Monday, December 5, 2016

Parent Connection Dec 5th

It’s Too Soon!
I have a basketball player who has said it several times this season. He insisted that the games ended too soon. I don’t think he ever said it about practice. But the games went by too quickly for him. He thrived on the excitement and the thrill of the competition. He and the rest of the team worked really hard to improve their skills and learn the schemes of offense and defense. But it ended to soon again on Saturday after an overtime loss.
During this time of Advent, it is good for us to prepare for our celebration of the first coming of our Savior into this world. But I feel it is probably even more important for us to prepare for His second coming on the Last Day. I’m certain that when that day arrives in all of its glory, there will be some who say, “It’s too soon!” None of us knows when our Savior will be coming for us so we need to be ready. We can only be ready when we realize our sinfulness, and repent of those sins, and receive forgiveness from God for those sins. When Jesus comes on the last day, it will be too late to get ready. We need to be prepared every day, as if you expected Him to come today. “For you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, ‘Peace and safety,’ destruction will come on them suddenly…and they will not escape.” I Thessalonians 5:2-3. The Child in the manger is the only escape. Come, Lord Jesus!

Field Trip
          The students will be visiting the Dome tomorrow at 10:00-noon.  Parents, we could still use a couple more drivers.  If you are available please contact Mr. Z or the office. We look forward to enjoying some great play and exercise in a warm dome!

Bake Sale
          PTF will be having a bake sale after school on December 14th and 15th.  This is a great opportunity to get baked items for Christmas. 
We will need donations of baked goods so get your favorite holiday recipes out!  Contact the office if you have any questions.

PTF Meeting
          Our next meeting is December 8th at 7:00.  We will begin planning the activities for the rest of the school year.  The meeting will last for one hour.  We need volunteers to help organize upcoming events.  Please plan on attending.

Joy to the World!
          The Christmas season is one of joy and Christ is the center of that joy! Join us in the fellowship hall on Saturday, December 17th from 10 am to 12 pm to decorate Christmas cookies and make stained glass candle holders. For more information, please contact the office.

Brrrr……It’s cold
          Please be sure your child is coming to school with proper winter gear for outside.  If the temperature is above zero the children will be outside playing. 
          Due to the cold temperature your child may need long sleeves or a sweater for the classroom as well. 

Student Messages
          If you need to contact your student during the day, please do so during the noon break for lunch and recess.  If you need to leave a message for your child do so before 2:30.

Classes start promptly at 8:30.  Students who miss the start of the school day often feel rushed and can become unfocused and stressed for the day.  Please make every effort to have your student to school on time.  This means adequate planning, especially on days with inclement weather.
If your child will be absent from school, contact the school before 8:30.  Please make every effort to collect your child’s assignments on that day so the missed assignments may be completed at home.
For planned early dismissals and absences, send a written note in advance of the absence.  Children often forget to inform their teachers or do not remember the details. 
Please make school as important to your child as work is important to you, even in the primary grades.  Tardiness and absences though sometimes necessary, are frustrating and stressful to students, teachers, and the classroom as a whole.  Frivolous excuses for tardiness and absences can teach children their educational responsibilities aren’t important and can be detrimental to the value they place on education in the future.  Please act in the best interest of your child in this regard.

Financial Peace University
Faith Lutheran Church will offer the popular Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class early in the new year, Tuesday evenings at 6:30 from January 10th through March 7th.  The class covers biblically-based principles of money management, beneficial to all from young people starting out on their own to older couples.  For more information about the class, please visit the Stewards of Faith blog at
There will be a preview on December 13th at 6:30 for those who are interested.

If you would like to sign up, please speak with Mrs. Lillo in the office.

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