The EJA Times

May 6, 2022

Education Sabbath-May 7

Tomorrow is the big day! Our students have been working so hard. We are looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow, and we hope that everyone can make it! Please continue to pray for this program, that the Holy Spirit will lead and guide in everything that we do. We just wanted to send you a few reminders for tomorrow.

  • The program begins promptly at 11:00 AM, but we are asking that all students arrive by 10:00 AM. They will need to check in with their teachers in the chapel, and drop off their clothes. Please enter using the door closest to the church parking lot. We will be there to direct you as needed.

  • Students need to arrive wearing their costumes for the first choir performance (slave, army clothes. Please see details below). They will be changing into their full school uniforms right after this first performance. Please make sure that they bring everything they will need to change into with them to church in the morning.

  • Students who have a part in the program should go over their parts a few times at home before the program. If you have any questions about this, please let me know.

  • Students will be sitting up front with the teachers during the entire service. Once the service is over, we will release the students to their parents. We have a check in/check out process, so please let us know you have your child with you before you leave.

  • We hope that parents and families will be able to attend, but if not, you may watch the program live from the church’s YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/EphesusRichmond


Choir Performance Attire

Green Camouflage pants

Oversized white or off white/cream button up shirt (big enough to wear another shirt underneath)

Solid Black T-Shirt.

Girls a solid headwrap or scarf/ Boys a straw or brim hat

Much of these can be found throughout the home. They can be their parents clothes. Its meant to look like a runaway slave so it doesn't have to "fit" necessarily.

If a student doesn’t have the exact requirement, please find something close to it. Let us know if you have any questions


Thank you so much for all of you help and support as we prepared for this! We appreciate all of you!!

Teacher Appreciation Week

Next week (May 9-13) is Teacher Appreciation Week at EJA. Please take some time to let our teachers know how much you appreciate all they do and have done for our kids. Throughout the week, let’s make them feel special by bringing notes, cards, and special treats. They will love and appreciate any support we can give them. If you need ideas of what to get, see some of their favorites below!



Ms. Arianna

Favorite food: Italian and Mexican, Chicken Wings

Favorite color: Silver and Black

Favorite place to eat: Chipotle

What you do not eat: Nuts and bananas

Where you like to shop: Amazon


Ms. Nugent

Favorite food: Chinese food (anything that’s vegan)

Favorite color: Red

Favorite place to eat: Yumvees

What you do not eat: Meat, dairy

Where you like to shop: Amazon


Mr. Thomas

Favorite food: Everything

Favorite color: Green

Favorite place to eat: Olive Garden

What you do not eat: Chipotle

Where you like to shop: Macy’s


--EJA School Board

MAP Testing Begins Monday

Thank you for our patience as we have worked with the conference to reschedule the MAP testing. Testing will begin on Monday. A reminder that the testing is done completely online, so students will need to make sure they bring their laptops back to school on Monday, fully charged. 1st-2nd graders will need to bring headphones so that the test can be read to them. Students should expect to test for a few hours each day on their laptops. We will reduce homework and projects for the next two weeks to give students time to focus on the tests. For more information about the tests, please visit the link below.


It's also a good idea for students to get an adequate amount of sleep each night and eat healthy meals throughout the week. This will help them to stay focused and stay alert during the testing.



https://www.nwea.org/blog/2021/12-common-questions-parents-ask-map-growth-assessment/

Interim Grade Reports

A reminder that Interim reports were emailed last week. Remember, this is only a progress report. Students still have the rest of the quarter to turn in assignments and make up any work before the final grades come out. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Remember, you can log in and check grades anytime using the FACTS Family Portal.


Ms. Nugent: jnugent@aecsda.com

Ms. Arianna: ariannagdfrey.eja@gmail.com

Mr. Thomas: jthomas@aecsda.com

Marketing as a Ministry Workshop-May 15

We want to invite our church community and friends to join us for a FREE Lunch and the ‘Marketing AS Ministry’ Workshop on Sunday, May 15 presented by Teresa Kelchner at the school. Teresa Kelchner is a Champion, Advocate, and Coach whose indefatigable passion encompasses >30 years of experience working in clinical practice, medical research, patient education, sales, marketing, web-publishing, venture capital, fundraising, communications, teaching, and volunteering in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, serving on boards; a myriad of professional experiences which she applies to growing Christian schools.


This workshop is for anyone who:

• is interested in being a missionary in your own community;

• wants to make a difference;

• has a burning desire to build up the next generation of leaders;

• is an advocate for Christian education;

• is a business person or entrepreneur who seeks to grow your

company the Godly way;


Please RSVP to the school office.

Early Bird Registration Opens Next Week!

Next week, you will receive an email with a link and instructions for how to re-enroll. Please look out for this in your email. In order to enroll, you will need to login to your FACTS Family Portal Account. If you don't have this set up yet, now is a good time to get started. Please use the link below and the email address that we have on file for you to register. District Code: AEC-SDA


A reminder that the enrollment process is completely online. If you have any questions navigating the system, feel free to speak with Ms. Nugent or Ms. Arianna. We are planning a re-enrollment night tentatively for May 16th. At this event, we will be available to assist you with completing your online application.


https://logins2.renweb.com/logins/parentsweb-login.aspx

Mad Scientist Summer Camp at EJA

We are so excited to announce that our friends at Acewall Scholars will be sponsoring a science summer camp right here at EJA! This exciting program will be run by the same teachers that have been working with our students in the tutoring program this year. It's a wonderful opportunity for students to continue learning in a fun and engaging way this summer. For more information, please email programs@acewallscholars.org.

8th Grade Graduation-June 2nd

We are excited to celebrate our 8th grader scholars on Thursday, June 2nd. For now, this will be an in-person event at the Ephesus SDA Church. We will continue to share information as it becomes available as far as capacity and social distancing guidelines.


8th grade parents, please continue to check your emails for the most up to date information from us.

Join Our Home and School Team

Do you have a passion for volunteering, organizing, fundraising, and seeing our school thrive and grow? We are currently looking for parents who are interested in joining our Home and School Committee. The EJA Home and School is organized to unite the home and the school in endeavors to provide Christian education including special programs, activities, parenting tips, and the latest research in child care and education. Consider joining the team! If you are interested, please contact Ms. Nugent (jnugent@aecsda.com).

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Upcoming Events

May 7

Education Sabbath @ Ephesus SDA Church


May 8

Happy Mother's Day!!


May 9-13

Spring MAP Testing


May 15

Marketing as a Ministry Workshop


May 25 (Rescheduled)

Staff Development-Early Dismissal


May 30

No School-Memorial Day


June 2

8th Grade Graduation


June 3

Last Day of School

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