Communicator

THE PLS WEEKLY COMMUNICATOR

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“Set Our Hearts to Obey Your Commandments”

February 13, 2017

THE PLS WEEKLY COMMUNICATOR IS YOUR PRIMARY SOURCE OF INFORMATION

IMPORTANT SCHEDULE CHANGE!
A note from Mr. Sorn: With the 3rd snow day now taken, I am planning on using our Teacher In-Service Day, Tuesday, February 21, as a scheduled school day. With 5-6 more weeks of winter, we could still possibly have another snow day or two. I would rather makeup a day now and hopefully not have to make up any more in the summer. There will still be NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 20, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

A NOTE FROM THE RINGS
After prayerful deliberation, we have both decided to accept the calls to teach at Christ Lutheran School in Port St Lucie, FL. We love Parkland and all the friendships we have made and the support we have received, but also believe our talents are best used at this new school so we can share some of the same blessings we have received while at Parkland. Thank you for your prayers and support, we hope to not lose touch with any of you. If nothing else we hope you look us up if you make any trips to Disneyworld or Universal Studios.

BOOSTER MEETING
Our next Booster meeting is Thursday, February 16, at 6:30pm. Meetings are held in Mr. Sorn’s classroom across from the school office. Everyone is invited to attend and your time does count toward your 30 volunteer hours.

K THRU 8 FIELD TRIP TO ELHS
Friday, February 17, students in grades K thru 8 will go on a field trip to Evergreen Lutheran High School to watch the 5th Avenue Theatre’s traveling production of the new musical, Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master. Permission slips with more information were sent home last week and are due back today, Monday, February 13.

JUMP ROPE FOR HEART
PLS students will again participate in the American Heart Association’s program, Jump Rope for Heart. Jump Rope for Heart raises money to fund research and treatment for heart disease, as well as educational materials for prevention. Last year fifty-two students participated raising $1,732.01 in donations. Our goal this year is to have fifty-five students participate and collect over $1,750.00. Donations are due by Thursday, February 23. The event will be Friday, February 24. Permission slips with additional information were sent home last week. If you have any questions or would like to help with the event on February 24, please contact Mrs. Rogich.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
Those families applying for a scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year should do so as soon as possible. For information and instructions on how to apply, click on the following link. Scholarships may not be awarded or available for applications submitted after February 26.

Scholarship Assistance

2017-18 REGISTRATION
Registration packets have been sent home with students. These packets include: registration forms, financial paperwork, and other information needed for the upcoming school year. Please read the information carefully. Please complete all documents and remember to sign them. Registration fees will not be accepted without complete paperwork. There will be stations set up in the Music Room, on Registration Day, Thursday, March 30, for you to stop by and verify that the information we have is correct. We have done this to help make this process as smooth as possible.

2016/17 YEARBOOKS
We are in need of photos for the yearbook. If you have taken pictures at any PLS events, field trips, games, etc. you can upload them to our Lifetouch community page at http://community.lifetouch.com/. Just create an account by entering our access code HZJKBX and upload your photos to the appropriate folder. The deadline for picture submissions is Monday, March 20. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.

Reminder: The deadline for yearbook orders is Friday, March 31, or while supplies last. To order online, go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob (Yearbook ID Code is 13089417). Online orders are preferred; however, hard copies are also available outside of the school office.

A NOTE FROM THE BOOSTERS
The PLS Boosters will be having our annual spring auction on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Through this fundraiser event we are able to provide our children with educational and physical activities to enhance our curriculum. In past years’ auctions we have furnished a new computer lab with 20 new Dell computers, completely redone our school playground, and purchased a school van to shuttle students to school events.

We are currently seeking donations in the form of goods, gift certificates, services, or any item of value to be auctioned. If you are able to personally donate or procure donations from local businesses, please contact the school office. Remember, all donations are tax deductible and time spent procuring donations will count towards volunteer hours! (Watch for more details about the auction to come in future Communicators.)

SAVE THE DATE
Sunday, April 30, Parkland Lutheran Church and School will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Pastor Ring’s ordination with a 4:00pm service followed by a 5:30pm dinner and program. More information about this event will be coming soon.

TELSS OLYMPICS
All students in grades 1 thru 8 are expected to participate in the TELSS Olympics on Friday, May 5. This is an annual track & field event day. It is each parent’s responsibility to not only provide transportation, but also supervision during the day. If you are not able to attend, please let your child’s teacher know who will be responsible for your child at the event.

The time has come to complete the forms to request access onto JBLM for the TELSS Olympics. You must register every person who is over the age of 16 that will be in your car. The names must match exactly with the information you put on the form, including middle names. These forms will be sent home today and are due back by Friday, March 3. If you will have more than 3 in your car over the age of 16, there are extra forms available in the school office. You will also need to show proof of current registration and insurance upon entering JBLM, as well as a valid driver’s license (does not need to be enhanced – JBLM has given us a waiver this year). Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Additional Note: It looks doubtful that there will be any type of food concessions at the event. Please plan on bringing enough food and water to last the day.

PLS SPORTS

A-Team Basketball
This week:
Monday, February 13, both PLS A-Teams will host Faith Lutheran for a 3:30pm girls’ game and a 4:30pm boys’ game. A-Team girls will be dismissed at 2:50pm.

Tuesday, February 14, girls’ A-Team practice is cancelled due to the number of recent games played (practice for B-Team only).

Wednesday, February 15, both PLS A-Teams will travel to Buena Vista (3320 Academy Drive SE, Auburn, WA 98092). The girls play at 3:30pm and the boys at 4:30pm. All A-Team players will be dismissed at 2:00pm and take the shuttle or ride in the coaches vehicles. (Note: B-team boys who are not travelling to the A-team game will have practice @ PLS from 3:30 – 5:30pm.)

Thursday, February 16, girls’ A-Team practice is cancelled due to the number of recent games played (practice for B-Team only).

Next week:
Tuesday, February 21, girls practice from 3:30pm – 5:30pm (both A & B teams).

Wednesday, February 22, boys practice from 3:30pm – 5:30pm (both A & B teams).

Thursday, February 23, girls practice from 3:30pm – 5:30pm (both A & B teams).

B-Team Basketball
This week:
Monday, February 13, no boys practice due to the A-Team home games.

Tuesday, February 14, girls’ B-Team practice from 3:30pm – 5:30pm (B –Team only).

Wednesday, February 15, B-team boys who are not travelling to the A-Team game will have practice from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

Thursday, February 16, girls practice from 3:30pm – 5:30pm (B –Team only).

Next week:
Tuesday, February 21, girls practice from 3:30pm – 5:30pm (both A & B teams).

Wednesday, February 22, boys practice from 3:30pm – 5:30pm (both A & B teams).

Thursday, February 23, girls practice from 3:30pm – 5:30pm (both A & B teams).

Note: The B-team schedule was sent via email last week. Hard copies are available outside of the school office, as well as in the Ark.

If you have questions regarding our Sport’s program or want to volunteer, please contact our Athletic Director, Caroline Ring ccring@me.com.

A LOOK AHEAD

MON 2/13
Girls’ A-Team Basketball Game vs. Faith Lutheran @ PLS 3:30pm
*player dismissal 2:50pm
Boys’ A-Team Basketball Game vs. Faith Lutheran @ PLS 4:30pm
Cheer for Girls’ and Boys’ Games

TUE 2/14
Girls’ B-Team Basketball Practice 3:30pm – 5:30pm
(Girls’ A-Team Practice Cancelled)

WED 2/15
Chapel 8:40am
Pizza Day
Girls’ A-Team Basketball Game @ Buena Vista 3:30pm
*player dismissal 2:00pm
Boys’ A-Team Basketball Game @ Buena Vista 4:30pm
*player dismissal 2:00pm
Boys’ B-Team Basketball Practice 3:30 – 5:30pm

THUR 2/16
Girls’ B-Team Basketball Practice 3:30pm – 5:30pm
(Girls’ A-Team Practice Cancelled)
Booster Meeting 6:30pm

FRI 2/17
K thru 8 Field Trip to ELHS 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Cheer Practice 3:30pm – 5:30pm

SUN 2/19
Sunday School 9:15am

MON 2/20
NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day

TUE 2/21
School in Session (Makeup Snow Day)
Girls Basketball Practice 3:30pm – 5:30pm (Both A & B)

WED 2/22
Chapel 8:40am
Boys Basketball Practice 3:30pm – 5:30pm (Both A & B)

THUR 2/23
Girls Basketball Practice 3:30pm – 5:30pm (Both A & B)

FRI 2/24
Jump Rope for Heart 2:00pm
Tentative Cheer Practice 3:30pm – 5:30pm