December 14, 2017 | Becky Mayberry |
Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:
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.
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.
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!
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.
If you are interested in signing up for various volunteer opportunities, please click here. We are so grateful for all of our volunteers!
Information for TCS field trips can be found here. All students and parents are welcome, but some have limited space.