*Saturday, November 9 – HS Boys Basketball Scrimmage, Spurger, TX, 11:00 a.m.
*Monday, November 11 – Veterans Day Program, 7:55 a.m.
*Monday, November 11 – JH Girls Basketball Practice, New Hope, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
*Monday, November 11 – HS Girls Basketball Practice, New Hope, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
*Monday, November 11 – HS Boys Basketball Practice, First Baptist, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
*Tuesday, November 12 – 8th Grade to the SFA Planetarium, 9:00 a.m.
*Tuesday, November 12 – Pizza Lunch for those who purchased
*Tuesday, November 12 – Spelling Club, 3:45-5:00 p.m.
*Tuesday, November 12 – FAFSA Workshop, 5:30 p.m.
*Wednesday, November 13 – NHS College Fair, 1:00 p.m.
*Wednesday, November 13 – Butter Braid Orders Delivered, 3:15 p.m.
*Wednesday, November 13 – TAPPS Men’s Ensemble, 3:45-4:15 p.m.
*Wednesday, November 13 – TAPPS Ladies Ensemble, 4:15-4:45 p.m.
*Thursday, November 14 – Fifth Grade Colonial Day
*Thursday, November 14 – Sixth Grade Cane River Creole Plantation
*Thursday, November 14 – Key Club Blood Drive, 11:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
*Thursday, November 14 – HS Girls Basketball Practice, New Hope, 4:00-4:45 p.m.
*Thursday, November 14 – HS Boys Basketball Practice, First Baptist, 4:00-4:45 p.m.
*Thursday, November 14 – Rescheduled Family Soccer Night, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
*Friday, November 15 – 1st Trimester Report Cards
*Friday, November 15 – Fourth Grade Field Trip
*Friday, November 15 – Chicken Express for those who purchased
*Friday, November 15 – HS AWAY Basketball Games, Brookland, 6:00 p.m.
*Saturday, November 16 – HS Boys HOME Basketball Games, 11:00 a.m.
Announcements & Reminders
*Save the Date
*Wednesday, November 20 – Key Club Bake Sale, 11:30 a.m. ONLY
*Friday, November 22 – Noon Release for Thanksgiving Break
*Friday, November 22 – 4-H Fall Festival, New Hope Church, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
*Monday, November 25-Friday, November 29 – Thanksgiving Break
*Tuesday, December 3 – Spelling Bee
*Monday, December 9 – Christmas Program, Grace Bible Church, 6:30 p.m.
*Tuesday, December 17 – 5th & 6th Grade Drama Parent Performance, GCPC, 6:30 p.m.
*Thursday, December 19 – Noon Release for Christmas Break
*Monday, January 6 – Classes Resume after Christmas Break
*Monday, January 20 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No Classes)
*Butter Braid Delivery – Wednesday, November 13th
Thank you to everyone who sold Butter Braid! Our Butter Braids will be delivered next Wednesday, November 13th, at pick up time. These pastries come frozen and must be put in the freezer as soon as you pick them up from school. If you will not be going straight home on Wednesday, please plan on bringing a cooler to store them in. We do not have room to store the Butter Braids at school, so they must be picked up on delivery day.
It’s that time again. Tuition is due by the 1st of every month and late after the 10th of every month. If you have not yet paid your November tuition, please visit the school office or pay online using E-Funds. Directions for signing up with E-Funds can be found at regentsacademy.com under the Resources tab.
*Ending the Homework Hassle
Several copies of Ending the Homework Hassle are available in the school office for a donation (or for loan). This excellent book by John Rosemond is a terrific resource for parents, especially as we seek to train our children to be independent learners who can manage their own assignments. Helpful insights abound. Please see Mrs. Gilbreath if you are interested in getting a copy.
*Honoring Veterans at Regents Academy – Monday, November 11th
Once again this year, the Regents 6th graders will lead the way to honor veterans. All veterans who are part of the Regents family (teachers, parents, grandparents, family members) are invited to join us next Monday, November 11th, at 7:55 a.m. in the Regents Academy Great Room. There will be a brief, 15-minute program followed by a grab-and-go breakfast. We ask that you have your students wear a red, white, or blue shirt this day, if possible. Please join us if you are able – we want to thank God for our great nation and for your service!
*Key Club Blood Drive – Thursday, November 14th
The Key Club will hold a blood drive next Thursday, November 14th, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The mobile blood center will be at school, and anyone age 16 can donate with a signed permission slip, and ages 17 and up can donate as long as the person weighs 122 pounds. Help save a life by donating blood!
*Rescheduled Family Soccer Night – Thursday, November 14th
Please plan to join us next Thursday, November 14th, from 5:00 till 7:00 p.m. for Family Soccer Night. All are invited! The junior high team will play the high school students, and parents will play the junior high and high school teams. This is a fun evening of competition, and there will be hamburgers to purchase for $5 per person. Junior high and high school players need to wear their uniforms. Parents should wear shin guards (available at the school) and tennis shoes or soccer cleats. All parents and teachers are invited to play!
*December Lunches – Due by Monday, November 18th
It is almost time to pay for December hot lunches. December Tuesday Pizza lunches are $23.00 per person. December Friday lunches are $23.00 per person. December Tuesday & Friday lunches are $46.00 per person. Lunches may be paid for in the school office or online using E-Funds. December hot lunch payments are due by Monday, November 18th.
*Key Club Bake Sale – Wednesday, November 20th
The Regents Key Club is hosting a bake sale on Wednesday, November 20th, at lunch ONLY. Please send your children to school with money to purchase some yummy delights. Prices start at $1.
*Operation Christmas Child – Boxes Due by Friday, November 22nd
Our school family is blessed and we want to bless others! This year we are partnering once again with Samaritan’s Purse in Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child demonstrates God’s love to hurting children in a tangible way by delivering gift-filled shoeboxes and the Good News of Jesus Christ. To learn more about this program, visit the website at http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/. Key Club is providing shoeboxes this year. Shoeboxes are available in the school office to pick up. Shoeboxes are due back to the school office by Friday, November 22nd. We are asking you to include a $9 donation per box or go online and pay the donation at https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/follow-your-box/ and you can discover the destination of your box. Thank you for helping us bless others!
*4-H Fall Festival – Friday, November 22nd
Our Regents Academy 4-H Club is hosting our annual Fall Festival on Friday, November 22nd, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at New Hope Church on Hwy 21 East. There will be a $5 per person admission fee (or $20 per family). We will have a Chili and Dessert Contest. That will be our delicious food for the event. We will have live music, a petting zoo, games, prizes, dunk the headmaster, hayride, horse rides, and much more! Everyone is invited so bring a friend! We hope to see you there.
*An Evening of Music & Recitation – Monday, December 9th
The Regents Academy Christmas program will be an Evening of Music and Recitation with student musical performances and poetry recitations. This program will be Monday, December 9th, at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Bible Church which is located at 2305 Raguet Street. There will be a reception to follow in the foyer of the church. All are invited!
From the Headmaster
We are utterly reliant on the grace of God in Christ, from when we wake up in the morning till when we lay our heads on the pillow and at all points in between. Please join me in this prayer called “The Grace of the Cross” from The Valley of Vision, a collection of Puritan prayers. The radical grace given through the cross is truly our only help.
O My Saviour,
I thank thee from the depths of my being
for thy wondrous grace and love
in bearing my sin in thine own body on the tree.
May thy cross be to me
as the tree that sweetens my bitter Marahs,
as the rod that blossoms with life and beauty,
as the brazen serpent that calls forth
the look of faith.
By thy cross crucify my every sin;
Use it to increase my intimacy with thyself;
Make it the ground of all my comfort,
the liveliness of all my duties,
the sum of all thy gospel promises,
the comfort of all my afflictions,
the vigour of my love, thankfulness, graces,
the very essence of my religion;
And by it give me that rest without rest,
the rest of ceaseless praise.
O my Lord and Saviour,
Thou hast also appointed a cross for me
to take up and carry,
a cross before thou givest me a crown.
Thou hast appointed it to be my portion,
but self-love hates it,
carnal reason is unreconciled to it;
without the grace of patience I cannot bear it,
walk with it, profit by it.
O blessed cross, what mercies dost thou bring
Thou art only esteemed hateful by my rebel will,
heavy because I shirk thy load.
Teach me, gracious Lord and Saviour,
that with my cross thou sendest promised grace
so that I may bear it patiently,
that my cross is thy yoke which is easy,
and thy burden which is light.