SCA Parent Newsletter

October 20, 2016

Picture Retake Day Friday, October 21

Picture retake day is tomorrow, Friday, October 21. If your child didn't have pictures taken they will receive an order form today. Please fill out the order form along with money to be turned into the photographer on Friday.

If you wish to have your child's pictures retaken you must have the original picture packet to return to the photographer on Friday.

Thank You

Thank you for the support and encouragement during this time of Silas Bland's passing. Many of you have asked about doing meals for the family as well as doing something in honor of Silas. There is a plan to coordinate meals, but we do not have those details. When they are available, we will pass that information to you. As we consider ways that we can remember Silas, we would like to talk with his family. We want them to have input so they are comfortable with the expression of his life. We will inform you as we make those decisions.

End of Marking Period

Tomorrow is the end of the first marking period. Report cards will be emailed and sent home with students next Friday, October 28.

Senior Missions Trip - October 24 -November 3

Be in prayer for the senior class and their faculty advisers--Mr. Shank, Ms. Thomas, Mr. McDannell and Dr. Flood--as they serve in Guatemala. Follow them on their blog on Shalom's website.

Upcoming Schedule Changes

Monday, October 31 - Fall Break - no school (Offices will be open from 9:00 am-3:00 pm.)

Thursday, November 3 and Monday, November 7 - Parent-Teacher Conferences - 1:00 pm dismissal for students. (Buses will leave Shalom shortly after 1:00 pm.)

Friday, November 4 - Teacher Professional Development - no school for students (Offices will be open from 9:00 am-3:00 pm.)

Athletic Secretary

We are pleased that Jen Lehman has accepted the position of athletic secretary. Jen and her husband, Doug, are both Shalom alumni. Two of their three children attend Shalom. Their family attends Overflow Ministries where Doug is the pastor.

Shalom's Torn Curtain Presents...Snow White

A wickedly jealous queen vows to rid herself of Snow White so that the queen will be the most beautiful in the land. She sends the huntsman off into the forest to "put an end" to Snow White. Will the huntsman do what the wicked queen has asked?

Join us for Torn Curtain's production of Snow White Friday, November 11 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, November 12 at 2:00 pm or 7:00 pm.

This year's production will be held at Christian Life Assembly of God Church at 1400 Warm Spring Road in Chambersburg, PA. Admission $6.00. Please join us!

Pie Sale 2016

It is time for our Annual “Great Pie Project!” Each year Shalom Christian Academy presents this wonderful pie sale just in time for Thanksgiving. We will take orders for pies now through November 14, 2016. This is a great opportunity for families, friends, churches and organizations.

We will offer business delivery for orders of 10 pies or more. Business deliveries will be made on Tuesday afternoon, November 22 or Wednesday, November 23, 2016 by 12 noon. Regular pie sale orders can be picked up on November 22 at our school from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

For more information or to place an order go to or please call 717-375-2223 with any questions.

Thank you.

Item Needed

The school is in need of a chest freezer. The freezer will be used for the upcoming pie sale. If you have a good used freezer you would be willing to donate or one that the school could borrow for the pie sale and Dutchfest, please contact Mr. Musick, or call the school.

Swap Shop

Items for the November edition are due Wednesday, November 2, to