This month, eighteen OSL 4th and 5th grade students, thirteen parent chaperones, and two teachers went on an overnight trip to St. Augustine, Florida—the oldest city in the USA! During their trip, they visited: the Old Florida Museum, the Fountain of Youth, the Oldest Jail, Fort Castillo de San Marcos, the Shipwreck Museum, St. Augustine Lighthouse (most of them climbed all 219 steps to the top).
Earlier in the day, OSL parents hid brightly-colored plastic eggs filled with little treats around the school property. The students burst out of the doors, baskets in hand, and began a fun Easter egg hunt. All the students from the classroom until 3rd grade scattered throughout the school yard to discover where the eggs had been hidden. Once all the eggs had been collected, the students went back into the school to enjoy mini classroom parties and yummy goodies, kindly donated anonymously by parents of the school. They wrapped up the day with an early dismissal for Easter break.
John 11:25-26. Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die”
Gang Resistance and Drug Education – G.R.A.D.E. Is a program of the Plantation City Police Department for elementary schools about gang and drug awareness, leaders and followers, internet dangers/safety, self-respect, and conflict resolution. Our 5th graders had so much fun working and learning with the Plantation Police Department in this project. Thank you to the heroes of our community for educating our students in this matter.
Psalm 144:1-2. Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle. He is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, and in whom I take refuge.
On February 9th, Our Savior Lutheran School’s second grade students prepared Valentine’s bags for people in need. The students of Debra Keim’s class sorted, organized, and bagged donated candies,snacks, and other goodies they had been collecting as part of a spiritual wellness program at Chapman Center in Homestead. Grace Pollack, a member of our school’s aftercare staff, delivered the bags to the facility that weekend.
Elementary students from our Savior Lutheran School competed in a track and field championship at Joseph Carter Park, Ft. Lauderdale, February 11th. Since January 11th our students have been competing alongside athletes from schools throughout Broward County on Saturdays in preliminary events at the park. Mayah Jean-Louis took 1st place in the 100m dash, 2nd place in the 200m dash, and 2nd place in the 400m dash. Jenna McGinnis took 3rd place in the shotput and discus. Congratulations to these students, your hard work really paid off!
On the week of January 23rd through the 27th, Our Savior celebrated National Lutheran Schools week! OSL is a part of a community of 1,800 LCMS schools that give opportunities for students to learn and grow in their relationship with Jesus every day. While also receiving high-quality education and encouragement from caring teachers. To celebrate and proclaim these blessings this week there were special events every day, service projects, and learning about mission opportunities. Thank you to all who supported this week and made it possible!