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    Default Update for Highlands Latin Fredericksburg, VA

    This is a hard post to write, but the Highlands Latin Cottage School in Fredericksburg is closing due to a change in our family's location. We are moving out of the state of Virginia, and therefore have had to decide to close.

    We had a fantastic first year of classes with our Latin teacher, Alicia, and it was a joy to get to meet new families in the community. The Memoria Press folks who helped us get started were all excellent to work with, and made the process as streamlined as possible. Starting a cottage school can feel like a momentous task, but it really wasn't. I encourage anyone who is interested in a cottage school to contact Ryan Weston at Memoria Press to talk with him about what is possible for your area. And no matter how long you are open, you can be a blessing to others - case in point!

    AMDG,
    Sarah
    Last edited by KF2000; 06-13-2017 at 07:25 PM.

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    Default Re: Update for Highlands Latin Fredericksburg, VA

    Sarah,
    I am sorry to hear that HLS Fredericksburg will not resume, because you did such a great job launching that effort.

    However, I must comment on the news in your signature - congratulations!!!
    Cindy
    Last edited by Cindy in Indy; 06-13-2017 at 05:03 PM.

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    Thanks! Yes, LOTS of changes! Prayers for a healthy wee one would be very much appreciated!

    And here's hoping we end up getting some Illini out of these life-changing decisions!

    AMDG,
    Sarah
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    Default Re: Update for Highlands Latin Fredericksburg, VA

    Quote Originally Posted by KF2000 View Post
    Thanks! Yes, LOTS of changes! Prayers for a healthy wee one would be very much appreciated!

    And here's hoping we end up getting some Illini out of these life-changing decisions!

    AMDG,
    Sarah

    Talk about a rollercoaster as a read this thread: "Oh no!...Wow!...How bittersweet...Wait! What? Yay for baby!"

    Are you headed back to the Midwest?! ("Please say yes, please say yes...")
    Jennifer

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    Yep! We will do a brief stint in Memphis, which cuts our drive home to family in half, and then the hope is we will gradually inch closer - possibly even Chicago-area eventually.

    Family was getting older, the timing seemed right, all the pieces were fitting too perfectly to ignore. Thankful for many answered prayers!

    AMDG,
    Sarah
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    Quote Originally Posted by KF2000 View Post
    Yep! We will do a brief stint in Memphis, which cuts our drive home to family in half, and then the hope is we will gradually inch closer - possibly even Chicago-area eventually.

    Family was getting older, the timing seemed right, all the pieces were fitting too perfectly to ignore. Thankful for many answered prayers!

    AMDG,
    Sarah
    Congrats!!!! We are not far from Chicago (my parents and sister still live in the 'burbs)... My grandparents still live in Illini territory! (Urbana)
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    Thanks, Christine!

    I am so amazed you guys all saw this - thought I was being so sneaky on the "quiet" board.

    You guys are awesome!
    AMDG,
    Sarah
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    Default Re: Update for Highlands Latin Fredericksburg, VA

    Quote Originally Posted by KF2000 View Post
    Thanks, Christine!

    I am so amazed you guys all saw this - thought I was being so sneaky on the "quiet" board.

    You guys are awesome!
    AMDG,
    Sarah
    I probably would not have caught it, but because it is the "quiet" board, your name and "Update" peaked my interest! If it was a more active board, it would have been posted and then gone...
    Christine

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    Default Re: Update for Highlands Latin Fredericksburg, VA

    Congratulations, Sarah! The Ryans told me your news when they returned from HEAV, but they swore me to secrecy. I'm so happy for you! And we don't have a school in Memphis. Ahem ...

    Tanya

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    Default Re: Update for Highlands Latin Fredericksburg, VA

    Quote Originally Posted by tanya View Post
    Congratulations, Sarah! The Ryans told me your news when they returned from HEAV, but they swore me to secrecy. I'm so happy for you! And we don't have a school in Memphis. Ahem ...

    Tanya
    Ahem..
    Let's add STL to that please. So much closer to Illinois
    Katie

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    Excited for you, Sarah!
    Festina lentē,
    Jessica P

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    Thanks, guys!



    AMDG,
    Sarah
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    Default Re: Update for Highlands Latin Fredericksburg, VA

    Sarah,

    I will be praying for the move and a healthy little one. I count it among my blessings to have had the privilege of meeting you and learning from you. Thank you! And best wishes on all of your next endeavors.

    Heidi
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    Default Re: Update for Highlands Latin Fredericksburg, VA

    I just saw this! What an exciting time for your family! You will be very missed, I was so blessed by the Spring Event you held. It was just the perfect bit of extra inspiration to finish the year! Praying for your new little bundle, and for your family.
    ~Michelle

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