THE WOODLANDS THE WOODLANDS
CHRISTIAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY A C A D E M Y AUGUST 30, 2012
New School Hours -- by Steve Zeal Dear Warrior families, As you are by now aware, this year we have moved the school start time from 8:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Consequently, it has come to our attention that there may be some confusion as to the exact starting and finishing times of school this year. Please allow me to clarify this. Lower School – Pre-K - 5th grade Morning drop off will begin at 7:55 a.m. Faculty and safety patrol will be on duty at that time. Morning car line will end at 8:15 a.m. Students arriving after that time will be required to get a tardy slip from the front desk before going to class. Afternoon car line will begin at 3:20 p.m. Students will be called from the MPR at that time. No student will be dismissed early unless prior arrangements have been made. Afternoon dismissal will end at 3:40 p.m. Students who have not been picked up by this time will be taken to Extended Care where a fee may be assessed.
Afternoon car line will begin at 3:30 p.m. and end at 3:45 p.m. Students who have not been picked up must go to the SLC until their ride arrives. The later start to the school day has not affected instruction time in any way. No teaching time has been lost. Students in both lower and upper school receive exactly the same amount of instructional time as they did last year. There has been a question as to why lower school and upper school dismiss at different times. There are two reasons for this - (1) it helps to minimize traffic congestion in the main driveway where lower school and upper school vehicles merge and (2) it allows our families who have students in both lower and upper school to pick up all of their children in a timely and safe manner. The Lord’s richest blessings!
Upper School -- 6th - 12th grade Morning drop off will begin at 7:45 a.m. Students who arrive before 7:45 a.m. (tutoring, athletic practice, etc), must be directly supervised by a faculty or staff member. Morning arrival will end at 8:15 a.m. Students who arrive after this time are required to obtain a tardy slip from the upper school office before being admitted to class.
In observance of Labor Day Campus will be closed Monday, September 3, 2012 Classes resume Tuesday, September 4, 2011
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Lower School News Garden Prep Day! Our garden was in full bloom this summer! You need to visit our watermelon patch. Our kids are excited to taste the fruits of their labor and are watching those melons ripen. It won’t be long! We are excited that our science specialist, Mr. Robert Roach, has joined us this year. He is trained in the Junior Master Gardener program and will be sharing the JMG program with your children. You may have already seen some of these projects and activities come home. The JMG is an offshoot of 4H through the Montgomery County Extension Service. Through this program, your children will be learning how to care for God’s Earth, grow their own food, compost to return nutrients to the soil, and simply eat healthier. Plus, we get to play in the dirt at school! How fun is that?
To prepare for the new year, we need to turn over the beds from last season. Don’t worry, we are renting a tiller! What we need is a bit of manpower (and lady-power) to make fast work of these beds. Our first Garden Prep Day is Saturday, September 15th from 8:00-11:00 a.m. Bring your rakes, hoes, garden gloves, and weedeaters. There is nothing like getting dirty to bring families closer together! Let’s turn over those beds to make room for all the fantastic things our kids are going to be growing this fall! I can’t wait!
Pre-K and Kindergarten Meet Firefighters The pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes welcomed the firefighting crew from Woodlands Fire Station #2 on Thursday morning. The classes learned all about firefighting, got an up close look firefighting equipment and asked the firefighters a lot of questions!
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Upper School News Camp Kairos -- by Ryan Highley, Campus Pastor A highlight of our students’ senior year at Woodlands Christian is their annual class retreat, Camp Kairos. The meaning of the Greek word kairos is the the right or opportune moment (the supreme moment). This meaning underscores the opportunity the senior class has to reflect on who they are in Christ and how God intends to use them as individuals and as a class. The Class of 2013 travelled to Forest Glen Camp in the Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville, Texas for four and a half days of fellowship and spiritual growth. During the retreat, the seniors participated in team building exercises and enjoyed many exciting activities including a rock climbing wall, canoeing and a zip line.
Lance Dockery of Conroe Community Church was the guest worship leader and speaker. Mr. Dockery taught from the book of Second Peter concerning Jesus’ ministry of reconciliation. He challenged the students to pause and remember what Jesus has done for them and then let that remembrance guide their lives. Our chaperones played a vital role in the success of this year’s retreat, and heartfelt thanks go out to Pam Masau, Heidi Sweet, Dustin Ellis, and Steve Zeal. It was a great time for our students to get away and focus on how their senior year can leave a legacy of leadership for others to follow.
Photos courtesy Pam Masau
AUGUST 24, 2012
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT NEWS Are You Ready For Some Warrior Football? In preparation for the upcoming football season, the Warriors hosted a scrimmage against Snook High School on Friday, August 24. The Warriors are ready for action with their first home game of the regular season set for Friday, August 31 against the Knights from The Regents School of Austin, Texas. Kick off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Come out and support your Warrior football team!
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Booster Club Fall Sports Pep Rally The Booster Club hosted another wonderful pep rally on Wednesday, August 29. Fans of all ages enjoyed a great evening of food and fellowship. Show your Warrior spirit and join the Booster Club! For more information visit the Booster Club page of our website.
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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT NEWS
annual Woodlands Christian Booster club golf tournament Wednesday, September 26 Shotgun Start at 1:00 p.m. Panther Trail Golf Course The Woodlands, TX For more information or to register Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Honor Your Athlete! Attention all parents and grandparents! Opportunities are available for you to recognize your special athlete(s) in our game day magazines/media guides! To place your personalized dedication, please contact Coach Stephen Mawire at email@example.com or 936-273-2555, ext. 1324. The submission deadline for the volleyball media guide is Tuesday, September 4.
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Upcoming Events Please visit the Team Pages of our website for complete & up to date Warrior sports schedules. August 31
Varsity football v. Austin Regents
7:00 p.m. HOME
Cross Country @ Lutheran South Invitational
JV volleyball v. Faith West Academy Varsity volleyball v. Faith West Academy
5:00 p.m. AWAY 6:00 p.m. AWAY
JV volleyball v. Logos Prep Varsity volleyball v. Logos Prep
5:00 p.m. HOME 6:00 p.m. HOME
Varsity football v. Northside Pastorsâ€™ Night
7:00 p.m. HOME
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Who doesnâ€™t like pie? Order yours today! 9" harvest pumpkin 9" apple streusel 9" buttermilk coconut 9" chocolate silk 9" southern pecan Pie gift cards All items cost $20.00
ORDERS DUE BY Wednesday, September 26! Order online by clicking here - OR Please drop off cash or checks made payable to TWCA and your order to Marthel Cano at the front desk. Pies can be frozen and enjoyed during the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays! Great for corporate gifts or family gatherings! Pies will be delivered to Woodlands Christian the week of November 12 All proceeds benefit the Junior/Senior Prom. Orders may also be placed with any junior class student. Thanks for your support!
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Warrior Dads Warrior Dads is a new organization designed for all fathers at Woodlands Christian (prekindergarten through high school). The purpose of this group is prayer and fellowship, relationship building, and school support such as classroom projects, field trips, after school clubs and sports, and general school needs. Meetings will be held once a month. Interested? There are two opportunities for you to learn more about Warrior Dads: Friday, September 7th breakfast meeting at 8:00-9:00 a.m in room 411 on the middle school deck (next to The Armory). Monday, September 10th at 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the lecture room of the Timothy Administration Building. Please RSVP to Shawn Kesterson firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, September 5. We look forward to growing together in fellowship and fun!
Same Vision, New Name! Moms In Touch Is Now Moms In Prayer! Woodlands Christian is blessed to host a Moms In Prayer group every Wednesday from 2:15 until 3:15 p.m. in the Daniel Library. We gather together as moms to pray specifically and scripturally for our children, our school, and our teachers, staff and administrators. You're invited to come and experience the joy of replacing anxiety with peace and hope when you pray with other moms. For more information, please contact Jerri Mortenson at email@example.com. Come pray with us!
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The Armory Needs You! Stacie Phillips (left), our campus store manager, is looking for a few volunteers to assist in The Armory for approximately one hour a day Monday-Friday. Morning and afternoon openings are available. Interested? Contact Stacie Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org or 936-273-2555, ext. 1322.
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Throughout the school year, if a weather or school-wide emergency occurs, Woodlands Christian will make every effort to communicate information regarding school closings. Communication efforts include, but are not limited to, email, school website, telephone and local media outlets. To receive automatic emergency alerts from Woodlands Christian via email and text message, register your email address and cell phone number at www.school-alerts.com. Our school can be found on the login page under Woodlands Christian Academy. Please note: Information from School-Alerts will be sent as long as cell phone service and Internet access permit.
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