As a reminder of the opportunity, here is a brief recap from the families meeting on Dec. 20, 2021.
· Since March, the goal has been to acquire and renovate the former YMCA and then Cotton Hall event center across the street.
· Praise God, those properties have already been purchased and rezoned for Lake Pointe purposes.
· Renovation for academy uses and government codes for school, activities, and athletics more than double the property costs.
· $800,000 was the spring fundraising challenge set by the board for families to help to raise a portion of the overall cost.
· $270,000 was raised through November. Earlier this month, after comparing construction costs with the amount left to raise, the board reached out to families and faculty to share how essential completing the original $800,000 fundraising goal is to finishing the campus.
· Rather than to overly-leverage the properties in too large of a mortgage, the board is likely to cut out sizeable parts of the renovations, and to be content with what can be accomplished now. This would certainly reduce usable space and growth potential on the second story in the YMCA, as well as improvements in the Cotton Hall.
· The $530,000 year-end push to complete the $800,000 goal for families will not cover the cost for renovation. It is a share of the overall cost, that will also be offset with profits from the sale of the existing campus and a conservative mortgage on new campus properties.
Click this link to watch last week’s video
Click this link to donate online through “Go Fund Me”
The Details From the families meeting
We discussed in April the need to raise $800,000.
To date, we have raised $270,000.
Without raising a minimum of this additional $530,000, we have to make significant changes to the project which will ultimately add more cost for engineering, re-design and the future build out costs.
That amount of money is necessary to fully renovate and expand the usable space in the former YMCA, especially upstairs.
Any funds or commitments received by end of this month will help the board with tough financial decisions. Either we receive additional funding to hold to the renovation plan or else prudence dictates that the board cut areas to stay within our means, and to be content with that. To be clear, the areas to be trimmed are those that we cannot simply come back in a year or two to add. For example, one important area is structural support for an expanded second level for space needs in the near future.
The donation deadline is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2021.
The families’ plan
After the presentation, some of the parents realized the urgency, the opportunity, and the benefits, and they quickly discussed how we can break down this need into manageable commitments. We are asking that each family consider what they can commit to, whether it is a tax-deductible donation before end-of-year 2021, or a three-year commitment of monthly or quarterly donations.
Last night, family representatives suggested the following to accomplish the goal of more fully building-out the former YMCA
120 Families giving $4,417 each, in one lump-sum check, yields $530,000 before end of year to move forward with the campus plan as designed.
In lieu of a single one-time gift, a commitment of $122.70 monthly or $368.08 four times per year for three years accomplishes similar results. These would need to be firm commitments, not just “if the money becomes available.”
Of course, any donations and all commitment forms are helpful and appreciated, and all donations to the campus fund are tax-deductible, since LPA is a 501(c)3 ministry.
We understand that some families may be able to commit much more than what is shown below, while others cannot even commit to these numbers.
The Action Step
We ask that each of you pray as a family and reach out directly to Louis Lemmon or Karen Applegate prior to end-of-year, via email, to advise of your commitment (check or three year commitment). Encourage extended family members or others who you believe would want to support LPA's ministry to do the same.
Reply to this e-mail at Mailbox@LakePointeAcademy.org
Contact Louis Lemmon at Louis.Lemmon@LakePointeAcademy.org
Reach Karen Applegate at Karen.Applegate@LakePointeAcademy.org
Thanks to all the families and faculty members who came out tonight for an update on improvements to the new campus, and the funding needs to compete them.
For those wanting to view the video recording of the event, please click here:
Join us by Praying:
The Lord’s continued guidance, direction, unity, favor, and blessing upon the school.
Wisdom for the team that will work to acquire and improve the facility on behalf of the school.
Continued favor in the eyes of governmental officials and all of those who will labor on our behalf (contractors, engineers, architects, subcontractors, etc.).
Safety for everyone involved.
Excellence and success converting the prospective campus to the future home of LPA Mariners!
The Lord’s continued provision and preparation to facilitate this opportunity.
Supplications & Prayers:
We are humbled by the goodness of our King and thankful in all things. Please join us in supplications & prayers to our Lord throughout this journey. There is much that must first be approved by York county officials and our bank before we can move forward with closing on this property.
We would ask that you pray with us on a daily basis. Our father taught us how to pray in Matthew 6:9-13
Pray then like this:
“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,[b]
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,[c]
and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
We find further encouragement about or life in Christ and prayer in I John and I Thessalonians
I John 5:1-15
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world.
This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
This is the one who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. We accept human testimony, but God’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son. Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
I Thessalonians 5:16-18. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Wisdom & Discernment – Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
Favor from York County planning, fire, DOT, commission – I Timothy 2:1-2
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.
Favor for change of use
Favor for special parking request
Favor for use of the second floor for education
Favor for an expedited approval for our civil engineering plan
Favor with DOT that we will not need to add a turning lane
Favor for an expedited approval of our facility design (separated fire areas)
Favor with the homeowners association regarding fields and parking Galatians 5:14
For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Pray for the workers who will build the campus. Proverbs 18:10
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.
Pray that we can raise funding for the campus. II Corinthians 9:7
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency[b] in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. As it is written, “He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor his righteousness endures forever.” He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.
Pray that the property on Hands Mill will sell quickly and for a fair market price. Leviticus 25:14
And if you make a sale to your neighbor or buy from your neighbor, you shall not wrong one another.
Pray that we will be good stewards of God’s resources. I Chronicles 29:12
Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.
Pray for the teachers, for the executive team, the board, the families & the ministry of Lake Pointe Academy. I Peter 4:10
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace
A BBQ Plate fundraiser to support the Mariner Athletic Program. You may recall, MAC - Athletic Fundraisers benefit both the Athletic Department and the school
BBQ Plate fundraiser details below:
Secondary students will receive both BBQ Plate flier (attached), sales summary sheet (attached), and encouraging instruction on Monday.
There are several important points to note:
Sales Price: $10.00 a plate
When: March 6 plate pack and pick-up
Plate delivery can be arranged for orders of 10+ plates within a 7 mile radius of LPA unless delivered by the selling student's parent.
To arrange deliveries call committee member Karen Rodgers 803-810-7883.
Where: LPA Campus
Order Forms: Due Monday morning March 2 with payments (Checks made to: Lake Pointe Academy, memo: MAC BBQ).
Incentive: Each student that sells 20 plates or more will receive a 10% reward at the conclusion of the BBQ sale.
Parents are encouraged to help their students with group sales at work or in the community.
Additionally, parent volunteers are needed to help pack the BBQ plates and help with delivery on Friday, March 6th between 10 and 2, please contact Karen Rodgers at 803-810-7883 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please forward any questions via call or text to Karen Rodgers at 803-810-7883 or myself.
May the Lord continue to bless LPA!
Who: Mariner Athletic Club and all LPA families
What: BBQ plate fundraiser, hosted by Kyle Fletcher’s BBQ and Catering
M.A.C. - Athletic Fundraisers benefit both the Athletic Department and the school (75% Mariner Athletic Club and 25% the school at large).
When: Friday, October 19th 11:00 am-1:30 pm
**Order forms and payment due October 3rd (Checks made to: Lake Pointe Academy, memo: MAC BBQ)**
UPDATE: BBQ plate orders can be turned in until 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 10th.
Cost: $10.00 a plate
Orders can either be picked up from the school or delivered on Saturday
Maximum delivery (for 10+ plates) radius of 7 miles unless delivered by the selling student's parent.
Discount for students, teachers and staff $8.00 per plate for on-site lunch.
The day of the BBQ lunch there is a mandatory Debate-prep student life event. Students and teachers who would like a hot lunch on this day can buy a BBQ plate to enjoy a delicious meal and support the school
Incentive: Anyone selling 100 plates or more will receive $100.00 cash.
Elementary students and families are welcome to participate and the students will also receive the incentive if they are also successful. Additionally, if the elementary school sells 200 plates or more, the class with the most plates sold will receive a MAC sponsored ice cream party.
are encouraged to help their students with group sales at work or in the community.
Parent volunteers are needed to pack the BBQ and deliver on Friday October 19th between 10 and 2, please contact Karen Rodgers at 803-810-7883 or email@example.com.
Lake Pointe is holding a fundraiser, featuring the Attractions Dining and Value Guide.
- Buy one or more books for family or for gifts, and help sell some to others!
- The price is $20 per book, but that cost can be recouped with just 2-3 visits to your favorite restaurants or other locations.
- Savings books are not new, but it is surprising how much more value appears to be in Attractions Guide, which is focused on York County.
- The savings offers are good for a year; Expiration is not until Dec. 2017
- The academy receives $10 for every book sold.
- The fundraiser runs through Friday, Dec. 16th, although Jrs. and Srs. may choose to continue after then.
- General sales and those at games benefit the Athletic Department. Juniors and Seniors raising money for their April England trip are also selling books. Simply choose whom to support.
- Those selling five through the EZ PAY online service receive a free book at the end.
Preview a book
Like to look through a copy before purchasing?
- Either stop by the front desk
- Just send a one-sentence message to mailbox@LPA-SC.com, saying “send a savings book home with my student.” If you like it, send money. If not, just return the book.
Here is how the sale works:
To buy books, either stop by the front desk or send in an order envelope with the funds. The books will be sent home with the students.
Otherwise, use the EZ PAY online option.