Astoria Lutheran School e-Bulletin 11/18/19

PREPARING YOUR CHILD FOR KINDERGARTEN: Thank you to all who participated this past Wednesday! It was a very important event to highlight our Kindergarten program and how we prepare students in PKA for entering Kindergarten. For PKA parents and guardians, if you are interested in our Kindergarten program for 2020, you are welcome to come every “Visiting Thursday” in the mornings. Please call or see Ms. Louisa to schedule a time.

KINDNESS COUNTS: Thank you to Mrs. Kump, Head of Sunday School for sharing a recent article in The Atlantic that discusses the substantial decline in kindness and empathy over the years. “Parents are supposed to leave a legacy for the next generation, but we are at risk of failing to pass down the key virtue of kindness. How can we do better?” ask the writers. “As we’ve seen, overemphasizing individual achievement may cause a deficit of caring. But we don’t actually have to choose between the two. In fact, teaching children to care about others might be the best way to prepare them for a successful and fulfilling life.”  https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/12/stop-trying-to-raise-successful-kids/600751/

PLEASE SUBMIT ALL LUNCH AND CLUB FORMS BY FRIDAY, 11/22

 NEEDED FOR INTERNATIONAL LUNCHEON, FRIDAY, 11/22 Forms have been sent out for you to indicate the food you will bring. Please return them as soon as possible. If you can volunteer, please let Ms. Louisa know. Thank you!

SCHOOL TRIP TO QUEENS COLLEGE TO SEE SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK! Tuesday, 11/19 (additional email to follow), Ice Cream Party, Wednesday, 11/27.

PENNIES FOR PATIENTS: Raising money for Leukemia Society. Every penny helps!

TUITION PAYMENTS: Please hand in all tuition payments into the ‘mailbox’ located outside Ms. Louisa’s office.  Any questions please email finance@astorialutheranschool.com

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Children’s church is every Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. After that children ages 3-10 attend classes based on the message in church and the service continues with adult church until 11:10 a.m.

8th GRADE HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATIONS: The application process continues on the myschools.nyc website. Last day to input information for parents is Monday, 12/2.

MISSION DONATIONS: In November we are collecting money for Seafarers and International House. This month we are also asking for donations of pasta or other non-perishable foods. Grade school children can bring their donations to chapel on Wednesdays.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Please use social media wisely to promote our school. Any issues involving the school should be addressed with me directly. Being at the gate in the morning provides you with an opportunity to speak with me about any issues or questions you may have. Thank you for your support!

See you at the gate!

Mr. A