A Graceful Evening is only six weeks away.  Check out the information below regarding this great event.

Thanks to all those who have completed their enrollment forms for next year.  If you have not done so yet, please return these asap.  If your plans are for your child to attend a different school next year, please let us know so that we can plan accordingly.   Please complete a survey sheet when you come to conferences today.  They are located on the table next to the school office.  For those of you unable to come to conferences, the survey will be included in next week’s Tuesday folder.  Thank you.

Bill Koehne, Principal

 February 2, 2017


Week of February 4-10


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

Monday               Before school Valentine Sales all week
                           7-8 Basketball home games, boys’ 4:30 pm, girls 5:30 pm

Tuesday               5-6 Boys’ Basketball practice, 3:00-4:30 pm
                             7-8 Girls’ Basketball practice, 4:30-6:00 pm

Wednesday          School Chapel, 8:30 am
                             Early Dismissal, 2:15 pm
                             5-6 Girls’ Basketball practice, 3:15-4:45 pm

Thursday              7-8 Boys’ Basketball practice 3:00-4:30 pm
                             5-6 Boys Basketball practice, 4:30-6:00 pm
                             Girls’ away Basketball games, 5-6 4:00, 7-8 5:00 pm Lutheran Unity West 5650 Canfield, Chicago

Friday                   Room Parent meeting, 8:30 am
                             Hot Lunch
                             7-8 Boys’ Grafton Basketball Tournament, 1st game 9:30 am, Saturday
                             Family Fun Night 6:00-8:00 pm


Extended Daycare will be available during Parent Teacher conferences- Children must be signed in, but there is no charge for parents waiting for conferences. 

Lost and Found items will be on tables by the school office.  Please check for items that may belong to your child.

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 10th. 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 buy your tickets for 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!

Save the date: Friday, February 24 for the Daddy Daughter dance.  Invitations were included in the past week’s Tuesday folders and extras are available at the school office.  Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 21. 

Students, faculty, and staff - it is time to "Show the Love" this Valentine's Day and support our GPO! Next week, Valentine's Day Cards will go on sale in the atrium before school. 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!

There are two pairs of children’s glasses at the school office.  One was found outside in front of the school several days ago and the second pair was found in Fellowship Hall after the talent show rehearsal.  If your child is missing glasses, please have them check with Eileen Maggio. 

The Cook County Forest Preserves will be hosting Winter Exploration Days on February 11, 2017 from Noon to 4pm at Thatcher Woods (located at 8030 W. Chicago Ave.). This event features winter animal tracking, bird adaptation, nature hikes, orienteering as well as natural material building, a campfire and shelter building.  Families and friends in the area are invited to come for an afternoon of fun and exploration in the winter landscape of the Forest Preserves.  Winter Exploration Days are free and everyone is encouraged to come out and enjoy nature.

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.

Recognizing Grace- Congratulations to Grace Lutheran alumni who have achieved Honor Rollat Fenwick High School.Margaret Whalen, Jakob Van Santen, Joshua Simpson, Adelina Simpson, Stephanie Morella, Marisa Morella, Jonathan Izurieta, Noah Groll, Joshua Dahlstrom, Grace Marotz, Cameron Lewis, Samuel Dahlstrom and Isaiah Curry.  Every one of our graduates attending Fenwick is on this list!

Family Fun Friday on February 10- Join church and school families with children from kindergarten through eighth grade for a pizza supper and fellowship,  6–8pm at Grace on Friday, February 10.. There’s open gym and a craft project for kids in K–6, board games for 7-8th graders and their parents in Fellowship Hall. Register by midnight on Thursday, February 9. A free will offering covers the cost of the meal and the craft project.