Our winter MAP testing in Grades 2-8 begins next week.  You can find the schedule here and on our school website.  The schedule includes the date and time of Reading (R), Language Usage (LU), and Math (M) tests for each grade level.  A good night sleep and a healthy breakfast are two ways we can help students achieve their best score.


Attention!  This is a reminder that next Friday, February 17, teachers have a training session in the afternoon.  The school day ends at 11:30am.

Bill Koehne, Principal

 February 9, 2017


Week of February 4-10


Sunday                 Church services 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m., 3-4 gr. choir sing at 11:00 service
                             Sunday School & Confirmation classes at 9:45 a.m.                          

Monday                5-6 Basketball home games, girls’ 4:30 pm, boys’ 5:30 & 6:30pm


Wednesday          School Chapel, 8:30 am
                             Early Dismissal, 2:15 pm                

Thursday             5-6 Boys Basketball practice, 3:00-4:45 pm                           

Friday                   11:30 dismissal, Half day Teacher In-Service
                              7-8 Boys’ Basketball home game, 4:00 pm
                             Trivia Night, 7:00-9:00 pm


The Friday note is being sent out early this week.  On Friday, February 10 Bill Koehne and Eileen Maggio will both be out of the office at a Church staff retreat.  Lyle Mortensen will be available at the school office.  If you need to get a message to your child’s teacher or to report an absence, please call the reception desk at 708-366-6900.

A GRACEFUL EVENING TRIVIA NIGHT- Save the date for the first trivia night to raise funds and more importantly have fun with our fellow parents on Friday, February 17th here at Grace.  Please RSVP to the school office with your name and (if applicable) the names of your team (teams of four) by February 13. See the flyer here.  Childcare will be available and all money will go towards the summer mission trip to Slovakia.

A Graceful Evening- Please mark your calendars and sign up to attend A Graceful Evening! We will be keeping you abreast of incoming auction items, upcoming events, and details pertinent to the event on the A Graceful Evening Facebook page. Please follow us!

Daddy Daughter Dance, Friday, Feb 24, 6:30-9pm. Invitations are available at the school office. All Grace girls are invited with their Dads to come dance in the depths of the deep blue at the Under the Sea Daddy Daughter Dance. Don't miss out on this fun event!  RSVP with payment to the school office by 2/21.

Save the Date:  Friday evening, March 10th. Kick off Lutheran Schools Week with our All School Chili Cook Off. Invites, information and sign ups will come out in the next few weeks. This is a combined event with the church Family Fun night. All are welcome!!  Prizes will awarded for winning chili recipes!

Recognizing Grace- Congratulations to Grace School Alumni who have achieved Honor Roll at Trinity High School.  Paige Alcorn-Priest, Alexandra Davis, Lauren Upshaw and Sarah DuPree.


Valentine's Day Cards will still be on sale in the atrium before school on Monday, February 13.  Only 25¢ each, every card comes with an allergen-free lollipop and will be delivered on Valentine's Day. Buy one or buy 100! All proceeds of this sale support the GPO and all the activities it sponsors throughout the year.


THE WAIT IS OVER!! Our FREE Spring Basketball Clinics resume in MARCH!!! 


Four Point Play - Firestars Spring Skills Clinic

Our Spring Skills Clinics is a ten week session that focuses on four key skills in basketball - defense, dribbling, shooting and passing. This program is FREE to the public & geared towards 4th-8th grade girls & boys.

10 Week Session: March - May: Mondays 6PM-8PM
March: Monday, March 6th; Monday, March 13th; Monday, March 20th; Monday, March 27th
April: Monday, April 3rd; Monday, April 10th; Monday, April 24th
May: Monday, May 1st; Monday, May 15th; Monday, May 22nd

Participants: 4th-8th Grade Boys & Girls (Ages 9 – 14)

7300 Division St., River Forest, IL

Please register via email –



Reminder:  If you are picking your child up early from school, we ask that you come to the school office and sign them out.  Thank you.