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Head of School Update: Friday, March 24, 2017

Dear JHCA Families,
I think I can say for all of us—we’re ready for a break!
Congratulations for completing the longest trimester so well! 
Congratulations means “praise for an achievement” or “good wishes on a special occasion.”  So, thank you for all the hard work over this long winter trimester.  I wish each family great joy and rest over Spring Break.
We ended the day with our Ready Rally Awards, and the results were impressive. Thank you Ms Koci for organizing this wonderful month-long event. Congratulations to our top three readers, all from 6th Grade:
  • Holland Scott read 6,823 minutes
  • Aaron Heindel read 6,225 minutes
  • Cotter Friess read 6,124 minutes
Congratulations to Dr. Wagner for instilling a love of reading in his 6th Grade students!   We hope, parents, that you enjoyed reading to your children and helping them explore new genres and old favorites.  Our Reading Rally helped raise over $12,000 for our general operating needs.  Thank you!
Congratulations to our parent community for donating over 450 hours of time so far this year!  Thank you for your partnership with JHCA.  I hope our partnership with you was reflected in the parent-teacher conferences held last week. Teachers value the dialogue that takes place during these meetings and I hope you found them beneficial.
Steve and I are headed to the Holy Land with 12 members of the faculty for Spring Break, led by our Advisory Board Member, Dave Patty.  This trip was my 50th Birthday gift to Steve. He chose to bring the teachers.  He explained that during this phase in our life where we are building a school for the future, how better could we invest in our teachers, who are investing in your children, than to bring them to the Holy Land and walk where Jesus walked.  Congratulations to Steve in his 50th year! Please pray for this special trip and time together.
See you back in Jackson on April 10th for Holy Week and the rest of the
3rd trimester.
Warm wishes,
Mrs. Polly J. Friess
Head of School
P.S. Please read the important dates below, especially the reminder that there is no school on Good Friday the week we return.

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