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The FLEC Flyer | December 11, 2009 | Week 17 Message from the Principal . . . Dear Parents, Seasons Greetings! While I sit in my office reflecting on the week’s events, my heart is filled with gratitude for the wonderful opportunity to serve at FLEC. We are so blest by this special ministry! The Christmas program, under the direction of Russ Durham, was exceptional. The young people were fabulous and as always Russ continues to set the barometer for excellence. Then there is you! Thank you for partnering with us in service for your child. One of the highlights of our school year is having opportunities to engage with you during school functions. The twinkle in your eyes is the same twinkle that we have on a daily basis as we minister to your children. As we continue to enjoy the holiday, may we earnestly seek opportunities to share the joy of Jesus with those that we come in contact with. Blessings, Janet Ledesma “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:16
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Calendar at a Glance Calendars were distributed to your children and are on our website. Please refer to the calendar in planning for your child's daily activites.
Christmas Program for grades PreK-3. Choir, Orchestra/Suzuki Strings, and Handbells. 7:00 p.m. at Forest Lake Church. The uniform for the K-3rd Christmas Program is black bottom, white long sleeve shirt and black bow tie.
2nd Quarter Ends - Noon Dismissal
December 21 - January 3
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
Mrs. Ledesma Mrs. Thomas Mr. Overstreet Mr. Gaines Mr. Gaines
Our Administrator on Duty looks forward to assisting you in any way possible. Lunch Menu
Hot Dogs, Doritos, Pineapples
Macaroni & Cheese, Chicken Nuggets, Salad, Italian Ice
Cheese Pizza, Salad, Cookies
NOON DISMISSAL - NO LUNCH
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PRE-K - 3 CHRISTMAS PROGRAM On Monday, December 14, 2009, grades PreK - 3 choir, FLEC orchestra/Suzuki strings, and handbells will be presenting Handel’s “Messiah” at the Forest Lake Church at 7:00 p.m. We are looking forward to seeing each of you at these festive presentations.
7th GRADE SOCK AND SLIPPER HOLIDAY DRIVE The 7th graders at FLEC together with Lakeside Behavioral Healthcare need your help collecting socks and slippers for Lakeside’s clients. Many of their clients don’t have appropriate footwear to keep them warm on a cold winter night, so please consider donating a pair or two of larger adult size socks or slippers. When they wake up to breakfast on Christmas Day, gift bags with new socks and slippers will brighten their holiday! A collection bin for your gifts will be located in the front lobby of the school. Donations are needed ASAP and will be collected through Thursday, December 17. “Open your heart and please take part!” P.S. No shopping time to spare? Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated. Simply place your gift in an enveloped marked “Lakeside Sock & Slipper Drive” and give it to the receptionist. Thank you! FLEC SCHOOL NIGHT WITH THE ORLANDO MAGIC Join us for Forest Lake Education Center’s 3rd Annual night with the Orlando Magic! Show your school spirit on Wednesday, February 17, 2010, at the Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons game at 7:00 p.m. in the Amway Arena. If you arrive early, you will have the opportunity to hear the FLEC Choir perform the National Anthem in front of 17,000 fans. The first 40 students to sell 10 tickets will get to high-five the Orlando Magic Players. Tickets start from $22 each. This offer is good for students, faculty, staff, family members, friends and neighbors—everybody! When you purchase the tickets through FLEC, Orlando Magic will donate money to our school. This cooperative fundraiser will help the PE Department purchase equipment. For more information, please contact Coach Coco at (407) 862-7688 x 260. NEW AFTERCARE "FRIDAY" HOURS Due to daylight savings time, Aftercare hours will be changing. Effective NOW through March 5, 2010, Aftercare will be closing at 5:15 p.m. ON FRIDAY’S ONLY. Please make arrangements to pick up your child by 5:15 p.m. This prayerful decision was made to allow time to prepare for Sabbath observance. While our goal is to honor this special day of the week that God bestows upon us and to receive His blessings, we recognize that this may present a hardship for some families. Please do not hesitate to contact us if our new hours present a problem for you. As always, we are here for you. FOOD ALLERGIES Over the last two weeks, we have dealt with reactions to food allergies. On behalf of our students with food allergies, we are requesting that if you are hosting, sponsoring a party or sending food to school that you label foods that contain nuts, peanut oil or peanut butter. As a school family, we have put controls in place to continue to make FLEC a safe place for all our students. HELP OUR TEACHERS! Many classrooms are being disrupted between 2:45-3:00 p.m. 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, 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. H1N1 PROTOCOL Parents, please refer to our website for instructions regarding the H1N1 protocol. Remember that your child MUST be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school. 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. Stay Healthy Links: http://www.cdc.gov/germstopper/home_work_school.htm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BTAl4lO3aM http://www.itsasnap.org/snap/statistics.asp
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.” There will now be a $25.00 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.
VOLUNTARY PREKINDERGARTEN 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. STEP-UP FOR STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIP If you haven't already, please stop by the Business Office and sign your check or you will be obligated for the full tuition. Thank You. 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.
INTRAMURALS BASKETBALL GRADES K-3 An application went home with your child today. If you do not receive one come by the office to get one. Please fill it out and have it to the office by Tuesday Jan. 5. Teams will be picked and posted on the web Friday January 8. First game will be Monday, Jan. 11. If you have any questions you can contact me at 407-862-7688 ext. 263 or email@example.com. Mark Mastrapa SPECIAL THANKS! A special thanks to Russ Durham for his continued dedication to our music program here at FLEC. The Christmas program requires many hours of preparation, planning, and practice. Mr. Durham always provides us with a quality program that showcases the student’s talents as well as his own.
HOME & SCHOOL NEWS PARENTS IN PRAYER: We meet every Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.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 about obedience: “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” Genesis 28:15 MAGAZINE DRIVE CONTINUES – Orders can still be submitted online at www.qsp.com using FLEC's school order code: 425006163. Questions about the status of your magazine order? Call QSP at 1/800-678-2673. Thank you parents for all that you give to FLEC. Sincerely, Melissa Keller Home and School Association DEVELOPMENT REPORT Imagine owning a piece of the new school...It's as simple as 1,2,3. 1. Open that bright, yellow, square envelope you got from a student at FLEC, that's sitting on your stack of mail! 2. Write a check for $100/square foot 3. Send it back in the pre-addressed envelope with your info on the other bright yellow pledge card That's it! Now you can do that - and you'll feel good about owning a piece of FLEC! Thanks for including FLEC in your holiday shopping! If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, I'd always love hearing from you - Dan Tilstra, 269-208-1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org CLASSIFIEDS Cindy's Puppy Pampering Grooming & Boarding, “Helping your pet look and feel their best!” Is your pup ready for the holidays? Call for you grooming appointment now. When you leave for vacation, send your dog on a vacation with a loving, pet-friendly family. Your pup will play with new friends and enjoy a relaxed family environment. Play days also available. Call Cindy Pratt (407) 927-9839.
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Terry's Family Day Care "A happy and fun Christian home away from home." With 13 years of experience, CPR and First Aid Certification. I have three full-time openings, for Infants (0-12 months) or Toddlers (12-36 months). For more information call: 407-886-6940 (home) or 407-276-6965 (cell) E-mail: Terrysfamilydaycare@gmail.com 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 http://priorflecflyers.displayedhere.com. 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. Email: info@ReLIONceSelfDefense.com Phone: 407.758.8666
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