Last week was teacher appreciation week, and I would like to express my appreciation to you parents for your gifts and thoughtfulness. It is my pleasure to teach and work with your children, who are precious gifts from God. I pray that through our time together (and sometimes in spite of it) they have grown and will continue to grow in knowledge, wisdom, and faith. May God bless you and your children richly.
I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him...
A few additional notes...
K-3 Choir: Our choir sings this Sunday, May 18th.
Heifer International: Fourth quarter chapel offerings will purchase an animal (or animals) for people in a needy part of the world. All gathered money will go to purchase either a water buffalo, a goat, or rabbits. A competition of sorts will decide which animal is purchased. All coins contributed to a particular animal will count as 1 point per cent. All paper money contributed to an animal will instead subtract points from that animal. Students in our class have banded together in groups who are rooting for one animal or another. Check out the Heifer International Website for details on how each of these animals helps the families and communities to whom they are given.
Last Library Day: Our last library day is this Thursday, May 15th. Please help you children to be aware of this so that they may turn in their book on time.
Rummage Sale: The rummage sale benefiting our school will take place at Good Shepherd Saturday, May 17th. Please consider volunteering your time or donating items to be sold.
Field Day: Friday, May 23rd is Field Day At Good Shepherd. The event will run from 10 am until the end of school. Water events will be included, so please ensure that your children dress appropriately. A volunteer form went home with children so that parents could sign up to help. Please return these by May 9th.
Bible Verse of the Week
Students choose their own memory verse this week.