4th Annual Fine Arts Christmas Celebration
December 4, 2017, by Cory Johns, Upper School Administrative Assistant
November 29, 2017, by Kelly Whittington, Admissions and Marketing Assistant
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Lunchtime Volunteer Invitation
November 1, 2017, by A.J. Cortman, Executive Assistant to the Head of School
Helping out at lunch time is a great way not only to volunteer some time at HCA, but to also get to know our students and faculty a little better. There is no long term commitment when you choose a lunch slot. If you are able to help only once that is great, if you are able to help multiple times that is great as well. A little extra help will ensure that all of our students are able to get their correct lunches as efficiently as possible, to allow for as much time as possible for them to eat before having to head back to class.
Thank you so much for all that each of you do to support HCA!
Grandparents/Veterans Day Invitation, by Kelly Whittington, Admissions and Marketing Assistant
October 31, 2017
HCA is excited to have the opportunity to host and honor our Grandparents and Veterans Friday, November 17th at 8:30 am. This celebration will take place in the sanctuary at Hebron Baptist Church. All grandparents and veterans are invited to attend. Please help us by indicating the RSVP for your family here by November 5th.
Peter and the Starcatcher
October 20, 2017, by Cory Johns, Upper School Administrative Assistant
Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.
There will be three performances from Oct 20, 2017 to Oct 21, 2017
It's HCA Casual Week!
October 11, 2017, by Cory Johns, Upper School Administrative Assistant
Disney Dinner Theater
October 02, 2017, by Josh Sass, Choral Director, AP Music Theory
Come enjoy a delicious Italian meal with your family while being serenaded by the HCA High School Chorus with your favorite Disney songs. All proceeds go to offset the cost of our annual chorus trip. In March, our chorus will be traveling to Disney World!
September 28, 2017, by A.J. Cortman, Executive Assistant to the Head of School
Helping out at lunch time is a great way to not only volunteer some time at HCA, but to also get to know our students and faculty a little better. There is no long-term commitment when you choose a lunch slot. If you can only once that is great, if you can help multiple times that is great as well. A little extra help will ensure that all of our students are able to get their correct lunches as efficiently as possible, to allow for as much time as possible for them to eat before having to head back to class.
September 28, 2017, by Michelle Newell, RN BSN, Student Support Services
Please check out this link for health services information usually included in my Nurse's Notes updates. I will try to add to it and update it as I find helpful info throughout the year. Please do not feel like this is something you need to check on a regular basis. It is just for you to look at if and when you are interested. Anything time-sensitive or important for everyone to see will be posted under Communication or emailed to you.
See You At The Pole
September 25, 2017, by Rebecca Reinhardt, Director of Admissions and Marketing
Family and friends, it is important now more than ever that we set apart time to pray for our school, our students and our nation. Please join us on our Dacula Road campus this Wednesday, September 27th for a time of worship and prayer.
Meet at the Pole
Grades 6-12 – 7:10 am on Upper School Campus
Grades 3-5 – 10:45 am on Lower School Campus
Grades K-2 – 12:15 am on Lower School Campus
Hebron Parent Association - Donation Letter
September 19, 2017, by Cory Johns, Upper School Administrative Assistant
Cancer Awareness Night - Friday, September 22, 2017
September 19, 2017, by Sheila Blahnik, Assistant to the Athletic Director
During halftime of the varsity football game this Friday, September 22, we would like to invite anyone who has dealt with any type of cancer to join us for a special night to honor those who been affected by cancer. If you would like to walk the field at half time as a survivor or in honor of a special loved one, please come to the scoreboard when there is five minutes left until halftime to walk with or in honor of your loved one affected by cancer.
In recognition, balloons will be for sale for $2 with all proceeds going to American Cancer Society. The releasing of the balloons will occur at a special halftime ceremony on the field and in the bleachers. All donations collected will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Also on this night, everyone is encouraged to wear pink to PINK OUT in support of cancer awareness. We look forward to a great evening of football and remembrance!
How to Spot Signs of Bullying In Your Child
September 15, 2017, by Michelle Newell, RN BSN, Student Support Services
We’ve come a long way from the time when bullying was considered a childhood rite of passage. And for good reason: research shows that children and teens who are bullied are at increased risk of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, impaired academic performance, substance abuse and even violence.
HCA’s Growth in Motion
September 14, 2017, by Rebecca Reinhardt, Director of Admissions and Marketing
Through His faithfulness and with the generous financial support of our parents, alumni, grandparents, friends, and partners in the community, we are reaching new heights as we strive to achieve our mission: providing a Christ-centered learning community that challenges all students to realize their greatest potential for transforming their world and impacting their culture.
The growth on HCA’s campus and in our classrooms is undeniable. Our students - both Upper and Lower School - are growing academically and spiritually, year after year. Our alumni are transforming their world and impacting their culture the second they enter the workforce, and we can’t wait to tell you their stories.
HCA is also experiencing exciting physical growth on campus that will better serve our students. A few of our current additions include:
Please take a moment to view our school's new video for this year's theme: Growth in Motion by visiting our Website or Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/HebronChristianAcademy. Please share the video with your friends or anyone that might be interested in attending HCA.
School Reopens Wednesday, September 13th
September 12, 2017, by Tracey Pritchard, Ed.D, Head of School
School will be in session Wednesday, September 13 for Hebron Christian Academy. Absences will be excused for storm related issues. We recognize that our families are spread across a wide geographical area and all were impacted differently by Irma. As always, your safety is of utmost importance and we respect and support your decision on whether it is safe to bring your student(s) to school in the morning.
September 11, 2017, by Tracey Pritchard, Ed.D, Head of School
School will be closed Tuesday, September 12, 2017 due to the impact of tropical storm Irma and continued weather related concerns.
September 10, 2017, by Tracey Pritchard, Ed.D, Head of School
Due to a Tropical Storm Warning issued for our county, Hebron Christian Academy will be closed on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Stay Safe!!
September 07, 2017, by Michelle Newell, RN BSN, Student Support Services
I hope you have had a chance to settle into a new school year a bit now. I am enjoying seeing my little (and big) friends everywhere! Last year at this time, I didn’t know anyone and no one knew me… now, I hear “Hi, Mrs. Newell!” coming from all over.
We will be sending information home soon regarding our new student health portal. You will be able to access your student’s health information, clinic visits, etc., as well as submit important information from doctor’s appointments, new prescriptions, etc.
Strep is going around (as usual!), so if your student has one or more of the strep-like symptoms – fever, sore throat, headache, stomach ache – please consider having them tested. Urgent care and “Minute Clinics” do this, and most pediatricians’ offices have “sick” slots available for same-day appointments.
Last week, we also saw a little wave of tummy symptoms. Mostly stomach pain and/or vomiting lasting in most cases about 24 hours. Watch for signs of dehydration, especially with the smaller kiddos, frequent vomiting, diarrhea, and/or fever – no tears when crying; dry, sticky lips/tongue, few wet diapers or trips to the bathroom than usual, listlessness, sluggishness. These are serious signs and should prompt a trip to the ER, Urgent Care, or doctor’s office.
Per school policy, if your child has vomited within the past 24 hours, they are not to come to school. Also, if they had a fever in the night, they should not be in school the next day. Please remember the 24-hour rule…. 24 hours fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medicine, and/or 24 hours without vomiting. If everyone will follow this rule, we may be able to keep the germs at bay.
URGENT CARE, etc.
CHOA now has a Children’s Urgent Care next to Kohl’s in the Hamilton Mill area… this is a great place for kids to be treated for illness or injury. Across the street from HCA’s Upper School is NGPG’s Urgent Care clinic, which is good for strep and flu tests, stitches, early morning or later evening urgent (but not emergency) situations – they have x-ray available but not CT or MRI. For sports-related injuries and concussion evaluations, Zach Buechner, HCA’s Athletic Trainer is available in his office off the weight room in the Upper School gym every school day after 2pm. He will see HCA students of any age, so if your child bumps his head on the playground or injures an ankle during PE, he can give recommendations and/or refer to the appropriate sports med provider or the Concussion Institute based on his evaluation.
Third Annual Miss Hebron Pageant
September 06, 2017, by Sheila Blahnik, Assistant to the Athletic Director
Coffee with the Counselor
Where: Media Center (Bldg. F)
When: Friday, September 8, 8:00-9:00 a.m.
With: Kierra Culpeper & Di Brown
What: A time for parents to stop by and meet with our School Counselors, and learn more about what programs, support, and services we have to offer our students and their families.
New School Health Information and Resources
August 17, 2017, by Michelle Newell, RN BSN, Student Support Services
Hello, Parents! Please click on the following resources for more information about clinic policies, medication, and new school health information.
We do keep ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin), acetaminophen (Tylenol), and diphenhydramine (Benadryl) in Children’s Liquid and regular tablet form in both clinics. Any other medication must be brought in the original (pharmacy-labeled, if a prescription) container. We cannot keep any expired medication in the clinic, so please make sure to check the expiration date on the bottle or box before bringing it in.
HCA Mission Opportunities
August 17, 2017, by Kelly McGee, HCA Missions Board Chair
I am excited to tell you about a new emphasis Hebron Christian Academy is placing on being the hands and feet of Jesus! Last winter, Dr. Pritchard envisioned an HCA Missions Board. Our objective was to review what was currently being done and create a comprehensive plan that would include all HCA students. After forming a board and gathering info, we wanted to identify missions’ projects that any student and their family members could be involved in. We also wanted to create missions’ resources for families and staff to use for individual or club participation. Finally, we wanted to create a web presence with online information that is available to everyone. This digital information is currently being built and will appear soon under the Student Life tab at www.hebronlions.org.
I am pleased to announce that we have chosen two school-wide service projects that we will host and that everyone is invited to participate in. Feed My Starving Children will be an organization that we collect coins for throughout the fall and winter, culminating in a food pack every student will be invited to participate in March 8-11, 2018 at the Gwinnett Fairgrounds. Operation Christmas Child is our second school-wide focus. Clubs, classes and families will be encouraged to pack shoeboxes for collection at HCA in November. Students 13 and over will be given the opportunity to go to the Operation Christmas Child warehouse to pack master boxes to ship abroad.
In addition to these 2 worthy organizations, clubs and their sponsors, student government groups and lower school teachers will be asked to choose from a list of additional organizations we have vetted or find their own worthy causes to open for school-wide service opportunities. It is our hope that our school will offer one school wide opportunity each month for any student to earn CIA/ honors club hours. More importantly, we hope that these opportunities will foster a desire by our students to make serving Christ a lifestyle, not just a project.
More details will be coming soon. Thanks for your interest and support!
August 17, 2017, by Tracey Pritchard, Ed.D, Head of School
We have assigned all Eclipse glasses on a first come first serve basis on received permission slips. If you have an upper school student (6-12) we have returned your student’s permission slip (to your student) if we are NOT supplying him/her glasses. Elementary school is all settled and no permission slips have been returned at this time.
All 7th period teachers (Upper School) and homeroom teachers (Lower School) will have each student’s permission slip and glasses to distribute to students right before going outside for the Eclipse. We are not promising that there will be no mix-ups on Monday even with our well organized plan. Therefore, we will also be providing opportunities for students to view the Eclipse inside. If you are ‘bent’ on a specific way for your child to view the Eclipse (i.e. I want him/her outside) you are more than welcome to keep your kiddos home on 8/21 for the Eclipse or check them out at lunch with no penalty to avoid any disappointment. We will not allow any student to leave the building to view the Eclipse if we do not have glasses or a permission slip for them. Unfortunately we will not be able to respond to text messages, emails, or phone calls on the day of the event troubleshooting permission slip issues or misunderstandings! Again, if you have a strong feeling about HOW your child(ren) is viewing the Eclipse please make plans to keep him/her home.
Upper School students not going outside will report to the cafetorium to watch the Eclipse on live stream. Lower School students remaining inside will participate in the live streaming of the event in assigned classrooms at the elementary campus.
HCA Lunch Program Ordering Process
August 9, 2017, by Karen Coleman
All preorders will take place Monday through Wednesday, with cut-off at 11:59 pm on Wednesday each week. No orders will be accepted after cut-off.
We are pleased to announce that Hebron Christian Academy has selected EZ School Apps for our school lunch management software. This product offers a safe and secure way to pay for student meals online from any browser using EZ Parent Center (www.ezparentcenter.com). It also provides parents and students the opportunity to discuss meal options and then preorder meals online.
After signing up you will have the opportunity to:
Please follow the attached directions to setup your account today. Enjoy the convenience of online ordering, online payments, and viewing of your student's account 24/7.
At this time, meals are the only option we are offering for lunch. Once our program and process are running smoothly, we will be adding additional options, as well as a la carte items.
We still need parent volunteers to help serve lunches. It was brought to my attention that when trying to reply to the previous email for volunteering, there were issues with several parents. If you would like to serve with us, please open a new email to me with the subject line "Lunch Volunteer" and hopefully your email will make it to my inbox this time.
EZ Parent Center Parents - Meal Preordering.pdf
Announcement about pre-ordering and restaurant providers
August 4, 2017, by Tracey Pritchard, Ed.D, Head of School
This year, we are implementing a new lunch program starting Monday, August 14. Lunches will be pre-ordered and will be provided by these local vendors: Chick-fil-A, Edee’s BBQ, Luigi’s Pizza, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Moe’s. Drinks will be available, and we will add a-la-carte items to our menu in the near future. Parents will be able to view the menu online and pre-order lunches on a weekly basis. Specific details regarding meal offerings and online ordering will be posted the week of August 7th. Please pack and send lunches with your kiddos prior to August 14. The contact person for the lunch program is Karen Coleman at email@example.com.
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