Thoroughly Furnished

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”

2 Timothy 3:15-16

     As a faculty and staff, it is our desire to be preparing students to be thoroughly furnished unto all good works.  We don’t want to be sending out simply mediocre students or those who are prepared only to dabble in their field.

Instead, we strongly desire that our students be fully prepared for future work and ministry.  These good works should be done to bring glory to our Father in heaven, not simply for our own financial or emotional security.  We want our students to seek to please him in everything that they do.

Many educational journals and self-help books claim they have the key to successful teaching.  The start of the passage above gives us the best answer, however.  The Word of God as He has revealed it in the Bible will best prepare both us and our students for the future.

This preparation begins by accepting Christ as our Lord and Savior.  Our teachers faithfully share God’s simple plan of salvation with our students throughout the school year.

Only once a student has accepted Christ can the true preparation take place.  We teach that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of both knowledge and wisdom.

After that wisdom has been firmly established in the lives of our students, we will truly begin to see them “thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”

This process will take many years; in fact, it will take the rest of our lives.  Our goal as your children’s teachers is to play a small part in that preparation and to see them someday recognized by our Lord as good and faithful servants!

SaveAround Coupon Books

      Remember those coupon books we sold last August?  We still have a couple of books remaining in our school office.  You may purchase a book for the discount price of $10 on a first-come-first served basis.  Please see Mrs. Kettlewood to purchase one of the last few we have in stock!

New Carpet

      Most of you have already likely noticed the new hallway carpet installed over the Christmas break.  This purchase was made through the sacrificial gifts of the members of Latham Bible Baptist Church.  We appreciate the support of our sponsoring ministry!  Please help us take care of this carpet so it can stay looking new as long as possible.

Spirit Week

      Early next week, our families will be receiving information about our annual spirit week activities.  A big part of this annual event is dressing up in unique ways based on the day’s theme rather than in the regular school uniforms.

      We always enjoy seeing what our students and their parents come up with for each day.  Please see your child’s teacher with any questions you may have.

Open House

            Each year, we look forward to our open house activities.  This year, we have set An LCA Safari as our theme for the open house scheduled for Thursday, March 9, at 7:00 PM.  (Please note the date change from the original school calendar.)

      In conjunction with the open house, we will be presenting a History Fair with the work from students in Grades 1 through 12.  You should expect to receive more information on these projects in the next few weeks.

      Please invite any friends you have who may be interested in the ministry of Latham Christian Academy for their own children.  We hope to have a full house with current students and prospective families!

Winter Break

      As you make plans for February, please remember that LCA will be closed for our annual winter break on February 20-24.  If you need another copy of our school calendar, you may request one at our school office or download it from our website.

Wednesday Pizza

      If you ordered pizza for your student for the first semester, that order ends next Wednesday, January 18.  If you would like your child to continue receiving pizza in the second semester, please send in $20 per slice to our school office.  Please contact Mrs. Kettlewood with any questions.

Labels for Education

      Please remember to save those labels off of Campbell’s Soup and other products with the Labels for Education text on it.  (Campbell’s is in the process of ending this program but will still accept labels with this text.)  We also collect the Box Tops for Education from various home products.  You may turn these in to our school office.

      Thank you for your efforts.  Each of these labels help us keep our tuition and fees as low as possible for all of our families.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events


Jan. 13 – 4:00 – Home Basketball vs. King’s

Jan. 16 – NO SCHOOL – Holiday

Jan. 17 – Away Basketball vs. Grace

Jan. 19 – Senior Lunch – Macaroni and Cheese

Jan. 20 – Last Day of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester

Jan. 24-27 – SPIRIT WEEK!

Jan. 24 – 5:00 – Home Basketball vs. Mountainside

Jan. 25 – Report Cards Sent Home (K3-12th)

Jan. 26 – Senior Lunch – Nachos

Jan. 27 – 4:30 – Home Basketball vs. Wilton