A Message from Dr. Hicks

Dr. Davina Hicks



September 5th, 2023

Congratulations on another successful start of the school year! We could not have gotten the first few weeks of school off successfully without your help! We ask that you please continue to stress the importance of good nightly rest, timely attendance to school, and exceptional behaviors to be on display with each of your children. Sonshine Christian Academy is committed to the academic responsibility of exposing your children to both State and National Standards, but we also vow to partner with you to emphasize the importance of a Christ-Centered focus of interaction—to maintain the principled values that have governed our community with love, support, and care over the years. Jesus said: a new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another (John 13:34-35). Remember, it takes a village to raise each child, and I’m grateful for your trust of your precious family in our care. Let’s continue to work together to make this school year a cooperative, fun, and safe one! Should you have any issues, feel free to contact any one of our capable administrators: Mrs. Bell (NJCM Campus Principal), Ms. Wallace (Lenore Campus Principal), or Dr. Thompson (Dean).

Thank you to all mom’s for coming out to support the students during our annual Muffins with Mom’s event! It was great for the children to interact with their mothers with a tasty snack during school—the pictures I saw were beautiful. Next-up we have Goodies with Grandparents (9/8), and Doughnuts with Dad (9/15). Please remind the rest of the family to come out and support the children for a most memorable occasion!

I am happy to announce the new basketball and cheerleading coaches for this 2023-24 sports season! Please welcome Coaches Ms. Chapri Hawkins (cheer) and Mr. Deonte Taylor (basketball) to the Sonshine Christian Academy. We are praying for a safe and productive basketball season ahead. Please join them during an informational meeting to know about the sports program this school year.

Lastly, for those of you who may not know, my husband and I are expecting our first child together: a little girl named Joanna Lee Hicks. We are praying for a healthy and safe delivery this coming January 2024. I welcome all who wish to attend our baby shower on October 21st, from 1-4 PM. RSVP’s are required by logging on to Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mr-chris-dr-davina-hicks-baby-shower-tickets-712165204297?aff=oddtdtcreator. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement!

In the Service of King Jesus,
Dr. Davina Hicks, MBA, PhD

There are several ways to engage with Sonshine and your students this month. Please review the following dates:

Fri., 09/08 ∙ 1:30-2:30PM
Goodies with Grandparents (Grandparents Day Observation)
NJCM Campus

Fri., 09/15 ∙ 1:30-2:30PM
Doughnuts with Dad
NJCM Campus

Sat., 09/16 ∙ Time TBD
PTO Meeting with Mrs. Lori White-Sanders
Location TBD

Fri., 09/22 ∙ 4-6PM
Girls & Boys Basketball Sports Informational Meeting
NJCM Campus (Grade’s 5th-10th)

Fri., 09/22 ∙ 6-7PM
Cheerleading Sports Informational Meeting
NJCM Campus (Prek-10)

Fri., 09/29 ∙ 6-8PM
All School Skating Party
Skate Zone 71

Fri., 09/22
Quarter I Interim Report Cards Distributed
Both Campuses