March 24, 2016

I hope that your Holy Week has been, and will continue to be filled with solemn reflection, new insights, and praise to God for the amazing gift of salvation he gave to us through his son, Jesus Christ.  I really like the way the words to this hymn sum up the week.  “Glory be to Jesus, who in bitter pains, poured for me the lifeblood, from his sacred veins.  Grace and life eternal in that blood I find.  Blest be his compassion, infinitely kind.”  Please know you are welcome to join us each of the next four days for worship, check out our website for worship times.  Blessings on your worship and time off, wherever it may be.

Bill Koehne, Principal

March 27 & 28


Easter Sunday   Church Services 8:30 & 11:00 a.m., 5-8 gr. choir sing at 8:30 service

Monday               Several police departments will be doing training at Grace.  Do not be alarmed if you drive by and see police vehicles parked around the building.


Week of April 3-8


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

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

Tuesday               Track Practice, 3:00-4:00 p.m.                    

Wednesday          Jr. High trip to Springfield
                             Chapel service, 8:30 a.m.                 
                              Early dismissal, 2:15 p.m.
                              7th gr. parents Graduation meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday             Late start for Jr. High students, 9:30 a.m.
                            Track Practice, 3:00-4:00 p.m.                    

Friday                   Room parent meeting, 8:30 a.m.
                             Hot Lunch
                             Talent show rehearsal, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
                             Family fun Friday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.                                              


Character Education Goal of the Week:  Respect for Others

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 TALENT!!!  (All ages show).  Reminder to participants:  Rehearsal dates are Friday, April 8, 3-4:30 p.m. and Wednesday, April 13, 2:15-3:45 p.m.  All participants including emcees and stage crew are required to attend these rehearsals.

Open Gym for Volleyball:  Beginning Friday, April 8th, the gym will be available on Friday afternoons from 3:00-4:30 for 5th-8th grade girls and boys that are interested in playing volleyball next year.

Grandparent / Grandfriend Day – Our annual Grandparent / Grandfriend Day will be held on Friday, April 29th.  The format will be slightly different this year with our special guests starting in classrooms at 8:30am.  The morning will conclude with an all school concert ending around 11:30am.  The school day will end at that time so grandparents or grand friends may leave with their students if they wish.  SAVE THE DATE:  April 29th 8:30-11:30am.  An invitation with registration information will be available after Easter break. 

MAP survey:  If your 2nd-8th grade student has not yet completed the MAP survey, please do it today.  The survey will close on Monday.  We are very interested in our student’s feedback.

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.

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.

VBS this Summer! – June 20-23 - Send your kids on an over-the-top underground adventure! Grace Lutheran Church and School, along with Village Church of Oak Park, will host Cave Quest VBS, where kids explore the rock-solid foundation of Jesus’ love. Cave Quest VBS is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Science fun, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. (Since everything is hands-on, kids might get a little messy. Be sure to send them in play clothes and safe shoes.) Plus, we’ll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life—something we call God Sightings. Get ready to hear that phrase a lot! Your kids will also participate in a hands-on mission project, through a program called Operation Kid-to-Kid™ that will let the kids in our community show God’s mighty love to needy kids in the United States. Parents, grandparents, and friends are invited to join us at Cave Quest Closing on Thursday at 7:45pm, to celebrate Jesus—the light of the world! 

The fun starts at 5:30pm with supper and will end at 8:00pm.
Registration will open in April! Make sure you register your children for this life-changing adventure! Please email Julie Modrich with any questions.

Mrs. Hammer is looking for Rainbow Loom rubber bands.  If anyone has some that they would like to get rid of please send them to the school office.