The annual fourth grade candy cane sale will be held from December 9- 13 from 7:30- 8:00 AM by the flag pole. Each candy cane is $.50 and may be sent to a special person. The profits will be given to Parker Street Ministries here in Lakeland
Check out the LCS Weekly Update for information about important news and events!
A few highlights:.
- The RISE Poinsettia sale is going on now. Stop by the school and pick up your holiday flowers!
- The 2012-13 LCS Annual Report is now available online.
- A toy drive for Parker Street Ministries is going on now.
- Christmas is just around the corner. Check out some of the Christmas events coming up at LCS.
To see this week’s update, click on the attachment below. Please be patient while the document downloads. Embedded into the document are several links that will direct you to more information on the school’s website.
Lakeland Christian School is pleased to present the 2012-13 Annual Report. This publication includes information on school activities, finances and stewardship support for the 2011-12 year. The school’s fiscal year begins July 1 of each year. This report is produced because LCS desires to be transparent before our school “family,” and we wish to express public appreciation for God’s care for our school.
Enjoy reading of God’s blessings and of the accomplishments of our students!
If you have any questions, please contact the LCS Advancement Office.
The unprecedented transformation of the LCS campus is almost fully funded. The school is blessed with a new Elementary/Middle School building, K4/K5 Suites, Viking Stadium, expanded parking, the new main entry, and all related infrastructure. The price tag — $23 Million!
For the past year, LCS has been actively seeking gifts and pledges for the wrap-up of this comprehensive campaign. The school is pleased to announce that — as of November 15, 2013 — only $235,000 remains to be raised. The effort continues as the school’s #1 financial priority for this school year.
Will You –
- Offer a prayer of thanksgiving to God for His blessing on LCS!
- Pray for God’s provision for the remaining $235,000
- Consider a generous gift to enable us to finish off the campaign?
For more information, or for help in planning your gift, contact Director of Advancement Steve Wilson at email@example.com.
Congratulations to Sue Wilsman, LCS PE teacher and coach, on being selected as one of six recipients of The Ledger’s Golden Garland Awards. These awards honor adults in the categories of the arts, community service, education, entrepreneurship, medicine and sportsmanship. Coach Wilsman won the award for sportsmanship.
In addition to her role as a secondary PE teacher, Sue coaches volleyball and softball. To read The Ledger article about Sue, visit http://bit.ly/Wilsman.
The awards ceremony was held on November 11 at the Polk Theatre. Eighty-three individuals were nominated by friends, relatives and co-workers.
Congratulations to the following secondary Fine Arts students for being chosen to represent Lakeland Christian in All-State Choirs and Bands. The musicians will perform in Tampa during the weekend of January 9-11.
- High School Choir: Emily Carl, Sarah Kettelkamp, Kara Stacy
- Middle School Choir: Amielle Ingalla
- High School Band: Maria Baker
- Middle School Band: Brantley Sabat
Congratulations to LCS seventh grader Casey Parker for winning the Polk County Family Week essay contest for the Grades 6-8 division. The theme for the week was “Take 10 for Families” and the essay contest was sponsored by the United Way of Central Florida. The essays were on “Why I Love My Family.”
Here is Casey’s essay, which was published in The Ledger:
Twelve years ago, my mom and dad got an unexpected surprise, a daughter with a challenge that would not only affect her life but also theirs. That daughter was me. I have a disorder called PFFD, proximal femoral focal deficiency. This disorder makes one leg shorter than the other. Therefore, I have to wear a prosthesis. With doctor appointments to physical therapy to school, my family has been through it all with me and that’s why I love them.
I have a mom, dad and a sixteen-year-old sister named Emily. Even before I was born, my mom and dad already started to think about what they could do to make my life easier, but sometimes it made their lives harder. They have taken off work to take me to doctor appointments, stayed in the hospital with me for days. Emily drives me to my after-school activities and gets my work from school. She sticks up for me when someone says something mean to me or about me. My sister is extremely special to me, mostly because she shows me that being different is better than being the same as everybody else.
Like most boys and girls, I do after-school activities. The one I enjoy the most is swimming. I’ve been swimming for six years now and my family has been there every step of the way. There was a time when I quit and gave up what I love (swimming) because of kids who were mean about things I couldn’t help. My parents encouraged me to keep going because they told me that they loved seeing me happy. Right there, I knew that my journey through life and the challenges I face affect my parents. There will be times in both of our lives that we will have to sacrifice things we work hard for, but life is a journey and you can’t be in the darkness forever. All these are real-life examples of how my family supports me and guides me through life. I don’t know where I would be without them. That’s why I love my family.
Recent legislation is now requiring that Polk State College bill the school district, including private schools, for their students’ dual enrollment hours. The current fee is $71.98 per student credit hour. Students who choose to participate in dual enrollment will be billed for this fee through FACTS. This will go into effect next semester. For more information please contact Mrs. Christy Lee.
Students on a McKay scholarship who take FLVS courses will receive deductions in their scholarship amount beginning with the February 1, 2014 payments. The deduction is based on the number of course segments taken and the student’s matrix number. For more information please contact Mrs. Pam Szydlowski.
Parents, the Christmas season is a busy one at Lakeland Christian School, so mark your calendars now for all of the special holiday activities coming up in December:
December 13 – K4 Christmas Program, 8:30 AM
December 9 – Christmas Band Concert (Gr. 5-8), 7 PM
December 17 – LCS Christmas Musical: The annual LCS Christmas Musical will be held at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, December 17, at First Baptist Church at the Mall. The event features elementary students in grades 3-5, the 6th grade chorus, the junior and senior high choirs, the high school band and members of the drama department. Don’t miss this wonderful concert that celebrates the Christmas season and the birth of Jesus. If you would like more information, please contact the school at 863-688-2771.
December 20 – Early Dismissal, Christmas Break Begins: Christmas break will begin with early release on Friday, December 20. Students in grades K4-2 dismiss at 12:40 PM. Students in grades 3-5 dismiss at 1 PM, and secondary students dismiss at 1:10 PM. Students are on break from Monday, December 23, through Monday, January 6. Classes resume on Tuesday, January 7. There will be no Weekly Updates sent out during Christmas break, so be sure to check the website for calendar and news information.
The Student Ministries Club is collecting toys and wrapping supplies for the Parker Street Ministries Christmas Store. The deadline to bring in items is Monday, December 9. There are donation boxes will be located around campus. Secondary students who bring in toys will earn a jeans day during December. Need gift ideas? Check out the flyer below about the Parker Street Ministries Christmas Store. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Kirsti Stacy.