Director's Details - Week 19

Classical Conversations of Burien

“For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.” Romans 8:20–21 (KJV)

Enjoy this week to rest, refresh, catch your breath and prepare to make that final push to the finish! When we return, we will only have 6 more community days to finish out Cycle 1!

This year, CC Corporate has provided a weekly document which includes the Foundations to Challenge connection, a Bible verse and other nuggets. I don't always share every piece of that with you, depending on what it is. However, this week, this quote struck a chord with me. I hope it inspires you as well.

“A liberal arts education that includes the trivium and quadrivium has ties to Christian education in that it was designed for free people. Plato outlined the liberal arts to be considered as virtues that enabled liberated people to pursue wisdom. This is why a lib- eral arts education was originally needed to study philosophy and law. Today, we have come to understand freedom in completely individualistic terms. The Apostle Paul gives us a fuller understanding of freedom by giving us a lens through which to see that, be- cause of Christ, we are freed from sin in order to become slaves of righteousness. This idea of freedom is foreign in America. Therefore, we need more tools which help guide students toward an appropriate use of liberty in Christ with ties to responsibility and ser- vice toward others.”

—Caleb Skogen, “Quadrivium for Trivium’s Sake”


Enjoy a week of rest or catch up or both. See you on February 25 for Week 19!

Family Presentation: Klassen & Latvala Families

Nursery: Abbie Echols

Illness and Supervision Reminders

As we are in the depths of cold and flu season, a few reminders:

1. If you or someone in your family is sick, please bless the community by keeping your germs at home. Obviously, if there has been vomiting or fever within 24 hours, stay home! Otherwise, please use wise discretion, considering if you would want to be around those displaying similar symptoms. We are so blessed to home educate and not be held to attendance records. Enjoy that blessing and take time to rest and recuperate as necessary.

2. If you do need to stay home or are unable to attend, I know it is tempting to send your child along with someone else. Please keep in mind that CC is designed for you, the parent to be equipped to educate your children at home. While I know it is hard for your kids to miss a week, sending them with another parent is the exception NOT the rule. Please feel free to call me and talk about whether that can be an option in your specific circumstance. Also, if you do leave your child on campus under the care of another parent, please document that and provide a written note indicating in whose care you are leaving your child and for how long.

Scholarship Fund

I am copying Alison Harter's post from Facebook to share this exciting idea with you:

*Scholarship Fund*

Hey all, Zach and I were talking about registration costs and about our goals for the coming year. One of them is to give more... (that's every year) and to build community. We talked to Lynette about starting a fund to assist those in our CC community that are met with financial hardship with the cost of educating their kids at home. We are going to make the starting contribution in faith - not just so our community is cared for but also as an investment - because He honors obedience. God is so incredible and never fails to provide for his people.

It's a stretch for us every year to pay the registration, tuition, and all the fees as a single income family. Most all of the people in our community are in the same situation. As everyone begins to make arrangements for next year, please prayerfully consider contributing an additional amount to the fund. Lynette has offered to collect it along with any of the checks next week. We love doing life with all of you!

**Also, if you feel you could benefit from receiving a scholarship, please contact Lynette.

Foundations to Challenge Connections

This week in math memory work, your students will learn the formula for calculating the area of a square. While it may seem strange to have your young child chanting about pi and radius, this is important preparation for higher math. The human mind is not designed to learn new vocabulary and formulas, apply them, and understand why they are true all at the same time. Too many times, high school students struggle in geometry because they didn’t have a sound foundation. If they memorize important formulas at a young age, they will be ready to apply them in the dialectic stage and prove that they are true at the rhetoric stage.

CC Mamas' Latin

Friday, March 4th, 7pm

Diane Streff's House

We will be studying Latin Alive! Chapters 4 & 5!

"There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent." -Mahatma Ghandi