Heritage Christian Academy-Home of the Eagles!
Thursday, December 05, 2013
a Fully State Accredited-College Preparatory Christian School
2012-2013 Service Projects
The motto of our school is "Preparing young people for future excellence: Spritiually, Academically and Physically." Becoming invoived in a mission project allows our students to positively affect those around them by showing God's love.
Pre-K3 Class - Mrs. Riccio's and Mrs. Flowers' classes will be sponsoring the K3 class at the Jubilee Blanc School in Haiti. The K3 teacher in Haiti will be contacted to find out how our K3 can best meet their classroom needs. Some ideas are sending gifts/supplies for Christmas and sometime during the spring.
Pre-K4 ClassThe Pre-K4 will be collecting candy and making Christmas cards for the soldiers through World Airways. They will pray for the soldiers the rest of the year and put up a picture of the soldiers for the children to remember them. Miss Lariscy believes that this will foster a sense of appreciation and patriotism.
Kindergarten - On November 19, 2012 Mrs. Holder's class will bake pumpkin pies to give to various Heritage Christian Academy and Christian Renewal Church staff members. Each child will make two pies, one to give away and one to take home for their family for Thanksgiving dinner. This has become a tradition with the kindergarteners. The Kindergarteners have been doing this for the past 18 years. Some of their recipients have told them they look forward to getting the pumpkin pies. The children enjoy mixing and measuring the ingredients and delivering the pies even if they don't like pumpkin pie. This will be a lesson in thankfulness for God's provision and a lesson in giving. The class is also working on a plan to bless the people in the Dorcas Ministry at Christian Renewal Church.
1st Grade - Miss Callicutt's class will collect candy canes, socks and Christmas cards during the month of December. They will also practice singing Christmas carols and reciting Bible memory verses that correlate with Christmas. They will then coordinate a time to visit Sears Manor Nursing Home. They will wear Christmas Sunday dress and meet in the front room where they will sing and recite Bible verses to the patients. They will pass out cards, candy canes and socks to every one that attends. Afterwards, they will visit individual rooms of those who were unable to attend. This is not only a blessing to the patients, but a blessing to the children as well. The students really enjoy the fellowship and the feeling they get when they do good for others.
2nd Grade - This year Mrs. Roberts' class will support the Missions Center - Helping Hands, Loving Hearts. This is a food pantry, clothes closet, and thrift shop which is an outreach of Norwich Baptist Church. Mrs. Roberts will discuss with the students why it is a very important place in our community because it is somewhere families can go to receive assistance with their daily needs.
3rd Grade - Mrs. Cyphers' class will collect items to fill five shoe boxes for children around the owrld. The students are allowed to fill their own boxes at home as well. The students will bring in items like small toys, tooth brushes, combs, hard candy, school supplies and miscellaneous items they feel children their age would need and enjoy. The students will also write letters telling the children who would receive these shoe boxes about Jesus and how to ask Him into their heart. The students will pray over the boxes and for the children who will receive them as well as their families, that they would come to know Jesus Christ through the love shown through this mission. They will deliver the boxes to a drop site where the boxes are proecessed, distributed and shipped around the world.
4th Grade - Mrs. Martin's class is going to be raising some money and/or supplies for the program that has been started the The Chapel in Ithemba, Africa. The class would like to support the people of Ithemba in whatever facet that is needed - whether it be monetary dontations/fundraisers, clothing, toys, school supplies, health/beauty aids, etc. The students also hope to be pen pals with children in Ithemba. The fourth grade also continues the recycling program at the school and will donate the proceeds to Sparrow's Nest.
Upper School (5th-12)
This year the Upper School will be involved in numerous community service projects.
They will once again promote the HCA Annual Stuffed Animal Drive. They will partner with Isaiah 6:8 Ministries out of Kingsland. This drive will last from Thanksgiving until the students leave for Christmas Break.
The Upper School students will also partner with the Salvation Army. Pastor Rick Postell will coordinate the annual Christmas project of HCA students packing the toys at the Salvation Army Distribution Center and ringing the bells at the Glynn Place Mall.
The HCA chapter of the National Beta Club will serve on a montly rotational basis at Manna House. Mrs. Aylsworth, our Beta Club sponsor will coordinate with Jim Crandell and Bob Manor of Manna House.
The Middle School will bake cookies, make thank you cards, and visit our local police departments this year. It will be planned for the afternoons of Spring testing week.
Student Government and Mrs. Arbo will coordinate with Way Radio in promoting "Feed the Need". This annual food drive is held in the fall.