Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Parent Connection March 27th

In the Shadows
          The sunshine sure has been wonderful these past three or four weeks, hasn’t it? The bright shiny days, a hint of warmth in the air, at least, in the late afternoon, could it be spring? The mornings have been pretty crisp and cold. The sun is beginning to win the battle against the left over snows of winter. Slowly, but surely, the sun’s strength is tearing away at the rock-hard snow and ice; and soon we will be seeing the greening of the grass and budding of the trees.
          But this is also the time of the year when we need to be careful of the shadows. On my way to school, I have to watch out for one particular spot. There is a walkway over Lake Otis Parkway right in front of Lake Otis Elementary School. At this time of the year, a sort of ice speed bump forms in the shadow of the walkway. The sun’s rays do not reach this area so the ice persists in the shadow. There are other places around town where this happens.
          We need the light of Jesus to shine on each of us. We need the “Son-light” to pierce our stony callused hearts to soften them and make them alive. We need to beware of the shadowed areas in our lives where the light has not fully penetrated, where we still have some icy speed bumps to our faith. May God continue to work in each of us to strengthen our faith and bring us safely into his eternal kingdom!

Report Cards
          Report cards were sent home on Friday.  If you would like to schedule a parent/teacher conference, please contact your child’s teacher.  Report card envelopes need to be returned signed by the parent.

Spaghetti Fest
          On March 31st at 6:00pm PTF will be hosting a Spaghetti Fest.  We will have fun, games and of course spaghetti!  All proceeds from this will go to improve technology in our classrooms with smart boards.  The funds will be collected as a free will donation for the dinner and bake sale.  Please see the flyer for more information on how you can volunteer and RSVP.  You can also RSVP here:
          We need donations for the bake sale.  If you would like to donate a yummy treat, please let Sheila Lillo know. 

          Soccer practice continues at APU, 4:00-5:30pm on Tuesday.  Please note the date of the tournament has changed, again.
March 30th – 4:00pm Lumen Christi

Spirit Week
          To cheer on the Husky soccer team there will be spirit week this week.
          Tuesday – Favorite Color Day
Wednesday - Comfy Day (PJs, sweats)
Thursday – School Color Day

Spelling and Geography Bees
          This week Olivia Zanto will participate in the state spelling bee and Caleb Lillo will participate in the state geography bee. 

Jr. Choir
          Jr. Choir will sing next on April 2nd at Kings of Kings.  Please plan on arriving in your choir uniform by 10:00am to practice.  If you need a ride to Wasilla, please contact Mrs. Z.

Pennies for Patients
          Keep collecting your change.   Pennies for Patients drive began on March 1st and runs through March 31st.  Pennies for Patients benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 

Change to Calendar
          On April 14th, Good Friday there will be no school.  Previously, school was scheduled for a noon dismissal.

Open Enrollment
Enrollment for the 2017/2018 school year is now open.  Please enroll your student if he or she is returning next year so we can begin to prepare for the school year. 

Kids’ Day at the Dena’ina

          Faith Lutheran School will be hosting a booth at Kids’ Day on April 15th.  The event runs 10:00 – 4:00pm and highlights programs for children in Anchorage.  We will need volunteers to help throughout the day. Please let Mrs. Z know if you can volunteer for an hour or two to help out at Faith’s Booth.  We also need plastic colored eggs for the craft which can be dropped off in the office or with Mrs. Z.

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