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Please help us fufill our wish list!
Please bring all donations to Mrs. Rivera’s classroom. THANK YOU!
Please bring all donations to Mrs. Rivera’s classroom. THANK YOU!
Our senior students finished up the day by taking a personality quiz on the four temperaments. After taking the quiz ourselves, we decided that you may also enjoy taking the quiz! Once taking the test, feel free to share your results!
On Monday, August 21st, we will have the opportunity to witness a partial solar eclipse here in Central Florida! The eclipse will begin at 1:19 PM, reach its maximum coverage at 2:51 PM and will end at 4:15 PM.
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I know it will be an exciting bit history to be able to witness a solar eclipse! However, it is important that you do not look directly at the eclipse at any point of time without the proper safety gear.
The ideal way to view a solar eclipse is through certified solar eclipse glasses. You will be able to view the eclipse directly.
However, if you are looking to buy your glasses now, most vendors are either sold out or they will arrive too late. But don’t fret!
There are other ways you can enjoy this momentous occasion!
Pinhole Projection is a NASA-approved method of indirectly viewing the sun. For this project, have your back facing the sun. Your hands must be in the shape as though you’re ready to give a high-five. Cross the fingers of one of your hands over the fingers of the other. Look at your hands’ shadow on the ground. The small crevices between your fingers will project an image of mesh on the ground. For the viewing of our partial eclipse, these images will reveal the Sun’s crescent shape
If the area where you are viewing the eclipse is shaded by trees, the leaves’ shadows will act as a natural Pinhole Projection.
View other Projection projects you can use during the August 21 Solar Eclipse Here: https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety/projection
If you have a professional or semi-professional camera, you should be able to record the solar eclipse without the need to look directly at it. We do recommend using a camera filter to project the lens of your camera, however.
Others may be thinking to use your cell phone to view the solar eclipse. Although, it will be difficult not to look at the sun while you try to aim your camera. Having eye protection is still recommended for this method. Now, cell phone cameras lenses are so small that it shouldn’t damage the lenses but to be on the safe side either put filter on the camera or set the phone’s settings to receive less light when viewing the eclipse.
We hope you are all prepared and enjoy 2017’s Solar Eclipse on August 21st!
Congratulations on graduating! That next step that has been always around the corner has finally come! Life after high school. It’s a very exciting but may also be an intimidating step for most of you. You’ve worked diligently in your books all year to finally walk across that stage and earn your diploma.
But now many of you have a different challenge ahead. Some of you are going straight into college, others pursuing a trade, and then others going straight into the workforce after they graduate. Whatever your path may be, we have a few lines of advice for you.
Of course, we want to be successful right away, like get that nice car and live in that nice house. However, God may have different plans. Success isn’t always overnight. Often, God wants us to grow through the wealth of our experiences not through the wealth in our wallets.
God has his hand on you and has a plan for you. He will take care of you even when life gets difficult. You may not know where you’ll be in 10 years, but don’t worry. God knows and will be with you as you get there.
Now I know we just said to not worry, but that doesn’t mean to not prepare. Do you know what you enjoy doing? Do research on how other people made your passion their life’s career. Also, save for the future. Put a little money aside each week or month. Your future self will thank you.
Finally, do your best in all circumstances. It may seem difficult or disheartening at times, but don’t give up! When you do your best, you’ll easily stand out among those around you. Even in a job that pays next to nothing, do your best. The people over you will take notice.
“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the LORD. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’” – Jeremiah 29:11
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are a few spaces left. If a student that you refer enrolls, your child will receive Free Field Trips all year.
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.”
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.
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.