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Apr 3 - Good Friday-NO SCHOOL
Apr 6-10 SPRING BREAK
Apr 6-11 Truett's Spirit Week
Apr 14 - Guitar Concert
Apr 15 - Elementary Room Parent Meeting
Apr 16 - Mental Math
Apr 16 - Art Auction at Chick-fil-A EL Pkwy
Apr 17 - Spring Fling
Apr 20 - Spring Choral Concert 7PM
Apr 21 - K3/K4 Spring Program
Apr 22 - PTF Parent Coffee
Apr 22 - Senior Outing
Apr 23 - 2015-16 Student Council Officer Elections
Apr 24 - Official Grade
for Honor Grads, Valedictorian,Salutatorian and Honor Roll
Apr 28 - 2015-16 Class Officer Elections
Apr 30-Opening Night of OLIVER
May 1 - Oliver 7PM
May 2 - Oliver 11AM
May 4-15 - AP Exams
May 12 - HS Academic Awards Night
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Have you heard the latest?
The awesome stuff some of our current students are doing...
Congratulations to Callan Russell who has been selected as a 2015 GHP Finalist!! Three thousand students throughout the state were nominated for the program, 2000 were selected as semi-finalists, and 850 were selected as Finalists. Callan was one of three trombone players chosen in the state.
Senior, Paula Cantillo has been accepted to the prestigious UCLA School of Theater Film and Television. Congratulations, Paula!! She was one of only 30 admitted out of 1600 applicants.
Junior, Danny Kim is featured in the latest issue of We Are Henry magazine...a wonderful article telling of his journey and what ELCA means to him. Danny scored a perfect 1600 on the SAT last summer and has a bright future ahead.
Let us know about your good news and accomplishments so that they may be shared and celebrated with the ELCA Family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be having RELAY FOR LIFE WEEK at Truett's Grill
on April 6th- 11th. Just put ELCA on your receipt
when you eat there that week and our team will get credit.
In addition to that, We will be having a SPIRIT DAY ON Monday, April 6th on this day you will be able to put ELCA and your child's name on the receipt and the class that gets the most receipts will be treated to a Chick- Fil-A Kid's Meal. In the month of March, Mrs. Paula Williams Second Grade Class won this honor. We appreciate all of you who participate.
Cookie Sales Just Around the Corner
ON Thursdays in April, we will again be selling piping hot cookies at 2 for a $1.00. If you would like to help us sell them, please let Laura Farr know at email@example.com. The remaining dates are April 16th, 23rd and 30th.
Spring Fling is COMING!
SPRING FLING 2015
Presented by the PTF
**Friday, April 17, 2015**
12:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.
Come ride the zip-line, jump in the inflatables, run the obstacle course, do the bungee jump,
ride the ponies, win prizes in the prize booths, dunk the teacher in the Dunk Booth.
While you're there get snow-cones, cotton candy, popcorn and other treats.
Spring Fling Lunch is sponsored by ELCA's Junior Class
and will be served from 12:00 - 2:30 pm
near the football stadium concession stand.
Please complete this order form and return to your homeroom teacher or to Vicki Martin by April 13.
You will receive tickets to exchange for your lunch on the day of the event.
After School Youth Golf Program
begins April 22
for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Students
Representatives from Eagle's Landing Country Club introduced the game of golf to 3rd thru 5th grade students during PE class on Wednesday, April 1, and the students loved it! The Afterschool Youth Golf Program is being offered by Eagles Landing Country Club on campus for an hour each Wednesday beginning on April 22nd for four weeks and the final lesson on May 20 will take place at the country club from 6:00PM-7:00PM. They will be playing a lot of games and, at the same time, learning about the game of golf.
What: After-School Golf Classes
Cost: $45 made payable to ELCA
When: Wednesdays - April 22 thru May 13 at ELCA 3:15PM-4:15PM
Wednesday, May 20 at ELCC at 6:00PM-7:00PM
ELCA Fine Arts Department is proud to announce the
Annual Spring Theatrical Musical Production.
"Oliver" is the famous, classic Broadway musical adaption of Charles Dickens classic novel "Oliver Twist."
This is a wonderful musical full of singing, dancing and wonderful characters. Make plans now for your entire family to attend this amazing production. It's sure to be our greatest spring musical yet.
RESERVE YOUR TABLE NOW! Purchase your "Dinner and a Show" tickets now for the Friday, May 1 performance. Price includes dinner and admission to show. Reservation forms are available at Ms. Vicki Martin's desk or there is a link available below for printing.
Save the dates on your calendars now.
In honor of YAM (Youth Art Month) the Art I high school students and the 7th and 8th grade middle school students created art works using this year's theme of "Make it POP"! Students used a hand study to create art works in the style of famous Pop Artist-Peter Max.
ART AUCTION and SPIRIT NIGHT
Our MS and HS Art department will be featured at the Eagle's Landing Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night,
Thursday, April 16th from 5:00- 8:00PM.
ELCA students will display their artwork in a silent auction to directly benefit our Art department. Also, please turn in your dinner receipt that day and ask that it be designated to benefit ELCA Art department. We will receive a donation from Chick-Fil-A based on the total amount of sales! This applies to both dine-in and drive-thru purchases.
MIGHTY CHARGER MARCHING BAND NEWS
The time has come to prepare for the 2015 ELCA Marching Band. Official Marching Band packets were sent home this week for the 2015 marching season. This paperwork is to be filled out and returned on April 13th by noon to Mr. Alexander in the Band Office.
The Marching Band Banquet is April 13th at 7:00 pm in the caf?.
All money for the banquet must be turned into
Mr. Alexander in the band office, before spring break.
Color Guard will have leadership tryouts April 14th in the gym. All teacher recommendation forms must be turned in by Thursday, April 2nd before spring break.
We look forward to another great year of competitions and supporting our ELCA Football team!
ELCA CHOIRS TAKE SUPERIOR RATINGS AT ACSI FESTIVAL!
Congratulations to the MS and HS ELCA Choirs for their performances at the ACSI Choral Festival. These choirs were the only choirs to score Superior ratings at the festival! Congratulations, students on your amazing performances!
--ELEMENTARY MUSIC NEWS--
All students in K4 through 5th grade have been introduced to "Quaver Music.com" this past month! Our FAP board helped one of our parents (who is a "partner in ed") purchase the program until the Spring of 2017.
Students are able to create an "avatar" to play music games on the site. All students are excited about this new computer music program. They are introduced to music concepts in the music classroom and are then able to apply those concepts while in the computer lab or at home.
1st grade students performed, "I've Got the Joy" on Wednesday, March 18th. Students were energetic and excited about their music...which was a little different. The songs were all made popular by the Christian group, "Go Fish" and featured percussion instruments and voices on the soundtrack.
DVDs of the program may be purchased for $10 each. Please see Mrs. Martin at the front desk.
K3 & K4 students have their Spring program on Tuesday, April 21st @ 8:15 a.m. The title of their program is, "We Love to Sing".
What's up in Preschool?
Our K3 and K4 Preschool students are always
experiencing something new and exciting!
K3 and K4 students enjoyed spending some special time with their Dads this month. K4 students had a luncheon in "The Link" overlooking the football field. They enjoyed hot dogs and nachos while spending time with their "All Star" dads! K3 students had "Breakfast with Daddy" in their classrooms. They enjoyed yummy breakfast food and letting their dads know they were their "Super Hero." It was a great time celebrating the special men in our lives! What an awesome responsibility God gave Dad's to lead their families to know and follow Christ! We love our dads!!
St. Patrick and Dr. Seuss?
Mrs. Dorsey's Kindergarten students went all green for St. Patrick's Day and even ate green eggs and ham! Some wonder if there was something in the green eggs and ham that made all the girls in Mrs. Dorsey's class have green hair? Our class had a great time during our Dr. Seuss week and all we can say is-- We love green eggs and ham, oh yes we do. If your willing to try new things, then you will love them too!
Mathletes Meet the Challenge!
Our second Mental Math Challenge for second semester was held on March 26, 2015. The students did a great job! These challenges are always intense and exciting. The next challenge will be April 16, 2015. See the results of this and previous challenges.
The 2015 Math Olympics was, once again, hosted at ELCA on Wednesday, March 18, and ELCA students performed wonderfully. See the participants and results of the 2015 Math Olympics.
Creative Writers Excel at ACSI Festival
Eighteen students participated in the ACSI Creative Writing Festival and each of these students came home with an award! Click on the student's name to read their writing submission. Congratulations, students!
Jessica Goodwin (submission not available)
Sean Marsh (submission not available)
ARE YOU "ALL IN"?
NO GIFT IS TOO SMALL
Top 5 Reasons To Give To The ELCA Fund!
- Your donation has an immediate and direct positive impact on our students.
- Your donation shows that you are fully behind our mission of Empowering Students To Impact The World For Jesus Christ.
- Your donation allows our school to provide that little extra (SMART Boards, Technology enhancements, etc.) that tuition alone does not cover.
- Your donation allows our school to potentially leverage the funds raised with other significant funds/grants from outside foundations.
- Your donation is tax deductible.
Please join the over 42% of our families that have already given to the ELCA Fund this year with a donation of any amount. You can give on-line at www.elcaonline.org/give or by picking up information and a giving envelope in the front lobby. Don't miss out on your opportunity this academic year to have an impact on our students, as Every Gift Counts. Please contact Al Hosford in the ELCA Development Office at (678) 818-1031 with any questions.
Have you considered
DONATING YOUR USED TECHNOLOGY?
If you've recently upgraded your technology and have a tablet or iPad (iPad 2 in particular) in good working condition, it could be of
great benefit to our students. It could also provide tax benefits for you and/or businesses to donate devices to our school. A donation letter for tax purposes will be provided for your donation. You may have the device "cleaned" or our IT service provider, On-Site RIS, will handle this for us prior to our receiving it. Contact Martha Fairley at firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Save the Date---Class of 2015
The year is quickly winding down to a close and the Senior/Parent Luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, May 21 at 11:30AM in the ELCA Gym. Graduation practice will immediately follow.
Parents, Celebrate Your Graduate
with a Yard Sign!
Complete this form to order your Graduation Yard Sign...
sponsored by the ELCA Junior Class. Orders due by April 17.
The Student Council Leadership Scholarship
application deadline is Wednesday, April 22.
Click here for the application and more info.
The Student Council sponsors this scholarship and has raised the $500 for the scholarship through its bake sales.
It is open to all seniors...see application for more details.
Info is also available at www.elcaonline.org/leadershipscholarship.
Athletic Booster Club:
Spring is here! Are you ready for the sunshine, rain and outdoor activities? The Booster Club has apparel, hats, visors, umbrellas, coolers and stadium seats available for purchase in the school store. Please stop by and pick up your Charger spirit items today.
Fine Arts Patrons:
FAP BOARD MEMBER ELECTIONS! Elections will be held Tuesday, May 5. Nominees must be in by Tuesday, April 21 to be eligible for general election. Please contact Ms. Eve Tirado, FAP Secretary, at email@example.com, to be added to the ballot. Positions available to all Patrons: Vice President, Treasurer, Fund Raising Chair, Secretary. Position of President requires minimum one year prior service on FAP Board. Join in the fun, make a difference.
You Can Help:
Your used laser and ink cartridges and cell phones can be turned into cash for the Fine Arts at ELCA. Please drop them off with Mrs. Martin in the main lobby.
Happy birthday, Einstein! But March 14 is also
, and a very special
this year. Why so special? The date was 3/14/15! There were nerds galore on the ELCA campus celebrating Pi Day...a day early on Friday, March 13...complete with the annual Pie Eating Contest! Pictured above are Clay Smith, Dalton Hardeman and Austin Byrd.
Stock up with
School Store Sales!!!
April- 20% off all outerwear in stock
May- 20% off all pants, skirts, and skorts in stock
Also, come by and check out LOTS of Spirit Wear discounts starting this week and running throughout the spring on almost all of our spirit wear tshirts, sweatshirts, and other Booster and Fine Arts items in stock!
Follow us on Facebook at "ELCA Charger Store" for reminders about these sales, along with other spirit wear items to be discounted throughout the spring!
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