Chick-Fil-A and Southlands FUNdraiser

We had a blast partnering with Chick-Fil-A at City of Industry for our FUNdraiser yesterday. It began with a special visit from the Chick-Fil-A cow to both our campuses! She tells us that she really enjoyed hanging out with our students!

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Later in the evening, we enjoyed a highly successful family time at Chick-Fil-A. The turn out was tremendous, and we think it’s safe to say that we packed the place out. Thanks to all who made donations and contributed towards making last night’s event an uproarious success and contributing to our goal and mission, to raise up young people who will impact the world for the glory of God!

P.S. We’d love to see any photos you may have taken from last night! Send us a message over on Facebook or mention us on  Twitter and Instagram! Our handle is @southlands

OneHope and the Southlands Connection

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As many of you may already know, Southlands Christian Schools entered into a unique and exciting partnership with OneHope this year to bring their interactive game Incredible Islands to our campus. They recently sat down with our Director of  Elementary Chapels, Mrs. Holly Duncan to discuss how our collaboration has been going. Here’s an excerpt:

“Initially I was concerned that I’d have to do a lot of tech stuff, plus I have a lot going on and I’m involved in so many things that I couldn’t take on something super labor-intensive,” Holly said. “But once I got started I found I had nothing to worry about.”

Because Holly is teaching on one theme—the blood of Jesus—in chapel this year, she found that, although she could occasionally use a story from the platform, there wasn’t a fit for every single week. Seeing how it worked, though, Holly had an idea to use Incredible Islands to support the curriculum they were using in Bible class at the school. So far, it has proven ideal for the elementary Bible teachers because they can easily coordinate the stories, verses and Quests to reinforce what they’re teaching in classroom. They’re also using Incredible Islands to support the school’s focus on a character trait each week.

To read the rest, including comments from our Elementary School Principal, Sue Yoon, and second grade teacher Marla Holbrook, be sure to check out the full post. Thanks, OneHope and Incredible Islands!

2. Advent

Advent at Southlands

2. Advent

Hello Southlands community! Sorry you haven’t heard from us in awhile; it’s been an exciting, busy time at school and we are truly excited for where we’re headed as a Family!

We wanted to share some thoughts that we’ve had about the upcoming season. As many of you may know, today marks not only the beginning of December, but also marks the second day in the season of Advent.

Taken from the Latin word “adventus,” the word advent means “the arrival of someone or something.” In a Christian context, Advent is a time of preparation for the celebration of Christ’s birth and the beginning of the salvation story, which we commemorate on Christmas Day. In technical terms, it is the first season of the Christian church year, leading up to Christmas and including the four preceding Sundays. This year, Advent started yesterday (November 30th), and runs until Christmas eve. To help you to reflect on Christ and this season, we came up with a few ideas that you can use during this season.

1. Find an Advent reading plan

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Most of us use smartphones, tablets, and laptops these days, so now would be a good time to check out the YouVersion Bible app. This is a great resource that you can take anywhere, and gives you a chance to literally carry God’s Word with you. In it, you can not only read the entire Bible, but you can browse reading plans to help guide your time of study. There are many Advent readers to choose from, and we particularly enjoy John Piper’s “Good News of Great Joy” Advent reading plan.

To find the right app for your use case, follow the link: https://www.youversion.com/apps

2. Find at least one person to encourage each day leading up to Christmas

One of the happiest times of the year is the lead-up to Christmas. How can one not feel joy while seeing the lights and taking in all the joyful holiday music?

However, Christmas, and the holidays as a whole, could also be the most discouraging or loneliest of times for some.

Wherever you may be this season, why not make it a point to encourage those around you? It can be as easy as complimenting your friend for a job well done on their paper, or thanking your parents/guardians for the delicious meal they prepared for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up.”

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Upcoming Events

We are excited to be a positive influence to those around us! In addition, we wanted to let you know that this month, Southlands will be hosting a few events to help aid in the celebration of Christmas and the coming of our Lord. Below, you can find a list of for your reference. We can’t wait to see you at one of our campuses this December!

December 2nd:

TK-3rd Grade Christmas Play

December 9th:

High School Christmas Concert

December 12th:

4th-High School Christmas Concert

Spiritual Explosion

The most anticipated secondary school trip is fast approaching! We are headed to the mountains for 3 days full of activities, games, and fellowship. Are you ready to go camping? Review the materials list from your Spiritual Explosion packet and make sure you have everything you need.

“We Are the Free” Photo by Jack Xu, 12th grade

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Picture days!

Sept. 8 (Walnut), Sept. 10 (Rowland), Sept 12 (Preschool)
Practice your smile and say, “cheeeeese!”. If you would like to order pictures, please don’t forget to bring your form with your payment.

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