November 15 Home Communicator – Three points determine a plane. Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve thought about that handy little fact but it’s been on my mind, or some variation of it, a lot lately. Think of a plane as a sheet of paper that extends forever and ever in all directions. If you only know of two points on that plane, the plane can rotate around the line that connects those two dots for an infinite number of possibilities. Add a third known point to that plane, and its location is secured.
Such is the idea behind a three-legged stool. The three points of contact keep the stool from wobbling and make for a secure foundation upon which to stand or sit. The three-legged stool works beautifully as an analogy for the partnership between home, church, and school in challenging minds and lives for Christ. If we want our children to learn and be firmly planted in a biblical worldview, we all play vital roles in that spiritual formation.
Last week was an amazing example of how parents and teachers in our school community partner together to carry out this very important work in the lives of our students. Collectively, over 240 hours of conversation took place on Tuesday and Thursday! To put it in perspective, if those conversations weren’t happening simultaneously, it would have taken more than six 40-hour work weeks to get them all in! These conversations help us to better understand the whole child and determine next steps for supporting that child academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually at home and at school. What a beautiful image of working together to provide a secure foundation upon which to challenge minds and lives for Christ!
In Christ alone, Katie VanTil – Nurturing Faith Coordinator