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Lower School Newsletter, Week of 9/11

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FOR SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER:
Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are some important dates that you do not want to miss:

•September 16th – LS PTF Coffee Meet and Greet (Alumni Commons) 8:00am
•September 23rd – 25th LS Parent Conferences (Classrooms) 12:15 PM Dismissal
•September 24th – See You at the Pole (LS Flag Pole) 7:45-8:00 AM
•September 26th – Regular School Day
•October 1-31 – Pastor Appreciation Month
•October 10th – End of 1st Quarter 12:15 PM Dismissal
•October 13th – No School – Student Holiday/Teacher Workday
•October 14th – Portrait Retakes

 

A NOTE FROM MRS. GROSSHANS (LS PRINCIPAL)
“Praying Circles Around Your Children” By Mark Batterson

You should have received a copy of this book from one of your Lower School children. In the coming weeks I will post a review of a chapter’s highlights. My hope is that you will partner with us this year as we pray “circles” around our children for both their present and their future.

Chapter 1 – The Greatest Legacy You Can Leave
I have to echo Batterson’s comment about our children being moving targets. Having raised five children, my husband and I often commented throughout the years as to our desire for an owner’s manual to help us know what to do. What we found was that as soon we thought we had something figured out, they entered a new faze or another child was added to our family changing the mix or . . . or . . . or . . What we found was that we couldn’t do this on our own. I love Batterson’s statement “Make sure the heavenly Father hears about your kids daily!” What my husband and I found was that as mom and dad we can mess them up at any given moment – it is God who can make the difference in our children’s today and tomorrow.

What prayer legacy are you leaving your children? When we are gone will our children say of us we were praying parents after God’s heart? Will they have memories of seeing and hearing us pray? When we stand before Jesus will he say He knows our voice because He heard it often? Read chapter one and discover the greatest legacy you can leave.

 

MOMS AND DADS – Please, Please, Please, Please…
Please do not use the parking lot as a drive thru drop-off and/or pick-up lane. If you wish to use the parking lot rather than the loop drive thru lanes you must park your car in an appropriate space and walk your child(ren) to the cross walk at drop-off or walk to the sidewalk, let the teacher know you are taking your child(ren) and walk together back to your car. Please do not ask your child(ren) to walk through the parking lot unsupervised to meet you at your car. This is not a safe situation to put your child(ren) in. Let’s work together to keep all our children safe. Your help is greatly appreciated.

 

PTF MEET AND GREET
Tuesday, September 16 at 8:00am, at the Alumni Commons. This is an opportunity to come meet PTF members, find out what the PTF is all about, and how to get involved.

 

LOWER SCHOOL SEE YOU AT THE POLE
Please join your child in prayer on Wednesday, September 24th as we pray at the Alumni Commons from 7:45AM-8:00AM. This will be a special time for LS students and families lead by our 6th graders.

 

K4-6 PARENT CONFERENCE DAYS (SEPTEMBER 23RD- 25TH) 12:15PM DISMISSAL
Parents, September 23rd-25th are Parent Conference days. Parents, please be reminded that school will be dismissed at 12:15PM. Aftercare will be limited to the students that are already enrolled in the Aftercare Program until 6:00PM. Please plan to pick up your child(ren) at 12:15PM if they are not enrolled in the After Care Program. Please be watching for conference times from your student’s teacher.

 

SEPTEMBER 26TH (NORMAL SCHOOL DAY)
Please be aware that Friday, September 26th is a normal school day.

 

LOST & FOUND (CLAIM IT CORNER)
We have some lovely new items this week! Water bottles, sweatshirts, PE uniform and even a flip-flop missing its “sole mate”. We also have some lonely items left from the weeks before – water bottles, lunch boxes, itty-bitty sweaters. Please stop by the Clinic, located in the Lower School, to claim (and label) your items.

 

LIBRARY CLOSED
The library will be closed at 12:15PM on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 due to Parent Conferences. Please note that LS students are not permitted to stay in the library unattended at any time.

 

YEARBOOK SALE
Don’t forget to purchase your yearbook at Jostens.com Hurry don’t miss out!

 

FIRST GRADE FIELD TRIP TO SEA WORLD
1st graders will visit Sea World on Friday, September 26th to conclude their study of animals. 1st grade parents, please turn in your medical release forms and complete a background check if you are planning to attend this field trip.

 

6TH GRADE GIRLS BIBLE STUDIES
6th grade girls Bible Study, “A Daughter’s Worth” will begin soon! This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to grow in Christ. Have your daughter sign up at the LS Front Desk if she is interested. Please note there is a minimal fee of $14.00 to cover the cost of the book for this Bible Study.

 

TFA CALENDAR
Please click HERE to access the TFA Calendar on our website. TFA Calendar is a wonderful way of keeping you and your family informed of upcoming events.

 

PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES CAN TEXT TFA!
Did you know that prospective families can text the letters TFA to 292929 and Admissions will call them? Thank you for sharing why you love TFA and helping us connect with future Royals!

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