Crusader Comments – Nov. 23 & 30, 2020

Hello fellow Crusaders!  

As we approach Thanksgiving, I pray that each family will take time to stop and thank God for His many provisions and blessings on each of us.

* CONGRATULATIONS to our ECS senior class.  Once again, they have scored very well on the SAT.  In October they took the SAT here at school and of our 21 seniors 61% of them are planning on attending a 4-year college.  The average SAT score for our 4-year college bound seniors is a 1099.  The average SAT score for our top ten seniors in the class of 2021 is a 1149.  Way to go seniors and parents and great job Upper School Faculty.

* United Way is holding its 7th annual Coats, Hoodies, Hats and Gloves for Kids drive.  A collection box is located outside the school office and will be available until Tuesday, Nov. 24.  Please donate new or gently used items.  This is a great opportunity to give back to our local community by helping others.
THANK YOU to those of you who have dropped off items.  The donation box is almost full, let’s finish filling it up before Thanksgiving.

* Mistletoe Market will be Dec. 9-11.  See information coming home Monday, Nov. 23.

* Nov. 30-Dec. 11 grades 7-12 (Upper School) celebrate the 12 days of Christmas

* As we see Covid-19 cases across the state and in Darlington County continue to rise, please continue to be diligent about washing your hands, wearing a mask in public, and socially distancing whenever possible.

* COVID-19 Update – There are currently no positive student cases that we are aware of in grades K2-6th.  There are currently no positive student cases that we are aware of in grades 7th-12th.

*VERSE OF THE WEEK: 1 Corinthians 9:25 “And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things.  Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.”

*EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE FOR THE WEEK: Academic Excellence – to strive for mastery (1 Corinthians 9:25)

*CHARACTER TRAIT FOR THE WEEK: Honesty (2 Corinthians 13:8)

Daily Events:
Monday 23rd
Grades 7-12 Progress Reports should be returned
Little Crusaders Soccer games until 4:30pm

Tuesday 24th
Rolling Rooster at ECS from 7-8:30am

Wednesday 25th

Thursday 26th

Friday 27th

Monday 30th
School resumes
Little Crusaders soccer games until 4:30pm (last day)
Grades 7-12 (Upper School) pajama dress day

Tuesday 1st
Upper School Christmas door decoration contest
Away basketball at Sumter – JVB at 5, VB at 6

Wednesday 2nd
Upper School students bring a stocking and have Christmas music playing in the hallways

Thursday 3rd
Senior Sundaes available during lunch
Upper School students dress up as a Christmas movie character
Home Basketball vs Dillon Christian – VG at 6, VB at 7:15.  Attendance at home games is LIMITED to those with a Booster Club Membership or those invited by a basketball player or cheerleader.  Masks are required.

Friday 4th
Upper School students stuff Christmas stockings

GO Crusaders.

Have a great weekend and make sure you are plugged into a local church body (Hebrews 10:24-25).  If you don’t have a local church that you currently attend, we invite you to visit us at Emmanuel Baptist Church 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 of 1964, 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 sent out electronically through email on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning 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.