On the third day of the fast, Esther put on her royal robes and entered the inner court of the palace, just across from the king’s hall. The king was sitting on his royal throne, facing the entrance. When he saw Queen Esther standing there in the inner court, he welcomed her and held out the gold scepter to her. So Esther approached and touched the end of the scepter.
Then the king asked her, “What do you want, Queen Esther? What is your request? I will give it to you, even if it is half the kingdom!”
And Esther replied, “If it please the king, let the king and Haman come today to a banquet I have prepared for the king.”
The king turned to his attendants and said, “Tell Haman to come quickly to a banquet, as Esther has requested.” So the king and Haman went to Esther’s banquet.
And while they were drinking wine, the king said to Esther, “Now tell me what you really want. What is your request? I will give it to you, even if it is half the kingdom!”
Esther replied, “This is my request and deepest wish. If I have found favor with the king, and if it pleases the king to grant my request and do what I ask, please come with Haman tomorrow to the banquet I will prepare for you. Then I will explain what this is all about.”
Contact: Deanna Oxner Poinciana Christian Preparatory School 407-749-2078 email@example.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 15, 2016
Over 500 Students Volunteer with Clean the World
Osceola Christian Preparatory School Service learning project to reach the Community
Kissimmee, FL, November 15, 2016– Osceola Christian Preparatory School and over 500 of its students will be volunteering in a community service project with Clean the World on November 15th, 2016. Students will be creating hygiene kits throughout the morning and early afternoon at our Poinciana Campus.
“Our goal is to provide our families opportunities to work with local community partners.” said Pete Baldwin, Director of Osceola Christian Preparatory School. “We want them to experience, hands-on, the impact they can have.”
The Clean the World kits will later be distributed to a local nonprofit organization, helping families and individuals in need.
About Clean the World: Clean the World is a social enterprise with the mission of saving millions of lives around the world. Clean the World leads a Global Hygiene Revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products to children and families in need. Clean the World is the largest global recycler of hotel amenities with more than 4,000 hotel and resort partners, and 500 event partners, throughout North America. Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 25 million bars of soap to children and families in 99 countries worldwide, while fulfilling an environmental mission by diverting 3,800 tons of hotel waste. More information: http://www.cleantheworld.org
About Osceola Christian Preparatory School: Osceola Christian Preparatory School is a private school dedicated to giving students an individualized Christian education, in a fun and safe environment. The mission of Osceola Christian Preparatory School is to prepare students for a successful future by providing spiritual, moral, emotional, intellectual, social, physical, and academic learning opportunities designed to meet the individual needs and priorities of each student. More Information: www.OsceolaChristianPrep.com
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Osceola and Poinciana Christian Preparatory School will be closed on Thursday and Friday, October 6 and 7, due to Hurricane Matthew. All school activities, events, and programs scheduled for Thursday and Friday are also canceled. Forecasters are expecting deteriorating weather conditions to include sustained heavy winds and substantial rainfall for Osceola County. Our school follows the alerts according to the Osceola School District schedule. To stay up to day on Osceola County School updates, go to http://www.osceolaschools.net/.
Stay safe, everyone!
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On September 13th, our school took a trip to the Orlando Science Center! We explored everything from kinetics, engineering, to how our planet works. View the photos below to learn the fun we had.
Hello OCPS Families,
Thank you so much for making the start of this school year amazing! Each child is a joy and blessing to us at Osceola Christian Preparatory School.
We would like to remind you that Picture Day is this Thursday, August 18th. Because there is no retake day, we request all students to be in attendance wearing their uniforms.
Picture Day is this Thursday, August 18th.
If you did not purchase them during open house, IDs with lanyards cost $10 and will be available after pictures are taken.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask front desk or call us at 407-729-5974.
Let’s continue to work together to have a blessed school year.
Osceola Christian Preparatory School
1515 Michigan Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34744
We are excited for the new school year! This is going to be your child’s best year ever. We have a few announcements for you:
We have a brand new state of the art computer lab at both campuses. We are also making communication with our families a top priority this year.
Pick up and Drop off
First day of school is Monday, August 15th. School starts at 8:00 am. Pick up time is 2:30 pm. Parent may start lining up at 2:15 pm. Please do not come sooner than 2:15 pm because of busing. Student will not be released between 1:45 pm and 2:30 pm unless it is an extreme emergency. During that time busing is taking place and it becomes a safety issue. Students may be dropped off as early as 7:30 am at no cost.
Open House is Friday, August 12th. Your child’s teacher will call and schedule a time to meet with the parents and students.
Students must have a uniform shirt. Uniform shirts may be purchased at the school office or Alpha Specialties. Long sleeve uniform shirts, sweat shirt and jackets may also be purchased at Alpha Specialties.
Busing routes, pick up and drop off times will be available at Open House, Friday, August 12th.
School Supply List
The school supply list is available in the front office. We are also able to email a supply list to you. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Free Field Trips!
There are a few spaces left. If a student that you refer enrolls, your child will receive Free Field Trips all year.
Attention families! The first weekend of August, August 5th through August 7th, is a Florida's Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday.
Items that are eligible for tax deduction include:
Clothing ($60 or less per item)
Accessories (generally)Includes: Barrettes and bobby pins | Belt buckles | Bow ties | Hairnets, bows, clips, and hairbands | Handbags| Neckwear | Ponytail holders | Scarves | Ties | Wallets
Athletic ClothingAerobic/Fitness clothing | Athletic supporters | Bathing suits, caps, and cover-ups | Swim suits and trunks | Baseball cleats | Cleated and spiked shoes | Braces and supports | Gym suits and uniforms | Leotards and tights
Other Academic Clothing and AccessoriesBackpacks | Book bags | Belts | Employee uniforms | Graduation caps and gowns | Pants, Jeans, Shorts, and Skirts | Purses | Raincoats, rain hats, and ponchos | Shirts | Shoes | Suits, slacks, and jackets | Socks | Ties (neckties - all) | Uniforms (work, school, and athletic - excluding pads) | Work clothes and uniforms
School Supplies ($15 or less per item)
Cellophane (transparent) tape
Glue (Stick and liquid)
Pencils and Pens
Poster board and poster paper
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Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?”
“No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!”
“Therefore, the Kingdom of Heaven can be compared to a king who decided to bring his accounts up to date with servants who had borrowed money from him. In the process, one of his debtors was brought in who owed him millions of dollars. He couldn’t pay, so his master ordered that he be sold—along with his wife, his children, and everything he owned—to pay the debt.”
“But the man fell down before his master and begged him, ‘Please, be patient with me, and I will pay it all.’ Then his master was filled with pity for him, and he released him and forgave his debt.”
“But when the man left the king, he went to a fellow servant who owed him a few thousand dollars. He grabbed him by the throat and demanded instant payment.
“His fellow servant fell down before him and begged for a little more time. ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it,’ he pleaded. But his creditor wouldn’t wait. He had the man arrested and put in prison until the debt could be paid in full.”
“When some of the other servants saw this, they were very upset. They went to the king and told him everything that had happened. Then the king called in the man he had forgiven and said, ‘You evil servant! I forgave you that tremendous debt because you pleaded with me. Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’ Then the angry king sent the man to prison to be tortured until he had paid his entire debt.”
“That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart.”
Think about the following scenario:
You borrowed $5 from a friend. Later on your friend says “Don’t worry about it. You don’t need to pay me back.” They forgave the debt you owed them.
Now, imagine in this story, the servant owed the king millions of dollars. If he couldn’t pay the debt, he would be thrown in jail, without a means to pay it back. There would be no getting out of the house. The servant begged and pleaded for a little more time to pay back the debt. At that time, the king forgave his debt so the millions he owed, the servant no longer needed to pay. BUT… when it was his time to forgive, he refused to do so. Once the king heard of what his unforgiving servant had done, the king no longer forgave the servant’s debt. The servant was and his family was thrown in jail.
God will gladly forgive us for our mistakes, but we must not be like the servant who didn’t forgive his debtor. We must forgive others because God first forgave us.
1 John 1:8-9
If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.
“What is love?”
We asked the students during Wednesday morning chapel. They answered compassion, affection, protection… One young elementary student answered “living Jesus.” Such an amazing answer to start the morning.
Are you living Jesus?
There is always one word that goes hand-in-hand with Love. That word is Sacrifice. Tell me about anyone who loves you and I’ll show you their sacrifice. Tell me about someone/something you love and I’ll show you your sacrifice.
Luke Chapter 18:
Once a religious leader asked Jesus this question: “Good Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?”
“Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked him. “Only God is truly good. But to answer your question, you know the commandments: ‘You must not commit adultery. You must not murder. You must not steal. You must not testify falsely. Honor your father and mother.’”
The man replied, “I’ve obeyed all these commandments since I was young.”
When Jesus heard his answer, he said, “There is still one thing you haven’t done. Sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
But when the man heard this he became very sad, for he was very rich.
When Jesus saw this, he said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God! In fact, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!”
Those who heard this said, “Then who in the world can be saved?”
He replied, “What is impossible for people is possible with God.”
Peter said, “We’ve left our homes to follow you.”
“Yes,” Jesus replied, “and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the Kingdom of God,will be repaid many times over in this life, and will have eternal life in the world to come.”
The thing most important to the rich man, he still had not nor was willing to sacrifice. If you really love someone, how much are you willing to give? As adults, one of the hardest things to give up is pride. As children, obedience. How you act reflects on your family, both blood and spiritual. To the children, we told them, if you really love your parents, to respect your classmates. What we do and how we act, often will affect and reflect the ones we love the most.