Faith Lutheran School Newsletter
May 12th, 2021
Volume 37 - No. 40
Message from Principal Barnhouse

Dear Faith Families,

WE MADE IT!! What a year this has in which we learned to give thanks for each in which we learned to see each other in new ways...we pivoted and adjusted, even when we didn’t want to...we learned to work together even when it was hard...we practiced forgiveness more than ever before...and leaned on each other as we learned and loved TOGETHER!

Thank you! Thank you from all of the educators and staff from Faith Lutheran. It is our joy to serve our families, sharing life together in Jesus. We pray you have a wonderful summer and look forward to next year with a new eagerness, knowing the preciousness of our time with each child and family.

Upcoming Events
  • Summer Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9am-1pm - Office closed May 14th
  • May 13th: Last Day of School, School Picnic, Fun Night
  • May 17th: Tuition Agreements Emailed
  • May 25th: Give to Lincoln Day
  • May 28th: Report Cards Mailed Home
  • June 15th: Tuition Agreements Due (will be emailed mid-May)
  • July: New Families Meet with Mrs. Peterson
Last Day of School Picnic Info

K-5 students will be walking to and from Mahoney park on Thursday, May 13th from 11:30am-3:15pm. Families are welcome to walk with us! Please remember to bring a sack lunch and a drink. There will be a police escort at 84th and Adams, to assist Faith students across the street safely.

** Faith has the ball field reserved as well for baseball/kickball, so remember your gloves!
Fun Night

PTL Fun Night will take place Thursday, May 13th from 5:30pm - 7:00pm in the south parking lot.

Food trucks
  • Taco Loco
  • Bangarang
  • Kona Ice

Please bring your own lawn chairs or blankets; no tables will be set up. One Accord will be playing!

Thank you to all the volunteers that signed up to help make this night possible!
Fun Night Classroom Donations

  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade:
2 liter bottles of soda
  • 2nd and 3rd: 12 pack of soda
  • 4th grade: Precut dessert for cake walk 
  • 5th grade: Case of bottled water
  • Orange: 2 liter bottles of soda
  • Purple & Pink: Precut Dessert for cake walk
  • Blue & Rainbow: Precut Dessert for cake walk
  • Jungle, Yellow, Green, & Red: Juice boxes           

Please bring donations to the school or Touching Hearts office by Thursday, May 13th at 12:30pm.
Mrs. Meyer Update

Dear Faith Family,

Brie Meyer our Touching Hearts Red Room Teacher and also our Children’s Church leader is in liver failure and on the wait list for a liver transplant. She continues to work - but needs her rest. So we would like to make life as easy as possible - so that she may get rest and enjoy time with her husband Pat and infant son Ronnie.

We are asking for your help! We would love to shower her with gift cards and monetary donations. Gift cards could be for groceries, food, gas, etc (the Meyer family lives in Seward).

Donations may be dropped off to the Touching Hearts, School or Church office. We would love to “shower” Brie and her family with your generosity on May 21st.

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12

Thank you for your generosity!

In Christ!
Mindy Ohnoutka and Linda Wittmann
Lost & Found

Please check the Lost and Found tables located in front of the Touching Hearts office. All unclaimed items will be donated May 14th.
Lincoln City Libraries Summer Reading Program

Be sure to continue reading throughout the summer! LCL are here to help with their Summer Reading Program! Click to learn more about how the program will work this summer and KEEP READING!

CPH Reads

Concordia Publishing House (publisher of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod) is once again providing a Summer Reading Program for students! Students have received their cards on which to track their reading! The card also provides information about the program, and includes the website where you can register and log your reading time.  Be sure to check it out and KEEP READING all summer long!
Lincoln Lutheran Discovery Camps

We look forward to serving YOUR family through 16 engaging camps that are sure to inspire your incoming 3rd-8th graders to discover and develop their God-given talents!  Follow Lincoln Lutheran on Facebook for more information or visit our website to register with the Early Bird Discount: 
Note from Mz. Lizzie

Dear Faith Family,

In the 15ish years I’ve been Faith’s Lunch Lady, I’ve served way more meals than I can count. Oh, I tried to guestimate and came close to 200,000, so a lot of food has passed through the kitchen serving door. Add in Touching Hearts and summer meals and... whew, no wonder I’m worn out.

But it’s a good worn out. I’ve accomplished so much during my time here, both with the school lunch program and personally. The National School Lunch Program has gone through several changes over the years and navigating those changes while still providing tasty and nutritious lunches was often a challenge. Besides creating meals I’ve visited classrooms and provided hand washing demonstrations, talked about lunches and healthy eating. And even about writing.

I’ll be focusing on my writing in this next phase of my life. I’ve still got a lot of stories to tell. And as I write those stories and turn them loose in the world, I’ll draw upon the love and encouragement that is a cornerstone of Faith Lutheran. I cherish every hug, each drawing, note, poem, and daily ‘thank yous’ because those encouraging memories keep me going.

To all the students, teachers, staff, kitchen helpers, church ladies, and parents—past, present, and future—Thank you. You have filled my heart and soul.
Hugs, love, and sparkles!
Mz *Lizzie
Touching Hearts Information

Save the Date: 
  • May 17th: First day of summer programs!
  • All Summer Information has been sent. Please contact the TH office with any questions.

Summer Prayer

Dear Jesus,

Please give us fun summer days
Sharing your love in every way
Help us to be kind to everyone
To play and to laugh and have lots of fun
Shining your light and giving your grace
Sharing your joy with a smile on my face


8701 Adams Street
Lincoln, NE 68507
Phone: (402) 466-7402

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