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The FLEC Flyer | September 25, 2009 | Week 6 POWERED BY I/OTRAK


The FLEC Flyer | September 25, 2009 | Week 6

From the Principal... Dear Parents, I hope you had the opportunity to join us for “Prayer at the Flag Pole” on Wednesday. The Lord’s presence was with us as we prayed for FLEC, our community and our nation. The children prayed and sang with true joy and praise to our heavenly Father. Please make a special effort to join us for the Home & School 6th through 8th grade Potluck this Sabbath. It is especially important to gather together and spend time with our older students. We look forward to renewing old friendships and meeting our new parents and students. Join me in welcoming them to our FLEC family. Grades 3 through 8 will be taking the ITBS/CogAT tests next week, September 28 – October 2, 2009. You may help prepare your students for the tests by ensuring that they get a good nights sleep and breakfast each day. It is my prayer that you may have a restful weekend and enjoy the Sabbath. Here is my Bible promise for you this week. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he

that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God love his brother also. 1 John 4:16, 21 Blessings, Janet Ledesma Principal Calendar at a Glance September 26

FLEC Potluck 6th-8th grade

Sept. 28 – Oct. 2

ITBS/CogAt Testing Gr. 3 -8

September 28

Markham Woods Church Board

September 29

FLEC Board Meeting

October 3

Parenting Seminar

October 4 REQUIRED


October 5

NO SCHOOL - MONDAY (FL Conference Teacher Inservice)

October 6-7

Life Touch Picture Day

October 9

End of Grading Period 1

October 9-11 Centra Care giving Flu Shots at FLEC ($18 per shot) | Markham Woods Pathfinder October 12

Winter Springs Church Board

October 19

Forest Lake Church Board

October 19 – 23

Fall Week of Prayer (J. Wasmer)

October 20

Altmnt. Springs Church Board

October 23

1st Quarter Grades Due

October 26

Markham Woods Church Board

October 27

FLEC Board Meeting

October 29

Principal’s Advisory

November 1

Fall Picnic (Sunday School Day, Attendance Required)

November 2-3

Parent/Teacher Conferences Half-day of school

November 5

FL Conf. Board of Education

November 6-8

FL Hospital Ldrshp. Retreat, Markham Woods Pathfinder

November 9

Winter Springs Church Board

Looking ahead

November 23 – 27 - No School, the entire week for Thanksgiving

Link to Forest Lake Education Center 2009-2010 Calendar September 28- October 2, 2009 Adminstrator 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 Tuesday – Mrs. Thomas Wednesday – Mr. Overstreet Thursday – Mr. Gaines Friday – Mrs. Overstreet Our Administrator on Duty looks forward to assisting you in anyway possible. Lunch Menu Monday – Veggie/cheese subs, chips and cookies Tuesday – Scalloped potatoes, fish sticks, green beans and brownies Wednesday – Spaghetti, bread sticks, salad and Italian ice Thursday – Veggie burgers, French fries and sliced peaches Friday – Cheese pizza, salad and 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 tickets

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Announcements | Home & School News | Links to Prior Editions | Classifieds 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. Education, FLEC and Centra Care had Dr. Scott Brady conduct an informational meeting for parents and the community. Last week our teachers and staff attend a special in-service on preventing colds and flu. This in-service was conducted by Lucy Fincher, RN, School Nurse for Forest Lake Academy. 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, from 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 consent form please go to the link. For more information from the CDC about 'what you need to know about the flu shot' click here. Stay Healthy Links:

CELL PHONE FINES 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 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 openings in our VPK program. This is your chance to start your children in a Christian school environment. We are one of the few schools that offer a full day VPK program. Enroll now before classes fill.

BILLING Just a reminder that all school bills are due at the end of the month. If you have any questions or issues, 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! We will have the registration open until September 17th. You can download the registration from our website. 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 An application for Intramural Soccer went home with your child last Friday. If you did not receive one come by the office to get one. Please fill it out and have it to the office by Tuesday, September 29. Teams will be picked and posted on the web on Friday, October 2. First game will be Monday, October 5. If you have any questions you can contact Mr. Mark Mastrapa at 407-862-7688 ext. 263 or

SPECIAL THANKS! A special thanks to the Home and School, the students and staff who participated and the many parents who joined with us for “Prayer at the Pole� last Wednesday morning.

Home & School News Our verse for the week is on obedience: “And receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him.” 1 John 3:22 Parents In Prayer - meets every Tuesday 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 Strength to the weary: “Come to Me, all of you who are weary, and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matthew11:28 Magazine Drive Continues - Our magazine drive campaign is rolling. We are not quite meeting our goal. We hope you can encourage the sales. We have added one more turn in day, it will be Tuesday, September 29. In past years the money has gone to purchase items that improve the day to day lives of our students and teachers. Please help us and remember, every order counts, more than ever! We thank you for your continued support. Remember to bring in your orders on Tuesday, September 29, or fill them out online at and use FLEC's School Order Code: 425006163. It's a Busy Month. Mark Your Calendars Potluck – Saturday, September 29 - P6-8th grade potluck is at 1 pm in the FLEC gym on September 29. Bring the entire family and a dish to share and plan to fellowship with our families. We'll provide the drinks and utensils. Come and enjoy. Parenting Seminar - October 3 at 3:30 till 7:00 pm in the FLEC Gym. Presented by Glenn and Melanie Pav. Learn to connect with your kids in ways that will change their hearts. Register online at or by calling (407) 869-0680. Thank you parents for all that you give to FLEC. Sincerely, Melissa Keller Home and School Association

Development Report I want to hear from you! Do you have questions about why FLEC is in a campaign to raise over $4 million at a time when the economy is very tight? Do you have some ideas about how the new school building should look? Do you have time, could volunteer at the school, and just haven’t called or emailed? I’d love to meet you or talk and see how we could use your special talents here at FLEC – I’m sure there is a place for you. 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.

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.

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The FLEC Flyer | September 25, 2009 | Week 6  

The FLEC Flyer | September 25, 2009 | Week 6

The FLEC Flyer | September 25, 2009 | Week 6  

The FLEC Flyer | September 25, 2009 | Week 6