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The Classical School Blog, Week of December 14

IMPORTANT DATES

Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:

 

 

A Message from Joe Fana, Principal of The Classical School

As we continue to explore the meaning of Advent, we are examining the symbolism behind each candle that is lit in many Christian Churches around the world.  The third and fourth candles represent important figures in the Christmas story.  The third candle represents the shepherds – the ones who received the good news of the coming of the Jesus.  Shepherds have played an import part in the Bible – remember that King David, Abraham and Jacob were all Shepherds at one time.  Because of such good news announced to the shepherds, this candle is sometimes referred to as the joy candle.  The fourth candle, the candle of peace, represents the Angels – the ones who announced the good news to the shepherds.  

This Christmas, may you find joy and peace in the good news of Christ’s birth.

 

 

NEWS TO NOTE

2nd Grade

Last week, Lockheed Martin Engineer and TCS father, Dan Stephens, visited second grade. He taught students about lift, drag, thrust, and gravity in air flight.

TCS 2nd grade learns about lift and gravity. TCS 2nd grade learns about lift and gravity. TCS 2nd grade learns about lift and gravity.

 

Middle School

The MS Christmas Service Project was held over the last several weeks and will benefit the Greyson Project, which is a local organization that provides Christmas decorations for families that have to spend the holidays in a hospital with a sick child.  The goal was to assemble all of the suggested items for at least 3 families, and we met and exceeded that goal.  Items included small Christmas trees, lights, ornaments, craft kits, and even cute Christmas socks! A special thank you to Mrs. Shipley and Mrs. Gentry for leading this project!

TCS middle school students collected Christmas decorations for children in area hospitals. TCS middle school students collected Christmas decorations for children in area hospitals. TCS middle school students collected Christmas decorations for children in area hospitals.

 

 

TFH Christmas Shop

The annual First Hope Christmas Shop will be held on Tuesday, December 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The TFH Christmas Shop is operated by the Transitions+ Secondary students from The First Hope alongside parent volunteers. These students gain valuable, real-life experience running the shop as students from TFH & TCS visit with their classes during the day. All students K-12 will have the opportunity to buy small gifts for family, friends, teachers and even pets! It’s an amazing event that the students really enjoy and 100% of the proceeds go directly back to The First Hope.

 

REMINDERS

Cold Weather Policy

Our policy for coldweather dress is as follows:

 

School uniform and school-approved outerwear must be worn on campus at all times. During extreme cold weather, the school will notify students and parents of Spirit Wear dress. Girls may not wear sweat pants, warm ups, etc. under skirts.

 

Please do not assume it’s a coldweather dress day;  You will be notified by the school the evening before if you are permitted to wear Spirit Wear on a non-Spirit Wear school day.  

Parent Volunteers

If you are interested in signing up for various volunteer opportunities, please click here. We are so grateful for all of our volunteers!

Field Trips

Information for TCS field trips can be found here. All students and parents are welcome, but some have limited space.

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