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. 4 September 24, 2020
As we continue to work through the new ways of doing what we’ve always done, we need your help with this one – Please call the school office if there is a change of status at the end of the school day. Instead of sending a Remind to the teacher to send your child/children to carline or Eagles’ Nest, please call the school office! The teachers don’t always have an opportunity to check their phones for messages. Thank you!
I want to thank all of you who have turned in BOTH Agreement Forms – One for the Parent Handbook and one for the Parent Handbook Addendum. Now that we know you’ve read through both and signed the agreement forms we will now keep track of tardies, but based on the school days so far, this shouldn’t be a concern!!! Thank you!
Featuring Ms. Valente…
Ms. Valente has been working hard in her Kindergarten class, getting to know her students and establishing procedures. She is truly a” God send” in every sense of the words. She was praying; we were praying; and God brought us together. She comes with a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Reading Specialist Licensure. She’s had experience with reading intervention for students in Kindergarten through fourth grade in one-on-one and small group settings. Her list of working in various educational settings has provided her with great experiences that have prepared her for her position this year! She’s very active at her church, Lifepoint, but especially working with the youth of the congregation. She’s made a smooth transition in working as part of our staff! We thank God for her.
Here are the names of this year’s Kindergarten class….
Please keep them in your prayers each day!!
On Monday the students were told about all the ways the police and fire departments work to keep us safe. Trooper Canata, Sergeant Garcia, Lieutenant Pelchar, Officer Cruz, and Officer Rivera were all here to inform the children of what to do in a Shelter in Place, Lockdown, and Fire Drill. Lieutenant Pelchar encouraged the children, since we’d already had a Fire Drill, at what a great job they did and to keep it up! Trooper Canata and Sergeant Garcia spoke about Shelter in Place and Lockdowns. Officers Cruz and Rivera are the Resource Officers at Dean and the Holyoke High School and came to see our school. They all are so encouraged by what they see here, and the way in which the children listen. I’m glad you know that we want to keep your child/children safe, and that you continue to impart to your child/children that they need to obey the first time they’re given a direction, so that we really can keep them safe.
Hot Dog Friday 9/25 ~ Money collected Thursday 9/24
Chick-Fil-A Monday 9/28 ~ Money collected Friday 9/25
Pizza Wednesday 9/30 ~ Money collected Tuesday 9/29
Hot Dog Friday 10/2 ~ Money collected Thursday 10/1
Chick-Fil-A Monday 10/5 ~ Money collected Friday 10/2
Although we aren’t passing the offering plate during Chapel, we do have an offering plate on a stand by the door, so the students can put their offering in it.
This quarter the monies will go to Kate’s Kitchen to help them, as this is a very difficult time for them.
A reminder from the Parent Handbook Addendum…
Families also play a critical role in supporting the new culture of health and safety that each school must establish. (p. 6) First Lutheran Christian School is asking the families enrolled to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 by checking their child/children for any COVID-19 symptoms and keeping them home from school if they are sick or have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19. If a fever persists for more than three days, a doctor’s note will be required before re-entry to the school.
If a student starts a fever during the school day, they will be removed from the classroom and go to the designated quarantine room and wait for the parent to come to take him/her home. We realize that the symptoms now listed as possibly COVID-19 has increased. Based on the health information that we’ve been given will help to determine whether we will contact a parent that our concern is COVID-19 or if we know it could be allergies, etc. We have always contacted parents with any health concerns a child has had in the past. We will be very conscious of any changes in health. We are also providing a COVID-19 resource person who will be working from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to provide supervision, if a child needs to go home and to sanitize hand railings, door knobs, other areas of the school needing to be sanitized, e.g. the lunchroom. The lunch room will be cleaned between Morning Care and the first lunch; in between lunch times, etc. All food deliveries will be handled by this resource person, etc.
Dates To Remember
Friday, October 2nd ~ Midquarter
Tuesday, October 6th ~ Midquarter grades go home
Monday, October 12th ~ Columbus Day ~ No School
Tuesday, October 20th ~ Picture Retakes/cancelled by Grynn & Barrett; to be rescheduled
Friday, October 30th ~ end of 1st quarter ~ ½ day of school ~ dismissal at 11:30 a.m.