Letter From Administration – COVID-19

Dear Parents,
We want to let you know that we are praying for you. We’ve been thinking and planning on how best to meet our school families’ needs, keep our community healthy, and plan for the unexpected. These are uncharted waters for our country and we are surrounded by many uncertainties. At this time, there are more questions than we have answers for. We are being proactive in cleaning the building and sanitizing all toys, resources, and surfaces. While we are preparing for this situation to last longer than 2 weeks, we are still hopeful it doesn’t. At this time, we are still planning on returning to school April 6. Don’t feel the pressure to try to teach your children at home during these next two weeks. Instead, try focusing on connecting and creating safe places in your home. Enjoy these extra 2 weeks at home with
your family.
Start new traditions…dinner together, praying and reading Scripture, memorizing Scripture, writing cards for our troops or elderly, baking, board games, playing cards (having kids keep score), create something together, puzzles, home projects, gardening, learning how to do laundry, change a tire, build something, etc. If you need some more resources, we have included a list of different websites with games, educational material, conversation starters, and exploring online tours of our National Parks, aquariums, museums, etc. Having your child read out loud 15-30 minutes a day goes such a long way. Possibly consider having them read to you as you fix dinner. Then after dinner you can read a chapter book (above their reading level) as a family. Then let your children act out their favorite scene from the chapter. Be creative! Have fun! Leave room to laugh and make memories together.
The last week has brought many changes to our daily lives. During chaotic times, it is easy to feel stressed, fearful, uneasy, and confused. These valid heart felt emotions often show up in our interactions and reactions with our families as anger. Let’s give our families and spouse’s room to deal with this time of uncertainties and create space to feel unconditional love and support from one another.
Our prayer is that your homes are filled with God’s peace that surpasses all understanding. John 14:27: Jesus speaking…“My peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” Philippians 4:4-7: “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
We are following the current events, staying connected with the Texas Health and Human Services, and going over and beyond the minimum standards. We will be in touch as we have more information. Feel free to follow our Facebook page and website as we will update that in the following weeks. Missio Dei Church invites you to stream the worship service online at the scheduled time. Visit the Missio Dei website or Facebook for updates.  We pray that your family is healthy and well. Please continue to look out for others and to be God’s hands and feet.
God’s rich blessings be yours,
Sunshine Christian School Administration and Missio Dei Church Leadership.