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Holyoke, MA 01040
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Isaiah 40:31 "...but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; ..."

Issue No.  28                                                                                 April 4, 2019

From the Principal's Desk...

It was so exciting to be blessed to receive the check from Big Y yesterday!!  As we look at the needs of the playground, the first two are 1) the removal of the two trees closest to Forer St.  They have roots that go out instead of down and keep coming above ground (thus the cones, so the children know).  2) all new playground mulch with appropriate thickness to be brought in.  Once that is done, then we will see how the monies that are left can best be used.

Another blessing was bestowed Sunday morning.  Mrs. Brenda Bacon, as a representative of the News England District of the LCMS (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod) (she's also a member of First Lutheran Church) presented a check for $969.00 to me from the New England District Missions Board for the school. This will go to the Children's Fund that is used so that financial aid can be offered.  I had no idea this check was coming!   If you haven't marked May 17th at 7:00 p.m. on your calendar, you really need to.  It's the night of our "Spring Musical !"

We're still in need of helpers for Hot Dog Fridays on May 3rd and May 10th.  Please let Chris know if you are available to do one or both dates.  Thank you!!

Please note a calendar change - Pastor will be out of town on Monday, April 29th, so "Feed My Faith" will be Monday, May 6th.  See the attached page.

Per Parent Handbook p.7-"Foreseeable absences should be cleared with the Principal, as soon as possible."  Thank you to those who have followed this.  An email is fine for this.

Since Spring Break begins Monday, I hope that doesn't take away from your worship Holy Week! Have a blessed Easter or as I'm wanting to call it, "Resurrection Day"!


Marianne Bischoff                                                                                                                   


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Hot Dog Friday 4/12 ~ Money collected Friday 4/12

Chick-Fil-A Monday 4/22 ~ Money collected Friday 4/12

Pizza Wednesday 4/24 ~ Money collected Tuesday 4/23

Hot Dog Friday 4/26 ~ Money collected Friday 4/26

Chick-Fil-A Monday 4/29 ~ Money collected Friday 4/26

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If you haven't marked May 17th at 7:00 p.m. on your calendar, you need to.  Yes, I wrote it again because students in grades 1-5 are participating, as well as some students from the Middle School.  You don't want to miss it! J

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Lenten & Holy Week Services 

Sunday, April 14th  ~ Palm Sunday ~ 9:00 am & 11:15 am

Monday, April 15th ~ Healing Service ~ 6:30 pm

Thursday, April 18th  ~ Holy Thursday ~ 6:30 pm

Friday, April 19th ~ Good Friday ~ 12:00 pm & 6:30 pm

Sunday, April 21st ~ Easter Sunday ~ coffee hour-9:00 am ~

 One Worship service at 10:00 am

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Thank you, second graders, for your gift of song!  "The Lamb" is so beautiful and so appropriate for Lent.  After Spring Break, the PreK/K will sing in Chapel on Wednesday, April 24th.

This quarter our Chapel offerings will go to Trinity Lutheran School in Fremont, Nebraska.  They provided shelter during the severe flooding several months ago.  They have been helping those unavailable to go back to their homes.

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This year's Vacation Bible School theme is "Athens" which takes place in ancient Greece. To transform the fellowship hall we are going to need the following donations. Items can be donated or loaned. This list will be updated as we receive items, or as new needs arise.


Cardboard                                                             50 pool noodles

Large Styrofoam sheets                                         5 Easy Ups

Solid color bed sheets                                           Old large rocking horses (to

Solid color blankets                                               become stone statues)    

Small rugs                                                             Urns

Fake greenery/flowers/fruit/vegetables                    Columns

Baskets (all sizes)

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On Saturday, April 13th, First Lutheran Church will be holding its Annual Easter Egg Hunt. We would like to invite all children ages 3-8 to take part in the search. We will have 500 various candy filled eggs to find. Please join us at 1810 Northampton Street in Holyoke, from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. for a story, snack, and the egg hunt. Bring a basket! The event will be held rain or shine. If you have any questions or for more details, please call 413-534-7071.


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Plant donations needed for the upcoming First Lutheran Church and School Annual Plant Sale. We are accepting pots & all plants except for burning bushes. All proceeds go to the Children's Fund. The plant sale is Saturday, May 4th, from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Volunteers are welcome. Any questions please contact Bonnie Bessette. Her email is

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Saturday, April 13th ~ Easter Egg Hunt ~ 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Sunday, April 14th ~ Palm Sunday ~ 9:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. services

Monday, April 15th – Friday, April 19th ~ No School ~ Spring Break

Monday, April 15th ~ Healing Service 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 18th ~ Holy Thursday ~ 6:30 p.m. service

Friday, April 19th ~ Good Friday ~ 12:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. services

Sunday, April 21st ~ Easter Sunday ~ Coffee Hour-9:00 a.m. ~ Worship Service 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, April 24th ~ Banking Day

Wednesday, May 1st ~ Banking Day

Saturday, May 4th ~ First Lutheran Church Plant Sale ~ 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Monday, May 6th ~ Feed My Faith ~ 6:00 p.m.-6:25 p.m. ~ Light meal to follow  ~ see attached flyer

Wednesday, May 8th ~ Banking Day

Friday, May 10th ~ Education Fair ~ 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 15th ~ Banking Day

Friday, May 17th ~ Spring Musical ~ 7:00 p.m.

Monday, May 20th – Friday, May 24th ~ 8th grade class trip to Pennsylvania

Tuesday, May 21st – Friday, May 24th ~ 5th grade Outdoor Education at the Highland Lodge, Crawford Notch, N.H.

Wednesday, May 22nd ~ Banking Day Monday, May 27th ~ Memorial Day ~ No School

Wednesday, May 29th ~ Banking Day

 Friday, May 31st ~ Field Day


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