Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Parent Connection September 2, 2014 Issue #3

Thanks, parents, for taking the time to attend our parent orientation meeting last Wednesday.

Chapel Service
You are invited to join us for our weekly chapel service this Thursday, September 4th, from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. This week Pastor Robbert from King of Kings, Wasilla will be leading our worship. This week’s message:  Living for Jesus Means  Placing our Trust in Him (Simon Peter). Families and friends are invited to come join us in starting our day with the Lord.

Cross Country Running
Practice will be from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday , September 2nd (today) and Thursday, September 4th.

Junior Choir
starts this Wednesday, September  3rd. Choir members should be in the church for practice by 12:20 p.m. Junior Choir is directed by Mrs. Schneck.

Handchime Choir
starts this Thursday, September  4th. Handchime members should be in the church for practice by 12:30 p.m. Handchime Choir is directed by Mrs. Zarnstorff.

PTF  Meeting
Our Parents, Teachers, and Friends (PTF) will have their first meeting this Wednesday, September 3rd  at 6:30 p.m. to discuss activities for the year, especially plans for Harvest Carnival. Parents, please take the time to participate. Please contact PTF president Mary Klebs if you have any questions.

We are still waiting for earthquake comfort kits for some students. Please return your child’s comfort kit if you have not already done so.

Parking Lot Sale
Coming up on Saturday, September 6th is our PTF/Camp Luther Fall Parking Lot Sale!
The sale will be from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. We can use all the help we can get setting up, taking down, and running the sale in-between. Please contact PTF president Mary Klebs or Camp Luther Director Stacy Koenig if you are interested in helping out.
Do you have any items that you would like to donate? Please bring any donations to the school at any time. Items can be left in the fellowship hall, or in the case of larger items, speak to Mr. Schneck and we will find a place for them. Any items gently used will be welcome: clothing, toys, household goods, books, tools, etc. (Please no tube TVs or computer monitors.)
Proceeds of this sale benefit school ministry through the PTF and Camp Luther Alaska.

The Faith Lutheran Social Studies Fair is coming up in a little more than a month.
This year’s Social Studies Fair will be a “Night at the Museum” event on Friday, October 10th. Students will portray an important historical figure from any period of time as if they were that person. Students can start thinking about who they might like to present for this year’s fair. The person must be an actual person (no mythological figures), someone of historical significance (no movies or TV stars, no rock stars) and must be someone no longer living. Guidelines will be sent home later in the week.

Picture Day Cancelled
Following the discussion at our parent orientation meeting last Thursday, the Education Committee has decided not to use an outside service for school photographs this year. The PTF and the school yearbook staff will be working together on a plan to take photographs in-house and come up with a way to share them with the school family. Please disregard the school photography day previously scheduled.

Thanks to those families that participated in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program this last year. The participation of twenty families raised $656.10 in rewards for our school so far in 2014. Do you have a Fred Meyer Rewards card? Signing up for community rewards can earn our school donations from Fred Meyer when you use your card. Visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards to sign up.  (Faith Lutheran School NPO #91844)

Here are some other opportunities to help our school:

Escrip – Shop Carrs and enter online through E-scrip, and a portion of your purchase is returned to the school.

Boxtops for Education and Campbell’s Labels – Save and turn in for our school to collect and redeem for cash or merchandise.

Office Depot Back-for-School – When shopping Office Depot, give them our school number at checkout (#70000050). We receive credit good for office and school supplies.

Have an old or unused cell phone? Turn it in to the school. We may be able to trade them in for recycling through Pace Butler for extra cash for the school.

Partycraft – Give them our school name at checkout, and we receive a percentage of your purchase back.

School Calendar for this week:
Wednesday, September 3rd   
  • Junior Choir    12:20 – 1:00 p.m.
·         PTF Meeting     6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 4th    
  • School Chapel Service 8:30 a.m.
  • Cross Country 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 6th
·         PTF Camp Luther Parking Lot Sale
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

And looking ahead…

The students of Mr. Zarnstorff’s room (grades 3,4, and 5) will be going on a field trip to the Campbell Creek Science Center for Water Discovery Days next Friday, September 12th. They will be arriving there around 12:30 p.m. and will spend most of the afternoon there. Mr. Zarnstorff has space for two parents to join them. Any parents that are interested in accompanying them for this activity and a little hiking, please contact Mr. Zarnstorff.

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