The Providence Lamp-Post, Nov. 13

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The Great American Songbook Concert

Our logic, rhetoric, and Concordia choirs will be performing their fall concert this Thursday. Please come and enjoy our American musical heritage at 7 in the main sanctuary.


Thanksgiving Potluck this Thursday

You or your student may drop off food in the kitchen by the gym in the morning or as you arrive.

Please note these special lunch times for students:

11:00-11:30 – Pre-K and Kindergarten

11:30-12:00 – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades

12:05-12:35 – 4th, 5th and 6th

12:10-12:40 – 7th-12th grades  

We still have many open volunteer spots to fill.  Please consider coming 30 minutes early or staying 30 minutes after your child’s lunchtime to volunteer.  Thank you!

Thanksgiving Potluck Sign Up

There will be a gluten free table available.  Please mark your gluten free food items.

Enjoy Your Break! (Then, enjoy school on November 27th.)

We are all looking forward to a nice long break from studies next week. As you look over your grade level lesson plan, you’ll notice that we do not have lessons for November 20-25th. We do, however, end our current weekly plan with lessons scheduled for Monday, November 27th. Some families with PreK-4th graders find it helpful to go ahead and do parts of that day’s lesson on the Friday before break to maintain continuity and lighten the first home day after break. This can be helpful to families.  If you do this, please take a few minutes on the 27th to review basic concepts so students are prepared for class on the 28th.

Crosswalk Chat

Overall, Operation Student Crosswalk Safety is going well. So far all students have gotten to school and back home again without injury, so that’s a plus! A big Providence “Thank you” to Mr. Scott and Mrs. Cummins for their diligence and attention to safety in the crosswalk! However, we would like to present a few observations:

  • School zone: 5th Ave. and Pearl St. are designated school zones so be sure to drive slowly and please no cell phone use.
  • If you would like to drop or pick up your student without parking, please pull all the way forward to the striped loading zone at 5th and Pearl.
  • Cones are set out to improve congestion thereby improving visibility of our little ones loading into and out of cars. Please do not remove them in order to park. If you have a handicap placard or license plate, flash your lights at our crossing guard and he/she will remove a cone to allow you access to a  handicapped space.
  • Students may play in the grassy area after school, but we ask that they: be supervised by a parent, stay within the grassy area bordered by the sidewalks (not near the flagpole or in the parking spaces), do not climb on the metal railings, and be respectful of each other and the adults nearby.



PreK-2nd Grade Art Show Thursday, November 16th from 11:00-12:45As you enjoy the Thanksgiving potluck, you’ll be able to enjoy our PreK-2nd grader’s art show in the gym.  If you have students in these grades and have some time to help hang this art for display tomorrow, please contact our art teacher

You’re Doing It!

Remember when you had a vision of the parent you wanted to be – involved with your child’s education, spending time together, sharing what you know, and learning interesting things? You are doing it! You are being that person! Good for you and good for your child!

It may or may not be as lovely as you thought, but the lovely moments come and they are truly beautiful when they do.

3rd Grade Long Division Workshop for Co-teachers and Students is tomorrow

This workshop is designed to help co-teachers and their 3rd graders learn the basics of long division together. This is a great opportunity to make sure you are “teaching like the teacher” so your child benefits from consistency of using the same vocabulary and methods at both school and home.  We’ll meet in room 245 at 3:05 p.m.  Please bring a quiet activity for your little ones.

1st Grade Making Ten Math Workshop for Co-teachers and Students November 16th

We’ll meet at 3:05 in students’ classrooms where co-teachers and students will be able to learn together. Please bring a quiet activity for your little ones. Hope to see you there!



Junior Class Meeting – Nov. 30

Fall of the Junior year is a key time in preparing to graduate and apply to college. Mrs. Glenn and Mr. Billman will have a presentation at 3:45 on Thursday, Nov. 30 in room 245 touching on college entrance exams, investigating colleges, and preparing applications. Hope to see students and parents (we’ll have handouts available for parents who can’t make it; please contact

Basketball games this week

The boys basketball teams have their first games this week at the FBC gym.

Logic School (7th-8th team)

Vs. NYOS Austin @ 5 pm

Rhetoric School (9th-12th team)

Vs. NYOS Austin @ 7 pm

Come cheer on the team – Go Rams!


Faculty Book Signing

Mrs. Rognlie (6th Grade teacher) will be signing copies of her new cozy mystery, Make Haste Slowly, at the annual Fall Festival/Craft Show at Wildflower Place Assisted Living (706 Red Coat Dr. in Temple) on Saturday, Nov. 18th from 9-3.

Other November Events Coming Soon

20-24 – Thanksgiving Break

30 – Junior Class Meeting @ 3:45


And December Events Right Around the Corner

2 – Christmas on the Chisolm Trail (Secondary Music Classes)

7 – Thursday Lessons and Carols  (6:30 Main Sanctuary)

14 – Fun Lunch and PreK-4th grade Christmas Parties (last day of lower school)

15 – House Christmas parties and End of Fall Semester (last day of school for semester for upper school)

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