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.
Earlier this week parents of students in Grades 1-8 received an email with a survey regarding participation in the Christmas Eve services. This is a reminder to complete that survey by next Friday. A prompt response helps in our planning for this beautiful service led by our students.
 
Earlier this week you also received a survey from the Village of River Forest regarding transportation to and from school. They need these back by Tuesday. Thanks for helping the village with this project.
Bill Koehne, Principal
 
November 2, 2018
 
November 4-10
 
Sunday          Church Services, 8:30 & 11:00am; 1 st & 2 nd  gr. choir sing at 8:30 service   
                        Sunday School & Adult Education, 9:45am                 
Monday         Before school Recorder Club, 7:30am
                        6 th gr field trip to Field Museum
Tuesday          
Wednesday  School chapel service led by 3 rd grade, 8:30am  Parents are welcome
                        Dismissal at 2:15pm   
Thursday       
Friday             Hot Lunch
Saturday        Indoor Winter Farmers Market, 9:00am-1:00pm
 
 
Grace Lutheran School Info to Know & Share: Grace students received 40 Superior Ratings at a Fine Arts Festival last April while competing individually, in small groups, and as our full choir. Students participated in vocal, instrumental, and piano competitions.
 
Pizza Lunch Fundraiser benefiting the Night Ministry:  We will have a pizza lunch fundraiser on Friday, November 16 to benefit the Night Ministry. Each year the church congregation and the school work together to fill 50-60 handmade Christmas stockings with toiletries and simple necessities which are handed out during the holidays. Proceeds from the pizza lunch will be used to purchase items needed to fill the stockings.  Check your child’s Tuesday folder next week for additional information and the order form.  Payment must be in cash and is due back Monday, November 12. 

The Oak Park Women’s Guild is sponsoring a fundraiser for Grace parent, Adrienne Rohde, whose daughter Lillie is in SK. There will be a special showing of “Ferdinand” at the Classic Cinema in Oak Park on Saturday, November 10 th at 9:00am. All money raised will be donated to the family to help defray costs incurred through cancer treatment for Adrienne. More details on her story and the fundraising event can be found Here
 
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the next SCRIP order will be placed on Tuesday, November 13. Order forms are available here.   Please turn your orders in to the school office by Monday, November 12
 
Great Lakes Scrip Center offers gift cards from over 600 retailers, who donate 1.25 to 50% of the value back to the school. Look at the extensive list of participating retailers, decide which gift cards you can use, and submit your Scrip order form to Eileen Maggio in the school office with payment by cash or check.
 
Third Grade is collecting soup and crackers for Harmony Food Pantry. Please bring in cans of soup and/or crackers to help the cause. Collection will go through Wednesday, November 7. 
 
From Mrs. Hammer - We are in need of 32 oz. PLASTIC jars! I would like to replace the glass water jars students are currently using. Please bring any you may have. Thank you!!
 
Please return your cross country uniform to the school office. It should be clean, in a zip lock bag and marked with your child’s name
 

Will your child participate in Christmas Eve Services at Grace?
The Grace early evening worship services on Christmas Eve, at 4:15 and 6pm, are led by the children of Grace Church and School. All children in grades 1–8 are involved in preparations for these special services. Parents received an email earlier this week with details about the service and children's participation.

Please use the online reply form to let us know by Friday, November 9, if your child will participate in the Christmas Eve services here at Grace. Thank you!
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Saturday, November 10, 9am–1pm
at Grace

Shop for a wide range of seasonal, sustainably produced goods from local farmers and vendors. Available items will include winter produce, bread, meat, veggie burgers, eggs, baked goods, preserves, salsas, soap and self-care items, and fresh-roasted coffee.

The market is sponsored by Grace’s Creation Care team and Faith in Place , which empowers Illinois people of all faiths to be leaders in caring for the Earth, providing resources to educate, connect, and advocate for healthier communities. 

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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