October 24, 2014 - Mount Airy Christian Academy

Mount Airy Christian Academy
“cultivating strong minds and passionate faith”
24, October, 2014
From the Desk of the Educational
Administrator, Daniel Perrotta
kik is an application for smartphones that
teens use to send videos, pictures, and text
messages. If kik is properly monitored, it can
be an innocent way for users to communicate
with their friends, if not properly monitored,
users could find themselves in dangerous and inappropriate
situations. Much like Instagram, kik can be observed by
people who can cause harm to naive or unsuspecting
users. Please be vigilant if your children use kik.
Secondary Chapel
Ryan Minor, husband of our Kindergarten teacher, Mrs.
Minor, gave a powerful message to our secondary students
about the idea of taking off the masks that we hide
behind. Masks can cover up who we truly are. Even worse,
sometimes masks can block out the light of Christ. They can
block the Light from entering our lives or shining for others
to see. Ryan asks an important question: "Are you wearing a
mask?" If so, maybe it's time to take it off.
Please join our secondary students next Thursday for
another chapel message.
Administrator for Academic &
Student Affairs, Charity Leonard, MS
I want to remind parents of all 11th and 12th graders that the
deadline for turning in the internship proposals is November
7th. Students are responsible for securing their site of
internship. Students are allowed to work with a parent,
parents' friends or other family members. They are able to
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Upcoming Events
10/24
End of Marking Period ½
Day
10/27
Booster Club Social @
7:00 PM in Cafeteria
10/28
Individual Picture Day
11/3
Parent Conferences 9:00
AM – 6:00 PM/No School
11/4
New Parent Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
11/6
AWARDS Assembly, Class
Pictures, Senior Formal
Pictures
11/21
Picture Make-up Day
11/26
Grandparents’ Day, ½
Day Thanksgiving Break
Communication
Envelope Inserts
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Newsletter
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Conference Confirmation
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Apple Fest Flyer
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Frederick Mission Flyer
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Five Guys Flyer
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5th Grade Invite Flyer
work at a previous internship site but the job responsibilities must be different than prior years.
If you are having difficulties finding a suitable place, I will try to help where I am able. If you as
a parent are willing to host students at your place of business, please contact me as well.
College Information and Financial Aid Seminar – November 11, 2014, 7:00 PM
Representatives from Howard Community College will be coming to MACA to host an
informative presentation regarding the college admission process and financial aid for higher
education. This meeting will be beneficial for all students and parents whether you are interested
in pursuing a community college or four-year school. Please RSVP to [email protected]
College Representatives Coming to MACA.
Nov 7 Pensacola Christian College
Nov 11 Salisbury University
Nov 13 Liberty University
These visits are open to all 10-12 graders and will be conducted during 7th period. Please
encourage your student to attend these informative presentations.
Athletic Director,
Matthew Brethauer
MACA Lions Roar Report
Booster Club Social – Meet the Coach Night
Our next Booster Club Social is scheduled for Monday, October 27 at 7:00 PM. in the MACA
cafeteria and will be a Meet the Coach Night! Many of our MACA winter coaches will be there
to introduce themselves and talk with you about the upcoming basketball and cheer season!
Please come with your questions, suggestions, and comments for the Booster Club as well. We
look forward to seeing you there.
Parent Association News
From Mrs. Krissy Cook
 Operation Beacon of Faith
Items are now being collected until Friday, November 21. A flyer detailing items needed is in
this week’s folder.
 Students’ Thanksgiving Lunch
On Monday, November 24, the MACA-PA will serve a Thanksgiving style lunch to grades K12th during their lunch shifts. A $3.00 fee will be charged to help with the cost and everyone
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will be billed. If you have any questions or concerns with this, please contact Krissy Cook
[email protected] .
 Box Tops
Box Tops and Labels for Education, are doubling the credit awarded for all submissions during
the month of October. If you are collecting labels, please turn them in now for us to take
advantage of this special offer.
If you have any questions regarding any of these activities, please contact Krissy Cook
[email protected] .
Cafeteria News
From Mrs. Krissy Cook
 Hot Lunches
There is a need for a cafeteria helper on Thursdays. Please contact Krissy Cook
[email protected] if you can help.
Other Information
 Senior Fund Raiser
Senior Apple Fest – Saturday, Oct 25, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM. See flyer insert for details
Five Guys – Wednesday, Oct 29, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM. See flyer insert for details
 PreK(3 yrs.) – 11th Grade Individual Student Picture Day
Student individual pictures will take place on Tuesday, October 28. Picture envelopes were
sent home a few weeks ago with ordering information. Picture envelopes may be turned into
the Office or on picture day. Make checks payable to Scherling Photography. After photos are
taken, your pictures will be processed and shipped to the school in approximately 3 weeks or less.
Since we are using a new company, Scherling Photography, options for ordering pictures are
as follows:
1. Order pictures using the envelope and paying by check/cash/or money order. Additional
envelopes are available in the office
2. Pre-order photos online using Scherling Photography’s pre-order website
http://virginia.preorderphotos.com
Access code R37GP4
You will need to do a separate order for each child.
3. Re-order and Add-on Sheet
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After photos are taken, every student will be given a re-order/add-on sheet with a
website listed on it, http://virginia.reorderphotos.com. The sheet will have an access code
where parents can view their child’s own individual photo. The re-order prices are
slightly higher than the preorder prices and shipping and handling is not included. These
photos will be shipped to the parent’s home. You are under no obligation to pre-order
pictures, however, you will get a better deal with the preordering option. You will need to
do a separate order for each child.
Picture Day Dress Code (taken from the Parent Handbook)
Individual student pictures are taken every year in the fall. Parents will have the option to purchase
these pictures. The following dress code guidelines must be followed for picture day:
1. Any student may choose to wear their standard or Chapel uniform for his or her pictures.
2. Girls may wear a dress, skirt, or dress pants with top on picture day. The skirt/dress must meet
length requirements for standard uniform. Modesty should guide outfit selections.
3. Boys may wear a nice polo shirt with dress pants. The polo shirt must be tucked in.
4. In addition to the standard uniform code, middle school girls may wear light blush and lip gloss for
pictures. Eye makeup is not acceptable.
5. The Administration reserves the right to call a parent to bring a change of clothes should an outfit
not comply with these guidelines.
Picture Day Parent Volunteers
We are in need of two parent volunteers to help with picture day. Volunteers will need to
be available for the entire day. As an incentive, they will receive their picture packet free. I
will take the first two volunteers.
Other Picture Information
On Thursday, November 6, class pictures and senior formal yearbook pictures will be
taken. Seniors’ formal pictures are mandatory as they will be in suit and drape and in the
yearbook.
Friday, November 21 – Individual student picture make-up day
 New Family Continental Breakfast Invite
The Administrative Team will be hosting a Continental Breakfast on November 4th at 8:30 AM
– 9:30 AM for the new families at MACA. If you are a new family, you will be receiving an
invitation in your communication envelope this week.
 Fifth Grade Class Performance
Mrs. Hammond’s Fifth Grade Class cordially invites you to a special performance of The Night
the Animals Talked. See flyer insert for performance dates and times.
 Emergency Text Message
This past Wednesday a text was sent to test our emergency text messaging system.
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Please contact Pam Proffitt [email protected] if:
- you did not receive a text message
- you do not wish to receive text messages
- you have a number change
 Communication Envelopes
Please remind your child that they need to return their communication envelope every
Monday or by the next school day after they return. In the event that your child was absent, or
your child neglected to return their communication envelope, a copy of the newsletter, along
with the inserts for that week, will always be on RenWeb.
 Dress Code Reminder
Friday, October 31st will be the last day to wear shorts to school; you may wear them again
after March 1.
 MACA to Go Coffee Cups
MACA to Go Coffee Cups prices are as follows:
1 - $8.00
2 - $15.00
3 - $20.00
Pick yours up in the Office today.
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