Volume 16, Issue 21-22, December 3rd, 2021
From the School Office

  • Monday November 29th - Monday December 6th - 2nd - 8th grade will be taking Aimesweb Tests.
  • Monday Dec. 6th - Last Day to Order Gift Cards through Scrip
  • Dec. 6th - Dec. 9th - Mouse House Week
  • Friday Dec. 10th - Christmas Extravaganza
  • Friday Dec. 17th - Last day of school for 2021
  • Monday Dec. 20th - Tuesday Jan. 4th - NO SCHOOL
The school office will be closed
December 20th - January 3rd.
Advent and Christmas Worship Opportunities
Wait Upon the Lord
Sunday Worship Services 
8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Advent Worship II 
Wednesday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m.
“Wait Upon the Lord with Hope”
Advent Worship III
Wednesday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m.
“Wait Upon the Lord with Rejoicing”                           
Zion Music Ministry Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 19
“An Invitation to a Miracle”
3:00 p.m.        
Christmas Eve Worship 
Friday, December 24
5 pm Family Candlelight Communion
Celebrating God’s love with Christmas carols using piano/vocals/instruments

 7 pm Candlelight Communion
Celebrating God’s love with Christmas carols using praise band/vocals

9 pm Candlelight Communion
Celebrating God’s love with Christmas carols using organ/instruments
Christmas Day Worship
Saturday, December 25
10 a.m. Worship with Communion
The Day after Christmas Worship
Sunday, December 26
10 a.m. Worship with Communion

Lost and Found
All items have been bagged and tagged with the photos you see below. If you believe any of these items to be your child's, please contact the office and let us know which item number is yours. We will label it for you and arrange for a time you can pick it up from school.

All remaining items will be donated to Goodwill mid December.

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above…” James 1:17

2021 Shopping Dates: Monday Dec. 6th - Thursday, Dec. 9th
Donations Accepted Nov. 22nd-Dec. 6th 

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above…” James 1:17

It’s Time to Shop Mouse House!!

**Each Child can shop for 6 gifts**

Shopping Schedule 2021:

    Monday 12/6: 5th-Redman, 4th-Hoercher, 2nd-Lotz, K-Ziegler

    Tuesday 12/7: P4-Brunkhorst, P4-Baechle, 6th-Mueller, 
1st-Cleveland, 2nd-Haynes, K-Griffith

    Wednesday 12/8: P3-Dinkelman/Young, P3/4-Heard, 5th-Mueller, 3rd-Schmid, 3rd-Barradas, 1st-Ill

    Thursday 12/9: 7th-Davis, 7th-Hackstadt, 8th-Ledebuhr

Please send your child’s shopping money in a sealed envelope or baggie with names of those for whom they are shopping (ages help for cousins, aunts, uncles, siblings). Also include the amount enclosed. Change will be sent home in your child’s shopping bag filled with their gift bags. This year, the prices range from $.50 to $2.00.

Last Day to Order is Dec. 6th

Scrip - Gift Cards in the Zion School Office

Do you need that perfect gift card for Christmas?
Look no further!

Gift Cards are available year round in the school office. A portion of this purchase goes to your Jr High Youth account or tuition and a portion to Zion.

Buy gift cards from your favorite brands to use for your daily purchases. It's the easiest way to create opportunities for Zion Lutheran School and the people that matter most to you. No extra money spent. No extra time wasted. Stop by or call the School Office to place your order for the perfect Christmas gift or stocking stuffer.  

If we don’t have the card on hand we can place an order until Dec. 6th then you can purchase from what we have in stock.
Christmas Parties for Classrooms
December 17th, Zion will be having Classroom Christmas Parties. To help make the party special you can sign-up to send something in. Please follow the link below to your teachers list.
Thank you and Merry Christmas!

ZLS Christmas Extravaganza
A school-wide celebration for the birth of our Savior

Save the Date
Friday, December 10th, 2021

ZLS families, 
Our entire student body is preparing to share with you the story of our Savior’s birth (and a few other fun Christmas themes) through music, stories, and scripture, and we are excited to invite families to our campus, in-person, to enjoy their hard work and celebrate Jesus together.

General Information 
Limits for attendance - This year, we ask that ONLY immediate family (parents/guardians and siblings) attend the event in person.
Live Streaming - The event will be streamed live on our church’s YouTube channel and posted on both the School’s and Church’s YouTube channels for later viewing by families who could not attend in person.
Times below are approximate.  Our staff communicates with each other across campus to ensure we don’t start the next event without providing ample “travel time” for families of multiple children.
Parking is limited. We strongly encourage carpooling however you can. We will have parking lot attendants at the Carlyle entrance to assist with parking in the upper lot.  

Preschool & Kindergarten Students - Concert in the Sanctuary at 5:30
Preschool & Kindergarten students should:
Wear: “Christmas/Sunday Best”
Drop Off no earlier than 5:15 for preschool, no earlier than 5:20 for kindergarten
Preschool students in Mrs. Young/Mrs. Dinkelman & Mrs. Baechle’s classes will meet in the nursery room of our church building
Preschool students in Mrs. Heard and Mrs. Brunkhorst’s classes will meet in the back of the church near the elevators
Kindergarten students will meet in their classes’ designated row at the front of the church at 5:20
Pick Up (this process will be directed by school staff):
Preschool students should be picked up at the meeting spots
Kindergarten parents should pick up their children at the front of the church once preschool students and parents have exited

Advanced Band, Advanced Choir, and Won by One  - Concert in the School Gym at 6:15
Choir students should:
Wear: Black Zion Music Polos and Khaki Bottoms
Drop Off: 6:00 - Advanced Choir will meet in the Gym 
Pick Up: At the conclusion of the concert 
Band students should:
Wear: Black Zion Music Polos and Khaki Bottoms
Drop Off: 5:45 - Advanced Band will meet in the Gym 
Pick Up: As soon as their chairs and stands are put away (Percussionists will help take the percussion instruments back to the church) 

1st-4th Grade Students  - “Sheep in Heavenly Peace” musical in the church at 7:00
1st-4th grade students should:
Wear black or blue (pants or skirts for girls) on the bottom and white on the top
Students playing characters will have costumes to wear
Arrive by 6:50 (no earlier - teacher supervision will not be available until this time) 
3rd & 4th graders downstairs in the Fellowship Hall of the church
2nd grade in the church narthex by the elevators
1st grade in the church nursery
Pick Up - 1st and 2nd grade classes will be dismissed to the church lobby area where parents can pick them up. 3rd and 4th graders will be met by parents at the front of the sanctuary.
All School Open House
Sunday, Jan. 30
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Want to save a couple hundred dollars?
Our All School Open House, taking place Sunday, Jan. 30, is a great opportunity to invite your friends, family, neighbors, and others to learn more about ZLS.

If you invite a family to our open house, and that family attends & puts you down as a referral, your name will go into a drawing where a lucky winner will have one child's registration fee for the 22-23 school year waived. Winner will be announced on Monday, Jan. 31.

Word of mouth has always been the most successful marketing tool for ZLS. Help us spread the word about our open house, and let's flood our halls with families who want to learn more about our great school.

Saturday, Feb. 26
9-11 a.m.

Come one, come all, to the greatest show of all!
Join us for a free morning of circus fun for preschool-aged children (2-5 yrs). Morning highlights include a performance from Circus Harmony – the children’s circus group that performs at the St. Louis City Museum – and a workshop where our littlest guests will get to learn some basic circus skills.
We’ll also have snacks, crafts and a full morning of “under the big top” fun.
Space is limited. Reserve your spot today at:
Purchase yours in the School Office
Window Clings - $5

School Cups - $5
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