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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 26, 2014

CARDINAL CHATTER 3/27 2:30; Auction Meeting in the Library ( 3/27-30/14 VALPO! 3/28/14 2nd Grade Field Trip to Blackwell Fire Dept 4/12 Auction 4/14-17 ITBS Testing Week 4/14-16 Cheer clinic; 3:30-430

4/17 4/17 4/18 4/23/14 5/9/14 5/15

Pre-K Easter Egg Hunt Mock Cheer Tryouts; 3:45 Cheer Tryouts; 3:45 5th & 6th Track to DCLA (tentative) FLS Track Meet Band Concert, 1:30 & 6:30-St. Mary’s gym

PRINCIPAL – Mr. Birnbaum: Thank you to everyone who helped contribute to the Chapel Offerings for this Third Quarter. We collected $506.78 for Lutheran World Relief. That will help purchase a dairy cow, a goat, and a hen with chicks for those who hunger. We praise God for those who helped this quarter. "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. VALPO: Please pray for safe travels for our girls basketball team and families as they head to Valpo to compete in the Lutheran Schools National Tournament. We are proud of you all for your hard work and dedication! SCHOOL ON MONDAY, MARCH 25: First Lutheran School WILL BE IN SCHOOL on Monday, March 31, 2014. Public schools are using one of their snow days that day, but we are not. We will be in school on March 31. AUCTION PLANNING MEETING: The next auction meeting will be Thursday, 3/27 at 2:30 in the Library; 17 days to the auction! We still have several donors that need to be confirmed; please look through the list in the office and take just 1 or 2 and we can get them all done! Thanks to everyone who has already helped out! Do you have a special dessert or meal you would be willing to auction off? Do you have a hobby or a service that someone might “purchase” at the auction? Please let us know if you have anything like this that you are willing to donate to be sold at the auction! In the past, people have donated painting a room, tuning a piano, meat from their livestock, hunting trips on their land. Be creative! For anyone who plans to donate something that they will bring that day, or if you are working on an item to donate but it is not finished yet, please contact Darleanna Warnecke at 580-716-1057 to let her know what you are planning to bring, so that we can get it in the auction book. SPRING PICTURE PACKETS: were handed out on Monday, March 24. If your child has not come home with theirs yet, please contact the office. See the instructions and prices inside the picture envelope for instructions and prices to buy pictures. Any pictures not purchased, and payments for pictures purchased, need to be returned to their teacher by Tuesday, April 1 or sooner. 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. 1

VISION SCREENING FOLLOW-UP: If your child received notification 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 follow-up 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.) SUBS NEEDED: If you, or someone you know, are available to act as a class sub when teachers are out, please have them come by and fill out an application or contact the office at 762-9950. Thanks! SUMMER DAYCARE: Applications for Summer Daycare are now being taken. Forms are available in the Daycare room. LIBRARY – Mrs. Hamre: AR PARTIES!!! Congratulations to all of the great readers that we had for the third quarter. The AR party will be a Mystery Party. Middle School will be doing "The Luck of the Irish" on Wednesday, April 2 in the afternoon. 2nd-5th will have the "Mystery in the Library" on Friday, April 4th. Students have received invitations and should dress in character. There will be costume prizes as well as prizes for those who can solve the mystery. Parents are welcome to join us. PRE-SCHOOL – Mrs. Herard: We came back rested and ready to go from Spring Break! Book orders came in and should be in backpacks. Look for the new catalog as well. Seems like they come quickly! We appreciate your orders-it allows us to get new items for our classroom. Several things came today and we can't wait to use them! Our theme for the week is "Safari", and we are learning about the letter "U". Assessment cards are coming home which you do not have to return. Individual pictures-return if you do not want them or you may bring payment to me. The next show and tell is next TH/F, April 3/4. PRE-KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Kelly: Welcome back and Welcome Spring! I hope you had a great spring break! Thank you parents that went on our field trip with us. Keep reading at home and bring back your cut outs. We are doing a great job on filling our board! I am working on plans for our Easter egg hunt. It will be on Thursday, April 17th after the Stephen Fite concert. This will be for both classes. I will send home more information next week. Our Bible words are [Jesus said,] "Love one another as I have loved you." John 15:12 We are learning the letter "U" this week. Have a great week! KINDERGARTEN - Ms. Miller: Thank you parents for helping with our Wondertorium field trip! I think everyone had a great time! I also, hope everyone had a restful spring break. It is awesome to have spring here and nicer weather. Monday, March 31st is our last day to get a pizza for "Book It". Please keep reading this week (20 books for March) and look for your child's report card this week. Have a sensational April! FIRST GRADE – Mrs. Birnbaum: I pray that everyone had a great spring break and a little time for rest! Memory verse for Friday - Jesus said, "I am the bread of life." John 6:35. Report cards were sent home today. Please sign and return one copy. If you have any questions or concerns please call me. We will have show and tell on Friday. March is the last month for our Book It program. March reading charts are due on Monday for the Pizza Hut certificate. Also, Monday will be the last time that we record our reading minutes. Thank you for reading with your child and helping out by keeping track of all of those minutes read!! Keep reading and have a great week! SECOND GRADE – Mrs. Powell: Spring Break was the BEST! I praise God for wonderful time with family and the chance to regroup. Just nine short weeks and this great group of second graders will be third graders. I'm very proud of the progress they've made. Report cards are coming home today. Please sign and return them and be sure to let me know if you have any questions or concerns. We're looking forward to our trip to the Blackwell Fire Department on Friday. Josie's dad works there and will be our host. Book It kite projects are due on Monday the 31st. Memory work for Thursday the 27th is Matthew 28:19 and 20. Memory work for April 3rd is Psalm 23. It's long so you may want to memorize a verse each day. Blessings! THIRD GRADE - Mrs. Steichen/Mrs. Miller: Welcome back from spring break! I hope everyone had a wonderful and refreshing time. Report cards go home with the children on Wednesday. Please sign them and return them by Friday. This Friday we will have a Language test and a Math test. For memory work we are learning the 7th commandment and its meaning. May you be blessed this week! FOURTH GRADE - Mrs. Sibley: What I wonderful and relaxing spring break we all had! Time to unwind, recoup, and prepare for the final quarter of the year. Look for the parts for the AR mystery party next week. They are excited for the party and roles. Help them to prepare and research their roles. We took our AR tests yesterday, and have new goals today. Help the kids to stay on top of their new goal by reading chapter books daily. Cardinal Bucks are being earned daily. Ask the kids how to fill in their transaction registrar; they are doing great. Fill in the blank memory for 04/02/14 is Consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, for I am the LORD your God. Keep my statutes and do them; I am the LORD who sanctifies you. Leviticus 20:7-8 (ESV) 2

FIFTH GRADE - Mrs. Schatte: Spring Break was such a gift! I hope everyone had a lot of R & R and is ready to complete the school year with the fourth quarter. We have quite the busy week in 5th grade. Oral reports for the country reports are being discussed this week. Please ask your child to see information and dates about this project. Tests include(d) math on Tuesday, language on Thursday, and spelling, reading and social studies on Friday. Blessings!

MIDDLE SCHOOL 4/1/14 4/3/14

Hi-Stepper Tryout Clinic, 7:00 a.m., Robson Fieldhouse 8th Grade Track, Ponca City


Hi-Stepper Tryouts, 4:00 p.m., Robson Fieldhouse 4/25/14 8th Grade Track, DCLA

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: Welcome back! I hope you all had a great Spring Break! I was busy doing things at home that made the week just fly by! I want to send a special thank you to my awesome 6th graders, their parents, and Mrs. Long for my birthday surprise party! The roses are beautiful, and the gift certificates are much appreciated. (My husband was really excited about the Rusty Barrel certificate!) Thank you, thank you for making me feel so special and loved! Well, we only have 9 weeks until the end of the school year. As I've told the kids in class, this quarter will fly by since we have so many activities planned. I want to encourage everyone to get a jump on their AR goal and read, read, read! Also, make it a priority to hand in all assignments and hand them in on time. That's all for now...happy spring! Mrs. Hanson: 8th Grade is starting their chapter on evolution. Now, no one freak out! We all know that our One God is the creator of the universe and everything in it, there is no disputing that. I teach science. A subject area full of theories. Real scientists will always say nothing is fact even if we have found nothing that proves otherwise. Even gravity is known as a theory because one day in some place maybe we will find it proven incorrect. So my job is to teach and present students with scientific findings and theories. Our Christian students need to be educated in all areas so they may one day make an intelligent and educated argument for their beliefs. In this chapter we will mainly be focusing on natural selection, or microevolution, which we can see happening right before our eyes and has no moral controversy. 7th Grade still has their heads in the clouds as they study earth's atmosphere. We can expect to test on this by late next week. 6th Grade is beginning a chapter on energy. If parents are knowledgeable or know someone in the field of any source of energy please let me know. I would love to have guests in to discuss and educate us on forms like wind, solar, chemical, or electrical. All 6th Graders will need an empty square tissue box for art by Thursday. If you have more than one please bring as many as you can. Mrs. Goll: Welcome back! Wasn't spring break a neat treat? Now, it's back to work for our final quarter of this school year. We're praying that our girls' basketball team has a safe and fun trip to Valpo. I'm pleased to see many of our students making an effort to make this quarter the best ever. Go, Cardinals! Mr. Watters: Please keep the McDaniel family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time for them. Also, our Valpo students as they head to Nationals, we pray for safe travels, good sportsmanship, and lasting memories.

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