MCA Newsletter - Monticello Christian Academy

October 2010
MCA Newsletter
Then he said unto his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the
harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:37-38
Important Dates
MCA Information
Friday, Oct. 1 - Early Release
Day at 11:45 am, Parents
Night Out from 5:30-8:30 pm
County Market
Max Card --
Wednesday, Oct. 6 - Vision
and Hearing Testing
Monday, Oct. 11 - No School
- Columbus Day
Tuesday, Oct. 12 — Board
Meeting at 6:30 pm
Friday, Oct. 15 - Early Release Day at 11:45 am
Monday, Oct. 18 - 4th & 5th
Grade Spelling Bee
Monday, Oct. 25 - Chili Supper from 5-7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 29 - Report
Upcoming Dates
Monday, Nov. 1 - Early Release at 11:45 am, ParentTeacher Conferences
Placing God’s
Word at the Heart
of Learning.
Please remember to
turn in your County
Market form (to County
Market) for MAX Dollars for Education. You
can help MCA earn
Max Dollars by using
your Max Card each
time you shop at
County Market from
now until Dec. 31, 2010.
Help is needed -MCA is in need of help
in the lunchroom and
recess (this counts for
PIP hours). If you can
volunteer your time,
please contact the MCA
office at 762-3544.
Chili Supper -Student Council is hosting a
chili supper on Monday,
October 25 from 5-7:30 pm.
Tickets in advance are $5 or
at the door for
$6. They will
also have a
bake sale table
with lots of goodies!
Spotlight on Mrs. Spicer’s 2nd & 3rd Grade Class
Haiku Poems-God loves us a lot.
God gave me a
good teacher.
God created me.
Jesus is my friend.
He saved people
from the dead.
He helps me get
well. Nina
Jesus is His Son.
God is our friend
and Father.
Jesus got baptized.
Eli S.
God loves me so
He heals me when I
am sick.
God gave me good
friends. Gavin
God made us
God made us very
God loves us a lot.
Peace cometh to you
As only He can bestow.
Be still and give
thanks. Mrs. Spicer
God created me.
God gave me a loving heart.
God made me special. Eli H.
Jesus, Lamb of God.
He is my Deliverer.
He was crucified.
Class poem:
Jesus is my Lord.
Jesus taught in the
He died on the
First Fridays
Monticello Christian Academy
(217) 762-3544
225 E. Livingston Street, P.O. Box 48
Monticello, IL 61856
Email: [email protected]
We’re on the Web!
Monticello Christian Academy will be offering child
care during Monticello’s First Friday of the month
events. Parents Night Out is Friday, October 1 from
5:00-8:30 pm. MCA will offer a themed project, activities, snacks, and a movie!
The cost will be $12 for the first child and $6 for siblings.
Please call the MCA office at 762-3544 for additional information or to
reserve your
Note from the Principal’s Office
“Where’s Pluto?”
God is big! How big? The Bible says His
hands stretch as far as the east is from the
west. Does this mean His hands only
stretch across the earth, or further? Since
the Bible also says that He not only created
the stars, but knows each one by name, we
are to understand God’s magnitude in galactic terms; East side of the Universe, to the
west. Incredible that He has named the
stars, when you consider there are an estimated 4.8 trillion stars in the Universe. According to “”, the Universe is 156
billion light years from edge-to-edge. So,
traveling at 186,000 miles per second…………… well, it would take you quite
a while to get there! How many times would
Elroy ask George and Judy, “are we there
yet?” (Slightly obscure Jetson’s reference.
I’m smiling right now remembering Astro on
the treadmill.)
God is big! To put “millions” and “billions”
into perspective, a youth pastor, Louie
Giglio, compares a light year to earth
seconds for better understanding. He
says that a million seconds was twelve
days ago. How about a billion seconds?
Twenty four days ago? Twenty four
months? Remember, a billion is a thousand million. Before you read the answer, take a guess. A billion seconds
ago takes you back to about 1975. O.K.,
so how about a trillion seconds? The
1800’s? Pilgrims landing? Nope. Would
you believe 29,000 B.C.? Is it fair to reason that God deals in “bigness?” Space
is big, time is big, God is bigger. Could
He create something larger than Himself?
To attempt an illustration for my students,
we’ve dedicated an entire wall to representing our solar system to scale. We
could only place ¼ of the sun on the wall,
floor to ceiling. If it had been any
smaller, the planets would not have been
visible; kind of defeating the point. As it
is, earth is about the size of a golf ball,
and Jupiter, slightly larger than a volley
ball. While we were successful in demonstrating the relative “size” of the planets, we could not succeed in showing
the relative distance between the planets due to our wall-length limitations.
So, where’s Pluto? Half way across the
school building? Nope. To the town
square? Nope. How about to Allerton
Park? Huh-uh. Take Cisco road
through Cisco and into Argenta. That’s
where we would need to put Pluto,
based on the scale we have in our
room. Maybe you’ll have time to drive
over there this week and see the stake
I’m planting by the road with Pluto on it.
God is big! But more importantly, He’s
big enough.
With awe, Mr. H
If you would like to purchase any of the items below for MCA, it
would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you!!
Mrs. Weber - 2"4" Avery white mailing labels (5163/8163), "Phonemic Awareness" activities booklet
(Michael $70) for Kindergarten level. We are collecting $10 donations to purchase this book,
please let Kim Johnson ([email protected]) know if you are interested in giving.
Mrs. Suckow (Art) - 2 rolls of clear contact paper, 2 bags of flour, 1 large container of salt, 1 bottle of vegetable oil, 2-3 plastic dishpans, paper plates, cotton swabs (q-tips), cotton balls
MCA Cafeteria Needs - napkins, plates, forks, spoons, 409 cleaner; MCA Office Needs - copy paper
“A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.” Henry Adams