Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Parent Connection April 18th

Life Has Won!
          Once again it seems that winter is losing its grip on Anchorage. Each day the sun comes up earlier and stays up later. Even though mornings can still be rather crisp, the day warms quickly with the sunshine we are experiencing. Each day more and more birds return from their vacation journey to warmer climates. Soon we will hear about the bears waking up grouchy and hungry so it’s time for us to stop feeding the birds and start being more careful with our trash. Before you know it, the grass will need mowing and the flowers will be blooming. Springtime is a time of new life in Anchorage.
          It is also a time when we remember the new life that God has created in us. Through the work of the Holy Spirit using the Word, we have this new life in us. This new life changes everything, our attitude, our fears, our wants, our hope, and our relationships. It all starts with Jesus. St. Paul writes to Timothy, “This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.” II Timothy 1:9b-10. Jesus won this new life for us through his holy sinless life and his innocent suffering and death. God raised him to life from the tomb to show us that his sacrifice was acceptable and we are his own. Let the new life shine in everything you do.

Early Dismissal
          On April 28th, school will dismiss at noon for teacher in-service.

Kids’ Day at the Dena’ina
          Thank you to all who helped and visited our booth! 
Alaska Junior Theater
          Grades K-4 will be attending the presentation of “The Tree and the Donkey Who Loved to Sing” on April 20th at 10:15am.  Permission slips should already be turned in.  Remember car seats if needed.

Hot Lunch April
          Hot Lunch is this week.  Please return the hot lunch slip by Thursday.

PTF Meeting
          The next PTF meeting is scheduled for April 19th at 7:00pm. This is an important meeting as we will be planning Teacher Appreciation Week (May 1st-5th), Parking Lot Sale (May 20th), and End of School Picnic (May 24th).  We need your help for these events to be a success!

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. 

Track Season
          Track practice begins this Thursday at Cuddy Park 3:45 – 5:00pm.  Be sure to return the permission slip by Thursday.
A field event clinic will be held this Saturday at Eagle River Christian School, 10:00 – Noon.  Please use this opportunity to practice and improve your skills.   The school will not be able to provide transportation for the clinic.

Funeral Services

          For those who would like to attend, a funeral service for Pastor Oldfield will be held here at Faith Lutheran Church on April 22nd at 2:00pm.

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