Panther Tale – February 2, 2018

Our Savior Lutheran School      1 Thes 5:16-18 “P.R.A.Y  Pause, Reflect, and Yield”      February 2, 2018

Financial Assistance

If you need financial assistance for next year, you must fill out the application on-line at F.A.S.T. (Financial Aid for School Tuition) by March 31There is a link on our website that you can access. 

Asking for YOUR thoughts

In my role as principal I get asked many questions during the day. The vast majority of the questions asked, I have an answer for. Admittedly, there are several that I do not have an answer for. In those cases, I do research or ask other people in order to find out the asked-for information.  With the above in mind…

I am seeking your help with the following question: “What is unique about our school?”

I am looking for specifics, so the generalized attributes such as “Christ-centered”, “small class sizes”, “quality academic program” is not what I am looking for.  What do we have or do that is DIFFERENT from other private or Christian schools?  Please send your thoughts to me by email at oslsprincipal@oslslouisville.com. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this question.

REENROLLMENT

2018-2019 reenrollment forms have been sent home with your youngest child. It is critical to our budget process that we have a solid idea as early as possible of how many students will return. It is our prayer that 100% of grades K-7 return for next year.

Please return your registration forms as soon as possible.

Grades K, 1 & 4

Junior Achievement Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are Needed on Friday, February 16 to teach Junior Achievement for grades K, 1 & 4.  No experience necessary! The teaching kits are ready to be picked up in the school office. Curious volunteers can call Melanie Douglas at 599-6790.

THIS SATURDAY!

CHILI COOK-OFF & TRIVIA NIGHT

Saturday, February 3 (6pm Chili/7pm Trivia)

BASKETBALL & ARCHERY PICTURES

Tuesday, February 6 (BRING UNIFORMS!!)

REENROLLMENT DEADLINE

Thursday, February 15 (for application discount)

Looking Ahead (See also “SPORTS SCOOP”)

TODAY Feb 211:45am Early Dismissal

Feb 3Trivia Night (Youth Fundraiser, page 2)

Feb 57:55am Combined Band

3:30-4:30pm 6-8 Handbells

Feb 68:45am Basketball & Archery Pix

6:30pm Parent Meeting (grades K-1)

Feb 78:45am CHAPEL

3:30-4:15pm Gr. 4/5 Handbells

3:30-5:00pm Archery

Feb 8…Fieldtrip – Grades 6-8

Feb 107-9pm Daddy/Daughter Dance

Feb 11Noon OSLC Congregational Meeting

Feb 16…Junior Achievement

Feb 14…Ash Wednesday

…Classroom Valentine’s Parties

Feb 19…NO SCHOOL (Presidents’ Day)

Feb 217:30-8:30am Muffins with Mom

February 25-March 2

National Lutheran Schools Week

**Watch for details of upcoming special events!**

Eligibility – Students MUST have a passing grade in their academic subjects to be eligible for basketball, archery, SALT, handbells and ALL OTHER extra-curricular activities at OSLS.

Trivia Night and Chili Cook Off SATURDAY NIGHT!!

This Adult-Only event is THIS Saturday, FEBRUARY 3 in THE OSLS Gym

6:00 Chili Cook-Off, 7:00 Trivia Night

Meet up with friends…or make new ones!

Join us at Our Savior Lutheran Church

8305 Nottingham Parkway

for a Chili Cook-Off and Trivia Night

supporting OSL Youth’s trip to NYG 2019

Entrance fee: $20/person

100% goes to OSL Youth’s National Youth Gathering fund

Chili Cook-off: all attendees are encouraged to bring a Crockpot of chili for the competition, and bring cash to vote for your favorite recipe

Awards given to the cook-off winner & winning trivia team!

Trivia: We’ll test your knowledge of everything

Bring your smartest friends to field your team of 8!

Please come enjoy food, fun, and fellowship – and help our youth experience their faith like never before at NYG 2019!

This is an adults-only event: bring your own drinks/snacks to enjoy

CHAPEL

ALL are invited to attend our chapel service at 8:45am on Wednesday, February 7led by Grade 3.

Jan 28 Offering: $31.39

Church Attendance

Grade 2 will be flying the Attendance Banner!

Kindergarten – 83%

Grade 1 – 50%              Grade 5 – 50%

Grade 2 – 89%              Grade 6 – 56%

Grade 3 – 27%              Grade 7 – 50%

Grade 4 – 60%              Grade 8 – 63%

Basketball News

THANK YOU to Coaches Mark Schultz, Chad Secor, Jack Hiegel, Jeff Rye and Shannon Clark for their guidance, leadership and patience throughout the terrific basketball season!!

4/5 BOYS:

Please watch for text and/or email updates from Coach Rye regarding practice times and any schedule changes.

Feb 3     9am @ Beth Haven vs. BH Home/white

Feb 3     11am @ Beth Haven vs. Sayers Home/white

Feb 10   Tournament (TBA)

A FREE SOCCER CLINIC for grades 4-7 will begin on Thursday, March 15. Details were sent home.

Archery News

  *NEW PRACTICE DAYS AND TIMES begin NEXT week!!*

Beginning Tuesday, February 6:

Grades 4 & 5 will practice 3:30-4:15pm

(PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE TO 45 MINUTES!)

Please contact Coach Lehenbauer ASAP if you cannot make Tuesday practice.

This shorter practice and smaller group will allow me to concentrate on giving my full attention to this group. Archers will have less “down-time” and greater shooting time with fewer participants; and no interference with handbells.

Beginning Wednesday, February 7:

Grades 6-8 will practice 3:30-4:30 through March 21.

(PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE TO 1 HOUR!)

This smaller group will allow Coaches Lehenbauer and Paxton to give better individual attention to archers who need to work on specific areas of their archery form.

Please read the archery newsletter COMPLETELY and carefully!

2018 Academic Archers

Congratulations to the following archers who have been designated Academic Archers for 2018 based on their academic recognition during the second quarter: 5 – Eric Hannon, Junior Skillman; 6 – Jack Fuhrmann, Josh Sallaberry, Nolan Wahl; 8 – Leyna Lehenbauer, Laurelle Skillman.

Saturday, February 107:00–9:00pm, in the OSLS Gymnasium. Sponsored by the OSLS PTL. Registration is $15 per person with a maximum cost of $40 per family. This is a school event open to ALL OSLS/OSLC girls of all ages and Daddies or other special male role models in their lives (uncle, grandpa, etc.)

REGISTER TODAY!

LOUISVILLE’S GOT TALENT

First-Round Auditions are Sunday, February 11, 3-6pm.

Young performers, ages 6-18, take the stage, competing for over $2000 in cash and prizes. Registration fee is $20/ person.

Register in advance at www.CenterStageJCC.org/talent or call 502-238-2709.

Alternative Auditions, Thursday, February 8. Call 502-238-2709 to make arrangements.

Live Grand Finale Sunday, March 25.

More information can be found at:  https://jewishlouisville.org/the-j/centerstage/louisvilles-got-talent/.

CLASS BASKETS

Details were sent home about these SUPER POPULAR auction items! Information includes class themes, item ideas, due date and how to earn a dress-down day!

Basket Night!

Attention Ladies! Enjoy a fun evening away from the family as we assemble our famous and fabulous Auction Baskets. You do not need experience or skill to help in some way with this important final touch for the big event. Friends, Fellowship, FUN! Bring someone new! Meet at 6:00pm in the Gym on Friday, February 23.

ATTENTION  NEW FAMILIES…

AND THOSE WHO HAVE WANTED TO GET MORE INVOLVED WITH YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL…

This is your invitation!!

JOIN US ON SATURDAY, MARCH 3  FOR AN EVENING TO REMEMBER!

Our 15th Annual Dinner Auction

“The Great GASPby”  a 1920’s Mystery Dinner

YES!…You CAN Help with Our Dinner Auction!

 If you haven’t already heard, our annual Dinner/Auction is our biggest fundraiser…and THE social event of the year! This year’s date is set for Saturday, March 3, 2018 and YOUR school will need LOTS of help to make it successful.

The next time you visit, simply ask for a donation or gift card from: your hair stylist, nail salon, tanning salon, dentist (teeth whitening!), car mechanic, oil change, favorite restaurant or coffee shop, boutique, dry cleaners…ANY business you frequent!

As most of you are aware, we rely heavily on donations to make this event a success. Everyone can get involved by requesting a donation – or two – for this GREAT cause while you are visiting your favorite stores, salons and restaurants. Letters are available in the school office. No donation is too small and all donations are tax deductible.  If you’d prefer, just send the contact information to the school office and someone will make the request.

Auctions and fund raisers of this type are becoming more popular. Business owners and other donors seem more likely to donate to an event that helps out someone they know or will benefit a place they are familiar with. Not only is this a perfect opportunity for outreach but a way we can help our school keep doing wonderful things!

We will also need as many helpers as possible on our final set-up day Friday, March 2!

If your kids are spending the afternoon with their grandparents, please consider spending the afternoon helping with the final touches for the BIG EVENT. Get to know some other school parents a little better while sharing some laughs, good times and little work for our kids. We will provide lunch for parents able to be here during lunchtime.  Please let us know you are coming so we can plan accordingly.

We will also be looking for many helpers to help the afternoon and evening of the auction on March 3. We will need help running final errands and people to take shifts helping with check-in, check-out, room closings, liquor ticket sales and other tasks throughout the evening. See Tracy Hannon with any questions!

AUCTION ITEM SUGGESTIONS

PLEASE SEND IN YOUR DONATIONS TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE BY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14.

Easy enough for EVERYONE!

The next time you visit, simply ask for a donation or gift card from: your hair stylist, nail salon, tanning salon, dentist (teeth whitening!), car mechanic, oil change, favorite restaurant or coffee shop, boutique, dry cleaners…ANY business you frequent!

Business Ideas

Carpet or Flooring Company

Window Treatments

Home Design or Decorating

Craft Store

Garden Shop/Nursery

Florist

Animal Clinic

Jeweler

Book Store

Bakery/Ice Cream

Hotel/Water Park

Restaurants

Man Cave

Sports Tickets

Sign Sports Memorabilia

Auto Detailing/Tires

Tools/Chain Saw

Ladder

Sports Equipment

GPS

Gutters/Siding

Television

Golf Outings

Fireplace Tools

Homemade

Jams/Jellies/Preserves

Candy/Cookies/Cake/Fudge

Knit/Crochet Items

Pillows

Quilts/Wall Hangings

Embroidered Items

18” Doll Clothes or Furniture

Wood Crafts

Aprons

Jewelry

Candles

With Kids in Mind

Wagon

Learning Toys

Game Consoles/Games

Electronics

Bike

Skateboard/Scooter

American Girl Doll Items

Books

Art Supplies/Sets

Summer Camps

Birthday Party Packages

Miscellaneous/General

Gift Cards of ANY Kind

Paintings/Artwork/Wall Art

Home Décor

Holiday Décor

Furniture

Time Share/Condo

Tax Preparation

Gardening Equipment/Tools

Fertilizer/Sod/Seeds/Bulbs

Compost/Mulch/Trees

Live Christmas Tree/Wreath

Sewing Machine

Photo Albums

Scrapbook Supplies

Wine/Whisky

Coffee/Tea

Fondue/Stir Fry Sets

Cookie/Fruit Bouquets

Half/Whole Hog or Cow

Food Gift Baskets/Sets

Exercise Equipment

Kitchen Appliances

Lessons – piano/guitar/voice

“Home Show” Items –

Avon/Lia Sophia/Mary Kay/

31/Scentsy/Pampered Chef, etc.

Basket Night!

Attention Ladies! Enjoy a fun evening away from the family as we assemble our famous and fabulous Auction Baskets. You do not need experience or skill to help in some way with this important final touch for the big event.

Friends, Fellowship, FUN! Bring someone new! Meet at 6:00pm in the Gym on Friday, February 23.

Please participate in any way you are able.

Our students appreciate any help you can give!

If you have any questions and/or suggestions, please contact Tracy Hannon in the school office or email her at 2tracyhannon@gmail.com.

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