Don’t Lose the Trail!
During my years in Alaska, I have traveled my share of trails. I have walked, biked, driven ATVs and snow machines, and even followed trails in a boat. There have been times that I have felt lost because of the weather conditions or unfamiliar territory. There have been times when I was following a friend who was hauling materials in to build a cabin. It was dark and snow was falling heavily and blowing up from the snow machine in front of me. White out conditions made it hard to find the trail. Other times, it was a thick fog that made all landmarks disappear.
As we travel through our earthly life, our enemies (the devil, the world, and our own flesh) will try to make us lose our way, the trail laid out for us. They will try to confuse us and turn us around, make us travel in circles. They will try to lead us down the wrong path or get us lost in a cloud so thick you can’t see your hand in front of your face.
Thank God that He has provided a guiding light so powerful that our enemies cannot put it out or cover it up. The Psalmist wrote, “Your Word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path.” Ps. 119:105. His Word shows us the only path to salvation: faith in Jesus as our Savior. There is no other “trail” that will take us to our heavenly home. Every other path leads only to destruction. Don’t lose the “trail.” Follow His Light!
We will have hot lunch this Thursday, October 19th. The menu is: tacos, carrots, fruit and dessert.
For those of you new to Faith, PTF sponsors a hot lunch once a month. Lunch is served in the fellowship hall and enjoyed with
the entire school. Parents are welcome to join their children for lunch. The cost is $4, and participation is optional. If your student would like to participate simply complete the hot lunch form and return with payment. You may pay by check or cash. Checks should be made out to Faith Lutheran PTF. Because this is sponsored by PTF, the charge cannot be added to your TADS account.
Basketball practice continues this week at The Center, 4855 Arctic Blvd, located on the East side of Arctic between Tudor and International. Tuesday players may be picked up at The Center at 5:30pm and Thursday at 5:15pm. If picking up at the school, please arrive at 5:45pm or 5:30pm respectively.
End of Quarter
Our first quarter ends on Friday, October 20th. School dismisses that day at noon. Parent teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, October 26th and Friday, October 27th. Please use the following link to sign up for times:
If you have multiple students at Faith, be sure to sign up for each student.
Trunk or Treat Donations and Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to decorate a car, help with the photo booth, organize pumpkin decorating, donate candy and goodies for cake walk, and get lights and such for the parking lot. Candy and other items may be dropped off in the office. Please sign up to volunteer at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44a5a723a20-trunk. You can also contact Gabrielle or Sheila.
Please bring any BoxTops you have been collecting to school and place in the collection box or give to your teacher. The deadline for this submission is October 27th.
There will be no school on October 27th, 30th and 31st. Conferences will be held on the 27th. Our teachers and pastors will be attending the Alaska Conference of Pastors and Teachers on October 30th and 31st.
This year marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Lutheran hammering his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church marking the beginning of the protestant reformation. Faith Lutheran Church will host the annual reformation service for the WELS Alaska churches on October 29th at 4:30pm. The Jr. Choir will sing during the service. All families are invited to the service and to stay for a potluck following the service.
All FLS teachers will be attending the Pacific Northwest District’s Teachers Conference on February 15th and 16th, 2018. Therefore, we will not have school on those two days.
We need to know by October 26th if you want to have your child’s picture retaken. If you do not RSVP by this date, you may not be able to have a photo taken at the school. You can stop by, call 563-3499, or email the office at email@example.com.
Brrrrr…It Is Cold Outside
Parents, be sure your student is bringing proper winter gear to school. Students enjoy their time outside when they can keep warm and dry with hats, gloves, winter coat, boots, and snow pants.
Parent’s Night Out
In November, we will have a Parent’s Night Out drive-in movie night, date to be determined. Please save any boxes large enough to sit in so the kids can decorate them like ‘cars.’
Singing in Church
Thank you to the all of our preschool and kindergarten students for singing in church last Sunday. We enjoyed listening to you praise God with your voices.
Family Art Gallery
Thank you to everybody who came to Paint Night. All of the beautiful paintings are hanging in the hallway downstairs.
Meet Your Teachers Monday
The answer to last week’s Meet Your Teacher trivia question was Mrs. Z. Congratulations to Emma Robbert for guessing the correct answer! Make sure to check the school’s Facebook page for this week’s question.