MV Classical Conversations

Week 6

Word of Encouragment

I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.

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.”

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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:

The change:

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.

Upcoming Field Trips...

Northwest Treasures Field Trip

Wednesday, Nov. 4th, 9am

Geology Learning Center 23601 52nd Avenue West Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Creation-based Geology museum. Please check out their website at Details to be sent via email and/or our Maple Valley FB page soon.

Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra - Holiday Concert

Saturday, Dec. 12th, 7pm

21401 Southeast 300th Street

Kent, WA

Please check out Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra Events website at or call (425) 433-6009 for more details. Events have a suggested donation of $10 per person.

Great Wolf Lodge Group Trip

Wednesday, Feb. 3rd 2016 at 1pm

20500 Old Highway 99 Southwest

Centralia, WA

Our tentative for the Great Wolf Loge Trip would be for Wednesday-Thursday, February 3-4, 2016 OR Wednesday-Thursday, February 10-11, 2016. For booking a group of at least 10 rooms, we would get a rate of $149.00 plus a $19.99 resort fee and 10% tax. If you are interested, please notify Michele Severson as soon as possible.

Veterinary Clinic Trip

Thursday, Jan. 21st 2016 at 9am


Details and date TBD as soon as possible. Tentatively scheduled for the third or fourth Thursday in January.