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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.
Happy New Year to everyone. I hope the recent break was an enjoyable one for you and your family.

While GLS experienced some personnel changes at the end of 2019, Grace Lutheran Church will soon as well. Pastor Lauren Wegner has accepted a call to serve as Pastor of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Austin, TX. January 19 will be the last Sunday at Grace for Pastor Lauren and Pastor Dave. They will be leaving shortly afterwards along with Owen and Caroline, to relocate to Texas. We thank both of them for their faithful leadership and service to our church and school, and wish them God’s Blessings. We will miss you.
Bill Koehne, Principal
                                                                       
January 10, 2020

January 12-18

Sunday           Church Service, 8:30 & 11:00am
                         Walther basketball tournament continues
Monday         Varsity basketball practice, girls 3:00-4:45, boys 4:30-6:00pm
Tuesday         Basketball away games, all teams JV boys and varsity girls, 4:30pm,
                        JV girls and varsity boys, 5:30pm
                        St. Peter 111 W. Olive St. Arlington Hts.
Wednesday   School chapel, 8:30am, Parents welcome
                         Dismissal at 2:15pm
                         Varsity basketball practice, boys and girls, 6:00-8:00pm
Thursday       Boys’ basketball tournament, JV boys 4:00, varsity boys 5:05pm
                        St. Paul Lutheran 18 S. School St. Mt. Prospect
                        Girls’ basketball home games, JV girls 4:30, Varsity girls 5:40
                        4 th grade basketball practice, 6:30-7:30pm
Friday            First Look Friday, 8:30-10:00am
                         JV girls basketball practice, 3:00-4:45pm
                       no games in Mt. Prospect tournament
Saturday      Mt. Prospect tournament continues, times TBD
                       Girls’ varsity tournament, Peoria, times TBD

 
 
Open House – On Sunday, January 26, from 1:00-2:30pm, Grace Lutheran School will be hosting on Open House for prospective students. If you know of someone who might be interested in looking at a new school, please let them know of this event, or our First Look Fridays, held from 8:30-10:00am on the 3 rd Friday of each month. Interested families can also contact the school for information or to set up a tour.
 
A new set of after school enrichment classes will be starting the week of January 27. More information and the registration form can be found here .  Enrollment is due Friday, January 17. 

We will be trying something new for the second semester of Hot Lunches which will start on Friday 1/24. 
The decision has been made to move away from going to Concordia for hot lunch for the remainder of this school year. Several factors led to this decision:
-          The price of hot lunch at Concordia has continued to increase without an increase in quality, quantity, or service.
-          The cafeteria at Concordia will undergo remodeling this spring, so there would have been adjustments anyways.
-          The Pizza lunches this past fall to Support the Sports were successful.
The decision to offer a purchased lunch twice a month at Grace is a temporary one. We will gather feedback in the spring before making a decision on next school year.
 
We will have 2 hot lunches each month, one of which will be sub sandwiches purchased from Firehouse Subs. The second lunch will be pizza. You can find the order form here . The form is due on Friday, January 17 for the January 24 lunch. We need to let the suppliers know our order in advance so we cannot accept late orders. Any order forms turned in after January 17 will not include the January 24 lunch. Unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate gluten free restrictions.

The 5-8 Grade Choir will sing for the Chicago Wolves game on Saturday, February 1 at 7:00pm. The Wolves will be playing the Manitoba Moose team.   Go here for an order form for tickets. Tickets must be ordered by Wednesday, January 15. All 5-8 grade students and their families are welcome to attend. The game will take place at the Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Rd in Rosemont. All students need to be accompanied by an adult and all students and adults will need a ticket to enter the arena. Tickets are $17.50/person. Transportation is the responsibility of the family. Parking at the arena is $15/vehicle. Email Janel Dennen at jdennen@graceriverforest.org with questions.

Message from Mrs. Hammer- I am uploading images for the yearbook this weekend! All pictures of events, class parties, field trips, etc. should be sent to mhammer@graceriverforest.org .. Please be sure to use the Subject line as a label of what you're sending. Note: I've been warned that pics sent from phones often default to a lower pixel & subsequently can't be used w/ Josten's software, so sending from your computer is best.

Congratulations to 2 nd Grader Avery Tan: Avery trains with Team Flipside and finished third in last weekend’s Regional Finals of the Athlete Warrior Games, a ninja warrior league. He will be traveling to Detroit to compete in the National Finals at the end of the month.  Good luck, Avery!

Church and School families get together on Friday, January 31, 6–8:30 p.m. for the Annual Chili Cook-Off and Family Fun Friday. Come for supper, open gym, a craft project and fun and fellowship for kids and parents! 

Click on the link  to sign up and tell us what you're bringing.

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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