A Time of Giving Thanks
The time of the year is very evident in all of the ads in the media. Everything that you need to celebrate Thanksgiving seems to be on sale. There is talk about being thankful. But what does this mean? What is thanksgiving?
Some people would say that maybe we say “thank you“ too much. We say it so much that it has lost its meaning. And when someone says it to us, we are more likely to respond with “No, thank you” rather than “you’re welcome”. In fact, we have many phrases that have become trite because of over use.
When we say thank you to God, do we recognize God as the source of all that we have and enjoy here on this earth? Do we also recognize our total unworthiness of any and every blessing of God?
When we say thank you to each other, do we truly appreciate what the other person has done on your behalf? Do we assume that the other person is acting out of love for God and for you?
May God bless our celebrations of thanksgiving this week and every week until we will thank him face-to-face in Heaven.
· Tuesday, Nov. 14, 3:45-5:30pm
· Thursday, Nov. 16, 3:45-5:15pm
· Tuesday, Nov. 21, 4:00pm Girls,
5:00pm Boys at Birchwood
On Friday, November 17th, school will dismiss at noon for teacher in-service. There will be no aftercare that day.
November Hot Lunch
Hot Lunch will be this Thursday, November 16th. The menu is:
Mac N Cheese
If your child needs a gluten free option, please note this on the hot lunch slip.
This meal is provided by donations from PTF. In lieu of collecting money, we will be collecting items for the Brother Francis Shelter. The program provides shelter for homeless men and women as well as showers and services to help them transition off the streets. This time of year they are in need of razors, tube socks, warm gloves, travel-sized toiletries, Band-Aids, lotion, underwear, and hand warmers. You may bring your donation items to the office anytime this week.
Please return the attached signup sheet by Wednesday so we know how many meals to prepare.
National Geography Bee
Students in the 3rd through 8th grades will be participating in the National Geography Bee. After preliminary work in the classrooms, the finalists will compete on November 15th at 1:15pm in the Fellowship Hall. Parents are invited and encouraged to join us for the final competition.
All-Church Thanksgiving Worship
K-8 students will be singing and Handchime Choir will be performing during the Thanksgiving worship service this Sunday, November 19th. Please have your children at church by 10:10am.
There will be a potluck following the service. Please make plans to join us.
Parent’s Night Out
Thank you to everyone for your donations. We collected almost $400 for future PTF projects!
Meet Your Teachers Monday
The answer to last week’s Meet Your Teacher trivia question was Ms. Mittelstadt. Congratulations to the Hackmann family for guessing the correct answer! Make sure to check the school’s Facebook page for this week’s question.
God’s richest blessings on your birthday!
Ms. Snyder 11/21
Evangeline G. 11/24