The Wisdom of God

“Let no man deceive himself.  If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.  For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.”

1 Corinthians 3:18-19

     Education takes place all of the time in lots of different places.  Any of us who would pass a speed trap on the way to work would slow down at that same spot the next day—especially if we received a ticket!  We learned something.

The television provides a lot of that learning in many homes today.  Our families often see the worst of the world there, but they still learned something.

Large colleges and universities can give us valuable skills to help us succeed in the workplace and the home.  Unfortunately, many of them also are dedicated to a secular humanistic worldview that denies any absolute truth.  Along with those important skills, students of those schools also learned something else.

At LCA, all of our teaching comes not from the changing worldly wisdom, but from the truth of God’s Word.  We can teach history and show how God rewards those people and nations who honor Him.  We can teach the orderliness of mathematics and show how that order proceeds from an orderly God.  We can teach the English language as the way to read the truths of the Bible and as a medium to share those truths with others.  Every subject has a solid basis in biblical truth for our students to learn.

We rejoice and count it a great privilege to be able to minister in the lives of young people each day.  We want to be sure that what our students learn here truly is the wisdom of God!

Veterans Day

In celebration of the Veterans’ Day federal holiday, LCA will be closed on Monday, November 12.  School will resume on Tuesday, November 13, on a regular schedule.  We appreciate all of those who have served our country in the Armed Forces!

Parent-Teacher Conferences

On Tuesday, November 6, 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 6 for K3 through 6th grade, but will be held as a regular school day for 7th through 12th grade students.

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 worthwhile.

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

American Christian Honor Society Induction

In a special ceremony this morning, one LCA junior was inducted into the Blue Knight chapter of the American Christian Honor Society, joining two current senior members.  Be sure to congratulate Grace Mansfield on exceeding the rigorous requirements of this prestigious organization.  Dr. Matthew Bedics, one of LCA’s school board members, spoke from God’s Word and a candle ceremony was held to mark this significant achievement.

Volleyball Senior Night

The final game for our Lady Knights volleyball team will be held this coming Monday, October 29, at 4:00.  Our girls will face the team from Wilton Baptist in a key matchup.  At the close of the game, we will honor the two senior girls who are a part of the team this year.

We encourage you to come out to this last game.  We do not charge a gate or entrance fee to any of our families, so there is no cost to come out and support our Lady Knights!

Operation Christmas Child

Last Wednesday, LCA kicked off our annual Operation Christmas Child program.  This program distributes shoeboxes full of Christmas presents to needy children around the world and includes the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.  We are already collecting small items that can be included in these boxes that the classes will be packing the week of November 13.  Please be sure all items are sent into your child’s teacher by that date.

Please contact your child’s teacher or our school office if you have any questions about the types of items you can send in.  Remember that all items must be small enough to fit into a standard sized shoebox and cannot include candy, liquids, or “war” toys.  Small stuffed animals, toiletry items (like toothbrushes, washcloths, and bar soap), and small school supplies can make great gifts.

Of special need this year are financial donors to cover the cost of shipping these shoeboxes around the world. Each one costs $9, and last year we sent out over 100 shoeboxes! If you are interested in donating toward the financial aspect of our part of Operation Christmas Child, please contact Mr. Fry.

Special Programs

I trust you will make plans even now to be here yourself and invite friends and family to be here for our special programs coming up in November and December.  The children will work very hard to prepare music and drama, and they love seeing those familiar and friendly faces in the auditorium.

      K4 Thanksgiving Program: Thursday, November 15

      K3 and K5 Christmas Program: Thursday, December 13

      Elementary Christmas Program: Tuesday, December 18

If you have any questions about these programs, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher.  All programs will begin at 7:00 PM and be held in our church auditorium.

Bob Jones University in Chapel

On Wednesday morning, November 7, starting at 8:30 AM, LCA is excited to be welcoming a traveling singing group from Bob Jones University in South Carolina.  This group will be presenting a ministry in music to a combined chapel of our first through twelfth grade students, and all of our parents are welcome to attend.  We know you will receive a blessing from this time.

Many of the textbooks we use (especially in our secondary school) are written by Bob Jones University Press, an extension of this college.  Mrs. Parker, our 3rd-4th grade teacher, is a graduate of this university as well.  We appreciate the ministry of Bob Jones University.

New Video Camera for LCA Events

A portion of the funds raised in our fall coupon book fundraiser has been used to purchase a new video camera for school events.  We encourage each of our families to subscribe to Mr. Fry’s LCA YouTube channel at MrFryLCA so you can see each video posted there.  Our first video of today’s American Christian Honor Society is already posted!  Thank you again for your support as we have raised funds through this annual fundraiser.

Upcoming Events

Oct. 29 – 4:00 PM – Home Volleyball vs. Wilton

Nov. 1 – Senior Lunch – Hamburgers

Nov. 2 – End of First Quarter

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

Nov. 6 – No Classes for K3 through Grade 6
(Regular School Day for Grades 7-12)

Nov. 6 – Report Cards Issued (All Grades)

Nov. 7 – Bob Jones University Chapel (Grades 1-12)

Nov. 8 – Senior Lunch – Hot Dogs

Nov. 12 – NO SCHOOL – Holiday

Nov. 13 – Picture Retake Day