Monthly Archives: November 2013
Power of Money Field Trip to Los Angeles
& Union Rescue Mission
Tuesday, December 17th
9am to 8:30pm
Cost $10 – Covers Lunch & Dinner
Our next class field trip is three weeks away. This trip leads into the night, but will open your student’s eyes about how they see money, possessions, and life.
Next month we will be learning about the power of money. We will look at how money can control us if we let greed take over. But our goal is to steer the students, to instead, see other ideas where money is used in powerful, life-changing ways. This field trip is to give our students a distinctly different experience to see how using money to change lives is powerful.
First, we will travel to downtown Los Angeles where we can vividly see multiple ideas behind money and its purposes. During that time we will have lunch in a unique way where students will be split up in groups and will be given a certain amount of money to buy lunch.
We will end our day touring the Union Rescue Mission in Skid Row to see how money can be used powerfully to change lives. We will also get the opportunity to help out with homeless kids during an open gym time and have dinner with them and their families there at the Union Rescue Mission. Parents please know the gym and everything we will be doing is inside the secured facility.
We are in need of at least four drivers for this field trip. The cost for parents and students is $10 and includes lunch and dinner. Please wear your DRCS shirts on that day.
The attached form needs to be returned no later than Friday, December 13th.
Wise Words Part II
Read the quotes below and answer the following questions.
Whose quote is most meaningful?
What powerful point is the person trying to make about learning and education?
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. – John Dewey
The important thing is not to stop questioning. – Albert Einstein
“Most of all, perhaps, we need an intimate knowlege of the past. Not that the past has anything magical about it, but we cannot study the future.” – C.S. Lewis
Frederick Douglass taught that literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom. But reading is still the path. – Carl Sagan
The great trouble with most men is that those who have been educated become uneducated just as soon as they stop inquiring and investigating life and its problems for themselves. – Newton Diehl Baker
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. – Vincent Van Gogh
Yesterday, we took a tour of Biola University for multiple reasons. We definitely wanted them to see and experience a Christ-Centered and top rated college, but that wasn’t all. Being apart of a chapel service, seeing the dorms, and eating in a monster size cafeteria wasn’t the main goal either, although the message and food were both excellent. We wanted the students to them to see the value and importance of becoming and being a life long learner and how furthering there education is a part of that.
We visited the Torrey Honors Institute (A Biola honors program) to let them see how reading is an even bigger part of that. We believe God has given us minds and hearts that need constant nourishment on His Word, but also in learning more about math, science, history, literature, etc., the more we can understand His Word and world that point to His glory. On top of that, how we His creations, made in His image, can accomplish and do more than we ever dreamed or imagined. We believe this greatly comes through the ability to be learn that He gives us.
BIOLA University Field Trip
La Mirada, California
Monday, November 18th – 7:30am to 4:00pm
In two weeks we will be taking our next field trip to BIOLA (Bible Institute of Los Angeles) University. Our goal for this trip is to deeply instill a desire for learning in your child’s life. Through a school tour, hearing from current college students, and visiting the prestigious Torrey Honors Institute, our students will get a good taste of how education can provide you with many opportunities. More importantly how continuing to challenge one’s mind and heart greatly enables us to be shaped into what Christ created us to be. We want and desire the 6th grade class to see the value of becoming life learners as well as knowing the steps needed to take for higher education.
Here are some important details about the trip.
- We will be meeting in the classroom at 7:30am. Students please wear your DRCS shirts or attire.
- We will be returning around 4:00pm depending on traffic.
- Each child and adult will need to pay $7 for lunch in the University’s cafeteria.
- We are in need of at least 3 parents who are willing to drive and take students with their own vehicles
- Please return the permission slip form, signed by Wednesday, November 13th.