Our accreditation visit went very well. Thank you to all of you for your prayers and support. They affirmed our school with a 98.89% and are submitting several best practices to our national office. Here are a few of our teams' commendations:
Purpose: The Preschool’s mission and philosophy statements reflect and support the mission of Abiding Savior Lutheran Church Ministry.
Relationships: The Preschool intentionally connects congregation members and Preschool families through their “adoption” program providing a Bible to each Preschool child.
Relationships: Parents support, appreciate and sincerely love the teachers, staff, and the overall program at Abiding Savior Lutheran Preschool.
Leadership: The Director, a Called church worker, passionately shares her personal faith and love for children and their families through her words and actions.
Personnel: The staff is provided with varied professional growth opportunities and curriculum training.
Staff/Child Interactions: Staff members treat children and adults with Christ-like love and care.
Facilities: The witnessing of Jesus is clearly seen in all areas of the center.
Wellness: The center meets all policy and procedural standards set by federal and state entities.
Curriculum: The curriculum effectively fosters student growth by providing for the development of the whole child.
Continuous Improvement: The director has taken a leadership role in planning to maintain quality in the program.
We hope you will join us on Saturday as our children sing in the 5 p.m. service. We will have a special cookie reception following the service.
Our annual casino night will also be held this Saturday. This year we have partnered with Greater Giving as our event hosting platform and are slowly working through this transition process. Please note that there are 2 ways to purchase tickets this year. The first is ON A DESKTOP COMPUTER through our event website here: http://casino.asls.school (Please note: Using the event website on a mobile device will return a processing error message and is not advisable). The second is by completing a registration form (available in the school office) and turning in a check for your tickets. The online auction site is LIVE! There are a few more items that will be added this week but BIDDING is OPEN! You can set your max bid and let the system bid for you up to your maximum! Visit the auction site directly here: https://ASLSHavanaNights2023.ggo.bid. To bid, you will need to register for a user account. Click "Get Started" at the top right of the page and then create an account. Bidding will close during the event on April 1st at 9:00 PM. All items will be at the event for winners to take home that night!
Grace and Peace,
This Week in Jesus Circle
Jesus Saves Us from Sin Jesus Suffers and Dies (Luke 23:26-24:8) Discovery Points: Law: Because we are sinners, we deserve to be punished. Gospel: Jesus died on the cross to save us from the punishment of our sins. Sanctification: Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can share with others the peace we have, knowing our sins are forgiven and our guilt is removed. Bible Words: We believe that Jesus died and rose again. 1Thessalonians 4:14
You can read this week's story in "The Story Bible" on pages 398-401. Chapel this week is on Thursday.
Midweek Lenten Services
Please join us each Wednesday in Lent for worship at 12:30 p.m. Services are:
Dear Family: Your child learned about the day Jesus died. Sin cannot be ignored. God is just and must punish sin. But instead of punishing us, He punished Jesus as our substitute. Because of Jesus, God forgives, loves, and blesses us—no strings attached. You are an important model for helping your child know unconditional love. Even though your child’s actions may annoy, aggravate, and anger you, you still love your child.
Children need to know there are consequences for sin (such as not being allowed to play with a toy that has been mistreated). They also need to hear your words of forgiveness and continued love and to feel the hugs of love after a confession and repentance of wrongdoing. Help your child to say, “I’m sorry; please forgive me.” Be quick to say, “I forgive you, and so does Jesus.” Pray together. Celebrate the new life you have every day in Jesus.
Our chapel offerings will go toward Lutheran World Relief. Lutheran World Relief saves and improves lives in the poorest parts of the world. We will persist until your love reaches every neighbor. At Lutheran World Relief, we envision a future where all people, in every corner of the world can live full, dignified lives. Founded by Lutherans in the United States at the end of World War II, grounded in Lutheran theology and building on decades of experience, Lutheran World Relief tackles global poverty by helping people adapt to the challenges that threaten their livelihoods and well-being. We work with people based on need, regardless of race, religion or nationality and we do not evangelize. We provide aid in emergencies and help families restore their lives. We partner with communities to build and grow rural economies. We break the cycle of poverty, so families and communities can thrive. Our goal is to help people build self‐sufficiency and create new community‐owned approaches to problem‐solving that will last long after our projects end. https://lwr.org/
South County Outreach has a growing need for soup to help feed the many people in Orange County including families and the elderly. Please bring in canned or packaged soup throughout February and March to the Narthex (on your way to service) or the church office during the week.
From Our Handbook
We offer the following sessions:
Half-Day 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. $2834
School Day 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. $4329
Full-Day 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. $4919
Half-Day 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. $3925
School Day 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. $6044
Full-Day 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. $6833
Half-Day 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. $5430
School Day 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. $8099
Full-Day 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. $8843
Half-Day 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. $6691
School Day 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. $9981
Full-Day 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. $10898
Please note that the costs are for the school calendar year. Summer Session is offered at a weekly rate.
Below is a sample of a daily preschool program schedule. Please refer to each teacher's daily schedule
posted in their classroom, as each varies. Check your teacher's daily schedule for additional Spanish and
Music circle information.
7:00 am Opening in Room A107 or A108 with Centers and Free Art for Full-Day Students
7:45 am Back Playground (Weather Permitting)
8:20 am Restroom/Wash in Child's Classroom
8:25 a.m. Welcome/Center Exploration/Art/Assessment/Portfolio
9:10 am Worship and Morning Meeting
9:25 a.m. Restroom/Wash/Snack
9:45 a.m. Outdoor Discovery
10:30 am Literacy and Sharing
10:45 a.m. Center Exploration/Art/Assessment/Portfolio
11:15 am Storytime, Music, and Goodbye for half-day students
11:30 a.m. Outdoor Play (Rooms 105, 107, 108 and 110 only)
12:00 p.m. Restroom/Wash/Lunch
12:45 pm Rest Time
1:45 p.m. Restroom/Wash/Center Exploration/Art/Assessment/Portfolio/Literacy
2:30 p.m. Restroom/Wash/Snack
2:45 pm Pack Up/Dismissal
3:15 pm Outside Time Front Playground (Weather Permitting)
4:30 pm Closing in Room A107 or A105 Restroom/Wash/Circle Time
4:45 p.m. Center Exploration/Art
6:00 pm Center Closed
Lunch Bunch may be offered from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm for $14/hr. for our half-day students if space is
available. Parents must provide lunch. Occasional use from 7–8:30 am or 12:30–6 pm may also be
available with advance notice at $14/hr. and will be billed through FACTS monthly. Please check
availability with the director.
*Please note that these are the 2022-2023 rates.
2022-2023 Parent Handbook
Extra Curricular Activities
We offer several enrichment programs for your child. There is limited space in each class, and a minimum number of participants is required to offer the class.
- Amazing Athletes – This is a sports and fitness class offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:30-12:15.
- Showtime Dance – This is a dance program that includes Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, and Jazz. Dance is offered Thursdays and Fridays from 11:30-12:15.
Parenting Tip from Conscious Discipline
How can I tell if my preschooler is over-scheduled?
Watch children’s behavior, it is always telling us something. Whining and inappropriate aggression towards siblings or other children could be telling us that the child is not getting basic survival needs met. A preschooler with a full schedule of preschool/day care, dance classes, soccer practice, etc. may not be getting adequate rest or good nutrition. Remember:
Young children still need 12-15 hours of sleep per day. A nap or rest time is still important for children under five-years-old.
Driving thru the fast food lane due to a busy schedule provides too much sugar, salt, and fat for a nutritional diet and it robs them of the mealtime connections that are made at the family dinner table.
Children need down time. Play is a child’s most important work. They need to be provided with adequate time to use their imagination.
Some personalities will thrive on the social opportunities. Setting up an organized play date, preschool and daycare all provide social interactions.
Most experts agree that in moderation, activities can be valuable for a child’s development and by providing “grown up time” for stay-at-home adults. But almost all experts agree that too much activity can hamper a child’s creativity and ability to entertain himself. Most young children with daily preschool or daycare do not need additional scheduled activities. The first priority for these children should be time with the family to connect, discover, explore, self-entertain and play.
Conscious Discipline Website
Conscious Discipline and the Bible
Pre-writing Ideas from Therapy Street for Kids
Teaching the Fundamentals of Grammar and Syntax at Home page 1 and 2
Healthy snacks for kids:
USDA Healthy Eating for Kids
Kid friendly veggies and fruits
10 tips to decrease added sugars
Please note that the following items are known choking hazards for children four and under and should not be served: hot dogs, whole grapes, nuts, popcorn, raw peas, hard pretzels, spoons of peanut butter, or chunks of raw carrots.
Free Preschool Friendly Website Activities
Cosmic Kids Yoga
San Diego Zoo Kids Videos
Time for 10!
Cooking with Kids
Tools for mental health:
• Managing Stress for Health
• Playbook on Stress Relief during COVID-19
• Resources for Emotional Support and Well Being
• Trauma-Informed Practices Tips & Tools
• Help for Families
• Talking with Children about Coronavirus Disease 2019
• Helping Children Cope with Emergencies
• Coping with Stress
• Taking Care of Your Emotional Health
• Taking Care of Ourselves: Stress and Relaxation
• Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting from COVID-19
• Articles on Caregiving/Parenting during COVID-19 US
• Protective Factors to Promote Well Being
• Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
In Our Prayers
Thank you for your continued prayers for the loved ones connected to our center. If there is a need in your family and you would like to add someone to the prayer list, please let me know. This week we pray for:
+ Our March birthdays including Myles, Lillian, Lila, Elizabeth, Aria, Charlotte, Penny, Caitlyn, Leo, Miss Emily
+ Our March baptism birthdays including Hope, Ella, Brynlee, Tate, Crew
+ Peyton Torres, Ellia Vu, Eren Vu, Abigail Wasfi, Avery Williams
+ Donna Lucas, our principal, who is recovering from a bike accident
+ Luke, who is home from the hospital
Wednesday Morning Adult Bible Study We meet in the Gathering Grounds coffee shop each Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.. Please join us as we study the book of Philippians.
Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study
9:15 to 10:00 a.m. each Sunday morning in the Adult Education Room across from the Worship Center.
We will study THE BEATITUDES that is designed to lead us into a more meaningful understanding of Jesus' message to us all about what the life as a follower of Jesus, i.e. a Christian, is meant to look like as Jesus Himself explained it. His message, when fully understood, will bring peace and true reassurance to the believer. Won't you too come and join us for this uplifting experience? Pastor Matt Chandler will be our teacher and Roger Brown plans to moderate the discussion.
Vacation Bible School 2023 Needs Volunteers
We are excited to once again have VBS (open for students entering TK through fifth grades in the fall) at Abiding Savior this summer. Abiding Savior's VBS will launch kids on a cosmic quest where they'll have a blast shining Jesus' light to the world. Stellar rockets kids on an out-of-this-world adventure that's light years of faith-building fun. Students entering sixth grade or above in the fall are eligible to volunteer. Childcare will be provided for volunteers whose children are ages 6 months through 4 years old. If you haven't volunteered yet, please complete a volunteer registration and help us share Jesus' wish with up to 140 students.
Click here to register as a volunteer. Thank you for your support!
Women's Fellowship - Ladies Night Out
Our April meeting is Monday, April 3. We are making an Easter Craft! We meet in the Adult Ed Room from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and of course there's a potluck. A-L main dish, M-Z salad. The Easter craft takes a bit of planning so we need an RSVP from you by Monday, March 27! This way the craft will be much easier for you to put together. All are welcome, so bring a friend or relative. We will be making extra crafts for our homebound friends. Please contact Janice Trumbauer at 949-609-9766 or email email@example.com.