"...but through love serve one another." Galatians 5:13b
Our Faith Christian School community is responding in love and service to those who have experienced devastating loss in the Camp Fire. A free open gym is schedule for kids on Monday, Nov. 12 and donations are being collected. Please see the images below:
THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AS WE LEARN HOW TO BE THE HANDS AND FEET OF JESUS!
Contact Crystal DeMeritt on the FCHS Campus at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our kindergarten class experienced democracy first-hand today and their voices were heard loud and clear. The people choose Skittles!
As the students arrived on election day, they were greeted by their teacher, Mrs. Morrison, and were presented with the opportunity to register to vote. They observed election signs at the front of the room and a sample ballot was posted on the board. Up until this point, the kindergarten dictator (AKA teacher) has always selected a scratch and sniff sticker as the reward for a student when his or her name is placed in the star box. Today, the students were allowed to vote on the reward. Should a sticker, pretzel, stamp, or Skittle be given as a reward? Four different students came forward to campaign for the reward they thought should be given.
Later in the day, the polls were open. All registered voters received a ballot and entered the polling booth one at a time to cast their important vote. Upon exit, they received a sticker saying, “I voted”! It was a tight race, but in the end, Skittles beat out the stickers by one vote. Some tears were shed, which is not unusual on an election day, and that led to another valuable lesson. We don’t always get to see the outcome we had hoped for, but we can all be thankful our voice was heard.
The freshman class has been studying poetry for the last 6 weeks and ended their unit with a Poetry Cafe!
Students were greeted with cafe jazz and coffee or tea and baked goods to enjoy their candlelight dining and poetry experience. Once all were settled in they enjoyed original metaphor poems written by fellow students along with golden shovel poems - another type of poem that involves creating their own original work out of another piece of poetry and their own words combined.
Several students will be entering their poems in a national poetry contest as well as performing in the local Yuba-Sutter poetry out loud contest.
Sky mountain this year was absolutely amazing. I was able to bond with so many other students and build stronger friendships with the ones I knew.
Competitions, like always, were so much fun - “fighting to the death” to see which team would reign supreme. From a hulk based skit to tackling the closest person in clumps, competitions are always the most exciting.
Apart from all the fun, the spiritual aspect this year was quite unbelievable. Dallas McBride preached on our theme for the year which is Grow in the Spirit. We were challenged to be one school moving together to build a strong environment where we can trust each other and strive to live a life rooted in God’s Word.
After this Sky Mountain trip I have realized now more than ever that I can trust those in my school, and they are willing to help me when I feel I am struggling.