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.
Once each fall and once each spring, PCA holds a very special night called Recitation. At Recitation, the students have a chance to present many of the poems, songs, chants and jingles they have learned over the past semester to a room full of family, friends, and those interested in learning more about the school. Our spring Recitation night was May 2.
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.
The upper grades of Pinnacle Classical Academy recently went on a field trip to Pinnacle Mountain. With all the colored leaves out, it was a great time of year to further their study of rocks, plants and trees first hand. The field trip started at the Pinnacle Mountain Visitor Center. A park ranger led us on a trail while pointing out some of the interesting features of the forest. Some features the students found on their own, like this naturally bent tree.
Thursday evening I had the pleasure of attending an informal seminar at PCA hosted by our headmaster, Bill Izard. The topic was entitled Men of Valor, Women of Virtue and it was both simple and profound. The heart of the topic was about raising our children in such as way as to both model and thus instill in them a character that is in line with God’s ideal for us. In quintessential classical style, Mr. Izard encouraged us as parents and teachers to put great importance on growing our kids’ character and less on the career they may someday have.
…you know the meaning of the latin words amo, amas, amat, amamus, amatis, amant.
…your child wants to quiz you on the Ten Commandments and their order.
…your child proudly attempts to have a conversation with you in Latin and you find yourself at a loss for words.
Every parent has their own reasons for choosing their child’s school, these are simply mine. This is the first of several posts describing the major reasons why my husband and I chose Pinnacle Classical Academy for our kids’ education.