Scoop 18

Volume 13, Issue 18                                   Virginia I. Terrell, Principal                        January 25, 2018

From God’s Word – New words and expressions arrive on the scene to accompany life’s ever-changing landscape. We have such new terms as “binge watching,” “bitcoin,” “selfie,” “virtual reality,” “fauxpology,” to name but a few. As much as our world changes, including even vocabulary, our Savior never changes. He is always the same: full of grace and truth, and forever faithful to His promises. This Jesus was present at creation, spoken of by the prophets, entered this world to die and rise again for our justification, and now lives in heaven at the right hand of the Father. From of old, He has not changed one iota. In our Gloria Dei Lutheran School, we celebrate Christ’s faithful, dependable mercy and grace toward us, as we teach our children to thrive in Him. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

Great Teachers – It is our teachers and staff who are the heroes. They work very hard for your children, especially during Lutheran Schools Week when we have so many activities. Each teacher and staff member is gifted by God with strengths and abilities, not to mention a heart of service for God and your children. We join in grateful thanksgiving for such dedicated and gifted teachers. They are teaching your children to thrive. Thank you for allowing us to teach, nurture, love, and care for your children. Each is spectacular and a gift to Gloria Dei and our hearts.

Congratulations – Talents abound! Last year, several of our upper grade students submitted entries to the Kimberly M. Foxx Cook County State’s Attorney 2018 Anti-Drug Poster Calendar. We learned late last spring the design of our student, Cecilia Lopez, was selected as a winner. Of all the seventh grade entries in Cook County, her design was one of only four that were chosen. We have finally received a copy of the calendar, and her art work is displayed with the month of November. If you are interested in seeing what she has done, a calendar is available for viewing in the school office. Way to go CeCe!

CPR Certified – We congratulate our seventh and eighth grade students, who have been awarded their CPR card. Last fall, Nurse Pat from CLEF trained the entire class in CPR, AED, and First Aid. Students worked hard and had to pass a test to receive their certification. It is a wonderful blessing that, at such a young age, our students—should it ever be necessary—have the skills to save a life. Congratulations!

February Lunch Menu – The dates for the February lunches were accidently omitted on the order sheet.  Here are the dates:  PTL Pizza is February 9 and PTL Nachos is February 22.  Please mark your calendars.  All forms are due back by February 2.

Super Bowl Hero Sandwiches – It’s not too late to order your Super Bowl Sandwich.  Proceeds will go towards the 7 and 8 grade trip to St. Louis.  If you need an order form, stop in the school office.  All orders are due back by January 31.  You may pick up your sandwich after school on Friday, February 2.

Our Next Service Project – We will be collecting Pennies for Patients starting February 5.  More information will be sent home in next weeks SCOOP.


Looking Ahead –

February 1 – Parents at Lunch
February 2 – Popcorn Friday/Super Hero Sandwiches
February 5-23 – Pennies for Patients
February 9 – Popcorn Friday
February 14 – Ash Wednesday Service 9:00 am/Valentine Candy Grams/Valentine Class parties
February 16 – NO SCHOOL Urban Teachers Conference
February 19 – NO SCHOOL President’s Day
February 22– PTL Nacho Lunch/Wendy’s Benefit Night 3:30-6:30
February 23 – Fitness Friday/Popcorn Friday

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