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A Letter From the Desk of Jayme Stokes

November 16, 2015

 

Dear OCS families,

 

As the holiday season approaches, I come with a grateful heart and requests for our teachers.  Philippians 1:3 states, “I thank God every time I think of you”. I truly take this verse to heart when I think of our staff at OCS.  OCS teachers view our school as a ministry.  A superior educational standard with a Christian worldview is exemplified. Our staff typically makes 40% less than their public school counterparts and they make sacrifices in their personal lives to prepare our children for “time and eternity”.

 

My first request is that you pray daily for our school and teachers. Our world is spinning quickly and our focus must remain clear to Jesus and our students. Thirty of our high school students submitted art and I chose three of their renditions of Philippians 1:3 to share this school year. I am enclosing a magnet with this letter to remind you to pray for our school daily. 

 

 

My second request is that you remember our teachers with giving to the teacher bonus fund. For the first time in recent memory, our teachers did not get a raise at the beginning of school. We give three bonuses a year to our staff aside from their regular salary. Your generous giving funds these bonus checks. We would love to increase their bonus checks this year as an extra “thank you” from parents.

 

 

Please enjoy the magnet and keep us in your prayers. You will see the student artwork around campus. We will be selling notecards of the student artwork in the front office this Christmas season.

 

 

Thank you again for allowing us to educate your children. Christian families partnered with Christian educators are what make OCS truly special. I truly believe that an OCS education helps our children focus on what is important in our society: a biblical worldview with an eternal perspective.  

 

For the Board and Administration,

 

Jayme Stokes

Ouachita Christian School

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