Buffalo Suburban Christian Academy


December 16, 2011

Christmas Program at Buffalo Suburban SDA – this Saturday! Students need to meet Mr. & Mrs. Maloon by 10:30 AM so that they can get dressed for the program. Bring family and friends for this special performance. We will have a DVD of pictures and the performance available on Dec. 22 for $10. You can also stream on www.sonlightcafe.org.
Pictures Retaken will be returned in 4 weeks.
Language Test Taken
Students in grades 3 through 8 just took a new test to evaluate writing ability. Instead of the out-of-date ELA tests, the Atlantic Union has made available to us a new company, which tests writing skills. The tests were finished this week, and we should see the results by the 2nd quarter parent-teacher conferences.
God’s Blessings Abound . . .
These are the people whom we want to thank and recognize . . .
  • For a donor who paid for pull-up bars
  • For a donor who is paying for both classrooms to be outfitted with the latest interactive board technology.
  • For Mrs. Guash driving the van.
Light-Skill of the Week:       Grace
This past week the spotlighted light skill was grace – good appropriate topic this time of year. Please encourage your child to allow the Holy Spirit to live in them so that they may exude this trait.
Help and Things We Need
  • Fax Machine
  • Vertical blinds for both classrooms
  • More gymnastic mats
  • Personal CD players
Christmas Program at Emmanuel Temple  The students did a wonderful job witnessing for Jesus through the Christmas pageant. The ET church members expressed many thanks for their hand chime pieces, singing, and the Christmas play. Kudos also go to Mrs. Maloon for directing, as well as writing the music and the play.
School Calendar Items:
  • December 17th -            Performance at Buffalo Suburban Christian Academy; children need to arrive there no later than 10:30 am. If any family needs transportation for their child, contact Mr. Maloon this week.
  • December 20th -             School Field Trip to the Herschell Carousel Factory Museum in N. Tonawanda
  • December 21st -            Performance and lunch at Vine Croft Nursing Home.
  • December 22nd -            Noon Dismissal; beginning of Christmas Break
  • January 3rd -                        School resumes
Mrs. Maloon’s Class
Poetry Contest
Continue to watch for notices from Anthology of Poetry for Young Americans. If your child’s poem is selected, the request for permission to print should come soon. We are still watching for these envelopes!
Christmas ProgramOur performance at Emmanuel Temple Church on Sabbath, Dec. 10 blessed many people. Our second performance is at Buffalo Suburban Church tomorrow Sabbath, Dec. 17. Please refer to email for last week’s performance for what children should wear. Lightweight items are best.
 We will also perform for Vine Croft Nursing Home on Wednesday, December 21. You are welcome to come help or just come to watch and be blessed!
Salty Christian Popcorn CompanyNews on The Salty Christian Popcorn Company is that we were able to pay off our investors on time, and make a profit of just over $20.00. The students brainstormed, discussed, and then voted to purchase sharing tracts about Jesus and His great love for us with the profits. We are expecting the tracts before Christmas break. I will be sending each student home with a package that you can use as the Holy Spirit moves. We also will have some at school to use on field trips and for visitors. Thanks to everyone who supported this effort. It was truly worthwhile educationally and spiritually for all. J
Classroom Christmas Party—Our class will be enjoying a Christmas party on Thursday, Dec. 22. We will have a gift exchange and enjoy snacks and games. Boys will bring a $5.00 gift for a boy and girls a $5.00 gift for a girl.  If you would like to send in a snack, that would be appreciated! Since the holidays are filled with treats, fresh fruit, muffins, and other healthy options are encouraged.
Field Trip—On Tuesday, Dec. 20, our class will be going on a trip to the Herschell Carousel Factory Museum in N. Tonawanda. I am looking for chaperones. Cost per student  will be $5.00. Please let me know if you are available.
Mr. Maloon’s Classroom
  • There is a grade report today. Please review, sign, and make sure your child does whatever work needs to be done (0%) or redone (below 70%).
  • Field Trip—On Tuesday, Dec. 20, our q 2 class will be going on a trip to the Herschell Carousel Factory Museum in N. Tonawanda.  The cost is $5.00.
  • Book Reports!  December book reports will be due the day we return from Christmas Break (Jan. 3). Make sure they reading for the book report due at the end of this month.
  • Next Library Trip:  will be next Tuesday, December 20th. Please make sure they bring all books and their cards so that nothing will be overdue.
  • Christmas Plans:  We will have a Christmas party on the last day of school before break, December 22nd. Each student has a classmate to get a present for no more than $10. Bring brunch food since we will be having our party 1st thing in the morning.
  • Also, we are collecting non-perishable foods and gift cards for a needy family, plus toys and balloons to give to children who will be staying at Women’s and Children’s Hospital for Christmas.