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Greetings:  In the words of Hebrews 12:2, let us keep our eyes on Jesus, "our leader and instructor." He will lead us to the path of righteousness. He will teach us and give us the power to follow His path. With Jesus, we will overcome. He is the best leader and the best instructor. Friends, let us turn our "eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face; and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace."

Happy Birthday:  A special happy birthday to Mikkel Taylor (Nov. 14), John Licciardello (Nov. 14), Andrew Ashmet (Nov. 15), Sadou Saint-Ulysse (Nov. 16) and Beatriz Parilla (Nov. 16). May God bless you and your family. We love you!
 
Furnace Fund Drive:  Our 42 year old furnace has been operating by the help of the good Lord. It can go any day. Please join us in collecting funds for a new furnace for our precious students. Please place MVJA Furnace in your prayers and giving plans.

Service Project—Shoes to Pumps:  We will continue to collect used athletic shoes for the Perpetual Prosperity Pumps Foundation Africa. "The athletic shoes collected will be sold in major metro areas to vendors who in turn create jobs and help improve the quality of life in cities… The proceeds from the sale of the shoes provides training and tools to the poorest rural farmers." www.pppafrica.org. Please drop off your used sneakers at the school.

Wednesday Chapel:  Elder Harry Walker will be our speaker. Our students in grades 6—8 will lead out.



 











 

 
Greetings:  "Halleluiah! Thank you, Lord! How good you are! Your love for us continues on forever. Who can ever enlist the glorious miracles of God? Who can ever praise him half enough? Happiness comes to those who are fair to others and are always just and good" Psalm 106: 1—3.

MVJA New Treasurer:  Our school board accepted Mrs. Tracey Voorhees’s leave of absence request. Mrs. Voorhees served as the treasurer for three years. We thank her for her dedicated service to our school. On Monday, October 27th, Mrs. Sandy Rockel was voted as the new treasurer effective immediately. Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Rockel to our school family.
 
Furnace Fund Drive:  Our 42 year old furnace has been operating by the help of the good Lord. It can go any day. Please join us in collecting funds for a new furnace for our precious students. Please place MVJA Furnace in your prayers and giving plans.

Service Project—Shoes to Pumps:  We will continue to collect used athletic shoes for the Perpetual Prosperity Pumps Foundation Africa. "The athletic shoes collected will be sold in major metro areas to vendors who in turn create jobs and help improve the quality of life in cities… The proceeds from the sale of the shoes provides training and tools to the poorest rural farmers." www.pppafrica.org. Please drop off your used sneakers at the school.

Happy Birthday:  A special happy birthday to Jacob Strang (Nov. 1st). May God bless you and your family. We love you!



 











 

 
Greetings:  Here are some words to live by as we get ready for the holidays season: "I will try to walk a blameless path, but how I need your help, especially in my own home, where I long to act as I should" Psalm 101: 2. May the Lord help us to treat our family members, church family and community with love and kindness.

MVJA New Treasurer: Our school board accepted Mrs. Tracey Voorhees’s leave of absence request. Mrs. Voorhees served as the treasurer for three years. We thank her for her dedicated service to our school. On Monday, October 27th, Mrs. Sandy Rockel was voted as the new treasurer effective immediately. Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Rockel to our school family.
 
Furnace Fund Drive:  Our 42 year old furnace has been operating by the help of the good Lord. It can go any day. Please join us in collecting funds for a new furnace for our precious students. Please place MVJA Furnace in your prayers and giving plans.

Service Project—Shoes to Pumps:  We will continue to collect used athletic shoes for the Perpetual Prosperity Pumps Foundation Africa. "The athletic shoes collected will be sold in major metro areas to vendors who in turn create jobs and help improve the quality of life in cities… The proceeds from the sale of the shoes provides training and tools to the poorest rural farmers." www.pppafrica.org. Please drop off your used sneakers at the school.

Happy Birthday:  A special happy birthday to Mikkel Taylor (Nov. 14), John Licciardello (Nov. 14), Andrew Ashmet (Nov. 15), Sadou Saint-Ulysse (Nov. 16) and Beatriz Parilla (Nov. 16). May God bless you and your family. We love you!



 











 

 
Greetings:  It is with deepest sadness that we announce the death of Mrs. Josephine Licciardello (John’s grandmother), a committed volunteer at Meadow View Junior Academy. She went to sleep in the Lord this past Sabbath at about noon. Mrs. Licciardello joyfully helped prepare our weekly hot lunches. She would regularly bring treats (chocolate chip cookies) to share with our students during hot lunch. She was well loved by our student body and staff. We will greatly miss her kindness, hugs and gentle ways. We look forward to seeing her again when Jesus returns. A memorial service is planned for this Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00 pm at the Robbinsville SDA Church. Please keep the Licciardello family in your prayers.

Special Thanks: Special thanks to everyone who participated or contributed to our Fall Festival. Hats off to Ms. Yvonne Prendergast and her team for planning our Fall Festival.
 
Fall Week of Prayer:  Our speaker for the Fall Week of Prayer was Pastor Daniel Supler, one of the elders of the Princeton SDA Church. The Lord used him to share with our students practical ways to gain victory in Jesus. We thank Pastor Supler for his ministry and contribution.

Service Project—Shoes to Pumps:  We will continue to collect used athletic shoes for the Perpetual Prosperity Pumps Foundation Africa. "The athletic shoes collected will be sold in major metro areas to vendors who in turn create jobs and help improve the quality of life in cities… The proceeds from the sale of the shoes provides training and tools to the poorest rural farmers." www.pppafrica.org. Please drop off your used sneakers at the school.

Happy Birthday:  A special happy birthday to Caleb Cortes (Oct. 26) and Nathan Steward (Oct. 27). May God bless you and your family. We love you!



 











 

 
Greetings:  At the beginning of Paul’s letter to Timothy whom he considers like a son, Paul prays that God shows his kindness and mercy to Timothy. He also prays that God gives Timothy "great peace of heart and mind" (1 Timothy 1:2b). We pray that the Lord gives to each one of us "great peace of heart and mind”". Let us continue to trust our lives to Him.

Special Thanks:  Special thanks to everyone who participated in the selling of pizza kits & cookie dough. Your contribution to our school is greatly appreciated.
 
Happy Birthday:  A special happy birthday to Albert Park (Oct. 18) and Mrs. Yolanda Gramajo (Oct. 18). May God bless you and your family. We love you!



 











 

 
Greetings:  In Colossians 3: 1-3 we are encouraged to set our “sights on the rich treasures and joys of heaven where He (Jesus) sits beside God in the place of honor and power.” We are to let heaven fill our thoughts. The text concludes with the following counsel: "don’t spend your time worrying about things down here." Friends, let us continue to place our trust in the Lord.
 
Happy Birthday:  A special happy birthday to Malou Saint-Ulysse (Oct. 12) and Albert Park (Oct. 18). May God bless you and your family. We love you!



 











 

 
Greetings:  Here are some words to live by from Philippians 4: 6 & 7: "Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs and don’t forget to thank him for his answers. If you do this you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus."
 
Happy Birthday:  A special happy birthday to Ezekiel (Zeke) Breza (Oct. 6) . May God bless you and your family. We love you!



 











 

 
Greetings:  God has promised us in Isaiah 49:15 that He will never forget us: "Never! Can a mother forget her little child and not have love for her own son (or daughter)? Yet even if that should be, I will not forget you." Friends, we have nothing to fear because we are always in God’s mind. Let us remind one another of God’s wonderful promises.
 
Happy Birthday:  A special happy birthday to Janelle Carnahan (Sept. 26th) and Joshua Hummel (Sept. 28), and Ezekiel (Zeke) Breza (Oct. 6). May God bless you and your family. We love you!



 











 

 
Greetings:  This week, we are encouraged by the words in Psalm 62:7 which read: "My protection and success come from God alone. He is my refuge, a Rock where no enemy can reach me. O my people, trust him all the time. Pour out your longings before him, for he can help!" Let us continue to trust Him for he is a powerful God.

Prayer Supper/Back to School: Our Prayer Supper/Back to School Night was a great success. A special thanks to everyone who attended and contributed. We had a delicious meal and a wonderful fellowship time together. We are grateful for the leadership of our Home & School Leader, Ms. Yvonne Prendergast. Let’s us continue to work together for our precious ones. Outing/Picnic Day: Our students had a marvelous time at our Outing/Picnic Day. The help of the following individuals was greatly appreciated: Mrs. Steward, Mrs. Villa, Mrs. Morales-Black, Ms. Prendergast, Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Thank you for your support!
 
Happy Birthday:  A special happy birthday to Janelle Carnahan (Sept. 26th) and Joshua Hummel (Sept. 28). May God bless you and your family. We love you!



 











 

 
Greetings:  2 Corinthians 12: 5b tells us that God is powerful enough to use our weaknesses for His glory. Paul wrote: "...I am going to boast only about how weak I am and how great God is to use such weakness for His glory." May God continue to use each one of us for His glory.

Congratulations to Lizzie:  We congratulate Elizabeth (Lizzie) Burdette and her family on Lizzie’s decision to take a public stand for Jesus through baptism. The baptism ceremony took place on Sabbath, September 13th at the Robbinsville SDA Church. We would like to thank everyone who were able to attend the ceremony to support Lizzie and her family. May God bless Lizzie and her family as they grow in love and grace with Jesus. We love you Lizzie!
 
Happy Birthday:  A special happy birthday to Hannah Steward (Sept. 13) and to Janelle Carnahan (Sept. 26). May God bless you and your family. We love you! 



 











 

 
Greetings:  Welcome Back! We ended last school year with 62 students in grades K—10. 15 of them did not return for various reasons. Yet the Lord blessed us with an opening enrollment of 66 students in grades K—12. Our pre-school has a waiting list. We express our praises to God and our gratitude to our community for their prayer and support. We are still accepting students and pray that the Lord touches the heart of every family to choose Seventh-day Adventist education for their precious ones. The mission of Meadow View Junior Academy is "to provide quality education in a Christian atmosphere."

Happy Birthday:  A special happy birthday to Richard Romero (Sept. 5), to Deyssi Macario (Sept. 8) and to Hannah Steward (Sept. 13). May God bless you and your family. We love you!
 
Special Prayer:  Our school family is praying for Pastor and Mrs. Hoyt and their family. Pastor and Mrs. Hoyt are in Alabama with their son-in-law who has been very sick. Please join us in prayer as we lift the Hoyt’s family to God.

Prayer Supper/Back to School:  Our Prayer Supper/Back to School is scheduled for Sunday, September 14th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. This is a great time to learn about our plans for this school year and our curriculum. Please return your intent slip no later than Monday so we can plan accordingly. Please make every effort to be there!

Special Contribution:  Every last Friday of the month, we celebrate our students’ birthdays with cake and refreshments. We are looking for cake and refreshment donations. If you would like to contribute, please sign up at the office.

Please Mark Your Calendar:  Outing/Picnic Day is scheduled for September 18th with rain date on the 25th. We are planning to go to the Chesterfield Park. More info will follow . Picture Day is scheduled for October 9th .

After School Sport Program:  We are looking for someone to lead our After School Sport Program. Please let us know of anyone who would like to contribute to our precious students.



 











 

 
Greetings:  Welcome back! We are at the beginning of the 2008 – 2009 school year. We wish each one God’s richest blessings as we embark on this new journey together. Our school is designed "to provide quality education in a Christian atmosphere." Our teachers are committed to teach, train and guide students to do their best. We believe by working together, students, parents, teachers we can help each student achieve his/her God’s given calling. We are thrilled that you have chosen to be part of our school family.

Special Thanks: Our hallways are newly painted. Our school looks cleaner and brighter. We express our deepest appreciation to our school board chair, Mr. Peter Voorhees, and his team of workers and volunteers for their dedication.
 
2008 – 2009 K through 10 Teachers’ Assignment:
Kindergarten: Mrs. Beth Randall
Grades 1 – 3: Miss. Melanie Freeth
Grades 4 & 5: Ms. Jamie Lee
Grades 6 – 8: Mrs. Malou Saint-Ulysse
Grades 9 & 10: Pastor Sadrail Saint-Ulysse
Teacher/Librarian Aide: Mr. Jason de Charleroy
Secretary/Spanish Teacher of Grades 1 – 10: Mrs. Lynda Cortes

Notes: Miss Freeth will teach the Bible class for students in grades 1 – 4.  Ms. Lee will teach the Bible class for students in grades 5 & 6.  Pastor Saint-Ulysse will teach the mathematics for students in grades 6 – 8. Mr. de Charleroy will teach World Geography for students in grades 9 & 10.  Mrs. Saint-Ulysse will teach physical education for grades 6 – 10 and physical science for students in grades 9 & 10.

2008 – 2009 School Theme: Victory in Jesus. This year will be a year of celebrations. We will rejoice in our victory in Jesus.

After School Care: After School Care will begin on Thursday, September 4, 2008. Please note that we will be charging for After School Care.  The nominal fee per hour will be applied after 3:45 PM towards student’s account in grades 1 – 10.  After School Care will begin from 3:45 PM to 5:45 PM. Parents of students in pre-school and Kindergarten, please contact our pre-school director, Mrs. Randall, for After School Care guidelines.

After School Sports Program: We are looking for someone to lead our After School Sports Program. Please let us know of anyone who may be interested to contribute to our precious students.

Music Program: We have a great music program plan for this year. More info will follow.



 











 

 
Greetings:  Time does fly when you are having fun. This is our last publication for the 2007—2008 school year. We thank everyone for supporting our school by praying for our school, giving their time, money, talents and recruiting new students. We had a successful year because of your contributions. We are truly indebted to our church members, pastors, parents and our community. May the Lord bless us as we continue to work together to prepare His precious ones for Him. A MILLION THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS! HAVE A BLESSED SUMMER!

National Junior Honor Society Induction: Our induction ceremony was held on Wednesday, June 4th. Membership is based on scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship. The following students were inducted: Janelle Carnahan, Breanna Chance, Joshua Spair, Matthew Steward, Sarah Steward, Alexander Velazquez and Gwyndelyn Villa. Several parents attended the ceremony which made it very special. The inductees were treated to a special breakfast with the principal the next day. CONGRATULATIONS!

Happy Birthday:  A special happy birthday to our June, July and August celebrants:

June:
Elizabeth Brisita (June 1), Chelsea March (June 3), Jake Babuschak (June 8), Joshua Smith (June 8), Evan Gramajo (June 21) and Sarah Steward (June 23)

July:
Andie Mali (July 8), Joshua Spair (July 9), Benjamin Spair (July 14), Gwyndelyn Villa (July 14) and Shyla Fulton (July 22)
 
August:
Melina Kanellis (August 9), Brennen Elg (August 9), Matthew Steward (August 19), Peter Strang (August 21) and Elizabeth Burdette (August 25)
 
God bless you and your families as you continue to do the things that Jesus would do. We love you!


2008-2009 Early Registration—Each One Bring One: We are asking each family to bring a new student. Our enrollment goal for next year is 75 students. Please join us!!!

Congratulations to the Class of 2008: Our 8th Grade Graduation ceremonies will be as follows: Baccalaureate, Sabbath, June 7th at Robbinsville SDA Church at 11:00 AM and our commencement , June 9th at 6:30 PM at MVJA. Our kindergarten graduation will take place on Wednesday, June 11th at 11:00 AM. Please come to support our students.

Playground Help: The results of long hours of our dedicated volunteers can be seen as one visits the playground area. We are ready to spread the groundcover in some areas. We also have other work to be completed. If you are interested in helping, please contact Mr. Steward at (609) 259-4994 or via e-mail at genesteward@comcast.net or the MVJA office at (908) 298-1122. We thank everyone who has contributed thus far.

Piano Recitals: We congratulate our students and their dedicated and gifted piano teacher, Mrs. Harrison, for their successful piano recitals Also, we thank everyone who came out to support them.

Spring Church Visitation Schedule: Our last Spring Church Visitation for the 2007 - 2008 school year will be on Sabbath, June 7 at the Robbinsville. We will combine the church visitation with the baccalaureate service which will be held at the Robbinsville Church. Please come to support our 8th graders, their parents and our school as we thank God for the opportunity to offer a Seventh-day Adventist education to our precious children and young people. A special thanks to all parents, guardians and students for their support and dedication.

Community Service Day: Our community service day was a great success. We thank every student for taking pride in cleaning their school.

2nd Annual Yard Sale: Our 2nd annual yard sale will be the last Sunday in July. Furniture, toys, dishes, clothes. Almost anything will be accepted unless it is broken, torn, or stained. Items may be brought to the school beginning June 10. We will need lots of things and lots of help to make this a success!

8th Annual Classic Car Show: The 8th Annual Classic Car Show and Flea Market at MVJA will take place on Sunday, June 8th, 2008 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We thank Pastor Hoyt for organizing the car show. We are in need of volunteers to recruit sponsors and participants for the show. Please contact Pastor Hoyt at (609) 801-0005 or at SDABob@yahoo.com.

Last Hot Lunch: Our last pizza day for the 2007 - 2008 school year was on Tuesday, June 3. A special thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Spair and Mrs. Josephine Licciardello for providing our Friday hot lunches.












 

 
Greetings:  We are planning for a better school year next year. The Bible tells us that "we should make plans - counting on God to direct us" (Proverbs 16:8 - 9). We praise God for a Christian community that support and believe in Seventh-day Adventist education. Please share with us how we can better serve you next year.

Happy Birthday:  A special happy birthday to our June celebrants: Elizabeth Brisita (June 1), Chelsea March (June 3), Jake Babuschak (June 8), Joshua Smith (June 8), Evan Gramajo (June 21) and Sarah Steward (June 23). God bless you and your families as you continue to do the things that Jesus would do. We love you!

Congratulations to the Class of 2008: Our 8th Grade Graduation ceremonies will be as follows: Baccalaureate, Sabbath, June 7th at Robbinsville SDA Church at 11:00 AM and our commencement , June 9th at 6:30 PM at MVJA. Our kindergarten graduation will take place on Wednesday, June 11th at 11:00 AM. Please come to support our students.

Playground Help: The results of long hours of our dedicated volunteers can be seen as one visits the playground area. We are ready to spread the groundcover in some areas. We also have other work to be completed. If you are interested in helping, please contact Mr. Steward at (609) 259-4994 or via e-mail at genesteward@comcast.net or the MVJA office at (908) 298-1122. We thank everyone who has contributed thus far.

Piano Recitals: We congratulate our students and their dedicated and gifted piano teacher, Mrs. Harrison, for their successful piano recitals Also, we thank everyone who came out to support them.

Spring Church Visitation Schedule: Our last Spring Church Visitation for the 2007 - 2008 school year will be on Sabbath, June 7 at the Robbinsville. A special thanks to all parents, guardians and students for their support and dedication

Community Service Day: Our community service day was a great success. We thank every student for taking pride in cleaning their school.

2nd Annual Yard Sale: Our 2nd annual yard sale will be the last Sunday in July. Furniture, toys, dishes, clothes. Almost anything will be accepted unless it is broken, torn, or stained. Items may be brought to the school beginning June 10. We will need lots of things and lots of help to make this a success!

8th Annual Classic Car Show: The 8th Annual Classic Car Show and Flea Market at MVJA will take place on Sunday, June 8th, 2008 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We thank Pastor Hoyt for organizing the car show. We are in need of volunteers to recruit sponsors and participants for the show. Please contact Pastor Hoyt at (609) 801-0005 or at SDABob@yahoo.com.

Last Hot Lunch: Our last pizza day for the 2007 - 2008 school year will be on Tuesday, June 3. A special thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Spair and Mrs. Josephine Licciardello for providing our Friday hot lunches.












 

 
Greetings: As we get closer to the end of the 2007 – 2008 school year, we "give thanks to the Lord, for he is so good! For his lovingkindness is forever" Psalm 118:29. We thank God for our precious students, our dedicated teachers, and a supportive and caring Christian community. Next Friday, May 23rd: Please note that after school care will not be provided this Friday, May 23rd. Every student must be picked up no later than 2:30 PM.

Happy Birthday: A special happy birthday to our May celebrants: Jonathan Soto (May 23) and Dillon Deebrah (May 29). May God bless you and your families as you continue to do the things that Jesus would do. We love you!

Student Week of Prayer: Our students used their talents last week to uplift the name of God daily. A special thanks to our musicians, song leaders, actors and speakers for making the week of prayer so memorable. May God bless you and your families as you continue to shine for Jesus.

Special Thanks: Our field trip was a great success. A special thank you to Mrs. Lynda Cortes for planning the trip for our students. Also, a special thank you to our chaperones: Mr. & Mrs. Berti, Mr. Licciardello, Mrs. Gigy, Dr. Sullivan, Mrs. Romero, Mrs. Beravole, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Black-Morales and Mrs. Fulton. We truly appreciate your support.












 

 
Greetings: Proverbs 15:4 tells us that gentle words cause life and health; griping brings discouragement. Let us continue to share God’s words of love with those around us. By our words, we can cause life and health. Let us continue to spread life and health by our kind and gentle words. Let’s encourage one another!

Happy Birthday: A special happy birthday to our May celebrants: Alexa-Rae Martinez (May 20), Jonathan Soto (May 23) and Dillon Deebrah (May 29). May God bless you and your family as you continue to do the things that Jesus would do. We love you!
 












 

 
Greetings: A special Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers who take the time to love their precious ones unconditionally. May God bless you as you continue to touch lives for Him. Thank you for representing God so well by the way you love and give so unselfishly. We thank each mother for giving us the opportunity to see and experience Jesus’ love daily.

Happy Birthday: A special happy birthday to our May celebrants: Alexa-Rae Martinez (May 20), Jonathan Soto (May 23) and Dillon Deebrah (May 29). May God bless you and your family as you continue to do the things that Jesus would do. We love you!

Miscellaneous Activities:
 
  • Wednesday, May 7th will be our field trip to the LibertyScienceCenter. 
  • Thursday, May 8th will be our 8th grade Christian Lifestyle Seminar. 
  • Career Day will be on Wednesday, May 21st.
  • Our student week of prayer is scheduled for May 19 - 23. 
  • Career Day will be on Wednesday, May 21st. Piano Recitals will take place on May 29 & June 1st (More info to follow).   
  • Graduation ceremonies: Sabbath, June 7th at RobbinsvilleSDAChurch at 11:00 AM and June 9th at 6:30 PM at MVJA.
Special Thanks: Our field trip was a great success. A special thank you to Mrs. Lynda Cortes for planning the trip for our students. Also, a special thank you to our chaperones: Mr. & Mrs. Berti, Mr. Licciardello, Mrs. Gigy, Dr. Sullivan, Mrs. Romero, Mrs. Beravole, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Black-Morales and Mrs. Fulton. We truly appreciate your support.












 

 
Greetings: Our most important job as parents is to prepare disciples for Jesus. It is wonderful to be proud of our children’s performances at school, sports and other activities. We need to be even more proud as we see them grow spiritually and become true disciples of Jesus. Let us select schools, activities and friends that will help our children grow spiritually. We praise God for our Christian schools, teachers, pastors and a community that support academic knowledge as well as spiritual growth. “Train up a child in the way he/she should go: and when he/she is old, he/she will not depart from it.” - Proverbs 22:6. Let’s train our precious ones to be disciples of Jesus.

Happy Birthday: A special happy birthday to our May celebrants: Alexa-Rae Martinez (May 20), Jonathan Soto (May 23) and Dillon Deebrah (May 29). May God bless you and your family as you continue to do the things that Jesus would do. We love you!












 

 
Greetings: Proverbs 13:17b reads: "reliable communication permits progress." The word reliable means trustworthy or consistent. In order for any relationship to grow or progress, there must be constant communication. We encourage each one to communicate so that we may continue to progress in our relationships. Communication with God is also of extreme importance.

Happy Birthday: A special happy birthday to Quinn Sullivan (April 30). May God bless you and your family as you continue to do the things that Jesus would do. We love you!












 

 
Greetings: Christian education gives us, teachers and principals, the privilege to partner with Christian parents, and churches to pass on our Christian values and faith to our precious children. Joshua's instructions in chapter 22:5b is as follows: "Love the Lord and follow his plan for your lives. Cling to him and serve him enthusiastically." We take seriously the privilege and challenge to teach, practice, and model the Christian life for our students. Passing on the faith must continue to be a priority. Let's continue to do our part as we dedicate our children to God.












 

 
Greetings: God instructed Joshua to constantly remind the people about God's laws and Joshua himself must think about them every day and every night so that Joshua will be sure to obey all of them. (Joshua 2: 8). Christian education gives us the opportunity to educate our precious children in God's way. We praise God for everyone who supports our school, MVJA, through their prayers, the giving of their time and financial contributions.

Happy Birthday: A special happy birthday to Beatrix Parilla (April 16), Joseph Berty, Jr. (April 16) and Joseph Berti, Jr. (April 19). May God bless you and your family as you continue to do the things that Jesus would do. We love you!

Congratulations to Melina: Melina Kanellis will take a public stand for Jesus through baptism on Sabbath, April 19th at the Robbinsville Community SDA Church. We congratulate Melina and support her and her family in their commitment to follow Jesus. We hope to see our school family at the Robbinsville Church to support our precious Melina












 

 
Greetings: Luke 10: 38 - 42 tells us the story of two sisters, Mary and Martha, who had the privilege of receiving Jesus as their guests. While Martha was busy preparing the meal for Jesus, Mary was listening to him. Realizing that she was the only one working to get things ready for her guests, Martha asked: Sir, doesn't it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help. Jesus replied to her, Martha, dear friend, you are so upset over all these details! There is really only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it¡Xand I won¡¦t take it away from her! My friends, the one thing worth worrying about is spending time with Jesus. May we each make time for Him.

Happy Birthday: A special happy birthday to Raylyn Cortes (April 8) and Marcus Siregar (April 11). May God bless you and your family as you continue to do the things that Jesus would do. We love you!












 

 
Greetings: Happy Spring! Spring brings life to our world. We have a great reason to rejoice and welcome spring. However, we have a greater reason to rejoice because "God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16. As we rejoice this Easter, let us pray that many will come to know Him. Have a blessed Spring Break! School will resume on Monday, March 31st.

Happy Birthday: A special happy birthday to Natalie Minaya (March 24), Frank Gerath (March 30), Jonathan Gerath (March 30)and Nathaniel Gerath (March 30). May God bless you and your family as you continue to do the things that Jesus would do. We love you!

Special Thanks: We express a heartfelt gratitude to the Browns Mills Church family for welcoming us with open arms on Sabbath, March 15. We praise God for the support of our constituent churches. Also, a special thank you to the families and students who attended our church visitation at the Browns Mills Church. Hats off to our students for their contribution to our Annual Math-A-thon which helped raise funds for children with cancer at St. Jude Hospital. Blessings!!!












 

 
Greetings: In Psalm 56 verses 3 & 4 the psalmist wrote: "but when I am afraid, I will put my confidence in you (God). Yes, I will trust the promises of God. And since I am trusting him, what can mere man do to me?" Friends, because God is on our side, we are already victorious. His promises are certain.

Happy Birthday: A special happy birthday to Ethan Gramajo (March 19) and to C.J. Tunstall (March 20).  May God bless you. We love you!












 

 
Greetings: In Psalm 48, the psalmist describes God’s greatness. In verse 14, he writes: "for this great God is our God forever and ever. He will be our God until we die." Friends, we serve a great God who will be by our sides forever and ever.

Happy Birthday: A special happy birthday to MacKenzie Morales-Black (March 11) and to our music and art teacher, Mrs. Genilze Harrison (March 14). May God bless you. We love you!

Special Thanks: We thank all the church delegates, parents and Conference officials who attended our Spring Constituency meeting. Let us continue to work together to provide Christian education to our precious children.












 

 
Greetings: In Mark 9:50 Jesus tells us that "good salt is worthless if it loses its saltiness; it can’t season anything. So don’t lose your flavor! Live in peace with each other. "Let's pray for peace in our families, community, nation and in the world.

Math-A-thon: February is our Math-A-thon month to help raise funds for children with cancer at St. Jude Hospital.












 

 
Greetings: "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves." -- 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. Let's show true love to those around us.

Special Thanks: We have raised the funds needed for the handbells and gloves. We thank the Brown Mills SDA Church and our MVJA school family for their contributions. We have received $1,950. MANY THANKS for supporting our students!












 

 
Greetings: In Matthew 25 Jesus tells us of the deeds of the righteous. They fed the hungry; they gave drink to those who were thirty; they helped strangers; they clothed those who had nothing to wear; and visited the sick and the prisoners. They showed God’s love to the needy. They did not talk the talk but got into action. It is said somewhere that “love is an action verb.” Let’s show our love to those around us by ministering to their needs.

Happy Birthday: A special happy birthday to Mrs. Lynda Cortes (Feb. 15) and Emmisha Alexandre (Feb.16). We love you!

Valentine Cards Project: We thank our students in Pre-K through 8 for preparing beautiful cards for the residents of Mercer View Center Nursing Home.












 

 
Greetings: We praise God everyday for Seventh-day Adventist Christian education. Teachers and students pray and study the Bible together everyday. As a result, we grow daily in God’s love and grace. Our teachers model God’s love and grace to our students. Our teachers share their personal testimonies to show that God is still active today. We encourage our parents to continue to share their testimonies with their children. Sharing our testimonies with our children is a powerful way to pass on the torch—the faith. God told the Israelites in Exodus 13:8 to share with their children how God had delivered them. Let us share His mighty power with our precious ones.












 

 
Greetings: MVJA is blessed with a diverse faculty , student body and community. This week, our students learned about different cultures and tasted different dishes. We read in Acts 10:34 and 35: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men (people) from every nation who fear him and do what is right." Christians are called to follow God¡¦s example by not showing favoritism and by accepting people from every nation and culture. May God bless each one as we continue to treat each other with love, kindness and respect.

Special Thanks: A special "thank you" to everyone who contributed to the success of our culture week: Hats off to our presenters and cooks: Mr. Mali, Ms. Lee, Pastor Hoyt, Mrs. Johnson, Mr. Kanellis, Mrs. Giggy, Mrs. Smith, Ms. Mackenzie and Mrs. Harrison. Let us pray that 'every nation, tribe, language and people ...worship God who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.'
 












 

 
Greetings: The psalmist shares his relationship with God as follows: “The Lord himself is my inheritance, my prize. He is my food and drink, my highest joy! He guards all that is mine.” Psalm 16:5. May our relationships with him be strengthened throughout this new year.

Happy Birthday: A special happy birthday to Jimae Villa (Jan. 21), Nelisa Mali (Jan. 22). We love you!

Spring Church Visitation Schedule: We are getting ready for our church visitations for the spring. We look forward to presenting a worship service for our constituent churches as listed below. Parents please mark your calendars. (More info to follow) March 15: Browns Mills April 12: (Church to be announced) April 26: Mt. Holly May 17: Hightstown May 31: Trenton Spanish June 7: Robbinsville
 












 

 
Greetings: As we begin this new year, let us keep in mind the counsel in Proverbs 3 verse 6: "In everything you do, put God first, and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success."

Special Thanks: Because of the generosity of our school family, we were able to brighten the holidays of several needy families. We thank everyone who contributed.

Happy Birthday: A special happy birthday to Breanna Chance (Jan. 12), Courtney Sargeant (Jan. 14) and Taryna Alexandre (Jan. 16). We love you!

Culture Week (January 21-25): God has blessed our school family with a variety of cultures. We would like to highlight each culture represented in our school during our culture week. We are looking for those who are interested in doing "show and tell" to do short presentations for our students during the culture week. The schedule will be as follows:
Tuesday: African and Caribbean Background Emphasis Day
Wednesday: Asian Background Emphasis Day
Thursday: European Background Emphasis Day
Friday: North and South American Background Emphasis Day.
Students are encouraged to wear costumes of the culture that is being highlighted on that day. We need everyone's participation to make our culture week a memorable and a learning experience for our students. We will also dedicate time to pray for evangelism in those cultures.
 












 

 
Greetings:  The Lord has blessed us with another new year. As we plan for the new year, let us trust God to direct our plans according to His purpose. God has wonderful plans for each one of us¡Xplans for hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). Happy New Year!

Special Thanks:  We thank everyone who contributed to make the Christmas program successful. Also, heartfelt thanks to our donors for providing the funds for the cordless microphones. We thank every parent for inviting their relatives and friends to our Christmas program. Our students with their angelic voices reminded us of the true meaning of Christmas.

Happy Birthday:  A special happy birthday to Charity Bigelow (Jan. 9) and Brian Macario (Jan. 10). We love you!
 












 

 
Greetings: In Revelation 4:11 we read: “O Lord, you are worthy to receive the glory and the honor and the power, for you have created all things. They were created and called into being by your act and will.” The Lord of creation loves us so much that He came down to our planet to give His life for us so that we can have eternal life. What an amazing love! Let us share God’s love this season and always to everyone around us. He is coming again very soon. This time, not as a baby, to take His children to heaven. May we all be ready for His soon return. Happy holidays!

Happy Birthday: A special happy birthday to all December Celebrants. We love you!


Winter Break (Dec. 21—Jan. 2): School will resume on Thursday, January 3rd. Happy New Year!
 












 

 
Greetings: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Our dream of a white Christmas may come true, this year. As we get ready to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, let’s keep in mind the counsels in 1 John 4:7 : “ Dear friends, let us practice loving each other, for love comes from God and those who are loving and kind show that they are the children of God, and that they are getting to know him better. But if a person isn’t loving and kind, it shows that he (or she) doesn’t know God—for God is love.”

Happy Birthday: A special happy birthday to Alicia Goodman (Dec. 14) and Stefanie Kanellis (Dec. 15). We love you!
 












 

 
Greetings: It is getting to be the time of year when we can smell and feel the holyday season. Let us keep our focus on Jesus, the true reason for the season.

Happy Birthday: A special happy belated birthday to Tristan Cadet (Nov. 25), Yanna Kanellis (Nov. 28) and a happy birthday to Garrett Fulton (Dec. 3). We love you all!

Congratulations to Brian! Brian Macario will take a public stand for Jesus through baptism at the Trenton Spanish Church. We congratulate Brian and support him and his family for their commitment to follow Jesus.

 












 

 
Greetings: “… Be thankful unto Him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting ; and his truth endures to all generations.” Psalm 100: 4 & 5. Our faculty and staff thank each family, pastor and church member for supporting and investing in Seventh-day Adventist education at Meadow View Junior Academy. May God richly bless each family!

Happy Birthday: A special happy birthday to Sadou who celebrated his birthday on November 16. Also, we wish a special happy birthday to Sarayu Kunduru (Nov. 18). We love you all!

Special Thanks We thank every parent who was able to make it to our parent/teacher conferences. We encourage those who were not able to come to be sure to contact their child’s teacher to discuss their child’s progress.
 












 

 
Greetings: Hebrews 9:24 tells us that “Jesus has entered into heaven itself, to appear before God as our Friend.” Jesus is our forever friend. He is the kind of Friend that we can depend on. Let’s enjoy talking and spending time with our Lord, Savior and friend. Can’t wait to see Him!

Happy Birthday: special happy birthday to John Licciardello (Nov. 14), Andrew Ashmet (Nov. 15), Sadrail Saint-Ulysse, Jr. (Nov. 16) and Sarayu Kunduru (Nov. 18). We love you all

Congratulations to Joey! Joseph Berti, Jr. decided to take a stand for Jesus through Baptism on Sabbath, November 10th, at the Browns Mills SDA Church. We congratulate Joey and support him and his family. We love you Joey!

Attire for Thanksgiving Program: Please note that students will be wearing their uniform for the program. We strongly suggest that students wear their burgundy shirts with the logo.
 












 

 
Greetings: Hebrews 4:16 invite us to “come boldly to the very throne of God and stay there to receive his mercy and to find grace to help us in our times of need.” This text and many others give us a picture of the God of relationships. Our God is an approachable God. He is ready to forgive us. May we share this good news with those around us!

Happy Birthday: A special belated happy birthday to Jacob Strang (Nov. 1) and a happy birthday to Athalia Broomes (Nov. 5). We love you all!

Quarter 1: Friday, November 2nd was the last day of our first quarter. Time does fly! If you have any concerns or comments, please let us know so that second quarter can be a better one for our precious students.

Attire for Thanksgiving Program: Please note that students will be wearing their uniform for the program. We strongly suggest that students wear their burgundy shirts with the logo.
 












 

 
Greetings: In his second letter to Timothy, Paul wrote: “ I have fought long and hard for my Lord, and through it all I have kept true to him. And now the time has come for me to stop fighting and rest. In heaven a crown is waiting for me which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me on that great day of his return. And not just to me, but to those whose lives show that they are eagerly looking forward to his coming back again.” 2 Timothy 4: 7 & 8. Let our lives show that we are eagerly waiting for our Savior’s soon return.

Happy Birthday: A special happy birthday to Caleb Cortes (Oct. 26), and Samuel Brisita (Oct. 26) We love you all!

Progress Reports: Our teachers have worked very hard to get the progress reports ready for our students. Please contact your child’s teachers with your questions and concerns.
 












 

 
Greetings: 1 Timothy 4: 7 & 8 has some wise counsels for us on how to spend our time. It is as follows: “ ...Spend your time and energy in the exercise of keeping spiritually fit. Bodily exercise is all right, but spiritual exercise is much more important and is a tonic for all you do. So exercise yourself spiritually and practice being a better Christian, because that will help you not only in this life, but in the next life too.” Let us spend time in prayer, singing songs of praise, reading the Bible and practicing the presence of God in order to be spiritually fit.

Happy Birthday: A special happy belated birthday to Tricia Williams (Oct. 17) and Albert Park (Oct. 18). A special happy birthday to Raksha Beravole (Oct. 24), Caleb Cortes (Oct. 26), and Samuel Brisita (Oct. 26). We love you all!

Special Thanks: Our Fall Field Trip was a great success. Our special thanks to our chaperones: Mrs. Steward, Mrs. Spair, Mrs. Harrison, Mr. & Mrs. Licciardello, and Mr. Gerath.



Volunteers Needed: We are looking for volunteers for the following tasks: yearbook advisor and fundraiser, outreach and community service program coordinator, special field trips fund raisers, supervisors during faculty worship in the mornings, lunch supervisors and Wednesday morning chapel speakers. Also, every last Friday of the month, we celebrate our students’ birthdays with cake and refreshments. We are looking for cake and refreshment donations. If you would like to contribute, please sign up at the office.

Progress Reports: Our teachers have worked very hard to get the progress reports ready for our students. Please contact your child’s teachers with your questions and concerns.
 












 

 
Greetings: This week, we felt impressed by the following counsels in 1 Thessalonians 4:11 “This should be your ambition: to live a quiet life, minding your own business and doing your own work, just as we told you before.” May we continue to heed to the Lord’s word.

Happy Birthday: A special happy belated birthday to Mrs. Malou Saint-Ulysse (October 12). We love you!

Progress Reports: Our teachers have worked very hard to get the progress reports ready for our students. Please contact your child’s teachers with your questions and concerns.
 







 

 
Greetings: The song writer Bob Gillman captured very well the words of Colossians 2: 2 when he wrote: “Bind us together, Lord. Bind us together with cords that can not be broken.” In the text, the apostle prayed that we be “knit together by strong ties of love.” May Jesus’ prayer of unity found in John 17 be realized in our lives.

Happy Birthday: A special happy belated birthday to Reina Cala (Oct. 3), and a special happy birthday to Apeksha Sood (Oct. 10) and Mrs. Malou Saint-Ulysse (Oct. 12). We love you!
 






 

 
Greetings: In Galatians 6: 9 - 10, we are given a principle to live by: “let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap the harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up. That’s why whenever we can we should always be kind to everyone, and especially to our Christian brothers (sisters).” Friends, let us continue to do the things that Jesus would do.

Special Thanks: A special thanks to Ms. Yvonne Prendergast, our Home and School Leader and her team for preparing our special dinner last Sunday. May God continue to bless you as you support our school. Also, Our Outing/Picnic Day was a great success. The Lord gave us just the right weather for our students to enjoy. We thank God for our parent volunteers: Pastor and Mrs. Cala, Mrs. Strang and Mrs. Steward. May God richly bless you all!

MVJA Student Association: Our students have selected their student leaders for the 2007 - 2008 school year. They are as follows: President: Sarah Steward; Vice President: Gwyndelyn Villa; Pastor: Dillon Deebrah; Sports Coordinator: Ben Spair; News Paper Editor: Janelle Carnahan; Public Relations: Josh Spair; Sergeant-at- Arms: Courtney Sargeant; Yearbook Editor: Stefanie Kanellis.


Expanding Our Territory: With the increase in enrollment, we are adding a new teacher to our faculty. The Meadow View Junior Academy school board has voted to recommend Mr. Jason de Charleroy, an alumnus of Meadow View Junior Academy and a member of the Browns Mills SDA Church, to the New Jersey Conference K-12 Board of Education for hiring. Mr. de Charleroy will serve as an assistant to teachers in grades 1 - 8. He will spend most of his time with Ms. Freeth who teachers grades 1 - 3. In addition, he will teach the World History course for our high school students. Mr. de Charleroy has a master’s degree in History from Rutgers University. Please join us in welcoming Mr. de Charleroy to our faculty.


Happy Birthday: We wish a happy birthday to Janelle Carnahan, and Alex Velazquez. Continually allow God to guide your paths
 






 

 
Greetings: This month we are celebrating our heroes - people who have contributed positively to our lives. Our students prepared “thank you” letters and cards for the Chesterfield Police and the Fire Departments in memory of 9/11. We praise God for people who have chosen a service profession. These individuals have sacrificed their lives for our safety. Praise God!

Special Thanks: A special thanks to Ms. Yvonne Prendergast, our Home and School Leader and her team for preparing our special dinner last Sunday. May God continue to bless you as you support our school. Also, Our Outing/Picnic Day was a great success. The Lord gave us just the right weather for our students to enjoy. We thank God for our parent volunteers: Pastor and Mrs. Cala, Mrs. Strang and Mrs. Steward. May God richly bless you all! 

Happy Birthday: We wish a happy belated birthday to Hannah Steward (Sept. 13). We love you!
 






 

 
Greetings: Our theme for this school year is “What Would Jesus Do?”. David’s prayer in Psalm 51:10 should become part of our daily prayers. “Create in me a new, clean heart, O God, filled with clean thoughts and right desires.” In order for us to do the things that Jesus would do, we need to remain in constant touch with our Lord and Savior.

A Praying School: Every student in grades 1 - 10 has a prayer partner. Students are given opportunities to pray with their prayer partner every school day. Let us continue to encourage our students to communicate with their Friend, Jesus.

Playground: Our volunteers have been working diligently to get the playground ready for our students. We encourage everyone to take a look at the enormous work that is being done to get the playground up and running. Materials have been ordered. Volunteers are still needed. Please contact the school to find out how you can help.

Volunteers Needed: We are looking for volunteers for the following tasks: yearbook advisor and fundraiser, outreach and community service program coordinator, special field trips fund raisers, supervisors during faculty worship in the mornings, lunch supervisors and Wednesday morning chapel speakers. Also, every last Friday of the month, we celebrate our students’ birthdays with cake and refreshments. We are looking for cake and refreshment donations. If you would like to contribute, please sign up at the office.
 






 

 
Happy Birthday: We wish a happy belated birthday to our August celebrants and a happy birthday to Deyssi Macario (Sept. 8). We love you!

Greetings: Welcome Back! We are thrilled to begin this school year on the right foot. We have clarified our purpose and values. We are a Seventh-day Adventist school. Our goal is to prepare our students for the soon return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our curriculum is uniquely Adventist. We praise God for teachers, parents, students, church members and pastors who support Adventist education in these last days. We have experienced an enrollment increase. It is due to the fact that we have a supportive community. We have learned a new formula for school growth. It is as follows: Church support = School Growth. We thank everyone for contributing to the success of our school. May we continue to give God’s ideal to our precious children.

2007-2008 SCHOOL THEME: Our theme for this school year is “What Would Jesus Do?”. Students will be challenged to do the things that Jesus would do.

Special Thanks: A special thanks to everyone who helped our school during our summer workbees and yard sale. Our school is looking cleaner, brighter and better. Let us continue to give our best to the Master.

2007—2008 School Board Chair: We praise God for our returning school board chair Mr. Peter Voorhees. Mr. Voorhees is an alumnus of Meadow View Junior Academy.

Prayer Supper/Back to School: Our Prayer Supper/Back to School is scheduled for Sunday, September 9th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. This is a great time to learn about our plans for this school year and our curriculum. Please make every effort to be there!

Please Mark Your Calendar: Outing/Picnic Day is scheduled for September 13th with rain date on the 20th. We are planning to go to the Chesterfield Park. More info will follow .






 

 
Happy Birthday: To our summer celebrants. We love you all!

Greetings: As educators, we love graduation. We believe angels of heaven rejoice with us during graduation exercises. Christian schools recognize the leading of God in our schools and give glory to God for the success of our students. Thank you for supporting our graduating class of 2007 for a job well done.

Congratulations to the Class 0f 2007: Congratulations to our 8th graders: Andrew Ashmet, Zachariah Blasig, Janelle Carnahan, Alicia Goodman, Matthew Steward and Alexander Velazquez!

Recruiting New Students for MVJA: In order to bring our school from a "good" school to a "great" school, we need more students. If each family could bring a new student next year, we will be able to add to our school programs as we improve our existing programs and curriculum. By helping us get new students for next year, not only those students would benefit from a loving Christian learning environment, they will also help our school move from "Good to Great." Friends, let us work together to make a difference in our school.

Secretary for MVJA: The Meadow View Junior board voted to hire Mrs. Lynda Cortes to be our half time secretary effective August 2007. Mrs. Cortes has graciously accepted the invitation to serve our school family. Mrs. Cortes is a great asset to our school family. We praise God for the Cortes’ family. Please welcome Mrs. Lynda Cortes as she continues to bless our school family with her kindness, professionalism and talents.

Teacher Search: We are happy to announce the hiring of Jamie Lee to teach our 4-6 classes.  More information to follow.

Bell Choir & Soccer Practices: There will be no more practices for the rest of the school year.

It Takes a Village: It takes a village to run a successful school. Please let us know how we can improve our school and how you and your family would like to contribute to help us move our school from good to great. A survey will follow.

Piano Recital: Our piano recital was a great success. We congratulate the students who participated. We praise God for our talented and gifted piano and art teacher, Mrs. Genilze Harrison , as she continues to be a great blessing to our school.

 








 

 
Happy Birthday: To all June celebrants. We love you all!

Graduation Exercises: Baccalaureate Ceremony is scheduled for Sabbath, June 2nd at 11:00 AM at the Robbinsville SDA Church. Commencement ceremony is scheduled for Monday, June 4th at 7:00 PM. Our Kindergarten Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6th at 11:15 AM. Please note that school will be dismissed at 12:15 on Monday, June 4th and Wednesday the 6th. We invite everyone to attend our graduation exercises.

Registration for Returning and New Students: Registration has begun for students in Pre-K—10. The period for early registration is scheduled for March through July 31. A late fee of $100 will be charged to those who register after July 31st.

Please Note: Students will not have to wear uniforms for the last three days of school. Monday will be Community Service Day. School will be out at 12:15 on Monday and Wednesday. There will be no after school care next week. Tuesday will be a full day of school. Students must be picked up no later than 3:30 PM on Tuesday. Please make plans accordingly.
 

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