March 11, 2016

A Graceful Evening is tomorrow night.  We are looking forward to a great evening of fun, fellowship, and fundraising.  If you can not be with us, you can still bid on auction items or contribute to the Fund a Need through this link.  Thanks to everyone involved in making this an incredible event for our school!

Congratulations to the girls basketball team for finishing in the Top 12 at the State Tournament last weekend!

Bill Koehne, Principal

Week of March 13-18


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

Monday                Optional Track Practice, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Tuesday               Optional Track Practice, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
                             5-6 Boys’ Basketball party, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
                             Walther Academic Awards Night 7:00 p.m.                          

Wednesday          Chapel, 8:30 a.m.          
                              Early dismissal, 2:15 p.m.
                             Talent show preview, 2:15-4:45
                              Evening Prayer service, 7:00 p.m.
                              Lenten supper 6:00 p.m.
   Optional Track Practice, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
                              Mother Son Bowling, 6:00-8:00                 

Friday                   School Spirit Day                         


Character Education Goal of the WeekCitizenship


Mother Son Bowling, Thursday, March 17th - 6pm - It’s time to see if the luck of the Irish is on your side!  Come celebrate St. Patty’s day with your fellow Grace Moms and sons at Brunswick Zone in River Grove for some good old fashioned bowling.  Please RSVP to the school office by Tuesday, March 15th.  If that tricky green leprechaun has stolen your invite, you can view it here.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Sharing our Talents Show - April 15th - 7pm - Thanks to all who have turned in their Talent Show Sign Ups.  It’s shaping up to be a fantastic show.  So, mark your calendars for April 15th to come see all of our talented students who will showcase their stuff.  Because we know…..Grace has got TALENT!!!  (All ages show).  Reminder to participants:  Preview dates are Friday, March 11th and Wednesday, March 16th.  Please contact Esther Armstrong () or Mary Williams () to reserve your spot at either date.  

Got pictures for Yearbook? We now have the capability to upload your photos of school events for the yearbook. High resolution digital pictures of class parties, performances, sporting events, field trips and other activities will be accepted for consideration. Uploading is simple. Go the the website The school code is 02721B

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.

The next Scrip order will be placed next Tuesday, March 15.  The order form can be found here.

"Waldsee" German Immersion Scholarship Opportunities for Summer 2016!

Students aged 8 and older are eligible for scholarships of $1,985.

For over 50 years, Concordia Language Villages in Minnesota has been providing outstanding language immersion programs for students of German. The Swiss Benevolent Society of Chicago (SBS) is again offering full scholarships for students who wish to attend Concordia's German language camp "Waldsee" this summer. Last year a Grace student’s application was selected and he attended a 2-week session at “Waldsee.” Students age 8 and older are eligible to apply for the scholarship, which is valued at $1,985 and covers the full 2-week tuition, as well as room and board. Drawing winners are responsible only for travel costs to and from the camp. If interested, please check out the links below and contact Mrs. Zielinski with any questions.

Completed application forms (first link) must be postmarked no later than March 30, 2016. If serious about attending, please notify Mrs. Zielinski no later than March 21, so she can complete the required language teacher assessment portion. Winners selected by SBS will be notified by April 15, 2016.

Save the Date- April 8, 6-8 pm Family Fun Friday (our final event this school year!!)

Church and school families spring into New Creation this Easter season! Don't miss the fun! 

Play games in open gym
Create a new art project 
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 April 8, 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.

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.

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

OPEF's (Oak Park Education Foundation) summer 2016 BASE Camp registration is now open for all kids entering grades 1-8 as of Fall of 2016. BASE Camp welcomes kids from all Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park schools and beyond. The more than 40 different camps offer a variety of STEAM (STEM plus art!) topics that are both fun and engaging. Camp options are available between June 20 and July 15. Learn more or register online at Questions? Contact Jenny Roen at .   Camp Expo is being held at the Oak Park Main Branch Library on Saturday, March 19. This event will feature over 15 camp providers from the area, allowing families to easily evaluate their summer options.  Find more information here.