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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
God has been good. We ask and pray for people to come our way and they do.
1st Grade – Mrs. Amber Conner will teach the 1A homeroom. Mrs. Conner served us last year as a part-time teacher working with Dr. Melody Dobbs. When Dr. Dobbs took a position on the faculty at Southeastern University, it was a natural thing to move Mrs. Conner to the position. We are very excited to have her aboard. Mrs. Conner previously taught at McKeel Academy and will partner with Mrs. Lorie Flores in the other 1st grade room.
5th Grade – Mrs. Perris Davidson is moving from ECEC 15 month classroom to fifth grade. She is a degreed teacher with experience teaching 2nd and 5th grade in Polk County Schools. We had long expected she would move to the K-8 program when an opening occurred. She will work alongside veteran teacher, Mrs. Stephanie Finley.
Middle School Math – We are happy to announce that Mrs. Deena Roberts Porter is excited to serve as middle school math teacher this year. She has taught math and science in middle school and a variety of other courses over the last ten years at St. Joseph Academy in Lakeland. Before that she had ten years of experience working in education related fields.
Other staff news
Mrs. Amy Smith has moved from fifth to second grade.
Mrs. Lorie Flores has moved from second grade to first.
Mrs. Laura Miller will serve as teacher aide to Mrs. Leah Horsman. Mrs. Kelley Souther will return as an aide to Mrs. VanWinkle. Mrs. Andrea Goodman will again be an aide in first grade.
Remaining Need: We are still seeking a qualified Christian teacher who will work part-time with our piano lab.
Working on a home improvement project has been tough for me. I could do work on the ceiling and walls, but I know I really should start at the bottom. And that is something I have been waiting on until a needed part arrives. It is tough waiting, but I know if I do other things and then there is a problem at the floor level it will get messy and complicated really quickly. So I have to be patient.
This year we are working with children on the process of building up. In particular, we want the brotherhood and sisterhood in classrooms and play fields to be one filled with encouragement and helpfulness. But with kids, just like all other stages of life, asking for something requires some preliminary work. You might call this starting at the bottom.
So, before we expect children to bless each other with kind words and encouraging thoughts, we need to help them understand why we do this. We need to help them understand how to do this. We need to help them understand that it is not all about them and that we encourage and build up even if we feel we are not “getting something” in return. You see, being an encourager is not a natural thing for us human beings. Seeing the positive and pointing it out is not always our forte.
So we have to be patient as the Word of God and the wonderful news of His grace fills the lives of these children and gives them the why and the how of building up. But God is good. And He will work His work in our lives and the lives of those around us if we are patient, and persistent.
In His Children’s Service, Robert C. Boyd
The Spirit Store has been revamped. We are currently accepting pre-orders to guarantee shirt size availability. Shirts will be on sale at the B2SB, but with limited sizes. Build up shirts are available in adult sizes only. Students K-8th will be given a shirt with their chapel families.
Click here to print out the flyer. Flyers are available in the front office.
Return flyers and payment to the school office. We accept cash or check. Note: We cannot make change or accept debit/credit cards. Thank you!!
Questions? Contact: Bfreidank@stpaullakeland.org