eNewsletter ~ OCTOBER, 2015
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Oct 10 - Senior Portrait Re-
               Takes and Absentees
Oct 12 - No School - Faculty 
               work day
Oct 13 - Marching Band 
               Exhibition @ Ola HS
Oct 14-  PSAT/Grades 9-11
Oct 20 - Christian College Fair
Oct 22 - Drama "The Crucible"
Oct 28 - 4th grade Chapel 
               performance
               "Everyday Heroes"
Oct 30 - Parade of Nations
Nov 6 -  Mental Math Challenge
Nov 16- Operation Christmas
               Child Kick-off
Nov 18- 2nd grade Chapel 
               performance
               "I Love My Country" 
Nov 23-25  Young Chargers
                   Enrichment Program
Nov 29-  Ministry Tsunami

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With Open Arms
Crossing the finish line at the end of a Cross Country race feels pretty good but seventh grader Hallie Baffic got an extra rush of adrenaline as she finished the race last Saturday at Strong Rock. Just as she crossed the finish line, she caught sight of her father who had just returned from a deployment in the Middle East. 


Hallie's dad, LTC Stephen Baffic, is a Physician's Assistant in the Georgia Air National Guard  assigned to the medical group of the 116th Air Control Wing at Robins Air Force Base. This unit deals with monitoring air to ground surveillance. He is currently a part of the Homeland Defense Nuclear Biological Response Team and volunteered to travel to the Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar to support and take care of air crews from all over the country. LTC Baffic secretly arrived home last Friday after his 2 1/2 month deployment. He had Hallie, and her mom JoAnne, completely fooled as he chatted with them via Face Time prior to the Cross Country meet on Saturday morning. The excitement on Hallie's face is easy to see as she manages to pick up speed after finishing the 5K course. LTC Baffic stresses, " I really want to highlight the sacrifice of military families, the family member in uniform has the easy job. Our families constantly give up time and hold down things at home." 

Click on the photo above to view a video of the happy homecoming!

Welcome home, LTC Baffic, and thank you for your service!

Look for televised coverage of this story on Fox5 Atlanta tonight at 10 and 11PM and online here

CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FAIR
ACADEMIC ACCOLADES
Congratulations to Senior Casey Wang who has been named a National Merit Scholarship Program semi-finalist. Only two students throughout the entire Henry County School System qualified for this honor. Finalists will be announced in February. Casey has also recently received notice of her outstanding SAT score of 2350!

Seniors Brittany Dorsey and Joshua Wallace are also honored as National Merit Scholarship Commended Students. We will have more information to come regarding these honors. 

Congratulations to all!
SUMMER READING CHAMPS
Elementary students are given the opportunity to participate every summer in ELCA's Summer Reading Challenge Program. It is a great way for students to enhance their reading and vocabulary skills. Students keep a  reading log of the books and number of pages that they read. Students who read the most pages from each grade level received medals a warded in Chapel on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.




First Grade Winners
Victor Neely
Layla Lewis






Second  Grade Winners
Jayden Dial
Aidan Mathews
John Windham



Third Grade Winners
Eliana Leaks
Caleb Bragg
Collier White





Fourth Grade Winners
Kaila Emanuel
Matthew Johnson
Bryson Fields




Fifth Grade Winners
Zoe Purcaro
Belle Divine
Mychael Gullatt
Mental MATH-letes
Our third, fourth, and fifth grade students competed in our second Elementary Mental Math Challenge which was held on Thursday, October 1, 2015. Congratulations to this month's winners, Tamia Goff, Kylen Smith and Julian Wilson. The next challenge will be on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 2:00PM. We invite you to come and watch this exciting and amazing event! Read all about it and see the results of this exciting challenge at   www.elcaonline.org/mental math
Math Help for Grades 6-8
Math in Action, a new club for grades 6th through 8th, met for  the first time on Thursday, October 8. The next opportunity will be Thursday, November 5 at 3:15PM in room 323. Monthly meetings will continue on the first Thursday of the month. Cost is $50 for the year. Complete the  form  and return to Mrs. Brown to attend.
WRESTLING SEASON IS COMING
Wrestling sign-ups are going on now. Forms are still available in the middle and high school offices or at the receptionist's desk.
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Eagle's Landing Christian Academy
is proud to present
Arthur Miller's timeless classic
   
   
in the main auditorium
October 22nd, at 7:00PM
Admission is Free

The Crucible deals with mature themes and is not suitable for children.
High School age students and older only, please. Thank you.
Parent
T eacher F ellowship
PTF Board Meetings
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 3:30PM - Rm 205
Tuesday, November 10 - 3:30PM - Rm 205

Elementary Room Parent Meeting
Wednesday, November 11 - 8:15AM - Cafe

The Christmas Shoppe is Coming!
December 1-4
 
More information and a full calendar of events can be found at:
For more information about The Parent-Teacher Fellowship, 
please contact Chuck Ekstedt, President at president@betterletter.biz.

Fall Chorus Concert
The Fall Chorus Concert on Monday, October 5 was a treat for all who attended. The Young Charger Chorale, middle and high school choruses performed beautifully. Your next opportunity to hear all of these talented groups will be Thursday, December 3. Circle that date on your calendar!
Interactive Technology in K3 Classrooms
Students and teachers in the K3 classrooms are enjoying their new mobile Hatch Interactive Board. The Preschool Interactive software offers high quality activities & tools that maximize instruction and learning opportunities that improve child outcomes.  Differentiated learning can be practiced with every activity to build school readiness skills.

BE SCARY SMART! 
READ A BOOK!

The Scholastic Book Fair wrapped up today after a great week! The libraries wish to thank you for your support!

Celebrate your child's success with a Yearbook Ad
Graduation from High School 
is a big deal! 

So is graduating from Kindergarten, 5th Grade 
and 8th Grade!

Celebrate the milestones in your child's life with a yearbook ad. Quarter pages are available for younger students. Half and full pages are reserved for seniors only. Meeting early deadlines adds up to big savings. The next deadline is October 31.  Check out the details at www.elcaonline.org/yearbook.
Southeastern Charity Horse Show



Addison Bateholts (7th Grade) and his horse, Patrick, won the qualifier (1st Place) and was the Reserve Champion (2nd Place) in the Championship at the Souteastern Charity Horse Show last month in Conyers. His trainer is Clay Noel, Autumn Oaks Farm in Conyers.

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