eNewsletter ~ MAY, 2015
Eagle's Landing Christian Academy
proudly presents the
The Members of the Class of 2015 have been accepted to over 50 colleges and universities. 

Dates to Remember:
Thursday, May 21 - 11:30 AM
Senior Luncheon in Gym
(Graduation practice immediately following)

Saturday, May 23 - 10:00 AM
Graduation Ceremony in Worship Center

People to People Student Ambassador
Congratulations to freshman,
Christopher James Goolsby ("C.J.") who was invited and has been selected to participate in the People to People Student Ambassador Program.  This June, C.J. will join other student delegates and travel to England, Ireland and Wales for a two week study abroad program to gain a whole new way of seeing the world, its people, and international events differently.  It's a change that could mean the difference between being passed over by the ideal employer - or a future full of achievement.  C.J. is looking forward to this experience in increasing his global awareness.
Elementary Accolades

Elementary 
3rd Quarter
Setting a Course for Carnegie

Senior, Brian Tirado is a member of the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony and is heading to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City this summer. The final performance for the year will be conducted at the Atlanta Symphony Hall on May 19. Brian is alto sax player in this capacity. Congratulations, Brian, we are proud of you! Check out http://www.ayws.org for further information.

Congratulations to our ACSI Regional Creative Writing
and Mental Math Winners!

In the first round of ACSI Writing Competition, Mallory Armstrong, Belle Divine, and Jessica Goodwin received a Superior rating for their work. This allowed their compositions to enter the next level of regional competition involving 38+ schools.

 

The results of the regional competition are as follows:

Belle Divine- Excellent rating

Mallory Armstrong- Excellent rating

Jessica Goodwin- Superior rating

 

Congratulations and thank you for your efforts and for representing ELCA so wonderfully in this competition!

 

 

 

What a great competition we had at our last monthly Mental Math Challenge on May 7, 2015. It was a very close competition!  See the results at www.elcaonline.org/mentalmath.

 

Winners were Kristen Capp (3rd), Kennedy Thomas (4th) and Tim Blackburn (5th grade). 

 

NJAHS  NAHS NEWS

The National Jr. Art Honor Society/National Art Honor Society members (Chloe Slafka, Breanna Rogers, Olivia Tinsley, Ashlyn Donaldson, Sara Edge, Katie Southern, and Marissa Klakis) met on April 28 for officer elections.  All members were invited.  These members decided to form an Administrative Board that works together as a team instead of individual officer positions.  Their goal is to have better communication among the members and encourage more members to be active in the Art Honor Society.  They will begin planning activities such as visits to the Benton Village Home for next school year and design back drops for a photo booth for Grandparent's Day in the Fall.   Congratulations to the NJAHS/NAHS Administrative Team!

KEEPING TRACK
Lady Chargers Excel at State Championship

Our Lady Chargers competed incredibly this weekend at the GHSA State Track & Field Championships. Abigail Rogers won the Shot Put; T'aja Cameron won the Triple Jump and set a new state record for Class A 200 meters in 24.41; our Lady Chargers 4x400 Relay of Ansley Goode, Parker 

Pinholster, Taylor Aquillard, & T'aja Cameron shattered the school record & won big by running a 4:04.11. State Runner-Up was Sydney Spencer in the 100 meters; and also our 4x100 Relay team of Sydney Spencer, Palmer Pinholster, Taylor Aquillard, & T'aja Cameron. Other ladies 

making the All-State Team were Kaitlyn Yancey in the High Jump; Kayland Thomason in the 400 meters; and Sydney Spencer in the 200 meters.

 

Our Lady Chargers came away with the team State Runner-Up trophy. Great job ladies, we're so proud of you!!
Middle School Track Athletes Meet High Expectations 

ELCA middle school track had an outstanding season this year.  Our team participated in 7 track meets.  The girls' team finished the season as region champs and compiled a record of two 2nd place overall finishes and four 1st place overall finishes. The boys' team finished the season as region runner up and compiled a record of one 3rd place overall finish, two 2nd place overall finishes and four 1st place overall finishes.

 

Five members of the ELCA middle school track team competed in the Georgia Middle School Track and Field State Championship meet on April 24-25.  Seventy-seven schools and track clubs participated in this event and our guys showed that they are some of the best in the state.  Our 4x100 relay team comprised of Rasaan Hopps, Jelan Pearson, Mekhi Cameron and Justin Menard finished 6th with a time of 47.25.  Jordan Jakes finished third in the high jump with a 5-06.00  Justin Menard finished first in the 100m with a time of 11.49, second in the long jump with a jump of 10-10.00 and third in the 200m with a time of 23.93. Way to go, Guys!


All athletes that participated in a sport at the Varsity level this school year 
are invited to attend the annual Varsity Athletic Awards Ceremony. 


S ports Physicals Make-Up Date

 

May 27th - 5:00PM to 7:00PM

 Physicals will be administered at 

OrthoAtlanta

1240 Eagles Landing Pkwy Suite 300, 

Stockbridge, GA 3028. 

No appointment necessary.

 

This physical will cover your son or daughter for all sports for the 2015-2016 school year. You may complete the Pre-Participation Sport Health Form and the Concussion Awareness Form in advance (available at www.elcaonline.org/physicals). Athletes must bring the Pre-Participation Sport Health Form with them when they go. The Concussion Awareness Form will be included in the packet but we only need your signature on that.

 

The physicals will be performed by Dr. Daniel Orcutt and Dr. Todd Schmidt from OrthoAtlanta. Dr. Orcutt serves as the Team Doctor for all of our athletes. The physical will be  free !

 

If you have any questions regarding the Sports Physical you may contact Tiffani Hall, ELCA Athletic Trainer by phone (619) 379-3975 or email her at tiffani_hall87@yahoo.com.

 

2015-16 FINE ARTS FINALE
"Oliver!" Performance is Spectacular!
What a night!! Well, 3 nights. Over 150 students banded together to bring "Oliver" to our school and community for three outstanding performances.
The 47 students of the Young Charger Chorale performed as workhouse orphans. The 40 middle school drama students performed as street kids, and the high school
drama students each had singing and dancing parts in the show. Students were also present in the live orchestra. 

What a job well done!!
All middle and high school students involved in Fine Arts are invited to attend the Annual Fine Arts Awards Ceremony.
All disciplines will be recognized.

Thursday, May 14 - 7:00 PM
Reception to follow in Eagle Cafe

(Chapel attire required)
Sponsored by the Fine Arts Patrons
Spanish Students Walk the Runway

Fourth grade students presented a co-ed fashion show "Desfiloco" in Spanish class this week. Students paired up to to not only


model their own clothing but also to introduce a model. Each student was to describe (in Spanish) the clothing worn by the model. Students used

all four language skills as they researched, wrote, practiced and presented their fashion show.

Preschool Students Honor Their Mothers

Our K3 and K4 students enjoyed spending some special time with their Moms this month. K3 classes got all dressed up! Girls wore their pretty dresses, pearls and gloves. Boys wore their
fancy shirts and ties! All enjoyed a special Muffins with Mom Tea. Mrs. Colleen's class enjoyed an outside Picnic with Mom. Mrs. Cindi and Mrs. Gayle's classes enjoyed a special luncheon
in their classrooms with their moms! Everyone enjoyed spending time with the very special women God has placed in their lives--their Mother!
Happy Mother's Day to all!
Middle School Advisory Convention Group Visits Regency House
The Middle School Advisory Convention traveled to the Regency House in Decatur last week. Regency House is an independent living center where our students played 
board games, billiards, and Wii with the residents. "Probably, the best part is the students visiting with the residents. They listen to veterans' war stories, all about their families, 
as well as their life experiences," says leader, Mrs. Jami Covone. The students also served the residents snacks and participated in their exercise circle. 
Don't let your Kids be Bored this Summer!
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Choose from Math Boot Camp, Art Camp, Photography Camp, Super Science Camp, Sewing and Crafts for Girls, Crafts Around the World, Summer Sports Program for Boys...and don't forget the Mini Chargers and Young Chargers Day Camps open daily from 6/1 thru 7/24! 
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The 2015-16 School Calendar Has Been Released


Spring PTF Uniform Resale


Wednesday, June 3rd  

8:00 AM 'til Noon - Eagle Cafe 

School Store Scoop

May- 20% off all pants, skirts, and skorts in stock

Last day for the 2014-15 school year is May 29th!


JUNE: Open for New Family Appointments only


We'll be open to the public again as of July 6th,

Monday through Thursday 9-4 daily.

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!

    
Bus Route Proposal

Based on the interest of current families and projected demand, consideration is being given to offering bus service between our campus and the Conyers area for the 2015-16 academic year. The proposed plan is to pick-up and drop-off at the former Publix parking lot near the intersection of 138/20 (near Wells Fargo, Mellow Mushroom, Sonny's, etc.). The bus will be scheduled to depart from Conyers at 7:00am and depart from ELCA at 5:15pm on normal (full) school days. Expected arrival in Conyers is approximately 5:50pm.  The fee for this service would total $1,500 per school year per student and will reserve a space for both routes.  If you are interested in reserving a spot on this route or have any additional questions please contact the ELCA Admissions Office at (770) 957-2927.  

Spring Fling was a HUGE success! We would like to extend a BIG thank you to everyone who helped. From those working behind the scenes helping with t-shirts, armbands, and lining up volunteers to the room parents manning the booths to the middle school and high school students and their parents who helped keep things in order. A special thanks to those courageous students and faculty who braved the elements and took on the dunk tank; it was a cold and rainy day and your participation in the dunk tank was greatly appreciated! Also Mrs. Vicki Martin, thank you for tying up every loose end. 

THANK YOU!!!

Lerona James, PTF Spring Fling Chair and the PTF

Won't you join the 42% of families who are ALL IN?

Help us raise our family giving percentage by joining the 42% + of our families that have already given to the ELCA Fund this year with a donation of any amount. You can give on-line at www.elcaonline.org/give or by picking up information and a giving envelope in the front lobby. Don't miss out on your opportunity this academic year to have an impact on our students, as Every Gift Counts. Please contact Al Hosford in the ELCA Development Office at (678) 818-1031 with any questions.

 

 

Have you considered 
DONATING YOUR USED TECHNOLOGY? 
If you've recently upgraded your technology and have a tablet or iPad (iPad 2 in particular) in good working condition, it could be of great benefit to our students. It could also provide tax benefits for you and/or businesses to donate devices to our school. A donation letter for tax purposes will be provided for your donation. You may have the device "cleaned" or our IT service provider, On-Site RIS, will handle this for us prior to our receiving it. Contact Martha Fairley at martha.fairley@eagleslanding.org  today!
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