Those of you who grew up on a farm, or those of you who have time and room for a garden, know the joy of the harvest. The time when all of the work that you have put into preparing the soil, planting, weeding, watering, etc. culminates in bringing in the crops. Whether it is the golden wheat in the combine hopper, or the bright yellow of the corn in the storage bins; the farmer watches with the satisfaction of a job well-done. And he also takes time to thank God for his goodness.
Or who doesn’t relish the taste of that first strawberry or raspberry picked and popped directly into your mouth. Maybe it is the first of those sugar snap peas or that first ripe tomato that you look forward to. Again the satisfaction of work being blessed by God is a joy not to be discounted.
But it is spring time, time of the planting, why am I writing about the harvest now? Well, as a teacher, spring is a time of harvest. When you look back to the beginning of the year and compare work done then and the work being done now, I can really marvel at what God has brought about in His children.
Some things can be easily quantified and scored. There are other changes that are evident as well. A strength of character is developing in one, leadership qualities are sprouting in others. Best of all, a faith that has been strengthened and exercised is seen in their actions and attitudes. Certainly, these changes are not complete in any of us. I marvel as I wonder what God has planned for these students in the future. That God has a plan for each of us is a comfort in itself. When the Heavenly Gardner sees, “Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self- control,” great is the joy in heaven!
Thanks a Million
To everyone who brought donations for the parking lot sale, who helped run the sale, who helped with the blood drive, who helped at Reading Rendezvous, and to everyone who helped us with our Spring Musical: THANK YOU! We couldn’t have done it without you.
End of School Picnic
This Thursday, May 24th, we will be having our end-of-school picnic at 11am. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided. We are asking each class to help provide the rest.
· Preschool – hamburger or hotdog buns as assigned by Miss Mittelstadt
· Kindergarten - grapes
· 1st through 4th – one box of 8-10 individual drinks
· 5th through 8th – one bag of chips or cookies as assigned by Mr. Z.
If you have any questions, please call or text Amanda Foster at 907-250-9685
If you still have a uniform at home, it needs to be washed and returned by Wednesday.
Boxtops for Education
Do you still have Boxtops for Education lying around in your kitchen drawers at home? Please make sure to bring them in before the last day of classes.
Don’t stop saving them over the summer! We’ll be collecting them again next school year.
All accounts should be settled prior to the end of school on May 24th.
Please enroll your student for the 2018/2019 school year if he or she will be returning next year. It’s important that we know who is returning so that we can order curriculum and supplies over the summer.
Need Something to Keep the Kids Busy?
This summer we have four week-long camps planned to help keep your kids and their friends busy. Join us for the following:
· June 18-22 STEM Camp (grades K-8)
· June 25-28 Soccer Camp (grades PK-6)
· July 8-13 Camp Luther (grades 3-8)
· July 16-20 Outdoor Adventure Camp (grades PK-6)
Register now at faithalaska.com!