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The FLEC Flyer | February 05, 2010 | Week 25 POWERED BY I/OTRAK


The FLEC Flyer | February 05, 2010 | Week 25 Message from the Principal . . . Dear Parents, Greetings! Our accreditation visit has just concluded and we are pleased to inform you that we received a 6 year term with the General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists’ accrediting body, and a 5 year term with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. I am also pleased to inform you that the validation team for the Adventist EDGE Award has completed our review and FLEC has been approved as a Southern Union School of Excellence. We praise God for the distinction and thank all of our team members for the hard work that went into the planning and preparation to be recognized as a school of excellence. Blessings! Janet Ledesma Principal Forest Lake Education Center

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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.

February 9

NO SCHOOL - Teacher In-Service Day

February 15

NO SCHOOL - President's Day

February 16

Classes begin for the World Classroom Experience - China

February 25

Pre-K and Kindergarten Preview Day

February 26

Spring Break Begins - Noon Dismissal

March 1 - 7

Spring Break

March 19 - 21

Believe in the Power Weekend

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

Mrs. Ledesma


Mrs. Thomas


Mr. Overstreet


Mr. Gaines


Mr. Overstreet

Our Administrator on Duty looks forward to assisting you in any way possible. Lunch Menu February 8 - 12 Monday

Subs, Chips, Cookies




Spaghetti, Bread Sticks, Salad, Ice Cream Cups


Swiss Steaks in Tomato Gravy, Yellow Rice, Green Beans, Pears


Cheese Pizza, Salad, Cookies

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LOST & FOUND Please take a look in the Lost & Found to make sure that nothing belongs to you. We will be donating all unclaimed items after next week. PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN PREVIEW DAY Our annual Pre-K and Kindergarten Preview Day will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2010. Please look for further information to come. 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. 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 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. PLEASE REFER TO PREVIOUS WEEKS FOR INFORMATION ON OUR H1N1 PROTOCOL AND FLU.

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.

INTRAMURALS FOOTBALL GRADES 1-3 An application was sent home with your child. If you did not receive one, please come by the office to get one. Please fill it out and have it to the office by Tuesday Feb. 16. Teams will be picked and posted on the web Friday Feb. 19. First game will be Monday, Feb. 22. If you have any questions you can contact me at 407-862-7688 ext. 263 or Mark Mastrapa HOME & SCHOOL NEWS BELIEVE IN THE POWER WEEKEND I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you what we have in store for our community the weekend of March 19 – 21, 2010. We are praying for the Spirit to move our parents to renew their commitment to SDA education..... To understand the value it holds for a lifetime for our kids.... To realize that we ALL (church, family, school) play a part in raising up Godly children...... And most importantly to engrain in our hearts that the only source of power that allow our children (and us) to live above this world is through the power of Christ!!! What Will The Weekend Entail? March 19 - Friday Vespers- FLEC gym – evening will include: Speaker - Kay Rizzo, former teacher now inspirational speaker; testimonies from those who have been impacted by our schools, teen skit and musical selections from our SDA schools. March 20 - Sabbath Program – Sabbath will include: Speaker - Shane Anderson, Pastor and Author of “How to Kill Seventh-day Adventist Education;” music from our SDA schools; testimony or commitment expression from our pastors from our constituent churches. March 20 - Saturday afternoon parent-values meeting – Seminar focusing on what parents need to do in the home to partner with our schools and churches in maintaining a commitment to our values of Christian education. March 20 - Saturday evening educators meeting – Shane Anderson – will gleam elements from his book and motivate those who are serving our schools to continue the charge and help regain the commitment from parents. March 21 - Sunday Miriam Kittrell 5K Race for Christian Education – FLEC – a race for worthy student funds, removing financial barriers to our education. 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 Coach McCoy's office. MAGAZINE DRIVE – Orders can still be submitted online at 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 Announcing the launch of FLEC-TV! FLEC is an great school doing amazing things each week, or rather, we should say, amazing teachers, working with amazing students doing amazing things! Each day at FLEC, I learn of something else, creative, unique, fun, or interesting that teachers, staff, or parents have planned to give our kids an enriched learning experience. So, we have begun “FLEC-TV” to help you catch a glimpse of all that cool stuff taking place inside FLEC that you may not even know about. We’ve already made 2 programs. You can find them by going to: FLEC website: and at the top of the page, under “Latest News”, click on “FLEC-TV…” and it will take you to our Face Book page and the clip. We’re also asking the churches to show these clips every week in their announcement time. As we come to you, asking you to support a new building campaign, we feel it is absolutely essential that you get to see all these amazing things happening inside your school – all the special moments going on inside that make FLEC a great place to invest your

money. Remember, if you want to begin supporting FLEC in a more specific way than you have before, either time, or gifts, give me a call: Dan Tilstra, 269-208-1111 or email I’m always ready to talk. CLASSIFIEDS Are you in need of any car repair or service? Call me. Hiram Lopez at (407) 925-9848. I do house calls. M E & R Repair Corporation "Where Your Auto Repairs Are In Trusting Hands." Cleaning Service Service with spotless results! Satisfaction guaranteed. Excellent prices. Please call Sylvia (321)946-7691

Akita Puppies For Sale Please call Sam for more information (321)303-9058

For Rent: 3 ½ bedroom, 2 bath home at 1146 Mount Baker Court in Apopka. Please contact 407-227-6496

It’s Tax Time! Do you know where your money is at? There are so many new tax laws and new credits available to families. New contribution laws to non-profit organizations. We are professional and licensed. E-File Authorization, Bank products such as Rapid Refund. Very low fee’s. We see clients by appointment only. or call our schedule line (407)234-7262. Donna Bird or Lissette Tapis are our tax professionals with additional trained licensed staff.

From Heart to Home – A Vegetarian Cookbook A delightful and delicious way to stay healthy With over 600 delicious vegetarian recipes, this dynamic cookbook has some delightful features including: breakfast dishes, extra recipe pouch, padded three ring hardback book, 8 food categories and alumni history of former SDA Academy . that is working to stay connected by rebuilding friendships and reuniting alumni. Each cookbook costs $25.00 plus $6.50 shipping. You can also pick up locally. We are able to accept credit cards. Local contact: (407)814-9336 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. Email: Phone: 407.758.8666

Have a service or product you are looking to promote? This classified section is a service to our constituent churches and to our school families. Ads are $5.00 for two weeks and are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Requests are due no later then Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. of each week. Forms are available at the front office, or click on the Contact Us link

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The FLEC Flyer | February 05, 2010 | Week 25  
The FLEC Flyer | February 05, 2010 | Week 25  

The FLEC Flyer | February 05, 2010 | Week 25