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THE PLS WEEKLY COMMUNICATOR

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

Summer 2018

THE PLS COMMUNICATOR IS YOUR PRIMARY SOURCE OF INFORMATION

SUMMER PLAY DATES AT PLS
Join us this summer for play dates at Parkland Lutheran School hosted by Power Hour! Visit with friends and meet new ones! Each play date will be from 10:00am until 12:00pm. Come for all of it, or part, bring your lunch if you want. There will be a small treat provided by Power Hour. All ages are welcome!

Please note: This is not a drop-off event. Parents or guardians must attend with their child(ren).

Playdates will be:
• Thursday, June 14
• Tuesday, July 17
• Tuesday, August 21

ELHS SUMMER CAMPS
Evergreen Lutheran High School is offering summer camps for Cheer (girls incoming grades 1-9), Volleyball (girls incoming grades 5-9), Basketball (boys & girls incoming grades 3-9), STEM (incoming grades 6-9), and Spanish (incoming grades 6-9). For general information about these camps, please contact the ELHS office at 253-946-4488. Registration forms can be found on the PLS website and are also available outside of the PLS office.

CAMP 4 STAR
Registration is open for Camp 4 Star 2018! 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 8 thru 14, and is open to ages 10 thru 15. The theme for 2018 is “SURVIVOR – Out live, Out pray, Out last!” 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!

PLC FAMILY BIBLE SCHOOL
Please join Parkland Lutheran Church, August 6 thru 10, 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 Redeems 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! For more information, click here. To register, click here.

BACK TO SCHOOL ORIENTATION NIGHT
This year’s Back to School Night is Tuesday, August 28 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 cold treat, followed by our 2018/19 orientation.

NEXT YEAR – PLS BAND PROGRAM
The PLS Band Program is for students in grades 5 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 $45 per month. Spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If your child is interested in taking band lessons, please contact the school office today!

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 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 Friday, September 28 and returns on Wednesday, December 12. For more information, contact Tami Driscoll: (253) 677-3975 or tami.driscoll@comcast.net.

A LOOK AHEAD

THUR 6/14
PLS Play Date 10:00am to 12:00pm

TUE 7/17
PLS Play Date 10:00am to 12:00pm

MON 8/6 thru FRI 8/10
PLC Family Bible School @ 5:00pm to 7:15pm

TUE 8/21
PLS Play Date 10:00am to 12:00pm

TUE 8/28
Back to School Night 7:00pm to 8:00pm

TUES 9/4
First Day of School (K thru 8) 8:30am
• Chapel 9:00am
• Early Dismissal 12:00pm
o Extended Care until 6:00pm

WED 9/5
First Day of Pre-K 8:30am to 11:30am