Pieces of the Rock
Quest for His Kingdom
Matthew 6:33
Dear Parents,
As some of you remember from a previous Pieces of the Rock edition, each week we here at school focus on a ‘Wildcat Essential’ at whole school devotions. This week our essential is, ‘accept that you will make mistakes and learn from them.’ As we were choosing this essential it was especially impactful to me. I know that I personally expect perfection (or close to it) from myself and other people around me and it can be frustrating when we fall short of our own expectations. We forget sometimes that perfection is not possible in our sinful world.

Our Heavenly father expects perfection out of us as well. He even went above and beyond that and sent His only son down to earth to give us the perfect example of how to live out the perfect life. He also knew that we had already and would continue to fall short of His expectations, so after His son lived a perfect life He sent Him to the cross to die for us. While we were still sinners Christ died for us, not when we deserved it but when we were at our worst. 

I know that I need to focus on that example more than I do. We are sinful people in a sinful world that will continue to fall short of His expectations, and yet we get frustrated when we or others do not live up to that. Take the example of God. Not only when people deserve it but rather sometimes when they do not deserve it. If we wait to forgive someone until they are perfect we would wait forever, harboring that frustration with the sin in the world. Keeping that frustration in our heart can quickly occupy our every thought and action. So learn to accept that we are not perfect, and learn from those mistakes! 

In Him, 

Chris Brune
Weekly Updates & Reminders
Trunks Needed
The PTL is holding Trunk or Treat during our Fall Festival on Saturday, October 26th and is looking for volunteers to decorate their trunk for this event. If you would like to participate, please use the link below to sign up and register your trunk. Classes have been collecting candy donations for use during trunk or treat. The best decorated trunk will win a Nintendo Switch Lite !
End of First Quarter
Today marks the end of our first quarter! Report cards will be coming home with kids next Wednesday, October 23rd and Parent Teacher Conferences will be held the week of October 28th. If you have not yet signed up for your conference, please use the link below to sign up.

Prepay Account Update
Parents, you will once again receive alerts if different prepay accounts dip below 1 cent. They were turned off for the summer however those will once again start sending as a reminder. If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by the school office or Rhonda Scott.
Candy Contest UPDATE
Our 2nd grade class has taken the lead away from 4th grade this past week. They have brought in 83.56 pounds of candy so far ... WOW! Keep sending in the candy, the PIZZA PARTY is still up for grabs!
In Our Classrooms
Middle School Electives
Today in the middle school we tried something new for the first time here at Saint Peters. We took our electives that were distributed over a couple weeks in short class meetings and combined them into an end of the quarter ‘Electives Day’. Teachers worked on creating fun and different classes for students to take. Mrs. Lunz had a class on meal planning and actually made a whole meal, Miss Volmerding led a class on DIY skincare, Mr. Mello taught Dartball and Mrs. Rodenbeck brought in two experts from Lopshire Flowers to teach floral arrangements and carve pumpkins... and that was only one third of the classes offered! What a fun day to relax and learn different things outside of our usual curriculum. Enjoy the pictures from today below!
Creature Feature Day
“Fun Friday!” It’s the time of year to teach and learn about physical properties (science standards) and adjectives (language arts standard) in Kindergarten.... so why not do it in a way that the kids are super engaged and excited about?!! It was CREATURE FEATURE DAY in Kindergarten!
Looking Ahead
Orchestra Rehearsal & Concert
Students participating in the strings program have their fall Orchestra Concert coming up on Wednesday, October 30th at 7:00 pm in the CLHS Auditorium, students need to arrive by 6:30 pm . Rehearsals for this concert are as follows on Tuesday, October 22nd :
  • Beginning: 5:30 pm - 6:10 pm
  • Intermediate: 6:15 pm - 7:10 pm
  • Advanced: 7:15 pm - 8:10 pm
Contact Mr. Eiler with questions.
Advancement News
Scrip News
Thank you to everyone who is using scrip to support our school. Per a member’s request, we are adding Ruhl’s Furniture & Flooring in New Haven back to the program. We are also adding a new local restaurant located in Georgetown called Egg’lectric. They are open for breakfast and lunch. As a reminder, we carry the following scrip in stock at both church and school office: Amazon, Kohl’s, Meijer, Starbucks, & Walmart. We are also hearing good reports from some of our school families in regards to how easy it is to use the online program. This is a great way to support our school!
Worship
Church Attendance
When signing the Ritual of Friendship pad, use one line for each family member and write legibly. That will ensure that your attendance is properly recorded.
Pastor Koehneke
Pastor's Sermon
Rev. Richard Koehneke is preaching this weekend. His sermon is titled "No Naps for God”. Please take some time to prepare for worship by reading the Bible passages before attending church.

Old Testament - Psalm 121
Epistle - 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
Holy Gospel - Luke 18:1-8

Please join us for worship on Saturday evening at 5:00 or Sunday morning at 8:00 or 10:30.
Prayer List
Please include these requests in your personal and family prayers.
  • Morgan Moher as she continues treatment
  • Mrs. Ripke as she continues treatment
  • Family friend of Taylor's while they await heart transplant
PTL
Join Us!
Thinking of becoming more involved in the PTL? Looking for a way to form new friendships and get to know your St. Peter's family a little better? Or maybe you've formed the friendships, but life has been busy & you need to catch up!? The current PTL Board would like to personally invite you to join us at our next PTL meeting on Thursday, November 7th at 6:00 pm in the school cafeteria. Is childcare holding you back? Bring the kids, childcare will be provided!
Important Dates
  • Box Top Contest Results will be announced next week!
  • Wednesday, October 30th - Teacher Appreciation Lunch Sponsored by the 7th grade class
Lunch Menu
Dates to Note
Monday, October 21st - 7th & 8th Grade Field Trip to CLHS An Afternoon of One Ac ts
Friday, October 25th - Kindergarten Field Trip to Steele Farm
October 28th - October 30th - Parent Teacher Conferences
Friday, November 1st - No School - Fall Break
Tuesday, November 5th - 7th & 8th Grade Field Trip to CLHS Get Schooled Tour
Friday, November 8th - 8th Grade Field Trip to CLHS Concordia Day
Tuesday, November 19th - 7th Grade Field Trip to McMillen
Friday, November 22nd - 3rd & 4th Grade Field Trip to CLHS Freaky Friday
Wednesday, November 27th - Early Dismissal 11:15 - Family & Friends Day
Thursday, November 28th - No School - Thanksgiving Break
Friday, November 29th - No School - Thanksgiving Break
Friday, December 6th - Kindergarten Field Trip to History Center Gingerbread Festival
Friday, December 13th - Kindergarten Field Trip to Civic Theater Nutcracker Ballet
Thursday, December 19th - 5th-8th Grade Field Trip to Roller Dome North
Friday, December 20th - 3rd & 4th Grade Field Trip to Roller Dome North
Friday, December 20th - End of Quarter 2
Monday, December 23rd - Friday, January 3rd - No School - Christmas Break
Friday, January 17th - Kindergarten & 6th Grade Field Trip to McMillen
Monday, January 20th - No School - MLK Day (Snow Makeup)
Monday, January 27th - Friday, January 31st - National Lutheran Schools Week
Friday, February 14th - No School - Professional Development
Monday, February 17th - No School - Presidents' Day (Snow Makeup)
Friday, March 13th - End of Quarter 3
Monday, March 30th - Friday, April 3rd - No School - Spring Break
Monday, April 6th - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Survive Alive House
Friday, April 10th - No School - Good Friday
Friday, April 13th - No School - Easter Monday
Friday, April 17th - 7th Grade Field Trip to Chicago
Friday, May 22nd - 4th Grade Field Trip to Conner Prairie
Monday, May 25th - No School - Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 26th - 8th Grade Field Trip to Cedar Point
Monday, June 1st - Last Day of School Early Dismissal 11:15 (182 Scheduled Days)
Monday, June 1st - End of Quarter 4 (Pending Snow Days)
School Delays & Closings
Severe weather related delays or closings will be announced as
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