March 2012 Our Redeemer Christian School * Kirkland, Washington * 425-821-2425 www.orcskirkland.com Erin Selvig, School Director * Jan Barnhart, Newsletter Publisher * www.facebook.com/orcskirkland ORCS Purpose & Philosophy Come join ORCS onOur Redeemer Christian School,ORCS, is a non-discriminatory, non- Saturday, March 10th for thedenominational educationalinstitution. ORCS serves as an Annual Benefit Auctionextension of the Christian ministryof ORLC and as an outreach program 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.to our neighboring community.Each child at ORCS is valued as a Blessings, Good Fortunes &special person in his/her own right, aperson unique and of worth because Happiness!God created him / her, our emphasisis based on Christian attitudes and Tickets on Sale NOW - March 9thbeliefs in a positive and supportiveatmosphere. before and after school, $22 per person in advance or $25 at the door. Winner of Auction Buy your tickets in advance & Procurement you will be entered to win one of TWO Starbuck cards! Drawing “Blessing, Kindle Fire Drawing Good Fortunes & Tickets are $5.00 each Happiness" (only auction attendees are eligible to purchase). Starbuck’s $25 ple Gift Certificates Fund-A n-Item - Bike Garag e xa m Help make this a possibility for the children by attending E Congratulations: this year’s Benefit Auction. It is your opportunity to raise Danielle Adams & your bid card and make a 100% tax deductible Marcilla Proudfit contribution to ORCS. A convenient storage unit doubles as storage/garage for playground. Thanks to the funds raised at last year’s auction, we were able to bring the arts outside with drums, a musical fence and an outdoor m ple easel! Additional funds raised will be allocated to E xa other necessary needs such as tuition assistance. March 11 th New this year (Buy It Now Board) ! Daylight Looking for a great deal on retailers & restaurants that you already frequent? The Savings following gift cards and gift certificates will be available to purchase outright at a reduced price of actual value. These will go quickly, dont miss the Buy It Now Time Board in the Main Entry! $25 Ivars $27.95 Hoffman’s Bakery $25 Spaghetti Factory Begins $25 Red Robin $25 Target $25 Barnes & Nobel Just a small sample of items listed on the “Buy It Now Board”!
Palm Sunday Parade I love the picture of worship in the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. This was not an Easter Parade, but a Palm Sunday parade which involved exuberant children shouting praise to Jesus, their King. How does your child worship? What opportunities make praise and worship meaningful for your family?Here are some thoughts from Matthew 21:God initiates worship. He reveals something about Himself and His people respond. Jesusshowed Himself as the prophesied King, coming to save His people. Children respond in worshipwhen they learn something new about what God has done or something takes on new meaning forthem.Worship is active. Worship is a verb. Everyone and especially children, worships better wheninvolved actively. On Palm Sunday, the children waved branches, ran along with the parade, andshouted praises, even in the temple.Jesus looks for and loves the worship of children. See Matthew 21: 16 “Yes, have you neverread, out of the mouths of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise for yourself?”On this Palm Sunday, listen for and learn from your child’s worship of our triumphant King Jesus. ing Parent p o rtu nit y OR L C Happy ment O p ry E mp lo y Nu rs e 5 am 5 – 11:1 S un d ays 9:4 matio n c all e info r F o r mo r -2424 425-821 join Come Holy Week Our Re de e me r Walking with Christ to the Cross L u the ra n C hurc h Sunday, April 1st, Palm Sunday f o r L e n t e n S e r v ic e s , 10:00 am Worship W e d n e s d a ys ! “Come and Join the Parade” for more information call 425-821-2424 Maundy Thursday, April 9th at 7:00 pm Jerusalem at Passover “Come and Eat the Passover Meal” A Lenten Tour Good Friday, April 10th at 7:00 pm Soup & bread 6:00 pm & “Come and Experience Darkness” Worship Service at 7:00 pm. Saturday, April 7th March 7th third Wednesday of Lent (call 425-821-2424 for time) “Come and Visit the Gethsemane” Easter Vigil for Children & Families March 14th fourth Wednesday of Lent “Come and Prepare for the Resurrection” “Come and See the Palace of the High Priest” Easter Morning Sunday, April 8th March 21st fifth Wednesday of Lent 10:00 am Worship “Come and Tour the Fortress of Antonio” “Come to the Empty Tomb”
Student Led Conferences and Visitation Held Week of March 19 – 23rd Sign-up sheets are posted outside classrooms. Student-Led Conferences Early Preschool VisitationsThe Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten classes will Mrs. Overland’s classes will be in regular sessionbe participating in student-led conferences during the week of March 19th – 23rd .the week of March 19th – 23rd . There will not beregular class on conference days. Please check with Parents of Early Preschoolers are invited to visit youryour child’s teacher to see the specific time and day child’s class for the first 45 minutes of regularlyfor conferences. During this special time your child scheduled class. This is a good time to come in andwill lead you around various centers in the room observe your child and see how they are progressing(i.e. dramatic play, art area, construction /blocks, and interacting in the school setting.etc.). In addition, parents, children and the teacherwill meet during this time to discuss the learningand fun that takes place at school. Smile Class Pictures March 14th & 15 th Wednesday, March 14th M/W am Early Preschool Overland Each morning at 8:30 am the ORCS staff gathers M/W/F am Preschool Marpert for prayer together. We share thanksgivings and M/W/F am Pre K Bornemeier praises as well as needs and concerns. We always M-F am Kindergarten McGoorty feel blessed by this shared time. If you have a special prayer request please contact the Director M/W pm Early Preschool Overland or Teacher. T/W/TH pm Preschool Hagan M/W/TH pm Pre K Schwindt There is also a Prayer Request Book located next M/T/W/TH pm Pre K Christie to the Sanctuary. You are able to write down your Prayer Requests that will be brought to the Lord Thursday, March 15th during Sunday Worship Service and during the T/TH am Early Preschool Overland week. T/TH am Preschool Hagan Class picture envelopes will be sent home soon in your child’s backpack. S aintP atrick and the S hamrockW hen S aintP atrick was preaching aboutthe H oly T rinity, the peoplecould notunderstand thatthere was one G od in three D ivine P ersons:the F ather, the S on, and the H oly S pirit. P atrick looked down, andgrowing athis feetwas ashamrock. H e picked itand held itup, showing thatthere was one stem,butthree leaves. T he people understood the H oly trinity atonce.
Dates to RememberMarch 6 - 7 Chapel (last 15 min. of class) April 2 – 6 Spring Break – No SchoolMarch 10 Benefit Auction April 9 ORCS Finance Committee - 7:00 pm “Blessings, Good Fortune & Happiness…” April 10 & 11 Chapel (last 15 min. of class)March 12 ORCS Board Mtg. - 7:00 pm April 16 ORCS Board Mtg. - 7:00 pmMarch 14 & 15 Class Pictures April 24 & 25 All School Singing (last 15 min. of class)March 16 Staff Mtg. 12:00 – 2:30 pmMarch 19 – 23 Early Preschool Classroom Visits Preschool - Kindergarten ConferencesMarch 27 & 28 All School Singing (last 15 min. of class) PLAYDOUGH: Jamie Crum, Christy Michaels, O R C S S p r in g Michelle Borozan, Allison B o o k D r iv e Zorich, Jeff Siemers, F u n d r a is e rMuriel Vasseur, Pam Avenell, Wendy Moe Reminder: Please bring inWOODWORKING: John Phipps, Kristen 3 or more books per Don’t forgetJohansen, Debra Phipps, Chris Hodge, student for the Book to donate toThelma Panganiban, Paula Thai, Danielle Drive in April. All the HOPEAdams, Eric & Jennifer Peterson, Julie Children’s books, LINK FOODMcCallum, Jamie LeDoux Cookbooks, Magazines,BIKE DAY: DONATIONS: BUILDING Novels, Hardbacks & BARRELREPAIRS: Harlan Ostlund & Duane paperbacks etc…Leach, Bill Marovich gently loved,CLASSROOM HELPERS: (do not need to be new)Kristin Johansen are accepted. Thank you!DONATIONS: Jamie LeDoux, JenniferPeterson, Mary Mendenall, Blair Schrank,Julie Marovich, Ellie Whitehill, MurielVasseur, Julie McCallum, Jennifer Schrank,Michelle Ritchie, & Stephanie Hoover Thank you to all parents for sending in CONGRATULATIONS! supplies for 100th Day! Birth Announcement Jocelyn “Josie” Terrill Born February 14, 2012 7lbs 13oz Lord, give us ears to hear advice 21 inches Proud Parents:From loved ones wise and humble; Rachel & CraigSo when life’s challenges appear, Sibling: Journey (M/W pm Early Preschool) We will not have to stumble. Sper