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Prospective Parent Open Houses: Please spread the good news about SCPS and our upcoming Open Houses for those who might be interested in joining our school family!DeRenne Avenue : Monday, November 14 at 7:00pm, Wednesday, December 7 at 9:00am, and Wednesday, February 1 at 9:00am Chatham Parkway: Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00pm, Tuesday, December 6 at 9:00am, and Tuesday, January 31 at 9:00am
Blue Ribbon Day at SCPS:  On Friday, November 4, the Lower School will be looking very blue!  Every child will be wearing a new, blue t-shirt that bears the Presidential Seal, the name of our school and our Mission Statement.  These shirts will become the school’s field trip shirts for the next several years, being worn wherever our students go. The DeRenne Lower School will join their Chatham Parkway friends for photographs as well as for a picnic and games on the lawn.  Blue Bell Ice Cream will come from Jacksonville to give every student and staff member an ice cream treat!  After these festivities, children will gather in the Eckburg Center to view the new video about our school and to conclude with praise songs and prayer.
Washington Trip:  On Saturday, November 12, Dr. Palmer and Mrs. Aileen Bel will depart for the nation’s capital to be presented with the official Blue Ribbon Recognition. How exciting!
Blue Ribbon Ceremony at Savannah Christian Preparatory School: On Tuesday, November 29, there will be a ceremony where the Blue Ribbon plaque and flag will be presented to school officials by representatives of our government. Children will share what they think makes our school a Blue Ribbon School and the Band will play.  Members of our Board of Trustees, previous staff and students and other guests will be invited. All parents are welcome to join the celebration.
Statewide Recognition of Dewey Hooper!  Our own Dewey Hooper, teacher of PE at CP, has again been recognized as the Jump Rope for Heart Outstanding Coordinator for the State of Georgia!  For several years Savannah Christian Lower School has been in the top four fundraisers in the state.  Mr. Hooper was selected by the Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
DA Thanksgiving Feast: The Thanksgiving Feast is Monday, November 21st at 12 noon in the cafeteria.  Because of space limitations, only two parents or guests per family can be accommodated (no younger siblings, please). Students may come dressed as Pilgrims or Indians – those who do not must come dressed in their school uniform.
Fall Scholastic Book Fair: At CP and DA, it begins Monday morning, October 31, with the theme “To the Book Fair and Beyond!  Reading is Out of this World!” Parents and students are invited to come shop during the school day. The CP Fair will be open until 7:00 on Tuesday night. We also have an online Book Fair which you may shop any time!  See separate brochures coming home for details. Remember this is a great place for Christmas shopping!
CP PreK and K Thanksgiving Celebration: On November 22 at 10:45am, we will start off with a parade to show our Pilgrim and Native American costumes to our friends and families. After the parade, we will enjoy a HUGE feast in the Akins building. We are so thankful for the chance to be together for such a special celebration.
The Raider Report is a weekly newscast staffed by Grade 4 students in roles such as news anchor, camera operator, teleprompter operator, and roving reporter. All roving reports and studio recordings take place the week before the actual newscast presentation. Each Monday morning, student anchors present the weekly announcements for SCPS Lower School, a word of the week, a historical event, a tech tip, and a wacky science fact.  The feature story is conducted by roving reporters and often consists of interviews, classroom projects, special visitors, and coverage of an SCPS special event. The Raider Report ends each newscast with a word of prayer and a special sign-off.At Chatham Parkway, Mrs. Kelley’s class will run the Raider Report during 2nd quarter, Mrs. Gines’ class 3rd quarter, and Mrs. Caruthers’ class 4th quarter. At DeRenne, Mrs. Elton’s class will be divided into three groups, so that each group can cover a school quarter.
The NEHS will be collecting shoe box gifts for Operation Christmas Child through the Samaritan’s Purse ministry.  Our Lower School collection week will be November 14-18, with a special Operation Christmas Child chapel on Friday, November 11th. Each student will receive a “How to Pack a Shoe Box” brochure that day.  We would like every student to pray that God will touch the heart of every child who receives a shoe box gift. For those who would donate a shoe box filled with gifts, please remember to include the $7 donation to cover shipping.
“The Pumpkin Book Project”: Grade 2 CP students were to read a book and then decorate a pumpkin to resemble the main character. This was a great activity combining reading with creativity. Please stop by Building 7 and take a look at how creative our second grade students are.
Banner Chapel: Our 5th grade students from CP and DA will present their “Attribute of God” banners on November 18th.  This chapel will be in the Eckburg Center at 9:00. Come and see their wonderful creations.  We are proud to glorify God in this way.
Q & A with Dr. Palmer: You are cordially invited to a “Q & A with the Principal and Assistant Principal” in the CP Cafeteria. This is a way for us to get to know you better and to respond to any questions you may have. Please drop by for a few minutes and share any thoughts you may have about what is working well for your child and how we might help you more.
Barnabas (Contentment): In Philippians 4: 11-13, Paul tells us . . . “for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” May the Lord bless us all as we seek such contentment.