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What's Happening March 9th

News from School Age Care

We will only be open during Easter Break, if we receive enough sign-ups. We are close, but need a couple more, so please let us know if you need care during Easter Break.

Summer Camp registration is now open! See the SAC page on our school website for a list of summer activities and registration form.

We have added a "homework lab" to our program, where students who would like to do their homework in SAC can go upstairs to room 210 with Miss Anna for a more quiet setting. We have been please to see how many students voluntarily go to the homework lab!

Afterschool Enrichment classes are in full swing! Our Jr. Chargers will make a shift from volleyball to soccer in April. Sign-ups for this new class will be coming out shortly. We are finishing up the Jr. Chef class and will continue working with Prime Academy to provide new classes. We are looking into some different options such as chess, another round of Robotics and possibly computer coding. If you have any ideas of classes you would like see offered, please let Samantha Fulton know. You can use this link to send her an email

For more news from around the church and school campus, see the Christ Lutheran March Messenger
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What's Happening March 2, 2018

From hawks to cats and dogs we saw them all, through on and off-campus learning experiences this week. On Monday, our K-8 students learned all about the training and care of hawks during a demonstration led by one of our parents who trains hawks and was happy to answer all of our many questions! After that it was off to the Los Angeles K-9 Police Station, where our 2nd graders learned all about these amazing police dogs and toured the station. We ended the week with a visit from the "Cat in the Hat" as part of the "Read Across America" program which honors the work of Dr. Seuss.
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What's Happening February 23, 2018

Greetings Christ Lutheran Family-

We are pleased to offer a free parenting seminar and highly encourage all Christ Lutheran parents to attend on March 22 from 6:30- 8:30 PM. This event is open to the public, so please invite your friends! Click here for more information on this event and to rsvp for free childcare.

The speaker for this event is Clay Cranford, a law enforcement professional and one of the nation's leading educators on social media and behavioral threat assessments. Topics to be discussed:
Current impact of bullying in schools
Current apps kids are using and what you need to know about them
Risks associated with popular social media sites
How to monitor online activity
Online predators
How to talk to your child about pornography
Parental controls and privacy settings

Due to the nature of these topics, children are not permitted. Free childcare will be provide in SAC with RSVP on our website. The event starts at 6:30 PM with a dinner option- 8th graders will run a Taco Truck fundraiser - truck will pull up in front at
5:00 PM!

Thank your for making this event a priority and partnering with us as we help keep students safe online. Clay's team will be back on campus to talk with our 5th - 8th grade students during a 45 minute assembly. More information regarding the student assembly will be provided to parents of 5th - 8th grade students.
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What's Happening February 16, 2018

A Wonderful Goodbye to a Special Teacher

Margaret B. Nosco, our Christ Lutheran Church and School church member and Kindergarten teacher passed away on February 8, 2018. Many have felt the loss of this great lady and continue to do so.

But The Christ community came together to give Meg a wonderful goodbye. Staff, parents , church members and PTL all worked together to help make the memorial service and reception an affair to remember. I am especially thankful to Pastor Nathan Hoff for his message to the family at the memorial service.

Again, thank you all so very much for your love.

We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
1Thessalonians 1:2-3

Blessings!

Philomena Howard
Office Manager/Human Resource Director
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What's Happening February 9, 2018

Dear Christ Lutheran Families-

We are mourning the passing of our beloved teacher and friend, Meg Nosco.

Over the past couple of weeks, our teachers have been talking with their students about Mrs. Nosco’s failing health and having moments in the classroom to pray for her. One of our teachers had her students recall their time in Mrs. Nosco’s classroom two years ago….

“We then went on to spend about 10 minutes remembering Kindergarten and Ms. Nosco. There were laughs and smiles as the children shared all their fond memories of eating rice, sailing on the Mayflower, eating goat cheese and olives while Mrs. Nosco was dressed up in a beard as Abraham, making gingerbread men, and all of the other amazing things she did with them. It was nice to focus on the good times and not feel so sad. I reminded the children that our lives are just a short blip in comparison to eternity and that they will get to spend forever with Mrs. Nosco in Heaven. We grieve as we miss her and her sweet hugs, but we rejoice that she is out of pain, cured of cancer, worshiping at the feet of Jesus.”
-Dionne Sevy, Second Grade.

The grief is heavy throughout our campus from the teachers who spent over 25 years teaching alongside Meg, to families who credit their children’s ability to read from their year in Meg’s Kindergarten class, to students who are learning how to walk through these difficult moments in life while trusting that God is preparing an eternal home for all of us and that Mrs. Nosco just got there before us.

Mrs. Nosco, you will forever be in our hearts. We can never thank you enough for your faithful service to Christ Lutheran.

The service celebrating Meg's life and ministry will be held this Monday, February 12th at 11:00 AM. A bereavement meal is to follow in the Church/School gymnasium.


Samantha Fulton, Admissions Director
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What's Happening February 2, 2018

Hello Christ Lutheran Families,

The Internet – what a wonderful tool! We all use it every day, and so do our students. Doing research for school reports, communicating with teachers, playing interactive educational games, or watching an online tutorial are just a few examples. What a great resource for learning!

However, just as we all need to watch out for our safety in life, it is so important that our children are taught how to watch out for their safety online. We at CLS discuss this topic regularly, but I dedicate two or three class periods for each grade level specifically to this subject during the month of February, which is Internet Safety Month.

Your children will be engaging in a resource called The NetSmartz workshop, which is an interactive, educational program established by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. It provides age-appropriate activities for children ages 5 – 17. With videos, games, activity cards and presentations, your children are learning how to make safe choices online, how to stay away from online predators, the importance of being ethical, and the consequences of bad choices. I stress that we have the responsibility as a child of God to show faith-filled digital citizenship.

With the explosion of social media, it is very important to be aware of what your child does on the Internet (phone, tablet, computer) when not at school. What they post, who they chat with, and what they share about themselves are some things you should monitor. Please look for some handouts or emails about what you as a parent can do to help protect your kids. By talking to them about potential online dangers and monitoring computer and phone use, you’ll help them surf the Internet safely.

Remember, your kids’ best online protection is you! Stay Safe!

Blessings in Christ,

Susan Woeste
Computer Teacher
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What's Happening January 26, 2018

Principal's Message

Can you believe how fast this school year is going? We started the school year off in September, with all the excitement of starting something new. In October, we celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and in November we look at all the blessings God has given us and humbly we give our thanks. December, comes with the pressures of Christmas shopping and Wednesday worship services and BOOM, January comes in and we begin looking at our New Year resolutions, asking ourselves…”why did I choose this for a resolution?”
 
Before you know it – February hits you with the statement, “How do you say, ‘I love you.’?” The best way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is to come out Wednesday night, February 14th, to our Ash Wednesday Service at 7:00 pm. A worship service that acknowledges the true sacrificial love our God has for us in Jesus Christ. And you can continue the experience throughout the Lenten season.
 
It’s also a great time to sign up for Christ Lutheran’s, “Foundations Class” starting Ash Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm. It’s a time to see what this thing called “Lutheranism” is all about. So, come and see, come and join as we look together to the great love our God has given us in Jesus Christ.
 
Blessings, Mr. J
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What's Happening January 19, 2018

Grandparents Day- January 26

Grandparents Day is a very special day on our campus. It's a time when we honor the grandparents that give so much to our community. We have several grandparents who help in classroom, pass out hot lunch, volunteer at our events, help fund different projects and assist with tuition. It is a day for grandparents to enjoy a wonderful breakfast in our gym and spend some time in their grandchild's classroom and in our chapel hearing from all of our students. It's a way to say "thank-you" to our grandparents for all they do.

This year instead of having parents donate breakfast items, the PTL has made it possible for this event to be catered. We only ask that parents drop-off bakery type items the day before. We could also use some help with set-up and clean-up. If you are available to help out or donate a baked good, please click the Grandparents Day button to sign-up. We really appreciate you!
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What's Happening January 12, 2018

National Lutheran Schools Week [January 21-26] provides our network of nearly 2,300 LCMS preschools, elementary schools and high schools with the public opportunity to proclaim and celebrate God’s work among us in Lutheran schools.

We thank God for the opportunity to provide excellent academic preparation for the children we serve. We are most grateful for the opportunity to share Jesus’ amazing love with children and their families. National Lutheran Schools Week gives us an opportunity to proclaim these great blessings within the communities we serve.

Our schools are amazing incubators for faithful witness of God’s love for us through Christ by teachers and students alike.

--- LCMS Website
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What's Happening December 21, 2017

Principal's Message

A few of our 8th grade students and parents helped decorate the Lutheran Float "Bringing Christ to the Nations" that will be in the Rose Parade on New Year's Day!

If you do not have a home church to celebrate Christmas, I invite you to join us on Christmas Eve for our 9:00 am service, as well as a special Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7:00 pm.

Wherever you are celebrating the birth of the Christ child, I wish you safe travels and a restful time during our break. We will see you back in 2018 on January 8th.

Until then, may your hearts be filled with the truth of Isaiah 9:6 "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."

For more news around the church and school campus, please see the latest addition of the Christ Lutheran December Messenger .

Blessings, Mr. J
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