ROOTS: Reaching Others Offering Thanks and Service
How do you inspire students to have a larger world view and to recognize their God given abilities, which they can develop for the betterment of our community and world?
Each year, we use the holiday season as a launching point for our school’s focus on teaching students to recognize the needs of others, to identify how they can make a difference, and to demonstrate that they are able to love others because they have received love themselves. This week we are launching our ROOTS campaign.
ROOTS: Reaching Others Offering Thanks and Service.
We have claimed Ephesian 3:17 &18 as our focus verse for the year. It says, “I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love.
Through our ROOTS Campaign, Reaching Others Thanks and Service, we will be focusing on three different areas: the way we interact with those around us, showing appreciation for those in our community, and by expanding our world view so that we recognize all that we have to be thankful for and how we can use our resources to help those less fortunate in the World.
Our preschool teachers will begin to introduce these ideas in their classes this month, and our Elementary and Middle school students will have a launch event at chapel on December 4th, 2015. We welcome parents to join us for chapel this Friday!
There are many ways that parent and students can get involved.
- Help your children to think of fun acts of kindness that they can do for their fellow classmates or teachers.
- Classroom service projects will be organized and led by your child’s teacher, but they would love to have parents volunteer to help.
- Collect the spare change that you have lying around your house and send it with your child to fill the change jar. All the money collected is sent with notes from our kids to the Philippines as a message of hope.
Let everything we do this Holiday season reflect our mission!
Matthew 5: 14-16
“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your father in heaven.”