Learning is hands-on at CAB!

Today I’m feeling blessed to work at a school where we can have an outdoor enrichment day just because it’s beautiful and you can learn anywhere. I’m blessed because I hear students talking about Heaven and God when they don’t even know I’m listening and that’s okay at our school; we encourage it. I’m especially blessed because I get to watch, first-hand, my own children develop and grow and turn into beautiful young ladies. This job is exhausting, overwhelming and stressful, but completely and totally worth it!
— Stacy Murphy, Diector

Living and Learning — A Hand's-On Christian Education

What a great beginning to the school year we are having. It is so exciting to finally see this school in action. The students are enjoying CAB so much and regularly comment on how much they prefer the academic environment at CAB. Recently, we took our first field trip to Shaker Village. We toured the grounds, learned about gardening, fed some pigs, and capped the day off with a steamboat ride down the Kentucky River. We also toured the Compassion Experience where our students walked in the shoes of a boy who grew up in an impoverished area of Africa and had to overcome great adversity. There is no better way to learn and grow than to have hands-on experiences. Your child can be a part of this too.


Open Enrollment Begins October 2016

We are opening enrollment for 12 students ages 3 - 5 for January of 2017. We will be offering full-day and half-day options. We are also preparing to enroll students for the 2017-2018 school year for all grades. We have a great program and would love for your family to be a part of it. If you are interested in enrolling your child in CAB in January or for the 2017-2018 school year, please contact the school for more information or visit our Enrollment Page.


 Successful 1st Annual Golf Scramble & Silent Auction

Our first annual golf scramble was a success! Thank you to everyone who signed up to play golf, donated items for the silent auction or helped during the event. A very special thank you to Alex and Kristen Butt for helping to organize the entire event. We were blessed enough to have the weather hold out long enough for most teams to finish all 18 holes. The day capped off with a silent auction and barbecue lunch. Thanks to the efforts of the Butt family, all volunteers, sponsors and donors, CAB was able to raise over $4,000 that day. We are extremely grateful for everyone who made this possible. If you were not able to be a part of the golf scramble this year, please plan on participating next year. We hope to have double the amount of teams play next time. This will be a fun event to look forward to each year.


Sycamore Update

A warm thank you to all who have generously donated funds to help purchase the Sycamore Education School Management System. The goal was $2,000 and we have raised $1,600. It is not too late to help us reach our goal. Please send donations to 549 Parkside Drive, Lexington, KY 40505. Please note “Sycamore” in the memo line. Thanks!

Christian Academy of the Bluegrass status is 501(c)(3) pending.

 

Moving Forward!

What a busy month it has been! July has been full of progress and excitement. In mid-July we had a work day at the school building. I want to thank those of you who took the time to come and help us prepare for the school year. Volunteers included Terry Carter, Fonda Carter, Leanna Coats, Rikki Farmer, Kendra Farmer, Robin Spicer, Michelle Glenn, David Gardner, Ken Sturdivant, Paul Wade, Rhonda Juett, Brian Egerton and some of our future students: Makenzie Murphy, Kaci Carter, Olivia Murphy, Alexa Carter, and Jackson Carter.

While we were able to make a lot of progress, we still have much work to do. There is more cleaning, repairs to the building, some wiring issues, and outdoor work still to be completed. Please let me know if you are able to assist with any these needs. We can arrange to let you in the building. Rhonda, Terry and I will be around the building at different times and would be happy to have extra help in completing these tasks.

We will also be having another workday on Saturday, August 13th starting at 9 a.m., so please stop by if you have any time that day to help out. Even if you only have 15-30 minutes, there are small tasks we can assign you. Every task completed gets us one step closer to opening the doors for school at the end of August. Of course we won't turn down anyone who can stay the whole day!

Watching the classrooms take shape and being able to actually see the space we will be using is so exciting. We still have room for more students to enroll. There are so many benefits to joining our school. Currently, I am working with an admissions officer at Freed Hardeman to enroll us in a program that will provide our graduates with an opportunity for a scholarship. Our class sizes will be small, students will receive individualized attention, and we are going to have monthly enrichment days for hands-on learning. I know we can be a benefit to your child’s academic and spiritual growth. Please consider entrusting us with your children. I promise you will not regret the decision.

Please continue to share our information with anyone you know with school-aged children. We will have a table with enrollment and donor information at the Cane Ridge Lectureship hosted by the North Lexington Church of Christ this week.

If you would like to help the school in a monetary way we will humbly and gratefully accept that as well. A lot of work goes into opening a school and many unforeseen expenses. We are in the process of attaining some corporate sponsors. If you work for a business that might have an interest in sponsoring the school please let us know. If you have already committed money elsewhere for this year, please consider us for your next year donations. I can assure each of you we will be good stewards of the money. We do not take the generosity of our donors lightly.

We have scheduled a School Warming for August 27, 2106 for anyone who would like to see the school. Our goal is to have the building set up for any donor, interested party, or curious minds to be able to come and tour the building and see what you have helped us create. Please make plans to attend this event. It will be held from 3:00-5:00 p.m. I hope to see you there!

— Stacy


SPONSOR A STUDENT

We have some children who are interested in attending CAB, but need financial assistance. If you would like to help send these kids to CAB by sponsoring them, please contact the CAB office. This can be done anonymously if desired. Thank you for helping us make CAB available to all children who would like to attend.