Eagle News-Week of April 20-24
By: WebmasterDate: Apr 20, 2020 Tags: Eagle News
From the Desk of Mrs. Huntsman
Perspective is important. There’s no question that we’re all going through a tough season, and it seems like waves of bad news continue to crash against us. But isn’t it when we’re experiencing the worst of circumstances and times of upheaval we turn to God? We develop a new perspective. It doesn’t mean that it’s always happily ever after, but what it does mean is that the coronavirus did not catch our heavenly Father by surprise. Admittedly, it caught us by surprise, but God has been preparing us for His plan for a very long time.
Someday, our young people will look back and realize they walked through a historical event with tremendous courage. When we choose to believe and know and trust that God is always working behind the scenes on our behalf, He will forever change our perspective. Perspective-seeing the bigger picture and knowing that God is STILL completing His good work in us, even as the waves crash or the job is furloughed, the stress builds, and the pandemic wears on. As Christians, we know the end of the story. What a glorious victory that will be, and nothing can stop God’s good and prosperous plans for our future.
No matter our circumstances, no matter what we’ve been through or where we’ve been, God’s already been there. No matter how surprised we are, God isn’t – ever! Do we have questions? Yes. He’s big enough to handle our issues, and we know the Lord remains in complete control. The real question we should be asking is this; Have we surrendered to His plans; For our school? For our families? For our personal lives? God is resetting and reshaping our “normal.” The truth is, we don’t get to choose our reality, but we do decide what we’re going to do with our reality. Like Peter did, when Jesus invited Him to walk on water in the middle of a storm, he surrendered what he knew to be normal. I mean, when was the last time you expected waves to support your feet? Peter’s journey into a deeper walk with Jesus began with a giant step of faith and surrender he wasn’t used to.
Be assured that we are praying for you, as together, we surrender to God’s plans to prosper us and to give us hope and a future. We will continue to be faithful in providing a quality Christian education with content and instruction that will enable every student to move to the next level in their education, and we encourage you to keep your eyes focused on Him.
Educating for Eternity,
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and
not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
In light of the Distance Learning Platform, we believe it is necessary to remind our students of our Academic Honor Code and some basic principles of etiquette for Zoom classes. We shared our Honor Code in the last newsletter before Easter break, but we are sharing again as a reminder. We are also requesting that our families take a minute to read through this honor code and let us know that they have read it and reviewed it with their secondary students by replying via this survey link by clicking HERE.
Below is the graphic we have created to share our Honor Code & Etiquette recommendations. Please click the image to download the PDF if you would like to print it.
As we walk forward in faith in this time where we acknowledge we don’t know what the future holds, let’s praise God for being our CONFIDENCE!
God is the One in whom we believe, have assurance in, trust, and rely on!
“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” – Hebrews 10:35-36
“For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth.” – Psalm 71:5
“For the Lord will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared.” – Prov. 3:26
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will,
he hears us.” – 1 John 5:14
School Prayer Requests:
Perseverance for students, teachers, and parents as distance learning is in full swing
Health and healing for our PCA family
For God to use each member of the PCA community in a unique way to reach others with the love and truth of God in this challenging time
For continued provision for every family and PCA
We are praying for you, our PCA family, in this challenging time!
Jen Hock and Sarah Batson, Moms in Prayer Leaders
We sincerely appreciate your feedback in our parent surveys, and we are diligently working to adjust our strategies to serve your needs better. Your voice is valuable! To access the Parent Survey for this past week, click HERE.
We are excited to bring you a high school chapel this Tuesday and elementary chapel this Thursday. You’ll receive the links to both chapels in your email inboxes on the respective days, as well as find the videos posted to our FB page. You can also find all our videos archived on our Vimeo page. Click HERE to visit our Vimeo home page.
The Class of 2029 took birthday celebrations to a new height when they organized a birthday parade for Violet Yahara this past Friday. Thank you to all the parents in this class who made this happen!
EASTER PROJECT ENCOURAGEMENT
Thank you to all who took the time to write cards of encouragement to the senior citizens in our school family and those living in neighboring assisted living facilities. It meant so much to them to receive your encouraging words. Shout out to the family who went the extra mile and delivered these flowers to Sharon Hay’s mother, Mrs. Beverly Smith. Thank you for being such a blessing!
Special thanks to our PCA faculty, students, families, and alumni who took the time to produce the PCA Easter worship video. This video was shared with a number of neighboring assisted living facility Activity Directors, who then shared it with their residents. Thank you for blessing them! If you didn’t get to view that video, you can view it below!
TEAM 4405-THE ATOMS FAMILY
PCA’S high school robotics team continues to make an impact on our community through the use of their 3D printers. Partnering with the Novi High School team, the printing of face shields for first responders is going strong. This past Friday, 50 face shields were delivered to the Canton Police Department. The team is working to deliver 150 more of these face shields in the coming weeks.
PCA’s social media channels have been a great way to stay connected during this time of distance learning. If you are not already following us, please consider liking and following us! If you’re posting pictures of your student’s learning at home and would like to share them with us, please use #pcakeepslearning! Shout out to our PCA families who are sharing their adorable photos!
Tips from PCA’s Personal Trainer & All-Around Great Guy!
“Let’s Go Fly a Kite” 😊 or “Do You Want to Build a Snowman”😩
Flying a kite is a great family activity! Walk with your family to a local park that has some space. My kites always find the nearest trees. Teach your children the science behind flying a kite. How has the wind been used for energy in history and currently?
Torment your children by singing to them “You are the Wind Beneath My Wings” or “Running Against the Wind”- Have Fun and create some Memories!
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