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Column: Children grow in many ways at Worthington Christian School

WORTHINGTON -- Watching your child grow and develop is one of the most rewarding things a parent gets to do. Accomplishing tasks such as taking first steps, running and tying shoes independently all lead to that very first day of school.

WORTHINGTON -- Watching your child grow and develop is one of the most rewarding things a parent gets to do. Accomplishing tasks such as taking first steps, running and tying shoes independently all lead to that very first day of school.

When our child got on the bus for his first day of kindergarten at Worthington Christian School, we sent him off with a kiss and a wave and my camera captured every moment. That was just the first in a long list of wonderful moments we have had since joining this fantastic school.

It has been an absolute delight to watch Eli grow and prosper at WCS. The teachers nurture the kids every day while fostering an environment of learning, growth, friendship, acceptance and love of God. Rarely does a week go by when I don't get to see a paper that has "I love you Miss Schutt" written on the back! What a testimony to how great these teachers are with the kids.

Our decision to attend WCS was cemented immediately. Day after day Eli would come home and tell me "School was awesome today, Mom." And all along the way, my camera was there to document the big events such as the Christmas and spring programs as well as smaller events such as Duct Tape Day and losing his first tooth. I took pictures as the kindergarten class traveled to the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls last spring. I was certainly there this past fall when Eli got on the bus for his first day of first grade. Eli truly looks forward to school each day. Our youngest, Evan, can hardly wait to start kindergarten in the fall.

Worthington Christian School is more than just a group of people who want a Christian education for their children. It is also an "extended" family. A community of wonderful people who we look forward to seeing at school events, and who we can visit with and spend time with. These are fantastic people who have become a second family to us. So, just as I snap photos of my immediate family and family experiences, I document these events and this "family." Having my camera with me is a must!

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Now I am getting ready to put all the pictures and memories from the last two years into a scrapbook that my family will cherish as much as we cherish Worthington Christian School. I am excited to spend two days scrapbooking at the third annual Ladies Retreat in the WCS Gymnasium. Last year was so much fun, I absolutely wanted to attend again this year. We laughed and visited and just had a great time while working on our respective crafts. Even if you don't scrapbook, please consider joining us for card making, quilting, knitting or any type of other craft you enjoy. We welcome you to join us for a weekend of fun, fellowship and relaxation where you will have plenty of space to let your creativity flow.

The fun begins at 6 p.m. April 8 and continues until midnight. Doors open Saturday morning at 8 a.m. and are open until 8 p.m. that evening. All meals on Saturday are provided as well as snacks Friday night and throughout the day on Saturday. Come for one day or both, but please come join us. You are in for a great time! Contact Lori Eekhoff at 376-4861 for price and any other questions.

The following WCS events are approaching: March 28 -- Music contests in Edgerton; March 31 -- Last day for Food Drive donations; April 8-9 -- Ladies Weekend Retreat.

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