Layton Christian Academy

Elementary School

Welcome to LCA Elementary School

We here at LCA enthusiastically approach each school year as an opportunity for positive accomplishments for each person involved in the school – students, teachers, parents, and school staff. It is our hope and prayer that each year will be an outstanding year for each and that God will bless us richly in all that we do.

Above all else, it is our desire that each student has the full opportunity to learn, grow, and develop his or her God-given gifts and talents. We join with parents in working toward God’s best for our students. We are very thankful to join with parents, family, and friends in the education of the children.

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Angie Justice
Elementary Principal

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National Elementary Honor Society

Students in grades 3-6 are eligible to apply for membership into the National Junior Honor Society at Layton Christian Academy. Requirements include having a 3.7 GPA after the first quarter of the school year and completing an application demonstrating community involvement, service, leadership, and fine character. Candidates are selected by a faculty committee and inducted at a special ceremony in December.

 

For more information contact NJHS Advisor Mrs. Angie Justice at angie.justice@lcaeagle.org

Academics

With Bob Jones Curriculum, the lessons are active, have engaging texts that are colorful and interesting, and applications that are real-life and convincing. Material in the textbooks is flexible enough to meet teacher schedules, everyone’s personalities, and each child’s individual learning style.

 

The elementary Bible curriculum is from Christian Schools International. CSI’s Bible curriculum will help students discover the wonders and truths of God’s Word. This collection includes study books, maps, Bibles, and software. These resources will help students grow in their knowledge of God’s Word and will help them apply biblical truths in their lives.

 

Each week elementary students at LCA enjoy the following special classes:

Physical Education

Kindergarten through 6th grade has physical education classes weekly for one hour.

 

Physical Education teaches the students how to maintain a healthy lifestyle through exercising and treating your body correctly. Setting a good foundation while children are still growing is very important to their lifelong health.

 

Each week the students are encouraged to learn new skills, master current skills, and enjoy some competition between their classmates. LCA students get to enjoy an abundance of equipment and sports gear during their gym class.

Elementary Physical Education
LCA Elementary Computer Lab

Computers

LCA offers a full range of computer technology educational opportunities fo students from kindergarten through high school. We have two full computer labs with thirty-one student workstations each, on for elementary students and the other for middle school and high school students. Younger students are introduced to computers at a very basic level. Guided internet safety and awareness training is conducted at all age levels. Keyboarding skills are developed from as early as the third grade, along with internet research skills and other related abilities.

Spanish

Beginning in kindergarten, all elementary students are taught Spanish. Instruction includes basic vocabulary, simple grammar, and hispanic culture studies. We will also explore the culture of Spanish speaking communities around the world including those in the United States.

 

Our objective for elementary Spanish is to teach basic vocabulary and conversation, and most importantly that learning a foreign language is fun! Through hands-on activities, classroom games and role-plays, the students are taught simple Spanish vocabulary and grammar, Spanish language, and Hispanic Culture.

LCA Elementary Spanish
LCA Elementary Music

Music

Kindergarten through 6th grade has music classes under the direction of Dr. Rey Roa.

 

Students learn the basics of music history, music theory, and are introduced to a variety of genres of music. They are encouraged to be creative in how they express themselves through the music they create. Each student is able to practice all year to master the skills that they are being taught. They perform a Christmas musical each year.

Spiritual Life

Chapel is a fun way for LCA to reinforce God’s love. Students from preschool to 6th grade enjoy our “crazy” Chapel time. It’s not uncommon to see children jumping up and down, raising their hands, clapping, and yes, even shouting out praises to the Lord.

 

Chapels are held every Friday morning in the Children’s Center, and are theme-related, based on stories from the Bible. We begin with praise and worship where our kids join in with clapping, laughing, singing, and lots of jumping. After we have the adrenaline pumping we pray and encourage the children to pray for not only their own needs but the needs of others in our school, in their homes, community, and even the world.

LCA Elementary Spiritual

Academics

With Bob Jones Curriculum, the lessons are active, have engaging texts that are colorful and interesting, and applications that are real-life and convincing. Material in the textbooks is flexible enough to meet teacher schedules, everyone’s personalities, and each child’s individual learning style.

 

The elementary Bible curriculum is from Christian Schools International. CSI’s Bible curriculum will help students discover the wonders and truths of God’s Word. This collection includes study books, maps, Bibles, and software. These resources will help students grow in their knowledge of God’s Word and will help them apply biblical truths in their lives.

 

Each week elementary students at LCA enjoy the following special classes:

Elementary Physical Education

Physical Education

Kindergarten through 6th grade have physical education classes weekly for one hour.

Physical Education teaches the students how to maintain a healthy lifestyle through exercising and treating your body correctly. Setting a good foundation while children are still growing is very important to their lifelong health.

Each week the students are encouraged to learn new skills, master current skills, and enjoy some competition between their classmates. LCA students get to enjoy an abundance of equipment and sports gear during their gym class.

LCA Elementary Computer Lab

Computers

LCA offers a full range of computer technology educational opportunities fo students from kindergarten through high school. We have two full computer labs with thirty-one student workstations each, on for elementary students and the other for middle school and high school students. Younger students are introduced to computers at a very basic level. Guided internet safety and awareness training is conducted at all age levels. Keyboarding skills are developed from as early as the third grade, along with internet research skills and other related abilities.

LCA Elementary Spanish

Spanish

Beginning in kindergarten, all elementary students are taught Spanish. Instruction includes basic vocabulary, simple grammar, and hispanic culture studies. We will also explore the culture of Spanish speaking communities around the world including those in the United States.

Our objective for elementary Spanish is to teach basic vocabulary and conversation, and most importantly that learning a foreign language is fun! Through hands-on activities, classroom games and role-plays, the students are taught simple Spanish vocabulary and grammar, Spanish language, and Hispanic Culture.

LCA Elementary Music

Music

Kindergarten through 6th grade have music classes under the direction of Dr. Rey Roa.

Students learn the basics of music history, music theory, and are introduced to a variety of genres of music. They are encouraged to be creative in how they express themselves through the music they create. Each student is able to practice all year to master the skills that they are being taught. They perform a Christmas musical each year.

LCA Elementary Spiritual

Spiritual Life

Chapel is a fun way for LCA to reinforce God’s love. Students from preschool to 6th grade enjoy our “crazy” Chapel time. It’s not uncommon to see children jumping up and down, raising their hands, clapping, and yes, even shouting out praises to the Lord.

Chapels are held every Friday morning in the Children’s Center, and are theme-related, based on stories from the Bible. We begin with praise and worship where our kids join in with clapping, laughing, singing, and lots of jumping. After we have the adrenaline pumping we pray and encourage the children to pray for not only their own needs but the needs of others in our school, in their homes, community, and even the world.

Activities and Clubs

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Spelling Bee

 

Students from 4th – 8th grade compete in class for the opportunity to represent their grade level in the school wide spelling bee.
The spelling bee helps to improve students spelling, increase their vocabulary, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage in a fun way that will help them throughout their lives.
Some students are able to compete on the county and national level!

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History & Science Fair

 

All students in even grades will participate in the History Fair.

All students in odd grades will participate in the Science Fair.

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Grandparents Day

 

Grandparents are invited to visit our classrooms, and we have a special Chapel for them! Grandparents Day is a half-day, so students are encouraged to go have lunch and spend the afternoon with their grandparents.

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Eaglettes Cheerleading

 

We are inviting girls ages Kindergarten – 4th grade the opportunity to participate in this exciting cheer team. There is a monthly fee, plus a uniform to purchase. Eaglettes perform during some home football and girls basketball games.
This is a great way to get involved with the school and learn many new skills in a fun environment. They will be taught by our current cheerleaders, and will have them as role models.

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Storytelling Festival

 

Our students, K-8 participate in a school storytelling festival that encourages oral communication. Students choose a piece of work to memorize and present it to their classmates. A winner from each class is selected to perform at our school storytelling festival. The top three winners of our school advance to the Davis School District Storytelling Festival and from there, they can advance to the Weber State University Storytelling Festival.

Activities and Clubs

bee icon

Spelling Bee

 

Students from 4th – 8th grade compete in class for the opportunity to represent their grade level in the school wide spelling bee.
The spelling bee helps to improve students spelling, increase their vocabulary, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage in a fun way that will help them throughout their lives.
Some students are able to compete on the county and national level!

trophy icon

History & Science Fair

 

All students in even grades will participate in the History Fair.

All students in odd grades will participate in the Science Fair.

glasses icon

Grandparents Day

 

Grandparents are invited to visit our classrooms, and we have a special Chapel for them! Grandparents Day is a half-day, so students are encouraged to go have lunch and spend the afternoon with their grandparents.

cheerleading icon

Eaglettes Cheerleading

 

We are inviting girls ages Kindergarten – 4th grade the opportunity to participate in this exciting cheer team. There is a monthly fee, plus a uniform to purchase. Eaglettes perform during some home football and girls basketball games.
This is a great way to get involved with the school and learn many new skills in a fun environment. They will be taught by our current cheerleaders, and will have them as role models.

book icon

Storytelling Festival

 

Our students, K-8 participate in a school storytelling festival that encourages oral communication. Students choose a piece of work to memorize and present it to their classmates. A winner from each class is selected to perform at our school storytelling festival. The top three winners of our school advance to the Davis School District Storytelling Festival and from there, they can advance to the Weber State University Storytelling Festival.

Visual and Performing Arts

Christmas and Spring Musicals

 

Students in grades 1 – 5 prepare in the fall for the annual Elementary Christmas Musical, and in the second semester for the Spring Musical in May. The musicals feature drama, costumes, set designs, and choreographed musical selections. The musicals are prepared under the direction of Dr. Rey Roa and LCA’s music department

Each student will be assessed a nominal fee to cover expenses incurred for the spring musical. There is no admission charge to this event, but tickets may be purchased in the school office for reserved seats

Private Music Lessons

 

Students enrolled in first grade and above may take private piano or violin lessons. Students fourth grade and above may take lessons in voice, drums, brass, and woodwinds. Under the direction of LCA music director Dr. Rey Roa, the lessons are taught by members of his qualified staff for thirty minutes a week during the school week. Annual recitals are presented for the students to demonstrate their progress to their families and friends.

Lessons are given September through May. Students may be asked to purchase music books as directed by this instructor.

Student Council

The LCA Elementary Student Council is involved in the community as well as within the school. This fall we had a food drive to replenish our local church pantry. In past years the Student Council has had a book drive for an Indian reservation at Utah’s Four Corners area. We’ve collected new and gently used stuffed animals to be donated through the Boys and Girls Club of Utah.

 

Elementary Student Council is fun and rewarding. Students feel a sense of pride for their school and community, and they learn how to work together as a team. Student Council helps build future leaders for tomorrow.

 

Mrs. Cheryl Sligar, Advisor

Leadership, Organization, Purpose

 

The Student Council is an active part of the LCA Elementary student body and consists of students from third to fifth grade.

Students are nominated and voted in by their classmates, emulating our national elections.

Students elected into the Student Council are required to hold a high academic grade point average, be willing to energetically speak in front of others, and love LCA and God with all their hearts.

LCA Elementary Student Council’s purpose is to serve in the following ways:

  1. Plan special days for the elementary school
  2. Promote school spirit and unity
  3. Help others who are more unfortunate than we are
  4. Serve by example as a positive role model

Fundraising

The Student Council has various fundraisers for LCA, some of the fundraisers include:

 

December: Candy Cane Sale
February: Valentine Candy Sale
April: Easter Basket Sale
May: Ice Pop Sale
Fall and Spring: Jewelry Sale

 

The Student Council has raised a considerable amount of money in the past few years to purchase new flags for our flag poles. WE have also purchased a brand new set of encyclopedias for the library. The Student Council is currently working towards raising money for needs throughout the elementary wing and the playground.