School Newsletter
October 23, 2020
Calendar Events
Monday, October 26-Friday, October 30
Book Fair

Thursday, October 29
Special Dress Day - MSU v. U of M

Friday, October 30
End of 1st Quarter Grading Period
Halloween Parties in Y5-8th Grade Classrooms
Early Dismissal 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, November 1
Daylight Saving Time Ends (turn clocks back)

Tuesday, November 10
MOPS 6 p.m.

Wednesday, November 11
PTO 6 p.m.
Extended Care on Friday, October 30
Do you need Extended Care on Friday, October 30 after the early dismissal at 11:30 a.m.? If so, you need to sign up using the online form or by contacting the office or Mrs. Kramer. Deadline is today--Friday, October 23. We will need at least 7 children signed up in order to provide care. Please plan to bring a sack lunch from home.
End of Day Dismissal
Classrooms will now be dismissed separately one after another when called to go meet their parents/guardians waiting in line. If you are a parent who has children in multiple classrooms, please wait in line for the next group to exit the building.
Morning Temperature Checking
When checking students' temperatures during morning arrival, our thermometers are reading abnormally high temperatures due to winter hats and vehicles' heating systems. A second temperature check once students are out of the vehicle has helped, but that also slows the drop-off process. To help expedite this procedure, please have your child remove any headgear before entering the parking lot. Once the temperature is taken and the clear sign is given, the child can put the headgear back on.
Scholastic Book Fair
St. Paul - Scholastic Book Fair
October 26th-30th

It's Book Fair time! This year, only St. Paul staff and students will shop inside the school. But, there are still ways for you to connect.
  • 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.

  • Join our Facebook event (from the school Facebook page) to see Classroom Wish Lists, book info, fair photos, and more.

Thank you for supporting the Book Fair and helping us
earn FREE BOOKS for our classrooms and library!
Michigan or Michigan State?
Attention Michigan & Michigan State Fans:
Students are invited to wear their favorite maize & blue or green & white outfits/hats/etc. to school on Thursday, October 29 to cheer for their favorite team next Saturday.
Outside Recess Volunteers Needed
We are looking for helpers Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m.- 1:05 p.m. (4 recess periods since classrooms are separated) for outside recess. Volunteers will be particularly helpful once cold weather arrives and children need assistance from classroom teachers as they dress in their winter gear. As a recess helper, your outdoor supervision will allow children to go outside once they're dressed. We're hoping to set a recess volunteer schedule now so that everyone gets familiar with this year's routines before the cold weather comes. As in the past, a $5/day credit can be applied to your family's account. Please let Mr. Lustila or the school office know if you are willing to help. Thank you!
Scrip Gift Cards
Did you know St. Paul sells gift cards to many places in the Tri City area like Meijer, Walmart (which can be used at Sam's), Dick's, Cabela's, Speedway, Kohl's, JCPenney, Joann Fabric, Cracker Barrel, Bob Evans, Red Lobster, Chipotle (yes, buy some for the upcoming fundraiser!) and so much more?!? These gift cards DO NOT cost you any extra money. Through Great Lakes Scrip, St. Paul purchases retailer gift cards at a discount (usually 3% - 13%). When you purchase a full value card, St. Paul will split the profits with any student of your choice at St. Paul or Valley Lutheran High School, to be used for balances on tuition, extended care, or lunch. Plus, it is an easy way to give money back to St. Paul without costing you anything. Please contact the school office to see what cards are in stock and to arrange payment (cash or check) and pick up.
Classroom Halloween Parties
Since there's no VIP Day on Friday, October 30, children are welcome to dress up in costumes for the Halloween parties in classrooms that morning. We request for all costumes to be tasteful (nothing scary or gory). Since each teacher manages costumes differently (wear to school, bring to school, etc.), watch for those details from your child’s teacher.
Fresh Wreath Sales - School Technology Fundraiser
Lifetouch + Shutterfly = Fundraiser for St. Paul
Attention Shutterfly shoppers! Please use this link to place your orders. 8% of all sales will be donated to St. Paul. Since our school photos will be taken by Lifetouch, you can order personalized Shutterfly gifts using your child's school photo. What a great way to earn money for the school!
Bring in $1.00 or $5.00 or more!
Saving Stamps from Church Extension Fund (CEF) are available to purchase (from $1 to $5 to $10) every Monday morning at 7:30 -7:55 a.m. at St Paul Lutheran School!
Hope to see you soon.
Mrs. Luella Britton, Church Extension Representative
October Hot Lunch Menu
Wildcat Spiritwear Online Store
Once you complete your online purchase, items will be ready in a couple weeks and will then be sent home with your child.
Our Mission Statement
We will teach, experience, and share Christ’s love, equipping disciples for a life-long faith walk with Jesus.

// Connect With Us //

Sunday Worship Times
8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Services
9:15 a.m. Bible Class