MV Classical Conversations
Word of Encouragment
Psalm 77:11 (KJV)
Foundations to Challenge
History helps students understand God’s providential plan and make sense of the political systems, religious beliefs, and societal institutions that we see around us. Many of the foundational ideas of our culture come from the Romans. In Foundations today, you will finish your overview of the Roman Empire. In Challenge II, students translate passages from Caesar’s Gallic Wars. They begin the year with a comparison of three leaders: Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Christ. Students meet up with Caesar again in Challenge III Shakespeare.
As students grow up in the Challenge program, they get the unique perspective of inte grating their Latin, literature, and history. You can read a student’s perspective on high school Latin in Anna Harvey’s article “Why Study Latin: A Student’s View.”
Please remember to have your child bring their tin whistles for weeks 7 through 12. Mrs. Dipple has graciously offered to make tin whistle cases for an approximate cost of $3-4. If you are interested in purchasing a case, please let Mrs. Rock or Mrs. Dipple know by Tuesday October 20th.
We have discussed doing this in the past. We will be reading "The Core" and meeting to discuss it. The first book club event will be on Friday November 6th. For more details or to rsvp, please contact Adrienne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our community would love to pray with and alongside you. Please email any prayer requests to email@example.com
We have a coffee "stand" set up in the entry way for parents. Feel free to have a cup of coffee while you are at CC. We just ask that if you are using it, that you would be willing to take a turn bringing supplies (i.e., package of k-cups, cream etc). Please see Adrienne if you have any questions.
If you or your child is interested in Memory Masters please let Mrs. Rock know, so that I am able to get you a copy of the MM guide. The first Memory Masters camp is after our Christmas Party.
Important Information Regarding Childcare During Essentials...
Childcare seems to be going well so far this year, and this message is to let you know about one change as well as a few housekeeping issues:
Starting next community day (Oct 20th), we will be separating the toddlers from the older kids. The toddlers will be in the nursery room with the parent helper watching them. Bethie will be watching over the older kids in the room next door. If you are more comfortable with watching the older ones, please let Bethie know on the day you are helping out. She is very open to swapping roles.
This change is needed because there have been several close calls with older kids almost accidently knocking over the little ones in the normal course of play simply due to size differences. This change will help Bethie as she has a very large amount of children under her care. It will help Bethie and the rotating parent by creating a clear and specific role for the parent. And lastly, it will help protect our littlest ones from accidental injury.
1) If you have a water bottle for your child in the afternoon session, Bethie is requesting you bring it as the kids request water frequently.
2) There are a few families who have not paid yet. Please pay Jennifer Wolselgel as soon as possible.
3) Be sure your assigned day for parental rotation (and your day for backup) are on your calendar. Especially with this change, it’s important that nobody miss their day! I’ve attached it for quick reference.