eNewsletter ~ APRIL 2017
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...all people are created in the image of God.  (Genesis 1:26)
Students at ELCA have the privilege of growing up in a richly diverse student population. As you walk our halls, you get a sense of what Heaven will be like as you see students who come from many different racial and cultural backgrounds. In a focused effort to strengthen our diverse culture, we have established a Council on Diversity to discuss critical issues within our school. The council consists of both parents and staff members who meet on a regular basis to discuss ongoing issues and create strategies for future improvement. Our foundational principle is that all people are created in the image of God. As image bearers, we all have great value in the eyes of the Creator and thus we should treat those that are different than us with that mindset.
The word GRACE describes our focus on diversity within the school...
G - gender
R - race
A - age and ability
C - culture
E - economic ability
All of these groups are represented within our school and are recognized within God's word. Our goal is to teach our students that God has created us in His image and for His glory. As students begin to grasp that concept, they are able to respond to one another in a truly Biblical way.

The Council on Diversity is pleased to announce
May 1 - 5, 2017

GRACE Week will consist of:
  • Special Morning Announcements
  • Special Chapel Speaker
  • Sneak Peek into the GRACE initiative for the 2017-18 school year
The Council on Diversity welcomes your 
comments and suggestions.
We are off to a wonderful start with our Greater Things Capital Campaign.  Although our 10 day focus period for the Campaign has passed, it is not too late to make your contribution or pledge.  The improvements that will be made with these funds will allow for necessary capital expenditures that will enhance both the security and learning environment for our students. 

We have a number of families who have already made their contributions to this Campaign, while many others have made their commitment and plan to fulfill their pledges later in the year.  

Please visit www.elcaonline.org/greaterthings for additional information, or  www.elcaonling.org/give to make your contribution.  

If you have any questions, please contact Al Hosford at (678) 818-1031 or Vickie Floyd at (678) 818-1078 .  

Thank   you   for your continued support to advance the mission of Eagle's Landing Christian Academy.   

Congratulations, Students!
Odyssey of the Mind - ELCA 2016-2017

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving competition for students.  Teams select a problem, create a solution, and then present their solution in a competition against other teams in the same problem and division.  The purpose of the program is to provide students with an exciting learning experience that promises to be challenging and fun.

This year, three fifth grade teams were formed. The teams competed on March 18, 2017, at Parkview High School in Lilburn, Georgia.  Teams competed in problem solving as well as the spontaneous portion of the competition. 

The coaches, Mrs. Rawls, Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Lilly, were the driving force behind the teams.  While the students did all the work themselves, the coaches offered encouragement and guidance.  The coaches are very proud of their teams' accomplishments.

Team Rawls on Competition Day

Team Rawls:  Kaila Emanuel, Cameron Ingram, Alec Ramer, LaRyiah Tillman, Lyndee Duncan, Kristen Capp, and Blake Rawls

Team Thomas: Emily Chapman, Myles Thomas, Caleb Booth, Paige Priestly, Chelsea Reid, Bryson Fields, and Alex Campbell

Team Lilly:  Sarah Lundstrom, Elon Brown, Amber Hensel, Kennedy Lilly, Dylan Neal, Kara Anthony, and Nico Mathew
Spanish National Honor Society

Congratulations to Brody Duncan, Luke Gurak, Cameron Halron, Kristy Lieu, Nancy Patel, Andrea Sanchez, Antonio Sanchez, and Dalton Shaw for being part of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish Honor Society).

These students have shown and proven a deep interest in the beautiful Spanish Language, as well as dedication, responsibility, and integrity. 

They are enrolled in High School - Honors Spanish III with a grade average of 90 or above.

¡Sigan Adelante!

The Mental Math Challenge is a math enrichment program for students in third, fourth, and fifth grades. This program challenges the students to further develop their mental math abilities. It also creates an excitement about math.

Prior to each challenge, each classroom holds competitions to determine a class winner. The winner from each class competes with the other class winners from their grade in a Mental Math Challenge. As a result of the challenge, a Mental Math Champion wis determined for each grade. 

Our First Semester Mental Math Challenge was held on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Competing in this challenge were the monthly winners from the challenges held 1st semester. It was an exciting challenge! As a result of this challenge, a Semester Champion was determined for each grade. 

Third: Emily Moghaddam, Fourth: Caleb Bragg, Fifth: Kylen Smith

Second Semester Challenges
Fifth: Josh Carmichael, Fourth: Tamia Goff, Third: Michelle Mills

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Third: Caleb Wiggins, Fourth: Dory Harrell: Fifth: Kylen Smith

Congratulations to all these students!

In last month's eNewsletter, there was an error in the 
ACSI Math Olympics results.
Nicholas Mathew  earned  3rd place among 5th graders.
Please forgive our error, Nico!

Students in the After-School Enrichment Program love the new building materials that were purchased recently. MagSnaps and Wikki Stix are used to stimulate imaginations and problem solving in engineering challenges.
Book Character Day 2017

The 16th Annual Book Character Day Parade was a joyous occasion with appearances by Bible characters, patriots, princesses and all sorts of other book characters!

What fun! The libraries thank you for your support!


Eighth grade student, AJ Bateholts is happiest
when he is riding. Most recently, AJ participated in horse shows in Lexington KY and 
Murfreesboro TN. Way to go, AJ!


K-3 classes in the Early Learning Academy made 75 Valentine's Day cards for patients at the Shepherd Center. They made "I love you" sign language cards from their handprints and included the Bible verse "John 15:12-13" on it, which says "My command is this: love each other as I have loved you. Greater lover has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends."  

The Shepherd Center is ranked among the nation's top rehabilitation hospitals for spinal cord and brain injury. It is one of the only hospitals that provide recreational therapy to their patients.

What a great way to spread love and God's word to their patients. Pictured is Ms. Grace's K-3 class with their Valentine's Day cards.

Fast Forward

  • July 17 - 20  LEGO Camp (Rising 1st - 2nd Grades) 


ELCA Students Only - Rising K3-K5    Open to Community - Rising 1st-7th

APRIL 28-29

Continue to support the ELCA team...
Cookie Sales -Tuesday, April 25
2 cookies for $1

Seniors are kind of a big deal around here, so they are periodically offered a special senior lunch. 

Last week, the faculty and staff were invited to participate and were treated to the best chili dogs and rings in the state! We love The Varsity!

  • May 11, 12, & 15 -Senior Exams
  • May 18- Senior Luncheon & Graduation Rehearsal
  • May 20- Graduation 10:00 am 

Do You See Yourself in the Picture?

The Spring Chorus Concert was a blast on Thursday, April 20...especially when the high school chorus introduced their decade with a group SELFIE!

The Young Charger Chorale, middle school chorus and high school chorus groups took us on a musical journey through the decades!
Les Mis? A Story of Redemption?

If you missed the awesome article in  The Henry County Times 
last week, you can read it here!  Great story, interviews and photos! Check it out!


Tuesday, May 2 - 7:00PM


Doors open at 6:30 and it is free to attend!
Guitar Ensemble Concert

The Intermediate Guitar Ensemble performed a spring concert on Tuesday, April 18 to showcase all their hard work. Great job!

Camp was cancelled today due to inclement weather. 
They will begin tomorrow!


Tuesday will be an awesome day for ELCA Athletics.
Golf - Area Tournament - Heritage Golf Links
Lacrosse - Hosting 1st round of State Playoffs - 3:30PM
Girls' Soccer - Hosting 1st round of State Playoffs - 5:30PM
Boys' Soccer - Hosting 1st round of State Playoffs - 7:30PM

Track - Sectional Championship - Saturday, April 29

We wish our athletes the best!
Gold Bolt Service is a program that rewards those faculty and staff members  who have gone above and beyond  in making a difference
in the lives of our students and families.

Mrs. Teresa McKay (School Store Director) is the latest 
Gold Bolt Employee of the Month!

PARENT TESTIMONIAL: "I would like to recognize Teresa McKay, Director of the Charger Store. She has done an amazing job of creating compelling t-shirt designs and offering items in the store which create excitement among students. For the first time ever, I am hearing my daughter say things like, 'We need to go to the Charger Store. I really want to get that t-shirt that...'   Thank you, Mrs. McKay, for reinvigorating everyone's Charger pride!"

Thank you, Mrs. McKay, for all you do to make ELCA great!

Please share your experiences and help us choose our 
next Gold Bolt Employee 

Fueling Student Athletes

About 30% of teen athletes skip breakfast and 25% skip lunch. That's a big mistake. Student athletes have different nutritional needs, especially on training and game days. To perform their best, they need the right fuel.
There are three key components to the ideal "performance plate": grains or starches, proteins, and fruits and vegetables. Adequate hydration is critical both in preparation for, and in recovery from, physical activity as well. On training days, it's recommended that athletes eat equal amounts of grains/starches, protein, and vegetables. But on game days, they need more energy. For intense training and competition, glucose stores need to be topped off. Eating moderate amounts of fiber, fat, and protein keep athletes satiated during a game.

With a new program called Performance Spotlight that SAGE Dining Services is launching this fall, their team of Registered Dietitians will construct ideal "performance plates" from the day's offerings that incorporate the necessary nutrients in appropriate proportions for student athletes.  They will include a healthy balance of lean protein, carbohydrates, and vegetables. These plates will consider a range of activity levels and draw upon guidelines laid out by the United States Olympic Committee; the National Collegiate Athletic Association; the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group; and other major sports nutrition associations.

With this program, athletes won't have to guess what to eat when faced with so many options in the dining hall. They can see the best options and portions from each day's menu.
For more information on the
three key components 
to the ideal "performance plate," click on the SAGE blog icon. 

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Photos and stories from recent World Impact trips!
Calendar Quick View
Apr 25 - Relay for Life Cookie Sales
Apr 25 - Prospective Parent Reception 5:30-7:00PM
              at The Hazlehurst House, McDonough
May 1 - 5 GRACE WEEK
May 4 - Rising 6th Grade Orientation 6:00PM
May 5 - Operation M46 - 6:30AM - Life Center
May 9 - HS Awards Ceremony 7:00PM
May 11 - Fine Arts Banquet 7:00PM
May 16 - Athletic Banquet 6:30PM
May 19 - Chick-fil-A Friday (Lunchtime)
May 20 - High School Graduation 10:00AM
May 26 - Kindergarten Graduation 8:30AM
May 26 - Fifth Grade Graduation 10:00AM
May 26 - Last Day of School - All grades dismiss at 12Noon

Crucible Prayer Time for Dads and Athletes: Wednesdays at 5:58AM - Weight Room

Praying Parents with Coach Allen: Thursdays at 8AM - Music Suite

See the full calendar at  www.elcaonline.org/calendar

Calendar for 2016-2017 School Year
Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

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