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Isaiah 40:31 “…but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles;…”
Issue No. 9                                                                  October 29, 2020



I’m grateful to be writing this section of the Messenger this week!  I can’t thank you all enough for all your prayers! Prayer is not talking to the air.  Prayer is talking to God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

I miss greeting each morning.  I miss walking down the halls to see the teaching taking place in each classroom.  I’m getting stronger each day, and I know that means that returning to all of that is possible.

I’m also praying. Praying that God’s protection continue to cover all the students and all of you, the families of First Lutheran Christian School.

Miss Heeren recently received a very fun and meaningful encouragement. A friend of hers let the New England Patriots organization know Miss Heeren’s circumstances and how much of a fan she is.  They sent her a few shirts, hats, and she received a letter from Mr. Kraft.  What a fun surprise!

I’ll be thinking of all of you tomorrow night at Trunk or Treat.  My orange coat will stay in storage this year (the one I’ve worn every year while parking cars), but I’m sure your costumes will be fun and creative.

Miss Bischoff


Featuring Mrs. Hart…

Mrs. Hart began working in the Eagles’ Nest program at First Lutheran in 2002.  She then taught pre-k for sixteen years, and is now in her second year of teaching fifth grade.  Mrs. Hart grew up in and lived in Holyoke until two years ago when she and her family moved to Granby.  She has two daughters, Sarah and Brenna.  Both of her girls attended First Lutheran School.  She enjoys reading, walking, hiking, and spending time with her grandpuppy, Russell.  Mrs. Hart and her husband, Jim, are very excited and looking forward to meeting their first grandchild who is due in April of 2021.

Here are the names of this year’s 5th grade class…











Please keep them in your prayers each day!!



Hot Dog Friday 10/30 ~ No Lunches ~ 1/2 day of school

Chick-Fil-A Monday 11/2 ~Money collected Friday 10/30

Pizza Wednesday 11/4 ~ No Lunches ~ 1/2 day of school

Hot Dog Friday 11/6 ~ Money collected Thursday 11/5

Chick-Fil-A Monday 11/9 ~Money collected Friday 11/6


Information about Honor Roll & High Honor Roll will be in the

November 12th Messenger


Outdoor Wear

Well, the time for wearing shorts is coming to an end.  Tomorrow, October 30th is the last day to wear shorts. So now it’s time to consider our winter wear!

 As the cold weather approaches, it’s great to see the students that have the proper clothing for playing out at recess when the cold wind blows. The teachers take the students out as often as possible so that everyone can have fresh air and exercise.  Coats, hats and mittens can make recess much more enjoyable and healthy.


School Closing Announcements

What If……

Weather related school cancelations will be announced on the following stations:

CBS – TV Channel 3

WGGB – TV Channel 40

WWLP – TV Channel 22

FOX – TV Channel 6


Please note:

If there is a delay, there is NO Morning Care. If there is no school, there is NO Eagles’ Nest or Morning Care. The classroom doors will open fifteen minutes before the starting time shown for the delay. Please look or listen for First Lutheran’s name listed or announced. The decision to close or delay is usually posted about 5:45 a.m.

We’re doing this again this year!

We have been given another opportunity to work together for our church and school!  The Kondybko family has offered to head up a “Plastic Container Drive”.  If you want to be a collector, all you have to do is fill a plastic bag with  plastic containers that were used to contain something liquid, especially water bottles, soda bottles, etc.  Bring the filled bag back to school and put it in the kitchen and Mrs. Kondybko will bring the bag home to sort and then deliver to the recycle place in Connecticut.  The money they receive will go toward items on the school budget. This project was cut short last year in March, so we’re going to continue it this year.  Already from a few bags that were collected over the summer, the school received $71.00.  Every little bit helps!




Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 1st!



Dates To Remember


Friday, October 30th ~ end of 1st quarter ~ ½ day of school ~ dismissal at 11:30 a.m.

Trunk or Treat ~ 6:30 p.m. ~ more information to follow.

 Sunday, November 1st ~ Daylight savings time ends ~ set clocks back 1 hour

Monday, November 2nd ~ Middle School Report Cards go home

 Wednesday, November 4th ~ ½ day of school ~ 11:30 a.m. dismissal ~ parent conferences

Wednesday, November 11th ~ No School ~ Veterans Day

 Monday, November 23rd – Friday, November 27th ~ Thanksgiving Break