PSD School Ministries
Connections
May 19, 2021
Whether you have two more days or two more weeks, may the Lord bless you with a refreshing summer! 
Spotlight on Our Schools
Please join us in praying and thanking God for the following schools this week:

  Peace Lutheran Preschool, Camarillo, CA
Immanuel Lutheran School and Preschool, Riverside, CA
Below are photos from Peace Lutheran Preschool, Camarillo, CA:
Below are photos from Immanuel Lutheran School and Preschool, Riverside, CA:
2nd graders on Crazy Hair Day during Lutheran Schools Week.
3rd grade class taking a break from all the events at Olympic Day.
6th graders getting ready to enjoy a Valentine's Day class party.
Pastor Steven Borst and Principal Carl Boburka join in the fun at
Immanuel's 1st Olympic Day.
Principal Boburka and student at Olympic Day. Go Team Yellow!
Administrators Leadership Conference -
We're Back in Person!
Registration is now open for our annual Administrators Leadership Conference (ALC) July 21-23, 2021, at the Hyatt Indian Wells! This year’s theme is Refresh! based on Isaiah 43:18-19: “See, I am doing a new thing…”  For more information and to register, click here to be directed to the ALC page on the School Ministries website. Details are still being finalized and will continue to be added to this page but you are able to register for the conference and book your hotel rooms now! 
TEC21's STEM Education Workshop Program
This summer, TEC21 is launching a new STEM Education Workshop Program. Click here for more information. Space is very limited, so register soon!

P.S.: You'll see St. John's, Orange, CA, students on the flyer, as well as Sarah Grack, Technology Teacher at St. John's!
May 2021 CAPE Outlook
Click here to read the most recent Council for American Private Education (CAPE) Outlook.
World Language Project Summer Series
From the CA Department of Education:

We are pleased to announce the first ever virtual CWLP/CLTA Summer Seminar. The Socially Just World Language Classroom: Social-Emotional Learning and Framework-Aligned Practices will be held online from July 16th-21st. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to engage in professional learning that emphasizes self-care in service of social justice. We will focus on learning recovery and learning opportunities that empower teachers and students to thrive in all learning settings – online, hybrid, and in person.

Click here for more information.
Prayer Requests
  • We are thankful for the years of service of all of our educators retiring at the end of this school year. God's richest blessings to you!
  • We pray for all of our schools as you have end of the year activities, graduations, and other celebrations this year.
  • Congratulations to all of our graduates -- preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, 8th grade, and high school!
  • Prayer requests from Immanuel, Riverside: For our 6th grade students that will be graduating on June 9. For the new principal transition at ILS for the fall of 21-22. For the filling of a 5th and 6th grade teacher positions for 21-22. For a safe summer for all our students. 
  • Prayer requests from Peace, Camarillo: We here at Peace Lutheran Preschool have been overwhelmingly blessed! We have continued to add children each month, including 4 new students this month. God is good! We would love for prayers for a new Teachers Assistant. Our current assistant is heading off to college and she will be tremendously missed.
  • Join us in praying for congregations, high schools, elementary schools, and early childhood centers searching for administrators, directors, teachers, and staff for the 2021-22 school year.

Schools we are praying for the week of May 23:
First Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten, El Cajon, CA
Mt. Olive Lutheran Preschool, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Bethlehem Lutheran Preschool, Santa Clarita, CA

Each week, prayers of thanksgiving and prayers for teachers, administrators, support staff, pastors, students, and families of the Lutheran schools, early childhood centers, and churches of the Pacific Southwest District are listed. To include names on the list, please send information to anna.preus@psd-lcms.org by noon on Tuesday of each week.
School Ministries, Pacific Southwest District-LCMS
1540 Concordia Drive East, Irvine, CA 92612
Phone 949-854-3232 | Fax 949-854-8140

Rachel Klitzing, Executive Director of School Ministries