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“She was making me mad, so I pushed her.”
“They were trying to make me mad, so I socked him.”
“What I said about her wasn’t true, but she made me mad.”
These are just a few of the explanations for bad behavior I have recently heard from children. Do you notice the common implication in all three? It goes something like this: “If you make me mad enough, all bets are off and I am no longer accountable for what I do.” But it also goes further. There is also this implication. “You are responsible for my anger and I am not.”
Spring break is a month away. Do you have any fun activities planned for your child(ren)? March 21 through March 23, Coach Mark Williams will put on a mini camps. If your child would like to participate in Chess Knights or Gamres of Strategy, click here for more information.
In the midst of all the political wrangling that dominates our daily news, we see numbers being thrown about. Percentages of people in poverty. Unemployment numbers. Raises or losses in standard of living. Numbers of immigrants. And, of course, polling numbers.
It can be mind-numbing and raise a fair amount of skepticism. Who can we believe? Do numbers always tell an accurate story?
St. Paul Lutheran School’s administration and staff are already looking ahead and making plans for next school year. In preparation for the start of 2016-2017, please take time now to complete your child reenrollment for next year.
Reduced Re-enrollment fees for Pre-K through 8th grades are available until 3.15.16, so please register early.
Tuition rates for the upcoming school year are posted on the website. www.splslakeland.org under the Admissions tab, or you can click the appropriate link below.
If you are not planning on reenrolling your child for next school year, please follow the same process and click “will not enroll” on ParentsWeb so that we can get an accurate count of students.
To complete our online reenrollment process, you will access your ParentsWeb through your existing login.
To access ParentsWeb:
Our Online Enrollment system will open with a link to the enrollment packet for your child. The online process should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your information will be saved if you need to quit and come back later. We ask that you complete the online process and submit the enrollment packet as soon as possible. You will be asked to pay the registration fee at the end of this online process.
If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 863-644-7710.
Competitive Coin Collecting
The object of this game is to deposit money in a teacher’s jar. The class (teacher) with the most money collected wins the “Winning Consequence”. Each class (teacher) will have a jar in the flag courtyard to collect the coin of the day. There will be jars with Kindergarten through Middle school teachers name on it and Specials/Mr. Boyd. Each class/family creates a strategy and deposits their coin in the jar or jars of their choice. Jars will be set up from 7:50am-8:15am each day. The class with the most money collected by the end of the week wins the “Winning Consequence”. The “Winning Consequence” will happen Friday during the school spirit events before the Family Fun Fair. Money will be counted daily and reported to the school. Rolled coins are encouraged and accepted. There will be no deposits after 8:15 each morning. Remember this is all for fun and school spirit.
Click here to learn more about the Competitive Coin Collecting
Wristbands are on sale starting March 14th – 18th during “morning” carlines. Please note that you can still buy wristbands at the fair but the cost will go to $ 20. and can be purchased at the concession stand that afternoon at the Fun Fair. Wristbands will get your child unlimited rides on the inflatables, train rides, hamster ball, laser tag, petting zoo and ponies; games, face painting/hairspray, and one meal.
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Join us tomorrow February 11th at Skate World for SPLS Spirit Night from 6-9pm. Admission is $3.00 and Skate Rental is $3.00. We will have a contest for the child in each grade who exhibits the most spirit. (Please no hair coloring or face painting). A percentage of the sales will be donated to St. Paul Lutheran School.
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We are looking to start re-enrollment on February 15. We, of course, give priority to families already enrolled, but after our Kindergarten Express, we already have quite a few new applications.
Why is reenrollment so important six months from the new year? We need to figure out our staffing needs. We need to figure out materials, and supplies, and classroom assignments. Please respond promptly. And if you have questions or even concerns, please let us know via e-mail ( email@example.com) or phone (863-644-7710).
Why do elephants throw dirt on their backs?
The elephant has sensitive skin which is also void of any sweat glands. The skin plays a huge part in controlling the temperature for the body. The elephant will throw dirt on its back for a few reasons. First the dust and caked on mud will help prevent sunburn and heat from the sun. Second the dirt on the back helps reduce bites and stings from annoying insects. They also use dirt and mud to protect themselves from the cold.
Why Do Many Christians Put Ashes on Their Forehead the First Day of Lent?
This act of putting a black, dusty cross on the forehead is called the imposition of ashes. It is an ancient act that is a gesture of repentance. It is also a powerful reminder about the meaning of the season of Lent. Ashes can symbolize the fleeting nature of earthly life; what some call our “dust-to-dustness.” It also reminds Christian of the need for spiritual cleansing, scrubbing and purifying. If they are applied during an act of kneeling, the very posture of defeat and submission expresses humility before God.”
At St. Paul Lutheran School we offer the imposition of ashes during a brief morning devotional on Ash Wednesday. Children are given the option of ashes on their foreheads, on the back of their hands or not at all.
The ashes are usually derived from the burned palms from the previous Palm Sunday. Like sin, the ashes are very dirty and go a long way. One palm leaf will produce enough ashes for several years. Adapted from the LC-MS website www.clms.org.
Time: 8:30 am OR ten:47 am
Why: To help stock shelves of local food banks
Where: St. Paul Lutheran/Lake Miriam Publix
On Sunday, Feb. 28th, as part of our worship at the 8:30 & ten47 services, worshipers will have the opportunity to go out and purchase food in support of the four charities listed below. Shopping lists will be available. A truck to receive your donations will be in the Lake Miriam Publix parking lot from 8am-1:30pm