eNewsletter ~ SEPTEMBER, 2015
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TODAY- Deadline to Sign up 
               f or Tech 21 Club
            - Spinning with the 
               Chargers pe rformance
Sep 28 - PTF Pants Party
Sep 29 - Fall Portrait Re-Takes 
               and Absentees MS/HS
Sep 30 - Yearbook Ads (1st 
           -   PTF MS/HS Room 
               Parent Meeting
Oct 1  -  Senior Portrait Re-
               Takes and Absentees
   -   Mental Math
Oct 5-8 Scholastic Book Fair
Oct 6 -  Fall Portrait Re-Takes                    and Absentees Elem/PreK
Oct 10 - Senior Portrait Re-
               Takes and Absentees
Oct 12 - No School - Faculty 
               work day
Oct 13 - Marching Band 
               Exhibition @ Ola HS
Oct 20 - Christian College Fair
Oct 22 - Drama "The Crucible"
Oct 28 - 4th grade Chapel 
Oct 30 - Parade of Nations

See the full calendar at 
Are You ALL IN?
What is the ELCA Fund?
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ELCA Fund Update
Thank you to everyone who has already participated in giving to the 2015-16 ELCA Fund! Let's make this our best year ever!
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These Guys are 
Going Places!
Two ELCA students are members of the People to People 
Leadership Ambassador Program 
Class of 2015!
On Back to School Day, sophomores, CJ Goolsby and Kai Evans discovered they have a lot more in common than being sophomores who share a class or two. They both were nominated and selected to participate in a  People to
People Leadership Ambassador Program in July.  People to  People
provides students with an opportunity to make personal connections with other like-minded students as well as people from other cultures. The  hands-on experiences make for a true global understanding and the development of leadership skills.  While each of the boys' trips were very different, there were some similarities as well.

CJ traveled to England, Ireland and Wales for a two-week study abroad program and Kai participated in an 11-day Leadership Summit: Medicine and Health Care educational travel program to Johns Hopkins University. Students are accepted into People to People programs after being nominated for participation. Through these AdvanceED acredited programs, students may earn class hours on their high school transcript.  

Prior to his trip, CJ had the opportunity to briefly meet the other trip participants in the group of approximately 40 students. Kai, however, had never met any of the 300 students who would become his travel companions. Participants are virtual strangers before their departure, but both boys say they are still in contact with several of the friends they made through this opportunity.

"This was a great experience...it took me out of my comfort zone but it was a great way to experience new cultures and it helped me to appreciate what I have here because a lot of people don't have the same luxuries as we do," said CJ, who aspires to be a high school teacher. "I think there should be more male teachers and I want to impact others and be a good male role model."
Kai admits that, at first, he really wasn't "up for" the experience. "I had already attended the 2013 Leadership Summit at Harvard in Boston and had a lot of fun, but I thought this program centered around medicine would be boring," stated Kai. "But I had a great time and had fun with a great group of kids." Kai described that students were divided into groups based on fields of work. "I've been interested in the human brain since I was 12 years old. My dad is a psychiatrist, which is interesting, and I went to camp thinking I would like to follow my dad's path. I chose to be in the group focusing on neurology and that is what I see myself studying after high school."

When asked about the challenges to traveling alone at such a young age, especially out of the US, CJ said, "My biggest challenge was managing my money and time. The exchange rate on currency can be tricky and I had to make sure I was up and ready on time so I wouldn't miss breakfast." Kai agreed, "Money management was a challenge for me, also."

We are extremely proud of these boys for their accomplishments and for their ambition in venturing out and learning new things!

Share the stories of your child's accomplishments and adventures at contact@eagleslanding.org!
Mental MATH-letes
The first Elementary Mental Math Challenge was held on Thursday, August 27, 2015. It was an exciting and intense competition. The students are amazing! The next challenge will be on Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 2:00. We challenge you to come and try to mentally compute numbers as fast as the third, fourth, and fifth grade students. Read all about it and see the results of the first challenge at   www.elcaonline.org/mental math
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. First deadline is September 30.  Check out the details at www.elcaonline.org/yearbook.
Technology Club 
Grades 9 thru 12
Frid ay, September 18, is the last day to sign up to  be a member of the Tech 21  Technology Club.    Students in grades 9 - 12 w ho are interested in computer programming, web design, networking, game design, and app authoring are encouraged to join.  

The first club meeting will be on Tuesday, September 29 from 3:20 - 4:15.  

Applications can be picked up from Mrs. Fairley's office (202).  If you have any questions please stop by and see Mrs. Fairley or email her at martha.fairley@eagleslanding.org .
You GOTTA have the APP!
The new school app is our newest way to stay in touch in case of emergency. Be sure to download the app or register on the web and manage your notifications to receive info from the school, teachers, coaches and club advisers. You control what you receive.
T eacher F ellowship

We're having a PANTS PARTY!
Have you ever shopped at the uniform re-sale and found that many of the pants' size tags have faded or are missing? You can help with the solution! Volunteers are needed to help label uniform pants for the upcoming uniform re-sale. Please join Ellie Gogins on Monday, September 28 at 8:15AM to dive in and conquer the challenge. 

Please don't forget to donate any gently used uniform items for the upcoming uniform re-sale. Make sure items are in good condition and are ELCA approved. Drop off items any time to Vicki Martin at the main receptionist's desk.

Need more information? 
Contact PTF Uniform Re-Sale Chair, Ellie Gogins at 
678 414-0577 (cell) or

MS/HS Room Parent Meeting
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 8:15AM - Cafe
PTF Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 3:30PM - Rm 205

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.

Mark Your Calendar!
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.
Come out to the Football Game on Friday to see the 
Marching Band perform with nearly 50 Little Spinners!

A BIG Thank You to all of our ELCA Families, Faculty, and Staff who gave to the All In In 10 ELCA Fund Blitz! Over $187,000 has been given or pledged so far to the 2015/2016 ELCA Fund Campaign! Our Current Parent participation rate is at 44% and our faculty and staff is at 97%.  Our donors enjoyed a wonderful time of celebration and fellowship last Friday during the annual Tailgate Tradition Donor Appreciation Dinner catered by Jim N Nicks.  We will continue to reach out to the remaining school families and staff as we approach the year-end giving season.  
Eagle's Landing Christian Academy