Principal to Parent

9.11.18

Pledge Cards

Thank you to all of the families who have turned in a pledge card for this school year.  Whether or not you can give a little extra to help us out, we appreciate you and your love for the school.  That love was very evident when we talked about our situation at last week’s parent meeting.

A reminder that pledge cards are DUE by this Friday.  They can be turned into either of the tuition boxes.

if you need another pledge card, I placed a few extras on the table in the entryway to school.


Today’s Emergency Call

Today was our first try at our new emergency call system.  A few notes on the new system…

  1. It did show up as the school number!  Make sure you label that as Lord of Life in your phone if you have not already done so.

  2. Once you pick up and say a word like hello, the message playback will begin.

  3. If you did not receive the phone call this morning, update your contact numbers in Gradelink.

  4. It is essential that you answer your phone or immediately check your voicemail if you ever receive a call from school.  More often than not, it will either be because your child is not feeling well or there is a school related closure.


Our First Singing Date is September 23

A reminder the whole-school choir is singing in worship on September 23.  We would love to have all of you join us.  Students should report to the lunchroom by 10:10 on Sunday.

have HEART,
Mr. V

9.3.18

As many of you have heard, we may have a very active Gulf in just a few days.  It is too early to tell if these systems will turn into anything or where they are headed.  We will keep you updated throughout the week regarding school closure if anything develops and turns this way.

A few things for everyone to keep in mind as we talk about cancelling schools days for weather or other reasons.

1.  If school is cancelled, we will contact you by phone.  Please make sure you have up to date phone numbers in your Gradelink account.  The number we call you from may not be identified as, “Lord of Life” on your caller ID.  Please check your voicemails immediately if you do not answer phone calls from unknown numbers.

2.  In general, we follow CCISD regarding class cancellation.  Not only are we zoned inside the CCISD district lines, they also have the closest circumstances to our school.  They have a district that is geographically spread-out in which many of their families need to make use of the freeway.  This is unlike Friendswood ISD who has everyone in town, within a few miles of the school.

3.  With that being said, we will always use our best judgment with your safety in mind.  We have a unique blessing in which we have families coming from all over the area.  We have many families who drive more than 30 minutes to and from school every day.  We have folks coming from Santa Fe, Dickinson, Hitchcock, Alvin, and the other side of Pearland.  We must consider their safety as well as we make decisions regarding school

4.  Whenever possible, we try and avoid shortened days such as early release or late start due to weather.  Sometimes it is unavoidable, but we really do our best to avoid those circumstances as we understand the burden it presents for working families.

I hope that helps give you a little insight into our decision making at Lord of Life.  God willing, we won’t have to put any of it into place this school year :)

Mr. V

 

August 28, 2018

Good morning parents!

It has been a great start to the school year at Lord of Life.  I sincerely hope your child is filled with excitement for the upcoming school year as they learn new materials and develop or foster relationships with one another.

The beginning of each school year is often a time of euphoria for parents, students, and teachers alike.  However, soon that euphoria will turn to the grind of daily work, quizzes, after school activities, and busy weeks (if it hasn't already).  That is when the true grind of the school year begins to set in for each of us.  It is inevitable.  

However, that is also one thing that makes Lord of Life so special for me and others.  With our personal, family atmosphere you can really step back and take a look at how God has blessed us.  You can witness individual student progress.  You can see enthusiasm as students help one another out on the blacktop of the playground and the carpets of the classroom.

I already feel supremely blessed this school year.  I have witnessed an 8th grade student running across the playground to help a first grade student who had failed down.  I have heard the sense of accomplishment in learning about government in History.  I have experienced the joy of seeing relief in the eyes of a new student who had such a tough time in their prior schools and is now excelling at Lord of Life.  Those things, those amazing moments, are what keep us all going when the grind sets in.

This school year, remind yourself of those moments in your own child's life.  Surround yourself with a positive culture and with positive people.  Remain confident in God's eternal promises for your life.

One final note, I wanted to reflect these thoughts with something we could all participate in as a school family.  When you walk into the entryway of school, right in front of you will be our "build" board.  If you have something positive or encouraging to share with others about our school, our students, or our teachers, please take a index card in front of the board, write on it, and stick it on that board!  It could become a great way to start each day as we all walk in together, as a family.

have HEART,
Mr. V