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Howdy Folks,

   This February we have two in-school activities and one at home activity to choose from.  
   The first
[ I. ] is a special February activity.  It
is "The Students' 8th Annual  Day of Purity " [ http://www.lc.org/DayOfPurity/index.cfm ] that occurs on Valentines Day, Monday, February 14.   There is a Planning Guide that has resources for K-12 and college level, including this one page document briefly describing 9 STD's (PDF) i.e. nine reasons for intelligent people to abstain from the plague of victimizing lust and wait for the blessings of true love.  Recall that HAPPY stands for Highest Attainable Principles of Purity for You(th) on VALENTINES DAY.  Will you be my valentine?
point "On February 14, youth around the world will celebrate the 8th annual Day of Purity. The Day of Purity, a project of Liberty Counsel, is a call for youth of all ages to remain sexually pure until marriage and is designed to counter the cultural message that young people should and must have sex early, often, and with many others."
 The 1-2-3's of Planning For The Day of Purity

point How To Start An Abstinence Sex Education Class in Public Schools.  and sample PROCLAMATION .  

point How Parents can easily influence their "teenagers (to be) twelve-and-a-half times more likely to remain virgins."  i.e 12.5 times = 1,250%

pointSee Pam Stenzel's "High Cost of STD's" video and our The Horrendous Consequences of STD's Discussion Form. i.e."Your Choices Worksheet". 
    The second [ II. ]  is the acknowledgment of our 4rd Anniversary of our Religion Policy Petition.  February 2007 was the start of the citizen's petition for The Liberty Counsel's MODEL SCHOOL BOARD POLICY REGARDING RELIGION.  If you have been following this eNewsLetter you are aware of our recent, local success in this endeavor.  February is our annual reminder and a gentle encouragement for you to petition your local school district.  Why? because it is so important and so easy.
     This month's eNewsLetter encourages reversing the lack of school board policies encompassing "The Freedom Of Religious Expression In Public Schools".  Many School Boards do not have a comprehensive policy that would prevent a uninformed school employee from oppressing their K-12 children's freedom of religious expression.  When it was discovered that the local school board (the 22nd largest in the nation) at best had only 4-5 lines of religion policy scattered throughout the massive policy manual, it was time for a comprehensive policy.  The links below illustrate how to do it.  The results are seen as an improvement for helping the whole school community know what religious activities and traditions are legal.
       You do not have to have a child in your local school to sign or promote this petition because you have standing as a tax payer.  Typically 50% of your property taxes go to your local school board!  Remember the school kids are soon going to be your neighbors.  You should have some input as to what they are going to be.  What kids believe will determine how they will behave.  You definitely can petition The School Board to adopt an official, comprehensive school board policy regarding religion.
       This first link is for your use; it is an updated generic Petition form.: 
http://Hisways.org/howto/Petition-Freedom-Of-Religious-Expression.htm , [ file ].  This is the same but in a more printable PDF format: [ pdf ],  'Permission is granted to print, copy and distribute this form'.  
       This link is The Liberty Counsel's
MODEL SCHOOL BOARD POLICY REGARDING RELIGIONhttp://www.lc.org/resources/sbpolicy.htm  .  We  recommend that the Model Policy be submitted with the petition signatures to your school board for approval and adoption as their official comprehensive school board policy regarding religion.  By submitting this Model, the 'comprehensive' is accomplished and the legality of it can be defended by The Liberty Counsel who are sensitive to the oppression of religious liberties on campus.  The school board attorney can eMail or call The Liberty Counsel, (800) 671-1776, with any concerns and get a little free legal advice on the 1st Amendment of the Constitution.   [Hints for application.  Try to get both signatures and email addresses of the petitioners in your school district for follow up.  Registered voters are persuasive petitioners.  Try to get enough signatures to approximately equal 1/2 to 1% or more of the school district's student-parent population.   When presenting the petition and Model Policy to the school board take some time to read into the record some of the high lights of the Model Policy.  Follow up on the progress once a quarter or twice a year.  It is worth it. [See our local progress in III. below.]

III.  Resources:
A.  The annual February eNewsLetter will be used to monitor and report on the success and failures of the new policy of "Religion in the Curriculum".  
(Update 4/2012  The school board links that provided a chronology have been deleted or changed.  A link to the current policy will be substituted where broken links occur:  The Pinellas County School Board (PCSB) currently has a link to their 12/9/09 approved policy from their Board Policy Page which links to http://www.boarddocs.com/fla/pcsfl/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8HMM5T55DDD4 .  In the left hand frame scroll down to  #2270.  .)  
B.  The background and success of our local citizen petition to The PC School Board is available in the following link.  The page is a progress page of highlights for reference.  Summary re: Progress of Community Petition to Pinellas County School Board Regarding The Liberty Counsel's 'Model Policy On Religion'.  [ http://hisways.org/about/2008ModelSB-ReligionPolicy.htm ]
C.  Here is a sample of the Petition that we used. (Click link for printable template: 
pdf ] )


Sincerely,
RE Klenk,

PS -
Some follow up items and late breaking news::

      - Monday the 21st is Presidents Day and a national holiday so fly your flag. 
    - Here are 2 each (non commercial) 30 minute interviews with Ken Ham the author of "Already Gone" describing the observation that 80% of high school Christians leave the church after graduation.  Click on the links to hear them in your browser or download them to your MP3 or iPod for later listening.
LISTEN     Already Gone part 1  2/06/2010   http://www.issuesineducation.org/audio/listen/1140.m3u   .
LISTEN
     Already Gone part 2  2/13/2010   http://www.issuesineducation.org/audio/listen/1141.m3u   .
In 2001, `03 and `04 I revisited the "time spent" in public school vs church for typical K-13 kids which speaks to the title above: namely that our church kids are "Already Gone":    "In this series of "Calculations", the "1st" was a complete surprise about the serious lack of time that the church has to influence K-12 children even with perfect attendance!" as compared with public schools. [See the conclusions:  http://Hisways.org/about/CalcPrim04.htm ]  .
    - Here is a link to a Focus On The Family online video called  Suffer the Children?  about the homosexual campaign for tempting elementary school children.  THIS AIN'T PURE!  They have a critique of the video "It's Elementary".  There are 3 links of it based on increased video resolution:  Low: http://issuesineducation.org/Suffer.wmv   Medium:  http://issuesineducation.org/SufferMed.wmv  High: http://issuesineducation.org/SufferHigh.wmv 
     
+3. Your church+community Values:
http://Hisways.org/index.htm"Introduction and Goals of Hisways USA, Inc." (Ministry to families in govt schools.)
http://Hisways.org/about/index.htm"The Parents' State of Ed. Message." (Say Yes now!)
http://Hisways.org/steward/rel-guid.htm"Religious Guide for P.School Parents" (Use 'em or lose 'em.)

Prayer Requests: Phil 4:6, ``Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.``
       Please pray for the removal of the spiritual strongholds over our public school children, parents and teachers in our government education system, for the children's sake.  Pray that the Bible and Prayer would return to public education or some even better alternative!

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