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Jeremy May, Pastor Sunday Services: 8:30, 11:00 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Church: 580-762-1111

David Birnbaum, Principal School: 580-762-9950 website: E-mail: FastDirect: October 9, 2013

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Penny War, Proceeds to Humane Society FLS Night @ Taco Bueno, 5-8 pm Last day to vote f/Starlites name Quail Valley Farms Pumpkin Fest: Pre-S, Pre-K, K, 1ST 7th: Chamber Productions Theatre-OKC World of Reptiles Show! 2:00 Walters Pumpkin Patch: 2nd, 3rd, 5th

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7:30 a.m. FSCA Fall Break (No School) Picture Day! Family Fun Night & Chili Cook-off No School: Parent-Teacher Conf. Band to OKC Philharmonic @ 11:40 Re-takes/Make-up Picture Day! AR Prize Winners Announced!


Do you need an excuse NOT to have to cook? Well now you can help out the school while NOT cooking. Tonight, October 9, (and the second Wednesday of November) are set for our school to receive 10% from EVERY purchase between 5 to 8 p.m. Just make a purchase. There is nothing else you need to do. It's that easy. Thanks for supporting your school!

THE DEADLINE FOR VOTING ON THE NEW NAME FOR STARLITES HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH, to give more people the opportunity to vote. Email us; call us; Fast Direct us; but please contact us with your vote. The candidates are: Bird's Word (The) Cardinal Post (The) Hump Day News Cardinal Chatter First Lutheran Weekly Lutheran Lowdown (The) Cardinal Connections FLS Messenger Lutheran Weekly Cardinal Courier FLS Weekly Red Letter Edition PRINCIPAL – Mr. Birnbaum: THANK YOU for all your prayers and concerns as our 8th grade students and families were in Washington D.C. We praise God for their safe return. We pray that they and all of our students will be able to focus for this last week of the quarter so they will all have a good showing on their 1st quarter report cards. Keep praying for the success of our students, teachers, and educational program. We would like to start recognizing all the BAPTISM birthday's of our children. If your child has been baptized, please get us the date. Churches have different beliefs about baptism. The Lutheran Church believes it is the start of the Spirit of God working in a person of any age for the forgiveness of sin through a little water and the word of God. We want to recognize all our children's baptism dates. To us it is as important as their birthday. QUOTE OF THE WEEK: The eighth graders were asked "What is the purpose of encouragement?" Kyle Shepard stated "The purpose of encouragement is to build each other up so that we may become better people as a whole." Thanks Kyle. We pray that all people will learn to encourage more and build one another up (1 Thessalonians 5:11). PICTURE DAY: Picture Day is Tuesday - October 22. Pre-School parents/guardians, if your child does not attend day care or Pre-school on Tuesdays, we ask that you make an exception for day care that day or we will work them into the photo rotation on that Tuesday morning between 8:30 and 9. FAMILY FUN NIGHT AND CHILI COOK-OFF: will be on Thursday, October 24. Dinner 5:00-6:30, Games from 6:00-8:00. Everyone in the church and school is invited to attend. Cook your favorite chili for the competition, come to eat, & bring the kids for games. See the attached flyer for more information! YOU ARE INVITED: You are invited! Please join us at the church fellowship hall at 2:00 on Sunday, October 20, for a bridal shower for Santana Cooper, bride-elect of Josh Schatte, Mrs. Schatte’s son.


AND THE WINNER IS?: On FRIDAY-November 15, we are going to determine who has the highest and second highest number of AR points in every class. We will be giving $10 & $5 Gift Certificates to the 1st & 2nd place winners respectfully in every grade. These certificates will be used in the Scholastic Book Fair that will be held at our school the following week. So get your child reading, comprehending, and earning those AR points. BAND FIELD TRIP: The band is planning to go to the OKC Philharmonic Young People's Concert on Tuesday, October 29. Watch Starlites for upcoming information! OCTOBER CHAPEL OFFERING: Our Chapel offerings for the month of October will be going to Lutheran World Relief. This organization will be helping victims of the flooding in Colorado, those affected by the hurricane in Mexico, continued efforts after the Moore tornado, and any other major catastrophes around the world. These offerings will only be for ONE month, so help as you can. DAR ESSAY CONTEST: The Daughters of the American Revolution are having an essay contest for students in grades 5-8. If your child is in grades 5-8 and is interested in entering the essay contest, have them contact their teacher or the school office for essay requirements. The deadline to enter is November 25, 2013. BAND: We're finally getting back into the swing of things! Please remember to fill out practice sheets weekly and return on the first band class of each week. Advanced Band 75 min/week, Beginning Band 60 min/week. Make sure you purchase the appropriate book, as listed on the information sheet that went home in the band folders. Looking ahead, our Christmas concerts will be Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 1:30 and 6:30 in the St. Mary's gym. We will also play at First Lutheran, with the date to be determined. Please call or email if you have any questions! SUBSTITUTES NEEDED: If you, or someone you know, are willing to be a substitute teacher here at FLS, please contact the school office with your contact information so that we can get you on our list! LIBRARY – Mrs. Hamre: Bookfair is coming up in November. I am seeking some volunteer parents who can help with advertising, decorating, setting up/taking down, and manning the bookfair. Please let me know if you would be interested in helping out in any of those areas. PRE-SCHOOL – Mrs. Herard: Pumpkin Patch field trip is this Friday! We are so excited and ready to go. A letter with further details is coming home with Starlites. I have 4 children needing a ride. If anyone is able to help, please contact me asap. Parents, if your child needs a ride, be sure to leave their car seat at the classroom, marked with your name, so that we can get it back to you. The theme this week is "Fire Safety", the letter "E", and the number 4. We want to say a big "Thank you" to our support staff that does so much to help us, especially Mrs. Cargal that is our aide. She keeps our building running in so many ways!! Don't forget next week is Fall Break on Th/Fri. PRE-KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Kelly: Happy Birthday Conner! We had a great day with our Dads last week, we are so glad that you came! Our Bible words for this week are Beloved, we are God's children now! 1 John 3:2. We are learning about God's promise to Abraham. And that God doesn't forget about us. Our field trip to the Pumpkin Patch is Friday, please look for the note in backpacks today. Please remember to bring a small pumpkin to school by October 14th. We need parents to work a shift at our booth at Family Fun Night; there is a sign-up sheet outside of our classroom door. The penny war has started; you can bring pennies this week, all proceeds go to the Humane Society. We are learning about fire safety this week. Have a great week! KINDERGARTEN - Ms. Miller: Thank you London B. for the awesome sidewalk chalk! Our class loves it! The class field trip is this Friday the 11th. Please look for a reminder sheet that is coming home today. We will check in on Friday in the classroom at 8:10 so we can do attendance and I will give out directions. Also, please bring your lunch with a drink for the park in Arkansas City. Have a wonderful week! FIRST GRADE – Mrs. Birnbaum: Please make sure that you check your child's folder daily and take out papers. Everyone will need to say memory on Thursday. We will also take AR tests on Thursday - please bring your books! We are looking forward to our field trip on Friday! Please see the note sent home in the folder for more information about our trip. This week in our class: Religion - Bible Story of The Ten Commandments; Memory - Matt 22:37 (say on Thursday); Language Arts - We will read the story Sam, Come Back, learn about short a and consonant pattern ck, characters and setting in a story, sentences, and writing a story about pets. Please check homework assignment sheet daily. Have a great week! SECOND GRADE – Mrs. Powell: October is AWESOME! What a Mighty God we serve Who puts amazing detail in our beautiful world! We have been blessed to watch monarch and black swallowtail butterflies come out of their cocoons. It has been fascinating! I am so proud of my second graders because each of them has reached their AR goals! Way to go! We need to keep reading to reach our Pizza Hut Book It goals. We are excited about our pumpkin patch trip on Wednesday. Wednesday also marks the end of the first quarter. We are flying through second grade! Book orders are due October 15. Remember that you may order online. We are sad to say goodbye to Eva and 2

her family. They will be moving to Washington next week. We pray that God will guide their move. We will miss you, Eva! Blessings! THIRD GRADE - Mrs. Steichen: One more week till fall break!! Hang in there, the first quarter is almost over. This week: Memory: All of the books of the Old Testament, your child can say it to me whenever they are ready, just needs to be done by Friday. Reading: We are about to finish up Freckle Juice, we will take an A.R. test on Thursday and a written test on Friday over the book. Math: We will take our last math test of the quarter this Friday. Science: We will have a test on Thursday, I will be sending home all the reviews with your child on Wednesday. Please study! Remember that our animal posters are due on Tuesday, October 15th. Social Studies: We have just had our test. I will get those grades back to you as soon as possible. Book Reports: Everyone did awesome on their mobiles. Thank you! Field Trip: Remember that next Wednesday, October 16th we will be going on our field trip. Please be here at school by 8:00 a.m. We will all need to pack a sack lunch that day. If you have any questions, please let me know. Family Fun Night: Family Fun Night is coming up fast. There is a sign up sheet outside our classroom for times to work our booth. Please sign up to help! Have a wonderful week! FOURTH GRADE - Mrs. Sibley: This week we are in Winfield Kansas to see early life technologies. Next week we will see the Pioneer Women Museum, Marland Mansion, and Marland’s home on Grand. Please bring a cold sack lunch that does not need to be heated up. I will send out a permission slip for that trip on Friday. Remember Memory for this week will be on Thursday because of our field trip today. Memory for 10/16/13 that we will take before our field trip is: 2nd half of the Epistles: Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude Prophetic Book: Revelation Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” FIFTH GRADE - Mrs. Schatte: Isn't the cool weather a blessing?! I was SO ready for it! Thanks to those who drove to my house on Friday. We couldn't have done it without you! Tests this week include language today, and spelling, math and reading on Friday. Friday also holds a quiz on the Middle West states and capitals. Memory work due Friday is Matthew 28:19-20. Have a blessed week.

MIDDLE SCHOOL MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSE ELECTIVES: The Middle School students received a listing of the courses to choose from for the next quarter. They are to provide the school with their 1st and 2nd choices and we will try to meet their requests. Please ensure that you have discussed these selections with your child. These forms are due to the school office by this Thursday - Oct. 10. Request for changes must be made thru Principal Birnbaum by Thursday - Oct. 24. FLSCA: FLSCA is committed to the pursuit of Christ-centered excellence in athletics, daily life, and to meet the needs of our FLS student athletes and all FLS students in their personal relationship with Christ. FLSCA will meet on Wednesday, October 16th at 7:30 am. All 6-8th graders that are involved with a sport, are interested in sports, or any middle school student interested in Christian enrichment are invited to join in on devotions, fellowship, and donuts from 7:30 - 8:00 am in Mr. Watters room in the middle school building. B.J. Keeter, Youth Minister at St. Luke’s, is our guest speaker. FLSCA meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month. You can find our meeting schedule on the school calendar or on the FLS website: Student Council: The Penny War is on! Student council will count the change Friday afternoon and let the classes know the results on Monday. Middle School Students of the Month: 6th- Brynn and Zac, 7th-Sydney and Hogan, 8th-Brad and Kinsey Mrs. Harbeson: I SURVIVED THE 8TH GRADE D.C. TRIP OF 2013!!!!! What a trip! We finally got home around 10:00 Saturday night, and I literally slept and did laundry all day Sunday. Yikes! To say the least, we had quite an eventful trip. Thanks to everyone for all your prayers, texts, and phone calls. God kept us safe! We all took things in stride, and thanks to Mr. Watters' cool head and contacts, we were able to see and experience many things that will make this trip one for the records! Thank you, Mrs. Goll and Mrs. Hanson, for continuing with my plans this past week. You're the best! Please check out my bulletin board for this week's assignments and events. 7th grade...Our theater trip will be Monday, October 14. I've lost some of my drivers due to the schedule change. If you can attend and drive, please let me know ASAP. I will be making some phone calls to my parents to help me out! All classes...The last day to take AR tests is Wednesday, October 16. Please remember that AR points and AR test scores ARE a part of your literature grade. Language folders will be due next week, and this will be a test grade. Towards the end of this week, I will hand out rubrics to help get your folders ready, so be gathering those papers if you need to! Also, I've


told all the students that if they know that they will be leaving early for Fall Break, it is their responsibility to hand in their folders before they leave. That's it for now! Blessings on the rest of your week! Mrs. Hanson: 6th Grade is working with some really difficult concepts including Boyle's and Charles’ gas laws. Check out this interactive animation with your student to help solidify the gas laws. They should be prepared for a quiz by the end of the week over Ch. 3. 7th Grade has been given a small project, "Life of a Rock." They have a project description and will be creating a poster and presenting this Wednesday. I will allow class time to work on the project, but some time at home may be needed as well. They will need to prepare for a quiz this Friday over the Rock Cycle. 8th Grade will be picking up where we left off in Ch. 3, Cells, and learning about all the structures that make cells work. Ask your student what their favorite organelle is! They will need to prepare for a quiz by the end of the week. Mrs. Goll: It’s so good to have our 8th graders back with us. It sounds like they had a fantastic trip and maneuvered the glitches with maturity and good grace. Our sixth grade general class took a math test on Monday and did a great job; the overall class average on the test was 90%. Way to go! Eighth graders are working on multistep algebraic equations; they’re improving on those daily. Seventh graders have been working on prime factorization, LCM’s, and fractions. Overall, almost all students are coming to class prepared and ready to learn; keep it up, Students, and we’ll make great progress. The end of the quarter is next Wednesday. (I’d still like to see a few more students join us on Thursday’s at 3:30 for MathCounts. You’re always welcome.) Mr. Watters: DC-I want to thank all of you for your prayers and thoughts while we were gone to DC. They were certainly felt by this sponsor. I can tell you that our students and all of the adults that were on the trip represented Lutheran very well. I never heard any grumbling or complaining and the group of 69 was always thoughtful and considerate. It is great to be back home. This first nine weeks is winding down and I urge you to check to see how your students are doing in all of their classes; if you need to talk to me, I will be here on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 3:45 until 5:30. The fifth essay has been assigned and should be on the planning page. There will be one more test before fall break. Basketball practice is in full swing and the season is right around the corner-Go Cardinals!

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