The Armour of God: Truth / Artificial Sweeteners / Friday: at school

“One’s age should be tranquil,
as childhood should be playful.
Hard work at either extremity of life
seems out of place.
At midday the sun may burn,
and men labor under it;
but the morning and evening
should be alike
calm and cheerful.”

 – Thomas Arnold

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                          Tranquil

“Life’s a Love song,
enjoy the music
but listen to the words”
– Desmond Fouche

Alcohol
is not about a drink,
it is about
Truth.

Those in sufferance of alcoholism
can tell you exactly how long
they have been sober.

Why?

They keep alive the memory
of their last drink.

Why?

With every Blessed new day,
just one day at a time,
they take one more step
down the very long,
seemingly eternal path
to recovery,
if they survive.

Unknowingly, they were influenced
to ingest the horrendous
excrement of bacteria
known as alcohol.

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             Listen to the words.

The truth,
which was never shared with them,
could have set them free,
the TRUTH about what exactly it was
they were filling their precious
and Sacred lives with.

ALL alcoholic drinks
are made by fermentation caused by bacteria
feeding on the yeast cells, then defecating.
This bacterial excrement is called
ALCOHOL.

Yeast are microbial fungi.
They are the cause of fermentation,
eating the sugars and pooping alcohol
while burping CO2.

With ongoing exposure to alcohol,
the brain starts to adapt to these chemical changes.
When alcohol is present in the brain for long periods
the brain seeks to compensate for its effects.
To restore a balanced state,
the function of certain neurotransmitters
begins to change so that the brain
can perform more normally
in the presence of alcohol.

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Our natural world is beautiful at every level.

With acute intoxication
the brain chemistry is altered.
The child you sent out
into this deceptive world,
who becomes an alcoholic,
is NOT the same child
his precious Mother gave birth to.
Yes,
if dependence to alcohol develops,
brain chemistry is altered.
Source: HealthTap, read more
Alcohol acts on receptors
that inhibit nerve transmission;
the earliest inhibition
is in the very front of the brain
where our inhibitions and judgements are stored.
The higher the dose,
the more sedation,
and in very high doses sleep, coma and
death.
Cirrhosis is a chronic liver disease
that is the result of damage to liver tissue
with scarring of the liver causing progressive
decrease in liver function,
excessive fluid in the abdomen,
bleeding disorders, increased pressure
in the blood vessels, and
brain function disorders.
Excessive alcohol use
is the leading cause of cirrhosis.
Can you waste years of your precious life
spent in drunken waste
caused by bacterial waste?

Yes. Yes.

Yes!

I have been witness
to so very many who have truly suffered
and lost everything in life
their health, the precious and vital Love
of those around them,
their family, their home,
their once very beautiful
dignity.

They count their days spent
walking down a very lonely path
with no hope, no friends and no Salvation.
All that went before
is water over the dam.
It is much like,
they never existed.

Alcohol use can also lead to
increased risk of other health problems
such as injuries, violence and cancer.

Nearly 88,000 people
die from alcohol-related causes annually,
making it the fourth leading preventable cause
of death in the United States alone.

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The Ghost of Hamlet’s Father

In 2012, 3.3 million deaths,
or 5.9 percent of all global deaths
were attributable to alcohol consumption.
More than 10 percent of all U.S. children
live with a parent with alcohol problems.
1,825 college students die
from alcohol-related unintentional injuries,
including motor-vehicle crashes.

696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24
are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.

97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24
report experiencing alcohol-related
sexual assault or date rape.

And the list just goes
on and on and on and on.
read more

But there is Hope.
There is knowledge.
There is Prayer.
There is
God.

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             A very lonely path.

My Friends,
another Truth
relates to other drinks
you, and your children,
need to know about:
they use the artificial sweetener
aspartame.

Many Diet drinks contain
the artificial sweetener aspartame,
produced from the waste
produced by genetically modified
E. coli bacteria
.

This bacterial waste is treated
to turn the large peptide
and a free carboxyl group
into a dipeptide.
The dipeptides are then treated with alcohol
and methanol
to produce aspartame.

The patent for this product
refers to “cloned microorganisms”
later (?) revealed to be genetically
modified E. coli bacteria.
They are modified to produce
an especially large peptide used to create
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The cultivated and well-fed bacteria
then produce proteins
which contain the aspartic acid – phenylalanine
amino acid segment
required to produce the sweetener.

Many Diet drinks
contain the artificial sweetener aspartame,
produced from the waste
produced by genetically modified
E. coli bacteria
.

Yuk!

The European patent for aspartame
is now available online,
and it confirms the artificial sweetener
is made from the waste products
of genetically modified E. coli bacteria.
read more

One diet drink company ran an ad campaign
defending their use of aspartame,
saying studies support the product’s
safety.

My Dear Friends,
what are we filling
the precious lives of
our children with?
How did our society
evolve into such a heartless,
mindless morass of
misaligned and morbid
immorality?

Perhaps,
we should fill our minds
and our Hearts
with the Truth,
first.

Children
cannot protect themselves.
That is our job!

Arm yourself
and place the Armour of God
around your child!
And that Armour is as simple as
TRUTH.

And please,
do not fail to also
VOTE with your DOLLARS.
I beg of you,
do not spend your
hard earned money
to support uncaring corporations
bent ONLY upon increasing their
bottom line
at the expense of the health of our
very Precious Children.

“Stand firm
in the belt of TRUTH

buckled around your waist”
– Ephesians 6:14.

The belt of truth involves two places;
our hearts and our minds.
Truth keeps us secure
and makes effective the other armour.
The belt of truth holds our amour in place.
Walk in the light of God’s Truth.

“Teach me your ways, O Lord,
that I may live according to your
truth!”

– Psalm 86:11

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        The TRUTH is beautiful.

My Precious Friends,
let me visit with you
about you.

We are very hard on ourselves
about mistakes made long, long ago.
We do not forgive ourselves,
even though we may come to accept
God’s Forgiveness.

“Forgetting the past
and looking forward to what lies ahead
is what God desired for His children.”
– Philippians 3:13b,14

My Friends,
God desires you to ask
for His Forgiveness.
And He wants you to
Forgive yourself.
We are just human.
Only human,
Very, very fragile human beings.

“But one thing I do:
forgetting what lies behind
and straining forward to what lies ahead,
I press on toward the goal for the prize
of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
– Philippians 3:13b-14

Is that not what YOU desire
for your child?
Well,
that is what your Father
in Heaven
desires for YOU.

Forgiveness
is a truly beautiful thing.

Goodnight.

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The child you sent out into this deceptive world, who becomes an alcoholic, is NOT the same child his precious Mother gave birth to.

Our Hamlet
production is a beautiful success.
We will have more information next week.
Our sincere gratitude to Director
George X Rodriguez.
What a tremendous undertaking!
When time permits
We will have more.
Thank you ALL.

IMPORTANT  DATES
April 15 Adventure Trip payment balance was due
May 1 Tuition Due for 2016-2017 school year
May 16-20 Adventure Trip to Little Rock, Ark.
May 20 Last Day of School
(See William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net for trip details (posted Wed. at 7:00 p.m.)

Spring Trip Itinerary

It’s time for our Spring Adventure Trip, and we are headed to Little Rock, Ark.  Little Rock has a big role in history. Here, we will learn about Central High School’s place in the civil rights movement, explore the Clinton Presidential Center & imagine a world free of hunger & poverty at Heifer Village.

*  Be sure to have ALL forms signed, dated and witnessed (where required) and turned in to Dr. A. by Monday, MAY 9. NO, you may NOT participate without these forms properly completed.

dead king Monday       Meet at the Train Station at 12:30 p.m.
Do NOT be late! Do NOT drop off your child without Dr. or Mrs. Anderson present!
Depart Fort Worth by Train   2:20 p.m. (Meet at the Train Station)
Arrive Little Rock                 11:30 p.m. We will be picked up by bus for transport to the hotel (and later to other Arkansas Destinations)

 Tuesday       Farmer’s Market (River Center)    7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

                      Lunch                                          12:00 p.m.

Tour of Clinton Library                1:30 p.m.

Heifer Village                               4:00 p.m.

 Wednesday  Historical Bus Tour 10:00 am (4 hours).  * Meet in the Hotel Lobby at 9:30 a.m.

 Thursday     Museum of Discovery               10:00 a.m.

                      Maritime Museum                       1:00 p.m.

 Friday         Transportation to train station 2:00 a.m. This is NOT a misprint. Wake up & get on board!

Depart from Little Rock             3:10 a.m.                                                                       Now you can sleep.)

Arrive in Fort Worth                   1:25 p.m.fight

 Additional events include: Peabody Park, Big Dam Bridge, and River Lights in the Rock.

The itinerary is susceptible to change. A hot breakfast is included at the Hotel. Lunch and dinner will be additional expenses, and we ask all students to order from the children’s menus, which are more reasonably priced.

Departure for Little Rock is at 1:20 p.m. on Monday, May 16, from the Fort Worth International Transportation Center, 1001 Jones Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. Meet at the Train Station with your luggage at 12:30 p.m. Do  NOT  be  Late.

Please check with Dr. Anderson to be sure he has ALL current telephone numbers to reach you. It is CRITICAL that we be able to contact you in case of an emergency.

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The story retold in shadows.

Reminders: TUITION for 2016-17 was due MAY 1
If you have not paid the balance for the trip, we NEED it no later than May 8.  

Thank You
Bill  &  LeVonna

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There is Hope.   There is Prayer.      There is God.

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A Very Precious Place To Be / Kindness and Generosity / Stock Show

Shakespeare preperation & around school 033One day
A pilot looked down

To the shores of a river bank
Where once,
When he was young,
He would play.

Remembering that,
As a child,
He would look up
Hoping one day to fly,
To be where he is today.

And now,
What would he give,
To return to the shores
Of his youth,
Back to the place
Where once he dreamed.

We are all looking up,
From a very precious place to be,
For any child,
For you,
And for me.
It is a sacred place,
This moment.

But far more treasured,
More than our
Deep longing to be,
In any
Time or place,
We long to be
With someone we Love,
To a place
In their heart,
Where once we lived.

Let us not wait
With such longing
In our lonely hearts

To look down,
From the Heavens Above
To Heaven Below.

Heaven is within you,
In this moment,
In this hour,
This day.
And tomorrow,
Tomorrow
May never be.

Chicken crossing road

“There is nothing more powerful than ignorance,
not even intelligence.”
Lillian Smith
—   —   —

5 Foods that Keep You Thin
By Kristin McGrath

Apples
According to Alan Aragon, a nutritionist and author of “Girth Control: The Science of Fat Loss & Muscle Gain,” crunchy foods in particular can trick a person into feeling fuller. The act of chewing may send satiety signals to your body, he says, making you think you’ve eaten more than you really have.

Almonds
One ounce of this food contains only 167 calories, plus it packs roughly 6 g of protein and 3 g of fiber, both nutrients that can make you feel full.

Salmon
A study published in the “International Journal of Obesity” found that when dieters ate salmon a few times a week, they lost about two more pounds than those who didn’t include seafood in their meals.

Eggs
Research has shown that eating eggs at breakfast can help you fight weight gain all day long.

Tomatoes
Like other foods high in fiber, they can help keep you feeling satiated.
Keep in mind that there is evidence that canned tomatoes can be carcinogenic. Always select fresh produce.

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From: a fascinating article by Ali Binazi
Submitted by:

Based on Recent Math,
The Probability
Of You
Existing at All
Is Almost NON-Existent.
1 in 102,685,000.

Take a moment
To reflect on the Contingency
Of our Being,
And upon the Grace of God.

Not only are you and I contingent,
We are very improbable!

Yet here we are,
Wondrous to behold.

Theologically, we are no accident.
God has always known us and loved us.

(Scripture: Jeremiah 1:5)
“Before I formed you
In the Womb
I knew you.”

The heart and mind of God
Has always known you.
You are beautifully made,
In the Very Image of God.

You are a marvelous Creation.
You’re not just one in a million.
you’re one in a 102,685,000.
read more

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Science Says
Lasting Relationships
Come Down To
Basic Traits
by EMILY ESFAHANI SMITH, The Atlantic

(My gratitude to Travis Andrews for this wonderful information.)

Of all the people who get married, only three in ten remain in healthy, happy marriages, as psychologist Ty Tashiro points out in his book “The Science of Happily Ever After,” which was published earlier this year.

Here are some of the highlights:

A powerful kindness strategy revolves around shared joy.

If you look at what drives the deterioration of many relationships, it’s often a breakdown of kindness.

Among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.

Amazingly,

Scientists can predict with up to 94 percent certainty whether couples — straight or gay, rich or poor, childless or not — will be broken up, together and unhappy, or together and happy several years later. Much of it comes down to the spirit couples bring to the relationship. Do they bring kindness and generosity.

We’ve all heard that partners should be there for each other when the going gets rough. But research shows that being there for each other when things go right is actually more important for relationship quality.

Among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.

Dr. A, before Coffee!

   Dr. A, before Coffee?

The following is from Kruzweilai.net: I highly recommend the Daily Kurzweil Newsletter for the very latest updates on cutting edge technology. And please enjoy Ray’s website at KurzweilAI.net You will love it! You will not believe how fascinating it is. Hang on! The future is going to hit very hard.

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Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have found that a fundamental new mechanism for the known beneficial effects of resveratrol — the grape ingredient touted as an elixir of youth: it powerfully activates an evolutionarily ancient stress response in human cells.

“This stress response represents a layer of biology that has been largely overlooked, and resveratrol turns out to activate it at much lower concentrations than those used in prior studies,” said senior investigator Paul Schimmel, professor and member of the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology. The discovery is reported in Nature.

Resveratrol is a compound produced in grapes, cacao beans, Japanese knotweed and other plants in response to stresses including infection, and ultraviolet radiation. Resveratrol is available in pill or tablet form from your local health food store.

It has attracted widespread scientific and popular interest over the past decade, as researchers have reported that it extended lifespan and prevented diabetes in obese mice and vastly increased the stamina.

Read more

Sia, Ian and Kylee have enjoyed to good weather and the sand box.

Sia, Ian and Kylee have enjoyed the good weather and the sand box.

                                On Friday, January 23, 2015
We will enjoy, weather permitting, the Fort Worth Stock Show at the Will Rogers Center (817- 877-2400) in the cultural district.

Drop off at 10:00 a.m. & Pick up at 2:30 p.m. at the McDonald’s located on the corner of Montgomery Street and Camp Bowie Boulevard. It is a convenient place to gather, enjoy a cup of coffee and/or (burp!) breakfast. After gathering, we will walk to the west entrance of the stock show. Please be on time.

Note: Uniform pants with a belt, & red monogrammed school shirts are required. PARENTS / GUARDIANS / FRIENDS / INLAWS / OUTLAWS are always invited to participate on Friday trips. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended.

Tickets for admission to the Stock Show grounds can be purchased upon arrival. General admission tickets permit access to all livestock events, educational programs, commercial exhibits and the carnival/midway.
Adults: $10 / Children 6 – 16: $5 / Children 5 & Under: free / Please pay at the gate.

Dress for the Weather

Please DO NOT drop your child(ren) off early or without Dr. or Mrs. Anderson present.
Parking: $ 8.00 per vehicle daily, CASH ONLY

IMPORTANT DATES:
Feb. 1 Tuition Deposit Due for 2015-16
Feb. 16 (Monday) President’s Day Holiday
Mar. 9-13 Spring Break Holidays
April 3 & 6 (Fri. & Mon.) Easter Holidays
April 28 Scarborough Renaissance Festival (Drama Competition is “Twelfth Night”)
May 4 & 5 (Mon. & Tuesday) Dress Rehearsal and Performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at Stage West Theater

Emergency Telephone Number: 682-777-1908
A . n . d . e . r . s . o . n

Where precocious children are nurtured and appreciated
and go to the Fort Worth Stock Show each year!

“As You Like It” beautifully done / Main Event

Ian, Rylee, Alden, Mason and Townes are players, one and all!

“As You Like It” by William Shakespeare was performed at Stage West Theater.

Natalie, Jake & Mary Alice

Natalie, Jake & Mary Alice

Anderson School scholars successfully and dramatically created a beautiful rendition of Shakespeare’s comedic masterpiece, “As You Like IT”. Under the patient guidance of Actor and Director, George Rodriguez, the production displayed the unique talents and abilities of each individual.

Characters in our play were:

Mary Alice and Cole

      Mary Alice and Cole

Duke Senior: Trevor North
Rosalind, His Daughter: Natalie Raulerson
Duke Frederick, An Usurper: Bryson North
Celia, His Daughter: Mary Alice Oliver
Oliver, Son to Sir Rowland: Cole Fisher
Orlando, Son to Sir Rowland: Derek Cook

Director George X Rodriguez confers with Ian

Director, George X Rodriguez, confers with Ian on the finer points of playing Dennis in the play.

Dennis, A Servant: Ian Quattlebaum
Le Beau, A Courtier: Caty Kline
Charles, A Wrestler: Mason Martin
Touchstone, A Clown or Fool: Jacob Kline
Amiens, A Poet: Rylee Bolin
Jaques, A Malcontent Satirist: Michael Savage
Corin, A Shepherd: Mason Martin
Silvius, A Shepherd in Love: Alden Collins

Derek

Derek prepares diligently.

Phebe, A Shepherdess: Caty Kline
Sir Oliver Martext, A Vicar: Townes Raulerson

Lords and Followers:
Alden Collins
Rylee Bolin
Mason Martin
Caty Kline
Kylee Stone
Ian Quattlebaum

PRODUCTION STAFF:
Assistant Director – Sam Brown
Assistants to the Director – Jacob Kline & Natalie Raulerson

Our very SPECIAL GRATITUDE goes to
Dana Schultes, actress, Director and Producer of Stage West Theater

Kylee is congratulated by Shelby Garrison, tutor in Mathematics

Kylee is congratulated by Shelby Garrison, tutor in Mathematics

Alexander Anderson
Sam Brown
Rylee Bolin
Jacob Kline
Natalie Raulerson
Kayla Stone
and The Wonderful Staff of Stage West

And our very special gratitude and congratulations to Director, George X Rodriguez, Instructor in the Performing Arts for another magnificent production and to Alexander Anderson, Director of Technology and Instructor in Autodidactism (self-directed learning). Alex will have the final production video available, later, on our website, andersonschool.net, for your enjoyment.

Mary Alice

Mary Alice

My congratulations to everyone for presenting another beautiful work of Shakespeare. And congratulations to Our First Place Winners In The Scarborough Renaissance Festival Poetry and Prose Competition:

Natalie Raulerson – High School Division and Mary Alice Oliver – Middle School Division.

Included are a few photos of the presentation of this outstanding play.

Noah Thompson, who was "Othello" in times gone by shows Michael a finer gesture of leadership.

Noah Thompson, who was “Othello” in times gone by shows Michael (left) a finer gesture of leadership.

We will have more photos available through our Flickr page shortly. And again, congratulations to everyone, including our students, parents, teachers and our gifted and inspiring Director, George Rodriguez.

We were pleased to visit with several former students who came to enjoy the play. They included Noah Thompson, Carter Gansky and Lucas Short.

Natalie Raulerson

Natalie in the Forest of Arden

ON FRIDAY – We will visit Main Event, 4801 City Lake Blvd. East (817-292-5555) at 10:45 a.m. on May. 16, 2014. Pick-up will be at 2:30 p.m. At 10:45 a.m. we will spend a few minutes getting our bowling shoes and socks on and getting ready for one hour of bowling (starting at 11:00 a.m.) Our youth group special also includes lunch (2 slices of pizza and a medium soft drink), 1 hour of bowling, one game of Laser Tag & $10.00 video game card. Please pay $16.00 to Dr. A.

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts and polished shoes are required. PARENTS/GUARDIANS are always invited to participate on our study/fun trips. Students without shirts
tucked in, polished shoes, and belts on will not be allowed to participate.

Alden and Caty

        Alden and Caty

Students are NOT to leave the MAIN EVENT at any time for any reason, including the need to secure a ride, without the knowledge and approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. Students are required to let Dr. Anderson know when your ride has arrived and with whom you are leaving. Please ask your child if this has been done.

Rylee, Michael & Jake

  Rylee, Michael & Jake

ALL STUDENTS & PARENTS/GUARDIANS/FRIENDS/GUESTS are invited to participate on our fun trips.

Pick-up will be at the Main Event at 2:30 p.m. If you arrive late, we will have departed with your child(ren) and will return to school. Please Do NOT

Yes, little Miss America was there with Mom.

Yes, little Miss America was there with Mom.

drop your child(ren) off early or without Dr. and Mrs. Anderson present. If you have questions, call 817-448-8484.

Shakespeare & Great Wolf Lodge

Student behavior? NO PROBLEM!

Student behavior?       NO PROBLEM!

Mahatma Gandhi

“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Our plan for FRIDAY, is to rehearse for our play.

All students will meet at the school for rehearsal on FRIDAY morning at 8:30 a.m. We will spend the entire day in preparation for our upcoming production of “As You Like It”. PICKUP Friday will be at 3:15 p.m.

Theatrical performances will be this Monday, May 12 & Tuesday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Our sincere gratitude goes to Dana Schultes, Actress, Director and Producer at Stage West Theater, for her kind and compassionate assistance. Without Dana, our performance of Shakespeare’s, “As You Like It” would not be possible. Thank you Dana and Stage West Theater! Be sure to visit stagewest.org to view their outstanding lineup of live theater coming to the stage, which includes: Thursday, May 15, 2014 to Sunday, June 15, 2014 / The UnmentionablesBruce Norris

Thursday, July 10, 2014 to Sunday, August 10, 2014 / HeroesGerald Sibleyras translated by Tom Stoppard
Thursday, August 21, 2014 to Sunday, September 28, 2014 / Beyond TherapyChristopher Durang

TICKETS for our play, Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” on Tuesday night are $20.00 each and may be purchased at the door. Tickets are $10.00, at the door, for the Preview Performance on Monday night. Food will be provided for the audience of our Tuesday night production. Additional contributions made to help fund our production are needed and sincerely appreciated.

“We think by feeling. What is there to know?
I hear my being dance from ear to ear.”
– Theodore Roethke, The Collected Poems

Thank you for loving me!

Thank you for loving me!

MONDAY and TUESDAY:

On MONDAY we will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Swiss Pastry Shop located at 3936 West Vickery Blvd. in Fort Worth (817.732.5661) for early lunch. Following lunch, we will caravan to the Stage West Theater located at 821/823 West Vickery Blvd, Fort Worth, for rehearsal (Monday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Thank you for loving all of us.

Thank you for loving                all of us.

On TUESDAY we will meet at the theater at 9:00 a.m. and remain until 5:00 p.m. We will break for dinner at 5:00 p.m. each day and then meet again at 6:30 p.m. at the Theater for evening performances which begin at 7:30 p.m.

Thank you Philippe for all the LOVE!

Thank you Philippe for all the LOVE! We love you too.

Please provide funds for LUNCH and DINNER ($5.00 – $10,00 each). Students may not leave the theater without the permission of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. Do not just disappear as Dr. A’s heart is weak from lack of exercise and over exposure to children over many eons (yes, many!)

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts are required. PARENTS / GUARDIANS / IN-LAWS / OUTLAWS / FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS are invited to be with us and observe, but PLEASE do NOT interfere with rehearsals.

Thank you Prof Lacey for telling us the Story of our Life. We love you!

Thank you Prof. Lacey for telling us the Story of our Life. We love you!

Dr. Anderson may be reached at 682-777-1908 (EMERGENCY, RUMORS, ALIEN ABDUCTION STORIES, EXAGGERATIONS, ETC. – a fine art learned from his west Texas childhood.)

“Live simply.
Deepest joy is like a flower….beautiful in essence.”
― Tony Samara

IMPORTANT DATES:
May 1 Tuition Due for 2014-15
May 12 & 13 (Monday & Tues.)
Rehearsal & Performances at Stage West Theater (All day)
May 19 & 20 No School (Preparation days for our trip as Dr. A looks for the courage to, once again, survive the ordeal of having way too much fun.)
May 21-23 (Wed.-Friday.) Adventure Trip to Great Wolf Lodge.

“You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness.”
― Terence McKenna

For our Spring Adventure Trip we are headed to GRAPEVINE, TEXAS and will stay at the GREAT WOLF LODGE. Great Wolf is located in the heart of Grapevine, Texas. This hotel / entertainment complex holds 605 guest rooms. There are 5 restaurants, an 80,000 square foot waterpark, and a full service spa on the property. The Lodge is about 25 minutes from Fort Worth. Address: 100 Great Wolf Drive (very original name), Grapevine, TX 76051, Telephone: 817-448-6510

Great Wolf is a year-round family resort, Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine defies the weather outside with an indoor water park experience that has young and old soaking in the fun. It is always a balmy 84 degrees (cooler than the hot water Dr. A gets into, rather constantly!) inside Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine’s mammoth 80,000-square-foot indoor waterpark. The state-of-the-art facility features nine waterslides, six pools and a four-story tree house water fort. Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine offers rustic charm with kid-friendly amenities like cave-themed suites with Nintendo. Great Wolf has 80,000-square-foot waterpark.

I don't know. I'm suspicious. Just look at that eyebrow!

I don’t know. I’m suspicious. Just look at that eyebrow!

Kids will have a great time staying in one of Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine’s spacious family-style suites, which fit groups from four to eight. Cave and log cabin-themed decor makes each room uniquely fun. Grownups will appreciate the king- and queen-sized beds, separate sleeping quarters for kids, wet bar, refrigerator, microwave and more.
The Great Wolf Lodge Garpevine’s water park has proven to be an ideal escape for many of our parents and kids, offering kid-friendly fun that gives parents time to relax with children in sight. The 80,000 indoor park includes nine water slides, a four-story water fort and much more. In the huge eight-story lobby, the Great Clock Tower comes to life three times daily, entertaining guests with animation and song.

Don't mess with Texas or ME!

Don’t mess with Texas or ME!

Great Wolf Lodge also features a large video arcade and fitness center and: Indoor pool, Fitness center or spa, Jacuzzi & Children’s activities, Game room, Maid service, Guest laundromat & Express checkout, ATM/Cash machine, Security Wake-up service, Barber shop, Gift shop, Copy service & Audio visual equipment.

Parking: Free parking

Rooms: Television with cable & Radio & Safe & Telephone & AM/FM alarm clock & Free newspaper, Hairdryer in room, In room movies, Electronic door locks, Iron & Ironing board
Sprinklers in rooms, Bath tub, door knobs on doors (OK. I made that up.)

The key? Uh, I don't know!

The key? Uh, I don’t know!

We plan to let our students relax and have fun and let the worries of the world pass them by and in comfort. They have worked hard all year, and it is now time to celebrate.

FINANCIAL: The total amount due for this trip is $250.00 for each student and parent guest or other guest. If you require a separate room for your family, the cost will, necessarily, be greatly increased. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are not included. Please provide funds for meals, shopping and other special activities not on our itinerary. Please pay the trip fee by this Friday, May 9.

We will gather at the school on TUESDAY, May 20, between 5:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m., to load suitcases, backpacks, etc. into the vehicles making this trip (and confabulate, sign forms, reminisce about past adventures, tell jokes (please bring some really good ones) etc. Please come on Tuesday (unless you are driving directly to Great Wolf & have submitted all paperwork).

Natalie & Townes greet a new visitor.

Natalie & Townes greet a new visitor.

We will meet at the McDonald’s on Clifford Street at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21 to caravan to Great Wolf. PLEASE BE ON TIME! We plan to depart and return home at 12:00 p.m. following lunch on FRIDAY. * Please check with Dr. Anderson to be sure he has ALL current telephone numbers to reach you. It is CRITICAL that we be able to contact you in case of an emergency.

Ian's buddy is a beauty!

Ian’s buddy is a beauty!

Adventure trips are an integral part of the curriculum, and
ALL students are expected to participate and join in the fun.

 “While analytical intellect may well be called the most precious fruit of the Modern Age, it must not be allowed to rule supreme in matters of cognition. If science is to bring happiness and real progress to the world, it needs the warmth of man’s heart just as much as the cold inquisitiveness of his brain.”
― Franz Winkler

It is imperative that we have the following no later than Tuesday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m.

1) A signed & witnessed Release from Claims and Liabilities.

2) A signed Authorization for Emergency Medical Attention.Around School 5-5-14 002

3) A signed Medication Authorization Form. We recommend you give written approval, under special instructions, for us to provide medication, with your authorization over the telephone. Otherwise, we will not be able to help your child. Please call Dr. A if you need help with this.

PLEASE NOTE: The Anderson Private School, its staff, administration or chaperones do not assume responsibility and are NOT responsible for the administration of medication to any student. Also, students are responsible for their own hygiene (taking showers, etc.) and their behavior.

4) A verification (copy) of Health Insurance for your child(ren), if available. This will assist in getting medical/emergency care for your child if needed.

Participants/parents/guardians/ and other guests are responsible for any & all damages to property owned by Great Wolf, the Anderson School, other establishments, or other persons.

* NO PARENT MAY DISCIPLINE ANY CHILD OTHER THAN THEIR OWN. Parents may report disciplinary concerns to Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

NO ONE may enter a swimming area without ADULT supervision and the knowledge and approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. NO exceptions!

Forms MUST be signed and witnessed no later than TUESDAY, May 20. Do not ask us to take care of this on Wednesday morning – our minds will be on departing, consuming gallons of coffee, etc.

NOTE: There will be opportunities for shopping and other entertainment Please bring additional funds with you, if you wish to participate in other additional events that are not on the itinerary. Additional activities require the permission of Mrs. Anderson. (Dr. A is probably napping! Do not disturb him as he is dreaming of not being disturbed.)

Reminder: TUITION for 2014-2015 was DUE on May 1.

Thank You !
Bill & LeVonna

“One does not become enlightened
by imagining figures of light,
but by making the darkness conscious.”
― C.G. Jung

Latin, Shakespeare and Modern Art by Townes

“The gifts that one receives for giving
are so immeasurable that it is almost
an injustice to accept them.”
– Rod McKuen

We are off and running and have experienced our best beginning of a school year ever.

Latin classes begin at age 3

Latin classes begin at age 3 for Farah & Kylee as Professor Lacey delights in teaching them. Also pictured are Kylie and her brother Bailey.

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Kylie helps to feed our wild feathered types, but it’s a stretch!

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Townes recruits almost ever pencil in school, as he constructs what I call the tower of babbling (he never stopped talking about it).

Our youngest scholars, Farah and Kylee, age 3, begin their second week of instruction in Latin with a favorite teacher, Mr. Lacey, who is a Princeton University graduate and Fellow in Literature at The Walsingham Society of Christian Culture and Western Civilization.

Our plan for FRIDAY, September 20, 2013, is to REVIEW 5 SHAKESPEARE PLAYS and prepare our students to vote and select one for performance in the Spring.

This process allows for a truly wonderful learning experience in the in-depth study of five Shakespeare plays. And it empowers our students, as they assist with feasibility assessments with regard to casting a particular play, costuming needs, set requirements, etc. There are many considerations to be made when selecting a work to perform live on stage. And we want our children involved in all aspects of planning and execution of the production. And, by the way, many of our parents enjoy making period costumes for the play.

All students will meet at the school for the presentation of the nominated plays on FRIDAY morning at 9:00 a.m. We will spend the entire day, together with several more days to come, getting introduced to William Shakespeare and five of his plays that we have not previously performed on stage.

In the Spring of 2013, our school produced, under the direction of George X Rodriguez, Shakespeare’s, “The Tempest.” This followed wonderful reviews of his direction of Othello and Henry V.  Other past Anderson School community theater productions have included: Hamlet, Macbeth, Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Richard III.

Several of our Shakespeare performances may be viewed on our website and you can also see interviews from parents and the cast. Click here to view our past performances.

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called the “Bard of Avon”.

His works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and other verses. His plays have been translated into every major language and are performed more often than any other.”
William Shakespeare In Wikipedia, from http://en.wikipedia.org

PICKUP on Friday will be at the school at 3:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT DATES
Oct. 14       Columbus Day Holiday
Oct. 25       Fossilmania in Glenrose
Nov. 25-29 Thanksgiving/Fall Break
Dec. 5-6     Texas Assn. for the Gifted & Talented Conference (No school)
Dec. 20       Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 23 – Jan. 7 Winter Break Holidays

You Are Invited: Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”

Anderson Private School for Friday 5-3-13 & Monday 5-6-13 & Tuesday 5-7-13

Our plan for FRIDAY is to rehearse for our production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”.

All students will meet at the school for rehearsal on FRIDAY morning at 9:00 a.m. We will spend the entire day in preparation for our upcoming play. PICKUP will be at 3:00 p.m.

Theatrical performances will be on Monday, May 6 & Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for Tuesday are $25.00 each and may be purchased at the door. Donations will be gratefully accepted for the Preview Performance on Monday. Additional contributions made to help fund our production are needed and sincerely appreciated.

Food and refreshments will be provided to the audience during intermission on Tuesday night of the production.

Tempest RehersalGeorge Rodriquez directs our actors

PARKING is $5.00 across the street from the theater. Ask for IN & OUT Parking

On MONDAY and TUESDAY: We will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Hardy & Betty Sanders Theatre, 1300 Gendy Street, for rehearsal during each day (from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and we will remain at the Hardy Theatre for evening performances at 7:30 p.m.*

Please provide funds for LUNCH and DINNER ($5.00 – $10,00 each). Students may not leave the theater without the permission of the Director, George Rodriquez and Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. Do not just disappear as Dr. A’s heart is weak from lack of exercise, his introduction to the technology of television many decades ago and over exposure to your children over many eons.

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts are required. PARENTS / GUARDIANS / IN-LAWS / OUTLAWS / FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS are invited to be with us and observe, but PLEASE do NOT interfere with our rehearsals.

Dr. Anderson may be reached at 682-777-1908 (EMERGENCY)

IMPORTANT DATES

May1 – Tuition Due for 2013-14
May 21-24 Adventure Trip

Mason Tempest RehersalMASON SEEKS GUIDANCE FROM
ABOVE AND AN ARM REST

LUNCH IS AT 12:00 P.M. AT THE THEATER. DINNER FROM 5:00-6:30 p.m. ALL actors are to report back to the theater at 6:30 p.m. for final preparations.

The Most Valuable Book in the World

What is the most valuable book in the world?

It may surprise you, but it happens to be the one that have recently read! It is the last book that spoke to you, that softened your heart or inspired you to do something.

No, it is not the rarest or oldest book. It is not the one that fetched the highest price at auction. It is the one that has currency with your inner most desires. The one that causes your thoughts to turn the pages of your life. The one that feeds you, sustains you, invigorates you and places you gently in the arms of restful exhaustion.

So keep reading my friends and being read to. Keep the most valuable book open and may it fall gently from your fingers and flow the tenderness of your emotions into your dreams. Dreams that become the dawn of your new day, filling your heart and mind with hope for tomorrow and love for the new discoveries you have found between the covers of a new book.

Tomorrow is written by the books we read today.

On FRIDAY April 12, 2012, we will meet at school to depart at 9:00 a.m. to arrive at 10:00 a.m. at the CHANDOR GARDENS, at 711 West Lee Ave. Weatherford – Telephone 817-613-1700.

Our Docent– guided tour starts at 10:00 a.m. We will spend approximately 1½ hours on our tour. Following the tour, we will travel to the Whistle Hill Café to enjoy lunch. Following lunch, we return to school. Pick-up is at School at 3:00 p.m.

Chandor Gardens is a unique world-class paradise featuring an enchanting array of creativity, color and beauty. The gardens were lovingly designed and created by renowned English portrait artist Douglas Chandor over 70 years ago yet remain a spectacular marvel.

When Douglas Chandor married Weatherford native Ina Kuteman in 1935, she convinced him to build their home and garden in the heart of her hometown. Although his claim to fame was his talent as an artist, Douglas found his real passion as a gardener. He once told Ina that his talent for painting was merely a means that enabled him to fulfill his dreams of building a “living artwork”. Douglas Chandor’s destiny would be to turn these dreams into a reality.

The gardens, originally called White Shadows, were carved from 4 acres of rock-hard terrain that was once a cow pasture. The project began in 1936 with the aid of picks, shovels, dynamite and mule-drawn plows. Truckloads of topsoil and tons of boulders were brought in to transform the barren cactus-dotted property into a peaceful haven enclosed by hedges and walls. Chandor devised a series of garden rooms, each with individual character and stunning views, all connected by meandering walkways. His creation combines the styles and ambiance of Chinese and English gardens with such delights as fountains, grottos, and even a mountain waterfall.

The Chandors worked tirelessly together in the gardens until Douglas’ death in 1953, at which time Ina renamed them Chandor Gardens as a tribute to her husband. The gardens remained open to the public until shortly before her death in the late 1970s. Because there were no direct heirs, the property remained unattended, overgrown and deteriorating for 20 years. In 1994, local residents Charles and Melody Bradford purchased the estate and took on the enormous task of restoring the gardens and home. In what could only be described as a true labor of love, they painstakingly spent years clearing and cleaning away the debris of decades of neglect. Many large old trees, Douglas’ original wisteria and boxwood plantings, and his magical hardscapes remained. Everything else was replanted by the Bradfords, and thanks to their efforts Chandor Gardens was once again transformed into a lush tranquil delight.

Please observe the POLICIES of the Garden. Uniform pants with a belt,polished shoes & red monogrammed school shirts are required.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS/NEIGHBORS/SIBLINGS/ are always invited to participate on our trips
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FINANCIAL: Admission: children – $2.00  / Adults $3.00

IMPORTANT DATES
April 30 – Scarborough Renaissance Festival
May1 – Tuition Due for 2013-14
May 6 &7 (Mon. & Tues.)  Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at the Sanders Theater