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THE PLS WEEKLY COMMUNICATOR

SCHOOL: (253) 537-1901
CHURCH: (253) 537-5492
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 “Jesus, Jesus, Only Jesus”
December 10, 2018

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/peanuts 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, 12/5, 12/12, & 12/19 @ 6:30pm
Service of Nine Lessons & Carols: Sunday, 12/23 @ 8:00am & 10:30am
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services: Monday, 12/24 @ 5:00pm & 11:00pm
Christmas Day Festival Communion Service: Tuesday, 12/25 @ 10:00am
New Year’s Eve Vespers Service: Monday, 12/31 @ 6:30pm

PLS MOVIE NIGHT
Thank you to everyone who participated in our PLS Movie Nights! Fun was had by all. A big thank you to the PLS Boosters for hosting the events!

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 to your child’s classroom by Wednesday, December 12. There will even be a pizza party 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 15, for their annual caroling outing. We will leave the church parking lot at 1:00pm and carol until 4:00pm. 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 the church office.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS SERVICE
Our Children’s Christmas Service will take place on Sunday, December 16, 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.

Final Practice: Everyone is welcome to attend the final practice for our annual Children’s Christmas Service, Friday, December 14. Practice will take place in the Ark at 9:00am.

ELHS SACRED CHRISTMAS CONCERT
The Evergreen Lutheran High School annual Sacred Christmas Concert will be held Friday, December 21, 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!

SCRIP CARDS FOR CHRISTMAS
SCRIP Cards are regular gift cards that when purchased through PLS, give a percentage of money back to PLS! A number of cards are available in the school office for immediate purchase. Order forms for additional cards are available outside of the school office. What a great way to support our school while Christmas shopping! Thank you in advance for your support!

SUPPORT PLS THRU LIFETOUCH & SHUTTERFLY
Lifetouch has joined the Shutterfly family! With that comes exclusive offers for Lifetouch partners like PLS. Simply visit parklandlutheran.shutterflystorefront.com to make your Shutterfly purchases and PLS will earn 8% on every order placed! Shutterfly is great place make personalized Christmas cards & gifts!

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 SCARVES FOR SALE
Scarves Up! PLS will be sporting our own scarves again, to show our Viking pride at upcoming basketball games! Cost is $20 per scarf and will be sold out of the school office (checks payable to PLS Boosters). Parents, these will make great Christmas gifts!

PLS SPORTS

BASKETBALL
This Week
• Games:
o Tuesday, December 11: A-Team Games @ NW Christian – Games Cancelled
• Practice:
o Boys
 Monday, December 10, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
 Wednesday, December 12, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
o Girls
 Tuesday, December 11, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
 Thursday, December 13 – No Practice

CHEER
This Week
• Practice:
o Monday, December 10, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
o Wednesday, December 12, 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 12/10
Christmas Piano Recital 2:30pm
Cheer Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Boys BB Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm

TUE 12/11
Girls BB Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Christianity 101 Class 6:30pm

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

THUR 12/13
Band Lessons
No Girls BB Practice

FRI 12/14
Final Practice-Children’s Christmas Service 9:00am

SAT 12/15
PLC/PLS Christmas Caroling 1:00pm to 4:00pm

SUN 12/16
PLC Sunday School 9:15am
PLS Children’s Christmas Service 4:00pm
*Students Report to Classrooms 3:40pm

MON 12/17 THRU TUE 1/1
NO SCHOOL – Christmas Break
*School Resumes Wednesday, January 2