February 20th Newsletter

February 20, 2017

PRAYER FAMILIES
In our prayers this week, we remember the following school families: Delores Rahe, Dennis & Bly Rash, and Ryan & Renae Reis.

CHAPEL OFFERINGS FOR FEBRUARY
The offerings for the month of February will go to LCMS Mission Schools in the Dominican Republic. This is the Nebraska District Hearts for Jesus project, with money being collected by all the Lutheran Schools in Nebraska. Our total collected so far is: $82.67.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
St. Paul’s will be having a church service in the school gym at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 26th. The students will sing at this service and hand out prayer rocks to church members. The LYF will serve a soup luncheon after the service from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  The soup luncheon will be a free will offering fundraiser for the youth to attend the National Youth Gathering.  At 1:00 p.m. we will be setting up the stage for Grandparents Day and would appreciate any help from parents.

B.E.A.R. FAIR
Cookie Dough Delivery has been scheduled for Thursday, March 16th. Please mark your calendar and plan to pick up cookie dough at the end of school that day, from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.! On Friday, March 17th, we will have the Candy Scramble and duct tape for everyone who sold 10 or more items.

KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION MEETING & OPEN HOUSE
Did you miss our Open House or know someone who is curious about our Kindergarten for next year? The St. Paul’s Kindergarten Open House information is now available online at http://school.stpaulbeatrice.org/.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
Conferences for Kindergarten through Grade 5 students are scheduled for this Tuesday, February 21st from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., and Thursday, February 23rd from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Conference notes were sent home indicating the time of your conferences.  They were scheduled similar to the times of the 1st quarter conferences last September. If the time scheduled for your conference will not work, contact your child’s teacher to schedule a new time.  Pre-Kindergarten conferences will be on March 21st and 23rd.

NO SCHOOL
There will be no school on Friday, February 24th for students in all grades, Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grade.

LUTHERAN SCHOOLS WEEK SET-UP
On Sunday, February 26th, following the church service and soup luncheon, we will be setting up the stage and decorating for Lutheran Schools Week. We will begin at 1:00 p.m. and would appreciate parent help.

NATIONAL LUTHERAN SCHOOLS WEEK
NLSW will be celebrated February 26th-March 5th.  The Dress Up Days are:

Monday: PreK-5 “PJ Day”; Tuesday: PS “PJ Day”, K-5 “Class Gemstone Color Day”; Wednesday: PreK-5 “Rock Star Day”; Thursday: PS-5 “Rock Around the Clock” (50’s day); Friday: “School Spirit Day.”

An easy idea for 50’s day: wear a pair of jeans with a white t-shirt with a neck scarf for girls and slicked back hair for boys!

GRANDPARENTS DAY
Grandparents Day is Friday, March 3rd beginning at 10:00 a.m. Students in grades K-5 will present a variety program at 10:00 a.m.  Cookies for Grandparents Day: If your last name begins with A-L (Grades K-5) please provide one dozen cookies for our guests at Grandparents Day. You may send the cookies on Friday, March 3rd. (Those of you whose last names begin with M-Z will be asked to provide cookies for the Spring Musical in April.)

ROLLER SKATING PARTY
The PTL sponsored Roller Skating Party will be held on Sunday, March 5th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Beatrice Rolla Rena. Everyone is invited to come and have fun skating with us. Ask a friend to come and enjoy the evening with us too. The cost is $4.00 per skater.

SEMISAURUS MUSEUM
We are excited to announce that the Semisaurus Mobile Museum, developed by the Creation Instruction Association, will be at our school the weekend of March 25th through the 27th.  It will be open to the public for free on Saturday from 2:00 – 6:30 p.m.  On Sunday morning, it will be open for St. Paul’s Church and School families from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. with a Van’s Chicken BBQ meal fundraiser from 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  On Sunday afternoon, it will open for the public from 1:30 – 6:30 p.m.  The school children will tour the museum on Monday morning, then the public will have one last chance from noon – 2:00 p.m.  Please visit the Semisaurus website at https://www.semisaurus.com/ for more information.

SEMISAURUS POSTERS
Each family received 2 Semisaurus posters today. You may keep one for your own information, but please hang up the other poster at a business that you frequent. Help us advertise this wonderful community event!

NEEDED FOR OUR STORE ROOM
Please save Pringles cans and foam meat trays (cleaned) for our store room at school. Thanks for your help in restocking our storage supplies for crafts and projects!

YEARBOOK COMMITTEE
The yearbook committee needs pictures! Grades K-5: We need pictures of field trips, class parties, New Year’s Eve, or any pictures of a St. Paul activity. Please e-mail pictures to kariek76@yahoo.com. Thank you!

2017-2018 APPLICATIONS
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 RECEIPTS
SunMart cash register receipts update: Our total is $75,940.61. Thanks to everyone who helps us collect these receipts, every receipt helps.

In Christ,

Amy Duever

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