Monday, February 1, 2016

Parent Connection February1st

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. – Hebrews 6:19

            The anchor is one of the earliest symbols used by the Christian church. It has been found on first century Christian tombs, in catacombs in Rome, and even on the garden tomb in Jerusalem that some believe was the site of Jesus’ burial and resurrection. The symbol of an anchor reminded them of God’s promise of salvation and eternal life, a hope they clung to, especially during times of persecution. We believers today also cling to this same great hope.
            Everyone from the owner of a small boat to the captain of a cargo ship knows how important the anchor is. The anchor keeps a boat from being cast adrift. An unanchored boat can easily get into trouble, dashed on rocks, grounded on a sand bar or reef, or lost adrift in a vast ocean. Without hope in Jesus our lives can easily drift as well. Jesus’ promise of salvation is firm and secure. When we face rough waters in this life, our hope in Jesus keeps us safely anchored to his promises.
            May God keep you strong in faith as you face the challenges of this week. May the Holy Spirit strengthen your faith, that your hope in Jesus keep your soul anchored firm and secure in his promises of forgiveness, life, and salvation.
God bless your week,
Principal Schneck J

Thank you to all those families who contributed to our 0 to 100 service project for our 100th day. We were able to make 53 comfort kits and collect 17 pairs of jeans, 50 books and 23 pairs of pajamas. Thanks for being a blessing to those in need!
We are still collecting for the New Beginnings home. If you still have a baby bottle coin container at home, it’s not too late to bring it in. Please drop coin bottles off with Sheila in the church/school office.
Co-ed Volleyball continues this week for boys and girls in grades 5-8.
Practice is Tuesday, February 2nd and Thursday, February 4th from 5:30-7 p.m. at Taku Elementary.
There are rally games for volleyball on Friday, February 5th from 4-7 p.m. at Grace Christian School.

The students of grades K-5 will be attending the AKJT performance of Alice in Wonderland on Tuesday, February 2nd. The bus will be picking up the students at 9:30 a.m.

We have scheduled YMCA visits this week for swimming.
Grades K-2 will be visiting the YMCA on Wednesday, February 3rd from 1:45 to 3:00 p.m. Grades 3-8 will be visiting the YMCA on Friday, February 5th from 1:45-3:00 p.m.
Students are asked to remember their swimming suits and towels, and grades K-2 are reminded to bring their car seats on Wednesday!

Due to the Loussac Library closure last week, grades 3-8 were not able to make their regular library visit. Now that the library is reopened, the middle and upper grades will be visiting the library this week.
Mr. Schneck’s class(grades 6-8) will visit the Loussac  Library on Tuesday, February 2nd, and Mr. Zarnstorff’s class (grades 3-5) will visit the Loussac on Wednesday, February 3rd. Students are asked to remember their library cards and any books that are due.

Junior Choir meets this week on Wednesday, February 3rd at 12:20 p.m.

Handchime choir meets this week on Thursday, February 4th at 12:30 p.m.

You are invited to join us for our weekly school chapel service this Thursday, February 4th, from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Families and friends are invited to come and join us in starting our day with the Lord.

Men of our school family are invited to join our Faith men’s Bible study which meets on the first Saturday of the month beginning February 6th at Barbie’s CafĂ© on Lake Otis Parkway at 9:00 a.m. The men’s study is entitled Five Things You Can Do to Live a Jesus-Centered Life. Contact Pastor Ewings at 792-9788 for more information, or to let him know you will be attending.

Family Movie Night!  PTF is sponsoring a Family Movie Night Sunday, February 14th, 5:30-8:30.  We will be showing the movie Inside Out.  There will be door prizes, trivia, and food.  Room parents will be contacting you on how to help out.  This event is for the whole family.  All donations received will go to support installing a sprinkler system for our school. See the flyer below more information.  

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