Last week our theme was Animal Antics. The Summer Camp program went on a tour of the Briggs Animal Adoption Center in Charlestown, WV on Thursday, July 17th, and I went along with them. The Center thanked us for all the donations that we brought; a thank you to everyone who contributed. If you are interested in adopting a cat or dog from them check out their website at: www.baacs.org. They have some cute kittens and I had to restrain myself from taking one home with me.
Our LOA Summer Reading Program, Set Sail for Reading!!, continues. It will run until August 15th. The children are doing a great job completing their reading assignments for the week. For those children who have completed their assignment please stop by the Front Desk to pick up the prize for the week. Continue to encourage your children to read throughout the Summer.
Our Summer Chapel lesson this week from the book "Stepping Stones of Faith" by Anita Edlund will be "God Will Listen When I Pray". "The Lord watches over everyone who obeys Him, and He listens to their prayers." 1 Peter 3:12 CEV. The children will also be talking about Jonah and the Big Fish; Jonah 1:1-3:3. Some classes will be focusing on different Bible stories each day.
Fun activities this week:
- The Summer Campers are going to the Baltimore Aquarium on Tuesday, July 22nd.
- We will have Cody & BJ on Thursday, July 24th, at 10:00 AM. Their theme will be a "Jammin' Beach Party". Check their website at: codyBJ.com.
Fun activities for later in the Summer:
- For August we will have Reptiles Alive on Thursday, August 7th, during our Camp out with God! Week.
- We will also have Blue Sky Puppets on Thursday the 21st during Find Your Strength with God week.
LOA T-shirts: This year our shirts will be light blue. If you are interested in ordering a Onesie (6-24 months) for $10, T-shirt (2T-4T) for $12 or Youth size (XS-XL) for $15 please stop by the Front Desk to place your order.
LOA Magnets for your car or refrigerator are available at the Front Desk for $3 or two for $5. Check them out.
We want to continue to collect post cards or pictures from all the Summer vacation destinations of our families. Please send us a post card to LOA at 818 S. King St., Leesburg, VA 20175 when you travel. You can also bring a card or picture in when you return. We will have a bulletin board titled "All the Places You Will Go". Let's collect lots of wonderful pictures from our Summer vacations.
A reminder that the Loudoun County Fair will begin July 21st to the 26th at the County Fairgrounds off of Dry Mill Road in Leesburg. Their website is: loudouncountyfair.com - check it out to see all that will be happening.
New birth in the LOA family: we would like to welcome Austin Shomaker as a new baby brother for Tyler. Congratulations to the family.
I hope you are enjoying your Summer. We are already planning for the Fall schedule. Please let us know if your school-age student will be returning in September, if you have not already done that.
"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."
- Russel Baker
"A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken."
- James Dent