Worthy of the Vocation

“I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called.”

Ephesians 4:1

      Even though we are starting a new calendar year, the school year is just about at the halfway point with the new semester only a little over one week away. It is a great time to be reminded of our theme for this school year.

Back in September, we established a goal for this year of walking worthy of our heavenly calling as Christians. So, how are we doing so far?

In this same passage, we read that a worthy person will be known for lowliness or humility. Have we been demonstrating humility and modesty? Are we seeking the good of others and the glory of our Lord in all we do? Do we remember that God Himself set aside all of the glory of heaven to be made as a lowly servant?

We further read that a worthy person will demonstrate meekness, simply defined as strength under control. Have we been known for the meekness of Moses, called the meekest person who ever lived? Do we show patient lives, consistently giving to others even when it costs us?

Continuing in Ephesians 1, we read that a worthy person will be longsuffering, a word that means exactly what it sounds like. Do we bear with others, or do we become angry quickly? Are we showing off the fruit of the Spirit as we deal patiently with the faults and quirks of others?

Ephesians 1:2 ends by stating that someone who is worthy of his heavenly calling will be forbearing. When someone owes us something, perhaps just respect, are we quick to demand full payment? Are we upset at not being treated the way we believe we deserve because of our station in life? Do we become quickly upset with others, whether co-workers, friends, or even family?

The great thing about a halfway point “checkup” is that it is not too late to make a change. Let’s all examine how we’ve been doing in these goals since school began in September and resolve to the Lord to continue growing in each area as we can together become worthy of our heavenly vocation!

No School Monday

Please remember that LCA will be closed on Monday, January 18, in observance of the federal holiday of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. Our offices will also be closed Monday. We will resume our regular schedule on Tuesday, January 19.

Congratulations, Greaves Family!

One of our K4 teachers, Mrs. Jennifer Greaves, had a healthy baby girl last Tuesday afternoon. Giavanni Elizabeth was born at 3:45 and weighed in at exactly 8 pounds. Mrs. Greaves is doing well, and dad and big sister Mercedez are too!

During Mrs. Greaves’s maternity leave, Mrs. Irene Koletas will serve as the substitute in our K4B classroom.

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Pizza

Each Wednesday, we serve pizza to students who have ordered it, and we provide a discount for those who order for the entire semester ahead of time. If you paid for pizza back in September, please remember that you have only one more week remaining in the semester.

If you would like to order pizza for the second semester, which starts on January 25, please pay $20 per slice at our school office no later than Tuesday, January 26. Please see Mrs. Kettlewood if you have any questions.

Spirit Week

Each winter, we set aside a week to have some extra fun and build school spirit. We call this Spirit Week, and one of the highlights is the chance to wear quirky and fun clothing in place of the regular school uniforms.

Spirit week is coming soon: January 26-29 is only a couple of weeks away! We will be sending home more information on the specifics of each day very soon. Watch your child’s backpack and your email for more information and be sure to contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

Office 365 ProPlus Available

All LCA students automatically qualify for a subscription to Office 365 ProPlus through our licensing agreement with Microsoft. Students in Grades 7-12 may visit login.microsoft.com and login with their student email address and password (followed by the ! character) to download the latest version of Microsoft Office for PCs and Macs. You may also login the same way using the smartphone or tablet versions of Office.

If you would like to have a login and have a student below seventh grade, or if you have any questions about this program, please contact Mr. Fry at bfry@lcany.org.

Attendance Reminder

As we get into the more challenging weather and occasional sicknesses of the school year, please remember LCA’s attendance policies. Each tardy counts as one-third of an absence, whether excused or not. These absences are recorded and become a part of a student’s permanent record.

In addition, our school has policies regarding maximum number of absences for any reason and policies for requesting vacation days from school. If you have any questions about our policies, please refer to pages 34-37 of our Parent/Student Handbook.

Upcoming Days Off

LCA will be closed for Winter Break starting on Friday, February 12, through Monday, February 22. Please note that Winter Break is two days longer than usual this year because we are closed on the Friday before and the Monday after Presidents’ Day.

As always, if you have any questions about our schedule, please feel free to contact our school office.

Upcoming Events

 

Jan. 18 – Holiday – No School

Jan. 21 – Senior Lunch – Macaroni and Cheese

Jan. 21 – 4:00 PM – Home Boys’ Basketball

Jan. 22 – End of First Semester and Second Quarter

Jan. 26-29 – SPIRIT WEEK

Jan. 26 – 4:00 PM – Home Boys’ Basketball

Jan. 27 – Report Cards Sent Home

Jan. 28 – Senior Lunch – Sloppy Joes

Jan. 29 – 4:30 PM – Home Boys’ Basketball

Feb. 1 – 4:00 PM – Home Boys’ Basketball

Feb 12-22 – Winter Break – No School