Communicator

THE PLS WEEKLY COMMUNICATOR

SCHOOL: (253) 537-1901
CHURCH: (253) 537-5492
EXTENDED CARE: (253) 720-4405
www.parklandlutheran.org
extendedcare@parklandlutheran.org

“Set Our Hearts to Obey Your Commandments”

March 27, 2017

THE PLS WEEKLY COMMUNICATOR IS YOUR PRIMARY SOURCE OF INFORMATION

REGISTRATION NIGHT
This Thursday, March 30 is Registration Night for the 2017-18 school year. We will be set up in the music portable next to the library from 2:00pm to 7:00pm. You may drop off your registration paperwork and registration fees anytime between now and then. Paperwork was sent home earlier this month, to give you enough time to complete the necessary forms. Registration fees can be paid that night, but do not need to be paid until August 1, or before a student will be admitted into school for the school year. However, please note there are significant discounts for early registration.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
Those families applying for a need-based 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 are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and may not be available after this week.

Scholarship Assistance

LAND’S END UNIFORMS
Instead of Dennis Uniforms, we will now be going thru Land’s End for our official PLS uniforms. Parents are not obligated to purchase uniforms thru Land’s End, but may choose to due to the great quality, selection, and pricing offered by Land’s End. For more information, click on the following link: Parkland Lutheran Land’s End. Samples will be also available for viewing during our Registration Night on Thursday, March 30!

END OF THIRD QUARTER
Friday, March 31, is the end of the 3rd quarter of school. Report cards will be sent home the week of April 10.

APRIL CALENDAR
Calendars are available electronically on the PLS website @ www.parklandlutheran.org. Hard copies are also available outside of the school office. Changes will be announced in the weekly Communicator.

TELSS ACADEMIC BOWL
This year’s TELSS Academic Bowl will take place on Friday, April 7, at Evergreen Lutheran High School. This year we would like to again take all students in grades 5 thru 8! A schedule for that day, along with permission slip, will be sent home today.

ALL STUDENTS SING IN CHURCH
All students in grades Pre-K thru 8 will sing at the 10:30 Palm Sunday Service on April 9. Students should report to Mrs. Ring’s classroom by 10:15 to receive the Palm branches that they will be carrying in the service.

APRIL PIZZA DAY
Wednesday, April 12, is our next Pizza Hot Lunch. Order forms will be sent home today and need to be returned by Thursday, April 6. You may write one check if you have more than one student ordering, however, we ask that you complete a form for each student. Extra order forms are available outside of the school office.

HOLY WEEK SERVICES AT PARKLAND LUTHERAN CHURCH
Everyone is invited to join us for any of our Holy Week services. Service times and places are listed below:
• 4/13 Maundy Thursday Services: 2:00pm & 6:30pm
• 4/14 Good Friday Service: 7:30pm
• 4/16 Easter Sunday:
o Sunrise @ Cemetery 6:15am
o Festival Communion Service 8:00am & 10:30am
Breakfast in the ark 7:15-10:00am

CALL UPDATES:
The Rev. Steven Sparley of Grants Pass, Oregon has been lead to accept the call to Parkland Lutheran. He will teach in the upper grades, as well as serve as our Academic Dean and Assistant Pastor.

Parkland Lutheran has extended a call to Mrs. Megan Enstad to teach in the upper grades and serve as the Athletic Director for our school. Please keep her in your prayers as she deliberates this call.

PLS AUCTION
Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in this year’s PLS Auction. Over $10,000 was raised! There are a few items still available for purchase. If you are interested in any of the items below, please contact the school office.
• No Uniform Day
o Our “No Uniform Day” is Friday, May 26. The cost is $5 per student (checks payable to PLS Boosters). If your child would like to participate, please see Mrs. Straling in the school office.
• PLS Lock-In (grades 5 thru 8)
o Our Lock-In Night for PLS students in grades 5 thru 8 is Friday, May 5. The cost will be $25 per student (checks payable to PLS Boosters). On the night of the Lock-In, students must arrive at 6:00pm as the doors will be “locked” until 8:00am sharp the next day. (Students can pre-arrange for an “early release” at 11:00pm only.) Students will be provided dinner on Friday and a light breakfast on Saturday. Some snacks will also be provided, but students can bring their favorites from home as well! Students should be picked up promptly at 8:00am on Saturday.
• Tacoma Comedy Club
o Located at 933 Market Street, the Tacoma Comedy Club has donated a gift certificate for a party of twelve. Valued at $264, it is available for purchase in the school office for only $75!
• Sarah Sterling with Inside Sola Salons
o Located at 5401 6th Ave in Tacoma, Sarah Sterling has donated a $40 gift certificate. It is available for purchase in the school office for only $20!

AUCTION VOLUNTEER TIME
If you haven’t already done so, and you helped in anyway with the auction, please be sure to complete a volunteer sheet to get credit for your time. Volunteer sheets are available outside of the school office.

FRIENDLY EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Friendly Exchange would like to offer your family the opportunity to experience Guatemala in your own home. For 11 weeks, you could host a Guatemalan student, the same age as your child, as a member of your family; which means he will join in your daily activities and go to school. Through him, you can learn about a new country and culture, while you experience firsthand the beauty of diversity as seen from a child’s eyes. They also have a good command of the language and bring their own money. The group arrives September 22 and returns on December 9. If you would like to know more, contact Tami Driscoll to find out the location and time of the next meeting near your area or if you prefer, a personal visit at a convenient time. Tami Driscoll: (253) 677-3975 or tami.driscoll@comcast.net

PLS SPORTS

B-Team Basketball
This week:
Monday, March 27, both PLS B-Teams will host Hope Lutheran for a 3:30pm girls’ game and a 4:30pm boys’ game. B-Team girls will be dismissed at 2:50pm.

Tuesday, March 28, both PLS B-Teams will travel to Zion Lutheran (3923 103rd Ave SE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258). The girls play at 3:30pm and the boys at 4:30pm. All B-Team players will be dismissed at 1:00pm and take the shuttle or ride in the coaches vehicles.

This ends the basketball season for our B-teams. Players, please turn in our laundered uniforms this week. Thank you, coaches, parents and players for your support throughout the season. Mrs. Ring

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 3/27
Girls’ B-Team Basketball Game vs. Hope Lutheran @ PLS 3:30pm
*player dismissal 2:50pm
Boys’ B-Team Basketball Game vs. Hope Lutheran @ PLS 4:30pm
*Cheer for Boys’ Game

TUE 3/28
Girls’ A-Team Basketball Game @ Zion Lutheran 3:30pm
*player dismissal 1:00pm
Boys’ A-Team Basketball Game @ Zion Lutheran 4:30pm
*player dismissal 1:00pm

WED 3/29
Chapel 8:40am

THUR 3/30
Registration Night 2:00pm – 7:00pm

FRI 3/31
End of 3rd Quarter
PLS Social Studies Fair