And now, our God, we give thanks to you and praise your glorious name. 1 Chronicles 29:13.  I am thankful to God for everyone involved with Grace Lutheran School.  For our students who have grown so much academically and spiritually, and are generous to others in so many ways.  For our pastors and teachers who find special ways to mold our students.  For our parents who provide so much of their time to make the Grace experience complete for our students.  Thank you Lord, for blessing our school and all who are here. 


                If you are looking for a place to worship on Thanksgiving Day, please join us at Grace at 10:00am.

Bill Koehne, Principal

 November 18, 2016


Week of November 20-26


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

Monday                5-6 Basketball practice, 3:00-4:45 boys; 4:30-6:00 p.m. girls                           

Tuesday               School Thanksgiving Chapel service with Communion, 8:30 a.m.   Parents welcome
                             Refugee One service project, grades 1, 2, 5, & 6
                             7-8 Basketball practice, 3:00-4:45 boys, 4:30-6:00 p.m. girls

Wednesday          No School, no extended daycare                             

Thursday             Thanksgiving Service 10:00 a.m.

Friday                  No School, no extended daycare


Week of November 27-December 3


Sunday                 Church services 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
                             Family Sunday – Advent Devotional, 9:45 a.m.

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

Tuesday               5-6 girls Basketball practice, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
                            7-8 Boys Basketball practice, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
                            Early Childhood Open House, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday          School Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
                             Early Dismissal, 2:15 p.m.
                             Advent Dinner, 6:00 p.m.
                             Advent Worship Service, 7:00 p.m. 5-8 grade choir sing

Thursday             Art History presentation, 9:45 a.m. Seminar Room
                            5-6 Basketball practice, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
                            7-8 Basketball Tournament, hosted by Concord Lutheran School at the Bensenville Park District, girls’ first game , 5:10 p.m.;                                  boys’ first game 7:30 p.m.

Friday                   Room parent mtg, 8:30 a.m.
                             Hot Lunch
                             5-6 Basketball practice, 3:00-4:45 p.m., boys; 4:30-6:00 p.m. girls

Saturday              Basketball Tournament continues


Congratulations to our students competing in the Walther Science League.  The team of Grace Leininger, Carina Scholtens, and Jordyn Van Santen won the 2nd round of competition on Oct 24, and the team of JJ Curley, Orin Manske, and Aiden Koehne won the 3rd round of competition on Nov 14.  The 4th and final round takes place on Dec 5. 

Recognizing Grace- Congratulations to Grace Alumni Paige Alcorn Priest and Alexandra Davis who achieved Honor Roll for the first quarter at Trinity High School.

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, drinks, 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

The TALENT SHOW is coming!!!  This year’s GPO sponsored Talent Show is in January!  Young budding artists, grades 3-8, should start getting their creative juices flowing.  Sign Up sheets will be sent out the week of the November 28th in Tuesday Folders.  We look forward to showcasing any type of talent that your student wants to perform…singing, dancing, gymnastics, instrument playing, joke telling, magic tricks, poem reciting, you name it.  Both group and solo acts are encouraged.  And we know…..Grace has Got Talent….. so get ready to share it!  Questions?  Email Esther Armstrong at

The first GPO Daddy Daughter Dance planning meeting will be held Monday evening at 7pm at the home of Esther Armstrong.  827 Wesley Ave, in Oak Park.  Please contact Esther if you plan on attending.   or 312-203-2276.  The Daddy Daughter Dance is February 24th and is a super fun time for our girls!  Come help with ideas or offer help with planning.  We’d love to have you!

Get your Grace SPIRIT WEAR for Christmas!  New this year are a Grace water bottle and other surprises which will be coming with the new order form on Monday, keep an eye out for it!  In order to get the items before Christmas forms will be due DECEMBER 6th!

All fees for Pre-Kindergarten, PM Kindergarten and daycare are due by November 21. Fees can be paid by check to the school office or with the Online Giving button on the Grace website.

The link to the payment page is here.  Reminder: Fees for these services cannot be paid through The City.

Family Fun Friday- December 9, 6-8 pm  Please Register ON-LINE by MIDNIGHT, Thursday, December 8. Thank you ahead of time for registering on-line. It is important to have an accurate count for meal and project. Free will offering for meal and project.  Suggested donation at event $5/each or $20/family. Younger siblings welcome.

I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 

Kindergarten - 6th Grade

  • Play games in open gym
  • Decorate a prism light
  • Decorate Christmas cookies
  • Hot chocolate
  • Pizza, veggies and salad
  • Mingle with other parents

 7th - 8th Grade & High School

  • Hang with friends in the Youth Room
  • Decorate ornaments
  • White elephant gift exchange
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Christmas cookies
  • Bring $5 for dinner

Julie Modrich, Children’s Ministry Coordinator