August 28th Newsletter


AUGUST 28, 2017

The staff will continue our Prayer Family ministry this year. Each week at faculty devotions and at Chapel we will be praying for some of our school families. As Christian mentors we want to model for our students the importance of lifting up community members in prayer. When your family is a Prayer Family, you will receive a letter from Chauntaine Kidder, our secretary. Please let Mrs. Duever or another faculty member know if you have any specific prayer requests. We will begin our Prayer Family program the week of September 4th.

The All School Field Trip will be held on Friday, September 22nd. We will travel as a school to Arbor Day Farm. The cost is $9/adult and $7/child. The cost includes a guided tour. More information will be coming home soon!

We will be sending our offerings to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Odell, to assist with their purchasing of foods for Mercy Meals. The Mercy Meals program packs nutritious food that is delivered to children in need throughout the world. We are also planning a packing event here at school. We will keep you posted as plans are made. We will need many volunteers! A small green envelope has been sent home with students in Grades K-5 which may be used for a Chapel donation during the months of August or September.

This year we will be celebrating Baptismal Remembrance Chapel on the second Wednesday of each month. At this Chapel, all the students who were baptized during the current month will come forward to receive a baptismal gift and participate in the responsive baptism reading. This month, our Baptism Chapel will be held Wednesday, August 30th. We will be celebrating July and August baptism birthdays.

The September school calendar was sent home today. Please keep it for future reference.

This week, the K-5 students will be finishing the easyCBM Math and Reading Assessments.

September tuition was paid at registration; your next tuition payment will be due October 1st. When your lunch account drops below $10.00, a reminder will come home!

When a student must take a medication at school, either prescription or over the counter (including Aspirin, Tylenol, cough drops, etc.) a note must accompany the medication which includes the following information: student’s name, directions for taking the medication (when it is to be taken and the amount to be taken each time), and the name of the doctor if it is a prescription medication. The note must be signed and dated by a parent or legal guardian.

Medication must be brought to school in the original container with the appropriate label attached. No unlabeled medication in baggies should be brought to school. The medication will be kept in a locked container and a record of medications taken will be kept by the school.

Library checkouts will begin this week. Our librarians for this year are: Monday- Bly Rash, Tuesday- Jill Helmke, Wednesday- Alyssa Lieneman, Thursday- Kati Robinson, and Friday- Melissa Carlson. Our substitute is Jill Toland. We thank them for sharing their time with our students.

Our Bank in Schools program begins this week on Tuesday, August 29th.  Each week students will be able to make deposits into their savings accounts at Pinnacle Bank. For every 5th deposit, the students will receive a small prize. The bank will be open from 8:00-8:30 a.m.

There will be no school next Monday, September 4th, as we observe Labor Day.

Please watch your e-mail for a note about having your student(s) sing in church with our school family on Sunday, September 10th at 10:30 a.m. The email requires a response by filling in the name(s) of your children and checking “yes” or “no”. This will help us to plan for singing that day.

Christian Education Sunday is September 10th.  Plan now to join us this Sunday as we celebrate the Christian Education St. Paul’s provides to its members and the community.  Our 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday will be held at the school.  Students from our St. Paul’s Lutheran School will be singing during this service.  A BBQ Pork Meal will be served after the service by Van’s BBQ at 11:30 a.m.  The cost of the meal is a free will donation, but reservations are needed by September 1st if you plan to attend the meal.  You may sign up for the meal in the narthex or at the church/school office.

Plan now to join us on Sunday, September 10th at 1:30 p.m. in the church basement where Pastor Reek will present the first of his Intentional Interim Reports.

On Wednesday, September 13th, the 5th Grade students will begin the Jr. Fire Marshal program sponsored by the Beatrice Fire Department. The program runs for 4 weeks, meeting one hour a week, and is taught by firefighter Anthony Zimmerman.

St. Paul School has a parent organization, PTL, which gives all parents an opportunity to participate in your child’s school and education. The first PTL meeting will be held Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m. All parents of Pre-School through 5th Grade students are invited and encouraged to attend.

Mrs. Myrna Spilker has organized our “Caring Grandparents” Program for this year. Through this program, adults volunteer their time one morning a week to work with our students. Our Caring Grandparents this year are: Mrs. Myrna Spilker, Mrs. Dorothy Jurgens, Mrs. Lois Crandall, Mrs. Bev Duensing, Mrs. Marlene Wallman, Mrs. Lorelie Ankerson, Mrs. Brenda Carnes, Mrs. Vickie Frerking, Mrs. LeeAnn Genrich, Miss Thelma Loemker, and Mrs. Darlene Scheidler. If you know of someone who would like to be a Caring Grandparent, please let us know.

SunMart cash register receipts update: our current total is $124,268.74. You can also collect Box Tops, Best Choice UPC labels (from Heartland Foods), Tyson Project A+ labels, and Our Family labels (UPC portion). We can turn in all of these labels to receive money for our school.


In Christ,
Amy Duever