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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.  23                                                         February 29, 2024



February 29th. One can correctly say that only once every four years. Yet another month is counted off in this school year. I am hoping that you had a restful, enjoyable winter break. Now for some Spring weather to brighten March. I can do without the “in like a lion” half of the statement.

This Saturday at 7:05 is the Springfield Thunderbirds hockey game at which our choir is performing. You still have time to scan the code and order tickets. I purchased a ticket and donated it to a student, as I will be unable to attend, with good reason: our “baby girl” turned 40 yesterday, and our family party, including a surprise visit from our Montana son and granddaughter, is Saturday night. I am sure I will miss a good time with you all, but, hey, it’s our daughter.

Bottle and can drop off is tomorrow again. I am a little concerned, because the two most recent drop offs have been minimal. The program has brought in some good extra cash over the past several years. I plan to keep it in place for now and hope to see participation increase. It really is a simple and easy way to support the school and saves you the hassle of going to the redemption center. I hope to see it pick up. And, remember, while we can no longer accept water bottles (not redeemable), we accept ALL redeemable bottles AND cans. Thank you.

Last call for lawn signs advertising the school. A number of you have signed up, but I want to make sure that everyone who wants one, gets one. There is no charge, but a free will offering will gratefully be accepted.

Finally, we enter March tomorrow, and the city “goes green” for the better part of the month. The Parade this year falls right on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17th. Once again, we will offer our lot for parking as a fundraiser for the 8th grade trips. Mrs. Ricco will be contacting 8th grade parents about lending a hand on that morning. Parking, with no one blocked in, is just $15. If you plan to attend the parade, please consider parking right here. It is literally a two-block walk to a prime viewing spot on the parade route. Please help support the 8th grade, Each year, it has been their biggest money maker. Thanks!

Have a wonderful and safe weekend.

Bob Lastowski





Hot Dog Friday 3/1 ~ Money collected Thursday 2/29

Chick-Fil-A Monday 3/4 ~ Money collected Friday 3/1

Pizza Wednesday 3/6 ~ Money collected Tuesday 3/5

Hot Dog Friday 3/8 ~ Money collected Thursday 3/7

Chick-Fil-A Monday 3/11 ~ Money collected Friday 3/8



Upcoming Events


March 8th ~ Father/Daughter Dance ~ $10.00/person.  Flyers went home last week.

March 22nd ~ Mother/Son Outing ~ Movement Terrain in Ludlow

April 27th ~ Family Bowling Night ~ More information to follow



 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Parking

Sunday, March 17th, is the day of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  There will be one church service at 9:00 A.M.; then the parking lot will be used to raise money for the 8th grade class day trips.  To park in our parking lot and have easy access to the parade it will cost $15.00 a car.  Let your friends and extended family know! Parking begins at 10:00 a.m.


If you are a crafter/vendor and are interested in being a part of our Spring Festival on Saturday, May 11th – please pick up an application in the office.



Word of mouth has always been our best source of advertising.  If you know of anyone who might be interested in learning more about our school, please pass on the information about Open House.  Sunday, March 10th, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Mr. Lastowski, Mr. Stone and some of the faculty and staff will be on hand to give tours and answer any questions that prospective families may have. This will be a very informal setting, and refreshments will be served.


 Friday, March 1st ~ Bottle & Can pick up

Monday, March 4th ~ A.C.T. Rehearsal ~ 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday, March 4th ~ PTO meeting ~ 6:00 p.m. @ Barnes & Noble

Friday, March 8th ~ Father/Daughter Dance

Sunday, March 10th ~ School Open House ~ 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday, March 11th ~ A.C.T. Rehearsal ~ 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, March 15th ~ Bottle & Can pick up

Friday, March 22nd ~ Mother/Son Outing

Monday, March 25th ~ Feed My Faith ~ 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26th ~ Pies Delivered ~ 2:30 p.m. for pick-up

Friday, March 29th ~ Good Friday ~ No School