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Volume 13 Issue 7 Virginia I. Terrell, Principal October 12, 2017
From God’s Word – Totally what is God’s problem? Everything takes so long. In the backdrop of our microwave, impulsive culture, it is easy to think God is just plain slow. Actually, He isn’t dawdling. He is patient. Consider His forbearance with the Children of Israel, who roamed around the wilderness for 40 years in search of the Promised Land. He could have written them off in a nanosecond because of their idolatry and lack of trust in Him. Yet, He was consistent in presence and provision, always waiting for repentance, met with the surety of His mercy. Insolent and self-centered, we are just like the Children of Israel, thinking we know more than God. Rebellious to the core, w e meander off into our own wasteland of sin, doing just as we please. We deserve to be forgotten by God. Yet, instead of quickly casting us aside, He awaits our repentance that He may forgive. Go to Him. He is patient. He bears long with us that we may know His grace and live with Him eternally. It is a blessing He is slow! He is going for the end game. “The Lord is now slow to fulfill His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. Count the patience of our Lord as salvation.” 2 Peter 3:9 and15
Smiles Required – Tuesday, October 17, is Picture Day. This is a non-uniform day when students may wear the clothing they wish for their photograph. The school requires all dress is appropriate to our Christian learning environment. Picture order forms are included in today’s folder. Payment is due when the picture is taken. Retakes are November 14.
No-Yoga Tuesday – Because of dressing up and special hair styling, yoga class will not be conducted Picture Day.
Early Dismissal – Tomorrow is professional development for teachers. Students will be dismissed at noon. After Care services will not be provided.
Just a Reminder – Be sure to turn in taffy apple and candy gram orders.
Save the Dates – Friday, October 27 – Hallelujah Family Party 6 to 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 29 – 9:30 – Students Sing for Worship, 9:30 a.m.;
Brunch to Follow
Gym Wear – Orders will be placed Monday, October 16. Better hurry!
Memorial – Anyone wishing to remember Mrs. Smith is invited to donate to a statue of St. Michael, which now resides in our sanctuary. It was her desire to place this statue in commemoration of her son, Michael, who went home to heaven in January, 2016. Makes checks payable to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
Pumpkin Fun! – Congressman Dan Lipinski and Alderman Mike Zalewski announced this year’s Pumpkin Jamboree Parade will kick off Saturday, October 28, at 11:00 a.m. The parade will start at Archer and Nordica, travel east on Archer to 55th Street, head east to Merrimac, and turn south to the end of the route at Wentworth Park. The parade will feature entries from local businesses, fire departments, civic organizations, and marching bands. Be sure to follow the parade to Wentworth Park for costume judging, music, free hot dogs, refreshments, and special treats. All are invited.
From Mrs. Terrell – There’s lots of learning going on in classrooms. This week, teachers implemented our e-Spark program. Students are assigned individual apps, based on MAP Test scores. Students are furnished with i-Pads to do their work independently. We are pleased to provide this opportunity for personalized learning. Here are quality moments from classes:
- When interviewed, a fifth grader said, “Miss Gulbrandsen makes sure we understand.”
- Using real-life examples, Mr. P. makes math fun, understandable, challenging.
- Let’s compare numbers! Mrs. Struve is busy teaching such important math concepts as “greater than” and “less than.”
October 13 – Professional Development – NOON DISMISSAL
October 17 – Fall Pictures
October 19 – PTL English Muffin Pizza; Walther Open House @ 7:00 p.m.
October 20 – Chicago Care Van (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.); Just Jeans Day
October 24-25 – Vision/Hearing Screening
October 26 – Wendy’s Fundraiser
October 27 – Fitness Friday; Hallelujah Party
October 29 – Reformation Sunday – School Chorus sings at 9:30; Brunch to Follow
October 31 – Candy Grams Delivered