SCA Parent Letter

April 23, 2015


Mrs. Stacy (Wenger) Lehman has been hired as the PreK teacher beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. Mrs. Lehman is an alumnus of Shalom Christian Academy and has an education degree from Shepherd University. She has been teaching preschool at Bright Horizons. Mrs. Lehman and her husband have one daughter. They are active at Mercersburg Mennonite Church.

Mrs. Sherri Mull has been hired as a resource room teacher beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. Mrs. Mull has a Masters degree in elementary school counseling from Shippensburg University and a B.S. degree in elementary education from Millersville University. She has previously taught in the Tuscarora School District. Two of her children attend Shalom. She and her family are involved at the Fort Loudon United Methodist Church.

We welcome each of these ladies to our faculty!

It is with regret that we accept the resignation of our Spanish teacher, Mrs. Rebecca Gettel, effective at the end of the school year. She is desiring to spend more time with her young children. We wish her God's blessing as she follows His leading.


Shalom Christian Academy has an opening for a high school Spanish teacher beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. This is about a 60% time position teaching Spanish I, II, III and IV.

There is a 5 - 8 hour/week position open for an individual to provide oversight to the content of Shalom's website. This includes updating announcements, managing specific pages, posting photos, etc. The individual must be comfortable with navigating the website within the already established parameters. We are seeking a proactive person who will bring ideas for improvements, and who is willing to work with others in gathering information.


Saturday, May 9 - Choir Festival at Penn State Mont Alto, 6:30 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm)

General Admission tickets: $5.00.

Sunday, May 17 - Mercersburg Mennonite, 7:00 pm

Thursday, May 21 - Spring Concert, Band, Chorale and Ensemble, 6:30


Due to Dutchfest set up behind the school, parents picking up elementary students after school next Friday should pull in front of the elementary entrance, NOT the playground area. All students riding home on the bus will board at the high school (main) entrance. Thanks for your cooperation in helping to ensure the safety of our students.

IMPORTANT DUTCHFEST NEWS-- May 1st and 2nd –In one week!

Dutchfest website and Shalom’s Facebook Page: Keep checking, and Facebook for the latest in auctions and other Dutchfest information. If you have a Facebook page be sure to share our Dutchfest

Event with your friends!

Baked goods: We are in need of specialty baked items--homemade breads and rolls, homemade cinnamon rolls, apple dumplings, homemade candy, etc., to sell at our baked goods stand. In keeping with our “Dutch style foods” theme, we want to focus on “made from scratch” items rather than items from packaged mixes. Please contact Tabby Schwartz, 717-375-0106, if you have items that you can bake and donate.

Time slots available: We have time slots available in various food areas. Please contact Tabby if you can help!

Attention pie bakers: We are in need of home baked pies for our pie and ice cream stand. Please contact Heidi Priest, 301-766-9036, if you would be willing to bake pies. Pie pans and boxes are available in the main office.

Class of 2017 Yard Sale: The Sophomore Class is looking for donations for their yard sale that will be held during Dutchfest. Now is your chance to comb through things you may have been wanting to sell for some time and consider donating them to us for the yard sale. Remember, we want quality items in good condition. Please do not send in something that is broken, damaged, dirty, or in poor shape. As for clothing, we are only accepting baby and children’s items. Please be sure it is clean, repaired, and priced by you before bringing it in. We will be taking donations from Monday, April 27th, through Thursday, April 30th. We appreciate any donations; remember, all proceeds go toward the missions’ trip in our senior year.

Children's petting zoo animals needed: The Shalom Dutchfest petting zoo is looking for friendly, calm animals to pet. The petting zoo is one of the children's activities and has been a favorite place for many of the children to spend time while at Dutchfest. Please help us make it a success again this year. If you have any animals that would enjoy 4 hours of TLC on Saturday, May 2nd, please contact Tina Holderman at or Crystal Etchberger at Thank you very much!

Dutchfest Line Dancing Event: This is the second year for this interactive event that will be held Friday evening, May 1st, from 8:45-9:30 PM. Shalom alumni Carly Hill and Caleb Plum and Shalom student, Katy Toporzycki, will be our instructors. We especially want to invite alumni, Shalom students and their families to join in the fun.

Wooden Utility Shed: Mr. Day’s tech ed class is putting the finishing touches on a shed that will be auctioned around noon on Saturday, May 2nd. It is a 10’ X 14’ barn-style shed with an 8’X 7’ garage door and a 32” man door. They will paint it to your specific needs and will arrange and pay delivery up to $50. There is a minimum bid of $1,200.

Help needed after Dutchfest: Help would be greatly appreciated to take down tables and chairs immediately following Dutchfest on Saturday, May 2nd.

Dutchfest Children’s Activity Wristbands:

We are offering a yellow wristband for $10. This will cover all children’s activities both Friday evening and all day Saturday. Contact the school office if you need an order form. We will put the wristbands on students Friday afternoon, May 1st. Students in Mrs. Picken’s kindergarten class will receive their wristbands in an envelope Wednesday, April 29th.

Blue wristbands, which will cover Friday’s activities only, may be purchased for $6.00 on Friday evening at the information booth in the sale building.

Yellow wristbands, which will cover Saturday’s activities, may be purchased for $6.00 on Saturday at the information booth in the sale building or at the table in the middle school hallway.

Individual tickets will also be available for $.50 each. Each children’s activity will take either one or two tickets, depending on the activity.