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Visit Up Hour, Wednesday, April 20 from 10:45-11:45 AM
Students in each grade, preschool through grade 5 will be "visiting up" in the classroom of the next grade level. this gives students special opportunity to visit the grade they will be in next school year to experience what it will be like.
Open House & Enrollment, Thursday, April 21 from 6:30-7:30 PM
Current and new families are invited to this informal, come-and-go event. You are also invited to stop in the gym to fill out enrollment forms for the 2016-2017 school year. While you complete your paperwork, everyone can enjoy an ice cream treat!
Dining to Donate, Monday, April 25 at Brann's Steakhouse and Grille
Everyone is invited to join the AnchorPoint Community at Barnn's (4157 S. Division, Wyoming). 15% of your total bill will be donated to AnchorPoint. Must present flyer. See ATTACHMENTS under 'resources' on our website.
Grandparents & Grandfriends Day, Tuesday, May 3 from 9:10-10:15 AM. Join us as we celebrate these wonderful people who encourage and support our students.
If you'd like to learn more about AnchorPoint Christian School in Wyoming, Michigan, please CALL us at 616-608-4006 or email us at kwhite@anchorpointchristian.org to schedule a tour!

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AnchorPoint students will soon be working in Makerspaces in technology class. Sometimes referred to as engineering space and fablabs, they are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. In the Tech Lab students will use software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools and more! This will be an exciting day for AnchorPoint students to experience robotics, augments reality, stop motion animation, Lego and Knex design and much more. Check us out next week on Facebook for pictures of this event! www.facebook.com/anchorpointchristian

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Preschool-Grade 6
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 6:30-7:30 PM
601 36th Street SW Wyoming MI
Current and new families -- bring the whole bunch to this informal, come-and-go event. You are also invited to stop in the gym to fill out enrollment forms to ensure your child(ren) a classroom spot for the 2016-2017 school year. While you do that, everyone can enjoy an ice cream treat! Bring someone who may be interested in sending a child to AnchorPoint and we'll treat them to ice cream too!
• Meet the Teachers
• Tour the Building
• Learn about Our Curriculum
• Ask Your Questions
• Fill Out Enrollment Forms
• Apply for Tuition Assistance Online
Inspiring and educating our diverse community through affordable and innovative teaching, creating a passion for Christ and a love of learning. Questions? Call the school office at 608-4006.

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Technology teacher, Mrs. DeBoer reports:
Currently, Team 1 is learning directional programming using virtual robots. This type of programming is what is used today in manufacturing production. We will use Logo programming and an online language at Robo Mind Academy.
Team 2 students are working on Blockly type of code on the site Hour of Code. We use Star Wars and Minecraft characters to program sets of instructions. You can play along at www.code.org.
Team 3 students just finished photo stories using transparent images and combining them to make it look like they were world travelers. After a brief review of Blockly, Team 3 students will learn to make their own video games using the software application, Scratch.
AnchorPoint Christian students are tech savvy!

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It's very exciting to see the enrollment applications coming in daily at AnchorPoint Christian! No, it's not too early to ensure a spot for your child! AnchorPoint welcomes Preschool 3s through Grade 6 students. AnchorPoint offers an education that has a strong academic and biblical foundation. Our students love learning to look at God's world with a Godly vision. If you'd like to learn more about this great educational opportunity at AnchorPoint Christian, please contact us TODAY- 616-608-4006 or kwhite@anchorpointchristian.org.

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I recently read an article by Dan Seaborn in West Michigan Christian News that I thought was interesting and thus I would like to share it! It offers a great tip for communicating between parents and children.

Family Progress: Try Ceiling Words

"I'm convinced that the phases of child development are what turn parents into broken records. As kids grow up and mature, time passes in phases. Kids are newborns, toddlers, children, adolescents, adults.
With each chunk of time that comes and goes, parents often find themselves emphasizing different concepts and principles with each phase. Sometimes it can take months and years for these ideas to catch on, and in the process parents get stuck using the same old phase-phrases:"
To a toddler: "Toys are for sharing."
To a six-year-old: "Are you telling the truth?"
To a preteen: "You can do it; you don't need me."
To a high schooler: "Adjust your attitude."

Click the link below to read the whole article.
http://www.westmichiganchristian.com/local/494-family-progress-try-ceili...

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AnchorPoint is super EXCITED to report that Kids Rock Summer Camp is coming to AnchorPoint this 2016 summer!
Kids Rock is a teacher-led summer camp founded on basic Christian beliefs. It is a unique summer camp that offers sports, fine arts, weekly theme activities, and elective classes. The camp runs for nine weeks, and is open daily from 7:45am-5:30pm with early drop off and late pick ups available. You are encouraged to sign-up for a day, a week, or for the whole summer!

Available age groups at AnchorPoint:
Kids Rock I: Age 6-Grade 3
Kids Rock II: Grades 4-7
Camp Leaders: Grades 9-10

Here’s what a few people have said about Kids Rock Camp:
We are so blessed to have Kids Rock Camp in the summer for our kids! We love that our kids have the opportunity to participate in daily devotions, games/sports, and electives that interest them. The kids always love the staff and look forward to the friendships that they make over the summer. We don't know what we would do without camp!

Kids Rock Day Camp was an amazing experience for our son. He had attended traditional day care center programs during prior summers, but felt as though he was getting too old for that setting. Kids Rock was the perfect solution! The activities and weekly themes are diverse and the elective choices are interesting. He was so happy there and developed his teamwork skills tremendously. We look forward to returning next summer!
Kids Rock Summer Camp was a huge blessing to our family. Great care and fun times!

Kids Rock has been a HUGE blessing for our family this summer. Our girls had a great time - learned lots of fun things, had lots of fun. It was a blessing for me to be able to go to work and know that my girls were being very well cared for and having an amazing time!!!!

Our 3 grandchildren each had a week at Kid's Rock in Grand Rapids. They came home each day full of excitement and couldn't wait until the next day. The counselors were wonderful!

To read more TESTIMONIALS, to look at the SCHEDULE, to find out about RATES, to see PHOTOS and much MORE, visit the Kids Rock Camp website at www.kidsrocksummercamp.com. You may also contact the AnchorPoint Christian School office at 616-608-4006 or kwhite@anchorpointchristian.org

Kids Rock Summer Camp is "Committed to giving campers the best summer of their lives."

All children in the City of Wyoming and surrounding areas are invited to attend! You do not need to be an AnchorPoint student to sign up!

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Happy New Year! It's hard to believe that January is here again! That means it's time to start planning for next school year. In an effort to help you plan for your child's future as it pertains to education, we will be holding an Early Childhood Open House for preschoolers and kindergartners on Thursday, January 28, between 6:30-7:30 PM. You and your child are invited to come and
• Meet our INSPIRING teachers!
• Learn about our INNOVATIVE curriculum!
• Tour our CREATIVE classrooms!
• Ask about our AFFORDABLE daycare!
AnchorPoint Christian School welcomes Preschool 3s through Grade 6 students. Our affordable EARLY CHILDHOOD program enables you to provide your child(ren) with an education that has a strong academic and biblical foundation. Our students love learning to look at God's world with a Godly vision!
Bring your preschooler and/or kindergartner with you on January 28, between 6:30-7:30 PM or CALL 616-608-4006 for an other-time family tour. WELCOME ABOARD!

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Students continue to amaze me with how much they are learning in Technology. It takes me back to my days in Elementary school when the big technology excitement was when the school got a Commodore PET and we all took turns taking it home on the weekend with a suitcase full of games on cassettes that you could play! Who's with me? Some of you must remember these; I'm not that old, but it's been some time now. Anyhow, here's what students at AnchorPoint are learning today.

Team 3 students are using a program called GIMP which is similar to Photoshop. Students are learning how to make alpha images and to paste into background scenes. They will finish by placing pictures of themselves onto pictures of places they would like to visit.

Team 2 students are using Block CAD to create virtual Lego constructs. The second part of the project has the students building with real Lego blocks and replicating them using the Block CAD digital program.

Team 1 students are reading, making and using graphs to expand upon their mathematical thinking. They also love using Hot Wheels racing for free choice time.

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Along with chilly days, snowmen and snow angels, and perhaps a few school cancellations, comes the dreaded flu season.
Yes, the flu season is upon us!
According to the Kent County Health Department, in recent years, influenza activity has increased during the month of December and has reached it's peak level during the last week of the year. As you look forward to the holidays and time away from the classroom, it is important to take the necessary precautions to ensure that students and staff don't spend their winter break sick in bed.
Below are five prevention measures that we all can teach our children and practice ourselves in order to avoid the flu:
1. Wash your hands! Good hand washing is the first line of defense against spreading germs. Kids are inquisitive by nature. They love to explore and touch things, making them more vulnerable to picking up germs. Let’s face it, kids are not the best hand washers, so we must teach them how to wash their hands thoroughly and constantly remind them to do so.
2. Teach children to never pick up used tissues.
3. Tell children to never share cups and eating utensils.
4. Demonstrate to children how to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing and sneezing. Instruct children to cough and sneeze into upper sleeve if a tissue is unavailable.
5. Explain to children that they should always avoid touching their eyes, nose, or mouth after touching contaminated surfaces.
While all of these measures will reduce the chance of getting the flu, there are no absolute guarantees. If your child does become ill with the flu, you can help us minimize the spread by keeping your child home until he/she has been symptom-free for a full day.

Here’s to a healthy and happy winter season!

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