January/February 2018 eNewsletter
ELCA's RenWeb District Code is EL-GA.
The 2018 State of School is available to be viewed online at

Students will receive a homework pass when at least one parent views the State of School and completes the homework pass form at the end of the presentation. Homework passes will be distributed during the week of February 27.
Did you know that ELCA parents can earn up to a $500 tuition credit for each new student referred?

Bring your like-minded friends and family members to the Prospective Parent Reception and we'll do the rest!

Prospective Parent Receptions are a great opportunity to invite your friends and family members to learn more about becoming a part of the ELCA family. Administrators from every area of our school are in attendance and are ready to share about all aspects of the ELCA experience.
The ELCA Diversity Council
is pleased to host
A TASTE OF ELCA
followed by a family movie night.

Mark your calendars for Friday, March 9 ! You won't want to miss this special event designed as an opportunity for our families and students to try new cultural dishes, start engaging conversations and enjoy a movie together.

ELCA families are encouraged to bring dishes to share.

A Taste of ELCA - 5:30PM
Movie Hidden Figures - 7:00PM

More info will be shared soon!
Thanks to each of our families who have chosen to participate with this year’s ELCA Fund. Over 48% of our parents have made a donation this year, joining 100% of our Ministry Team and 99% of our faculty/staff with this support. Total amount given/pledged thus far totals $195,627. It is extremely critical that we continue to show a strong parent giving percentage in order to not only provide the resources the school needs to benefit your children, but also to show outside foundations when we request their support that the people that know us best are in support of our mission. We have actually been awarded a grant from a metro Atlanta foundation and one of the primary factors was our increasing parent giving participation to our ELCA Fund over the past few years. We have increased this percentage from 8% just 5 short years ago, to 52% last year, and we need your support to move past last year’s total. If you have not given to this year’s ELCA Fund please do so at  www.elcaonline.org/give  or by completing this form and returning it to ELCA. Please contact Al Hosford at (678) 818-1031 with any questions.
COMMUNICATIONS
UPDATE
The new website gives us some exciting new options for communicating with our families. Two such options are the ability to send announcements via text and voicemail. 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.
According to a recent survey, our families overwhelmingly indicate that they wish to be well informed of all the great things happening at ELCA. We will continue to send timely announcements and reminders each week via email , however, our eNewsletter will now be sent out on a bi-monthly basis (every other month.)
REGISTER BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11 for the BEST PRICE!
Spring Fling
will be on Friday, April 13th! 

Students in all grades are invited to submit an entry for the Spring Fling T-shirt Design Contest. Submit your design by Friday, March 2 to Mrs. Vicki at the receptionist's desk. 

The winner will receive free admission to Spring Fling, free t-shirt and 2 homework passes.
ELCA LIFE
Health Update
from the ELCA Nurse
We have been seeing cases of influenza, Strep, stomach virus, and colds/allergies.  However, please be assured that   we are not seeing an extreme amount of cases ! We have less than 5% absenteeism throughout the whole school. Students that are exhibiting signs here during the school day are being sent home.

Please continue to keep students at home who are exhibiting signs and symptoms. It is not too late to have a flu shot. If you suspect your child has the flu, CHOA advises visiting your pediatrician prior to visiting the emergency department or urgent care, unless you feel the need is immediate.

Take a look at this information sheet from CHOA with common signs of the flu and when to visit the doctor.

Have a great day and stay healthy!

Linda Payne, RN
Eagles Landing Christian Academy
Our Own Poetry Author
ELCA Director of Student Support Services, Anna King Ivey  will present her beautiful published collection, into the leftover blue , on Saturday, February 10th at 1:00PM at Story on the Square. Story on the Square has a a temporary store site at  13 Keys Ferry Street  at the old Ward Drug Store on the south side of the square until their new site opens.  Come listen to her read from her book and purchase a signed copy. It’s a moving work about the influenza epidemic of 1918, and could not be more timely.
Middle School Moments
Eighth grade physical science students took a field trip to the Museum of Aviation at Warner Robins Air Force Base. This trip connected with their current unit of study on force and motion. Students especially enjoyed creating a flight plan and carrying out their plans in the flight simulators.
ELCA Seniors Visit Disney World
for their Senior Trip
ELCA seniors took their annual trip to Walt Disney World at the end of the Christmas break. They returned to school on Tuesday, January 16 but promptly had the rest of the week off due to severe weather! That's one day of school between December 22 and January 22. Where is the happiest place on earth, again?
HOSA Special Guest
A huge thank you to Ms. Kaylen Anthony, RN, who spoke to the HOSA organization at the beginning of January. She shared some valuable information about the many careers in nursing, as well as her experience in the NICU. We appreciate her time and willingness to share with the students at ELCA!
The Science Machine
Elementary kids love it when The Science Machine comes to ELCA!
Mr. Green, an ELCA parent, makes science come alive! Collier White had a chance to get onstage to 'assist' ...you never know what might happen!
Friday, March 2 is our next
COMING SOON...
Special Chapel for Elementary and Preschool
On March 7, 2018, Brien Engel with Glass Harp Music will be performing at chapel for both preschool (8:10 A.M.) and elementary (2:00 P.M.) students. Mr. Engel is one of very few people reviving and promoting the enchanting art of glass music. His instrument is a glass harp, consisting of 50 glasses of different sizes, which he plays by carefully rubbing the rims with his moistened fingers. Brien has made notable strides in bringing unusual and challenging styles of playing to this instrument, particularly as a jazz musician.  
FANTASTIC P.E. FEATS
Amazing Shot Award

Matthew Johnson came up BIG for his kickball team in December! Late in the game, Matthew kicked the ball directly into the basketball goal! We all know that means HOMERUN! Besides being an amazing shot, it was a game winner! 

Congratulations, Matthew!

Hula Hoop Record Broken

On Tuesday, Dec. 19th, seventh grader, Rosie Owens broke the ELCA record for continuous hula hooping with a time of 1:18:46! That's a lot of hula-ing! Rosie shattered the previous record by 20 minutes! 

Way to go, Rosie!

"100" is a BIG number...and a BIG DAY!
The 100th day of school is always a fun day for elementary students who celebrate in a NUMBER of ways. See what I did there?

Kindergartners traditionally dress up as 100-year-olds and Mr. Tucker was able to catch up with Jahmai Porter, Jace Ghee, Lillie Clanton and Hailey Bellinger for a photo. Older elementary students will typically decorate shirts to celebrate the number "100" as displayed by 1st graders, Grayson Heidle and Cambrey Harris.
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS
FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA
Five FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) members attended the Region 12 FBLA Conference at Jackson County High School on January 22. Members attending were Ben Blackburn, Kelli Crews, Sean Marsh, Andrea Sanchez, and Dhruti Trivedi. Members were able to attend leadership workshops, participate in competitive events, play Bingo to support the March of Dimes, and network with other FBLA members across the region. Congratulations to Kelli Crews and Dhruti Trivedi. Kelli placed 3rd in Business Communications and Dhruti placed 7th in Business Communications.
A Beautiful Dreamer
ELCA junior, Kelli Crews was selected from thousands of applicants to participate in the 2018 Disney Dreamers Academy. One-hundred high school students were selected to participate in this immersive and transformational four-day program, March 8-11, at Walt Disney World Resort. To apply, students answer a series of essay questions about their personal stories and dreams for the future. Kelli will participate in hands-on, immersive career-oriented workshops, ranging from animation to zoology. Each student is given important tools such as effective communication techniques, leadership skills and networking strategies.
Congratulations, Kelli!
Elementary Students of the Month
December 2017
1st Grade:
Caleb Eddington
Caleb Sanderlin
Jordan Thomas
                  
2nd Grade: 
Raigan Bassey
London Duval
Sadye Tyler

3rd Grade: 
Caleb Brown
Andrew Duren
Addison Rodriguez
4th Grade:      
Olivia Brewer
Sophia Carter
Brice Peterson

5th Grade
Skylar Cameron
AJ Darden
Holly Hardeman
Gracey Harris
Elementary Students of the Month
January 2018
1st Grade:
Inky Johnson
Megan Pevey
Jonathan Shoemaker
                                       
2nd Grade: 
Caroline Farmer
London Lee
Hannah Wood

3rd Grade: 
Josiah Cozart
Josiah Knight
MiKayla Saunders
4th Grade:      
Aidan Clowers
Reagan Riley
Brianna Tagoe

5th Grade
Emerson Askew
Dylan Carswell
Paul Duval
Jordan Tremmel
ELEMENTARY MENTAL MATH SEMESTER CHALLENGE
Our First Semester Mental Math Challenge was held on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Competing in this challenge were the monthly winners from 1 st semester. As a result of this challenge, a Semester Champion was determined for each grade. 
3rd Grade
Cason Carrigan, Jiovanni Funicello, Dominion Jones and Leila Radi
4th Grade
Chatham Tutt, Peyton Moore, Michelle Mills and Matt Harrell
5th Grade
 Donovan Smalls, Cerrigan Mayweather, Brady Ryan and Caleb Bragg
SEMESTER CHAMPIONS
3rd: Jiovanni Funicello 4th : Michelle Mills 5th: Brady Ryan
GHP Semi-Finalists
Congratulations to the following students who have moved forward to the final round in the selection process for the 2018 Governor’s Honors Program. These students competed in a rigorous application and interview process with Henry County Schools. They will go on to compete at the state level in February.
Isaiah Capp – Social Studies
Aliya Elmore – Social Studies
Dhruti Trivedi – Science
2nd Quarter
Honor Students
(quarter ending 12/22/17)

ELEMENTARY


Semester 1 - Honor Students
ELCA Senior Honored at Ceremony hosted by Congressman Scott
District 13 U.S. Rep. David Scott hosted a ceremony on February 3 honoring 32 students from Cobb, Clayton, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton and Henry counties whose higher education goals include defending their country. Congressman Scott formally presented a congressional nomination to Daniel Kilpatrick for both the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as well as the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Congratulations, Daniel!
FABULOUS FINE ARTS
Need a plan for Valentine's Day?
Bring your sweetie and support the
ELCA Drama Department Seniors!
VALENTINES DAY
Wednesday February 14th
in the Chapel

Show begins promptly at 7:00 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. Seating begins at 6:30 pm.  (Best tables will go quickly, so plan on arriving early.)

Dessert and Coffee service will also begin at 6:30 pm.

Admission:   $ 12 per person. Tickets available at the front desk

All-State Chorus
On January 22, 2018, the second audition was held for All State Chorus. Seventh grader, Zoe Purcaro sailed through it with a score of 100 percent.  Chorus Director, Tracey Fuller says, "With the snow days, we weren’t able to work at all this week and she was still able to make it with a perfect score.  She is the first ELCA middle school student to make All State Chorus.  The first audition was in November and after making that cut, she was given five pieces to learn, including a song in German.  We began working towards the first audition in August, and started right after Christmas working towards this audition today."  

The All-State Chorus event will be February 15th - 17th in Athens, Georgia.  This is quite an honor and we are so proud of her!
More than 20 ELCA thespians will attend the Georgia Thespian Conference this week...February 8-10. Students will participate in a variety of workshops led by theater professionals from around the country. And if that weren’t enough, they may also perform or view individual performance and tech events, audition for scholarships and talk to college representatives from around the country.
ELCA Athletics ⚡️
Spring Sports are underway...
All ELCA athletic schedules are available at elcaonline.org/athletics
National Signing Day 2018
On Wednesday, February 7, FOURTEEN ELCA students  (that’s remarkable)  signed their National Letter of Intent to attend college and participate in college athletics.

Tyrese Black – University of Central Florida (Football)
Tre’ Douglas - Vanderbilt University (Football)
Gavin George - Mercer University (Football)
Khaleb Hood - Air Force Academy (Football)
Brittany Major - Mercer University (Volleyball)
Josh Mays - Air Force Academy (Football)
Ethan McClure - Carson-Newman University (Football)
Palmer Pinholster - Georgia Tech (Softball)
Sean Queen - Liberty University (Football)
George Shockley – Kennesaw State University (Football)
Harrison Taylor - Appalachian State University (Football)
Kennedy Thomas – Oglethorpe University (Volleyball)
Thaddeus Underwood - Charleston Southern University (Football)
Caris Wright - Auburn University at Montgomery (Softball)

On behalf of Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy’s Athletic Department and the entire ELCA family, we want to extend our congratulations to these great student-athletes.

We currently have 46 athletes competing at the collegiate or pro level this year and it is exciting to know that these students will join them next season.
WINTER SPORTS COMING TO AN END
Both the Varsity Girls and Guys Basketball teams are playing for Region 5A honors this week. Both teams had phenomenal seasons! Best of luck to you!
Pictured are Malachi Rhodes and Weronica Hipp. All sports photos by Jeff Hurndon Photography.
The GHSA State Championship in wrestling will be Friday and Saturday, February 9 and 10. Senior, Robbie Cleland and junior, Brayden Rush will compete. Robbie, at 152, placed 3rd at area and 3rd at sectionals...this is his first time to qualify for State. Brayden is in the 220 lb class and won 1st place at area and 2nd place at sectionals...this is his 3rd year in a row to appear at the State Championships. Good luck, guys!
BOLTS Track and Field
For  2nd-5th grade
$100 Youth Athletic Fee
2/28/2018 through 3/28/2018

There's always more!!
Remember to check out
elcaonline.org
for all the latest information!
FEBRUARY
Re-Enrollment continues through Friday, February 9
8 Mental Math @ 1:45PM
8 ACSI Spelling Bee (grades 5-8)
8 Current 9th Grade Parent Night @ 6:00PM
13 ACSI Choral Festival
13 Current 9th Grade Registration
14 Students may wear their ELCA Valentine t-shirt... no jeans
14 Third Grade Program @ 2:00PM
14 Broadway by Candlelight
15 Current 9th Grade Registration
15 High School Parent Conference Night
16 ACSI Creative Writing Festival
19-23 Winter Break
27 Current 8th Grade Parent Night @ 6:00PM

MARCH
1 Current 8th Grade Registration
2 Book Character Day - parade at 8:00AM
2 Chick-fil-A Friday
5-8 Lifeway Christian Book Fair
6 Current 8th Grade Registration
7 Glass Harp Chapel
8 Mental Math @ 1:45PM
9 ACSI Math Olympics
9 ACSI Piano Festival
9 A Taste of ELCA and Family Movie Night
15 Prospective Parent Reception - Invite your friends and family
21 Fifth Grade Program @ 2:00PM
30 Good Friday - NO SCHOOL

APRIL
2-6 Spring Break (No camps operate during spring break)
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