Just 3 weeks until the walk a thon.  This weekend would be a good time to set up your Pledgestar page and send out pledge requests to friends and family.  The first round of classroom incentives will be determined next Thursday and announced on Friday.  Can you get at least one pledge by then?  Our goal this year is 100% participation: every family, every student, every class.  Can you get at least one pledge to support Grace Lutheran School? Together we can make a big difference for our school! Watch the display case for our progress.

Bill Koehne, Principal 

 May 5, 2017


Week of May 7-13


Sunday                 Church Services, 8:30 and 11:00 am, Confirmation at 11:00 service
                             Sunday School and Confirmation classes at 9:45 am

Monday               Track Practice, 3:00-4:00 pm

Tuesday               No morning band.  There will be band lessons during the day
                             Track meet, 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Wednesday          Chapel service, 8:30 am
                             Early dismissal, 2:15 pm


Friday                   “Oh Jonah”, JK-4 gr. musical, 9:15 am and 7:00 p.m.


The JK-4th grade musical “Oh Jonah!” is Friday, May 12 at 9:15 am and 7:00 pm. 

Students in JK & SK should wear leggings or blue jeans to school and children in grades 1-4 should wear blue jeans.

All children should wear comfortable shoes that are appropriate for dancing.  No boots or sandals.

All children will be given their Jonah t-shirts on Friday morning and can change into them or wear them over the shirt they wore to school.  After the morning performance, the shirts will be collected and distributed again when the students return for the evening performance.

All students in JK-4th grade should arrive by 6:30 for the evening performance and go to their classrooms.  At the conclusion of the performance, students will return to their classrooms where they can be picked up.

The performances will take place in the Grace gym.  Seating for the evening performance, will be open at 6:15.

The nursery will be open for children age 3 and under beginning at 6:45.


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. 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. All of the information is also available on the website or here.

MAP testing continues next week.  The schedule is provided here and on our website.

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

On Tuesday, May 9 there will be band lessons, but there will not be morning band. 

The third parent teacher conference of the school year will be held on Thursday, May 18.  The form can be found here or on the school website.  The request form should be returned by Monday, May 8. Please note, this conference is optional for 8th graders. 

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