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September 24, 2014 - Volume 9 Issue 4

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2014-15 Theme Verse:  “...in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”--Romans 8:37

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Ice Cream Social Event

Back to School Night / PTF Ice Cream Social

Thursday, September 25, at 6:30p is our annual Back-to-School Night and PTF Ice Cream Social. We will meet in the Auditorium for ice cream and a short PTF meeting where you can hear about opportunities to get support hours, and then it’s off to visit the classrooms. In the classroom you will be given the opportunity to see your student’s work, look at what your child will be learning, and speak with his/her teacher. This is a great time to invite a friend who might be considering Fairview as a school for their children. We hope you can be there to connect with other school families! Volunteers are needed to help set up, serve ice cream and clean up. If you are available to help, please contact Jennifer Laible at 206.282.4192 or [email protected]

Picture Day 

Wednesday October 1, will be our first picture day. All students from the Pooh room—eighth grade will have their picture taken for the yearbook. Classroom pictures will be taken in the spring. This year Lifetouch will be taking our pictures, and the forms are being sent home this week. Extras are available in the office. You can also order your picture package online from mylifetouch.com using the portrait ID #LS112096Y0. There are a lot more options online, plus you get a free digital image with your online order. Just be sure to print out your picture day pass (with barcode) and bring it in on October 1 to give to the photographer. Kindergarten—eight grade have the option of wearing nice clothes instead of the formal uniform. Please, no jeans and t-shirts.

Fairview Faculty Five Fun Facts

 Melody McGuire—Kindergarten

 1. I am a licensed pastor.

2. I was born in Independence, Kansas.

3. I prefer to wear flip flops.

4. I am the 53 year old baby of the family.

5. I have lived in 22 different homes in my lifetime.

 

Back to School with Box Tops

Our fall Box Tops collecting will start next week and run through October 15. Please drop your Box Tops in the container in the main hallway. Each box top is worth 10 cents that goes back to the school.

 

PTF News

• Next PTF meeting, October 7, at 6:30p.

• Still looking to fill some PTF leadership roles.

• Some scrip cards are available for purchase in the office—cards currently available —$10 Starbucks, $25 Red Robin, $25 Safeway Cards and single movie tickets. Outside orders due by or before noon on Tuesdays. If we don’t have enough for an order, it will postponed until the next Tuesday.

• Chinook books, mobile apps and combo packs were given out to each family. Monies or returned books are due September 26.

 

From the West Wing   

 On April 6, 1990, in Burleson, Texas, a small suburb of Fort Worth, a church youth group was having a week-end retreat. During their time together, the kids became burdened for their non-Christian friends and decided to go to three of the local high schools in the area and pray for their friends. They piled into cars, drove to the first school, gathered outside around the flagpole and prayed. In June of that same year, some of these same teens attended a church conference in Dallas, Texas. They issued a challenge to the 20,000 in attendance to return to their home towns and organize prayer sessions at their schools similar to the one in Burleson and report back. They picked September 12, 1990, at 7:00am. On that day 45,000 students at 1,200 schools met at flag poles in four states to pray.  One year later, the movements went national; and by 1998, over 3 million students met around flagpoles in all 50 US states and over 20 other countries. Groups range in size from one lone, brave soul to several hundred students.

    In 2010 the movement celebrated 20 years of “See You at the Pole” prayer sessions. During the early years of the movement, some students experienced some persecution. A girl in Illinois was arrested for praying, several Texas students were told they would be disciplined for praying. Incidents of arrests and discipline do not happen today. However, through the years, there have been many discussions on the issue of prayer around the school’s flagpole. Doug Clark, a spokesperson for SYATP has reported that recently it has been confirmed that students are within their rights to pray on campus. However, he also notes that the battle has shifted to who is allowed to pray-parents, teachers, faculty—and how student-led prayer events can be promoted on campus.

    Fairview Christian School has participated in SYATP for many years. You might wonder why we do so. After all, we are able to openly pray at Fairview. I start each school day with announcements, birthdays, a scripture and prayer. The teachers and students lead time of prayer throughout the day. We can and do pray often and regularly. But we also participate in this day to stand alongside Christian students in schools in our area. Today we prayed for Fairview, our city, our president, our government and others around the world. We prayed for those we know that have not accepted Christ as their Savior. We prayed that we could be lights for Jesus at Fairview and wherever we go.  And it is my hope that as our students at Fairview are allowed to pray, they will continue to be that light when they leave this place. This year, as in years past, at least one of our graduates from last year, joined five other students at his public school and prayed at 7a this morning. And I’m sure there were others. We will continue to support them.

 

Conquering in prayer,

 

Mrs. West

 

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