PARENT NOTE – May 18, 2020
“Blazin’ God’s Light”
Matthew 5: 15,16
FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
As we come to the final two weeks of instruction, our students and community continue to work towards high levels of learning. We are a strong team together. I want to commend our community, once again, for sticking with each other, growing our academic skills, and learning more about God’s Kingdom.
Teachers: Our teachers have worked tirelessly to support our Highland Christian community. We are grateful for the countless hours our teachers have spent creating new resources for students, as teachers transform their instructional plans to accommodate online learning.
Support Staff: These individuals have been critical to the infrastructure of Highland Christian. A majority of our support staff continues to work in full-time or part-time capacities. For all of the special touches, thank you!
Board Members: Our Board has been innovative and partnered to find creative solutions to the challenges of eLearning. Their continued support has been appreciated!
Parents and Caregivers: Your support of HCS students has been outstanding. When students have needed support or encouragement, you have been there to cheer on our cherished students.
In the coming weeks, we have a few special end-of-the-year events. We are looking forward to your strong participation!
|Thursday, May 21 – Chapel with Mrs. Huizenga (Facebook Page at 8:30am)
Thursday, May 28 – 8th Grade Chapel (2pm)
Friday, May 29 – Last Instructional Day
Monday, June 1 – Homeroom Social Closure Activities (Zoom)
Monday, June 1 – Final Pick-Up/Drop-Off Event (2pm – 6pm – In Classrooms)
Wednesday, June 3 – Last Day (All-School Chapel at 11am)
Keep up the great work, Huskies!
Family Devotions – May 18-24 (Lessons from Psalm 23)
|Date||Lesson||God’s Word||Faith Lesson||Prayer||Activities|
|Monday||The Lord is my Shepherd||Psalm 23:1||God loves us.
He gives us what we need.
He provides for us and protects us.
|Father, Thank you for providing for all our needs and for watching over us. Thank you for protecting us like a good shepherd. Amen||*make “woolie” sheep
Dip the scrunchie in the paint and create some “woolie” sheep on the dark paper.
|Tuesday||He makes me lie down in green pastures.||Psalm 23:2||God gives us rest.
He gives us what is good.
He keeps us safe.
We can trust God.
We can depend on God.
|Father, Thank you for being our Good Shepherd. Help us to trust and depend on you. We know that you love us and want the best for us.Amen||*have a family sleep-over; sleep outside or in the family room
*talk about trusting God
|Wednesday||He restores my soul.||Psalm 23:3a||God loves us.
God cares for us.
|Father, Thank you for caring for us. Help us to know how much you love us. Thank you for sending Jesus to restore us. Amen.||*read John 3:16
*spell out JOY
J – Jesus
O – Others
Y – Yourself
Talk about putting Jesus & others first.
|Thursday||He leads/guides me.||Psalm 23:3b||The Holy Spirit tells us how to live.
He helps us make the right choices.
|Father, ”Show me your ways, teach me your path, guide me in your truth, and teach me. You are God my Savior.” Amen.||*play the game Follow-the-Leader
*read Psalm 24:4-5
*run relay races
|Friday||I will fear no evil.||Psalm 23:4||We don’t need to be afraid because God is watching over us.
He protects us.
He comforts us.
|Father, Thank you for guiding and protecting us. Help us not to be afraid because we know that you are always with us. Amen||*go for a walk at night with flashlights
*write appreciation notes to people who protect us: fire, police, doctors, nurses
|Saturday||I am special.||Psalm 23:5||We are special to God.
God gives us more than we need.
|Father, Thank you for being our Good Shepherd, for taking care of us and giving us even more than we can imagine. Amen||*Handprint Sheep -trace your hand on black paper – fill in your handprint with marshmallows or cotton balls- add eyes|
|Sunday||Goodness & love follow me all the days of my life.||Psalm 23:6||When we follow the Good Shepherd we will enjoy a life of God’s goodness and love.||Father, Thank you for caring for us. Help us to always remember to follow you. Thank you for your loving kindness and forgiveness. We know that you are always there for us. Amen.||*prepare a special meal
*talk about favorites: foods, memories, vacations, etc.
*talk about God’s goodness to you
CHOICE SCHOLARSHIP NEWS
It is time to submit scholarship applications for the 2020/2021 school year. Please visit OnCampus with your parent login and see the Resource Board titled “CHOICE Scholarship Program” for all the details. If you have any questions or do not yet have your parent login, please contact our Scholarship Administrator, Lisa Long at email@example.com or 219-838-0356 x 168.
- We will begin accepting TRIP physical card orders on Thurs, May 28th. Orders and payments are due by 10 a.m. Upcoming dates for TRIP orders May 28, June 4, 11, 18, Aug. 6, 13, 20, and 27. Online scrip ordering is available 24/7. Contact Ann Lynch to sign up for online ordering.
- Zandstra’s Greenhouse gift certificates are available to purchase at $15 each and the bonus rebate is $3.00 per certificate!
- If you are interested in purchasing physical gift cards before May 28th contact Ann Lynch at 219-838-0356, ext. 199, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com as we have some cards in the TRIP office. Other card purchases need to be placed online as escrip or reload cards.