Monday, October 3, 2016

Parent Connection October 3rd

Where to Find Rest
On your license plate, you probably have a representation of the prospectors lined up on the “Golden stairway” to Chilkoot Pass heading for the Klondike. The Canadian government required each of the prospective miners to have a ton of supplies with them that would last them for an entire year. Each miner had to get that amount of supplies up the mountainside to the pass and on to the Klondike gold fields. I can imagine that the lure of gold may have dimmed a little bit by the time they had carried their gear up and over the “stairway”. Once you started up the stairway, you dare not stop and rest because you may not be let back into the line to continue. You could pay some of the natives to carry your gear for you if you had that kind of money.
          Once you got to the top of the pass, you still had miles to go to get your cache of gear down to the head waters of the Yukon River. You had to get there before the snow melted so you could get a boat built to float down the Yukon to Dawson and the gold fields. All of this to strike it rich, maybe.
          Sometimes our walk through life could be like that of those miners, arduous and long, without a chance for rest. We long for a place to set our burdens down and take a breather. Our Savior invites us to do just that in our Bible verse this week: “Come unto me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29. He says we can take our burden of guilt and shame and lay it at the foot of his cross and find true rest for our souls. That burden no longer troubles us because he carried it for us and paid for it completely. We can rest safely in his loving arms forever!

Picture Day-October 4
Individual and class room pictures will be taken in the morning.  Students do not have to wear the school uniform on Tuesday. 
Students must bring the completed order form with them on Tuesday.  If you completed the form online please send a printed receipt with your child. To complete online visit and use code FL16. All online orders will receive 4 additional wallet photos.  All orders over $65 will receive a full resolution digital file. Contact Alaska Focus for questions.

PTF Meeting
Thursday, October 6th at 7:00pm.  Be sure to attend.  We are in the final planning stages for Trunk or Treat.  If you can help in anyway plan on coming.  We need volunteers to decorate their trunk and to help with some activities we have planned.
We will need lots and lots of the sweet stuff!  We are now accepting donations of candy to pass on to the kids at Trunk or Treat.  Drop it off in the office.  We would also like some non-sweet, and allergy friendly snacks as well.

Health Fair at Faith
Join us for a Health Fair on Saturday, October 15th, 8am to noon, hosted by Faith Lutheran Church and School. This is a free event for basic health screening, lab work and health care information.  Everyone in the school, church, and our community is invited.  
We need volunteers to help with snacks and to help at the event.  Please visit this link to sign up:
Mission offerings
          The offerings from our chapel services for the first semester will be sent to the WELS Committee for Relief. This effort helps churches and members of those churches who have suffered losses by some sort of natural disaster. Funds have been distributed over the years to victims of hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, and fires in the United States and around the world.

          Our practices continue this week on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 until 5:30 P.M. at the Mosley Sports Center on the Alaska Pacific University campus.
          Our first game is October 21st at Anchor Lutheran.  Girls will play at 6:00pm with the boys to follow.  Our next game is November 4th at Anchor beginning at 6:00pm for the girls with the boys to follow.

        Just a reminder you can find updated calendars online at the school’s website and on the Educate website.

Educate Communications
          Last week two notifications were sent.  One was sent as a school closing notice, the other was a general message.  If you received too many of these messages or did not receive them, log on to your Educate account and adjust your alert preferences. 
          If you have trouble with the log in please email Sheila Lillo at

Central African Medical Mission (CAMM)

Are you looking for a way to serve our Lord?  Teethsavers, a non-profit Christian organization, is teaming up with the Central Africa Medical Mission to provide toothbrushes and toothpaste for all children seen by the Malawi clinic.  Over 60,000 patients receive medical care at the clinic in Malawi every year.  If you would like to help, please bring soft child-sized toothbrushes to Faith and leave them in the collection boxes located in the church and school entry ways by Sunday, October 23rd.  

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