eNewsletter ~ DECEMBER 2016
The ELCA Fine Arts Department 
has been very busy during the months of November and December:

First, on November 18th, the high school chorus went to sing at GoldenCrest Assisted Living.  We were able to perform songs that we were preparing for our December 3rd Concert and sing Christmas Carols with the residents while they ate lunch.  We had a great time loving on the senior adults and seeing the joy in their faces as we sang.  

Also in November, we had Georgia All State Chorus Auditions.  Congratulations to Caleb Middleton who is the first ELCA Chorus student to pass the first audition.  He competed against students all over the state of Georgia and only a certain number of them are chosen to move on to the second audition in January.  Way to go Caleb!!!

Next, the ELCA Choruses sang on December 3rd for the lighting of the tree in the McDonough Square.  Students and parents braved the cold and rain to be at this performance.  It was a great opportunity to serve our community.

Last, we were able to participate in a big way with the Come Together Concert with ELCA and ELFBC.  Our band, chorus, guitar, and drama students joined together with the worship bands and choirs of ELFBC to make this happen.  The performances were excellent, but even more important than that, people accepted Christ as Savior!  Our fine arts students were able to be part of something that changed eternity! 
Mrs. Dorsey's Kindergarten Class
 put on a Christmas production
"What If Christmas  Means More Than What You Can Get At the Store" starring the Little Whos and Little Lou Whos from Kinderville!  It is a story of how the Grinch learned that Christmas means way MORE than presents and that the baby Jesus' birth is the reason for the season!


Christmas Fun...not  just for kids

Faculty and staff had a fun calendar of dress-up days and  suggested activities. A Christmas photo booth was set up in the elementary /
preschool area for all passersby  to enjoy! Mrs. Caison (Santa) and  Mrs. Singletary (Elf) were caught being jolly on Crazy Christmas Sweater Day. Did you know these two are mother and daughter (in real life)? Mrs. Caison is an ELCA graduate, class of 2007, and is now the high school art teacher.
HIGH SCHOOL ANATOMY CLASSES
The anatomy classes recently completed a project by drawing and painting t-shirts while studying the skeletal system. Students were able to choose colors corresponding with the axial and appendicular skeleton.  There were some incredible shirts! Great job, students!
REACHING OUR COMMUNITY
November was Tsunami Month for ELCA and ELFBC. Our students, faculty and staff ministered to our community in dozens of ways. One of these projects was that of the preschool students who made goodie bags for the Henry County  Senior Center. 


This photo was sent in by ELCA Assistant Director of Advancement, Vickie Floyd. Her mom (pictured) and dad visited the Senior Center to enjoy the Thanksgiving lunch and they were given goodie bags. She was excited to see the pictures inside were from ELCA pre-schoolers!

WHAT's UP in THIRD GRADE?
 


On Whoville  Day, students wore pajamas, watched The  Grinch, had a book swap, feasted on "Who" pudding and "roast beast," and enjoyed hot chocolate. This was the third grade Chr istmas party.

ON THE RUN

Mrs. Fairley and Mrs. Martin ran the Jeff Galloway half marathon on Sunday, December 11 in Midtown Atlanta. Both received medals for completing this course. Mrs. Fairley also received a medal for completing the Galloway 5K the day before on Saturday, December 10.  She was awarded a 3rd medal called the Double G for completing both races!

Congratulations, Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Fairley!

Governor's Honors Semi-Finalists

Congratulations to the following students who will represent ELCA in the prestigious 2017 Governor's Honors Program Semi- Finalist Competition ...
 

In the area of Mathematics ---- Ishan Padmani and Dhruti Trivedi
In the area of Social Studies ---- Kristy Lieu
In the area of Theatre ---- David Hodges and Zion Middleton
 
We wish these students the best in the next round of competition.
Congratulations to ELCA's Newest Jr. Beta Club Inductees
Andrew Appleby
Cassidi Austin
Christina Barrow
Bria Bellamy
Scarlett Biggers
Micaela Collins
Joshua Dallas
Sophia Fowler
Josiah Hampton
Piercia Johnson
Cheridyn Leverette
Addison Magee
Eduardo Mattaden
Miles Norwood
Nadia Osmani
Joshuah Platt
Justice Ray
Madeline Thomas
William Thomas
Mackenzie Tyler
Grace van Verseveld
Connor Woods
Annika Brown
Belle Divine
Miller Doerr
Makenna Freeman
Charlie Gilliam
Nicholas Lemons
Jack McCune
Chase Missouri
Caity Patterson
Zoe Purcaro
Mia Riddick
Sahil Trivedi
Meng Wu
 
Congratulations to Andrew Riad and Austin Reed for placing 1 st place at The Georgia Junior Beta Club Convention in Macon in November! 



Recyclable Art - Andrew Riad 





Digitally Enhanced Photography - Austin Reed 

CONGRATULATIONS, STUDENTS!


SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE
Congratulations to senior, Olivia Beasley who signed a volleyball and academic scholarship at Truett-McConnell in November!


AP Human Geography students learn to use chopsticks...

Thanks to Andrew Tarver, ELCA's 2016 Homecoming King, for reading to Mrs. Jennifer's K3 preschool class in November!
The Charger Store
Merrell shoes on sale through January!
All sizes...kid's 10 and up!

AND...
Have you heard about the new Junior cut pants for girls? You've gotta see them! Check the website for store hours. 

Lacrosse Sign Ups:

All high school men interested in playing Lacrosse in the spring need to see Coach King when you return to school in January.
Practice will begin January 23 rd .

As we enter into the Christmas season we are all inspired to give to others. Many gifts will 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 $202,000 has been given or pledged for the 2016/2017 ELCA Fund Campaign! Our Faculty/Staff participation rate is 98% and our Current Parent participation rate is at 51%!  Our highest ever! 

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. Give online at www.elcaonline.org/give
 
Gifts must be postmarked by December 31, 2016 for the 2016 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!

Did you know 
you can receive a $500 tuition credit 
for referring a new student to ELCA?

Why keep ELCA to yourself?  Tell your friends what 
you love about your school.

for more information.
Mrs. Cannon (K5 teacher) is the latest 
Gold Bolt Employee of the Month!

Thank you, Mrs. Cannon, for all you do to make K5 great!


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.

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

Fun and informative newsletters from The Parent Institute:
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Calendar Quick View
Dec 16-Jan 2:  Christmas Break
Jan 3:  Return from break
Jan 6:  Operation M46
Jan 16: MLK Holiday - No School
Jan 26: AP/Honors Parent Night 5:30PM
Jan 26: 11th Grade Parent Meeting 7:00PM
Jan 26:  Winter Show: Cinderella
Jan 27:  Professional Learning Day-No School for Students
Jan 27:  Winter Show: Cinderella
Jan 31: 11th Grade Registration 5PM and 6PM


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

Calendar for 2016-2017 School Year

Check out the video of the recent  B2SD informational slides at  www.elcaonline.org/b2sd 

Check out the New Parent Coffee information at www.elcaonline.org/newparentcoffee.
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