Solomon and the Ant: Authors’ Brunch

Composition & Literature for our Second Graders this year has included the study of a wonderful text of rich and beautiful Jewish folktales: Solomon and the Ant

Over the course of the semester, the students used this text as a basis for their copy work, as well as a source of new vocabulary words. After reading through a few selected pieces, they were given the opportunity to retell one of the tales in their own words. The only catch? They had to make it Christmas-themed.

Some students updated their fables to present-day, and chose to include some of their classmates as characters. Others decided to set it in Bethlehem at the time of Jesus’ birth. Duri ng our campus Christmas celebrations this season, the classes hosted an Authors’ Brunch, featuring the retelling of their stories. Parents and siblings attended, and even helped display the accompanying illustrations.

After all of the authors had shared their stories, they treated the audience to a special presentation of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”, complete with sign language. It was a great morning spent celebrating all of the wonderful facets of the season.

 

End of Year Giving: Every little bit helps!

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Take a deep breath, Mustangs: the end of the year is here and you made it! We even had actual snow in Austin this year. We pray that each of you is slowing down professionally, personally and as a family. We thank God for what He has done, and continues to do, in and through ACS this year.

One of our core values is to make ACS financially accessible for as many families as possible. We live our value by dedicating a portion of each year’s net income to the tuition assistance fund. This, along with the generous donations from ACS families and friends, has enabled us to offer need-based tuition assistance for the past three years. This community is the beating heart that generously keeps this trend active and alive as we grow. Thank you!

Would you please consider giving a special end-of- year gift of any amount to help current and future ACS families who may need tuition assistance?

Please pray that God will provide abundantly for these needs  and seek His will on what part you play in this story of generosity. And please pass this on to any family or friends who support the vision of ACS as well.

For those who shop on Amazon, if you type smile.amazon.com as your starting point and choose “Austin Classical School” as the organization you support, we will get a small donation from Amazon at no cost to you.

Thank you for your consideration. If you are able to give, please make your check payable to Austin Classical School and send it to the address below. Donations must be post-marked by December 31 to be deductible for your 2017 taxes. Please indicate on the memo line of your check if this is a tuition assistance donation or a general fund donation. All donations are tax-deductible.

Austin Classical School
P.O. Box 9908
Austin, TX 78766

Thank you again for helping make this year an amazing one!

Parent Choir: A New Tradition

We are blessed with a wonderful community of families who love our school. When one of them came to us a few weeks ago and asked if we would consider taking some time in chapel to host a “Parents Choir”, we couldn’t say yes fast enough.

Once the Christmas carols were selected and voices were warmed up, this group of singers took the stage and knocked our (Christmas) socks off! What a tremendous way to celebrate the season! The students enjoyed singing along during the first verse of the songs, and then listening in for the harmonies on the remaining verses.

We think it’s safe to say that this is the start of a new tradition. We can’t wait to hear them again next year!

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The Ballad of Matthew’s Begats

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Who says memory work can’t be fun? For our Grammar students, we try to incorporate songs and jingles whenever possible to help keep our memory work exciting. This year, through our study of ancient history, we’ve been able to incorporate so many stories from God’s word. One special treat that our Second graders had for us today was their presentation of the genealogy of Jesus…set to a quite catchy tune, thanks to the musical stylings of Andrew Peterson.

We present The Ballad of Matthew’s Begats