November 26, 2019
Wednesday-Friday, November 27-29
Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, November 27
Thanksgiving Eve Worship 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 28
Thanksgiving Day Worship 9:00 a.m.

Monday, December 2
Y5-8 Gr. Drop Off at Church for Christmas Practice 8 a.m. (see announcement for additional dates)

Wednesday, December 4
Advent Dinner (hosted by PTO) 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 11
Grades 5-8 Choir Sings in Song Service 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 14
Josh Wilson Concert 7 p.m. 

Wednesday, December 18
Children’s Christmas Program 9 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Friday, December 20
Early Dismissal 11:30 a.m.

December 21-January 5
Christmas Break

Wednesday, January 8
PTO Meeting 6 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
Wednesday, November 27 
6:30 p.m. - Rachel Mammel

Thursday, November 28 
9:00 a.m. - Alina Damic

Sunday, December 1
8:00 a.m. - Caroline Douponce
10:30 a.m. - Nathan Coyer

Wednesday, December 4
3:15 p.m. - Lillian Garcia
6:30 p.m. - Hogan Bourdow

Sunday, December 8
8:00 a.m. - Deanna Zeilinger
10:30 a.m. - Riley Jimenez

This Sunday - No Sunday School
Due to Thanksgiving break, there is no Sunday School on December 1. Childcare will be provided to anyone attending the adult Bible class.

Children’s Christmas Program Practices
Rehearsals at Church
Mon., Dec. 2: Y5-8 @ 8 a.m.
Fri., Dec. 6: Y5-8 @ 8 a.m.
Mon., Dec. 9: Preschool-8 @ 8 a.m.
Fri., Dec. 13: Preschool-8 @ 8 a.m.
Mon., Dec. 16: Preschool-8 @ 8 a.m.
On rehearsal days, please remember:
• Bags and books can stay with students at church; no need to drop those off at school.
Y5-Grade 8 Early Arrivals assemble at the church.
Preschool Early Arrivals come to their classroom, except on Dec. 9, 13, & 16 when they should be dropped off at the church. 
Preschoolers who don’t attend Monday or Friday need to attend least one of those practices. Drop your child off at church and pick them up at 10 a.m. at school.
All Preschoolers be at the Children’s Christmas Program 9 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 18.

CEF Savings Stamps
Next week, if you wish to purchase savings stamps, please visit Mrs. Lu Britton in the gym on Tuesday, December 3. The following weeks (Dec. 9 & 16), savings stamps will be available on Mondays at the church (drop off at church due to Christmas practices).

Special Christmas Dress Days
Students and teachers are welcome to celebrate and participate in the following special dress days:
• Fri., Dec. 6 - Christmas/Winter Pajamas
• Fri., Dec. 13 - Christmas Socks
• Wed., Dec. 18 - Dress Up Clothes (No Jeans) for Christmas Program
• Thurs., Dec. 19 - St. Paul Spirit Wear
• Fri., Dec. 20 - Christmas Spirit Wear (e.g. sweaters, hats, antlers, entire everything!)

Advent By Candlelight 2019
The women of St. Paul Lutheran Church & School are warmly invited to Advent By Candlelight 2019. The elegant evening of music, dessert, and fellowship will take place in the school auditorium on Sunday, December 15, at 7 pm. Tickets are $5.00, proceeds will benefit the Ministry Center. Tickets can be purchased in the office or online ( click here) by Wednesday, December 11. Interested in hostessing (providing table decor and place settings for 6-8 ladies)? Contact Valerie Matyas (248.227.3491). Interested in donating a dessert? Contact Megan Kusterer (989.280.3433). 8 hostesses and 12 desserts are needed. Hostesses and dessert contributors will receive a complimentary ticket.

Tinsel Tree Challenge
Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Christa McAuliffe Middle School (3281 Kiesel Rd.) Vote for the 7/8 grade wreath and the Y5/K tree!

Holly Jolly Christmas Store
PTO is sponsoring a Holly Jolly Christmas Store during the school day on Friday, December 13, 2019, in the gym. Students will be given an opportunity to shop for new and gently used items to give as Christmas gifts for their parents and siblings. Gifts will be sent home that day, wrapped, tagged, and ready to be placed under your family's Christmas tree. Donations for store items as well as supplies for gift wrapping will be collected until December 10. The Holly Jolly Christmas Store is a fundraiser for PTO.

Josh Wilson Concert
Saturday, December 14 at 7 p.m. - Join Josh Wilson for his “Noel” Christmas Concert in the church sanctuary. $10 tickets are available from Kristen Glasser (989-529-2962), in the office, or at

Ladies Aid Bake Sale 
Our Ladies Aid Bake Sale is Saturday, December 7, in the school gym. The coffee and donut hour is from 8:30-9:30 a.m., and the sale will be from 9:30-11 a.m. Come enjoy German treats!
Did You Get the Practice Call?
Mr. Lustila sent out a practice emergency phone call on Monday. If you did not receive it, please let the office know. We utilize a notification system called School Messenger to call parents and notify them of school closings, emergencies, or other special events. The system will make a call out to the phone numbers that were listed as “cellular” or “home” on the Enrollment Application. If you would like to verify or change that number please contact the office. When the call comes in, the caller id shows the number 989-684-4450.

PTO Holly Jolly Christmas Store Requests Your Help
Three ways to help: Donate gift wrapping supplies (see information in the main hallway of school) or new/gently used items for the "store". Volunteer to help set-up (Thursday, December, 12, 11 am -3 pm) or help run the store--cashiers, gift wrappers, shopping helpers (Friday, December 13, 8:30 am-11 am; 12 pm - 3:30 pm), break-down, pack up (3:30-4:00 pm). Support the store by allowing your child to purchase items. Items will be priced between $1-$5. 
Wanted: Inflatable Costumes
Do you have any inflatable Halloween costumes that you’d be willing to lend to PTO during National Lutheran Schools Week (last week in January)? If so, please contact Kayla Schlicker.

Parking Lot
With winter coming, I wish to remind us all to drive cautiously in the parking lot. Please check your mirrors when backing out. The vehicles we drive are important to us, but I believe our children are more so! - Mr. Lustila

Need Gift Cards for Christmas?
With over 50 different cards to choose from, the scrip box is bound to have that perfect gift card for the people on your list. Please see the person selling at the back of church or stop in the office, or take an order form home. We do have a lot on hand. If not, it only takes a few business days to get them in. To ensure we have what you need, please place all orders by Dec. 14th. Any questions, please contact Megan Lowe 989-684-4450 or Thank you for supporting our school.

December'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
Practices on Mondays & Tuesdays in December
3:30-5:30 p.m.

Girls A-Team: Coach Essa Roemer
Practices TBD

Girls Poms (K-3): Coach Lara Polzin
Practices on Thursdays in December
3-4:15 p.m.

Girls Dance (Gr. 4-8): Coach Lara Polzin
Practices on Thursdays in December
4:15-5:30 p.m.
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