The preschool class is for children who will be 4-years-old by August 1st. Children who are 5-years-old and not yet starting kindergarten will also enjoy this class. They will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, September 3 from 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
At many schools and businesses, Friday is a day to dress down. Casual Friday, it is sometimes called. Casual Friday is a nice way to relax after a week of hard work. At Pinnacle Classical Academy, Friday is not a dress-down day. In fact, at PCA, Friday is known as Formal Friday. The students dress up from their normal weekly uniforms to formal plaid jumpers and skirts, pressed white dress shirts, and pants and ties for the boys. Why do we do that?
One of my favorite things about being a mom in Central Arkansas is the library system. We have a great network of libraries! In this post, I want to show you how I’ve learned to make the most of my library visits; choosing books for my family thoughtfully and carefully while keeping my library visits brief and enjoyable.
Giving Him all I’ve got effects everything, my budget, my calendar, my phone plan, and my dinner plans. I’ve become convinced that everything I allow myself to do or not do in life effects my heart, soul and mind. I want to offer Him the best I can and I intend to spend my life improving what I have to give. As a parent, I will bend over backwards to keep my kids at PCA because I believe down to my core that at PCA, my kids are learning to love God with all they’ve got, and I can see that what they have is being improved upon rapidly and with excellence.
PCA has taught me that the mind is a unique tool. I can’t tell my heart what to feel or convince my soul to deeply desire something. I can, however, teach my mind new things with great intentionality. If I’m going to love God with all my mind, then I would be smart to offer Him the best my mind can be.
If the first and greatest of God’s commandments to us is to love Him with all of our dreams and desires down to our core – our soul, then it seems to me that I need to be very intentional in helping my children develop ideas, goals and dreams that are full of Biblical truth and that honor God. One of the things I have always loved about PCA is that the teachers, the board, and the philosophy behind the school are all driven by the deeper things in life – the soul issues.
In the next several posts, I’m going to talk about what it means, in my perspective of course, to love God with all my heart, all my soul, all my mind, and all I’ve got. I will also highlight a few areas where I see this viewpoint being reflected in Pinnacle Classical Academy. I’ll tackle the heart in this post.
Monday morning was full of smiles as all the students and teachers reunited for the beginning of a new quarter!
God doesn’t settle for “okay.” He went all out. He made a world that is majestic and awe-inspiring, just like Him. He made trees vibrant with color and life, just like Him. He made mountains so large and dramatic that they demand our attention and lure us toward them, just like Him. He made this world with excellence because He is excellent. One of the things I love about PCA is that they approach education with excellence.
The semester ended with excitement as the last day, the day of the Christmas party, drew nearer. Despite the power outage, the party was fun and everyone left with smiles on their faces. Merry Christmas PCA! We’re looking forward to being back together again soon for a new semester!