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The FLEC Flyer | February 26, 2010 | Week 28 Message from the Principal . . . Dear Parents, Greetings! One can hardly believe that Spring Break is “upon” us. Where has the 2009-2010 school year gone? Recently, at Wednesday night Prayer Meeting, we were encouraged to present to God our “monumental” challenges and allow Him the opportunity to answer them accordingly in our lives. To wait upon the Lord as He performs amazing miracles in our lives. I invite you to join me in presenting to the Lord your “monumental” challenges and await the blessings that He has in store for you today! Thank you to our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten teachers, as well as, the marvelous volunteers that assisted in presenting our annual FLEC Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Preview this past Thursday. It was a delight to see 90 plus 4 and 5 years olds discovering our campus for the first time. I was very fortunate to be on campus Thursday evening to see our eighth grade students dressed in their finest. What a beautiful sight! Thank you to our eighth grade teachers and especially Renee Schultz. Mrs. Schultz invited our students into her home for their pre-banquet hors d'oeuvre after which they continued on to Heathrow Country Club to enjoy their eight grade banquet. Our seventh grade classes took an overnight trip to the Lowry Park Zoo and Tampa Aquarium on Wednesday and Thursday. Thank you to our seventh grade teachers, Mrs. Rose Thomas and our parent chaperones for their generous and willing participation. Without their assistance, this trip would not have been possible. Next week is Spring Break. We will dismiss at noon on Friday, February 26, 2010. There will be no lunch served. School will resume on Monday, March 8, 2010. I pray that you have a safe and restful vacation! In closing, our Administrative team is always here to serve you and your children. Please find below our contact information. Do not hesitate to contact any one, or all, of us if you have any questions or concerns. Blessings, Janet Ledesma

Janet Ledesma

Cell 407-637-9026 Office 407-862-7688 Ext. 222 Email

Rose Thomas

Cell 407-790-2084 Office 407-862-7688 Ext. 223 Email

Bob Overstreet

Cell 407-637-9778 Office 407-862-7688 Ext. 229 Email

Victor Gaines

Cell 803-374-3093 Office 407-862-7688 Ext. 225 Email

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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. March 1 - 7

Spring Break

March 8

School Resumes

March 9 - 10

Spring Lifetouch Picture Days

March 19 - 21

Believe in the Power Weekend

March 21

Mariam Kittrell 5k Run (attendance required)

March 22 - 26

Spring Week of Prayer

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: SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL MARCH 1 - 5 Lunch Menu SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL MARCH 1 - 5

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CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations - to all of the FLEC students who have worked hard to achieve good grades this grading period. Your hard work has been noticed we are proud of your accomplishment. Keep up the good work!

REGISTRATION Registration has begun for the 2010-2011 school year! New Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students may begin the registration process as well as all returning students. Passwords for returning students have been mailed. Please remember that the FLEC registration process is online at our website,, and passwords will be required for all returning students. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Carolyn Anderson, FLEC Registrar. ORLANDO MAGIC PLAYER AT FLEC Monday March 8, 2010, at 3:45 p.m. there will be an Orlando Magic player here at FLEC! This is a special event open to students of FLEC and their parents ONLY! All Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball teams need to come in FULL UNIFORM for photos with the Magic Player.

SPRING LIFETOUCH PICTURE DAYS March 9 & 10 - Spring Picture Day for your child to have their individual spring picture taken. March 17 – your child’s class will have their picture taken as a group. Please watch for more information after Spring Break. Thank you. MISSING A pair of eye glasses and case disappeared from the basketball court on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 – If found please return them to the front desk ASAP. The glasses have a black frame and say “Body Glove” on the side ear pieces; the case is black with green neon letters. If you know anything about these missing glasses please help them find their way back to their owner. 7th GRADE LATIN AMERICAN MARKETPLACE Date: Thursday, March 18, 2010 Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m. Place: FLEC gymnasium Come and learn about our Latin American neighbors to the south! Student groups will give you a “taste” of the cultures of 15 different countries to celebrate their most recent unit of study. MATH CLUB UPDATE A while ago, some students were invited to be part of a math club based on their math grades. The invitation was extended to students from grades 3 – 8. While a few students from the different grades responded, only 4th grade had enough students and parent helpers to form a club. We moved on with the 4th grade club and the volunteers and students are having a fantastic time! We do thank the children from the other grades who responded and we regret that they couldn’t be part of the club this year. It is our hope that we would have more interest and volunteers to include other grades next year. We will inform you of our math club plan during the next school year. 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. CELL PHONES 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 Teams were picked and posted on the web. First game is Monday February 22, 2010. A schedule will come home with your child also. Games will begin at 3:30 p.m. and end at 4:10 p.m. Anyone left after 4:10 p.m. will be escorted to aftercare. If you have any questions you can contact me at 407-862-7688 ext. 263 or email me at 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 You hear a lot about giving in the community, the churches need money, FLEC needs money, our kids are doing fundraising for various things, not to mention all the causes around the world, such as the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Before you give up in frustration, saying you can't help everybody, please consider these two quotations: “The world and life have been mighty good to me. And I want to put something back.” - Ted Turner “You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” - Zig Ziglar Now, prayerfully reflect on your own life and ask God to show you where He wants you to make a difference in thankfulness for all the good life has given you. Remember, if you want to begin supporting FLEC in a more specific way than you have before, with time or gifts, give me a call: Dan Tilstra, 269-208-1111 or email I’m always ready to talk. CLASSIFIEDS CLEANING MAID HEALTHY - Your Eco Friendly Cleaning Solution Our Company is Licensed, Bonded and Insured, for your protection! * Over 30 years of cleaning experience. * Encouraging the use of Natural Products so you can enjoy a Toxic-Free environment. * FEBUARY SPECIAL $49.95 (Includes: Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom, Bathroom) $8.95 For Each Additional Room, Average Size and Condition. Call Today For Your Free Estimate! OFFICE (407) 416-5883. SDA Owned. Car Repair 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

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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

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The FLEC Flyer | February 26, 2010 | Week 28  
The FLEC Flyer | February 26, 2010 | Week 28  

The FLEC Flyer | February 26, 2010 | Week 28