What a FUN week for our students! On Monday we had a fantastic turnout at the Chipotle fundraiser. Tuesday our 7
graders had a special presentation in music class from
who does voice overs for commercials. Wednesday our 5
graders led chapel. Thursday our PK-4
grades had a special assembly. And today, the Walk-a-thon. Follow us on Facebook to continue seeing all the great things that happen at Grace Lutheran School each week!
Bill Koehne, Principal
October 4, 2019
Sunday Church Service, 8:30 & 11:00am
Sunday School, 9:45-10:45am
Monday Recorder Club, 7:30am
Cross Country practice 3:00-4:00pm
Volleyball home games, JV 4:30, girls’ varsity 5:30, boys’ varsity 6:30pm
Tuesday Jr. High field trip to Springfield, 5:30am-9:00pm
Cross Country practice, 3:00-4:00pm
Volleyball practice JV and 5-6 gr. boys
Wednesday Chapel service, 8:30am
Support the Sports pizza lunch
Dismissal at 2:15pm
Girls’ varsity volleyball practice, 6:00-8:00pm
Thursday Early dismissal, 11:30 for early childhood, 11:45 for grades 1-8
Volleyball practice, boys’ varsity, 11:30am-1:30pm
Parent Teacher conferences start 1:00pm
Book Fair in the atrium, 1:00-8:00pm
Friday No School, no daycare, Professional Development for faculty
Walk with Grace-We did it! Thanks to everyone, we raised
over $28,000, with contributions from 215 Grace families!! This money raised will not only benefit our school and the sensational students, but also help families in need who are staying at the Ronald McDonald Houses. Grace is truly an amazing place and accomplishments such as this make it ever more apparent. Thank you to all of the teachers and staff for championing the cause and especially to all of you parents for your dedication, generosity, time and efforts to make the walk-a-thon a huge success! Stay tuned for pictures from the day.
are coming up on Thursday, October 10. Sign-up will be done first come – first served through
. Be sure to find the correct teacher tab before selecting a time. In order to see the tabs to choose the teacher you want, you must use a PC or laptop.
Scheduling cannot be done on your phone.
The cut off for sign-up is midnight Tuesday, October 8.
MAP scores for grades 2-8 will be sent home next week.
Jr. High will bring theirs home on Monday, and scores for grades 2-6 will be sent home in Tuesday folders.
Provide a Meal for the Teachers-
Our teachers work tirelessly to help our students learn and grow every day. Conferences are an important time for parents and teachers to connect, discuss and best plan for the students. The fall conferences are coming up next week on October 10th. Conferences are a short window of time for the parents, but it takes a lot of time and effort from our teachers to plan and hold these one-on-one meetings. To take one thing off of their plate that day, we like to provide a hot meal for them during a break period. If you are able, please sign up below to help out. If you would like to spearhead the event, please contact Becky Morgan at
During the fall Parent-Teacher conferences we hold a book fair right 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
First Look Fridays
First Look Fridays will take place on the third Friday of every month. The first one for the school year is on Friday, October 18th. Please reach out to Jenn Beasley if you are interested in sharing your Grace story with prospective parents or assisting in giving a school tour. Sign up as a
on our website!
Viking Volunteers- There are many ways you can be involved!
to sign up for opportunities at any time. You can also find it right on Grace’s website under
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 their child. Putting your child’s name in their jacket or sweatshirt helps us to return the item to them directly.
After school pick-up: When picking up your students after school, please do not park/stand at the last “spot” on Bonnie Brae for the following safety reasons:
Students crossing east on Bonnie Brae at the designated crosswalk cannot see oncoming traffic.
Drivers turning south on Bonnie Brae from Division cannot see oncoming traffic.
Illinois law states you cannot park/stand within 15 feet of a fire hydrant and 20 feet of a crosswalk.
Please note the “no parking/standing” signage. Let’s keep our students and drivers safe! Thanks!
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.
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
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.