Pay Attention!

“Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.”

Philippians 4:9

     From earliest childhood, we learn by watching the actions and lives of others. First, of course, our parents, then our peers and educators, politicians, business leaders, musicians, celebrities—the list is nearly endless. We learn by what we receive, hear, and see.

Jesus said, “They shall be all taught of God.” The foundational learning process that enables the receiving and hearing of further truth must come first from God, through His Word and by the born-again believer. Paul’s young protégé, Timothy, first learned from his mother and grandmother about God, and then under Paul’s tutelage from the Scriptures.

But the key to learning is active attention! One must first receive, hear, and see. Paul commended the Thessalonians because they “received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God.” The Bereans were “more noble” because they “searched the scriptures daily.” The wise preacher “gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.”

Information, however well absorbed, is worthless without applying that which is learned. The philosophers of Athens were scorned because they “spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.”

All of us must first be learners. Soon, however, we must work out our “own salvation with fear and trembling,” since God has chosen to work through us.

Morris, H.M. “Pay Attention.” Days of Praise 20 May 2017.  http://www.icr.org/article/9923/

Parent-Teacher Conferences

On Tuesday, November 7, all parents of students in K3 through 6th grade should make plans to meet with their child’s teacher.  This is a valuable day near the start of the school year to strengthen the partnership between home and school.

These meetings are required and are scheduled on a first-come first-served basis with the school office.  (The teachers do not schedule the meetings themselves.)  School will be closed on November 7 for K3 through 6th grade, but will be held as a regular school day for 7th through 12th grade students.

Please stop by or call Mrs. Kettlewood to schedule your appointment.

Teachers’ Convention

Last Thursday and Friday, our faculty spent their days fellowshipping and recharging their batteries in two days of workshops and preaching.  It was a special privilege to hear from Dr. David Gibbs, Jr., an attorney who has served churches and Christian schools for more than forty years, as he preached from God’s Word.

Teachers also attended sessions covering a wide range of topics and professional development areas.  Thank you for your support as these days were invested in our ministry to your children.

K3-K5 Christmas Program

In a change for this school year, all three kindergarten classes will hold their Christmas program the same evening, Thursday, December 7, at 7:00.  Please make plans now to be in attendance for this special evening celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.  Our students are already starting to work on material for this program, and you will not want to miss it!

To help us invest time in the Christmas program, our K4 students will not be presenting a Thanksgiving program this November.

Lady Knights

Our Lady Knights girls’ volleyball team will be hosting several upcoming volleyball games.  Keep an eye on the upcoming events section of this newsletter and come out and cheer on our girls in their games against Grapeville and Mohawk Valley!

Leadership Conference

For those secondary students who were not able to attend the AACS leadership conference last month, LCA will be traveling to Faith Bible Academy in Sprakers for a one-day Christian leadership seminar covering some of the same topics on Friday, October 20.  All 7th through 12th grade students who did not attend the New England conference in September are invited to attend.  Please contact Mr. Fry for more information or to get a permission slip.

Save Around Coupon Books

Thank you for your help in our recent coupon book fundraiser!  Through the support of our families, we were able to raise over $1,400 toward our project to replace the water fountain in the elementary wing.  We sincerely appreciate the effort and support of our families to make this campaign a success.

Send a Sweater!

Please be sure your child has an appropriate sweater or light jacket to wear to be able to play outside in the fall weather.  Winter is coming and we want to be sure our students have as many days to play outside as possible before the cold weather arrives.  Whenever the weather is appropriate, our students will have outdoor recess, and we want to be sure the children can play comfortably.

Upcoming Events

Oct. 13 – 4:00 PM – Home Volleyball vs. Grapeville

Oct. 17 – 4:00 PM – Home Volleyball vs. Mohawk

Oct. 18 – Progress Reports Issued (Grades 1-12)

Oct. 19/26 – Hearing and Vision Screening

Oct. 19 – Senior Lunch – Chicken Strips

Oct. 20 – Student Leadership Seminar (Grades 7-12)

Oct. 20 – 4:45 PM – Home Volleyball vs. Wilton

Oct. 26 – Senior Lunch – Hot Dogs

Oct. 27 – 8:20 AM – Honor Society Induction

Nov. 3 – End of First Quarter

Nov. 7 – Parent-Teacher Conferences (K3-6th Grades)