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Upcoming Meetings and Events

MONDAY
NOV 18
6:30-7:30 PM

WINTER SPORTS MEETING FOR PARENTS AND ATHLETES

Students planning to participate in junior varsity or varsity winter sports must attend the November 18 athletic meeting with their parents.

TUESDAY
NOV 19
7:00 PM

FALL SPORTS AWARDS NIGHT

Student athletes who played soccer or volleyball and their parents are invited to attend the fall sports awards night. The event will take place in the auditorium, former gymnasium. Reception to follow.

FRIDAY
NOV 22
8:30 AM

ALL-SCHOOL THANKSGIVING CHAPEL

Parents are welcome to join their student(s) for the all-school Thanksgiving Chapel hosted by the elementary school. 

FRIDAY
NOV 22
11:15 AM-1:00 PM

SPECIAL THANKSGIVING DINNER

The school cafeteria will be closed in the morning on Friday, November 22. Mr. Gouthro will be busily preparing a delicous Thanksgiving feast for the students who purchase lunch on that day. The lunch will include roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, corn, and a slice of pie. There will be no alternative choices or specials on that day.

WEDNESDAY
NOV 27 –
FRIDAY NOV 29

THANKSGIVING BREAK

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy will be closed Wednesday, November 27, through Friday, November 29. School will resume on Monday, December 2.

What is the Parent Volunteer Organization?

There will be a Parent Volunteer Organization meeting on Thursday, November 21, at 6:30 PM in the multipurpose room. Interested parents will hear more about the organization and how to participate.

CYO Basketball Practice Schedules

KINDERGARTEN

Coach
Steve Porter
sporter@pvcama.org

Practice begins Friday, December 6
Gym B
Friday 2:45 – 3:30 PM

GRADE ONE AND TWO

Coach
Mrs. Souza
bsouza@pvcama.org

Practice
Gym A
Friday 2:45- 3:45 AM

GRADE THREE AND FOUR - BOYS

Coach
Mr. Garvey
Christe.garvey@gmail.com

Practice
Gym B
Monday and Wednesday 2:45 – 3:45 PM

GRADE THREE AND FOUR - GIRLS

Coach
Mr. Duff and Mrs. Walker
Jmjjduff@gmail.com

Practice
Gym B
Tuesday 2:45 – 3:45 PM 

GRADE FIVE AND SIX -BOYS

Coach
Mr. Hill 
mevanshill@gmail.com

Practice
Gym A
Monday and Wednesday 2:45- 4:00 PM

GRADE FIVE AND SIX - GIRLS

Coach
Mrs. Kerns
lckerns@fbcel.org

Practice
Gym B
Monday and Wednesday 2:45- 3:45 PM

GRADE SEVEN AND EIGHT - BOYS

Coach
Dana Anderson
scubadana@hotmail.com

Practice
Gym B
Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 – 5:00 PM

School Closings and Delays

For the latest in school delays or closings:

Cable and Radio Stations

WWLP-TV Channel 22
WGGB-TV Channel 40
WFSB-TV Channel 3
WIHS Radio 104.9 FM

Websites

www.wwlp.com
www.wggb.com
www.wfsb.com
www.necn.com

“Tedd Tripp offers solid, trustworthy, biblical help for parents. If you are looking for the right perspective and practical help, you won’t find a more excellent guide.” ~ Rev. John MacArthur

Hosted by Westfield Evangelical Free Church
568 Southwick Road, Westfield, MA

For more information, contact Pam Peters at
office@westfieldefc.com or 413-562-1504

 

Instructing a Child's Heart

$10.00 per individual or $15.00 per couple

Friday, January 17, 6:30 – 9:15 PM
Saturday, January 18, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Learn how to teach children the Biblical truths that provide the foundation for corrective discipline and work out the application of formative instruction in response to the need for discipline and correction.

About Dr. Tedd Tripp

Dr. Tedd Tripp is the President of Shepherding The Heart Ministries, a non-profit organization, whose mission is connecting the hearts of God’s people to the power and grace of the gospel. He develops and teaches materials that encourage the people of God to understand God’s hope for the ways we are pushed and pulled by the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Dr. Tripp is Pastor Emeritus of Grace Fellowship Church in Hazelton, PA, where he served from 1980 to 2012. He and his wife, Margy, founded Immanual Christian School in 1979, where he has served as a teacher and administrator. He has also served as a conference speaker and presenter of Shepherding a Child’s Heart Seminars. He is the author of A Parent Handbook for Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Hints for Parents, and co-author of Instructing a Child’s Heart along with his wife Margy. His books, videos, and audio materials are used throughout the world.

Dr. Tripp and Margy have three adult children and nine grandchildren.

 

Friday Schedule

6:30 – 7:00 PM

7:00 – 8:00 PM     The Call to Formative Instruction – Deuteronomy 6
Formative instruction provides children with Biblical ways of thinking. It is the process of instruction that enables our children to root life in revelation of God in the Bible. Formative instruction is not focused on correcting something that has gone wrong.; its focus is providing ways of interpreting and responding to life that are Biblical.

8:00 – 8:15 PM     Break

8:15 – 9:15 PM     What is a Family?
The Christian family is a theological learning center where God’s glory is on display. It is a sociological learning center where children learn to live with and love others. It is a redemptive learning center where parents stand in solidarity with their children as people who sin, are sinned against, and must experience the grace of redemption working within.

 

Saturday Schedule

9:00 – 10:00 AM     Living Joyfully Under Authority
Our culture thinks of authority as derived from overwhelming force or consent. We have no idea that it is good and proper for some to be in authority and for others to be under authority. True freedom is found in living joyfully under the authorities that God has ordained. 

10:10 – 11:10 AM     Getting to the Heart of Behavior
Proverbs 4 says, “The heart is the well-spring of life.” Luke 6 tells that it is, “out of the overflow of the heart that the mouth speaks.” If behavior flows from the heart, then we cannot think about behavior Biblically without reference to the heart. This teaching will equip individuals to help children see how behavior that has strayed reflects a heart that has strayed.

11:20 AM – 12:30 PM     Corrective Discipline – Galations 6
Corrective discipline is responding to our children when something has gone wrong. Galations 6 states the sowing and reaping principle of Scripture. We must learn to shape consequences for our kids as a way not to manipulate behavior, but as a way of understanding the enduring truth of God’s Word. Key to corrective discipline is skill in communicating Biblically – with restraint, using pleasant words, and delighting in understanding.

 

Amazon Smile Foundation
Remember PVCA When You Shop On Amazon.com

Support Pioneer Valley Christian Academy by using AmazonSmile. When you shop on smile.amazon.com, the Amazonsmile foundation will donate .5% of the price of eligible purchases to PVCA.

See’s Candy Fundraiser
Through November 20

Stuff your Christmas stockings with See’s Candy! The sophomore class will be selling See’s high quality chocolates. To order, fill out the form below and submit it to the front office with payment by Wednesday, November 20.

Sees-Candy-Order Form

Prayer for our Military Students, Alumni, and Families

PVCA  guidance counselor, Mrs. Lynn Jefson, will be creating a military prayer wall outside the academic office. If you would like to add your soldier to our military prayer wall, please email the information below to Mrs. Lynn Jefson, ljefson@pvcama.org.

First and Last Name
Rank
Branch
Where serving
Prayer requests
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