Three quick pieces of information for you.

-          Today is the last day of our first trimester.  Parents of students in Grades SK-8 should look for report cards in the mail towards the end of next week. 

-          Please join us next Friday for the A Taste for Grace Wine Event, our first event leading up to A Graceful Evening.  Details on the event can be found below.

-          A reminder that our food drive for local food pantries ends next Friday.  Your students may bring can goods or other non-perishable food items to their classroom any day next week.

Bill Koehne, Principal

 November 11, 2016


Week of November 13-19


Sunday                 Church services 10:00 a.m., 5-8 grade choir sing
                              Sunday School & Confirmation classes at 8:45 a.m.            

Monday                7-8 Basketball practice, 3:00-4:45 boys, 4:30-6:00 p.m. girls
                              Last Minecraft after school enrichment class
                              Last Electronic Engineering after school enrichment class
                              Walther Science League, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Tuesday               7-8 Basketball practice, 3:00-4:45 girls, 4:30-6:00 p.m. boys

Wednesday           Chapel service, 8:30 a.m.
                              Early dismissal 2:15 p.m.                               

Thursday              Concordia Youth Concerts, 9:30 & 11:30 a.m.
                             7-8 Basketball practice, 3:00-4:45 girls, 4:30-6:00 p.m. boys

Friday                   School Spirit Day
                              Hot Lunch
                              Last Kdg. Under the Microscope enrichment class
                              5-6 Basketball practice, 3:00-4:45 p.m. boys, 4:30-6:00 p.m. girls
                              3-4 gr. choir sing at West Suburban Temple, 6:30 p.m.
                             Graceful Evening Taste for Grace Wine event, at the home of Andy and Kathryn Schmahl, 611 Keystone River Forest, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday              7-8 Girls Basketball Tournament, Walther Christian Academy, 900 Chicago Ave. Melrose Park
                              5-6 Boys Basketball practice, 9:00-10:30 a.m.      


All are welcome to join us on Sunday, November 13 at 10:00 a.m. for a special church service during which we will officially install Rev. Lauren Wegner and Rev. Dave Wegner as Associate Pastors at Grace Lutheran Church.  The 5th-8th grade choir will sing.  Sunday School and Confirmation Classes will meet at 8:45 a.m.  We hope you can join us on this special day for Grace Church!


A Graceful Evening Needs Your Help

A Graceful Evening is the school's biggest fundraiser of the year and we're trying to make it the best one yet, so we need your help!

Donations- We are looking for anyone who is willing to help or donate toward (all individuals or companies would be eligible for ads and other recognition): Centerpieces, DJ for the after party, music for the cocktail hour, printing for programs/invitations, wine/beer/liquor, desserts and photography. Please send any ideas, contacts or questions to Becky Morgan at

Pictures- We know many of you take pictures throughout the year at class parties, sporting events, music programs, etc. and we would love to use them in our video!  Please send any pictures or questions to Becky Morgan at .

We really appreciate your help!!

Graceful Evening Committee

Christmas Eve forms are due. Please turn in your child’s Christmas Eve Service participation form on Monday if you have not already done so.  The link to the form is here

The next Scrip Order will be placed on Tuesday, November 15. Please turn in any orders to the school office by the end of the day Monday, November 14.  The order form can be found here. 

Congratulations to the boys volleyball team on their 8th place finish at the LSA State Volleyball Tournament last weekend.

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.

The 3-4 Choir will sing for Shabbat at West Suburban Temple Friday, November 18. All family members and friends are welcome to attend. Students will meet at the temple (1040 North Harlem Ave. at Thomas) at 6:00 p.m. to rehearse. Children should wear white on top and dark on the bottom. The service begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be preceeded by an informal talk about Shabbat at 6:20. The service will last approximately 1 hour. If you do not plan to stay for the service, please meet your child inside the main entrance of the temple at 7:30 p.m. Dinner immediately follows the service and will last approximately one hour. If you plan to stay for the meal but have not signed up, contact Janel Dennen immediately at .

Recognizing Grace- Congratulations to Grace Alumni who have achieved Honor Roll at their respective high schools for the first quarter.

Fenwick High School- Isaiah Curry

Walther Christian Academy- Kyle Becerra, Andrea Betinis, Olivia Brookins, Amanda Freeman, David Garcia, Daniel Kibler, Reena Murphy, Natalia Roder, Kirsten Steiner, Benjamin Knupp, Jack Simzyk, Daniel Johnson, John, Kibler, Darryl Norwood, Samuel Torres-Batz

GPO Planning Meeting- NOTE THE NEW DATE!!!!

Wednesday, November 16th, 7pm, 827 Wesley Ave, Oak Park (Esther's house)
Please come to help share ideas and plan future events. Call, text or email Esther Armstrong with any questions. 312-203-3376 or

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 are available at the school office.  Please RSVP to Kathryn at by Wednesday, November 16.