Director's Details - Week 17

Classical Conversations of Burien

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen." 1 Peter 4:10-11 (ESV)

It's been one of those weeks, friends! Life feels like a merry go round of entice the kids to do schoolwork > clean the messy house > cook meals > sleep > start again. Round and round. {why doesn't the house ever stay tidy?!} As one blogger calls it - The Sacred Mundane. I've been struggling to remember the "sacred" part, but it has been feeling mundane of late. The one blessing in it as it has forced me to pray continually - for my attitude, for my children, and for each of you, who I know are also living the sacred mundane as you seek to raise Kingdom builders. I guess I shouldn't be surprised. After all January/February always seems to bring on school bus envy. We are doing the hard work of parenting these precious little sinners. Isn't it good to know that God has a plan for their lives and His grace will fill in and overflow the gaps in our parenting skills. {Isaiah 54:13}


Carry on, moms and dads! We're doing Kingdom work and I can't wait to see the amazing plans He has for our pupils.

Family Presentation: Johns and Brill Families

Nursery: Sheila Hanson

NO MORE POKEMON

I know that the kids have been big on their Pokemon trading this year. However, I have noticed that this activity is causing more and more stress (both for kids and parents). In an effort to promote activities that build community and relationship, please do not bring Pokemon cards to CC anymore. Thanks!

CC Mamas' Book Club

Friday, Feb. 5th, 7pm

Diane Streff's House

Our next book is Amos Fortune, Free Man. Start reading now and join us in February for a great time of discussion.
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Geography Map Tracing Challenge!

TWO MORE WEEKS TO TURN IN MAPS! Our challenge ends on February 11th. I'll have a final count of maps traced/drawn and funds to donate when we return from "spring" break on February 25.


What? Practice your geography skills by tracing, blob mapping or free hand drawing the world or specific memory work. Bring your work to CC. Mrs. Chang will donate 5 cents for every map turned in. We will donate the final sum to a local charity AND we'll have a party to celebrate our fantastic work!

When? October 29 - February 11

Why? To sharpen our map skills AND to raise money for local international families

**There will be a jar and a folder for tallying maps drawn. Please tally for every 5 cents earned per map and put one corn kernel per 5 cents in the jar. You may submit your maps or keep them. We will also have a map of Africa where we will color in a country for each dollar earned. Please track your own child's progress. If your child is receiving donations from someone besides me, track that with tally marks and corn kernels but keep the funds until I announce that we will be submitting the donation.

Foundations to Challenge Connections

Last week, your students study the great Renaissance artist Michelangelo. They will revisit him again in Cycle 2 Foundations memory work. Then, in Challenge II, students will look at the Renaissance in depth during their Western Cultural History seminar. They will study specific works of Michelangelo and learn about his influence on artists who came after him. Learning about the art and music of the Western world is an important part of a classical education. If we want students to truly know and love truth, goodness, and beauty, we must present them with objects of beauty. Michelangelo’s art sets a standard of beauty and illuminates stories from Scripture.

"Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence." -Abigail Adams