September 25th Newsletter
September 25, 2017
In our prayers this week, we remember the following school families: Shawn & Melissa Carlson, Zachary & Holly Carpenter, Tim & Lana Clapper, and Zachary & Brandy Coffin.
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: $181.62. This Wednesday will be our last collection for Mercy Meals.
OCTOBER CALENDAR & LUNCH MENU
The October school calendar and lunch menu are coming home today. Please keep it for future reference.
BOOK-IT! READING PROGRAM
October begins the reading program, Book-It! sponsored by Pizza Hut for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Each teacher is giving their students information on how they can participate.
October tuition is due next week. Non-members of St. Paul’s Church: Pre-School- $80.00, Pre-Kindergarten- $100.00, Grades K-5- $326.00; Family Plan, 2 children- $508.00, 3 children- $636.00.
Members of St. Paul’s Church: Pre-School- $80.00, Pre-Kindergarten- $100.00, Grades K-5- $194.00; Family Plan, 2 children- $327.00, 3 children- $421.00.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS- UPCOMING FIELD TRIP
4th Grade will go to the Homestead National Monument and Filley Stone Barn on Thursday, October 5th.
2nd GRADE CLASS CHAPEL
2nd Grade will present their class chapel this Wednesday, September 27th beginning at 8:30 a.m. Please plan to attend. Parents are welcome at this chapel, or any Wednesday chapel.
PICTURE DAY-SEPTEMBER 28th
Student pictures will be taken this 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 this Friday, September 29th.
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.
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 was sent home last week. Please let your teacher know if the time does not work for you.
K-5 SINGING IN CHURCH
Grades K-5 will be singing in church on Sunday, October 15th at the 8:00 a.m. service. This is a wonderful opportunity to express our thanks to the St. Paul’s congregation members for their generous financial support of our school.
SunMart cash register receipts update: our current total is $139,663.13. 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.