October 16, 2015

Our first round of MAP testing is complete for students in Grades 2-8 and when students were off on Friday last week the teachers went through training on how to read, interpret, and use the data from the exams.  Student reports along with information on how to interpret the report will be sent home next week in the Tuesday Folder.  We will also hold an informational meeting for parents on Monday, October 26 from 7:00-8:00pm in the Seminar Room at Grace.  Please plan to attend if you are seeking clarification on how to interpret the report.

Bill Koehne, Principal

Week of October 18-24


Sunday                 Church Services 8:30 & 11:00 a.m., 3-4 gr. choir sing at 8:30 service                           

Monday                Jr. Varsity volleyball tournament, St. Peter Lutheran 111 W. Olive St. Arlington Hts. First game 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday               2nd grade field trip to Chicago History Museum
                             Science Olympics practice, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
                             7-8 girls basketball practice, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
                             End of season volleyball party, 5-6 gr. team, 4:30-5:30 p.m. (Study hall first)

Wednesday          Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
                             Early dismissal, 2:15 p.m.
                            7-8 boys’ basketball shooting practice, 2:15-3:45 p.m.                    

Thursday             Science Olympics practice, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
                            7-8 girls basketball practice 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Friday                   Hot Lunch
                             Chemistry Demonstration  2:00 p.m.
                             GPO Father-Son event, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday              Lutheran National Championship for cross country, Mequon, WI
                             Science Olympics Competition, Concordia University, 9:00 a.m.

Character Education Goal of the Week:  Relationship with Self

A Taste for Grace Wine Event

You are invited to A Taste for Grace, a wine donation and tasting event.

Friday, November 6, 7:00-10:00pm, at the home of Brian and Elizabeth Henderson

1000 N. East Ave. Oak Park

Please bring a bottle of wine $20 or greater to donate to the wine pull at A Graceful Evening and a bottle $12 or under for the tasting event (tasting starts at 7pm, prize for most popular wine given at 9:30pm).
Wine glasses and light food will be provided. 

Please RSVP to Becky Morgan by Wednesday, November 4th.

Father/Son event- Is coming up!  Friday evening, October 23. 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!  RSVP due to school office by Tuesday, October 20.

Spirit Wear- For anyone that ordered spirit wear at parent-teacher conferences, you should receive your orders at the end of next week in plenty of time for the next spirit wear day on Friday, October 30th!

Mother/Daughter GPO Event- Plans are under way for this fun event (Nov. 13th).  Please contact Esther Armstrong at if you can help out with the event. Our first planning meeting will take place next week. Day and time TBD. 

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 Grace Lutheran alumna Meg Whalen.  Meg and her doubles partner, Corinne Joss, who are members of the Girls’ Varsity Tennis Team, won the conference title at 3rd doubles for Fenwick High School.

Walther Christian Academy will have an Open House Thursday, October 22 at 7pm.  Tour the campus, meet the teachers, speak with current students, and learn more about what makes Walther such a great place for students to learn.  Walther consistently has 100% college acceptance for our seniors and our average senior class college scholarship award is $11,000,000.  Athletic and extracurricular options to fit every need abound inside of our Christian-centered family environment as well.  Contact Alma L. Calleros, Director of Admissions with any questions: , 708.344.0404 ext. 245.

Fenwick High School will host two Open House events; Sunday, October 25, program begins at 1:00 p.m. and Tuesday, December 1, program begins at 7:00 p.m.  Entrance exam on Saturday, January 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m.

Students must take the Entrance Exam at Fenwick in order to be considered for admission.

Great Lakes Scrip Center offers gift cards from over 600 retailers, who donate 1.25 to 50% of the value back to the school. Look at the extensive list of participating retailers, decide which gift cards you can use, and submit your Scrip order form to Eileen Maggio in the school office with payment by cash or check.  The next order will be placed Tuesday, October 20, so please turn in any orders by the end of school Monday.