Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing. It is a gift of God.
This year through our theme, we will explore how we have been saved completely by Christ. We have the assurance of our heavenly home. I pray this school year gives you a renewed opportunity to grow in your faith: as a parent, as a student, and as a family.
I am eager to partner with you in both educating and nurturing your child this year. I encourage families to talk about lessons we learn, especially memory verses and Religion lessons. I look forward to seeing you in worship at Zion or hearing about your worship experiences at your home church as our class grows together in our faith walk.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Erica's family at the loss of her father. We were able to spend time with Mr. Debrick and both pastors and Thursday as we prayed together cried together and made a promise to be there for Erica this year. The students then went on to look at our School Theme song in groups and present their thoughts to the class. This verse especially struck home:
No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand
We stand in Christ - that He is in control and that He will be with us through all the trials of this world until we get to rest in His loving arms.
Erica's family is making plans for a celebration of life. As plans are made, I will pass them along.
Solar Eclipse Day (repeat from email)
Zion is excited to celebrate the Solar Eclipse with your children! Please read through this information carefully and email me with any additional questions.
Every child that is attending school on Monday will need to bring:
1) A labeled towel to sit on while viewing the eclipse
2) Cold lunch (no peanut butter) if your child is not eating hot lunch
3) A Labeled water bottle
4) WEAR SUNSCREEN - we will be outside for a good stretch of the day helping with Kindergarten-gr. 3 stations.
For parents that are planning on coming to school to celebrate with us, please read through the following information:
1) Please arrive at 11:30 if you want to eat lunch with your child. Bring a cold lunch/drink.
2) Activities will start at 12:00 and finish by 1:00 p.m.
3) Students will return to classrooms around 1:30 after viewing the total eclipse and will have normal dismissal at 3 p.m.
4) Zion will not be able to provide glasses for parents attending. Zion does have glasses for all students who attend school that day.
5) Parents will walk around with groups of students while students participate in various “Solar Eclipse” activities that have been prepared by Zion teachers.
What's New in Grade 6?
One of my big goals in 6th grade is for students to become more independent in their learning. This news blog will update you on current happenings, but in 6th grade I no longer publish spelling words, memory assignments, or tests in the parent news. These are things your child will be tracking in their assignment book. If an individual student needs more organizational help, I will work one-on-one with that student. I plan to publish this blog weekly on Fridays. (In reality, it may be Saturday mornings some weeks!)
You should have received a login for Sycamore Education from Mrs. Schmidt. This is your access to school news. This will also be how you access your child's grades. Please click around, and ASK QUESTIONS if you are confused.
Back to School Night
Mark your calendar: The PTL Back to School Night is Tuesday, August 22 at 6:30 p.m. This is an "adult only" information night. Join the 2 sixth grade teachers in the 6Riemenschneider classroom to hear further information about the unique aspects of 6th grade. There are three 20 minute session times with a 5 minute time to get to another child's classroom. Please attend one of the 6th grade sessions. I look forward to seeing you!
|Researching Bible verses inspired by our Theme song reminded|
|Sketching Bible stories and pictures|
|Each group then presented as we sang together In Christ Alone|