Monday, September 12, 2011

Year Six Begins!

Hello Everyone.

Another school year has begun and on behalf of myself, the faculty and the leadership of Milton Christian School, we want to welcome everyone back to what is anticipated as the most exciting of MCS’s 6 year history.  Much is new with MCS as we begin the 2011/2012 school year.  With a new principal, new teaching staff, new classroom configurations,  and over 30 new students, we began day one with an attendance of 80; the highest in the school’s history.
I had the wonderful opportunity to visit with many families before day one of the school year.  During the visits I learned about the passionate vision of what parent’s desire for their children.  The three most highlighted aspects that parent’s mentioned were:

Growth in Christian character and Christian learning
Academic excellence
Social and community development

I   greatly look forward to see what the Lord has in store for Milton Christian School this coming year.  With that in mind, I am excited to announce our theme verse for this school year.

“My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. 
Let every creature praise His holy name for ever and ever.”
Psalm 145:21
Christine and Brian Klein-Geltink are pleased to announce that Katelyn Marlene was born into this world on July 27th.  We celebrate with them on the birth of their beautiful daughter.  Christine will be off serving a maternity leave this year providing care for their new special addition to the family.

There are a number of logistical announcements that Milton Christian School would like to extend to the MCS family:

Parking – Pick up and drop off will continue to occur in the parking lot on the south side of the main building.  If you anticipate a longer visit (IE more than 5 minutes), then please park in the gravel parking lot located on the West side of the main building.  Please use extra caution when traveling through the parking lot.  We are anticipating the parking lot to be paved soon.

Entrance/Exit – The door on the South-West side of the building will act as our only main entrance and exit.  Please come to this door at all times during school hours.  The door will be locked during school hours, so please ring the doorbell for assistance.

Allergies – We have a number of students attending MCS with serious nut allergies.  For this reason we have established Milton Christian School as a nut free zone.  Please refrain from packing nut products in your children’s lunches.

School Attendance/Late Policy – We have established a new school attendance and late policy for the students of MCS.  Class will begin at 8:30am sharp throughout the school year and attendance will occur at that time.  Punctuality is crucial for a positive learning community.  If children arrive at school after 8:30am they are to report to the principal’s office for a late slip.  An accumulation of 5 late slips per month may result in further consequences for students.  The teaching staff have also asked that parents leave classroom’s by 8:30am.

Chapel – Chapel will occur every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30am to 9:00am.  Parents are encouraged to participate in chapel with their children as we enjoy a time of worship and hearing Gods word.

Hot Lunch – Hot Lunch is available everyday for $5 per meal, but the entire student body will have hot lunch the last Friday of each month excluding September, December and March.
The school year is quickly shaping up to be a tremendous community of faith and learning and we are exciting for every participant.  If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Principal Van Slingerland at your earliest convenience.
Blessings to you!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Attending a Christian school is like attending a public school with the added benefit of having Bible teaching. Also, since it is a private school, the class sizes may be smaller and the teaching may be better for this reason. And since Christian School Orlando are run with Biblical principles, discipline problems may be lesser.