Eagles' Landing

Fort Myers Christian School- December 1

Merry Christmas

Christmas is a time that is full of beautiful lights, family, and so many good feelings. I was reminded just recently by one of our staff members that Christmas is not always that for everyone. Christmas can be lonely.


The story of Christmas was truly more like this than we like to think. Mary probably had a different view of how her life would be. That first Christmas was magical and amazing, but oh, so hard for Mary and Joseph. But even in the tough situation that Mary and Joseph found themselves, God had a plan, and it was truly amazing.


As we face this Christmas, remember that God has a plan. In the midst of the aftermath of the hurricane, He has a plan. In the midst of loneliness, He has a plan. His plans are not what we thought they would be, but He is constantly working to do good in our lives that will glorify Him!


John 3:16-17

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.


My prayer for you in this most beautiful and sometimes difficult Christmas season is that you will truly know that Jesus is your Savior, and that He will walk you through anything that you may be going through. Trust His plan.

Important Dates

2022-2023 Revised School Calendar Link provided below


Changes that have been made to the 2022-2023 School Calendar:

Previous HALF DAYS have been changed to FULL DAYS:

December 14th, 15th, and 16th

February 10th

March 10th

May 5th, 17th, 18th, and 19th

Previous NO SCHOOL days have been changed to FULL DAYS:

January 2nd

May 22nd and 23rd

Previous NO SCHOOL days have been changed to HALF DAYS:

May 24th


December

8- Coffee with the Head of School

13- Elementary Christmas Program- Pre K-5

15- MS Science Fair

19-30- Christmas Break


January

11- MLK Chapel

16- MLK Day-No School

19- Coffee with the Head of School

24- Winter Fine Arts Festival

17-27- Winter MAP Growth Testing


February

3- Basketball Awards Night

Child Care Notification!

Just a friendly reminder when the school offices are closed, childcare is not available. There will be no childcare during our Christmas break.

Help support our 8th Grade Trip with a Parents Night out for the Holidays!

The 8th grade trip this year is to St. Augustine over Spring Break. St. Augustine is the first permanent settlement in America. It is rich in culture, history, and godly influences. To assist in raising funds and as a service project, our eighth grade students will be offering a parent's night out on Friday, December 9th, from 6-9:30pm in the Elementary Chapel. Age range for this will be 3 years old to 5th grade.


Parents, you can drop off your kiddos and do some last-minute Christmas shopping, or enjoy a kid free dinner! We will not be setting a price, but donations are greatly appreciated! Please send an email to Genna Futch with your name and names of children that will be attending. Snacks will be offered, but not a full meal. Please contact Genna at: gennafutch@live.com



* 8th grade parents*: We are still looking for 2 more parent volunteers as well as a few kid volunteers to help out with this event. If you and/or your child can help, it would be greatly appreciated. Please let us know ASAP gennafutch@live.com

Operation Christmas Child

Thank you to all the people that gave to Operation Christmas Child. It is truly a beautiful and amazing ministry. We are so blessed to be a part of a world wide organization.


May God bless each and every box this Christmas!

Thanksgiving Feast


So grateful for all the parents that helped to make the Thanksgiving feast amazing. Thank you to Barb and her crew for making a delicious meal. Thank you to the teachers for their support as well. Such a blessing to celebrate Thanksgiving like this with all of our students together. We have much to be grateful for.

Science Fair

Science Fair will be on December 15, in the Colonial Chapel. Judging will take place starting at 12. Parents are welcome to attend this event after the judging is finished around 1:30.

Ms. Cadwell is organizing the Science Fair. If you have any questions, please reach out to her.

Eagles Athletic Information

Ms. Grannis is in the process of planning for our upcoming Eaglets Soccer Program. This will begin on Monday, February 6th and will last until the end of April. Practices will be held on Monday and Thursday from 3pm-4pm. We are in need of a few coaches to help run this program, help with practices, and other coaching tasks. Ideally, we would like to have two individuals help with the K-2 group, and two individuals to help with the Grades 3-4 group. Any parent or family member that is willing to help will be waived of the fee to participate in the program. Therefore, if you have two children and one family member helps with the program, one child will participate free of charge. If you or anyone in your family would be interested in helping out, please let me know by Friday, December 17th. Sign-ups for Eaglets Soccer will begin on Monday, January 2nd.. so I would like to meet with all of the coaches before if possible.

MS Homework Policy Change

There has been a change in our homework policy in Middle School. Homework will be accepted up until the last 3 weeks of a quarter, which this quarter would be November 18.


If it is turned in after the original due date, 30% will be taken off of the score earned. This means that if a students gets a 100% on their assignment, their final score would be 70%.


Anything that is assigned after November 18, will need to be turned in by the Friday before exam week, December 9. Same policy above will be applied.


We want to encourage our students to do the work in order to learn the material. If they receive no points for the work, there is no incentive to do the work.


If you have any questions about this new policy, please reach out to one of your child's MS teachers.

Elementary Only Special Dress Days

Special dress days are meant to add a flavor of fun to our Elementary experience. They are not required. If you are not choosing to participate, your child should follow the normal school dress for that day.


December 16- Christmas Theme Dress Day

January 12- Western Dress Day

February 9- Sport Shirt Day

March 2- Dr. Seuss' Birthday

April 14 - Book Character Day

May 4- Star Wars Day

Attention: FMCS Christmas Store is coming Dec. 13-15!

The Christmas Store is getting ready to open. Students will have the opportunity to experience the gift of giving and to shop for family and friends at the FMCS Christmas Store, Dec. 13-15. Please be on the lookout for information sent home regarding your child’s class schedule for shopping.

Thank you to those parents who have already volunteered to help in our Christmas Store this year! If you are looking for ways to support the shop, we are still in need of Christmas Store supplies. If you would like to donate new items to our shop for parent volunteer hours, please contact Rachel Anderson at randerson@fmcs-fl.com . Items that are welcomed include new housewares, decor, candles, bath and body care, small toys, pet supplies, picture frames, new clothing accessories like ties, belts, scarves, wallets, etc.

Middle School Musical

The MS musical was announced in Chapel before Thanksgiving break. We will be performing Madagascar Jr!!! This will include 5th-8th grade students. The performance will be at the end of March. Auditions were November 29 & 30. However, due to more interest we are continuing to have more auditions. Please email Mrs. Barkman if your child is still interested in auditioning, being a part of the stage crew or playing a supporting role at abarkman@fmcs-fl.com. Mrs. Barkman, Mrs. Bennett, Ms. Grubaugh, and Ms. Smith will be leading this performance. If parents would like to assist, there will be many opportunities. More information coming soon.

Middle School & 5th Grade Winter Fine Arts Festival

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us!

What? Middle School & 5th Grade Winter Fine Arts Festival

Who? 5th Grade Band, Middle School Band, Middle School Choir, Middle School Art Elective students, and 5th grade Art Class

When? Tuesday evening, January 24th, at 6 p.m. in Colonial Chapel

~More details about this performance will be coming after Christmas break, but please mark this date on your calendar.

~This is a graded performance, and students are expected to participate.

~We are looking forward to our Middle School & 5th Grade Winter Fine Arts Festival!

Westminster Christian School Visit

We are so thankful to Westminster Christian School in Miami. This school has come along side FMCS to support us during these last few weeks after Hurricane Ian. They have provided Thanksgiving Meals for our Families, Gift Cards for Hurricane Relief and this week their Elementary delivered Christmas Advent Devotionals for each family in our Elementary. They also met with our MS NJHS to share stories and ideas.


We are grateful for their love and support.

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Box Tops

Each week in November, 1 lucky scanner will win 5,000 Bonus Box Tops [btfe.smart.link] for their school — and the week of Giving Tuesday (11/22-29), we'll DOUBLE the prize to 10,000 Bonus Box Tops! Plus, we'll match each prize and give it to a school in need, so you can make twice the difference this giving season.

A new winner will be drawn each week and will be notified approximately one week after each entry period. Sweepstakes ends Giving Tuesday.*

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