LION'S TALE
ECEC &
Elementary School
news & updates
February 3, 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
UPCOMING EVENTS



TONIGHT -February 3, 2021
PTSL Zoom Meeting at 6:30 PM

February 4, 2021
Share details with friends and family

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)

 Save $50.00 off registration on EARLY ONLINE RE-ENROLLMENT
See details below
What a great week we all had. Thanks, PTSL, for the daily snacks and the student council for choosing the dress-up days for the students!
Zion LOVES National Lutheran Schools Week!!

  • 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
Dear Zion Families,
It’s time to gather up all those future little Zion Lions and send them to our annual Kindergarten Information Night. This meeting will be conducted through ZOOM this year, with a separate scheduled private tour of our campus and classrooms. If you know someone looking for a quality Christian education, please invite them to join us on ZOOM this Thursday, February 4th, at 6:30 p.m. Remember, any referrals that enroll at Zion translate into a reduction on your tuition statement, so start inviting your friends and family! This is a great opportunity to share what’s going on at your child’s school!
Need Parent Hours??

If you have not already done so, I invite you to share with us why Zion Lutheran School is special to you. Please send your testimonial to elyles@zionanaheim.org and you will receive 2 hours of parent participation hours.
MESSAGE FROM ECEC DIRECTOR
Here at our ECEC, we spend much of our time outdoors. Fresh air is healthier for the children, especially during this time. Anything that can be done in the indoor classroom can also be done in the outdoor classroom.

Lisa Murphy, M.Ed.; (also known as the Ooey Gooey Lady) is an advocate for child development. She has this insight on outdoor play, having you think back on your childhood:
Where did you play when you were little? Who designed it? Could you go back there today? Who were you with? What did you do? Where were the adults? How long do your kids get to play outside? What would happen if you stayed outside all day?
8 REASONS WHY CHILDREN NEED TO BE OUTSIDE:
1. You cannot EXPERIENCE the outdoors when you are inside! You have to be out to experience nature and the natural world.
2. It is where you cultivate & learn environmental values and awareness.
3. It is where we came from.
4. Children are physical, multi-sensory beings.
5. Are they hyper? Or Inactive?
6. Current obesity AND mental health crisis in our children.
7. There is freedom in outdoor play.
8. Connections with the community. 
ECEC Registration
February 1st is open enrollment (re-enrollment) for the 2021-2022 school year. Each eligible child will receive a packet on Friday. If you do 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

TONIGHT
Updated Zoom Link was emailed to all
Parents this afternoon.
PTSL Meeting will be
February 3, 2021
at 6:30 PM

Join us for the PTSL meeting on,
February 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– To 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. 

Yearbook Friendship Pictures!

For $3 per person, you can have a special picture of you and a friend in the Zion yearbook. Pictures will be taken on Thursday, February 18th. Complete the form and send it with money in an envelope to your child's teacher.
Zion Yearbook Ads

Personal Ads
Send a special message to your child in the yearbook. Purchase space for $5.00, write a brief personal message and sign your name. Please fill out the form below and return it with payment to your child's teacher or the school office by Thursday, February 11th.  

Business Ads
Advertise your business in our yearbook or pass this form along to your employer! Please fill out this form and return it with payment to your child's teacher or the school office by Thursday, February 11th.  
 

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 for Pastor Tim's New Series
Love Ain't -
Hope and Help for all of Life's Relationships.

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.

JOIN US FOR THE CHALLENGE... The RED LETTER Challenge!
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
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