Echo

Echo, Vol 4, No 8, December 2017

By Stephen Stokes • Dec 1st, 2017

Dear Parents,

December will be here before we know it.

Can you imagine how fast this year has gone?

Basic announcement one: Our Christmas program on December 14 at 7 pm in the Simi Valley Adventist Church sanctuary will be a very dressy occasion. We are asking all the students to dress very nicely as if
going to a formal concert. We will have opportunities to take photos with all the students in their choir robes and there will be a special photo spot for you to take a family or friends photo in front of a beautiful professional background in the campus center. There will be a live link for family and friends who can not be at the performance and for you to view in the archives after the evening is over. It will be a very exciting evening and one you will want to share for years to come.

We had a wonderful parent meeting with members of the Not One More campaign. Their stories moved us to tears and made us all recommit to being involved in our children’s lives at the deepest levels.

A recent article talks about the newest forms of online bullying. They talk about “Roasting” as a new means to say horrible things about people, and an invitation for strangers to take part in the insults. The link to the entire article is here:

https://www.jonathanspikes.org/single-post/2017/08/28/What-parents-should-know-
about-roasting-a-new-cyberbullying-trend

Use the season this year to continue building up a complete rapport with your children. Don’t let this world confuse them as to what is right and what is wrong. Being kind has never been out of style and compassion is something we are required to be. A last suggestion, read to your children this Christmas! Sit them down in the evening and be their storyteller. Christmas has such delicious stories ranging from Dickens’ Christmas Carol to O Henry’s The Gift of the Magi. Try a new book, Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva or stick with Dr. Seuss classic of How the Grinch Stole Christmas they all tell wonderful lessons. Make this season memorable.

In Gratitude,

Stephen Stokes
Principal


GOLD SPOTLIGHT gives each child had an opportunity to hear a big round of applause for just being themselves!

Here are the Gold Spotlight students for December 4.
If you need special arrangements, let us know so we can make it happen!

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Spotlight List

8th Marisol Jimenez
7th Bryant Rodriguez
6th Cylan Whitt
5th Hunter Yin
4th Taylyn Hirsch
3rd Max Sanchez
2nd Lilac Choi
1st Mackenzie Staubach
K/Tk Max Espinoza

DECEMBER

3 - Mormon Church Christmas Program Performance, 5:00 pm
11 - "Thanksmas" Lunch Sponsored by Pastors Phil and Jan
9 - Messiah Preview Simi Valley Adventist Church; 11:00 am
14 - School Program "Messiah for Young Voice"
7:00 pm Simi Valley Adventist Church
15 - Christmas Vacation Begins 12:15 pm, No Extended Care

January 2 - School Begins


If you would like a copy of this article, download the PDF version here: Echo, Vol 4, No 8, December 2017

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