Friday, February 24, 2017

Reminder!!

Please remember to get in your March 1st Washington payment to secure your hotel reservation. We do not want anyone to miss out!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Counselor’s Corner – February 16, 2017

Counselor’s Corner – February 16, 2017
By Susan Causey, M.Ed., LPC
“What Makes My Child Act This Way?” Part 4

The fourth goal children try to achieve after contact, power, and protection, is withdrawal. Children need time to be alone, to reflect, to consider who they are and who they are becoming. They need time to talk to God and get to know Him. The Bible says, “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)

If you find that your child is avoiding you by spending more time in his room, on the iPad, or not wanting to join in the family meals or family fun, it may be he is seeking to reach this fourth goal.  If a parent is over-protective or hovering, withdrawal may be more extreme. The child may shut down emotionally even if they are present in participation.

Too many questions or “help” in solving problems may actually drive the child to spend more time escaping. When your child is 2-years-old, he will express this by saying, “I want to do it by myself.” As children enter the preteen years they begin to individuate wanting to come to their own conclusions, trying to “find themselves,” and desiring more approval from peers than parents. This can be painful as the parents feel they are being shut out through the child’s negative attempt to reach the goal through undue avoidance.

“A wise parent is like a warm quilt, which protects, but does not smother.” It is important to require your child to participate at meals and with the family, but it is also important to give them healthy space as they seek to find their own way. Charles Fay’s “Love and Logic” put it this way:

Hope and pray that your kids make plenty of affordable mistakes when they are young. Hold them accountable for these mistakes with sincere empathy. DO this so they can learn while the “price tags” are small.

It is in overcoming the small challenges which gives them the stepping blocks to deal with the larger ones later on.


The Little Mermaid at FPD

FPD Theater Presents...
Thursday–Friday-Saturday, March 9, 10, 11 - 7:00 pm

PRE-SALE TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!

We are using a new system this year that we hope will provide a convenient alternative for buying tickets to FPD Theatre shows.  Pre-sale tickets will be available this year, but only online at:

Step 1: Create an account at Booktix.
Step 2: Select tickets, purchase with credit card, and print out a voucher. If needing free student tickets, add this option during purchasing. No charge incurs.
Step 3: Vouchers will be scanned at the door, so you can avoid standing in line for tickets.
Prices: $15 reserved seating (first 8 center rows);  $10 general admission;  
** Free general admission for students, faculty and staff;  Online prices same as at door - no fees

Reserved Seating:  This section replaces “premium seating” from previous year’s shows. On the booktix website, choose specific seats in the first 8 rows of the center section of the auditorium. General Admission seats are all others except the first 8 center rows and are open to everyone after the doors open.

FREE TICKETS: Please note all audience members will need a ticket – including FPD students and staff who get in free. Simply add student tickets to your order when you purchase – you will see the option. You will not be charged for these tickets.  If requesting free tickets at the door, all middle and high school students must show their student IDs.

Don’t want to purchase online?  No worries!  We will also be selling tickets at the door. Cash or checks made payable to FPD are accepted.

Have questions about the process?  Email Dr. Strickland: andrew.strickland@fpdmacon.org


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Reminder!!

There will be NO school on Monday, February 20th and Tuesday, February 21st due to Presidents' Day. Enjoy your long weekend! 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Heart Dissection Day!

Today in science lab, Mrs. Kemper's anatomy and physiology seniors came to help our 5th graders dissect lamb hearts. The students were able to learn more about the heart, explore the different parts of the heart, and even touch the heart. It was an awesome experience for our 5th graders! Check out our pictures and remember to ask them all about it.