Crusader Comments – February 14 -21

Hello fellow Crusaders!  

It is time to put out your ECS yard sign. If you would like one for your yard, please see the school office. Remember to reenroll for next school year as together we are TEACHING THE MIND and TRAINING THE HEART by instilling biblical values and an outstanding academic education in the life of each child. As an example, check out our educational objective for the week.


* Re-Enrollment is online. A link has been sent out by email to the email address listed in Headmaster. You need to complete each of the steps listed once you have clicked on the link. At the end of the link you will need to pay the $100 registration fee (p/child) online. Paying the online fee completes and registers each child for next year. If you have a sibling that is currently not at ECS that you want to attend ECS next school year, please contact the school office and Mrs. Stacie McElveen will email you the link to register that child(ren). (Just a reminder that Enrollment opens to the community on Monday, February 7.) Those parents of students currently enrolled in K4, 1st, 2nd, 6th, and 7th grades need to remember that those grades are full this year. Therefore, once everyone reenrolls for next year those grades will be full again. Do not wait long to reenroll in these grades as you might lose your child’s spot. Once open enrollment begins on Monday, February 7, then someone has the opportunity to take your seat if they register before you. In order to ensure your child has a spot for next year make sure you re-enroll now.
* Open Enrollment to the community began on February 7. If any of your friends would like to enroll at ECS for next school year, please send them to our school website,, and have them click on the Enroll Today link on the home page.
* FYI –Friday, Feb. 18 will be an early dismissal for all students. After School Care will not be open on Friday the 18th so that all faculty and staff can be available for our Inservice opportunities this day.
* On Monday, February 21 ECS and After School Care will be closed to honor President’s day.
* Lunch room workers needed for next school year. Our current lunch ladies, Mrs. Beth and Mrs. Tracy are retiring from the ECS cafeteria at the end of this school year. The hours for the 2 positions are M-F from 7:45-1:15. We will also need a cafeteria helper M-F from 10:15-1:15. If you are interested in more information about either opportunity, please contact Mr. Ballard, Mrs. Jonie Garland, or Pastor St. Ours.
* Campus Maintenance Position Open. Our current maintenance man, Cyrus Shoffner, has retired. This is a full-time position that takes care of the grounds and facilities of Emmanuel Baptist Church and Christian School. Contact Mr. Ballard, Mrs. Jonie Garland, or Pastor St. Ours for more information.
* Little Crusaders Basketball begins on March 3rd with a parent meeting at 2:45 in the gym. Boys and girls in grades 1st-5th and girls only in 6th grade are eligible to participate. (The 6th grade boys were allowed to participate on the JV boys’ basketball team.) Registration forms will be sent home on Monday, February 14. The completed registration form and $35 fee are due in the school office by Friday, February 18.
*COVID-19 Update – There are currently 0 positive student cases that we are aware of in grades K2-6th. There are currently 0 positive student cases that we are aware of in grades 7th-12th. If it would make you more comfortable for your child to wear a mask during the school day, feel free to send one with them and we will be happy to support you, your child, and your family.

* THE VERSE OF THE WEEK COMES FROM: Luke 9:23 “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.”
* EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE FOR THE WEEK: Discipleship – (Luke 9:23) We teach that following Christ is the goal for life and our desire is to train students that will live out the victorious Christian life.
* CHARACTER TRAIT FOR THE WEEK: Obedience (Ephesians 6:5-9)


Daily Events:

Monday 14th
Valentine Orders delivered to students
Open enrollment for the community continues
Little Crusaders Basketball registration forms come home today, they are due back Thursday

Tuesday 15th
Put out your ECS yard sign and keep it out until the end of May
Little Crusaders Basketball registration forms due this Friday

Wednesday 16th
Little Crusaders Basketball registration forms due this Friday

Thursday 17th
Little Crusaders Basketball registration forms due tomorrow

Friday 18th
No After School Care provided today, Early dismissal for all students: 11:40 for grades K2-6th and 11:55for grades 7th-12th.
Little Crusaders Basketball registration forms due today
SCACS State Basketball Tournament today and Saturday

Monday 21st
School Closed and After School Care closed to honor President’s day


Go Crusaders!

Have a great weekend, and make sure you are plugged into a local church body (Hebrews 10:24-25). If you do not have a local church that you currently attend, we invite you to visit us at Emmanuel Baptist Church at 9:15 for Sunday School and at 10:30 for worship

ECS HISTORY (p. 6 in the handbook)–“Emmanuel Christian School has been a ministry of Emmanuel Baptist Church since it opened in the fall of 1963, with just a kindergarten and first grade. In the fall of1964, second and third grades were added and the school grew steadily. In March 1968, only six weeks after a two-story, beautiful building was opened, a devastating fire leveled the facilities. In 1972, another fire destroyed the rebuilt school buildings on Home Avenue. This temporary setback was used by the Lord to open the door for relocation to our current 260 acre facility. ECS was founded and continues for the primary purpose of providing a Christian education for all who desire it.”

Crusader Comments are delivered electronically through email usually on Thursday afternoons and deal with important information and upcoming events for the next week of school. You will receive a “Remind text” to remind you to review it as you are making your plans for the upcoming week.