Greetings Families!

Operation Christmas Child Donations Due: This Friday, November 15th! Thank you for your support.

Serve Others. That phrase is part of the Mission Statement of Emmanuel Lutheran School. Middle school students have been living out that statement over the last few weeks. Eighth grade made 100 bag lunches that were distributed to the people of Sandtown. The seventh grade students organized a winter coat drive which was very successful. Thank you to all families who generously donated coats.

Over the past 8 years, Emmanuel has boxed gifts in support of Operation Christmas Child, providing Christmas gifts to children around the world. Students brought home a donation letter last week. Below is a copy of that letter. Please consider a donation and send it in with your child next week. Each class has a special box in their classroom for donations.

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

For the past 8 years Emmanuel has collected items for shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan’s Purse. Over those 8 years we have put together close to 400 shoeboxes. This year, instead of asking each class to bring in grade-specific items, we are asking that families donate whatever they can from the list below. Monetary donations are also welcome. Please limit items given to the list below, as donations are regulated by Samaritan’s purse for international customs reasons.

Items Being Collected:

Crayons          Markers             Colored Pencils          Toothbrushes                Combs            hair-ties            bar soap                                 small toys               small coloring books               small books of paper                        gloves  hats 2T to 12 shirts or pants         puzzles          musical instruments        washcloths            small stuffed animals                Pillow cases                socks               underware         shoes        playdough               pencils              pens                watercolors  glue sticks             jump rope

Items NOT to be included:

-Any liquid items

-Any war related items

-Any food items

Items will be collected until November 15th in students homeroom classrooms. Thank you for your support of this outreach.


November Dates to Remember

Wednesday, November 13th: Field Trip Grades 3-5 Baltimore Museum of Industry

Wednesday, November 27th: Grandparents’ Day / Thanksgiving Chapel 8:30am / Early Dismissal 11:45am / BASS closes at 4pm

Thursday, November 28th & Friday, November 29th: SCHOOL CLOSED  Thanksgiving Holiday

Other Information

Chapel: Chapel at Emmanuel takes place on Fridays at 8:30am. All are welcome.

Girl Scouts: Girl Scout Troop 736 meets on select Saturdays at Emmanuel. Information was sent home with girls in grades K-8 last week. The next meeting is Saturday, October 12th. ALL girls are welcome. Please call the school office if more information is needed.

Graul’s Lunch: Lunch is delivered from Graul’s market on Tuesdays and Thursdays for interested families. Families may order week by week or for an entire month. Please go to  http://grauls.naturallunches.com to order and for more information. Orders for next week must be placed by this Thursday, November 14th .

Blessings on your week.

Principal Miller


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