The Purple Note VOLUME 15, Issue 17 JANUARY 15, 2010 PRAYER FAMILIES DATES The Purple Note will name the prayer TO families of the week and those REMEMBER families will be especially remembered in prayer throughout the week and dur- ing chapel on Wednesday. This week we remember Samantha Dyk 17-Soup Dinner hosted by Holy Cross held at (preschool); Maren Swenson (preschool); Henry Zion (Kindergarten) and Ellie Bierman (4th grade), Faith Gerving 18-No School (5th grade), and Marilyn Fiberger (custodian). If you know 20-Chapel @8:30 of a family you would like us to include in our prayers, 22-Report cards please let the office know. 27-Chapel @8:30 28-Perkins Fundraiser 5:00-8:30pm END OF SECOND QUARTER 29-Reading Kick-off The end of the second quarter is Friday, January 15. 30-Cabin Fever/Chinese Auction @ Messiah Report cards will be sent home the following Friday, January 22. CHAPEL Our chapel service will be Wednesday, January 20 @ MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY 8:30 am and will be led by Pastor Marcis from Zion We do not have school Monday, January 18. Lutheran Church. Guests are always welcome to join us each week for chapel. Our chapel offering total for the PERKINS FUNDRAISER semester was $793.21. This went to Circle of Life Join your Martin Luther family for dinner at Perkins Lutheran Church in Montana. South on Thursday, January 28th from 5:00 - 8:30pm. SCRIP PROGRAM Perkins will be donating 10% of the sales to Martin Lu- Please do not forget about the SCRIP program. It is a ther. This is a great opportunity to have dinner with great and easy way to raise money. The next scrip or- friends and raise money for the school. If you don't der will be place on Monday January 25, 2010. Please have time to sit down and eat you can purchase gift get your orders to the office by this date. We now have cards for the future. Bread Poets and Scheels Scrip. All proceeds from the sales in the restaurant, gift certifi- cates and the bakery will go towards the total sales. 2010-2011 KINDERGARTEN Please stop by and notify the office if you have a child that will be attending kindergarten for the school year PIZZA RANCH FUNDRAISER Pizza Ranch is scheduled for Monday, February 22 2010-11. We want to make sure we have the siblings of from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Martin Luther School students on our list. Payback to MLS will be: $1000 buffet sales = 10% LUTHER ACADEMY OF MUSIC (LAM) $1500 buffet sales = 12% LAM piano students participating in the recital at Bis- $2000 buffet sales = 15% marck State College on February 26 and 27, please sub- mit the $15.00 registration fee (per student) to Martin Our goal will be to hit the $2000 mark, please invite Luther School. If you have questions talk to Mrs. your family, friends and neighbors. Baneck. PRINCIPAL’S NOTE firstname.lastname@example.org CHINESE AUCTION Join us for some mid-winter fun and fellowship. We are continuing to focus on teaching peacemak- Martin Luther School is sponsoring a Cabin Fever ing skills to children. Authors Ken Sande and Tom Night on 1/30/2010 (5PM to 7PM) at Messiah Raabe present 12 principles to help you teach your Lutheran Church. Admission tickets will be sold in child how to become a peacemaker. These 12 prin- advance and at the door. ciples are presented in their book Peacemaking for The evening consists of a light supper and a Chinese Families, published by Focus on the Family. I en- Auction of craft items. For the auction items, bidders courage you to pick this book up for your own use will buy tickets which are opportunities to win at home. items. The donated craft items will be displayed around the room with a container in front of each item. Principle 2: Teach about THE HEART—When Bidders will place tickets in the container in front of children act out, it is often because something is the items they wish to bid on. At the end of the troubling them. Children need to know that they bidding a ticket is drawn from the container, with that are responsible for their own actions, no matter item going to the owner of that ticket. what they are feeling inside. Explain that they have the power to choose whether they will be obedient The Chinese Auction will feature homemade craft or disobedient, and that ultimately conflict begins items, so if you do any kind of woodworking, painting, within our own hearts. needle work, baking or other crafting, please consider making a donation of an item for the auction. If you Mrs. Voeller are able to help, please contact your MLS board member or the school office to let them know what SOUP DINNER your donation will be so that we can track the Please join us on Sunday, January 17 from 11:00am donations. There will also be a sign up sheet located –1:00pm. For a fundraiser for Martin Luther School outside of the school office. We would like all of the hosted by Holy Cross but held at Zion Lutheran craft items brought to the school by January 15, 2010 Church. Supplemental funds will be provided from (baked goods may be dropped off on the 29th. If you Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. The soups we would like to volunteer to help with making desserts will be serving will be Sauerkraut, for the evening, setup/cleanup, selling tickets at the Knoephla, Cream of Tomato, and door or serving, please contact Linda Houfek at Chicken Gumbo. Thank you to 258-5266. Country House Deli for also pro- viding Vegetable Beef and Beer HANDBELLS Cheese Soup. For more informa- Handbells will be starting January tion about Thrivent Financial for 13, 2010. They practice every Lutherans, please call (701) 258-8263. Wednesday from 3:15 –4:00pm. The cost to join is $20.00 per stu- CONGRATULATIONS dent. This would be for grades 4- Congratulations to our Geography Bee contestants. 8th bells. The Geography Bee was held on Wednesday, Janu- ary 13. Our contestants were: 4th Grade: Matthew SCHWANS Aduddell, Tess Sether; 5th Grade: Cole Fried, Look for information Friday, January 15 about the Carter Klein; 6th Grade: Jaden Jonson, Bryce Pe- Schwans Fundraiser. ters, Sara Simenson; 7th/8th Grade: Shyla Furcht, Alaina Furcht and Sam Hinz. They all did a great CHOIR CONCERT/LEARNING FAIR job! The overall school winners were Alaina February 4 we will be having a learning Fair from 6:00 Furcht, 1st Place and Cole Fried, 2nd Place. Alaina -6:45 where you will get the opportunity to check out will take a written test to determine eligibility for some special projects your child has been working on the next level of competition. Well done geogra- in the classroom. The choir concert will begin at 7:00 with all the classes singing. Also going on during the phers!!! evening will be our Mayfest kickoff and Mayfest pack- ets will be handed out.
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