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Parent Letter - 10/27/23

October 27, 2023
By Bill Sharp

Dear Warrior Nation,

Cooler temperatures, color changes in the leaves, and shorter days tell us Fall has arrived.  There is still a lot going on around campus, as always, but we begin this week’s letter with our next Fruit of the Spirit – gentleness.  In today’s world, with so much anger and confusion around every corner, gentleness (like meekness) can be viewed as a weakness.  Yet, the Bible is very clear in Proverbs 15:1, that “a gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”  When confronted with an angry or bitter person or a tense circumstance, a gentle response can diffuse that potentially explosive situation.  This is another example of “responding in the opposite spirit.”  We must be careful not to choose a condescending tone in our response but instead, demonstrate love and care for the other person.  Like many of the other attributes we discussed in previous letters, gentleness requires a dose of self-control – that’s next week’s Fruit.  Remember also that harshness and anger are secondary emotions, which means there is something underlying the situation that often has nothing to do with that moment.  So, when confronted with a difficult situation, take a beat, smile, and respond in gentleness.  You will be pleasantly surprised by the outcome.

We are driving forward into the second quarter with several upcoming events to place on your calendars.  High school students and families, please plan to be on campus on the evening of 2 November as we host College and Career Night, sponsored by Optimum Ed.  Mr. Beasley has sent information regarding the details of the evening.

Two other events are scheduled for the following week, for which you can please be in prayer.  On Thursday, 9 November, we will have our fall Open House event here at school.  If you know of families interested in an affordable Christian education option, please have them contact the main office for more information.  We still have seats available in all grades – whether they are interested in an immediate change or planning for next year, we would love to meet them!  Then, that Saturday (11 November) will be our annual Fall Fellowship event.  We will be sharing informational flyers with you soon as a reminder.  We would love for you to join us for this fun, family event.  For the long-term planners in the crowd, we have set the first Saturday of November as Fall Fellowship Day starting next year and going forward.

Thank you all for the privilege to partner with you in Education Hearts and Minds for Christ! 

Blessings,

Bill Sharp, M.Ed.
Head of School
 

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