A Message from Dr. Hicks

Dr. Davina Hicks



October 2021

Dear Guardians/Parents & Friends, 

Did you know that Sonshine turns 40-years-old on October 14th this year? God has richly blessed this great work, and we intend to celebrate for the rest of this school year! A special Thank You to you for showing your support during our Doughnuts with Dad and Muffins with Mom occasion. We are pleased to have hosted such an array of beautiful families who show commitment to making each shared experience at Sonshine a special memory. Please do not forget to stay updated with all upcoming events by joining the SCA PTO meeting facilitated by Mrs. Sherry Jones (sherryjones26@gmail.com), PTO President. As we continue to create opportunities to share, I would like to invite you all to participate in an appreciation experience to all Pastors, Ministers, and Elders who preach the Gospel. 

Sonshine Christian Academy is happy to salute ALL Ordained Clergy and Pastors, as the Month of October is the official Pastor Appreciation Month. Jesus said: Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward (Matthew 10:41). We want to say special prayers for all those who labor in the Kingdom to share the Good News concerning Jesus Christ. Please remember our clergy this month, and don’t forget to show some extra appreciation to our Dean of Christian Education, Dr. Alfred Thompson, as he continues to give kind words, encouragement, correction, and counsel to everyone connected to the ministry and work at Sonshine. 

As a reminder, children are not allowed to come to school before 7:10AM. If you try and drop your child off before this time, the doors will remain locked until 7:10AM. Additionally, school is officially over at 2:30PM. Dismissal times are between 2:30PM-3:00PM. If you come any time after 3:15PM to pick-up your child(ren), your family will be charged $1 every minute after 3:15PM. There has been a need to update our school uniform guidelines, as several children have been coming to school wearing the popular Crock shoe. Effective immediately, Crocks are not allowed to be worn as an approved shoe while children are in uniform. Please review the enclosed updated uniform guidance with crocks showing in the “not allowed” category of items never to be worn while children are in uniform. 

All children, grades Kindergarten through Ninth, are welcome to attend a planned field trip to COSI (please see enclosed permission slip for details). Additionally, please remember to check with your child’s teacher for interim reports that should go home on Monday, October 11th; lastly, please save the date for our annual Fall Festival. Please join ClassDojo to get all updates and reminders. ClassDojo invitations have been sent to all parents, but some invitations need to be accepted by the parent to be added to receive information from teachers. 

Please review the enclosed Billing Statement and mark your calendars with the following events for October: 

  • COSI Field Trip(s): Friday, 10/15 (grades K-2nd); 10/22 (grades 3rd-5th); 11/05 (grades 6th-9th). 
  • Interim Report Cards: Monday, 10/11/21. 
  • Sonshine Christian Academy’s 40th Birthday: 10/14/21 (Celebration Kick-Off: all-school assembly) 
  • SCA Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) Meeting: Friday, 10/22 via TEAMS (Link found on website) from 7-8PM 
  • All School Fall Festival: Thursday, 10/28/21 from 3-6PM. 
  • Quarter I Ends No School: Friday, 10/29/21 (SCA Faculty & Staff Professional Development Day). 
  • Report Cards Go Home: 11/03/2021 (please check bookbags). 

In the Service of the King,

Dr. Davina Hicks, MBA, PhD