DECEMBER, 2014  
In This Issue...
State of School is Coming
Mulan presented by our MS Students
Feel the Heat
Valentine Grams
Have your name engraved on your yearbook - Order today!
Robotics - After School
Elementary Tennis - After School
President's List and Honor Roll
Credit Rescue
Young Chargers Enrichment Program
Kudos for Fine Arts
PTF News
Mock Job Interviews-Help Needed
Early Learning Academy
Varsity Lacrosse Coming
Science for Everyone
K-12 Student Technology
Mental Math
Artistic Adventures
Reaching Out
School Calendar Change
Yearbook News and Deadlines
SAGE is on top of Allergens
Stay Plugged In...

What is the

ELCA Fund?

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

ELCA Fund Update

Coming Soon......

Jan 22-24 - Drama Winter Show - Mulan

Jan 23 - "Feel the Heat" Night

Jan 27 - AP/Honors Parent Meeting for 9th thru 11th graders

Jan 27 - Current 11th Grade Parent Meeting

Jan 29 - Current 11th Grade registration for 2015-16

Feb 2 - State of School 7:00PM

Feb 16-20 -  Mid-Winter Break

Feb 23 - Staff Development Workday / No school for students

See all calendared events at 


This will be the big debut of the ELCA Middle School Drama program. This is definitely going to be one of the best ELCA musical productions ever. Make sure you do not miss this one.  This is a great show for the entire family.

You won't want to miss 
the annual 
Friday, January 23


It's about that time ... time to CHARGE up and get ready for some CHARGER basketball!  Please plan ahead for this annual event and join us for food, fun, activities, sponsorship appreciation and incredible Charger basketball. Be sure to pick up a Feel the Heat t-shirt from Mrs. Vicki Martin ($18 while supplies last).


Surprise someone special for Valentines!
Send Candy, Balloons, Animals and More!!

The Junior Class will be delivering "Valentine Grams" on Wednesday, February 11th, Thursday, February 12th, and Friday, February 13th. Place your orders now! Fill out the order form and return it to your homeroom teacher or to Vicki Martin no later than Friday, February 6th. Please make checks payable to ELCA with Junior Class on the memo line. Orders totaling $5.00 or more may be charged to your school account. Order forms must include account information and signature. Extra order forms are available at Vicki Martin's desk, MS and HS offices and at

Have your NAME engraved on your Yearbook!
Deadline extended to Tuesday, February 10
 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"

  • Good luck to Stephen Blackburn, Theatre, and Chloe Slafka, Dance, who will participate in the state Governor's Honors Interviews at Pebblebrook High School on Saturday, January 31.  Callan Russell, Music Brass, will interview at Pebblebrook on Saturday, February 7.

  • AP/Honors Parent Meeting for current 9th - 11th grades will be held at 5:30 P.M. on Tuesday, January 27, in the Theatre Room.  Come meet the teachers and here all about the advantages of taking AP and Honors classes.
    Current 11th Grade Parent Meeting will be on Tuesday, 

  • January 27, at 7:00 P.M. in the Theatre Room.  A college admissions officer will be on hand to discuss the college admissions process, PSAT and Practice ACT scores will be distributed, and parents/students with schedule registration appointments.
  • Current 11th grade registration for the 2015-2016 school year will take place on Thursday, January 29, at 5:00 and/or 6:00 P.M., and on Tuesday, February 3, at 5:00 P.M. in the cafeteria.  Registration is by appointment only.

Congratulations to our Honor Roll  and President's List Students!

ELCA Connect
Last semester didn't go well? 
Need to work towards a better grade?

ELCA Connect Credit Recovery can help! 


The 2014-2015 ELCA Connect High School Credit Recovery program makes it possible for students to repeat a course that was not academically successful the first time taken. These courses are taken online with a certified online teacher. Enrolled students are required to take all module tests and exams at ELCA in a proctored setting.

High School Credit Recovery courses may be taken during the school year in conjunction with the student's traditional academic classes or taken during the summer.

High School Credit Recovery courses are NCAA approved because they are NOT abbreviated courses. Enrolled students take the entire course over again. Semester courses have a minimum enrollment period of 10 weeks and yearlong courses have a minimum enrollment period of 20 weeks.


Credit Recovery Information and Registration Form

KUDOS for Fine Arts

Congratulations to Clay Smith, Callan Russell, and Brian Tirado, on being selected to perform with the 2015 GMEA All State Symphonic Band! Callan was 3rd chair trombone, Brian was 1st chair Baritone Saxophone, and Clay was 9th chair trumpet. These students competed with students from all public and private schools in the state of GA. This is a tremendous accomplishment for these students! 


Congratulations to Clay Smith, Callan Russell, Brian Tirado, Collin Hamby and Stephen McMurry on being selected to participate in the prestigious UGA High School Band Festival, Janfest. This festival is by invitation to the most accomplished high school band students in the state. We applaud these students' dedication to excellence!  

The P.T.F. has been B.U.S.Y.

PTF Parent Coffee Feb. 11 at 8:15 A.M. 
(Q&A from State of School)


Uniform resales in December and January were a huge success. Thanks so much for the donations and the wonderful volunteers who helped out. All money raised goes right back into the classroom needs at ELCA. 


Christmas Shoppe was a wonderful week! The students really enjoyed shopping for their loved ones and the volunteers really stepped up. Thank you so much to all the volunteers that came to help set up, assist the kids with shopping, work at the wrapping station and the clean up process. Our goal was met, and once again, 100% of all money raised, through the PTF Christmas Shoppe, goes directly into the classrooms at ELCA!


Teacher appreciation week is coming up February 2-6, with a luncheon for our wonderful teachers on February 5, from 12-1:00 P.M. If you are an elementary parent, more information will be coming from your room parent. We will need volunteers to cover the classrooms, so the faculty can enjoy their lunch. If you are a middle school parent, feel free to contact Melissa Smith, at, to volunteer. Volunteers are always needed to help with various needs that week, including set up and serving at the luncheon. Contact any member of the PTF for more information, on ways you can help.


The position of PTF High School Chair is still open. If you are a high school parent, who is interested in filling the position, please contact Chuck Ekstedt at The primary role is to communicate information from ELCA events, PTF events to the high school parents.



Chuck Ekstedt, PTF President


Melanie Mertz, PTF Secretary


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

What's up in Preschool?

Our K3 and K4 Preschool students are always 

experiencing something new and exciting!

In November, students had a visit from a Native American named Cheyenne!  We learned about the Native Americans and how they played a part in the First Thanksgiving.  Everyone enjoyed listening to Cheyenne and even participated in some Native American dances. Cheyenne works for a company called Character Lines.

Preschool students also enjoyed celebrating Thanksgiving with a feast in their classrooms. Good food was shared and the preschoolers dressed for the occasion!  Everyone shared things they were thankful for and all were reminded of the many blessing God has given to us!


The Christmas season was also an exciting time with gingerbread houses, candy sleighs, reading The Christmas Story, and dressing like reindeer...just some of the festivities that were enjoyed throughout the month!  Our Christmas program with the Kindergarten class was the highlight as we shared with family and friends the true meaning of Christmas!


Vicky Rodgers

Preschool Director

Lacrosse moves into new territory

ELCA Lacrosse will begin its first season as a varsity program with their opening practice on January 26th.  With thirteen of their eighteen games scheduled against AAAAA and AAAAAA schools this promises to be an exciting and challenging season.  If any high school boys are interested in playing please see Coach King in room 256 to join this program.

Science for EVERYONE

We are always excited in the elementary area when Mr.  Michael Green with Science for Everyone, Inc., joins us for a special presentation of a unique science and technology program.  Science for Everyone stimulates the students by increasing their interest through this interactive science presentation.   They are encouraged to question and explore and think critically...and to imagine endless possibilities along the way. 


Mr. Green is the President and CEO of Science for Everyone and is a passionate educator and enthusiastic speaker.  The students love the approach he uses with them as he shows his audience that science can be fun and interesting.  He uses the approach that hands-on learning means the students' minds will focused.  Simply put, Science for Everyone is ILLUMINATION FOR THE IMAGINATION!

How Resource-full!

Students! Did you know about the K-12 Student Technology Resources webpage found on the ELCA Website? It may be found under the Student tab or at


MENTAL MATHletes Strike Again

Third, fourth, and fifth grade students competed in ELCA's fourth Mental Math Challenge on December 5, 2014. It was a great competition, very close! The winners from all four challenges competed in a Semester Challenge on January 15, 2015, to determine a Semester Champion for each grade. We invite you to the next challenge on February 5. We challenge you to try and keep up with these students! 


See the results of all Mental Math challenges at 


On Tuesday, December 2, the Art II and AP Art classes visited the High Museum in Atlanta and viewed the featured exhibit of "Cezanne and the Modern," "Make A Joyful Noise," "Gordon Parks: Segregation Story," as well as several other temporary and ongoing exhibitions. Those attending were AP Art students: Ross Almario, Brie Collier, Evan Justus, GiGi Pennell, Zane Thompson, Evan Williams, Amy Yang.  Art II students:  Ali Austin, Baylee Holder, Alec Sapp, Chloe Slafka, Bear Di, Sara Edge, Lauren Harrison, Erin Helton, Marissa Klakis, Kenneth Lomax-McCullough, Breanna Rogers, Katie Southern, Aaron Williams.  Chaperones were Mrs. Harrison, Mrs. Batchelor, and Coach Batchelor.  A special "Thank You" to Coach Batchelor who also served as our bus driver.  It was a beautiful day and a wonderful experience for all.

Also, in December, Mrs. Batchelor read the children's story "The Manger Mouse" to her high school Accountability Group students. They finished the session with making (yummy) mice of their own.

Lynn Batchelor
HS and MS Art teacher

 Bridging the Gap and Reaching Out

Each Wednesday, Mrs. Daily's 8th grade homeroom accompanies her to preschool chapel and helps with the K3, K4 and Kindergarten classes. In December her students brought in goodies and put together "Happy Birthday Jesus Party Mix" bags. The older students then delivered them to the younger students' classrooms. Silver Kisses were used to symbolize the angels that worshiped Jesus, Rolos for the wise men and candy canes for the shepherds.   



The Varsity Wrestling Team

defended their Area Championship for the third time in a row at home on Saturday in dominating fashion. Every ELCA wrestler pinned their FPD opponent in the finals, racking up 54 points, after dispatching with Pacelli earlier in the day. This qualifies them for the State Duals in Macon this week. The #5 ranked Chargers will square off against #4 Trion at 8am on Friday at the Centreplex.


The Wrestlerettes did a fabulous job keeping everything running smoothly!


Follow them on Twitter and also on Instagram. 





Please make a note on your calendar to show that Monday, February 23 will be a Staff Development workday. This will extend the Mid-Winter break by one day, so all students will return on Tuesday, February 24. 

What's Up with the YEARBOOK?

Use ReplayIt TODAY to share photos with the ELCA Yearbook Staff!
Use ReplayIt TODAY 
to share photos with the 
ELCA Yearbook Staff!

All students will receive a is included in tuition. You may have received an email from Jostens regarding ordering your yearbook online. This is not necessary, however, you may go to the site and purchase your yearbook personalization and the cost for the yearbook will appear as $0.00.

Senior Yearbook Page 
Deadline Extended...
Friday, February 13

Stay Plugged In Everyday...


Stay current with upcoming events, and find the forms and information you need on our News 2 Use page of our website. Visit us online at Also, breaking news updates and reminders will be posted on our social media venues. 

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