Bible Verse - I can do all things through Him who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13)
Fruit of the Spirit - Gentleness
Continent - Celebrations around the World!
Friday, May 25th - COSI (Center of Science and Industry) 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ($10)
Tuesday, May 29th - Ernst Park
Wednesday, May 30th - Sharon Woods
Thursday, May 31st - Boonshoft 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday, June 2nd - Armco Park
*Please remember appropriate footwear so we can utilize outdoor spaces as much as we can. Our kiddos want to be outside! :-) We will go out as often as weather permits.
G.P.S. - Grow, Pray, Serve
This has been an exciting year of spiritual growth for our ACE
kiddos. During our time in the sanctuary after snack we talked
about the Fruit of the Spirit, watched and read Bible stories,
learned about the Advent Wreath, music appreciation and
learned to listen to each other. One of their favorite stories
was Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and the “Fiery Furnace”,
where they learned the importance of trusting in God and to
not be afraid. We tried to incorporate character development
with each of our sessions. They loved lighting the Advent
candle, learning the significance of each candle and singing the
song. Johnny Joey Jones, a United States Marine who was
combat wounded with a life changing disability, was another
favorite. We followed his journey to recovery, his passion for
helping others and they still regularly chant his words, “ Get
up, get over it and get going!” They learned to pray with
compassion, joy and love for not only their families and friends
but the world around us.
It has been a wonderful year and my pleasure to guide and
explore with them!
Our ACE Amigo program is always a big hit each year! This progam is designed to give our 2nd - 5th graders an opportunity to be matched up with a high school student/mentor. The ACE student and their "amigo" meets every two weeks for approximately 4 months. During their time together, they get to eat an extra yummy snack, play games, do experiments, make crafts and get sweaty playing dodgeball, basketball and kickball. The ACE kids love their time with their amigo! Likewise, the high school students have tons of fun with their amigo! It is a great opportunity for our young ones to look up to a hardworking, kind and respectful mentors.
Our next, and FINAL, ACE Amigo day is coming up next week (May 8 & 10th). This meeting will be filled with mento geysers, ivory soap experiments, and our end of year ice cream sundae bar!!