Pieces of the Rock
January 15, 2021
Parents and Friends,
These first two weeks back from Christmas break have been a great reminder for me of the stress and mental fatigue this pandemic is wreaking on our students, adults and families. It is because of this we have begun to make some safe and responsible changes to schedules specifically in the middle school, renewed our focus on all of our students' mental health and ways to be proactive and actively looking at ways we can do things better. Middle school parents will receive an email later with information on some of those changes starting next Tuesday and outlining our reasons and rationale for those. We are evaluating ways we can safely make changes to properly address the mental toll this year is having on our students. 

Ultimately this comes down to one important reason, our students are far more important to us as people than JUST simply how they do academically. Yes, we strive to do the very best academically, which our teachers consistently knock it out of the ballpark! However, our students are far FAR more important to us than simply a grade. 

This year has been hard on all of us… mentally straining, exhausting and stressful. The lack of control we feel over our lives can place a very real strain on our own mental health. If you or someone you love are struggling, reach out to myself, one of our teachers, or pastors. We are here to help and have connections to really good resources. I encourage all of us to pay attention to our own mental wellbeing and that of those around us. God might be using you to minister to a family member, friend or co-worker. When we find our value in Him and the love He first poured onto us, we can begin to see how truly valuable we are. A redeemed Child of the Most High! 

In Him,

Chris Brune
Chick-fil-A Fundraiser
PTL has worked with Chick-fil-A to bring you a spirit night this Thursday, January 21st from 5:00-8:00 pm! Our PTL will receive 15% of all orders either placed on the mobile app or by scanning your mobile app when at pick up from 5-8pm at the 182 W Coliseum Blvd location. This counts for both drive through and pick up orders. Come support our PTL!
Make sure you select the 182 W Coliseum Blvd location!
Martin Luther King Jr Day - No School
Reminder - Monday we do not have school in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. We take a day to recognize and celebrate the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement here in the United States. His work and the work of other leaders of the Civil Rights movement led to significant change and improvement in our country and we celebrate his life and work!
Honor Roll & Honorable Mention for Quarter 2
Honor Roll:
5th Grade: Maxwell Hartman, Alexander Naylor, Riley Zent 6th Grade: Carly Bradtmueller, Kori Brown, Rebecca Flaningan, Collin Geistwhite, Jack Krocker, Paige Nuthals 7th Grade: Victoria Crozier, Carson Dale, Morgan Moher, Grace Reith, Mallory Weller 8th Grade: Brynn Campbell, Jack Habegger
Honorable Mention:
5th Grade: Braeden Bradtmueller, Eden Campbell, Ethan Coil, Ella Fortney, Eve Hoffman, Tyler Johnson, Ava Monnier, Daphne Weller 6th Grade: Laney Avery, Anna Christian, Ian Cobb, Madelynn Dick, Madelyn Ganczak, Rashon Johnson, Madilynn Schlie, Adelyn Traxler, Paul Wenzel 7th Grade: Alivia Bolinger, William Clinkenbeard, Holly Hoffman, Nadia Sargeant, Jaycee Taylor 8th Grade: Maxwell Derheimer, Jack Hartman, Alexavier Korte, Braden McFeters, Nick Motter, Brennen West
National Lutheran Schools Week
National Lutheran Schools Week (NLSW) is coming up from January 25-29. A great time to celebrate the tremendous blessing the Lutheran schools are!
Spelling Bee Champion & Runner Up ...
Congratulations to our spelling bee champion, Jack Habegger, and runner up, Paul Wenzel. Jack's winning word was cruel.
8th Grade Athlete Recognition
This past Thursday we celebrated our 8th grade athletes with 8th grade recognition. Especially this year, our 8th graders and their parents have dealt with a lot of schedule changes, attendance alterations, safety plans etc it is important for us to pause for a moment and thank them for all their years at St. Peter’s. Athletics is just one of the many ways God blesses our kids and we are thankful for all of their time and commitment to those talents!
School Lunch Survey
Please take a moment to complete a short survey to help us improve our lunch program. If your children have very different opinions, take it twice!
LSAA City Tournament Volunteers
St. Peter's is hosting LSAA City Tournament games on Saturday & Sunday, January 30th & 31st. If you are able to volunteer an hour or two, we could use your help with the concession stand and clean up for these tournament games. Please watch for a link next week to sign up! Thank you for supporting our athletic boosters!
Parent Teacher League (PTL)
NLSW - Teacher Appreciation
Please check your child's backpack or the click below for a FLYER with details how you can help provide a week full of treats and surprises. The planning is underway and the SKYS THE LIMIT! Use the SignUpGenius link below help with a special surprise for our teachers!

We are so BLESSED to have the BEST! 
PTL Meeting
Special thanks to those who attend our monthly meeting Thursday evening. We are excited about our upcoming events! Our next PTL meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 18th at 6:00 pm in the school cafeteria, hope you can make it! Childcare will be provided, thanks to the ACE PTL Ambassador students. We will see you there!
2021/2022 School Calendar
Click below to find the school calendar for the 2021/2022 school year. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the school office. We look forward to the 2021/2022 school year! 
Pastor's Sermon
Vicar Nate Widener is preaching this weekend. His sermon is titled "A Little Skeptical...". Please take some time to prepare for worship by reading the Bible passages before attending church.

Old Testament - 1 Samuel 3:1-10
Holy Gospel - John 1:43-51

Please join us for worship on Saturday evening at 5:00, Sunday morning at 8:00 or 10:30, or Monday evening at 6:00. The 10:30 service will be live streamed on the church facebook page.
The Congregational Scholarship Update
The Congregational Scholarship that has been on hold due to Covid has been reinstated. Communication, via email and a mailed letter, has been sent to students and parents of the Day School and Concordia Lutheran High School who receive this scholarship. For easy access to the Google Form referenced in the letter you can use the link below. You can also find this link on the St. Peter’s Website under the School Tab.

Didn't receive the letter or email about the scholarship? Click the link below to update your contact information or email the Church Office
An Opportunity to Offer Time & Talents
The Property Team is lining up volunteers to take a weekend to be on-call to cover sidewalk shoveling and salting around our entrances before & after weekend worship services. The main objective is to keep the walks near each door clear of snow and ice so our members can enter and exit our facility as safely as possible (the major parking lot plowing/salting is already covered).

This is a wonderful family project opportunity if you've been looking for a way to give back together. If this is something you or maybe your family is interested in, please complete the form found at the link below as soon as possible.
Prayer List
Please include these requests in your personal and family prayers.
  • Wildcat families affected by COVID
  • Karl Frick
  • Julie Reidt
  • Fortney Family as they welcome baby Tyson
Thrivent Choice
Thank you to everyone who directs Thrivent Choice dollars to our church and school. If you are a Thrivent member and do not know how to direct Choice dollars, please contact your Thrivent representative or Tony Hunt, Director of Advancement or at 222-1291.
Contact Tony Hunt for our enrollment code.
Orthodontic & Vision Rebate Opportunities
At the time of your consultation, mention St. Peter's Scrip Rebate program at the following offices:
  • Bussick Orthodontics
  • Orthodontic Specialty Services
  • Hockemeyer Family Eye Care
Remember to thank these doctors for supporting our school! Contact Tony Hunt to learn more.
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