School Newsletter
August 27, 2021
Calendar Events
Sunday, August 29
Worship with Blessing of Teachers & Staff 8 a.m.

Monday, August 30
Full-day Preschool Schedule Begins 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Friday, September 3-Monday, September 6
No School - Labor Day Weekend

Wednesday, September 8
PTO 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 11
9 a.m. 10th Annual JME Run/Walk
10 a.m. Family Fun Day
2021-2022 School Theme Verse & School Song
"Encourage one another and build each other up."
1 Thessalonians 5:11

Oh God, the Author of our life
Keep us this day from bitter strife
Let every heart and every tongue
Rejoice for what Your hand has done
Help us to hear and heed your call
And bring us peace here at St. Paul
Welcome to the St. Paul Wildcat Family!
We see both familiar and new faces in the building these days! Along with welcoming back those who are familiar, we would like to introduce a few of our new students & staff:
  • Allie Rivard - Grade 6
  • Russell Gurnee - Grade 4
  • Emersyn Fritzler - Grade 3
  • Vincent Gurnee - Grade 2
  • All our new Kindergartners, Young 5's, & Preschoolers
  • Mrs. Kelly Kusterer - 1st & 2nd Grade Classroom Aide
  • Mr. Josh Wegener - School & Ministry Center Custodian
Head Cook for the School Needed
St. Paul will be in need of a head cook for the school lunch program starting Oct. 1, 2021. If you are interested in this position or know of someone who may, please contact the school office and ask to speak with Principal Lustila. Mrs. Heidi Schultz would like to help out in the transition process during the month of September. Mrs. Schultz will be leaving us to begin her new career as a full time grandmother! The school staff and its parents would like to thank her for all the wonderful lunches and freshly baked hamburger and cinnamon rolls throughout her years of service! What a blessing she will be to her family as she tends to her grandchild.  
10th Annual JME Memorial Run/Walk
Please join us for a morning of exercise, fellowship and remembrance - Our Annual JME Memorial Run/Walk will be held Saturday, September 11th, 2021. Students, ages 10 and under, can participate in the ¼ mile run at 9:00 and will receive a medal for participation. The 1 mile and 2 mile run/walk will begin at 9:15. All races will begin on Ziegler Rd (just next to the Church). Registration forms are available at the back of the church, in the school office and on the St. Paul Website or click here to register online.
Registration deadline is September 1st to guarantee a race t-shirt. T-shirts are also available for purchase for $10.00 even if you are not running or walking. Please fill out a form to purchase a shirt. We would love to have you attend for a great morning of fellowship. Thank you for your continued support of this event. We hope to see you on Sept. 11th!
Sunday School supports Wellspring Lutheran Services with a Donation drive on September 12
During this school year, the St. Paul Sunday School program will have a “kids helping kids” theme, supporting Wellspring Lutheran Services through offerings and donation drives. In support of the kids and families that Wellspring serves, children are being asked to bring a donation item on the first day of Sunday School, September 12.  On opening day, a representative from Wellspring will be here to speak with the children to help kick-off this effort. If you would like to help support St. Paul’s Sunday School program in this mission, donations can be dropped off to the office or church. Items that are of the greatest need are diapers and baby wipes, back packs, school supplies, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, and sports equipment (soccer balls & basketballs). Gift cards and cash donations are also appreciated by Wellspring. Please label any donations dropped off for Wellspring. If you have any questions, please call or text Vicki Begick at 525-3733 or Lynn Hendrick at 450-1969.
Church Extension Fund Saving Stamp Program...
Makes saving fun! Teaches Stewardship! Helps build churches, too!

Welcome back to school and another year of buying Saving Stamps from Church Extension Fund (CEF). 

Each week, students (and parents and staff) have an opportunity to invest in the CEF Savings Stamps program. Saving Stamps are available in increments of $1.00, $5.00, and $10.00. New savings accounts can be opened with an initial deposit as low as $5.00.

In no time at all, kids see that small change can grow into big savings. Before they know it, they’ll save enough to purchase something wonderful. Over time, savings grow to purchase a bike, a car, pay for a mission trip, or college tuition.

Just as important, is that Saving Stamps do far more than teach kids how to save; they also provide an opportunity to participate in the growth of the church.

Like all CEF investments, the money put into Saving Stamps is used to provide low-interest loans to Lutheran Congregations in Michigan. These loans help build new churches and schools. And the earnings on these loans is used to repay your child or you with interest. By saving with CEF, everyone learns how their money can be used to bless others.

Participating in the CEF Saving Stamp Program can help everyone adopt stewardship habits that will last a lifetime.
Starting Monday, August 30th and every Monday morning (except September 7th) from 7:30 until 8:00, Savings Stamps will be available for sale in the school gymnasium. Mrs. Luella Britton (St. Paul’s CEF Rep) or Mrs. Shasta Duffey will be on hand to help with your child’s saving efforts.

Also, Mrs. Britton will be at the September 8th PTO meeting to answer questions and provide further information. 

We pray God’s continued blessings on St. Paul School, as well as our students, staff, and parents. 

Mrs. Luella Britton – Church Extension Fund Rep – 798-3152
5th/3rd Bank Donates Four Back to School Backpacks
Four St. Paul students were blessed to receive a backpack filled with school supplies from 5th/3rd Bank. The four students chosen at random were: Kindergartener Olivia Burnison, First grader Flynn Ramseyer, Fourth grader Max Finney, and Fifth grader Hannah Vermeesch. Congratulations to the four of them being blessed with such a generous gift!
Church Attendance
The teachers will begin taking church attendance Monday. In person attendance at a church service is what will be accepted. 
Fall Sports
Soccer Grades 6-8
Coach Matt Schwab
Practices on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 5-7 p.m.
1st Game: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 1 @ Home v. Zion, BC

Girls Grades 6-8 Volleyball @ Immanuel, BC
Practices on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 5-6:30 p.m.

Soccer Grades 4-5 & 2-3
Coach Justin Garcia (4-5)
Coach Andrea Dent (2-3)
Practice today from 3-4:15 p.m.
1st Game: 6 p.m. Monday, August 30 @ Faith
Practices on Tuesdays 3-4:15 p.m.
September Hot Lunch Menu

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8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Services
9:15 a.m. Bible Class
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We will teach, experience, and share Christ’s love, equipping disciples for a life-long faith walk with Jesus.