January 22, 2016


Afternoon pickup:  Beginning Monday we will be moving afternoon pick-up to the Bonnie Brae doors.  The procedure will not change.  Parents need to park and meet their students on the sidewalk outside of the school.

Enrollment for 2016-17:  By now you should have received enrollment information in the mail.  If not, please contact the school office immediately.  Remember that the enrollment period exclusively for returning students and church members ends January 31.   In February we open enrollment to new families.  With so many classes at or near capacity, it is important for you to return your enrollment forms, enrollment fee, and pledge form by next Friday.

Lutheran Schools Week:  Next week we join many schools across the country in celebrating Lutheran Schools Week.  Please check out the weekly calendar below for special dress-up days and activities for the week.

Social Studies Fair:  Please join us Wednesday evening, 6:30-7:30pm for our social studies fair.  Your student’s teacher will contact you about expectations regarding your student’s attendance.

Bill Koehne, Principal

Week of January 22-30

Sunday                 Church Services 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Monday                 Dress: Spirit Wear     Activity:  All School Photo
                             5-6 Basketball practice, 3:00-4:00 p.m., boys and girls
                              7-8 Basketball home games, boys 4:30; girls 5:30

Tuesday               Dress: Hat Day     Activity:  Lunch with chapel buddies (menu to follow)
                             5-6 Basketball away games, girls 4:15; boys 5:15 St. Paul Lutheran 18 S. School St. Mt. Prospect
                             7-8 Basketball away game, girls 4:00, Immanuel Lutheran 148 E. Third St. Elmhurst 

Wednesday          Activity:  Social Studies Fair, 6:30-730 p.m.
                             Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
                             Early dismissal, 2:15 p.m.

Dress: Favorite Sports Team     Activity:  Service Project for Phil’s Friends
                             5-6 basketball home games, girls 4:00, boys 5:00

Friday                  Dress:  Favorite or Future Profession     Activity:  Career Day
                             7-8 Basketball practice,boys only 3:00-4:00
                             7-8 girls’ St. Peter Basketball tournament, 111 Olive St. Arlington Hts. First game 5:30 p.m.

Saturday              7-8 boys’ Walther Basketball tournament, 900 Chicago Ave. Melrose Park
                             7-8 girls’ St. Peter tournament continues


Character Education Goal of the Week: Cooperation

Chili Cook-off sponsored by GPO:  Join us tonight in Fellowship Hall for our 3rd Annual All-School Chili Cook-off!   Sign up at perfectpotluck.com with coordinators last name: Grace parent organization and password: grace or by following this link http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=OUJF9880

After the kids eat... the youth on the Slovakia Mission Team will supervise activities in the extended care room for 4-8 year old children.  They will also supervise the older kids in the gym.  Help support their mission trip through a freewill offering.  We hope to see you there!

Family Fun Friday

Save the Date- February 5, 6-8 pm

Church and school families close the Epiphany season together in light of Christ!

Play games in open gym

Create 2 bookmarks - 
One to keep and one to give as the gift of Jesus’ love. 

Mingle with other parents

Share in fellowship over pizza and lemonade.
Reservations are preferred. Please email Julie Modrich, Children’s Ministry Coordinator, to sign up by February 5 by 4pm. PLEASE email me even at the last minute with number of adults and children. We don’t want to run out of pizza. We welcome everyone! Free will offering for meal. 
 **Although event is geared for grades kindergarten through 5th grade, you are welcome to bring your older or younger children too.


Dear Grace Church and School Parents of Fourth and Fifth Graders, 

Your child is invited to participate in 1st Communion instruction classes this spring. Pastor led classes begin after Easter this year, on Sundays from April 10 through May 8 (9:45-10:45am). First Communion will take place on May 15.  The age for first communion instruction is changing from fifth grade to fourth, so this year's class will include both fourth and fifth graders. Children this age who already commune are invited and encouraged to participate in the class along with their peers.  

Please email me if you would like to register your child/children for 1st Communion Instruction. Further details will be emailed in early March. 


Julie Modrich, Children's Ministry Coordinator
                 708-366-3900 ext 229 office

Congratulations to our alumni attending Walther Christian Academy-Upper School who have achieved Honor Roll.  Andrea Betinis, Anne Byrne,  Reena Murphy, Natalia Roder, Joseph Scudiero, David Garcia, Anders Soderquist, Samuel Torres Batz, Amanda Freeman, Daniel Johnson, Benjamin Knupp, Baily O’Connor and Jack Simzyk.

Save the Date

Father Daughter Dance - Friday, Feb 19th - Invites will be sent out soon
Mother Son Bowling
- Thursday, March 17th at Brunswick in River Grove

All School TALENT SHOW - Friday, April 15th - for all you budding musicians, dancers, comedians, you name it…..get your thinking caps on for showcasing your talent!   Solos or group performances!  Information and sign ups will be sent out next month.