Monday, October 9, 2017

Parent Connection October 9th

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him.” Ephesians 1:3-6
It would seem that everywhere you look nowadays people are seeking to be “chosen”. Look at the TV schedules and see the many shows where people compete to be the best singer, dancer, sports star, cake baker, etc. Our society seems to hold fame, riches and success as things which are synonymous with significance and identity and therefore, many are striving for this elusive dream.
          We were chosen by God before the foundation of the world to be saved through the blood of Jesus Christ, made holy and blameless, even though we are sinners and to be adopted as His children.
We are chosen. We are God’s children, is there anything better than that? Rejoice every day in his Love!

Family Art Night
          A big thank you goes out to all who came to our Art Night. To all of those who supplied snacks, those who came to enjoy the fellowship and snacks, and those who shared their talents and abilities, thank you!  We will hang the artwork soon in the hallway downstairs.

Basketball Practice
          Basketball practice continues this week at APU.  Tuesday players may be picked up at APU at 5:30pm and Thursday at 5:15pm.  If picking up at the school please arrive at 5:45pm or 5:30pm respectively.

Kindergarten Field Trip
          This Friday, October 13th, the kindergarten class will be going to the Alaska Zoo to visit the wolves.  We will leave at 12:10pm after lunch and return to school around 3:00pm.  The cost is $9 for students and $10 for chaperones, and will be charged to your TADS account.  Please remember to send car seats.  Chaperones are needed, if you are available to help.

Singing in Church
          Sunday, October 15th, the preschool and kindergarten students will be singing in church.  Please be sure to have your child here by 10:15am.  The service begins at 10:30am.

Trunk or Treat Meeting
PTF will have a meeting on Wednesday, October 11th at 7:00pm.  Plan on attending if you are volunteering.  You can still help if you can’t make the meeting.  Trunk or Treat is scheduled for October 27th, 5-7pm.  Gabrielle Bauer and Sheila Lillo will be coordinating this event.  Please contact Gabrielle at or Sheila at 907-229-7901, if you would like to help. 

Trunk or Treat Donations and Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to decorate a car, help with the photo booth, organize pumpkin decorating, donate candy and goodies for cake walk, and get lights and such for the parking lot.  Candy and other items may be dropped off in the office.  To sign up for volunteering please follow this link: .  You can also contact Gabrielle or Sheila.

End of Quarter
          Our first quarter ends on Friday, October 20th.  School dismisses that day at noon. 
          Parent teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, October 27th and Friday, October 28th.  Please use the following link to sign up for times.
If you have multiple students at Faith, be sure to sign up for each student. 

No School
There will be no school on October 27th, 30th and 31st.   Conferences will be held on the 27th. Our teachers and pastors will be attending the Alaska Conference of Pastors and Teachers on October 30th and 31st

Reformation Service
          This year marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Lutheran hammering his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church marking the beginning of the protestant reformation.  Faith Lutheran Church will host the annual reformation service for the WELS Alaska churches on October 29th at 4:30pm.  The Jr. Choir will sing during the service.  All families are invited to the service and to stay for a potluck following the service.

Calendar Change
          All FLS teachers will be attending the Pacific Northwest District’s Teachers Conference on February 15th and 16th, 2018. Therefore, we will not have school on those two days.

Meet Your Teachers Monday
The answer to last week’s Meet Your Teacher trivia question was Mrs. Traver.  Congratulations to Devin Finch for guessing the correct answer!  Make sure to check the school’s Facebook page for this week’s question.

October Birthdays
God’s richest blessings on your birthday!
          Winslow H.   10/5
          Eva M.          10/9
          Amy R.         10/16
          Emma R.       10/16

          Saraya H.      10/24

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