Start Field Day right by praising God for our physical gifts. We will sing and hear from our boys and God’s Word. Our key verse is 1 Timothy 4:8 and it tells us how God uses our physical gifts and training to point us to something even better.
Dear Elementary Parents,
One of my favorite picture books is a story called A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech. In this book, the principal was so proud of all the teaching and learning happening within the school walls that he decided students should come to school on weekends, holidays, and even during the summer! As you can imagine, both children and teachers became very worried. After some time on this new schedule, a small student helped the principal realize that children do need to learn valuable things at school, but they also have valuable things to learn at home. A balance of the two is necessary. It didn’t take long for the principal to reverse his decision!
Dear 4th Grade Parents,
I pray this email finds you healthy and hunkering down at home. As we continue into our first full week of distance learning, we are very ready to see our students and interact with them face-to-face. On Wednesday at 11:00am, we will be using Google Meet to have an initial homeroom meeting with all the boys. Then, for the remainder of the week we will be meeting with the boys in scheduled, shortened classes for ELA and math. Initially, we will prioritize helping the boys understand Google Meet features, take a moment for social interaction, troubleshoot any technology or curricular issues, and provide a bit of instruction. Once we feel all boys have adjusted to this format, our focus will become more instructional.