May 31, 2013
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
May 31- Baccalaureate
June 3 – Kindergarten Celebration, 9 AM and last day of school for Kindergarten students
June 4 – Last day of school; Early Dismissal
June 5-7 – Teacher In-Service
June 5 –US Exams
Block II and V (8:30-10:30AM)
Make Up Exam Session (10:45-12:45PM)
June 5 – PCA Golf Tournament
June 6 – LS Awards for Grades 1-4 at 6:00 PM
June 6 – LS Awards for Grades 5-7 at 7:30 PM
June 7 - -US Awards at 9 AM in Troiano Hall
June 7 – 8th Grade Milestone, 6:30 PM
June 8 – Graduation, Class of 2013 at 10 AM, Bethany Church
The last day for hot lunches is Friday, May 31. You will be receiving a lunch survey via email by the end of the week, please take a moment to complete it, so we may better meet the needs of your children.
PCA is providing a slice of cheese pizza for each student on Tuesday, June 4, which is an early dismissal day. If you have any questions or would not like your child to receive pizza, please send me a reply by Monday, June 3.
DVDs of the graduation service will be available to families to purchase. These DVDs are prepared by the AV staff at Bethany Church and are a high quality production of the event.
The cost is $20 per copy. Checks should be made payable to Portsmouth Christian Academy. Orders need to be received by Monday, June 3rd. Please send your order in with your student or you can drop it off directly to Kim Cummings at the Upper School.
DVDs are delivered 3 weeks after the event.
Box top winner for 4th quarter is 4B with 466, though 2A was only one point shy with 465.
Message from the PE teacher!
Once again on the last day of school, we will all partnering together to run a mile. It is one of my favorite activities of the year. I love seeing reading buddies partnering together to move efficiently and harmoniously, watching the older students encourage the younger, and everyone moving in heart healthy exercise. It does this PE teacher’s heart good to take in that scene.
Even more awesome is watching the students put their faith to action. A favorite hymn of mine sums up my desires for the students to wholly love the Lord and use their bodies to glorify Him. A few of the lyrics which give us our theme for the fun run this year are: “Take my life and let it be consecrated Lord to Thee. Take my feet and let them be swift and beautiful to Thee.” It is incredible to see them feel burdened to bless others in simple and eternal ways. Our theme verse Proverbs 4:23 comes to life as we watch God’s love come from their own hearts to meet some tangible needs of children in Africa.
We are collaborating with World Vision to sponsor a few of their educational projects to help World Vision’s motto of “building a better world for children” come to fruition and more importantly sharing the Gospel allowing for God’s name to be known and praised throughout the nations. The projects aren’t costly, but the life lessons of how to be grateful and how to look to the interests of others first are priceless. As God has been faithful and blessed us as a school, in return we give back a portion to bless a hurting world around us. May God be glorified through the moving of our feet and the giving of our hearts and means.
Come run/walk with us!
We are looking for a few people to donate bottled water to quench the thirst of our healthy students after they run. If you are interested in helping out either with the run or with donations of water please contact Kathy Deame or Abigail Monahan. We need all the help we can get to cheer for the kids as they run and manage the organization of the event.
With Sincere Thanks,
PCA’s Lower School Lost and Found will be emptied on June 3rd. Please stop by the next time you are in the building. You may find something you didn’t even realize was missing! Thank you
PCA’s Theme Verse for 2013-2014
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus
giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17
PCA’s summer hours will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 AM – 1 PM
PCA will be closed the week of June 17th and July 1st.
All library books are now due in for the year and all overdue fines and lost-book fees need to be settled as well. If you have outstanding library ‘business,’ please take care of it right away, and please contact library staff if you have questions or concerns. We thank you for your cooperation!
Stay tuned for summer reading recommendations for all grades, to be posted on our website under “Student Life/Library.”
· Fun Run – Tuesday, June 4 – parents to help teachers with activities and donations of small bottles of water greatly appreciated
· Eighth Grade Milestone - (parents of students in grades 6 and 7), Friday, June 7– (volunteers needed for set up, take down, decorating and serving).
· Join the PCA Ambassadors – *please see note below
· School store volunteers
· Lunch delivery volunteers for next year
· Friday Guys need your help!
· Spring Garden Club – Cultivate a Spot (LS & US)
Thank you to our many dedicated volunteers who are committed week after week to serve in so many different ways! You will see them in the library, in the classroom, serving lunches, praying with Moms in Prayer, working with Friday Guys, playing piano for chorus, cutting, counting and bundling box top labels, just to name a few! Thank you all for serving the Lord by serving others. We are abundantly blessed!
*Would you like to reach out to new PCA families? Do you have a tight schedule that makes it difficult for you to participate in typical PCA volunteer opportunities? The Ambassadors reach out to our incoming families to answer questions, explain the little things that may come up and schedule a time to get together over the summer. If you are enthusiastic about PCA and would like to “sponsor” a family, please contact me!
Saco River Rally, July 20, 2013
Chip Pease is a faculty member at PCA and an avid athlete. This summer Mr. Pease will be participating in a Full Distance Triathlon, a total of 140.6 miles with a goal of finishing in less than 17 hours! In addition to completing this athletic feat, Mr. Pease would like to raise money for PCA while he trains for this race. To financially support Mr. Pease, go to http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser.chippease/sacoriverrally and follow his training blogs at http://chipp1958.blogspot.com/
Final exams – Upper School
MONDAY, JUNE 3
Exam 5th Period (8:30-10:30AM)
Exam 6th Period (10:45-12:45PM)
TUESDAY, JUNE 4
Exam 7th Period (8:30-10:30AM)
Exam Block I and IV (10:45-12:45PM)
Wednesday, June 5
Block II and V (8:30-10:30AM)
Make Up Exam Session (10:45-12:45PM)
· Students are expected to be on time for exams; late arrivals must request a pass from the principal.
· Students do not have to be on campus unless they have an exam.
· Taking exams at other than scheduled times is allowed by instructor permission only.
· Students who are in the building during exams must be in the library or Troiano Hall for quiet study.
· In most cases, absences during exam week can be excused by a doctor’s note.
· Exceptions to #5 can only be granted by permission from the Principal.
Dress Code for Exams: Jeans and collared shirts
PCA Buses: Buses will be available at 3:30 PM on Thursday, 5/30, Friday, 5/31 and Monday, 6/3. On Tuesday, June 4th the buses will pick up at the Upper School at 12:40 PM. Buses will not be running on June 5th. Please find alternate transportation.
Students who remain at school after 1:00 PM should report to the Main Lobby in Runey Hall.