May 6, 2016

On Wednesday, we launched the 2016 Walk with Grace school walkathon.  If you did not receive the information from your student, you can find it all here.  Please consider who you can ask to make a pledge.  If all of our families get involved, even in a small way, we can reach our goal of raising $25,000 to help fund our outstanding programming.  Thanks for your help in making Grace a special place and this walkathon a successful event!


If you have nothing on your schedule tonight, be our guest for the 7th & 8th grade production of Beauty & the Beast, 7:00pm in Fellowship Hall.  You will be impressed.

Bill Koehne, Principal


Week of May 8-14


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

Monday               Track Practice, 5th-8th grade 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Tuesday               Grace Invitational Track Meet
                              No morning band or lessons

Wednesday         Chapel service, 8:30 a.m., led by 1st grade
                              1st-2nd grade field trip to Trailside Museum
                              Early dismissal, 2:15 p.m.

Thursday             Art History lecture, 10:00 a.m., Caldecott Award winning illustrators                                        

Friday                   No volleyball open gym

Saturday              Chicago Choral Artists- Lego Train Show, Grace Lutheran gym, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $5.00


Character Education Goal of the Week:  Leadership


Grace Spirit Wear - If you missed out on ordering or want additional spirit wear, we will be placing one more order before the end of the year.  You can find the order form here.  Please return the form and payment to Eileen Maggio by Wednesday, May 11th and you will have it before the final spirit wear day of the year!

The third parent teacher conference of the school yearwill be Thursday, May 19 and Friday morning May 20.  Please find the form here

Grace Music Concert – On Tuesday, May 24th 7:00pm there will be a concert in Fellowship Hall featuring our orchestra, Strike Team, and band.  We hope you can make it.

For parent of band members- No morning band or lessons on May 10 or May 17.

May 24 - 7:45am band rehearsal with beginners to prepare for the Grace Instrumental Concert that evening.

Lego Train Show benefits CCA

Stop by the Grace gym to see an amazing Lego Train Show on Saturday, May 14,
10 a.m.–4 p.m., and Sunday, May 15, 1–5 p.m. It’s a fundraiser for Chicago Choral Artists. There will be trains, towns, cities and more, all built from Lego bricks. Tickets are $4 ($16 for a family) purchased in advance at, and $5 at the door ($20 for a family).

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.  Only a few spots are still available.  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.


The final SCRIP order of the school year will be placed on Tuesday, May 17.  The order form can be found here