Monday, March 23, 2015

Parent Connection March 23rd Issue 29

Chapel Service
You are invited to join us for our weekly chapel service this Thursday, March 26th from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Our chapel service message will be presented by Pastor Robbert from King of Kings in Wasilla. This week’s theme: Living for Jesus Means Being a Faithful Child of God (Timothy). Families and friends are invited to come join us in starting our day with the Lord.
Handchimes will play for chapel this week. Students should be at school and in the church by 8:15 a.m. to practice.

Co-Ed Indoor Soccer
Practice this week Tuesday, March 24th and Thursday, March 26th 4:00 to 5:45 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church.
Soccer Rally games are Friday, March 27th from 4-7 p.m. at Lumen Christi.

3rd Quarter report cards were sent home last Friday. Though not required, we encourage parents of Faith Lutheran School to schedule a time to meet with your child's classroom teacher to discuss their progress as we head into the final quarter of our school year. Some conference time has been set aside this Tuesday and Thursday, March 24th and March 26th, for any parents who wish to meet with the teachers. If these times are not convenient, parents may contact their child's teacher directly to schedule an alternate time. Parents who wish to meet with their child’s classroom teacher are asked to sign up for a time slot at  (if they have not already done so) to discuss their child's third quarter report and progress. Parents with children in more than one classroom are reminded to sign-up for a slot with each classroom teacher.
Please contact Principal Schneck or your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

Happy Birthday and God’s blessings
to Arianna  (Mar. 25)
and Blaine  (Mar.28).

The last of our Midweek Lenten services at Faith Lutheran is this Wednesday evening, March 25thFamilies are invited to join us for a soup supper potluck at 6:00 p.m., followed by Lenten worship at 7:00 p.m.
Bring a soup, salad, dessert, or other dish to pass and join our church family for food and fellowship prior to worship.
We also invite you to join us for these Holy Week worship opportunities:
Palm Sunday Worship – Mar. 29 @ 10:30 a.m.
Maundy Thursday Worship – Apr.2 @ 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday Worship – Apr.3 @ 7:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday Worship – Apr.5 @ 10:30 a.m.

Pennies for Patients
FLS students continue to collect change for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help raise awareness and support patients and families in the fight against blood cancers.
Students can bring their spare change in at any time until April 3rd.

God’s blessings to Joshua Lillo as he represents our school this week at the Alaska State National Geographic Bee on Friday, March 27th.

Alaska WELS Invitational Grand Prix
Sunday, April 12th starting 4:30 p.m.
The Grand Prix is a pinewood derby open to children and adults. Awards will be given to the fastest and coolest cars for kids and “big kids” divisions. Please see the poster in the fellowship hall and in the school entrance for sign-up information and details on how to get your car kit. Flyers to take home are available as well.
There will be a work day on Saturday, April 4th from 9 a.m. until noon in the Faith fellowship hall for participants to build and prepare their cars for the race. Tools and advice from expert racers will be provided. Contact Mr. Andy Zanto for more information: 887-4472.
Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will be making a visit to the Loussac Library on Friday, March 27th. Students are reminded to bring their library cards as well as any books that are due.

Please bring in any Campbell’s Labels or Pepperidge Farm UPC’s you have been saving in this week! We can get extra bonus points! Our next deadline is April 3rd.

PTF Meeting Tuesday 6:30 p.m.
Come support you school and help with Kid’s Day preparation as well as other activities to promote Faith Lutheran School to the community.

On Friday, March 27th, The Anchorage Lions Club is offering free vision screening to our students and school families.
The screening involves simply having the child look at a device which takes a photo of the child’s eyes to determine the child’s eye alignment, pupil size, and refractive error. A video of the procedure is available at . This is an interesting tutorial that explains what the screening is looking for and how it is conducted. I encourage you to take a moment to view it.
This vision screening is available for students and families. Even if your child is not a student, you may bring them in for this free screening. To receive the screening for your child, however, you will need to fill out a consent form (sent home last Friday). If you have children not in the school that you would like to have tested, extra consent forms are available in the box by the office.
The screeners will be at the school on Friday, March 27th, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Students with parental consent will be brought from their classrooms for this very brief screening.
Parents of children not enrolled in the school may bring their children in at any time from 1:30-3:30 p.m. for testing as well.
Please return the vision screening consent form to the school as soon as possible. Children cannot be tested on Friday without parental consent.
We thank the Anchorage Lions Club for providing this valuable service. If you have any questions, please speak to Gabrielle Bauer (903-0097).

Calendar this week…
Tuesday, March 24th     
·         Indoor Soccer Practice     4 p.m.
@ St. John’s Methodist
·         Parent/Teacher Consultations
(Evening as scheduled)
·         PTF Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 25th     
·         Toddler Time  10-11 a.m.
·         Junior Choir     12:20 p.m.
·         Soup Supper     6 p.m.
·         LENTEN WORSHIP AT FAITH    7 p.m.

Thursday, March 26th       
·         School Chapel Service     8:30 a.m.
Handchime Choir plays for chapel
·         Handchime Choir     12:30 p.m.
·         Indoor Soccer Practice     4 p.m.
@ St. John’s Methodist
·         Parent/Teacher Consultations
(Evening as scheduled)

Friday, March 27th      
·         Grades 3-5 visit Loussac Library
·         Lions Club Vision Screening
1:30-3:30 p.m.
·         Indoor Soccer Rally games
@ Lumen Christi     4-7 p.m.

Saturday, March 28th
·         Egg-stravaganza Egg Decorating Activity
Faith fellowship hall  4-6 p.m.

Sunday, March 22nd  
·         Sunday School and Bible Class  9:15 a.m.
·         Palm Sunday Worship at Faith  10:30 a.m.
·         Hispanic Worship     12:30 p.m.
·         Hmong Worship     3:00 p.m.

Looking for another Easter Activity?  Peace Lutheran Church in Eagle River is having Easter for Families Saturday, March 28th  beginning at 10 a.m.  Enjoy a family devotion, a family craft and activity.  There will be snacks and a free lunch. 
You can register online or by phone at and 907-694-3456.

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