School Newsletter
September 2, 2021
Calendar Events
Friday, September 3-Monday, September 6
No School - Labor Day Weekend

Tuesday, September 7
PTO 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 11
9 a.m. 10th Annual JME Run/Walk
10 a.m. Family Fun Day

Monday, September 13
Special Dress Day: Wear your JME shirts to school!
PTO - Rescheduled
The back-to-school PTO meeting (originally on the calendar on Wednesday) has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 7th at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium/cafeteria. Please plan to attend!
Special Dress - JME Day!
Everyone is invited to wear a JME shirt to school on Monday, September 13!
Early Arrival - 7 a.m.
Starting the school year brings on new routines and procedures that we all deal with whether we are at home or here at school. When planning your work day please keep in mind that the school doors open for early arrival at 7 AM. This will allow time for the staff personnel to prepare to welcome your child into the gym.
Students of the Week
PTO recognizes Ava Garrett and Isaac Matyas as our Students of the Week!
Chapel Offering Designation
Our first seven weeks of school chapel offerings will be going towards a mission to help feed the low-income families of the Fort Wayne, Indiana area. In November the teachers will be attending the Connections Conference in Fort Wayne and will be able to see just how the Lord provides through chapel offerings gathered from the Lutheran Districts of Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan. Please consider sending your child with an offering each week that will go towards such a great cause!

Below is a letter from the Lutheran Heritage Foundation, thanking us for supporting them with chapel offerings last year:
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 for t-shirts has ended, but all are welcome to attend on September 11!
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 investments are 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
6th-8th Grade Soccer Team
Our St. Paul Wildcats played for the first time in two years and came away with a tie against Zion, Bay City. Chase Wyman tied the game with just a few minutes to go in the first half. Strong defense stopped many offensive attempts by a much taller and physical team. Our team consists of players from Immanuel Bay City, St. John Amelith, and our three which are Remy Polzin, Dolan Wills, and Chase Wyman. Please look at the weekly newsletter for schedules for all three of our teams! Go Wildcats!
Fall Sports
Soccer Grades 6-8
Coach Matt Schwab
Practices on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 5-7 p.m.
Next Game: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 7 @ St. John's, Midland (planning to play on the Fournie Park soccer field at the corner of Carpenter St. & Fournie St.)

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)
1st Game: 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 8 @ Auburn Catholic School (84 W. Midland Rd. Auburn, MI 48611)
Practices on Tuesdays 3-4:15 p.m.
September Hot Lunch Menu

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8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Services
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