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Year-end Tax-deductible Gifts
Prayerfully consider making a generous year-end gift to Calvary Lutheran School to support our kids and the ministry here at CLS. It is easy to do and is also tax-deductible for this year if it is postmarked by December 31, 2016. Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated.
Most contributions to Calvary Lutheran School are check and/or cash gifts, entitling you to a tax benefits through itemized deductions. Please make your checks payable to Calvary Lutheran School. We will follow up with a donation letter. You can drop off your donations in the offering or drop it off in the mail slot next to the front door.
Calvary Lutheran is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. (Fed Tax ID#: 94-1415305)
CHRISTMAS-NEW YEAR BREAK CONTINUES
Monday, January 2, 2016 - Friday, January 6, 2017
Christmas break continues next week Monday, January 2 - Friday, January 6, 2017.
Calvary Club (K - 8th grade) - Calvary Club will be open Tuesday, January 3, 2017 thru Friday, January 6, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
School office will be closed Monday, January 2, 2017 thru Friday, January 6, 2017. The school secretary will come into the office every day to check on e-mails and telephone messages. Best way to reach the school secretary is by e-mail at email@example.com You may mail or drop off tuition payments or notices in the school mail box. Mail box is located by the front-main door (Via Magdalena), to your right.
School resumes Monday, January 9, 2017, 8:15 a.m. (doors open at 8:05 a.m.) - See you then
CONGRATULATIONS TO CALVARY PARENT
OUR SCRIP CHRISTMAS DRAWING WINNER!
Congratulations to our Calvary Christian School school parent Alicia Jimenez (daughter Juliana 2nd grade), winner of the scrip Christmas drawing.
A big thank you to all who participated in purchasing script cards and helping Calvary.
NO MORE RECYCLING OF BOTTLES
Calvary (Lutheran-) Christian School is no longing accepting empty bottles for recycling
Calvary (Lutheran-) Christian School is no longer accepting recycling items. We want to thank all of you who have continued to donate your empty bottles to Calvary these past years. As of today, we are no longer accepting empty bottles or cans for recycling. Again, thank you!
MAKE HAND-WASHING A HABIT!
*MAKE HAND-WASHING A HABIT ~ Kids who wash their hands at least four times a day have a 24 percent fewer sick days from colds and flue, and 51 percent fewer sick days due to stomach illnesses (Amer Public Hlth Assoc).
Teach kids to scrub their whole hands - up to the wrists and under the fingernails - and to do it long enough to sing the ABCs or "Happy Birthday" all the way through. A timer works well, too.
(mark your calendars)
1 - Happy New Year!
2-6 - Christmas Break (Calvary Club is open Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - Friday, January 6, 2017)
9 - School Resumes (8:15 a.m.)
10 - Dining for Dollars at Ono Hawaiian BBQ (20493 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA - near Target/A St)
16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School - Calvary Club and Offices Closed)
17 - CFA Meeting at 6:30 p.m., Parish Hall
20 - End of 2nd Quarter. - Teacher In-Service K-8th Half-Day. (Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.)
"My peace I give to you" (John 14:27). Jesus spoke these amazing words just hours before His crucifixion. His peace isn't dependent upon external circumstances, but rather, it transcends them. Although He gives His peace to every believer as a gift, our experience of it is related to our faith in the following truths:
God is in control of everything. Without this assurance, the world is a scary place.
He loves me and will see me through every circumstance, no matter how difficult or painful it may be.
To have Christ's peace, I must surrender my life to Him. When I hold onto my ways and plans, I'll experience turmoil.
I have a limited perspective and understanding of my circumstances and God's purposes for allowing them. His goals for me are greater than my immediate comfort.
The Lord promises to work all things out for my good. He is continually working to transform my character into Christ's image.
I must live in sync with God, walking in the Spirit and promptly confessing and repenting of sin.
Scripture is my foundation for peace. It increases my trust in the Lord's goodness, assures me that He keeps His promises, and reminds me of His sovereignty over every situation.
Sadly, many Christians live their whole lives without consistently experiencing this incomprehensible peace. Perhaps faith and submission are the most challenging issues. But only as we surrender control of our lives to Christ and trust in His plans for us will we discover tranquil rest for our souls.
Please continue to keep our Pastor, Superintendent, teachers, students, parents
and volunteers in your prayers throughout the school year.
(writing borrowed from InTouch Ministries, Dec. 29, 2016)
A very Merry Christmas from the team at Calvary Lutheran Church and School.
May God continue to richly bless you, your family and our nation throughout the upcoming year.
Have a Joyful Christmas!
There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God's angel stood among them and God's glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, "Don't be afraid. I'm here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David's town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you're to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger." (Luke 2:8-11MSG)
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