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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. 18                                                                  January 21, 2021

 

 

A short week this week, as we were off Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and as Friday, the end of the second marking period, has an 11:30 A.M. dismissal. Grades do indeed close Friday, and we should be able to send report cards home next Tuesday. As always, please sign them and have your children return them to school by the end of next week.

Next week is also National Lutheran Schools Week. While modified somewhat due to Covid restrictions, the week still promises to be quite different from the average school week…and a lot of fun for all. The week annually celebrates the paramount role that education has always played within the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Beginning in 1847, when 12 LCMS churches first sponsored 19 schools, the LCMS now operates 1127 early childhood centers, 778 elementary schools, 87 high schools, 10 universities, and two seminaries, educating more than 180,000 students nationwide. And that doesn’t include the many Lutheran schools in other countries.  We are indeed proud of the LCMS commitment to providing a quality education within a loving and caring Christian environment. Should the opportunity arise, please take a moment to thank your child’s teacher for his/her commitment to your child. It would mean a lot to these tirelessly dedicated women and men.

While winter has not yet been too unkind, take heart:  just 58 more days until Spring!  Have a blessed week!

Robert Lastowski

Interim Principal

 

 

         

Hot Dog Friday 1/22 ~ Money collected Thursday 1/21

Chick-Fil-A Monday 1/25 ~Money collected Friday 1/22

Pizza Wednesday 1/27 ~ Money collected Tuesday 1/26

Hot Dog Friday 1/29 ~ Money collected Thursday 1/28

Chick-Fil-A Monday 2/1 ~Money collected Friday 1/29

 

 

 

 

National Lutheran Schools Week

Although it will look a little different this year due to Covid-19 restrictions – NLSW is January 25th – January 29th.  Please click the link below for the attached flyer for the daily activities:

National Lutheran Schools Week 2021

 

 

Chapel

 

We will continue to collect Chapel offerings for Kate’s Kitchen for the remainder of the school year.  Thank you for your generosity so far!!!

 

 

 

 

FLUE VACCINE UPDATE:

 

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is removing the requirement for flu vaccination for attendance in childcare/preschool, primary, secondary and postsecondary education. Preliminary data show that this has been a mild flu season to date, presumably as people have received their seasonal flu vaccine and have been adhering to mask-wearing and social distancing due to COVID-19.  Given the intensive Commonwealth-wide efforts regarding COVID-19 vaccination, DPH wants to alleviate the burden to obtain flu vaccination and focus on continuing our COVID -19 vaccination efforts.

 

DPH continues to strongly recommend that everyone age six months and older receive their seasonal flu vaccine each year.

 

The updated schedule can be found here:

 

https://www.mass.gov/doc/immunization-requirements-for-school-entry-0/download

 

 

 

 

Dates To Remember

 

 Friday, January ~ ½ day of school ~ end of 2nd quarter ~ 11:30 a.m. dismissal

Monday, January 25thFriday, January 29th ~ National Lutheran Schools Week

Tuesday, January 26th ~ Report Cards go home

Monday, February 15th – Friday, February 19th ~ Winter Break ~ No School

Wednesday, February 17th ~ Ash Wednesday