Monday, November 23, 2015

Parent Connection Nov 23rd Issues #15

There will be no school classes this Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th, for the Thanksgiving holiday. May God bless your time remembering God’s many blessings you’re your family.

You are invited to join us for our special Thanksgiving school chapel service this Wednesday, November 25th, from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Families and friends are invited to come and join us in starting our day and our Thanksgiving holiday with the Lord. Students are encouraged to bring as their chapel offering a non-perishable food donation for the Alaska Food Bank. We will be completing our food drive this week.

Handchimes will be playing for chapel on Wednesday.  Handchime players need to be at school no later than 8:15 to practice before chapel service.

Congratulations to our National Geographic Bee Finalists and Champions!

School Competition Champion – Olivia Zanto
School Competition 2nd Place – Alexis Klebs
Grade 1-2 Champion – Aurora Ewings
Kindergarten Champion – Ewan Flynn

Classroom Finalists:
Alaina Hackmann, Caleb Lillo, Alexis Klebs, Olivia Zanto, Megan Lillo, Ella Anton, Cody Boswell, Joshua Lillo

Due to gym availablility, the basketball teams will be practicing this week Tuesday, November 24th  from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Junior Choir meets Wednesday, November 25th at 12:20 p.m.

Join us this next Sunday evening, November 29th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. for Advent for Families! Faith Lutheran Church and School would like to invite you to this evening activity for families as we prepare for the celebration of Advent and Christmas. Families will receive an advent wreath with candles to decorate as well as a devotional booklet to use for advent devotions. We will have a pizza supper and a starting devotion as families together. All materials will be provided to our families free of charge. In the weeks following, we will have more Advent for Families activities with the opportunity for families to make nativity scenes, Christmas ornaments, and an epiphany calendar. All are welcome!

This is the last week for our Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive for the Food Bank of Alaska. Donations will be taken to the food bank on Wednesday, November 25th. You may bring your non-perishable food items in to the school at any time. Donation barrels will be in the school entryway and the fellowship hall. Our special collections will be included with these donations on November 25th. There are lists posted on the barrels with suggested items.

Picture Retake Day – Picture retakes will be on December 8th beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Please let your child’s teacher or the office know if you are planning to have pictures taken on this day.

Toddler Time is an hour of educational activities, structured play and a snack for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Toddler Time meets Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. in the Faith fellowship hall. For more information contact Mrs. Cara Ewings at 907-792-9388.

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