We have several events coming up.  Looking forward to seeing many of you at our JK-4th grade musical Oh, Jonah! this evening.  The performance begins at 7:00pm.  Next Thursday is our final round of parent-teacher conferences.  You should receive your assigned time today.  The schedule is tight, so please be on time for these meetings which will take place in Fellowship Hall.  Finally, two weeks from today is our school walkathon.  All students will take part in this annual event.  We hope that everyone will be able to bring in at least one pledge to support the school.

Bill Koehne, Principal 


 May 12, 2017


Week of May 14-20


Sunday                 Church Services, 8:30 and 11:00 am; 5-8 gr. choir and Strike Team at 8:30 service
                             Sunday School and Confirmation classes at 9:45 am

Monday                 8th gr. field trip to Holocaust Museum
                              Last after school enrichment Art Class


Wednesday           Chapel service, 8:30 am, led by 1st grade
                              Early dismissal, 2:15 pm

Thursday             11:30 dismissal, Extended daycare 11:30 am-6:00 pm
                             Parent Teacher conferences start 1:00 pm
                             Jr. High field trip to Navy Pier, 5:00 pm

Friday                   No school, no extended daycare

Saturday              State Track Meet


Grace School families...Walk with Grace Walk-a-thon is Friday, May 26. Our goal is $25K and 100% student participation!  If each student could strive for $100 in pledges, we will easily make our goals! But if that seems too high, even $25 in pledges from each family gets us closer to our goal and shows everyone is committed to making our school stronger.  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. All of the information is also available on the website or here.  Student incentives and a sense of school pride are only part of the equation. We need you too! Read over the info and get involved any way you can. Every student. Every Class. Every family. Let's make our 5th Annual Walk-with-Grace a huge success.

School will dismiss at 2:15 pm on the day of the walkathon.  There will be extended daycare for those families who need it. 

Childcare will be available during Parent Teacher conferences.  There is no charge, but children must be signed in and out.  Childcare will be held in the extended daycare classroom (next to Jr. Kindergarten).

There is an abundance of items in the lost and found.  Clothing will be put on tables by the school office during conferences.  Please look to see if anything belongs to your child.  Any items left at the end of the school year will be given to the rummage sale. 

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