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Week of January 14, 2020

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances;

 for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 

 

Bible lessons for this week: Jesus Call His Disciples (John 1:35-51), Nicodemus Visits Jesus (John 3:1-21) Jesus Preaches at Nazareth (Luke 4:16-30)

Memory Work: 

Tues., Jan. 14: For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. Galatians 3:27.

Fri., Jan. 17: My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27 

Wed., Jan. 22: For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

 

First Grade Spelling Words—Unit 20: came, make, brave, bake, take, name, late, gave, shape, game, out. Challenge words: parade, erase, about, over

Second Grade Spelling Words--Unit 20:  face, goal, gym, city, page, crash, place, gone, nice, race, people, stopped. Challenge words: circus, once

 

Book orders are being sent home, today. I realize that this comes right after Christmas, so please do not feel obligated to order. I just wanted to give you the opportunity to order books if you so desire. I considered waiting until later in the month, but then we run the risk of some of the books being sold out. If you wish to order, please return the completed form and payment by Friday, December 6. You may pay by cash or with a check. Please make checks payable to Scholastic.  Only one check is necessary, even if you order from more than one flyer. You may want to choose the online option. There are some books and promotions that are only available through online orders. The web address is scholastic.com/book clubs. Our class activation code is GQJHT. 

 

Be sure to take orders for the PTL Discount Card Fundraiser. Bring orders and money back to school by Monday to count toward your child's class party. There will be 2 more parties, one per week (in January). The winning class gets to choose between a pizza party, taco party, or donut party. If your child forgets to bring their order forms/money on Monday, their totals will be counted on the next week. Prizes will also be given to the individual students who sell the most tickets. There will be a cash prize for the first and second place winners. This is a wonderful fundraiser for our school. Thank you for participating. 

 

Chapel offerings for November-January will be given to Project Restore. Our offerings will help with recovery from state-wide flooding in Nebraska. Good Shepherd Lutheran in Fremont, Nebraska, is leading the project. You can read more about the work being done at the following link: www.goodshepherdlutheranchurch.org/project-restore-signup.

 

Scrip: You may support our school by purchasing SCRIP cards. These are "gift" cards for businesses, and a percentage of the purchase price comes back to our school. Talk to Ms. Janice in the office, and she will tell you which cards she has in stock. She can also order cards that are not in stock. Just stop by the office to talk to Ms. Janice and support St. Paul's Lutheran School.

 

If you do not have a Church home, you are invited to join us at St. Paul's for worship. Saturday evening services are at 5:30. Sunday morning worship is at 9:00, followed by Sunday School and Bible Classes for high school youth and adults.

 

Mark Your Calendars:

Jan. 16: Chess Club (3-4 pm)

Jan. 16: PTL Meeting (6:00 pm)

Jan, 20: No school (Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday observed)

Jan. 28: Papa John’s Pizza Night

Jan. 31: Dismiss at 12:30 (Staff Meeting)

Feb. 17: No School (Presidents’ Day)

Feb. 21: Spring Pictures (

Feb. 24: No School (Sedalia Circuit Meeting)

Feb. 25: Papa John’s Pizza Night

Feb. 28: Dismiss at 12:30 (Staff Meeting)

 

God’s blessings on your week!

Mrs. Brandt

 

First and Second Grade News

Week of January 6, 2020

 

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances;

 for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 

 

Bible lessons for this week: The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple (Luke 2:21-40), The Visit of the Wise Men (Matthew 2), The Baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3:13-17).

Memory Work: 

Tues., Jan. 7:  Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.  Isaiah 60:1

Fri., Jan. 10: You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:26

Tues., Jan. 14: For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. Galatians 3:27.

 

First Grade Spelling Words—Unit 19: that, with, which, path, when, this, them, bath, whip, then. Challenge words: think, wheel

Second Grade Spelling Words--Unit 19: days, bikes, boxes, beaches, wishes, dresses, names, bells, stamps, dishes, grapes, children. Challenge words:stitches, fences

 

Please return the signed December Book It calendar and log in order to receive the coupon for a free Personal Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut. 

 

Be sure to take orders for the PTL Discount Card Fundraiser. Bring orders and money back to school each Monday to count toward your child's class party. There will be 3 parties, one per week (in January). The winning class gets to choose between a pizza party, taco party, or donut party. If your child forgets to bring their order forms/money on Monday, their totals will be counted on the next week. Prizes will also be given to the individual students who sell the most tickets. There will be a cash prize for the first and second place winners. This is a wonderful fundraiser for our school. Thank you for participating. 

 

I am sending home a form to help me have an accurate account of your child’s church and Sunday School attendance over the break. Please complete the form and return it. Thanks!

 

Chapel offerings for November-January will be given to Project Restore. Our offerings will help with recovery from state-wide flooding in Nebraska. Good Shepherd Lutheran in Fremont, Nebraska, is leading the project. You can read more about the work being done at the following link: www.goodshepherdlutheranchurch.org/project-restore-signup.

 

Scrip: You may support our school by purchasing SCRIP cards. These are "gift" cards for businesses, and a percentage of the purchase price comes back to our school. Talk to Ms. Janice in the office, and she will tell you which cards she has in stock. She can also order cards that are not in stock. Just stop by the office to talk to Ms. Janice and support St. Paul's Lutheran School.

 

If you do not have a Church home, you are invited to join us at St. Paul's for worship. Saturday evening services are at 5:30. Sunday morning worship is at 9:00, followed by Sunday School and Bible Classes for high school youth and adults.

 

Mark Your Calendars:

Jan. 6: Classes Resume 

Jan. 9: Chess Club (3-4 pm)

Jan. 16: PTL Meeting (6:00 pm)

Jan, 20: No school (Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday observed)

Jan. 28: Papa John’s Pizza Night

Jan. 31: Dismiss at 12:30 (Staff Meeting)

Feb. 17: No School (Presidents’ Day)

Feb. 21: Spring Pictures (

Feb. 24: No School (Sedalia Circuit Meeting)

Feb. 25: Papa John’s Pizza Night

Feb. 28: Dismiss at 12:30 (Staff Meeting)

 

God’s blessings on your week!

Mrs. Brandt

First and Second Grade News

Week of December 16, 2019

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances;

 for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 

 

Bible lessons for this week: Jesus is Born (Luke 2)

Memory Work: 

Since we did not have school on Monday or Tuesday, students may choose which verse to recite on Thursday: Either Matthew 1:21 or Luke 2:11. They may recite both verses for extra credit.

Thurs., Dec. 19: You shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. 

Matthew 1:21

Thurs., Dec. 19: "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11

Tues., Jan. 7:  Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.  Isaiah 60:1

 

We will not have a spelling test this week.

Chess club will NOT meet this week.

Our school Christmas program (Signs of Christmas) is December 19 at 6:00 p.m. The students should meet in the classroom at 5:45. The students look forward to sharing the message of our Savior’s birth. There will also be a dress rehearsal on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30. If you have family or friends who are unable to come on Thursday evening, they are welcome to attend the dress rehearsal.  

 

Our classroom Christmas party will be Friday, December 20 at 10:00 am. Parents are welcome to attend. 

 

Friday is also “Pajama Day.” Students are allowed to wear their pajamas to school. Please bring an extra pair of shoes if you wear slippers.

 

Your child will bring home the January Book It calendar and reading log. This is so s/he can begin recording what s/he reads in January over Christmas break. The December Book It calendar and log will be due on January 6. 

 

Chapel offerings for November-January will be given to Project Restore. Our offerings will help with recovery from state-wide flooding in Nebraska. Good Shepherd Lutheran in Fremont, Nebraska, is leading the project. You can read more about the work being done at the following link: www.goodshepherdlutheranchurch.org/project-restore-signup.

 

Scrip: You may support our school by purchasing SCRIP cards. These are "gift" cards for businesses, and a percentage of the purchase price comes back to our school. Talk to Ms. Janice in the office, and she will tell you which cards she has in stock. She can also order cards that are not in stock. Just stop by the office to talk to Ms. Janice and support St. Paul's Lutheran School.

If you do not have a Church home, you are invited to join us at St. Paul's for worship. Saturday evening services are at 5:30. Sunday morning worship is at 9:00, followed by Sunday School and Bible Classes for high school youth and adults.

You are also invited to worship at St. Paul’s on Wednesday evenings during the season of Advent. Services begin at 6:30 pm. There is a meal served in the gym prior to worship at 5:30 pm. There is a free will donation for the meal. 

You are also invited to the special Christmas services at St. Paul’s. The services and times are noted below in the calendar of events.

Mark Your Calendars:

Dec. 18: Advent service at St. Paul’s, 6:30 pm (with a meal before at 5:30)

Dec. 19: Christmas Program (6:00 pm)

Dec. 20: Christmas Parties (Dismissal 11:00 am) Beginning of Christmas break

Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Service at St. Paul’s (5:30 pm) 

Light refreshments will be served in the gym between the 5:30 and 7:30 services.

Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight service (7:30 pm)

Dec. 25: Christma Day service at St. Paul’s (9:00 am)

Jan. 6: Classes Resume 

Jan, 20: No school (Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday observed)

Jan. 31: Dismiss at 12:30 (Staff Meeting)

 

May God grant you a blessed Christmas. May the JOY of our Savior’s birth be with you and your family EVERY DAY!

Mrs. Brandt

 

 

First and Second Grade News

Week of December 9, 2019

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances;

 for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 

 

Bible lessons for this week: An Angel Speaks to Joseph (Matthew 1), John is Born (Luke 1), Jesus is Born (Luke 2)

Memory Work:

Tues., Dec. 10: For nothing will be impossible with God. Luke 1:37

Fri., Dec. 13: For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given. Isaiah 9:6

Tues., Dec. 17: You shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21

Thurs., Dec. 19: "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11

 

First Grade Spelling Words—Unit 17: ship, chin, much, chop, wish, shop, how, now  Challenge words: our, shoe

Second Grade Spelling Words--Unit 17: meet, meat, week, weak, road, rode, tail, tale, be, bee, too, two, to  Challenge words: threw, through

The second grade spelling words are homophones. Be sure to know the meaning of each homophone. It is important that the students listen to the sentence when they take the spelling test, so they write the correct homophone.

 

The class will have a science test over Chapter 6 (Wild Animals) on Friday. A study guide will be sent home on Thursday.

 

Our school Christmas program (Signs of Christmas) is December 19 at 6:00 p.m. The second grade boys will be shepherds. The rest of the class (second grade girls and all first graders) will be angels. The shepherds and angels will wear costumes that we are providing. The students look forward to sharing the message of our Savior’s birth.

 

Our classroom Christmas party will be Friday, December 20 at 10:00 am. Over the weekend you should have received an email from me through “Sign-Up Genius” with information about the party and the opportunity to volunteer to bring items for our party. Please let me know if you did not receive the email from Sign-Up Genius. 

 

Chapel offerings for November-January will be given to Project Restore. Our offerings will help with recovery from state-wide flooding in Nebraska. Good Shepherd Lutheran in Fremont, Nebraska, is leading the project. You can read more about the work being done at the following link: www.goodshepherdlutheranchurch.org/project-restore-signup.

 

Scrip: You may support our school by purchasing SCRIP cards. These are "gift" cards for businesses, and a percentage of the purchase price comes back to our school. Talk to Ms. Janice in the office, and she will tell you which cards she has in stock. She can also order cards that are not in stock. Just stop by the office to talk to Ms. Janice and support St. Paul's Lutheran School.

 

If you do not have a Church home, you are invited to join us at St. Paul's for worship. Saturday evening services are at 5:30. Sunday morning worship is at 9:00, followed by Sunday School and Bible Classes for high school youth and adults.

 

You are also invited to worship at St. Paul’s on Wednesday evenings during the season of Advent. Services begin at 6:30 pm. There is a meal served in the gym prior to worship at 5:30 pm. There is a free will donation for the meal. This week the youth group is sponsoring a chili cook-off. Come taste some chili and vote on your favorite!

 

Mark Your Calendars:

Dec. 12: Chess Club (3-4 pm)

Dec. 19: Christmas Program (6:00 pm)

Dec. 20: Christmas Parties (Dismissal 11:00 am) Beginning of Christmas break

Jan. 6: Classes Resume 

 

God’s blessings on your week!

Mrs. Brandt

 

First and Second Grade News

Week of December 2, 2019

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances;

 for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 

 

Happy New Year! Yes, we are now in the season of Advent. This is the beginning of a new year in the church. Advent is a season of waiting, hope, and anticipation. We wait and prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth and look forward to the day when Jesus comes again. 

 

Bible lessons for this week: Prophets Tell of the Savior (Isaiah 53, various other prophets), An Angel Speaks to Zechariah (Luke 1)

Memory Work:

Tues., Dec. 3: The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth. Psalm 145:18

Fri., Dec. 6: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14

Tues., Dec. 10: For nothing will be impossible with God. Luke 1:37

Fri., Dec. 13: For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given. Isaiah 9:6

 

First Grade Spelling Words—Unit 16: will, egg, grass, tell, miss, well, look 

Challenge words: guess, little, very

Second Grade Spelling Words--Unit 16: night, kind, child, light, find, right, high, wild, July, eye, buy, by, every. Challenge words: behind, lightning

 

Please return the completed November Book It calendar. This does need to be signed by a parent in order for the student to receive a certificate for a free Personal Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut. A new calendar/log for December will be given to students today. 

 

Book orders from Scholastic are being sent home today. If you wish to order, please return the completed form and payment by Friday, December 6. You may pay by cash or with a check. Please make checks payable to Scholastic.  Only one check is necessary, even if you order from more than one flyer. You may want to choose the online option. There are some books and promotions that are only available through online orders. The web address is scholastic.com/book clubs. Our class activation code is GQJHT. 

 

Books make great gifts. If you would like to order some books from Scholastic as a gift for your child, please let me know, and I will “sneak” the books to you. Scholastic does offer a wide selection of books at a good price. If you look online, you will find even more books to choose from.

 

We have started working on the school Christmas program. The second grade boys will be shepherds. The rest of the class (second grade girls and all first graders) will be angels. The shepherds and angels will wear costumes that we are providing. 

 

Chapel offerings for November-January will be given to Project Restore. Our offerings will help with recovery from state-wide flooding in Nebraska. Good Shepherd Lutheran in Fremont, Nebraska, is leading the project. You can read more about the work being done at the following link: www.goodshepherdlutheranchurch.org/project-restore-signup.

 

Scrip: You may support our school by purchasing SCRIP cards. These are "gift" cards for businesses, and a percentage of the purchase price comes back to our school. Talk to Ms. Janice in the office, and she will tell you which cards she has in stock. She can also order cards that are not in stock. Just stop by the office to talk to Ms. Janice and support St. Paul's Lutheran School.

 

If you do not have a Church home, you are invited to join us at St. Paul's for worship. Saturday evening services are at 5:30. Sunday morning worship is at 9:00, followed by Sunday School and Bible Classes for high school youth and adults.

 

You are also invited to worship at St. Paul’s on Wednesday evenings during the season of Advent. Services begin at 6:30 pm. There is a meal served in the gym prior to worship at 5:30 pm. There is a free will donation for the meal. This week’s menu is chicken and biscuits.

 

Mark Your Calendars:

Dec. 2: Classes resume

Dec. 5: Chess Club (3-4 pm)

Dec. 19: Christmas Program (6:00 pm)

Dec. 20: Christmas Parties (Dismissal 11:00 am) Beginning of Christmas break

Jan. 6: Classes Resume 

 

God’s blessings on your week!

Mrs. Brandt

 

 

First and Second Grade News

Week of November 25, 2019

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances;

 for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 

Bible Lesson for this week: Jesus Heals Ten Lepers

Memory Work:

Tues., Nov. 26: Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Tues., Dec. 3: The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth. Psalm 145:18

Fri., Dec. 6: For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given. Isaiah 9:6

 

We will not have a spelling test this week.

 

We will have our science test over Chapter 5 (Tame Animals) today. A study guide was sent home last week.

 

In social studies we have been learning about the Pilgrims’ voyage on the Mayflower and the first Thanksgiving. 

 

Thank you for meeting with me for our parent-teacher conferences last week. You are always welcome to contact me with concerns or questions or if you are in need of information. 

 

Chapel offerings for November-January will be given to Project Restore. Our offerings will help with recovery from state-wide flooding in Nebraska. Good Shepherd Lutheran in Fremont, Nebraska, is leading the project. You can read more about the work being done at the following link: www.goodshepherdlutheranchurch.org/project-restore-signup.

 

Tuesday, November 26 is a Papa John’s Fundraiser Night. If you order pizza from Papa John’s, be sure to use the promotion code on the flyer, so St. Paul’s will receive a percentage of your order. Spread the word to friends and family. Also, if you use a Papa John’s SCRIP card for your purchase, St. Paul’s will receive a percentage of that. See Ms. Janice to get your SCRIP card!!!! 

 

Scrip: You may support our school by purchasing SCRIP cards. These are "gift" cards for businesses, and a percentage of the purchase price comes back to our school. Talk to Ms. Janice in the office, and she will tell you which cards she has in stock. She can also order cards that are not in stock. Just stop by the office to talk to Ms. Janice and support St. Paul's Lutheran School.

 

If you do not have a Church home, you are invited to join us at St. Paul's for worship. Saturday evening services are at 5:30. Sunday morning worship is at 9:00, followed by Sunday School and Bible Classes for high school youth and adults.

 

You are also invited to worship at St. Paul’s on Wednesday for the Thanksgiving Eve service at 6:30. 

 

Mark Your Calendars:

Nov. 26: Papa John’s Fund Raiser Night

Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Eve worship service at St. Pauls-6:30 pm

Nov. 27-29: Thanksgiving Break--No School

Dec. 2: Classes resume

Dec. 5: Chess Club (3-4 pm)

Dec. 19: Christmas Program (6:00 pm)

Dec. 20: Christmas Parties (Dismissal 11:00 am) Beginning of Christmas break

Jan. 6: Classes Resume 

May God grant you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for--every day!

Mrs. Brandt