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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: April 30, 2014

CARDINAL CHATTER 4/23-5/16 BoxTop Contest; see Chatter for details! 4/28-5/2 Penny War to Benefit Scholarship Fund! 5/1 National Day of Prayer 5/5 3rd Grade to Vo-Tech 5/8 Edwin Fair Mayfest 2014, 3:30 – 5:30, Carnival games, hot dogs, health screen 5/9/14 FLS Track Meet 5/13 Po-Hi 9th-12th Boys Basketball Tryouts, 4:30 p.m., Robson Fieldhouse

5/15 5/16 5/20 5/22 5/23

Band Concert, 1:30 & 6:30-St. Mary’s gym Chorale Concert, 1st Grade Field Trip to Wells Farm Cherry Berry Night FLS 8th Grade Graduation Picnic at the park Last Day of School; dismissed at noon

PRINCIPAL – Mr. Birnbaum: Calling all talent. We are trying to develop fun activities for children during the summer. Do you have a love for art, reading, playing games, singing, or some other activity that you would like to teach other children for half an hour to an hour? We would like to develop a calendar of different FREE events and activities once or twice a week for parents to bring their children and stay for a FREE lunch (for children 18 and under; adult lunch prices are $4). The event or activity time would possibly be Tuesday or Thursday at 10 a.m. with lunch at 11. Your commitment would be once, or more often if you want. You may work with a friend to make a team effort. Contact the school office for more information ASAP so we can put together a calendar for the summer. Thanks to Kenny and Michele Jean for donating the pizza’s for the Athletic Banquet held on April 15; we appreciate all that you do for our school and athletic program! TRACK MEET: The School-wide track meet is May 9, and we need lots of volunteers to write names on ribbons, collect results, run events, etc. If you can help for an hour or two, or all day, please contact the office or Mr. Watters. SUMMER LUNCH: While you are out and about running errands this summer, stop by the school cafeteria for a homemade hot lunch. Lunch is free for 18 and under. Over 18 is $4.00. NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER: May 1 is the National Day of Prayer; a day to celebrate our right to pray, and our privilege of being part of a Christian School. We will have a site-wide prayer at 11:00 led by Jamison Doornbos. At 2:30 we will have a prayer assembly in the gym. WOOHOO! Congratulations to Elaine Duff for passing her 500th AR test on Tuesday, April 29! Way to go Elaine! Your love of reading will help you throughout the rest of your life, and we are proud of you! 2014-2015 ENROLLMENT: ENROLLMENT FEE DISCOUNTS END TODAY; April 30 is the deadline for getting the $25 discount on your enrollment fee. If you need a new copy of the enrollment forms, please stop by the office. KICK OFF THE SUMMER WITH CHERRY BERRY NIGHT: Cherry Berry will donate 10% of the proceeds from sales on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 3:30 – close. They will also have soup, salad, baked potato, and drink options available for $7. THANK YOU: A big thank you to Kevin & Kay Bjornen, whose son attended First Lutheran several years ago before they were transferred to Bartlesville. In honor of Joel graduating from high school this year, they sent a donation and a very nice thank you note to First Lutheran School for Joel’s “wonderful experience” here. We are thankful for the Bjornen family, and their continued remembrance of First Lutheran in thought and in gift. STUDENT COUNCIL: Student Council will be quite busy the next few weeks. Next week we're sponsoring a penny war to support the school scholarship fund. The penny war will run from Monday through Friday. The class with the most 1

points will earn a pizza party for lunch. We're also beginning another boxtop drive. Each class will submit boxtops to the student council on May 16. The class with the most will guessed it, a pizza party. We'll sponsor a chapel service to honor our volunteers on April 30. Please join us if you can. Finally, the middle school spring dance is scheduled for May 16. VISION SCREENING FOLLOW-UP: The school is required to follow up on any children that were determined as needing to have their vision screened. In the next two weeks we will be calling families who have not responded yet. If you could reply and let us know now, you would save us a call! We need to know if you are 1. not scheduling an exam, 2. you have the exam scheduled at a later date, or 3. if your student already had their exam and what the results were? You may send this information via FastDirect or call the office at 762-9950. Thank you! DON’T THROW THAT AWAY!!: First Lutheran School collects, and benefits from, donations of used/empty ink cartridges, old cell phones, BoxTops for Education, Campbell’s soup labels, and Coke points! Do you throw away ink or toner cartridges @ work? Do the kids on your child’s team drink Powerade’s or Dasani water (with Coke points under the lid)? Possibly your youth group had a lock-in and served cans of Coke, Sprite, Minute Maid or Fanta, (with Coke points on the inside flap of the box they came in?) Please send all of these items to school with your child or drop them off at the school office, and your school will benefit from it! We can use the proceeds/points from these companies to purchase playground balls, classroom and office supplies, and discounts on our toner/ink needs, which all helps to keep your costs down! THANKS for your help! SUBS NEEDED: If you, or someone you know, are available to act as a class sub when teachers are out, please come by and fill out an application or contact the office at 762-9950. Thanks! LIBRARY – Mrs. Hamre: It's time to look for those library books that are still lurking between car seats, in lockers, under beds, and in the backs of desks. All library books need to be returned by May 16th. Look for a note very soon regarding books that students still have out. Also, the chapel family challenge will wrap up May 6th. The winning families will be announced in chapel on the 7th. PRE-SCHOOL – Mrs. Herard: It's hard to believe that we only have a few short weeks left in the school year! So begins the "finals"-final Show and Tell of the year is this TH/F, May 3/4 and the final book order of the year, due back on May 9th. This week we are having a school wide penny war to raise money for the FLS scholarship fund to help families attend our school, so bring those pennies! The winning class gets a pizza party. Also, for the month of May, there is a Box Top point contest going on with the winning class also getting a pizza party. Thank you for all your support! This week our theme is "Ladybugs" and we are learning the letter "Y". PRE-KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Kelly: Happy Birthday Tori and Noah! We did it! We filled our Reading Challenge board! Thanks to all of the parents that read to your child and sent in the cutouts. Please continue to read to your child, it really helps when they are learning to read. We will have a party on Thursday. We only have two days left of the penny war and about two weeks to get your Boxtops in. Show and Tell is Friday. Our book order is also due to me or online by Friday, May 2nd. Our Bible words this week are, Go... and make disciples of all nations. Matthew 28:19 We are learning the letter "Z" this week. Have a blessed week! KINDERGARTEN - Ms. Miller: I forgot to say thank you to all the parents that helped with our field trip on April 17th. Thank you very much for making this day special! This Friday we will have our last show & tell. The kids are so excited about our penny war this week! It is so much fun, so bring your pennies or silver for other classes! Our box top drive for education will last until May 16. We would like to say thank you to all our school volunteers. We love you all! Have a great week! FIRST GRADE – Mrs. Birnbaum: Memory Verse for Friday - These are written so that you may believe that Jesus is Christ, the Son of God. John 20:31. Bring in your pennies for the penny war - ends on Friday. Also remember to save your box tops - contest ends on May 16. The track meet will be on Friday, May 9. We will have a field trip to the farm of Viviane Wells on Friday, May 16. Field trip forms were sent home today, please return by next Thursday. Have a great week! SECOND GRADE – Mrs. Powell: These favorite place reports are AMAZING! Thanks for helping your child succeed. It has been fun to listen to the reports as well. Great presenters and great audiences! Next week we will be enjoying cowboy days in second grade. Watch your child's planner for each activity! Blessings! THIRD GRADE - Mrs. Steichen/Mrs. Miller: Many thanks to the Steichen's for the fun and educational Ag Day last Friday! Also, many thanks to the parents that helped! We are also planning a field trip to the Pioneer VoTech next Monday May 5, 9 a.m. to about 2:30-3 p.m. We plan on eating lunch at Braum's. We need at least one parent volunteer to accompany us. Please sign and return permission slips and money by this Friday. This Friday we will also be having Math and Science tests. Please continue to bring boxtops and pennies. This Wednesday is Volunteer Appreciation Day; we extend 2

out thanks to all volunteers and especially our class's volunteers, the Mills, the Sherrill’s, and the Fullers! Our track meet is next Friday May 9! Have a blessed week! FOURTH GRADE - Mrs. Sibley: Today is day 13 for the chicks. We have candled the white eggs and we have seen a vein, and a possible chick. Our classroom auction will happen the last week of school, so please continue to be on the hunt for treasures at the store. We will be doing chapel next Wednesday on the topic of being unified in the body of Christ. Fill in the blank memory for 05/07/14 is Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock. Isaiah 26:4 (ESV) FIFTH GRADE - Mrs. Schatte: We're having an awesome week! Tests this week include spelling, reading and social studies on Friday. Remember to ask your child how he/she is doing on the oral report for country reports. Please listen to the report and help your child perfect it. I'm sure you've been told that food concerning your country can be brought for extra points. :} The rough draft for language book reports is due May 15, and the final copy is due May 20. It is most important to follow the language book directions for doing this report. Ask your child about it, and if you have any questions please contact me. Blessings!

MIDDLE SCHOOL 4/30 & 5/1 Chorale Tryouts, 3:30, Chorale Room 5/2 8th Grade visit OSU 5/6 Po-Hi Sports Physicals for 8th & Up boys, $20, Football Locker Room. 6:00 5/7 FLSCA, 7:30, M.S. Social Studies room 5/8 5-7 p.m. @ Robson Field House, Girls sports physicals, $20

5/12 5/16 5/20

8th Grade Girls Basketball Tryouts, 4:00, Robson Fieldhouse (for 9th grade team) Middle School Dance 2014/15 7th & 8th grade girls softball tryouts, 4:00, West Jr. High Softball Field

CHEER: Thanks to all the parents who showed up for the meeting. You should have received a follow up email and letter. I have received a quote on the uniforms and will be looking into shoes this week. We need to have all of this ordered and taken care of before summer, so that we are ready for practice and camp in June. Please block out all of the days for practice and camp now! And please let me know if there is any conflict now rather than at the end of May or in June. Thanks! Mrs. Harbeson: Hello, All! Today was a great day as this is Volunteer Appreciation Day. I would like to thank all of our volunteers - parents, church members, and the Willing Workers - for everything you do to make First Lutheran such a great place to be. A big thanks also goes to Mrs. Goll and the student council for the brunch they served our volunteers this morning. Our 8th grade trip to OSU is set for this Friday. An itinerary and ride list were sent home yesterday with the students. If you are one of our drivers, be sure that we have a copy of your insurance in the office. 8th grade college reports are due Monday, May 5. For all classes, we continue to work in grammar, spelling, and vocabulary. That's all for now. Blessings on the rest of your week! Mrs. Hanson: 7th Grade Parents: I have posted a sign up sheet outside my door for the track meet concessions; if you would like to work please sign up as soon as possible. It is first come, first serve. This sign up is for the actual day of May 9 to work 1/2 hr sessions from 9:30 am -3 pm. 8th Grade is wrapping up the debate this week. We will end the week with a sum of good scientific evidence supporting creation. We will then be moving on to human anatomy, learning the different organ systems of the body. 7th Grade knows what weather is, what causes it, and now we are going to learn about the different types of storms! What perfect timing for all this! Next time we have a storm, ask your child to discuss the science behind it! 6th Grade had an "egg"cellent time with the egg drop! Congratulations to Storm whose egg survived from a 14 ft drop, but later met its match at 15 ft. All of the kids came up with some great devices. I was very pleased! We are now moving on the invisible world of atoms in Ch. 11. Mrs. Goll: We still have three full weeks of school before the end of the year. A few of our middle school students have decided to quit a bit early. Please encourage your student to keep giving his best effort until the last day. Algebra students continue to work on factoring trinomials. This is real exercise for the brain. Pre-algebra students are working on linear equations (in 8th grade) and geometry in 7th. In all other math classes, we've been working on angles, polygons, circles, and area, perimeter, and circumference. Keep on keeping on!!! 3

Volunteer Appreciation: Serve the Lord with gladness. Thank you, Volunteers, for all you've done for us this year. We really appreciate your service! Penny War!: Bring your pennies for the penny war! The class with the most points will win a pizza party. Box tops: I know a class that has already filled several cards. Please keep those boxtops coming. Mr. Watters: There are no exams scheduled for the balance of this week, but all classes will have exams the week of May 5. Sixth grade is currently studying world revolutions, seventh grade has begun a study of the Indian subcontinent, and eighth grade is studying the cold war and the beginning of the civil rights movement. Athletics- Congratulations to the Cardinal track team for doing so well at the DCLA track meet. The premier event at all track meets is the 4x100 relay, and our girls took first-Great job. The First Lutheran track meet is scheduled for May 9. This is always a great day, so please come and enjoy the day with your kids. It is also something that requires many volunteers, so if you have some time to give, please contact me, and I will put you to work. Here comes May and the fast approaching end of school, are you ready for this?

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


TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK MAY 5-9, 2014 Each year, we take the first week of May to celebrate the wonderful job our teachers do for our students. During the week, we will do something special for our teachers every day. Monday – Our students are BLOOMING because of you! Bring a flower or plant for your teachers. Tuesday – Thanks for taking STOCK in our students! Let’s fill up our teachers’ supplies! Bring them pens, pencils, tape, post-it notes, or any other neat supply that you want. Wednesday – It is a TREAT to have you as a teacher! Bring a yummy treat for your teacher. Maybe their favorite drink or candy to brighten their day, or possibly a gift card to enjoy after school. We will also be providing a salad luncheon for our teachers on this day, so you may be contacted to bring a salad; if you don’t get contacted and want to volunteer, contact the office or just bring your salad on Wednesday morning. Be sure to mark your dish with your name & student’s grade so we can get your dish back to you. Thursday – Hooray, spread the WORD, we have great teachers! Let your teacher or past teacher know with a card, letter, or picture how much you appreciate them! Friday – The FLS track & field day is on Friday. Be sure to stop by and support our school. It is always a great fun-filled event! - First Lutheran School PTL 5

May 2014

First Lutheran Lunch Menu Monday

5 Teacher Appreciation Week Chicken Soft Taco Beans Orange Smiles Tortilla Chips/Salsa Milk B: Cereal 12 Lasagna Toasted Bread Lettuce Salad Applesauce Milk B: Cereal 19 Spaghetti/Meat Sauce Lettuce Salad Toasted Bread Fruit Milk B: Cereal


6 Salisbury Steak Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Green Beans Bread Pears Milk B:Biscuit/Gravy 13 Band Concert 2:30 p.m. Nachos/Meat & Cheese Pineapple Ranch Beans Milk B: Pancake/Sausage



Friday 2 8th grade trip to OSU Frito Chili Pie Mexi Beans Mixed Fruit Jello Milk B: Cereal

7 FLSCA-7:30; Chapel - 8:30 Cheeseburger Tater Tots Apples Vegi on side Milk B: Pancake/Sausage

1 National Day w/11 a.m. prayer & 2:30 assembly in gym Turkey Sub Chips Carrot Sticks Applesauce Milk B: Pancake/Sausage 8 Meat/Cheese Pizza Corn Lettuce Salad Mixed Fruit Milk B: French Toast

14 Anti-Bully Skit Chapel in gym- 8:30; Taco Bueno 5-8 Broccoli Chicken Egg Rolls Fried Rice Mandarin Oranges Milk B: Cinnamon Toast 21 FLSCA-7:30; Chapel-8:30 Steak Fingers Oven Fried Potatoes Broccoli w/Cheese Bread Milk B:Biscuit/Gravy

15 Band Concert 1:30 & 6:30 Baked Potato Peas Bread Stick Mixed Fruit Cookies Milk B: Scrambled Eggs/Toast 22 7:30 p.m. Graduation Corn Dog French Fries Orange Smiles Carrot Sticks Milk B: Scrambled Eggs/Toast

16 Middle School Dance Hot Dog Carrot Sticks Apples Brownies Milk B: Cereal

9 FLS Track Meet - Bring lunch or buy @ Concession B: Cereal

20 3:30-closing CherryBerry 23 Last Day of School PICNIC Fundraiser NOON Dismissal Ham B: Cereal Mac 'n Cheese Peas Peaches Milk B: French Toast 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) 8456136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


It’s Time to Order Order by May 23, 2014

2013 – 2014 Yearbook!!! Cost $ 20.00 Name:_____________________________ Number of Books:_______@ $20 each Total Paid $_________ Contact number & e-mail address: ____________________________________ ____________________________________ Make check payable to: First Lutheran School Memo: Yearbook

(return this form & payment to the school office) 7

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