eNewsletter ~ NOVEMBER 2016
A Time for Giving Thanks
We're thankful for you!
It's Shoebox Season!
   
It's a simple way to be a part of sharing the gospel around the world.
   
Will you help us reach our goal of collecting
3000 shoeboxes this year? Shoeboxes will be collected at ELCA
through Friday, November 18 and at ELFBC through November 21.

Need ideas for filling your shoebox? Click here or visit
ELCA Homecoming 2016
What a great night of food and fellowship was enjoyed as we thanked all those who invest in the mission of our school by giving to the ELCA Fund at the Donor Appreciation Tailgate Tradition.  We were  also blessed to see over 100 alumni and their families in attendance whose lives have been impacted by the ministry of our school. 
 
A special thank you to our sponsors who helped to make the event so special:
 
Active Pest Control - Presenting Sponsor
Mrs. Sharon Jenkins and It's Your Day Event       Design (balloon decorations)
Black Tie Formal Wear (tuxes for the guys on the         court)
 
Event Sponsors:
Georgia Balfour
Champions Choice Awards
ELCA Athletic Booster Club
Market Grocery
Strawn & Co., Insurance
 


We've come so far...and you're the reason.

If you haven't done so already, will you help us reach our calendar year-end goal of  75% 
ELCA Fund family participation?

We are currently at our highest participation percentage ever... 51%!

Please consider keeping ELCA in the Top 3 of the non-profits 
your family supports while your child is here.
elcaonline.org/give
Remember the SIMPLE WAYS you can support ELCA when you shop...


The student council sponsored Canned Food Drive collected 1,671 cans this year for the Helping In His Name Food Pantry. Seven th grade donated the most for the middle school and those students will be receiving a day outside during IF. The junior class  donated the most for the high school and will be having an extra dress-down day.  Thank you to all who donated!
A shout out to our valuable Booster members and supporters.  

It is through your continued support we are able to grow and equip  our Kingdom Athletes. So we thank you for the valuable role you play  in this. If you are interested in learning more about the Booster Club  or in becoming a member, click here .

Also, don't miss out!  Be sure to stop by the school store or visit  the  Bolt for all of the latest fall and winter Spiritwear items!   Adult  and youth items are available and proceeds support our 
Athletic  Booster Club.  

It's a great day to be a Charger!
ACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS and ANNOUNCEMENTS




ELCA students traveled to Clemson University on Saturday, October 22, to attend a Spanish poetry competition.  Our students competed with over 300 students from Georgia and South Carolina.  Six of our students received awards: Dhruti Trivedi, Jade Hensel and Eunjin Choi placed first in their categories, Kayla Hamlin and Alyssa Moseley placed second in their categories and Ishan Padmani placed third in his category. 
Congratulations, students, for a job well done!
A MONUMENTAL TASK


Sixth grade students in Mrs. Schuerman's math class have displayed their recent creations. Students chose a  monument or landmark, researched all of the dimensions, and then used proportions to scale them down to an accurate but manageable size. They also shared information about their chosen monument/landmark with classmates. Awesome work!
GETTING THE SKIN-ny
Skin is the largest organ in the body and high school anatomy and physiology students recently measured the approximate surface area of their classmates. Newspaper was used to cover the skin layer and then measurements were taken of the paper. The skin takes up about 1.8 square meters  on the average human body and our students came within a 5% error of this measurement!

FINE ARTS

Parents and fellow students enjoyed the fourth grade presentation 
"GPS:  God's Plan of Salvation" this week! What a great job!

Mark Your Calendars Now:
November 16, 2016
1 st & 2 nd grades present
"A Time to Give Thanks" 
@ 8:20 a.m. in Worship Center
 
December 14, 2016
K3/K4/K5 present
"Where is the Baby Jesus?" 
@ 8:20 a.m. in Worship Center

The ELCA Mighty Charger Marching Band took second in their class at the Eagle's Nest Invitational and scored High Guard (highest scored color guard) and High General Effect. They just missed winning their class by a fraction of a point. Way to go!

The Middle School and High School Concert Bands will perform on Thursday, November 17th at 7:30 in the worship center. All are welcome and admission is free! 
Chorus News!

It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas!  Our choruses are working hard preparing for upcoming performances in December.  First, on December 3rd, the choruses are singing for the lighting of the tree in the McDonough Square.  Details are still being worked out for exact times, but performances will be around 4:30 and end with the tree lighting at 5:30.  Following the tree lighting will be the Christmas parade.  Also, on December 10th and 11th, the choruses will be singing with the choirs from Eagles Landing First Baptist Church in the Christmas performance.  The theme this year is Come Together.  Part of that theme comes from the collaboration between the church and the ELCA band, chorus, and guitar classes.  We hope you can join us for these events.  ELCA is blessed with some really talented students and God is giving us opportunities to use these talents for Him.  

For the month of November, some of our choral students are working hard to audition for All State Chorus.  These students have to prepare major, minor, and chromatic scales, a vocal solo, which for high school students is in Italian, and sight reading.  I'm proud of Tiffany Franklin, Caley Ingram, Caleb Middleton, Loren Sullivan, and Zion Middleton for putting the work into getting ready for these auditions.  The audition date is November 12th.  They compete with students all over the state of Georgia.   ~Mrs. Tracey Fuller
ELCA LIFE
We are a school that believes in the 
power
of prayer and is thankful for the privilege of prayer

Join Richard Allen, ELCA Spiritual Life Director, for a weekly time of prayer starting on Thursday, November 17. Meetings will take place on Thursdays at 8:00AM in the MS/HS Choral Suite.

All parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles are invited. Let Mr. Allen know you plan to attend by emailing him at richard.allen@eagleslanding.org.
CARPOOL REMINDER::Morning Drop-off

After 7:25AM,  only preschool students should be dropped
off at the North Portico (elementary side near the playground and gym). Elementary students should be dropped off at the center main horseshoe entrance.
Thank you for your cooperation!

Did you know 
you can receive a $500 tuition credit 
for referring a new student to ELCA?

Why keep ELCA to yourself?  Tell your friends what 
you love about your school.

for more information.
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.

Please share your experiences and help us choose our 
next Gold Bolt Employee 
ELCA is looking for CDL license holders with p and s endorsements interested in driving for ELCA. The driving times will vary and are flexible; drivers needed during the school day to drive for field trips as well as athletic events and Saturday activities. If you are interested, or know someone who would be, please contact Doug Jones.
Keep up with what's cooking, baking & growing at the Eagle Cafe! SAGE Dining Services is proud to feed the ELCA community daily and would love to hear from you! Get connected...and scroll through yummy food pics!
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@SAGE_AT_ELCA
OPPORTUNITY in our COMMUNITY
Be a part of the inaugural Healthy Children Conference in Henry County
on Tuesday, November 15. The Conference will be a day of learning and sharing with a focus on raising a community of safe, healthy and happy children. The conference is free to attend, and anyone interested in learning more about topics related to child well-being is invited to attend.
 
For more information, please view the flyer or visit   www.henryhealthychildren.eventbrite.com to register.
Calendar Quick View
November - MINISTRY TSUNAMI MONTH
Nov 4 Operation M46
Nov 4 Chick-fil-A Friday
Nov 6 Change your Clocks - Fall Back
Nov 7 Professional Learning Day 
          NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS 
Nov 8 Students return - ELCA is in session
Nov 10-11 The Civil War: The Musical  - HS drama
Nov 16 A Time to Give Thanks presented by grades 1 & 2
Nov 17 Parent Prayer Time with Mr. Allen 8:00AM
             Band Concert - 7:30PM
Dec 3 Chorus at McDonough Square
Dec 10 -11 Christmas Concert: Come Together

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

Calendar for 2016-2017 School Year
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