SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
December 19, 2019
Friday, December 20
Early Dismissal 11:30 a.m.

December 21-January 5
Christmas Break

Wednesday, January 8
PTO Meeting 6 p.m.

Wednesday, January 15
Panda Express (Saginaw) Fundraiser 4-8 p.m.

Friday, January 17
Geography Bee 9:30 a.m.
End of 2nd Grading Period

Monday, January 20
No School; Teacher Inservice 

January 26-31
National Lutheran Schools Week

Sunday, January 26
Y5-8th graders sing in church 8 & 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, January 30
Pancake Breakfast 7:15 a.m.
Acolytes
Sunday, December 22
8:00 a.m. - Blake Lowe
10:30 a.m. - Rachel Mammel

Tuesday, December 24
3:15 p.m. - Natalie List
6:30 p.m. - Emily EauClaire

Wednesday, December 25
9:00 a.m. - Caroline Douponce

Sunday, December 29
8:00 a.m. - Deanna Zeilinger
10:30 a.m. - Brooklynn Garrett

Tuesday, December 31
6:30 p.m. - Jake Appold

Special Christmas Dress Day
Fri., Dec. 20 - Christmas Spirit Wear (e.g. sweaters, hats, antlers, entire everything!)

Sunday School Birthday Party For Jesus 
During Sunday School on December 22, we will host the annual Birthday Party for Jesus. Children, Preschool through 8th Grade, can join us for songs, crafts, snacks and prizes, celebrating Jesus’ birthday. Please note that Sunday School will not meet on Sunday, December 29. Child Care will be provided on December 29, for those who would like to attend the adult Bible class.
Video of the Christmas Program
DVDs of the children’s Christmas Program will be available at no cost. Please turn in an order form, or you can send an email to office@stpaulbaycity.org with your name, how many copies are needed, and if you want to pick it up for have it sent home with a student. 

Geography Bee
“Job well done” to the following students who have made it to the final round of our annual Geography Bee! Family and guests of these students are welcome to join us on Friday, January 17 at 9:30 a.m. in the gym. 
8th Grade
Jake Appold & Deanna Zeilinger
7th Grade
Lillian Garcia & Natalie List
6th Grade
Nathan Coyer
5th Grade
Elise Helmreich & Kennedi Ritt
4th Grade
Olivia Matyas & Remy Polzin

So Long, Farewell, and Thanks!
Mrs. Megan Lowe, our Assistant Treasurer in the office, has accepted an opportunity to work in the banking business. Mrs. Lowe has been with us for the past 5 years, helping with our financial matters as well as doing other necessary tasks that come about on a daily basis. We thank Megan for her dedicated service to St. Paul Church & School. We wish Megan well in her new endeavors in the coming new year as she will begin this opportunity in 2020. 

Holly Jolly Christmas Store - Thank You!
Thank you to Valerie Matyas for the leadership and organization of the Holly Jolly Christmas Store. For all of the donations, volunteer hours, and parents who sent money and shopping list to school with their student, a sincere thank you! The store made $874.00. Many, many thanks! It was a wonderful event! - St. Paul PTO

Ice Cream Social - Thank You! 
We had a wonderful night of fellowship and sweet treats at the Ice Cream Social. A special thank you to Gail Schlicker for providing a huge tray of delicious homemade cookies. The freewill offering gathered has been donated to the Ministry Center campaign. We appreciate the hard work that the children and staff put into the Christmas Program and we are grateful to have spent the evening with our St. Paul family. Merry Christmas! - St. Paul Board of Education

Pick Up Your St Paul Apparel Orders This Friday 
Friday, December 20 beginning at 11:00 a.m., you can pick up your orders in the school auditorium. I (Sam Britton) will plan on remaining in the auditorium until 1:00 pm. (Yes, I know this is a change in pick up times.) If you are unable to pick up your order or make arrangements to have someone else do it, just let me know and we’ll work out a time to get your items to you. You can text or call me at 798-3152 or email me at sambritton86@gmail.com and we’ll work out a plan for pickup or delivery. Don’t forget: Friday – School Auditorium – 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

PTO Students of the Week
Congratulations to this week's Students of the Week—Taylor Ramseyer, Owen Shaw, & Maura Zeilinger!

January's Hot Lunch Menu
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A Boys & Girls Basketball, Poms, & Dance Practice Schedules

Boys A-Team: Coaches Brian Appold and Scott Lowe
January 6 & 7
Practice 3:30-5:30 p.m.

January 9
Home vs. Zion, Beaver 6:30 p.m.

January 13
Away @ St. John’s, Midland 6:30 p.m.

January 23
Away @ Immanuel, Bay City vs. Christ the King 6:00 p.m.

January 24
Away @ Zion, Bay City 6:30 p.m.

January 27
Away at Trinity, Monitor 6:30 p.m.

January 30
Home vs. Zion, Bay City 6:30 p.m.

February 4
Away @ Immanuel, Bay City vs. Bethlehem, Saginaw 6:00 p.m.

February 5
Home vs. St. John’s, Midland 6:30 p.m.

February 7-8
Tournament

February 10
Parent Night for all 8th Graders
Home vs. Trinity, Monitor 6:30 p.m.

February 13
Away @ Zion, Beaver 6:30 p.m.

February 20-22
Tournament @ St. John’s, Midland

Girls A-Team: Coach Essa Roemer
January 9
Home vs. Zion, Beaver 5:30 p.m.

January 13
Away @ St. John’s, Midland 5:30 p.m.

January 23
Away @ Immanuel, Bay City vs. Christ the King 5:00 p.m.

January 27
Away at Trinity, Monitor 5:30 p.m.

February 4
Away @ Immanuel, Bay City vs. Bethlehem, Saginaw 5:00 p.m.

February 5
Home vs. St. John’s, Midland 5:30 p.m.

February 10
Parent Night for all 8th Graders
Home vs. Trinity, Monitor 5:30 p.m.

February 13
Away @ Zion, Beaver 5:30 p.m.

February 20-22
Tournament @ St. John’s, Midland

Girls Poms (K-3): Coach Lara Polzin
January 8, 15, 22, 29, & February 5
Practice 3-4:15 p.m.
Performances at all Home games
January 9 & 30, February 5 & 10

Girls Dance (Gr. 4-8): Coach Lara Polzin
January 8, 15, 22, 29, & February 5
Practice 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Performances at all Home games
January 9 & 30, February 5 & 10
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