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Foundations Academy (Grades 1-3)

Purpose Statement: The Foundations Academy (grades 1-3) strives to develop a lifetime love of learning by providing a firm foundation spiritually, academically, emotionally, and socially from which students can confidently impact their world for Christ.

Theme verse: Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6


2nd graders Lego Robotics

Second graders in Foundation Academy’s Lego Robotics class used STEM skills to create cheering “sports fans” with specialized software, motion sensors, and Legos! 

GCA's 2nd through 5th grade Legos Robotics program provides cross-curricular opportunities for our students in Math, Science, and Technology.  In this particular activity, students created a “sports fan” lego character who would cheer and celebrate when a ball was kicked past.  Using motion sensors and computer software, students programmed their newly created sports fan to spin and jump up and down as a ball went by.

Students completed their creations by making custom outfits for their “cheering fans!”

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Farm FreshThank you for supporting GCA through your Farm Fresh shopping! 

Through May 31st, each time you shop and scan Greenbrier Christian Academy´s key tag, our school earns points towards free classroom equipment, all donated by Farm Fresh!

If you need a key tag, please contact your teacher or Mrs. Winther.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day from Greenbrier Christian Academy! Our halls have a pink hue today as we celebrate Valentine’s Day and think about the greatest gift of love ever. We love you, Jesus!

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Our Gators have been showing their school spirit as we look toward our Homecoming weekend with a week’s worth of fun themed days! Our Homecoming week theme this year took on a Disney flair, with days matching up to favorite Disney movies.

The week kicked off with “Monster’s University” Monday, with our GCA Gators wearing their favorite college gear. We saw friends, teachers, and even whole classes twinning it on Twin Tuesday (inspired by The Parent Trap) and Wednesday may have gone down as the most comfortable day at school ever as students finally got a pajama themed “Sleeping Beauty” day! The halls filled with Hawaiian shirts and flower leis for “Lilo and Stich” Hawaiian day and the week wrapped up with “Tick Tock Croc” Friday as we represent our Gator pride in Orange and Blue Gator wear!

After an exciting week, we hope to see you at our annual Homecoming Game Saturday, February 4th. Below is the schedule for the night’s activities. Go Gators!

Homecoming Schedule: Saturday, February 4, 2017

2:00pm - 1st Annual Alumni Coed Volleyball Game

3:30pm - Annual Alumni Coed Basketball Game

5:30pm - Alumni Room Opens (GCA Cafeteria)

6:45pm - 2017 Homecoming Court Announced

7:30pm - GCA v. Unite Sports Academy Tip Off

Half Time - Presentation of Homecoming Court and Announcement of 2017 Homecoming Queen

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The month of October was Missions Month for 1st-6th grade students. On Wednesday morning, November 9, 2016, the Foundations and Bridge Academies met for a special Chapel to share and celebrate the mission projects completed by each grade.

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Students in the Bridge Academy (grades 4-6) collected items such as puzzle books, pens, small food items, drinks and blankets to put together “Comfort Bags” to share with cancer patients in our area. Mrs. Legg shared what an encouragement it had been to receive a similar bag when she started cancer treatments this past summer.

Third grade classes packed twenty-five boxes for Operation Christmas Child. The students packed boxes filled with toys, school supplies and personal care items to bless children around the world who don’t typically receive Christmas presents. You can learn more about Operation Christmas Child here.

Second grade classes put together bags of food for children from Holland Elementary School to bless families in our own community that don’t have enough to eat. They gathered non-perishable food items and assembled over twenty-six bags of food. You can learn more about the Beach Bag food program here.

1stFirst grade classes collected shoes to donate to Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls. The students were able to collect thirty-eight pairs of shoes that will help provide health, education, hope and opportunity to children in the United States and around the world. You can learn more about Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls here.

African SafariFoundations students in first grade completed a unit on wildlife and habitats with an amazing virtual field trip. Utilizing Google Earth, students traveled across the globe to the Arathusa African Reserve in South Africa. Starting in Chesapeake, first grade classes “flew” across the ocean and over the continent of Africa to reach their safari destination. Once there, our gators joined other classes from across the globe, including students from Israel, Great Britain, and Australia, as they took part in the live safari hosted by National Geographic.

During the safari, students saw many animals including a lion, a baboon, several leopard cubs, a hippopotamus, and an antelope. Students discussed the roles of territory, camouflage, predators and prey, and water sources and drought as they watched the various scenes playing out before them. The live safari guide answered questions submitted by students and a robot was spotted observing a hippopotamus up close, showing students how science and technology can be applied everywhere!

The virtual field trip was an exciting close to our first graders' wildlife unit!

Chapel News

  • Combined Foundations & Bridge Chapel - May 24, 2017

    God Always Finishes What He Starts

    Foundations Chapel - May 10, 2017

    Mark Turner, Family Ministries Pastor at Nansemond River Baptist Church, shared with the students a prayer that the Apostle Paul prayed for the Church

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  • Foundations Chapel - May 3, 2017

    In this morning’s chapel service, Mrs. Cox laid the foundation for the final month’s theme of the year, “Walking in Him means I will

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  • Foundations Chapel - April 26, 2017

    Shaun Noble, the Preschool and Children's Minister of Great Bridge Baptist Church, led a chapel this morning on facing fears. He talked with the

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