Volume 34
May 27, 2020
Upcoming Dates

June 4, 2020
8th Grade Last Day of School

June 5, 2020
Kindergarten - 7th Grade Last Day of School
ECEC - Essential Care Center

The ECEC will reopen on Monday, June 1, 2020, as an Essential Care Center serving essential worker children only. If you are in need of child care and qualify, please contact Mrs. Lori via email  lknapp@zionanaheim.org

As of this date, licensing and the governor of CA will allow us to reopen to everyone on July 1, 2020!! We are making plans for our Summer Program now. There will be more detail coming out mid-June.

Parent Survey

Zion Lutheran Schools Board values your family. We want to make sure we are preparing our students for the future and meeting your expectations in your students learning process. We want to find out what you believe is important in the education of your child as well as what Zion Lutheran School can do to provide for your child in the future.

A survey was sent out on Thursday, May 21st , we want to thank those of you who have completed the survey. If you have not completed please take a few minutes to give us your feedback and complete the survey. Responses will be kept anonymous. The survey will be available to complete until Monday, June 1st.
  • We pray that the Lord of all will bring healing to those who are sick, comfort to those who mourn, and an end to the spread of this virus.
  • Prayers for strength to all who are on the front line of this pandemic
  • Prayers to our Zion families
End of the Year

We are scheduling times for parents/students to stop by the classrooms to pick up items in desks or lockers and other belongings and to drop off any textbooks, library books or computers belonging to the school. To be sure we follow the social distancing guidelines we will need parents to schedule a date and time. Parents and students must wear face masks and gloves while on campus.

We will close the link at 12:00 PM on Thursday, May 28, 2020, please schedule your time on or prior to this date.
Zion Families,

Zion Summer Day Camp is moving forward with our planning and enrollment. With the understanding we may need to pivot and make some adjustments to the trips.

Please contact Amy Jacobson if you have any questions at  email  or 714-535-3600 ext. 501

We will continue to monitor and adhere to the CDC, State, County and City Health Department guidelines for all scheduled trips and daily activities.
Well Done Good and Faithful Servant!

On May 31, 2020 we say good bye to Mrs. Denice Valdez’ as she begins her retirement from Zion Lutheran ECEC. Mrs. Valdez has been a faithful and loving servant to our PreK children since September 4, 1985! She has touched the lives of hundreds of children during her thirty five years at Zion. A former student from the 2017-2018 school year, Ruby had these word to say about her teacher, “ I liked how Mrs. Valdez made me feel comfortable and loved. I also liked all of the different centers that Mrs.Valdez set up in her classroom.” Ruby’s mom, Brynn added, “I appreciated her dedication to teaching
her kiddos. She always showed them how much she cared and wanted only the best for them.” Mrs. Valdez has four daughters, all whom graduated from Zion Lutheran School. She and her husband George live in Corona – we are sure she won’t miss the commute into Anaheim every day! Mrs. Valdez is looking forward to retirement so she can spend more time with her grandchildren and vintage shopping.

We will miss seeing her smiling face every day around the ECEC, but she has promised to come back as a sub if needed!  Once we are allowed to gather together again, we will have a BIG celebration for her.

"In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:4-6
Zion's School Office is closed but our dedicated team is still working and available to you.

Mrs. Lyles may be reached at 714-535 -3600 ext. 402
Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
You may also leave a message - 714-535-3600 ext. 400, we will respond. 

Emails : Mrs. Lyles - elyles@zionanaheim.org
Mrs. Jacobson - ajacobson@zionanaheim.org
Mrs. McLellan - ymclellan@zionanaheim.org
1st Grade Science

First Grade Science videos.
Last week the links were not working for all families. We have corrected the problem and now all can view the fun Science from a few 1st graders .

ECEC Distance Learning

Distance Learning is continuing ... This is provided for free to all our ECEC students who would like to participate. The teachers have been missing your child/ren and are eager to have some face-to-face time with them. Please be patient as we are all new at this and I am sure many areas will need tweaking. 
If you haven't signed up or if you know a 2-4 year old wanting to distance learn with us email Mrs Knapp.

Re-enrollment & New Registration

Keep spreading the word, parents, about ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL!! Thank YOU for your support.
Enrolling 2 year old - 8th Grade
  • Christ Centered education since 1939
  • WASC & NLSA Accredited
  • Affordable tuition with small class sizes (K-8th)
  • Pay-As-You-Use before & after school-age -care available from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM
  •  Experienced, Caring, Credentialed teachers
  • Music, Athletics, Arts, & Leadership

Zion's Thrift Shop will begin to slowly return to normal business with a soft opening on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (June 4th-6th) from 10am - 4pm
Shop, Volunteer, and Donate to the Zion Thrift Shop!

Located at:
1109 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92831
Only 2 short miles from Zion

OPEN: Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CLOSED: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
Please contact Michele Brown
at 714-879-1147 and / or
email: mbrown@zionanaheim.org
to schedule your volunteer hours.
Jelly Bean Art

Thank you to all that voted this year in the Jelly Bean Art Contest. A special thank you to these 8th Grades for completing the project: Mason Wilburn, Andrew Nagy, Mia Montgomery, Jayden Huchel, Clairissa Taylor, Obed Leon, and Emily Alexander. 

1st Place:
Clairissa Taylor
2nd Place:
Jayden Huchel
Baby Yoda

3rd Place:
Mia Montgomery
Michelle Obama

Congratulations to all!

SCRIP will no longer be sold from the Church Office

Due to the Covid-19 situation we will no longer be selling physical scrip from Zion's Church Office.
However you may still go online to  shopwithscrip.com
and use the enrollment code:  4B1BE5F912L3L

Should you have any questions or require assistance with ordering online please contact Linda Stewart at:
(714) 315-1738 for complete details on the Zion SCRIP Program.
DID YOU KNOW ...Credit Card payment is available if you are signed up for Shop with Scrip or My Scrip Wallet. Click on the button to the left for instructions on how to sign up for online payments
Help spread the word of Zion Summer Day Camp!!!!
Like the link - Nextdoor      
It bills itself as “The  neighborhood  hub for trusted connections and the exchange of helpful information, goods, and services.” 

Tune in this Sunday at 9:30am to join us for Zion @ Home.
Pastor Stoterau will be sharing from the book of Acts
with his sermon " A Message for All to Hear ."

 Zion Lutheran Church
invites you to 
Join Us For Worship on Sunday 

Traditional:  8:30 AM
w/ Children's Message
Contemporary Praise: 10:00 AM    
w/ Children's Message
Children's Church (ages 2-9 yrs)

Church Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
9am - 3pm
(excluding holidays)
Zion invites you to join on  Pentecost Sunday, May 31st , in the divine gift that is communion and the human experience that comes to those who receive the gift in faith.  We are also going to celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit.  Acts 2 records the first Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came upon and filled the Apostles. Just before that in Acts 1 we are told the apostles with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers " all joined together constantly in prayer ". In the same way,  we would like to provide a time for prayer in the courtyard adjacent to the North of the sanctuary.  There will be four outside stations that may be reserved by appointment prior to your communion appointment time.

We had a wonderful turn out for our last Communion by Appointment on Mother's Day. This time we will be offering appointments for the Prayer Vigil, Communion and/or Both by scheduling individual household appointments from 9:00am - 12 noon. These appointments will consist of a 15-minute Service of Confession, Forgiveness and Communion.  If you were unable to make it last time we encourage you to sign up.  Please know that Zion takes the health and safety of our congregants very seriously, and are doing all we can possible to maintain the mandated social distancing, along with other saftey precautions by providing masks, gloves and sanitizing all areas between each communion appointment.

The link button at the bottom of this message will take you to a form through which you can RSVP for a Communion Appointment, as well as, Time of Prayer" for you and your household. If you have other family members who are also members of Zion, you can attend together ONLY if during these stay-at-home ordinance days you  have been spending time in each other's homes and company ; though  no more than 6 family members  can attend together.

  • If you or a member of your household is sick do not register at this time!
  • If you have a compromised immune system or are in an “at risk” category, out of extreme caution, please contact Elder Mark Hirzel (elders@zionanaheim.org) or Roanne in the Church Office (church@zionanaheim.org) for a Special Individual Appointment. 

Once we have received your RSVP, we will provide confirmation of your scheduled Communion Appointment along with further instructions for
this special service.

If you are having trouble accessing the Communion Appointment Link, please send Roanne Saucedo an email at  rsaucedo@zionanaheim.org
Zion's Church Office is closed but our dedicated team are still working and available to you.

  • CALLS: Please leave a message - 714-535-1169 We will respond. 


Jr. High Youth... Get ready to ZOOM!
Jr.High Youth Group is tonight @ 6pm
via Zoom.
Jr. High Students!
Check your email for the Zoom Link Invite or reach out to Zion Youth Leaders,

Saul Mejia 951-532-9845

Tracy Mejia 951-415-5301
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