November 20, 2015

“Be glad and rejoice, for the Lord has done great things!” Joel 2:21b.  If you are staying in town for Thanksgiving, please join us for worship at 10:00am on Thanksgiving Day as we praise and thank God for all He has done for us!

There will be no Principal Notes next week.  Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!

Bill Koehne, Principal

Week of November 22-28


Sunday                 Church Services 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.            

Monday                5-6 Boys Basketball practice, 3:00-5:00 p.m.                        

Tuesday               School chapel service, with communion, 8:30 a.m.
                             1-2 gr. Thanksgiving dinner
                             7-8 Boys  Basketball practice, 3:00-4:45 p.m.
                             5-8  Girls Basketball practice, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Wednesday         Thanksgiving recess, no school, no extended day care

Thursday             Thanksgiving Day, church service at 10:00 a.m.                  

Friday                  Thanksgiving recess, no school, no extended daycare


Week of November 29-December 4


Sunday                 Church Services 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

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

Tuesday               1st & 6th gr. field trip to Museum of Science and Industry
                             Basketball home games, 7-8 boys, 4:30; 5-6 girls 5:30; 5-6 boys 6:30
                             Basketball away game, 7-8 girls, St. John 505 S. Park Rd. LaGrange, 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday          School Chapel service, 8:30 a.m.
                             Early dismissal, 2:15 p.m.
                             5-8 gr. choir sing at Advent service, 7:00 p.m., arrive at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday             1-4 gr. Reading parents 8:30-12:00
                            7-8 boys Basketball Tournament, Concord Lutheran 865 S. Church Rd. Bensenville 1st game 6:20 p.m.
                             5-6 girls Basketball practice, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Friday                   Room parents meeting, 8:30 a.m.
                              Hot Lunch
                             5-6 boys Basketball practice, 3:00-5:00 p.m.


Character Education Goal of the Week:  Gratitude

SPIRIT WEAR FOR THE HOLIDAYS-Order your Grace Lutheran Spirit Wear for those holiday gifts!  Long sleeve t-shirts and hoodies would be perfect for the colder weather!!  Please click here for the order form. NEW!!  You can also order a Grace drawstring bag. $7 each. Great for sports clothes for gym and basketball practice!

Christmas Eve forms are due! Please let us know whether or not your child will participate in the Grace Children’s Christmas Eve services. Information and forms have gone home in Tuesday folders and are also available on the Grace website. We look forward to your child taking part in this special service! For information please email Janel Dennen at .  Download the Christmas Eve word sheets and listen to songs here.

Erin’s Law:  Here is our remaining schedule for the discussions so that you can have preparation or follow-up discussions with your student at home.  For more information check the November 6 Principal Notes.

Nov 24:  5th and 6th

If for any reason you prefer that your child not participate in these classroom discussions, please contact Mr. Koehne through email.

Mrs. Hammer has requested buttons for an upcoming art project.  If you have buttons of any type that you would be able to donate, please bring them to the school office.  Thank you. 

In these days of cool mornings and warm afternoons, jackets are often left on the playground and end up in the Lost and Found.  Please make sure that your child’s name is marked on jackets and lunchboxes.  Thank you.

Walther Christian Academy (Upper School) will have an Open House Sunday, December 6 at 3pm.  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.  This is a great opportunity to come learn about scholarship and financial aid deadlines.  Contact Alma L. Calleros, Director of Recruitment with any questions: , 708.344.0404 ext. 245.