February 26, 2016

We look forward to meeting with you on Thursday for our second Parent-Teacher Conference.  Parents of students in Grades PK-4 should receive information today on the time of your conference.  Parents of students in Grades 5-8 may come at any point from 1:00-5:00pm or 6:00-8:00pm to meet with teachers of your choosing.  Information on where to find teachers will be available when you arrive at the school office.  Day care is available.


Congratulations to the 7-8 Girls Basketball team on qualifying for the Lutheran State Basketball Tournament.  Games begin next Friday.  Information on game times and locations can be found in the calendar below and at www.luthsports.org  Weekend passes are $11 adults & $5 grade school students.  Day passes are $5 and $2.

Bill Koehne, Principal

Week of February 28- March 5


Sunday                 Church Services 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
                             7-8 girls’ basketball game, Melrose Park League


Tuesday               7-8 girls’ basketball practice, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
                             Parent Prayer meeting, 7:45-8:30 a.m. – Conference Room

Wednesday          Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
                             Graduation and Confirmation pictures taken
                             2nd gr. field trip to Jewel Osco in River Forest
                             Early dismissal, 2:15 p.m.
                             Evening Prayer service, 7:00p.m. Lenten supper 6:00 p.m.

Thursday             11:15a.m. dismissal for grades PK-SK
                            11:30a.m. dismissal for grades 1-8
                             7-8 girls’ basketball practice, 11:30a.m. -12:30p.m.
                             Parent Teacher conferences start 1:00 p.m.
                             Book Fair in the atrium
                             Junior High Dance – details below

Friday                   No school, no extended daycare
                             7-8 girls’ State Basketball Tournament – 1:15p.m. at Trinity, Roselle

Saturday              7-8 girls’ State Basketball Tournament – 9:45a.m. at site to be determined
                            7-8 girls’ State Basketball Tourn. – 3:45p.m. at site to be determined (must win one prior game)

Sunday                 7-8 girls’ State Basketball Tournament – Game possible, based on results from Friday & Saturday

Character Education Goal of the Week:  Responsibility

Congratulations to the Boys 5-6 Basketball team for taking 2nd place at the St. Peter-Schaumburg tournament last weekend.  The team finished their season with a record of 10-4.                              

Who Doesn’t Love a Party?  You’ve heard us talking for weeks about A Graceful Evening, all of the different components of the evening and how it’s really important for the school, and that is all definitely true – but it’s also just a really fun party!  It’s a night out of the house where you get to relax and enjoy the company of fellow school parents while having the chance of winning some fantastic items and then of course stay for the amazing after party.  We have heard from many of you that you will be attending this year, which we are so excited about, we just wanted to send this reminder on how to purchase your tickets as there is still time!  Tickets can be purchased online, in the atrium on Sundays, or by filling out this form and bringing your money to school at any time before Monday, March 7th.  We are so proud of our school and can’t wait to celebrate with all of you at the event.

Childcare will be available during parent teacher conferences in the extended daycare room.  There is no charge for parents who are attending conferences, but you must sign your child in and out.

Congratulations to the Boys 5-6 Basketball team for taking 2nd place at the St. Peter-Schaumburg tournament last weekend.  The team finished their season with a record of 10-4.

Parent Prayer Group will meet Tuesday morning 7:45-8:30am in the Conference Room.  Please come at any point and stay as long as you can. 

Upcoming Events-

MOTHER  SON BOWLING - Thursday, March 17 at Brunswick in River Grove.  Invites will be sent out soon!  Watch for them in your Tuesday Folders.

GPO TALENT SHOW - Friday, April 15 - For all 3rd through 8th grade budding musicians, dancers, comedians, you name it…..get your thinking caps on for showcasing your talent!   Sign Up forms are due Thursday, March 3rd.  Extra forms can be found by Mrs. Maggio’s desk or here.  Please read the form carefully for required preview and rehearsal dates!

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE Photos - Thanks to the 160 dads and daughters who came for our wonderful Winter Wonderland Ball last Friday!  Digital copies of all photo booth photos taken are available.  Please contact the school office if you would like copies of your photos sent by email.  Thanks again! 

Jr. High Spring Dance- Thursday, March 3, 2016, Carleton 1110 Pleasant Ave. Oak Park

Cost is $5.00 to cover DJ. The space, soft drinks and popcorn are donated by the Carleton.  Please bring exact change if possible.  Parents have traditionally gathered at Poor Phil's next door.  Feel free to join in.

A thousand thanks to all who have volunteered.  

Please return all 5th-6th grade basketball uniforms, and 7th-8th boys’ basketball uniforms.  Uniforms should be washed and put into a zip lock bag with your child’s name on it.  Thank you.

Family Fun Friday

Save the Date- March 4, 6-8 pm

Church and school families share the Love of Jesus during this season of Lent.

Play games in open gym. Create decorative tiles. Personalize your tile with a Bible verse of choice.  Mingle with other parents. Share in fellowship over pizza and lemonade.

Reservations are preferred. Please email Julie Modrich, Children’s Ministry Coordinator,  to sign up by March 4, 4pm. PLEASE email me even at the last minute with number of adults and children. We don’t want to run out of pizza. We welcome everyone! Free will offering for meal.  Although event is geared for grades kindergarten through 5th grade, you are welcome to bring your older or younger children too.

The Art department is in need of old magazines.  We will use them to create collages, so any magazines with interesting pictures would be appreciated.  Thank you

Grace School will once again be hosting SCAMP, our recreational summer day camp for children ages 3-5.  Camp will be held Monday through Thursday, June 6-30, from 9:00 a.m. until noon.  The registration form can be found here.  Contact the school office for more information.