Grace School News
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.
May 30, 2019

TODAY is the last day of school. Unlike previous years, students do not return on Friday morning for a closing chapel service. Our closing chapel service is TODAY at 2:00pm. All parents are invited to attend. After the service, students will return to their classrooms to pick up all materials going home and will be dismissed with their class at 3:00.

Thank you for a great school year! God’s Blessings to our Graduates and all others leaving for a different school. We will miss you.
Bill Koehne, Principal
 
 
 
Please take care of any outstanding fees for daycare, afternoon kindergarten, preschool, orchestra or materials fees as soon as possible. The final bill for extended daycare will be mailed the first week of June. Online payments for services can be made here.   

Please return your child’s clean track uniform to the school office in a zip lock back with their name on it. Thank you.

Looking forward to next school year-
Registration will be Wednesday, August 14, 5:30-8:00pm
1 st day of school for grades 1-8 will be Tuesday, August 20, dismissal at 11:30.
1 st day of school for Early Childhood will be Thursday, August 22.
Curriculum Night will be Wednesday, august 28, 6:30-8:00pm
For the full calendar please find a link here.

State required medical requirements- Physical exams and immunizations are required in preschool, Sr. Kindergarten and 6 th grade.
Dental forms are required in Sr. Kindergarten, 2 nd and 6 th grade.
Eye examinations are required for Sr. Kindergarten.

If your child will be competing in sports, cross country, volleyball, basketball or track we must have a completed Sports physical and concussion form on file. 
 
The Youth Ministry Rummage sale will be held Friday, June 7, 8:00am-6:00pm and Saturday June 8, 8:00am-1:00pm.  
DONATION DROP OFF
All items should be brought directly to the Grace gym.
Thursday and Friday, May 30 and 31, 9 am–8 pm
Saturday, June 1, NO DROP OFF
Sunday, June 2, 12–5 pm
Monday–Wednesday, June 3–5, 9 am–8 pm
 
LARGE ITEM PICK UP
Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1.  Schedule a pick up HERE.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED
Help sort, organize and work the sale.  Sign up HERE.

Julie Modrich
Children's Ministry Coordinator
Grace Lutheran Church and School
(708) 366-6900 ext. 229


Join us for GLOW— informal, outdoor summer worship on Wednesday evenings at Grace
Beginning June 12 and throughout the summer, we will gather each Wednesday evening for GLOW — Grace Lutheran On Wednesday. It's a new opportunity for fellowship and worship. 

Join us as we gather outside the Bonnie Brae doors at 6:30pm for ice cream sundaes. Cross+Gen worship begins on the front lawn at 7pm with FAITH5, songs of praise, scripture, and a message. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on, if you like. We will conclude each week by 7:30pm. (In case of inclement weather, we will gather inside the atrium.) 

GLOW is all about comfort--come as you are! GLOW is also all about Jesus--who calls us to shine our light. Bring your whole family, come on your own, or invite your next door neighbor! And if you're running late, come whenever you can get here--there will be plenty of ice cream and plenty of music, prayer, and fellowship. See you on June 12!
Donate to the Rummage Sale!

Time to get rid of a few things? Donate household items, clothing, toys, furniture, etc. to the Rummage Sale at Grace. Proceeds help to fund the Youth Ministry trip to Appalachia later this summer.

Bring your items directly to the gym:
Thursday-Friday, May 30-31, 9am-8pm
Sunday, June 2, 12-5pm
Monday-Wednesday, June 3-5, 9am-8pm

No drop-off on Saturday, June 1. No mattresses, exercise equipment, file cabinets, TVs or electronics.

Shop at the Rummage Sale
Friday, June 7, 8am-6pm
Saturday, June 8, 8am-1pm
VBS fee goes up after June 1. Register now!

Vacation Bible School
June 17–21, 8:30–11:30am
What it was like to live in Bible times?
How did that guy in the den of lions survive?
What about those three friends who lived through the fire?

Children will explore these stories and more at VBS this summer, with Bible stories, crafts, games, songs and snacks.

Age 3 through current 4th graders

Register by June 1 $35/child, $65/family 
Register after June 1 $45/child, $85/family

Extended day program available till 5pm
$20/child/day, $175/family/week

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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