Volume 13, Issue 31 Virginia I. Terrell, Principal May 10, 2018
From God’s Word – Soon, a project to improve the Tri-State Tollway will begin, an undertaking scheduled to last eight years. Commuters can look forward to at least 2,920 days of gridlock, detours, jackhammers, delays, and frustration. How much is this situation like our life? We plan to zoom to and fro, unfettered to do exactly as we wish, only to veer into narrowing lanes, speed bumps, and the inconvenience of a construction zone. Regardless of life’s trials and circumstances, we are assured through Christ’s death, resurrection, and ascension of His eternal love, purposes, and good plans on our behalf. We are in His construction zone. All is well. “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
Spring Fling – All are to join us for the Spring Fling Friday, May 11, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Each family is asked to bring a snack to share. Be ready for some fun. See you there!
Theater Night – Get ready to see us in action at the PTL Focus on Kids, Wednesday, May 16. Each class is preparing a short play to present to parents. There will be drama galore, as we enjoy the talents of our children. The excitement begins at 6:30 p.m., and teachers may be in touch with specific directions. Popcorn will be available for $1.50, and soft drinks will cost $1.00. We are looking forward to showcasing your wonderful children as their personalities and talents will be in full array!
Bicycle Drawing – If you want a new bicycle, here’s your opportunity! We will have a drawing for the girls’ bike and the boys’ bike, currently on display near the school office. Tickets are $1 each, or $5 for six tickets. We will have a drawing at the end of the year BBQ to determine the winners. Tickets are available in the school office. Winner must be present at at the time of the drawing June 6.
Garage Sale – We will be having a Garage Sale Saturday, May 19, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. In case of rain, we will default to May 19. Save your gently-used items to donate. Or, if you would like to sell your own items you may rent a table for $10. You may begin donating any items you wish to add to the sale. Questions? Contact Kristen through the school office. (Please note the date was moved from May 12 to May 19.)
Special Visitor – These past two years, our Chapel offerings have been sent to Pastor McDermott, a missionary to a deaf colony in Africa. He will be at Gloria Dei May 23 for Chapel and to informally talk with students afterward. Please consider joining that day to welcome and support Pastor McDermott.
Mark Your Calendar – As the school year draws to a close, you will want to make special note of a couple of dates. Last day of tutoring is May 25. Last day of After Care is June 6.
May 11 – Grades 5-8 Field Trip to Brookfield Zoo; Spring Fling
May 16 – Focus on Kids: Theater Night – 6:30 p.m.
May 18 – Junior Kindergarten – 4th Grade – Field Trip to Museum of Science and Industry;
May 19 – Garage Sale, 9:00 to 1:00
May 23 – Pastor McDermott Visits Gloria Dei
May 24 – PTL Hot Lunch
May 25 – Fitness Friday
May 28 – Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL