Tuesday, February 25, 2014

FLS Parent Connection February 24, 2014

Chapel Service
You are invited to join us for our weekly chapel service this Thursday, February 27th, from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.  As always, families and friends are invited to come join us in starting our day with our Lord.

The Alaska WELS Grand Prix Pinewood Derby is this Sunday, March 2nd at 5:00 p.m. You still have time to participate. We have car kits available at a cost of $6 (Price includes $1.50 entrance fee), or purchase your own from somewhere else and join us Sunday for an afternoon of racing, fellowship and fun. See Mr. Schneck if you would like to purchase a car kit.

Co-Ed Indoor Soccer practices this week on Tuesday, February 25th at St. John’s United Methodist Church.
On Thursday, February 27th the team will participate in their first rally (game) night at Lumen Christi from 4-7 p.m.  Players, please remember to wear black shorts for games, and bring their shin guards and a water bottle to practices and games.
The following are the dates scheduled at this time for other game nights this season:
Friday, March 21     4-7 p.m. at Lumen Christi
Friday, March 28     4-7 p.m. at Lumen Christi
Tournament scheduled for April 3-5
(This schedule may be subject to change.)

Happy Birthday and God’s blessings to Josh Henry (Feb. 28)!

Grades 3-5 will be visiting the Loussac Library on Friday, February 28th. Students are asked to remember their library cards and any books that are due.

Our next BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION deadline is February 26th. Please bring in any boxtops you have collected by that date.

We have had some close calls in our parking lot recently. Parents, when driving in to drop off your child, please be aware of students and others walking in from the parking lot.
Students being dropped off should be dropped off by the church entrance. They can then walk back to the school entrance from there. PLEASE DO NOT STOP TO LET YOUR CHILD OUT IN FRONT OF THE HANDICAPPED SPACES AT THE TOP OF THE SIDEWALK. This forces children to walk around your vehicle when they are coming in, and some are not much higher than the front of your car. The best practice: please park and walk your child in, especially if they are in the lower grades. Please, let’s all work together to keep our school family safe.

The deadline is coming up for ordering school yearbooks! The deadline for ordering yearbooks with customized pages is Friday, March 7th. The cost for a yearbook is $9.99. This includes optional customized pages with your own photos. Parents can also upgrade to a hardcover book for $6.95 more ($16.94 total).
Attached are the detailed directions for ordering yearbooks and customizing pages. Sheila Lillo is also planning two opportunities for parents to get help with customizing pages and purchasing books. She will be available at the school on Saturday, March 1st from 11:30a.m. -1:00 p.m. and Friday, March 7th from noon -1:30 p.m. Parents can bring digital photos on a cd or portable memory and use our computers, or bring their own computer and log on here, and Mrs. Lillo will help them through the process. If you have any questions, please contact Sheila Lillo at 229-7901 or Sheila.Lillo@gmail.com .
Toddler Time is an hour of educational activities, structured play and a snack for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Toddler Time meets on Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. in the Faith fellowship hall. For more information contact Mrs. Cara Ewings at 792-9388.
Mrs. Ewings is also looking for someone to assist with Toddler Time. Do you have some free time to give to these little ones? Please give Mrs. Ewings a call.

Calendar this week…
Tuesday, February 25th  
·         Indoor Soccer Practice   4 p.m.
                        @ St. John’s Methodist
·         Inquirer’s Class    7 p.m.

Wednesday, February 26th
·         Toddler Time  10-11 a.m.
·         Junior Choir     12:20 p.m.
·         Y.M.C.A. Swim (grades K-2) 2-3 p.m.

Thursday, February 27th  
·         School Chapel Service     8:30 a.m.
·         Handchime Choir     12:30 p.m.
·         Indoor Soccer Rally (Games)   4 p.m.
                        @ Lumen Christi

Friday, February 28th
·         Library visit grades 3-5
·         Y.M.C.A. Swim or Gym (grades 3-8) 2-3 p.m.

Saturday, March 1st     
·         Faith Stepping Stones: Preschool
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 2nd  

·         Alaska WELS Grand Prix     5:00 p.m.