We will be
having a mandatoryparentorientationmeetingforthe newschoolyear onWednesday,August27thfrom6-7p.m.todiscussschoolpolicies,procedures,andthe year ingeneral. ThePTF (Parents, Teachers,andFriends)willalso
limitedto one hour.
You areinvitedtojoinusfor our
weeklychapel service this Thursday , August 28th
from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.
instartingour day withtheLord. Amissionoffering
is collectedateveryThursdaychapel service. Mission offeringenvelopesareprovidedwiththe
Mondaynotes.Ourmissionprojectthisyearwillfocus our supporton oursynod’s
A reminder thatschooluniforms areworn
MondaythroughThursday.Fridays arecasual days–studentsmaywear“regularclothes”.Pleaseremember thatourdresscode doesstillapplywithregardtofootwear,etc.Please refer to theschoolhandbookfordetails.
Needan extra uniform shirt or two? Mr. Schneckhasextranewshirtsavailable
forsale.Ifwe don’thaveyour sizewecan place anorder foryou.
goodconditionbut nolongerfitsyourchild?Would yoube willingtodonateittoanotherschoolfamily?Bring ittothe ParentOrientationMeetingthisWednesdaynight. Wewillhave
a table tomake“gentlyused”uniformsavailable toothers.Thanks!
boxtops inthe collectioncontainer on thebulletin
boardbythe schoolentrance, or give toMrs. Zarnstorff.Everylittle
Everyyear atthistime we reviewour
plan foremergencysituationsatourschool.Ifan emergencysuch as
students,aswell as first
us inthis,weask eachfamily
toprepare a small“comfortkit” foryourchild,withsmallitemstoprovidecomfortandtohelpkeepthem occupiedandcalm in an
We haveincluded a smallzip-lockbagwiththisnewslettertofacilitatethis.Packyourchild’scomfortkit with acardcontainingyourchild’sname
andcontactinformationandothersmallitemsfor yourchild’scomfort.Suggestions include
anon-perishable snack(like agranola bar), apairofknitgloves,
afamilypicture, a smalltoy,anda
be returnedatthe endof the
Please be awareof children,your ownandothers,when
droppingoff andpicking upbefore andafterschool.Be awareof traffic flow in the
parkinglot. Ifyouwishtojustdrop offyourchild,please letdropthem off
andhavethemwalkbacktotheschoolentrance in order tokeepthe cornerclear, or parkin the lotandwalkyourchildrenin,especially if you have littleones.Pleasealso
maintain controlofyourchildren in the lot,andBUCKLE LITTLE ONESINbefore youtake a minuteto visitwithotherparents.Let’sallworktogethertoavoidaccidentsandkeepour children
FamiliesusingBefore Care,please note that BeforeCarestudentsshould enterthe
buildingthroughtheramp door(playgroundside).Thiswillhelp usmaintain a securefacility.After 8:10studentsshouldenterthe buildingthrough the regularschoolentrance.
thatduringthe schooldaythe churchandschooldoorswillbe
locked at 9:00 a.m.forsecurityreasons.Ifyouneedaccess to theschoolafterthistime,please ringthe doorbell atthe
OtisParkwayside).Also,please bepatient, assometimesit takes
a minute ortwoforsomeone
toget to thedoor.
Hand Chime Choir, Junior Choir, and Cross Country Runningsign-upsheetsareavailable
inthe downstairs hall:
Students in HandChimeChoirmustbe inthe4ththrough
10studentsminimum areneeded to haveHandChime
noonrecess.Please contactMrs. Zarnstorfffor moreinformation.
Students in the3rdthrough8thgrades
Faithwill againbe participating incross-countryrunning.We are stilllookingforcoaches toassistuswiththisactivity. Itwill be limitedtojusta fewweeks.Anyone interested in helpingus outareasked
tospeaktoMr. Zarnstorff.Students, boysand girls,mustbein the5ththrough
forCross-Country.Crosscountrystarts thisThursday, August28th!
Coming upon Saturday,September
salewill be heldfrom10
you haveanyitemsthatyouwould liketodonate? Please bringdonationstothe schoolat anytime.Itemscan be leftinthe fellowshiphallunderthe
coatracks. Ifyouhavelargeritems,pleasespeaktoMr.Schneckandwewillfinda place forthem. We mayeven be
able to arrange apick-upifnecessary.Anygentlyuseditemswillbe welcome:clothing,household
of thissale benefitthe schoolministrythoughFaithPTF(Parents,TeachersandFriends)andCampLutherAlaska.
yourcalendar.Theyweremissed on the
this is your first year at Faith Lutheran, welcome to our school family! If you
are a returning student family, then welcome back! We hope and trust that you
had a summer full of God’s grace in hard times and in joyful times.
that same God of grace richly bless us this school year!
Connection Newsletter is our regular
means of communication with families. Please look for a weekly newsletter to
come home with your child every week, typically on Monday! Monday notes are
also sent out via email and are available on our Parent Connection blog (http://faithparentconnection.blogspot.com/) .
If you are not receiving them via email but would like
to, please contact the school office.
If you are a Facebook user, look up FaithLutheran School,
Anchorage, AK and join our group. We use this venue for our parents’
convenience for special announcements, school news, school closures, etc.
A reminder that school
uniforms are worn Monday through Thursday. The uniform is either a blue or
black uniform polo along with khaki (light brown/beige) pants or skirt. Fridays
are casual days – students may wear “regular clothes”. Please remember that our
dress code does still apply with regard to footwear, etc. Please refer to the
school handbook for details.
Need an extra uniform shirt or two? We have polos available
for sale. If we don’t have the size you are looking for we can place an order
for you. A link to the order form is posted on our Facebook page and the Parent
Do you have a school uniform shirt that is in good
condition but no longer fits your child? Would you be willing to donate it to
another school family? Bring it to the Parent Meeting next Wednesday night. We
will have a table to make “gently used” uniforms available to others. Thanks!
Mandatory Parent Meeting
We will be having a mandatory parent meeting on Wednesday, August 27th from 6 to
7 p.m. to discuss school policies and procedures, and the year in general. Parents,
Teachers, and Friends (PTF) will also be presenting. The meeting will be
limited to one hour.
Our school chapel services are held every Thursday this
school year, starting next Thursday, August 28th, from 8:30
to 9:00 p.m. Parents and
friends are welcome! Our school and chapel theme this year is “Living for Jesus”.
Our mission project this year will help support on synod’s
work with Christ Evangelical Lutheran Ministries, a national church ministry in
India which serves over 8,000 souls including supporting for a Christian elementary school and 10 orphanages
that serve 300 children. Please look for more information on this effort in the
weeks to come. Our mission offering is collected at every Thursday chapel
service. Mission offering envelopes are provided with the Monday note.
Pick Up- Drop
Please be aware of children, your own
and others, when dropping off and picking up before and after school. Be aware
of traffic flow in the parking lot. If you wish to just drop off your child,
please drop them off at the CHURCH entrance and have them walk back to the
school entrance in order to keep the corner clear, or park in the lot and walk
your children in, especially if you have little ones. Please also maintain
control of your children in the lot, and BUCKLE LITTLE ONES IN before you take
a minute to visit with other parents. Let’s all work together to avoid
accidents and keep our children safe!
This Friday, August 22nd, we have plans to
complete repairs on the east side of the parking lot. Please note that students
and families are not to use the Lake Otis side school entrance on Friday, but
instead they should use the church entrance (south side of the building).
Beforecare and aftercare will still be able to use the ramp entrance
There are several back-to-school promotions
going on with Boxtops for Education right now. (Please see the attached
flyer.)Save and turn in boxtops in the collection container on the bulletin
board by the school entrance, or give to Mrs. Zarnstorff. Thanks! Every little
Families using Before Care, please
note that Before Care students should enter the building through the ramp door
(playground side). This will help us maintain a secure facility. After 8:10 a.m.
students should enter the building through the regular school entrance.
The ramp door will be open for those
children being dropped off between 7:30 and 8:10 a.m. in the morning. Those
being dropped off at this time should go directly to the fellowship hall for
Before Care. Mrs. Koenig will excuse the
children to their classrooms at the appropriate time.
Children who have not been picked up
by a parent or designated adult by 3:45 p.m. will be sent to aftercare (3:45
until 5:30 p.m.). Please remember that
you will need to go in to aftercare to sign your child out. Students will be in the fellowship hall with the
aftercare supervisor. Please use the ramp entrance.
Please call or send a note with your
child to school to let us know if your child will be absent. If you plan to pick up your child early for
an appointment, please let the school know ahead of time to give the teachers
proper time to prepare work for that student’s absence.
and God’s blessings to
A. Humphreys (August 4th)
K. Hackmann (August 20th)
Parents phoning the school early in
the morning: Please be aware that the
teachers have devotion together from 7:20-7:30 a.m. Please avoid calling at
this time, or leave a message on the answering machine if necessary. Thanks!
A reminder that during the school day
the church and school doors will be locked at 9:00 a.m. for security
reasons. If you need access to the
school after this time, please ring the doorbell at the school entrance (Lake
Otis Parkway side). Also, please be patient, as sometimes it takes a minute or
two for someone to get to the door.
If your child has to
take medications (including over the counter) during the day or on an as needed
basis, please let the teachers know, via a signed note.
Hand Chime Choir, Junior Choir, and Cross Country Running sign-up sheets are available in the downstairs hall:
Students in Hand Chime Choir must be in the 4th
through 8th grades. 10 students minimum are needed to have Hand
Chime Choir! Hand Chime Choir meets during Thursday noon recess. Please contact
Mrs. Zarnstorff for more information.
Students in the 3rd
through 8th grades are eligible for Junior Choir. Junior Choir meets during the Wednesday noon recess.
Speak to Mrs. Schneck for more information.
Faith will again be
participating in cross-country running.
We are still looking for coaches to assist us with this activity. It will be
limited to just a few weeks. Anyone interested in helping us out are asked to
speak to Mr. Zarnstorff. Students, boys and girls, must be in the 5th
through 8th grades for Cross-Country. Mr. Zarnstorff will send
permission slips home with those students who are interested in participating
in cross-country running this week.