With our Splish, Splash Faith Blast theme last week the Schoolagers went to the Baltimore Aquarium and had a great time. All the classes were learning about Jonah and the Whale and had lots of fun water activities during the week. Our special guests were Cody and BJ and they got the children up doing limboing, playing musical instruments, riding a surfboard and jammin' with the "Jammin' Beach Party".
This week is our Treasure Seekers week. Some classes will be making treasure boxes. The children will be looking for buried treasure, but watch out for the pirates!
Our LOA Summer Reading Program, Set Sail for Reading!! continues and will run until August 15th. The children are earning their prizes. Once again, please 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 Likes To Be Praised". "The Lord is great and deserves our greatest praise." Psalm 96:4. Also "David Praises God" in 2 Samuel 22:1-4.
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.
New birth in the LOA family: we would like to welcome Nickolas as a new baby boy to our staff member Ms Priscilla. 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.
"Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it."
- Thomas Fuller
"Faithful friends are gifts from heaven: Whoever finds one has found a treasure."
"Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world"
- Martin Luther