Volume 30 | April 9th, 2021
Weekly Roar
School Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm
Quick Links
From Principal Baron
4th Quarter Letter from the Principal
Sent via email on Thursday, 3-18-21

Iowa Standardized Test Information
Calendar Items
Monday - Friday (April and May) - Track Practice Starts 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday April 12th - 16th - 3rd & 4th grade Iowa Tests
Saturday April 17th - Good Shepherd Track Meet
Monday - Friday April 19th - 23rd - 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade Iowa Tests
Tuesday - April 22nd - Noodles and Co. Dine to Donate
Monday - Friday April 26 - 30th - National Lutheran Schools Week
Monday - April 26th - FUN RUN
New This Week
2021 Fun Run
(in lieu of our Annual Auction)
This year, we have decided that in lieu of the annual auction, we will instead bring back the Lion’s Roar Kids’ Fun Run as our main fundraiser. The money raised will be used for the priority items annually funded by the school auction - technology and educational supplies to supplement our curriculum, programs, and instruction - so that ZLS can continue its mission toward growing minds, building character, and connecting hearts in Christ. 
Some items include: 
Music program (music education, choirs, musicals) 
Chromebooks and other classroom technology upgrades 
Art supplies 
Science lab specimens 
Library materials 
Classroom supplies and subscriptions for teachers 
Bus money for field trips 
Challenge program expenses 
Graduation celebration expenses 
School and classroom furnishings 

The Fun Run will be held on Monday, April 26th as a kickoff to our rescheduled National Lutheran Schools’ Week celebration, and all students in preschool through 8th grade will have the opportunity to help raise money by getting sponsors and walking or running laps that day during school. 
More information about the event, incentives, sponsorship opportunities, and instructions for accepting donations are linked in this email. 
We cannot thank you enough for your continued support for improving our great school! We are looking forward to a Fun Run day on Monday, April 26th. 

In His Service, Mrs. Ananda Baron, principal, & the Zion Fun Run Team
Sponsorship Levels

_______$250: includes a Yard sign with your AD (placed on Zion property for 2 weeks) School FB and Website and Name on back of the Fun Run t-shirt
_______ $100: Yard Sign With your AD also School FB and Website and Name on the back of the Fun Run T-shirt
________$50: Company name listed on a yard sign. Along with School FB and website and Name on the back of the Fun Run t-shirt
Please email a copy of your AD to jbatchelder@zionbelleville.org

LESA Student Christian Leadership Award
Anna Spelbring, an eighth-grader at Zion Lutheran School in Belleville, has been named Lutheran Student Christian Leader of the Year by the St. Louis-based Lutheran Elementary School Association (LESA). The award, which includes a $500 scholarship underwritten by the Lutheran Church Extension Fund, recognizes Lutheran elementary schools students who demonstrate courage, compassion, leadership, academic achievement and a commitment to their community.
Anna, 14, was selected for serving her faith and her community through Anna Bakes for World Vision, the charity baking project she started to sponsor a child in El Salvador through World Vision, a global Christian humanitarian organization that she learned about at a Christian music concert that she attended with her family.
Anna will receive her award online Saturday, April 172021, during LESA’s annual Cooking for Kids Virtual Tribute Dinner-Auction. The event, which includes an online auction, will be live-streamed for free at LESAstl.org this year due to COVID-19 precautions. Proceeds from the event will support scholarships and educational resources for students of all faiths at 35 Lutheran schools in the St. Louis area and southern Illinois. Bidding will open online April 10, 2021 at LESAstl.org for hundreds of items, including jewelry, art, sports memorabilia, special event tickets and other prizes.  
Please have your forms filled out and turned in ASAP
Track Season Begins

Track began
April 7th from 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm.
4th - 8th grade student can participate

A current Physical needs to be on file in the school office

  • A sports emergency form
  • Parental Permission form
  • Student Athlete Agreement form
  • Sports Fee Form

We need :

Volunteers For - Saturday
May 1st @ 8am

If you would be willing to volunteer we would greatly appreciate it.
Please contact -
Mrs. Jill Batchelder
We need help to assemble and mount 3 Sun Shades in the back
of school.

office- 618-233-2299
cell- 618-257-1942
We need help to stain
8 more of the picnic tables our students use for outdoor learning.

Thank you in Advance for your help.
Don't Miss This
RE-enrollment is now open!!
Space is limited enroll today
For current Zion students, 2021-2022 school year registration is simple. A brief re-enrollment form has be assigned to your Blackbaud account on which you will indicate which children will be re-enrolling at Zion next year. For families returning to our preschool, you will use this form to also indicate which days of the week your child will attend.  

Re-enrollment is fully complete when the registration fee has been received. You will be prompted to make your registration payment using the re-enrollment form. 

Registration Fee for Preschool - 8th Grade
$275 (per child, non refundable)
$625 max for families with three or more children
(Fee covers curriculum, activities & technology)
Donations Needed:

Will be needing 12x12 washcloths, in any color,
NLSW 2021
(National Lutheran Schools Week)
April 26th - 30th

School Service Project
OCC (Operation Christmas Child)
Making washcloth teddy bears to add to the boxes.
You can Click on the Yellow button and purchase directly from Amazon
Video Tutorials

Subscribe to ZLS YouTube Channel for these videos and more videos throughout the school year

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