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.
Good luck to our girls and boys cross-country teams who will be competing in the LSA State Meet tomorrow at Trinity Lutheran School in Bloomington, IL. The girls run at 12:30, followed by the boys at 1:00. You can find results at .

We are proud to share that 2016 Grace graduate Jonathan Izurieta, currently a senior at Fenwick, has been named a National Hispanic Scholar by the College Board. His PSAT score was in the top 2.5% of all test takers. You can find more information on his accomplishment here.  Congratulations, Jonathan!
Bill Koehne, Principal
October 18, 2019

October 20-26

Sunday          Church Service, 8:30 & 11:00am
                        Sunday School, 9:45-10:45am
Monday          Picture retakes
                        JV volleyball practice, 3:00-5:00pm
Tuesday         JV volleyball practice, 3:00-5:00pm
Wednesday   Chapel service, 8:30am
                        5 th & 6 th gr. field trip to DuSable Museum, 9:00am-1:00pm
                         Dismissal at 2:15pm
Thursday       JV volleyball practice, 3:00-5:00pm
Friday            4 th gr. field trip to Shedd Aquarium, 8:30am-2:30pm
                        Family Fun Friday, 6:00-8:00pm                     
Saturday       Cross Country National Championships, Concordia University, Mequon, WI

Picture retakes- School pictures were distributed earlier this week.   If you would like a retake of your child’s pictures or would like to order additional photos, please follow the directions on the sheet enclosed in the packet.  The original pictures or new orders should be turned in to the school office. Picture retakes and pictures for students who were absent will be on Monday, October 21. 
First 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

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

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: . A response for every child is greatly appreciated.

3-4 Choir sings for 8:30 a.m. worship this Sunday. Singers should come to the choir room at 8:00 to warm-up and rehearse. Please have your child dress in white on top and dark on the bottom (or any variation of white and dark).

5-8 Grade Choir sings next Sunday, October 27. If you have not done so already, please fill out the form at THIS LINK so we know to look for your child(ren) on October 27. Thank you in advance for your support!
Email Janel Dennen at with questions.
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 uniforms to Mrs. Maggio.
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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