Friedens Flyer

November 25, 2019

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School's Mission Statement


Friedens Lutheran School, partnering with families, our congregation, and the community, will educate, equip, and encourage every child for a life of Christian service.

“Bring up [your children] in the training and instruction of the Lord.”

(Ephesians 6:4).

Weekly Devotion from Pastor Gorte

Good Sundays Make Better Mondays: Part 1


Psalm 127:1-2 Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain.

Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.

In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat –

for he grants sleep to those he loves.


One of the busiest men I ever met in my humble opinion was a farmer, and that man was my dad. He was awake at four am every morning for milking the cows and he was back in bed by 9:30 pm so he could get up the next day. Sometimes, he only had an hour or two in there for rest or time with children. The roughest part about the farmer’s house was that as I got older, I found out just how busy my father was – he made me help him in the barn.


It is one occasion working on a broken silo dispenser that my father told me something that has never left my notice. “Mike,” he said. “I won’t be able to get to church today, because the silo is broken and these cows need to be fed. I also know that the whole week is now going to be ruined, because I didn’t go to church.”


I wanted to stay and help. As a son, I wanted to help my dad – and I wanted to skip church. But my father felt it was important that I not miss out on Sunday morning worship. He didn’t want my whole week ruined like he felt his would be.


What my father taught me in overalls and next to smelly cows is something the Psalmist is teaching us all in these two verses. Finding time to be in church on Saturday or Sunday is going to impact the whole week. When I know that things are right with God, then I can face the challenges ahead of me.


As you make your plans on a Monday, thinking of how good or bad this day is already, consider making plans for Sunday morning. When we love Sundays, Mondays will be much better.


Let’s pray:

Dear Gracious Savior, forgive me for crowding time with you in your house out of my life.

Help me to love that time where you feed my faith. When this weekend comes, help me to be where you are. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

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Collective Goods! Back in time for Christmas!

You might notice a table down in the ECDP wing with books and other products on it. See that pink umbrella? You can also get it in blue or yellow online! Check them out!


All items are for sale through November 26 if you are dropping it off at school, OR you can place an online order until midnight, Sunday, December 1. Any items sold will be delivered Monday, December 2.

There are order forms on the table or shop online here.

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Looking for Science Activity Donations!

15 - large shoe boxes (perhaps men's size or a larger boot box).

Christmas tree lights: The whole set doesn't necessarily need to work, but we need a total of about 80 or so working bulbs. The bulbs will get cut into individual lights and the ends will need to be stripped.

15-20 - 6" squares of cardboard.

Borax

15 (or more) - sugar cube boxes


What are we doing? The students will work in groups to build and light up a sugar cube castle.

We will begin the project on Friday, December 13, so we need the materials in by December 11.

Please bring any items to the office.


Thank you!

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Friedens Wellness Policy

Policy Preamble

The Staff at Friedens Lutheran School supports the health and well-being of the students by promoting nutrition and physical activity at all grade levels. In accordance with federal law, it is the policy of Friedens to provide students access to healthy foods and beverages; provide opportunities for developmentally appropriate physical activity; provide nutrition education, and require that all meals served by the school meet or exceed the federal nutritional guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Policy Leadership

The designated official for oversight of the wellness policy is Sarah Clark. The official shall convene the Wellness Committee and lead the review, updating, and evaluation of the policy.

A Wellness Committee shall be formed and maintained to oversee the activities set forth in this policy. The committee shall meet annually to review nutrition and physical activity policies and to develop an action plan for the coming year. The committee shall meet one time during the school year to discuss the implementation of the established activities and address any barriers and challenges. The designated official will then adopt or revise policies based on the committee recommendations.


The school shall invite a diverse group of stakeholders to participate in the development, implementation, and periodic review and update of the wellness policy. Stakeholders may include:

· Administrator

· Classroom teacher

· Physical education teacher

· School food service representative

· Community member/parent

· Student



Nutrition Standards for All Foods

Friedens is committed to serving healthy meals to our students. The school meal programs aim to improve the diet and health of school children, model healthy eating patterns, and support healthy choices while accommodating cultural food preferences and special dietary needs.

Standards and Guidelines for School Meals

Friedens is committed to ensuring that:

· All meals meet or exceed current nutrition requirements established under the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/nutrition-standards-school-meals).

· Withholding food as a punishment shall be strictly prohibited.

· All meals are appealing and attractive and served in clean and pleasant settings.

· Drinking water is available for students during mealtimes.

· All school nutrition program directors, managers, and staff shall meet or exceed hiring and annual continuing education/training requirements in the USDA professional standards for child nutrition professionals.


In addition, Friedens’ nutrition services shall explore the use of nontraditional breakfast service models (such as breakfast in the classroom) to increase breakfast participation.

Foods and Beverages Sold Outside of the School Meals Program

· All food and beverages sold and served outside of the school meal programs (“competitive” foods and beverages) shall, at a minimum, meet the standards established in USDA’s Nutrition Standards for All

Foods Sold in Schools (Smart Snacks) rule. The standards are available at http://www.fns.usda.gov/healthierschoolday/tools-schools-focusing-smart-snacks.

· Fundraising during school hours use only non-food fundraisers, and the school encourages fundraisers promoting physical activity (such as walk-a-thons, jump rope for heart, color runs, etc.).

· Foods and beverages that meet or exceed the USDA Smart Snacks standards may be sold through fundraisers during the school day. No restrictions are placed on the sale of food/beverage items sold outside of the school day.



Marketing

Schools will restrict food and beverage marketing to only those foods and beverages that meet the nutrition standards set forth by USDA’s Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools (Smart Snacks) rule. Marketing includes brand names, trademarks, logos, or tags except when placed on a food or beverage product/container; displays, such as vending machine exteriors; corporate/brand names, logos, trademarks on cups, posters, school supplies, education materials, food service equipment, and school equipment (e.g. message boards, scoreboards, uniforms); advertisements in school publications/mailings; sponsorship of school activities, fundraisers, or sports teams; educational incentive programs such as contests or programs; and free samples or coupons displaying advertising of a product.



Foods Provided but Not Sold

Friedens encourages food offered on the school campus meet or exceed the USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards.



Nutrition Education

Nutrition education shall follow the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Model Academic Standards for Nutrition. As such:

· Teachers shall integrate nutrition education into other classroom subjects, such as math, science, language arts, social sciences, and elective subjects.

· Nutrition education shall be provided to families via handouts, newsletters, postings on the website.

· The Wellness Committee shall give a nutrition lesson one to two times a year in each classroom and may provide other educational opportunities from Doctors or Dentists during the year.



Nutrition Promotion

Friedens is committed to providing a school environment that promotes students to practice healthy eating and physical activity. As such:

· Students shall receive consistent nutrition messages that promote health throughout schools, classrooms, cafeterias, and school media.

· School nutrition services shall implement at least 3 Smarter Lunchroom techniques each quarter.

· Members of the Wellness Committee will visit each class one to two times a year to host food tastings and share health and nutritional information in an exciting and interesting way.



Physical Activity

Friedens shall provide students with age and grade appropriate opportunities to engage in physical activity. As such:

· Physical activity during the school day shall not be withheld as punishment.

o Participation on sports teams may be exempt from this rule if related to failure to meet WIAA or other school codes, e.g. academic or attendance requirements.

· Elementary schools shall offer at least 40 minutes a day of recess on all or most days during the school year (early dismissal/late arrival days are exempt).

· Outdoor recess shall be offered weather permitting unless the windchill is below 10 degrees or it is raining.

· Recess monitors/teachers shall encourage students to be active during recess.

· Opportunities to participate in physical activity shall be promoted throughout the school via the newsletter and website.

· Friedens shall support active transport to and from school by engaging in the following activities:

o Secure storage for bicycles or scooters under the stairs.



Physical Education

· All students will participate in a physical education program including but not limited to free-play, indoor or outdoor recess periods, and physical education class periods totaling in excess of 100 minutes per week.

· All middle school students are required to take the equivalent of one academic year of physical education.

· Students shall be moderate to vigorously active for at least 50% of class time during all physical education class sessions.

· In health education classes, the school shall include topics of physical activity, including: the physical, psychological, or social benefits of physical activity; how physical activity can contribute to a healthy weight; how physical activity can contribute to the academic learning process; how an inactive lifestyle contributes to chronic disease; and decreasing sedentary activities.



Other School-Based Activities that Promote Wellness

As appropriate, schools shall support students, staff, and parents’ efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As such:

· Friedens supports the implementation of other programs such as the Boys and Girls Club, Shoreland summer sports camps, etc... that help create a school environment that conveys consistent wellness messages in an effort to promote student well-being.

· Students shall be allowed to bring and carry throughout the day approved water bottles filled with only water.

· Staff is strongly encouraged to model healthful eating habits, and are discouraged from eating in front of children/sharing food with children during regular class time, outside of activities related to the nutrition education curriculum.

· We have available a sensory basket for those who need a break during the day or suggestions to help children regulate their behavior so they can successfully return to class.



Staff Wellness

Friedens will implement activities to promote healthy eating and physical activity among school staff. This includes access to a monthly nutrition newsletter to promote a healthy lifestyle.



Community Engagement

Friedens shall inform and invite parents to participate in school-sponsored activities throughout the year. Friedens shall actively inform families and the public about the content of and any updates to the policy through the weekly newsletter, Friedens’ Facebook page, and website.



Monitoring and Evaluation

Friedens shall notify school staff, students, and households/families of the availability of the wellness report via newsletters and website postings. The report will be made available at

http://www.friedenswels.org/default/2552.



Wellness Committee 2019-2020


Sarah Clark

Food Service Manager

lunch@friedenswels.org

Committee Leader



Amy Yule

Office Manager/Food Service Director

flsoffice@friedenswels.org

Assists in the evaluation of the wellness policy implementation



Dave Zank

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

dave.zank@friedenswels.org

Physical Education Implementation



Deb Lenz

Parent

Parent Support



Angel Espinoza

Food Service Staff/Parent

Parent Support



Kaylyn Clark

Student

Student Support



Laura Espinoza

Student

Student Support

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Friedens Gently Used Coat/Snow-Pants Exchange

The concept is simple: some people have a coat they don't need, and some people need a coat they don't have. Located on the coat rack near the gym you will find our Lost and Found on the end near the stairs. Our Coat exchange is on the other end.


If you have, please bring in any gently used (clean please!) coats you no longer need.

Have some snow-pants that don't fit your kiddo anymore? Bring those as well!

If you are in need of a coat and see one that will work, please take it!


If you have any questions, please stop in the office and speak to Sarah or Amy.

November Challenge

Shoparoo is a free app for iOS and Android phones that allows anyone to take pictures of their shopping receipts and earn cash donations for their schools! Just snap a picture of your grocery receipt on your smartphone, and voila, you've made an instant cash donation!


In October, the third grade classroom won! Who will be on top for November? Make sure you are using the Shoparoo App. Please ask Mrs. Tenyer if you have any questions about the program.

Jr. Olympic Information 2nd Quarter!

What is Jr. Olympics?

Junior Olympics refers to our team building activities where all Friedens' students are divided into teams led by the 8th-grade student captains. Teams sit in chapel together, do team building activities in weekly assemblies and compete in different challenges throughout the year. Finally, on the last Wednesday of school in May, we have an all-day track and field event at Shoreland Lutheran High School for the teams.


Jr. Olympic Teams

(Click on the link to find teams)



Jr. Olympic Challenge Announcement



Second Quarter is the Jockey Being Family!

The Upper grades will be packing backpacks, tying blankets, and stocking shelves.

The Lower grades will be creating cards of encouragement and celebration.