Monday, November 17, 2014

Faith Lutheran School Parent Connection - November 17th - Issue #14

Chapel Service
You are invited to join us for our weekly chapel service this Thursday, November 20th, from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Our chapel service message will be presented by Pastor Hackmann from Peace Lutheran Church in Eagle River. The theme this week is “Living for Jesus Means Loving Peace” (Euodia and Syntyche).  Families and friends are invited to come join us in starting our day with the Lord.

Boys’ Basketball
On Tuesday, November 18th the boys’ team has a basketball game vs. Birchwood Christian @ Birchwood. The game will be at 5:30 p.m.
This Thursday through Saturday, November 20-22 is the ASCAA Basketball Tournament. The boys’ first game of the tournament will be Thursday at 4:00 p.m. vs. Holy Rosary. If the boys win their first game, their second game will be Friday at 4:00 p.m. If they lose, their second game will be Friday at 3:00 p.m.  All games are being played at Lumen Christi.
Please note that as this is a tournament, there will be an admission fee: $5 for adults, $3 for students, $1 for Seniors, children 12 and under are free, as are players.

No uniforms on Wednesday and Thursday! Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week are SPIRIT DAYS!
Have fun and show your school spirit and cheer on the Basketball team as they prepare for their tournament this week.

Wednesday Nov. 19th – Neon Day
Wear your brightest most outrageous colors!
Thursday, Nov. 20th – Twin Day
Plan with a friend or friends to dress alike – twins, triplets, or more!
Friday – Nov. 21st –Teal and Gold Day
Wear our school colors with pride!

Thanksgiving Hot Lunch this week!
PTF is providing a free hot lunch to the students and teachers this week. On the menu is ham, corn, rolls, milk and dessert.
The hot lunch is free, but we are asking students to bring a donation of a food item or items which we will collect to assist a family in need in our Hispanic congregation. We encourage you to consider taking this opportunity for your family to share their blessings with those in need.
In order to vary what we collect, we are asking that each classroom focus on a different type of staple. These donations can be brought to school on Hot Lunch Day, Thursday, November 20th.
Suggested donations:
Pre-school and Kindergarten: flour, corn meal, corn flour, sugar, dry noodles, rice
Grades 1-2: Canned vegetables (corn, green beans, hominy, tomatoes, etc.)
Grades 3-5: Canned fruit, fruit juice, apples, oranges
Grades 6-8: Potatoes, Sweet potatoes, carrots, dry beans, cheese, butter

For those who like to plan ahead, we will also be collecting a food offering at our November 26th Thanksgiving chapel service. The chapel collection will be given to local charities for distribution, depending on what we collect (Anchorage and Wasilla Food Banks, Bean’s CafĂ©, etc.). We ask that items for the chapel collection be non-perishable dry or canned goods. These items can be brought for chapel on Wednesday, November 26th.
Give Thanks!

National Geographic Bee
The School Competition for National Geographic Bee will this Wednesday, November 19th.
Finalists from each classroom will be selected on Monday and Tuesday. We will have our final competition at 1:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Parents are invited to attend this final competition among student classroom champions from grades 3 through 8. Grades K-2 will hold their own classroom competitions.
This Sunday, November 23rd is Faith Congregation’s Special Thanksgiving Service. The English, Hispanic, and Hmong congregations will be joining together for a special worship service at 11:00 a.m. All students in Pre-school through grade 8 will be singing for this special service. Students should be at church by 10:45 a.m. to prepare. Students and parents of our school family are welcome to join us for a potluck meal following the service.

Parents, Teachers, and Friends (PTF)
An informal PTF committee is being put together to consider replacing/updating our sports uniforms. If you have any ideas or suggestions or are interested in serving on the committee, please contact Shelia Lillo (
PTF is also looking to put together some fundraising opportunities for school projects. If you would like to help with these events please contact PTF president Mary Klebs (

Library Visit
Both Mr. Schneck’s class (6-8) and Mr. Zarnstorff’s class (3-5) will be visiting the Loussac Library on Friday, November 21st. Students are reminded to bring their library cards and any books that are due.

If classes are cancelled due to weather conditions announcements will be posted on:
and our Faith Lutheran School facebook page.
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT AUTOMATICALLY CLOSE WHEN ASD SCHOOLS CLOSE. If ASD is closed we may yet be open. Please call the school office or Mr. Schneck at 331-7761 if you are uncertain.

School Calendar for this week:

Monday, November 17th      
·         Making Life Better  Bible Information Class
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 18th   
·         Boys’ basketball game @ Birchwood     
5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 19th
Junior Choir    12:20 – 1:00 p.m.
·         National Geographic Bee school final
1:15 p.m.

Thursday, November 20th
School Chapel     8:30 a.m.
Thanksgiving HOT LUNCH
Handchime Choir   12:30-1:00 p.m.
ACSAA Basketball Tournament @ Lumen Christi. 
     First game vs. Holy  Rosary 4:00 p.m.     

Friday, November 21st    
·         Library visit – grades 3-8
·         ACSAA Basketball Tournament

Saturday, November 22nd 
·         ACSAA Basketball Tournament

Sunday, November 23rd
·         Special Thanksgiving Service    11:00 a.m.
All school students sing

·         Thanksgiving Potluck meal     12:00 p.m.

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