Congratulations to our 5/6 basketball boys (and a huge thanks to their parents for your help hosting) as our young Griffins took second place out of nine teams in our annual Petra 5/6 basketball tournament this past Saturday. The team went 4-1 for the tournament, losing only to Monforton in the championship game, 26-30. Special thanks to coaches Caleb Christofferson and Tyler Ashley for all their hard work during the season so far.
Our third and final homework workshop with Mr. Christofferson and Mr. Dunham is this Tuesday, November 14, from 7-8 p.m., in the Petra library. Here’s what one Petra mom had to say after attending one of Friday’s workshop:
Thank you for putting on this workshop! It was incredibly helpful to me, and it was evident that you had both put in a lot of thought and preparation beforehand. I thought it was very well organized with the philosophy first and then the practical application second. It has given me a new and more meaningful attitude and enthusiasm towards guiding my kids with their homework. The “tips” were excellent as well, and we will be thinking of ways to start putting them into practice now. Although our kids don’t have a lot of homework yet, I think this is the ideal time to establish good habits. I so appreciate all that you both do. Thank you for your tireless, intentional investment in Petra as a whole and in each of our kids individually.
“To be the audience means to enter into the stories, the passions, and the lives unfolding on the stage. The audience rejoices and weeps with the characters and becomes acquainted with the tenderest feelings of these scripted souls. On that stage, fantasy and reality meet and become one, and it is there that we learn to know ourselves better than before with the aid of the villains, heroes, and star-crossed lovers of the play. Theater is a place of give and take; the audience gives the characters purpose, and the characters teach the audience to reflect upon their own actions and hearts.” Read the rest of Elsa’s guest post here.
10: Parent/Teacher Conferences, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (NO SCHOOL)
10-11: Le Noir d’Arthur Performances, 7 p.m.
13: Teacher In-Service, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (NO SCHOOL)
16: Spirit Day (Contio Spiritus, 3:20-3:30 p.m.)
22-24: Thanksgiving Break (NO SCHOOL)
5: Schola Cantorum Concert (all 4th-8th grade students performing), 7-8 p.m.
15: Grammar Recitation, 8:35-9:25 a.m. (scheduled for holiday visitors coming early)
22: Advent Feast, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (this will also be an early dismissal day at 12:30)
25-January 5: Christmas Break (NO SCHOOL)
Because we do not have school during Parent/Teacher conferences, teacher in-service, and Thanksgiving and Christmas Breaks, we encourage student attendance during all the days we do. Visit our master calendar and athletic calendar for the most up-to-date details, and thanks for ensuring consistent school attendance in these last months of 2017.
After winning all three games in last week’s opening games of the season, our 5/6 and 7/8 Griffin basketball team takes on the following this week (visit our athletic calendar):
– 5/6 plays at Monforton (4 p.m.)
– 7/8 plays at Monforton (5 p.m.)
– 5/6 hosts Gallatin Valley Homeschool at 4 p.m.
– 7/8 hosts Gallatin Valley Homeschool at 5 p.m.
– 7/8 plays at Manhattan Christian at 2 p.m. (first game of Manhattan tournament)
Don’t forget about our Spirit Day and Contio Spiritus (spirit rally) from 3:20-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, when we’ll recognize the teams.