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

Janet Goll, Principal School: 580-762-4243 website: flcspc.com FastDirect: fastdir.com/flcspc E-mail: lutheransecretary@yahoo.com March 27, 2012

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ECE Easter Egg Hunts Good Friday – No School Easter Monday – No School Chisholm Track Meet 6th, 7th, and 8th Academic Bowl, Broken Arrow Cheer Tryouts ITBS Tests 7th Grade All Stars Celebration 6:00 ECE to Stephen Fite Lamont Track Meet 6th, 7th and 8th 7th grade Zoo Snooze Spring Musical

PRINCIPAL - Mrs. Goll: May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Ps. 19:14. What a gift spring break was! And wasn’t the rain amazing? And how about this gorgeous spring weather? I hope you all enjoyed a little extra family time over the break. Our lives will be quite hectic between now and the end of the year. Check out the calendar for the various upcoming activities. Academic Meet: I think we finally have it scheduled for April 16. Participating students received a letter and permission slip on March 16. These are to be returned by March 30. Please call the school office if you have any questions. Honor Roll and Perfect attendance certificates will be awarded at chapel this Friday; join us if you can. A few gentle reminders: With the warm weather, our students are turning to shorts and cooler tops. Please check the dress code to be sure shorts are at least midthigh and not too tight. Halter tops and tops with spaghetti straps are not allowed at school. Also, if your student is absent, remind him/her to check with the teacher to be sure he has completed all make up work for the day. Report cards are coming home with students today. At the middle school level, we print report cards only as requested. You can access your student’s report card through Fast Direct. Please print, sign, and return it to the teacher so we know you have seen it. Thanks. Surveys: Thank you to all of you who have returned the Board of Education surveys we mailed out. We really appreciate your input. Please get those to the office by Friday if you have not already done so. Extra copies are available in the office if you need one. ART NEWS: The Elementary and Middle School Art Show is currently open at the Ponca City Art Center, 819 East Central. Several of our students in grades 2-5 have art work displayed. Maybe this would be a fun afternoon exhibit visit during spring break. This student exhibit will be on display from March 10th to April 8th. The Art Center is open Wednesday-Sunday, 1:00-5:00. Our students often have art work displayed on our cafeteria bulletin boards and in the hallways of the Elementary and Administration Buildings. TRACK SHIRT order forms went home on Monday. In order to get the shirts in time for track season and our Lutheran track meet, we must have the orders in by April 4th (next Wednesday). Thanks for supporting this cheerleading fundraiser.

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CHAPEL OFFERING: Chapel offering: The chapel offering for April and May has been designated to Lutheran Relief for tornado victims in Harrisburg, Ill. Our first grade teacher Mrs. Adams’ father is ministering to that region. AUCTION: Please join us April 14th for the FLS Auction! Tickets are now on sale! Order forms will be coming home later this week! Tickets are$10 in advance and $12 at the door. If you have any questions or to purchase tickets please contact the school office. LIBRARY: ECE: A big thank you to Mrs. Lebeda for the wonderful addition of new storybook friends for our library. Elem: WOO HOO! to 2nd and 3rd grade for finishing in the top 20 for the AR Challenge! School wide we finished in 40th place out of 117 schools! MS: Thank you to everyone that helped with my classes the Friday before Spring Break; you are all wonderful! 6th grade: bring your scripts to class! 7th and 8th: Bring a book or e-reading device. PRE-SCHOOL – Ms. V: We will have our annual Easter Party next Wednesday. Watch for the memo! We’re through the alphabet and now we’re reviewing. The students are so proud of themselves, and I’m proud of them, too. We had a blast at the Wondertorium; I’m so glad so many of your parents could join us. PRE-KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Kelly: Happy Spring! I hope everyone enjoyed their spring break. Great job reading! We are filling our board with jelly beans. Keep up the good work and bring in your jelly beans. Our Easter egg hunt will be on April 5th, look for the note in backpacks today. If your daughter is wearing a skirt or dress please make sure they have shorts on underneath. Book orders are in backpacks today; please order online or turn in to me by Friday April 6th. Show and Tell will be on Friday, April 13th. PreK and Pre School will sing in chapel on Friday, April 13th; we hope you can join us. Have a great week! KINDERGARTEN - Ms. Miller: We will have an Easter Egg Hunt (weather permitting) on April 5th at 5th Street Park. Please look for the information sheet/permission sheet in your child's backpack today. We will also be bringing 6 hard-boiled eggs (uncolored) to school on Wednesday the 4th. Parents and siblings are welcome to join us for this event! Please mark your calendars for 8:30 a.m. Chapel on Thursday, April 5th, because the kindergarten will sing at the start of Chapel. Have a blessed week! FIRST GRADE- Mrs. Adams: This week we are starting to learn about some of the things that happened during Holy Week. Our memory verse comes from the Palm Sunday reading of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!" Matthew 21:9. Our spelling words for the week are: old, coat, yellow, lie, pie, tie, night, light, right, fellow. We will be singing in chapel this Friday. 2nd-5th GRADES AR PARTY: Students grades 2-5 that met their 3rd quarter AR goal will be celebrating with a movie party Friday, March 30th. The children will have the choice of 2 movies The Little Rascals or Little Giants; both of these movies are rated PG; if you do not wish your child to participate please contact the school office. SECOND GRADE – Mrs. Powell: Spring Break was the BEST! And in 9 short, fast weeks we’ll be third graders! We’re busy working on the musical with first through fifth graders. Save the date to be sure to join us. The new quarter means we’re all back to zero AR points. Encourage your child to read. Book orders are due Friday, March 30. Memory work for next week is Matthew 28: 19-20. Any version is acceptable. A special note is coming home today about our “ Favorite Place ” reports. Let me know if you have questions. Have a blessed Holy Week! Ponder anew, what the Almighty can do! THIRD GRADE - Ms. Svajhart: Welcome back!! I hope everyone had a great Spring Break. We are in the final quarter of the school year; we need to keep working hard. This week: Memory: the 3rd Article. Spelling: Test on Friday, words over the story Sam and the Lucky Money. Reading: Test on Friday over Sam and the Lucky Money. Social Studies: Everyone did great on their invention cubes. I think everyone learned things they did not know before. We are starting a new chapter about Our Countries History. Science: We are starting a new chapter about force, machines, and work. A.R: I have set everyone new goals for this quarter; please ask your child what their goal is. Remember we are cutting the time to meet our goals by a week so that we have time for a party. Also, this Friday we are having our 3rd quarter party. They will be watching Little Rascals or Little Giants. Please let me know if you do not want your child watching either of these. We also want them to bring a pillow and blanket to snuggle up with during our show. A.R Challenge: I am so proud of how hard my class worked for the challenge. We ended up finishing in 14th place. I told the kids that

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if they finished in the top 20 I would owe them a party. So they took my challenge and ran. I am very proud of each of them. Thanks for all their hard work. FOURTH GRADE - Mrs. Klein: Welcome back from spring break. I hope it was a refreshing and relaxing time for all. We are off and running with the fourth quarter. This Friday we are celebrating the making of all of our AR goals for the third quarter. Way to go students! It is time to be reading for this final quarter as some of us will raise our goals. This quarter will go quickly with many activities. Be sure to get off to a good reading start. Blessings on a beautiful spring. FIFTH GRADE - Mrs. Schatte: How absolutely wonderful Spring Break was! Now we dive into our last quarter of fifth grade. And a busy quarter it is! This week I will discuss oral reports for the state report with the children. I will also be discussing book reports for language. Check with your child about expectations and due dates for both. Tests this week include math and language tomorrow, and spelling and reading on Friday. Monday holds social studies test 8. Blessings on your week! Middle School Attention 7th grade parents – The 7th graders have been working very hard in the All Stars Prevention curriculum. It has been such a privilege to work with your children as they set goals to achieve their ideal futures. To celebrate their hard work, we will be having a celebration dinner Thursday, April 19 at 6:00. FLS will provide Head Country BBQ sandwiches, drinks, and chips. Please bring a dessert or side dish to share. Families are invited, but we would like to have a RSVP by April 10. Call Karen Wiehle at 765-2939 for RSVP or questions. Come support all of the 7th graders as they commit to making wise choices for their futures! YOUTH: There is no youth today because I need to take off work early Thursday for Friendship Feast. Anyone who would like to help can come to the First Christian Church at 210 S. 5th at 5:00 Next week we will be raking the leaves and having Pizza Thanks for your understanding. Ann Ozbun Mrs. Harbeson: Welcome back all you "Spring-Breakers!" I hope all had a restful and enjoyable break. The 4th quarter is upon us, and believe me...it will go fast! A note for 8th graders...starts looking through those baby pictures! Please bring me 3 or 4 pictures of yourself over the years. Group pics of the 8th grade class would be great. I will be creating the 8th grade bulletin board in the middle school this year, and I'd like to have it completed by May 1. Please get me your pictures by Friday, April 27. Make sure to give me copies that you don't want back. Also for 8th grade, I am currently planning our trip to Oklahoma State University. My hope is to schedule the trip at the end of April. I will give you the exact date as soon as I find out. This is always a really fun and informative trip, and we depend on our parents to get us there and back. Parents, if you can, please join us! For all classes, I want to encourage you to keep up with your assignments and to do your best. If you are absent for any reason, please make it a priority to go to your teachers and get your missing work. Then, make it your second priority to DO the missing work! I will be following the late work policy that is outlined in the parent handbook. 6th grade has started a new grammar unit on nouns. 7th and 8th are wrapping up their grammar unit on punctuation. All classes will finish their poetry units next week, and then we'll go right in to our novels for the 4th quarter. As always, if you ever need to talk to me, drop me a note on FastDirect or give me a call. Blessings! Mrs. Hanson: 6th Grade- We have finished the chapter on chemical bonding and will be testing the material this Friday. We will then continue building on this subject by moving on to chemical reactions! Some fun stuff can happen in this chapter. This is the heart of chemistry and where we get to see things blow up! 7th Grade- We finished our chapters on classification, bacteria and viruses. We reviewed this week and will test this Thursday. Zoo Snooze is quickly approaching. Permission slips have gone home. Please sign these and send them back with your student as soon as possible. 8th Grade- After presentations, and finishing the volcano chapter we are testing chapters 8-9 next Monday, April 2. From here we are leaving the planet behind and looking at the sky, exploring the world of space. Mrs. Ramsey: Welcome back! Fourth quarter is going to be over before it starts. We only have 8 weeks and because of track meets, ITBS, field trips, etc, etc, etc. there are not many instructional days left. We will be moving forward in all classes, so students need to stay caught up even more than usual. 6th, 7th and Pre-algebra classes are into geometry while algebra students are working on radicals and more 3


quadratics. 6th graders will be doing their challenges for the President's Physical Fitness program this quarter and I hope to get additional award winners. In His service... Mr. Watters: Welcome back to the fourth quarter. I hope everyone had a great spring break and we are ready to end the year successfully. The spring always has a very full calendar, and here are some dates that we should keep in mind. Eighth grade skip day will be on May 11. Plans are in the works for a great day. As a parent, if you can be involved, please let me know. Track meets include April 10, April 20, and May 4. Academically we are back in the swing as 7th and 8th grades will have tests on Friday over chapter 23 in their book. Sixth grade will not have an exam this week. The track season has begun and if you have a student participating please encourage that student to do their very best. The track practice schedule is as follows: Monday and Thursday after school until 4:15 and Tuesday and Friday during school until 3:20 as an elective. Wednesday is a rest day.

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