Monday, April 16, 2018

Newsletter for the week of April 16th



If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.       1 John 1:9

April 16, 2018

Dear Parents,
Spring has certainly sprung and achievement test week is here!  We will be doing the achievement tests every morning this week. It would be great if every child could start their day with a healthy breakfast to give their brains lots of nutrition for the heavy thinking! Also, please send a water bottle and a snack each day this week. Thanks to those who sent in some peppermints to keep our brains alert.  We could use a few more bags of peppermint patties (the chocolate on the outside, cream on the inside kind) if anyone wishes to send some in.  (Be sure to make sure they are gluten free- I know the York ones are safe.)
 For a Mother’s Day project, I would like for each child to bring in a copy of a favorite family recipe which he/she really enjoys.  I would like to have these recipes during the next couple of weeks.  The recipe may be photocopied or written on any type of paper. You could also e-mail it to me at jleet@ccls-stlouis.org.   I will return the original copies to you in a few weeks
Next week is an exciting week for the elementary students.  Thursday is our annual Grandparents’/Special Friends’ Day.  Any guests are welcome to join us in the morning.  The morning will start with coffee and a brief presentation by Mr. Butterfield.  This year there are two thirty-five minute times that grandparent’s may visit the classrooms.  If you have more than one child in the elementary building, the guests are welcome to divide their time among the students. The classroom activity times are 9:10 until 9:45 and 10:55 until 11:30. A chapel service will be in between the two sessions at 10:00.  If the special guests would like to take their second grader to lunch off campus, they may do so at 11:30.  We are also offering a complementary chicken patty lunch to those guests who would like to eat with us at 11:30 in the lunchroom.  Please be sure to have your child’s guests RSVP for that day, so that we know how many will be joining us. 
There will be a dress rehearsal of the operetta at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, the 26th.  That evening we will be performing “Kidz Under Construction” at 7:00.  All students should be in their classrooms at 6:45 p.m. Everyone is to wear jeans or dark bottoms along with their special construction t-shirts that will be sent home on the 23rd.
The songs are wonderful!  Following the musical, there will be an ice cream social. Free will donations will be accepted to support our annual author visit.  
Any Scholastic book orders should be entered by this Friday (April 20th).  Please let me know if you would like for me to hold any books for gifts. 
The lost and found benches in the lobby are quite full.  Please stop by and check to make sure that your child’s belongings are not in our lost and found. There are lots of jackets and sweatshirts!
          Thanks for reading.  Have a great week.

Yours in Christ,
Janet Leet