April 15, 2016

Grandparent / Grand friend day is only 2 weeks away!  Check out the information below including an invitation with link to register for the event.

Come out tonight to witness Grace Talent in action.  Check out the information below for details.

Bill Koehne, Principal


Week of April 17-22


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          Chapel service, 8:30 a.m., Jr. Kindergarten sings at chapel                  
                             Early dismissal, 2:15 p.m.

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

Friday                   School Spirit Day
                              Fine Arts Festival
                              Art History Lecture, 10:00 a.m.
                              Hot Lunch
                              Volleyball Open Gym, Grades 5-8, 3:00-4:30 p.m.                                                             


Character Education Goal of the Week:  Respect for the Environment

Sharing Our Talents Show is Tonight!  Come see Grace students share their talents at 7pm tonight in the Fellowship Hall!  All ages are welcome!!!  A free will offering will be collected and concessions sold by the 8th grade class to help raise funds for their class gift. We look forward to seeing you there!

Get ready for Poem in Your Pocket Day, Wednesday, April 20, when students in JK through 8th grade who carry a poem in their pocket can win a prize! Poems may be original or written by someone else.

Open Gym for Volleyball:  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.

Congratulations to Grace Alumnus Isaiah Curry for achieving 1st Honor Roll at Fenwick High School for the 1st semester and 3rd quarter. 

Grandparent / Grand friend Day – Our annual Grandparent / Grand friend Day will be held on Friday, April 29.  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 as well, 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 is available here or on the school website.  Extended Day Care will be available 11:30-6:00 for those who need it.

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.

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.

A request from Mrs. Hammer- If anyone has any Styrofoam egg cartons to donate, they are needed for an art project.  Thank you

The next SCRIP order will be placed on Tuesday, April 19.  Please turn your order form, found here, into the school office by end of the day Monday, April 18.  Consider using Scrip for regular purchases of gas or groceries, for major purchases at stores such as Best Buy, Sears and Target, and for online shopping at Amazon and iTunes. Scrip allows Grace School to benefit from money families plan to spend every week.

Junior High parents- Costume information is posted on Ms. Gotsch’s blog (msgotsch.blogspot.com) along with a list of props and odds and ends that we are looking for. Please take a look.