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A Soldier’s Silent Night

Defense Against Pickpockets

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Peace on Earth

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STUDENT EXPRESS

December 1, 2015

Message of the Month

A Soldier’s Silent Night

T’was the night before Christmas, he lived all alone,
In a one-bedroom house made of plaster and stone.
I had come down the chimney with presents to give
and to see just who in this home did live
I looked all about, a strange sight I did see,
no tinsel, no presents, not even a tree.

No stocking by the mantle, just boots filled with sand.
On the wall hung pictures of far distant lands.
With medals and badges, awards of all kinds, a sober thought came through my mind.

For this house was different, it was dark and dreary,
I found the home of a solider, once I could see clearly.
The soldier lay sleeping, silent, alone,
curled up on the floor in this one bedroom home.
The face was so gentle, the room in such disorder.

Not how I pictured a United States soldier.
Was this the hero of whom I’d just read?
Curled up in a poncho, on the floor for a bed?

I realized the families that I saw this night,
Owed their lives to these soldiers who were willing to fight.

Soon round the world, the children would play,
And grownups would celebrate a bright Christmas day.
They all enjoyed freedom each month of the year,
because of the soldiers, Like the one lying here.

I couldn’t help wonder how many lay alone,
on a cold Christmas Eve, in a land far from home.
The very thought brought a tear to my eye,
I dropped to my knees and started to cry.

The soldier awakened and I heard a rough voice,
“Santa don’t cry, this life is my choice,
I fight for freedom, I don’t ask for more.

My life is my God, my country, my corps”.
The soldier rolled over and drifted to sleep.
I couldn’t control it, I continued to weep.
I kept watch for hours, so silent and still,
and we both shivered from the cold night’s chill.

I didn’t want to leave on that cold, dark night,
this guardian of honor so willing to fight.
Then the soldier rolled over, with a voice soft and pure whispered,
“Carry on Santa. It’s Christmas day, all is secure”.
One look at my watch, and I knew he was right.

Merry Christmas my friend, and to all a good night.

Defense Against Pickpockets

Pickpocketing is one of the oldest crimes in the world and remains common today. More often than not, pickpockets get away, and those who are caught face minimal jail time. So the appeal of pickpocketing is strong for crooks.

There are many tricks pickpockets use to get access to your purse of wallet. At the beach or library they are on the lookout for backpacks and belongings lying around. Sometimes they have accomplices who distract you, while the pickpocket gets away with your wallet.

Here are some ways you can thwart the pickpocket’s efforts:

• Don’t assume that a well-dressed person, or a woman with a baby, or a tourist with a hat and camera cannot be a pickpocket. Pickpockets blend in with the crowd and do not look like criminals.

• Don’t carry your wallet in the back pocket. If possible, keep your wallet in a money belt under your clothes or in your front pocket.

• Carry your purse under your arm.

• Work on looking self-confident. Pickpockets tend to prey on vulnerable targets.

• Keep a list of all your cards handy so that if you lose your wallet or purse, you can cancel or replace your cards easily.

Kids Corner

The Teacher-Student Relationship

A teacher doesn’t hand truth to the student. He or she leads the student to the truth, but the job of figuring out the truth is actually the student’s. The teacher’s job is to study students individually and guide each student in a specific manner so that the student becomes ready to learn and go to the next level. Therefore, the teacher needs to be open-minded and sensitive, which encourages the student to be the same way.

Christmas Special!!

karate-gift-certificate

Give the gift that keeps on giving this year! If you have a friend or family member interested in karate, this is the perfect gift. A Gift Certificate for two karate classes, a uniform, and a t-shirt you can wrap and put under your Christmas tree! All for only $24.95 !

Peace On Earth

Christmas is a magical time of year. Cities are bustling with busy shoppers. Every mall has a line of children waiting to see Santa Clause. Pretty lights decorate the yards. And there’s a wonderful aroma of fresh apple pie in the air. But don’t forget who’s Birthday it is! December 25th is the day set aside each year to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Santa checking his list

December 1-5: Test Week

December 7-12: P.T. Week

December 11: Graduation Schedule
5:15 pm – Little Dragons
6:15 pm – Children, Juniors, Teens, and Adults

December 14-19: Bo Week

December 19: Leadership Day: Star Wars
 9:00 am – 10:00 am Little Dragons
10:00 am – 11:00 am Children
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Juniors, Teens & Adults

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Parents Night Out.

December 24-31: CLOSED
Merry Christmas!

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS

12/3 Daniael Bryant, Catherine Moore, Jackson Pierce
12/5 Tristan Miller, Adelle Sweeney
12/6 Tyler Mattone
12/7 Jessie De Laby, Ryan Long, Landen Steed
12/8 Daniel Humphries
12/10 Connor McKeithen
12/11 Idant Kakkar
12/12 Sam Martin
12/13 Leonardo Rodriguez
12/15 Jonathan Lopez
12/19 Steven Sun
12/20 Eileen Wylie
12/22 Logan Hunter
12/24 Collin McCurry
12/27 Jacob Boyd, Rosie Merrill
12/28 Anthony Hall, Bella Hall
12/30 Mohan Chillara

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