FEBRUARY, 2015  
In This Issue...

What is the

ELCA Fund?

What Is The ELCA Fund?
(Click to watch video)

ELCA Fund Update

Coming Soon......

Feb 16-20 -  Mid-Winter Break

Feb 23 - Staff Development Workday / No school for students

Feb 24 - Rising Senior Meeting

Feb 26 - New Orleans Mission Trip

Feb 27 - Book Character Day

Mar 11 - Freshman Service Day

Mar 17 - Elementary Spring Portraits

Mar 26 - K5 and Senior Cap & Gown Photos

Mar 27 - ACSI Choral Festival

Mar 30 - Washington DC - 8th grade


See all calendared events at www.elcaonline.org 




Be sure to complete and submit your online 

re-enrollment by 

Sunday, February 22.

The re-enrollment fee adjusts to $375 on February 23.


Questions may be directed to admissions@eagleslanding.org

Release of 2015-2016 School Calendar

Click HERE for your copy


Don't Forget! No school on Monday, February 23.


Book Character Day 

Friday, February 27


All preschool and elementary students and teachers are urged to dress as a favorite book character and carry their book in the BCD parade. Students are asked to make a $15.00 donation to the Elementary Library for the purchase of new books. The Parade will begin at 8:05 A.M. Parents, friends and family are invited to line the hallways and watch the parade! Students should gain teacher approval for costume ideas. Book Character Day is tied in with "Read the Most From Coast to Coast" which is the national AR Quiz Challenge when students will take as many AR quizzes as possible that day.  ALL students PK3 through fifth grade are encouraged to dress up and will walk in the parade. Students first through seventh grade will participate in taking A.R. quizzes. We look forward to your participation to spark the love of reading among ALL of our students!





As Mr. Gilliam shared at the State of School, we are embarking on very exciting times here at ELCA!  Our school is being presented with the opportunity to purchase this entire campus and have all of these facilities for our sole dedicated use.  What a great time to be a part of the ELCA Family as we take this next step of faith to secure the legacy of our school.  


We will have some immediate needs and projected needs as the vision unfolds.  It will take a lot of resources to make this a reality and this is where you can help.  

In order to maximize ELCA's opportunities of leveraging the support from outside Foundation via grants, it is critical that we have full 100% participation in giving to the ELCA Fund from each of our existing families.  


If you have not yet made your contribution to this year's ELCA Fund, please do so today either on-line at www.elcaonline.org/give, or by picking up a donation form in the front lobby.  No donation is too small, as all gifts are equal when looking at our overall family giving percentage.  Please contact Director of Development Al Hosford at (678) 818-1031 with any questions, and we look forward to your support.


Al D. Hosford

Director of Development

STAR Student and 
STAR Teacher
We're so proud of our 2015 STAR Student, Davis Reynolds. The STAR student is the senior who scores highest on the SAT who is also in the top 10% of his class  based on the cumulative high school (grades 9 through 11) grade average. Davis chose Mrs. Jennifer Williams as his STAR Teacher.

Congratulations, Davis!



Big Hearts for Little Kids

Art students helped to make a difference in the lives of kids waiting to get their hearts fixed at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. They made Valentine cards to give to the HEART STRONG kids at the Sibley Heart Center. CHOA Community Outreach Director, Laura Turner picked up all the cards this week for delivery by Valentine's Day. What a wonderful show of love!


Pictured above are the art students (7th grade and up) who participated by making beautifully decorated cards. Below, 6th grade art students made 65 woven heart Valentines for the patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. 

Pictured below are Delaney Terry, Grace Shockley, Hannah Ekstedt, Marlo McBrayer, Bella Bell and Madeline Reagan.




 Robotics - Session 2
New students are welcome!  In this session, we will continue to learn about simple machines with new Lego models and more programming! 

beginning February 24 
3:00-4:00 PM
Get in on the fun!
Preschool - 5th Grade
Wednesdays starting February 25
K3 & K4 - 3:00-3:30pm 
 Kindergarten thru 5th Grade - 3:30-4:15pm

Please pay $25 Registration Fee online and 
provide your child's information at:
Make Check for $160 Payable to " ELCA"

Mark Your Calendar...

Upcoming School Store Sales!!!


March-  20% off all piques in stock

April-  20% off all outerwear in stock

May-  20% off all pants, skirts, and skorts 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!


Vivian Framer, a 2nd grader in Mrs. Rose's class, HULA HOOPED for 21 minutes and 8 seconds!


It all started as Mrs. Johnson was timing the students in the class and the ones who went the longest then had a contest. Vivian kept going and going and going..... She could probably have gone longer but it was lunch time and I think she was getting hungry. It was awesome!!!


Keith Batchelor

Health & PE Department Chairperson

As Seen on our Facebook Page...

This may be the easiest fundraiser of the year for our ELCA Relay for Life Team! Eat at Truett's Grill on Jonesboro Road in McDonough during the week of February 16 and earn 15% of the sale for our team. Just write team name ELCA on the back of the receipt and turn it in. How easy is that? Share with your friends and family and eat three meals a day at Chick-Fil-A!  
Auxiliary News

Athletic Booster Club:

New apparel and stadium seats are available for purchase in the school store. Please stop by and pick up your Charger spirit items today!



Parent Teacher Fellowship:

Save the date - April 17 - Get ready to soar, score and more at Spring Fling! To volunteer or for more information, please contact Lerona James (lnjames76@gmail.com).


Donations of gently used uniform items are being accepted in preparation for the June 3 Uniform Resale. Please drop items with off with Mrs. Martin. All proceeds benefit ELCA academics.


Are you interested in serving on the PTF Board? If so, please contact Chuck Ekstedt (mailman@betterletter.biz) for information on how you can connect with the academic auxiliary at ELCA.



Fine Arts Patrons:

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.


Please plan to attend the Fine Arts Patrons membership meeting Tuesday, March 24 in the choral suite at 7:00 P.M.  The Patrons are excited to announce Dinner and a Show on Friday, May 1 to compliment the Drama Department's Spring production of "Oliver." More details will be provided mid-March. Plug in and help the Patrons with the continued success of ELCA's fantastic Fine Arts Departments. 

What's up in Preschool?

Our K3 and K4 Preschool students are always 

experiencing something new and exciting!


The K3 and K4 students recently enjoyed a visit from the Tooth Fairy!  She talked to the students about Dental Health.  The students learned about which foods were good for their teeth and which foods were bad.  They learned how to care for their teeth by brushing and flossing each day!  The Tooth Fairy gave each student their very own story book about the Tooth Fairy.   In the book there is a page for them to record the dates when they lose their baby teeth and the Tooth Fairy comes to visit them.  It was a fun time of learning all about Dental Health!


K3 students celebrated Valentine's Day with a Prince and Princess Tea.  Our halls were full of Princes and Princesses looking their finest!  The students enjoyed a special valentine cookie snack, pinning the lips on the frog, and creating special valentine crafts.  There was even a visit to the castle where pictures were taken to remember the special day!  Everyone had a grand time and looked so spiffy for the special day!


Vicky Rodgers

Preschool Director


Third grade students performed 
"Songs for Kids...Yesterday and Today" on Wednesday.
Students sang 5 songs from the past and 4 songs from the present. Mrs. Brown led them in "Super Strong God."

Many of our students from K5-12th grade participated in the ACSI Art Festival this past Friday along with over 100 other students from 6 other schools. We are proud of our students for the great works of art and awards. ELCA students won 5 out of the 10 Best in Show Awards. Winning those awards were:
Koren Asford from Kindergarten
Grace Shockley & Hannah Ekstedt - 6th Grade
Madison Eidson - 7th Grade and
Casey Wang - 11th Grade

  facebook.com/elca1970  www.facebook.com/elcafinearts

Hats off to Chef Joe and his wonderful staff for doing such an awesome job every day with our SAGE lunch program.  This week they were awarded a 100% A+ on their inspection.  Way to go!  And thanks for all your hard work.


Eagle's Landing Christian Academy will host its First Annual Mock Job Interview Fair on March 2-3, 2015 in the theater room.  The administrators, staff, and students are excited about this opportunity, and our students are working diligently to prepare for this event!


We need your help!  We are searching for professionals to serve as volunteer interviewers.  We welcome your participation in this event and hope that you will be able to join us.  If possible, we are asking that interviewers stay from 8:00 - 1:30.  

If you are interested and available for only a portion of that time, we welcome your participation as well.  


As an interviewer, you can volunteer one or both days.  Interviews for each ELCA student will last approximately 10-20 minutes and be generic in content.  Volunteer interviewers are invited to join us for lunch in our school lunchroom.


We are looking forward to a great event and hope that you are able to help us by volunteering as an interviewer.  If you are able to help, simply email, fax, or mail the flyer to my attention at Eagle's Landing Christian Academy.  Please indicate the day(s) and times you will be able to interview on the form and I will contact you with a confirmation of your interview schedule.


Thank you very much for helping to prepare our students and ensure their success as they transition from school to work!


Karen Robertson

Interview Fair Coordinator


ELCA Interview Flyer

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