I have the best job on the planet! I love what I get to do as I see life-change happen in kids and families. I know without a shadow of a doubt that it takes many people to make the weekend happen at NewSpring. I am thankful for the many of you who have found your place in volunteering at NewSpring. Every single volunteer is valuable to make NewSpring an inviting place for guests.
If you have not yet found your niche for volunteering, I have an opportunity for you to step up and get involved. Tomorrow, Thursday, February 20, KidzWorld and The Wire are hosting auditions for tech, puppeteers, musicians, actors and actresses as well as Adventure Avenue Praise Team members. If you want to have a impact on the next generation, I invite you to come out tomorrow evening at 6:30 p.m. We will meet in the auditorium first and divide up from there for individualized auditions. We are going to have lots of fun and some great give-aways. Whether you want to help in KidzWorld or The Wire, please come tomorrow night.
For those who may not feel comfortable on stage but would love to engage kids and students on a small group level, we need you too! This weekend you can stop by Volunteer Training (in Adventure Avenue) after any service to ask questions and fill out a volunteer application.
My prayer is that you will ask God to show you where He wants you to serve at NewSpring and then take the steps to make it happen! You will be glad you did!
I know there is still snow on the ground, but KidzWorld and The Wire are thinking about summer–and camp! We have some exciting news for 4th graders about summer camp this year. In order to help your child make a smooth transition from KidzWorld into The Wire, we will be promoting 4th graders into The Wire on Memorial Day weekend, May 24/25. That means they are invited to attend camp with The Wire on June 2-5 at Sky Ranch Camp in Quapaw, OK! It will be a great way for them to have quality time getting to know the leadership team from The Wire. We will also take several KidzWorld staff and volunteers to camp so your child will have familiar adult faces around as well.
This is a great opportunity for your child so I hope you will take advantage of this chance to give your child a great start in The Wire. Registration for reWired Camp is now open and you can get more info and register your child here.
For those of you who may have children younger than 4th grade, KidzWorld Camp will happen on July 1-3 at Sky Ranch Camp. It will be open for kids entering 2nd-4th grades in fall 2014.
Invite every 5th-8th grader that you know of to this super cool event.
This weekend, June 16/17, is our promotion for elementary grade kids. If your child is entering Kindergarten through 5th grade check out the information below to see how he/she will be affected by promotion. Your child’s name tag should be updated this weekend with his/her new grade/class assignment. Please let our check-in people know if there is a mistake on the tag so we can get it corrected.
New Kindergarteners: Drop your child off at the Fun Zone as usual and pick him/her up in the Kindergarten small group room (the Sandlot). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Karla at the church office if your child will be 5 before September but will not be attending Kindergarten this fall.
Incoming 1st Graders: Please drop off and pick up your child in 252 Theater.
Incoming 2nd-4th Graders: Your child will attend the next grade level small group. There is no change in drop off or pick up location.
Incoming 5th Graders: Promotion to The Wire will happen this weekend as well. Your child will go to the East Building. The Wire does not have a parent check-in/pick-up procedure. We recommend that you make arrangements with your child where you will meet after service is over. Also, please note that The Wire does NOT meet during the 5:30 p.m. service. If you have questions about The Wire, please email or call our middle school pastor, Daniel Mahannah.
You can keep up with all the KidzWorld upcoming events by picking up our current monthly newsletter at any check-in station.
Thanks for bringing your kids to KidzWorld!