Northview News

January 18, 2015

Dear Friend - New Year, New You

"Dear friend," John writes, "I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit."

In 3 John 2, John expresses his wish that his friend would be wholly healthy. Body and mind are so closely related that whatever affects our bodies also affects our minds. Likewise, whatever affects our minds also affects our bodies. Learning to preserve our health is one of life's most important lessons. God has blessed us with an abundance of information about how to live healthy lives. He speaks to us through His Holy Spirit. "Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect" (Romans 12:2) Our physical habits affect our bodies and minds.

Will you let God teach you how to live life to the fullest with Him? He will show you what changes to make when you listen to His voice. And remember, we were created by a God of love, a God of forgiveness. In His wisdom and grace, He will gently lead us to make changes that improve our bodies and empower us to become more like Him both in body and mind.

(taken from Becoming Like Him, p. 142-143)

Diet and Children: A Critical Connection

Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” Genesis 1:29 NIV

“Do everything for the glory of God, even your eating and drinking.” 1 Corinthians 10:31, TLB

Good nutrition is essential to the growing bodies, minds, and characters of young people. How can we, in the ever-increasing pace of life, provide healthy meals for children and teach them lifelong healthy eating habits?

Start by choosing healthy food.

  • Buy and eat food as close to its natural state as possible. Fresh, locally-grown fruit and vegetables may be the best, but canned or frozen are nutritionally acceptable if there is not a high sugar or salt content. An added bonus is that frozen or canned foods are quicker to use, for example in smoothies, soups, or stir-fried dishes.
  • Choose whole grain products such as whole grain cereals, pastas, brown or red rice, and other favorites. While dried beans may seem time-consuming to prepare, they can be made in large quantities and frozen for later use and are a very economical food choice. Adhere to a diet rich in fresh fruits, nuts, grains, and vegetables. When you do buy packaged foods, check the packaging labels for simple ingredients that you recognize and can pronounce. Avoid foods with added sugars and chemical dyes.

It is also important to find ways of introducing children to variety. If your children are resistant to new foods, re- member to keep mealtime positive. Offer lots of different food choices and encourage your child to try them. Don’t get into a power struggle

Careful planning and preparation of meals is important. The following suggestions will help you serve your children nutritious meals:

  • Serve a variety of foods. Serve different kinds of foods throughout the week. Prepare the same food differently (you could serve cauliflower raw, cooked, mashed, or with different seasonings or sauces). Try new foods as a family. Explore different cultures or try food with different colors (try yellow carrots or blue potatoes).
  • Keep trying! According to research it may take 10 or more tries for a child to learn to accept a new food. Pair a small portion of a new food with something your child already likes.
  • Set a good example. Kids will be more likely to try something if you are eating it. Eat together as a family.
  • Get your child involved. Let your child choose if you should cook carrots or broccoli for supper or if you should bake zucchini bread or banana bread. Your child can help wash vegetables, stir a dressing, or mix a salad.
  • Make it fun. Kids love dipping, so give them hummus, unflavored yogurt, or peanut butter to dip veggies or whole grain crackers into for a healthy snack.
  • Reduce Portion Size. It is easy to give children too much food. With new foods, give just a spoonful. When they are full, let them stop eating, even if there’s food left on the plate.
  • Serve Smart Snacks. Very young children usually need to eat smaller portions more often. They may sometimes skip adult mealtimes. Make a scheduled snack time. Serve healthy foods like fruits and vegeta- bles and whole grain baked goods instead of cookies, chips, and other “snack” foods.

Plant-Based Diet MYTHS

  • All plant-based diets are about the same.
  • There are very few vegetarians.
  • A diet without meat is nutritionally deficient.
  • Once can’t possibly get enough protein without meat and/or milk and eggs.
  • Certain combinations of foods have to be eaten at the same meal to get the right amino acids.
  • All vegetarian diets are low in fat.
  • Vegetarian diets are dull and boring.
  • Vegetarian diets can cure cancer and heart disease.

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(Parent Inspiration, Winter 2012 edition)

Hot Lunch Wednesday - Pizza

Pizza and toppings, finger veggies, drink and fruit/dessert will be provided this week for hot lunch. Thank you, grades 5-10, for your help!

School Cleaning

Thank you for remembering to clean the school each week! We could not do this without you, and we really appreciate your help to keep our school clean and healthy for the children! May you be blessed as you participate.

This weekend has been taken care of! Thank you!

Manton & Lake City Church Visit - January 23, 2015

We're looking forward to meeting you at Manton by 9:20a.m., followed by Lake City. Please bring a dish to share at fellowship dinner. Thanks!

Citrus Orders

As you may be aware, Northview is ordering citrus only twice this year: November (passed) and February (coming soon!). Students, you'll receive some more order forms shortly. Remember, the student who sells the most fruit will receive a gift card to Meijer! Thank you for supporting Christian education!

We Are Learning

Weekly Memory Verses

Grades 1-4: Please see sheet.
Grades 5-8: 1 Corinthians 10:31 (Scripture Squares).

Grades 5-8 may learn the verse in any version they choose. They may be asked to write their memory verses for the Friday test.

Topics and Themes

  • Bible: Please see sheet (1-4); The Healthy Christian (5-8)
  • Mathematics: For current topics and practice materials, please use links below.
  • Spelling: See sheet (1-4); Word Study Contracts and Spelling City (5-8)
  • Reading: Comprehension and fluency strategies are learned and practiced as we read Charlie Horse (1-2), Summer of the Sharks (3-4), Door in the Wall (5-6) and Eric Liddell (7-8). We extend our usage of these skills during our independent reading time.
  • Writing/Grammar: Newsletter & Multigenre Research Paper (5-8)
  • Social Studies: A New Nation - Beginnings (5-8)
  • Science: Electricity (5-8)

Upcoming Events

NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, Jan. 18th, 8:30am-3:30pm

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

Northview School Board Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 19th, 6:15pm

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

Field Trip - Magnetism, Electricity

Thursday, Jan. 21st, 1pm

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

Grades 1-10 will visit Mr. Todd Nietling's place of work for an up-close look at magnetism in action! If you would like to come along, please contact Mrs. Graham or Mrs. Nietling.

Church Visit - Manton & Lake City

Saturday, Jan. 23rd, 9:15am

Manton SDA Church; Lake City SDA Church

Matt & Josie Minikus - Concert

Saturday, Jan. 23rd, 5pm

801 East Division Street

Cadillac, MI

Matt & Josie Minikus, singer-songwriters of Christian folk music with a fresh creative style, will be in concert at the Cadillac Church. For more information, check out their website.

Skiing/Snowboarding @ Caberfae

Wednesday, Jan. 27th, 2:30pm

1 Caberfae Lane

Cadillac, MI

Homeschoolers and Church Family Are Welcome!

If you are planning on skiing, Mrs. Graham must have all forms and payments by Monday, January 25. If you already filled out the forms, you won't have to fill them out again. Please contact us if you have any questions AND/OR if you are willing to help drive/chaperone our trip! Thank you!

Skiing/Snowboarding at Caberfae

Wednesday, Feb. 10th, 2:30-8pm

1 Caberfae Lane

Cadillac, MI

No School - Presidents' Day

Monday, Feb. 15th, 8:30-10:30am

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

Northview School Board Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 6:15pm

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

Homeschool Outdoor Education

Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 12am to Thursday, Feb. 18th, 12am

2590 Camp Au Sable Road

Grayling, MI


Will be held February 16-18, 2016 at Camp Au Sable. This is the last homeschool session for this school year. For more information, visit the Michigan Conference's web home page.

Skiing/Snowboarding at Caberfae

Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 2:30-8pm

1 Caberfae Lane

Cadillac, MI

Teen Bible Camp

Thursday, Feb. 25th, 12am to Sunday, Feb. 28th, 12am

2590 Camp Au Sable Road

Grayling, MI

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