Crusader Comments – May 2 – May 6

Hello fellow Crusaders!  

Thank you for continuing to partner with us in “Teaching the Mind and Training the Heart” of each child. The 2022 ECS Parent Survey is now open for you to fill out and the link was sent out by email and by text. Please take time to fill it out and help us know what we are doing that you like and areas that we can improve in.

You may have noticed that my right arm is in a sling. At the beginning of Spring/Easter break I had four different surgical procedures done on my right shoulder and therefore I am in the arm sling for the next 4-6 weeks. The doctor was pleased with what was done and my recovery is going very well. The prayers of fellow believers are wonderful.



* Boy’s haircuts: Please ensure that your son’s haircut is in compliance with the dress code. Boy’s hair should always be off the eyes, ears, and collar.
* Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6. Information was sent out on Monday, April 25 by text and more has been sent home via paper. If you want to help offset money being spent out of the PTF fund, feel free to send in a check and designate it toward the PTF. You can see basic information in the daily events below.
* Re-Enrollment: All current students should re-enroll using the link that was emailed. (Please do not use the new students link on the school website.) Complete each of the steps listed and at the end of the registration process you will need to pay the $150 registration fee (p/child) online. 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. McElveen will email you the link to register that child(ren).
* Open Enrollment: If any of your friends children 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 or under the Admissions tab and then the 2022-23 Admissions tab.
* BoosterThon: Way to Go everyone. We exceeded our goal and are currently at $17,665 with a little more trickling in. You are welcome to join us on Friday, May 6 at 2pm in the courtyard to watch Mr. Ballard and Mrs. Atkinson be turned into ice cream sundaes.
* On April 27 be looking for an email and text with a Remind link to our Spring 2022 Parent Survey. The survey will be open for responses until May 10.
* Little Crusaders Volleyball sessions are on May 3, 5, 10, & 12. They are from 3-4:45, not 4:30.
* FYI – Spring Athletic Awards date change. The awards ceremony will now be on Tuesday, May 10 at 7pm in the sanctuary and not May 12, as originally scheduled.
* After School Care Supervisor needed for next school year. This position would be from 1:30-5:30 Monday through Friday. If you are interested in more information about either opportunity, please contact Mr. Ballard or Mrs. Atkinson. Mrs. Rogers will still be with us next year, but just as a teacher.
* Spanish teacher needed for next year.  Please contact Mr. Ballard or Dr. Ankers.
* 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.


* THE VERSE OF THE WEEK COMES FROM: Colossians 4:5 “Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.”

* EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE FOR THE WEEK: Christian Citizenship – To promote the application of Christian principles to daily life (Colossians 4:5).

* CHARACTER TRAIT FOR THE WEEK: Responsibility (Matthew 25:14-30)


Daily Events:

Monday 2nd
Chick-Fil-A Biscuits and Breakfast beverages provided by PTF for teachers and staff

Tuesday 3rd
Boxed Lunches provided by the PTF for teachers and staff
Little Crusaders Volleyball from 3-4:45 for girls in 1st-6th grade

Wednesday 4th
Coffee and Cookies provided by the PTF for teachers and staff

Thursday 5th
Yogi Bear Chicken provided by the PTF for teachers and staff and parent sponsored items such as a
side, salad or dessert (parents items should be dropped off by 10 am). Parents are needed to watch
classes during lunch (anytime from 10:45-1:10)
Little Crusaders Volleyball from 3-4:45 for girls in 1st-6th grade

Friday 6th
Hat and dress down day – support a cheerleader by bringing $1 to wear a hat or dress down
Sweet Treat provided by the PTF for teachers and staff
K4 to Edventure in Hartsville from 9:15-12:30
K5 to the Playzone from 8:30-Noon
SCACS State Tournament for Baseball and Softball

Saturday 7th
SCACS State Tournament for Baseball and Softball

Go Crusaders!

Make it a great day, 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 PHILOSOPHY (p. 6 in the handbook) – “Emmanuel Christian School is an academic institution, founded for the purpose of educating students from a Christian worldview and committed to maintaining and delivering a strong academic program.”

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.