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          Rocky Mountain Synod's Early Childhood              Education Centers and Schools

Bring Guests:

The Directors of our schools, preschools and early learning centers are encouraged to bring two guests:  your pastor and a board member, education team member or another staff person.

Video Link:  
You may participate in the ABQ event by video conference from these locations:
St Timothy's in El Paso,  Zion in
Salt Lake City & Our Saviour's in Casper

If you are interested in joining the

February 17th event via vCon , please notify Kent Mueller in the synod office by February 4th!


 You are invited to the 2011
Lutheran School and Director
 Appreciation Day
Thursday, February 10
Lord of the Hills, Centennial, CO
Thursday, February 17
St. Luke's, Albuquerque, NM

 Rocky Mountain Synod,
455 Sherman St.,

Denver 80203
303.777.6700 or 1.800.525.0462 + fax 303.733.0750
This gathering is an opportunity to network, share ideas, visit one of our Lutheran early education centers and get to know fellow directors, pastors and board members or staff who serve in our Rocky Mountain Synod Lutheran schools and early childhood centers.

Denny is our special guest. She is the Executive Director of the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association. The goal of the ELEA is to promote and support quality, Christ centered schools and early childhood education programs of the ELCA. Gayle is a knowledgeable and experienced resource familiar with every aspect of directing a faith-based school.  There will be Welcome gifts for everyone. Membership discounts will be made available to those who join ELEA for the first time!

SCHEDULE . . .  

9:45  Hospitality
10:00 Welcome, Introductions, Devotions
10:30  Following Jesus Into the World: Share and listen to ideas for activities that schools and centers around the country have done to demonstrate how we lead children into service. Gayle Denny
11:15 The School, Church and Home Faith Connection.  Linda Staats
Noon Lunch & Table Discussion, "Professional Ethics and Boundaries"
1:00  Tour of Local School by our hosts
1:45  ELEA's New Role in the ELCA following the restructuring,
2:15  Resources for Ministry and final questions and sharing.


The cost is $10 per person or $25 for three from a congregation. The registration fee includes lunch. Make checks out to RMS, note "Schools."

Register with
Cheryl Almquist in the RMS office by mail, email or calling 303.777.6700.  The registration deadline for the CO gathering is  Feb. 1 and for the NM event the deadline is Feb 8. Please let us know the name of the people attending, the congregation you are from, # for lunch, any dietary restrictions and an email for a primary contact. If you have questions please contact Linda Staats.

The Rocky Mountain Synod is grateful for your ministry. Thank you! Through you, children learn about words and numbers as well as God's love for the world and for each of them.

Linda Staats
   Linda Staats
   Assistant to the Bishop,
   Youth & Household Ministry


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