March/April 2018 eNewsletter
The hour has come for the Son of Man to be GLORIFIED...
Have a blessed GOOD FRIDAY!
Spring Break is April 2-6.
Have a safe and blessed break and we will be
happy to see you back on Monday, April 9!
If you are looking for a church, ELFBC welcomes you to
celebrate the risen King on Easter.
Important carpool and visitor information was recently shared explaining the changes that will be necessary during the construction phase of the new, high-security entrance. Don't be caught off guard! You may want to print it out for reference.
The new website gives us some exciting new options for communicating with our families. For example, text and voicemail announcements! Any texts or voicemails from ELCA will originate from the number
770 282-4957 .

We advise you to add this number to your contacts so that you will recognize messages coming from the ELCA communications office.
We are pleased to announce a partnership with New Oasis International Education. New Oasis International Education partners with the most competitive private day schools in the United States, to place Chinese students studying abroad into high school education programs and assist them in their transition into American academics and culture. 

Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy is working in partnership with New Oasis to find nurturing and supportive local host families.

To learn more about hosting an international student, join us at one of the following meetings...

Tuesday, April 17
  • 8:00AM
  • 12:00PM
  • 6:00PM
Room 119 in the Life Center

Please RSVP, with the time you wish to attend, to the  Admissions Office  at 678 818-1072. 

For further information, please visit  or contact the Director of Admissions,  Susan Moore  via email or 678 818-1040.
Visit and click on CURRENT PARENTS
Continue to pray for ELCA students who are still traveling on World Impact Trips. Let's pray that they will have a great impact for the cause of Christ as well as in their own hearts. Pray for safe travel. Here are a just a few photos of the some of the groups that are traveling this week and next.


Trips for HS
European Trip –
Ireland (Spring Break - $3100)
Mission Trips –
China (Spring Break $3100), Honduras (Spring Break - $2000), Puerto Rico (Spring Break - $1500),
Jamaica (Spring Break - $1850), Cuba (Winter Break -$2000)
Trips for MS
6 th  – Kentucky Creation and Cave tour $400
7 th  – Holyland Experience, Orlando $400
8 th  – Washington DC $1150
Trips for Elementary
5 th  grade – St. Augustine

A TASTE OF ELCA hosted by the ELCA Diversity Council on Friday, March 9 was an astounding success!

With approximately 200 people in attendance, the cafe was full of people, excitement and GREAT FOOD. This free event was an opportunity for the ELCA family to gather together, try new cultural dishes, dress in cultural clothing and maybe even learn a little. There has been an abundance of positive feedback from the evening. Look for future won't want to miss it!

April 13, 2018 * 12:00 - 3:00PM

All schools dismiss by Noon...
Note: No ASEP this day

Spring Fling is an annual event at ELCA sponsored by the PTF. It combines family fun and fellowship with fundraising. All proceeds benefit ELCA academics by funding programs such as Accelerated Reader, technology initiatives, and more!
The 2018 edition of the Spring Fling Commemorative T-shirt was designed by student, Chelsea Reid! She will receive free admission to Spring Fling, free t-shirt and 2 homework passes.

Visit our website at for more information and for ticket and lunch order forms.
Book Character Day 2018
Book Character Day is a fundraiser for our library. Thank you to all who participated and to all who donated to bring new books to our library!
The elementary EXCEL classes are learning about Africa past and present. And on Friday, March 23, has a special visit from Chris and Theresa Mawawla from Kenya. Both former teachers, they are now missionaries in their village and the surrounding areas. They told us about life in Kenya, taught us some Swahili, and brought some wooden animals carved by some of the men in their village.
Did you know there are nearly 200 ELCA students who are served by our After-School Enrichment Program each day? Take a moment to say 'thank you' to our ASEP staff during After-school Professionals Appreciation Week. Hint...handwritten notes are the best!
TOP: First graders learned to be thankful for the truth of God's Word and the Bible verse they memorized this week in class. 
“He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.” ~Matthew‬ ‭28:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬
BOTTOM: Looks like we have some future stylists in Kindergarten.
Middle School Moments
Our students are so bright!  Eighth grade physical science students recently completed a 2-day lab in which they successfully made several types of electrical circuits.  This hands-on learning helped them to better understand the concepts they've been working on in class.
The high school AP Computer Science Principles and Advanced & Intro to Computer Programming classes took a field trip to SCAD, the Savannah College of Art and Design, on Feb 27. 

The field trip included a tour of the campus as well as a tour and workshop in SCAD's Digital Arts Media Center. 

While at the Digital Arts media center the students learned about technology majors offered by SCAD including animation, interactive design and game development, motion media design, visual effects, and television producing.

The technology students then participated in a hands-on workshop while at SCAD where they utilized the tool software tool called MAYA to do 3D animation, modeling, and simulation exercises. 
Cookie Days are Here Again!

Cookie Sales to support Relay for Life will take place each Tuesday in April...4/10.4/17, and 4/24.

Cookies are 2 for a $1. We could use some volunteers on those days from 7:30 to 1:30. If you have some time, contact  Laura Farr.

If you would like to purchase a luminary or a torch to honor a loved one at the Relay for Life event on Friday, May 4th please print the form and return to Laura Farr in Room 325.  

Thanks for your continued support!!!
Support ELCA's Relay for Life Team when you dine at Truett's Grill over the break. Write "ELCA" on your receipt and drop it in the Relay container!
The Pregnancy Resource Center is holding it's annual "Run for the Bun 5K" on our ELFBC/ELCA campus this year on   Sat April 21, 2018

We'd love to have your teams involved, whether by group sign-up (ex: Team or Family) or on an individual basis. It's a great opportunity to join together for exercise and team bonding, but also a chance to share in the ministry of the PRC and the work it does to share hope and love with those in crisis as well as fight for the lives of the unborn.

As we move toward the transition of the PRC being located in the midst of our future ELFBC Ministry Village, this is just another way we can show support and encouragement. There are many ways to be involved. Participants may sign up to run the 5K or 1K Fun Run, Volunteer to help out with logistics (prior to or the day of), or make a monetary donation. All of these can be done by following this link for the 10th Annual R4TB "Bubble Edition." 
Thanks so much for your time! Look forward to seeing you there!
Cindy Sullivan
Friday, April 27 is our next
Foreign Language Association of Georgia
Nine of our high school students participated in a Spanish competition along with many other students throughout the metro Atlanta area. Sarah Lankie received an excellent rating in Spanish 3 and Rebekah Duren and Sarah Johnson We received an excellent rating in Spanish 1. Anna Appleby, Eunjin Choi, Jade Hensel and Olivia Tinsley received a superior rating in Spanish 2 and Bailey Lane and Maddie Reagan received a superior rating in Spanish 1. Congratulations to these ladies for their hard work!
ELCA junior, Kortni Blalock was one of just 57 students accepted to attend the The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine  VetCAMP 2018 in June.

VetCAMP (Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program) houses the high school students on UGA’s campus for seven days. At VetCAMP, students will be involved in various activities aimed at evaluating their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, providing mentorship and helping them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path.

The seven-day-long on-site summer program will provide opportunities for observation of and participation in various services in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center and the Diagnostic Laboratories, as well as a field trip to the Georgia Aquarium for a behind-the-scenes view of the facilities.

Other activities include information sessions on admission requirements, research opportunities, the curriculum, study abroad opportunities, and other underserved specializations in the field of veterinary medicine.

Congratulations, Kortni!
Second, third and fourth grade students participated in the ACSI Spelling Bee on February 7. Five schools were represented at this spelling bee. First, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place winners were determined for each grade.

Elementary Students of the Month
February 2018
1st Grade:
Odell Barnwell
Walker Doerr
Christian Patterson
2nd Grade: 
Karrington Barnwell
Zy’era Harris
Jordyn Laster

3rd Grade: 
Cason Carrigan
Joshua Lockhart
Timothy O’Meara
4th Grade:      
Michelle Mills
Peyton Moore
Kayla Williams

5th Grade
Anniston Brown
Eva Dickerson
Eli Phillips
Kara Wright
Winners of the February Mental Math Challenge
3rd: Olivia Dotson 4th : Emily Moghaddam 5th: Madison Norwood
Winners of the March Mental Math Challenge
3rd: Layla Lewis 4th : Golden Brown 5th: Caleb Bragg
3rd Quarter
Honor Students


ELCA’s Mock Trial team places fourth in the region 12 Mock Trial Competition
ELCA’s Mock Trial team participated in the Region 12 Mock Trial Competition at the State courthouse in McDonough on Saturday, January 27. The team confidently placed fourth in the highly competitive region.

Winning witness and attorney awards for the ELCA Chargers include: 
Witness Awards : Chris Johnson (both rounds)
Attorney Awards : Aliya Elmore (first round)
Spring Band Concert – April 19 th  7:00PM - Worship Center
K3-K4 Performance – April 25 th  – 8:30AM - during preschool chapel
Spring Choral Concert – April 26 th  - 7:00 PM - Worship Center
Advance Guitar Ensemble Performance – May 1 – 7:30PM - Chapel
Mark your don't want to miss the
Annual Spring Production
presented by the ELCA Drama Department.

May 3rd 7:00 pm
May 4th 7:00 pm
May 5th 3:00 pm

Tickets are $8 and may be purchased at the door
Scenes from the Fall Musical, THE WIZ
ACSI Art Festival
ACSI SUPERIOR Blue ribbons
Anthony Riad 5th grade
Jade Richardson 6th grade
Alivia Anderson 6th grade
Katelyn Tingle 6th grade
Mark Meng 7th grade
Divya Scott 7th grade

Josiah Cozart 3rd grade
Aidan Matthews 4th Grade
Alexa Blackburn 4th Grade
Kaila Leslie 5th Grade

Jayden Reed 3rd grade

Jayden’s artwork was titled:
“Things Fall Apart”
“Life can be difficult for a 9 year old kid. Sometimes it can break you down, but with prayer and hard work, God can put you back together again.” 
- Jayden Reed

"Attending the festival reminds us of what an honor it is to go compete with such talented students from other schools. We went we learned, we grew, and we are SO THANKFUL for the ELCA Art Department! Well...time to start making more art!"
~Rachel Williams, Art Teacher

BEST IN SHOW - Katie Earl
(pictured below)

Superior Ribbon:
Marlo McBrayer
Katie Earl

Excellent Ribbon:
Bowen Ye
Madison Shelnutt
Heather Boozer
Alyssa Mitchell
Donovan Reynolds
Joseph White
Olivia Tinsley
Heather Perkerson
Jade Holmes
Tyanna Wilson
Raegan Stevens
Victoria Zember
Emily Stuber
Ashlyn Donaldson
Bryson Echols
Eunjin Choi
Kaylah Bruno
Jordyn Street
Ashton Schuerman

Good Ribbon:
Katie Wallace
Evan Zember
Candace Hill
Jessi Lhowe
Charlie Gilliam
We love participating in such a Christ honoring event and seeing such incredible talent coming from our fellow Christian schools! ~Jana Caison, Art Teacher
ACSI Choral Festival
On February 13th, all of our choral classes participated in the ACSI Choral festival at First Baptist Church of Griffin.
Young Charger Chorale, fifth grade chorus, and high school chorus received superior ratings. 

Middle school chorus received an excellent rating.

In high school, we also had three soloists that participated in solo and ensemble festival. Zion Middleton, Taylor Martin, and Cierra McGaha all received superior ratings on their solos. 
Giocoso Guitar Festival
The ELCA Advance Guitar Ensemble scored superior in every category at the Giocoso Guitar Festival in Gwinnett County. It’s the school's first time in ELCA history to attend this Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE) event. "I’m super proud of this ensemble which consists of Jarrett Justice, Abby Frank, Derick Peppers and Owen Whitlock," says instructor Joe Tucker.
ACSI Piano Festival
Twenty-two piano students from 3rd-10th grade attended the ACSI Piano Festival in Lilburn on March 9th and ALL received a SUPERIOR rating!! Five students received a Superior Plus rating and one student received a Superior Plus Plus! That's 2 pluses! We are so proud of your hard work!
ELCA Athletics ⚡️
All ELCA athletic schedules are available at
Save the Date:  
All Varsity athletes are invited to attend the Athletic Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30PM
ELCA auditorium
APRIL 23-27
Boys and Girls - K5-6TH


MAY 21-25
1PM-5PM on Friday, 5/25


MAY 7-11
Boys and Girls - Grades 2 thru 5

The inaugural MS Lacrosse team is experiencing a solid season. Tuesday, April 17 (5:30PM) will be your next chance to cheer them on at home!

ELCA Track and Field students traveled to Tallahassee to compete in the FSU Relays on Saturday, March 24.

The 4x100-meter relay team of Nate McCollum, Keaton Mitchell, Khaleb Hood and Justin Menard shattered the school record in 41.81 and took first place. The 800-meter sprint medley relay team ( Nate McCollum, Justin Menard, Keaton Mitchell, Thaddeus Underwood) finished second and the 4x400-meter relay team ( Andy Meyer, Omar Daniels, Thaddeus Underwood, Felix Uadiale) came in eighth.

Kayland Thomason led the Lady Chargers with an eighth-place finish in the 800-meter.

Way to go, GUYS and GALS!
Sophomore, Tyler King plays on the Roswell/Pope High School Ice Hockey team. The “Rope” team won the GSHL State Championship on March 7, 2018.

Congratulations to Tyler and the “Rope” Hockey Team!
 CONGRATULATIONS to freshman, Weronica Hipp for being named Underclassman of the Year and for being selected for the All-Henry County Basketball Team for the 2017-18 season. Seniors, Chloe Craig and Kayland Thomason were recognized as Honorable Mentions. Weronica was also selected for AJC’s All-Metro (Second) Team!

CONGRATULATIONS to Malachi Rhodes who was selected for the Southside First Team in the AJC's All-Metro Team. He was also named Junior of the Year and a part of the 2017-2018 All-Henry County Basketball Team (first team). Sophomore, Jamaine Mann was selected for second team and honorable mentions were Mekhi Cameron, K.J. Jones, and Trevon Reddish. Malachi was also chosen to be a part of the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Junior-Senior All-Star Game on March 24 at Dalton High School. Southside First Team

CONGRATULATIONS to Men's Basketball Head Coach, Derrick Mason for being selected as COACH OF THE YEAR by the Henry Herald. He was also named Southside Coach of the Year by the AJC. The varsity team had a phenomenal season, making it to the final four for the first time in school history.

Photos by Jeff Hurndon Photography.
Junior, Brayden Rush placed 3rd in the GHSA State Championship in wrestling . Brayden is in the 220 lb class and won 1st place at area and 2nd place at sectionals...this was his 3rd year in a row to appear at the State Championships. Brayden was also selected for 2017-2018 All Henry County Wrestling Team (first team). Congratulations, Brayden!
Sarah Cannon, Class of 2012, was recently featured in the March Employee Newsletter for Jacob's Ladder Nuerodevelopmental Learning Center where she has been a teacher since August, 2016.

Sarah works with children and adolescents as a Neurodevelopmental Teacher. She works with students who have various developmental and physical delays such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and Down Syndrome, helping them strengthen their communication, academic and physical abilities.
Congratulations to Kirsten Burks (ELCA Class of 2016) for being named to the 2018 NAIA Competitive Cheerleading All-America team! (Kirsten is pictured in the front row, third from the right.)

Kirsten Burks attends Point University on a cheerleading scholarship.  

On February 3, 2018 at the Southern States cheer Competition in Mobile, Alabama Kirsten was one of thirteen student-athletes who earned SSAC Cheer All-Conference honors.

On February 27, 2018 Kirsten Burks was named as a NAIA Cheer All American.
She was one of seven who scored high enough in the competitive cheer category at the tryouts to earn the honor.

Heading off to college doesn't mean leaving your faith behind.

ELCA Class of 2017 grad, Isabella Ferreira boldly proclaims the gospel via her social media feed.
"Learning lately that there is literally always a reason to smile. Sometimes people ask how I can be so happy despite whatever. And, it’s not because life is always perfect- let’s be real, it’s not- It’s because even in the messiness and the imperfect, there’s a God who walks through all of it with us. Never ever missing a beat and always caring about literally even the smallest of details. Despite whether or not we can feel or see Him, we never walk alone. His heart for us is so pure. And, while it’s hard to imagine a love so perfect in a world full of less than perfect people, relationships, and loves, that’s the kind of love that Jesus has for us. Whether we comprehend it or not- and we never fully will- he offers it freely to us. We may not fully comprehend Him, but He fully comprehends us. So, I smile because there’s a God who is large enough to turn this mess, also known as me, into a message about a crazy love that can completely turn a life around."
We are experiencing an excellent re-enrollment season for the 2018-2019 school year, and we are seeing many new applicants, as well! Don't wait any longer to re-enroll if you haven't already done so! It's easy and it's fast!

Your gift, of any amount, makes a difference. Let’s do all we can to keep our kids safe and our mission one that brings honor and glory to our Lord. 
As we near the end of the school year, we'd like to remind you that it's not too late to be ALL IN for our 2017-2018 ELCA Fund.

The increase in our percentage of families who give, over the past several years, was a key component in receiving the $500,000 grant this year for our Greater Things campaign. There are several stipulations for the grant to be finalized and received...
  • construction must be underway
  • the funds needed must be pledged or given 
  • we need to continue to maintain a 50% or higher parent giving percentage

If you have not participated in giving to the ELCA Fund this year, won't you consider a gift that displays your commitment to ELCA and the mission of Kingdom Education? We need your help in reaching or exceeding the 50% mark that expresses that our families are ALL IN!
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1 Easter
2-6 Spring Break (No day camps operate during spring break)
2-7 Relay for Life Week at Truett's Grill - Support the ELCA Team
10 Relay for Life Cookie Sales
13 Spring Fling - All students dismissed by Noon - NO ASEP
17 Relay for Life Cookie Sales
17 New Oasis International Student Host Family Meetings
19 Spring Band Concert
20 Lunches may no longer be charged to account
21 Run for the Bun 5K
23-27 NAA After-School Professionals Appreciation Week
23-27 Discovery Basketball
24 Relay for Life Cookie Sales
26 Spring Chorus Concert
27 Chick-fil-A Friday
28 Priscilla Shirer Simulcast at ELFBC

1 Advance Guitar Ensemble Performance
3 Rising 6th Grade Orientation @6PM in the Chapel
 3-5 Spring Musical - The Addams Family
7-11 Discovery Volleyball
21-25 Discovery Baseball
25 K5 Graduation 8:30AM
25 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony 10AM
25 Last Day of School - All Students dismissed by Noon
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