School Newsletter
October 22, 2021
Calendar Events
Tuesday, October 26
Chipotle Fundraiser 4-8 p.m.

Thursday, October 28
Michigan v. MSU Special Dress Day

Friday, October 29
End of 1st Quarter
Early Dismissal 11:30 a.m.
Trunk-or-Treat 6 p.m.

Sunday, October 31
Worship - Preschoolers-Kindergartners Sing 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, November 7
Youth Pancake Breakfast 8:30-11 a.m.

Wednesday, November 10
PTO Meeting 6 p.m.
Special Dress Day
Attention Michigan & Michigan State Fans Students are invited to wear their maize & blue or green & white to school on Thursday, October 28 to cheer for their favorite team on Saturday.
Extended Care on Friday, October 29 (VIP Day)
Do you need Extended Care on Friday, October 29 after the early dismissal at 11:30 a.m. on VIP Day? If so, you need to sign up using the online form or by contacting the office or Mrs. Kramer. Deadline to register is TODAY! We will need at least 7 children signed up in order to provide care. Please plan to bring a sack lunch from home.
Very Important Persons Day will be on Friday, October 29. Each Y5-8th grade student may invite one VIP to spend the school day with them.
8:00 AM Refreshments (for V.I.P.s)
8:45 AM Chapel & Classroom Visits
11:30 AM Dismissal
Reminders about VIP Day:
  • All students should follow chapel dress code that day.
  • Halloween costumes should not be worn at school that day, but they are welcome that evening during Trunk-or-Treat from 6-7 p.m.!
  • The Book Fair will be open for shopping during VIP Day.
  • Students who aren't going home with their VIPs need to be picked up at 11:30 a.m. or you need to sign them up to attend Extended Care (see announcement above).
Chipotle Fundraiser
The Book Fair Is Coming!
October 25th-29th - Scholastic Book Fair
It’s Book Fair time! St. Paul staff and students will shop during class. Watch for a “Wish List” to come home after your student visits the Book Fair. Friends and family can shop at dismissal on Thursday, Oct. 28th and during VIP Day on Friday, Oct. 29th.
Ways to help and stay connected:
  • Support in-person shopping by sending money in with your student. (CASH or CHECK made out to St. Paul.) In-person sales earn 50% for our school.
  • Share the online shopping link with friends and family. Online sales earn 25%.
  • Join our Facebook event (on the school Facebook page) to see Class Wish Lists, book info, fair photos, and more.
Thank you for supporting the Book Fair.
Every purchase earns FREE BOOKS for our classrooms and library!
It's back! Friday, October 29th, from 6-7pm, at the school playground and ball diamond. Bring the kids for a bit of trick-or-treating, run around, and enjoy being together. The event will be all outdoors this year, light snacks and cold drinks provided. It's super fun to host a Treat Trunk! Text Katie at 989.225.3532 to register a trunk.
Fresh Wreath Fundraiser
Spruce up your holiday decor in support of St. Paul Lutheran School. Order your 24 inch Fraser Fir holiday wreath now. $25. Presales end November 7th. Wreaths will be available just in time for Thanksgiving celebrations. Makes a great gift! Contact Kristen Glasser 989-529-2962 or Ray & Debbie Garcia 989-662-6050 to place your order now.
Holly Jolly Gift Donations
PTO is now accepting gift donations of new and gently used gift items for the Holly Jolly Christmas Store, as well as supplies for gift wrapping. Students will be given an opportunity to shop for new and gently used items to give as Christmas gifts for their parents and siblings. Donations can be dropped off in the box at church or the bins at school.
Principal Search Committee
As we sadly anticipate Jack’s retirement as principal, the search has begun for a new one. A search committee has been formed, consisting of the Board of Education, Judy Spielhaupter (member at large), and Justin Garcia (teacher representative). We will soon be meeting with Travis Grulke, the superintendent of the Michigan District, for further instructions. At our staff retreat this past August, the staff had an organized discussion of priorities and qualities they
desire in a principal. These notes will be incorporated into the search committee’s work. If you have a recommendation for someone to be considered for the position, give Pastor Matyas or a member of that committee their name. We will vet them appropriately.
Way to Go!
Mile Run
Our 3rd-8th graders ran the mile in P.E. class. Here are the top runners and their times:
Grades 3-4
  1. Drew Wrzesinski 7:46
  2. Gavin Dore 8:23
  3. Ethan Matyas 8:28
Grades 5-8
  1. Dolan Wills 7:53
  2. Owen Wiess 8:45
  3. Chase Wyman 9:21

Students of the Week
PTO recognizes Amelia Glasser, Russell Gurnee, Jane Helmreich, and Ella Wills as our Students of the Week!
Youth Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, November 7th, the Youth will be hosting their annual All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall from 8:30-11:00 a.m. Besides pancakes there will be ham, sausage, fruit and yummy toppings. As this is one of the youth group’s regular fundraisers, a free will offering will be taken to cover costs and put some money aside for programming and the upcoming National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX next summer. Everyone is invited! Bible Class and Sunday School will not be held that day to allow families the opportunity to attend together.
Friendly Reminders
Church Extension Fund Saving Stamp Program: Every Monday morning from 7:30 until 8:00, Savings Stamps will be available for sale in the school gymnasium.

Family Event for Missions
Mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 23. The Zion Bay City (510 West Ivy) LWML group is hosting a morning mission event geared towards individuals and families of all ages. There will be hands on activities and projects such as making witness bracelets and cards. These items will be then used to share Jesus with other people. Registration begins at 9am with closing devotions being at 11:30am. Consider being a part of this fun and meaningful event. There is a $5 registration fee that covers the group your bring (whether it is 1 or 8).
Volleyball Season Admission Passes
Admission passes for the volleyball season may be purchased in the school office. There are three types of passes to choose from. There is the family pass for $30, the adult single pass for $15, and the student/senior pass for $5. Children five and under are free.
Volleyball & Cheerleading
A Volleyball Grades 6-8
Coach Valerie Matyas
First game on Monday, October 25.

B Volleyball Grades 3-5
Coaches Rachel Abraham & Kelly Wyman

Cheerleading Practice: November 13 from 10 a.m.-noon in the gym for 5th-8th grade girls
October Menu

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