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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: Child Care: 580-762-1124 FastDirect: March 12, 2014


Last Day of the 3rd quarter ECE to Wondertorium in Stillwater! 2:00 Volleyball in the gym, Staff vs. 8th 3/17-21 Spring Break – No School 4/12 Auction 5/15 Band Concert, 1:30 & 6:30 @ St. Mary’s gym

3/10-14 Lutheran Schools Week; Thursday= Superhero Day, Friday=class colors day 3/12/14 Taco Bueno Night (Eat @ Taco Bueno between 5-8 pm, the school makes money! No coupons necessary, just go) 3/13 Middle School Musical, 6:30, Gym. Bring Canned goods for admission


PRINCIPAL – Mr. Birnbaum: "My Lent Offering" is a coin slot reminder to help encourage 50 cents a day for the 40 days of Lent. If all 200 students contribute $20, we will raise $4000 for the School Scholarship Fund to help us assist more families. This does not have to be filled with quarters. We will take cash, checks, or any amount. Thank you for your assistance. ESTATE PLANNING AND CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP 3 SESSIONS: You are invited to attend an educational series on estate planning. This is purely educational, nothing is for sale, the education is free, and we will plan to have an enjoyable time. Brad Brunkow has completed the Professional Education Program for Financial Planning, and will present the information. The material will be presented from a Christian perspective. The material is planned to be covered in 3 one hour sessions. It would be best not to miss a sessions as they build on each other. The planned location will be the fellowship hall. Two opportunities are planned for each session to assist you in making the sequence of 3 sessions. All sessions will be from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Session 1 will be offered Sunday and Monday, March 30 and 31, so pick either night. Session 2 will be offered Sunday and Monday, April 6 and 7. Pick either night, again, regardless of which session one you attended. Session 3 will be offered Sunday and Monday, April 13 and 14. So pick any combination of Sunday or Monday's for those weeks that will work for you. Please bring your questions and a pencil and paper for notes. Feel free to bring a relative, friend, or neighbor with you. If you have questions in advance, see Brad Brunkow or call him at 765-4696. SPRING BREAK OFFICE SCHEDULE: The school offices will be closed for Spring Break on Thursday and Friday. The office will be open Monday 9-11, Tuesday and Wednesday 9-noon, but you can leave a message on the school phone (762-9950) at any time, and we will get back to you when we return to the office. See you on the 24th! VISION SCREENING FOLLOW-UP: If your child receives a notification letter (they were mailed Monday), stating that they need to be seen by an optometrist, please contact the office after your visit and let us know the results, so that we can complete the required paperwork. 2014-2015 ENROLLMENT: Remember that enrollment for next school year is ongoing, and is now open to the public. Enrollment forms were attached to the February 12 issue of “Cardinal Chatter”, extra forms are available in the office, or you can now enroll online; HOWEVER, note that your spot is not held until your enrollment fee is paid. Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grades are half full; 2nd and 3rd grades over 1/3! Yard signs promoting our ongoing enrollment, are available. If you would like one to put in your yard, please stop by the office and pick one up! (Be sure to return it to the school office when you are done with it, so that we can use it again next year.) SPRING BREAK AND SUMMER DAYCARE: Applications for Spring Break and Summer Daycare are now being taken. If you need Spring Break Daycare, please let the Daycare know before Wednesday, March 12; you may contact daycare directly at 762-1124. If there are enough requests, they will be open that week. Forms for Summer Daycare are available in the Daycare room. CHAPEL OFFERING: Thank you for your very generous giving for chapel this quarter. We are able to make a significant gift to Lutheran World Relief through your support. (Ask your child about the "livestock" we can purchase to help those who need a helping hand.) 1

SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST: DHS requires us to remind you periodically that we not only serve lunch, but breakfast as well! If your child would like to eat breakfast at school, it is served in the cafeteria between 7:45 – 8:05 each morning, and the menu for breakfast is listed on the lunch menu that we send home each month, and also on FastDirect. Also remember that we participate in the Free & Reduced lunch program; applications for this program were in your enrollment packets, and more applications are available in the office if you would like to apply at any time during the year. Please remember if your child qualifies for free or reduced lunch, that applies to their breakfast as well. Please contact the school office if you have any questions. Disclaimer: The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. PRE-SCHOOL – Mrs. Herard: Loving these nice days and hoping winter is behind us! But, living in OK, I know that isn't true. Having fun with the dress-up days this week. Thank you Student Council for making our days fun! Looking forward to our trip Friday to Stillwater. Don't forget to wear violet or some shade of purple for the school rainbow picture that morning. Trip info letter was sent home so be sure to check backpacks. Especially note that we will do attendance before leaving and bring a sack lunch! Book orders due Friday as well. Our theme this week is "Weather" and we are learning the letter "T". Have a wonderful Spring Break! PRE-KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Kelly: Happy Birthday Peyton! We have had fun celebrating NLSW! Tomorrow is Superhero day and Friday is Color T-shirt day. Friday is also our field trip to the Wondertorium. Please come to school by 8:25 to check in and for the group picture. Spring break is next week. Our Bible words this week are Hosanna in the highest! Matthew 21:9. We are learning the letter "T" this week. Have a great week and a wonderful spring break! KINDERGARTEN - Ms. Miller: Wow, what a fun "National Lutheran School Week." Thank you to everyone that made this week special! Our Wondertorium field trip is this Friday, please look for a final information sheet on the trip in your child's backpack today. We will all wear blue on Friday for a school picture. I hope everyone has a wonderful spring break next week! FIRST GRADE – Mrs. Birnbaum: Memory verse for THURSDAY - May the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times in every way. 2 Thessalonians 3:16. I would like to thank Alicia Kirkpatrick for helping us celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday by making green eggs and ham for us. Thank you to those who came and sang in church with us on Sunday. Our field trip is on Friday - please see the special note about the trip. Our class is to wear blue on Friday. We thank God for our Lutheran School!! Have a wonderful spring break! SECOND GRADE – Mrs. Powell: Happy National Lutheran Schools Week! We are enjoying the extras this week and are thankful to our parents for making FLS part of our lives. I am thankful to you for sharing your precious treasures with me. Have a safe and happy spring break! THIRD GRADE - Mrs. Steichen/Mrs. Miller: We are enjoying these lovely days! We are also enjoying the fun activities this week! Thursday we will be going to the Y. We will be able to swim; please bring appropriate swimwear and a towel. Friday"Rainbow Day" - our class will all wear a GREEN shirt! Happy birthday to Sarah (March 16)! Have a blessed and wonderful spring break next week! FOURTH GRADE - Mrs. Sibley: A belated birthday to Jill & Kylie! They celebrated their birthdays this past Sunday. God Bless you in all that you do. Monday we had some wonderful salads (mixtures) and smoothies (solutions). Ask your fourth grader why those delicious foods fall into that category. We will be able to swim at the Y on Thursday, so don’t forget your swimsuit and a towel. Book Reports are also due on Thursday. We will present on Thursday and Friday. Have a wonderful Spring Break. Fill in the blank memory for 03/26/14 is Jesus answered him “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3 (ESV). FIFTH GRADE - Mrs. Schatte: We're having a great Lutheran School's Week! What a blessing to attend First Lutheran School! draft of the country report is due Friday. We do not have a regular spelling or reading test this week. With so many activities happening, sick kids, late work, and what-not, we need to play catch-up. We're reviewing and winding up third quarter. Have an awesome Spring Break. I know we all look forward to some rest and relaxation. Blessings!

MIDDLE SCHOOL 3/25/14 Hi-Stepper Tryout Info Meeting, 5:30, Howell Auditorium 4/1/14 Hi-Stepper Tryout Clinic, 7:00 a.m., Robson Fieldhouse 4/9/14 Hi-Stepper Tryouts, 4:00 p.m., Robson Fieldhouse 2

MATHCOUNTS: Please consider joining us for MathCounts on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30. We work on some interesting math challenges AND there’s always food!! PO-HI, HI-STEPPER TRYOUTS: Po HI-Stepper tryouts are quickly approaching. There will be an informational parent meeting on Tuesday, March 25th at 5:30 pm in the Howell Auditorium. Tryout clinic begins on Tuesday, April 1st at 7:00 am in Robson Fieldhouse. Tryouts are Wednesday, April 9th at 4:00 pm. Come out and join the fun!! ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE (team sports, cheerleading, or other extra-curricular activities): With the approaching track season, please remember that students involved in extra-curricular activities will have their grade status evaluated at the beginning of every three weeks. A student who has a grade below 70% in any subject will be put on probation. During that time, the student will be given an opportunity to raise the grade above 69.9%. The student must take action to raise the grade. Failure to raise the grade will result in suspension from the extra-curricular activity until the next three week grade check. After the first probationary period, a student will be suspended from the extra-curricular activity when any grade drops below 70%. Suspensions are enforced and lifted on the first school day of the week. (Any students failing a subject on their report card will be suspended from extra-curricular activities until all grades are passing at the three week check point.) Mrs. Harbeson: This is it! The last Chatter before our greatly anticipated Spring Break! With everything going on, we've really been busy around school this week, and the long break will truly be a blessing. First of all, thank you to Mr. Birnbaum for allowing us to celebrate National Lutheran Schools' Week with all the fun dress up days and activities. We also thank Mrs. Hanson for all her hard work and dedication to the spring musical. The scenery and stage props are phenomenal, and the actors have done an amazing job! I'd like to encourage all to attend the final performance of "Acorns to Oaks" on Thursday evening at 6:30 in the gym. In language, all classes will have their grammar tests tomorrow, and folders are due on Friday for a test grade. If your student won't be here on Thursday or Friday, please have him or her hand in their folder before you leave. I have reminded all of the students to do this several times during class; the folder is counted as a test grade so it is imperative for it to be handed in. I hope you all have an enjoyable Spring Break! Safe travels to all...blessings! Mrs. Hanson: SPRING BREAK!!! I know we all are in need of this break but it doesn't officially start until Saturday! We still have plenty of content to cover and work to do! 8th Grade is wrapping up genetics and will be testing this Friday. 7th Grade will carry their study of the atmosphere over Spring Break. No tests this week. 6th Grade has finished work and machines and will be testing Thursday. Mrs. Goll: Happy National Lutheran Schools' Week! I'm looking forward to seeing all the parents at our musical on Thursday evening. Mrs. Hansen and the students have worked so hard on this. It will be a great show with a great message! Enjoy spring break! Algebra parents, ask your student about the quadratic formula; pre-algebra parents, ask about similar and congruent figures. Seventh grade pre-algebra is continuing to study linear equations; seventh grade general math is learning about scale drawings. Sixth graders are finishing a unit on proportions or a unit on percents. Mr. Watters: Academics: All grades will have an exam on Friday. Students have been alerted that if they are not going to be here on Friday, they will be responsible for the exam on Thursday. Athletics: Of course the big news is our girls going to Lutheran nationals at the end of this month. Go Lady Cardinal! Track will begin after spring break and the schedule of meets should be available after spring break. I hope everyone has a great break and be ready to come back for that fourth quarter.

First Lutheran Church & School—Growing up into Jesus, Reaching out with Jesus, Walking together in Jesus


Board of Parochial Education Agenda Tuesday – March 4, 2014 6:30 p.m. in School Library

A. Opening Prayer B. Update with 4th Grade teacher progress

C. Approval of Minutes from February

D. Old Business / March Agenda Items 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Approve and issue Contracts New Teachers or Aides Classroom Observations and Improvements Needed/Expected in … Review & approve Athletic program (Lower grade intramurals?) Set new School Calendar in comparison to Public School Open House / LSW / ALUMNI game fundraiser w/bake potatoes BOPE / Youth preparing Taco Soup on Wed. March 26 – Leader? TABLED - Survey

E. New Business 1. Encouraging Boys (Girls) - Athletic Scholarships 2. Scholarship Fund vs. Church Scholarship Fund 3. Day Care Pay Raises Next year (2 Star rating / Parent survey / Staff response / Stu #)

F. Calendar of Upcoming Events 1. Combined Church Service 2. Teacher Meeting 3. Vision Screening 4. BOPE Meeting 5. Admin. Meeting in Norman 6. Alumni BB games 7. Open House 8. Council Meeting 9. Taco Bueno 10. BOPE/Youth Lent Supper 11. National Tournament

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