I hope you had a great long weekend. Send a photo of something you did, so we can all share in your joy!
We had a small gathering of the five Kindergarteners and their parents for an informal graduation ceremony on Saturday. I spoke about our theme verse: “Do not be conformed to the world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” (Romans 12:2a) As we are transformed into the Lord’s likeness, we take on His characteristics. One of those is kindness. This class of Kindergarteners are particularly kind. I challenged them to continue to be kind and to grow in the Lord’s likeness. The children were very solemn but proud to be heading into first grade. They enjoyed their certificates, gift bags, and hula hoops. Pray with me that they truly come to know the Lord and grow into godly men and women who follow Jesus with their whole heart, soul, mind, and strength.
As the graduation finished, I realized it was a trial run for the Senior graduation on Saturday, June 6th at 10:00 AM. Families were in their vehicles and the graduates were sitting in their seats. No more than 10 people were out of vehicles at one time. Most of us had our facemasks on. It was as short as possible, but still honoring the Kindergartners. There was an opportunity to take photos and videos. All in all, I believe it was a success under the circumstances.
Two lessons we learned:
- The sound system will need to be louder if it is hot and people want to run their cars/air conditioners.
- We will need to map and mark out everyone’s car space.
At the Senior graduation, the vehicles will be lined up like a drive-in movie theater. Our hope is that people will come in the fewest number of vehicles possible. Senior parents’ vehicles will be first, senior relatives next, then others afterwards. (More details will be coming soon.)
Unless the State of Vermont and Agency of Education change the rules, everyone will be required to remain in their cars unless they have a specific responsibility given at the graduation. At this time, only Seniors, a small number of school personnel, photographer, and videographer will be out of vehicles.
We will make time for every family to take photos. We are working on getting the ceremony broadcasted so people can watch it from the comfort of their home. More details need to be worked out.
It will be different, but we will pay tribute to the Seniors who have worked unto the Lord to get to this point in their life.
Head of School
MVCS Graduation Ceremony
Graduation will be held on June 6th at 10:00 am. It will be some sort of drive-in type event in the parking lot, with a dias in the portico. At this point in time only 10 people can be out of cars, but there is talk of an increase to 25 on June 1st.
If you are interested in helping with setup, have any ideas to make this day special, or have time to give to build a platform dias so everyone in cars can see, please email Mrs. Fogg.
We are currently looking for a Jr/Sr High English teacher, a Math teacher, a part-time Spanish teacher, and a part-time PK/K Multigrade teacher. MVCS seeks dynamic teachers with demonstrated ability to integrate the Christian worldview into all that transpires in and out of the classroom. This person will work successfully with a range of students, be versed in research-based practices and subject matter for their specific position, and seek to become part of our learning community. Outstanding candidates will be motivated to encourage students to love the Lord and love to learn, and place a high value on communication with parents as we seek to partner with them.
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Mr. Ralph’s Corner
Happy Day after Memorial Day! I hope you got to thank a veteran sometime over the weekend. The freedoms we enjoy here in the USA come from the sacrifices of all those men and women. I’m so glad we put aside a day to recognize them!
Well, I’ve now heard or seen all of the migrating birds. I heard a Very last week, and they are usually the last to arrive. They are in the Thrush family and can be heard just before dark. Since we are talking “birds,” let’s congratulate Sam Bascom for bagging a nice Tom Turkey on the second morning of the season. It weighed 18lbs and had a 5 1/2 inch beard. Go Sam!! Hope you fill your second spring tag!
Thelma and I are heading up a community vegetable garden at Tall Timbers, so we spent a bit of time getting that ready and with the help of a few “park people” we got some of it planted. We also did a bunch of our own planting, hanging baskets, deck pots, and the like. We also got to relax a bit! Enjoy the heat this week!
Well done, little ones! Our Kindergarten class graduated this weekend and we are so proud of them! If you’ve interacted with these five students, you know just how creative, curious, and joyful they are! They bring light and love to our Elementary School and we cannot wait to see where the Lord leads them as they move on to FIRST GRADE!
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Praise and Prayer
- Our graduation is still happening despite COVID-19 complications. Praise God that we can still celebrate our seniors, even if it won’t look like we expected it to!
- Our MVCS community has been sustained health-wise through the VT and NH stay at home orders – praise God that there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 amongst our families and staff members!
- School will be finished this Friday – we are thanking God for the break that is coming, as it certainly has been quite the transition for all of us with distance learning!
- COVID-19 has completely altered the lives of so many around the world – pray with us that people would be drawn to Jesus in this time and find a yoke that is easy and a burden that is light!
- Pray for families to find time to recoup during summer, that we all may come back refreshed and ready to serve our Upper Valley community together!
“In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” ~ Colossians 2:3