And the Winner for our All For Books Contest is…

All For Books Contest Winners

All For Books Contest

The All For Books contest has wrapped and our donations grand total is $164.59 (including lots of pennies…!). Grades K-8 participated and the overall winner was our first-grade class who brought in $50.82. Teachers and students in that class will enjoy a pizza lunch to celebrate their hard work!

Thank you to all families who participated in this fund-raising initiative in the spirit of Christian love!

One student truly demonstrated his understanding of putting others first by emptying his pockets as he said to his teacher:

“This is all I have… I’m sorry I can’t give more.”

Know that your monetary gifts will help our school purchase books to grow our classroom libraries as well as support the Red Cross efforts to assist hurricane victims in Houston, Puerto Rico, and locally through Scholastic’s matching donation program.

I look forward to seeing all of you at our upcoming PCPS Scholastic Book Fair Preview Nov. 9th, 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Shopping Days from Monday, November 13th-Friday, November 17th, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Remember to visit our Family Shopping Night on Tuesday, November 14th, 3:30-5:00 p.m. for some great buys and holiday gift ideas!

God bless and thank you again for your generosity!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Heggi
PCPS’s Learning Specialist

Safety Watch the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Countdown to the Solar Eclipse

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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      Begins: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:19 pm
      Maximum: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 2:51 pm
      Ends: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 4:15 pm
      Duration: 2 hours, 55 minutes
      Magnitude: 0.87

Watch the Solar Eclipse Safetly

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.

Solar Eclipse Certified Glasses

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

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

Cameras

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!

Graduation happened! What’s next?

You Graduated What Next Blog

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.

Be Patient.

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.

Don’t Worry.

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.

Plan.

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.

Do Your Best.

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

Black History Month 2017

Black History Month

TRIVIA CONTEST

Each class, 3rd grade & up, will be asked to participate in the BLACK HISTORY
MONTH trivia contest. I will give you 4 clues to the answer, and you have until
Wednesday morning at Chapel to guess the correct answer. The class with the
most answers correct by the end of the month will be treated to a tasty lunch on Friday, March 3rd!

Some basic expectations for the trivia contest:

DON’T call out the answer DURING CHAPEL until MRS. RIVERA OR MYSELF
am done reading the clues.

When you share your answer, please write your answer and submit it before
CHAPEL starts:

TEACHER’S NAME
GRADE
CORRECT ANSWER

You will have 2 tries per class in case you guess the wrong answer.

MRS. CHANEY & MS. TOBIN are in the lead…

HIGH SCHOOL TRIVIA:

  • If you gave him an inch…with the ball
  • Catching and throwing with those famous Mitts
  • He got in trouble in Hitler’s time, for becoming a “signal caller”
  • Even though he led the Leprechauns into a national victory
  • He wasn’t allowed to do it for the grizzly Chi-Towners because of his color.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TRIVIA:

  • She “ran away” with our hearts
  • She wasn’t afraid to she show she “Got Milk”
  • Her smile was as warm as the California sunshine
  • Setting fashion trends was made her just as newsworthy
  • And she’s still considered the fastest woman of all time.

Book Fair: Shop Online Today!

Book Fair Fall 2016 Poinciana

Our online book fair store is open today!

If you don’t have time to visit our store from November 10th to November 18th, support reading by shopping at our online market below!

Press Release: Over 500 Students Volunteer with Clean the World

Press Release
Contact:
Deanna Oxner
Poinciana Christian Preparatory School
407-749-2078
promotions@nullosceolachristianprep.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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School Closed due to Hurricane Matthew

hurricane matthew

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!


Hurricane Matthew

Hispanic History Month Trivia Questions – Final Week!

Hispanic Heritage Month

It’s Trivia Time!

It's your turn to participate!  We are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month this entire month with a final festival September 28th.  Every week just before we break from chapel, we will be announcing a trivia question for the students to answer.  How much do you about Hispanic History?  Test your knowledge by answering the trivia questions below.

High School Trivia Theme

I am "Powerful"...

  • Born in Mexico, I was first heard in the 17th century.
  • I was recruited by DC Comics, and showed off my power.
  • I know how to crack my weapon and work with others.
  • I take vengeance like Zorro and could be used this very hour.

Elementary School Trivia Theme

Where am I?

  • I love to see the “stars” at night.
  • People found in me 1781.
  • There were many cultures involved in making me a city.
  • I have 5 million Latinos that call me home and soak in the sun!

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we ask everyone to use the hashtag #PCPSHHM.

Which stands for Poinciana Christian Preparatory School Hispanic Heritage Month!  Put it on Instagram, Facebook, and any other social media to spread Hispanic History Month!