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Dear Parents,

    For months the students and teachers have put their time and energy into the Christmas Program.  I was able to experience the preparation process first hand and must say, I was very pleased with what I saw.  What excited me so much was how our students took on the challenges of memorizing lines, designing props, singing songs, and learning the message of the program.  

    I had the opportunity of going through the planning and preparation process with the students and directors.  What made this program stronger than past programs, was the collaboration between directors and between teachers and students.  Each director was in charge of an area of strength for themselves: Mrs. Jennifer Calito (Director of Play), Miss Janis Man (Director of Music), Miss Erika Huizenga (Director of Sets & Props), and Miss Grace Yoo (Director of Choreography).  The student actors would have weekly practice after school, led by the directors, to go through scenes and memorize lines and blocking.  Students helping with props and sets would meet in Miss Huizenga’s class to paint the backdrop, make fake bake sale goods, and create Christmas trees.  

    I saw such strong motivation from the student-body to put together a message to share with non-Christians and families.  The students could be proud of themselves for what they were creating and took part in inviting people to come and watch the show.  I was impressed by the students’ confidence level and spiritual maturity during the preparation process.  The students understood what they were doing; they were carrying out a mission and sharing the gospel.  

Thank you teachers, for putting this program together and for those who supported on the sidelines.  Thank you parents, for helping students memorize lines, donating props, volunteering during the program, and coming to support your child. 

In His service,
Bonnie Ho

Celebrating Our Students

November Character Counts: Catching Angels Recipients

Enrichment Classes Resume on January 11, 2016

New Classes Added

Preschool - Kindergarten

Imaginative Brushstrokes

Utilizing their imaginations, students will begin to think beyond what they can see and explore questions like: “Why can't a tree be purple?” By expanding the students imagination through painting, students begin to think for themselves and create their own unique designs.

 

Pre-Ballet

Students will learn basic ballet skills, terminology, and rhythm. Their confidence and concentration will be built through individual and collective exercises. With a focus on posture and movement, the students will gain a greater sense of coordination, concentration, and flexibility. This course serves as the foundation for future ballet training and additional experiences in dance. 

 

Kindergarten - 7th

Contemporary Dance

Inspired by classic Ballet, Hip-Hop, Theater Jazz, and Lyrical dance styles, students will have the opportunity to explore their own creative voice through movement. We will focus on building self-confidence, unity, and spiritual & emotional expression. This class will culminate in a performance showcase at the end of the school year! 

 

Stagecraft

This course is an introduction to the technical aspects of theatrical production. Students will cover a variety of topics including audio production for theater, makeup, and set/prop design. They will have the opportunity to create, design, and assist in the execution of the school’s culminating spring production.

 

Register for new classes at PTCS Office.
* Fees for enrichment classes are due by Jan. 8, 2016.

We praise God for a job well done on the Christmas musical this year. Big thanks to the teachers, staff, students, and parents for putting efforts together to make “A Tree Lot Christmas” a success. For those who placed an order for the DVD production, the order is ready for pick up at the office. It will make a great Christmas gift to relatives and friends for only $10 each. Stop by the office to make your purchase.  

*Click the image below to see more photos from the Program*

What people have been saying:



 


All School
Christmas Chapel
Friday, December 18
9:15-10:00am


Christmas & New Year
Holiday Break (No School)
December 21 - January 1


New Year’s Day
January 1


School Resumes
January 4


Elementary Chapel
January 14
at 2:00pm


End of the 2nd Quarter
for Elementary
January 15

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
(No School)
January 18

 

Teacher Institute Day 
(No School)
January 22


National
School 
Choice Week
January 24-30
 

Distribution of 2nd Quarter Report Cards for Elementary
January 26

 

Elementary Chapel
January 28
at 2:00pm

 

Principal Honor Roll Breakfast
January 28

Students from K-7th were involved in selling coupon books.  83 books were sold which raised $1,025 for the school!

Book Fair

Thank you to all who took part in our Scholastic Book Fair this year!  We did not do as well as previous years.  The total sale was $2,178 and we raised

$871.27

Scholastic Dollars for this year.

A week devoted to effective education options for every child which include: traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, online learning, private schools, and homeschooling.  The goal of this week is to raise public awareness of all types of education options for parents.

Over 300 people attended the Thanksgiving lunch on Wednesday, November 25.  We want to thank all of the volunteers who came out to help and for those who donated turkey money and other food.  Thank you for making the lunch be a time of food, fellowship, and fun!

Click on the turkey for more photos of the Thanksgiving lunch.

What students liked about the Christmas Program:



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