January 29, 2016


Lutheran Schools Week:  What a great week!  I hope your students enjoyed the week as much as I have.  If you have not heard much about it, ask about the all-school photo, chapel buddy lunch, social studies fair, Phil’s Friends service project, and career day.  Thanks to all the parents that helped make it a success!


Graceful Evening:  Our next big all-school event is A Graceful Evening, our dinner-auction to support the school, on March 12th at Oak Park Country Club.  We are excited about the new venue as it provides a place close to Grace and we will be the only event at the facility that evening.  Please make plans to join us that evening.  Get enough friends together to fill a table of 10!  Tickets will go on sale Feb 7.  Look for announcements soon on how to purchase tickets, donate auction items, or bid on items even if you cannot attend that evening.

Bill Koehne, Principal

Week of January 31-February 6

Sunday                 Church Services 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Monday                 Basketball away game, St. Andrews 260 N Northwest Highway, Park Ridge
                              7-8 boys 4:30; 5-6 girls 5:30; 5-6 boys 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday                3rd gr. field trip to Lund Auditorium, Dominican University
                              5-6 Basketball home game, girls 4:30; boys 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday           Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
                              Early dismissal, 2:15 p.m.
                             Grace School Open House, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
1st gr. field trip to Brookfield Zoo
                              5-6 boys’ and girls’ Basketball Tournament, Lutheran Unity 5650 N. Canfield Chicago
                              7-8 girls basketball practice, 3:00-4:45 p.m.
Friday                    Room parent meeting, 8:30 a.m.
                              5th gr. field trip to Robert Crown Center & Phil’s Friends
                              5-6 Canfield Tournament continues
                              7-8 Basketball practice,boys only 3:00-4:30
                              Lutherdale Retreat 6, 7 & 8 grade confirmands
                              Family Fun Friday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Saturday               5-6 Canfield Tournament continues
                              7-8 boys’ basketball practice, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
                              7-8 girls’ Melrose Park League


Character Education Goal of the Week: Self Discipline


Family Fun Friday

February 5, 6-8 pm

Church and school families close the Epiphany season together in the 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, 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.


Save the Date

Father Daughter Dance – Friday, February 19, 6:30-9PM.  Invites will be sent home in next week’s Tuesday Folders or you can find the invitation here.   Please RSVP to the school office by 2/17.

Mother Son Bowling - Thursday, March 17th at Brunswick in River Grove

GPO TALENT SHOW - Friday, April 15th - For all 3rd through 8th grade 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.

A Taste for Grace Beer Event

You are invited to A Taste for Grace, a beer bomber donation and tasting event (to benefit A Graceful Evening).  Beer to taste and light food will be provided. Friday, February 12, 7:00-10:00pm at the home of Neal and Esther Armstrong,   827 Wesley Ave. Oak Park, IL.


 Please bring a Beer Bomber (or 2) to donate to A Graceful Evening!

 Please RSVP to Randy Keller at by Wednesday, February 10.