Once again our 3rd graders are coordinating a school wide food drive.  Our efforts will be combined with the Social Ministry of Grace Church to provide items for several local food pantries.  We will be collecting non-perishable food and other household items from now until Friday, November 18.  Children can bring items to their classroom anytime between now and then.

Good Luck to our Boys Volleyball team as they compete at the State Tournament this weekend.  Go Vikings!

Bill Koehne, Principal

 November 4, 2016


Week of November 6-11


Sunday                 Church services 8:30 and 11:00 a.m., 1-2 gr. choir and Strike Team at 8:30 service
                             Sunday School & Confirmation classes at 9:45 a.m.
                             Reminder:  Move your clock back an hour on Saturday night. 

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

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              6th grade field trip to Field Museum
                             1st-2nd grade Reading Parents, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
                             7-8 Basketball practice, 3:00-4:45 boys, 4:30-6:00 p.m. girls

Friday                  7-8 Basketball practice, 3:00-4:45 p.m. boys only
                             Family Fun Friday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.             


Effective immediately- Any child that is being picked up before the normal dismissal time must be signed out from the school office by a parent or authorized adult.  Please contact the school office with any questions. 

 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 8:45am and a lunch will follow the service.  Use this link to RSVP for the lunch.  Dateline to RSVP is Monday, November 7.  We hope you can join us on this special day for Grace Church!

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.

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 Graceful Evening Meeting -Please join us for our next Graceful Evening planning meeting on Thursday, November 10th at 7pm in the conference room.  We have great momentum going but need your help to make this event the best yet!


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.  


Did your child trick or treat for UNICEF this Halloween? If so, please have him or her bring their box to school Monday.


Family Fun Friday November 11, 6-8 pm

Church and School Family Social 

Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:57 

Please Register ON-LINE by MIDNIGHT, Thursday, November 10.
Thank you ahead of time for registering on-line. It is important to have an accurate count for meal and project.

Kindergarten - 5th Grade

  • Play games in open gym
  • Decorate a mosaic cross
  • Frost and sprinkle a cupcake
  • Apple cider
  • Pizza and salad
  • Mingle with other parents

 6th - 8th Grade 

  • Play board games in Fellowship Hall
  • Decorate a mosaic cross
  • Frost and sprinkle a cupcake
  • Apple cider
  • Pizza and snacks
  • Hang out with friends

Registration Information
 Register ON-LINE by MIDNIGHT, Thursday, November 10. 
Free will offering for meal and project.  Suggested donation at event $5/each or $20/family. Younger siblings welcome.

The direct line to the school office is 708-366-6901.  To report an absence or any other school related questions, please call that number directly.  Thank you.