January 31, 2019

posted Jan 31, 2019, 7:08 AM by Kari Barksdale
Good morning parents!
  Thank you so much to everyone for participating in the 100th day of school on Tuesday! The kids looked absolutely adorable! If you didn't get the class pictures I either texted or emailed, please let me know so I can get that to you! Tomorrow's Show and Tell is for the letter B. 
  Next week we'll be working on the following:

** Christ light ** The Rich Man and Poor Lazarus
** Memory Treasure ** For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:45
** Math ** Comparing Numbers to 10-20 (Unit 10)
** Super Kids ** The Letter R
** Science ** with Mrs. Carlovsky
** Phonics ** Consonant Clusters: l-blends
** Writer's Workshop ** Swimmy
** Sight Word * Packet #3 (be, from, have, by, had, this, I, or, no, not)
     Please continue working with your child in their Sight Word Folder!
** Social Studies ** Holidays Unit
** Art ** no art due to no school on Friday
** PE ** no PE due to no school on Thursday
** Music ** with Mrs. Patterson
** Choir ** Wednesdays from 1:30-2pm
** Technology ** with Mrs. Carlovsky

  Important Upcoming Calendar Events:
** Thursday & Friday, February 7th and 8th: No School (GROW Conference)
** Sunday, February 10th: Kids sing in 10:30 worship
** Monday, February 11th: Kids should wear their Wednesday Dress Code to school! Our Marketing Team will be here to shoot a promotional video for the school and are only available to come on Monday, and we'd like the students to be in their uniforms. We'll also have Chapel on Monday of that week instead of Wednesday. An email will also come from the School Office to remind you! 
** Monday- Friday, February 11th-15th: Hearts for Jesus Week 
Our annual "Hearts for Jesus" week begins On February 11th through the 15th.  As a school,
we are rallying together to collect money to support the WELS Christian Aid and Relief for
digging wells in Africa.This is a time that allows our Abiding Word family to thank God for all
of the blessings which he has given us, and then to use our resources to reach out and share the
good news of Jesus with others across the world.  This year we will, once again, be having
a penny war competition between our Cougar Pal teams to see which team is able to raise the
most money for this project. Students are encouraged to bring in pennies for their own team's
jar, and other coins and dollars for other team's jars.
Thank you for helping to support this project!
** Monday- Friday, February 18-21: Spirit Week 
    Monday: Career Day
   Tuesday: Literary Character/ Superhero Day
   Wednesday: Retro/ Decades Day
   Thursday: Blue and White Day
   Friday: Cougar Pal Color Day

  Bible Encouragement for you this week: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ
from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3 

  On Sunday, January 27th, I received a call to serve as the Special Education teacher
at Divine Savior Academy in Doral, FL. A call is a term our church body uses for another job opportunity.
Abiding Word has been my home for the past 7 years, and I feel fortunate to serve here.
It is such a wonderful blessing to know that everyday the Gospel is taught and children hear
how much Jesus loves them. The harvest fields are ripe, and I look forward to determining
where I can best serve our Lord with the talents He has given me. I find comfort as I deliberate
in this passage from Romans 15:13, May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace
as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the
Holy Spirit.” I welcome any conversations and would appreciate your prayers over the
coming weeks.

If you have any questions regarding the call, please don't hesitate to ask! 

  Have a terrific day!