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STEAM night inspired students

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The students and families who came to the STEAM night March 5 had an electrifying and hair-raising experience with the fun and educational activities highlighting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

Attendees got hands-on experience with a Van De Graaf generator to learn about electricity, drove a robot from the Nashoba High School Robotics Club, saw the workings of a telescope, watched filtering of liquid mixtures, participated in math activities, listened to stories and created crafts.

STEAM night is an annual event attracting more than 100 people and is organized by South Lancaster Academy's Home and School Association. Dionne Blackwell, a parent and engineer who also volunteers her time to lead SLA's Robotics Club, invited the presenters to share their knowledge with the students.

"We were fortunate to have wonderful and enthusiastic presenters that interacted with us and kept everyone excited about their various topics," said Tish Brahmia, science teacher. "It was wonderful watching students' eyes light up as they were able to experience the Van De Graaf machine or control a robot."

Open House for prospective students

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Share the benefits of a Christian education with your friends and neighbors. SLA is holding an Open House for prospective students for all grades, Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade on Tuesday, March 26 from 5:30-8 p.m.

This is an opportunity for students and their families to discover how they could excel at SLA. Learn about the programs available, meet the administrators and faculty, and explore financial aid options.

Schedule of events:

  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.: The Art Fair featuring special artwork from SLA students.

  • 6:30-7 p.m.: Tour both school buildings and meet the teachers in their classrooms.

  • 7-7:30 p.m.: Program overview and financial aid seminar followed by time to go through the guided application process with a staff member. Any student who submits an online application that evening receives a 50 percent discount on the application fee.

Register online at www.mysla.org/openhouse. Walk-ins welcome.

Visitation day for PreK and Kinder kids

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See what a day in school is really like. The Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten are open on Wednesday, March 27 for children to come spend the morning from 8-11:30 a.m. in class.

Children who will be 5 by Sept. 30 are welcome to visit Kindergarten. Children turning 3 or 4 by Sept. 30 and potty-trained are welcome to visit Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten.

Windows 2.0 Gala and Auction, April 28

Blast back to the 80s at South Lancaster Academy's 3rd annual gala and auction. Enjoy dinner and an auction featuring numerous items such as weekend get-aways, adventure experiences, one-of-a-kind art and more. Come dressed for the decade. There will prizes for the best outfits. Join us for a night of fellowship, fun and philanthropic giving.

We continue to offer this year the opportunity to buy a window for your child's classroom. Buy a single window or pool funds with class parents to purchase windows for the entire classroom. Own a business and would like to contribute a window or two? We'll post a plaque showing your sponsorship. $600 for a window pane, $3,000 for a window, $10,000 for a classroom.

This year's proceeds will go towards replacing the 50-year-old windows in the school's elementary building. Our goal is to raise the remaining funds necessary to replace the windows this summer. Help make a difference for your children, your school.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Childcare, with food and entertainment, provided by the senior class for $5. Purchase tickets at www.mysla.org/auction