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October 18, 2019

All School News

Homecoming 2019

We hope you will join us tonight for our Homecoming celebrations! The schedule for the afternoon is:

  • 2:50 p.m. All-School Pep Rally with Homecoming Court
  • 5:00 p.m. Jr. High Football vs. Hermitage
  • Senior Night Recognition for fall sports - in between games
  • 7:00 p.m. Varsity Football vs. Hermitage
  • Recognition of Class of 2009, 10-year reunion class - at halftime of the Varsity Football game
  • Homecoming Court Presentation - at halftime of the Varsity Football game

Tennis State Champions

 

Congratulations to the following Wildcats for winning a state title in tennis!

Girls:

Singles-
Hannah Jackson - State Champion 2018, 2019 State runner-up 2017
Mary Jewel Janes - State Runner up 2019

Doubles-
Lowrey West/Anne Marie De Luca - State Runner up 2019, State Champion 2018

Boys:
Singles-
Keeton Dassinger - State Champion 2019

Doubles- 
Sidney Dassinger/Teddy Jones - State Champion 2019

*This is Sidney's 4th Doubles State Championship

Boys have won 15 out of the last 17 State Championships

Girls have won 12 straight State Championships starting in 2008

Way to go, Wildcats!

Thank You!

The Episcopal Upcyclers say THANK YOU! to everyone who took a "Help from Home" bag and shredded some old uniforms to be used as stuffing for pillows! When you're finished, please drop them off by Ms. Higgins room in the Middle School or the Parents' Auxiliary room in the Lower School. There are more "Help from Home" bags in both those locations. Thank you!!!

Lower School

A Note from Mrs. Schuhmacher

Whew! We have had a busy week with class pictures, flu clinic, field trips, and the pep rally. Students enjoyed a Readers Theatre performance in Chapel on Wednesday from Middle School students. Third grade took a trip to The Wizard of Oz at Wildwood, while first-grade students took a tour of Pinnacle Mountain State Park.

Our fourth grade Green Great Garden Girls filmed a segment with KARK 4 news anchor Isabella Moyer on their work in the hydroponic lettuce garden. The clip will air during the first ten minutes of the 5pm newscast this evening on KARK! We will feature in next week's Wildcat Weekly if you happen to miss it.

Finally, we hope you plan to join us at the Homecoming football game tonight as JV and Varsity take on Hermitage. Tomorrow, our PSL football players and cheer team will play against LRCA at 10:30am at Pulaski Academy in the first round of the playoffs. To celebrate our PSL cheer, football, and volleyball teams, we will have a Lower School pep rally Friday, October 25 at 2:45pm. Go, Wildcats! 

Sincerely, 

Catherine Schuhmacher
Head of Lower School

 

Private School League Basketball - 3rd-6th Grades

PSL Basketball will begin this November for girls and boys in grades 3 through 6.  If your child is interested in participating, please use the link below to register and also indicate if they will need to purchase a uniform. The sign-up deadline is October 25.

Additionally, individuals who are interested in coaching a team can also use this link to sign up.

If you have any questions, you can contact Coach Troy Jackson.

 

Spirit Week October 21 - 25

We will celebrate Spirit Week October 21-25. Feel free to join in the fun and dress up each day! Students should wear regular school uniform if not participating.

Monday, October 21

  • Country/Western

Tuesday, October 22

  • Character Day - Dress like your favorite character from a movie or book.

Wednesday, October 23

  • Silly Sock Day

Thursday, October 24

  • Color Wars
    • PK3 - Orange
    • PK4 - Yellow
    • K - Pink
    • 1st - Purple
    • 2nd - Red
    • 3rd - Blue
    • 4th - White
    • 5th - Green

Friday, October 25

  • Spirit Day/Homecoming T-Shirt

 

Save the Date for Trunk or Treat! - Tuesday, October 29 

We hope you will be able to join us on Tuesday, October 29 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. for Trunk or Treat! This family friendly, fun event will be in the Lower School parking lot. To make the night even more fun, we will have a Count Porkula food truck serving up hot dogs, nachos, and BBQ! 

Interested in decorating your car and handing out candy? Contact Toby Murry or Gretchan Jennings

 

Upcoming Parent Roundtables

*Please note the LS will combine with MS and US for these events. 

Thursday, November 14th at 12:00 p.m.
Location TBD
Ashley O’Roark, CEDRD 

Ms. O’Roark is a Licensed Registered Dietician that also holds the distinction of being a Certified Eating Disorder Dietician. Her practice focuses on eating disorders, family nutrition, sports nutrition and weight management.  We are excited to have her share her expert knowledge of how foods and nutrition impact our social/emotional well being. Ms. O’Roark will explain healthy intuitive eating strategies to maintain in your household, and ways to foster a healthy relationship with food that can be used to guide your children. The connection between nutrition and the impact it has on our overall health is tremendous and I look forward to hearing Ms. O’Roark’s knowledge on this matter. 

 

Tuesday, December 3rd at 12:00 p.m.
Location TBD
Katie Buchanan Bushmiaer- Professional Organizer, Owner of Little Rock Paper Scissors

Mrs. Bushmiaer has years of experience with organizing all sorts of spaces from homes to businesses and she will be here to share some of her best tips and tricks with us! Right before the holidays can be a perfect time to learn about some of the best techniques to help keep homes organized, and manage the sometimes overwhelming amount of belongings of family members (HINT, KIDS STUFF!). Mrs. Bushmiaer will also give helpful tips on how to organize students school work and materials, and what to do with the keepsake items you hate to throw away but not sure how or where to keep. Learning productive organization techniques will not only help to limit the parents overall stress, but can be great modeling to help teach our students early on the importance of staying organized to help manage stress. 

 

Co-Curricular News - Library

Library Life with Mrs. Linder

As they say, time flies when you’re having fun! That has definitely been true as we begin the 2nd quarter of the 2019-2020 school year!

Students in Pre-K3 through 5th grade have been gearing up for our first author visit of the school year.  On Friday, October 25th, all students will meet and hear author Audrey Vernick discuss her writing process, her books, and so much more!  Many of you ordered books for Ms. Vernick to autograph and those will be handed out as soon as possible after her visit.  Ms. Vernick is a unique author because she writes picture books, narrative nonfiction, and fiction chapter books; in other words, something for everyone!  Students have made octopi, written haiku poems, re-invented themselves as rockstars, made book recommendations, and explored using Google Earth as they have made their way through Ms. Vernick’s books the last few weeks.  Parents are welcome to attend any of the Audrey Vernick presentations in the Braunfisch-Stella Boyle Smith Lower School Library on Friday, October 25th. 

  • 8:30-8:50- PK 3/PK4

  • 9:00-9:30 Kinder/1st

  • 10:00-11:00 2nd/3rd Grade

  • 1:00-2:00 4th/5th Grade 

Other 1st quarter highlights include:

  • Retelling the events of the story, The Napping House with Pre-K3
  • Pretending to be an apple tree after reading The Hungry Bunny with Pre-K4
  • Solving Community Helper Mysteries with Kinder
  • Exploring alphabetical order and how it is used in the library 1st grade
  • Beginning Library Notebooks, doing the dance of the moving mountain, and a directed drawing of Lucy Bear in 2nd grade
  • Learning all about the Children’s Choice books and how to look up books in the online catalog in 3rd grade
  • Online catalog review and iPhone reading survey to learn more about each other as readers in 4th grade
  • An overview of explorers in conjunction with a social studies unit after they took time to set goals for the library this year

Next week is Spirit Week across campus!  On Tuesday, students are encouraged to wear a character costume.  Need ideas for an easy book character to dress up as?  Look no further!  Thanks to Mrs. Linder’s wonderful Professional Learning Network, she came across this file to help us all get our creativity flowing!  Have fun and Mrs. Linder can’t wait to see what fun costumes you choose for Tuesday!

Be sure to check out Mrs. Linder’s Library Webpage for all kinds of awesome resources.  You can find look up books, as well as, find author websites, fun links, classroom links, and database resources for students of all ages.  Mrs. Linder subscribes to several databases that are accessible at school and at home.  

There has been an exciting update to Capstone’s PebbleGo! Database. In addition to the many informative articles for PK-3rd graders, the Animals and Science articles also have 2 eBooks that can be read the student!  Just click on the Read More tab and have fun!  The username is episcopal1 and the password is librarypebble. 

Finally, be sure to check out Mrs. Linder’s Library Instagram account: @episcopalcollegiatelslibrary and follow along with all the fun!  

 

 

Study Skills for the Week in 4th & 5th Grades - Summarizing

Summarizing is a great tool for keeping your study time short and maximizing your learning.  By writing down brief summaries of what you read, you won’t have to read the same text as many times, and the important details will stick in your head faster.  But this only works if your summaries are strong and include all of the important information.  This week, students will be evaluating summaries to determine which ones give the most complete picture of what a text is about.  You can practice at home by summarizing all sorts of things!  Summarize a movie or TV show that you watched, or even summarize your whole weekend.  Be sure to include all of the important details and none of the unimportant ones!  You can practice as a family too…have one family member summarize a movie or TV show, then have another family member summarize the same movie or show.  Compare your summaries.  Did either person include something unimportant?  Did either person skip something that was important?  Practice summarizing any chance you get!

 

Chapel News

In Godly Play, we are exploring the story of Samuel anointing David as the king of Israel. God chooses David, a young shepherd boy, instead of his older brothers. This story highlights how God sees a person's heart not simply their outside strength or appearance.   We will also talk about David as a songwriter and his most famous verses, Psalm 23, the Lord is my shepherd.

In our community chapel, our fourth grade students will be presenting on the character virtue of the month, Respect.   We are excited to see how they will help us imagine ways to be respectful.   

Chapel Readers: Claire Lammers, Andrey Jones, and Lucas Campbell

Cantors: Kate Hurst, Lili Norman, and Eden Beck

Blessings,

Mother Curtis+

 

Super Sessions

Kids Cook! ™ Fall Recipes for Kids

Dates: October 22 AND/OR November 5, 2019

Day: Tuesday

Grade/Time: 1st-5th , 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Location: Lower School Room 146

Cost: $48.00 per class

Instructor: Faith Anaya, Kids Cook! LLC

Description:

Fall Recipes for Kids - Kids Cook! ™ classes are totally hands-on and combine fun, cooking and eating. Recipes are designed so that the kids can practice age-appropriate skills. We choose simple recipes and keep a close eye on nutrition. In each class the children prepare two or three recipes, set the table and eat what they have made. If you have been to Kids Cook! ™ you know that there is always something new to taste and learn. If you haven’t been to one of our classes this is a great chance to find out what it is all about. Come hungry!

 

Painting with Pate: Pumpkin Edition

Dates: October 22, 2019

Day: Tuesday

Grade/Time: 1st-5th, 3:45 PM-5:30 PM

Location: Lower School Room 130

Cost: $48.00

Instructor: Kimberly Pate

Description:

Hey Wildcats! It's finally fall and pumpkin spice is in the air. Join Mrs. Pate to paint a pumpkin inspired canvas with a few personal touches. Never painted before? No problem! Mrs. Pate will guide you step-by-step and show you how to create a masterpiece that you will want to show off to your family and friends. Seats are limited, so sign up today to enjoy, snacks, painting, music and friends.

 

Painting with Pate: Halloween Edition

Dates: October 24, 2019

Day: Thursday

Grade/Time: 1st-5th, 3:45 PM-5:30 PM

Location: Lower School Room 130

Cost: $48.00

Instructor: Kimberly Pate

Description:

Hey Wildcats! Halloween is just around the corner and that means it’s time for a spooky edition of Painting with Pate. Never painted before? No problem! Mrs. Pate will guide you step-by-step and show you how to create a Halloween canvas that you will want to show off to your family and friends. Seats are limited, so sign up today to enjoy, snacks, painting, music and friends.

 

Halloween SPOOKTACULAR!

Dates: October 28 OR  30, 2019

Day: Monday OR Wednesday

Grade/Time: K-3rd, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Location: Lower School Room 134

Cost: $48.00

Instructor: Tracy Peterson

Description:

Do you love Halloween and everything about it? If you do, come to Spooktacular with Mrs. Peterson on either Monday OR Wednesday and celebrate this spooky holiday!! We will have snacks, do crafts and games and have a super spooky haunted house! If this is a holiday that you love, you won’t want to miss this fun after school experience!

Please contact Morgan Dlouhy or Emma Daily if you have any questions regarding Wildcat Club or Super Sessions. The Wildcat Club emergency contact number is 501.804.6649.

 

Pride Patrol

Pride Patrol students assigned for next week, Monday, October 21 - Friday, October 25 are:

Pre-K Carpool: Cruz McWherter, Josh Schnackenberg, Claudia Steijen, Addie Kate Wood

K-5 Carpool: Carter Sims, Nick Snow, Mitchell Stone, Abby Zamilpa, Abigail Arnold

 

Mark Your Calendar

Monday, October 21

  • Girls on the Run, 3:15-4:45pm
  • Taekwondo (K-1), 3:30-4pm; (PreK) 4-4:30pm; (2-5) 4:30-5pm
  • PSL Cheer Practice, 4:15-5:15pm

Tuesday, October 22

  • Tiny Tumblers, PreK3-K, 3:30-4pm
  • Cheer Time! Grades 1-5, 4-4:30pm

Wednesday, October 23

  • Community Chapels
    • PreK 3, 8:45am-9am
    • PreK 4, 8:25am-8:40am
    • Kindergarten, 9:10am-9:25am
    • 1st-5th, 10:45am-11:15am
  • Teeny Dancers, PreK3-K, 3:30-4pm
  • Wee Little Arts, PreK3-4, 3:20-4pm
  • Wee Little Arts, K-2, 4:10-4:50pm

Thursday, October 24

  • Chess Club, 3:15-4:30pm
  • Teeny Dancers, 3:30-4pm
  • Girls on the Run, 3:15-4:45pm

Friday, October 25

 

Find the LS Calendar here. 

Middle School

A Note from Dr. McCormick

Dear Parents,

Today at Morning Meeting I encouraged our students to revisit and reflect on the goals they set early in the first quarter, compare these to their performance in those areas to date, ask for feedback from parents, teachers, advisors, and coaches, and re-affirm or reset goals for the second quarter.  We acknowledged that goals that are not re-visited periodically are useless, and when one shares goals with a teacher, advisor, or parent one is likely to be more accountable for her goals.  We will be providing time for this in forthcoming advisories, and you should feel free to chat with your children about these.  Today we also introduced our annual pumpkin decorating challenge, whereby each advisory will pick an idea and decorate - not carve - a pumpkin to be judged on Halloween.  The theme is "brands."

Have an awesome weekend!

Best,

Chuck McCormick
Head of Middle School

 

Heart of the Wildcat Awards

At Thursday's Morning Meeting, these students and faculty were recognized by other students and faculty for random acts of kindness.  Here are the names and their good deeds:

Mrs.  Agee - Going above and beyond to help my classes film and edit their Renaissance Talk Shows!
Julianna Neesvig - Julianna always helps organize the chapel manuels after chapel (received two from different people for doing this).
Mr. Webb - Holding the doors into the middle school
Jett Lasiter - For letting me sit with her at lunch when I was feeling low
Elizabeth Grobmyer, Rachel Riley, Claire Wallace - These three young ladies stayed behind after a long night of football to clean the bus and help clean up a big mess!
Chase Wilhite - Chase went above and beyond to help a friend who had missed school. Chase made a binder with notes, study guides and worksheets.
Preston Todd - A student had nowhere to sit at lunch and Preston welcomed her to sit with him
McKinney Hicks - For always helping out classmates, teachers and our wildcat community

 

 

Summer Trip to Yosemite National Park in June 2020 with Mrs. Parker! 

Please read this attached trip form regarding this upcoming June's Middle School adventure. This trip is open to rising seventh and eighth graders (current sixth and seventh grade students).

 

Spirit Week October 21-25

Monday, October 21

  • Country Day - Country/Western Dress

Tuesday, October 22

  • Character Day - Cartoon, Movie...

Wednesday, October 23

  • Decade Day

Thursday, October 24

  • Color Wars/Powder Puff Game Day
    • Freshman - Gold
    • Sophomores - Black
    • Juniors - Green
    • Seniors - Purple
    • 6th Grade - Green
    • 7th Grade - Blue
    • 8th Grade - White

Friday, October 25

  • Spirit Day - Green/White Spirit Dress - Homecoming T-Shirts

 

A Note from Father Rob

On Friday, November 1, the MS/US community will share in a service of Holy Eucharist as a part of our regular daily chapel program. The Eucharist, Holy Communion, the Lord’s Supper as it is known in various Christian traditions, is a vital part of the Episcopal Christian tradition. That day is also the Feast of All Saints. It is an occasion in which many Christians remember important and inspiring figures—both well-known and anonymous—who have faithfully shown what it means to love God and one’s neighbor. At our celebration we will offer special prayers for deceased loved ones whose lives inspired us.

Every member of our community will be invited to participate in the Communion as they are comfortable and feel called. This may look different for each individual but it may include:

1) Coming forward to receive the bread and the wine. Gluten free options will be available. No one is required to take either the bread or the wine.

2) Coming forward to receive a blessing. If someone is not able to receive the bread and wine, they can come forward and cross their arms across their chest to indicate that they would like a blessing.

3) Coming forward for a greeting. If someone is unable to receive communion and does not wish a blessing, they may still come forward and Fr. Rob will greet them with a handshake and a word of peace.

4) Remaining in one’s seat.

As a priest I respect every person’s participation to be right and appropriate for them, trusting that God is working in them God’s purpose. I do invite and welcome parents to attend our service. Of course, if anyone had any questions, I would be happy to answer and address them. Please contact me at: rleacock@episcopalcollegiate.org

I look forward to this special celebration.

 

Upcoming Parent Roundtables

*Please note the LS will combine with MS and US for these events. 

Thursday, November 14th at 12:00 p.m.
Location TBD
Ashley O’Roark, CEDRD 

Ms. O’Roark is a Licensed Registered Dietician that also holds the distinction of being a Certified Eating Disorder Dietician. Her practice focuses on eating disorders, family nutrition, sports nutrition and weight management.  We are excited to have her share her expert knowledge of how foods and nutrition impact our social/emotional well being. Ms. O’Roark will explain healthy intuitive eating strategies to maintain in your household, and ways to foster a healthy relationship with food that can be used to guide your children. The connection between nutrition and the impact it has on our overall health is tremendous and I look forward to hearing Ms. O’Roark’s knowledge on this matter. 

 

Tuesday, December 3rd at 12:00 p.m.
Location TBD
Katie Buchanan Bushmiaer- Professional Organizer, Owner of Little Rock Paper Scissors

Mrs. Bushmiaer has years of experience with organizing all sorts of spaces from homes to businesses and she will be here to share some of her best tips and tricks with us! Right before the holidays can be a perfect time to learn about some of the best techniques to help keep homes organized, and manage the sometimes overwhelming amount of belongings of family members (HINT, KIDS STUFF!). Mrs. Bushmiaer will also give helpful tips on how to organize students school work and materials, and what to do with the keepsake items you hate to throw away but not sure how or where to keep. Learning productive organization techniques will not only help to limit the parents overall stress, but can be great modeling to help teach our students early on the importance of staying organized to help manage stress. 

 

Private School League Basketball - 6th Grade

PSL Basketball will begin this November for girls and boys in grades 3 through 6.  If your child is interested in participating, please use this link to register and also indicate if they will need to purchase a uniform. The sign-up deadline is October 25.

Additionally, individuals who are interested in coaching a team can sign up here.

If you have any questions, you can contact Coach Troy Jackson.

 

Calendar

Monday, October 21 - Friday, October 25 - Spirit Week

Find the MS Calendar here.

Upper School

A Note from Mr. Urquhart

The second quarter is off to a great start! Our varsity volleyball team clinched conference. Our tennis teams brought home multiple state titles. Our tenth, eleventh, and twelfth graders toured colleges across North Carolina. Our ninth graders spent time at the State Capitol and Supreme Court, talking about what it means to be engaged citizens. Our tenth and eleventh graders took the PSAT. Our debate team is on the road to Mississippi for competition. Our theatre students are getting ready to share their production of The Addams Family with us. We hosted our annual Flu Clinic. And today, we recognize our Homecoming court, welcome the class of 2009 as they celebrate their tenth reunion, and celebrate Wildcat spirit.

I hope to see you at tonight’s tailgate dinner and that you’ll join us in cheering our football team on as they take on Hermitage. Our Junior High team takes the field at 5:00, and Varsity kicks off at 7:00. We’ll recognize our seniors between the Junior High and Varsity games, and then during halftime of the Varsity game, we’ll be recognizing members of the class of 2009, enjoying a performance from our cheerleaders, and honoring the young people selected by their peers to Homecoming Court.

Troy Urquhart
Head of Upper School

 

Spirit Week October 21-25

Monday, October 21

  • Country Day - Country/Western Dress

Tuesday, October 22

  • Character Day - Cartoon, Movie...

Wednesday, October 23

  • Decade Day

Thursday, October 24

  • Color Wars/Powder Puff Game Day
    • Freshman - Gold
    • Sophomores - Black
    • Juniors - Green
    • Seniors - Purple
    • 6th Grade - Green
    • 7th Grade - Blue
    • 8th Grade - White

Friday, October 25

  • Spirit Day - Green/White Spirit Dress - Homecoming T-Shirts

 

ECTV Wins 2nd Place in Ozark Media Festival

Congratulations to ECTV for winning second place in the Show Opener category in the Ozark Media Festival held on October 9-10 in Springdale. The "Suite Life" opener was produced by Heather Harpole '20, Mary Claire Briggs '19, Emma Patton '19, and Madison Marsh '19, with special thanks to Rand Brewer '20 for shooting the drone footage. In addition to being presented the award, their video was chosen to be screened at The Arts Center of the Ozarks as part of the program. This regional festival included competitors from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma.

Watch the show opener here!

 

ACT Prep Sessions

Mrs. Garrett will hold an ACT math review on three Tuesdays leading up to the October 26 test date:

3:45-5:00 p.m.  in US 102
Tuesday, October 22 -  ACTips and Mini-Practice Test

Please email Mrs. Garrett if you are interested.

 

Changes to the ACT

Beginning with the September 2020 national ACT test date, students will have more options when taking the ACT:

  • ACT Section Retest—Students who have already completed a full ACT test can choose to retake one or more sections (English, math, reading, science, or writing) without having to retake the entire test.
     
  • Superscore reporting—To support the growing trend of students taking the ACT test multiple times, score reports will now include a calculated ACT Superscore, along with an ACT Composite score.
     
  • Faster results with online testing—Students will be able to choose to take the ACT online at a test center on national ACT test dates and get their multiple-choice test results as early as two business days after taking the test.

Please read this flyer for more information.

 

College Visits

All juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend these college meetings in the College Counseling Office if interested in applying to the college.  Students should sign up in Scoir beforehand.  Also, if missing a class, students should have the teacher sign the College Meeting Permission Form found on the bookshelf of the College Counseling Office.

 

 

College Talks for Parents

We will begin our series of College Talks for Upper School parents on Monday, October 28.  Please mark your calendars for any of the meetings that interest you and that you have not attended previously.  These College Talks are held yearly and will take place at 5:30 pm in Upper School Room 215.

October 28    

College Talk: Overview of the College Application Process.  Do you wonder what your child should be doing now to prepare for the college application process?  This is the program for you.  We will discuss what your child can be doing each year of high school to prepare for college applications later and to keep the stress and anxiety at bay.

November 18  

College Talk: Standardized Testing – The In’s and Out’s of PSAT, Pre-ACT, ACT, SAT, Subject Tests, and AP.  Who should be taking what when, and how to prepare.

January 13       

College Talk: Researching and Visiting Colleges. This is one of the most
important steps your child can take to find the right fit and to create an appropriate college list.  Learn how you can help your child in this crucial process.

February 12       

Deans’ Panel Four college admission deans from very different colleges around the country will answer all your questions about college admission and financial aid in a lively, frank discussion.  This is a must attend event for you and your child!

 

 

A Note from Father Rob

On Friday, November 1, the MS/US community will share in a service of Holy Eucharist as a part of our regular daily chapel program. The Eucharist, Holy Communion, the Lord’s Supper as it is known in various Christian traditions, is a vital part of the Episcopal Christian tradition. That day is also the Feast of All Saints. It is an occasion in which many Christians remember important and inspiring figures—both well-known and anonymous—who have faithfully shown what it means to love God and one’s neighbor. At our celebration we will offer special prayers for deceased loved ones whose lives inspired us.

Every member of our community will be invited to participate in the Communion as they are comfortable and feel called. This may look different for each individual but it may include:

1) Coming forward to receive the bread and the wine. Gluten free options will be available. No one is required to take either the bread or the wine.

2) Coming forward to receive a blessing. If someone is not able to receive the bread and wine, they can come forward and cross their arms across their chest to indicate that they would like a blessing.

3) Coming forward for a greeting. If someone is unable to receive communion and does not wish a blessing, they may still come forward and Fr. Rob will greet them with a handshake and a word of peace.

4) Remaining in one’s seat.

As a priest I respect every person’s participation to be right and appropriate for them, trusting that God is working in them God’s purpose. I do invite and welcome parents to attend our service. Of course, if anyone had any questions, I would be happy to answer and address them. Please contact me at: rleacock@episcopalcollegiate.org

I look forward to this special celebration.

 

Upcoming Parent Roundtables

*Please note the LS will combine with MS and US for these events. 

Thursday, November 14th at 12:00 p.m.
Location TBD
Ashley O’Roark, CEDRD 

Ms. O’Roark is a Licensed Registered Dietician that also holds the distinction of being a Certified Eating Disorder Dietician. Her practice focuses on eating disorders, family nutrition, sports nutrition and weight management.  We are excited to have her share her expert knowledge of how foods and nutrition impact our social/emotional well being. Ms. O’Roark will explain healthy intuitive eating strategies to maintain in your household, and ways to foster a healthy relationship with food that can be used to guide your children. The connection between nutrition and the impact it has on our overall health is tremendous and I look forward to hearing Ms. O’Roark’s knowledge on this matter. 

 

Tuesday, December 3rd at 12:00 p.m.
Location TBD
Katie Buchanan Bushmiaer- Professional Organizer, Owner of Little Rock Paper Scissors

Mrs. Bushmiaer has years of experience with organizing all sorts of spaces from homes to businesses and she will be here to share some of her best tips and tricks with us! Right before the holidays can be a perfect time to learn about some of the best techniques to help keep homes organized, and manage the sometimes overwhelming amount of belongings of family members (HINT, KIDS STUFF!). Mrs. Bushmiaer will also give helpful tips on how to organize students school work and materials, and what to do with the keepsake items you hate to throw away but not sure how or where to keep. Learning productive organization techniques will not only help to limit the parents overall stress, but can be great modeling to help teach our students early on the importance of staying organized to help manage stress. 

 

2020 Washington D.C. Trip

Join us for a trip to Washington, D.C. to explore historic sites and the workings of the federal government. Highlights include the National Mall, Arlington National Cemetery, the White House, the Capitol Building, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, Mt. Vernon, and several museums--Holocaust Memorial Museum, International Spy Museum, Smithsonian Museum of American History, and the National Museum of African American History. The trip is all inclusive except daily lunches and personal souvenirs.

Dates: June 22-27, 2020

Leaders: Martene Campbell and Richie Marsh

Cost: $1,945 (15+ participants), $2,045 (10 participants)
Website: https://tinyurl.com/episcopaldctrip

Eligible to travel: Rising 9th- graduated Seniors

For more information, please contact Martene Campbell 

 

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 21 - Friday, October 25 - Spirit Week

Find the US Calendar here.

Athletics

It was another great week in Wildcat athletics! Many fall Middle School sports are winding down, so make sure when you see a Middle School Wildcat, that you congratulate and thank them for how they represent the school.

I hope you have a chance to come to the Homecoming game tonight, where we will also be presenting fall senior athletes. Volleyball had their Senior Night last night and it was a great success, so please thank the senior graduating class for all they have done. Also, we will have many alums on campus and at the game as well. I encourage you to go up and introduce yourself and take the time to get to know them. The efforts they made to not only our athletic program, but community as well, have laid the groundwork for all of our current athletes. This year, the 2009 class will have their ten year anniversary. It was a great class with high character, and also lots of athletic abilities.

Finally, the Varsity Volleyball team clinched the regular season conference championship by defeating Ashdown. Next week is the Conference Tournament at Fountain Lake, times will be announced Friday. Varsity Football will also play at home next Friday, so let’s get ready for another Friday night under the lights. Cross Country is at Oaklawn on Saturday - it will be a beautiful morning to drive to Hot Springs to watch the run. As always, wish the Wildcats good luck!

Monty Smith
Athletic Director

 

Tennis State Champions

Congratulations to the following Wildcats for winning a state title in tennis!

Girls:

Singles-
Hannah Jackson - State Champion 2018, 2019 State runner-up 2017
Mary Jewel Janes - State Runner up 2019

Doubles-
Lowrey West/Anne Marie De Luca - State Runner up 2019, State Champion 2018

Boys:
 

Singles-
Keeton Dassinger - State Champion 2019

Doubles- 
Sidney Dassinger/Teddy Jones - State Champion 2019

*This is Sidney's 4th Doubles State Championship

Boys have won 15 out of the last 17 State Championships

Girls have won 12 straight State Championships starting in 2008

Way to go, Wildcats!

 

Upcoming Games

Friday, October 18 - HOMECOMING

  • Junior High Football vs. Hermitage, 5:00 p.m. - HOME
  • Varsity Football vs. Hermitage, 7:00 p.m. - HOME

Saturday, October 19

  • Girls 9th Grade Volleyball - Conference Tournament at Ashdown
  • 5th and 6th Grade Football Playoffs
  • Boys and Girls Cross Country - Lake Hamilton Invitational at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs
  • Boys and Girls Middle School Cross Country - Lake Hamilton Invitational at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs

Monday, October 21

  • Boys and Girls Varsity Tennis - State Overalls, 9:00 a.m. - HOME

Tuesday, October 22

  • Girls Volleyball Conference Tournament at Fountain Lake -  3rd Place Game at 5:00 (AWAY)
  • Boys and Girls Varsity Tennis State Overalls, 9:00 a.m. - HOME
  • Girls Varsity Volleyball Conference Tournament at Fountain Lake vs. the Winner of Ashdown/Jessieville (AWAY)

Wednesday, October 23

  • Girls Volleyball Conference Tournament Championship, 6:30 - AWAY

Friday, October 25

  • Varsity Football vs. Trinity, 7:00 p.m. - HOME

Find the Wildcat Athletic Calendar here.

 

 

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