Notes from the North Campus – 11.20.20

From your north campus principal, Ann Taylor

I know the sudden change of plans has messed with your family plans (along with our teachers). Please be patient with administration during this COVID season as we strive to make wise and safe decisions. The choice to extend the Thanksgiving week with two days on each side of the designated holiday was not done quickly but through seeking wise counsel and perspectives. By now you should have received instructions from your teacher for the homework/home day required between now and December 2.

As we enter into a time of thanksgiving during justified concerns, know God is on His throne. I wanted to share a set of scriptures I prayed the other day in my morning study that really spoke to me:

Let every word of yours benefit me, being united by faith, Hebrews 4:2(ESV) by which I receive your testimony and set my seal to this: that God is true. John 3:33(ESV)

I beg you, work in me that faith which is the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen, Hebrews 11:1(ESV) by which I may look above the things that are seen, that are transient, and may look at the things that are unseen, that are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18(ESV)

Enable me by faith to set the LORD always before me, Psalm 16:8(ESV) and to have my eyes ever towards him, Psalm 25:15(ESV) that I may act in everything, as seeing him who is invisible, and may look to the reward. Hebrews 11:26-27(ESV)

Let my heart be cleansed by faith, Acts 15:9(ESV) and let it be my victory to overcome the world; 1 John 5:4(ESV) and let me be kept from fainting by believing that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13(ESV)

To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. 1 Timothy 1:17(ESV) To him be honor and eternal dominion; 1 Timothy 6:16(ESV) to him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 5:11(ESV)

Thank you all for being so great! I appreciate each of you very much. Please call or email or text questions or concerns to me as needed. In spite of our number of quarantines, to date there have been no individuals who have contracted COVID from students or staff coming to school and breaking with symptoms, testing positive, and requiring quarantine for a large number of students; which is a blessing! (SO thankful for our nurse, Katie Barrier as the watch dog on our district.) Watch your families’ health and be very aware of any changes in each member of your family and attend to those symptoms sooner than later, and please do not send to school.

Calendar Notes for this next week:

  • November 19-December 1 Thanksgiving Break NO SCHOOL
  • Return to school: Wednesday, December 2
  • NOTE: All activities at the campus (Lessons & Carols) or classroom level will be rescheduled, and notification of the adjusted calendar date will be provided as soon as arrangements can be firmed up.

Calendar Notes for the rest of First Semester:

  • December 7 Chapel (formal uniform)
  • December 7 & 8 Bake Sale
  • December 9 Spirit Day
  • December 10 PK3 Bach & Mozart Nativity Festival – this will be recorded and shared
  • December 11 North Dialectic Spirit Day
  • December 11 JCL meeting 3:45-4:45
  • December 11-12 Fall Rhetoric Drama Production at Midtown campus NOTE: Details of how this event will be viewed may change to filming and posting the production – notification will come out.
  • December 14 Dialectic Christmas Party
  • December 15 Chapel (formal uniform)
  • December 15 North Christmas Feast This may be modified due to the COVID situation.
  • December 16 Bach Last Day of School before Christmas Break
  • December 17 3Trad Tumnus Tea Party
  • December 17 Mozart Last Day
  • December 18 Traditional grammar, Dialectic, Rhetoric Last Day
  • ½ Day dismissal at 12:00 NO LUNCH
  • End of Second Quarter
  • December 21-January 8 Christmas Break NO SCHOOL