April 18th Newsletter

April 18, 2017 

In our prayers this week, we remember the following school families: Toby & Lisa Vanschoiack, Ryan & Angie Vogel, Craig & Tiffany Wallman. We also remember Grandma Delores Rahe who has been hospitalized.

Our offerings for April and May will go to the Community Food Pantry. We are collecting food items and money.  We are trying to collect cereal boxes for the food pantry, but you may bring in any canned or boxed items.  Our current total is $68.26 and 24 boxes of food.

The tuition and fee schedule for next year and Intent to Return form were sent home last week. Please complete and return the form and enrollment fee as soon as possible. REMINDER: The fee increases after May 1st.

Information about summer camps at Camp Luther went home last week with Grades K-5 students. Registration information can also be found at www.campluther.org. If you are interested in enrolling, it is good to do so early as some camps fill up quickly. The St. Paul’s Dorcas Society is also offering three $100 scholarships on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested please contact the school office.

Wednesday, April 12th brought us to the midway point in our grading for the 4th quarter. Midquarter reports are coming home with students in K-5 today.

Due to a conflict with St. Paul’s Church Council Meeting the St. Paul’s PTL meeting has been moved to Thursday, April 20th. Please mark your calendar accordingly and plan to attend this last PTL meeting of the year.

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in our school Spelling Bee last week. We had 36 student spellers who were brave enough to stand up and spell in front of a crowd. The following students placed in the Spelling Bee:

1st Grade:

1st- Sloan Penner
2nd- Jackson Bowhay
3rd- Waylon Overbeck

2nd Grade:
1st- Esme Kassmeier
2nd- Dev Gopalji
3rd- Neev Gopalji

3rd Grade:
1st- Olivia Duever
2nd- Tatum Robinson
3rd- True Jurgens

4th Grade:
1st- Brooklyn Schafer
2nd- Tobin Robinson
3rd- Taylor Schuster

5th Grade:
1st- Brendan Moon
2nd- Olivia Eckert
3rd- Andrew Duever

Thursday, April 20th:  The Kindergarten class will be traveling to the Lincoln Children’s Museum and Prairieland Dairy.

Tuesday, April 25th:  The 5th Grade class will go to Earth Fest at Camp Luther near Fairbury.

Friday, April 28th:  The 4th Grade class will travel to Prairie School.

The Grades 1-5 Spring Musical entitled Survivor Babylon will be presented on Friday, April 21st at 7:00 p.m. Students are enjoying their practices as they prepare for the performance! We hope all of you will be able to join us for the Musical. The Pre-School, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten Program will be presented on Friday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m. They are working hard to prepare an enjoyable evening for you.

Families who did not bring cookies for Grandparents Day in March are asked to bring one dozen cookies for refreshments after the Spring Musical. Please send the cookies with your child the morning of April 21st or when you pick your children up that afternoon. Please do not wait to bring the cookies until you come that evening as it doesn’t give us enough time to get them arranged for serving before the program starts. Some of those cookies will be frozen and then will be served for the Pre-School, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten program on April 28th.

The students in Grades K-5 will sing at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Sunday, April 23rd at the 8:00 a.m. Worship Service.

St. Paul Lutheran Voters’ Meeting will be held Sunday, April 23rd at 1:30 p.m. at church.

Outdoor Classroom work has been scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, April 25th and 26th, from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Supper will be provided for all helpers and their families. Please plan to come out and help!

The Rotary Field Day for Grades 3-5 will be held Thursday, April 27th. Grade 3 will be in the morning from 9:15-11:15. Grades 4 and 5 will start at 12:00 noon.

The St. Paul’s Field Day will be held on Friday, May 5th for Grades K-5. We will begin at 10:00 a.m. We will take a break for lunch approximately 12:00 noon. No hot lunches will be ordered that day so all students in Grades K-5 will have to bring a sack lunch or purchase lunch from the PTL concession stand. We hope to end the Field Day by 2:30 p.m. We will need more parents to help this year. Any parents willing to help run events, please contact the school office.

We are in the process of accepting applications for new students in Pre-School, Pre- Kindergarten, and Kindergarten through Grade 5 for the next school year (2017-2018). If you know of anyone interested in enrolling in St. Paul’s School, please give their name to the school office or ask them to contact the school.

SunMart cash register receipts update: Our total is $91,449.82.   Thanks to everyone who helps us collect these receipts, every receipt helps.

In Christ,

Amy Duever