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					 SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
                                                                                             E PISCOPAL                        Foundations
                                                                                                                               for Life

  Panther Prints
                                                                                                                               for Yourself

Athletic Updates 261-0111
                                 GOAL Scholarship
                                 Did you know that you can redirect some of your             It is a rare and wonder-
Thursday, September 9
                                 state tax dollars for scholarships? By participating in     ful thing to be able to
                                 the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, you can               help a child secure a
Friday, September 10
                                 do just that. You will receive a Georgia tax credit on      great education at one
Chapel 6th - 8th Grade           your tax return for the amount you designate. Plus,         of Georgia’s premier
8:20 a.m.                        if you itemize deductions on your federal income tax        private schools. It is even more rare for a person to
Acolytes: Hannah Hudson,         return, your contribution to GOAL will be de-               be able to do so by re-directing a portion of their
Chrissy Jordan, Alison Nes-      ductible as a charitable contribution for federal in-       Georgia income taxes toward the provision of
bit, Tobias Patterson, Jayme
Powell, Jackson Prather,
                                 come tax purposes.                                          scholarships to deserving families. Yet, in essence,
Louis Stevenson                                                                              by making a contribution to Georgia GOAL Schol-
                                 This program was established in 2008 and is rapidly         arship Program, you can do just that.
Monday, September 13             gaining momentum. In 2008, over 1,000 individuals
Birthday Book Celebration in     contributed over $2 million and in 2009, almost
Library 8:00 a.m.                4,000 individuals contributed over $7 million to
                                 GOAL in support of scholarships to students seek-
Eighth Grade leaves for Out-     ing to transfer from public school to private school
ward Bound                       or to enter kindergarten at a private school.

Tuesday, September 14            As of today, over $10.5 million Georgia state tax
Chapel 3s - 2nd Grade            dollars have been redirected to the scholarship pro-
8:30 a.m.                        gram.
Acolytes: Sam Jackson,
Macon Jones, Benji               Please visit the GOAL website to learn more about
Howard, Walker Leibach,
Waters Jordan, Ella Kuhlke       this incredible opportunity to help give a deserving
                                 student an EDS education - http://www.goalscholar-
Wednesday, September 15
Chapel 3rd - 5th Grade
8:30 a.m.
Acolytes: Camille Leibach,
Marshall Magruder, Clark
                                 EDS is                                                          Our thanks to Duncan and Kaci Johnson, and Johnson
                                                                                                   Motor Company, for treating the EDS faculty to
McDowell, Aiden Edwards,
Ellie Kyzer, Grace McDo-
nough, Jack Merritt
                                     talking about                                                  a fantastic cook-out during pre-planning! Yum!

                                 Big News! In an effort to streamline our communica-
Thursday, September 16           tions, starting NEXT week (Monday, Sept. 13), Panther            Moms in Touch
                                 Planner will be published as a section of Panther Prints.         Begins Thursday,
Friday, September 17             Also, Panther Prints will be published on MONDAYS.
                                 Each Monday afternoon you will receive a link to Pan-              September 9th
Chapel 6th - 8th Grade
8:20 a.m.                        ther Prints. The newsletter is also available at any time       8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
Acolytes: Ashlyn Shields,        under the "News" tab of the EDS website, and Panther               Good Shepherd
David Bramble, Henry             Planner will still be found under the "Calendars" tab.                 Chapel
Nixon, Stephen Rode, Will
Cranford, Joseph Neal,           Center Update: The Afterschool Center Office is now
Valerie Rose Vasquez             located in the Library Conference room and is used
                                                                                                Click here to access the          Join Moms in Touch
                                 daily from noon to 6:00 p.m. Any afterschool questions
                                 please contact Deborah Harper - Center Director at              EDS online calendars:           after carpool to pray for
                        or 706-733-1192 x 27.              our children and EDS.
Save the Date: EDS indi-                                                                                                          For more information
vidual school pictures will be   September is cancer awareness month. This September,                                                     contact
                                 CURE Childhood Cancer is naming September 30th as                  EDS on Facebook:
taken the last week of Sep-                                                                  Donna Burnside
tember.                          Press On 2 Cure Childhood Cancer Day in honor of
                                 Brennan Simkins and Patrick Chance.                           Augusta-GA/Episcopal-Day-              706-737-4048
Help Our                 Charleston                                               Chaplain’s Chat
Library                  Wraps                                                    In our fourth week of school chapels we continue to ex-
                         Remember to send in                                      plore our 2010-2011 theme, “Love your neighbor as
The EDS Library is       your Charleston Wraps                                    yourself.” At Tuesday’s chapel I told the Parable of the
looking for volun-       gift wrap packet. EDS                                    Lost Coin to emphasize God’s love for us, and that we
teers! If you are        will receive a portion of every sale. Out of town        should love one another. After the woman in the story
available to shelve      friends and family can order online at                   finds the lost coin, she calls her friends together to cele-
books on Monday af- by using school ID# 3437.         brate. I encouraged the students to compliment each
ternoon, Tuesday         The last day to order is September 23rd.                 other and celebrate each other’s successes. I brought a
morning/afternoon,                                                                bag of coins with me to illustrate the parable. When I
or Thursday morn-        Beth Moore Bible Study                                   had the lost coin safely back in my bag of coins, I said
ing, we would love                                                                that we should want to be friends with each other and
your help! It doesn’t    for EDS - this Friday!                                   make sure that no one is ever left out. Shaking the bag
take long and it helps   Come join us for Living Beyond Your-                     of coins, I highlighted that we are always rich when we
keep the shelves         self, a 10 week study that emphasizes                    have friends, and that we should be good friends to one
stocked and ready for    Galatians 5:22-23. Explore the charac-                   another.
our readers!             teristics of the fruit of the Spirit and
                         what it means to live by the Spirit. This                At our Wednesday and Friday chapels this week we are
We would love some       study will be held in the Parish Hall Conference         celebrating our first Eucharists. For these, I am focusing
help with our Birth-     Room on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. starting     my message on how, for Christians, the Holy Eucharist is
day Book Club cele-      this Friday. Contact Niti Carlson at carlson85@com-      a reminder of God’s love for us, and that we are one
brations, usually the for more details.                               with God and one another through the sacrifice of Jesus
first Monday of every                                                             Christ.
month. The celebra-
tion starts at 7:45      EDS Women’s Bible Study                                  The Moms in Touch prayer group will begin meeting in
a.m. and lasts no        Women’s Bible Study begins Thursday, September           the Good Shepherd Chapel in the parish hall this Thurs-
more than 30 min-        16th! Join us each Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. in      day at 8:30 am. We will also have two Bible Studies for
utes, and an extra set   the Good Shepherd Parish Hall conference room as         Moms offered this year. This fall, EDS parent Niti Carl-
of hands would be        we learn and reflect on what Jesus teaches us through    son will offer a Beth Moore Bible Study called “Living
greatly appreciated!     the parables. Dianne Burnside, a veteran teacher with    Beyond Yourself ” each Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30
                         over thirty years teaching experience in various de-     a.m. in the parish conference room. The class begins
Finally, if you have a   nominations, leads this study/discussion about what      this Friday and runs through November 19th.
creative side and        Jesus reveals to us about God’s kingdom and the
would like to help       place He wants us to have in it. Come join us! Find      Next week the Women’s Bible Study led by Dianne
with some library        out why participants do not want to miss this study!     Burnside will begin. This Bible Study meets each Thurs-
décor, we have a job                                                              day at 8:30 a.m. in the parish conference room through-
for you!                       The new EDS car decals are here -                  out the year. More information on all of these parent
                               get yours in the front office today!               opportunities can be found in today’s Panther Prints.
Interested? Contact
Meredith Newman at
706-799-0582 or
                         Coaches Corner                                           If you have prayer requests I invite you to contact me by
                                                                                  email or phone to add someone to the prayer list. We
meredith.newman@         FOOTBALL COMES TO EDS
                                                                                  offer prayers at EDS each morning, at chapel, and Thanks!     We are so excited to announce
                                                                                  through the Moms in Touch prayer group. I also have a
                         that EDS will have their first
                                                                                  prayer request box outside of my classroom for all to ask
                         football games this week. Please
                                                                                  for prayers to be said.
                         make every effort to come out
                         and join us as our team takes the
                         Thursday, September 9th @Westminster at 6:00 p.m.        Father Sawyer
                         Saturday, September 11th @Augusta Prep at 4:00 p.m.
                         There will be admission charged for adults and stu-
Love EDS?                dents.
                                                                                  “Foot the Bill” Party
                                                                                  The date for the EDS “Foot the Bill” auc-
Vote for EDS for                                                                  tion party is Wednesday, September 15th
                         Other sports news:
Best Private                                                                      from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Come with
                         Our fall sports program is in full swing with our golf
                                                                                  your friends and enjoy an exclusive 25% off your entire
School (question         and tennis teams posting wins in their first matches.
                                                                                  purchase at Shoes at Surrey (featuring Frye, Tory Burch,
#91) at the              JV Volleyball won their first match against Augusta
                                                                                  Michael Kors, Ugg, and more!). It’s not to late to join in
MetroSpirit.                                                                      the fun - sign up in the front office. Tickets are $20 per
                         In the first cross country meet, the following runners
                                                                                  person. Hosted by Catherine Boardman, Mary Margaret     placed in the top 20: Harrison Harper - 3rd, Will
                                                                                  Kilpatrick, and Adaire Pennington.
                         Cranford - 19th, Clay McKnight - 14th.
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Parent/Teacher Conference Day                                   Middle School Girls Lock-In
The parent/teacher conference day is Wednesday,                                      Who:
September 22nd. Sign up sheets are in the front of-                      6th and 7th grade EDS girls
fice. Please stop by as soon as possible to sign up for                             When:
a meeting time with your child's teachers. Out of                 This Friday, 7:00 p.m. - Saturday, 7:00 a.m.
consideration for other parents and for the sake of                                 Where:
clarity, please refrain from calling the front office to                    EDS Library and gym
schedule your meetings. Your signature is required to                                What:
fill your time-slot.                                                   Fellowship, fun, food, friendship
The before/after school center will be closed on con-               Because Middle School girls ROCK!
ference day, but a drop-in room will be available from
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for care during your conference        Want more info? Email Mrs. Marriott or Mrs. Owens
times. Please know that drop-in care is for EDS en-
rolled students only. It will be located in the science
enrichment room in the Village.

                   Fall Festival Concessions
                   Fall Festival needs donations of condiments (mayo/mustard/ketchup/relish in large plastic
                   squeeze bottles) and individual bags of chips. If you can donate any items, please bring them
                   to the front office. Questions? Contact Jackie Prather at Thanks!

EDS Association Volunteer Form
If you would like to volunteer with the EDS Association this year, please complete this form and return to the
EDS front office by Friday.



I am interested in volunteering for the following opportunities (please check all that apply):

Year-Round Opportunities
___Yearbook           ___Hospitality            ___Acolyte Parent   ___Library    ___Booster Club
___Panther Partners (Contact Karen Lilly)       ___Parent Resources        ___Facilitator

Fall Opportunities
___Charleston Wraps ___Sportswear          ___Original Artworks                 ___Fall Festival
___Operation Christmas Child (Contact Father Sawyer)

Winter/Spring Opportunities
___Auction Party    ___Book Fair                ___Family Night Supper          ___Penny Drive
___Golf Tournament ___Olympic Day               ___EDS 5K Fun Run               ___Bingo Night

Due to the EDS front office by Friday!
           Fall Festival Information - Fall Festival is Saturday, Oct. 2nd
Fall Festival Volunteer Form
Please complete this form and return to the EDS front office by Friday. This year's festival is coming soon!! The entire EDS community
works together every year to put on the Fall Festival. Volunteering is an excellent way to meet and get to know other parents and teach-
ers, and it's fun! Please consider how you could help, and let us know what you can do by filling out the form below. We need your sup-
Please copy and paste this form and email to Fall Festival Chair Primrose Fisher at
Questions? Call Primrose Fisher (706) 736-8600 or (706) 833-9888.

Name:                                          Phone:                                Email:

Please check area(s) where you would like to volunteer:
____Bake Shop ____Concessions ____Games            ____Prizes              ____Set-up       ____Take-Down
____Decorations ____T-Shirts     ____I will work wherever needed           ____Please contact me about sponsorship opportunities

Fall Festival Bake Sale
We need your help to stock the EDS Fall Festival Bake Shop with lots of goodies! Please copy and paste this
form and email Bake Sale Committee Chair Amy Walker at Bake sale items can be dropped
off at afternoon carpools on Friday, October 1st. Please package and label (i.e. peanut butter cookies, lemon
pound cake) all items.

Name:                                          Phone:                                Email:

I will bring the following to the office on Friday, October 1st. Please indicate quantity of each item you will bring:
___ cake            ___ pie          ___ cupcake        ___ brownie        ___ cookie         ___ Rice Crispy Treat
___ candied apple             ___ homemade fudge        ___ bread          ___ muffins        ___ bar cookies (lemon squares, etc.)
___ novelty items (popcorn balls, cookies on a stick, Halloween themed treats)
I will bring the following to the front office ASAP:
___ candy for necklaces (Tootsie Rolls, Laffy Taffy, Airheads, Twizzlers, Jolly Ranchers - NO gum please!)       ___ ring pops

Fall Festival Armband Order Form
Armbands for unlimited rides and games at Fall Festival are on sale for $20 each until Friday, September 24. After that date they will be
$30 each. The armbands will be sent home with the youngest child on Wednesday, September 29.
Remember to include siblings and friends who don’t attend EDS when placing your order. One armband per child is needed. Packets
and individual tickets (50 cents each) will be available at the Fall Festival if you do not wish to purchase an armband.
Please contact Laura Hollingsworth at /706.738.1609 or Amanda Martin 706.731.9570.
Please print and return this form to the front office with your check payable to EDS Association.

Child’s Name ________________________________________________________ Grade______ Teacher_______________________________

Child’s Name ________________________________________________________ Grade______ Teacher_______________________________

Child’s Name ________________________________________________________ Grade______ Teacher_______________________________

Child’s Name ________________________________________________________ Grade______ Teacher_______________________________

Child’s Name ________________________________________________________ Grade______ Teacher_______________________________

Parent’s Name __________________________________________________________________________ Phone __________________________

Total Bands Ordered _____________                       Total $ enclosed ___________________