“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh
Monthly Archives: February 2022
On Thursday we began our very exciting research unit which includes hatching chicks!! The students will be studying the lifecycle of a chicken, and learn how to take notes and write non fiction pieces of writing using non fiction text features. They are very excited to see the chicks hatch which will be around the 10th of March.
No spelling test this week because of the short week.
Hot Lunch to raiser money for Guatemala is on February 14th. It will be hot dogs and French fries. The order deadline through Munch a Lunch is on Feb 7th.
February 14th is also pay to wear casual.
As a school, Highroad has linked with Compelling Love Ministries in Guatemala since 2014. We have built classrooms in 4 villages. If a village can provide a classroom then the government will provide a teacher in Guatemala. The classrooms we have built have changed the futures of these villages and their kids. As the leaders of Compelling Love, Rocky and Karren Chupa work closely with a pastor in the village and this also brings an opportunity for spiritual impact.
For so many reasons it seemed clear that we couldn’t launch a mission trip this year. We are praying that opportunity might be possible in 2023. As a school we feel led to focus on something “outside of our community” and we are planning on building a schoolroom in Guatemala. Looking beyond ourselves will help us to know that God is at work, that we are blessed and that we can still be a blessing. This year’s village, Cerrania Los Mayas, has 45 families and 70 students whose present “school” is pictured on the right.
We are having 2 pay-to-wear (minimum $2) casual days- Feb. 14th and Apr. 13thfor the whole school. On both days there will be a hot lunch fundraiser with all profits going to the building fund. Please note, too, that larger donations can go through City Life Church and receive a tax receipt. The cost for a classroom to transform a village is about $7000.
Today the students will be coming home with a list of the students in class. This is for Valentine Cards if they choose to write them. I have told the students they do not have to write cards, however, if the do choose to hand them out they must have one for everyone. I forgot to include Mrs. Larsson on the list. Here is the list just in case the paper copy doesn’t make it home.