Walk Worthy

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

Ephesians 4:1

     Each student and staff member at LCA has been challenged to walk worthy as we begin this school year. The theme for this school year comes from the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesian church where he called for a greater unity in love (v. 3). His direction to this early church is profitable for all of us to learn from. In the last newsletter, we examined the importance of lowliness and meekness.

To be worthy servants, we must also strive to be longsuffering. This kind of patient waiting on others is spoken of frequently the Bible and is sometimes paired with the trait of joyfulness. We all know how challenging it can be to endure jabs from others, or perhaps even the incompetence of someone else. Christians must be known for our longsuffering, however. It is how we walk worthy of our vocation.

We must also set a goal of being forbearing with others. In a “me-first” culture, someone who intentionally puts others ahead of himself will be different. Yet we should see the importance of being “a servant” rather than being “assertive.” Our students at LCA are being challenged to love others with a true love that forgives the offenses of others and tolerates those people even while looking for repentance.

Only if we follow the directions given in Ephesians 4 can we truly be counted as worthy of our vocation as Christians. Of course, this worthiness can only come through the power of the Holy Spirit.

It is our privilege to partner with you to help develop these traits in the lives of each of the students here at LCA. We are happy to speak with any of you about these areas. May God lead and direct in our lives as we seek to be worthy of our heavenly calling!

Welcome, Mrs. Kupeyan!

Latham Christian Academy is excited to welcome Mrs. Ruth Kupeyan to our faculty this year. Mrs. Kupeyan, the daughter-in-law of our PE and Music teacher, teaches our five-year-old Kindergarten class.

Mrs. Kupeyan grew up in Schenectady and attended Latham Christian Academy herself. She then went on to Pensacola Christian Academy in Florida, earning her bachelor’s degree in elementary education as well as her master’s degree there.

Mrs. Kupeyan taught at Oakwood Christian School in Troy as well as serving as their administrator for several years before joining us here at LCA. Mrs. Kupeyan’s husband, Sam, is the pastor of Sand Lake Baptist Church in Averill Park, and also serves as the girls’ basketball coach at LCA. Mrs. Kupeyan is also the mother of one, perhaps a member of the LCA Class of 2033!

Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Kupeyan to Latham Christian Academy.

Financial Policies

As a nonprofit ministry, we rely on our parents paying their financial obligations promptly so that we can pay our staff and vendors. Each month’s payment is due no later than the 10th of each month to avoid a late charge.

Payment can be made by cash or check in our school office. Many banks also offer a free “bill pay” service. You may be able to set this up so that your bill is paid automatically each month. LCA does not charge for accepting banks’ bill payments.

You may also pay by credit card using Paypal or directly in our school office. We must pass along the 2.5%-2.75% charge from these services, however, to keep everyone’s bill as low as possible.

If you have any questions about your bill or about payment methods, please contact Mrs. Kettlewood in our school office.

Coupon Book Fundraiser

We appreciate the support of so many of our families who purchased the SaveAround coupon books—and especially those who sold them in their communities and workplaces. We will attempt to post a total amount raised in our next newsletter. If you have not yet returned either the book or payment for the book ($20), please do so as soon as possible. If you are still waiting on any books to be delivered, please contact Mrs. Kettlewood in our school office.

Lady Knights Volleyball

We congratulate our Lady Knights volleyball team on a strong start to their season. They have played Our Savior’s Lutheran, Mohawk Valley Christian, and the Hoosac School and have won all three matches.

Please keep your eye on the coming events section of this newsletter or on our calendar online for a list of all upcoming games. After a 3-0 start to the season, we are excited to see what comes next!

No School Dates

Please notice the upcoming dates when school will be closed. This coming Thursday and Friday, October 8-9, school will be closed so that our faculty can attend a continuing education conference in Rochester, New York. School will also be closed on Monday, October 12, in observance of the federal holiday.

On these dates, our office will also be closed and no extended care is available. Our full school calendar is available on our website and on Sycamore.

School Banking

Mrs. Deb Roarke volunteers to help organize and run a school banking program in conjunction with CapCom credit union each Tuesday morning starting at 8:15. 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.


Parking Lot Improvements

We appreciate the help and support of our families early in the school year in our parking lot. We appreciate the effort to follow our established traffic pattern even with the work being done to install lighting stands in our parking lot. We expect that the project will be complete very soon. In the meantime, please carefully observe the cones marking off the drops in the pavement. We are confident that the nice, bright lights will be worth the effort here at the start of the year.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Oct. 5 – 7th-12th Grade Boys’ Soccer at Grapeville

Oct. 6 – Volleyball Games at Perth

Oct. 8-9 – NO SCHOOL – Teachers’ Convention

Oct. 12 – NO SCHOOL – Columbus Day

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

Oct. 14 – PSAT (10th-11th Grades)

Oct. 15 – Senior Lunch – Hot Dogs

See our full calendar at s.lcany.org/cal