Summer Prep for 2017-18

Summer Prep for 2017-18

June 28, 2017


We’re Here for You | Summer Office Hours
Monday–Thursday 8am-4pm | Friday 8am-12pm
Need to wrap up something from 2016-17 or have a question about 2017-18? Stop by the office this summer; we’ll be glad to see you and happy to help.
Business Office: 756.5317

Spread the Word!
Know someone looking for an amazing education and environment? Or maybe you’ll meet someone this summer who is. Tell them about LCA! If they enroll, you’ll receive a $500 tuition credit.
Stop by the office and pick up a handy “Pass it On” booklet, filled with easy tear-out cards to pass along.

Important Immunization Info for 2017-18
Don’t get surprised by this fall’s updated immunization requirements: take care of it now and check it off the summer list.

Let’s Get Acquainted BBQ
Friday, August 25, 11am-1pm
Come meet your teachers, drop off classroom supplies, decorate your locker, share summer stories and a grilled lunch, reconnect, and make new Eagles feel welcome.

New Family Orientation
MS & HS Students: Monday, August 28, 10am-12pm, Commons
K-12 Parents: Monday, August 28, 6pm, Commons—Join us for dinner and lots of info

First Day of School 2017-18
Wednesday, August 30

Bus Routes & Rates
Whether every day, round trip, or just one way or occasionally, LCA has buses on the road daily to NE Tacoma/Federal Way, Dupont/Lakewood/University Place/Puyallup-Spanaway, and Gig Harbor. Let us do the driving!
Transportation details

Playground Project 2017
Have you heard our lower campus playground for our Early Childhood and K-5 students is getting a major facelift? Please a few minutes to read all about it and consider contributing to this worthy cause. Recess and play are vital elements of an excellent education; this new facility will ensure LCA kids get this important opportunity safely and daily, rain or shine. Thanks for your support!

Save the Date | “I’m An Eagle” LCA Golf Classic
Thursday, September 21, Tacoma Country & Golf Club
LCA’s annual golf benefit tournament has a new spot on the calendar—and more opportunities than ever to raise funds for spectacular LCA programs, from athletics and fine arts to Knowledge Bowl and computer coding. Want in on the fun? Volunteer, be a sponsor, be a participant, or all three! Contact Diane Young to find out how, and watch for details and registration information, coming soon.

2017-18 School Calendar
Updated with the latest and greatest, here’s the 2017-18 school calendar. [Like most calendars, this one is subject to change; the website calendar is always the best source for the most up-to-date info.]

International Host Families | Dates to Save
Monday, August 14, 6pm, Commons—International host home orientation meeting
Monday–Wednesday, August 21-23, 12pm—New international student orientation
Tuesday, August 29, 12pm—Returning international student orientation

Elementary School

2017-18 Need-to-Know
Seeing back-to-school sale ads already? Questions about uniforms & supply lists?
K-5 Dress Code | K-5 Supply List

Summer Coding Camps @ LCA
July 17-21, July 31-Aug. 4
LCA is hosting summer coding camps for students ages 5-16 at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Sign up today! Spots are filling fast. FYI, fall classes are starting earlier this year [September 12 start date]; look for the registration link in early August.
Info & registration | Questions? Contact Media Specialist Dyan Schambier.

LC Kids Day Camp | Game ON! | K-5
July 10-14, 8am-12pm, Life Center Rainier
More info

LCA Hoops for God Basketball Camps | K-5
July 24-27 | 10am–Noon
For students entering grades K-5 | Cost: $75

Sign up your young hoopsters and their friends for this fun skill-building camp with Coach Lovelady and LCA high school basketball athletes. Includes t-shirt, prizes, pizza party, and certificate.
Info & registration

LCA Summer Care Extravaganza
Weekdays thru August 18, 6:30am-5:45pm daily
$125/week or $35/day

We’re offering care this summer for enrolled LCA students age 4 through 5th grade. Need it for a few days, a week, a month, or all summer?
Info & registration

LC Kids Summer Camp | Game ON! | Gr. 3-6
July 31–Aug 3, Black Lake Bible Camp
A safe and fun week for kids entering 3rd-6th grades

Sign up your kiddo today for a full week of swimming, field games, campfires, creative arts activities, and getting better acquainted with Jesus.
Info & registration

Upper School

Summer/Fall Athletics | MS & HS
From football to cross country, tryout dates to coach contacts, here’s the info you need for fall middle and high school sports @ LCA.
More info: contact Athletic Director Yogi Cargill.

Dress Codes & Supply Lists | MS & HS
The ads are out and the sales are on. Here’s what to stock your closet, backpack, and locker with for 2017-18 success. High school students only: bring only paper and writing utensils for the first day of school; individual teachers may require other supplies, which will be outlined in the course syllabi distributed on the first day of class.
MS Supply list | MS Dress Code
HS Dress Code

Class Schedules
Class schedules will be available at the Let’s Get Acquainted BBQ on Friday, August 25. Dean of Academic Guidance Mrs. Buselmeier will be available to address any needed corrections to core classes. Add/drop forms may be picked up AFTER school on August 30 to request any personal preference class or schedule changes. Families new to LCA are welcome to ask scheduling questions by email.

6th Grade Orientation
Thursday, August 17, 6pm, Commons

HS Drumline Tryouts
Wednesdays, August 2, 9 & 16, 12-3pm, LCA Band Room
High school students, interested in trying out for Drumline? Attendance at all 3 sessions is highly encouraged; if you can’t make them all, come to the ones you can.
Questions? Contact Mr. Lawyer.

Worship Team Tryouts | MS & HS
HS and MS Worship Team auditions will be held within the first 2 weeks of school; days and times will be announced on August 30.
Questions? Contact Mr. Lawyer.

LC Students Summer Camp: “The Heist” | Gr. 6-12
July 16-19, Lake Retreat, $225
More info & registration

Share LIFE This Summer

For All the Ladies: SHE Soiree
June 30, 5:30-9:30pm, Life Center Central Campus
General Admission: $15 plus handling fee/$25 for 2 tickets
Childcare available for ages 11 & younger | $5/child, $10/family

Ladies, invite a friend and come out for a night of shopping, food trucks, glam bar, photo booth, fun giveaways, live music, special guest speaker Kimberly Jones-Pothier, and an after-party with delicious desserts.
Tickets & more info

HOPE [253]
Sunday, August 13, 6pm, Tacoma Dome
Doors open @ 4:30pm
FREE admission. EVERYONE welcome

This summer: join more than 100 churches and organizations in going all-out to share HOPE with our South Puget Sound community. The event: an everyone-welcome, all-ages, free-admission evening at the Tacoma Dome featuring award-winning artists and dynamic speakers from the (253). We all know someone who needs hope; come be a part, and bring someone with you! Want to volunteer? EVERY hand, smile, and prayer is valuable, including kids and students of all ages.
More info

Backpacks & More for [253] Kids
Blessing students throughout our city is a powerful way to catch the back-to-school spirit and serve together as a family. Mark these dates on your calendar! Many hands make light work; full hearts and bright smiles change lives.
July 11, 6:30pm, Lower Gym — Help stuff thousands of backpacks with school supplies
August 20, Auditorium — Training rally for “Back to School Jam” event
August 26, 11am-3pm, Life Center Central & Rainier Campuses — Back to School Jam giveaway events [backpack giveaway, free haircuts, photo booth, games & other back to school activities]
More info


Tuition Payment Guidelines
To ensure your on-time payment:
All payments are due by the 15th of each month.
Personal check, money order, or cashier’s check payments must be mailed to KeyBank/Life Christian, P.O. Box 11626, Tacoma, WA 98411-6626.
Online payment using your bank’s bill pay service is accepted. You will need your school account number [listed on your billing statement] and the mailing address: Key Bank/Life Christian, P.O. Box 11626, Tacoma, WA 98411-6626. Please allow 5-6 days to ensure on-time payment over weekends and holidays.
Credit cards may be used by calling Stephanie directly at 756.2418. A service fee of 3% will be added to the charge.
All DELINQUENT payments will incur a late fee per LCA financial policy.
Payments will not be accepted by the school or church office.
Payments cannot be made at KeyBank locations.
Questions? Call or email Stephanie [761.2418] for help!

Shopping for a Cause
What’s on your list today? If you find it at Fred Meyer or, you could be adding to a check in the mail for LCA student programs. Thanks for taking the time to select LCA to receive these rewards; they all add up!
Fred Meyer: Link to Life Christian Academy through the Community Rewards program. Enter “Life Christian Academy” or “81178” in the search box on the Find Your Organization page.
Amazon: Link to Life Christian Academy at Amazon Smile. Select “First Assembly of God Life Center and Academy.”

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Full LCA calendar

Upcoming Events

Aug 25 | Let’s Get Acquainted BBQ
Aug 30 | 1st Day of School
Sep 4 | NO SCHOOL | Labor Day
Sep 14 | Elementary Parent Back to School Night
Sep 21 | “I’m an Eagle!” LCA Classic Benefit Golf Tournament 
Middle School
Aug 17 | 6th Grade Orientation
Aug 25 | Let’s Get Acquainted BBQ
Aug 28 | New MS Student Orientation
Aug 30 | 1st Day of School
Sep 4 | NO SCHOOL | Labor Day
Sep 19 | Upper School Parents Back to School Night
Sep 21 | “I’m an Eagle!” LCA Classic Benefit Golf Tournament
Sep 28-29 | MS Retreat 
High School
Aug 21 | HS Soccer, X Country, Volleyball Begin
Aug 25 | Let’s Get Acquainted BBQ
Aug 23-24 | Drumline Retreat
Aug 28 | New HS Student Orientation
30 | 1st Day of School
Sep 1 | 1st Football Game @ Concrete HS
Sep 4 | NO SCHOOL | Labor Day
Sep 19 | Upper School Parents Back to School Night
Sep 21 | “I’m an Eagle! LCA Classic Benefit Golf Tournament
Sep 26 | National Christian College Fair 

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