Secondary students have received hard copies of the final exam schedule for next Wednesday-Friday, January 16-18. Parents (particularly those new to the Secondary this year) are encouraged to download the final exam schedule and contact Mr. Dunham if you have any questions or would like counsel on helping prepare your student for examinations.
Did you know that…
– the average cost to educate a Petra Academy student is only half of what it costs Montana public schools?
– our average teacher salary is 18% lower than the average Bozeman public school teacher salary? Our teachers love what they do, but we are committed to closing that gap.
– one-third of our student body (61 of 184 total students) receive some form of financial assistance?
As 2018 comes to a close in a few weeks, Headmaster Craig Dunham and Board Chair Sarah Storebo appeal to you to consider Petra Academy as part of your year-end charitable giving. Will you help us raise $30,000 by December 31, and another $100,000 by July 31 so that we can cover our 2018-19 budget?
Thank you for your prayerful generosity this Christmas. We never take it for granted.
“We were invited to the recitation, but frankly, the whole idea of a school having an assembly so that their students could recite stuff they’d memorized each month didn’t sound that appealing.
But then we saw first graders recite Luke 2 from memory. We saw sixth graders sing in Latin. We saw children singing and playing violin and an African drum. We saw joy in everything that happened in that hour.
Petra doesn’t seem to be just a challenging academic environment. It doesn’t seem to be just a Christian school. And it definitely doesn’t seem like ‘public school plus Jesus.’
It seems a school that teaches a way of learning and a way of living – fully integrated around educational principles that go back thousands of years, with a spirituality that goes back to the days when the dew of creation was fresh upon the ground.
All this was in the background on this December morning when I saw a bunch of kids recite the Word of God. Thank you.”
We have two special recitations this week. First, join us for our Secondary Recitation on Thursday, December 13, from 11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m., followed the next day by our Elementary Recitation on Friday, December 14, from 8:35-9:15 a.m. Thanks for supporting our students as they share what they’ve been learning at Petra.
So you can plan, here’s a look at the next three weeks of school before Christmas Break (note: for a complete list of boys and girls basketball games, visit our Athletic Calendar):
13: Secondary Recitation (11:45 a.m.-12:05 p.m. in the Performance Hall)
14: Elementary Recitation (8:35-9:15 a.m. in the Performance Hall)
19: Elementary Ornament Exchange (8:35-9:00 a.m. in the Flex Space; Elementary only)
19: Secondary Ugly Christmas Sweater Day (Secondary only)
21: Advent Feast (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Atrium)
21: Early Dismissal (12:30 p.m.)
December 22-January 4
Christmas Break (NO SCHOOL)
Featuring traditional and contemporary pieces, Schola Cantorum winter music concert is scheduled for this Tuesday, December 4, from 7-8 p.m. All families of 4th-8th grade students should plan to attend this free concert, as our 4th-6th and 7th-8th grade choirs, along with our orchestra, will perform.
All 4th-6th grade students should wear their most formal uniform (white, navy, or maroon leggings, please), and all 7th-8th grade students and orchestra members should wear a white collared shirt with black pants and shoes. Families, please make or purchase a plate of cookies to share at the reception after the performance. Thank you!
With 19 students still needing to turn in envelopes (teachers have been made aware), we’ve collected $23,004 of the $23,890 was pledged for our annual Spell-a-thon. We hope these last envelopes will meet and possibly exceed what was pledged so as to meet our overall goal of $25,000, so please get your collected monies in by the end of this week so we can finalize by the end of the week. Questions? Contact Eli Denison.