Hello Sound City Families!
It’s that time of year again! Time for Classroom Graduation Day, and Classroom Promotion Day! Please read ALL the important info below carefully, and mark your calendars for August 26 and September 2.
As you may recall, starting in the fall of 2017, to provide greater consistency for the children and classroom servants, and secondarily to help with scheduling, the Sound City Kids Ministry changed its method of organizing classrooms from “age-based” to “grade-based” (for all school-age children) to align with school calendars.
Under this system, all children check into classrooms according to their current grade in school (or age, for those not yet in Pre-K) and remain in that classroom until the following year when they “promote” to the next classroom.
See the chart (at left) for the basic make up of each class.
In a few cases, your child may have “promoted” before Promotion Day and therefore will remain in their existing classroom until Promotion Day 2019.
More child-specific details will be provided to you prior to graduation and promotion day so you will know where we expect your child to promote to on September 2.
Here's the specific calendar information you'll need to help us make these two special days a success for the kiddos and the Kids Ministry Team:
Graduation Day | Sunday, August 26: Graduation Day is the last day the kids will be in their current classrooms. We will celebrate this past year with the kids on this day, with balloons, encouragements, and special treats (gluten-free options will be available and allergy warnings will be posted).
Promotion Day | Sunday, September 2: The Sunday after Graduation Day is Promotion Day, the day all kids will “promote” up to their new classrooms. *Note: Arrive a little early on Promotion Day so you can find your child’s new classroom and meet their new teachers and classroom assistants before heading into service.
Thank you for taking the time to read this reminder and for partnering with us to point kids to Jesus (and, hint-hint, for considering if God might have a plan for you to join the team and help out once or twice a month — scbc.do/kidsapp). It’s truly a joy and an honor to love and serve your families through the Kids Ministry of Sound City Bible Church. Please join us in praying for God’s continued work in and through this ministry, and for all the team members that make all we do possible.
If you have any questions in the meantime, you can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll see you Sunday!
For God’s glory,
The Kids Ministry Team