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THE PLS WEEKLY COMMUNICATOR

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December 11, 2017

THE PLS WEEKLY COMMUNICATOR IS YOUR PRIMARY SOURCE OF INFORMATION

CHRISTMAS PARTIES AND TREATS
We know that there will be many different treats made and/or purchased for our Christmas parties this week. Please refrain from bringing anything that has nuts or has been made in a facility with nuts. Thank you for your cooperation.

ADVENT/CHRISTMAS SERVICES AT PLC
Parkland Lutheran Church would like to invite everyone to the following services:
Advent Services – Wednesday, 12/6, 12/13, & 12/20 @ 6:30pm
Christmas Eve Service of the Nine Carols – Sunday, 12/24 @ 10:00am
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services – Sunday, 12/24 @ 5:00pm or 11:00pm
Christmas Day Festival Communion Service – Monday, 12/25 @ 10:00am
New Year’s Day Service – Monday, 1/1 @ 10:00am

PLS MOVIE NIGHT
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Elf Movie Night for grades 5 thru 8! It was a success and fun was had by all. A big thank you to the PLS Boosters for hosting the event!

B.A.S.H. TOY DRIVE
PLS is collecting toys for the B.A.S.H. toy drive! B.A.S.H. is a local food bank helping many members of our community. If you are interested in helping with this drive, please bring an unwrapped new toy by Thursday, December 14. There will even be a prize for the class who brings the most toys! Thank you in advance for you generous donations!

CHRISTMAS CAROLING
The Christian Service Committee from Parkland Lutheran Church has invited all the school families to join them on Saturday, December 16, for their annual caroling outing. We will meet in the church at 1:30pm and carol from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Families interested in joining this group need to provide their own transportation as the carolers will visit some church families and shut-ins. If you have any questions, please contact Mike O’Neill.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS SERVICE FINAL PRACTICE
Everyone is welcome to attend the final practice for our annual Children’s Christmas Service, this Friday, December 15. Practice will take place in the Ark at 9:30am.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS SERVICE
Our Children’s Christmas Service will take place on Sunday, December 17, at 4:00pm, in the Ark (gym). All students are asked to report to their classrooms by 3:40pm. During the service we ask that there be no flash photography, as it is distracting and disrupts the service. After the service, please join us for fellowship, cookies, and punch.

ELHS CHRISTMAS CONCERT
The Evergreen Lutheran High School annual Christmas concert will be held on Friday, December 20, beginning at 7:00pm. The freshmen choir, concert choir, and band will perform sacred Christmas music to help us prepare our hearts for this wonderful time of the year. Invite your family and friends to come hear the good news – our Savior is born!

NO DECEMBER BOOSTER MEETING
There will not be a December Booster meeting. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, January 18.

WINTERFEST
The PLS Boosters would like to invite everyone to attend Winterfest 2018 on Friday, January 26, from 5:00pm to 8:30pm, in the Ark. Cost is $10 at the door (cash or check payable to PLS Boosters). Have fun with bouncy houses, obstacle courses, and a giant slide! Canteen food will consist of the Boosters’ famous taco salads, hot dogs, snacks, and special beverages. Friends are welcome to attend!

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, a volunteer sign-up sheet is located outside of the school office.

PLS SCARVES FOR SALE
Scarves Up! PLS will be sporting our own scarves again, for upcoming basketball games and to show your Viking pride! Cost is $20 per scarf and will be sold out of the school office and at all home basketball games. Get yours today! Parents, these will make great Christmas gifts! Checks should be made payable to PLS Boosters.

SCRIP CARDS FOR CHRISTMAS
Now is the time to order gift cards for Christmas! Popular cards, like Starbucks, Safeway, Walmart, Buffalo Wild Wings, etc. are available in the school office for immediate purchase. Order forms for a number of other cards are available outside the school office. Proceeds will help PLS pay for things not covered in the annual school budget!

SUPPORT PLS WITH AMAZON SMILE
Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support our school every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price (0.5%) to Parkland Lutheran School Boosters. Find out more about this wonderful program at http://smile.amazon.com/about.

PLS SPORTS

CHEERLEADING
This week:
Mon., Dec. 11: Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Wed., Dec. 13: Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm

BASKETBALL
This week:
Mon., Dec. 11: Boys Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Tue., Dec. 12: Girls Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Wed., Dec. 13: Boys Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Thur., Dec. 14: Girls Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm

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 12/11
Cheer Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Boys BB Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm

TUE 12/12
Girls BB Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Christianity 101 Class 6:30pm

WED 12/13
Chapel 8:40am
Cheer Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Boys BB Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Advent Service 6:30pm

THUR 12/14
B.A.S.H. Toy Donations Due
Girls BB Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm

SAT 12/16
PLC Christmas Caroling 2:00pm to 5:00pm

SUN 12/17
PLC Sunday School 9:15am
PLS Children’s Christmas Service 4:00pm

MON 12/18 thru MON 1/1
No School – Christmas Break

TUE 12/19
Christianity 101 Class 6:30pm

WED 12/20
ELHS Christmas Concert 7:00pm

SUN 12/24
Christmas Eve Service of Nine Carols 10:00am
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 5:00pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 11:00pm

MON 12/25
Christmas Day Festival Service 10:00am

TUE 12/26
Christianity 101 Class 6:30pm

MON 1/1
New Year’s Day Service 10:00am

TUE 1/2
School Resumes
Girls BB Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Christianity 101 Class 6:30pm