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Inside This Issue

A Soldier’s Silent Night

Defense Against Pickpockets

Special Christmas Gift Certificate

Peace on Earth

Events Calendar

Birthdays

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STUDENT EXPRESS

December 1, 2018

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 or 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 students. 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!!

Give the gift of confidence, discipline, and security to your loved ones and/or friends! With our Christmas Special, you receive a Gift Certificate for TWO FREE CLASSES with the purchase of a Uniform for $24.95 + TAX! You will have the Certificate and the Uniform to wrap and put under your Tree this Christmas! There’s no need to wait for January! Your child can begin training as soon as you purchase the Certificate! The Christmas Special is only available from November 1st to December 21st.

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.

EVENTS CALENDAR

December 3-8: Test Week

December 10-15: P.T. Week

December 14: Graduation Schedule
5:15 pm – Little Dragons
6:15 pm – Children, Juniors, Teens, and Adults

December 15: Leadership Day
 9:00 am – 10:00 am Little Dragons
10:00 am – 11:00 am Children
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Juniors, Teens & Adults

December 17-21: Bo Week

December 22-31: CLOSED

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS

12/1 Brice Williams, Alek Vance
12/2 Yanori Comer, Daniel Lee
12/3 Priyanka Goyal, Catherine Moore
12/4 Rashad Reeves, Matthew Augustin
12/7 Jessica DeLaby
12/11 Luis Felipe Shimamoto
12/12 James Pasquay
12/13 Gavin Trimble, Mason Vick
12/15 Kaliyah Grant
12/17 Aga Reece, Peyson Hawkins
12/18 Alexander Le
12/19 Aaswin Selvoganapathy, Olti Arifi
12/20 Shravan Sankar
12/21 Drew Davidson
12/22 Nandor Margl
12/27 Taksh Patel, Peyton Taylor
12/28 Bella Hall
12/29 Maleeha Fernandes
12/31 Corbin Donnelly

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