eNewsletter ~ DECEMBER 2015
2016 Governor's Honors Program

Congratulations to the following students who will represent ELCA at the state semi-finalist round of the prestigious Governor's Honors Program.  These students have gone through a rigorous application and interview process and we commend them for their hard work and diligence.  We wish them the best in the next round of the competition.
Ali Austin in the area of Visual Arts
Kayla Collins in the area of Social Studies
Jake Dallas in the area of Communicative Arts
Olivia Duffy in the area of Social Studies
Kayla Hamlin in the area of World Languages

Congratulations  to senior, Lynnlee Mather, Henry County Volleyball Player of the Year!
She has received a full scholarship to Wingate University.

Lynnlee was also name to the All-State Team and fellow senior Malia Randolph was All State Honorable mention.  


If you are a "senior parent" for the Class of 2016, and your senior played a Fall sport (Marching Band, Football,  Cross Country, Cheerleader, Volleyball, or Softball), you will find pictures that Jeff Hurndon took at the Landmark vs. ELCA football game of these seniors with their parents.
These pictures would make GREAT Christmas presents! Support Jeff for his diligence in covering our athletes!

Pet Rocky IV is Now Showing at ELCA
Rocky IV is a great movie but Pet Rocky IV is now showing at ELCA; The fourth annual avalanche of awesome  "Pet Rocks" arrived in Mr. Simpson's 6th Grade Earth Science classroom on Tuesday December 1st.  Each student was required to find, name, and give a personality to their rock. In addition, they had to write a 500-750 word story on their rock's life experiences throughout the rock cycle. Some of the rocks were born as magma, went to college, worked on wall street, or spread the gospel on mission trips in the igneous stage; starred in pro sports, played with lobsters, fought wars, or joined a band in the sedimentary stage; and got married, or became dancers, doctors, or actresses in the metamorphic stage. This project allowed the students to have fun and compile their knowledge on minerals, rocks, and weathering before they took their first semester science exam. The creativity and imaginations of the Class of 2022 really ROCKS!!
Fine Arts Fanfare
Chorus Christmas Concert
The Choirs of Eagle's Landing presented an incredible Christmas concert Dec. 3 rd
Member s of the Young Charger Chorale, MS Chorus and HS Chorus delighted the audience with a wide variety of selections. The concert concluded will all choirs joining to perform a moving arrangement of  O Holy Night.

Thank you to our choir families for your support of our program and we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! 

Band Christmas Concert
The Bands of Eagle's Landing Christian Academy had a wonderful showing on December 2nd for our annual Christmas Concert. The 6th Grade Concert Band opened the night followed by the 7th & 8th Grade Symphonic Band. The High School Wind Ensemble concluded the night with a medley of carols and selections from the movie, "Polar Express."

Each band worked very hard in preparation for the concert and their work paid off! We are so happy to have such a large group of students involved in the arts at ELCA. The band program continues to grow and we couldn't be happier. A special thanks to all the parents for their continued support to our growing program! Have a blessed holiday season and a Merry Christmas.

Fifth Grade Christmas Program
For the Glory of the King

Preschool and Kindergarten Christmas Program
Happy Birthday, Jesus

More photos on www.facebook.com/elca1970
Junior Pro Super Bowl Champs

Congratulations to the ELCA Junior Pro (3rd and 4th grades) football Super Bowl Champs!
More photos on Facebook!
The collection and distribution of shoe box gifts is a project of Samaritan's Purse.  Over 124 million shoe boxes filled with gifts have been sent to boys and girls around the world since 1993.  

This year our school and church together collected 4,008 shoe boxes... ELCA - 2,750 and ELFBC - 1,258. 
Check out more photos at www.facebook.com/elca1970 including those of 8th graders Sean Marsh, Declan Kilduff and Kristopher Assing packing boxes with their Boy Scout Troup 267 (66 boxes!) Orthopaedic South Surgical Center hosted the party with donations coming from Capital Anesthesia also.

Thank you for helping to make this project possible to demonstrate God's love to children around the world.
PreK and Elementary Tennis and Golf Classes 
After School

The spring session for Tennis Time and Golf Time classes after school will begin soon. Check out the flyer and register online at www.tennisgolfeagleslanding.com.

Every one of the 1044 students at ELCA joined in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, December 7-13.
Mrs. Harris' 4th grade students display their Hour of Code certificates.

The Hour of Code, organized by the nonprofit Code.org and over 100 others, is a statement that today's generation of students are ready to learn critical skills for 21st century success.

Representing the countries of Spain, Kuwait, Niger and Sweden, 23 ELCA students attended the Model United Nations at Georgia State University November 9-10.  Sara Edge had the honor of being the first ELCA student on the Security Council, and she did an outstanding job. These students prepare for weeks ahead of time by researching their country and the topics to be discussed. They also learn how to interact with other delegates to form strategic alliances and try to solve some of the major issues facing our world.  




Out of respect for other drivers and for the safety of our children, parents must remain with their cars at all times while dropping off or waiting for students. When in carpool, if your student is not in sight and you have other cars blocked, exit the front of the line and park in a designated parking space or make the circle around the entry again.

Please do not park your car outside the boundaries of a designated parking space at any time. The entrances to the school must be clear at all times in case of emergency.


Also, please try to keep carpool lines moving by having your child ready to exit your vehicle promptly when arriving at the school entrance.

EXCEL Students Go Shopping!

EXCEL students have been studying personal finance and budgeting. During the week before Thanksgiving they planned a menu and created a shopping list.  They took a trip to Publix, where they comparison shopped for all the ingredients needed for their meals.  They were amazed how much it costs to feed a family for just one day!

What an extraordinary day! Sunday, November 29 was a day Eagle's LandingChristian Academy and Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church joined forces to impact our community in the name of Jesus Christ! Check out photos at  www.facebook.com/elca1970 or on Twitter #mintsu15.
Student Council Currently Sponsoring a Coat Drive
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Where does my DOLLAR go?
Jeans for Missions Updates

  Graced Team Christian Academy - Sierra Leone     Covones in Mexico (Click on image)
Christmas - The Season of Giving
As we enter into the Christmas season we are all inspired to give to others.  Many giftswill be exchanged during this season of giving but none can compare to the ultimate gift that was given to all who believe - John 3:16.  God gave the most precious gift He could give, the gift of eternal life through the birth, death, and resurrection of His one and only son Jesus Christ.

At ELCA, we are thankful for the many blessings and provisions the Lord graciously gives to sustain His ministry to reach students and their families with the Gospel.  We are thankful for those who give above and beyond their tuition and invest in the mission of the school.  If you have already given to the school this year, we thank you for your support. Over $208,000 has been given or pledged for the 2015/2016 ELCA Fund Campaign! Our Current Parent participation rate is at 48% and our faculty/staff is at 97%. 

If you have not yet given but would like to give to the Lord's mission here at ELCA, we encourage you to give your gift today.  There are two ways to give.
  1. Complete the donor form and return with your check 
  2. Or give online at www.elcaonline.org/give
Gifts must be postmarked by December 31, 2015 for the 2015 tax year.  
ELCA is classified as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization.  
All gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law. 

May the Lord bless you and your family during the Christmas Season and in to the New Year!

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The Booster Club has all sorts of Charger apparel available in the Charger Store so that you can cheer on your favorite Charger team in style.  
Where will your child be February 15-19?
The Mid-Winter Break is the week of February 15 and the
will be in session.
Register by Monday, February 8 for the best rates!
Calendar Quick View
Dec 19-Jan 4 Christmas Holidays
Jan 5 - Students return to school
Jan 3-8 Senior Trip to Orlando
Jan 14 - Mental Math
Jan 14 - Prospective Parent Reception @ Eagle's Landing Country Club
Jan 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr Day - NO SCHOOL
Jan 21 - State of School
Jan 22 - Feb 5 RE-ENROLLMENT 2016-17
Jan 27 PTF Coffee
Jan 27 Middle and High School Clubs and Groups Photos
Jan 28 - 30  The Lion King presented by Middle School Drama
Feb 15 - 19  Mid-Winter Break - YCEP in Session
Feb 22 Staff Development Day - NO SCHOOL

See the full calendar at 
Eagle's Landing Christian Academy