First Friday!

January 8, 2016

January Service Project

This month we will be supporting the K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry, a national ministry operated by Lutheran Church Charities. Through the unique qualities and training of these dogs, opportunities are opened to extend care and compassion to people in difficult circumstances.

The dogs are trained service animals that interact with people in many situations, whether a disaster response, a crisis, in hospitals or care facilities, and during times of loss, loneliness or worry. Their presence provides a bridge for compassionate ministry to take place. Currently, Comfort Dogs are visiting in shelters set up for families that lost their homes in severely flooded areas of Missouri and southern Illinois.

The comfort dogs visited our school a couple of years ago after spending time with students and families in Newton, New Jersey and Sandy Hook School. These dogs and their trainers are a wonderful blessing to so many people, and we are glad to be supporting them!

If you would like to support the Comfort Dog Ministry, we will collect donations at the door this Friday, January 8. Students have the choice of wearing a shirt/top with a picture of a dog or pet or their school theme shirt and jeans on Friday.

Thank you for participating in this service project!

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Need Help with Thursday Dinner?

After a long day at school and work, or after Thursday's basketball game, you may appreciate a quick meal! Panda Express in Elkhart, newly opened on C.R. 6 and Cassopolis, is sponsoring a give-back night for TLS. They will give back 20% of your check to the 8th grade class trip fund if you use a coupon when you place your order from 11 am to 9 pm on Thursday, Jan. 7.

Use this electronic copy of the coupon or the printed version sent home with students. Thank you for supporting our 8th grade class!