$$ Free Money for Pilgrim $$

$3,400 towards technology in 2018-19!!

SCRIP helps fund technology for the school. This includes Chromebooks, Wifi upgrades, miscellaneous technology and maintenance. We have a great team that keeps our technology running. The team carefully plans how to use these funds to keep our school technology functioning. We were able to do a lot last year due to the SCRIP program and we are so grateful for the technology team and the SCRIP team!!

This year we have a new SCRIP program due to the discontinuation of the program that we were fortunate to use for many years. Although there are a few missing local offerings, there are many more that we hope you find fun and useful.

Personally, I try to look through and find the things that I use all the time such as grocery stores, gas, Amazon, etc. That way I am directing money that I would spend anyway to benefit the school. Do you have a big home improvement project coming up? There are both Home Depot and Lowes available. A little planning ahead will really benefit the school.

For those last minute plans, perhaps a date night, there is also SCRIP on hand. Our SCRIP team has some restaurant and coffee gift cards available for immediate purchase. Just email scrip@pilgrimbeaverton.com and they will let you know where to find those.

There are still scrip order forms available in the atrium if you prefer to fill out and turn in an order form.

Please help support Pilgrim by supporting our SCRIP program!!

Next SCRIP Orders are due: OCTOBER 21st ~

SIGN UP:  www.ScripZone.com
Our Group ID: 503644PLCS

Questions/info:  scrip@pilgrimbeaverton.com


Auction Meeting
Wednesday, October 16 10:00-11:30
Art/Atrium Conference Room

The auction is our biggest fundraiser and we would love to have you on our planning team. Please join us next Wednesday as we kick-off planning for the 2019-20 auction.
Our next PTL meeting is October 24th @ 5:15 PM
All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Popcornopolis will be coming to Pilgrim!

The PTL will be running a fundraiser in the month of November!

Who wants all the popcorn?!


Details coming home soon!
We are always open to ideas or comments!
Please email us at PTL@pilgrimbeaverton.com with your thoughts.

Monday 10/14: Beef Stew
Tuesday 10/15: Chicken Enchiladas
Wednesday 10/16: Pulled Pork Sliders
Thursday 10/17: Korean Beef
Friday 10/18: Hot Dog Friday
Uniform reminder

We have a custom plaid provided to our school by Lands' End. This plaid can only be purchased via our school uniform website. You cannot find it on the regular Lands' End page. Any other plaid is not considered uniform approved.

Wednesday's are considered formal uniform day, a logo'd polo or sweater is required that day.

If you have any uniform related questions, please email us at PLCSUniforms@gmail.com or drop a comment on the Parent Facebook page!
  • 10/13 - Mr. Bickel Retirement Celebration @ 10:15 am
  • 10/17 - Picture Day
  • 10/18 - Blood Drive
  • 10/28-10/29- NO SCHOOL ( Mid-term Conferences = Kids Club open)
  • 10/30-11/1 - NO SCHOOL (Lutheran Schools Conference = Kids Club open)
  • 11/2 - 8th Grade Fundraiser "Wine Tasting" Event
  • 11/11 - Veterans Day Celebration
  • 11/15 - Picture Re-takes
  • 11/21 - End of First Trimester
  • 11/22 - NO SCHOOL (teacher grading day)
  • 11/27 - Report Cards posted
  • 11/28-29 - NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Holiday)

Everyone is invited to a RETIREMENT CELEBRATION for Mr. Bickel!!! Please gather with us on:

Sunday, October 13th @ 10:15 am

for a time of Thanks for all of Curt’s many years of service to Pilgrim Lutheran Church & School. A money tree will be available (see instructions below) as well as a basket for cards and notes of appreciation.
Coffee, Breakfast sweets and Fruit will be served.

To Sign up to bring a food item, please click on this link:

Questions? Contact Andrea or Kim

   If you love Mr. Bickel, here is your chance to show him. At our reception on October 13, we will be presenting him with a money tree. If you would like to contribute to this tree, please bring money or gift cards ready to put on the tree on Sunday( there are envelopes available in the office ) If you are unable to attend, but would like to add to the tree, there will be envelopes in the office for you to use. Let's all show Mr. Bickel how much we appreciate all his years of service to Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School!
  Also, our students will be singing a song for Mr. Bickel at the reception, so we would like for as many of you to come as possible!
Please come show your spirit and support the elementary boys soccer games and the girls volleyball games:


  • Tuesday, Oct 15th: PLCS at CSL @ 4:00 pm
  • Friday, Oct 18th: PLCS at SW2 @4:30 PM
  • Friday, Oct 18th: PLCS VS Valor at SW @ 5:00 pm
  • Friday, Oct 25th: PLCS at SW1 @5:00 pm


  • Thursday, Oct 10th: VC at PLCS @ 4:00 pm (7/8), 5:15 pm ( 5/6)
  • Tuesday, Oct 15th: PLCS at FB @ 4:00 pm (7/8), 5:15 pm (5/6)
  • Thursday, Oct 17th: TVA at PLCS @ 4:00 pm (7/8), 5:15 (5/6)

Are You Interested In Playing Sports?
Please contact Alisa Benson our Athletic Director via email: a.benson@pilgrimbeaverton.com

The bank is now requiring that checks written to our various accounts need to be written out exactly the way the account title is stated on our bank records.   No abbreviations  will be accepted any longer. If checks are not made out correctly, they will be returned and not deposited. Here are the full account names to use  effective immediately :

1. For church: "Pilgrim Lutheran Church"

2. For school: "Pilgrim Lutheran Church" (yes that is correct!; "school" in the memo only)

3. For childcare: "Pilgrim Lutheran Church" (yes that is correct!; "childcare" in the memo)

4. For PTL: "Pilgrim Lutheran School" ("PTL" in the memo only)

5. For Scrip orders: "Pilgrim Lutheran School" (Growth Fund in the memo only)
Lunch Payments:

This is a reminder that lunch balances should be kept current by the 20th of each month. If you have not made a lunch payment recently, please log onto your account and make a payment. We would like to avoid charging late fees if possible. Please help us by making a lunch payment soon.
Most of our scrip card offerings are still there, plus there are some new options (Cheesecake Factory, anyone?? GameStop, Overstock.com, and more...). You can now order online, and even pay online, 24 hours a day! You can make every purchase profitable for our kids! Our running total earned to date is $121.88!
Next SCRIP Orders are due: OCTOBER 21st~

SIGN UP:  www.ScripZone.com
Our Group ID: 503644PLCS

Questions/info:  scrip@pilgrimbeaverton.com
Chapel Updates:
Our chapel theme this year is Joyful—based on 1 Thessalonians 5:16.  
Rejoice always!  This is easy to say and a lot harder to do!  
Throughout the school year we have lots of opportunities to serve others with a joyful heart with an offering. We have projects that are both local and global and our first offering of the year are hygiene kits.  For the month of October we will be Operation Christmas Child (see below). We also regularly take travel shampoos, soaps and lotions to the Portland Rescue Mission so if you have any saved up from your summer travels bring them in! 

Pilgrim Blazer Night is Friday November 8 th against the Brooklyn Nets. The sign up ts is posted outside the offices. This is a firm sign up! Tickets are $20 each For more information text or call Andrea @ 503-720- 2005 or at dceandrea@yahoo.com .  Please make your payments to Pilgrim Lutheran Church and leave in the office. Payment due by Oct 27.  You must include your email and cell with the sign up. All Blazer tickets are electronic and you will also need to download the Blazer App. 

October Offering:  Operation Christmas Child is back! Information flyers are going home with your children on packing instructions for the Christmas Shoe Boxes. (or go online to https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/pack-a-shoe-box/ )  Shoe Boxes are due no later than November 13th!  You can pack your own shoe box or bring in items to combine with other donations. Cash donations will go towards shipping costs ($9 a box) Or Pay online and see where you shoe OCC box goes.

Christmas Wreath Order season is here!  We have beautiful wreaths, crosses, candy canes and garland. Wreaths are available for pick up November 30.  See attached order form or pick up a form in the atrium. All proceeds go to support the youth ministry of Pilgrim.  Orders are due November 10. 

Middle School Corn Maize: Sunday October 20.  Parents and youth, join us for our annual trip to the Maize on Sauvie Island. Cost: $8 plus money for McDonalds. We will meet at Pilgrim at 5:00 and head to McDonald's then head over to the Maize. See attached form. We will shoot to be back at Pilgrim by 8:00 ish pm. Parents are responsible for driving or arranging transportation of your teens. Contact Andrea for more information at 503-720-2005. This is typically a muddy event. Rain boots and a change of shoes are strongly suggested!  

Why do we do chapel offerings?
To thank God for our many blessings and to share with others who are in need. If I can answer any questions about chapel or offering do not hesitate to ask.  
You are loved! 
Andrea Gehrke—DCE
Minister of Children and Youth
Pilgrim Lutheran Christian School | 503-644-8697 | F: 503-644-8182