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Eagle News April 12 – April 16, 2021

By: Dan Hammar|Date: Apr 11, 2021|Tags: Uncategorized

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From the Desk of Mrs. Huntsman

Dear PCA Family,
Today’s world is tumultuous to say the least. It seems that a day does not go by where we hear people angry about something or at someone. People feel like their lives are being dictated at every turn and many are depressed and without hope. In this same world, we are raising a group of wonderful young people who are watching, listening and taking in all that they are experiencing from our reactions as educators and parents. As the adults in our student’s lives, what should our response be to the craziness and loss that we are experiencing? The Bible is very clear on what the spirit-filled life looks like.
 In Galatians 5:22-23 we read,
“But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, against such things there is no law.” (ESV) When I read, “against such things there is no law”, it made me stop and think. In a world where everyone feels like their rights are being taken away and their lives are being dictated for them, this statement gave me hope. It reminded me that there are some things in our lives as Christians that no one can remove or take away. There is no law against love. We can love people. We can show those in quarantine that they are not alone by sending them a card, calling to check on them, or dropping dinner off at their door. We can encourage our young people at school to care for each other as Christ would have them care. We can train them to say words to each other that build each other up each day. We can love. In the Bible we clearly read the message in John 13:35 ESV. “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” This is how we can support our students in reacting as Christ would react. We can show love and speak love, and by doing so break no laws. No one can quarantine us for loving each other! Hallelujah! Our godly actions as Christians will show God’s love to people. There is no law against love! Here at PCA, we can train our students to love people. One of our Expected Student Outcomes under Spiritual Foundation is, “Pursue a life of faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love”. There may be many rules everyone is being asked to follow right now. Loving people and showing love is not a rule to be followed, but an opportunity to share Christ with others. Let us encourage each other with the opportunity to love.
I am praying for you,,
Mrs. Caryn Huntsman, Superintendent

ALL SCHOOL NEWS

PCA Staff Spotlight
The Dynamic Duo:
Steve and Leah Rigby
We would like to take a moment and introduce you to this lovely couple. If you are a parent of a secondary student, you may have had the opportunity to meet them. This amazing team has been teaching at PCA since 2019 and it is very apparent that they are loved and appreciated by our students. Steve teaches secondary Math. He has a gift of teaching a subject that many struggle with and is able to convey the information in a way that the students understand. Leah teaches Middle School Theatre, Theatre I and II, American Literature, and Film. She has directed Songs for a New World, Beauty and the Beast, and Clue.
After meeting at and graduating from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, they felt called to work oversees as teachers. This heart for missions is a value and passion of theirs. God led them to South Korea where they taught at an international school for 3 years. They fell in love with the students, faculty, and culture, and hope to one day go back. God has surely given them the gift of teaching and connecting with young people and they accepted that call. Their personable and loving manner reflects God’s calling in their lives. We are so thankful to have them on staff teaching and supporting our precious kids each day.

Featuring Fine Arts

Elementary Spring Concert
We are so looking forward to our spring concert “God Squad” on April 30, 2021. The sixth graders have been working to prepare the play and all of the elementary students have been learning great songs that point us to the truth of God’s Word. Although the exact date for filming has not yet been decided, please note what the students will be wearing.
All students from Begindergarten through the sixth grade will be asked to wear a short-sleeved dress code shirt (Begindergarteners will wear a plain shirt, short-sleeved) in a spring color (white, yellow, light blue, bright blue, pink, light green, lime green, tan, etc) and khaki colored pants with dark socks. This is for the singing portion of the concert. The sixth grade will have special outfits for filming the acting portion of the concert.
Fearless and bold, this musical highlights the full Armor of God, with lyrics that we pray will instill, deep in the hearts of your kids, the meaning and profound truth of Ephesians 6:10-17.

Phantom of the Opera

Tickets for the Phantom of the Opera go live soon. Mark your calendar for March 26th! Ticketing is limited and we look forward to seeing you all there.
A few things to note:
  • Seating will be divided by General and Student/Senior pricing. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we will not be offering VIP seating. Instead, we will do our best to accommodate all parents as we can. We understand how important this show is for so many of you and we promise to do our very best in seating assignments.
  • Seating assignment information will not be available until the night of due to ticket sales. You will be ushered to your seat after health screenings.
  • Masks are required. Anyone refusing to wear a mask, wearing a mask below their nose, or wearing a mask on their chin, will be asked to leave promptly.
  • There will be a list of protocols and procedures emailed to all ticket holders and posted around the narthex/auditorium. Anyone refusing to follow protocols will be asked to leave promptly.
  • Ticketing is VERY limited. 200 tickets can be purchased for each event. This will allow adequate distancing for families and friends.
We will be offering the following dates:
Thursday, April 22nd at 7 PM – Performance; Friday, April 23rd at 7 PM – Performance;
Saturday, April 24th at 2 PM – Performance
– AND –
Friday, April 30th at 7 PM – Performance; Saturday, May 1 at 2 PM – Performance
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Coffee cup and coffee beans on table
“For where two or three come together in my name, there I am among them.” (Matthew 18:20).
Please join us on Fridays; iHop Restaurant Conference Room (Sheldon Road between Warren & Ford), 7:30-8:30am. Dates: 4/16, 5/14, 6/4

NEWS YOU CAN USE!

Kroger Community Rewards
Are you a Kroger shopper? Did you know you can name PCA as the recipient for Kroger Community Awards, earning money for our school each time you shop?
It’s easy and no cost to you. Simply go to www.kroger.com, and sign in with your Frequent Shopper card number. Then, under “my account,” select Community Rewards, and choose Plymouth Christian Academy (organization # PJ183). Thank you for your support!
Shop with SCRIP and Save
SCRIP is a fund-raising tool for schools, but PCA is unique in that we apply any rebates you earn directly against your tuition account. It’s a great way to fundraise for your own tuition account!
Simply sign up with SCRIP using our school enrollment code. Contact Laura Imlach for details: laura.imlach@plymouthchristian.org or 734-459-3505 x3156.

Tuition Update

Just a reminder that, under our new Continuous Enrollment program, your child’s enrollment for next year is guaranteed! Please see the information for Continuous Enrollment below. If your plans have changed, you must fill out an Intent to Withdraw form before April 30, 2021, or you will be responsible for 10% of tuition.
The tuition rates for 2021-22 have been approved by the Board of Regents and Board of Trustees. For the second year in a row, tuition is the same for grades preschool through 6th grade. For grades 7-12, there was a 3% increase for tuition. We continue to thank the Lord for His faithfulness in provision for our families! Remember, current families are eligible for Variable Tuition by filling out the Variable Tuition application (found in your FACTS account or on our website) before April 17, 2021.
Tuition agreements for 2021-22 will be sent the the week of April 12th. If you have questions about Variable Tuition, or would like to change your tuition payment plan for the 2021-22 school year, please be sure to contact the Tuition Office (Laura Imlach): laura.imlach@plymouthchristian.org or 734-459-3505 x 3156.

ADMISSIONS

We received the sweetest note this week from one of our new families! She wrote, This was about the time one year ago when I started praying about what we were going to do for (our son) the following school year. I knew we could not continue on the way we were. Well, here we are a year later. (Our son) will have been in school for a full year, unlike most of his other friends in other districts. The understatement of the year is that he is thriving, academically, physically and emotionally. Remember when you said that God will provide, and don’t worry? Well, I have said that to so many parents considering PCA. God has truly come through and we could not be happier with our decision. Is PCA perfect? No. Do we feel God’s presence on campus? Yes. Do we know that the values being taught at home are the same ones in school? Yes. Do we know he is getting a top-notch education? Yes. Thank you. Keep up the great work.
Continuous Enrollment (AKA Does my student have a spot next year??)
Even with all the applications rolling in, with Continuous Enrollment, your spot is secure.  If your plans have changed, you must fill out an Intent to Withdraw form before April 30, 2021, or you will be responsible for 10% of tuition. We love our students and we want to see each one cross the stage at the end of their Senior Year to receive their PCA diploma! Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle is more than a catchy slogan — it is a relationship we hope lasts a lifetime because PCA is family!
Q: How does Continuous Enrollment work?
A: You will be part of the PCA community unless you tell us otherwise, and your child’s spot in their class will be secure until graduation.
Q: What if things change for our family?
A: You will have until April 30th to fill out the Intent to Withdraw form, simply notifying the school and face absolutely no penalty. The form is found on our website under Parent Resources (other forms).
Q: Are there any deadlines to be aware of?
A: Families will be responsible for 10% of tuition after the April 30th deadline. For major life changes/unique circumstances resulting in withdrawal after the deadline, Superintendent and Regent Board approval is required to waive the 10% tuition fee.
We work hard to plan and prepare for students to return each year and we want to invest these tuition dollars wisely so we can provide the quality Christ-centered education you have come to know and love at PCA. We know you’ll appreciate the simple process Continuous Enrollment provides.
For questions about Continuous Enrollment, please connect with Leanne Windle (leanne.windle@plymouthchristian.org or 734-459-3505×3190)

Health & Safety

Daily Health Screening for Students & Staff

ELEMENTARY NEWS

Fun with our Home School Partnership Students

Yesterday, our Tuesday Home School Partnership students had the opportunity to run around the soccer field on a scavenger hunt. Our HSP Coordinators hid the clues all over the field area and the kids ran around looking for the clues and working together to figure out where the big prize was located. They finally found the big prize in the field of sun flowers where they all enjoyed their Rice Krispy treat together. We feel blessed that the weather is warmer, and we can include these types of fun activities into the day. Praise be to God!

Home School Partnership Student Spotlight

Here is the video of Simon Reed, 5th grade violinist in our Homeschool Partnership program. He is featured here playing La Folia by A. Corelli. Simon began playing the violin in Kindergarten with PCA’s former strings instructor Mrs. McGhee.
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Middle School News

Middle School Student Council

Did you know that we have a Middle School Student Council here at PCA? These are elected positions that promote leadership skills, public speaking opportunities and organizational skills. Ms. Rebecca Huff, Middle School English teacher, oversees this program. She shared that Middle School Student Council allows seventh and eighth graders the opportunity to make important decisions that constantly improve the student life experience at PCA. It is her hope that their involvement will also help them develop and refine their leadership skills as they work to serve others. Her love and passion for this program is very apparent and appreciated here at PCA. Our Student Council includes Sarah McCreedy (President), Grace Juercko (Vice-President), Rebekah Brugger (Treasurer), Emily Moore (Secretary) and Sophia Swanson (Chaplain).
Next week is our Middle School Spirit Week. This will be a fun week of teamwork, building cohesion among the students and just plain old fun! Each day the students will have a different themed day of attire to wear to school, and on Friday, the week will culminate with fun outside games and competition- the 7th grade-vs-8th grade students. The big winners will get the opportunity to wear sweatpants for the following week. We are happy to be able to facilitate these kinds of activities for our kids and pray that the weather will cooperate. We love our middle schoolers!

MIDDLE SCHOOL SPIRIT WEEK  is April 12-16! On Friday, April 16 during 7-8 hours, seventh and eighth graders will also enjoy class competitions and snacks!

Middle School Dress-Up Days:
*Note: Students MUST adhere to the dress-code policies during Spirit Week. Any student that is inappropriately dressed will face disciplinary action and will be asked to change. Please ensure that clothes are free of holes and that tights/leggings are worn ONLY under shorts/dresses/etc. that are the appropriate length. Have fun in your clothing selections, but make sure your attire does not distract yourself or others.
Monday: Twin Day
Grab a friend and matching attire for Twin Day!
Tuesday: Disney Day
Dress up like your favorite Disney Character, including those from Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel. No weapons of any sort, please!
Wednesday: 80’s Day
Find those acid wash jeans, high tops, leg warmers, and neon clothes for the 80’s day!
Thursday: Sports Day
Represent your favorite team(s)!
Friday: Purple & Gold Day
Show us your PCA pride on Purple and Gold Day!

SECONDARY NEWS

JUNIOR/SENIOR BANQUET

Prom is happening Thursday, May 6th. It will be at Silver Shores Waterfront  in Wyandotte, Michigan. Please reserve your spot and pay online. The link is https://cbcjoy.infellowship.com/Forms/456083. Registration closes April 19th. Cost is $75 which includes buffet dinner, dessert and activities.
We love our seniors!
We are so excited to honor the Class of 2021 with Senior Spotlights over the next few weeks. PCA Family…Mark your Calendar for Commencement on June 4th!
Robotics
Robotics sweatshirts are in! Team members please see Mrs. Wash after school Friday, April 9th, to pick up your sweatshirt.
PCA high school robotics participated in a virtual event around the NASA Perseverance landing on Mars. Invited by Senator Gary Peters, the panel included one student from each NASA-sponsored team, NASA experts, and business leaders/engineers involved in aerospace and was live-streamed as a public event. PCA robotics became a NASA-sponsored team this year and is looking forward to working with them.

Generation of Technology Series

There are myriad opinions about whether Facebook’s Messenger Kids app is its attempt to target younger children or if it’s simply the company’s response to research that shows these kids are already on smart devices, apps and web sites that are less secure.
Either way, in a time when we already have so many questions about the mental health and safety of older children online, there is bound to be a lot of controversy over allowing young children to have any form of access. As a father of four children and a social media professional by trade, I live with this tension every day, and it’s still a tricky thing to navigate. So I can definitely empathize.
The facts are these: Surveys show that more than 90% of children ages 6 to 12 have access to smart devices such as tablets and phones. Two-thirds of those are already proud owners of one or more smart devices of their own. Access to smart devices and social media platforms and apps is already, in many families, a reality.
Tune in next week for more!

EAGLE FINE ARTS

FINE ARTS PATRON

Thank you so much to those of you who have responded with donations to the PCA Fine Arts Patron Program.
Your support ensures that we can continue to provide quality fine arts programs to students at Plymouth Christian.
It is not too late to donate! Please see click on the “Become A Fine Arts Patron TODAY!” button at the right to visit out website.
Platinum Patron; Alicia Allen, Martha Koppin
Silver Patron; Lyndy McGregor, Nicole Shelton, Gina and Brian Zasadny
,Bronze Patron: Dwayne Barker, Christophe Buchler, Robin and Jeff McHugh, Robert Dotson
Purple Patron; Rodney and Kara Corwin, Keri Mueller

EAGLE ATHLETICS

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Executive Order 2020-180 specifies that athletes must wear a face covering for all sports practices and contests except for cross country and tennis. This includes all off-season training for baseball and softball as well. If you do not have a mask, you cannot participate. If you are involved in any of our sports and have questions, please contact your coach. Please note that spectators are still limited to two per player for all games at this time. All home games in the Butler Gymnasium will be live-streamed at NFHSnetwork.com.
Athletic Website & Schedule Alerts
Please follow our athletic website, www.plymouthchristianeagles.com, where you can view scores, schedules, articles and team/sport-specific updates. Enjoy keeping up on PCA sports! When you are on our PCA Eagles Home Page, be sure to sign up for VNN Alerts for your team. Click on ‘Sign Up For Alerts’ located just above the purple banner on the upper right side of our PCA Eagles home page or click on this link https://alerts.getvnn.com/#/profile/alerts. Remember to check your student’s online game schedule frequently as changes often occur during their season.
Physicals & Forms
If you have a student that is interested in participating in a PCA sport, he or she must have a current, MHSAA physical and our Sports Participation form on file in the Athletic Office BEFORE they can participate in tryouts, practices, or games. Forms are online at our school website HERE (scroll to the athletic tab), in the Secondary Office, and Athletic Office. A physical dated April 15, 2020 or after is considered a current physical and is good for the current school year until April 15, 2021. NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, if your student had a current physical for the 2019-20 school year, (dated 04-15-2019 or after) the MHSAA is allowing that physical to be valid for this school year. If this applies to your student, you must complete the 2020-21 MHSAA Sports Health Questionnaire and turn it into the Athletic Dept.
Athletic Team Practice/Game
If the practice or game is not taking place right after school (starting by 3:20pm), students must report to the Study Table room, or be meeting with their teacher, in order to remain on campus. Thank you for your help with this.
Games This Week: All games are subject to change at any time.
Saturday, Apr. 10th
Varsity Boys Baseball ‘Up North’ Tournament / Home / 8:30 am, 11:00 am, 1:30 pm & 4:00 pm
Tuesday, April 13th
Varsity Girls Softball vs. Oakland Christian / Home / 4:30 pm
Thursday, April 15th
Varsity Boys Baseball at Whitmore Lake / Away / 4:30 pm
Varsity Girls Soccer at Oakland Christian / Away / 4:00 pm
Friday, April 16th
Varsity Boys Baseball Tournament at Athletes in Action Sports Complex,
1197 S Detroit St, Xenia OH 45385 / Away / 4:30 pm
MS Girls Soccer at Novi Christian / Away / 4:30 pm
Saturday, April 17th
Varsity Boys Baseball Tournament at Athletes in Action Sports Complex,
1197 S Detroit St, Xenia OH 45385 / Away / 10:00 am & 12:00 pm
Varsity Girls Soccer Tournament at Lansing Christian,
3405 Belle Chase Way, Lansing MI 48911 / Away / 10:00 am, 12:00 & 2:00 pm

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