Newsletter

April 24, 2017

Head of School’s Highlights

Every Day Matters…

As a high school administrator, I often heard parents say, “These are the best four years of his/her life, and I want them to be good years.”

“Really?” I wanted to say, “Are you kidding?  You announce that your child only has four best years?”

Every day matters… what is it about Wednesday being good just because it’s the middle of the week?  Or why is it that people are jubilant about the week being over on Friday?  As a teacher, it’s a fact that not only does every day matter, but every moment matters as well.  The day is a gift from God.  Why would we want to lessen a day’s value just because of its placement among the other six days?

Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV) says, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the day approaching.”  We can spur on ourselves and others through journal writing, internet information, devotion reading, music and movies, spiritual practices, and study groups—to name a few for you.

We are here for one another.  I shudder to think about my personal encourager, my leader, my Savior, taking a day off.  He is with me everyday; therefore every day matters.  Make it happen!

PTF Pipeline

  • Planning is in full gear as the final weeks of school unfold… remember to mark your calendar for upcoming events!
  • You will find in your child’s yellow folder today specific details for Laps for Education Field Day on Friday, April 28, and for Teacher Appreciation Week events taking place the week of May 1 – May 5.
  • Stay tuned for details for Spring Family Fun Night coming in May!

Preschool Corner

Did you know that there are only twenty-five days of school left for this school year?  Where did the time go?!  We still have so much we want to do and time is going by so fast.  Have you reserved your spot for the 2017-2018 school year yet?  Hurry and turn in your registration packet and invite your friends and neighbors to join us at Christian Academy of Prescott.  It seems we are one of Prescott’s best kept secrets, but we’d love it if you helped spread the word that we are here!

Special Reminder: Laps for Education Field Day is Friday, April 28 at Ken Lindley Field. Check out your Parent Folder for information about where to meet!

Scholarship News

Christian Scholarship Foundation (CSF)Open now and available in the school office.  Applications, along with a copy of your 2016 federal taxes, must be returned to the front office by April 28.

Institute for Better Education (IBE)Open Now.  The first deadline for individual, PLUS, and corporate applications has passed, but applications are still being accepted.  Displaced/Disabled applications are due June 1 for the first round of scholarships.  Applications for all are available in the front office or online at www.ibescholarships.org.  They also request that parents register for an account on their website to track their child’s scholarships.

Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization (ACSTO)Open now at www.acsto.org or in the front office.  Please turn them in to the office ASAP.  The first deadline has passed, but applications are still being accepted; however, they will not be eligible for this year’s spring award.

Arizona Leadership Foundation— 2017-2018 applications available now online at www.arizonaleader.org or in the front office. Please return them to the front office.  Scholarships must be accompanied by a copy of your 2016 federal taxes.  They will close June 15.

Arizona Tuition Organization (AZTO) –  2017-2018 applications will be available on May 1 at www.azto.org.

TOPS for Kids—2017-2018 applications will be available on May 1 online only at www.topsforkids.com.

Arizona Tuition Connection—2017-2018 applications available May 1 at www.arizonatuitionconnection.com.

Arizona School Choice Trust (ASCT)Now closed for the 2017/18 school year.

APPLY EARLY: Christian Academy recommends that you fill out all scholarship applications as early as possible to maximize the scholarship awards for your child(ren).  Contact Mrs. Stock in the front office if you have questions.

 

Special Events

Thank you to those of you who attended our annual spring Benefit Dinner! We are grateful for you and your generosity!

Our next special event is Laps for Education field day on April 28.  Please contact the school office or PTF if you would like to help out!

 

Yearly Bible Verse & Theme

Our Bible verse for the 2016-2017 school year is Psalm 1:3 (ESV): “He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.”

Our theme for the 2016-2017 school year is Thrive, based off the above verse.  Come thrive with us!