Posts by Stephanie Tanis

Happy Birthday Jesus

The Christmas Season is my favorite time of year. I love the giving spirit that abounds and going to public venues hearing Jesus' name sung throughout. One of the best parts for me is that in Eastern Christian we can talk about, and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas! Eastern Christian Elementary School's first graders…

Coding is Elementary

Eastern Christian Elementary School participated in the Hour of Code last week, as a special celebration for Computer Science Week. The Hour of Code is an excellent introduction for learners of all ages to help them gain an understanding of what coding is. The Hour of Code also helps students see that coding can be…

Thankful Second Graders

Eastern Christian Elementary School's second grade class led a Thanksgiving chapel on Tuesday, November 20. The second graders opened chapel sharing how thankful they are that God has blessed us, and expressing their gratitude for our school, families, and friends. After sharing what they were thankful for, they then took the audience on a journey…

Elementary School Book Fair

Eastern Christian Elementary School's PTO has supported the students of the elementary school in a variety of ways over their history. The PTO recognizes that reading is a critical part of learning and growth in the elementary school years.  This year, they decided to transform the elementary school media center for a week-long Scholastic Book…

An Educator’s Personal Experience with Technology

I can't believe how fast our world is changing!  Technology has brought so many conveniences and opportunities that were not possible even just a few years ago.  While I love technology, I am raising a daughter in a world that is very different than the one I grew up in.  It is both exciting and…

Elementary School Fire Safety

The students at Eastern Christian Elementary School have been learning about fire safety throughout the week. Students were visited by the local Midland Park fire fighters and were able to get up close and personal to a firetruck and see the fire gear the fire fighters use to manage house and building fires. On Thursday,…

Pursuing the Character of Christ

There is no doubt, Eastern Christian School is a special place.  Teachers not only care about student academic growth, they also care about their spiritual growth and character.  Eastern Christian's Core Values span all three campuses and are applicable at every level of child development.  Teachers regularly discuss pursuing the character of Christ through our…

Student/Teacher Connections

I have been working at Eastern Christian for 14 years.  When my daughter was born 8 years ago, I knew that Eastern Christian would be the school she attended, because I couldn't help but believe in the vision and mission of the school!  She began in Three-Year-Old Preschool because we wanted to make sure she…

Ending the Year at the Elementary School

Elementary school students bring so much energy and fun to the school building each day.  It is such a joy to watch them grow throughout the year in their academic ability, and also in stature.  They change so much throughout the year, that when we look back to photos taken when they first started in…

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