LION'S TALE
ECEC &
Elementary School
news & updates
September 2, 2020
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UPCOMING EVENTS

TONIGHT
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
PTSL Zoom Meeting at 6:00 PM

Friday, September 4 , 2020
Dress up Day - Wear your Favorite Hawaiian Style clothes.

Monday, September 7, 2020
Labor Day - NO SCHOOL/ECEC/SAC

Thursday, September 10, 2020
Picture Retake Day at 8:30 AM
(See information Below)

Friday, September 11, 2020
Patriot Day wear Red, White and Blue.

  • Thanks for our Zion students and their families.
  • For our Jr. High to join us on campus soon.
  • For Zion Families and Staff to stay healthy.
MESSAGE FROM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
Jesus is with you when you invite Him into a family gathering, perhaps when you eat together. How will His presence change you? 

Zion Lutheran School exists to show children the way to salvation through Jesus Christ, teach the will of God as revealed in the Bible, create an atmosphere for Christian fellowship and the development of Christian character, equip each student to become a more responsible Christian citizen, encourage students to develop individual and social Christian maturity, and provide opportunities for the child to develop skills necessary to share the Word of God with others. 

Zion’s School mission is “Teaching Christ, and Serving Families.” The school shares Christ by teaching students about Christ and changes lives by serving the school families. 

Our vision is that all students will experience God’s love and forgiveness and learn to show that same forgiveness to others. Students will be safe, responsible, respect themselves and others, and achieve academically to the best of their ability.

As we navigate through uncharted times, we can only rest assured knowing that God is in control. Only He knows what is to come. Be safe, stay healthy, and trust Him. Trust God in Everything! 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 

MESSAGE FROM ECEC DIRECTOR
I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S ALREADY SEPTEMBER!

We have been reopened for three months now and have tweaked things along the way to make your child’s experience at Zion the best! Using technology to our advantage, we began the Temp Tracker. The tracking on the app is in lieu of having to sign the sheet every day therefore we are saving trees! Adults who drop off no longer need to have temperatures taken – of course, this may change down the line as regulations seem to change daily, although they are not as bad as June/early July. Be assured anyone who enters our ECEC building, child or adult (Staff) will still have their temperatures taken even though you have tracked on the app. Our rules are still not allowing any adult except teachers into the building. I appreciate everyone’s efforts and understanding as we try to make Zion ECEC a safe place for your child.
We also rejoice with our elementary school as they begin in-class instruction. May God continue to bless their ministry as He has blessed ours.
We will be closed next Monday in observance of Labor Day. Enjoy your three-day weekend with your family…Stay safe and healthy!
Again, I would like to personally invite your family to worship with us on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Bring your lawn chairs and praise God outside in His wonderful creation. What a blessing it is to be in a place with good weather and a huge lawn. 


Mrs. Lori Knapp
Looking For Gently Used Trikes or Little Tykes Coupe
Praise God, our PreK class is full! So having 12 children does pose a problem since we only have 9 Little Tykes cars and 9 tricycles. Practicing social distancing, requires each child to have their own. Until we receive more, the cars will be moved back to the Bike Yard to ensure no child is left out. If you or anyone you know has a Little Tykes Coupe or a gently used tricycle they are no longer using and wish to donate to us, please let me know! I am even willing to pick them up. Email Mrs. Knapp or call 714-535-3600 ext. 300
myTempTracker

RECORDING & TRACKING STUDENT  TEMPERATURES WILL BE CRITICAL WHEN STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL
Parents want to know that their kids will be safe when they return to School.
We've been working with the designers of a tool that allows Parents & Teachers to perform student health screenings quickly and securely.
The tool is called myTempTracker.  Identifying and tracking student temperatures is one of the ways our school can keep your kids safe.
100% HIPAA Compliant.
PTSL NEWS
Hi Parents!
There is still time for Friends & Family to support our school!

This is the parent letter you should have received in your student’s Virtual Brochure Packet. It has our GROUP I.D. as well as our end date for the sale, so you know how much time there is for family & friends to participate in our fundraiser.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Candy Chatchaiyan, PTSL President, at (909) 513-3400.

We are so excited to kick off this year to a great start!


Important Dates to Remember: 
Virtual/Online Fundraiser Started August 24th
Order Form Turn-In Date is September 4th, Online Fundraiser Ends on September 11th, 2020!

Zion PTSL will be meeting via Zoom!
Join us for the first meeting of the school year, click link to request Zoom Link.

All are welcome to be part of Zion PTSL and you receive Parent Participation hours for attending meetings.
SCHOOL NEWS
PICTURE RETAKE DAY
Picture Retake Day is Thursday, September 10th. Students Kindergarten - 8th grade on campus will have pictures taken from 8:30 - 9:30 AM. Students who are remote learning may schedule an appointment between 9:30 - 10:30 AM.
Use this link to schedule time. Link will close at 3:00 PM Wednesday, September 9th. Parents, look for packet option and prices to be emailed to you after picture day. Students may wear free dress for picture day.
MOM'S GROUP
We have only had 2 moms interested, to date. If you are interested please be sure to contact Mrs. Lyles on or before Friday, September 4th.
WHY JOIN THE ZION'S MOMS GROUP?
You Learn from Each Other
You Can Make New Friends
It Offers Support
You Can Ask Real Questions
It's Better Than Amazon Reviews

Zion is starting a Zoom Moms Group. If you are interested in being part of this group, or if you would like to help lead the group Email Mrs. Lyles or call at 714-535-3600 ext 402
HAWAIIAN
DRESS UP
DAY

DRESS UP DAY
Zion School Hawaiian Dress Up Day.
On campus and remote learning students, dress in your favorite Hawaiian shirt, shorts or dress on
Friday, September 4th..
Parent/Teacher conferences are set for Thursday, September 24th, and Friday, September 25th. Students will be dismissed at 11:45 AM on Thursday. SAC will be available on Thursday, with hourly rates beginning at 12:00 PM.

THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, SAC is available, please complete the Prepay Form if you will be using SAC on Friday.

We will use Sign-up.com to Schedule Conferences. A link will be emailed to all parents on Friday, September 11th, at 9:00 AM.

Student grades will be available to view on RenWeb after parent - teacher conferences.
SCRIP
scrip
Zion Families,

We would like to thank all the families who participated in the Scrip program this last year. You benefited Zion as a whole and received a tuition rebate as well (when you signed up for the rebate program.) We invite all families to purchase Scrip and enjoy the benefits.

Scrip means “substitute money”. When you purchase Scrip, you are purchasing negotiable gift certificates and prepaid cards that are used just like cash. 


To get started use the attached Scrip order form and start ordering Scrip today and accumulate your rebate. Just drop your order with payment attached in any tuition box located in the School office, SAC lobby, ECEC office or Church office. Make checks payable to “Zion Scrip” and mark rebate designation. If no designation is marked, then it will be applied to Zion's general fund. You may also purchase Scrip on Sunday mornings between church services. We are also participating in the Scrip Now program. Families will be able to purchase scrip online. Attached is the flyer that explains this program, how it works, and Zion's enrollment code. Shop-with Scrip Now offers you to use a credit card to purchase your scrip.

Create the Scrip habit by purchasing Scrip weekly for gas and groceries. One of the great things about Scrip is that it does not cost you one penny more than you normally spend on regular purchases! Remember the Scrip program when making big purchases, like flooring, paint, furniture, appliances and home repairs. You can also have your family, friends and co-workers purchase Scrip.  Use Scrip for birthday, anniversary and Christmas gifts. Join the Scrip program today!

Thank you for your support!!


Questions?  Call Linda at 714-315-1738,
FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM
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Zion Lutheran School of Anaheim 
and follow them on Instagram @zionlionsanaheim

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BACK TO SCHOOL!
ZION THRIFT SHOP
Shop, Volunteer, and Donate to
the Zion Thrift Shop!

THRIFT SHOP HOURS:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Located at:
Only 2 short miles from Zion

THRIFT SHOP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!
Do your have extra time on your hands and looking for a way to give back? 
Come to the Zion Thrift Shop on Tuesdays & Wednesdays to help out! 
To schedule a time
 please contact Michele Brown
at 714-879-1147 or email

CHURCH NEWS
Update from our Pastoral Call Committee
Dear Brother & Sisters of Zion Anaheim -
Over the last several months the Call Committee here at Zion has been working tirelessly to identify a second round of pastoral candidates after COVID played havoc with our first round of prospects earlier this summer. I am excited to share that we have identified 3 outstanding pastors and have met with all of them at least once.
Next week, we are moving forward with a second round of formal interviews with each candidate to determine who God is leading to serve here at Zion. While each of these prospects would bring a unique perspective and skill set, we are confident that any one of them would be an amazing addition to the Zion family and our various ministries. Our hope is to have our final selection ready to present to the Board and the congregation for approval by no later than the end of September. As we continue to move forward in faith, I ask that now more than ever… you keep the committee and the process in your prayers. We know that God has amazing plans for Zion and we are excited to see those beginning to unfold.

On behalf of the Zion Call Committee -
Eron Jacobson
Call Committee Chair
Eron Jacobson

Brad Heinecke

Brittany Ryan

Jennifer Giddens
Join us for Worship & Communion this Sunday outside on the lawn in front of the sanctuary in one service at 9:30 AM. Combining some of the traditional liturgy with praise songs and hymns; we encourage you to invite your family and friends, bring your lawn chair (chairs are available) & blankets, and while wearing your mask, join your brothers and sisters in Christ in responsible social distance outside worship!