ACSI Science Fair (MS)
Date: 4/17/2015
Friday Nights (MS)
Date: 4/17/2015
Terra Nova (Testing)
Date: 4/17/2015
Terra Nova (Testing)
Date: 4/18/2015
Terra Nova (Testing)
Date: 4/19/2015

Mighty Warrior!
Have you been able to attend one of our all-school chapels this year? If you have, you may have heard our students sing “Mighty Warrior.” My heart was filled with joy the first time I heard my students sing this song. The lyrics say, “Your glory resounds through the age, all saints declaring your great renown. Your kingdom forever will stand. We won’t be shaken. We will not fear.”

Watching the nightly news can make the strongest saint feel anxious and defeated. The world we live in is ever changing and grows more hostile to the gospel message each day, yet the Bible tells us we have a hope in Jesus that will not leave us disappointed. When I hear the students sing this song, its powerful words remind me of the Bible truths we wish to instill in the hearts of our students, your children: “Our God a mighty warrior, You’re a consuming fire; In victory You reign, We triumph in Your name.”

During our tour of Sacramento, the fourth graders sang “Mighty Warrior” on the steps of the capitol building. I reminded the students how blessed we are to live in a country where we have the freedom to express our beliefs openly. I am blessed and thankful for the opportunity to educate children through the lens of the Bible. I am thankful for you, too!

Blessed,

Mrs. Carrera
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Great Events on the Horizon!
Parents and Families: You are invited to our "Building Our Parent Community" Event on May 1st - beginning at 5:30pm with free daycare during the event, and also free daycare following the event from 7-9:30pm! RSVP required, email swoodland@sonrisechristian.org for details.
Also: Join us for Open House May 7th to see the amazing things our students have been up to. Have a blessed and wonderful Spring!
JOG-A-THON and Preschool TRIKE-A-THON

JOG-A-THON and Preschool TRIKE-A-THON Thank you to all those who supported this year's Jog-A-Thon and Trike-A-Thon. The event was a smashing success with smiles across campus as families played together and cheered on our runners and riders to victory. We are still counting up totals, as pledge money is still coming in (Due March 20th), but so far over $30,000 has been pledged. We will continue to update this story with more photos and totals - but a tremendous THANK YOU is in order for supporting the future of Sonrise, "Where Children Grow in the Son!"
100th Day of School!

100th Day of School! It's hard to believe, but Tuesday, February 10th marks the 100th day of this school year! We are now 100 days smarter! Time is so precious, and it absolutely is a gift from our Creator. It's important to remember that change is an integral part of growth, and God created us to grow!

The mission of Sonrise Christian School is to create an environment in which children can experience the love of Jesus as they grow in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and men. This sounds so simple, but growing in Christ is a mighty task. Have you ever asked God: HOW do you want me to grow today?

If we really hope to grow, we have to understand what it means to gain wisdom and stature.

First, Wisdom is "the quality of being wise; the power of judging rightly and following the soundest course of action, based on knowledge, experience, understanding." Wisdom's importance is emphasized by Solomon in Proverbs 3:13-26. While one should give attention, especially when young, to his education, he should also "give diligence" (2 Tim. 2:15) to gain knowledge of the Bible. We grow in wisdom by committing to spend time in God's Word, and applying it to our lives. Wisdom can also mean making a tough decision to stand up for truth, even when those decisions may not seem popular. It can take patience, but we will grow in favor with God and men for being trusted to make wise choices again and again.

Second, to advance in stature means to develop physically. Jesus developed a strong, healthy body. Our bodies are to be instruments of service (Rom. 12:1; 6:12-13) and temples of God (1 Cor. 6:18-20). In addition to caring for our bodies, we need to learn to love people, no matter what they look like or what position they are in. Jesus associated with all kinds of people including Samaritans and sinners, because He loved them (John 3:16). Jesus powerfully influenced others by setting the proper example of behavior before them. Is there anyone that makes you uncomfortable because they look or act differently than you? We can ask God every day to help us love people as He loves us.

I love being a part of a school that wants children to grow every day! I pray that these 100 days have been full of growing and that you will never stop growing in wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and men!

In Christ,
Mrs. Free
1st Grade Teacher
Middle School Information Night is Tuesday, Feb. 3rd at 7pm!

Middle School Information Night is Tuesday, Feb. 3rd at 7pm! This is a wonderful event for parents of current 5th graders and other incoming middle school students (for the 2015-2016 school year). Get information about the exciting changes your child can anticipate during the middle school years. Preview our curriculum, meet the teachers and ask questions. Middle School Info Night begins at 7pm in the Sonrise Christian School Auditorium. 1220 E. Ruddock St. Covina, CA 91724
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