October 2, 2015

Our character education goal for next week is focused on Generosity.  One way for our students to show generosity is through their chapel offering.  We have designated offerings collected through the end of December to go to Harmony Food Pantry located in the North Lawndale community on Chicago’s west side.  Watch the bulletin board in the main stairwell to see how our donation grows throughout the next few months.  Thanks for your assistance in encouraging our students in this important character trait, and calling as a Christian.

I am looking forward to seeing you at Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday.

Bill Koehne, Principal

Week of October 4-9


Sunday                 10:00 a.m. Church Service, 5-8 gr. choir singing                  

Monday                Cross Country practice, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
                             Volleyball practice 5-6 gr. girls 3:15-4:30 p.m.      
                             Walther Science League – Grades 6-8  4:00-5:00 p.m.
                             Parent meeting to discuss food allergies, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday               5-6 gr. Heart and Soul field trip
                             Cross Country meet, Maple Park 1105 S. Maple Oak Park, 4:15 p.m.
                             Volleyball home game, 6-8 gr. girls 4:30 p.m.; 5-6 girls 5:30 p.m., 6-8 gr. boys 6:30 p.m.
                              Volleyball pictures taken before game  

Wednesday          Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
                             Cubs Spirit Day – Wear blue to support the Cubs!
                             5-6 gr. Heart and Soul field trip
                              Early dismissal, 2:15 p.m.
                              Introduction to Graphic Design Enrichment class starts, 2:15-3:15 p.m.
                              7-8 boys’ basketball shooting practice, 2:15-3:45 p.m.    

Thursday             Storyteller for grades PK-4
                            11:30 a.m. dismissal for all grades, ½ day Extended Daycare
                            Parent Teacher conferences start 1:00 p.m., childcare available in the daycare room
                             Book Fair in the Atrium

Friday                   No school, No Extended Daycare

Character Education Goal of the Week:  Generosity

Volleyball team pictures will be taken before the game on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Forms will be handed out at practice for those who would like individual pictures.

6-8 gr. girls Volleyball Tournament at Walther Christian Academy, 900 Chicago Ave. Melrose Park.  Girls’ first game Saturday October 3, at 8:00 a.m.

Fred Martin Invite Cross Country Meet at Melas Park on Saturday October 3. - Melas Park is located at 1400 W. Central Road, Mount Prospect, IL. The park is on north side of Central Road with entrance to the Bosch Co. Parking Lot located on the west side of the park entrance.

Due to a conference at Concordia University, the October 16 Hot Lunch has been changed to October 23.

Family Fun Friday - Tonight 6-8 pm   Calling all school and church families! Play games in open gym and/or create a mosaic cross, mingle with other parents and share in fellowship. It's up to you where you spend your time! All are welcome tonight even if you did not make a reservation.  (Although event is geared for grades kindergarten through 5th grade, you are welcome to bring your older or younger children too.) 

Installation Service for Pastor Lyle:  Pastor Lyle will be officially installed on Sunday, October 4, at a 10:00am service.  If you wish to attend the lunch that follows the service, please RSVP by calling the Grace reception desk before 9:00 p.m. this evening.  Volunteers are needed on Saturday and Sunday. If interested please email or call Beth Smoots to find out what help is needed and to sign up for a time slot.  macbeth839@gmail.com or 708-269-8390.

Allergy Meeting Reminder – There will be an open meeting for all parents on Monday October 5, at 7:30pm at Grace to discuss food allergies and share ideas for ways to keep all students safe.

A Graceful Evening Meeting

Please join us at the next planning meeting: Wednesday, October 14th at 7:00pm at Grace.  (Note change of date)
We had a great first meeting, thanks to all who attended!  We had lots of great ideas so, this next meeting we will have updates on many fronts and will finalize the timeline for the rest of the year and would love your input if you are able and willing to help.  We hope to see many of you on October 14!

A Graceful Evening Co-Chairs:  Jennifer Brayton - or 708.308.2572

Randy Keller - or 773.991.5344 

Becky Morgan - or 708.476.8905

Spirit wear- If you missed out on placing an order or want to order more spirit wear, we will be selling and placing orders again during Parent Teacher conferences on Thursday, October 8th. Please see our table near Mrs. Maggio's desk.   Volunteers are needed to help man the table.  Please contact Becky Morgan   or Esther Armstrong and   if you can help sell for an hour either before or after your conference time.

Father/Son event- Save the date!  Friday evening, October 23rd. If you can help with the event, please contact Esther Armstrong at . We could really use your help!! It's sure to be a great event and fun for all!  Watch for your invite in next week’s Tuesday folders!

Science Olympics – Once again our school is sponsoring a Science Olympics Team that will compete against other Lutheran Schools at Concordia University Chicago on Saturday, October 24, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Science Olympics is open to students in grades 5-8.  Your child will be able to choose two events to participate in, and they will work with a partner from our school.  Parents can also participate as judges and/or coaches! We will practice our events after school: October 15, 20 & 22, from 3-4:30 pm.  Your child will receive a permission slip for this next Monday. 

Triton College and Fitness 4 Change will host STEM in Sports a program of sports action and hands-on science demonstrations! Students attending our next event on Thursday, October 22 will experience softball and baseball as never before as they look inside a baseball and test their pitching speed with a speed gun.  For more information and to register, click here

Congratulations to alumna Marisa Morella who achieved honorable mention in the 55th annual Chicago Section Scholarship Exam in Chemistry!  The Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) sponsors the exam, which was held last May. Winners were announced at the Chicago Section ACS’ Education Night on Sept. 18.