Happy Thursday. We have much to look forward to in the coming weeks, we are beginning our last quarter of the school year, the weather is warming up and we are bringing back our middle school students to campus on April 12th.
However, the highlight of this week is that we are in Holy Week as we prepare to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. Let us ask for the grace to live this week in such a way that we are drawn closer to Christ as we meditate on his passion, death, and resurrection. I pray that each of you have a blessed Holy Week and a restful and rejuvenating Easter holiday.
Happy Friday! I wanted to make sure to invite you to Christ Lutheran this Sunday as our kindergarten students help us celebrate Palm Sunday at the 10:30am service. Speaking of Palm Sunday we spoke about it at chapel this week.
Chapel focused on the celebration that accompanied Jesus as he rode into Jerusalem with people waiving palms and laying them in front of him. We also spoke about how the choice of a donkey showed Jesus as a peaceful, humble king. Just like the people of long ago celebrated Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem, we too can celebrate Jesus entrance into our hearts through the work of the Holy Spirit. We don't need to wait for a special day to celebrate his work in our lives, we can celebrate it continually. Not only this, but we can share that celebration with others as we share God's peace with our neighbors and the people with whom we come into contact. I encourage you to take the opportunity this week to invite someone to worship with you as you share Christ's love with them.
Happy Friday! We have come to the end of another awesome week here at Christ Lutheran.
I want to encourage our students to continue to be diligent in their studies as the end of the third quarter is only two weeks away. If there is anything that is unclear, please speak to the teacher. I'm sure they will be happy to help.
You are always invited to join us at Christ Lutheran on Sundays, either indoors at 9:00am or outdoors at 10:30am. You are especially invited the next two Sundays as Christ Lutheran students will be a part of the worship service. March 21st the 5th - 8th grade students will be helping at the 10:30am service and March 28th the Kindergarten students will also be helping at the 10:30am service. What a joyous thing it is to have our young people serving in this way.
Thank you for your continued partnership and prayers,
Happy Friday! It was a wonderful week here at Christ Lutheran. Even with the rain we had this week, it was nice to hear the laughter of the students as they discovered the joy of learning.
We also made the decision to bring our middle school students back to campus for in-person instruction on April 12th. We know this is an answer to many prayers and we can't wait to bring them back with their peers in the lower grades. This will mean that finally, we will have our full student body back to learning together on our campus.
Thank you for your continued prayers for the students, teachers, and families at Christ Lutheran.
What a wonderful week. We were able to add more students to our on-campus instruction this week with the 2nd - 5th graders. Thank you to everyone as we endured the change to the routine and schedule. Plus, we even had rain on Wednesday to add to the commotion. I have tried to be out in the parking lot at drop-off and pick-up to help with the congestion but I greatly appreciate everyone's patience with each other as we navigate those times. Thank you to the students, both those on campus and online, families, and teachers, for their grace and patience this week.
This week we were working in anticipation of bringing the 2nd-5th grade students back to campus on Monday, March 1st. Teachers have been working hard to get their classroom ready and are really excited for the students to be with each other enjoying the experience of learning together again. There is a buzz around campus as we await Monday.
Please give each other grace and patience as we adjust to the extra people on campus, most notably at drop-off and pick-up times. Please be careful in the parking lot area especially. Please do whatever you can to be at drop-off time between 8:15am - 8:30am and pick up between 12:30pm - 12:45pm. Just a quick reminder that K-2nd will be at the glass door area and 3rd-5th will be at the north gate area for both drop off and pick up. I know that everyone will get into the swing of things after a couple of days.
Thank you for your continued prayers for our reopening efforts as we celebrate this growth in the number of kids we have on campus. Please continue to pray that everyone; teachers, students, and families experience good health as we transition back to on campus instruction. We also continue to pray that our junior high students will be able to come back very soon as well.
This week we were excited to announce that we will be bringing back our 2nd-5th grade students to campus for in-person instruction beginning on March 1st. We started this reopening process in November with bringing back the kindergarten and first-grade students and now we are taking the next step with the 2nd-5th graders.
We all realize that the work is not completed until we have all of our students K-8 on campus for in-person instruction. Our school board will continue to meet regularly to work out the details, we will continue to move toward that end, and we eagerly anticipate the day that everyone is able to be with their teachers in-person. One more piece of good news is that the last shipment of Chromebooks that were ordered are scheduled to arrive today!
Thank you for your continued partnership and prayers. We can rejoice at this next step, understanding that it's not the last step, just the next step.
Happy Friday. I wanted to take the opportunity today to say thank you to the Christ community. We scheduled our picture days this week and we had 90% of the people come and have their picture taken! Lifetouch is our vender for pictures and they were sharing that they have been at some schools this year where attendance was 50% or less, and for Christ to be at 90% is just wonderful. So, thank you!
We would love to have you join us for worship on Sunday at 10am on the back field. Everyone is welcome.
Happy Friday! Today is the official end of the second quarter and the unofficial halfway point in our school year. I want to send a special congratulations to those students who will either achieve honor roll status or who will have shown tremendous growth in their learning during the second quarter. We are proud of all of your efforts. We expect that third quarter will be even better for everyone!
This week was also Lutheran Schools Week. Thank you to everyone who participated in the dress up days, it was great to see how creative all of you were on-campus and online. Thank you to everyone who brought donations for our homeless bag project, I know the homeless in our community are grateful for your support. Also, thank you to those students who will be participating in the worship service on Sunday. We would love for you to join us at Christ Lutheran at 10am on the back field for worship.
Last, Christ Lutheran's Board of Christian Education met this week to continue to detail out our plan for expanding our in-person instruction to more grades. It is our intent and plan to re-open during the 2020-2021 school year. We will also continue to offer an online option for those who do not feel comfortable sending their students for in-person instruction when the time comes. The board will be meeting weekly until we have firm plans in place. Please continue to lift up this group in prayer as the logistics of keeping both students and teachers as safe as possible are worked out.