Thanks to everyone who joined us on Friday for our first Elementary Recitation of the year. Students enjoyed presenting snippets of what they are memorizing and learning, and everyone did a nice job of being on stage. If you missed it, we’ve posted clips of each presentation on our Vimeo channel to watch and share. Don’t forget to join us for our first Secondary Recitation on Thursday, October 25, from 11:45-12:15 p.m. Pack a lunch and eat with students after!
Our annual Spell-a-thon has officially begun, so each week, we’ll feature one of our elementary classes to remind us (this week, it’s Mrs. Miller’s Kindergarten class). Contact your favorite Petra elementary student to support his or her spelling efforts on behalf of our school. For more details about Spell-a-thon (including what the fundraising goes to help support), read Mr. Denison’s Spell-a-thon post.
This Friday, September 28, is the official end of the first month of school. How’s it going? To catch us up and let us know how Petra can better help you and your student(s) succeed, Mr. Dunham invites you to join him and Board Chair Sarah Storebo for “Follow-Up Friday,” beginning at 8:40 a.m. this Friday morning in the Cafeteria. Mr. Dunham will present a brief 10-minute homework workshop with ideas to help at home, and the rest of the time will be yours to ask questions, share observations, and connect. There will be fresh coffee brewing, so come and go as you are able. We’ll start at 8:40 a.m. and shoot to be finished by 9:30 a.m. unless folks want to stay longer.
Elementary students have their official Spell-a-thon packets with information about our annual fall fundraiser. Our goal this year is to raise $26,000:
1) $10,000: parking lot reseal (Jun. 2019)
2) $10,000: parking lot snow plowing (Nov. 2018)
3) $2,000: new P.E. equipment (Dec. 2018)
4) $4,000: Ga-Ga ball pit for playground (Jun. 2019)
Take a moment and read Mr. Denison’s blog post about why Spell-a-thon is more than a fundraiser at Petra.
“Maybe you’re at Petra Academy because you want a community in which your children can learn and grow. Maybe you’re here because you’ve grown to love classical Christian education, or have become excited about its promise for your children and family. Maybe you’re here because you sense, on some level, opportunities at Petra that you and your kids have never had before. What are some of these opportunities?” Read the first of two posts from 3rd grade teacher Sabrina Moody in our Scholar’s Forum.
Shine your shoes and comb your hair! School photo days are next week on September 25-26 (Secondary will be Tuesday, Elementary will be Wednesday). Make sure order forms are filled out and brought to class (photo proofs will be printed out for families who order photos). Contact Eli Denison with questions.