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View From Above: April 26 - 30, 2021

Weekly All-School Announcements
April 26 - 30, 2021
Weekly Scripture Verse
Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24 (NIV)
Important Dates For This Week
Monday, April 26: All School: Lazy Day Lunch: Chicken Tenders & Fries

Tuesday, April 27: All School: DC Open House, 6:00 p.m. in the Gymnasium

Wednesday, April 28: All School: Minimum Day - 11:30 a.m. Dismissal
All School: Teacher In-Service, 12:30 p.m.
All School: ASC Lazy Day Lunch: Bean & Cheese Burrito

Thursday, April 29: Elementary: Fire Drill, 9:10 a.m.

Friday, April 30: Elementary: Elementary 5th Grade Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
MS/HS: MS/HS Chapel - College Signing, 10:00 a.m.
All School: Lazy Day Lunch: Bean & Cheese Burrito
Looking Ahead...
May 4 - May 5: Grades 1-11: IOWA Standardized Testing
May 3 - 14: High School: AP College Board Examinations
May 4: Faculty: Elementary Faculty Meeting, 3:00 p.m.
All School News
OPEN HOUSE
On Tuesday, April 27th, we will be hosting the Desert Chapel Christian School Open House. The
Open House is an opportunity for new families to come and learn about our wonderful school. Please invite your friends and family members, who may be seeking an educational opportunity for their children that features a Biblical perspective and excellence in instruction.

When: Tuesday, April 27th
Where: Desert Chapel MS/HS Gymnasium
Time: 6:00 p.m.

DC MERCHANDISE
DC face masks are for sale in the school office. Choose from three different styles. The masks are comfortable, breathable, and have adjustable straps. $10 per mask. Additional DC t-shirts, polos, and hoodies are available for purchase in the MS/HS office.

GIFT CARDS
Desert Chapel school families can purchase gift cards through our SCRIP program. A portion of the sales is donated back to Desert Chapel Christian School. Gift cards are available for restaurants, stores, gas stations, grocery stores, and online shopping. Contact Mrs. Behrend in the school office, or Mrs. Ulaan in the church office to place your order, or place your order online. See attached brochure for more information.

DESERT CHAPEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL SOCIAL MEDIA
Website: www.dceagles.org
The official DCCS Instagram is: @DCEagles. Keep up with the latest news!
The official DCCS Facebook is: https://www.facebook.com/mydceagles/
The official DCCS Twitter is: @mydceagles
Elementary News
5th GRADE CHAPEL
The fifth grade class will be sharing their research and knowledge of the 50 states! We look forward
to 5th Grade Chapel on Friday, April 30th.

SPEECH MEET
The elementary students presented their speeches to the judging panel - Pastor Don, Pastor Jesse,
and Mrs. Ingram. We are so very proud of the poised and accomplished way in which they said their
speeches. Congratulations to all our students and to our Speech Meet Winners:!
First Grade Poetry Winners:
● 1st Malila B.
● 1st Ben D.
● 2nd Devon S.
● 3rd Lily L.
First Grade Bible Passage Winners:
● 1st David L.
● 2nd Emmalyn G.
● 3rd Kyala J.
Second Grade Poetry Winners:
● 1st Isabelle A.
● 2nd Andre B.
● 3rd Sevita S.
Second Grade Fable & Folktales Winners:
● 1st Macie M.
● 2nd Elijah B.
● 3rd Calib A.
Second Grade Bible Passage Winners:
● 1st Ezra R.
● 2nd Gabriel B.
● 3rd Brandon G.
Third Grade Poetry Winners:
● 1st Janessa P.
● 2nd Davien C.
● 3rd Aveena P.

Third Grade Fable & Folktales Winners:
● 1st Gabriel H.
● 2nd Ezekiel O.
● 3rd Matthew L.
Third Grade Bible Passage Winners:
● 1st Kaitlyn D.
● 2nd Selah L.
● 3rd Alexis C.
Fourth Grade Poetry Winners:
● 1st Sophie C.
● 2nd Brooklyn J.
● 3rd Jazmine B.
Fourth Grade Fable & Folktales Winners:
● 1st Ava T.
● 2nd Luke B.
● 3rd Marcus Y.
Fourth Grade Bible Passage Winners:
● 1st Axtin A.
● 2nd Sebastian L.
● 3rd Kayleen M.
Fifth Grade Poetry Winners:
● 1st William B.
● 2nd Jaden B.
● 3rd Daniel G.

Fifth Grade Bible Passage Winners:
● 1st Sarah L.
● 2nd Traven R.

Fifth Grade Patriotic Oration Winners:
● 1st Aliya R.
● 2nd Mia R.
● 3rd Chase F.

BAPTISM
The Bible teaches that baptism by immersion in water is an outward sign of an inward work. Baptism has no saving virtue in itself. Jesus is our only Savior. But those who love Him will follow Him in baptism to signify their decision to accept Him as their Savior. “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life." ... And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.” - Romans 6:4
On Sunday, April 25th, our third and fourth grade students, along with their parents, have been
invited to be baptized. The Baptismal Service at Desert Chapel church will happen at the end of the regular 10:00 a.m. church service (approximately 11:00 a.m.). Students (and parents) need only bring a change of clothes and a towel.
Athletics
BASEBALL PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Wednesday (PS Stadium) and Friday (Desert Chapel) @ 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

GOLF PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday @ 2:45 - 4:00 p.m.

GOLF GAMES
Monday, April 26: Golf v.s. Mesa Grande (Home Game), 3:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. departure)

SOCCER PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Tuesday and Thursday @ 2:45 - 4:00 p.m

SOCCER GAMES
Monday, April 26: Coed Soccer v.s. Redlands (Away Game), 4:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. departure)
Academics and Arts
ACADEMIC & ARTS OPPORTUNITIES
Listed below are some opportunities for students to consider:
● 25th Annual National Student Poetry Contest
○ Four Divisions: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-7, Grades 8-9, and Grades 10-12
○ 62 Prizes, Random Draw Prizes, and $500.00 Grand Prize
○ Entry Deadline: April 30, 2021
○ Poems may be entered:
■ Online www.libraryofpoetry.com
■ By mail (form attached)

● Berridge Programs Summer Arts Program
○ Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA
○ For students ages 14 - 19
○ Spotlight three-week programs in Acting, Writing, Musical Theatre, and Film
○ Generate one-week programs focused on making and premiering original work.
○ Merit and financial need scholarships available.
○ Limited rolling enrollment - act quickly.
○ For more information: https://www.berridgeprograms.com/apply

SAT & ACT TEST DATES
SAT & ACT test centers in California have been closed due to COVID. If test centers should reopen,
information will be emailed to students, and listed in the weekly announcements.
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