Posts written by Brandy Freidank

2019-2020 School Calendar

posted by News

At SPLS we try to coordinate with Polk County Schools in terms of days off, etc. But we realize that gets harder as the years go by.

We are publishing the School Calendar for SPLS for 2019-2020. It was approved by the Board of Christian Day School last week.

We have the same major holidays as Polk County:

Labor Day
Thanksgiving (and Storm Make Up)
Christmas
Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday
President’s Day

Major SPLS variations include:
Starting two days earlier on August 8. It is our preference to start with a partial week.
Two and a half days off in September for our LC-MS Florida Georgia District Teacher’s Conference.
A day and a half off in October for Parent-Teacher Conferences.
Easter Monday off. This is an SPLS tradition.
Ending a few days earlier on May 22, before Memorial Day.

Please note: We have chosen to have school on April 10, which is Good Friday. It will be a half day. We feel strongly that the tradition of families going to Good Friday worship services during the day has faded into history. So, in addition to getting a half day of school in, we would end our morning with a special Good Friday worship experience to which families and the community would be invited. Click here to download the 2019-2020 School Calendar

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Appreciation Appreciated

posted by News,Principal's Blog

Most people probably do not enjoy receiving recognition in a way that is gushing or reeks of flattery. But I think most people do appreciate being appreciated.

And I think the above truths apply to our children, as well.

Right before Christmas, our P.T.O. gave gifts to teachers and staff. Some parents chose to go out of their way to give Christmas cards with kind notes to staff and others gave gifts. Among the generous and thoughtful things that came my way, the most meaningful was from a student who expressed appreciation for my teaching efforts. Being valued made those staff members (and me) feel uplifted.

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What Do We Say About Elections and Politicians and How They Do Not Bring Out the Best in People?

posted by News,Principal's Blog

The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.1 Timothy 2:1-2 MSG

Pastor Ron Pennekamp was recently interviewed by the Lakeland Ledger for an article on church leaders getting involved in politics. He expressed the Lutheran theological concept of the Two Kingdoms.

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Thanksgiving Break | Eagles’ Club

posted by News

November 19, 20, 21 | 7:00am – 6:00pm in Athletic Center
Students and Non-SPLS Students are welcome to attend.
Please bring you own lunch; a morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. 
Activities Include:
Tuesday 20th, field trip: 12:15 – 3:15, 2Infinity.

Wednesday 21st, movie, soda, popcorn, chips: 3:15
Jump rope & obstacle course contests. Thanksgiving Scrapbook & crafts. 
Click here for student registration form
Click here for non-student registration form
$4.25 hourly or $25.50 for the day. If advance payment by check is not received we will process through billing system.

We staff according to registrations. No credits and no refunds. Thank you for your help and understanding.

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Lyrics Hit the Mark

posted by News,Principal's Blog

Our student praise band played this song in chapel Wednesday. And even though I have heard it on the radio many times, the clarity of the message in the lyrics struck me as I sang along with the kids.

“Before I spoke a word, You were singing over me
You have been so, so good to me
Before I took a breath, You breathed Your life in me
You have been so, so kind to me”

God has known each child from before they were born and even conceived. Every child, every person, is of great value to God.

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Identity

posted by Principal's Blog

Mrs. Boyd was in the hospital recently. One thing she noticed right away was that she was asked at every turn for her name and her birthdate. Over eight days it was well over fifty times she was asked. They clearly wanted to make sure they were treating the correct person. They wanted her identity to be confirmed.

But does her name and birthdate really tell you who she is? Of course, you would need to know her to really know who she is. A great mother to four boys. An amazingly creative and accomplished teacher. A dedicated woman of faith.

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Opening Service

posted by News

St Paul Lutheran Church will welcome the new school year with a worship service on Sunday, August 12 at 10:47AM. All school families are welcome as we install new teachers, recommit our returning staff, recognize anniversaries and pledge the year to the Lord’s service.

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Work Day 2018 – August 4

posted by News

Calling all parents of SPLS students! We have been working hard on campus getting many things ready, but there are still activities that require volunteer man, woman and child power.
Sign up now for Work Day 2018 on Saturday, August 4, 8 AM to noon.
We have a great time and do great things to get ready for our awesome boys and girls.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cUykR-uxrx_9EY2IRuN-HEdyHWLmCy2BC8kUnXQhs3s/edit?usp=sharing

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Back 2 School Bash

posted by News

St. Paul Lutheran School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) has been very busy preparing for our amazing Back to School Bash. It will be on Tuesday, August 7th, starting at 5pm for our new incoming parents and 5:30pm for returning parents until 7:30pm at the Athletic Center.
Our B2SB gives our St. Paul families an opportunity not only to meet each other but also preview and sign up for activities offered at St. Paul. It is a great time to learn about each other and what our school has to offer.
PARENTS!
We are blessed our children attend St. Paul. We understand we all have busy lives, obligations, jobs and children, but we encourage and BUILD UP as a family. Let’s embrace not only our children and school but also our own community. We can be a blessing in many ways.
LET’S HAVE A LUAU!
Please join us to recognize and support our Auction. This year our theme is Lei’d Back Luau. Our yearly Auction finances our PTO to provide our children with many opportunities we would not otherwise be able to provide, including our fun and informative B2SB. So, let’s BUILD UP our support for this school year’s auction. Consider donating a twenty dollar bottle of wine to our school auction for a great start and get our wine donation started. Don’t forget to stop by the auction booth for your chance to win two tickets to our auction!!!
DON’T MISS IT!
We believe it’s going to be an amazing school year at St. Paul with your support. Meet us for fun, food, games and prizes!!!! Bring your cell phones to take selfies at our SPLS Aloha photo booth. 

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Class Lists are Planned for Distribution by July 25

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Class lists are already put together in preliminary form but we are just waiting on a few enrollment stragglers and leaving flexibility for fitting in new students in a positive way.

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