Family Night at Boneheads Restaraunt - Rescheduled for Tuesday Night March 25
PTF Meeting this Friday
Our PTF will meet in the library this Friday morning at 8:15 am. Please make plans to join us!
Discipline with Empathy
Galatians 6:1-2: Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted (NIV).
Empathy is harder for some of us than for others. Learning to be more empathetic with our children may require taking some time to remember what it was like when we were their age. Walking in their little shoes can help us understand why they do what they do. Sometimes we forget we were children once, too.
Interestingly we may find the things we struggled with at their age cause us the most anxiety in parenting. We may be frustrated when the same issues reappear in our children. This remembrance can have two outcomes - we can anxiously step in to fix the problem, which usually results in an overblown response that makes the situation worse. Or we can remember our experiences and use them to relate to our kids. God may be using your child's struggles to sanctify both of you.
When your child's struggle causes you extraordinary anxiety, be alert - God may be teaching both of you.
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Important Phone Numbers:
East Campus Elementary Office: 901-765-4662
Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
School Hours: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Half Day (Little Saints - JK) 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Early Care Times: 7:00 AM - 7:50 AM
BriarCare Times: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dr. Bryan Williams, Principal
Tiffany Kelly, Administrative Assistant
Cathy Strong, R.N.
Angela Norton, Guidance Counselor
Theme for the Year:
Our school-wide theme for the 2013-2014 school year is "By Grace Through Faith." Our school verse for the year is Ephesians 2:8:
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God."
Students, your teachers will help you memorize this verse during the year and we will learn what it means to live a "grace-filled" life.
February 26 - Spring Portraits
March 10-14 - Spring Break
April 17 - Grandparent's Day 10:00 am
May 16 - Sr. Kindergarten Recognition 10:30 am
May 20 - Honors Chapel 8:30 am
May 21 - 5th Grade Recognition
May 22 - End of the Year Concert 11:00 am
May 23 - Last Day of School / End of the Year Party