Monday, February 6, 2017

Parent Connection February 6th

An Epic Battle
          By the time you read this it will all be over. The weeks of build-up, the predictions and prognostications, the hype and hyperbole, it will all be over. One team will have prevailed over the other. One person will be singled out as the MVP of the game and he will say that it was really a team effort. There may be some analysis done after, especially of the ‘mistakes’ made by one team that led to a turning point in the game. Names will be inscribed on trophies. And then what? What significance will there be to what has happened? What difference will it have made in the world?
          If you want to talk about an epic battle, the most epic battle ever took place many years ago. It did not take place in an arena with thousands looking on though the outcome of this battle has effected every person who ever lived. This battle had thousands of years of build-up. Many people looked forward to this battle taking place without really understanding how it would all play out. Upon first examination of this battle it will seem that the champion of the people will have gone down in defeat. He will have laid down his life in this battle, seemingly having lost.
          But Jesus’ death was not the end of the battle, he came back from that grave as the victor, he rose gloriously to his throne in heaven. He wears the victor’s crown and rules all things for the good of his people. His victory made a real difference in the lives of his people, and their futures.

Jr. Choir
          Jr. Choir will sing on February 26th at Faith.  Please plan on arriving in your choir uniform by 10:00 to practice.
YMCA Visits
          Our school will be visiting the YMCA beginning on Wednesday for the lower grades and Thursday for the upper grades.  The visits will continue through the first part of March. Please be sure read, sign and send the permission slip back with your student.
          Make sure your child has a swimsuit that fits properly and a towel.  And send car seats if needed.

PTF Meeting
          Our next Parent, Teacher, Friend meeting is this Thursday, February 9th at 7pm.  We will discuss a Spaghetti Feed, hot lunches, and more.  We look forward to seeing you there!  This is a great opportunity to get involved in your child’s school.

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.

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.

Volleyball Practice
          Volleyball practice continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 at APU. The Huskies play their next games this Friday at Valley Baptist beginning at 4:30pm. 
          Parents, we would like to get the players to practice and games without having to use the van.  If you can help please contact Miss Snyder at 920-253-5336 or Sheila Lillo at 907-229-7901.
          Here is the current schedule of games, exact times to be determined.

February 10th – 4:30pm @ Valley Baptist
          Tabernacle (hosted by Wasilla Lake)
February 17th-18th – Tournament @ Lumen

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