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Logos Christian Academy Update “A Classical and Christ-Centered Education” September 6, 2019 “Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance. In Your name they rejoice all day long. And in Your righteousness they are exalted.” Psalm 89:15,16 Thoughts from the Headmaster Good habits are best developed early. What a child learns in the early grades is a foundation for the rest of their educational experience. The same idea can be applied to a child’s study habits. As we are approaching the mid-quarter mark for the first quarter, students are realizing the importance of studying for tests and being prepared. It is never too early to impart the necessity of good study habits, and a few simple tips should start your child on the path to school success. These general tips are taken from Educational Tutorial Services: Tip #1: Parents should serve as a role model for children. If you can, help them with their homework. Many parents are busy and finding the time to sit down with a child can be difficult, but parents should always stress the importance of completing homework as a way to reinforce the concepts learned in school. Tip #2: Organization is the key to success. Encourage your child to keep papers from one subject separate from those in other classes. Multiple folders, color coded and arranged in a binder should prove helpful. Children should be encouraged to have all of the supplies they may need — pencils, erasers, glue sticks, crayons — all in one place, such as a pencil box. Logos also provides each student in grades 3-8 with a planner. Remind your child to use it every day for writing down homework assignments and upcoming tests. This allows you and your child to stay on top of when things are due, and gives plenty of time for test preparation. Tip #3: Find a convenient and dedicated space for doing homework and studying. You might have been able to do your homework while sitting on your bed, but that was high school or college. This is elementary school, and young children can easily be distracted. Using the dining room or kitchen table, or a desk if your child has one, allows for the space one needs to have all their material at the ready and allows the parent to oversee that the child is on task. Tip #4: Make homework and studying a routine part of each day. Let’s face it, no one wants to spend seven hours cooped up in school and then come home and do their homework. However, homework and studying are vital components of the learning process. Your child may not want to come home and immediately start on their homework. If so, let them have some down time, but make sure that homework time is a part of the routine every day. Tip #5: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Students, once they start falling behind, may be afraid or embarrassed to ask for help, and then only fall further behind. Let your child’s teacher know if your child is having difficulty with certain subjects and make your child’s education the cooperative process that it should be. If you or your child aren’t clear about an assignment, project, or test dates, reach out to the teacher to clarify. Thank you for allowing us to partner with you in preparing your child to learn and think for themselves. Blessings, Pam Duarte, Headmaster School Updates Volunteers Needed, Please! We are in need of volunteer support in the following areas: Lunch Duty from 11:20-12:00 on Tuesdays Lunch Duty from 11:20-12:00 on Fridays Yard Maintenance (mowing, trimming, etc.) Correcting Papers (multiple grade levels) Thank you for considering doing your part to provide the 6 hours monthly of volunteer time requested of each family. If you are able, please contact Mrs. Mitchell in the school office or by calling 775-428-1825 or email office@logosfallon.org See You at the Pole Mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 25, for “See You at the Pole”. All of our students, staff, and guests will gather at the flag pole at 8:15 am to pray for our nation, community, friends, school, and families. This is an international event that has taken place across the world on this day for the past 29 years. We would love to have you join us! “If my people who are called by name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.” II Chronicles 7:14 Good News Club Starting September 30th The start of Good News club is fast approaching! It will start at Logos on September 30, and continue every Monday from 2:50-4:20 in the afternoons. This free weekly club enables students to have an opportunity to learn more about God’s Word through stories, crafts, snacks, and fun. Be watching for flyers with sign up information coming soon. If you are able to volunteer, please go to: https://www.cefofnevada.com/get-involved.html Your volunteer time will count towards your school volunteer hours. UPLIFT News UPLIFT’s First Meeting of the Year UPLIFT, our parent organization, held its first meeting of the school year on Thursday evening. Many things were discussed and planning has begun for upcoming special events this year. Welcome to our new members! The next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 3rd at 6:30 pm. You do not have to be a member to attend. Box Top Challenge Coming... Start collecting your Box Tops for our upcoming Challenge! Classes will begin their competition for the most box tops collected on September 16th. This fundraiser is a simple way to help support our school financially. Talent Show “Logos Got Talent” is coming back for its second year! Our family Talent Show, sponsored by UPLIFT, will take place on Friday, October 11th at 6:30 pm. This is your year to show off that hidden talent! Keep an eye out for “Logos Got Talent” sign ups coming soon! Amazon Smile Logos is now on Amazon Smile! If you shop on Amazon, all you have to do is sign onto smile.amazon.com and search under the charity list for Solo Gratia, Inc. Once you select Solo Gratia, Inc, you can begin shopping. It’s that simple! Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase amount to Logos Christian Academy. Thank you for your support! Calendar Events September 11: First Grade Field Trip to Library September 13: Mid-Quarter Grade Check September 13: Cowboy Day September 13: Chapel @ 2:15 with Guest Speaker Andy Allen, Board Member and Parent September 18: Progress Reports Home September 25: See You At the Pole Event@ 8:15 am September 27: Chapel @ 2:15 with 7th/8th Grade Presentation September 30: Good News Club Starts October 11: Kindergarten Alphabet Tea October 11: Family Night Talent Show! October 18: End of First Quarter