eNewsletter ~ SEPTEMBER  2016
ELCA FUND UPDATE

Many thanks to each of our ELCA families  who have pledged support or given during the "All In In 10" ELCA Fund Kick-off Blitz. We are off to a great start! Donations received, as well as our giving percentages, are higher this year than at this time last year. 

As of September 13, 98% of our faculty and staff and 46% of our families have participated.  
D onations and pledges have exceeded $174,000! Although the 10 day Kick-off has ended, our Advancement Office and Development Committee will continue to solicit gifts from our families that have not yet participated as the campaign continues through June 30, 2017.
 
Congratulations to Mrs. Smith's 3rd Grade Class for being ALL IN!  Each of the families in her class made a contribution to the ELCA Fund this year, which enabled her class to be treated to an Ice Cream Party on Friday, September 9th.  We also want to express our appreciation and thanks to Development Committee Member and 3rd Grade Captain, Jeanette Anderson, for her service and role with our 3rd grade families this year.

IMPORTANT - If you want to receive an invitation and meal tickets for the Homecoming Tailgate Donor Appreciation Event that will be held on Friday, October 28th and catered by Jim N Nicks BBQ, your donation must be received by  Monday, October 3rd


Thank you for supporting our school and our mission! 

Wondering what the ELCA Fund is all about? Visit  www.elcaonline.org/give  to learn more and to make your gift today. 

Please contact the Advancement Office at 
(678) 818-1031 with any questions.
SIMPLE WAYS to be ALL IN
Passive giving "is the act of donating or giving back in a way that does not require you to deviate from your everyday activity." Keep this in mind whenever you shop!  These are easy ways to support ELCA without changing your routine.

Rewards programs like Publix, Kroger, General Mills Box Tops4 Education, and Amazon Smiles gives back a percentage of sales to participating schools. These are valuable resources for ELCA that brought in over $3,000.00 for our school last year alone, simply from the participation of the ELCA community.

Publix : Scan your school card each time you shop (available from Mrs. Vicki at the receptionist's desk)

Kroger: Participation in the Kroger Community Rewards Program is achieved by linking our school to your Kroger Plus card. Visit www.kroger.com and register/sign in to your account. Click on the "Community" tab and then "Kroger Community Rewards." Click "Apply" or "Re-enroll" to link ELCA to your card. The ELCA number is 80300. You must re-enroll every year for this rewards program.

General Mills-BoxTops4Education: Clip the box top coupon and turn it in to your child's teacher. **NEW** Download the free Box Tops Bonus App to earn even more points by scanning your grocery receipt.

AmazonSmile: Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Go to www.smile.amazon.com, choose Eagles Landing Christian Academy as your charity to support and always remember to shop from smile.amazon.com. 

Moye's Pharmacy: Shop at Moye's and present your Moye's key tag (available from Mrs. Vicki at the receptionist's desk) to the cashier or ask the cashier to register your purchase in support of ELCA. Moye's gives back 3% of applicable purchases.

MY COKE REWARDS: You may now transfer your My Coke Rewards points to ELCA. Simply log-on to your personal My Coke Rewards account, select "Schools," then select "Donate to a School." Enter our school zip code  30253 to search for ELCA and donate your points. Proceeds from MY COKE REWARDS supports the Early Learning Academy.



Grandparents' Day 2016 was simply sensational as students of all ages performed for some of the greatest grandparents around! 


In keeping with tradition, awards were given to some extraordinary guests. Bill and Cliffene Stone  earned the honor of  Most Grandkids ! Hannah (5th) and Charlotte (2nd) Stone are among their 34 grandchildren along with alumni Josh, Sarah and Maddy Stone!

Ninth grader, Thomas Williams' grandfather,  Frank Kemp was awarded a plaque for being the Oldest Grandparent at 91 years young!



A DAY IN THE LIFE...
PRESCHOOL: Mrs. Amber and Mrs. Melanie - K4





   
        The  Bulldog Bunch!         
 "E" is for "EARS"
   We're all ears!
ELEMENTARY: Fourth Grade Readers

ELEMENTARY: 5th Grade Spanish Storytelling

Students are learning new vocabulary words through a series of commands and gestures to make the learning easy, fun and comprehensible. Students answer questions, act out stories, and read the stories completely in Spanish.

The TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) method involves using body movements and gestures in the target language. After students have mastered basic movements and commands, the next step is to begin telling stories, asking students questions about information in the stories as it is being told to ensure comprehension is occurring, and then including the students and the information from their lives to personalize the stories and create ownership with the stories created.
MIDDLE SCHOOL: 6th Grade Honors English

Mrs. Allen's 6th grade honors English students are diligently peer-editing & revising reflective narrative essays.
Where will your child be next week?
FALL BREAK is September 19-23
Mark your Calendar for upcoming CHICK-FIL-A DAYS!

Cash or debit/credit cards accepted.

STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
MENTAL MATHLETES

The first Elementary Mental Math Challenge was held on Thursday, August 25, 2016. 

It was an exciting and intense competition. The students are amazing! August winners are 
Emily Moghaddam (3rd), Caleb Bragg (4th), and Kylen Smith (5th). 

The next challenge will be on Thursday, October 6, 2016, 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 at   www.elcaonline.org/mentalmath.
ELCA 9th  graders Kris Assing and Declan Kilduff are both Boy Scouts in Troop 267. They are currently at the Star Rank and will be working on their Eagle project in 2017. Both met with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal this past July, 2016.


ELCA Class of 2016 Grad Completes Basic Training 
at West Point

Cadet Justin Capp, son of Jack and Holly Capp, entered West Point on June 27 and has successfully completed six weeks of Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy. CBT is one of the most challenging events a cadet will encounter over the course of their tenure at the academy.

This initial military program provides cadets with basic skills to instill discipline, pride, cohesion, confidence and a high sense of duty to prepare them for entry into the Corps of Cadets. Areas of summer instruction included first aid, mountaineering, hand grenades, rifle marksmanship and nuclear, biological and chemical training.

Justin started classes on August 15. The West Point curriculum offers 37 majors balancing physical sciences and engineering with humanities and social sciences leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. He plans to graduate in 2020 and be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
FINE ARTS
FINE ARTS CLASSES ARE STRETCHING OUT

Elementary art students are enjoying a lot more space this year as their classroom space has DOUBLED! Mrs. Gordon, who is new to the position of elementary art teacher this year, says, " I can't even tell you how excited I
am about having a larger art room! The response has been so great from my students so far! Lots of 'oohs and ahhs!'  So thankful and humbled to have a chance to share Jesus through doing something I love!"

Guitar teacher, Joe Tucker, is also enjoying new space for his very popular guitar classes. 
" It's so nice to have a centralized location for my guitar classes to meet every day. No more moving guitars and equipment up and down the hallways," he says.

ATHLETICS
Stop by  The Bolt during Friday night home football games for all your Spirit-wear needs!  All proceeds support ELCA Athletics!  

It's a great day to be a Charger!
YOUTH CHARGER WRESTLING
At Eagle's Landing Christian Academy

Our team is based on scripture found in Matthew 6:33 which says,
"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."
 
For Boys K5-5th grade
 
Youth Season: 10/31/2016 through 2/23/2017
P.E. Stands for Pretty Exciting!
We are beginning a new tradition in the Elementary PE department this year.  Each week we will award the "Spirit Stick" to the elementary class for each grade level that best exemplifies character, teamwork, following directions and Christ-likeness.  The winning class takes the spirit stick with them to their classroom until the following week when the spirit stick is awarded again.  

Congratulations to Mrs. Pollack's 5 th grade class and Miss Harris' 4 th grade class for their recent spirit stick victories!

For eighth grader Isaiah Haralson, the kickball game he was playing on Friday, August 19 was just like any other, until he made an AMAZING SHOT!  Isaiah managed to kick the kickball through the basketball hoop that was raised to the gym ceiling and inverted!  This year in the PE department, we are celebrating this special accomplishment with the "You Did What?!?!? Amazing Shot Award".  Congratulations Isaiah, and good luck to all potential amazing shot makers.

FACULTY AND STAFF HONORS
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 
A Message from SAGE DINING SERVICES


MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Calendar Quick View

Sep 13       HS Mu Alpha Theta Math Club - 3:30PM
Sep 14       The Ned Show (K5-5th) 2:00PM
Sep 15       HS FBLA - 3:30PM
Sep 15-16  Balfour Class Ring Ordering - Juniors
Sep 16       College Admissions Reps from 
                     Georgia Southwestern and Mercer University
Sep 19-23  FALL BREAK - YCEP is in session 
Sep 27       College Admission Reps from Berry College
Sep 29       College Admission Reps from Samford
Oct 1          Book-It Begins
Oct 3          Henry County Marching Exhibition (Band)
Oct 3 - 7     Scholastic Book Fair
Oct 4          Fall Portraits - Absentees and Retakes
Oct 4          Fall Chorus Concert
Oct 7          Chick-fil-A Friday
Oct 10        Professional Learning - No school for students
Oct 13-15   Georgia Theater Conference (HS)
Oct 15        Sounds of Silver Marching Band Competition
Oct 19        Fourth Grade Program - Parents Invited!
Oct 21        Parade of Nations
Oct 22        Eagles Nest Invitational - Marching Band
Oct 26-27   Rock Eagle - 3rd grade
Oct 27        Henry County One-Act Festival
Oct 28        Southern Belle Farms - K5
Oct 29        GHSA Regional One-Act Championship
Oct 31        ELFBC Fall Festival - Everyone is Invited

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

Calendar for 2016-2017 School Year

Check out the video of the 2016  State of School Address 
Eagle's Landing Christian Academy
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