Monday, January 27, 2014

Immediate Opening for Preschool Teacher Assistant

We have an immediate opening for a Preschool Teacher Assistant. This position is from 8 AM to 1 PM Monday through Friday. The successful candidate will assist the classroom teacher in supervising and managing preschool aged children, directly interact with children, and help with classroom and lesson preparation. The person filling this position is directly responsible to the Preschool Director, and must be a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, at least 18 years old with a HS diploma. Please see the accompanying position description for full details. Submit your resume along with the attached application to Faith Lutheran Preschool, 5200 Lake Otis Parkway, Anchorage, AK, 99507 or email it to

If you have any questions or interest in this position, please call our Preschool Director, Miss Wendland, at 907-602-3800.

Position Description

Saturday, January 25, 2014

You are Invited: Preschool Dedication & Appreciation Dinner

Please join us as we joyfully dedicate the new Preschool classroom and show our thanks to the people who freely supplied so much of their time and talents to bring this classroom into being.  We’ll start with a short dedication, immediately followed by a dinner supplied by the Appreciation Committee. There's no need to bring anything but yourself!

             WHAT:      Preschool Dedication and Appreciation Dinner
             WHEN:     Saturday February 8th, 6:00pm
             WHERE:   Faith Lutheran Church

Thank you so much to the many people involved in bringing our preschool to life.  We are truly blessed to have such a generous congregation.

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Courtesy of the Appreciation Committee via email

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Preschool Update from Miss Wendland

Preschool is rolling along wonderfully. I like to think of the the 4 girls who have been here the longest as the "originals". And now in the start of this new year I think they will have the chance to become "leaders". This January I have received significantly more inquiries and calls about the preschool. Last week I enrolled another full time child - and a boy! So we are at 5 children total now for enrollment. I am anticipating another 2 children to enroll within the next few weeks. It has been wonderful to see how the girls take pride in gently teaching the routine to our new student. It's been great to add a boy to the classroom dynamic as well. He has fit in extremely well and I think what has helped with that is the fact that the girls model behavior and routine.

With more children comes the need to think about more staff. When the 7th child is officially enrolled, we will also need to have interviewed and hired another staff member. Please, if you are interested at all, or think this may be something you enjoy, speak to me! I would like to have some options in place before we reach that critical point of needing somebody - and that will be soon!

As we get closer to Spring, I'm sure we will receive many more inquiries about the preschool for next year. So if you know of anybody with preschool-aged children who are looking for a preschool, please send them our way. We have plenty of spots available right now, and we'll fill them on a first come, first served basis. I have a feeling our "plenty of spots available" status won't last long.

I'd also appreciate if you'd help spread the word for our Preschool Open House on February 15th. It runs from 10:00AM-1:00PM that Saturday morning. If anyone you know is interested in checking out a preschool and finding out more information about program options, that Open House would be the perfect opportunity.

And finally, the last two parents that have walked through for a tour of our facility have LOVED the fact that we have little half walls for the bathroom. So no matter how weird it may seem to some of us, parents are liking that fact!

Thank you for your continued prayers and support!
Miss Wendland

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Municipality of Anchorage Inspects Preschool

Did you know that Faith Lutheran Preschool is licensed by the Municipality of Anchorage, and therefore subject to random inspections? Both our facility and our program are reviewed for compliance. The first inspection occurred on December 12, 2013. Are you wondering what happened? The report states, "[The] Administrator's approach and communication w/children is extremely... Click here to read the full report!

Congratulations and God's continued blessings, Miss Wendland and Faith Lutheran Preschool! To God be the Glory!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Special Sunday

This Sunday, January 5, will feature a special celebration of Epiphany.  Pastor Ewings will preach the sermon in the 8:15 service on the theme "A Kingly Gift."

The 11:00 service will be another All-Church Worship opportunity.  Pastor Ewings will lead us in a Hispanic-style celebration of "The Day of the Magi Kings."

Whichever service you attend, please plan to join us for the noon fellowship meal.  Bring a dish to share, if you're able!

We will have Sunday School and Bible Class at the usual time, 9:45.

See you Sunday morning, Lord willing!