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Message from the Principal . . . Dear Parents, Greetings! Over the last two weeks, I have had the opportunity to worship with students in grades PreK, K, 7th and 8th. The theme has been about prayer and it is amazing to see how God has answered the prayers of our children, time and time again. They have relied on prayer, trusted God in prayer, and developed a strong prayer journey because of their faith and trust in God. God is indeed faithful so I encourage you to, pleas: take the time over the weekend to share with your child how God has answered your prayers recently and how God is real in your life. Also ask your child to share their answered prayers or things that they are currently praying for. Finally, take the time to pray with your child. Dissertation Release Time: As I complete my doctorial journey, (projected completion time, spring 2010) our school Board has been supportive and generous with release time for writing. The dates are as follows: September 14 – 18, 2009 October 12 – 16, 2009 November 30 – December 3, 2009 January 4 – 8, 2010 February 1 – 5, 2010 March 8 – 10, 2010 April 1 – 2, 5 – 7, 2010 May 3 – 7, 2010 Please note that we run an exceptional school program with an amazing team. Be assured that I am here for you! So even if I am physically not on campus, if you need me I am here. Simply contact me on my cell at (407)637-9026, or email me at I may not get your call or email immediately but will make every attempt to contact you as soon as I am able. In the meantime, please be aware that Mr. Bob Overstreet, Vice Principal, Mrs. Rose Thomas, Vice Principal Curriculum, Mr. Victor Gaines, Business Manager, Mr. Josh Stafford, Associate Vice Principal of Special Projects, Mr. Mark Mastrapa, Associate Vice Principal to the Vice Principal along with our teaching staff are all here to assist you with any of your needs or concerns. Career Day: We are so excited about Career Day this Sunday, October 4, 2009. Remember that this is a school day and as such attendance will be taken. Please have your student in their classroom promptly by 8:30 a.m. Students are to be in school uniform tops and jeans. Have a blessed weekend and here is your Bible promise:

“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer." - Matthew 21:22 Blessings, Janet Ledesma Principal Calendar at a Glance September 26 September 28 - October 2 September 28 September 29 October 3 October 4 October 5 October 6-7 October 9 October 9-11 October 12 October 12 October 19 October 19-23 October 20 October 23 October 26 October 27 October 29 November 1 November 2-3 November 5 November 6-8 November 9

FLEC Potluck 6th-8th grade ITBS/CogAT Testing Grades 3-8 Markham Woods Church Board FLEC Board Meeting Parenting Seminar CAREER DAY - SUNDAY (School Day) ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED NO SCHOOL - MONDAY (FL Conference Teacher Inservice) Life Touch Picture Day End of Grading Period 1 Markham Woods Pathfinder Centra Care giving Flu Shots at FLEC ($18 per shot) Winter Springs Church Board Forest Lake Church Board Fall Week of Prayer (J. Wasmer) Altamonte Springs Church Board 1st Quarter Grades Due Markham Woods Church Board FLEC Board Meeting Principal's Advisory Fall Picnic (Sunday School Day, Attendance Required) Parent/Teacher Conferences (Half-day of school) FL Conference Board of Education Florida Hospital Leadership Retreat, Markham Woods Pathfinders Winter Springs Church Board

Looking ahead November 23-27

No School (Thanksgiving Week)

Link to Forest Lake Education Center 2009-2010 Calendar Administrator on Duty In order to better serve you and your family, our Administrative team will now be available until 6:00 p.m. each evening. You will find the Administrator on duty either in the office or on campus. The schedule will be as follows: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

No School Mrs. Thomas Mr. Overstreet Mr. Gaines Mrs. Thomas

Our Administrator on Duty looks forward to assisting you in anyway possible. Lunch Menu Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

No School Ravioli w/ Blush Sauce, Garlic Bread, Corn, Fruit Snacks Macaroni & Cheese, Chicken Nuggets, Salad, Italian Ice Seasoned Black Beans, Rice, Baked Plantains, Broccoli, Pears


Cheese Pizza, Salad, Cookies

Choice of juice, white milk or chocolate milk is included with the meal. Prices: $4.00 per ticket or $19.00 for a strip of five (5) tickets

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CAREER DAY - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2009 We have children with many diverse talents and want to open their eyes to all the possibilities in their lives. Please help us by volunteering to share information about your career. The more career options that are presented to our students the more dreams and goals can be considered. Please contact FLEC at 407-863-7688, Julie Poole (ext. 224 or e-mail: or Rose Thomas (ext. 223 or e-mail:

HELP OUR TEACHERS! Many classrooms are being disrupted between 2:45-3:00 and we need your help. It is our desire for teachers to utilize class time effectively and would like to request that disruptions be kept to a minimum. Also, if you would like to see a teacher we ask that you wait until after dismissal, just call or e-mail for an appointment. The FLEC Receptionist is happy to deliver messages, lunches, books and papers to your child. Thank you so much for your cooperation in this matter. DISMISSAL Remember school is out at 3:15 pm. Please note that it is disruptive to learning when parents come to the classroom door at 2:50 or 3:00 to get their child. Please be patient and wait till the class is dismissed, you can meet your child as the class leaves the classroom. Thank you for understanding and helping the teachers utilize those last minutes of the day. Choose a Lane - Please remember to be extremely careful and patient when driving on campus. As you turn into the school drive please use the right lane if you are picking up from behind the school (5th through 8th grader riders) and the left lane if you are picking up children in front of the school (Pre-K through 4th grade and multi-grade riders). Remember to be considerate; yield to your neighbor and practice patience. Safety is our number one concern. Rain Dismissal – We continue to tweak our rain dismissal procedure. Our goal is to safely complete dismissal in 30 minutes or less from when the dismissal bell rings. Be assured that your child will not be sent to Aftercare as long as there are still cars in line to pick-up. FLU PREVENTION Flu season has started early this year and with swine flu being such a prominent news story do you ever wonder what FLEC is doing to prevent the flu? Be assured that FLEC Administration and staff takes flu prevention very serious. In consult with several medical experts, FLEC Administration has adopted the following practices: Posters at every sink to show and encourage good hand washing techniques. (Make hand washing fun and effective, sing “Happy Birthday” twice to encourage children to wash for the recommended 20 seconds) Hand sanitizer placed in every classroom and many other convenient places around our school. (CDC recommends a minimum of 60% Ethyl Alcohol in hand sanitizer, FLEC uses hand sanitizer with a 63% Ethyl Alcohol base.) Classrooms are thoroughly cleaned every day. If a student shows signs of the flu that classroom receives a deeper cleaning with an industrial sanitizer that includes every desk, chair, keyboard lunchbox storage area and the nearby bathrooms and drinking fountains. Frequent cleaning, through-out the day our doors, drinking fountains, sinks phones for student use, are wiped down with disinfectant. Flu Shots are encouraged. Flu Shots are encouraged. We have arranged with Centra Care to offer flu shots for our staff, students and families. The flu shots will be given on October 12, at FLEC. We are happy to offer these shots at a reduced price of $18 per person. Pre-registration is highly recommended as this will secure your time slot at the event and will expedite the flow of traffic. All payments will be collected at time of service, the accepted forms of payment are cash, personal check (made payable to: Florida Hospital Centra Care), MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.

Pre-Register online at Your school's pre-registration code is: flec Or for your convenience phone registration is also available by calling 407-200-CARE, option 2; Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm. If you experience technical difficulties while registering online you may also call 407-200-CARE, option 2 for assistance. Any minor MUST have a completed consent form if they are not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. For the consent form, click here. For more information from the CDC about 'what you need to know about the flu shot' click here. Stay Healthy Links: LOWER YOUR CELL PHONE BILL The FLEC Handbook states: “Cell phones must be powered off during school hours: 7:50 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 7:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Fridays. They must not be visible during class, in the halls, or anywhere on campus during school hours.” Starting this Thursday, October 1, 2009, there will be a fine for any cell phone visible during the school day. Students can use school phones with teacher’s permission and parents may leave messages with the front office if they need to reach their student.

VPK We still have several openings in our VPK program. This is a wonderful opportunity for your four year old to experience learning in a Christian school environment. We are one of the few schools that offer a full day VPK program. Please contact the Registrar at 407-862-7688, ext. 221 for more information. BILLING Just a friendly reminder: All school bills are due at the end of the month. If you have questions about your charges, please contact the Business Office at 407-862-7688, ext. 226. STEP-UP SCHOLARSHIP Those parents that have received a Step Up for Students Scholarship need to stop by the Business Office as soon as possible. VARSITY SOCCER SEASON Varsity Soccer season is off to a great start! Pre-Season games and regular season games will be played every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-6:30pm. Teams and schedules will be updated weekly. Please refer to the FLEC website ( for more details regarding teams and season-scheduled games. For more information contact Coach Osorio at (407) 761-8980 or send an email to INTRAMURALS SOCCER GRADES K-3 Teams will be posted on the web today, Friday, October 2. First game will be Tuesday, October 6. If you have any questions you can contact Mr. Mark Mastrapa at 407-862-7688 ext. 263 or SPECIAL THANKS A special thanks to Ken Grant, Cindy Rogers, and all the Home & School Parents for their hard work and dedication during the Magazine Drive.

HOME & SCHOOL NEWS PARENTS IN PRAYER - meets every Tuesday morning at 8:00a.m. in the Aftercare room next to Chris Carey's office in the library. Please join us as we uplift our students, teachers, staff, administration and our entire FLEC family in prayer! Our locked "Prayer Request Mailbox" is in the gym on the wall in front of Mr. McCoy's office. Our "Weekly Bible Promise" is for wisdom: “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5 MAGAZINE DRIVE CONTINUES – Our last turn in day was this past Tuesday, September 28. Orders can still be submitted to the front desk or online at using FLEC's school order code: 425006163. You can also turn in your orders on Career Day, this Sunday, October 4, at the Home & School booth in the gym. LAST CHANCE FOR THE PARENTING SEMINAR – This Saturday, October 3, at 3:30p.m. until 7:00 pm in the FLEC Gym. Presented by Glenn and Melanie Pav of the National Center for Biblical Parenting. Learn to connect with your kids in ways that will change their hearts. Register online at or by calling (407) 869-0680. Children’s programs will be provided for ages 3-12. FALL PICNIC IS COMING!! This year our Fall Picnic is on Sunday, November 1, 2009. Call Lori Hernandez at (407) 334-6304 or Brenda Nee Jaho at (321) 303-9161 if you would like to volunteer at this event. Thank you parents for all that you give to FLEC. Sincerely, Melissa Keller Home and School Association DEVELOPMENT REPORT We’re looking forward to seeing you at Career Day. Bring all your loose change, toss it in the “Spiral Wishing Well” and have fun donating to the new building project while watching the coins spin down the vortex. Just another way to raise our kid’s awareness of the campaign to improve their school. If you have questions, comments, or want to make a donation, let me know that you’re out there! Call or write: Dan Tilstra, (269) 208-1111 or and help make a difference at FLEC! Dan Tilstra Development Director

PRIOR FLEC Flyer Editions Need a prior FLEC Flyer Edition? No problem! They are waiting for you online or available to be downloaded and printed by simply going to Also available on the FLEC website. If you have a young boy or girl in grades 1st -5th who is interested in training in our Sports Jujitsu Program at FLEC on Fridays at 1:45, please take a moment to pre-register them to secure your place today. All participants MUST be able to follow directions and work well with others. As soon as we have 12 students registered with all three forms filled out, we will launch the new program. Pre-registration cost $25.

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