Dear Fellow Patriots,
It is our joy and honor to be a part of The Habersham School family on this 10 year anniversary. In the fall of 2012, we were expecting our first child. We had friends who were a part of the school’s beginnings, and we quickly became interested in the classical Christian school model for our own family. We both had different educational backgrounds, so this school model was different than what either of us experienced before. As we learned more about the school’s values, vision, and the Christ-centered approach to education, we knew this was where we wanted our children to learn. Today we have a 4th grader and a kindergarten student who are learning and thriving, and our third child will be joining Habersham next school year.
Like you, the desire we have for our children and their futures is that they would know Christ. That they would take the image of Christ into the world, influencing their own families, businesses, careers, schools, and ministries with sharp minds committed and equipped to communicate the Truth. This is why they are at The Habersham School – not only are they being taught and challenged academically, but the whole child is being nurtured.
Deuteronomy 6 encourages us, as followers of God, to love him with all our heart, soul, and strength. It then tells us to be intentional about teaching our children to love the Lord and to impress the commands of God on their hearts. This is our calling and privilege as parents. Many of us have also partnered with our churches to do this very thing.
But what a gift to have a school join in this partnership.
We have seen firsthand the blessing that it is to be at Habersham; the like-mindedness that we experience with other families and the commitment of the staff and faculty to love our children and teach them well.
As chairs of the Habersham Fund we would like to invite you to participate in giving to our school. It is not about the amount given, but rather it is about how many of us in the Patriot family and community can team together to support Habersham in ways that are beyond what our tuition dollars cover. We are all in different financial situations, yet like-minded in providing the type of education that we believe is best for our children. It is our hope that you will choose to join us in contributing to the Habersham Fund this year.
And the truth is, we need you to partner with us. Like you, we have many demands on our time and financial resources, but when we think about our family values and the prayers we pray for our children, outside of the local church, we cannot think of a more compelling cause to support.
Imagine what would happen if every Habersham family contributed to the Habersham Fund. Our school would be able to deploy these resources to invest in the leadership, teachers, programs, and facilities in significant ways.
Let’s do this together so we can continue to meet the needs of our children, launching them into the world as image-bearers of Jesus Christ, the hope of the world.
Natalie and Erik Puljung