Friday, March 11, 2016

Fw: GNCS Principal's Newsletter: March



Principal’s Newsletter




This month:

The Reluctant Dragon – Mar. 10th – 1:00 PM in Pendleton Hall

The Reluctant Dragon – Mar. 12th -7:00 PM in Pendleton Hall

NO School – Good Friday – Mar. 25th

Easter Egg Hunt – Mar. 26th 10:00 AM (see below)

Spring Break – Mar. 28th-April 1st

NO School – April 4th (unless needed as a weather make-up day)

Classes resume – April 5th


The 3rd-8th graders have been working hard on their production of The Reluctant Dragon which is on stage in the gym this Thursday at 1:00 PM and Saturday evening at 7 PM in the school gym. We hope you will come to watch the show. Tickets: Children--$3.00   Adults--$5.00 with a max of $20.00 per family.


Transition in Leadership:


As many of you know, my family and I are moving to Pennsylvania in two weeks where I will be working for the office that supports the New Church Schools around the world as the Assistant Coordinator of New Church Schools. For a number of reasons, the decision was made for me to leave in March which is going to mean a transition of leadership mid-school year.  Mr. Phil Parker, teacher of grades 5-8, will be taking on the position for the remainder of this school year and on in to the new school year. Phil has effectively  lead the school as principal before. I have full confidence in his ability to lead the school, support the students and parents, and continue to teach, as well.


Rev. Jay Barry is also moving this month out east. It has been a pleasure for us to get to know Jay over the last three years. His warmth and gentle teaching of the children has been a pleasure to see. We wish him well in his new venture.  Rev. Mark Pendleton is now the new head pastor for the New Church.


I have taught and led here at the Glenview  New Church School for 25 years.  The opportunity to work with the team to offer our families not just a fine academic program, but one that gives the children an opportunity to learn about the Lord and His Word and to bring what they are learning to life as they grow into useful outward looking young people has been a tremendous privilege. I have enjoyed getting to know the students and their families over the years.  While I am leaving employ of this school, my work for General Church Education will allow me to stay in touch and continue supporting the school year.


I will be in the office working until Wednesday, March 16 after which Phil will be in charge.


With warmth and appreciation,




Preschool and Kindergarten enjoyed a day of celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday.


We all had lots of fun at Pump it Up!






























































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