Archive for the ‘General News’ Category

Monkey see, monkey do

April 18th, 2019 ●

If you talk with a DMV employee who administers driver’s license tests to teenagers, they will tell you that the most common error that prevents kids from passing is failure to come to a complete stop when required. That’s right: pausing at stop signs is the number one reason kids fail the driving test. Parallel […]

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Practical ideas for raising a happy, confident child

March 15th, 2019 ●

There are many factors at play when it comes to raising a well-rounded, happy, confident child. Age, interests, home life, learning ability, fortitude, maturity, and personality characteristics are just a few. Life is unpredictable and children are inherently unique, so there is no checklist from which parents can mark items off until their happy child […]

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The Benefits of Attending a Christian School

February 25th, 2019 ●

Parents address so many important decisions when rearing children. And one of the most important is their education. It plays such a critical role in a child’s development that the schools your child attends can’t be a given. Children are unique individuals and there’s no “one-size-fits-all” school. Fortunately, there are many more options today than […]

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The Best Gifts Come From the Heart

December 13th, 2018 ●

Amidst the rush of Christmas time decorating, shopping, parties and wrapping up gifts (along with all those end-of-year tasks), we can be distracted from the real reason for the season: the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. God sent us His son so that he could teach us, inspire us, and eventually sacrifice […]

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What Are You Thankful For?

November 14th, 2018 ●

You have been blessed with so much – perhaps more than you think about on a daily basis. So with the year turning to Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s the perfect time to humbly reflect on your life’s blessings. We are privileged to be members of a friendly, safe, nurturing community. Your family, teachers, friends and […]

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How Many Activities are Too Many? Find Your Balance!

October 15th, 2018 ●

Many students enthusiastically register for activities at the start of each school year. From sports to music, clubs and hobbies, it’s fun and fulfilling to stay busy inside and outside school. And it’s healthy to be involved in a variety of activities – they allow us to grow friendships, practice teamwork and giving, and expand […]

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Simple ideas to ease the transition back to school

July 17th, 2018 ●

Ah – the bittersweet blend of urgency and sadness: there are just a few weeks remaining in summer break. Whether you’re excited about school starting again, or you want the summer to last forever, it’s an inevitable next step in the cycle of the year. We’ve gathered a few pointers to help ease the transition, […]

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Making Time to Pray as a Family

June 13th, 2018 ●

It was midsummer on the beach – warm with a slight breeze, loud and happily chaotic. The sand was crowded with families playing, lounging, and enjoying time together. Children played at the edge of the water, digging holes or alternating chasing and being chased by the waves. Older kids and adults dove through waves and […]

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“Book” Summer Reading for Fun and Growth

May 16th, 2018 ●

As the school year comes to a close, we begin thinking about summer activities. Many families plan a vacation and parents enroll in children in sports, arts or academic camps. Older kids may land a summer job. A reading plan is another item to “book” for the summer. Research shows that to maintain or grow […]

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How to Prepare for Testing

April 9th, 2018 ●

Taking tests are part of being in school, and with the school year ending soon and summer around the corner, assessment tests for many students will be administered. While testing may be a stressful, and often wearisome, obligation for students, there are many things that parents and students can do outside of the classroom in […]

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