LAT, ATC
Athletic Trainer - Eagles Landing Christian Academy
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Sports Medicine
Cell: 678-902-2821
Direct questions to Stephanie.Vasquez@eagleslanding.org .

*MS & HS Cross Country for any male and female that are interested will begin on Monday, July 30th at 3:30pm. Meet at the Rock ready to run. Any questions, please see Coach Lorenzo or Coach Johnson.

*MS Football -- Equipment/lockers issued Thursday July 26th after final summer workout (11:15am)
-Mandatory Parent meeting Thursday July 26th at completion of back to school events, approx. 7pm
-MS football practice will start Monday July 30th and go until 6:30pm. 

*Varsity Football - Official football practice begins July 27th at 3pm. We will also practice July 28th at 8 am.

*Varsity Volleyball Pre-Season Schedule:
Monday July 23rd: 3:30-7
Tuesday July 24th: 3:30-7
Wednesday July 25th: 3:30-7
Thursday: Back to School
Friday: July 27th 3:30-5:30 (Tryouts)

*MS Volleyball - Tryouts- Tuesday July 31 @ 3:30PM. (MS coaches will decide if a second day of tryouts is needed.)
Come see us at the ELCA Booster Booth, on Back 2 School Day 2018!

Visit    elcaonline.org/apps/pages/athleticboosterclub     for more information and a link to the 2018-19 Membership Form.

ELCA BOOSTER CLUB exists to support ALL ELCA athletic teams. We are here for your children and our own. Come join us!

The Eagle's Landing Christian Academy Athletic Booster Club exists to glorify God by promoting Christian sportsmanship and providing a cooperative bond between members, coaches, athletes, and school administration with active and working participation that will improve, enhance, and elevate the athletic program of ELCA. 
ELCA has partnered with Sky So Blue to bring Chinese international students to ELCA since 2014.
There is currently a need for two host families for two 8th grade boys from China who will be at ELCA for the first two weeks of school.  We see this as an opportunity to testify and expose these students to our faith and are asking strong Christian families to step forward:
  • Looking for strong Christian family with separate room to host a boy for 2 weeks starting at the beginning of school.
  • $1100/month pro-rated stipend, students have their own health insurance, cell plan, allowance money, etc.
  • The student is expected to attend church with the family. Student and family will get a well known apologetics book (in English and Chinese) to start a discussion on the gospel message.
  • Opportunity to meet and network with the existing group of host parents to share what works in planting seeds with these international students.
Virtually none of the kids have heard the gospel message before coming to America, so this is our chance. Please contact David at  davidcgwu@gmail.com  or (678) 643-1150 if you are interested or have questions.
BUS TRANSPORTATION
ELCA offers daily transportation to and from the Conyers area.

Would this make your life easier?
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM PARENT ORIENTATION MEETINGS

Come learn about classroom routines, curriculum, discipline, and more!

Tuesday, Aug. 2
2nd Grade - 5:30
5th Grade - 3:30 & 5:30

Monday, Aug 6   
1st Grade - 5:30
     
Tuesday, Aug. 7   
3rd Grade - 5:30
    
Thursday, Aug 9
Kindergarten - 5:30
4th Grade  3:30 & 5:30
MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADE LEVEL CURRICULUM MEETINGS

Tuesday, August 7 th  - 7 th  Grade Curriculum Night at 7pm in the Chapel
Thursday, August 9 th   - 8 th  Grade Curriculum Night at 7pm in the Chapel
Tuesday, August 14 th   - 6 th  Grade Curriculum Night at 7pm in the Chapel
HIGH SCHOOL MEETINGS

Senior Transition Night – Thursday, August 16, 6:00 PM in the Chapel
Grade 9 Curriculum Night – Thursday, August 23, 6:00 PM in the Chapel.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT OUTINGS

High School Braves Night - August 18th
High School Atlanta United Night - October 6th
*Only a few tickets remain. See Mrs. Davis in room 205 for details. 
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