We have some great news to share concerning our athletic teams.  Congratulations to the girls cross-country team for finishing 3rd at last week’s Lutheran Sports Association State Cross-Country Meet.  Zawadi Brown and Nicole Virzi claimed All-State honors by finishing in the top 15.  In the boys division, Paxton Ferencak and Owen Augustine earned All-State honors while leading the boys team to a 5th place finish.  Both teams have qualified for the Lutheran School National Meet tomorrow in Mequon, WI.  Results can be found online at www.cuw.edu/ccnationalmeet.  Good luck at Nationals!

We also received word this week that our boys volleyball team will be competing in the LSA State Tournament in Springfield, IL on the weekend of November 4-6.  Congratulations to Coach Slechta and the boys team on this accomplishment.  Good luck at State!

Bill Koehne, Principal

 October 21, 2016

Week of October 23-29


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

Monday               Varsity Boys Volleyball practice, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Tuesday               Varsity Boys Volleyball practice, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
                             7-8 Boys Basketball Open Gym, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Wednesday          Chapel service led by 5th grade, 8:30 a.m.
                             Early dismissal 2:15 p.m.                               

Thursday             Varsity boys volleyball practice, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
                             7-8 Girls Basketball Open Gym, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Friday                   No Orchestra
                             School Spirit Day
                             Jr. High Fall Dance, 7:00-9:00 p.m.            


Reminder- When picking up your children, please park on the west side of Bonnie Brae in front of the school.  It is not safe to park on the east side or in the driveway across the street and have your children cross Bonnie Brae unless they use the crosswalk at the corner.

From Ms. Washburn- Students are writing letters thanking Veterans for their service.  If there are any families that have a relative or close family friend that would appreciate a letter, please email their address to me at or send a written address with their child.

Are there gently used, but no-longer-worn winter coats hanging in your closets? Bring them to the bin in the atrium by Sunday, November 6, and they will be shared with children and adults served by Harmony Community Church in Lawndale. Kids’ sizes are especially needed, along with kids’ snow boots

Father & Son Sports Night, Friday 11/4 from 6:15-8:30. Legacy Sports will again lead Grace Guys in fun sporting activities.  Invitations were sent in this past weeks Tuesday folder.  Please RSVP to the school office by Tuesday, November 1.

Daddy Daughter Dance planning starts soon and We Want You!!  We need a couple of parents to team up to plan this fun event!  We already have volunteers lined up to help. Please let us know if you and a friend are interested! It's a lot of fun!  Contact Esther Armstrong at   or 312-203-3376 for more details. 

A Taste for Grace Wine Event- Save the date for A Taste for Grace Wine Event!
Friday, November 18, home of Andy and Kathryn Schmahl, 611 Keystone River Forest. Invitations were sent home in this past weeks Tuesday folders.  Please RSVP to Kathryn at by Wednesday, November 16.  

Some requests from the Art Department- Mrs. Hammer is looking for a parent volunteer to help with a student art display project.  This involves placing recent student work in frames and “freshening up” some of our art displays.  If you have a few hours to help, it would be greatly appreciated.

If anyone has an oak tree in their neighborhood, the art department could use a supply of acorns.  Thank you.


The direct line to the school office is 708-366-6901.  To report an absence or any other school related questions, please call that number directly.  Thank you.