Monday, May 22, 2017

Parent Connection May 22

Watch Your Step
In the book, The 19th Hole, author Carol Mann recounts how golf legend Arnold Palmer will never forget the day he lost his footing.
It was the final hole of the 1961 Masters tournament. Palmer had a one-stroke lead and had just hit a satisfying tee shot. As he approached the ball, he saw an old friend standing at the edge of the gallery. His friend motioned Palmer over, stuck out his hand, and congratulated him for the win he was about to secure.
Palmer later said that as soon as he shook his friend’s hand, he knew he was in trouble. After that congratulatory handshake, he lost his mental footing. He hit his ball into a sand trap. Then he put it over the edge of the green. Then he missed a putt. He lost the Masters.
For us as Christians, the temptation can be strong for us to assume that we can coast through our Christianity: We know the Bible stories. We attend church more often than not. We’re on friendly terms with the pastor. We’re not as bad as those other people. After a while our idea of Christianity can begin to resemble our life insurance policy. It’s nice to know it’s in our filing cabinet if we need it; otherwise we don’t give it much thought.
And that’s when we can lose our footing.
Christianity is not some frame of mind through which we coast. Nor is it some life insurance document we store away for emergencies. Christianity is about our relationship with the One who has rescued us from the guilt of, and just punishment for, our sin.
If you have lost your footing, or you feel you are standing on shaky ground, come to Jesus and be renewed in his forgiveness and love. Don’t forget your relationship during the weeks of summer. Remember your intense need for him never ends. Never!
If you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall.
1 Corinthians 10:12

Last Day of School
          The last day of school will be Wednesday.  Parents are strongly urged to join us for the end-of-year chapel service at 11:00 am and stay for the picnic beginning at 11:30 am.  School dismisses at noon with no aftercare provided.      
          Students do not have to wear uniforms on Wednesday.

End of School Picnic
          On the last day of school we will have our end of school picnic beginning at 11:30. Families are invited to join us for the picnic.  Much of the food has been generously donated and for the remaining items, each class will be responsible for certain items.  Please see the detailed list attached.  Have all items here by Wednesday morning.

Field Trip
Weather permitting, K-4 grades are walking to a couple of parks close to school, tomorrow, Tues. May 23rd.  We will be eating our lunches at the parks.  Cold lunches only, please.  We will leave school at about 11:45 am and return about 3:00 pm.  It is still a uniform day. Be sure the children bring weather-appropriate coats and shoes.  If there are any questions about this event, please speak to Miss Snyder or Mrs. Z.
Mr. Z’s class will be going to the library and out to lunch on Tuesday.

Parking Lot Sale
          The parking lot sale was a success, we raised over $1400.  It is to go towards Smartboards.

Singing in Church
          Thank you to all those who sang in the service on Sunday.

Spring Fling
          Thank you for all those who sang on Friday night.  It was a great performance.  Be sure to bring back your t-shirts if you have not already.        

Open Enrollment

Enrollment for the 2017/2018 school year is now open.  If you have not enrolled your child for next year, please do so. 

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