First Lutheran School Messenger
Isaiah 40:31 “…but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles;…”
Issue No. 31 May 6, 2021
God’s blessings on this marvelous day! After the silly fun of “May the Fourth be with you” and the gaiety for some of Cinco de Mayo, our nation observes today a much more important day: The National Day of Prayer. This day’s roots trace all the way back to the 1775 Continental Congress, and it has re-appeared in several versions until, in 1952, President Truman and a joint resolution of Congress formally established such a day. In 1983, President Reagan signed the observance into law, and in 1988, the first Thursday of May officially became the National Day of Prayer, which we observe today. Thus, it is only fitting that FLCS students and staff honor both our God and our country in a special way on this day. This morning in a ceremony on our church front steps & lawn, we had a short but moving tribute to the greatness of our God and to His gift of liberty in this great land. Invitations went out earlier this week. I hope that some of you were able to join us as we proclaimed this year’s theme, from 2 Corinthians 3:17: “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
Hard to believe, but the final mid-quarter grades of this school year are scheduled to go home Tuesday. BUT, before that, we at school celebrate our Education Fair tomorrow. Rather than cancel the popular event, our creative faculty and students have found a way to present the fair virtually. Please check our social media outlets in the next week for both still photos and videos sharing the events with you. And we strongly pray that the 2022 Education Fair will be as it should be: LIVE!
Shorts season is upon us (although this week hasn’t felt like it). Please remember that shorts are no higher than mid- thigh and that shirts/blouses cover the upper body and are of an appropriate nature (which means no Yankees shirts…just kidding).
Playground work continues, and will be fully completed, God willing, this summer. For a number of reasons, we are postponing the playground dedication until early September. Details will be shared in a timely fashion.
Short message this week. May you all have a wonderful month of May. As always, call or email if you need me.
In His service,
Hot Dog Friday 4/30 ~ No Hot Dog Lunch This Week
Chick-Fil-A Monday 5/10 ~ Money collected Friday 5/7
Pizza Wednesday 5/12 ~Money collected Tuesday 5/11
Hot Dog Friday 5/14 ~ Money collected Thursday 5/13
Chick-Fil-A Monday 5/17 ~Money collected Thursday 5/14
The yearbooks have arrived! Yearbooks will be sent home with those who pre-ordered tomorrow.
If you still wish to purchase a yearbook, they will be available in the office beginning Monday, May 10th. The yearbook cost is $15.00.
The teachers and students always work hard to make this a very special night. Sadly this year, families will not be able to visit the classrooms in the normal manner. With that being said, the students have been working on their projects and a tour of the classrooms will be scheduled tomorrow so each class will visit all the grades and be able to see the great projects that have been made. Mr. Stone has chosen the 8th grade project to be a video tour of the classrooms. The 8th grade class will be filming, introducing and interviewing students and faculty. We will get the video on facebook and/or the website asap so you will be able to see it too!
Dates To Remember
Monday, May 31st ~ Memorial Day ~ No School
Friday, June 4th ~ Field Day
Thursday, June 10th ~ 8th grade graduation
Friday, June 11th ~ Last day of school ~ ½ day ~ 11:30 a.m. dismissal