Communicator

THE PLS WEEKLY COMMUNICATOR

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

 Summer 2019

THE PLS COMMUNICATOR IS YOUR PRIMARY SOURCE OF INFORMATION

CAMP 4 STAR
Registration is open for Camp 4 Star 2019! Camp 4 Star was started in 1959 to provide a week-long experience for youth in the area WELS/ELS churches. It continues to serve as a place for kids to meet new friends, gain new experiences and have fun with fellow Christians! Camp 4 Star runs from July 7 thru 13, and is open to ages 10 thru 15. Registration forms and more information for Camp 4 Star can be found by visiting www.camp4star.com or by emailing camp4star@gmail.com. Register as soon as possible, as space is limited!

ELHS SUMMER CAMPS
Evergreen Lutheran High School is offering summer camps for Soccer (boys & girls entering grades 2-4 & 5-9), Cheer (girls entering grades 1-8), Volleyball (girls entering grades 5-9), Basketball (boys & girls entering grades 3-6 & 7-10), STEM/Robotics (boys & girls entering grades 3-6 & 7-10). For general information about these camps, please contact the ELHS office at 253-946-4488. To register, visit https://www.classy.org/event/2019-eagle-summer-camps/e220872.

PLC FAMILY BIBLE SCHOOL
Please join Parkland Lutheran Church, August 19 thru 23, from 5:00pm to 7:15pm, for Family Bible School. Family Bible School is an opportunity for everyone, whether single/married, with/without children, to come and learn with the Family of God about their Savior and divine forgiveness. This year’s theme will be “The Lord Establishes His People.” Each evening we will have supper, devotions, Bible lessons, fellowship, crafts, activities, and opportunities to learn how you might carry on devotions in your own home. All are welcome to attend!

BACK TO SCHOOL ORIENTATION / ICE CREAM SOCIAL
This year’s Back to School Night is Tuesday, August 27 at 7:00pm. When you arrive you should go directly to your child’s homeroom classroom where you will have the opportunity to meet the teachers and to drop off your child’s school supplies and Earthquake Kits, which will lighten their load on the first day of school. Parents will also receive important information about the school year! At 7:30pm we will convene in the “Ark” for an ice cream treat, followed by our 2019/20 orientation.

NEXT YEAR – PLS BAND PROGRAM
The PLS Band Program is for students in grades 4 thru 8 and is taught on our campus by Mrs. Wosje, the music and band teacher at Evergreen Lutheran High School. Lessons are 25 minutes long and offered once a week on our campus. Instruments will need to be secured by the student. Recommended music rental vendors are Ted Brown Music and Music & Arts. In addition to the rental cost, which will vary per instrument and vendor, lessons will be $50 per month. Spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. (There are also a few loaner instruments available for next year.) If your child is interested in taking band lessons next year, please contact the school office today!

FRIENDLY EXCHANGE – FALL 2019
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 they will join in your daily activities and go PLS. Through them, 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 Saturday, September 28 and returns Thursday, December 12. For more information, contact Miriam Rocco: (952) 583-3243 or info@feexchange.com.

SAVE THE DATE!
Parkland Lutheran School is getting ready to celebrate 125 years of educating in the Parkland/Tacoma area. Sunday, October 20, we will culminate this event with a service at 3:00pm, led by Pr. Alex Ring, and a dinner ceremony following, with keynote speaker Mr. Larry Rude. Please “Like” our PLS Facebook page to receive updates and visit the PLS website to see more information about this event. Also, please share this Facebook event with other alumni and/or individuals who attended Parkland Lutheran School. We would love for as many alumni and former students to attend this momentous event. Thank you for helping us put word out!

A LOOK AHEAD

MON 8/19 thru FRI 8/23
PLC Family Bible School @ 5:00pm to 7:15pm

TUE 8/27
Back to School Night 7:00pm to 8:00pm

TUES 9/3
First Day of School (K thru 8) 8:30am
• Chapel 9:00am
• Early Dismissal 12:00pm
o Extended Care until 6:00pm

WED 9/4
First Day of Pre-K 8:30am to 11:30am

SUN 10/20
PLS Anniversary 3:00pm