Director's Details - Week 12

Classical Conversations of Burien

“God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine. A car is made to run on fuel, and it would not run properly on anything else. Now God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other. That is why it is just no good asking God to make us happy in our own way without bothering about religion. God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there.” —C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

What a joy to feast and celebrate Thanksgiving as a community on week 11! I am truly thankful for each of you and the unique gifts and personality you add to our community. Thank you for welcoming new families and for truly demonstrating Christ's love to everyone.


I pray that you are able to enjoy a week of giving thanks with your family. I hope you are filled to full with the blessing of being together and focusing on the many things we each have for which to be thankful. Enjoy the turkey and fixings too...


One more week and we will the officially finished half of the year. Amazing! In the midst of focusing on this year of learning, please also begin to pray for the 2016-17 school year. Registration is around the corner and many people are praying through exciting possibilities for the year to come. Some things to keep in prayer:

1. Decisions for each family in our current community

2. A Challenge A director/tutor for our community as well as a few more students, specifically for that age group

2. Potential new communities and the people who are praying about directing

3. Tutors to mentor and lead us in learning next year

4. For Beverly Park Baptist...that they will continue to welcome us to use their facility and that we will be a blessing to them.


If you have ever had a thought about what it would be like to tutor, consider joining our leadership team this spring as a substitute. We will need a few extra parents who are willing to step up, in case of illness or holiday travel. I know you are all capable. If you feel the nudge, please speak with me and consider joining our next tutor meeting to get the inside scoop.


As you learn and rest this week, remember that curriculum is not the books or resources but the living, breathing relationship you are building with your children. Carry on, CC Burien!

Week 12 - December 3

Family Presentation: Hanson Family

Childcare: WE NEED YOU!

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1 more week of music theory before we switch to painting and messy art projects. Don't forget to pack your tin whistles!

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Challenge A Book Club for Parents

Friday, Dec. 4th, 7-9pm

Diane Streff's House

The reading assignment for December's book club is Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Great Wolf Lodge

Lori Sills is trying to organize a discount for Great Wolf Lodge. She is trying to book it for January 3rd. In order to secure a discounted rate, she needs to have 10 rooms committed. The cost is $149 + $20 and tax per room which accommodates 6. The cost includes water park passes. You can invite family or friends. She just needs to know as soon as possible that she has enough people to commit to book 10 rooms or more.
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Geography Map Tracing Challenge!

What? Practice your geography skills by tracing, blob mapping or free hand drawing the world or specific memory work. Bring your work to CC. Mrs. Chang will donate 5 cents for every map turned in. We will donate the final sum to a local charity AND we'll have a party to celebrate our fantastic work!

When? October 29 - February 11

Why? To sharpen our map skills AND to raise money for local international families

**There will be a jar and a folder for tallying maps drawn. Please tally for every 5 cents earned per map and put one corn kernel per 5 cents in the jar. You may submit your maps or keep them. We will also have a map of Africa where we will color in a country for each dollar earned. Please track your own child's progress. If your child is receiving donations from someone besides me, track that with tally marks and corn kernels but keep the funds until I announce that we will be submitting the donation.

Foundations to Challenge Connection - Week 11

This week in Foundations, your children are memorizing some very basic points about the history of Islam. In Challenge IV, students will read books like Mere Christianity and Jesus Among Other Gods as they study world history and theology. As the capstone to their home education, they will learn to understand and share their beliefs.

https://www.classicalconversations.com/article/christian-know-thyself-why-it-important-study- philosophy

Sign up to serve our community - Wasn't the potluck a fun time!? If we want more events such as it, we need people to step up to organize. Community jobs: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0945aaac28a57-2015163

Prayer Requests

1. Pray for our community and the growth of CC in our area. Pray for new directors to step up and new communities to begin. Pray for families as they make decisions about educational plans for the next year. We are specifically praying for a director/tutor for Challenge A in Burien.

2. Pray for Beverly Park Baptist Church and Pastor Josh's family, specifically. They had a burglary at the church last week and several guitars were stolen. Some belonged to pastor Josh but he sounded more concerned about one belonging to a young teen musician. Also, Pastor Josh's infant son was hospitalized with RSV and bronchiolitis last week. He was released on Wednesday and is recovering, but I know prayers would be greatly appreciated.