NOVEMBER, 2014  
In This Issue...
Partners in Ed Spotlight
Parade of Nations
Community Helpers Month for Preschool
GHP Nominees Announced
Article Headline
K-12 Student Technology
Parent Teacher Fellowship - Christmas Shoppe and More
Easy ways to support ELCA!
Take Control of your Taxes
Operation Christmas Child
Young Chargers Enrichment Program coming for Thanksgiving Break
Fantastic Fine Arts
Charger Athletics
State of School is Coming
Middle School Leadership Conference
Accelerated Readers
What's Cookin' in Algebra Class?
Christian College Fair
Share your Photos and Videos with ELCA
RenWeb Notice
Relay For Life
School Store Special Dates
Stay Plugged In...

What is the

ELCA Fund?

What Is The ELCA Fund?
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ELCA Fund Update

Coming Soon......

Nov 14 - Varsity Football hosting the 1st round of GHSA State playoffs at home

Nov 14 & 17 -  School Store Closed

Nov 17 - Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes deadline
GOAL-5000 boxes 

Nov 19 - 2nd grade program during chapel "God So Loved the World"

Nov 24-26 - Young Chargers Enrichment Program operates

Dec 4 - Band Christmas Concert

Dec 5 - Final deadline for yearbook senior ads

Dec 15 - Choral Christmas Concert

Dec 17 - K3, K4 and K5 students will perform "Call Him Jesus" during chapel

Dec 17 - 5th Grade Christmas Program during chapel "Out of the Box"

Jan 9 - Yearbook Personalization Due

Feb 2 - State of School



There's no place like HOME!
ELCA Celebrates 2014 Homecoming
2014 Homecoming Queen, Allie Perry
and King, Ryan Meneely
What a WEEK!
Homecoming week is always full of excitement, and this year was no exception. There were dress-up spirit days, homecoming court, Powder Puff, Rough & Tough, pies in faces and even a pep rally! Oh, right, there was also football...which was a big win for the Chargers versus Mt. Vernon 56-0!


A very special thank you to our

Partners in Education

who sponsored our Homecoming Tailgate Event!!


Presenting Sponsor - Active Pest Control


Supporting Sponsors

Dr. Liliana Mejia

Georgia Balfour

Strawn & Co., Insurance

ELCA Athletic Booster Club


Event Sponsors

Key Impact Sales & Systems - desserts

Sharon Jenkins - Balloons by Sharon J - decorations

Black Tie Formal Wear - tuxes for guys on Homecoming Court


For more information about our Partners in Education go to

Parade of Nations
October is Missions Month at ELCA
The Annual Parade of Nations took place on Friday, October 31 as the finale of Missions Month. The entire elementary school had mission-focused lessons about different countries and then dressed in the cultural fashion for those countries for the parade. 

Our Favorite Community Helpers!


October was Community Helper month for the K3 and K4 students.  Our month began with Mr. Hylkema, our favorite bus driver, taking the Preschoolers on an "On-Campus" field trip! Next, Mr. Carrigan brought Teco, his canine partner, to visit each classroom and share what it is like being a policeman with a dog for a partner.  Zyon Bowen's daddy who is a Policeman, brought his Police motorcycle and shared with us what he does to keep people safe.  He even let us sit on his motorcycle!  Our next Community Helper to visit was the Fire House and units from Station Three.  We got to learn how to get out of a house safely, see what a fireman looks like all dressed up to rescue us from a burning fire, and see an ambulance and fire engine up close!  Officer Mike gave us a special visit and talked about his job at school and in the county keeping people safe!  We even got to see inside his police car!  Chef Joe and Chef Jonas of Sage Dining in our school helped us decorate cookies while they talked to us about cooking and being a chef.  We wrapped our Community Helper month up with a Community Helper Parade where each child dressed up as their favorite Community Helper.  We had a great time learning and are so blessed to have such great Community Helpers!!

Governors Honors Program 
State Level Nominees

Stephen Blackburn, Chloe Slafka and Callan Russell were selected to represent Eagle's Landing Christian Academy at the State Round of the Governors Honors Program. Only three students from ELCA were selected to advance to the final round. We are very honored that these students were selected to represent ELCA in the areas of Theater, Dance and Instrumental Music.


Each of these students will submit a state level application on December 5 and hope to proceed as a semifinalist in the state competition. Best of luck to you all!

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




This year's Instructional Technology department is preparing both students and staff for the technology needs of the 21st century classroom. Thank you for supporting the ELCA Fund and the PTF from which funds were gained to support many of these projects and tools. Read more.


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 via link below.


This webpage brings into one place the tools that students are using in the classroom and for homework assignments. It also provides tools and applications to assist in remediation and enrichment.  It will be continuously updated, so check it often.  Students are welcome to also submit suggestions for the webpage through the web form located at the bottom of the webpage.

It's the Most Wonderful Time...

The PTF Christmas Shoppe is coming in December! This year is sure to be a hit with a lot of new items as well as free gift wrapping. Make plans to stop by the elementary library and shop December 2-5. There will be a variety of Christmas gifts for children and adults of all ages. 

There will also be a "mini" uniform resale during the Shoppe.

Visit to see a preview of the wonderful items that will be available this year! 


It's the time of year 

when we do a lot of extra shopping to prepare for Thanksgiving and Christmas. 


Attached are some 

great ways to support ELCA   

 while Holiday Shopping.


Please take a moment to see how easy it is to 

earn money for ELCA every time you shop!


Thanks for supporting our school and our mission!


Support ELCA & Save on Your Taxes

Georgia GOAL

Did you know that in 2008 the Georgia General Assembly passed a law that allows both individuals and corporations to re-direct their Georgia tax dollars? Taxes that you owe to the State of Georgia may be re-directed to the Georgia Goal Scholarship Program to support the private or Christian school of your choice. These funds are used to assist families with a demonstrated financial need to attend or remain at ELCA. The law also provides families the opportunity to gain a tax benefit on federal taxes. Would you join other ELCA families who are already choosing to re-direct their tax dollars contributing to Georgia GOAL? Reservations are being taken now for 2015 and it is anticipated that each of these credits will be claimed by mid-DecemberPlease contact ELCA Director of Development, Al Hosfordat (678)818-1031 to learn more about this program.  

A small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. Be a part of changing children's lives all over the world in Jesus' Name through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child.

The ministries of ELCA and Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church have set a very challenging goal of collecting 5000 shoeboxes this year. The November 17 deadline is quickly approaching. Won't you be a part of this ministry of blessing others with the love of Christ? 



Showtime at the Fall Chorus Concert


ELCA choirs brought a little touch of Broadway to the stage while featuring top show tunes through the years. The Young Charger Chorale, MS Chorus and HS Chorus delivered hits that were enjoyed by everyone in attendance.

The ELCA Choirs will perform again Monday, December 15th at 7:00 PM. It is sure to be a perfect way to ring in the holidays!




From Birmingham Ja
2nd Place Team
Allstar Cast Members:
Stephen Blackburn and Noah Richard


Marching Band concludes competitive marching season:
Congratulations to the ELCA Charger Band on an outstanding conclusion to the 2014 marching season!  The band had a great day at the Old South Marching Band Competition in Newnan, GA on November 1, 2014. The  Charger Band received Superior Ratings in all captions as well as 1st place Drum Major, 1st place Colorguard, 2nd place Percussion, and 1st place Band in Class 1A.  This ends a very successful year for the Charger Band, which included numerous Superior ratings and two 1st place trophies for Best in Class Band.  Congratulatiuons to all of the band students and parents who made this year so successful!  Go Band!!!






The 4th grade performance of "Rock Solid" on October 29 was a musical about God's promises for our 'trail of life'.  It reminded us that every day is an adventure...sometimes our trail is exciting and fun, but sometimes it may be scary, confusing, and difficult.  The great thing is that God will walk with us through this life, forever leading and guiding us, if we let Him.


Zoe Purcaro was our "Ranger" who started our 2 teams on their trail to the top of the Summit.  The "Yellow Team" consisted of Caity Patterson, Jake Lankie, Allison Simmons, and Charlie Gilliam.  The "Camo Team" members were Colton Hood, Jesse Pinder, Miller Doerr, and Sara Cauble.  While on the trail, our "Yellow Team" had an encounter with a bear...a "Chicago Bear" played by Brandon Wiggins.


Twenty students had speaking parts and sixteen students had singing parts in the program.  They all did a wonderful job!  We give God all the glory for their wonderful gifts and talents that these students use to tell others about Christ and for being a Christian example. 

  • 2nd grade students will be presenting a musical program on Wednesday, November 19 (during Elementary Chapel time); 1:45-2:30.  The title of the program is, "God So Loved the World".
  • K3, K4, & K5 student will be presenting a Christmas program on Wednesday, December 17 (during pre-school Chapel time); 8:15-8:45.  The title of the program is, "Call Him Jesus".
  • 5th grade Chorus members will be presenting a Christmas program on Wednesday, December, 17 (during Elementary Chapel time); 1:45-2:30.  The title of the program is, "Out of the Box".

Belle Divine (4th grade member of the Young Charger Chorale) competed in the North Dekalb Music Teachers Association's 2014 Bach Competition on Saturday, October 11th at Georgia State University. She won first place in the elementary harp division. She performed Minuet in G by J.S. Bach on Sunday, October 12th at the Winners Recital at Piano Works.

She has been playing the harp for 3.5 years under the instruction of Susan Bennett Brady, principal harpist for the Atlanta Opera.




Fine Arts Patrons:

A big THANK YOU to all of our students and parents this month. The large format fundraiser was a huge success and our parent support with drama and marching band productions has been tremendous. We are thankful for each of you and are looking forward to a marvelous November!




Follow the Fine Arts Department on social media. Be sure to check out the new tables for the high school art room on the Fine Arts Facebook page!


Fall Sports Teams Have 

Lots to be Proud of... 


  • Bronco Chargers Football (4th-6th Grade) won their league championship beating Loganville Christian 6-0
  • Middle School Football won the MS Championship, beating Mt Vernon Presbyterian 47-6
  • JV Football won their Region Championship, beating Walker 40-14
  • Varsity Softball Ladies are Region Champions and won their 6th GHSA State Championship A-Private in the last 9 years
  • Varsity Volleyball Ladies are Area Champions and made it to the GHSA Final Four
  • Varsity Football won the Region 5 Championship and will host the 1st Round of the GHSA State playoffs TODAY (November 14th)
  • Competition Cheer placed 2nd at the Ultimate Grand Cheer Championship at Union Grove High School 


Winter Sports practices have begun with boys & girls basketball and wrestling. We look forward to these contests beginning next week!


Stay up-to-date with athletic news:         
Middle School Leaders


On October 15, nineteen middle school students (advisory representatives) attended the ACSI Leadership Conference. The speaker was Jody Shelton, HS youth pastor from Cross Pointe Church in Duluth.

The Theme was Step Up: Eight Epic Principles of Leadership taken from the study of Nehemiah.







7)      SERVE



The students heard a speaker on leadership throughout the day, then met as a school to make plans on how they can serve and lead others to serve this school year. Their decision was to create a "Kindness Campaign" to carry out in the middle school later this fall, then to visit Regency House Assisted Living next semester.  


Above: Baileigh Moore shares the Advisory Representatives' final plans of the school year while at the conference.  



Two middle school students have already received an AR t-shirt for reaching their grade level goal.
Eunjin Choi (7th) has taken 50 A.R. quizzes and earned 487.6 points and Shiven Patel (7th) has taken 13 A.R. quizzes and earned 227 points. The A.R. Level to receive a t-shirt in seventh grade is 175 points. Both of these students have already read "above and beyond" for this school year. Keep up the good work, guys! 

What's Cookin' in Algebra Class?


"Chef" Jordan Pinder is cooking as part of a project for Ms. Lewis' Algebra class. That's fun and yummy learning!


Students Connect with College Representatives



With 44 colleges represented, the NACCAP College Fair held on October 21 saw over 600 people in attendance.  Along with parents and high school students from other campuses, ELCA students were able to talk with representatives from colleges from as far away as Colorado, Indiana, California, New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio in addition to universities in Georgia.

The college fair gave students exposure to colleges they may not have been familiar with.  Students discovered schools with state-of-the-art research labs, schools with faculty holding credentials that rival any public or private university, schools that have award winning graphic arts departments and outstanding fine art programs.  Students also discovered that many Christian colleges offer the same majors as many state universities while supporting an atmosphere where their beliefs and values are not only respected but encouraged.  

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!




RenWeb Home (for iOS) 

Update Available Now

RenWeb Home Version 2.8 for iOS fixes a recent crash-related bug parents and students may have been experiencing.

Parents and students using RenWeb Home on iOS devices should update to this most recent version as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact RenWeb Support at 866-800-6593 or email them at


Keep Booming 

for a Cure!


Thanks so much for those of you who supported our Cookie Sales in the month of October. Thanks to all the parent volunteers and Beckey Moore, a grandparent who has helped us for many years.  We will have another sale in April right before the Relay for Life event. The event will be held at Hampton High School this year on April, 24, 2015.  If you are a cancer survivor or would like to honor someone that night with a luminary, please contact  Laura Farr at

If you would like to join the ELCA Relay for Life Team go to  to sign up.


Thanks for your support in fighting this terrible disease.  This is the 30th year of Relay and we are booming out a cure for cancer!!! 


ELCA Charger School Store


This Friday, November 14th and next Monday, November 17th, the school store will be CLOSED for computer software updating.  


Please make plans to come by or call this week to take care of any uniform needs you may have.  During the time we are closed (Friday and Monday) we will still be taking phone and email orders and will begin filling those as soon as the system is back up and running. 


Please visit us on Facebook and "like" us!


Thank you,

Shannon Dallas

Store Director



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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