“All your children will be taught of the Lord, and great will be your children’s peace,” (Isaiah 54:13).

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Please Update Your Subscription!

Have you heard?

Yes, THESIS has moved to a new location!

All future posts, including any summer news, as well as August registration information for the new school year, the new calendar, and class schedule all will be posted to the NEW location.

There are currently 54 subscribers to this OLD blog address.

**As of this date, NO ONE has subscribed to the NEW blog address.**

Please take a moment to visit our new address and subscribe, so you will be sure to stay on top of relevant info this summer! You can subscribe to posts and comments, or choose to subscribe by entering your email address.

****Consider this your final notice.****

Have a nice summer!

Friday, May 1, 2015


Our blog has moved to another location. The address is very similar to this one, so please make a note of the change (in case you have it linked to your own personal blog or have a subscription to the  posts).

The NEW address is:

thesiswv.blogspot.com   (click to visit the new blog)

The only difference in the address being that "thesis" and "wv" no longer have a hyphen between them.

Also, please note that the new site has a "Field Trip Info" tab at the top. As new field trip information is posted to the blog, links to those postings will be added to this Field Trip Info page. Links to info for all current field trips will be included in this one spot.

Future posts, starting today, will be to the new location.

Thanks for making a note!

Thursday, April 23, 2015


The weather forecast predicts a beautiful day for tomorrow so we will be outside!  Thank you LORD!

Here are some details so all goes as smoothly as possible:

1.  Please park near the front of the building as we will be using the parking lot adjacent to the playground for activities.

2.  Remember to bring a side dish for our picnic of hotdog lunch at 11:30.  We can eat in the Fellowship Hall, or bring a blanket or chairs if you like for sitting on the grass.

3.  We discovered that a flag-raising ceremony is not suitable for that flagpole, but we can have an "opening ceremony" at the flagpole with  a pledge and a song before beginning the activities.

4.  Kids need to wear their nametags, both for the benefit of the older students who are running these games, and to hold their games card.

5.  There will be three areas:  Pre-K with game and activities just for these little ones (Lori Shaffer) 9 stations for elementary and above kids (Miranda Shields & Lorrie Young overseeing) and the ball field and cornhole areas for 6th grade and older. (Nellie Wilson)
6.  We will celebrate the close of the games and a great year of THESIS with a frosty treat at the end (around 2 pm.)

7.  The THESIS mailbox will be available for you to pick up or drop off any receipts, papers, etc.

Looking forward to  great day!
Liz, for THESIS

Thursday, April 16, 2015


Here are some things to be aware of for tomorrow, our LAST CLASS of the 2014-2015 school year:

  • Assistants needed  in both First Grade gym AND in First Grade Geography at 2:20!  Help!
  • Look around, especially on the counter, for last chance artwork and folder clearing.
  • Sign up for the late April and May events:  Field & Fun Day,  WVU Farm Day, WVU Challenge Course, Teachers' Luncheon, and Memorial Day cookout.
  • Teachers:  Take care of any reimbursements you need by submitting receipts or contacting me.  Thank you for your hours of patient dedication this year!

 ~*~ A Musical Presentation on Recorder ~*~
by THESIS Third Graders
2:45 pm in the Children's Church

All classes are asked to return to the Children's Church for this brief but anticipated recital!


***Friday April 17 is the last day to sign up and pay*** for the WVU Challenge Course event scheduled for May 1st.  So far about 12 students have signed up and are looking forward to a day of challenge, friendship, and adventure!

This day begins at 10 am and goes till 4 pm.  Cost is $40, a bargain compared to commercial adventure enterprises!

You will find the required release and permissions, as well as a map, on the THESIS counter. (Click here to contact Liz DeRoos with questions about this event.)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Field Trip to WVU Farm

WVU Farm will be hosting their annual Kiddie Farm Days the last week in April. 

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 29th. 

Our group reserved time for 40 students/15 parents to visit the farm at 12:30pm.

Cost:  $2.00 each. (Under 2 FREE)

RSVP by April 17th with payment to Karyn Burns

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Challenge Course for Upper Grades

The Challenge Course is comprised of high and low element structures.  There are activity stations on the ground, and high element structures such as the Alpine Tower and Giant Swing.

No experience is necessary to participate.

The Challenge Course instructors will develop activities for us based on any goals we have, e.g. teamwork, leadership, better communication, etc.

  • This field trip is for students aged 12-18 only. 
  • Date/time -  Friday, May 1, from 10 am - 4 pm. 
  • Full day cost is $40.  
  • We need to have 20 participants to go.

Want to see it?  http://youtu.be/CxMLD6n3n-o

Look for sign up on counter at THESIS.
Full payment required by April 17 to Liz DeRoos.

Thursday, March 5, 2015


As described in our Inclement Weather Policy, we will NOT have classes tomorrow, since Marion County has closed school. 

If you have not already done so, please subscribe to alerts for Marion County school closings. Any time Marion County closes school, we will not have classes. 

(If Marion County has a delay, we will have regular classes. The exception being if it is during testing or another early event, in which case we will observe the delay.)

Weather permitting, we will be back to our regular class schedule for next Friday, March 13th.