Raggant Standard

April 2019

Letter From the U.H.

It’s hard to believe that we’re only a month away from our annual Fundraising Feast.  But here we are! There remain but a few short weeks until one of the best nights of the year.

Purposeful feasting is wonderfully orienting.  When we gather consciously to celebrate the goodness of God over a bountiful meal, replete with laughter, singing, entertainment, coffee, dessert and friends, gratitude flows like the wine...especially at our feast.  

The Fundraising Feast is always particularly special for me as I wonder at the goodness of God.  I know it sounds corny, but I mean it: every year at the feast I am amazed that God would show such favor to the school as to bring into our circle amazing people like yourselves.

I admit, however, that more than planning logistically for the Feast, I have spent recent days wondering what needs I’ll have to share with our people.  Sharing the needs is not hard, because our people are so wonderfully supportive. What’s hard is not having more answers about the logistical future of the school.  We are trusting God to take care of our needs - all of them - while trying to be faithful to be used by Him along the way.

So with confidence that God will provide for us and with gratefulness for His innumerable blessings, we will gather to feast on May 10th.

Now, I’m not much of an alarmist nor a manipulator, but we barely fit in the barn last year, and we’re going back this year, so I would encourage you strongly to RSVP for this spectacular evening very soon.  At this point, seating is limited to the first 150 guests (adults only please) who RSVP. (Admittedly, we may choose to have the feast on the patio, which can seat more guests, but that’s a major gamble in Arlington in May. Ha.)  The tentative plan is to have it inside the beautiful barn.

The dinner is for adults; sadly, childcare is unavailable for younger siblings, though your Raggants will be supervised before and after they perform.  I guarantee they'll have a good time. 

The dinner is free, but we do ask that you RSVP, and that if you do RSVP and then your plans change, please let us know so we can give your seat to someone else.  

One more word on feasting.  In the book Prince Caspian, when Aslan shows up in a Calormene-controlled Narnia, C.S. Lewis writes into the story a redeemed version of Bacchus, because the Roman god of wine and fertility is the only partier in all of antiquity who knew how to party hard enough for the occasion.  Remarkably, the revelry was devoid of drunkenness or debauchery (the behavior or Selenus notwithstanding), but was full of breathless merrymaking in the presence of the True King. Let’s party like that, because God has been very good to ECS and very lavish with His gifts, and we have great reason to celebrate.  I can barely wait.

This promises to be a fantastic evening with dear friends of the school, so don’t miss out: join us on May 10th.  

You may RSVP by email or in person to Mrs. Bowers ( or to myself (  

And remember as always: RISUS EST BELLUM!

Mr. Sarr

Standardized Testing

Congratulations to Natasha Pohli, the top-scoring ECS student on the CLT10!
The CLT for 11th & 12th graders will be on May 1st. Students may test on their own devices - more information will be arriving soon via e-mail! 
Grammar Speech Meet

Congratulations to the ECS In-Class Speech Meet Winners who will be representing our school at the Inter-school Meet on April 25th in Woodinville:

1st Grade

Poetry: Esther Pakinas

Bible: Annalise Gutenkauf


2nd Grade

Poetry: Edith Bowers

Bible: Jane Callender

Fable: Job Lugg


3rd Grade

Poetry: Lucy Bowers

Bible: Finley Walker

Fable: Revellie Paine


4th Grade

Poetry: Joshua Sarr

Bible: Daphne Pakinas

Fable: Daria Lomakin


5th Grade

Poetry: Merian Bowers

Bible: Isabella Lawson

Historic/Patriotic: Anne Callender


6th Grade

Poetry: Abbie Sarr

Bible: Isaiah vanderBeken

Historic/Patriotic: Tatyana Pohli

Field Trip #3
Our third "Field Trip" will be our annual Clean-Up Day at the school! This is an awesome opportunity to bless Reclamation Church for providing a wonderful facility for us, and also an opportunity  to get our hands dirty (though hopefully not frostbitten). Wear work clothes and arrive at school as usual for Matins on Friday, April 19th.


We will once again be using TreeRing for our Yearbooks!  Books must be purchased by 4.19.19 and custom pages must be finished by 5.3.19.
  • KinderPrep will be open for students who are considering Kindergarten for the 2019 - 2020 school year.
  • It will be Thursday mornings from May 2nd - June 6th from 9am - 11am
  • KinderPreppers will gain valuable skills such as how to hold a pencil, follow standard school directions, respond to a teacher, line up, etc.
  • The cost is FREE and it is a wonderful time of fun! 
  • To register, or if you have questions, contact Gale Light:

Save The Date!
Our Fundraising Feast will be on Friday, May 10th at Marionfield Farm in Arlington at 6:30pm. Invitations forthcoming! If you are already planning to attend, please RSVP to Leila Bowers (
Upcoming Events
  • 4/19: Campus Clean-up Day! (Field Trip #3)
  • 4/19: Deadline for purchasing Yearbooks through TreeRing
  • 4/25: Grammar Speech Meet @ Woodinville Community Church
  • 4/25: Omnibus Tenebras @ 7pm
  • 5/1: CLT for 11th & 12th Graders
  • 5/3: Dress Uniform
  • 5/3: Assembly @ 2:15pm with Mr. Sarr speaking
  • 5/3: Deadline to customize personal pages in Yearbook
  • 5/10: Fundraising Feast @ 6:30pm at Marionfield Farm

April Birthdays

  • 4/5: Franz Overman
  • 4/15: Annalise Gutenkauf
  • 4/18: Jersey Walker
  • 4/25: Edith Bowers
  • 4/26: Gideon Barnts
  • 4/26: Mr. Bowers (it's a milestone!)
  • 4/28: Bazen Hevia
  • 4/29: Jane Pakinas
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