Monday, January 4, 2016

Parent Connection January 4th

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Hebrews 12:8

            For most, New Years has always been a time of reflection, as well as a time to anticipate the future. We can expect changes to come to our lives in the coming year. Some changes we plan and hope to implement: “This year I resolve to…” Other changes may be completely unexpected. Some changes may be exciting, welcome and joyful, as in the birth of a new family member, or a job advancement. Other changes may be feared or cause sorrow, as in a death, disaster, or other type of difficulty in our lives.
Yet through all the changes we may experience in our lives there is one thing that, thankfully, never changes: God’s love for us. The same love that God had for us in the past he still has for us now. The same salvation Christ won for us on the cross remains our sure and certain hope. The same Holy Spirit still works faith in our hearts to believe in God’s promises of protection, guidance, and care throughout our lives. And finally, our heavenly home still waits for us.
Change is inevitable. It must come. Expect it, prepare for it, look forward to it. But rejoice and give thanks for this: We have a Lord who does not change! His love endures forever!

God bless your week and New Year,
-Principal Schneck

Report cards for the second quarter will be distributed on Friday, January 8th.
Parents, please sign and return the accompanying envelope on Monday, January 11th. If you have any questions about your child’s progress, please feel free to set up a meeting with your child’s teacher.

Co-ed Volleyball will be starting soon for boys and girls in grades 5-8.
Mr. Zarnstorff will get details and permission forms out to interested students as soon as the practice and game schedule is finalized. Please speak to Mr. Z if you have any questions.

Parents, Teachers and Friends (PTF)
Thank you to all those who donated and purchased at our PTF Bake Sale! $474 was collected for PTF sponsored school activities.
There is a PTF meeting on Thursday, January 7th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss upcoming events and projects. Please join us!

You are invited to join us for our weekly school chapel service this Thursday, January 7th, from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. This week Pastor Ewings will present a devotion on Proverbs 24:11. Families and friends are invited to come and join us in starting our day with the Lord.
Toddler Time meets this Wednesday, January 6th  from 10 to 11 a.m. This week’s theme is Epiphany. Parents with children ages 0-5 are invited to this hour of educational activities, structured play and a snack. For more information contact Mrs. Cara Ewings at 907-792-9388.

Junior Choir meets this week on Wednesday, January 6th at 12:20 p.m.

There will be no Handchime Choir this week. Handchime choir meets again next Thursday, January 14th at 12:30 p.m.

Library Visits
Grades 3-5 will be visiting the Loussac Library this Wednesday, January 6th. Grades 6-8 will be visiting the Loussac Library on Friday, January 8th. Students are reminded to bring their library cards and any books that need to be returned.

Parent’s Night Out
Friday, January 8th will be a “Pajama Party” Parents’ Night Out from 6-9 p.m. A sign-up sheet is posted in the school hallway.
Parents, would you like to join the fun? We could use chaperones! Contact Tina Henry at 240-0623 if you can help out.

If you have collected any Campbell’s Labels for Education or Pepperidge Farm UPCs, please bring them in to school to be used for bonus points by January 12th. Thank you!

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