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Panther Press 5-3-17

May 3, 2017 `BIBLE THOUGHT FOR THE YEAR: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5

MAY

2 – 11:30-2:30pm Preschool Conferences

4 – National Day of Prayer

5 – Bagel Day, NOON DISMISSAL, 6:30pm Auction

9 – 8-2pm K thru 7th to Upland Hills

10 – 8:45am Chapel

11 – 6-8pm Preschool Conferences

12 – 9am Spelling Bee

SCHOOL NEWS OPEN HOUSE: We will be having an open house on Sunday, May 21st from 11:30am – 1pm after our Spring Musical! Please invite your friends and family to join us and meet our teachers and staff!

MEET AND GREET! Please let your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers know about our school! Parents who are considering sending their children to our school next year are welcome to visit during the day to see what we are all about. We have set aside Friday mornings from 8:45-9:30 to showcase our school. Please make us aware of your intention to visit by calling the office beforehand and providing us with your name.

TRACK MEET SUCCESS! Congratulations to Ethan Schlenker who participated in the Grizzly Invite at Oakland University as well as the Lutheran High North West invite. Ethan won 3rd place in the 200 meter and 2nd place in the 400 met at the Grizzly Invite while receiving 2nd place for the 400 meter at the LHNW Invite. Way to go Ethan!

BAND CONCERT/SPRING MUSICAL: Our junior choir and band members are excited to be performing for you on Wednesday, May 17th! The band concert will begin at 6:10pm before the musical, “A Not So Terrible Parable”. The spring musical will also be presented during our church service at 10:15am on Sunday, May 21st! See you there!

USED SHOES FUNDRAISER: We’ve surpassed our goal of 100 pairs of shoes and are currently at over 500 pairs! As a reward for our hard work, Mrs. Gapski has decided to make Thursday, May 25th a half day of school. Thank you!

HOT LUNCH ENDING: The last day for the hot lunch program will be Wednesday, May 24. From this day forward, students will need to bring a lunch and drink from home. Thank you!

CASH FOR PEACE PLUS: Beginning Monday, May 15, Peace Plus charges will need to be paid daily in cash. This makes the process of balancing year-end accounts much easier. If you have any questions, please contact the office.

A TWIST ON PAINTING: Would you like to unleash your inner artist?! On Friday, May 12 we will have our own version of Painting with a Twist. Artists will paint an ocean with palm trees scene. Cost is $35. All supplies are provided. Space is limited to 15. Stop in the office with your payment to reserve your spot! Registration for this event closes on Wednesday, May 10 to ensure time to purchase the right amount of supplies.

PTL NEWS EAT, DRINK, BID, WIN! It’s here!!! The paddles are ready for Peace’s 7th Annual Auction this Friday at 6:30pm at the LFA Hall. Invite friends, family members and you will NOT be disappointed! So many donations! You will not go empty handed. Please register now for $20 a person or $25 at the door. $10 for per balloon for a chance to win a 40 inch Smart TV. The class projects will touch your heart! Come enjoy the fellowship all the while benefitting Peace School! Thank you for your support!

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK MAY 8-12: Families, please see attached flier and look in your child’s folder this week for a list of ways for the students to bless their teachers throughout next week. Participation is optional. Thanks for being a blessing!

PANTHER PRESS CHURCH NEWS US POSTAL FOOD DRIVE: It is fast approaching! Our Post Office Food Drive! Please set the date aside to donate as many hours as you can to help us. We shall begin around 9:30 a.m. on May 13th. Please bring any wagons, carts etc. to help move canned goods more easily. We shall provide pizza, pop, potato chips and dessert for your lunch. Remember, it is just this one day which we are showered with food to keep our ministry here at Peace going for a full year. It is a wonderful extension of God’s love by providing nourishment to the less fortunate. We pray you’ll be able to join us. The companionship is the bestest!

A NOTE FROM THE OUTREACH TEAM: Dear Peace Family, We’ve worked hard reaching out to folks across Warren and the surrounding community asking for gently worn used and new shoes. As of today (4-21-17), we have collected 25 bags (25 pairs per bag) of our goal of 100 bags. You can help us without spending a cent! It’s quick and easy to help us hit our goal! It’s quick and easy to help us hit our goal. Your shoe donation is vital. Can we count on you? It’s a Win-Win … we earn funds from collecting shoes as we get paid on a per-pound basis, and the shoes get distributed to other developing nations for income/micro-enterprises and repurposing. It will also diminish what ends up in a landfill! This fundraiser will help our school tremendously toward the further education needs of our students. Please go through your closets and if you haven’t worn them in a year or two, donate them to us! Could you please let me know if we can count on you to collect 25 pairs of gently worn shoes, and recruit a friend to do the same in the next four weeks? Ask them to collect 25 pairs of gently worn used shoes, kids or adult size. Shoes can be dropped off at Peace (11701 E. 12 Mile, Warren, 12/Hoover) or call 586-751-8010 to arrange a pickup. There’s a Facebook post on our Peace Facebook page – Please share it to get the word out! On behalf of all of our team members: Thank you for making a difference.

OTHER AREA NEWS Lutheran High School Northwest invites you to TWO exciting events: Saturday, 5/13, is our FINE ARTS FESTIVAL showcasing the remarkable artistic and musical gifts of our students. Doors open at 6PM for guests to enjoy an extensive art display. Concert with band and choirs begins at 7PM. A free-will offering will be taken. Don’t miss this memorable annual event!

MARY POPPINS, THE MUSICAL will be presented on Friday and Saturday, 5/19 & 5/20, at 7PM, and on Sunday, 5/21, at 3PM. This fun-for-the-whole family production includes an extensive supporting cast of grade school children as well! Adult admission is $10; students and seniors are $8; children under three get in free. A special “Teatime with Mary Poppins” package is available in conjunction with the 5/20 performance. Come at 5:30 for a meet and greet with the cast, a craft, specialty seating and more. This special package is $10 each for kids of all ages! (We are expecting a large turnout for the abbreviated, preview performance for the schools on Wednesday, 5/17, but, even if your children attend that matinee, the weekend performances offer an opportunity to enjoy the full production as a family.) Both events will take place at LHNW, 1000 Bagley in Rochester Hills. Phone: 248-852-6677.

We are sad to announce that our kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Williamson, will be leaving our teaching staff at the end of this year. We wish her God’s blessings