Sunday, September 23, 2012

Homecoming Advice for Parents

Homecoming isn't too far away and it's a great opportunity to be an Example to your son and/or daughter.  Here are some tips for parents taken from another web site.

q  Know where your teenager will be.  Obtain the phone number and address of the party giver.  Agree that your teenager will call if he goes to another location.
q  Personally contact the parents of the party-giver.  When you call: verify the occasion, offer support or assistance, make sure an adult will be present, and be certain that alcohol and other drugs will not be permitted.
q  Know how your teenager will get to and from the party.  Let your teen know that you, or a specified friend or neighbor, can be called if a ride home is needed for any reason.  Discuss with your teenager the situations which might make such a call necessary.  Reinforce that under no circumstances should your teenager allow someone who has been taking drugs or drinking alcohol to drive them anywhere.
q  Determine with your teenager a reasonable curfew.  Be awake or have your teen awaken you upon arrival home.  Being up and available when your teen comes home encourages communication and could alert you to a potential problem.
q  If your teenager stays overnight with a friend after the party, personally check with the parents.  Be sure they will be home and want your teen to stay over.  Spontaneous “sleep-over” arrangements should always be confirmed with the host parents.

Last May Example reminded parents about the legal responsibilities of hosting parties.  Look it over as you plan Homecoming activities this year.

The Lord has blessed us with children and with those blessing also come responsibilities.  
"Train up a child in the way he should go; 
even when he is old he will not depart from it."
Proverbs 22:6 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Free Shipping

Buy an Example t-shirt for $10.00 or prepare now for those Winter-Weather Fridays
by purchasing an Example hoodie for $25.00.
See Mr. Brandt for details.
Act now and take advantage of the free shipping deal. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Example's 2012 Kickoff

There were ninety students who attended Example's first event of the year!  
We made the banner for the year.  If you couldn't make the first event but want to place your hand on the banner to show the school that there are plenty of people who want to be Examples, see Mr. Brandt after school this week.

Yes, William Shakespeare and Mr. DeCourval were at the event...kind of.

Our focus was on Joshua 1:9  "Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."  The comfort God gave to Joshua was the focus for our first event."  The encouragement God gives to Joshua is the same encouragement that we can use during this school year.  Yes, there will be struggles.  Yes, there will be stress.  Yes, there will be pressures and temptations.  However, we are not left alone to figure life out.  We have the promise of life in Christ our Savior.  Knowing our sins are forgiven and knowing we are God's redeemed children we live in joyful response to all that is ours in Christ.  

Start planning now for the next event on October 13 at 7:00 pm.