Grace School
October 23, 2020
News from the principal

We had a great day on Monday recording parts of the Christmas Eve service. Pastor Costello and Ms. Dennen continue to work individually with students in Grades 5-8 recording the singing of the “cross songs”. It will be quite a while before the service is completed. We look forward to sharing it with everyone on Christmas Eve at 4:15pm.

Bill Koehne
From Mrs. Maggio in the school office

It's not too late to order school lunches. Firehouse Subs is providing individually wrapped sandwiches, chips and dessert in a brown bag lunch. For dates, details and sandwich offerings click on the link below. The next lunch is on Friday, October 30. The deadline to order is October 23.
If you have already ordered, but not yet paid, please take care of that as soon as possible.

Questions, contact Joanna Schubkegel

Next Friday, October 30 is School Spirit day. Wear your Grace gear or red and white.

If you ordered individual school pictures, they will be sent home today. Picture retakes will be on Thursday, October 29 for students who were absent on the original date and at-home learners who did not have their picture taken earlier.

Composite pictures will be distributed in November.
School news

Letters to vets

Grace School students are once again writing letters to veterans in honor of Veterans Day on November 11. If you know a veteran who would appreciate receiving a letter, please send their name and address to Kristine Washburn ( by October 30.

We still need students' audio recordings for the Christmas Eve video

All of the information students and parents need to record carols at home can be found on the school website. Click on Parent Resources, then Christmas Eve Information.

  • Grades 1-4 are asked to record audio files of "Away in a Manger" and "Silent Night."
  • Grades 5-8 are invited to record themselves at home singing the first stanza (or more) of the carols used throughout the service.

Audio files should be emailed to Pastor Costello by November 1.
We need volunteers

Team Temp Checks. Sign up to help with morning arrival here. Questions?
Contact Joanna Schubkegel at
Extended Day Care Sign-Up

Remember that you need to sign up for Extended Day Care no later than the night before your child attends.
Black Voices at Grace: How Racism Impacts the Grace Community
Sunday, October 25, 2pm

Panelists for Sunday: Miriam and Reggie Moore, James Brooks, Marilyn Keefer, moderated by Pastor Sherman Hicks

Learning more about racism starts with listening to Black people. In a Zoom webinar on Sunday, October 25, Black members of the Grace Church and School community will talk about how they experience racism at work, in the community, and at church. The session will be moderated by the Rev. Sherman Hicks, retired bishop of the ELCA Metro Chicago Synod.

Grace’s Justice and Peace Committee and Women@Grace are co-sponsoring the webinar.
A second session of Black Voices at Grace on November 8 at 2pm will feature additional panelists: Val Spiller, Jackie Johnson, Jerry Bramwell, and Camille Luckett.

Our mission at Grace Lutheran Church and School is to bring in, build up, and send out disciples for Jesus Christ.

Our school prepares children for a life of discipleship by helping them to grow in faith, knowledge, and character.
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