This Week at UCA – 12/14/2017
- December 11, 2017
- Posted by: Flor Smith
- Category: This Week @ UCA
Dear UCA Family,
“Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” Luke 2:11
Christmas break is almost here! We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed year 2018. May you have a special family time with your children during this season. You will be in our thoughts and prayers!
The next time we meet for our prayer time will be Monday, January 8, 2018. We will be praying for the Junior girls, Krista Dalrymple, José and Karla Chávez.
THIS WEEK IN SPORTS
Basketball – Monday, December 11
UCA vs Priest River:
JV Girls – 4:30 PM
JV Guys – 4:30 PM
Varsity Girls – 6:00 PM
Varsity Guys – 7:30 PM
Volleyball Intramurals – Tuesday, December 12
Faculty vs Champion – 6:50 PM
CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT THE FOX
We hope you can join us at the Fox Theatre in downtown Spokane for the Christmas concert this Thursday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m. Our students have been working very hard to prepare so please bring friends and family and enjoy it together! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There are no tickets, so it is first to come first seated. The address is 1001 West Sprague Avenue.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14
The Concert Class Schedule for Thursday, December 14, is attached. Dorm students will need to pack a sack supper during lunch in preparation for going to the Christmas Concert at the Fox. Supper will not be served in the cafeteria.
VILLAGE STUDENTS – BRING SUPPER!
If you are participating in the musical program at the Fox, please remember to bring a sack supper.
VILLAGE STUDENTS – FOX CONCERT TRANSPORTATION
Transportation options to the Fox Concert for village students are as follows:
- A student rides UCA transportation. See times below.
- Student meets the UCA bus at the Yoke’s store, Latah Creek, just off Hwy 195, (Address is 4235 Cheney Spokane Road, Spokane, WA 99224). See times below.
- Parents can transport their student directly to the concert practice at the Fox.
The student/parent must specifically contact their music director and Flor Smith by Thursday morning, December 14, if they need to be picked up at Yoke’s. Students may also sign up in the front office. Please see schedule below:
|Group||Departs UCA||Pick Up at Yoke’s||Arrive at Fox|
|Band/Choraliers/Strings||2:20 p.m.||2:40 p.m.||2:50 p.m.|
|Choir||3:30 p.m.||3:50 p.m.||4:00 p.m.|
VERY, VERY IMPORTANT!!!
It is imperative that BEFORE TAKING YOUR STUDENT OR ANY OTHER STUDENT FROM THE CONCERT AT THE FOX, YOU CONTACT A DEAN PERSONALLY! We need to know where our students are and who they are leaving with. There will be a dean at each exit door for you to sign out with. Village student performers/parents must sign out with one of the music department staff before they leave the Fox.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT – LIVE STREAM
If you are not able to attend, you can enjoy the program via live-streaming. To view it, please go to www.ucaa.org/live; no password is necessary. Please feel free to invite family and friends who want to view the concert.
Christmas Break begins Thursday night, December 14, after the concert. The home-leave buses will depart UCA on Friday, December 15, at 4:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. (See more information below and bus schedule attached). Classes resume on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3. Dorms open at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Please communicate with the deans before break begins if you need to return your student to the dorm before 5:00 p.m.
HOME-LEAVE BUS – EARLIER DEPARTURE TIMES
Please note that the Portland bus leaves at 4:30 a.m., and the Walla Walla bus leaves at 6:30 a.m., on Friday, December 15. Please see schedule attached.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY – ADMINISTRATOR ON DUTY DURING BREAK
If there is an emergency regarding transportation or the home-leave bus, please call (509) 245-3601. If an administrator is not able to answer, please leave a message. They will be checking the messages frequently.
The following Student Week of Prayer speakers will be leaving for SWOP Retreat from Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. through Sunday evening, January 4-7, 2018. They will share, bond, and prepare mentally and spiritually for Week of Prayer. This is a very important time for these students and for the adults who are mentoring them. Please keep them in your prayers:
The ordering of graduation announcements, accessories, and cap and gown, will take place on Monday, January 8, 2018, from 6-7 p.m. in the Library. Please bring your completed graduation announcement order form and payment back with you from Christmas break. The order forms were handed out to seniors last week and they will be bringing them home for completion.
COLLEGE PREP TIP FROM WALLA WALLA UNIVERSITY
There are two great things high school students can do to prepare for college over Christmas break: shadow a professional and apply for outside scholarships. For freshman through seniors, job shadowing is a great way to explore career options in an area of interest. Connect with someone in your church or a family friend and ask if you can follow them for a few hours and interview them about what they do. Also, consider applying for outside scholarships. Students who spend the extra time to apply for scholarships can get thousands of dollars in money toward college fees that they never have to pay back, in addition to what is provided by their school of choice. Here are a few great sites to get you started:
THIS WEEK AT UCA and the Menu are attached and on our website, www.ucaa.org.
|Student Week of Prayer Retreat||Thu-Sun, Jan 4-7|
|First Semester Ends||Fri, Jan 12|
|Rec Ski Retreat||Fri-Sun, Jan 12-14|
|Third Quarter Begins||Mon, Jan 15|
|MLK Day – Regular School Day||Mon, Jan 15|
|UCA Band Clinic||Thu-Sab, Jan 18-20|
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