A Message from Dr. Hicks

Dr. Davina Hicks



February 3rd, 2023

Happy Black History Month! While Black history is American history, we take time, in the month of February, to focus our attention on the remarkable accomplishments made by African Americans in our country, despite the multiplicity of economic disadvantages, racism, and social hardships. Sonshine Christian Academy salutes the many men and women who have sacrificed, kept the faith, and succeeded with a spirit of excellence in the face of legalized oppression, mass incarceration, and systematic discrimination. To recognize the prestigious accomplishments of African Americans, Sonshine will be hosting an all-school Black History Month program on Friday, February 24th, from 5-7 PM (see enclosed flier for details).

February also points to the various love connections in our community as Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle of the month. To commemorate the love within families, Sonshine is hosting a Father-Daughter (5-6:45 PM) and Mother-Son (7-8:45 PM) dance on Friday, February 10th (see flier for details). We ask that if parents are unable to join, to allow Godparents, Aunts, Uncles, and Grandparents to attend to make for a memorable evening of fun (best dressed awards and prizes will be given)! Also, please make sure to take part in the Candygram Fundraiser, a PTO sponsored Valentine’s Day gift and greeting exchange (see PTO newsletter for details).

Congratulations to all our second quarter Honor and Super Honor Roll students (see the back of this letter for a list of high achiever names)! Special recognition to all our Sonshine Christian Academy parents and guardians who supported our Blazers (boys and girl’s athletes) during the winter basketball season! Thank you to all the Sonshine faculty and staff who supported throughout the season with ticket sales and concessions, I sincerely appreciate everyone’s help with supporting our children this year. An all-school end-of-season pep rally will happen during school hours this week to congratulate all academic, sports, and book club achievers (Go Blazers)!

We are in the third quarter, and our teachers need more school supplies please! Children are coming to class without pencils, pens, paper, and we are using lots more tissue boxes and hand sanitizers during these winter months. We welcome all additional learning supplies to help us finish the last half of the school year strong. Third quarter Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for Monday, February 20th, from 7:30A-3PM—no school for this day (please see the reverse side of this letter for more information).

We have a variety of ways for you to engage with us at Sonshine during the month of February. Please review the events list with updates and reminders on the back of this newsletter. Field trip Permission slips, Program fliers, along with a Billing Statement are enclosed. Thank you again for your continued prayers and support.

In the Service of the King,

Dr. Davina Hicks, MBA, PhD