eNewsletter ~ AUGUST, 2015
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Governor's Honors Program
2015 Winner Callan Russell

It's extremely difficult to encapsulate my four weeks at GHP in one short paragraph. You would never believe how much could happen in one month; from seven concerts (almost two a week), class everyday (except Sundays), to spending basically every waking moment with the same group of friends, it is impossible to get someone to grasp the brilliance of the program if they have not experienced it themselves. However, I can tell you that it was the best summer of my life, that I met some of the most passionate and intelligent people I have ever met, and that the memories from my four weeks at GHP will most definitely last a lifetime. I was challenged musically as a music major, academically as an agricultural science minor, and socially as I was thrown into an environment I was not used to; and I wouldn't change a single thing about it. I feel so incredibly blessed that I was able to attend GHP. If I could tell you one thing, I would say that if you are passionate about any area, apply for the Governor's Honors Program. Every area of the program is incredible and I have yet to meet anyone, from any major area, who has anything but positive things to say. It is most definitely worth your time and an experience of a lifetime.
CHOA's VolunTEEN Program
Bailey Foster

This summer, I was able to be a part of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's VolunTEEN program. After completing an online application, paperwork, an in-person interview and training, I began volunteering at the Hudson Bridge Urgent Care center. I was really lucky to get to be a part of the program, because it's very competitive-out of over 200 applicants, only 80 were accepted! The doctors, nurses and staff were amazing to work with and I looked forward to seeing them every Monday. just a few of the things I got to do were help patients with arts and crafts, organize and stock supplies, make decorations and most importantly give back to my community. Most of my favorite memories from this summer were from my time at CHOA, and I am already looking forward to returning next year! 

You GOTTA have the APP!
The new school app is our newest way to stay in touch in case of emergency. Be sure to download the app or register on the web and manage your notifications to receive info from the school, teachers, coaches and club advisers. You decide what to receive.
Several new enrichment activities 
will be starting soon 
during the after-school hours. 

for all the latest programs and registration information.
Check back often for additional opportunities!

Martial Arts
Robotics - Just a few spots left!

Forms due by Tuesday, August 11. Return to Vicki Martin by 3:30PM.



Upcoming High School Opportunities
Senior Transition Night will be held on Thursday, August 20, at 6 pm in the Chapel (former Theater Room) for seniors and their parents.   Mrs. George, Academic Dean, and Mr. Teague, Director of College Placement and Guidance, will be on hand to provide information on ELCA's procedures for submitting college applications, sending transcripts, requesting recommendations, and financial aid.  There will be numerous handouts provided and a time to ask questions.
Ninth Grade Curriculum Night will be held on Thursday, August 27, at 6 pm in the Chapel .  All ninth grade students and their parents should plan to attend.  The evening will begin with a general meeting to discuss graduation information along with tips on the transition to high school. Parents and students will then visit the ninth grade classes.
Youth Leadership Henry , a countywide leadership program for high school sophomores, is now accepting applications. Youth Leadership Henry is designed to develop leadership potential and to acquaint participants with community needs, problems and resources through interaction with local leaders and decision makers.  Visit www.youthleadershiphenry.com for more information and a schedule of events.  The deadline for applications is August 26 and may be picked up in Mr. Teague's office. 
Upcoming Middle School Events
Parents are invited to
ELCA Middle School Curriculum Nights 
held in the Chapel.
8th Grade - Thursday, August 13 @ 7:00PM
6th Grade - Monday,  August 24 @ 7:00PM
7th Grade -  Tuesday, August 25 @ 7:00PM
Grandparents' Day is just around the corner!
Friday, September 4
Information will be coming soon!

On behalf of the Parent-Teacher Fellowship, welcome to the 2015-2016 school year. We hope you had a fun filled summer. We are excited about the year ahead in PTF! We hope you will consider giving some of your time and talents as a volunteer. Our fundraising proceeds go directly back to ELCA and we can't do it without you. If you are a new family at ELCA, it is a great way to get to know other parents. Here are a few of our upcoming events. Feel free to join us and see what the PTF has to offer!

Elementary Room Parent Meeting
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 8:15AM
Parent Coffee 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 8:15AM
MS/HS Room Parent Meeting
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 8:15AM
We currently have an opening for the position of 
High School Parent Representative. 
Email Chuck Ekstedt if you would like to volunteer in this capacity.
More information and a full calendar of events can be found at:
For more information about The Parent-Teacher Fellowship, 
please contact Chuck Ekstedt, President at president@betterletter.biz.


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