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. 16 January 16, 2020
From the Principal’s Desk…
As we move forward for next year, we need your feedback. Click the link below to see an attached flyer that we would ask you to return as soon as possible, if you have that information for us.
No news yet on the fencing project.
Please click the link below to see the flyer for National Lutheran Schools Week. We’re looking forward to celebrating again this year.
Hot Dog Friday 1/17 ~ 1/2 day of school ~ No lunches
Chick Fil A Monday 1/20 ~ No School ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Pizza Wednesday 1/22 ~ Money collected Tuesday 1/21
Hot Dog Friday 1/24 ~ Money collected Friday 1/24
Chick-Fil-A Monday 1/27 ~ Money collected Friday 1/24
Would you be willing and available to help out on Fridays? The hours would be 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We need help cooking the hot dogs and distributing them to the children. Please put a check mark by the date you’re available, if you can help up out. Return it to your child’s teacher.
January 31st _____
February 28th _____
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Thank you for giving $394.45 this quarter! Kate’s Kitchen will be grateful.
A HUGE thank you goes to all of you who are scanning your receipts, so that we can receive monies for Box Tops!! I know and have heard how challenging it can be to use the new system. The HUGE thank you is because we received a check for $97.60!!! THANK YOU!!!
Oh My! Wow! Who would have thought! Thank you, Kondybko family for all you did to bring us $97.00 for the bottles. Thank you to all of you who brought your bottles for us to put toward this project!!
This wonderful class of second graders is off to a great start, though it’s hard to believe a half of the year has breezed by already! So much learning, sharing, and growing has taken place as we are continually in wonder at all God has created (our theme for this year).
We start every morning with pledges to the American and Christian flag, as well as a patriotic song. We have sung “The Star Spangled Banner”, “God Bless America”, “This Land is Your Land,” “America the Beautiful,” and are presently learning the lyrics and music to “Home on the Range”. Patriotism is incorporated throughout our social studies curriculum, and it includes a unit on our local, state and national government and elections. In the near future, the students will be doing research and a report on a state of their choice, as well as doing their own family trees, learning about their family culture and heritage, and doing another report on a county of their family origin. This will all tie into our Education Fair theme of “America and Me” and how our families originally came to America. This will include writing about and creating art projects of various American symbols.
We also recite the Ten Commandments, various well-known and classic poems that the students memorize (We are currently doing “The Sugar Plum Tree” by Eugene Field), and prayer that includes praying for our church prayer partners and our families and friends. We are so grateful for their encouragement and support throughout the year as many of them have dropped in and visited with us.
In our Bible lessons we are presently doing a unit titled, “The Faithless and the Faithful” and comparing and contrasting the lives of faithful servants of God such as Elijah, Josiah, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, with the faithless. The children are reading about the steadfast love and faithfulness of our heavenly Father toward those who put their trust in Him.
Much of our curriculum is A Beka, a Christian focused curriculum, so the children read stories with Bible-based values in reading, and read and work with sentences with those same values in spelling, phonics, handwriting, writing, and math, while the texts we read integrate the special sounds we are working on, as well as our spelling words so that they can be used in context. They
also demonstrate morals, good character traits, and Bible truths; some of the character themes in our current book, Wonders of Imagination, are: appreciation, contentment, faith, dependability, faithfulness, kindness, obedience, thankfulness, and worship.
We include God in our study of science as well. The students know that all living things, including us, come from and are created and specifically designed by God. They witnessed this fact in our study of insects and the remarkable way God designed bees to manufacture honey while pollinating our crops.
In math we are adding and subtracting 4-digit numbers with carrying and soon to be borrowing, looking at fractions, measurement, working with money, counting by 2’s. 5’s, 10’s, and now 3’s, in preparation for multiplication. The children are telling time as well.
The second graders are a joy to teach and I look forward to a great year of learning ahead.
Christmas Program DVD
DVD’s from the Christmas Program are available. Please reserve yours now, so we know how many more to make. DVD’s are selling for $3.00 each.
# of copies _________ $ enclosed____________
Dates To Remember
Friday, January 17th ~ ½ day of school ~ 11:30 a.m. dismissal ~ end of 2nd quarter
Monday, January 20th ~ No School ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Wednesday, January 22nd ~ Banking Day
Monday, January 27th – Friday, January 31st ~ National Lutheran Schools Week
Monday, January 27th – Feed My Faith ~ 6:00 p.m. Click the link to view the flyer
Wednesday, January 29th ~ Banking Day ~ Recognition of students who achieved Honor Roll/High Honor Roll after Chapel