LION'S TALE
ECEC &
Elementary School
news & updates
February 10, 2021
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, and respectful to themselves and others, and achieve academically to the best of their ability.
Tuesday, Student Council Snack Sales $1.00
Snack proceeds to be used for
essential workers in the community
 Save $50.00 off registration on EARLY ONLINE RE-ENROLLMENT
See details below
UPCOMING EVENTS
TOMORROW
February 11, 2021
Wear your Valentine Themed clothes today!
(Kindergarten-8th Grade)


February 10, 2021
Progress Reports emailed to parents today.

February 11-12, 2021
Parent-Teacher Conferences (K-8th grade)
February 11th - 11:45 dismissal
SAC Hourly (K-8th grade)
February 12 - No School
(Prepay SAC Form) (K-8th grade)

February 15, 2021
President Day - No School/No SAC
(ECEC-8th Grade)

February 17, 2021
Ash Wednesday
11:00 AM & 7:00 PM Service

Phone Maintenance
We will have some phone maintenance done on our phone system at 12:00 PM on Thursday, February 11th. Phones will be down for approximately an hour starting at 12:00 PM. If you need to contact us during this time please feel free to email School Office, SAC, ECEC, or Church Office

  • Thanks for our Zion students and their families.
  • For Zion Families and Staff to stay healthy.
March Hot Lunch Menu is available on Renweb. Orders will be accepted until February 20th. A $5.00 late fee will apply on orders placed after the 20th of the month. Hot Lunch will not be available on Renweb to purchase after February 28, 2021. Please help the kitchen staff by being sure your hot lunch orders are completed prior to the end of the month and ordered through Renweb.
If you have any questions, please contact Alora Nadeau.
Parent-Teacher Conference

Conferences are scheduled for February 11th and 12th. February 11th is an 11:45 dismissal/SAC Hourly. On February 12th, we have no school/SAC Prepay. Please complete the Prepay form and return it on or before Monday, February 8th, if you will need SAC for this day. Contact your child's teacher if you need to schedule a conference.
MESSAGE FROM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, we all start to think of LOVE. God is LOVE. Everything He made and everything He does flows from love. When we see love in the world, it’s a reminder that we were made in His image. Love exists among us because it’s part of God’s character. God doesn’t just love us; He is love (1 John 4:16). Love is not just what God does, it’s who He is. It is one thing to be loving. It is infinitely more significant for God’s character to be the source of all love. Love is patient, kind, humble, and eager to serve others (1 Corinthians 13). Because God is love, He is by His nature all these things as well. God cannot be indifferent to what happens to us because it’s not in His nature. We can take comfort in submitting to a God who is love. We can bear any circumstances knowing we walk through them with a God who loves us and wants the best for us.
Reflect:
● How does understanding that God is love affect your ability to have faith in tough times?
● What’s one way you can show God’s love to someone today?
Special Valentine's Sunday Service ~ February 14th
Join us this Sunday for a special time of Worship and Word as Pastor Tim shares about what Love Ain't ! Couples will have a wonderful opportunity for a Renewal of Vows at this Sunday's Valentine Service. We're going to have Photo Ops, Cake Pops, Valentine Kid's Bags, and a whole lot of fun planned for all in attendance! We hope to see you Sunday!!
MESSAGE FROM ECEC DIRECTOR
Lost and Found
Thursday and Friday there will be a table set up near the entry door with jackets that have no name. Please check to see if they belong to your child. This is also a reminder to label everything.
Lunch Box
If you prefer, ECEC students may start bringing lunch boxes each day instead of paper bags. We still do not want backpacks as they cannot be properly washed and disinfected. I know the children love to wear their backpacks, so hopefully, soon we can start back with these.
We want to personally invite all our families to worship here at Zion with us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. You have two options: come to God’s Playground (elementary playground next to ECEC) to worship in person, socially distanced, of course. The other option is to worship in the comfort of your home through Facebook Live; go to Zion Lutheran Church of Anaheim. We would love for your family to join us.
ECEC Registration
February 1st began open enrollment (re-enrollment) for the 2021-2022 school year. If you did not get a packet or need another, please let Mrs. Lori know. This is also a good time to talk with your friends about enrolling in our Zion ECEC; remember you receive a $200.00 referral credit for each family that enrolls. 
PTSL NEWS


PTSL Meeting will be
March 3, 2021
at 6:30 PM

Join us for the PTSL meeting on,
March 3, 2021, at 6:30 PM.
All parents of ECEC and School students are welcome to join us for this meeting.
Parents participating in meetings will receive
parent hours.

SCHOOL NEWS
Do you know someone who is looking for a school to call home? We are very thankful for our students and families, and we are always looking to grow our Zion Family. We appreciate your support in spreading the word and strengthening our community!

Re-enroll for the 2021-2022 school year. Once again, we will be completing our re-enrollment process online through your family portal. As a reminder:
 
1.    EARLY ONLINE RE-ENROLLMENT– Take advantage of the $50.00 registration discount per child. The re-enrollment form needs to be completed and submitted online with a deposit payment ($200.00 per child collected at the time of submission online) by Monday, March 1st, 2021.  An invitation to enroll online was sent to your email address.
 
2.    REFER A FAMILY TO ZION! - $200.00 TUITION CREDIT!  Our greatest referral is from our school families sharing their experience with someone else. Please see our incentive information on referring new families to Zion Lutheran School. 

8th Grade Parents
FRIAR FRIDAY CAMPUS TOURS
The Admissions Office hosts campus tours on Fridays throughout the school year for prospective students and their parents interested in visiting Servite. In order to join us for a student-led tour please sign up for one of our upcoming campus tours. Space is limited to allow a personal experience for our families.
YARD SIGNS

Show your Zion Lion Pride and pick up a yard sign to put in your yard! Signs may be picked up from School/SAC or ECEC office. Receive 1 Parent Participation Hour if you post a picture of your Zion Yard Sign and tag Zion Lutheran School of Anaheim Facebook Page!
SCRIP is fundraising while you shop! It's easy to purchase using the Raise Right Scrip app or contact Linda Stewart to place an order. Place your order on the app before 3:00 PM on Sunday and you will receive your scrip order by Thursday of that week or drop SCRIP order in one of the boxes located in ECEC, SAC, Church or School office on Friday to have your scrip by Thursday of the next week.

If you have not yet signed up to get SCRIP or need more information, email Linda Stewart or call her at 714-315-1738.
Moms Group Zoom Meeting

The Zion Mom's Group meets on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 9:30 am. It's not too late to be part of the Mom's Group.

The next meeting is Saturday, February 13th, at 9:30 am.
Join us for our Zoom planning meeting in February (date TBD),
at 6:30 PM

Shop, Volunteer, and Donate to
the Zion Thrift Shop!

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

Located at:
Only 2 short miles from Zion

THRIFT SHOP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!
Do you have extra time on your hands and looking for a way to give back? 
Come to the Zion Thrift Shop on Mondays & Tuesdays to help out 
(The Thrift Shop is not open to customers on these days)
or you may volunteer during the Shop's opening hours.
To schedule a time, please contact Michele Brown
at 714-879-1147 or email.

Be sure to LIKE Zion Lutheran School's NEW Facebook page: 
Zion Lutheran School of Anaheim 
and follow them on Instagram @zionlionsanaheim

Click on the Links to follow now:
Parents may view
School Board Meeting Minutes
in the school office.

CHURCH NEWS UPDATE
Join us this Sunday as Pastor Tim wraps up the Series:
Love Ain't - Hope and Help for all of Life's Relationships.

Join us this Sunday for a special time of Worship and Word as Pastor Tim shares about what Love Ain't ! Couples will have a wonderful opportunity for a Renewal of Vows at this Sunday's Valentine Service. We're going to have Photo Ops, Cake Pops, Valentine Kid's Bags, and a whole lot of fun planned for all in attendance! We hope to see you Sunday!!

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. ~ 1 John 4:10. 
 
What is love? Countless songs poems, films, and people have asked this age-old question.  Lovers and philosophers have tried to give many answers yet questions still remain. What has led to your questions? Was it an early heartbreak? Was it a complicated situation? Was it the challenge of raising and loving a family?  Is it what you see on the news?  We, and our world, have never been more confused about what love is.  From those closest to us to those we would rather not be around, our relationships need help!   In this series we will find hope and help for all of life’s relationships from the one who is Love, Jesus. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. (John 15:12) So let’s receive it, get clear about it, and share it! 
 
P.S. Our series will conclude on Valentine’s Day, Sunday February 14th with a vow renewal for our couples. So bring your Valentine for Life! - Pastor Tim

We are planning for a Single Sunday Service outside at 9:30 am. Enjoy a beautiful service outdoors located on God's playground in the courtyard area over by the school with plenty of space to spread out for social distancing.

NOTE: ZION WILL BE PROVIDING CHAIRS FOR ALL IN ATTENDANCE
Senior Parking available between the Gym and SAC buildings.

We will have two entrances for people to enter:

  1. The walkthrough gate between the playground and preschool area
  2. The walkthrough gate by the gym.

We encourage you to invite your family and friends, and while wearing your mask, join your brothers and sisters in Christ for a responsible social distance worship experience!

Although we encourage you to join us on God's Playground in the courtyard area, if you are unable to join us in person, we encourage you to watch the Facebook Live streaming of our services at 9:30 AM. Our weekly Zion Buzz newsletter will have a copy of the service bulletin with the words to the liturgy, scriptures, songs, and prayers so that you can join us in lifting your hearts and voices in worship.
 
Zion serves Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month at our in-person service. However, we also remain available to provide “touchless” communion to you at your home. Simply request a kit through the church office or click here to sign up for an @Home Communion Kit.

We are continuing to take reservations (RSVP) for the time being so that we can ensure the health and safety of all who are attending. Let us know you're coming by registering yourself and your family. Please note, that an RSVP is required by all people including children.

RLC Kick Off Sunday, February 21, 2021
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO FOLLOW JESUS?
The Red Letter Challenge is a 40-Day discipleship challenge.
In the Red Letter Challenge, you will be introduced,
through the words of Jesus, to the five main principles
of being a disciple.

If you are tired of just checking religious boxes,
if you know that you were made for something more,
and if you want to make a greater difference in this world,
the Red Letter Challenge is for you!

WHO IS THE RED LETTER CHALLENGE FOR?
This Challenge is for anybody and everybody. Young and old.
Men and women. Church and unchurched. New Christian, life-long Christian,
non-Christian. It's for anybody who's looking for something more in life.
Life is full of challenges.  Many of them life just throws at us and we see how we will fair through them.  2020 for example was full of challenges we didn’t get to choose.  2021 seems to be more of the same.  But there are many other challenges we get to choose – or friends choose for us buy inviting us on social media; the ice bucket challenge, the no sugar challenge, the let a website choose your personality challenge, the math pun challenge, the list goes on and on.  Some are helpful or at lease benefit a good cause – others just waste your time!
 
But what if you could choose a challenge that would better prepare you for the challenges you don’t get to choose?  The Red Letter Challenge is just that.  It’s a challenge to join our church in READING and DOING the words of Jesus for 40 days. If you know that you were made for something more, if you want to grow closer to Jesus, and if you want to make a greater difference in this world, the Red Letter Challenge is for you!  Even if you still are not sure about Jesus, reading his own words for 40 days is a great way to get to know Him.  
 
You may start down the Red Letter Challenge path, but be warned, along the way Jesus is going to challenge you through His own words to Be, Forgive, Serve, Give, and Go in His Name.  Do you have what it takes to follow Jesus? Let’s find out together in our new series and small groups. 
First Communion Information - Last Day to Sign Up is March 5th!
ALL ARE WELCOME - SHARE WITH YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS!
CHANGES TO FOOD DISTRIBUTION DATES!
Zion Lutheran Church in partnership with Connected Blessings Ministry
and Second Harvest OC provides a Community Food Distribution every 1st and 4th Monday of the month at Zion. 

Our next food distribution will be on Monday, Feb. 22nd at 1pm.

Should you need further information or would be interested in volunteering, please contact Roanne in the Church Office
(Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm) at 714-535-1169
FOOD DISTRIBUTION IS LOCATED HERE AT ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH