Monday, April 25, 2016

Parent Connection April 25th

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 26th, our school will be receiving some special visitors. Mr. Paul Hartwig and Mr. Greg Schmill from WELS Commission on Lutheran Schools will be visiting to complete a school assessment. As we look to the future, our congregation’s School Focus Group and our Board for Lay Ministry have invited these experienced gentlemen to come and visit our school with the purpose of helping us to assess our preschool and elementary school programs and give us advice on improvement. They will be briefly visiting each of the classrooms in action, as well as meeting with teachers, support staff, and leadership.
During their visit they would like to meet with a focus group of school parents interested in sharing their perspective on Faith Lutheran School and Faith Lutheran Preschool. This group of parents only will meet with one of our school visitors on Tuesday, April 26th from 3:45-4:45 p.m. All school parents are invited! Your input is very valuable. Please make every effort to attend. Free child care will be provided is needed for those attending this hour long meeting.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Schneck.

Mr. Zarnstorff’s Class – The 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will be going to the library on Friday.  They will also try to go to lunch as well.  Be sure to send library cards, money for lunch and any books that need to be returned.

Co-Ed Track and Field practices this week:
Tuesday, April 26th – Due to the school assessment, there will be no organized track practice on Tuesday.  Athletes are strongly encouraged to practice on their own as our first meet is Saturday.  Please make an effort to practice on a track near your home. 
Thursday, April 28th from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m at the Cuddy Family Midtown Park, on the B Street Side.
The Faith Invitational Track Meet is this Saturday, April 30th at the Wendler Middle School track on Lake Otis and Northern Lights. Team members should be there by 9:30 a.m. to warm up and prepare.
Would you like to help out? Contact Mr. Zarnstorff if you are interested and available to run an event, work the scoring table, or be a timer. All are invited to come and cheer on the Huskies!

May 7th track meet has been moved to Hanshew Middle School on Lake Otis Parkway.  Athletes will need to arrive at 9:30 a.m. to warm up.

You are invited to join us for our weekly school chapel service this Thursday, April 28th, 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!

Save the Date! Coming up on Friday, May 13th our Preschool through 8th grade will present our Faith Lutheran School “Spring Fling” musical, It’s Cool in the Furnace at 6:30 p.m. at the Mainstage Theater of the UAA Fine Arts Building. Invite your friends and family!

Would you like to hone your cake decorating skills? Sign up for the PTF’s Cake Decorating School Fundraiser Saturday, May 14th from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Ana Lederhos (Kindergarten parent) will be teaching the Wilton Method of Cake Decorating, Five Steps to a Great Cake.  All the proceeds from this class will be donated to the Sprinkler Fund.  The cost is $30 with supplies and icing provided.  Bring an eight inch cake ready to be decorated.  Sign up soon as space is limited!  Contact Sheila Lillo at  229-7901 to sign up or for more information.
The following are invitations to our school family from Faith Lutheran Church events this week:

Making Life Better is a Bible class led by Pastor Ewings in which participants will discover how God has made their lives better. This class, covering the basic truths of the Christian faith, is for newcomers to the faith and long-time Christians alike. Making Life Better meets Mondays at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome!

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
Faith’s current women’s Bible study, Living a Chocolate Life, continues this Saturday, April 30th at 10:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Contact Cara Ewings at 792-9388 if you would like to join in. All are welcome!

On Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Ewings is leading a small group Bible study called The Art of Marriage. This study touches on topics such as God’s purpose and plan for marriage, how to overcome isolation, fulfilling responsibilities, dealing with communication and conflict, and experiencing real intimacy. All are welcome and invited!
This small group study meets at the home of Paul and Bev Lembke. For more information contact Pastor Ewings at 792-9788.

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