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.
Walk with Grace, our annual walk-a-thon fundraiser, is only two weeks away. We use an easy platform for requesting pledges from family and friends. This weekend would be a great time to set up your Pledgestar account and begin requesting those pledges for the walkathon. One goal is to have 100% of our students receive at least one pledge of $25. We have never made this goal.  Will you help us achieve it this year?  All of the information you need can be found on our school home page.  Grace Lutheran School  There is also more information in this email, below the weekly calendar. Thanks for your support!
Bill Koehne, Principal
September 20, 2019

September 22-28

Sunday          Church Service, 8:30 & 11:00am
                        Sunday School, 9:45-10:45am
                        Girls’ Varsity tournament continues
Monday         Recorder Club, 7:30am
                        MAP testing, 3 rd gr, Math, 2 nd gr. Language Usage
                        Cross Country practice 3:00-4:00pm
                        Volleyball practice, girls’ varsity 3:00-4:30; JV 4:30-6:00pm
Tuesday        MAP testing, 4 th gr. Reading, 3 rd gr. Language Usage
                        Cross Country practice, 3:00-4:00pm
                        Boys’ varsity volleyball practice, 3:00-5:00pm
                        Volleyball away games, girls’ varsity 4:30; JV 5:30pm
                        St. Andrews, 260 N. Northwest Highway, Park Ridge
Wednesday   Chapel service, 8:30am
                        MAP testing, 2 nd gr. Language Usage
                         Dismissal at 2:15pm  
                         Boys’ varsity volleyball practice, 6:00-8:00pm
Thursday      MAP testing 4 th gr. Math, 3 rd gr. Reading
                       Cross-country Practice, 3:00-4:00pm                            
                       Volleyball home games, JV 4:00, girls’ varsity 5:00, boys’ varsity 6:00pm
Friday           School Spirit Day
                       Room parents, mtg. 8:20am
                       Hot Lunch
                       Boys’ varsity volleyball practice, 3:00-5:00pm
                       Girls’ varsity volleyball tournament,
                       Bethany Lutheran 1550 Modaff Rd, Naperville, times TBD
Saturday       Girls’ Varsity volleyball tournament continues

Walk with Grace - Sign Up Today!
Walk with Grace,  Grace Lutheran School’s annual walk-a-thon fundraiser is  Friday, October 4th,  which means we are only  TWO   WEEKS OUT!   We are on our way to reaching our  $25,000 goal  and subsequently giving back to  Ronald McDonald House Charities ( ),  but we need your help! If you haven't already done so, please sign up for  Pledgestar  and if you are able to, please click on this  link  and check out all of the ways you can help with the event!  
If you have any questions, please contact Brian Schultz at

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. beginning September 9 in the Seminar Room. Play fun music, learn new notes and improve your technique. Contact Janel Dennen at

It’s not too late to sign up for afterschool enrichment classes. Several classes have been cancelled due to low enrollment, but there is still room in Sugarbeet Schoolhouse (cooking), Comedy Improv and Spanish for grades K-2.  Please find the registration with class information here.   Classes start the first week of October. 

Congratulations to our girls’ volleyball team for winning their tournament last weekend. Go Vikings!
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!
Grace Oktoberfest 2019 - Come to Grace’s annual Oktoberfest, Sunday, October 6, 2019 4-7pm.
Fun for the whole family with traditional German food, children’s Laterne Parade, and the special Oktoberfest silent auction. Admission is $15 for ages 12 and up in advance or $20 at the door. $8.00 for children ages 5 to 11 or $10 at the door. Children under 5 are free. To purchase tickets call 708-366-6900.
Look for a flyer at the reception desk about how you can help out. Volunteers are needed for set-up and decorating, food preparation, grilling, clean up and ticket sales. For more information call Dan Krout at 708-524-0399 or Don Heimburger 708-771-2468
You are probably aware of the BoxTops program by now as it’s been going strong since 1996. Fun Fact, since the Box Top program began, Grace Lutheran School has earned $10,396.66 and counting! That’s over $10,000 of FREE money! And you can help us earn more every day by simply cutting box tops from your favorite Box Tops products, or scanning your grocery label with the new Box Top App. That’s right, Box Tops is going digital! Check out this link for a simple informational video about this new program. 
Don’t know if you purchased any Box Tops items at the store? Scan your receipt anyway…. the app will automatically detect your box tops and credit the school with that money. Have questions? Contact Esther Armstrong (


Walk With Grace Fundraiser
Friday, October 4
Walk With Grace supports education at Grace Lutheran School. Click on the buttons below to get involved!
Oktoberfest at Grace

Sunday, October 6, 4–7pm
Advance tickets are available  online
or in the atrium on Sunday morning.

Adults (12 and up), $15 
Children age 5–11, $8
Children under 5 are free.
November weekend retreat for 6th-8th graders
Sixth through eighth graders are invited to Grace Church's Youth Ministry Middle School Retreat at the Lutheran Outdoor Ministry Center (LOMC) in Oregon, Illinois. This year's program is called “STUCK and UNSTUCK!” and includes Bible study, games, worship, team-building, hiking and more.The fee for the weekend is $150 and includes all snacks and meals. A deposit of $50 is due October 1. 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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