LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2019 – Week 21

Elementary

Preschool-1st Grade Midterms: Midterms come home this week. Please sign the bottom of the form and return it by next Wednesday.

2nd-6th Grade Midterms: A blank midterm form will come home this week. Please log on to RenWeb and help your child complete it. Our goal is to encourage families to check out RenWeb and to help students use the midterm to plan for improvement in any areas that may need work. Please return these forms by next Wednesday.

2nd Grade Play: This Friday Mrs. Kimmell’s class will be performing their classroom play. The show will open with a 3rd grade (Akin) recitation at 8:35 in the gym. All are welcome.

Secondary

Secondary Grades: We are halfway through the 3rd quarter and grades are current in RenWeb. This would be a good time to sit down with your secondary student and check on their progress.

Rhetoric Speech Meet (10th-12th Grade): The meet will take place February 22. More details are available on the school website.

Jumps Coach: Our JH and HS Track teams are looking for a jumps coach. Please see Mrs. Spencer for more information.

Elementary Friendship Talk

Over the past few weeks I have been visiting the elementary classes (2nd-6th grades) to discuss friendship. The conversation starts out with Matthew 22.

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”

The focus of the talk is loving our neighbors. We talk about the fact that at Logos, if you want a BFF, it’s Jesus and your family, everyone else is a good friend. We don’t want these friendships to be severed through ungodly exclusions (ignoring the 3rd Wheel) or Friend Hogs (who dominate one person and push everyone else away). We also addressed the AA (Angry Arguer: who wants to yell and scream over whether he was tagged or not during the football game.) The simple message is, “love your neighbor as your self.” As always, please feel free to follow up on these conversations at home and let me know if you have ideas for what could be covered in the future.

Cheers!

Matt Whitling