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Newton Bible Christian School

900 Old Main St

Newton, KS 67114

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NBCS Memo - May 16



Enjoy your summer break! Classes will resume on Wednesday, August 21st.

Parents, please continue to check your email throughout the summer. We will be emailing information regarding 2024-25 school supply lists, Educational Grant applications, and enrollment packets. 4th quarter grade reports will also be emailed soon.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email nbcs@newtonbible.org or call 316-283-1337. If no one is available when you call, please leave a message and we will return your call at our earliest convenience.

What Are Your End Goals? 

2 Peter 1:8 “For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (ESV).” 

As we stand on the threshold of summer break, I would like to take a moment to challenge parents with this thought. What are the end goals of your parenting? Considering the end goals you have for your children will significantly change the way you parent them in the day to day moments you will have this summer. Keeping the end goals in front of you will transform ordinary moments into Deuteronomy 6 moments. You will train (Proverbs 22:6), discipline, and instruct (Ephesians 6:4). The reproofs that you offer will be life-giving and provide wisdom (Proverbs 6:23, 15:31, and 29:15). Here are some examples of how considering the end goal will change parenting.  

Entertainment: Instead of mind-numbing video games, parents who want their children to grow up to think critically about the world around them and have a well-developed Biblical worldview and apologetic will provide their children with meaningful entertainment. This may include good quality radio dramas, challenging books, and read-alouds, or movies that can stimulate thinking or lead to family discussions. These children will be encouraged to articulate their thoughts and beliefs and the reasons behind them. 

Relationships: Instead of simply silencing a sibling conflict by taking the toy away or sending the contenders to their rooms, parents who want their children to grow up to be kind, loving spouses and parents will teach their children how to handle conflict biblically. 

Lifestyle: Instead of making excuses, parents who want their children to grow up to live godly, disciplined lives get them up in the morning, make them take responsibility for themselves, and engage them in church each week. 

Maturity: Instead of fighting their battles, solving their problems, or providing escape routes when things are difficult, parents who want their children to trust God when life is hard will allow them to fail, experience hurt and hardship, and teach them how to handle the difficult things that come their way. 

There are many more examples that could be given, and this is challenging because as parents, we all realize how far short we ourselves fall of the end goal of godliness. However, if we are allowing God to move us along the path of sanctification, we should be willing and able to lead our children forward. None of us does this perfectly, but we are required to be faithful to the calling God has placed on us by giving us children. By God’s grace, he is the one who saves and sanctifies them. It is a privilege to have a front row seat to the process and be tools God uses to mold and shape our children. 

“Behold, children are a heritage fro the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them.” (Psalm 127:3-5a ESV)


Mrs. Regier's Summer Reading Challenge


summer reading challenge

Here are some of my favorite books for you to read this summer. Choose four of the books for the grade you will be in (or older) and read them this summer. Record it on the this form and bring the form back to school next August for a prize!

1st Grade (Read or have read to you)

  • Amelia Bedelia series (Peggy or Herman Parish)
  • Putter and Tabby series (Cynthia Rylant)
  • Geranium Lady series (Barbara Johnson)
  • Henry and Mudge series (Cynthia Rylant)
  • Books by Syd Hoff (Julius, Danny and the Dinosaur)
  • Books by Don Freeman (Courdory)

2nd Grade

  • Animal Friends series (Janette Oke)
  • Imagination Station series (Marianne Hering)
  • The Littles series (John Peterson)
  • Boxcar children (Gertrude Chandler Warren)
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall (Patricia MacLachlan)

3rd Grade

  • Little House in the Big Woods (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
  • Little House on the Prairie (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
  • Stuart Little (E.B. White) Charlotte’s Web is a school book; please do not read that one.
  • Bobbsey Twins series (Laura Lee Hope)
  • Grandma’s Attic stories (Arleta Richardson)
  • Childhood of Famous Americans (biographies by various authors)
  • Paddington series (Michael Bond)

4th Grade

  • By the Shores of Plum Creek (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
  • Nancy Drew Series (Carolyn Keene)
  • Caddie Woodlawn (Carol Ryrie Brink)
  • Stuart Little (E.B. White)
  • The Incredible Journey (Shelia Burnford)
  • Popper’s Penguins (Florence and Richard Atwater)
  • Books by Beverly Cleary

5th grade

  • Popper’s Penguins (Richard and Florence Atwater)
  • Narnia Series (C.S. Lewis)
  • Ralph S. Mouse and other books by Beverly Cleary
  • Homer Price (Robert McCloskey)
  • Henry Reed books (Keith Robertson)
  • American Adventure series (Lee Roddy)
  • Books by Patricia St. John

6th grade

  • Mandie Series (Lois Gladys Leppard)
  • Little House series, books 5-9 (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
  • Calico Captive and The Bronze Bow (Elizabeth George Speare)
  • Rascal (Sterling North)
  • Summer of the Monkeys (Wilson Rawls)
  • Biographies by Janet and Geoff Benge

7th-8th grade Be sure to choose copies that are not abridged.

  • Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
  • Heidi (Johanna Spyri)
  • Light From Heaven (Christmas Carol Kauffman)
  • Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)
  • Swiss Family Robinson (Johann Wyss)
  • Gifted Hands (Ben Carson)
  • Books by Scott O’Dell
  • God at the Controls (Jean Dye Johnson)
  • Hinds Feet on High Places (Hannah Hurnard)

Recommended for Parents

Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family or Age of Opportunity by Paul David Tripp

Parenting in the Pew: Guiding Your Children into the Joy of Worship by Robbie Castleman

Pictures of the Week
What a wonderful time of celebration we shared together on Tuesday night! We are thankful for God's work in the lives of our Kindergarten and 8th grade graduates. Kenton and Noah, we will be praying for you as you leave NBCS!
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