...and the winner is…
Sean and Crystal Ogle! Congratulations on winning $100 off your December tuition!
We drew from the names of each family that procured their $800 goal or beyond (double kudos for beyond!) and sold their tickets by this past Friday.
I’m so glad to report that we are doing well with our current item count, with some fantastic items donated for the cause! Here are just a few teasers:
- Seven Night stay at Pend Oreille Resort Rentals near Hope, ID (north of Coeur d’Alene). Having been a former Idaho-dweller, I can tell you this is a beautiful location on a beautiful lake.
- Two very different opportunities for RV vacations – plan ahead for your vacation this year!
- A Private Two-hour Tour of the Pac Car plant - This is where Kenworth and Peterbuilt trucks are tested. (They normally only give tours once a year, but this is our own private exception!)
- A 3-D Printer!!! I was trying to describe the technology of a 3D printer to my parents the other day and I had this moment where I felt like they must have had this conversation with their parents about the mind-blowing potential of computers sometime in the 80s.
- College Search Package- This is a comprehensive service by a professional who knows how to simplify college planning and get a student into the college that matches their dreams and goals. He provides assistance every step of the way including college searching, visits, applications, admissions selection, financial aid, etc. He has helped students get into colleges they thought were out of their reach, and he’ll start as early as 8th grade. This is one to tell the grandparents about!
- A 90 minute tour over the Cascades and the San Juans in a Cessna – think super-fun birthday present.
- Handmade furniture pieces by local craftsmen
You may already be familiar with some of the crowd favorites like the Pony Party (making a come-back this year by popular demand), Pamper Package (start dropping the hints in advance, ladies), Seattle FunPack, the Nance’s seafood feast for ten, a generous Gift Certificate to the South Whidbey Animal Clinic.
OK, I better stop – and those are only some of the live auction items. The silent auction has its own eyebrow raisers!
I’ll be sending a more complete teaser list later this week to everyone who has purchased tickets so far. Thanks for donating so many fantastic items this year!
I read a thought-provoking article on leading vs. managing our children, and thought I would share it. If you give it a read, I would be interested to know your thoughts. My favorite quote is “Leadership is simply the calm, confident conveyance of authority. It is acting as if you know what you are doing, the nature of your purpose, and what you want.” That elicited just a little out-loud chuckle from me. No matter how many parenting classes I have taken, there are still times I have to "act". Great article, I hope you have time for teh short read.
Have a blessed week!
P.S. I heard there may be some rough weather later this week. Just wanted to remind you that if school is closed in the morning, you’ll receive an automated phone call, and the information will also appear on our Facebook Page and group page, our web-site, and eventually on our phone message.
Island Christian ACademy
Decidedly Academic - Distinctively Christian.
A few of our wax museum participants
Electives week with Detective Farr from Island County
Service Project, Langley
High School students visit the capital building in Olympia
Spelling bee winners
Sno-Isle Skill Center graduate and ICA senior
Secondary Leadership Retreat
Community service project at the Island County Fairgrounds
Northwest Institute of the Literary Arts winners