January 2017


Los Altos Brethren School
Newsletter

Dear Parents,

At Los Altos Brethren School, we strive to help our students grow and develop in the way God intended for each one.  Proverbs tells us that we are to “Train up a child in the way he or she should go…” We believe that this acknowledges the individuality of each personality. As we keep in mind the children’s individual characteristics, we also take into consideration the similarities of each one. Learning to be respectful of others and the world around us and in turn be respected is a trait built for a lifetime.

As we continue our focus on character development, take a look at the list on the back of the newsletter. Connect with the family in a way that allows every member to participate together.  Allow your student(s) to help the family by doing some jobs individually and together that brings joy and intimacy. We build this dependence on each other to “get the job done” and appreciate each other when ‘many hands” make the work light! Not to mention how it feels to look back and see a job well done! This is an incredible way to grow RESPECT AND OBEDIENCE!

The months of January and February focus on Respect, Obedience, and Honesty. Let’s work together to polish our character! What a great way to begin the New Year. Happy 2017!

        Mrs. Martin & Mrs. Witbeck

God’s word teaches us that God’s gift of salvation is through JESUS.

 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”               ~   John 3:16

 Character Trait: 
Respect/Obedience (Romans 12:10)

Long Beach Rescue Mission Toy Drive 
Thank you for donating unwrapped toys and brightening up Christmas for homeless children, Your donations filled seven large bags.  The Long Beach Rescue Mission was very thankful for your generosity.

Box Tops for Education

Please keep clipping the Box Tops for Education. Look for them on grocery items.  Send them into the office and earn money for our school.

PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
Our next PSG Meeting is on Monday, January 9th.
Child care is provided.  All parents are welcome.

LOST & FOUND … Cold, wet weather is upon us.  If you are missing jackets and sweaters, please stop by the office and check the lost & found rack.

Terra Nova testing begins March 27th thru April 7th for grades 3-6.  Please plan ahead in making outside appointments so your student will be here for these testing dates. 

Tenacious Faith! Exalted God!
This year’s LAGBC Women’s Retreat
Imagine getting together with 2-3 other moms at a delightful hotel, enjoying encouragement from a speaker who always says what we need to hear and that is not too far away from home!  You are invited to join the women from Los Altos Brethren Church at a “design your own weekend” March 24-26. For more info, contact the church office at (562) 596-3358.

Reminder …Coffee House Friday mornings, 7:00-9:30am.  All coffee & food items are offered on a donation basis only.  All donations after cost goes directly to the PSG account.

Upcoming Important Dates …
Jan.   9 – PSG Meeting, 7:00pm
Jan. 10 – Early Dismissal at 1:50pm
Jan. 16 –  School closed, MLK, Jr. Holiday
Jan. 20 – PSG Lunch, Chick-fil-A
Jan. 29 – Piano Recital & Piano Photos   
Feb.   2 – New Kinder 2016-2017 Meeting
Feb. 14 – Class Valentine Parties
Feb. 17 – School closed, President’s Day
Feb. 20 – School closed, President’s Day               
Mar.   4 – All School Pancake Breakfast
Mar. 10 – Pupil Free Day/P-T Conferences
Mar. 18 – Under the Sea Ball, Daughter/Parent
Apr. 14 – Good Friday, 12 noon dismissal
April 17-21 – Easter Vacation
May 12 – Open House