Give thanks with a grateful heart; give thanks to the Holy One.

Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ His Son.

We are now heading into the season where we think heavily about giving thanks for our blessings. We are grateful for your support and for your children, who show evidence of the training you provide and the inspiration you are to their growth. We are grateful for the provision of a facility and supplies made possible by a generous church and generous individuals who believe in the value of Christian education. We are also thankful for the Christian heritage of our country and seek to pass that appreciation on to the students. We encourage you to remember those who have gone before us to make religious freedom possible and to celebrate that freedom as a family. Pilgrims & Indians are a part of our history!


The end of the First Quarter of the 2019-20 AFCA school year is drawing nigh! This precedes the arrival of Report Cards, Honor Roll Recognition, and Parent Conferences.

           Report Cards should go home November 6 or 7, Lord willing!

           Honor Roll Recognition is planned for Friday, November 8, at 9:00 a.m. You will be notified with the Report Card if you child is on Honor Roll.

           Honor Roll Field Trip to Harry London’s/Fannie Mae Chocolates is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, at 1:00 p.m.

          Parent Conferences will occur between November 11th - 21st.


This is how Honor Roll works: A student who has 1) achieved passage of 3 tests in each subject this quarter(before October 30th), 2) has a combined grade point average of 88% or higher, and 3) has memorized and said the September and October Bible Memory passages, is eligible for Honor Roll. Behavior issues do affect the level of recognition given.

The Honor Roll field trip is an extra activity for only those who achieved the preceding requirements. We like to show extra attention to those who accomplished this milestone to encourage them to continue on this track. Drivers may be needed.

Parent Conferences are a time to talk specifically about your students and their progress academically, socially, and spiritually. Conferences give us the chance to focus in on those things, as well as gain insight into some behaviors and habits. Since this will be after Report Cards go home, you will have had a chance to see grades, etc. We will make available half-hour time slots for you to sign up. The following dates/times are when we can be available:

Monday, November 11 – 3:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m.,

Tuesday, November 12- 3:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 19 - 3:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 20 - 3:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 21 - 3:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m.

Please come in to the Learning Center to sign up on the clipboard, or text Mrs. Duriga or Mrs Geiger. We want to meet with parents of each student. Multiple students will take extra time. If none of these dates/times work for you, please text or call to arrange another time slot.


November and December Activities

No school Thursday, October 30th and Friday, November 1st, due to the A.C.E. staff training conference in Columbus.

November 6 or 7 - Report Cards go home.

Friday, November 8, 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. - Honor Roll Presentation- Parents invited.

                                      12 noon – Lunch brought by Thomases

Friday, November 8, 1:30 p.m. – Tour of Grove Appliance on State Street in Alliance. Drivers needed.

Monday, November 11 – Lunch brought by Bertrands: Pizza

Tuesday, November 12, 12:45 p.m.- Honor Roll Field Trip to Harry London’s Chocolates.

Parent Conferences after school November 11, 12, 19, 20, 21.

Friday, November 22, 1:15 p.m.- We will visit Bel Air assisted living facilities and provide singing and poems for the residents.

November 27 -29 – No AFCA so we can all celebrate Thanksgiving and the godly heritage of our nation!

Friday, December 6, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.- Students on privilege will man kettles at Giant Eagle for the Salvation Army. We will divide into 5 small groups and each group will cover one hour of manning the kettle for the annual collection of money for needy people in the area. An adult is needed for each group. This has been a fun and meaningful activity for AFCA students in the past and we trust it will remain so this year!

Friday, December 13 – The afternoon activity is to be determined.

               However, the evening activity will be celebrating Emily Russell’s graduation in the

               Johnson Fellowship Hall at 7:00 p.m., with refreshments following.

Friday, December 20, 12 noon – 2:00 p.m. – Happy Birthday, Jesus Party in the Family Life

               Center, with food provided by parents, and activities and games provided by AFCA

               students and staff. Early dismissal of students!

December 23 – January 5 – No AFCA so families can celebrate the birth of Christ and enjoy time together! Return to school on Monday, January 6, 2020.

November and December Chapels

Anyone is welcome to attend Chapel at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays in the sanctuary.

Wednesday, November 6 – David Albrecht, an elder and Sunday school class teacher at Alliance Friends, will be bringing a message for us.

Wednesday, November 13 – Chris Woolf, leader of the Moms’ Group at Alliance Friends and a renowned Bible teacher, will share what is on her heart.

Wednesday, November 20 – We will enjoy a Peacemaker Skit offered by Ehlias, Ethan, Dom, and Serenity. We will also practice songs for our visit to Bel Air on Friday.

No AFCA on Wednesday, November 27.

Wednesday, December 4 – To be determined.

Wednesday, December 11 and 18 – Tentative plans are to have a presentation for the students age 13 and older by Mrs. Necol Jellison from Alliance Pregnancy Center on Purity. Younger students will have a separate message in a different location.

Photography Contest at Mt. Union’s Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center