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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.
I wish to extend a huge thank you to everyone who volunteered for the walk-a-thon, making it a huge success last Friday. The walk went well, financial pledges exceeded $28,000, and the large number of donations to Ronald McDonald House were received with amazement. I am extremely proud of the Grace community!
Bill Koehne, Principal
October 10, 2019

October 6-11

Sunday          Church Service, 8:30 & 11:00am
                        Sunday School, 9:45-10:45am
Monday          No School, no extended day care
Tuesday          Cross Country practice, 3:00-4:00pm
                        Volleyball home games, girls’ varsity 4:30, JV 5:30pm & 6:30pm
Wednesday   Chapel service, 8:30am
                         Dismissal at 2:15pm
Thursday       Cross Country practice, 3:00-4:00
                        Volleyball practice, girls’ varsity 3:00-4:30pm
Friday             Hot Lunch
                         Girls’ varsity volleyball tournament, St. Paul 18 S. School St., Mt. Prospect 
                         Volleyball JV practice, 3:00-4:30pm
                         GPO Mother Daughter event, 6:30-8:30pm                           
Saturday        Cross Country State Meet, 1102 W. Hamilton Rd. Bloomington
                         Girls’ volleyball tournament continues
Childcare will be available during parent teacher conferences. Please take your child to the extended care room. There is no charge for daycare during conferences, but children must be signed in and out. 
 
F irst Look Fridays:  Grace Lutheran School educates Pre-K3 through 8 th  grade students from a Christian perspective, providing an exceptional education experience. Character development and centering our lives in God’s grace and love are pursued, while high expectations and rigor encourage our students to think critically and analytically. Our dedicated and accomplished faculty and small class sizes allow for personalized attention.  

We ask you to invite someone you know to get to know Grace Lutheran School at our  First Look Friday on October 18 from 8:30-10:00am . This is an opportunity for prospective parents to see Grace Lutheran School in action.  They will learn about our challenging academics and explore how our students participate in leadership, service, fine arts, and athletics. 
 
Viking Volunteers- There are many ways you can be involved!    Click on  VIKING VOLUNTEERS  to sign up for opportunities at any time. You can also find it right on Grace’s website under  Parent Resources

Book Fair-During the fall Parent-Teacher conferences we hold a book fair in the atrium. Setting up, helping the kids navigate all of it, manning the register and taking down; it all takes work. If you could spare even an hour between Wednesday, October 9th and Thursday, October 10th, the help would be greatly appreciated. Please see the link below for time slots or contact Lexi Wurpts at lexi.wurpts@gmail.com.

Items from the lost and found will be on tables in the hall near the school office. Before or after your conference, please check to see if any of the items belong to your child.  Putting your child’s name in their jacket or sweatshirt helps us to return the item to them directly.
 
Walther Christian Academy will have an  Open House on Thursday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m.  Families can tour the campus, meet teachers, speak with coaches, learn about scholarship and financial aid opportunities and see what it means to be a part of the Walther Family. Please help spread the word! Contact Mrs. Calleros at  708-344-0404 xt.245 or  alma_calleros@waltheracademy.org with any questions.
 
If you received an email about missing medical records, please take care of it as soon as possible. State law requires that any student in the required grades of Pre-Kindergarten, Jr. Kindergarten, Sr. Kindergarten, and 6 th grade who have not turned in the required medical records, must be excluded from school as of October 15.

Recorder Club- Students in grades 4-6 with previous recorder experience are invited to participate in Recorder Club. Recorder Club meets Monday mornings at 7:30 a.m. in the Seminar Room. Play fun music, learn new notes and improve your technique. Contact Janel Dennen at jdennen@graceriverforest.org.

3 rd and 4 th Grade Parents: Students in 3 rd and 4 th Grade will participate in a Shabbat service and sing with children from West Suburban Temple Har Zion on Friday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m. The service will be followed by a pasta dinner prepared by temple members. Please respond today to the google poll at:  https://forms.gle/UCvEmsppitiEZCWr5 . A response for every child is greatly appreciated. 3 rd and 4 th grade students will also sing for worship at Grace on Sunday, October 20 at 8:30 a.m. Email Janel Dennen at jdennen@graceriverforest.org regarding your child’s participation on the 20th.
 
Mrs. Hammer needs plastic jars . Looking for clear plastic containers that are 32 oz. or larger (like large peanut butter or mayo containers). No need to clean them out, I'll do it for you!
 
We are looking for someone to fulfill two part time positions here at Grace . The job opportunities are Technology coordinator and Audio-Visual coordinator. They can be two separate jobs or combined into one position. Please click here for more information. 
 
Cross Country Runners- XC runners, with the exception of state runners and alternate state runners, please turn in your uniform to Mrs. Maggio.
 

Share your love of Grace School by inviting prospective parents to First Look Friday
First Look Fridays are an opportunity for prospective parents to see our school in action and meet the principal, teachers, and parents. The first one of the school year is on October 18. More First Look Fridays coming up on November 15 and December 20. Share the good news about Grace School!

Register by October 20 for the Middle School Retreat
The deadline for registering for the November weekend retreat for 6th-8th graders has been extended to October 20. Students will travel to the Lutheran Outdoor Ministry Center (LOMC) in Oregon, Illinois. for a weekend program titled “STUCK and UNSTUCK!” The fee for the weekend, due by November 1, is $150 and includes all snacks and meals. Contact Julie Modrich with questions.

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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