Free Parenting Seminar Coming to LBBC

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

Proverbs 22:6

      Parents want their children to grow up with good, wholesome, godly character. What steps do parents need to take to build foundational character into their children’s lives that will help them be able to make right choices and good decisions?

Latham Bible Baptist Church will be hosting Joey and Carly Link for a parenting workshop on Saturday evening, November 7, from 7:00 until 9:00 PM. The Links are known for making parenting practical. Joey has pastoral experience in youth and family ministries and Carla’s background is in social work. Together, they have served in partnership with GFI parenting ministry for more than 20 years. They are the authors of Mom’s Notes and their new book, Taming the Lecture Bug and Getting Your Children to Think. The Links have three adult children and two grandchildren.

We encourage each of our parents to consider attending this unique opportunity right here in the same building which hosts LCA. The evening will start around 6:30 with a bookstore open full of resources for each parent. The event will end around 9:00 with refreshments and another chance to visit the bookstore. There is no cost for this two-hour parenting seminar, although a love offering will be taken to assist the Links with their travel expense and in appreciation of their time and wisdom.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Luona Nightingale, a member of LBBC, at

As a special bonus, the Links will be speaking in high school chapel at 8:30 on Friday, November 6, as well. As always, all of our parents are welcome to attend our chapel. We trust this event will be a special encouragement to our entire LCA family.

Parent-Teacher Conference Reminder

On Tuesday, November 10, school will be closed for students in K3 through grade 6. (This will be a regular school day for 7th through 12th grade students.)

On this day, our teachers will be meeting with the parents of their students. This is a required parent-teacher meeting where we can all get on the same page at the end of the first marking periods.

Please stop by or call our school office to make an appointment. Each appointment slot is twenty minutes long, and they are available between 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM. Your child’s teacher is not scheduling the appointments; they will all be done through the office.

Even though these appointments may result in a necessity to change work schedules or make other accommodations for the day, we are confident the time invested in meeting one-on-one with your child’s teacher will make those adjustments very profitable.

Operation Christmas Child

Although it may not yet feel much like Christmas outside yet, it is time to begin planning for one of our school’s annual outreach opportunities. Last Tuesday, we kicked off our support of Samaritan Purse’s Operation Christmas Child where we will prepare shoeboxes to send to needy parts of the world, complete with fun Christmas presents and copies of God’s Word for children.

Each family should have also received an email with many more specifics this week. Look carefully at the list of ideas of what can and what cannot be sent to these needy children around the world.

Of special need this year are financial donors to cover the cost of shipping these shoeboxes around the world. Each one costs $7, and last year we sent out about 100 shoeboxes! If you are interested in donating toward the financial aspect of our part of Operation Christmas Child, please contact Mr. Fry or your child’s teacher.

Please click this link for more information on this exciting opportunity.

Free Money–And Stuff!

As you may be aware, many businesses provide programs to assist schools. Some provide cash donations and others purchase art and PE supplies we use every day.

If you enjoy hot soup this time of the year, clip the Campbell’s Labels for Education off of the label before tossing the can into recycling! Also note that many products are made by the same parent company and also have the Labels for Education tab on the product.

You can also clip the Box Tops for Education off of many products. We get a cash donation for each of these box tops turned in.

If you shop at Target, Price Chopper, or Hannaford, you can register your loyalty card so that LCA will receive credit for each purchase you make there.

(Please click the links above for more information on each company’s specific information and eligible product list.)

We are also looking for someone to help coordinate these programs. If you are interested in volunteering a few hours a month to help out here, or if you have any questions about these programs, please contact Mrs. Kettlewood in our school office.

School Picture Day

Next Tuesday, November 3, will be our annual fall school picture day. Lifetouch, Inc., will be coming in to our school to take pictures starting first thing in the morning. We sent information and order forms home earlier this week. You may pay online or send in payment on picture day.

Please dress your child in regular school uniform for picture day. In the spring, we will take pictures where you may choose to dress up, but fall pictures are taken in our school uniform and are used for student identification and yearbook pictures as well.

We will send home more information about picture retake day for those who may not be satisfied with the first pictures for any reason. If you have any questions about picture day, please contact Mrs. Kettlewood in our school office.

Extended Session Billing Change

Based on feedback we have received from our families, our school board has made a change in the way we bill for extended session. Starting on Monday, November 2, students who stay beyond 3:15 but are picked up before 4:00 will be billed a percentage of the hour, rather than being charged a $5 flat fee.

We trust that this change will be a benefit for our families. Please contact us if you have any questions about this change.

Please Label All Items

As you can probably imagine, we come across many lost clothing items each week. Mrs. Donnelly, our volunteer librarian, also heads up our lost and found. While you can always check the bin in our library for lost items, we would rather be able to get them directly back to the proper students.

Please label with your child’s name all clothing items your child brings in to school, including outerwear, gloves, hats, and even regular school uniforms. While we may not be able to imagine how a child would get separated from his uniform shirt, it seems to happen regularly!

Upcoming Events

Nov. 3 – School Picture Day

Nov. 5 – Senior Lunch – Sloppy Joes

Nov. 6 – 8:30 AM – Links in High School Chapel

Nov. 7 – 7:00 PM – Parenting Workshop

Nov. 9 – 8:30 AM – Pensacola Christian College

Nov. 9 – Basketball Practices Begin

Nov. 10 – Parent-Teacher Conferences

(No Classes for K3-Grade 6)

Nov. 11 – Holiday – NO SCHOOL

Nov. 12 – Senior Lunch – Hot Dogs

Nov. 16 – Student Leadership Conference (10th-12th)

See our full calendar at