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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. 17                                                                         January 20, 2022

 

 

It’s hard to believe, but our school year is half over, and we are now in 3rd Quarter. And next week is one of the highlights of the school year: National Lutheran Schools Week. Each day has its own theme, dress code,  and activity. Students…and faculty….look forward to it each year. Flyers were sent home last week.

I have sad news to share: New England LCMS District President, Rev. Timothy Yeadon, lost a long battle with illness this past Sunday. He was a good man and a real servant of the Lord. On a personal note, Rev. Yeadon was most encouraging to me when I became Interim Principal. The assurance of his support was a real comfort to me. While we are sad, we rejoice that he now rests in the presence of Our Lord and Savior.

Two reminders: the online school store is up and running again, through the 31st. And, January’s Feed My Faith is also Monday, the 31st of this month. Details for both can be found in this Messenger.

A short Principal’s message this week. Next week’s will include a report on some of the happenings of our special week. Have a safe and blessed weekend!

In His Service, By His Grace,

Bob Lastowski

Interim Principal

 

         

Hot Dog Friday 1/21  ~ Money collected Thursday 1/20

Chick-Fil-A Monday 1/24  ~ Money collected Friday 1/21

Pizza Wednesday 1/26  ~ Money collected Tuesday 1/25

Hot Dog Friday 1/28  ~ Money collected Thursday 1/27

Chick-Fil-A Monday 1/31  ~ Money collected Friday 1/28

 

Chapel

Dallas Lutheran School is a grades 7-12 Lutheran school in Dallas, Texas. An October tornado that hit the North Dallas area in October caused significant damage at the school. While some classes meet in makeshift classes in a gymnasium, other classes have been forced to go remote while cleanup and rebuilding efforts continue. Third Quarter chapel offerings will go to support our sister school in its efforts to rebuild. Please give with a generous heart to this worthy cause.

 

 

               Flyers were sent home on Tuesday with the students.

              Another copy is attached to this Messenger.

 

 

Happy New Year from Fifth grade!

A new year means new opportunities to share the love of Jesus, and I get to do that every day!  We begin each day studying God’s Word and in prayer.  In fifth grade, we have a list of prayer requests that is updated weekly, and we have seen our awesome God answer some of them already.  I truly treasure each day as I listen to these very inquisitive young minds. They are a group of thinkers, that is for sure.  While we study God’s Word, we are making personal connections and realizing that this living book even applies to us today.  In addition to our Bible study, we are memorizing Scripture and are learning all the different names of God. During October we spent some time exploring the life of Martin Luther and ended the month celebrating the Reformation.

After Bible, while our minds are still somewhat awake, we start Math. We have been converting measures, reviewing Roman numerals, and adding, subtracting, and multiplying, fractions.   Soon we will be working on algebraic equations, decimals, geometry, and graphing.  I think it’s safe to say that math is one of their favorite subjects and is full of “sweet” surprises.

The three separate subjects of Spelling, Vocabulary, and English really all work together.  As a class, we all agree that the English language is complex and can be challenging.  The fifth graders are becoming better verbal and written communicators.

The fifth graders have completed two book reports requiring them to analyze characters, describe settings, and provide clear and logical summaries. The students then present their reports to the class.  I have enjoyed watching their confidence grow with each presentation. The students will complete one more book report this year, and we will soon begin using a monthly writing prompt to write informative, narrative, and opinion type paragraphs.

Nature, Mammals, and Light have been the topics of study in Science. We could talk for hours about the mystery and complexity in which our world was created by Elohim, God our Creator. In Social Studies we have studied the ancient Middle East, the cradle of civilization, and currently we are studying the Modern Middle East. We also spend time exploring geographical facts and specifics about each continent.  Students also complete two current events each quarter. They are learning so much about the world in which they live, and as I read their reports, I am learning a lot, too.

Ephesians 4:32 has been my mantra for the past eighteen years of teaching, and I am learning that being kind, tenderhearted and forgiving of others transcends all ages, grades, and always blesses. This is and will always be one of my two favorite verses.  The other being 3 John 4, “I have no greater joy than to hear my children are walking in Truth”.  This is the reason I love teaching here at First Lutheran School: we live and teach the truth of Jesus.

Many blessings to you and your families this New Year!

Mrs. Hart

 

Online School Store

A number of you have asked about re-opening the online school store in order to purchase FLCS apparel. The store is now open again and will remain open through January 31st. Go to:

 www.hsgsports.com

Click on “team/spirit stores.” Click on “First Lutheran” and place your order. Merchandise will arrive in February.

 

 

Dates To Remember

 

Friday, January 14th ~ ½ day of school ~ end of 2nd quarter

Monday, January 17th ~ No School ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 24th ~ PTO Meeting ~ 6:00 p.m.

Monday, January 24th – Friday, January 28th ~ National Lutheran Schools Week

Monday, February 21st – Friday, February 25th ~ No School ~ Winter Break