September 18th Newsletter
September 18, 2017
In our prayers this week, we remember the following school families: Alex & Beth Buhr, Michael & Lori Bunch, David & Shannon Burgess, and Barend & Carin Byleveld.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
The All School Field Trip will be held this Friday, September 22nd. We will travel as a school to Arbor Day Farm. A driver’s meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the school gym, with departure by 8:45 a.m. Driver’s lists and other information will be coming home tomorrow!
CHAPEL OFFERINGS FOR AUGUST & SEPTEMBER- MERCY MEALS
We will be sending our offerings to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Odell, to assist with their purchasing of foods for Mercy Meals. Our current total is: $148.27.
PARENT TEACHER LEAGUE
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 tomorrow, Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m. All parents of Pre-School through 5th Grade students are invited and encouraged to attend.
If you would like to order gift cards, please send in your Scrip order by Monday, September 25th.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A LUTHERAN CHRISTIAN?
Several have asked, “So what do Lutherans believe about the Christian faith?” In order to help respond to that, St. Paul’s Lutheran church will be holding a series of classes, conducted by Pastor Reek, to introduce the Christian faith and will address specifically some of the key ways Lutherans have a specific slant on some questions.
Persons who are interested in becoming a part of the congregation at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church are really encouraged to make some time to attend this series. Persons who haven’t looked at the basics of their Christian understanding for a while are invited. The class will be held over seven Sundays beginning October 1st. It will be held in the church fellowship hall downstairs and will start at 1 p.m. and go for an hour. No one is put on the spot to read or answer questions. In fact, you are invited to come and make pastor answer questions.
PICTURE DAY-SEPTEMBER 28TH
Student pictures will be taken on Thursday, September 28th beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the school gym. Parent notices with envelopes for payment were sent home last week. If you need more envelopes for younger family members, please stop by the office.
Checks should be made payable to LIFETOUCH, placed in the special envelope, and brought to school on or before September 28th. DO NOT make checks out to the school. Lifetouch requests that you do not combine orders or payment for several children in one envelope. All K-5 students will be photographed but a package of pictures will be prepared only for those who bring a completed envelope with payment. You can also order portraits on line. More packages and styles are available.
Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten students and younger children may have their pictures taken this day, but will have to make arrangements to be at the school between 8:00-8:30 a.m. as the photographer is only here in the morning. These pictures will be taken on a first come-first served basis. The photographer will pack up and leave as soon as grades K-5 pictures have been taken.
There will be no school for students in grades Pre-K through 5th on Friday, September 29th.
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Fall Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, October 3rd and Thursday, October 5th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. for Grades K-5 and Tuesday, October 3rd and Wednesday, October 4th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. for Pre-Kindergarten. A note with your scheduled time will be coming home this week.
SunMart cash register receipts update: our current total is $138,369.26. 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.