Our theme for this week is "Be Thankful". Thanksgiving is approaching and we are reminded to be thankful for the life God has given us. Every one has something to be thankful for. From 1 Thessalonians 5:18 "..in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
Our food drive is for the for the Loudoun Interfaith Relief Food Bank. We will continue collecting through the end of this week, 11/15. We are collecting non-perishable food items such as soup, cereals, canned vegetables, etc. The collection box is at the Front Desk. Thank you to everyone who has donated items so far.
The Scholastic Book Fair is going to be held in the Sanctuary at LOA from Monday to Friday, November 11-15 from 7:00 am to 6:30 pm. Please take this opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping; we cannot have too many books. Ms Wendy and Ms Courtney will be available during these days to help with your purchases.
To make up for cancelled soccer sessions due to inclement weather, Excite Soccer will have a make-up day this Thursday, 11/14 as well as their regular session on Friday.
Dates to remember for November and early December:
- Our next Spirit Night is Wednesday November 13th at The New York Pizza, the restaurant right across the parking lot from LOA, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.
- Brown Day is Friday, November 15th.
- Parents Night Out is Saturday, November 16th from 4:00 to 8:30 PM.
- Monday/Tuesday, November 25th and 26th, will be our Thanksgiving Feast Days with the children.
- LOA will be closed on Thanksgiving and the day after, November 28th/29th.
- Friday, December 6th, at 5:45 PM the Leesburg Children's Christmas Choir, sponsored by LOA, will be participating in the Lighting of the Leesburg Christmas Tree at the Leesburg Government Center. We are looking for LOA children 4 years and above to participate. Rehearsals will be at LOA on Sundays 11/17, 11/24 and 12/1 at 2:00 PM. Please contact Ms Wendy for more details; her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reminder to parents that orders for Display My Art are due by Tuesday, November 19. Orders placed by that date will be received in time for the holidays. The details on the two ways to order (online and paper order form) are included on the form that showed your child's artwork on the various items that are available. This form was sent home to you last Tuesday, November 5th.
Turkey Fact: around 250,000,000 turkeys are raised in the US every year.
I will be back at LOA on Thursday, November 14th.