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.

 

Evergreens for Enrichment Fundraiser

Liven up your porch this Christmas with a fresh wreath while providing a wonderful learning opportunity for a CAB student!  Christian Academy of the Bluegrass students are raising funds through a Sherwood Forest fundraiser this October, with all proceeds going towards monthly enrichment days and other student specific expenses.

Christian Academy of the Bluegrass enrichment days occur several times a month and enable students to learn about science, history, heritage, faith, compassion and service through on-location experiences.

So far this year CAB students have been blessed to be able to see history first-hand at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, enjoy a steamboat ride down the Kentucky River and experience growing up in a foreign country through the immersive Compassion Experience. Students are currently looking forward to visiting the Ark Encounter in Northern Kentucky soon.

We hope you will find something lovely to grace your home this Christmas and join us in supporting a quality educational experience for our students.

Evergreens for Enrichment Fundraiser

• These are beautiful, live evergreens from Washington State.
• They will arrive the second week of November and are guaranteed to last until after Christmas.
• The money will go to help fund CAB enrichment days and other student specific expenses.
• There are two options for purchases:
      1 ) Direct delivery items include the cost of shipping and will be mailed directly to your home.
      2 )Local group delivery will come to the school and will be delivered by the students.
• The last day to purchase items will be October 30, 2016.

Order online today: sffsalestrack.com/cabevergreens

Email info@cabluegrass.org for more information!

School Warming — Come take a peek!

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We are so excited to begin our inaugural year at Christian Academy of the Bluegrass on August 31st, 2016!

Because of the hard work and generous donations of so many from both here in the Bluegrass and around the country, we will be able to open our doors for the first time next week. We are so appreciative of this humble beginning and could not have done it without the love, guidance and support of so many. We pray God's blessings on this endeavor, on those of you who have made this dream a reality, on the staff who will guide precious minds and most of all on the children we will have the privilege to teach.

We want to welcome our donors, local church members and those in the community to come by this Saturday from 3-5 p.m. for our School Warming. We will be serving light refreshments and offering tours of the school. We would love to show you around and answer any questions you might have about the school and our goals.

We can't wait to shake your hand and share our joy with you!

WHEN: Saturday, August 27th — 3-5 p.m.

WHERE: Christian Academy of the Bluegrass
549 Parkside Drive, Lexington Kentucky 40515

 

Whistle While You Work Day — August 13th

WORK DAY

WHEN: August 13, 2016 — 9am - 5pm
WHERE: 549 Parkside Drive, Lexington, KY
 

The inaugural school year for the Christian Academy of the Bluegrass is right around the corner and so much has taken place over the past month in preparation. The parking lot has been re-surfaced, the flower beds have been weeded, bushes have been trimmed, flowers have been planted (thanks to the generosity of Stephen Hillenmeyer Landscaping). We have also been moving in and setting up furniture and supplies for the start of the school year and will continue with that process over the next two weeks! Take a look at how far we've come in just a short time by browsing the photos below.

Tremendous strides have been made, but there are still many tasks that need to take place within the next few weeks. We are hoping you will be able to come out and lend us a hand this coming Saturday, August 13th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

There will be small task to larger ones, so whether you can come by for 15 minutes or for the whole day, we have a task that you can help with. We hope you will be able to join us this Saturday. We are so grateful for all the donations, generosity and help we have received this year. God is good!

Wishing Well

Wishing Well is a fundraising effort Christian Academy of the Bluegrass has set up to help us gather the supplies we will need during the school year.

In our monthly newsletter, under the title of "Wishing Well," we list necessary supplies which can be donated to the school. Items on this list are determined by the director and curriculum chair based upon the projected needs of the school. The list can also be found on this website, down the right side of each page and will be updated at the first of each month.

There is a currently a donation bin in the lobby of the North Lexington Church of Christ building, if you are in the area and wish to drop off donations during office hours. Otherwise you can contact Stacy Murphy at (859) 285-9283 or email her at stacy.murphy@cabluegrass.org about dropping off donations.

Let us know if you would like a bin to use for gathering any donations. We are happy to provide one for your congregation or office and can work out a monthly pick up time for collecting items.

 

One man's trash ... is another's Treasure!

Yard Sale benefiting Christian Academy of the Bluegrass June 3 & 4, 2016

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Please don’t forget about our yard sale, June 3 & 4, 2016. We have been collecting items from people and hope to have a good sale to benefit the academy. If you have things you would like to contribute to this sale, it's not too late, Call 859-285-9283 to set up a time to drop off items.

Thursday is the last day we will be taking donations! Thank you to those who have already donated for this event.

The yard sale will be held at 549 Parkside Drive, Lexington Kentucky 40505 from 8am - 5pm. Stop by both days and show your support to CAB. Your donations and financial support are a true treasure to the children who will benefit from this school!

CAB Website Launched!

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Good news! You are seeing this blog post because Christian Academy of the Bluegrass launched our website this week!

Make sure you take a minute to check it out! You will be able to send in your student's application form and fee, donate to the academy and access current updates about the school's progress on this blog. You can find many other pertinent details that will assist you when considering enrollment and support for CAB.

We are excited about the future!