Monday, February 13, 2017

Parent Connection February 13th

Be Self-Controlled
“Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”
I Peter 5:8-9.
If you were a news reporter, what kind of news would be your ideal upon which to report? The trend seems to be toward the most shocking, the most worrisome, and the most sensational. Whether your medium is television, radio, or print you need to grab your audience’s attention. So it seems that every story becomes the most sensational and the most important thing that is happening.
Is that what Peter is doing here? Is he taking some minor problem and blowing it all out of proportion?
I would say that the answer to that question is “No!” Peter is warning us about a real and present danger, our enemy, the devil. This is our greatest enemy and he has one goal-to destroy our faith and trust in God. He may present himself to us like a small little kitty, innocent and harmless, but he is anything but innocent and harmless! He is that lion, always ready to pounce and devour.
But Peter reminds us that we can resist this enemy, we must. We can do this by standing firm in the faith, only in Christ. Our Lord will be with us as he is with all of his children around the world who are under attack from this enemy. Never underestimate the enemy and never discount the importance of our Savior’s strength.

YMCA Visits
          YMCA visits continue on Wednesday for the lower grades and Thursday for the upper grades.  Send a towel and car seat, if needed.

Early Dismissal and President’s Day
          School will dismiss at noon on Friday, February 17th for teacher in service. In honor of President’s Day there will be no school on Monday, February 20th.

Hot Lunch
          Hot Lunch is this Thursday.  On the menu is chicken nuggets, fries, oranges, carrots and celery.  Please complete the attached slip and return by Wednesday.  Parents you are welcome to join us.

Jr. Choir
          Jr. Choir will sing on February 26th at Faith.  Please plan on arriving in your choir uniform by 10:00 to practice.

Supporting Faith Lutheran School
          Want an easy way to support our school?  Collect BoxTops and turn them in to your child’s teacher.  FLS has received over $500 dollars in the last year just from box tops!  Mrs. Z will be submitting this quarter’s BoxTops soon.  Please turn them in by February 22nd.  You can keep collecting and turn them in for the next quarter as well.
          FLS is also a member of the Kroger (Fred Meyer) rewards program.  All you have to do is log in to your Fred Meyer rewards account and link it with FLS.  When you purchase a product on their rewards list, we get a percentage.  It is that easy!  Encourage your friends and family to support us as well.

Volleyball Practice and Tournament
          Volleyball practice continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 at APU. The volleyball tournament begins this Friday at Lumen Christi.  Faith’s first game is at 4:00pm on Friday. 
Spirit Week
To cheer on our volleyball team for their tournament.
Week of February 13th – 17th
Tuesday: Valentine’s Day
Wednesday: Black & White
Thursday:  Luau Day
Friday:  Teal & Gold
If you are not participating in the spirit days, wear your uniform on regular uniform days.

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