October 30, 2015

Our character education goal this past week was Caring.  I have seen caring in action as our students interact with each other and speak with each other.  Their care for others is also evident in contributions to those in need.  On Monday, the 3rd graders announced the start of our Thanksgiving “Soup Can” Food Drive for Harmony Church in the Lawndale community.  We already have over 50 cans collected.  On Wednesday, our chapel offering collected more than $100.  This also is going to the Food Pantry at Harmony.  You can continue to send in soup cans until November 11 and contribute with chapel offerings through the end of December.  Thanks for caring for others.

Bill Koehne, Principal

Week of November 1-6


Sunday                 Church Services 8:30 & 11:00 a.m., 1-2 gr. choir sing and, Strike Team ring at 8:30 service               

Monday               7-8 Girls’ basketball practice, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Tuesday               7-8 basketball practice, boys 3:00-4:45 p.m., Parent meeting immediately following,  girls 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Wednesday            Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
                              Picture retakes, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
                               Early dismissal, 2:15 p.m.

Thursday              5-6, & 7-8 Girls’ basketball practice, 3:00-4:45 p.m.
                             7-8 Boys’ basketball practice, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Friday                   Room parents meeting, 8:30 a.m.
                             Hot Lunch
                             7-8 Boys’ basketball practice, 3:00-4:45 p.m.
                             Friday Night Family Fun, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
                             A Taste for Grace parent social 7:00-10:00p.m.  See details below.


Character Education Goal of the Week:  Punctuality

Picture Retakes will be on Wednesday, November 4.  If you would like a retake for your child, bring back the original package that was ordered and return it to the photographer.  You do not need to pay for another package, but the original order must be returned. 

Mother/Daughter Event – save the date for the mother/daughter painting party on Friday, November 13th!  Details to come soon…

Minutes from the October 2 Room Parents meeting are available here.

Congratulations to the girls cross-country team for taking 8th and the boys for taking 11th at the National Lutheran School Meet last Saturday.   Paxton Ferencak earned 7th & 8th grade All-American honors.  Both Zawadi Brown and Owen Augustine earned 6th grade and under All American honors.

Congratulations to the team of Grace Leininger and Alexander Betinis who took 1st place at the Walther Science League event on Monday.  The team of Nathan Blazenko, Adam Sanders, & Stephen Roder and the team of Aiden Koehne, JJ Curley, & Victor Dianovsky tied for 2nd.  Fourteen teams from four schools participated.  


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 awarded at 9:30pm).

Wine glasses and light food will be provided.

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


Family Fun Friday November 6,  6:00-8:00 p.m.
Calling all church and school families! Play games in open gym and/or create glass magnets, mingle with other parents and share in fellowship over pizza and lemonade. It's up to you where you spend your time! 

Reservations are preferred, 
but we will welcome you the night of also.
Please email  to sign up by with number of adults and children. 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.)

Don't miss all the fun! Hope to see you November 6!! 

Concordia University- Chicago Jr. Dazzler Cheerleading Clinic

Grade 1-8, cost $65

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (check in will begin at 11:00 a.m.)

All clinic attendees will have the chance to perform at Concordia University Chicago’s Basketball season opening game.  Register to at http://www.cuccheerdancecamps.com/


All fees for auxiliary services, such as Pre-Kindergarten, Afternoon Kindergarten and Extended Daycare are due on the 20th of each month.  Failure to stay current with program fees will remove a student’s eligibility to participate in these programs.  Please take care of any outstanding fees as soon as possible.  The November bill will be mailed next week.