But it’s a good problem. Our classes are full. Attendance is up at every level—right now about 40 more students are registered at BJA than last year. As a result, several elementary grades are filled to capacity, so we have created waiting lists.
Traditionally the enrollment number fluctuates until the opening of school so we still encourage those who want to enroll for those grades to apply and begin the process. (There is no application fee.) If we are informed of a cancellation—which does happen—we will quickly contact the person on the waiting list.
We praise the Lord for the growing interest in BJA. I remember from my days of teaching the mixed feelings of increasing school enrollment—excited about the room full of bright eyes ready for another school year and yet aware of the extra energy it would require. And with the increased numbers, we all may need to exercise extra patience during the first few days as everyone learns the routines and settles in to the new school year. Thanks for all you do to encourage and support our teachers every year—and especially this year.
Psalm 100 struck me in a special way this week, especially as it applies to our increased enrollment. At BJA we want to “serve the LORD with gladness”—as we serve you, our families and your children. And we gratefully thank him for the opportunity it gives us to again declare that “the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.”