March 3, 2016

Now is the time to order your tickets for A Graceful Evening!  The dinner-auction is next weekend and ticket sales close Sunday evening.  If you still need to purchase tickets you can click here to do it online, or stop by the table between services at Grace on Sunday morning.  The event is lots of fun and raises great money for our school.  Please join us!


Good luck to our girls basketball team as they compete in the Lutheran State Basketball tournament this weekend.  Their first game is tomorrow at 1:15 at Trinity Lutheran School, Roselle.  We will keep you up to date throughout the weekend with results as well as upcoming game times and locations so you can go support the team.   Go Vikings!

Bill Koehne, Principal

Week of March 6-12


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


Tuesday               7-8 boys’ basketball party, 3:00-4:30 p.m.                            

Wednesday           Chapel, 8:30 a.m., led by 6th grade                 
                              Early dismissal, 2:15 p.m.
                              Evening Prayer service, 7:00 p.m., 3-4 gr. choir sing
                             Lenten supper 6:00 p.m.
Art History lecture, 10:00 a.m. Passion of Christ
                             7-8 girls’ basketball party, 3:00-5:30 p.m.                              

Friday                   Room Parent mtg., 8:30 a.m.
                             Hot Lunch

Saturday              A Graceful Evening, 6:00 p.m., Oak Park Country Club 2001 Thatcher, River Grove                            


Character Education Goal of the Week:  Citizenship


Help Beaker Fill Our Beakers!!!

As you know we have added a new element to A Graceful Evening this year as part of the Fund-A-Need.  It is an opportunity to donate to preschool through eighth grade classroom wish lists online and in person before the event—a way for people who are even unable to attend to contribute to the fundraising effort. Even a modest donation helps support classroom learning, by purchasing needed equipment for science, technology, engineering and math.  As of today we are just over the halfway mark of our $6,000 goal.  We and the students of Grace are very thankful to all of you that have donated.  But speaking of the students, now it’s their turn!  Today in school they learned about the Fund-A-Need project and some of the individual items that they could potentially get to use in their own classrooms.  They were so excited about the possibility that we want to get them involved in the process.  For the whole next week (March 7-11) each classroom will have a beaker for the kids to put money in.  We are channeling the old school Muppets and want the character Beaker to inspire the students to fill their beaker.  He will be travelling around from room to room checking in on the progress.  Bring a penny, bring a quarter, bring a dollar – it all helps the cause!  There is no competition between classrooms, it is a time for the entire school community to come together to support Grace and our STEM curriculum.  For more information please click here to learn about “Help Beaker Fill the Beaker” or for the individual class wish lists please click here.

Thank you again for your support, we hope to see you at A Graceful Evening!

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! 

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.

Lost and Found-There is an abundance of items in lost and found including several dozen pairs of blue jeans from the locker rooms.  Please take time before or after your child’s conference to look through for any clothing that might belong to you.  The items will be spread out on tables near the school office.

Come to the book fair in the atrium on Thursday, from, 1:00-9:00p.m. during Parent-Teacher conferences.  Now is a great time to think about books for Easter baskets and spring break and summer vacation!