Here at Foundations Christian School, we've been spending a lot of time with your kids and we understand just how hard it is for them to concentrate on their schoolwork this time of year. After all, it's Christmas! There are presents to look forward to, yummy goodies to snack on and family to visit. It's a busy time of year, to say the least!
However, we also work really hard to make sure they understand how important it is for them to remember that Christmas isn't just about all of the presents they'll get on Christmas morning. It's about Jesus and we celebrate His birth on this glorious day. We thought you might have a little bit of a tough time keeping them reminded of this truth as we all head of to Christmas break, so we thought we'd offer you some ideas to help.
Give Jesus a Gift
Jesus was the greatest gift we could have received from God. How often do we give something back to Him? As a family, try to come up with a way you can give Jesus something this Christmas. It might be changing a specific behavior pattern, or it might be blessing your elderly neighbor with a plate of homemade chocolate chip cookies. No matter what you choose, Jesus will be thrilled with your thoughtfulness in His honor on His birthday.
Read the Christmas Story
Before you even begin to open your presents, take a few minutes and read the Christmas story together as a family. There are several versions of it found in the gospels and it helps to center our minds on what's truly important during Christmas. Once you're done, pray and thank God for sending His Son to this earth. Remember, your kids will mirror what they see you do, and what's important to you will become important to them.
Find a Way to Serve
There are so many ways you can serve others on Christmas. The Arctic League is always looking for volunteers to hand out toys to children on Christmas morning, and many families make this a tradition every single year. Talk to God and ask the Holy Spirit how you can serve others with your children on Christmas.
We're excited about the upcoming break, just like your family is excited. We hope you all have a safe and happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
If you want more information about Foundations Christian School, we are still actively looking for enrollments. Our hearts are so full of love for the children in our care each day, but there's always room for more! Please contact us to get more information.
We've had such a wonderful year here at Foundations Christian School. It's hard to believe that it's already Christmas! Our students have been working so hard to present our annual Christmas concert, which will take place this Thursday, December 10 at 7pm right here at our school.
We feel that it's really important for kids to understand why we're celebrating Christmas. Too many children are so focused on presents and what they're going to get for Christmas, and they fail to remember the most important gift of all - JESUS! We're excited to hear our students as they present Scripture verses that point to the real meaning behind why we celebrate Christmas, and with beautiful music, it's sure to be a night that we'll all remember.
We hope you'll plan on joining us!
Perhaps you're reading this and you're interested in finding out more about how a Christian school could impact your family. Our families love Foundations Christian School so much, and we would for your family to become a part of ours! Please contact us if you would like more information about a Christian education at Foundations Christian School in Big Flats, New York. We're still accepting new students for the 2015-2016 school year!
Our goal is for this blog to be informative, entertaining and fun for parents and anyone who is interested in learning more about Foundations Christian School. Thanks for reading!