Ever hear anything like that in your home?
If you are a parent of more than one child, you are well aware of the issue of favoritism. This concern looms large as one of the big unwritten laws among parents with multiple children.
As parents, it is a balancing act that begins with the arrival of the second child and never really ceases as the years go by, and which can intensify with the arrival of addition children. It can continue over the years with siblings sensing favoritism well into middle age.
For the most part, parents can work at preventing a show of favoritism. We keep track of the number of birthday presents, we make sure there are equal number of presents under the Christmas tree, we at least keep track mentally of the general outlay of cash, and may even have a system of allowances that keeps everything in balance. We do all of this to make sure that no one gets slighted. Even with all these attempts to not play favorites, we aren’t perfect in our parenting. I guess the only way to not play favorites is to have only one child.
God the Father once showed His absolute love and affirmation for His only Son, Jesus Christ our Lord at the time of his Baptism. At that moment, the Bible describes the Spirit of God descending like a dove upon Jesus, and a voice from heaven saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17) No worries about favoritism or any special treatment here—Jesus is God’s only Son, and He is declared loved and valued.
While there are millions of people who trust in God—our loving God shows no favorites among His children. He wants all of creation to become a part of His family. He loves all equally. He sent Christ to die for all the sins of the world, which was a grand feat of equalization. God is the Father of us all, and loves us all deeply. He cares for all, and loves all, all the time.
In this month of Valentines where we are deliberately mindful of showing and sharing love, it may be hard for us parents to not show favoritism; but we can celebrate God’s full measure of love, equally showered on each of us! With that in mind—I guess you can say that we are all God’s favorites.
Dr. Steve Christopher
A WORD FROM
“Mommy loves me more than you—so there!
“Well, daddy loves me more than you. Nah, nah, nah!"”
A big “thank you” to our Mt Calvary PTL for special funding which has provided a wonderful “STEAM” opportunity for our students in grades 6-8. These “GoBot” projects will allow our Middle Schools to create a computerized program that will direct these little machines on a predetermined pathway!
Come on out to the MCL Student Showcase and Curriculum Fair on March 14th from 6:00-7:30 pm in the gym and courtyard area for many demonstrations that reflect our wide ranging curricular scope in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math as well as arts, reading, literature, religion and more!
GoBots! Go Middle School! Go MCL!
Feb 18 Campus Closed for Presidents' Day - NO CLASSES
Feb 21 Spirit Day (wear your spirit shirts)
Feb 20-21 Preschool Pictures
Feb 25-28 Eagle Week (details coming soon)
Feb 26&28 Talent Show Tryouts @ 3-4 pm
Mar 1 Battle of the Nest @ 5-9 pm
Mar 5 Spring Photos K-8th
Mar 6 SOM / Principal Round Table / Ash Wednesday
Mar 8 End of 3rd Qtr.
Mar 14 Curriculum Fair @ 6-7:30 pm / Spirit Day
Mar 20 3rd Qtr. Awards / Kindergarten Roundup
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Dear MCL Parents,
This year is flying by! Open Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year is already upon us. To help you plan for next year, we have two exciting announcements.
A HUGE discount on your registration fee! - Last year we offered an early enrollment raffle with three winners. This year, everyone is a winner who registers early! From now until March 15th, our registration fee is $300 per student – that’s a $200 savings from last year! So please take advantage of this HUGE SAVINGS and register early! After this date registration will be $400 (still giving you a $100 savings).
No changes in tuition! - Although the cost of operating our school continues to increase, the Board of Education felt committed to keeping our tuition the same for 2019-2020.
Re-enrollment is now open on your Gradelink account. Please complete the online registration and pay your early registration fee by March 15th. By doing so, you’re also helping us plan for all the ways we can enhance our facilities and curriculum here at Mt. Calvary.
The Mt. Calvary Board of Education is continuously trying to improve every aspect of your experience with our school. Hopefully, these announcements have demonstrated our commitment to do just that. We strive to provide the best academic, social, and spiritual environment for your children. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please let us know how we can better serve you and your family at email@example.com.
In His Service,
Chairman | Mt. Calvary Board of Education
P.S. We are now accepting tuition assistance applications through FAST. Assistance recommendations provided by FAST will be reviewed starting April 1, 2019. Assistance is awarded to qualified families based upon financial need and availability of funds. Some families may not qualify for assistance, but are welcome to apply.
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February 26 & 28
BATTLE IN THE NEST
Preschool Class#3 kids meet in Kindergarten.
Everything you wanted to know about Kindergarten but didn’t have a chance to ask.
Get ready as we battle it out in basketball!
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8th grade class will be offering dinner for sale.
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of the month
8th Grade, Mrs. Cox
6th Grade, Mr. Cox
Lucas Arietta has been chosen the student of the month for January in sixth grade. Lucas’s academic performance has been outstanding all year. He completes his schoolwork on time and with great care, and has earned Principal’s Honor Roll over the first two academic quarters. He is a person of high character who adds a calm presence to the classroom. He adds to the classroom environment positively through his willingness to help others. Lucas has demonstrated self-discipline, and efficient time management, especially considering his after school commitments to athletics. He consistently treats all others with respect. He chooses the appropriate times for his socializing, so as to not distract other students. I feel Lucas will continue to work hard resulting in an outstanding year. Congratulations!
5th Grade, Mrs. Gonzalez
4th Grade, Mrs. Trotter
2nd Grade, Mrs. Wright
Andrea Diaz | Responsible Citizen
Jacob Villa | Responsible Citizen
3rd Grade, Mrs. Mawhorter
Daniel Fung | Christian Values
Matthew Shaw | Christian Values
Nicky Lou has earned January’s Student of the Month in eighth grade. Nicky is a student who CAREs. She focuses on her academics putting forth the extra time and effort needed to complete all her assignments on time and accurately. She has made marked improvement in her academics showing her Academic Advancement. Nicky has excelled in her language acquisition and continues to make strides in learning not only a new language but also the concepts discussed in each subject.
She is becoming an Effective Communicator each day. Nicky has also conducted herself in a positive manner. She treats her peers with respect showing she is a Responsible Citizen. I am very proud of the amazing advancement Nicky has made so far. I am sure Nicky will continue to have a strong eighth grade year and be ready for the high school challenges next year. Congratulations, Nicky!
1st Grade, Mrs. Stade
Ian Li | Academic Advancement
Cael Alcorn | Responsible Citizenship
In the Bible it says: For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind. (James 3:7) It also says "Who teaches more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?" (Job 35:11)
So as I present out next award for Puppy Handler, I think it's appropriate we remember that we can tame and raise so many of Gods creatures, but that in doing so, we learn along the way. It was very hard to choose one person as a helper because so many are doing so much for Fame. However, I had to pick one for today and decided it was Sophia Pedroza. She has consistently been a wonderful assistant, not only giving up break and lunch time, but doing it with a happy heart and gentle touch. Sophia is always kind to our pup and consistent in working with her as we teach her many things.
Lucy Mayorga is 5th grade's student of the month. Lucy is new to Mt. Calvary and in the short time she has been here she has made a huge impact to the 5 th grade morale. She comes to school each day with a smile, and eager to learn. She’s very sensitive to the feelings and needs of others and is always there to offer her support. Lucy is a quiet leader in the classroom, but you can always count on her getting things done efficiently. She reflects a Christ-like attitude by spreading kindness to everyone especially if she sees someone is having a bad day. Lucy is making improvements in her classes and is always willing to work hard. Congratulations Lucy, job well done.
Kindergarten, Mrs. Hobbs
Caleb Choi | Academic Advancement
Moriah Banuelos | Academic Advancement
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