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Week of March 29 - 31

Hello Parents & Students,
     Our trips to MAACS went well.  We were able to see students do amazing speeches and wondrous, musical pieces.  We were impressed and inspired by works of art made of different things from clay to puzzle pieces. Our students did an excellent job being quiet and respectful when watching performances.  They represented our school and our God with excellence and looked great doing it!  The trips back and forth on the bus were enjoyable for the students and for me.
     Despite the benefits of MAACS, this event, more than any other we do, tends to bring out the worst in us.  We moan and groan over the dress code. 
We see their rules as too strict; we label them as “legalistic” and therefore feel they do not deserve to be followed.  We look for ways to “cheat” the system instead of recognizing that these are directives from the authority over us that we are called to obey.
     Instead of looking at this as an opportunity, we complain about why we shouldn’t be participating. Unfairness of the judging is a common complaint.  Stories about past grievances have become legendary and are allowed to color our view about competing.
     We whine that the school is making us participate at all.  Instead of facing the challenge we are given and working to the best of our abilities, we choose to do something that takes the least amount of effort so that we can say that we did our part. 
     Parents, what are we teaching our children?  Are we teaching them to obey their authority figures, and therefore obey God?  Or are we teaching them to obey only when it is convenient or when it coincides with what we want to do?  Pray about this, I know I have.

In Christ,
Mrs. Young

“Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. For he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience. This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, who give their full time to governing. Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.”  Romans 13:1-7

During the week of the Iowa Basic Testing, students have no classes and no homework.  Students need to be at school at 8:15, testing begins at 8:30, students need to go directly to their testing area: 
                    Grades K – 3 will be testing in their own classrooms.
                    Grades 4 – 6 will be testing upstairs in the CEL.
                    Grades 7 & 8 will be testing in room 202 in the ROC.
                    Grades 9 – 11 will be testing in room 200 in the ROC.

Parents need to ensure that students get a good night sleep before a testing day.  Also students need to be fed a good breakfast that morning.  Students should bring the following for each testing day:  two #2 pencils, a good eraser, a snack, a water bottle, and a book to read.  High school students need to bring a calculator as well.  Testing ends around 11:30, parents need to pick up their students at that time.
                    Monday, March 29  - Iowa Basic Testing -  Grades K – 11   
                    Tuesday, March 30 - Iowa Basic Testing -  Grades K – 11 
                    Wednesday, March 31 - Iowa Basic Testing - Grades K - 8 only.

Grades 7 - 12, Thursday home work needs to be turned in on the first day of testing.

Resurrection Break – April 1 – 6.  No school!

School wide Easter Egg Hunt – Friday, April 8 during lunch recess.  Each student is asked to bring a dozen filled eggs.  Eggs can be filled with gum, candy, stickers, erasers, etc.  Please NO money, eggs with money will be emptied and the money donated to the school.  Homeroom moms are asked to be at school by 10:30 to hide eggs.  Younger siblings are allowed to participate as long as they bring a dozen eggs.

Please return report cards to the office.

Pancake Breakfast on Sat, April 10th, 8am -10am at Applebee's to raise funds for the Boston trip.  Tickets are $5 a piece and can be purchased in the office. 

April 10th at 6pm the Student Council will be hosting a Parent Appreciation Dinner in honor of our parents and all that they do for us throughout the year!  It will be an evening of dinner and games.  Child care is provided.

Red Cross Lifeguard Class – see office for details

Pictures for the yearbook.  If you have any great pictures that you think the yearbook staff could use for this year’s yearbook we have an easy way you can upload them to our file.  An email will be sent to your address with easy directions.  Photos we are needing:  Christmas party and Thanksgiving Feast.

Prayer & Praise:
Thanks to all the parents that  donated their time to chaperone the MAACS competition.  We couldn’t have done it without you!
Students were very well behaved and our school earned several awards.  (A list of awards won will be in the next bulletin.)

Chaperones for the last day of school field trip to the St. Louis Zoo.

Mark Your Calendar:
March 29-31              Iowa Basics Testing
April 1 – 6                 Easter Break
April 9                      School Easter Egg hunt   
April 10                    Parent Appreciation Dinner
April 18                    Senior/Junior Prom
April 24                    The Great Escape
April 30 & May 1       Big Bad Musical
May 8                      Class of 2010 Graduation at 2:00
May 11                     Kindergarten Graduation
May 13                     Trip to St. Louis Zoo


Published Sunday, March 28, 2010 1:42 PM by anonymous


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