Pieces of the Rock
Dear Parents,

This week our Wildcat Essential was Carpe Diem! For those that do not know, Carpe Diem is a Latin aphorism that translates to, Seize the day. This is commonly used as an encouragement in the morning or by leaders to capture the day that stands before them! We here at school want our kiddos to seize each and every day they are in the classroom. Whether through math, phonics, science, art or religion they have an opportunity for growth before them.
 
Our Wildcat Essential, however, had a different spin on the traditional Carpe Diem charge. We instead have chosen to have our kiddos focus on seizing the opportunities God gives them each day to make a difference in the lives of other people. The chances they are presented to show grace when maybe a friend did not deserve it, forgive and forget, or even giving time and effort towards someone else and their goals without the expectation of a return. These things are pretty counter cultural and yet, they are what God calls us to do each day. 

While we are teaching our students to take advantage of these opportunities to seize the day, we as adults would be remiss if we did not also take advantage of those same opportunities. The time that we are given each day is a gift from God to use. There are 86,400 seconds in each day. Lord willing, each day we rise to the opportunities that each one of those seconds will give to us. Opportunities to show, spread and share the love of Christ with those around us. Especially as we make our way through the Advent season, Carpe Diem as we continue to Quest for His Kingdom !

In Him,

Chris Brune
Weekly Updates & Reminders
Happy Shoppers!
A special shout out to our Sparkle Shop helper elves! Anthony Annunziata, Tina Choka, Julie Reidt, Ruth Roembke, Laura Schweder, Stacia Traxler, Joy Weller, and the PTL put a lot of time and effort into creating the Sparkle Shop this past Wednesday. These people donated their time to helping our kiddos pick out gifts for the special people in their lives. As the kids left the Sparkle Shop you could see the joy and excitement on their faces as they described who they bought presents for. Thank you helpers for all your time and effort!
Bakers Needed
Our Annual Cookie Walk will be held on Saturday, December 14th from 9am - 12pm in the lower level of the church. Please consider donating your family's favorites to our sale! All cookies will need to be delivered to the church kitchen by 6pm on Friday, December 13th.
Santa's Coming to Town
Mark your calendars .... A Wildcat Christmas celebration is taking place in the preschool on Saturday, December 14th and it just so happens to be the same day Santa will be in town visiting! We invite our little friends for Christmas crafts and games, stories with Mrs. Claus and pictures with Santa from 10am-12pm.
Now Hiring
We are looking to hire a part time kitchen aide. The hours are 8:30 am - 2:00 pm Monday through Friday. (These hours work great for parents with children here at school!) Please reach out to Ruth Roembke with any questions about this position. Please submit applications to Mrs. Roembke's attention.

Clubhouse currently has a sub position available. We are looking for someone to help fill spots when regular scheduled workers are sick and or unavailable. Hours will be sporadic and depend entirely on planned and sick days off of other workers. Applicant must be willing to be flexible with the schedule as a small amount of the openings might have 24 hours of notice before hand. Morning hours are Monday and Friday 7-8, Tuesday-Thursday 7-8:30, and afternoons are M-F 2:30-5:30. Inquire in the school office or with Mrs. Vault Vaudt at clubhouse@stpetersfw.org
5th Grade Basketball Tournament
Next weekend we are hosting our Annual 5th Grade Basketball Tournament. This tournament would not be possible without the help and support of our Wildcat family. Please consider helping with Concessions, Spirit Wear/Hall Monitor, Clean Up, and coming to cheer on our Wildcat athletes! Your continued support throughout the school year helps keep costs reasonable for all of our families. Concessions and Spirit Wear are our two biggest fundraisers supporting all of our athletic teams. Thank you for your support!
Looking Ahead
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CLHS's Christmas at the Embassy
Celebrate the holiday season with Concordia Lutheran High Schools annual Christmas at the Embassy at 4 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Historic Embassy Theatre. The 2019 event, "Tidings of Comfort and Joy," will showcase the talents of CLHS music department students as well as many Lutheran elementary school students.
Tickets will be on sale in November at the Embassy Box Office and Ticketmaster. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. No reserved seats.
Begin your Christmas celebrations with song and some holiday cheer!
Advancement News
Scrip Give Back
In appreciation of the support of our school through the Scrip program, this December we will be drawing 3 lucky winners for one of the following gift cards - $100 to Kohl's, $50 to Applebee's, or $25 to Marathon.
Our enrollment code is ED1LF27A4L9 if you have not yet setup your online account. Need help getting started? Stop in the office or give us a call, we'd be happy to get you started!
Worship
Pastor's Sermon
Pastor Steve Ahlersmeyer is preaching this weekend. His sermon is titled "The Dreaded 'H' Word”. Please take some time to prepare for worship by reading the Bible passages before attending church.

Old Testament - Isaiah 11:1-10
Epistle - Romans 15:4-13
Holy Gospel - Matthew 3:1-12

Please join us for worship on Saturday evening at 5:00 or Sunday morning at 8:00 or 10:30.

Upcoming Additional Worship Services:
Midweek Advent Hymn Sing Services on Wednesday, December 11th at 7:00 pm
Middle School Christmas Program & Advent Service on Wednesday, December 18th at 7:00 pm
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
  • Gage Thompson as he recovers from knee surgery
  • Mrs. Launer, healing for her shoulder
Advent Hymn-Sing
St. Peter’s Annual Advent Hymn-Sing will be on Wednesday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. Take a break from the hectic holiday season to sing your favorite Advent and Christmas hymns while learning just a bit about their history and importance. This evening of song followed by fellowship and desserts will be sure to brighten your Advent spirits.

Consider today who you might invite to join you. This special service is a perfect opportunity to bring someone new. They will be sure to recognize and enjoy the songs, even if they have never attended a church service in the past. What greater gift can you give a family member, a friend, a co-worker, or a neighbor than a little holiday cheer accompanied by the good news of Christmas? Flyers are available in the Ministry Center that you can use as an invitation.
PTL
Important Dates
  • Saturday, December 14th - Cookie Walk 9a-12p
  • Wednesday, December 18th - Teacher Appreciation Lunch Sponsored by the 5th grade class
  • Thursday, January 9th - PTL Meeting 6:00 pm in the Cafeteria
Lunch Menu
Dates to Note
Thursday, December 12th - Kindergarten Field Trip to Civic Theater Nutcracker Ballet
Friday, December 13th - Sunday, December 15th - 5th Grade Boys & Girls Basketball Tournament at St. Peter's
Saturday, December 14th - PTL Cookie Walk 9a-12p
Saturday, December 14th - Wildcat Christmas with Santa 10a-12p at Preschool
Wednesday, December 18th - Middle School Christmas Program & Advent Service 7:00
Thursday, December 19th - 5th-8th Grade Field Trip to Roller Dome North AM
Thursday, December 19th - 3rd & 4th Grade Field Trip to Roller Dome North PM
Friday, December 20th - End of Quarter 2
Monday, December 23rd - Friday, January 3rd - No School - Christmas Break
Thursday, January 9th - Spelling Bee 1:00
Thursday, January 16th - Early Literacy Night 6:00
Friday, January 17th - Kindergarten & 6th Grade Field Trip to McMillen
Monday, January 20th - No School - MLK Day (Snow Makeup)
Tuesday, January 21st - 5th Grade Field Trip to McMillen
Monday, January 27th - Friday, January 31st - National Lutheran Schools Week
Tuesday, January 28th - Geography Bee 2:00
Friday, February 14th - No School - Professional Development
Monday, February 17th - No School - Presidents' Day (Snow Makeup)
Thursday, March 5th - Band Almost Spring Concert at CLHS 7:00
Sunday, March 8th - Arts Festival at CLHS
Friday, March 13th - End of Quarter 3
Thursday, March 19th - K-4 Spring Musical 7:00
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
Wednesday, May 6th - Strings EOY Concert at CLHS 7:00
Thursday, May 7th - Friday, May 8th - 6th Grade Field Trip to Outdoor Education
Friday, May 15th - TinCaps Reading Program Game 7:05
Saturday, May 16th - Band EOY Concert at CLHS 7:00
Thursday, May 21st - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Pokagon
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)
** NO AFTERNOON CLUBHOUSE ON THIS DAY **
Monday, June 1st - End of Quarter 4 (Pending Snow Days)
School Delays & Closings
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