This Week at UCA – 2/27/17
- February 27, 2017
- Posted by: Flor Smith
- Category: This Week @ UCA
Dear UCA Family,
“’For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” Matthew 25:35-40
BEANS AND RICE FOR KENYA FUNDRAISER
In case you have heard that our students are only being fed Beans and Rice in the Cafeteria, you are partially correct! The fact is that for 6 days between now and Spring Break, our students voted almost unanimously to serve Beans and Rice as a fundraiser for the people of Kenya who are in a severe drought, resulting in a famine. Here’s how it works: when the Cafeteria serves only beans and rice, the cost of ingredients is significantly lower than for regular meals, so the cafeteria “refunds” a portion of the meal cost based on the number of students eating at each meal. Our Africa Trip students are hoping to raise $10,000 in order to purchase Rice, Maize, and Beans to distribute to the people of Kenya to whom they will be ministering. After all, doing medical and dental ministry for people who are starving and may die of starvation in a matter of weeks is futile. Please pray that as the students participate in this fundraiser, their eyes will be opened to the needs of the people of Kenya, and that all of our hearts would be broken for the things that break the heart of God.
DAY STUDENTS – GIRLS’ MOVIE NIGHT
All girls are invited to join us to watch the movie “She’s All That”, this Thursday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Girls’ Dorm Chapel. A discussion of ideas such as friendship, popularity, dating, and making choices, will follow. Day students are welcome to spend the night at the dorm free of charge following this event. Snacks will be provided. This activity will take the place of recreation for girls on that night and will count as worship for dorm students, so attendance will be taken. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Melendy, at Michelle.Melendy@ucaa.org, or (509) 245-3608.
Gymnastics will be on tour to Moses Lake and Tri-Cities this Friday and Sabbath, March 3-4. Please see schedule below. And if you happen to be close by, please come support and enjoy your students’ performance.
|Friday, March 3||Crestview Christian School||Performance/Clinic, 9:45 & 10:30 a.m.||1601 W Valley Rd, Moses Lk, WA|
|Sabbath, March 4||Pasco Riverview SDA Church||Worship Service – 11:00 a.m.||605 N Road 36, Pasco, WA|
|Saturday, March 4||Tri-City Adventist School||Performance – 7 p.m.||4115 W Henry St, Pasco, WA|
Here are the performance locations and times for Band/Choraliers/Orchestra during their combined tour, this Friday-Sabbath, March 3-4. If you are in the area, please come and enjoy the music your students will be sharing.
|Friday, March 3||Tri-City Adventist School||10:30 a.m.||4115 W Henry St, Pasco, WA|
|Friday, March 3||Kennewick SDA Church||7:00 p.m.||7105 W 10th Ave, Kennewick, WA|
|Sabbath, March 4||Milton SDA Church||10:30 a.m.||1244 N Elizabeth St, Milton-Freewater, OR|
DAY STUDENTS – SUNDAY SCHOOL/DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME CHANGE
Remember, there will be school on SUNDAY, March 12, with a regular class schedule. Spring Break starts on Wednesday, the 15th! Keep in mind that Daylight Savings time begins that Sunday, when the time moves FORWARD one hour.
Students planning to ride on the UCA home-leave buses should respond to the transportation email by Friday, March 10. The schedule is attached.
Seniors, if you plan to visit a college in preparation for next year, it is imperative that this happens during the 3rd quarter rather than the 4th quarter, as we want you to succeed and graduate!
DAY STUDENT NOTICE!!
Please see the WINTER DRIVING/ATTENDANCE POLICY below.
|Daylight Savings Begins||Sun, Mar 12|
|Sunday School||Sun, Mar 12|
|Spring Break||Wed-Sun, Mar 15-26|
|Fourth Quarter Begins||Mon, Mar 27|
|HOPE Sign Up||Wed, Mar 29|
|Grandparent Weekend||Fri-Sat, Mar 31-Apr 1|
|WWU Days||Sun-Wed, Apr 2-4|
|Academy Day||Thu, Apr 6|
|ASB Spring Party||Sun, Apr 9|
|Music/Gymnastics Tour||Wed-Sun, Apr 12-16|
Facebook Friends: Follow us on Facebook [www.facebook.com/uppercolumbiaacademy] for all the latest campus news and information.WINTER DRIVING/ATTENDANCE POLICY
SAFETY IS OUR FIRST CONCERN!
Day students are encouraged to stay in the dorm when it is unsafe to travel. In this case, the fee for staying overnight in the dorm will be waived. Please make arrangements with the deans. Students driving during poor road conditions should allow extra driving time.
Even if Liberty School District is closed, we will continue to have classes. Parents will need to evaluate the situation. Our top priority is student safety, but we also don’t want them to miss classes unnecessarily. Liberty often closes due to conditions that do not affect travel to UCA. If Liberty is closed, students’ perfect attendance will not be affected and absences will be excused.
If Liberty School District is on a two-hour delay, we will operate as normal. If you have a special circumstance, please advise us.
Tune in to the radio or TV stations in the morning to have a list of school closings. You may also receive the same information on their websites.
If students have travel emergencies or will be staying home due to road conditions, parents need to call Flor Smith at 245-3614.
Again, you are encouraged to help your student allow extra travel time or have them stay in the dorm when necessary.
We are all praying for a safe winter.