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Jeremy May, 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: FastDirect: E-mail: January 23, 2013

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6th Grade Basketball Tournament Basketball @ Shilder 6th G, 7 B, 8th B & G Honor Band Tryouts Sock Hop National Lutheran Schools Week

PRINCIPAL - Mrs. Goll: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jer. 29:11. Next week is our National Lutheran Schools’ Week. We have great plans for a fun week. Please see the page at the end of the Starlights for details. Each child must return a permission slip to participate. School security continues to be a high priority at FLS. I visited with Police Chief Bohon today and he continues to work with us to study the schools in Ponca City and best practices for security. The staff practiced a lock down procedure this morning. Next week we will practice a lock down procedure for each building. During the lockdown, students will be asked to move to a specific place in the classroom and all classroom doors will be locked. The drill should take fewer than 15 minutes. We have also started locking the exterior doors to all classroom buildings during the day. If you need to see your child during the day, you must come to the office to gain entry. I look forward to seeing you all at the Sock Hop on Friday. Students may wear their sock hop attire to school on Friday. YEARBOOK: Have you taken pictures of any school activity? Please submit them today! Just bring your camera or SD card to the computer lab, or we can scan any picture. You can also email your pictures to We can scan or download them quickly, while you wait! Be sure your child’s class is represented in the yearbook. 6th GRADE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: The 6th grade tournament is next week. We need your help! If you are able to give us just an hour of your time we would appreciate it! We need workers for the concession stand, gate, clock and book. Games are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday games will be 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and most of the day on Saturday. If you are able to help, please contact Michelle Jean via FastDirect, or or you can text her at 580-763-0208. PEP SQUAD (PEOPLE EVANGELIZING PEOPLE): Introducing the PEP Squad… The PEP (People Evangelizing People) Squad is the new and improved Board of Evangelism at First Lutheran Church and School. Our desire is that everyone may know Jesus of Nazareth and have a church home where they may regularly worship Him. With a new year many people make resolutions for many parts of their lives. We wanted to take the opportunity to “pep” up your spiritual resolutions. Maybe you need to get back to church; maybe you want to read your Bible every day or join a Sunday School class. Whatever your resolutions, we are here to cheer you on! As you may know, FLCS recently called a new pastor, Pastor Jeremy May. If you haven’t been to visit since his arrival, now may be the time. Church starts at 8:30 and 11:00 every Sunday. We also have Sunday School classes for ages two and up from 9:45-10:45. You might be particularly interested in the Young Families Adult Class that meets in the choir room under the fellowship hall. Children ages two through sixth grade meet in the early childhood building. The nursery is available for younger children. Coming soon we will be hosting HUDDLES, which will be fun fellowship activities for everyone. Look for more information coming soon. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Rachael Hamre at 580-362-0893. 1

SOCK HOP: Come join us for the Annual Sock Hop. It will be held in the school gym on Friday, January 25 from 6:30 to 8:30. There will be a live band to help us dance the night away. Wear your favorite sock hop outfit and get your name in a drawing for a surprise. There will be several other friendly competitions such as bubble gum blowing contest, hula hoop, and guess how many jelly beans are in the jar. We would like all families to bring one dozen cookies to school office by Friday, thanks! The admission will be a can good for the food bank. If you would like to help please call Christy Harland at 716-1599. PRE-SCHOOL – Ms. Peck: A reminder to please submit the form and money for the Stephen Fite concert by February 1st which is next week. It is impossible to secure tickets after this date so please turn it in! The concert is April 12th and tickets go fast! Thank you to Michelle Lester and Christy Harland for substituting for me while I fought off the flu. Thank you for returning your child's report cards. We are now on the letter P, learning to count in Spanish, and working some addition and subtraction problems. You have such brilliant children! Take care! PRE-KINDERGARTEN - Mrs. Kelly: Happy Birthday, Lottie and Tyler! Stephen Fite field trip money and permission slips are due on Friday! I hope to see everyone at the Sock Hop on Friday. We are learning the letter "Q" this week. Have a wonderful week! KINDERGARTEN - Ms. Miller: I hope everyone had a great long weekend! Next Monday the 28th our class will celebrate 100 days of school. We will be counting several times and each child needs to bring a special Show and Tell of 100 small items to school on that day like 100 pennies, 100 m&m's, or 100 beans, etc. Please put them in a baggie with your child's name on it. Also just a reminder that we need our Stephen Fite concert money in by February 1st. I hope to see you at the sock hop this Friday! Have a remarkable week! FIRST GRADE – Ms. Otten: This week we are learning just how amazing Jesus is! Our memory verse is "Jesus said, ‘Let the children come to Me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.’" Mark 10:14. Our naked eggs have moved on to being put in corn syrup; we are excited to see what will happen to them. Our spelling words for this week are: bring, bank, rink, sunk, trunk, sang, blank, pink, wing, rang. If I haven't gotten your report cards back please sign and return them. Also don't forget about the Steven Fite concert; we need money and permission slips returned by February 1. Thank you! Have a great week! SECOND GRADE – Mrs. Powell: We had a blast at bowling last Thursday. I'm proud of my great readers! Thanks, Mrs. Goll, for arranging a fun afternoon. We're looking forward to celebrating National Lutheran Schools Week next week. See the schedule of events in this Starlites. The sock hop is this Friday night! Get out your poodle skirts and 50s duds and let's go to the hop! Blessings! THIRD GRADE – Mrs. Steichen: I hope everyone had a nice relaxing MLK Day! This week: Memory: The 7th Commandment and it’s meaning, due to me on February 1st. Spelling: /r/ sounds, test on Friday, January 25th. Math: Remember to study for your 9X facts. Students will be tested on those on Friday. You will then get a new set to work on. Science: Matter Book due on Friday. If you need paper or magazines let me know. Reading: Book reports are due on February 15th. When you get ready to start let me know what color paper you want. National Lutheran Schools Week: Next week is NLSW please keep an eye out for all the fun things we get to do next week. Sock Hop: Please remember that the Sock Hop is this Friday, January 25th in the Gym. That day the kids may dress up in their 60’s wear. FOURTH GRADE - Mrs. Klein: Thank you to all of the parents who came for conferences this week. If I missed you and there is something on your mind, please send a fast direct message so we will be able to meet. The students are looking forward to the Sock Hop on Friday evening. We will try to practice our dance steps this week. This is a very fun family evening. I greatly appreciate those of you that are checking our BB at least weekly and sometimes daily if you want to know each day's assignments. Continue in your witness for Jesus. FIFTH GRADE - Mrs. Schatte: I hope all enjoyed Monday's holiday. We are in review this week in reading and spelling so there will be no tests in those subjects on Friday. We will continue work on state reports throughout this quarter. Please see my Fast Direct Bulletin Board for more information on this report. As I have stated there, an assignment is due every Friday. There is no excuse for late work in this area. Please check with your child to see that all assignments are current. Thank you so much, and blessings as you continue to "salt the earth"!


Middle School Mrs. Hanson: I am sorry I missed Conferences. Please let me know if you wish to meet with me. I am more than happy to do so. All grades are moving through their chapters nicely. 6th Grade has a project on Newton's Laws due this Friday. 8th Grade is in the middle of a long lab at the end of which we will take a test on Chapter 3. Mrs. Harbeson: We had parent/teacher conferences on Monday. If you weren't able to make it and would like to visit about your student's progress in language, just drop me a FastDirect message and I'd be glad to set up a time with you. The FLS Sock Hop is this Friday night. Thanks to all those who are getting this organized for us. Scholastic book orders are due this Friday. I've not received many orders. If you'd like a catalog, swing by my room to get one. Here's what's going on in language: 8th grade continues our reading of Johnny Tremain. Our next quiz will be this Thursday (the bookmark says Friday.) We have begun our punctuation unit in grammar, and we will be reading to the preschool this Friday. Be sure to bring an age appropriate book by Friday morning as these are easy points to receive. It's an "all or nothing" grade. 7th grade continues to read Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. We are preparing for our next grammar test on commas, semicolons, colons, and hyphens on Wednesday and will take our unit test on Thursday. 7th grade is also reading to preschool on Friday and should bring a book for a grade. The 6th grade is reading Esperanza Rising and their next quiz is Friday. The class is doing a good job at keeping up with their reading. We are studying apostrophes and quotation marks in grammar. For all sure to keep up with your reading! All quizzes are listed on your bookmarks, and it is really important to be prepared for every quiz. That's all for now...blessings on the rest of your week! Mrs. Ramsey: Basketball season is winding down, but there are still a few games left, so eligibility is important. Friday is the Sock of the fun PTL events of the year, so be sure to make time to come out. Next week is National Lutheran Schools Week, so we will be jam packed with extra activities during the days. Thanks to the cheerleaders and parents who made our mini-cheer clinic a success once again. Pre-algebra is beginning their study of linear equations and algebra has a test next week over exponential functions and operations. Remember, the 4th grade tournament is coming up...we will let you know when the work sign-up sheet is available. In His service... Mr. Watters: Academics- 8th has a test on chapter 17 on Thursday and 7th has an exam on chapter 17 on Friday. No test is scheduled for 6th grade this week. Athletics- The sixth grade tournament has begun with games scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. This obviously puts great time constraints on the gym and thus causes our middle school practices to be modified. Girls will practice this Thursday at 3:30. Next games are at Newkirk on Monday. If you are planning to go to Topeka, this reservation needs to be made by Friday.

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