eNewsletter ~ NOVEMBER 2015
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!
Student Earns Scholarship 
in Support of Military Veterans
London Aguillard is pictured with Rite-Aid Executives as she is awarded her scholarship in September
One of the ways Rite-Aid supports military veterans is by providing scholarships to their dependents that attend private school to help with the cost, and to allow the child to continue to receive a great education. Fourth grader, London Aguillard wrote an essay this past Spring, explaining how her family changed after her mother's diagnosis of brain aneurysms. She expressed how much she loved her school and didn't want to go to another school. "Then at the end of the summer, God stepped in and blessed us with this scholarship.  We are so grateful!  London was so excited! God is so so so good to us. This was another example of God telling me, 'Stop worrying, I'll handle this!'" ~Roxanna Aguillard, mom of London Aguillard 
ELCA Student Will Perform at the Fox Theatre
We are excited to announce that sixth grader, Alexis Amey is now officially one of the youngest members of the Atlanta Ballet Centre Youth Ensemble  and will be representing this prestigious ballet company in performances all over the state. 
"While we are  blessed  to witness her gift in action and are so proud of her dedication and commitment to her craft, we were overjoyed to hear she was selected to perform in this year's performance of The Nutcracker at Fox Theater," states Dawnne Amey, Alexis' mom.
Alexis has wanted to dance on this stage since watching her first performance in the building and now at only 11 she will see this dreamed fulfilled.
Join us in supporting Alexis while enjoying this season favorite.  The show will run December 11-27 and Alexis' cast will perform on the following dates and times:  

Dec 12th - 2:00PM
Dec 17th - 7:30PM
Dec 19th - 2:00PM
Dec 22nd - 2:00PM
Dec 26th - 7:30PM
Congratulations, Alexis!
Eagle's Landing Christian Academy
is pleased to have been asked to present the complete version of
Arthur Miller's timeless classic
 We are honored to be the first theater company to perform in the new 
136 Hood St, McDonough
Tonight at 7:00PM
Admission is Free - Donations Accepted for the Hood Street Art Center
Make plans now to attend and support our students!
The Crucible deals with mature themes and is not suitable for children.
High School age students and older only, please. Thank you.
Fine Arts Fanfare
Art Students Inducted into 
National Honor Art Societies
High school and middle school students recentl y conducted their annual National Honor Art Society and National Junior Honor Art Society Induction. The ceremony was completed conducted by current NHAS members and several new members were added. Qualifications for membership include required hours of classroom art instruction, superior ratings received  competition artwork, and participation in public service.
This year the students plan to serve locally as well in international mission art projects for both high  school and middle school participants.

Fall Chorus Concert Kicks Off 
Fantastic Year
The choirs of ELCA presented a tremendous concert October 5th. The Young Charger Chorale, and the MS and HS choirs all performed a wide repertoire of musical selections. Be sure to join us Thursday, Dec. 3rd for the Christmas concert featuring these groups performing popular and sacred selections that is sure to p ut you in the Christmas spiri t! 
The collection and distribution of shoe box gifts is a project of Samaritan's Purse.  Over 124 million shoe boxes filled with gifts have been sent to boys and girls around the world since 1993.  Last year our school and church together collected 5,007 shoe boxes.  This year we hope to surpass that number. 
During chapel this week, students were shown a video explaining the 
significance of the project and encouraging students to bring in shoe boxes filled with 
gifts.  Shoe boxes were made available to all students from preschool through high school.  The deadline for shoe boxes is Friday, November 20, 2015.  
Thank you for helping to make this project possible to demonstrate God's love to children around the world.
Where will your child be on November 23-25?
Thanksgiving Break is the week of November 23 and the
will be in session on Monday through Wednesday of that week.
Register by Monday, November 16 for the best rates!
A BIG Thank You to all of our ELCA Families, Grandparents, Faculty, and Staff who have given to this year's ELCA Fund!   
Over $196,000 has been given or pledged so far to the 2015/2016 ELCA Fund Campaign!  Our Current Parent participation rate is at 48% and our faculty and staff is at  97%.   
If just 16 more families give to the ELCA Fund, we will reach 50%!
Will you be one?
We will continue to reach out to the remaining school families and staff as we approach the year-end giving season.  Thank you for investing in our students and our school!
Get Your Cool Weather Charger Apparel

The Booster Club has all sorts of cool weather apparel so that you can stay warm and support our Chargers at the same time! Visit the school store or stop by The Bolt on home football game nights!!! 
Mental MATH-letes
Third, fourth, and fifth grade students competed in ELCA's third Mental Math Challenge on Friday, November 6, 2015. Pictured are Talen Frett, Bryson Fields and Belle Divine. It was a close competition! Join us for the next challenge on Friday, December 4, 2015, and watch how quickly the students compute numbers.  You will be amazed!  See the results of this month's challenge at  www.elcaonline.org/mental math

Computers are everywhere, but few schools teach computer science. The good news is, we're changing this.

With the Hour of Code, computer science has been on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. Over 100 partners joined together to support this movement. Last year, every Apple Store in the world hosted an Hour of Code and even President Obama wrote his first line of code as part of the campaign.

That's why every one of the 1044 students at ELCA are joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Dec. 7-13.

The Hour of Code, organized by the nonprofit Code.org and over 100 others, is a statement that today's generation of students are ready to learn critical skills for 21st century success.
Negotiating solutions for global challenges is the primary goal of Model United Nations. Twenty-nine ELCA high school students participated in the Georgia Tech Model United Nations Conference October 12-13, representing the countries of Peru and Switzerland. To prepare for the conference, the students met weekly to practice public speaking, diplomacy strategies, writing position papers and other important skills.  Casey Wang serves as President of this year's team, and she led all of the training sessions and even hosted a mock conference at her home on a Saturday.  The next conference is scheduled for November at Georgia State. Model United Nations is open to all high school students. Contact Mrs. Jagus in room 242 for further information.
FIELD TRIPS - at home and away
Digger Dog and Maria from Georgia 811 came to visit ELCA's second grade on November 3, 2015. Digger Dog entertains the students while they learn why it is important to call 811 before digging. Maria guided the students through Power Town where they learned about the dangers of electricity.  Georgia 811 is a free service to mark all underground utilities before one digs. "Call 811 before you dig!" said Digger Dog.

Fourth grade students took a trip to Legoland Atlanta on November 5. Among all the attractions in Legoland, students were asked to create a story with Legos. Troy Hosford and Caden Thomas created the story of Jesus' birth!
When : 2nd and 3rd quarter -Tuesdays 
          3:05 to 4:00PM
Where : Room 616
Who : Mr. Doug Jones ( doug.jones@eagleslanding.org )
  • Any middle school student interested in playing chess is welcomed to attend
  • The student will be taught how to play, if he or she has never played
  • Students may play official or unofficial games
  • Unofficial games are just for fun
  • A record is kept of the Official game winners
  • Whoever wins the most official games by the end of the 3rd quarter will receive the "ELCA Chess Club Trophy"
  • A student does not need to join - simply come and attend as often possible

Thanks so very much for everyone who helped out with the October Cookie Sales to benefit our Relay for Life Team. 

Special thanks to all our dedicated volunteers who helped sell cookies each week.  Hopefully our donations to research will make it so many will be cured of this terrible disease of cancer. 

If you are interested in joining our team you can join at www.relayforlife.org/henrygaOur team name is ELCA.
If you would like to honor a loved one with a luminary please e-mail laura.farr@eagleslanding.org  and I will send you a form.
We also would like to know if you are a survivor so we can honor you on Relay night which is Friday, April 22nd at Hampton High School.
Let's continue to fight the fight!!
Laura Farr
T eacher F ellowship
The Christmas Shoppe is Coming!
December 1-4
Parent volunteers are needed! 
You can help your child's class earn an ice cream party!

For more information about The Parent-Teacher Fellowship, 
please contact Chuck Ekstedt, President at president@betterletter.biz.

It's What's on the Inside that Counts
The Middle School Science Club is exploring dissection this year. Contact peggy.stanley@eagleslanding.org or krista.sharpe@eagleslanding.org for more info.

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 November 30.  Check out the details at www.elcaonline.org/yearbook.
You GOTTA have the APP!
Check out this
cool video, 
the SchoolWay app

There are over 700 families in our ELCA community and there are only 355 current SchoolWay subscribers! This is a valuable tool for parents as well as students. It's your best way to stay informed 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're in control!
Calendar Quick View
Nov 13 -  HS Drama at  Hood Street Art Center
Nov 16- Operation Christmas  Child Kick-off
Nov 18- 2nd grade Chapel  performance  "I Love My Country" 
Nov 23-25  Thanksgiving Break -  Young Chargers  Enrichment Program
Nov 29-  Ministry Tsunami
             Band Concert 7PM
Dec 2 - Special Christmas Chapel
Dec 3 - Chorus Concert 7PM
Dec 15-18 MS and HS Exams -  School dismisses at Noon  for MS and HS
Dec 18 - School Dismisses at  Noon for all students
Dec 19-Jan 3 Christmas Holidays
Jan 4 - Professional Learning Day - Faculty/Staff only
Jan 5 - Students return to school

See the full calendar at 
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Thank you to everyone who has already participated in giving to the 2015-16 ELCA Fund! Let's make this our best year ever!
Eagle's Landing Christian Academy