Take No Thought

“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.”

Matthew 6:31-32

      Each year, our school sets many different goals for our students.  Many goals are academic, some are physical, and some are interpersonal.  Our most important goals, however, are always spiritual here at LCA.  One of those spiritual goals for the coming year can be summed up in the phrase, Take No Thought.

As Christians we are called to be a thinking people.  The Bible is very clear that planning and prudence are critical virtues.  We are also confident that each teaching of Scripture can stand up to any honest and careful critical thinking, from a six-day creation to a global flood all the way to Jesus Christ’s literal resurrection after spending three days in the grave.

The passage above is certainly not instructing Christians not to be a thinking people.  Too often, however, thinking can turn to worrying.  This is where Jesus Christ’s words quoted above can challenge each of us.

We should never be known as worriers.  In fact, for a Christian, worry is a sin because it demonstrates a lack of trust in God’s love and a doubting of His promises.  One preacher and writer, Rand Hummel, said it this way:

When you learn how to keep from being overwhelmed with anxiety and controlled by debilitating worry, you will have mastered the simple concept that Jesus is talking about here.  “Take no thought.”  Don’t worry.  Refuse to allow what might happen tomorrow to paralyze you today.

Our goal at LCA this year as administration, faculty, staff, and school board is to demonstrate this kind of unfailing trust in our God so that our students will also learn that they can trust Him as well in all matters of life, large or small.  In 1885, William Ogden wrote a hymn about the promises of our God.  It ends this way:

List to His loving words, “Come unto Me”;

Weary, heavy laden, there is sweet rest for thee;

Trust in His promises, faithful and sure;

Lean upon the Savior, and thy soul is secure.

The Knightline

This Knightline newsletter will be published approximately every other Friday throughout the school year.  It contains vital information about our school program.  We ask that each family make a habit of reading the newsletter promptly.

Other than this first edition, future newsletters will be sent by email and posted online at news.lcany.org.  We encourage you to bookmark this mobile-friendly website to help you keep with all of the happenings around our school.

If you would like to receive a printed copy sent home with your child, please contact Mrs. Kettlewood in our school office.  We appreciate your help.

School Office Hours

Throughout the school year, our school office is open from 7:45 AM until 3:45 PM.  We appreciate your understanding at the busy times of arrival and dismissal where lines sometimes form at the office window.

If you need to call into the office, please avoid placing the call first thing in the morning or around lunch time (11:20-12:15).  These times are very busy and we may have trouble getting to your call.

Of course, please feel free to let us know if we can help you in any way throughout the year.

Arrival Time – 8:20

Please remember that school begins promptly at 8:20 each morning.  All students (including K3 and K4) must arrive by this time to avoid being counted as tardy.  Arriving on time will also help our teachers avoid unnecessary distractions from teaching the other students.  According to school policy, each three tardies are counted as an absence.  Please contact our school office with any questions about these policies.

Financial Accounts

We appreciate how our families keep current on their financial accounts with LCA.  This enables us to stay current with our staff members and vendors.  Please remember that tuition and extended session fees are due by the 10th day of each month for those on the ten-month payment plan.  We will send an email around the 1st day of each month with current balances.  If you prefer to receive a paper statement, please see Mrs. Kettlewood in our school office.

Please Label Uniforms

Because each student here wears a uniform to school, please be sure to label your child’s clothing with his name or at least his initials.  We want to be sure that lost items get returned to the proper owner.

This is especially important with the blue uniform sweaters.

Please help us by also labeling lunch boxes and other materials which can easily become separated from their owners.

Parking Lot

We appreciate the help of each family as we have all adjusted to the new school year.  As you drive, always remember the 5 MPH speed limit.  It is very slow on purpose.

Please be sure that each person dropping or picking up your children follows the correct parking lot pattern.  The center aisle is one-way, leaving our parking lot.  Also, please be sure only to pull along the ropes in front of the building if you are staying in your vehicle and dropping off older children.

Of course, please contact our office if you have any questions about our parking lot policies.

School Banking

Mrs. Deb Roarke volunteers to help organize and run a school banking program in conjunction with CapCom credit union.  This program will begin soon, on Wednesday, September 25.  (Please notice the change in the day of the week this year.)  Students who have not yet signed up may do so by obtaining a form from Mrs. Roarke.  If you have any questions, please contact our school office.  We do encourage each of you to teach the value of saving money, and LCA’s school banking program can be an important part of this effort.

Upcoming Events

Sep. 19 – Senior Lunch – Chicken Strips

Sep. 25 – CapCom School Banking Begins

Sep. 25 – Progress Reports Issued (Grades 7-12)

Sep. 25 – See you at the Pole Prayer Day

Sep. 26 – Senior Lunch – Hamburgers

Oct. 3 – Senior Lunch – Sloppy Joes

Oct. 11 – NO SCHOOL – Teacher In-Service Day

Oct. 14 – NO SCHOOL – Holiday