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.
Today marks the end of the 1 st trimester of the school year. Report cards will be mailed home next week.

Congratulations to 8 th grader Ella Peterson who was selected to be part of the ILMEA District 1 Junior Orchestra. This is a great honor. The following link provides a snippet of their concert on November 9 th
Bill Koehne, Principal
                                                      November 15, 2019

November 17-23

Sunday          Church Service, 8:30 & 11:00am, Tuneful Wednesday choir and Strike Team                          at the 11:00 service
                         Sunday School, 9:45-10:45am
Monday         Varsity basketball practice, boys 3:00-4:45, girls 4:30-6:00pm
Tuesday        Jr. Varsity basketball practice, boys 3:00-4:45, girls 4:30-6:00pm
                         Erin’s Law discussion: 3 rd grade
                         Last class for after school cooking class
Co -ed 4th gr. basketball practice, 6:00-7:30pm
Wednesday   Chapel service 8:30am
                          Dismissal at 2:15pm
                         Varsity basketball practice, boys and girls 6:00-8:00pm
Thursday       2 nd & 5 th grade to Trinity High School play
                         Varsity basketball practice, girls 3:00-4:45, boys 4:30-6:00pm
                         Last class for after school Spanish
Co-ed 4th grade basketball practice, 6:00-7:30pm
Friday            Hot Lunch
                         Erin’s Law discussion: 4 th gr.
                         Jr. Varsity basketball practice, boys 3:00-5:00pm
                         Family Fun Friday, 6:00-8:00pm
                          Jr. High Dance, 7:00-9:00pm
Saturday       Jr. Varsity basketball practice, girls 9:00-11:00am
Thanks to everyone for the generous support during the Penny War and change collection last week.  As a school we raised $1265. The class that collected the most coins was our PK class. The 7th grade class won the penny war. All monies collected will be used to support the Night Ministry. Thank you for your generosity. 

Online sales of Grace Spirit wear will start next week. The store will open on Monday, and remain open 11/18-11/29. There will be lots of new items that will arrive in time for Christmas. New t-shirt designs, winter hats and scarves, a cooler bag, a draw string bag, as well as basketball, volleyball and track performance t-shirts.
Show your School Spirit: Car magnets have arrived! If you have not received a car magnet please stop by Ms. Maggio’s desk and pick one up! It's a great way to display your school spirit throughout your neighborhood and beyond.
Bus Driver needed:  We are looking for someone to drive a bus for field trips. If you know of someone available during school hours, aged 21-70, and willing to obtain a license to drive a 24 passenger bus, contact Principal Koehne for details.
Volleyball players and Cross Country Runners- Please turn in your clean uniforms in a bag marked with your name to Mrs. Maggio. 
This year Grace is participating in the Geppetto’s Toy Box Holiday Savings card fundraising program. Use the Holiday Savings card to get 20% off all in stock products between November 26 and December 2. Savings cards are available at the school office at a cost of $10.00. The card can be used as many times as you like, but must be presented at the time of purchase. 100% of the sale of the Holiday Shopping card goes directly to Grace Lutheran School. Geppetto’s is located at 730 Lake St. Oak Park
Erin’s Law The state of Illinois has a law commonly known as Erin’s Law which states that a comprehensive health education program shall include age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education in grades PK - 12. The key term is age-appropriate. As we have done the last few years, our social worker, Lisa Guagenti, will introduce this topic for PK-6 th grade through an age appropriate storybook followed by a conversation with the students centered on awareness as well as what to say and who to talk with if they ever feel uncomfortable. Her schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, Nov 19: 3 rd 
Friday, Nov 22: 4 th
A presentation to 7 th & 8 th grade will be made at a different time.

The books used by Mrs. G. are available at the school office for your review. We encourage you to talk with your students both before and after their session in order to prepare them in advance and have dialogue afterwards about what they learned. We also encourage you to look at the storybooks we use. Several of them have helpful tips for parents. Feel free to contact me or Lisa Guagenti if you have any questions regarding how we approach this sensitive, but important piece of education.

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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