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. 28 April 8, 2021
“This is the Day the Lord has made; therefore let us rejoice and be glad in it!” Easter for our family began with a wonderful in person worship service and developed into a quiet family day. I pray that your Resurrection Sunday was blessed as well. The empty tomb is the basis of our faith and provides us with the blessed assurance of a blissful eternity with our Lord and Savior. He is risen, indeed! Alleluia!
Parent conferences were held yesterday, but if you would still like to meet with a teacher, please just call the office to set up a time.
I am thrilled to announce that my office is now de-cluttered of boxes and test booklets. All materials from the Iowa tests have been sent back (ironically to Florida). We will now await our results, which we hope to receive before the end of the school year.
Spring break is the week of the 19th-23rd. Remember, if you go away out of state, your children MUST provide evidence of a negative test result upon returning to school. While Governor Baker has changed “mandate” to “recommendation,” we have not. We have been so very careful and done everything right. It is not time to change how we do things. Thank you for understanding.
After spring break, you will see major improvements to the playground area. I will detail these for you when the work is complete. I am sure you will be quite impressed.
Spring has indeed sprung, and the weather is getting warmer. Remember, please, that shorts may not be worn to school until May 1st. Also, shirts may contain no logo, caricature, or wording inconsistent with the school’s Christian values. Thank you for your cooperation in respecting our dress code. Starting with tomorrow, there are but 40 days left in this school year. Our goal, by God’s grace, is continued excellence right through June 11th. Help us, please, to finish the year strong.
Speaking of “strong,” our enrollment, praise God, is rising rapidly. We anticipate a student body even larger than this year’s, and we hope for some safe easing of restrictions to allow us to accept each student who wants to join us. We will work within the guidelines that exist, of course, and do all we can to keep our school safe. Please, if you have friends who might be interested in our school, tell them to call the office as soon as possible. Slots are filling up quickly.
Finally, let me just say, yet again, what a blessing it is to be part of this wonderful school, working with your wonderful children. As always, I am a call or email away.
Hot Dog Friday 4/9 ~ Money collected Thursday 4/8
Chick-Fil-A Monday 4/12 ~Money collected Thursday 4/9
Pizza Wednesday 4/13 ~Money collected Tuesday 4/12
Hot Dog Friday 4/16 ~ Money collected Thursday 4/15
Chick-Fil-A Monday 4/26 ~Money collected Thursday 4/16
The Education Fair is an event that was always looked forward to at this time of the year. Although the students are still working on some amazing projects for the “fair”, sadly, we will not be able to open up the school this year for parents to browse the displays. We are working on some thoughts and ideas for a “virtual fair”. More information to follow.
The students really look forward to this special day, and this year more than ever, we would love to be able to provide a fun day on Friday, June 4th! Field Day takes MANY parent volunteers to make this happen! We are starting early to make sure that we have enough parents to help out, as we expect there will still be some Covid-19 protocols in place that we have to follow.
If you are willing to volunteer for this event, please fill out the volunteer form that was sent along with this Messenger. If you need a paper copy sent home, please notify the office. Please return the forms no later than April 30th so we will know if this event will be able to take place this year. Thank you!
Just a reminder…all orders are due no later than Monday, April 12th.
Thank you for your support!
Dates To Remember
Monday, April 12th ~ Butter Braid orders due
Monday, April 19th ~ Friday, April 23rd ~ Spring Break
Monday, May 31st ~ Memorial Day ~ No School
Friday, June 4th ~ Field Day
Thursday, June 10th ~ 8th grade graduation
Friday, June 11th ~ Last day of school ~ ½ day ~ 11:30 a.m. dismissal