Friday, August 27, 2010

The Little School that Thinks It Can! (And on!)

I've always liked Kohl's, especially those $5 goodies at the front of the store that are "Kohl's Cares" deals.  Turns out, that money goes to really great causes.  Right now, in celebration of Kohl's Cares® 10th anniversary, they are donating $500,000 to 20 schools each for a total of $10 million!  Suddenly I'm a bigger fan of Kohl's than I realized.  

As a homeschooler, I obviously don't have a vested interest in any particular school (except our own homeschool!) - but I have a friend who has sent all her children to Lucas Christian Academy ("LCA") in Lucas, Texas.  My friend's family is one of the finest families I know.  The mother (my friend) epitomizes the Proverbs 31 woman.  She has homeschooled all her children and when they reach 7th grade, they start attending LCA.

LCA is a certified University-Model School.  What's that, you ask?  You can learn more about LCA and the university-model here.  At LCA, classes are held M/W/F and then the students work at home under parental supervision on T/Th (but upper level students can also take classes on T/Th).  Families are admitted under the agreement they will have an at-home parent overseeing student studies in the home on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Because of the M/W/F class schedule, homeschooling families find LCA a useful bridge to the college years.

You have 20 votes that you can use in the Kohl's Cares Contest - please use 5 of them for LCA!  This link takes you to the school's voting page. Before voting, "Like" Kohl's Cares from your Facebook page, then click the voting button five times for LCA.  Thank you for taking of your time to support the school's efforts. 

What will LCA do with the money?   The school's land will be paid off and the school will break ground to build their own facility.   The 10 yr. old school has been leasing portables and renting space from a small country church.

Please vote, then come back here and comment to be entered in my drawing for a $20 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble (your choice!).  

Also, LCA is giving away an iPad for those who vote (and who get others to vote).  Click here for details on that drawing.

Your vote really CAN make a difference!  Please vote for LCA!!!

And in true homeschooling style, Puddin saw me type "vote" and asked me what I was doing.  When I explained it, she said "oh, like a campaign!", and off she went to make a campaign poster:

Don't you just love homeschooling?


  1. Bless you, Dear One, may God bless all that concerns you. That's all I have to say.

  2. I love the campaign poster! Voted :)

  3. Becky --

    I voted :) Five times. Took me long enough to figure out how though. I'm slow sometimes.

  4. Becky, thank you for your wonderful note about LCA . . . my daughter just graduated from there, and we are extremely grateful for the positive impact it had on her life and on our family--I also agree with you about Lori and her family :) Lucy

  5. I wish I had one the school near me. I know 3 of my guys would do extremely well with that sort of situation.

    I voted my 5 votes as well. I wish I could put the other 15 there, but I did share the link with my friends on FB, so maybe that will help get a few more votes.

  6. Thank you for your support! I am a LCA mom of two and we are very appreciative of you voting for us and posting about our little school!

  7. I voted for the school. I have heard wonderful things about it.

  8. That sounds like a neat school. I gave them my 5 votes!

  9. I just voted. :) (They have A LOT of votes!)

  10. I figured it out and voted 5 times, too! Hope your friend's school wins!!!


  11. I voted, too! It sounds like really neat school, hope they win!