August 2017 eNewsletter
Welcome to a new school year...
we're glad you have chosen ELCA and Kingdom Education for your child.   
The theme for the 2017-2018 school year is Building Foundations.

Through rigorous academics, award-winning fine arts, championship-caliber athletics m erged with highly qualified, passionate teachers who teach every discipline with a biblical worldview, you have an overall program that sets each student on a path to accomplishment and victory…not only into the college years, but for eternity.

" According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. ~1 Corinthians 3:10-11
Are you ALL IN?

Get ready for our ALL IN in 10 ELCA Fund Campaign Blitz!

August 14 - 25

Each year we ask that each of our families prayerfully consider a donation to the ELCA Fund.  Every gift truly does count! All funds make a direct impact into the lives of our students by providing that "little extra" that enhances their education experience. An increasing parent participation percentage is critical for our school to get the opportunity to receive potential grants from outside foundations and organizations. We are proud to say that our parent participation percentage has risen from 8% just a few years ago to over 52% last year.

Let's surpass that figure in 2017-2018!
We're WILD about Grandparents!
Mark your calendars for our annual
Grandparents' Day celebration that will be on Friday, September 1.
All students are dismissed at Noon on this day.

Share photos of your children with their grandparents so that we can show them
how much we care! 
Eclipse Day!
School dismissal will be delayed for
all grades on
Monday, August 21 until  3:30PM.
Join us for the first PTF Parent Coffee of the year! It's a great way to stay informed, speak with administrators, and meet other parents!

Wednesday, August 23
@ 8:00AM  in the Cafe
ELCA has three awesome parent auxiliary organizations that need you!

•Parent Teacher Fellowship

•Fine Arts Patrons

•Athletic Booster Club

Check them out and find out how you can participate!
Grades 4 and 5 Parents...
The results of last year's summative assessment will be given out on August 15th at 5:30 P.M. in the Chapel. There will be a brief overview of the ACT Aspire and how the data is used to drive instruction.

Parents who are unable to attend will receive their child’s scores in the school folder along with a written explanation of the scores.

Parents of new ELCA students are welcome to attend.  All students in grades 3-10 enrolled for 2017-2018 school year will take the ACT Aspire in the spring of 2018.

Grade 6 Parents...
Curriculum night will be held on Tuesday, August 15 at 7:00PM in the Chapel. Parents who attend curriculum nights will receive a packet with their student’s spring 2016 ACT Aspire score reports.  Teachers and administrators will present information to help our middle students grow and thrive this school year.  We will send home Aspire score reports for those families who are unable to attend a curriculum night.

Grades 9, 10 and 11 Parents …
There will be an ACT Aspire meeting for all parents and students on Monday, August 21, at 6:00 P.M. in the Chapel.  ACT Aspire scores, form the spring administration, will be distributed and discussed. 
Please plan to attend in order to receive this important information regarding your child’s college and career readiness.

Grade 9 Parents…
Ninth grade parents and students are encouraged to attend the Ninth Grade Curriculum Night  which will follow the ACT Aspire meeting on Monday, August 21. 

Please join us in what will prove to be an informative meeting for your child’s transition to high school.
Celebrating the Class of 2017
The Class of 2017 was accepted to 89 different Colleges & Universities and received offers of over $3,500,000 in athletic and academic scholarships.

Thursday, August 17 
6:00PM in the Chapel
The Mighty Charger Marching Band
is in full swing with a new show and new uniforms for the season!

The winning teams of this years band camp elected to "glitter" Mr. Sosebee's beard and pie drum major, Javien Moore, in the face. The two-week summer band camp is always intense with learning the fundamentals of the marching technique and beginning to apply that to a brand new show.

The students are excited to be getting new uniforms. The new uniforms will debut in our first regular season home game, August 18th vs. Eagle's Landing High School.

This year, the band is partnering with Gigi's House to raise awareness and necessities for them through our marching band season. To partner with us, please email the Director of Bands, Brandon Sosebee
ELCA Welcomes Visual Arts Teacher,
Rachel Williams
Professional Artist, Sculptor and Christian Educator
Ms. Williams joins the ELCA Fine Arts faculty to teach Visual Arts to elementary students grades 1 through 4, and middle school students grades 6 through 8.   Rachel is a very talented artist and sculptor. She has her own studio and foundry that she operates out of the Hood Street Art Center in McDonough.

Ms. Williams also has an extensive background in Christian Art Education.  We are very blessed to have Rachel on board at ELCA!  
Welcome to another year of exciting
ELCA Athletics!! ⚡️
Varsity Football TONIGHT
Mt. Zion High School
$7.00 at the gate
(Students and Faculty Free)
As we kick off our Football 🏈 season this Friday evening, Aug 11, don't forget to sign up and become a member of the ELCA Booster Club, which allows you two tickets to all regular season home games. All sports included!! 

There are various Booster packages available to fit your needs, including premium reserved seating, parking and advertising options.   Click for a form , grab a form from Mrs. Vicki, or come on by the Booster Table, located just outside of the Bolt, Friday night at the game.  

The ELCA Booster Club also has the latest Spiritwear  👚 ⚡️ available for purchase.  So, come on by the Bolt to get all of your Charger Spiritwear needs. Remember, clothing is approved for Friday wear as well and all proceeds go to support your ELCA Athletic Clubs! 

Thanks to all for your continued support of ELCA Athletics; it's gonna be another great year for cheering on our Chargers!!!  
Class of 2018 seniors started off a great school year with an exciting day on the Ocoee River on Thursday, August 3.
There is still time for
7th and 8th grade students
to sign up to go on the
WILDS Spiritual Emphasis Retreat
which will take place September 12-15. 

Parents, contact  Holly Capp  to get your student signed up to join us for a  memorable trip!
We're Thinking STEAM
In EXCEL, we complete one multidisciplinary unit per quarter using a STEAM focus - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  Much of what we do will be project based and done in collaboration with each other and members of our community.  Please see the link to our blog below to stay up to date on what we're doing in our classroom!
Elementary Parents, 

Did you know that there are parenting
resources available to you on our website?   

Check it out!
Carpool Partners
Are you looking for a carpool partner? We will attempt to link ELCA families who wish to share or alternate carpool duties. Check out our Carpool Partners map for others who are looking to partner with you!
Bus Service
Did you know we offer a bus service to and from the Conyers area?

Drop-off and pick-up is from the former Publix shopping center near the intersection of Highways 138 and 20 in Conyers. 


Would this service make your life
a little easier? 
Check out for a reminder of morning and afternoon carpool guidelines and information about our new visitor check-in system. 

  12       Senior Portrait Re-takes 8:00AM-5:00PMin the Music Suite
14-25    ALL IN in 10 - ELCA Fund Campaign Blitz
14-15    Open Auditions for A Christmas Carol 6-9PM in the Music S
  15       6th Grade Curriculum Night @ 7PM in the Chapel
  17       Senior Transition Night @ 6PM in the Chapel
  21       Eclipse Day - Delayed Dismissal for all Students @ 3:30PM
  21       ACT Aspire Meeting for Parents and Students Grades 9-11 @ 6PM
  21       Ninth Grade Curriculum Meeting @ 7PM in Chapel
  22       Elementary and preschool fall portraits
  24       Elementary Mental Math @ 1:45PM
  25       Professional Learning Day - No School for Students
           (Replaces Professional Learning Day which was previously scheduled for 10/9/17)
  29       Middle and high school fall portraits

    1       Grandparents' Day - School Dismisses at Noon for all grades
    4       Labor Day - No School
12-15   The Wilds Trip for 7th and 8th grades
18-22   Fall Break
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