…But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands, so the potter
formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. -Jeramiah 18:4
We’ll have to admit there are a lot of different ideas coming out of all of this. A lot of businesses becoming creative in how to reach their customers! Some of it is kind of fun—has shaken things up a bit, made us try new things! Really, who ever thought this is how we would be running our schools? A drive up-education?? “I’ll take some Reading and Grammar lessons please with no Math and extra recess time! And throw a little Art in with that too!” Thankfully, we have teachers guiding the process, and in essence, still giving the lessons! Too many choices and convenience and not enough guidance–it becomes a free-for-all.
In our daily lives, we like to call the shots. We may ask for God’s help but expect it on r terms. We often demand things happen on our timeline and not understand that God allows certain things to happen. We must trust His plan and allow the Holy Spirit to take control. It’s not easy. Life would be so much simpler with a drive-up approach than actually getting involved and investing our time in something better.
We hope everyone is adapting to this change and making the best of it and seeing it as an opportunity to spend time with your children and parent them the way you know how–with God’s guidance (and some help on the academic side of things from our teachers )!
March 30: SSLC reopens with limitations in hours for children of essential workers.
March 30 through May 4: ILS distance learning in effect.
THE NEWSLETTERS WILL GO ON…..
We want other news than COVID-19 don’t we??? And we’d also like to stay connected during this “distancing” time, so the Eagle Express will still be soaring into your email accounts for you to enjoy!
• FIRST OF ALL, a huge THANK YOU to all who came out Wednesday night for curbside pickup enjoyed Eunie’s famous hamballs! ALSO, a big thanks to her for the preparation to make this happen! What a successful evening!
• Our pizza fundraiser was submitted to Jason at Unhinged today, and he will be making our pizzas for us this year! We sold over 1,000 pizzas! Great job everybody! You will be able to pick these up (ADULTS ONLY/NO CHILDREN STAYING & RUNNING AROUND) on Saturday at 1 p.m. outside the school. Please bring containers to assist/carry to vehicles. YOU MAY ALSO
USE THIS TIME TO DROP OFF ANY FINISHED ASSIGNMENTS & PICK UP ANY BOOKS, ETC. THAT NEED TO BE PICKED UP!
• Shining Stars Learning Center has been going strong during this change and the ladies in there have been true blessings to our families! Our new director, Kelsi, has sure done an awesome job of coming into very uncertain times and handling things well! The decision was made to close the center from March 23-27.
• Our teachers are still showing their AMAZING selves during this unusual time as well. The way they came together to get their assignments ready for the kiddos already the day we were let out of school and continue to communicate with the kids/guiding their education—be thankful for some of the best teachers out there!
Remember to like us on Facebook and follow the posts that have been shared with ideas for the kiddos as well as pics from other families!
May God speed His grace to us and grant us the patience and strength we need during this time!
REMINDERS: There are many different websites you can check out and virtual tours, audio books, etc. The links below were used at school and students may want to continue watching. We now have a quick link menu on the right side (bottom on mobile apps) for these links. There will be additional links added as they are recommended.
Decorah, Iowa Eagle’s nest
You can also watch Sunday’s sermon on Immanuel Lutheran Church’s YouTube Channel this
Sunday @ 9 a.m. at this link Immanuel Lutheran Church –Gaylord
Alone we do so little, but together we can do so much.
Our big kickoff for the puzzle fundraiser brought in 428 pieces ($4,280) for our Building
Management Fund! Thank you to everyone that supported this project! It is great to see how many people come forward and support us in our mission!
We will be planning a fun time to piece together our puzzle. There are still pieces left to purchase until all of the pieces are sold.
“Let your conversation be gracious and effective so that you
will have the right answer for everyone.” Colossians 4:6
LESS IS MORE
We celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday this week! Did you know that his famous “Green Eggs and Ham” book was written on a bet? He was bet that he could not write a book that had a good story in 50 words or less! Using only 49 words, his book has sold over 200 million copies!
It’s not how long we talk or how many words that matters. It is what we say that is important!
May God always give us the right words at the right time!