Hey, Coach, what can I do to get open? Hey, coach, how can I help the team better in the next game? What can I do to improve my free throws, Coach? How can I get a faster start in the race?
Athletes of all sorts seek out advice from their coaches on how to improve their game. Coaches can usually pick out even little things that can help the student who wants to do better at the given sport. Sometimes just pointing out one or two small things will help them focus and just that focus will improve their performance.
In our lives as Christians, God has provided “coaches” to help us along the path of life on our way to heaven. Parents are the foremost coaches for their children. As parents, it’s your responsibility to lead by example and correction. Pastors and teachers are here to help you carry out your responsibilities and reinforce your guidance. God has also provided his Holy Spirit to work on the hearts of these little ones, to guide and recall those who are straying. All of us working together to carry out God’s plan for each child, His plan of bringing each of them safely into His Heavenly Kingdom. Be thankful that God has not left us alone in this responsibility!
· Tuesday, Nov. 21, Game
4:00pm Girls, 5:00pm Boys
at Birchwood Christian
National Geography Bee
Congratulations to Emma Robbert for winning the Geography Bee. Her next step will be to take the qualifying test after Christmas to determine her eligibility for the Alaska State Geography Bee.
Thanksgiving is this Thursday. There is no school on Thursday or Friday. Chapel will be held on Wednesday.
Hot Lunch Donations
Thank you to all who donated food, especially Village Inn for the apple and pumpkin pies, for the hot lunch last week! We had plenty of delicious food with leftovers for the potluck on Sunday. Thank you to Fred Koenig, Scott Anderson, and Krys Traver for preparing and serving the food on Thursday.
We collected several items for the Brother Francis Shelter this year. Thank you to all who donated. We collected: 66 pairs of socks, 16 underwear, 5 gloves, 20 hand warmers, 30 razors, 37 toothbrushes, 23 tubes of toothpaste, 14 dental floss, 7 bars of soap, 440 band aids, and over 70 shampoo, lotion, and body washes. What a blessing when we all contribute to a cause!
No More Slick Floors
A special thank you to Brady’s Floor Covering for donating the new mats in the school hallway. They look great and will help us keep our students and parents safe from falls.
Thanksgiving Worship Service Thank you, parents, for bringing your students to church last Sunday to sing and play the handchimes. The congregation really enjoyed their performances.
K-8 Field Trip
Kindergarten through 8th grade will be going to see A Very Electric Christmas at the Alaska Jr. Theater Thursday, November 30th.
Start looking through your recipes. On December 7th, PTF will host a bake sale. This sale is for homemade, edible goods. This could be cookies, cakes, jellies, breads, or any other items you make. The items will be available for sale starting at noon on the 7th and continuing until 4:00pm. If you have any questions or would like to help, please contact Sheila Lillo by cell at 907-229-790.
Mark your Calendars
PTF will host a dinner with a silent auction on February 23rd. Please mark your calendars. This dinner will be free will donation. If you have any items to donate for the silent auction, or would like to help with coordinating the dinner, please contact Sheila Lillo by cell at 907-229-7901.
Meet Your Teachers Monday
The answer to last week’s Meet Your Teacher trivia question was Ms. Snyder. Congratulations to Sarah Klebs for guessing the correct answer! Make sure to check the school’s Facebook page for this week’s question.
God’s richest blessings on your birthday!
Ms. Snyder 11/21
Evangeline G. 11/24