Monday, March 16, 2009

Parent Letter, March 9

Here are the upcoming events you need to know about:

Our upcoming Kansas Trip is for middle school students. This means students entering grades 6-9 for the 2009-2010 school year. There are all sorts of details available on the right. Just click on the “Mission: Kansas 2009” link. Please note that for those students interested, we are having a mandatory meeting on March 28th, from 10am-noon for this trip. We’ll be recapping details, answering questions, etc. Please plan on attending if your student wants to go. I am looking for an adult to go along as a cook for the week, and at least one female adult sponsor. If you’re interested, please contact me right away.

This year’s 30 Hour Famine event is planned for April 24 and 25. This year, we’ll be focusing on homelessness in the United States, and money raised will be given to a local charity that ministers to these folks here in Cedar Rapids. While a few minor details are still being worked out, look to the right and click on the “30 Hour Famine” link for an event overview, schedule and some expectations. We’d love to see some of you participate in this event with us. If you would like to join us, we’re asking that you join us at our ministry team meeting on April 19th following our weekly worship service so we can go over your role in this event.

Parent Night at Eastview
On Wednesday, April 29th we’re asking that you join us for parent’s night. We’d like for you to have dinner with us, participate in our group game time and sit in on our main group devotional. After the kids are dismissed for their small groups, I’ll take some time for some questions and answers from you, and talk about our ministry. This will also be our 5th grade “preview” night. Our 5th graders will be introduced into our youth group and their parents will join us as well. We hope you’ll come.

Our first 2 Kernel’s fundraisers are right around the corner (April 10/11). We have many things coming up this summer, these are a GREAT way for your students to earn money to pay for them.

Youth Scholarship Fund:
While we have a scholarship fund, please keep a few things in mind:
  • scholarship money can be used for one event per year
  • middle school students could apply for funds for EITHER the Kansas trip OR Camp, but not both
  • High school students could apply for funds for EITHER CIY Summer Conference OR Camp, but not both
  • Students receiving scholarship funds must be involved in fundraising events.
You can download the scholarship application form on the right. Click the “Scholarship Application” link.

Dates you need to be aware of:
March 28th- Meeting for Kansas Mission Trip
April 19th- Scholarship applications for middle school camp week due
April 22nd- $50 deposit due for CIY Summer Conference
April 29th- $35 deposit due for Kansas Mission Trip
May 3rd- Scholarship applications for high school camp week due
May 31st- Scholarship applications for CIY Summer Conference due

Have a Great Week!

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