Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had an enjoyable and rejuvenating break.  It may be hard to believe, but January means it is time for enrollment for next school year.  Enrollment information is being mailed this afternoon, so you should receive it soon.  January is set aside exclusively for enrollment of current families and Grace Church members.  With many classes at or near capacity this year, and another local Lutheran grade school closing its doors at the end of this school year, spots in classes next year may be in high demand.  Please return your enrollment forms and fees to the school office by January 31 to secure your place. 


If you are looking for a way to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, consider events taking place at Concordia.  These include a worship service at 10:00am and a talk by John Nunes at 11:00am.  Both take place in Concordia’s chapel.  Check out this link for more details.

Bill Koehne, Principal

 January 13, 2017


Week of January 15-20


Sunday                 Church services 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
                             Sunday School & Confirmation classes at 9:45 a.m.

Monday                Martin Luther King Day, no school, no extended daycare, building closed

Tuesday               5-6 Boys’ Basketball practice, 3:00-4:15 p.m.
                            7-8 Basketball home games, girls’ 4:30, boys; 5:30 p.m.  

Wednesday          School Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
                             Early Dismissal, 2:15 p.m.
                            After school enrichment, Multi-Sports Madness starts, 2:15-3:15 p.m.
                             After school enrichment Comedy Improv Workshop starts, 2:15-3:15 p.m.
                             5-6 Girls’ Basketball practice, 3:15-4:45 p.m.

Thursday             7-8 Basketball practice, Girls’ 3:00-3:45 p.m.
                             Boys’ Basketball home games, 5-6 4:00 p.m.; 7-8 5:00 p.m.

Friday                   2nd gr.Field trip to Legoland
                             5-6 Girls’ Basketball Practice, 3:00-4:45 p.m.
                              Family Fun Friday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.


The next session of after school enrichment classes will be starting in January.  Information and registration forms were sent home in Tuesday folders this past week.  The form can also be found on the website and here.

 The second semester of Hot Lunch starts Friday, January 27The sign up form can be found on the website and here.


Is your child participating in Read to Succeed? Six hours of reading can earn SK-6th graders a free ticket to Great America. Student reading logs are due Wednesday, February 1.

A Graceful Evening Wine Donation- We are on our way with collecting bottles of wine for the Graceful Evening Wine Pull, but we still need more!  You can turn in your bottles valued $20 or higher (red, white, rose or bubbly - we take them all) to the front desk at anytime and you can find the forms there to fill out.  Thanks in advance!


The next Scrip Order will be placed on Wednesday, January 18. Please turn in any orders to the school office by the end of the day on Tuesday, January 17.  The order form can be found here


Pro Musica Youth Chorus Open House- Does your child love to sing?  Pro Musica Youth Chorus- the community children’s chorus in our area – is currently enrolling new singers in first grade through high school.  Come to an open house on Tuesday, January 17 in Oak Park to check them use this link for a flyer with more information:  https://goo.g1/2H3xWM   Or visit the website at www.promusicayouthchorus.org


Women’s Retreat: Companions on Your Journey

January 21, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Women of all ages at Grace Church are invited to reflect on the stories of Ruth and Naomi and Mary and Elizabeth at a retreat led by Pastor Phyllis Kersten and Deaconess Louise Williams.  There will be time for small group discussion and sharing of stories, as well as time for worship using Holden Evening Prayer at the close of the afternoon. 

Register online  by Wednesday, January 18.  The registration fee of $20 includes a continental breakfast and a box lunch.

Sponsored by Women at Grace


Family Fun Friday

January 20, 6-8pm

Church and School Family Social

“Remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 1:3


Register online by Midnight, Thursday, January 19. Free will offering for meal and project. Younger siblings welcome.