eNewsletter ~ MAY 2016

We will say "Farewell" to the Class of 2016 on Saturday, May 21 at 10:00 AM.

Best of luck to each of you! We know you are well-prepared for the path God has for your future!

Just a few more days to complete the SURVEY

Dear ELCA Parents,

Every five years the school undergoes the process of "re-accreditation" with AdvancED, and we are embarking on the journey toward our re-accreditation visit from an AdvancED accreditation team in March of 2017.  

The AdvancED/SACS Accreditation Process is a comprehensive program of evaluation and external review supported by research-based standards.  It is dedicated to helping schools (both public and private), districts and education providers to continuously improve.  

To ensure continuous improvement, we will undergo an extensive internal review of our practices. One of the first parts of this process is an AdvanceED/SACS survey of stakeholders that includes parents, staff and students at each level. 

The objective of the surveys is to understand various perspectives of stakeholders, to improve communication with stakeholders, and to gain valuable data for decision-making as we look to determine areas for improvement. Results of the surveys will serve to guide our internal review process.

The link will be open through Friday, May 20, however, please complete the survey at your earliest convenience. It should take less than 10 minutes and all survey results are completely anonymous. We appreciate and value the feedback that stakeholders will provide throughout this process. Thank you in advance for your participation!

The 2015-16 Accolade has been dedicated 
in memory of Mrs. Kim Edge 
and in honor of Mr. and Mrs Kevin and Jody Hornsby.
Mr. Blake Edge is surrounded by his family, 
including his children Sara (senior), Robert (sophomore), Rachel (8th) and Silas (7th).
ELCA third grade teacher, Mrs. Kim Edge, 
lost her fight to cancer this year after a courageous battle. She is greatly missed!

Mr. and Mrs. Hornsby are joined by daughter, Shelby with her fiance, and son, Coleson.
Mr. Hornsby will be leaving this year to pursue ministry with Camp Anderson. Mrs. Hornsby will enter the role of MS Assistant Principal next year.
Seniors aren't the only ones graduating!
Friday, May 27
Kindergarten Graduation  - 8:30AM
5th Grade Graduation - 10:00AM

Want to get a jump on things?

Here's an easy way to get set for next year...
Order your school supplies for 2016-2017 and avoid the hassle!
Orders will be available for pick up on B2SD!

Summer is upon us...

Be sure to record every wonderful moment and share your photos with us for our B2SD Summer Video!

Email your memories to contact@eagleslanding.org
Where will your child be this summer?
Keep them moving and improving
with Fast Forward Summer Enrichment Camps!
Fast Forward

Online registration NOW OPEN!

Mini Chargers Summer Enrichment (preschool)
Young Chargers Enrichment Program (rising 1st - 7th)


Elementary Basketball Camp
Math Boot Camp
Super Science Camp
Sewing and Crafts Camp
NEW! Scrapbooking Camp for 5th-12th grade ladies!
Youth Football Camp

Thank you  to all ELCA families who were a part of the 
ALL IN 2015-2016 ELCA Fund Campaign. We have reached an unprecedented 49% this year!

If you have not yet given to the ELCA Fund, won't you consider doing so? Just 7 more families will bring our percentage to 50%!

Wondering what the ELCA Fund is all about? Visit  www.elcaonline.org/give to learn more and to make your gift today. 
ELCA has received $3286
in proceeds from the Chick-fil-A Fundraiser Day
over the months of January, February, March and April!

Thank you for supporting ELCA!

REMEMBER: If you'd like to enjoy lunch with your child, please be prepared to pay by cash or check for the remainder of the school year.
Thank you!
ELCA Connect
In need of Credit Recovery or Credit Rescue? 
Click here for information.

Students Earn Awards from 
Delta Community Credit Union

Trent Johnson earns a 
Delta Community Credit Union $5000 Scholarship

Delta Community Credit Union is committed to improving the financial lives of its members. Our financial program for young adults, 
Quarterlife , and the annual Scholarship Program were created to help members with early financial milestones like going to college. Scholarship awards are based on academic achievement, community service and submission of an essay on a topic selected by the credit union. 

Trent wrote his essay to enter the Delta Community Credit Union college scholarship contest and was chosen from almost 400 applicants to receive one of three $5,000 scholarships.

You can read Trent's bio and those of the other winners at 

Congratulations, Trent!

Nick Mertz earns a  Delta Community Credit Union $200 Sandy Savers Saving Acccount

Delta Community Credit Union congratulated Eagle's Landing Christian Academy's 4
th grader, Nick Mertz as a  winner of Delta Community CU's Youth Month Essay Contest! Nick along with 7 other Partner In Ed school winners received a $200 Delta Community Sandy Savers Savings Account. His essay was chosen nearly 300 entries from their PIE schools.

Congratulations, Nick!
United States Naval Academy STEM Camp

Eighth grade student, Olivia Tinsley has been accepted to attend a STEM camp at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD from June 6-11. The Naval Academy Summer STEM Program is offered to rising 9 th -11 th  Graders. Students must demonstrate superior academic performance to include GPA, class standing, and/or strong PSAT, SAT or ACT results. Selection is based in large part on ensuring geographic representation along with overall accomplishments in and out of the classroom.

Congratulations, Olivia!

What a great competition we had at our last monthly Mental Math Challenge on May 5, 2016. It was a very close competition! 

May Challenge Winners: Nyla Osmani (3rd), Drew Patterson (4th), Luke Sanders (5th).
The second semester Mental Math Challenge was held on Thursday, May 12, 2016. This challenge was between all the monthly winners from second semester for grades three through five. Our elementary students have done a great job this year with mental math. 

SEMESTER CHALLENGE WINNERS: Tamia Goff (3rd), Kylen Smith (4th) and Zoe Purcaro (5th).

Art @ Disney
Art students from middle and high school recently attended Disney's Fundamentals of Photo Storytelling workshop. They learned about the art of storytelling with visuals and how to capture artistic images with proven photography techniques. 

Memory Project Update
A Must-See "Thank You" Video

The NJAHS(National Junior Art Honor Society)/NAHS(National Art Honor Society), as well as Mrs. Batchelor's Accountability Group recently participated in the Memory Project (memoryproject.org) for Bolivian children.

The Memory Project is a nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, and extreme poverty.

The portraits help the children feel valued and important, to know that many people care about their well being, and to act as meaningful pieces of personal history in the future. For the art students, this is an opportunity to creatively practice kindness and global awareness.

High School artists were Ali Austin, Alyssa Aguirre, Eriana Ansley, Heather Perkerson, Jordyn Street, Katie McDonald, Kaylah Bruno, Kennedy Thomas, Madison Shelnutt, Nicole Gipson, Olivia Tinsley, Rachel Edge, Sara Edge, and Wennie Duan. Middle School artists were Bella Bell, Chance Askew, Delaney Terry, Grace Shockley, Joseph, White, Madeline Reagan and Mitch Hazel. The project was funded by the Fine Arts Patrons. Below is a "Thank You" letter with a link to a very moving video from the founder of The Memory Project.

Dear Ms. Batchelor and Artists,

I'm very happy to let you know that the kids in Bolivia have received the portraits, and you will see in the video that they absolutely loved them!

This video begins with an introduction personalized for you, and then shows many children receiving their portraits together at the different organizations that were involved.  Please feel welcome to share this video with your administrators, school board, and school community as a way of celebrating the accomplishments of your art program!

I think you will also be pleased to know that we were able to make a collective financial donation of $4,100 to help support the kids' education, thanks to the participation fees you contributed.  So please be proud that you helped to provide that gift along with the portraits.
Thanks so much to all of you for being part of the Memory Project.  You have given these children meaningful keepsakes to last a lifetime.  I hope you'll be involved again!  

Most Gratefully,

Ben Schumaker
Founder & Director
The Memory Project
STATEly Athletes

Congratulations to our boys and girls golf teams. Both teams qualified for the GHSA State Sectionals which were held on Monday, May 2 nd in Athens, Georgia (Jordan Long, Charlie Reeves, Sam Lankie, Connor Jones, Daniel Barnette and Devin Williams participated in the Sectionals.)  At that tournament, Jordan Long qualified for the 4 th year to play in the State Tournament where he narrowly missed the State title by one stroke. The girls' team qualified for the State Tournament as well. This is the first ELCA Girls' Golf Team to ever qualify for the state tournament! Congratulations to Olivia Pounds, Macey Dunaway, Emily Boivin, and Taylor Wiggins who participated in the Sectionals and went on to place 7th in the State.
Congratulations to...

GHSA Class A 4x100 Relay State Champions  
Eric Motes, Justin Menard, Sean Queen, Jeffrey Uzzell. 
Great job guys!!
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.

The February Gold Bolt Employee of the Month is
Mrs. Jody Hornsby
Middle School Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator
Mrs. Hornsby has received a gift bag from our Partner in Ed, 
Dunkin' Donuts on Eagle's Landing Parkway.
Just a couple of the many Gold Bolt Stories received about Mrs. Hornsby...
Mrs Jody Hornsby has been a blessing to me. She is a very receptive, genuine and caring educator. I appreciate Mrs Hornsby's prompt email responses and words of wisdom. 'Kudos,' Mrs Hornsby! "

Congratulations, Mrs. Hornsby, and thank you 
for your outstanding service to our students and parents!
Please share your experiences and help us choose our 
next Gold Bolt Employee 

Our final End of Year Uniform Resale will be held on June 1st from 7:30AM until Noon. This is a great opportunity to get a great deal on uniforms for next year.
We need workers to help sort, fold, sell, etc.

Volunteers are needed to set up on Tuesday, 5/31 and to run the sale and clean up on Wednesday, 6/1. To volunteer, please contact Elly Gogins at msgogins@gmail.com.
Charger Store Sale!

The entire month of May we will have 20% off all in-stock outerwear and long sleeve piques!  This will include all windbreakers, Evolux jackets, crewneck sweatshirts, and the seasonal long sleeve piques.  We also will have a variety of items on clearance the month of May as well, including much of our in-stock spirit wear. 

The school store is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:30-3:30. If you have any questions contact us at store@eagleslanding.org 
or by phone at  678-818-1037.

Students attending YCEP should register for Camp 323 through the YCEP registration process.
Calendar Quick View
May 19 Senior/Parent Luncheon
May 20 Chick-fil-A Friday
May 21 High School Graduation
May 25-27  Middle and High School Exam Days - School dismisses at Noon
May 27 Kindergarten Graduation - 8:30AM
May 27 5th Grade Graduation - 10:00 AM
May 27  Last day of school - School dismisses at Noon for all students
May 31 First day of Summer Day Camps
June 13 Camp 323

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

Calendar for 2016-2017 School Year

Check out the video of the recent 
State of School Address at 
Eagle's Landing Christian Academy