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THE PLS WEEKLY COMMUNICATOR

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CHURCH: (253) 537-5492
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“Know the Truth; It Sets Sinners Free.”

October 16, 2017

THE PLS WEEKLY COMMUNICATOR IS YOUR PRIMARY SOURCE OF INFORMATION

CHAPEL DAY CHANGE THIS WEEK
Chapel Day is tomorrow, Tuesday, October 17. Students are to wear their Chapel attire.

MIXED BAG DESIGNS FUNDRAISER
The Booster’s Mixed Bag Designs Fundraiser was a success! Over $1,700 was raised to support our school! Did you know Parkland Lutheran School can continue to raise money by shopping online all season long? Just click here to shop & support PLS! Please make sure our ID# 295521 and seller name are entered at the top right corner. Happy shopping!

INTRODUCTION TO LUTHERANISM CLASSES
All parents who are not members of Parkland Lutheran Church are expected to attend the “Introduction to Lutheranism” class, preferably the first year they have students at PLS. In this class you will hear what your children will be taught in their religious instruction and you will have an opportunity to discuss and ask questions. If you cannot make it to the class, please let the office know, perhaps a later offering of this class can be arranged. Pastor Gullixson will teach this class from 6:30pm to 7:30 pm on the evenings of Tuesday, October 17th & 24th. We will meet in the conference room in the Church. Enter through the breezeway door and go immediately up the stairs.

The following month, beginning November 7, we will be offering a class called Christianity 101 which goes into more detail regarding the teachings of the Christian faith. It is a fifteen week course from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Some take this class to become members of Parkland Lutheran Church, others take it as a refresher course and still others take the class to learn more what Parkland Lutheran Church & School teaches. If interested in this class please contact the church office 253-537-5492, so that the proper of amount of material might be prepared.

PICTURE DAY
Wednesday, October 25, is “Picture Day”. Order forms and payment are due on picture day. Checks should be made payable to Lifetouch. The photographers do not carry any money, so please send the correct amount if sending cash. If you prefer to order online, the instructions are listed on the form. Additional order forms are located outside of the school office.

Picture day is also Chapel Day. Your child may bring a change of clothing to have their picture taken, however they will be asked to change back into their chapel attire for the remainder of the day. Pictures will be in our yearbook; please follow our policy of modest attire found in the PLS handbook.

OCTOBER BOOSTER MEETING
The next Booster Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 26, at 6:30pm. Meetings are held in Mr. Sorn’s classroom across from the school office. Everyone is invited to attend. Remember it does count for volunteer hours.

TRUNK OR TREAT AT FAITH LUTHERAN!
Faith Lutheran (South 96th Street, Tacoma, WA 98444) has invited PLS to their Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, October 28, from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be games, a Cookie/Cupcake Walk, pizza, and beverages! There are even five spaces still available for “trunkers”; if you would like to decorate your trunk and pass out candy, please contact the PLS office for more details.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SUNDAY
Sunday, October 29, is our annual Christian Education Sunday and students in grades Pre-K thru 8 will sing at the 10:30am service. This year we will also be celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Reformation Day. Reformation Day commemorates the day that Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses on the door of the All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany. There will be an “Open House” for all classrooms and a lunch provided by the Boosters. Students should meet in Mrs. Enstad’s room at 10:15 am. To RSVP for the lunch, please click here. Join us as we celebrate Reformation Day and Christian Education at PLS!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
The Boosters are still in need of volunteers to help out with Christian Education Sunday. Jobs include baking cookies prior to the event and food service at the event. If you are able to help out with this event, sign-up sheets are located outside of the school office. Remember, time spent helping out at the event and/or baking cookies does count towards your required Volunteer Hours!

VETERANS DAY PROGRAM AT PLS
Everyone is invited to our Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 3, at 2:00pm in the PLS Ark. We are planning a special bulletin board to honor veterans. Please submit photocopied pictures (which will not be returned) of family members who have served or who are serving in the military along with a caption card that includes their name, branch of service, dates served, and/or participation in which wars. If needed, we can make copies of photos in the school office. Please bring pictures and caption cards to the church or school office, or scan and send them to jmcclung@parklandlutheran.org, by Wednesday, October 25.

PLS SPORTS

CROSS COUNTRY
Thank you to all who represented Parkland Lutheran at the 20th Annual Cross Country Meet, hosted by Bethany Lutheran. Our B-Team placed 4th and our A-Team placed 2nd! Go Vikings!!

FLAG FOOTBALL
This week:
No Practice – Tue., Oct. 17, due to Soccer Tournament

Next week:
Game – Tue., Oct. 24, @ 3:30pm w/Hope Lutheran at Gonyea Park
*Player dismissal @ 2:45pm – shuttle will be available for players
**This game will conclude the 2017 Flag Football Season.

SOCCER
This week:
Practice – Mon., Oct. 16, from 3:30pm to 5:30pm at Gonyea Park

TELSS Soccer Tournament – Tue., Oct. 17, from 10:00am to 3:00pm at Ft. Steilacoom Park
(Fort Steilacoom Park, 8717 87th Ave SW, Lakewood, WA 98498)
*Player dismissal @ 8:45am – shuttle will be available for players
**This tournament will conclude the 2017 Soccer Season.

PLS VOLLEYBALL
This week:
Practice – Tue., Oct. 17, 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Next week:
Practice – Tue., Oct. 24, 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Practice – Fri., Oct. 27, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

TELSS Volleyball Jamboree & Tournament – Sat., Oct. 28, at Evergreen Lutheran High School
B-Team Jamboree @ 10:00am
A-Team Tournament @ 1:00pm
(Evergreen Lutheran High School, 7306 Waller Rd E, Tacoma, WA 98443)
*No shuttle available – players must secure their own ride
** This tournament will conclude the 2017 PLS Volleyball Season.

If you have questions regarding our sport’s program or want to volunteer, please contact our Athletic Director, Megan Enstad menstad@parklandlutheran.org.

A LOOK AHEAD

MON 10/16
Soccer Practice – Gonyea 3:30pm to 5:00pm

TUE 10/17
Chapel 8:40pm
TELSS Soccer Tournament 10:00am to 3:00pm
Volleyball Practice – PLS 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Introduction to Lutheranism 6:30pm to 7:30pm

WED 10/18 thru FRI 10/20
No School – Pastor/Teacher Conference

SUN 10/22
PLC Sunday School 9:15am

MON 10/23
School Resumes

TUE 10/24
Football Game – Gonyea 3:30pm
Volleyball Practice 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Introduction to Lutheranism 6:30pm to 7:30pm

WED 10/25
Chapel 8:40am
Picture Day
Pizza Day

THU 10/26
Booster Meeting 6:30pm

FRI 10/27
Grades 7 & 8 ELHS Eagle Day
Pre-K & K Pumpkin Patch Field Trip
Volleyball Practice 3:30pm to 5:00pm

SAT 10/28
TELSS B-Team Volleyball Jamboree – ELHS 10:00am
TELSS A-Team Volleyball Tournament – ELHS 1:00pm

SUN 10/29
PLC Sunday School 9:15am
Christian Education Sunday 10:30am
*All Students Sing in Church