"The object of education is to teach us to love what is beautiful." Plato (The Republic)
To be classically educated means to learn to recognize what is true, good and beautiful in the world and to begin to develop a lifelong love of things represented by these three adjectives. To obtain a Classical Christian education means to learn to love the true, good and beautiful as defined by God and revealed in Scripture.
At ICA we are striving to help students recognize these three attributes in the world around them. This is one of the catalysts for our "Readers of the Round Table" society, which is feeding a love for beautiful literature in many of our students. At present we have six students who have read books to obtain page status, two squires, and one student who has reached knighthood already! See the attached MT document to find our who! Way to read! We have many of the books from the reading list in our growing "Round Table" library, so encourage your student to visit the office and start their "great book".
The buzz about our spring art fair has also begun as many student are deciding on an artist to study and imitate for our Spring Art Fair (March 21). Several of our Electives Week choices are geared toward the arts this year, encouraging students to learn to recognize and discern what is true, good and beautiful in the realm of art.
Electives Week Preveiw will be this coming Friday at the end of the school day (2:30). This is when students 3rd grade and up will get a look at the electives from which they will choose to attend during the four days of Jan. 31-Feb 3. Look for sign up sheets in backpacks this Friday with instructions for students to collaborate with their parents to help decide which four of the offered electives would be most beneficial for them personally. Some of the classes have a $5 fee to help cover supplies, which (should you choose one of these electives) will show up on your next invoice from ICA.
Parents are asked to help their student make a wise decision, then to sign and return the form on Monday, January 23rd so we can develop each student's unique schedule. As some classes are limited, priority follows seniority - older students will be more likely to get their first choice classes.
Please note that tomorrow is a half day and that there is no public school bus service at that time.
Thanks so much for allowing us to be a part of your student's education!
Please remember to check out the attached MT!
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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