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. 7 October 14, 2021
Good morning! Fall has indeed arrived. Morning air is crisper, and soon the leaves will be all sorts of colors. Truth be told, October is my favorite month here in the beautiful Pioneer Valley.
The online school store is closed, and orders should be arriving soon.
Shirts and hoodies will be distributed in school. And, speaking of clothing, please keep the cooler weather in mind when sending your children to school. Recess and gym classes will continue to be held outdoors whenever weather permits.
Please support the food drive this Saturday in front of the church, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. . All items go to Margaret’s Pantry to support the hungry.
The bottle drive is ongoing all school year. Drop off anytime in the kitchen. Thanks again to Gabi Brin-Martin for heading this up.
The next PTO meeting is Monday, 10/18, at 6 p.m. in Room B3. The group has some good things planned.
Trunk or Treat will be in the parking lot on Friday, 10/29, at 6:30 p.m. Please consider joining in the fun as students go from car to car to receive treats. REMEMBER, please, no costumes depicting witches, skeletons, monsters, and the like.
Last Friday’s faculty in-service focused on positive team strengthening and school procedures. We also spent a valuable hour being trained by law enforcement on lockdown protocols. A follow -up, related drill with students will be held in the Spring. We pray that we will never need a live lockdown, but our teachers are well versed in what to do in the event that a live event occurs.
Finally, a reminder that we are just a phone call or email away if Chris or I can assist in any way. Have a blessed rest of the week and weekend
In His service, by His grace,
Hot Dog Friday 10/15 ~Money collected Thursday 10/14
Chick-Fil-A Monday 10/18 ~ Money collected Friday 10/15
Pizza Wednesday 10/20 ~Money collected Tuesday 10/19
Hot Dog Friday 10/22 ~Money collected Thursday 10/21
Chick-Fil-A Monday 10/25 ~ Money collected Friday 10/22
Your conference times (for PreK – 5th grade) to be held on Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, will be sent home on Monday, October 25th.
MIDDLE SCHOOL CONFERENCES
Conferences for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades run differently. Conferences are Wednesday afternoon, November 3rd , from 11:45 p.m. ~ 2:45 p.m. at fifteen-minute intervals. Report cards will be sent home only for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades on Monday, November 1st. Parents, please call the school office if you want to schedule a conference with Mrs. Ricco, Mr. Peterson, Mr. Stone, or Miss Bischoff. Mrs. Ferguson will mark the appointment on the teacher’s schedule.
You must set up the appointment by 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 2nd.
TRUNK OR TREAT
This is such a great event; it really brings church and school together. Each year many of the church families and school families park their cars in the parking lot & open their trunks filled with goodies for the children. This is such a safe environment for our children to enjoy. What a sight to see all the cute children in their adorable costumes. We are planning this event for Friday, October 29th, at 6:30 p.m.
A flyer with more information will be sent home next week.
The PTO has been re-established! We are happy to announce that the officers were chosen at the last meeting.
Chair: Kim Dunn
Treasurer: Linda Rex
Secretary: Larissa Roy
The PTO has also decided that they will meet twice a month, on the 1st & 3rd Monday, with the next meeting to take place on Monday, October 18th @ 6:00 p.m.
We are starting off with a great group of parents, but it’s never too late to join! Please see the above officers or Mr. Lastowski for more information!
Feed My Faith will take place on Monday, October 25th. Flyers were sent home with the youngest student in the family today.
Chapel offerings from the 1st quarter will be going to support Kate’s Kitchen.
8th Grade Fundraiser
We’re sticking with this popular fundraiser!
The 8th grade class has begun their fundraising for their class trips in May. Although the Pennsylavania trip has been cancelled, planning has begun for a series of day trips. Celebrating the graduating class has been a long time tradition at First Lutheran, but we can’t do it without your help!
Information about the Otis Spunkmeyer fundraiser was sent home today with the youngest student in the family. Return date is on or before November 4th. Pickup of your orders will be Novemeber 19th (just in time for Thanksgiving!)
Dates To Remember
Saturday, October 16th ~ Food drive ~ 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 26th ~ Picture Retakes
Monday, October 25th ~ Feed My Faith ~ 6:00 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.
Friday, October 29th ~ ½ day of school ~ end of 1st quarter ~ Trunk or Treat