Friday, July 12, 2013

Ski Trip Information 2014

WAVE Parents -
As you all hopefully heard through email and from excited students last Sunday, WAVE will be going on a Ski Trip to Copper Mountain, Colorado next Spring Break on March 8-12, 2014! 
Our WAVEster's are extremely excited about this fun opportunity to see and experience a part of God's creation we normally don't get to see. Even though this trip is over 8 months away, there are some things you need to know to plan ahead and participate in this trip if you are planning on going: 
1.  The cost of the trip will be $650 per student.  This cost covers airfare, lodging, breakfast in the hotel, lunch, ski rental, and lift tickets.  This cost does not cover
        Snowboarding fee = $11 extra per day (if you or your student would like to snowboard) 
        Meals at night (students will be allowed to go out to eat each night and explore the village-like setting.  Dinner can be expensive) 
        Snacks (snacks for in the room, airport, on the way there and back, anytime they are hungry) 
        Souvenirs (any clothing, bumper stickers, etc., that students would like to buy) 
Chaperones will have a discounted price for this trip.  Price is TBD. 
2.  Secondly, the trip is for students 13 and older.  If a student is younger than 13, one of their parents must accompany them on this trip.  If you are considering this option, please let me know. 
3.  Thirdly, if you are serious about this trip and have several family members excited about going, this is where we need a commitment from you and all involved.  The maximum number for students and parents reserved on this trip is 30Spots will fill up fast!  In order to secure your spot for this trip, I am asking that you please send in a $100 deposit reserving your spot for this trip.  Now some of you may be wondering, why so early?  Why do we need to pay a deposit now?  The main reason is that it is Spring Break week and everything is EXPENSIVE from airlines, parking, etc.  We need to know that you/your student is committed to this trip.  The ski-trip deposit is due by Sunday, October 6.  This is the first Sunday of October.  You of course can pay this deposit as soon as you would like, but the sooner the better in order to reserve your spot. 
4.  Lastly, if finances are a concern, the great news is that we have more than 8 months to raise funds!  This is definitely where team work comes in.  As I told the students last week, if they all work hard, then this ski trip could be much less than the initial price!  However, this is up to them and to the Leadership Team.  I would love to see our students excited about reaching a goal of let's say $200 a person and working hard by serving the Lord and their church to get there!  I cant do fundraisers on my own, so I need your help getting them excited about coming up with ideas and then following through.  If you have any fundraiser ideas, please let me know! 
In the meantime, talk things over with your student and see if this trip is right for you!  For the deposit money, make all checks out to Grace Chapel.  You can give the deposit money to me anytime!  Hope you all have a great weekend.  Call or text me anytime if you have questions. 
 - Seth

WAVE Update 7/12

"How precious is your steadfast love, O God!  The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.  They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights.  For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light." 
Psalm 36:7-9
Here's your update for the week to be in the know! 
1.  Trip Reminder 1 = Next weekend, on July 19-20, the Sr. High will be going down to Ship Island off the Biloxi Coast!  All signups and payments for this trip are DUE THIS SUNDAY, July 14 by 7:30pm.  All trip participants will have a meeting after WAVE.  They will receive the schedule, packing lists, etc.  Please have payments in on time and have your student attend this meeting.  All Sr. High students received a postcard in the mail this week for payment details, etc.  If you have any other questions, please let me know!  Encourage them to come on this fun trip! 
2.  Trip Reminder 2 = On July 26-28, the Jr. High will have "The mini Escape" at Lake Cavalier for the weekend.  All signups and payments for this trip are due on Sunday, July 21.  The cost is $75 per student and $50 per student if they helped with 2 or more fundraisers.  This will be a great trip as well and the theme for the weekend will be "Finding True Strength."  We will be looking at various texts dealing with finding your identity and strength in Christ.  We will also be tubing, going "geocaching," "boot camp" and more!  Jr. High students will receive a postcard in the mail next week! 
3.  Lastly, for new students or if you didn't get a chance to do this last time, please register for our WAVE texting service.  This is how you will receive all important updates for events and scheduling.  Text @waveyouth to the number 23559.  Some may have to create a username, others may not.  Once you have done that, you are in.  It literally takes less than 30 seconds! 
Hope you all have a great weekend!  A ski trip information email will be sent to you by the end of the day.  Please take a look at it! 
 - Seth
Upcoming Events through July & first of August: 
A quick & easy guide for you to look & see what's going on
Friday, July 19 – Saturday, July 20 = Sr. High Beach Trip to Ship Island
Friday, July 26 - Sunday, July 28 = Jr. High "The mini Escape." 
Sunday, July 28 = NO WAVE
Saturday, August 10 = Day Trip to the Okatoma River.  9:00am – 6:00pm. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

WAVE Update 7/5

Here's your update for the week!  Hope everyone had a great Independence Day! 
1.  This Sunday, July 7, WAVE will meet from 5:30-9:00pm for an extended WAVE special.  We will still do our regular meal, games, worship, and a lesson, but afterwards, we will be shooting off some fireworks at the church to close out the Holiday Weekend!  Two things to inform you of:  I have received permission from the Madison Police Dept. to have this event, so we will not be in any violation of the city ordinance laws and secondly, Roberta and I will be the only ones with the matches!  We want to keep this event fun and safe! We will be doing smaller fireworks and may have something bigger towards the end for a finale.  Pickup at 9:00pm.  Hope to see your student there! 
2.  Don't forget that next week we are going to a Mississippi Braves Game on Wednesday, July 10 from 6:00-10:00pm.  Meet at the church at 6:00pm.  Students will need around $25 for food and drinks.  Their ticket will be covered by WAVE!  Invite friends!  Drivers for this event are:  Brad Ishee, Courtney Simmons, and Tucker Olander.  If your student is in Sr. High and would like to drive on their own, I must receive notification from you (the parents) informing me that they can drive.  You can text me or call me to let me know that this is ok. 
3.  Trip Reminder:  The payment deadlines and signups for the Sr. High Beach Trip to Ship Island on July 19-20 are due next Sunday, July 14.  Please have your students payments in on time.  The trip is $200 if your student helped with one fundraiser/base price and $150 if they helped with two or three.  Make all checks out to Grace Chapel.  I have a record of who helped out with what if you have any questions.  This is a great opportunity and will be a relaxing day on an island off the Biloxi Coast!  Your Sr. High student will also be getting a postcard in the mail next week informing them of the trip.  There will be a meeting on Sunday, July 14 after WAVE for all students attending. 
4.  Lastly, stay close to your email this coming up Sunday.  I have a special announcement for the kids and for you as well on Sunday night at WAVE.  Can you handle the suspense? 
If you have any questions about anything, don't hesitate to contact me!  Hope you all have a great Holiday weekend. 
 - Seth
Upcoming Events through July: 
A quick & easy guide for you to look & see what's going on
Sunday, July 7 = Summer WAVE with an extended time.  5:30-9:00pm. 
Wednesday, July 10 = Mississippi Braves Game.  6:00-10:00pm. Ticket provided by WAVE.  
Friday, July 19 – Saturday, July 20 = Sr. High Beach Trip to Ship Island
Friday, July 26 - Sunday, July 28 = Jr. High "The mini Escape."