It’s been said that good fences make good neighbors.
This statement has a ring of truth to it, as it promotes clear boundaries. Having good fences assures that people remain clearly in their assigned area, and not infringe upon the space of others.
Really, is this how we become good neighbors? By keeping our distance from one another?
In response to a question about being neighborly, Jesus tells the story about a man who goes on a journey, and is attacked by robbers, and left to die by the side of the road. Two religious individuals pass by without helping. Finally, a third man comes upon the scene, takes pity on him, bandages his wounds, puts him on his donkey, takes him to an inn where he cares for him. The next day when he has to continue on his way, he takes out some money and gives it to the innkeeper for the continuing care of the man who had been attacked and robbed.
Jesus then asks, “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers? The response was rather obvious, “the one who had mercy on him.”
In our theme verse for the year in Matthew 22:37, Jesus says, “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” He calls this the first and greatest commandment. Jesus then goes on to give a second commandment which is to, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Here at Mt Calvary Lutheran School and Preschool we are all neighbors. Doesn’t matter if we live miles away from one another. Because we share this space at 23300 Golden Springs Drive—we are neighbors. Because we share hours of time together—we are neighbors. Because we are together for the purpose of education—we are all neighbors. Because we are the people of God in this place—we are neighbors.
As neighbors, we need to ask, “how do we love our neighbor as our self?” Here are three suggestions:
Love takes the first step. Be ready to help, to care, to come forward when a need arises. Step forward anticipating how and when to help, even before requested. Be the first to act in love.
Love speaks a kind word. Speak in a calm voice, be welcoming, avoid harsh statements, seek first to understand and not judge. Love is communicated in gentle words, tones, and character.
Love lifts a helping hand. Readily come to the assistance of others, seeking no reward or need for attention. Show a willing spirit to assist emotionally, physically, spiritually, and financially.
Here at Mt. Calvary we can show we are ALL IN simply by loving our neighbor as our self!
Dr. Steve Christopher
A WORD FROM
of the month
8th Grade, Mrs. Cox
6th Grade, Mr. Cox
Ethan Chang has been chosen the student of the month for January in seventh grade. Ethan’s academic performance has been outstanding to start the year. He has shown effective communication both orally and in writing. He has demonstrated responsibility by completing his schoolwork on time and with great care, and his grades reflect those choices. He is a person of high character who adds a calm and positive presence to the classroom, not only through his willingness to help others, but also through his behavioral choices. Ethan has demonstrated self-discipline, using his work time efficiently, and without having to be reminded to stay on task by the teacher. He consistently treats all others with respect. He chooses the appropriate times for his socializing, so as to not distract other students. I feel Ethan will continue to work hard resulting in an outstanding year. Congratulations!
5th Grade, Mrs. Gonzalez
4th Grade, Mrs. Trotter
2nd Grade, Mrs. Wright
Sophia Alvarado-Oda | Responsible Citizen
Sophia Soliman | Responsible Citizen
3rd Grade, Mrs. Mawhorter
Russell Del Castillo | Responsible Citizen
Virginia Lee has earned Student of the Month for September in eighth grade. Virginia has made the adjustment to 8th grade exceptionally well. She takes on the added responsibilities that are needed in preparation for high school without complaint. She has adjusted to the new schedule well staying focused during study hall. She diligently works on any task put before her completing her work before it is due. Virginia also displays appropriate behavior for an 8th grader. She is a reliable student and can be counted on to do anything asked of her. She doesn’t waste any time and talks when it is appropriate. She shows her love for Jesus in all of her words and actions. Virginia embodies a student that C.A.R.E.S. All of these qualities that Virginia displays not only has earned her Student of the Month but has made her a positive role model for all of her peers. Congratulations.
1st Grade, Mrs. Stade
Connor Kumagai | Responsible Citizenship
James Salama | Responsible Citizenship
Jacob Salama | Responsible Citizenship
Jun Kim has shown a Christ-like attitude in the classroom and exhibits patience and perseverance. Jun is working hard to achieve academic success and is able to express knowledge on a wide variety of subjects.
He is a responsible citizen in his development of social and emotional skills. Jun is also learning to accept responsibility for his actions and words. This is also preparing him to be an effective communicator in class.
It has been a pleasure to have him as part of our class. Congratulations Jun!
Salman Waheed has earned October’s Student of the Month in 5th grade. Salman is an exemplary student and role model. He completes all work on time with precision and attention to detail. He shows a love for learning and shares that enthusiasm with his classmates. He makes it a habit to treat others with kindness, thoughtfulness, and respect. Salman, is often seen helping other students and actively participates in classroom and group activities. His communication skills and attention to detail make him a great person to have on any team. Also, his ability to problem solve and think creatively helps him to be a natural leader. Salman’s positive energy and willingness to participate regularly sets him apart from others as a strong example of what it means to be an outstanding student. Congratulations Salman! You set the bar high for all student of the month nominations!
Kindergarten, Mrs. Hobbs
Parker Mortoff | Responsible Citizen
Emanuel Kirk | Responsible Citizen
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Raffles Silent Auction Cake Walk and MORE!
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Taco Lunch Plate
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Tickets used for games, booths, raffles, and concession stand. Does not apply to lunch plate, 50/50 raffle, adult drinks.
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What is Operation Christmas Child?
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The MCL family comes together to pack shoeboxes full of toys and blessings for children around the world at THE PACKING PARTY!
Sat. November 10th | 3-7 pm | GYM
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We exceeded our goal!
15,169 Minutes Read
We had a great READ-A-THON!
Most Minutes Read
Lucas Drake (7th) - 950 minutes
Most Minutes Read Runner Up
Sophia Alvarado Oda (2nd) - 720 minutes
congratulations to our winners
Most Money Raised
Lucas Arrieta (6th) & Lexi Arrieta (4th)
Most Money Raised Runner Up
Christian Curiel (PS)
Oct 10 Home Football Game - Go Eagles!
Oct 11 Home Volleyball Game - Go Eagles!
Oct 12 Early Dismissal 11:30 (K-8th grades)
End of 1st Qtr.
Oct 15 Home Football Game - Go Eagles!
Oct 16 Spirit Day
Away Volleyball Game vs. Loving Savior
Oct 17-19 Parent-Teacher Conference K-8th grade
Early Dismissal @ 11:30 am
Oct 21 Joyful Noise Preschool Choir @ 9am
Oct 22-26 Red Ribbon Week
Oct 24 1st Quarter Awards
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Diamond Bar, CA 91765
23300 Golden Springs Drive