VBS HELP and Playroom Schedule

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I hope everyone is enjoying summer so far!!  I’m writing because VBS will be here before we know it and I’m definitely in need of volunteers (August 7-10)!  I have a few junior high kids signed up to help, but we need more youth (high school kids, where are you…I need atleast two).
I also need adults to fill a few time slots throughout the day…this is especially important during the preschool hours (9-noon) and at lunch hour (noon to 1).  Please let me know ASAP if you are willing to help with one of these shifts (you can choose one particular day or more if you want).  If you’re unable to be there, we also need volunteers to help feed our Riverside counselors (five hungry college kids).  What people don’t sign up for, I usually cover, so if you like to cook and want to provide a meal I would LOVE that as this week can be exhausting!  Just let me know!   If you haven’t signed your kiddo up for VBS yet, you can do that at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NDDLMHT
We had a huge turnout last year, so sign up ASAP!   We take 3yr and 4yr Pre-K all the way up to 6th grade.
Lastly, the playroom will be parental supervision only July-August.  Because of the low-child volume and to give our helpers a break, we thought this was a good plan.  However, as most know, if I’m in church I end up there with Vivian anyhow so if you see me in there, never hesitate to leave your kiddos with me! Happy to watch them if I’m in there anyhow.   We will resume our normal supervised playroom (all ages welcome) in September.
Thanks everyone!!

 

Time to register for VBS!

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Registration for the 2017 St. Paul Vacation Bible School is now open!  This year VBS is August 7-10th. The theme is “Rooted Colossians 2:6-7.”  Your children will have a blast interacting with awesome Riverside counselors, bible study, music, skits and creative workshops!  We end the week with an ice cream social and music program Thursday evening.
Incoming 3-4 yr old Pre-k and Kindergarten attend from 9 a.m-noon (snacks provided and child must be potty trained).
Entering 1st grade through 6th attend from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., snacks are provided but student must bring a sack lunch.
Register at
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NDDLMHT

Also, don’t forget THIS SUNDAY May 21, we will hold our annual gardening day for St. Paul children.  We’ll partner with Jim Nelson and Sue Brakhane to take the kids out to the children’s plot of our community garden for some fun outdoor work and play.  After, the kids will head inside to work on a project to take home.  We will begin around 9 a.m. so please plan to drop your kiddos off early that day if you are heading to the second service.  This event was so fun last year and we are so excited to do it again!

Movie Sunday!

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Last night marked the end of another great year of God Squad!  Parents: please check the kids’ goodbye bags they brought home last night…there is a Frostees gift card in there also. If there was not, please let me know and I’ll get you one.  A couple bags were missing it, but I think we weeded those out prior.  Thank you for entrusting your children with us every Wednesday night this year…we had so much fun!

This year’s God Squad end of the year service projects were amazing!  Liz and RoxAnn’s class raised $119 themselves and in addition to $73 from the Children’s Offering and another $300 from the St. Paul Hope Circle, an incredible $492.80 was sent to the ELCA Good Gifts program!  Tom Acton’s class decided to give back to the middle school and send a large donation to the PAW Pantry (the school’s food pantry).  They fulfilled the list of “needs” and beyond, raising almost $200 for the cause. I dropped the items off Thursday and the school was so grateful!!

This Sunday, April 30 we will hold a “Movie Morning” for both God Squad and Sunday School students from 9 a.m. to 10:20.  This is a change from the prior plan to be outdoors because the weather forecast calls for cold and windy.  We will have donuts for breakfast.

May 7-All Sunday School kids are encouraged to attend the 10 a.m. service (even though Sunday School ends on April 30).  Beth Miller would love to have these kids sing some of the songs they have worked on all year for the congregation.  Please let Courtney or Beth know if your child cannot attend this service. Please direct questions to Beth Miller.

May 21-We will hold our annual gardening day for St. Paul children.  We’ll partner with Jim Nelson and Sue Brakhane to take the kids out to the children’s plot of our community garden for some fun outdoor work and play.  After, the kids will head inside to work on a project to take home.  We will begin around 9 a.m. so please plan to drop your kiddos off early that day if you are heading to the second service.  This event was so fun last year and we are so excited to do it again.

We will offer a version of cooking, art, and quilting one-day children’s classes also over the summer.  Dates to be announced soon (I hope to have registration ready by May 15).

Lastly, VBS is August 7-10 for 3 and 4-year Pre-K (must be potty trained) through sixth grade. We will need youth helpers and adult helpers for this event.  Incoming 7th-graders are eligible to volunteer to help as well (and encouraged to) but we do also need adults to help supervise.    Volunteers can do the full day or half day.   THANK YOU ALL!  Registration will open May 15.

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