Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Parent Connection February 21st

Perfect Penmanship
          One of the subjects that my students love to complain about is penmanship. Most of them have decent penmanship, a few have really outstanding handwriting skills. Some of them could do better if they wouldn’t try to rush through it and get it out of the way. To do a good job in their handwriting work all they have to do is follow the example in the book and duplicate it in their work.
          In somewhat the same way, God expects us to copy his example perfectly. He says,” Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father, is perfect.” Matthew 5:48. God is our Creator and as such He can demand that we obey his will. He has laid out his divine will for us to follow. We only have to follow his perfect will and duplicate his example in order to stay on his good side. The problem is that we don’t follow through on his will, nor are we able to do it. In fact from the moment we entered this world, we were a failure in respect to God’s will. And there is nothing we can do to change the fact that we failed.
          God knew the predicament we would be in even before he created all things. And he planned our redemption. He sent his own Son to do what we can’t do, live a perfect life. Then, he gave up his life to pay for our sins and remove our guilt. He rose from the grave to assure us that all is complete and heaven is God’s gift to all who believe.
          We may not have perfect penmanship but in God’s eyes, we are perfect!

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.

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

Pennies for Patients
          Start saving your change.   Pennies for Patients drive will begin on March 1st and run through March 31st.  Pennies for Patients benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Students will be sent home with more information and a box next week to collect their change in and bring back to school. 

          The Faith Lutheran Huskies volleyball team played well and with great team work during the tournament.   Our Huskies finished 3rd overall.  Congratulations to our team for playing their best and representing our school.

Soccer Practice
          Soccer practice begins today at APU, 4:00-5:30pm.  Practices will continue every Tuesday and Thursday.  The soccer tournament is scheduled for April 7th and 8th.  Games will be announced as soon as they are scheduled.

Library Visit
          Mr. Z’s class will be visiting the library on Friday, February 24th.  The class will also be going out for lunch.  Please bring books and money for lunch.

February Birthdays
          We missed a few birthdays this month.  May God richly bless you in the coming year.
Olivia Z – February 6th
Elijah E – February 10th
Casen K – February 13th

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.

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