Eagle News May 11-May 15

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From the Desk of Mrs. Huntsman

Back in the 1970s, the Marathon Bar boasted the tagline, “The bar that lasts a good, long time!” Twisted caramel dipped in chocolate was wrapped up with a bright, red-orange wrapper that had an 8-inch ruler on it, touting the long-lasting goodness within. I loved the Marathon bar as a kid. Standing in the candy store, the decision was an easy one. I knew the Marathon bar would deliver on its promise and last a good long time. If you wanted a quick snack, you had better look elsewhere. This candy couldn’t be rushed. Fast forward to 2020 and see a fast-paced world full of sprints and instant gratification. Together, our school embarked on a marathon.
There are many portions of God’s Word that compare life’s journey to running in a race, encouraging us His followers to keep their eyes focused on Him. Hebrews 12:1 refers to “the race marked out before us” and to “run with perseverance.” Ah, perseverance. A marathon. As much as I’d like to sprint to the finish line and be on the other side of the biggest challenge I’ve ever faced as a school principal, I can’t see all the markings. That’s because the race is a marathon. It isn’t until we get around the next bend on the course or over the next hill that we see the following marking toward the finish line. That couldn’t be more applicable than where we find ourselves today as we race toward the finish line of the most unusual, challenging, unprecedented school year in our long history.
We’re in this marathon together, and although temporary, running a marathon “takes a good long time!” It involves discipline, perseverance, patience, and consistent movement in the same direction. I have seen these actions so vividly within our entire school community. Seeing our parents honor our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week in such amazing ways has helped keep us all motivated and cheered us on to persevere and finish well.
When we come to the end of this particular marathon, this season of life, we will think perhaps, more than anything else, how well we did passing the baton of faith to our children for the next leg of the race.
Thank you for continuing to entrust your young people to us. We are honored to continue running alongside your student and your family as we finish this marathon together for His glory. “And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer, and perfecter of faith.” (Hebrews 12:2)
Educating for Eternity,
Caryn Huntsman
PCA Superintendent

Virtual Campus Connections

The Admissions Office at Plymouth Christian is pleased to welcome new families into the PCA Community, despite our temporary school closure.  The enrollment team has been busy connecting with prospective families virtually in preparation for our return in the fall.
Over the course of the past two weeks, we have hosted three virtual open houses. These open houses were recorded and are now available on our website. If you’d like to share them with friends and family, simply send them the following link:https://www.plymouthchristian.org/admissions/campus-visits/open-house-spring-2020/
This page will provide an explanation about the open houses and a form that they will need to fill out to access the videos. Thanks for sharing!

Setting Your Child Up For Success in the Midst of Uncertainty

We are pleased to offer a new resource to our PCA families, written by our dear friend, Marnise Roberts, a.k.a. Miss Marnise. She has provided the content for the latest PCA eBook, specifically designed for parents navigating through COVID-19. You can view and download this eBook by tapping the following link!

Spiritual Formation

Elementary Chapel: Mrs. Larabee and Mrs. Dahlman from Northridge Church, Thursday, May 14
Secondary Chapel: Pastor Garrett Nimmo, Youth Pastor from Bethany Bible, Tuesday, May 12

Class of 2020

News You Need
We are collecting your senior headshot photo for the class composite. If you haven’t yet sent it, please mail that wallet-size photograph to Peggy Paulson, 12215 Deer Creek Circle, Plymouth, 48170. Deadline for photos is Friday, May 15.
Senior Parade
The entire PCA family is invited to join us for this year’s epic Senior Parade! This event will take place on Tuesday, May 19.
If you’re a Senior Family, this info is for you:
Seniors and their families are invited to come to PCA between 3:15-3:45 pm to prepare for the Senior Parade. Upon arrival at PCA, you’ll be lined up in an organized fashion in preparation for the parade. While you are at school during this time, please maintain social distancing between families. You can get out of your car, but please don’t let the students congregate together (even though we know they will be thrilled to see one another).
Please wear your cap and gown for this parade.
Plymouth Township and the City of Plymouth will not be escorting this parade and will not be stopping traffic for this parade. We will be driving on the roads with the other traffic (but we think everyone will love seeing this!)
The parade will depart PCA at approximately 3:50-55. The route will be the following:
  • Turn left out of the PCA lot, heading toward Morton Taylor
  • Turn right on Morton Taylor
  • Drive down Morton Taylor, and then cross Ann Arbor Road where it turns into Main Street
  • Continue down Main Street until you get to Penniman. Turn right on Penniman, circling Kellogg Park, and coming back to Main Street
  • Turn left on Main Street, heading south, back toward PCA
  • Continue down Main Street until you return to PCA, following the same path back
Upon return to PCA, you will be lining the parking lot in the same fashion that you did when you first arrived. At this point, you can get out of your car (again, maintaining social distancing), and prepare for your family, friends, and PCA family to drive through the parking lot, taking photos and cheering you on.
Guests of the Senior Parade:
PCA friends, families, and the whole PCA community are invited to cheer on the Class of 2020 from the sidewalks of Main Street in Plymouth. See the route above.
We are encouraging you to go all out in your purple and gold swag to make this memorable. We also encourage signs, balloons, or anything else that would show our seniors how much you care! You’re invited to line Main Street and Kellogg Park in Plymouth while adhering to social distancing guidelines. In addition, according to Plymouth Police, we cannot block sidewalks.
Once the entire parade is passed, you’re invited to get into your cars and return to PCA. Once there, you will drive through the parking lot as directed by the staff. On this drive-through, you can take pics and cheer on the senior class one final time. We are asking that you do not park and stay at PCA, but simply drive through the line of seniors who will be standing outside their cars.
Questions? Please email Peggy Paulson at peggy.paulson@plymouthchristian.org.
We cannot wait to make this an epic senior event for our Class of 2020!

We love our seniors!

Prayer Focus

  “He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.  
He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too
strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord
was my support.  He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me.” Psalm 18: 16-19
Please join us this week as pray and thank God for being our encourager! He is the one who uplifts, supports and inspires us!
“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the
endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.” Romans 15:4
Please pray specifically for:
  • Our school, administrators and teachers: That they would be encouraged and blessed as they make decisions for our school, staff and students.
  • For our school families: That our houses would be peaceful and filled with encouragement for our students as they continue the distance learning platform.
  • For our health and well being: That our school families would abound in health and God’s protection would be all around us. That God would meet each of us in the place where we need him most and for grace and understanding as we interact with others in our community.
  • For love: That each of our students and staff would be the picture of Christ in how we act towards one another in love.
We are praying for you! If you have any specific prayers, please do not hesitate to email us privately.
God’s Blessings,
Jen Hock (jstreblow@gmail.com) and Sarah Batson (sarahebatson@gmail.com)
“Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.  May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” 2 Corinthians 13: 11,14  

Parent Survey This Week

Thank you for your transparency on our parent surveys! We are blessed to partner with you during this difficult season.

Teacher Appreciation Week 2020

Thanks to all our PCA families who went the extra mile this past week to honor our teachers. Your visits and messages were such an encouragement to them. Thanks to all who shared photos and videos. We compiled photos of our teachers, along with some videos and pictures that you shared last week, and turned these into the following video. Our teachers received this video via email and we are happy to share it with you here.
Teacher Appreciation 2020

Summer Camps

Though we anticipated a host of summer camp offerings for our students, we had to make the difficult decision to cancel our on-campus summer camp program this year. The safety of our students and staff remain our priority. We are hoping to offer a few virtual summer camps, so please stay tuned.

Project ENCOURAGEMENT Continues!

We are compiling a list of friends of PCA who could use a note of encouragement. Simply write and mail a loving letter or card to someone on our list! Many of these PCA grandparents and friends can no longer receive visitors due to COVID-19, and they would love to hear from you!

Submitted by the Trudeau’s family: “Our great aunt, who is 98, was moved to an assisted living care facility. She has lived alone for the past 50+ years and is now in a new place and we can’t visit her.”
Sophie Harbowy
c/o Crystal Creek Assisted Living
8121 N. Lilley Road
Canton, Mich 48187
Submitted by the Pascual family:
Janet and Mike Krupski
40446 Newport Drive
Plymouth, MI  48170

Felino and  Amelia Pascual (Felino will be turning 90 years old on June 1st)
29800 Belfast
Farmington Hills, MI 48336

Submitted by the Brugger family: “Mrs. Brugger’s mom would love to receive a card or two. She especially likes pictures drawn by students. She is in assisted living in northern Kentucky and is dealing with Alzheimers/Dementia. The lack of social interaction and mental stimulation have taken a real toll on her.
She has gone downhill quite a bit since the beginning of February.”
Judy Ligo
Apt 353
6900 Hopeful Rd.
Florence, KY 41042

Math Olympics 2020

This just in…Carolyn McKinnie won a first place ribbon and medallion for her work in the ACSI Math Olympics competition! Way to go, Carolyn. We are so proud of you!

Tips from PCA’s Personal Trainer, Steve Bauslaugh

Warning! Don’t Become a “Weekend-Warrior”
Weekend-Warrior Definition: A person who participates in a usually physically strenuous activity only on weekends or part-time.
With the increase in better weather, physical activity usually increases. It is very easy to do too much too soon. Doing too much, before your body is ready, could lead to injury or discouragement. A common mistake is progressing too fast in a exercise program.
Ease into any exercise program. Allow for rest and recovery between days of exercise. Vary your program with a variety of movement. Practice the “10% rule”- never increase your distance, time or weight (weightlifting) by more than 10%.
“Life is a marathon, not a sprint” and you should be having fun while
getting your exercise program going!

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