Every year, PCA hosts a Greek and Roman olympics (field day) called Greekfest. It is a day the students and many parents look forward to all year. The students dress in ancient Greek or Roman attire and families are encouraged to come in costume as well.
In celebration of the great work the students did in March with our Stories for Scholarships fundraiser, PCA recently had Literary Character Day. It was a fun day at PCA!
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.
Recently our 2nd and 3rd grade class presented their last book reports of the year. As usual, it was fun to hear all the stories our students have been reading and obviously enjoying. Great job, 2nd and 3rd grade class!
In typical PCA style, they’ve introduced my children to something fun and wonderful that has great meaning and depth of truth. The chorus of their favorite song goes like this, “God made me like He made the sea, He filled it up with green and blue. He sent His Son, the only one, to fill me up and make me new.” With a catchy song like that, they now have a great biblical truth hidden in their hearts, and it’s so much fun to sing about!
Thursday I visited Pinnacle Classical Academy and found the elementary school buzzing with Valentine’s excitement. They were making Valentine’s crafts, playing Valentine’s games and sharing Valentine’s notes with all their schoolmates. And although I didn’t have a chance to visit the upper grade’s class, I hear they got to watch a movie and have a party of their own.
Pinnacle Classical Academy is presenting a FREE concert called Slugs & Bugs, featuring musician Randall Goodgame and songs from Andrew Peterson. The family-friendly concert will be held on Friday, February 15, at 6:30 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church.
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.
Recitation night is when Pinnacle Classical Academy really shines. I have been to four Recitation Nights over the past two years and every one leaves me amazed at how much information our kids have learned in a short number of weeks. I am always proud of the confidence and professionalism of the students and faculty, while at the same time thrilled at the little smiles and giggles and wiggles that let me know they’re having fun at school.
After weeks of careful preparation, I walked through the parking lot carrying a bag of fresh pencils and new markers and pretty colored notebooks and all those little things that spark the first light of excitement that school is starting soon. Officially tonight may have been a night to meet the teachers and go over logistics, but behind all the official business of the evening was an overwhelming buzz of excitement and anticipation.