August 18, 2009
Dear PBS Family and Friends,
It has been a tremendous summer, I am sure you would agree. I think this has been the best summer that we have ever had as a church. The church has been packed on Sundays and Thursdays, great crowds are going out on Tuesday soul winning, as we have went to East LA. We are looking forward to a great 21st Anniversary service in just a few days, and we have about 25 new students enrolled in PBS.
Please take note of a few UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITES:
Saturday, August 15th First payment for school is due
Sunday, August 30th Church Anniversary
Tuesday, September 1st Parent Orientation @ 7:00 pm
Wednesday, September 2nd First day of school (Half Day)
Monday, September 7th Labor Day – No School
Monday, September 21st Back to School Night & Candy Sale Begins
VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Parents, in an attempt to protect the hearts and the minds of our children and teens we have a new, but very important, rule in the school. Actually, it is simply adding to an old rule. We have always outlawed MySpace.com, but we now are outlawing all Social Networking sites (such as Twitter, Facebook, Friendster, Xanga, Hi-Five, Yahoo Profile, MYSpace, and the 150 others) for PBS students.
We have had this rule in the college for a while and now with the grave dangers that have surfaced in recent days, we are extending it to our younger students.
If you missed the message preached a few weeks ago on the Thursday evening service, please be sure that you listen to the message.
Pastor asked me to preach and teach our church family (we had the children and teens leave the service) about the dangers of Twitter and Facebook. We have a handful of students who have found their way on these sites, and some have been hurt rather than helped.
We realize that many of our good people have good clean sites, and for this, we commend them, but for the young people it is a great danger!
In addition, I wanted to remind you of two more rules that are new for the upcoming school year, which we have referred to in the past. First, the sixth graders will no longer be required to wear the Grade School uniforms; they are being considered JH students beginning this Fall semester and will dress according to JH & HS standards (see below):
Chapel and Non-Chapel Days
- Black uniform skirt and a red or black blouse
- Black dress shoes (must have closed front and back) with nylons
- Church clothes
- Church dress clothes
- Dress shoes with colored socks
- Black dress pants, red or black polo shirt (short sleeve)
- Black dress shoes with black socks
- Church dress clothes dress shoes with colored socks
Along with the dress code change, we have one other change to mention. Beginning this September, students will not be allowed to bring cell phones on campus at all. This includes turning the cell phone into the office. As a school, we feel this would be best for all in the end. The first two offenses the cell phone will be confiscated and the parents will have to pick it up from the office. On the third offense, the student will be suspended from school. We are sorry for any inconvenience, but we are doing our best to keep the technologies of the day from hindering what we are trying, with God’s help, to accomplish. We are sure you understand. Should you have any questions feel free to see me.
Sincerely in Christ,