Plumstead Campus Connection

 

Click one of the links below to find out what is happening on your campus.

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Month at a Glance

To help our Lower School families with children in multiple grades anticipate class trips and special projects, as well as school wide events, we have prepared this “Month at a Glance” document. We hope that you find it helpful! View the “Month at a Glance” here.

Lego Robotics

Find out how much fun it is to build your own robot and then make it obey your commands! LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots have motors and sensors that make them move and interact with things around them. Students participate in a “Space Challenge” to creatively adapt and apply programming and problem-solving skills to make robots that can solve challenges related to space exploration and research. Click here for all of the details.

MOMS IN PRAYER INTERNATIONAL

downloadWould you like to pray for your children and PCS with other like-minded moms?  Well, THIS is your official invitation!

Plumstead Christian School’s Moms in Prayer International prayer meetings are held at our Middle/Upper School MOST 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, starting on September 19th.  Please check the “UPCOMING EVENTS” at the top of this Plumstead Campus Connection for dates. Please sign-in at the office first when you come to pray. We gather as close to 8:30 AM as possible, then we pray from 8:45-9:45 for our children, our teachers, our staff, our board members, and our school, to impact them for Christ. Any questions, please feel free to call or text Christy Weaver at 732-610-9828.

Annual Dinner Auction

The annual dinner auction will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The theme for this year, Under the Big Top, will feature live circus performers, delicious local food vendors, and hundreds of items up for auction! Tickets are available now at pcs.thundertix.com!

Mark your calendars and email pcsauction@pcspa.org for more information about the event, item donations, or event sponsor opportunities.

Race for Education

All parents should have received their race packets in your child’s Friday Folder.  If any family has not received a packet please contact me at lrhodes@plumsteadchristian.org. Lower campus students please return your labels on or before Friday, September 15th. The race date for this year is Wednesday, October 25th for the Lower School. 

Monthly Meeting with Mrs. Miquel

Due to an opportunity to attend an exciting workshop at the Bucks County Intermediate Unit, the October “Monthly Meeting with Mrs. Miquel” will be on Wednesday, October 25th instead of Tuesday the 24th. Thank you for understanding!

Champs

Champs4Parents of preschoolers: Beginning Thursday, September 21, please join us on Thursday mornings for a FREE parent and child(ren) play group.  We meet at our Lower School for fun and fellowship where you and your child(ren) can participate in a playtime consisting of free play from 8:30-9:00, then structured activities from 9:00-10:15 When you arrive, sign-in at the office and then head to room 8 (Pre-K room) to join the fun. To register, please contact Jennifer Weaver at jweaver@plumsteadchristian.org.

Young Rembrandts

Does your child love to draw?  Registration is now open for the first session of the Young Rembrandts drawing club.  The session begins on Thursday, September 21.  Click here for all the details.

Nursing Substitutes Needed!

The PCS nursing team is looking for some nursing substitutes. For more details or if you (or someone you know) is interested please contact the nursing team at tcranage@plumsteadchristian.org.

Classroom Websites

Don’t forget to check your child’s weekly classroom newsletter on your teacher’s class website!

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Monthly Meeting with Mrs. Miquel

Meet with the Lower School Principal to share your ideas, suggestions, and concerns. Let’s work together to make Plumstead Christian School even better than it already is! We meet in the computer lab on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Join us!  You can read all of the details here.

2017-2018 Calendar

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Are you trying to plan trips for the 2017 – 2018 school year? Please refer to our Calendar Overview for important dates such as the first day of school, school breaks and days off, graduations and the last day of school. 

Purchase of a personalized, commemorative tile!

Now that we have officially opened our new activity center, we are also going public with our capital campaign, “Building for Excellence.” This campaign focuses on Students of Excellence, Faculty of Excellence, and Facilities of Excellence. Please consider purchasing a personalized, commemorative tile that will be assembled into a beautiful mosaic to be part of the permanent bench located in the foyer of the new Activity Center. This purchase contributes to this capital campaign, demonstrates your support of the school, and inspires others to do the same!

PCS art teacher, Mary DeClerico, will hand-craft each tile complete with a custom inscription (e.g. your family name, “in honor of…,” or “in memory of…”). We are also challenging each graduating class to collect enough money to buy a custom tile to represent their graduating class (e.g. Class of 1985, Class of 2025). We are hoping class reps will spearhead these projects, collect the money, and order the tiles. If we sell more tiles than can fit the bench, the mosaic will expand beyond the bench.

Directions for how to PUT YOUR OWN PERSONAL STAMP ON OUR NEW ACTIVITY CENTER can be found here.

PRAYER AND SUPPORT

MOMS IN PRAYER INTERNATIONAL

downloadHaving children in Christian school doesn’t mean they don’t need prayer. Plumstead Christian School’s Moms in Prayer International prayer meetings are held at our Middle/Upper School at 8:45 AM most 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month throughout the school year (please check the “UPCOMING EVENTS” at the top of this Plumstead Campus Connection for dates). Please sign-in at the office when you come to pray. Moms from the Lower, Middle and Upper schools are encouraged to join us whenever you are able. We gather together to pray for our children, staff, board members, and school, to impact them for Christ. Any questions, please feel free to call or text Christy Weaver at 732-610-9828.

PRAYING DADS

PrayingDadPlumstead is blessed to have a group of dads who have committed to a monthly prayer walk around the school to pray for God’s protection over each student, teacher, and staff member. They meet at 6:30 a.m. on the 3rd Friday of each month. For the odd numbered months they meet at the Lower School and for the even numbered months they meet at the Upper School. If you would be interested in joining this group please contact Mrs. Miquel or Mrs. Nusser, and they will forward your name and contact information to the group.BLANK SPACE

Digitial Newspapers Available

Just a reminder that we have FREE Online Digital Newspapers at:

Philadelphia Inquirer at http://nie.philly.com/
login:  nie.philly@plumsteadchristian.org
password: 10823

Doylestown Intelligencer at http://www.mynewsonthego.com/theintell
username: nied83704
password: library55

Are you an Association Member?

As part of our PCS family, you are eligible to join the Association. As a parent-run organization, the Association serves a vital role in the life of the school. It elects board members who direct and conduct the affairs of the Association.  Meetings are held twice per year to provide an opportunity for members to stay informed and be updated on the business affairs of the school.  Review our Constitution and apply now to join the PCS Association. Questions, please contact Laurie Meyer.

box-tops-logo1BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Remember to look for Box Tops products as you shop! Send them to school to get a head start on earning cash for Plumstead for the 2017-2018 school year. Clipped Box Tops are each worth 10¢ for our school. For a complete list of participating products, go to BTFE.com.

AMAZON DOLLARS

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Plumstead Christian School every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to PCS. Click here to get started.

LANDS’ END UNIFORMS

LandsendOur PCS approved vendor is Lands’ End for anything needing our logo applied: (www.landsend.com) preferred school #900119728. Please refer to the Lower School Dress Code as you prepare for the rest of the school year.

MARKETING MINUTES

See us living the mission every day, Join us on FacebookPCS

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We are thankful for the many parents who volunteer each year. Please click on the links below for details.

Volunteer Opportunities – Volunteer Sign-up Form

Let’s Do Lunch – Lunch Volunteer Form

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Parent Volunteer Opportunity

Are you looking for an easy way to volunteer in the upper school? We are looking for volunteers to distribute hot lunches to high school and middle school students on Mondays and Fridays. You can volunteer every week or twice a month; the time commitment is approximately from 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM. Please contact Susan Hawthorne at shawthorne@plumsteadchristian.org if you are interested.

Library Lowdown

Students! Parents! Time-sensitive Deadline!

What do you want to read?  We’re placing an order NOW and would like your requests. Email hslibrary@plumsteadchristian.org today with your ideas. Ideas can be something you’ve already read that you’d like to share with others or items people have told you about.

New Hot Lunch Program

This year the Middle and Upper School hot lunch program will be administered by La Petite Soiree, owned and operated by Andrea Jacoby, PCS parent.  (Andrea has been providing hot lunches for the Lower School for the past few years.)  Lunches and snacks will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  Please go to https://pcsupper.h1.hotlunchonline.net/ to view menus and order lunches. Contact Jo Smeland with any questions.

MOMS IN PRAYER INTERNATIONAL

downloadWould you like to pray for your children and PCS with other like-minded moms?  Well, THIS is your official invitation!

Plumstead Christian School’s Moms in Prayer International prayer meetings are held at our Middle/Upper School MOST 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, starting on September 19th.  Please check the “UPCOMING EVENTS” at the top of this Plumstead Campus Connection for dates. Please sign-in at the office first when you come to pray. We gather as close to 8:30 AM as possible, then we pray from 8:45-9:45 for our children, our teachers, our staff, our board members, and our school, to impact them for Christ. Any questions, please feel free to call or text Christy Weaver at 732-610-9828.

Annual Dinner Auction

The annual dinner auction will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The theme for this year, Under the Big Top, will feature live circus performers, delicious local food vendors, and hundreds of items up for auction! Tickets are available now at pcs.thundertix.com!

Mark your calendars and email pcsauction@pcspa.org for more information about the event, item donations, or event sponsor opportunities.

Race for Education

All parents should have received their race packets either through the upper office, by mail, or in your child’s Friday Folder.  If any family has not received a packet please contact me at lrhodes@plumsteadchristian.org Upper campus students please return your completed mailer along with your label sheets on or before September 29th.  The race date for this year is Friday, October 27th for the Upper Campus.

Nursing Substitutes Needed!

The PCS nursing team is looking for some nursing substitutes. For more details or if you (or someone you know) is interested please contact the nursing team at tcranage@plumsteadchristian.org.

ms_whats_ongoing

2017-2018 Calendarcalendar

Are you trying to plan trips for the 2017 – 2018 school year? Please refer to our calendar overview for important dates such as the first day of school, school breaks and days off, graduations and the last day of school.  You can see the Upper School calendar overview here.

Library Lowdown

LOOK UP TITLES FROM HOME!

Online Newspapers

FREE online newspapers (corrected login info)!  Students, parents, and staff alike may access from home or school!  Pages can be printed.

Philadelphia Inquirer at http://nie.philly.com/

Doylestown Intelligencer at http://www.mynewsonthego.com/theintell  

  • username: nied83704
  • password: library55

Champs

Champs4Parents of preschoolers: Beginning Thursday, September 21, please join us on Thursday mornings for a FREE parent and child(ren) play group.  We meet at our Lower School for fun and fellowship where you and your child(ren) can participate in a playtime consisting of free play from 8:30-9:00, then structured activities from 9:00-10:15 When you arrive, sign-in at the office and then head to room 8 (Pre-K room) to join the fun. To register, please contact Jennifer Weaver at jweaver@plumsteadchristian.org.

Purchase of a personalized, commemorative tile!

Tile FundNow that we have officially opened our new activity center, we are also going public with our capital campaign, “Building for Excellence.” This campaign focuses on Students of Excellence, Faculty of Excellence, and Facilities of Excellence. Please consider purchasing a personalized, commemorative tile that will be assembled into a beautiful mosaic to be part of the permanent bench located in the foyer of the new Activity Center. This purchase contributes to this capital campaign, demonstrates your support of the school, and inspires others to do the same!

PCS art teacher, Mary DeClerico, will hand-craft each tile complete with a custom inscription (e.g. your family name, “in honor of…,” or “in memory of…”). We are also challenging each graduating class to collect enough money to buy a custom tile to represent their graduating class (e.g. Class of 1985, Class of 2025). We are hoping class reps will spearhead these projects, collect the money, and order the tiles. If we sell more tiles than can fit the bench, the mosaic will expand beyond the bench.

Directions for how to PUT YOUR OWN PERSONAL STAMP ON OUR NEW ACTIVITY CENTER can be found here.

LANDS’ END UNIFORMS

LandsendOur PCS approved vendor is Lands’ End for anything needing our logo applied: (www.landsend.com) preferred school #900119728. .

PANTHER ATHLETICS

PrintPLAY THE RIGHT WAY, PLAY FOR THE RIGHT REASONS.

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” – Colossians 3:17

Follow PCS Athletics on instagramand Like PCS Athletics onFacebook-logo-PSD (2)for Athletic news and last minute game schedule changes, etc.

PRAYER SUPPORT

downloadMOMS IN PRAYER INTERNATIONAL

Having children in Christian school doesn’t mean they don’t need prayer. Plumstead Christian School’s Moms in Prayer International prayer meetings are held at our Middle/Upper School at 8:45 AM most 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month throughout the school year (please check the “UPCOMING EVENTS” at the top of this Plumstead Campus Connection for dates). Please sign-in at the office when you come to pray. Moms from the Lower, Middle and Upper schools are encouraged to join us whenever you are able. We gather together to pray for our children, staff, board members, and school, to impact them for Christ. Any questions, please feel free to call or text Christy Weaver at 732-610-9828.

PRAYING DADS

PrayingDadPlumstead is blessed to have a group of dads who have committed to a monthly prayer walk around the school to pray for God’s protection over each student, teacher, and staff member. They meet at 6:30 a.m. on the 3rd Friday of each month. For the odd numbered months they meet at the Lower School and for the even numbered months they meet at the Upper School. If you would be interested in joining this group please contact Mrs. Miquel or Mrs. Nusser, and they will forward your name and contact information to the group.

Are you an Association Member?

As part of our PCS family, you are eligible to join the Association. As a parent-run organization, the Association serves a vital role in the life of the school. It elects board members who direct and conduct the affairs of the Association.  Meetings are held twice per year to provide an opportunity for members to stay informed and be updated on the business affairs of the school.  Review our Constitution and apply now to join the PCS Association. Questions, please contact Laurie Meyer.

box-tops-logo1BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Remember to look for Box Tops products as you shop! Send them to school to get a head start on earning cash for Plumstead for the 2017-2018 school year. Clipped Box Tops are each worth 10¢ for our school. For a complete list of participating products, go to BTFE.com.

AMAZON DOLLARS

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Plumstead Christian School every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to PCS. Click here to get started.

MARKETING MINUTES

See us living the mission every day, Join us on FacebookPCS

ms_volounteer

We are thankful for the many parents who volunteer each year. Please click on the links below for details:
Lunch helpers, contact Jo Smeland: jsmeland@plumsteadchristian.org
Event tech parent volunteers, contact Mrs. Nusser: snusser@plumsteadchristian.org
Booster Club
Volunteer Clearances

US Grade Banners sm

us_whats_new

Parent Volunteer Opportunity

Are you looking for an easy way to volunteer in the upper school? We are looking for volunteers to distribute hot lunches to high school and middle school students on Mondays and Fridays. You can volunteer every week or twice a month; the time commitment is approximately from 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM. Please contact Susan Hawthorne at shawthorne@plumsteadchristian.org if you are interested.

Library Lowdown

Students! Parents! Time-sensitive Deadline!

What do you want to read?  We’re placing an order NOW and would like your requests. Email hslibrary@plumsteadchristian.org today with your ideas. Ideas can be something you’ve already read that you’d like to share with others or items people have told you about.

New Hot Lunch Program

This year the Middle and Upper School hot lunch program will be administered by La Petite Soiree, owned and operated by Andrea Jacoby, PCS parent.  (Andrea has been providing hot lunches for the Lower School for the past few years.)  Lunches and snacks will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  Please go to https://pcsupper.h1.hotlunchonline.net/ to view menus and order lunches. Contact Jo Smeland with any questions.

MOMS IN PRAYER INTERNATIONAL

downloadWould you like to pray for your children and PCS with other like-minded moms?  Well, THIS is your official invitation!

Plumstead Christian School’s Moms in Prayer International prayer meetings are held at our Middle/Upper School MOST 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, starting on September 19th.  Please check the “UPCOMING EVENTS” at the top of this Plumstead Campus Connection for dates. Please sign-in at the office first when you come to pray. We gather as close to 8:30 AM as possible, then we pray from 8:45-9:45 for our children, our teachers, our staff, our board members, and our school, to impact them for Christ. Any questions, please feel free to call or text Christy Weaver at 732-610-9828.

Annual Dinner Auction

The annual dinner auction will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The theme for this year, Under the Big Top, will feature live circus performers, delicious local food vendors, and hundreds of items up for auction! Tickets are available now at pcs.thundertix.com!

Mark your calendars and email pcsauction@pcspa.org for more information about the event, item donations, or event sponsor opportunities.

Race for Education

All parents should have received their race packets either through the upper office, by mail, or in your child’s Friday Folder.  If any family has not received a packet please contact me at lrhodes@plumsteadchristian.org Upper campus students please return your completed mailer along with your label sheets on or before September 29th.  The race date for this year is Friday, October 27th for the Upper School. 

Senior Interviewing Workshop

Our annual Senior Interviewing Workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 11th. This hands-on workshop opens with interview tips from Headmaster Pat Fitzpatrick. Seniors then have the unique opportunity to sit for multiple one-on-one interviews with volunteer patron interviewers followed by constructive, personalized feedback. You never get a second chance to make a first impression, so we help our seniors put their best foot forward when interviewing for college admissions or career opportunities. This half day workshop concludes with a pizza lunch for the seniors and interviewers. If you are interested in being an interviewer (interview questions provided), please contact Susan Hawthorne at shawthorne@plumsteadchristian.org.

Christian College Fair

This year’s Christian College Fair will bring over 30 college representatives from all over the country right to our Milham Activity Center! This highly anticipated event attracts almost 300 high school students and parents and will be held on Tuesday, October 17th from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Meet one-on-one with college admissions counselors and gain insight into what makes each of these colleges unique. A financial aid presentation will also be offered. All 10th – 12th grade PCS students will have the opportunity to attend the fair at a designated time during the school day. Free Admission! Parents are invited to attend. Volunteers are needed for the fair – please contact Susan Hawthorne at shawthorne@plumsteadchristian.org if you are interested.

College Connection

The September/October edition of the College Connection is now available!  In it you will find “College Essay Tips from Admissions Counselors,” “The New SAT vs. The ACT,” and important dates to help navigate the college admissions process.  Click here to read it all.

Nursing Substitutes Needed!

The PCS nursing team is looking for some nursing substitutes. For more details or if you (or someone you know) is interested please contact the nursing team at tcranage@plumsteadchristian.org.

us_whats_ongoing

2017-2018 Calendarcalendar

Are you trying to plan trips for the 2017 – 2018 school year? Please refer to our calendar overview for important dates such as the first day of school, school breaks and days off, graduations and the last day of school.  You can see the Upper School calendar overview here.

Library Lowdown

LOOK UP TITLES FROM HOME!

Online Newspapers

FREE online newspapers (corrected login info)!  Students, parents, and staff alike may access from home or school!  Pages can be printed.

Philadelphia Inquirer at http://nie.philly.com/

Doylestown Intelligencer at http://www.mynewsonthego.com/theintell  

  • username: nied83704
  • password: library55

Champs

Champs4Parents of preschoolers: Beginning Thursday, September 21, please join us on Thursday mornings for a FREE parent and child(ren) play group.  We meet at our Lower School for fun and fellowship where you and your child(ren) can participate in a playtime consisting of free play from 8:30-9:00, then structured activities from 9:00-10:15 When you arrive, sign-in at the office and then head to room 8 (Pre-K room) to join the fun. To register, please contact Jennifer Weaver at jweaver@plumsteadchristian.org.

Purchase of a personalized, commemorative tile!

Tile FundNow that we have officially opened our new activity center, we are also going public with our capital campaign, “Building for Excellence.” This campaign focuses on Students of Excellence, Faculty of Excellence, and Facilities of Excellence. Please consider purchasing a personalized, commemorative tile that will be assembled into a beautiful mosaic to be part of the permanent bench located in the foyer of the new Activity Center. This purchase contributes to this capital campaign, demonstrates your support of the school, and inspires others to do the same!

PCS art teacher, Mary DeClerico, will hand-craft each tile complete with a custom inscription (e.g. your family name, “in honor of…,” or “in memory of…”). We are also challenging each graduating class to collect enough money to buy a custom tile to represent their graduating class (e.g. Class of 1985, Class of 2025). We are hoping class reps will spearhead these projects, collect the money, and order the tiles. If we sell more tiles than can fit the bench, the mosaic will expand beyond the bench.

Directions for how to PUT YOUR OWN PERSONAL STAMP ON OUR NEW ACTIVITY CENTER can be found here.

PANTHER ATHLETICS

PrintPLAY THE RIGHT WAY, PLAY FOR THE RIGHT REASONS.

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” – Colossians 3:17.

Follow PCS Athletics on instagramand Like PCS Athletics onFacebook-logo-PSD (2)for Athletic news and last minute game schedule changes, etc.

Prayer Support

MOMS IN PRAYER INTERNATIONAL

downloadHaving children in Christian school doesn’t mean they don’t need prayer. Plumstead Christian School’s Moms in Prayer International prayer meetings are held at our Middle/Upper School at 8:45 AM most 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month throughout the school year (please check the “UPCOMING EVENTS” at the top of this Plumstead Campus Connection for dates). Please sign-in at the office when you come to pray. Moms from the Lower, Middle and Upper schools are encouraged to join us whenever you are able. We gather together to pray for our children, staff, board members, and school, to impact them for Christ. Any questions, please feel free to call or text Christy Weaver at 732-610-9828.

PRAYING DADS

PrayingDadPlumstead is blessed to have a group of dads who have committed to a monthly prayer walk around the school to pray for God’s protection over each student, teacher, and staff member. They meet at 6:30 a.m. on the 3rd Friday of each month. For the odd numbered months they meet at the Lower School and for the even numbered months they meet at the Upper School. If you would be interested in joining this group please contact Mrs. Miquel or Mrs. Nusser and they will forward your name and contact information to the group.

Are you an Association Member?

As part of our PCS family, you are eligible to join the Association. As a parent-run organization, the Association serves a vital role in the life of the school. It elects board members who direct and conduct the affairs of the Association.  Meetings are held twice per year to provide an opportunity for members to stay informed and be updated on the business affairs of the school.  Review our Constitution and apply now to join the PCS Association. Questions, please contact Laurie Meyer.

box-tops-logo1BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Remember to look for Box Tops products as you shop! Send them to school to get a head start on earning cash for Plumstead for the 2017-2018 school year. Clipped Box Tops are each worth 10¢ for our school. For a complete list of participating products, go to BTFE.com.

AMAZON DOLLARS

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Plumstead Christian School every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to PCS. Click here to get started.

LANDS’ END UNIFORMS

LandsendOur PCS approved vendor is Lands’ End for anything needing our logo applied: (www.landsend.com) preferred school #900119728.

MARKETING MINUTES

See us living the mission every day, Join us on FacebookPCS

us_volounteer

We are thankful for the many parents who volunteer each year. Please click on the links below for details.
Lunch helpers, contact Jo Smeland: jsmeland@plumsteadchristian.org
Event tech parent volunteers, contact Mrs. Nusser: snusser@plumsteadchristian.org
Booster Club
Volunteer Clearances