LCA Bright Knights

“A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.  Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

Matthew 5:15-16

     Christ Himself spoke these words in encouraging His followers to be those known for their good works.  As we read these words, we should think of our own calling, caution, and command as Christ’s lights.

First, we see in these verses that Christians are called to good works.  This is a high calling given by Jesus Christ Himself.  While we at times may be no more beautiful than a light bulb, the light we reflect should clearly show the beauty of our Savior.

Second, we see the caution that it is possible to be a hidden light.  Just as our children may sing, “Hide it under a bushel, NO!” we should remove anything from our lives that may keep the light of Christ from shining clearly.  Bitterness and mediocrity should never be hallmarks of the Christian’s life.

Third, Christians have a command to do good works.  We certainly live in a great and free country, but this freedom should never be confused with our obligation to point others to Christ by our good works.  Doing good is not optional for those of us who claim the name of Jesus Christ.  Christians not known for good deeds will bring shame, not glory on the Name of our God.

At LCA we have a special program, one we call “Bright Knights.”  It is our goal to recognize individual students who become known for bringing glory to God through their good works.  Students in first through twelfth grades may earn this recognition as we encourage all of our constituents to focus on glorifying God through good works.

PSAT

As a part of our college preparatory and guidance programs here, each sophomore and junior will take the PSAT/NMSQT on Wednesday, October 16.  The cost for this test is only $15, and we are confident this test will help students prepare for the SAT and ACT, as well as other standardized tests.  Tenth and eleventh grade students have received information on this test this week at school.  Parents should contact Mr. Fry with any questions prior to test day.

Save Around Coupon Books

Earlier this week, we began one of only two fundraisers we run each year schoolwide as we begin distributing Save Around Coupon Books.  Each child was sent home with one book.  You may purchase that book for $25 or you may return it to your child’s teacher.

You may also want to show this sample book to your family, friends, and co-workers.  You may then request additional books from Mrs. Kettlewood in our school office.  Each child will receive one free Albany book for each five books sold.  This book would make a great gift or even one for the family to use themselves!

You probably noticed a special promotion added this year as students may earn an LCA T-shirt or LCA hoodie for selling 3 to 10 books.  We hope many students will be able to receive these special prizes!

We appreciate your support as we raise funds to continue to improve the facilities here at LCA. Of course, please feel free to contact our office with any questions about the Coupon Book fundraiser.

Volleyball Season Wraps Up

Under the leadership of Coach Sam Mansfield, our volleyball team has had an exciting season.  Your last chance to come out and watch a game will be this coming Friday, October 18, at 4:00 PM.  Our Lady Knights will be facing Mohawk Christian here in our gym.  Our girls had a close game at Mohawk last week, and we think this game will be another close one.  We would love to have the support of many fans for the final game of the 2019 volleyball season.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

On Tuesday, November 5, 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 5 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.

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 21

      K3 and K5 Christmas Program: Thursday, December 12

      Elementary Christmas Program: Thursday, December 17

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.

Upcoming Events

Oct. 14 – NO SCHOOL – Holiday

Oct. 16 – PSAT (10th-11th Grades)

Oct 16 – Progress Reports Sent Home (Grades 1-12)

Oct. 17 – Senior Lunch – Hot Dogs

Oct. 18 – 4:00 PM – Home Volleyball vs. Mohawk

Oct. 22 – Northeastern Baptist College in Chapel

Oct. 24 – Senior Lunch – Chicken Strips

Oct. 25 – 8:30 AM – Honor Society Induction

Nov. 5 – Parent-Teacher Conferences (K3-6th)