Thursday, April 19, 2018

Solutions Before Problems: Anticipating Our Future at Our Christian School

By calendar definition, spring is here, although it seems like winter won’t give up its grip on us as snow and ice still swirl through the air. Confused robins are singing while we scape our ice covered cars. It seems like we’re living in two seasons at once.

The same is true at LCES. On a daily basis we continue to operate LCES as a school where our children live, learn, love, and are loved by the Lord. Simultaneously, April is a month when the next school year comes into clearer focus as details are sorted. We praise God for many new families indicating that they wish to join us in September in the opportunity of Christian education. Classroom configurations, board member turnover, staffing, and more specific details are main areas of focus right now. A budget that balances educational integrity, financial responsibility, and long-term viability of our school was a significant effort of the board last week. It’s my delight to share with you that even amidst the challenges we see, we are blessed to see God’s hand of abundant provision. 
As a faith based institution, there is deep gratitude at the realization that solutions were already being orchestrated before we were aware there was a matter to be solved. Thanks be to God for his care for us!

As a parent, what’s your part in the above? Three things come to mind:
  • If you are not already, please consider adding your own voice to this above process by becoming a member of LCES for only $60 per year. (Contact April 24 is the LCES Spring Membership meeting at which you can hear more about the school – this year, and the year that is upcoming. A budget will be presented for approval. If you already a member, I encourage you to make yourself a cup of coffee or tea and sit down with membership package to soak in the details of what makes our school a place “where faith meets life.”
  • Please pray for discernment on the part of our school’s leadership at all levels as they seek to be found faithful in their respective positions of responsibility.
  • Spread the word in the circles you travel in. Use the most recent Connector, a school newsletter, our school’s facebook page, a project your children completed, or something else as a conversation piece to simply share your thoughts on how LCES affects your family. Feel free to pass on my name and contact information or ask me to call someone you think needs to hear from our school.


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