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THE PLS WEEKLY COMMUNICATOR

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“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
December 9, 2019

THE PLS COMMUNICATOR IS YOUR PRIMARY SOURCE OF INFORMATION

ADVENT/CHRISTMAS SERVICES AT PLC
Parkland Lutheran Church would like to invite everyone to the following services:
• Advent Services: Wednesday, 12/4, 12/11, & 12/18 @ 6:30pm
Service of Nine Lessons & Carols: Sunday, 12/22 @ 8:00am & 10:30am
PLS Children’s Christmas Service: Sunday, 12/22 @ 4:00pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services: Tuesday, 12/24 @ 5:00pm & 11:00pm
Christmas Day Festival Communion Service: Wednesday, 12/25 @ 10:00am
New Year’s Day Service: Wednesday, 1/1 @ 10:00am

PLS MOVIE NIGHT
Join the Boosters for a special showing of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, this Friday, December 13, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the “Ark” (gym); we will be featuring a fun night of Christmas cheer for all ages. Wear your favorite PJ’s and bring your favorite blanket or pillow to sit on. Cost is $5 per student with accompanying adult or $10 for student drop off (drop off for school aged children only). Popcorn, hot cocoa, and a cupcake will be provided for each child. Parents may want to take advantage of the time to do some Christmas shopping or have a date night!

Later that evening, from 8:30pm to 10:30pm, the Boosters will host an Upper-Grade Movie Night for *PLS students in grades 5 thru 8. Cost is $5 per student. Pizza, soda, popcorn, and assorted treats will be provided.

Volunteer opportunities are available for both of these events. If you would like to volunteer, sign-up sheets are located outside of the school office.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING
The Christian Service Committee from Parkland Lutheran Church has invited all the school families to join them this Saturday, December 14, 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.

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 18. Thank you in advance for you generous donations!

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS SERVICE
Our Children’s Christmas Service will take place on Sunday, December 22, 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 20. Practice will take place in the Ark (gym) at 9:00am.

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

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!

SUPPORT PLS WITH AMAZON SMILE
Amazon Smile is a simple 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! (We are listed as Parkland Evangelical Lutheran Church.)

PLS SPORTS

BASKETBALL
This Week
• Boys’ practice:
o Monday, December 9, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
o Wednesday, December 11, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
• Girls’ practice:
o Tuesday, December 10, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
o Thursday, December 12, 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Next Week
• A-Team Away Games:
o Monday, December 16, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
 Opponent: NW Christian
 Location: NW Christian School, 904 Shaw Rd E, Puyallup, WA 98372
 Girls: 4:00pm
 Boys: 5:00pm
 Player Dismissal: 3:00pm
 No Practice for Boys B-Team
No Practices Next Week (due to stage in gym): Tuesday thru Thursday, December 17 thru 19

CHEER
This Week
• Practice:
o Monday, December 9, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
o Wednesday, December 11, 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Next Week
Cheer Practice Schedule Change (additional practices to work on dance):
o Wednesday, December 18, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
o Thursday, December 19, 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.

PLS WEEKLY CALENDAR

MONDAY 12/9/19
• Boys BB Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm
• Cheer Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm
• Junior Choir Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm

TUESDAY 12/10/19
• Girls BB Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm
• Christianity 101 Tuesday Session 6:30pm

WEDNESDAY 12/11/19
• Chapel 8:40am
• Boys BB Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm
• Cheer Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm
• PLC Advent Service 6:30pm

THURSDAY 12/12/19
• Band Lessons
• Girls BB Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm

FRIDAY 12/13/19
• All-Ages Movie Night 6:30pm to 8:00pm
• Upper Grade* Movie Night 8:30pm to 10:30pm

SATURDAY 12/14/19
• PLC/PLS Christmas Caroling 1:00pm

SUNDAY 12/15/19
• PLC Sunday School 9:15am
• Christianity 101 Sunday Session 9:15am

MONDAY 12/16/19
• A-Team BB Game @ NW Christian
o Girls 4:00pm; Boys 5:00pm
o Player Dismissal 3:00pm
• Junior Choir Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm

TUESDAY 12/17/19
• Christianity 101 Tuesday Session 6:30pm

WEDNESDAY 12/18/19
• Chapel 8:40am
• Cheer Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm
• PLC Advent Service 6:30pm

THURSDAY 12/19/19
• Cheer Practice 3:30pm to 5:30pm

FRIDAY 12/20/19
• Final Practice for the PLS Children’s Christmas Service 9:00am
• ELHS Sacred Christmas Concert 7:00pm

SUNDAY 12/22/19
• PLC Sunday School 9:15am
• Christianity 101 Sunday Session 9:15am
• PLS Children’s Christmas Service 4:00pm
o Students Report to Classroom 3:40pm

MONDAY 12/23/19 thru FRIDAY 1/3/20
• No School – Christmas Break
o School Resumes Monday 1/6/20