eNewsletter ~ OCTOBER  2016
Faculty and Staff will be the pupils on
Monday, October 10.

Enjoy a safe, long weekend and we'll
see you back on Tuesday!
Homecoming is Friday, October 28

Make plans to attend the 2016 Homecoming game and enjoy the revelry as we welcome current students and families as well as all alumni from the past 46 years to COME BACK HOME! 

Get your Homecoming T-shirt!
Orders accepted through
Tuesday, October 11!

The Tailgate Tradition will be catered by Jim 'N Nicks and all alumni may enjoy dinner on us

Spread the word to any alumni from McDonough Christian Academy ( 1970-1982)
Meado w Creek Academy 
Greater Atlanta Christian School-Meadow Creek Campus 
and Eagle's Landing Christian Academy (1995-PRESENT.)
Check out the ELCA Alumni Facebook Group!

Remember! You can't buy this...
The Tailgate Tradition dinner is a Donor Appreciation Dinner to all who have given to the 2016-2017 ELCA Fund. 

Gifts to the 2016-17 ELCA Fund will still be accepted through June 30, 2017. Help us reach our goal of 100% family participation!

2016 Homecoming Representatives
Anna Martin
Cat Buckley
Hannah Miller
Isabella Ferreira
Jessica Goodwin
Kaitlyn Jackson
Tyler Norman
Alex Johnson
Andrew Tarver
Caleb Lightsey
Connor Jones
Joseph Hodges
Matt Hazel
Max McBrayer
Abby Gilliam
Brooke Smith
Kennedy Thomas
Josh Holt
Robby Cleland
Thad Suggs
India Bellamy
Sarah Lankie
Chris Johnson
Kamari Smith
Charly Stowe
Reagan Johnson
Colby Fielding
Devon Dorsey
Congratulations! ...and GO CHARGERS!
...is the 2016-2017 Relay for Life Theme! 

The ELCA Relay for Life team is in the 17th year of their fight against cancer.  "We continue to work so no family has to go through this battle. Let me know if you want to join our team," says team captain, Laura Farr.   Email Mrs. Farr 

The ELCA Relay for Life Team sponsors Cookie Sales  every Tuesday in  October and in April in the area outside the Eagle Cafe. Cookies are 2 for $1.00.  Chocolate Chip and Sugar are available. Mark your calendar!
The team will be selling these pink Relay t-shirts, more information will be coming soon. You know you want one!
Mark Your Calendar and 
Plan to Get Plenty of Rest

The PSAT will be administered to all students in grades 9 - 11 on Wednesday, October 19.  In addition, the PreACT will be administered to all students in grade 11 on Tuesday, November 1.

It has been estimated that students may lose up to two months of their reading achievement over summer months. That's why the Summer Reading Challenge is so important...and these students take it very seriously! Below are this year's winners for each grade.

1st Grade: Gavriella Leaks, Xavier Clarke, Jesse Hinton
2nd Grade: Joshua Whitton, Layla Lewis, Victor Neely
3rd Grade: Olivia Brewer, Aidan Clowers, John Windham
4th Grade: Collier White, Eliana Leaks, Elvin Harleston
5th Grade: Dylan Neal, Kaila Emanuel, Matthew Johnson
6th Grade: Mychael Gullatt, Belle Divine, Miller Doerr

K3 and K4 Students have been learning about Community Helpers.  Our first visitor was Mrs. Teresa McKay who talked to us about Missionaries.  Mrs. Teresa has been on multiple mission trips and shared her experiences with us as well as encouraging us to be missionaries where ever we go!  Mrs. Linda Payne our school nurse talked to us about being a Nurse.  She showed us how the nurse takes your temperature and listens to your chest with the stethoscope. Mr. Jones one of the Bus Drivers for the school took us on a bus ride around the ELCA campus while he talked about being a Bus Driver.  We stopped at the football field to have a snack and enjoy a run around the track!  We have many other Community Helpers coming to visit and will end with a parade on October 26 th  where we will dress up as our favorite community helper.  We are enjoying learning about our Community Helpers and how they are  a blessing to our community!

After visiting our fantastic nurse, Mrs. Linda Payne, and learning about some awesome tools, we made our own doctor and nurse kits! We even explored and learned some pretty neat features about x-rays! -Mrs. Amber

The fourth grade has been studying
Native American culture and history

They have just completed a project showing different types of dwellings used by Native Americans across the United States. Students did a great job of presenting their dwellings and information.


Mrs. Martin's Environmental Science class is part of the Adopt-A-Stream program.  Wolf Creek runs through the school's property and we are responsible for testing it monthly and reporting to the website that is monitored by state and local agencies for water related topics.  The class is certified in Macroinvertebrates, Chemical Monitoring and Bacterial Monitoring.  Each student and teacher must pass a test to be certified and then we monitor the creek throughout the school year. 

"These pictures are from our first Macroinvertebrate monitoring.  We were using D-frame nets and catching leaf packs to capture and identify as many macroinvertebrates as we could.  The number and variety found give us an indication of the health of our creek.  The students place the macro's in ice trays for identification, describe the current conditions of the water, banks and creek bed; and then upload their findings to the site." 
~Mrs. Martin

October is Missions Month at ELCA. Elementary students are learning about missionaries and the countries they serve. Join us for the Parade of Nations on Friday, October 21! Find your spot along the elementary hallways to see the parade...starts around 8:00AM.

ELCA students brought these coffee beans back directly from the farms in Honduras last year.

There are still some bags available for purchase at $12 per bag. Contact Holly Capp to get your 12 oz bag of whole coffee beans.

Proceeds benefit World Impact trips.

The Annual Fall Fundraiser continues through Friday, October 14. Click here to view all the details.

Sales of  Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough and "Spirit of the Season" selections will benefit the development of Fine Arts at ELCA in the purchase of instruments, art materials, music, gallery display items and other items our students need to succeed. All ELCA students will benefit!
Our online shopping is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is a quick and easy way to order non-frozen products and have those products shipped directly to you. Click here to order.
The Mighty Charger Marching Band

The Bands of Eagle's Landing Christian Academy are in hard preparation for their concert on November 17th. We will be playing a number of exciting arrangements by well known composers and arrangers from Across America. The Mighty Charger Marching Band is in preparation for their competition season which begins on October 15th at the Sound of Silver Invitational in Blackshear. The band will then be participating in the Eagle's Nest Invitational at Collins Hill High School in Alpharetta, Georgia. These performances will be adjudicated and will rank us among the top schools in the state. Please be in prayer for us as we prepare to take our students to these events. ~Brandon Sosebee, Director of Bands

Youth Wrestling
Wrestling season will soon begin and new coach, Mr. Anthony Lorenzo would like to encourage all boys in Kindergarten through 5th grade to give wrestling a try! There are many benefits to wrestling as outlined on the Youth Wrestling packet. Click here for all the information and registration forms.

Middle school elective schedules will rotate starting next week. Students who are rotating to P.E. need to make sure their shorts fit correctly and appropriately. P.E. shorts are available for purchase in the Charger Store.

Congratulations to the Middle School Gold Volleyball girls who played 5 games last weekend to win the Big Peach Classic Championship. They were victorious  over Stratford, Lithonia, Lovett and Strong Rock.

The Varsity Volleyball team will compete in the Area Semifinals tomorrow, Saturday, October 8, starting at 10:00AM at Our Lady of Mercy. Good Luck, Ladies!
It's a great day to be a Charger!
It's ELCA Football season!! B e sure to stop by The Bolt during Friday night home football games for all of your spirit wear needs!  All proceeds support ELCA Athletics.  Become an Athletic Booster Member and receive complimentary admission for two to all regular season home games (ALL sports), a stadium cushion and more! Join today!

Charger Varsity Football travels to Our Lady of Mercy tonight.
If you want to see it, you'll have to go to Fayetteville...
there will be no livestreaming of tonight's game.
Encourage a member of our
The goal of our faculty and staff is to perform with excellence
in every area of our school.
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.

Visit www.elcaonline.org/goldboltservice to recognize someone today!

We are grateful for all of the work we were able to be a part of last year, but we are looking forward to what God will accomplish in 2016.

This year, there will be projects to participate in throughout the month of November, giving us more time to make a bigger impact in our community! If you have a specific service project in mind, click this link to submit a project or to sign up to serve. 
Calendar Quick View
Oct 10 Professional Learning Day - No School for Students
Oct 11 Homecoming T-shirt Order Forms Due
Oct 11 Relay for Life Cookie Sales at Lunch - 2/$1.00
Oct 13-15 Georgia Theater Conference (HS)
Oct 15 Sounds of Silver Marching Band Competition
Oct 21 Parade of Nations
Oct 22 Eagle's Nest Invitational-Marching Band Competition
Oct 26-27 Third Grade to Rock Eagle
Oct 27 Henry County One-Act Play Festival
Oct 28 Kindergarten to Southern Belle Farms
Oct 29 GHSA Regional One-Act Championship
Oct 31 ELFBC Fall Festival - Everyone is Invited!
Nov 2 GPS: God's Plan of Salvation presented by 4th grade
Nov 10-11 The Civil War: The Musical  - HS drama
Nov 16 A Time to Give Thanks presented by grades 1 & 2

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

Calendar for 2016-2017 School Year

Eagle's Landing Christian Academy