In this month when we celebrate a national day of Thanksgiving, and as we continue to be “ALL IN” here at Mt Calvary this school year, it would be appropriate to look at how we might love the Lord our God with all our HEART.
Loving God with all our heart means that we love God first. This is the essence of the First Commandment—that we have no other gods before the one and only true God. We are to trust in Him, and respect Him above everything in our lives. God is our “first love.”
Loving God with all our heart also means that we express appreciation for all that has been given to us by Him. It can be expressed in sharing a meaningful response to the Thanksgiving Dinner question—“So, what are you thankful for?” It is being grateful for all the things in our life, and it is being thankful for the all people in our life. To love God with all our heart, is to praise Him for the heart of love He has for us, a heart that willingly send us the greatest gift of all—Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
When we are loving God with all our heart, we see it expressed in action. It is shown in how we give to others. We love others as we have been loved by Jesus. We share the love of Christ with others willingly. We show the love of Christ in our action to friends and to strangers. God’s love in our life makes a difference in the lives of those around us in our family, in our school, in our neighborhood, and in our communities.
May you and your family celebrate being ALL IN this Thanksgiving as you experience loving the Lord your God with all your heart, as you express thanks for all you have been given, and in all you give to others.
In the Name of Jesus who was ALL IN for us!
Dr. Steve Christopher
A WORD FROM
with all your heart
Wishing you a
of the month
8th Grade, Mrs. Cox
6th Grade, Mr. Cox
Regina Lee has earned Student of the Month honors for October. Regina demonstrates daily the qualities of an exemplary student. She demonstrates her Christian values by her conduct, by the ways she treats others, and by her regular worship attendance. Academically, she has demonstrated great skill, displaying the qualities of a self-directed learner, and earning Principals Honor Roll for the first quarter. She possesses a strong, calm spirit, and adds to the classroom with her effective communication skills. Regina is well liked and respected by her peers, and has a positive impact on the classroom environment. I am sure she will have great success as she continues her hard work through middle school. Congratulations.
5th Grade, Mrs. Gonzalez
4th Grade, Mrs. Trotter
2nd Grade, Mrs. Wright
Carys Alcorn | Christian Values
Aaron Zins | Academic Advancement
3rd Grade, Mrs. Mawhorter
Michael Ortayazmaciyan | Christian Values
Nick Battaglia | Academic Advancement
Clarence Deng has earned October’s Student of the Month in eighth grade. Clarence has been a great example of what Student of the Month who CAREs at Mt. Calvary should be like. He shows his Christian values each and every day in the choices he makes and his willingness to help others. Clarence has also shown his academic advancement since the beginning of the year. He strives for excellence in his classes earning him Principal’s Honor Roll recognition for the first quarter. He is also a responsible citizen. Clarence works well with his classmates as well as all of the middle school students. He has a positive attitude while meeting the challenges of middle school. Clarence is also an effective communicator. He shows his understanding of the material in his speaking and writing daily. It is with these qualities that Clarence has shown that he is a great role model for his peers. I know he will keep this up for the rest of this year and will be a great student in high school next year. Congratulations!
1st Grade, Mrs. Stade
Robert Del Castillo | Christian Values
Lilian Tam | Responsible Citizenship
Our 4th grade student of the month is Alexandra Arrieta otherwise known as Lexi. She has worked hard and achieved Principal's Honor Roll for first quarter. Lexi reflects a Christ-like attitude in her interactions with other students and with teachers, and coaches.
Lexi is prepared for class each day, often working ahead when she knows she has a busy schedule. She is attentive in class and participates in discussions and activities.
She is a responsible citizen and contributes to class and school projects. She is self-disciplined in her words, actions,and learning. And of course, she always does everything with a kind heart and big smile
Aaron is an amazing student in so many ways. He is a diligent, hardworking and is always on task and helpful to classmates. He is respectful to others and helps in the classroom whenever he can. Aaron is committed to doing his best at all times and seeks new challenges. He takes responsibility for his learning by tackling classroom assignments, tasks and group work in an organized manner. Aaron has even gone the extra mile and use his recess time to study and practice his math skills. He works well with his peers and sets positive examples for them by making positive choices. He is kind and carrying to everyone he meets, and works to make those around him feel important.
Kindergarten, Mrs. Hobbs
Elissa Tawil | Academic Advancement
Joseph Chih | Academic Advancement
NOV 15-19 Operation Christmas Child Drop Off
NOV 16 Early Dismissal 11:30am (K-8th grades)
NOV 19-21 No School (K-8th Grade)
NOV 22-23 Campus Closed (all classes)
DEC 1 Meet Santa & View Nativity Displays @ 10am-12pm
DEC 5 Preschool Advent Services @ 9am and 7pm
Principals Roundtable & SOM awards
As a result of a Parent-Teacher League raffle at Mt Calvary Lutheran School in Diamond Bar, 4th grade student, Irvin Zhao was chosen to be “Principal for a Day.” In this capacity, he enjoyed shadowing Dr. Steven Christopher, on Wednesday, November 7th as he carried out his various duties as Principal of the 165 student, Preschool to 8th grade campus, on Golden Springs Drive. During the day, Irvin assisted in greeting students as they arrived at school, visited several classrooms, observed social media postings, did a campus safety inspection with the Principal, and helped with office projects. At the end of the day, he was asked what he enjoyed most about the day, he replied, “greeting all the students as they came to school in the morning". As Irvin left campus he was presented with a special certificate of recognition. Irvin is the son of Kathy Guan and Harvey Zhao and resides in Eastvale.
Principal for a Day
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