Monday, April 24, 2017

Parent Connection April 24th

Run the Straight Race
          The track team started practicing last week for a quick season. I found myself stressing to the runners to be sure to run straight down the track, focus on the finish line, don’t look around to see what other runners are doing, just run straight to the finish.
          As we celebrated the victory of Pastor Oldfield on Saturday, I was reminded about how he had run his race, his life. Certainly, the words of the writer to the Hebrews can be seen in the way Pastor Oldfield ran the race, “Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1b-2a.
          None of us knows the exact course our lives will take in this world, or what crosses we may have to bear. One thing is certain: we must focus on Jesus and push on to the goal. We must “Run the straight race through God’s good grace; Lift up your eyes and seek his face. Life with its way before us lies, Christ is the path and Christ the prize.” Hymn 457, st. 2

Zoo Visit
          Grades PK-4 will enjoy a zoo visit here at school on Thursday.  This visit’s animal is a snake.

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. 

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

Track Season
          Track practice continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Cuddy Park 3:45 – 5:00pm. 
          The Faith will be participating in a meet on May 6th.

Teacher Appreciation Week
          May 1st – 5th is teacher appreciation week.   Here are the activities PTF has planned:  Provide lunch or breakfast for the staff each day, decorate the classroom doors, and collect money so the teachers may enjoy a dinner out together.
          Please take the time next week to give a special thank you to our teaching staff.
          Families will be contacted this week as how they can help in their classrooms.  If you would like you may contact Sheila Lillo at
229-7901 with any questions.

Upcoming Events
          Parking Lot Sale on May 20th, 9:00-3:00.  Parents we will need volunteers!  Make plans to help for an hour or two. 

          End of school year picnic, May 24th at 11:30am.  Look for sign up opportunities soon.

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