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Save the Date

  • Barnabas Lunch Treat for Hardworking:  January 9th
  • Second Quarter Report Cards (click here for more information): January 10th
  • Welcome Home Wednesday: January 11th at 9:30 am
  • Third Grade Field Trip to Fort Pulaski: January 12th
  • Conference Day (No School for LS/MS Students): January 13th
  • Fifth Grade Starbase (Group 2): January 17-20

Good News

  • Congratulations to Davis Stone, Grade 5, school-wide Spelling Bee Champion! Davis will represent the Lower School in a regional Spelling Bee on February 9th.

Christ in Action

  • This past week’s chapels honored students who have shown the Barnabas characteristic of “Hardworking.”  The story of The Little Red Hen modeled what we “reap” if we work hard. Congratulations to all of our Barnabas winners.  They will enjoy their “Barnabas Lunch Treat” (BLT) with Mrs. Burnsed on Monday, January 9th.

  • The Barnabas characteristic for January is being trustworthy.  Mrs. Burnsed has updated her door display with information about this trait.  Stop by to learn more! 

What’s Coming Soon?

  • New sessions of SCPS’s after school activities will be starting up for second semester. Visit the website at for the latest information on Snapology, Breakfast Book Club, Crazy 8s Math and more.

Classroom News

  • Third graders used board games to practice vocabulary, cause and effect, predicting outcomes, drawing conclusions, and context clues. 

  • Fourth grade wrote New Year’s Resolutions in Mrs. Ivey’s class.

  • While we may not be getting real snow here, second grade created their own snow day! Students built a snowman and wrote about the sequence. A winter graph was made and analyzed. The best part was a science experiment making their very own snow!

  • One of Mrs. Wigand’s third grade reading groups constructed a medieval castle after reading Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop. 

Resource News

  • Reading Counts certificates were awarded to Loren Mitchell (250 points) and Noah Hickman (500 points)!

  • Kindergarten watched The Gruffalo in the Media Center. This book is read as part of the Kindergarten curriculum.  The students enjoyed watching the movie, as well! 

Did you Know?

  • On cold weather days, students may want to take advantage of the warmer uniform clothing options: sweatshirts, sweaters, jackets, pants (boys and girls), and long sleeved polos and oxfords.  (For girls: black, white or navy tights and leggings are approved. Leggings must be worn with white or matching socks. White or matching socks may also be worn with tights.)