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Christmas is a time when we pause to reflect on the love and compassion of our Lord. At Rosslyn we celebrate this season by showing that same love and compassion to others. Romans 12:13 tells us to “share with the Lord’s people who are in need.” As an extremely blessed community, we join together each Christmas in an effort to bless others.
This year we are raising money to support three projects: Hosanna Projects for the Destitute, Ahadi Boys’ Home and One Lamb.
Hosanna Projects for the Destitute is a children’s home in Githunguri, Kenya. Hosanna is home to 61 children, as well a community primary school and church. Hosanna Projects for the Destitute seeks to provide a safe and supportive environment for orphans and vulnerable children while also aiming to produce God-fearing citizens through advocacy and empowerment.
Ahadi Boys’ Home is located in Runda and is home to 14 young boys, all of whom are former street children. The home’s purpose is to take boys from the street and rehabilitate them into God fearing young men who will strive to honor Him in all they do; and into good citizens who will work together to build a better Kenya. They focus heavily on sports as an avenue to find scholarships, and have recently added an Arts component.
One Lamb is an organization that seeks to address the status of child prostitution in Kenyan communities. One Lamb currently works with children at Undugu School in Majengo Slum in Nairobi. Through Bible and Art classes they are able to build relationships with students and identify those who have been abused in this way. They also provide sanitary pads to those in the slum who have the need.
For those residing outside Kenya, gifts may be made out to Rosslyn Academy and mailed to Rosslyn Christmas Project, c/o Mr. Dan King, 1785 Pleasant Stream Road, Trout Run, Pennsylvania, 17771, USA. Mr. King will issue receipts.
Rosslyn is pleased to announce our launch with Naviance, a web based resource for staff and students that encourages and supports post high school career and college planning.
Students can log in and request transcripts and teacher recommendations for college aps, and teachers can log in to upload teacher recommendations for college. Naviance also supports additional capabilities that we look forward to leveraging in the future, including career and college planning.
Teacher log in:
Student log in:
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS MON: 16TH DECEMBER; 2013
STUDENTS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALYSSA L, SIONA R SAAFIN W,
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY LIANA G (2), WILLIAM G,
ALL ~~ For those too lazy to make their own Christmas cards, MS Scrapbooking Club is selling Christmas Cards made during lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday next week in the MS Zone. All proceeds go to the Christmas project.
Boys’ Hockey Team – Get your money in from your goals…give to either Ms. Bressler or MG.
Juniors – The following STILL need to see Ms. Bressler: Amy, Adora, Brian, KJ, Marc, Abena, Maja, Erykah. Come BEFORE Friday!!!!!
Seniors – Come see Ms. Bressler if you have college deadlines over Christmas break…items need to be sent before school is out!
Boys’ Hockey Team ~~ Get your money in from your goals…give to either Ms. Bressler or MG.
Juniors ~~ The following STILL need to see Ms. Bressler: Amy, Adora, Brian, KJ, Marc, Abena, Maja, Erykah. Come BEFORE Friday!!!!!
Seniors ~~ Come see Ms. Bressler if you have college deadlines over Christmas break…items need to be sent before school is out!
GRADE 11 – The following STILL need to come see Ms. Bressler regarding second semester scheduling, etc.: Dolores, Micah D., Samuel, Amy, Cheong-Woong, Nene, Caleb, Makena, Brian, Adrian, KJ, Marc, Abena, Hongjian, Jean, Shivani, Maja
GRADE 11 – The following need to come see Ms. Bressler regarding Mistletoe Market “food”: Dolores, Stanley, Adora, Mimi, Hongjian, Shubhi, Jacob, Erykah
ES ~~ Taekwondo class will start from the next semester (Jan. 16, 2014)
The class will be at Eagletorium and 16 weeks long; it is going to be held every Thursday after school at 3:50—4:50 pm.
Those who are interested, the application form and the information sheet will be available at ES office. I Look forward to seeing you in taekwondo class!
GRADE 10-11 ~~ SAT Prep class available. See posters (or Reporter) for more info. Sign up by the end of this semester. We need at least 10 people for the class to run. See Ms. Bressler if you have questions.
Seniors ~~ Commemorative page: Deadline Feb 28th!!!!
If you would like to purchase a page in the Rosslyn Academy Yearbook 2014 to honor your graduating senior, now is the time to reserve your page. Personalize your very own commemoration for your graduating Senior.
Reservations of the page must be submitted by December 20th. This just means notifying Mrs. Stickney you’re committing to purchasing a page or ½.
MS ~~ Do any of you have pictures from CFS? The yearbook team would love to have them asap! Please bring on a flash drive to Mr. McGee before Christmas break”
It’s been an exciting week for the Christmas Project! THANK YOU to elementary families who contributed significantly during last Friday’s program by giving and buying t-shirts and shoes for Jacaranda Kids! With just over a week to go, we are currently about 3/4 of the way to our goal of 1,000,000 KSH! We’ve made great progress, but we still have a way to go!
In addition to meeting our financial goal, we still have about 60 children from Jacaranda Kids who are in need of school shoes. The staff of Jacaranda Kids has even arranged to have shoes available for purchase here at Rosslyn, so if you can help, please stop in and see Rose in the main office, and she can connect you with a child and a pair of shoes! Thank you for helping us reach our goal of providing 145 pairs of shoes for these children! If you have already purchased shoes, don’t forget to return them, wrapped, to school within the next week!
One more reminder that we’re also collecting books, school supplies, clothing, and dry goods for Future Hope and Baby Centre. Collection sites are set up in the Elementary Library and Media Centre.
Thank you again for your continued support of this project! We consider it a meaningful endeavor for our community each year, and we value your partnership! If for any reason you haven’t seen this year’s video, or if you’d like to watch it again, you can view it here: http://rosslynacademy.org/christmas-project-2013/. Feel free to join us for our celebration chapel, next Friday, December 20, at 11:15 a.m. in the main auditorium!
Christmas Project Team.
Merry Christmas, Parents of High School Students,
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10
This is my favorite time of the year because the Christmas season reminds me to rejoice and celebrate that God came to us, lived among us and now dwells within us. Does it get better than that? I cannot imagine how. I am going to include to web links that maybe you can copy and paste in your search line so you might be able to watch and listen to these two “performances.” I hope they will bless you and bring you into the Christmas season, if you are not there now.
This first semester has gone by so quickly. I know that our seniors find this an exciting and yet anxious time. Maybe a little like what Charles Dickens expressed in his opening of a Tale of Two Cities. “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” From my perspective, it has been a tremendous first semester and our senior class has led by word, deed and example on several fronts. Our entire high school student body has contributed to our school growing in a pursuit of excellence in scholarship, spiritual maturity, and service to others. There has been a display of 1 Peter 4:10 within our ranks. As we embark on this last week of high school exams, I do want to thank you and your son or daughter for their efforts to grow in truth and grace and make Rosslyn all God wants it to be.
As a quick reminder, we will not have school this Friday, December 13th. Monday will be a normal school day for the high school. On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the high school students will have exams in the morning starting at 8:30. They will have one exam a day each of those days. If they do not have a class in a certain discipline, such as Social Studies, they do not need to attend school on that day. All non-AP (Advance Placement) exams will be completed by 10:30 each day so if your daughter or son would like to leave at that time they may be picked up by you, a guardian or driver. If they chose, they may stay until 12 noon and attend a study hall from 10:45 to noon. At noon, the study halls will be released and students may catch a bus to one of five (5) drop-off locations for pick-up. The five (5) drop-off locations are Sarit Centre, ABC Plaza, Junction, YaYa and Lavington. If you have any questions regarding this arrangement or schedule for next week, please email or call me (0717 25 3842). I will attach the HIGH SCHOOL EXAM SCHEDULE for next week so you might pull it up. First Semester Exam Schedule, December 11, 2013
On a final note, I want to thank so many of you who have prayed for me and supported our family during my absence to South Africa for back surgery. My back, although still “tender” from the surgery, seems to be improving as I do not have the same level of pain in my back or numbness in my legs.
May the blessing of the Lord be in you and upon you, and again MERRY CHRISTMAS,
Rosslyn Academy – Middle School Principal
Dear Elementary School Families,
Thank you for coming out last Friday to enjoy your children’s concert, “To Welcome a King!” Thank you especially to music teacher Heather Grafe for coaching the students to such excellence in singing, acting, playing and dancing, all in worship of our God!
We, as a school, have now raised over 700,000 ksh in support of this year’s Christmas Project. Thank you for continuing to assist and support the students as they develop generosity, compassion, and entrepreneurship!
Please make time before Dec. 19 to check the Lost and Found (in the ES office). Any items left there after Dec. 19 will be donated to one of the Christmas Project recipients who can put it to good use for children in need.
Coming up . . .
Dec. 12, 13 Jamhuri Days (no school)
Dec. 18 Used toy sale (fundraiser for Christmas Project)
Dec. 19 Lost and Found items donated
Dec. 20 Preschool Christmas concert (morning)
Dec. 20 Last day of the semester (half day) – noon dismissal of students
Jan. 14 First day of third quarter
Jan. 16 Report cards come home for ES
For His glory,
Elementary School Principal
The SAT Prep Class has limited space and we need to know if you are truly interested in it. Please register for this class before the end of December. If there isn’t enough interest, it will not be able to run. See attached documents for guide:BrainStorm Online Guide, Client Side CRM Walk-Through
Questions – contact Brain Storm through the e-mail address below.
“Thank you for registering for BrainStorm’s SAT class at Rosslyn Academy! We look forward to helping your high school student take his or her SATs by STORM.
In order to provide you with the most streamlined payment experience possible, BrainStorm will create an online client account for you.
In order for us to do so, we ask that you supply the following information:
- Student’s full name
- A parent/guardian’s full name
- Billing address
- Phone number
- Desired contact email (Note: This is where you will receive your receipt)
Send this information to Tucker Ruel at firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line ‘Rosslyn Academy SAT Class’. Once your client account has been created, you will receive an email containing your login information as well as step-by-step instructions on how to make your online credit card payment (Note: 5% credit card processing fee applies).
Thank you again for your registration. BrainStorm looks forward to STORMING it with you this spring break!”
At the end of school today, high school students will receive information regarding the upcoming CFS. The dates for the CFS trip are Friday 24 January through Wednesday 29 January. Please read over the information and then sign and return the permission slip. Attached to this is a cover letter which I encourage you to go through:CFS 2014 Cover Letter
If you would like to purchase a page in the Rosslyn Academy Yearbook 2014 to honor your graduating senior, now is the time to reserve your page. Personalize your very own commemoration for your graduating senior.
Reservations of the page must be submitted by December 20th. Please notify the Yearbook team via email to Mrs. Stickney that you’re committing to purchasing a page or ½ page.
Pricing for yearbook commemorative pages:
1 Full Page=6,000ksh
Completed layouts must be submitted to email@example.com in electronic jpeg format no later than February 28.. Alternatively, you can submit writing, and pictures (JPEG-minimum file size 1MB for high quality printing) for a mere 1000/- extra, our design team will create an ad for your child/children.
JPEG page layouts must be a minimum of 200 ppi resolution and the correct dimensions for an A4 page (or half-page).
If you wish to purchase a page please complete the following:
1. Reserve your page via email by December 20th.
2. Email your print quality layout to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title ‘Senior Com’ in the subject line by Feb 1st.
3. Make payment to Jackie in the High School Front Office.
4. If you need your page designed for you, please designate this in the text of the email along with the picture files and write up and be sure to pay Jackie the extra 1000ksh.
Please email Kerry Stickney or Jeff Kirkpatrick email@example.com if you have any questions.
Come one, come all to the Christmas Festival on Wednesday 11 December! Festivities start at 5:00 with the MS and HS bands in concert, followed by the MS and HS choirs, and ending with a Carol Sing-a-long. ChristmasFestival Poster 2013
There will be cookies to purchase and drinks sold, with all proceeds are going to The Christmas Project
The Art Department is sponsoring a small ART AUCTION in support of Christmas Project 2013. Art for auction is on display in The Mosaic Art Gallery. Bidding ends at the Community Christmas Event today, December 11th. Winning bids will be announced and artwork can be collected and paid for from December 13-18 at the gallery. So bid for the very last time, in order to bless!