It was great to see so many people at the Science Fair last night.  I especially enjoyed listening to students explain their projects.  If you missed it and would still like to view the projects, the gym will be open for viewing them on Sunday morning.  Have a great weekend!

Bill Koehne, Principal 


 April 21, 2017


Week of April 23-29


Sunday                 Church Services, 8:30 and 11:00 am
                              Science Fair, 8:30 am-12:30 pm

Monday                3rd-4th gr. Track Meet, Luther North High School, 5700 W. Berteau, Chicago

Tuesday               2nd gr. field trip to Naper Settlement
                            Track practice, 3:00-4:00 pm

Wednesday          Chapel service, 8:30 am, led by 2nd grade
                             RFPD Safety talks, grades 2, 4 & 6
                             Early dismissal, 2:15 pm

Thursday             Poem in Your Pocket day
                            Girls Basketball Skills Camp, 5th-7th gr. 3:00-4:15 pm
                            5th -8th gr. Track meet, Luther North High School, 5700 W. Berteau, Chicago

Friday                   5th-8th grade Fine Arts Festival
                             School spirit Day
                             Hot Lunch

Saturday              Witness Service 4:00 p.m., reception immediately follows service

Grace School families...get your sneakers ready - Walk with Grace Walk-a-thon is Friday, May 26. This year, our goal is $25K and 100% student participation! To help make that happen, we are asking you to get involved by pledging donations, donating money toward student prizes, and reaching out to your circle of influence. Not only will students be collecting food for local food pantries, they have the opportunity to improve the Grace playground area. That's right! By meeting our goals, Grace will add to our existing play equipment to make recess even more fun! Look for the information packet going home in Tuesday folders (or with your middle-schooler) next week. 

The Grace yearbook will be sent to the printers by the end of April. If you have any high resolution pictures of class events you can upload them to our yearbook site. We can use more pictures of field trips and events away from Grace. Contact Lyle Mortensen if you have questions.

To begin using the site, open your browser and type in the following URL:   Enter the following yearbook code in the box: 12179Q12179Q

Thursday, April 27 is National Poem in Your Pocket Day. To celebrate, we are encouraging students to carry a poem in their pocket. It can be written by the child or someone else. If a Grace School or Church staff member asks to see the child’s poem, they can win a prize from the library treasure chest.

Two opportunities to benefit Grace Lutheran School

Ladies Night at JAYNE- Thursday, May 4, 7-9pm. 7423 Madison St. Forest Park.  Enjoy beverages, hors d’ oeuvres and 20% discount that evening.  Cost is $15.00 per person.  All proceeds benefit Grace School.

Get Set to Ride with Grace!  Join CycleBar and Grace Lutheran School April 27 at 8pm as we team up to create a fun and highly energetic 50 minute experience, while raising money to support Grace School. We provide the shoes, towels and water bottles...just bring yourself in your favorite workout gear and we will take care of the rest. This class is accessible to ALL fitness levels and FUN. We will celebrate our success with refreshments in the community room following the ride. At a Graceful evening we sold over half of the event spots but we have 25 more bikes open to YOU.  Join us April 27th at 8pm. Cost is $25 and 100% of the proceeds come back to Grace! Click the link to complete your registration!  Grace Cyclebar Registration

Invoices for the first half of the materials fee for the 2017-18 school year have been mailed out.  If you have not paid these fees, please do so as soon as possible.  If you have any questions, contact the school office at 708-366-6901.

Grace School will again host SCAMP, our recreational day camp for children age 3-5.  The camp will be Monday through Friday, June 19 through June 30.  Campers must be three by June 1, 2017 and potty trained.  Cost is $150.  The registration form can be found here

Vacation Bible School
ROME Paul and the Underground Church Register NOW!

Monday-Friday, June 12-16 8:30-Noon

Step back in time with the Apostle Paul and experience what life was like in first-century Rome. 

There's lots that’s new about VBS in 2017! 

New time- VBS is in the morning, 8:30 a.m. to noon, with drop-off from 8–8:30 a.m. 

New all-day option- An extended care option is available from noon–5 p.m. each day.

Expanded age group- VBS is for children from age 3 through current 5th graders.


Confirmation 2017-2018 and Summer Intensive Register NOW!

Current 6th and 7th graders- Monday–Thursday, June 12-15, 5:30–8:30 p.m. 

Contact Julie Modrich, Children's Ministry Coordinator, at  with questions.


Grace Youth are raising money for the Slovakia Mission Trip this summer. 
Please help support us, our discipleship and service by donating your used items.  Pass the word along to your neighbors.  Come and participate in the 2017 Rummage Sale!

Youth Rummage Sale  

Boxed/bagged donations to the Atrium-
May 29-June 3

Bring all items directly to the gym - Saturday, June 3, 8:30am-1pm, Sunday, June 4, 2-5pm,

Monday-Wednesday, June 5-7, 9am-3pm, 5:30-8pm

LARGE ITEM PICK UP- Saturday, June 3

SALE- Friday, June 9, 9am-6pm
Saturday, June 10, 8am-1pm

Schedule Large Item Pick Up or Sign-up to Volunteer:
Julie Modrich, 708-366-6900 ext. 229