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Week of March 16, 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 Raises Lazarus, Zacchaeus

Memory Work: 

Tues., Mar. 17: “The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10

Fri., Mar. 20: The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. Psalm 145:8

Tues., Mar. 24: "God, be merciful to me, a sinner!" Luke 18:13

 

First Grade Spelling Words—Unit 31: jets, frogs, tails, weeks, gates, pails, lakes, rakes, nails, games, suits, cubes. Challenge words: wagons, kittens.

Second Grade Spelling Words--Unit 31: running, clapped, stopped, hopping, batted, telling, pinned, hugging, sitting, rubbed, missed, pulled, planning, shopping.  Challenge words: wrapped, swelling.

Students will write missed and telling in cursive. We will practice this at school, but extra practice at home would be helpful.

 

This week we will begin reading historical fiction for the Missouri Reading Circle Certificate. Be sure your student records each book on the log after reading it. 

 

Last week we had a “celebration” to close out our writing unit on winter stories. We shared our stories while sipping on “Snowman Soup.” 

 

There will be a science test on Tuesday over Chapter 9, The Sun, Moon, and Stars. A study guide will be sent home today. 

 

Everyone is asked to bring a clear plastic lid to school for a special project that we will be doing. It is important that the lid is clear and has no writing on it.

 

Each child attending St. Paul’s received a coupon for a free medium pizza from Papa John’s, because we reached a goal in our latestPapa John’s fundraiser. Your child’s coupon is attached to this newsletter. 

 

Chapel offerings for February and March will be given to Lutheran Heritage Foundation. LHF translates, publishes, distributes, and introduces books that are Bible based and Christ-centered. In our classroom we use “A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories.” This is an example of one of the books that LHF distributes to children--after it is translated and published in their own language. How exciting to realize that students in other parts of the world are reading this book about Jesus in their own language, just as we are privileged to read and study about Jesus with this very same book.

 

You are welcome to attend the weekly Lenten services at St. Paul’s. The services are at 6:30 each Wednesday evening in Lent. There is a meal served in the gym prior to the service at 5:30. The cost is a free will donation. This week’s meal is pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, salad, and dessert.

 

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:

March 18: Midweek Lenten Service (Dinner in gym-5:30 p.m., Church service at St. Paul’s-6:30 p.m.)

March 19:Chess Club (3-4 pm)

March 19: PTL meeting (6:00 pm)

March 27:Dismiss at 12:30 (Staff Meeting)

April 6-13: Easter Break (No school)

April 14: Classes resume

 

God’s blessings on your week!

Mrs. Brandt

 

 

First and Second Grade News

Week of March 2, 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 Rich Young Ruler (Mark 10:17-31), The Parable of the Rich Fool  (Luke 12:13-21)

Memory Work: 

Tues., Mar. 3: Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Fri., Mar. 6: 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 

Tues., Mar. 10: For by grace you have been saved through faith...It is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

First Grade Spelling Words—Unit 28: feel, eat, need, read, deep, sleep, neat, keep, feed, mean, goes, never. Challenge words: peanut, please, been.

Second Grade Spelling Words--Unit 28: horn, story, fork, score, store, corn, morning, shore, short, born, door, forty.  Challenge words: report, force.

Students will write horn and corn in cursive. We will practice this at school, but extra practice at home would be helpful.

 

This week we will begin reading realistic fiction books for the Missouri Reading Circle Certificate. Be sure your student records the book on the log after reading the book. 

 

Please return the signed February Book It calendar and log, so your student may receive a certificate for a Personal Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut. March is the final month for the Book It program. The calendar and log for March are being sent home today. 

 

Book orders are being sent home today. If you wish to place an order, please return the completed order form and payment by Friday, March 6. If you pay with a check, please make it payable to Scholastic. Only one check is necessary, even if you order from more than one form. You may want to use the online option. Go to scholastic.com/book clubs. Our class activation code is GQJHT. There are some books and promotions that are only available through online orders.

 

Chapel offerings for February and March will be given to Lutheran Heritage Foundation. LHF translates, publishes, distributes, and introduces books that are Bible based and Christ-centered. In our classroom we use “A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories.” This is an example of one of the books that LHF distributes to children--after it is translated and published in their own language. How exciting to realize that students in other parts of the world are reading this book about Jesus in their own language, just as we are privileged to read and study about Jesus with this very same book.

 

Thank you so much for bringing your children to sing God’s praises on Sunday as we kicked off our celebration of Lutheran Schools Week. Thank you also to those who donated items for the bake sale and silent auction. Thank you to those who were able to help with the spaghetti dinner and to stay for the dinner. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School is truly a blessing, and I am so grateful to have the privilege of teaching here and to work with you in educating your child. This week truly is a CELEBRATION as we thank God for St. Paul’s, where we have the opportunity to teach and learn about our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ every day.

 

You are welcome to attend the weekly Lenten services at St. Paul’s. The services are at 6:30 each Wednesday evening in Lent. There is a meal served in the gym prior to the service at 5:30. The cost is a free will donation. This week’s meal is a taco bar.

 

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.

You are welcome to attend the weekly Lenten services at St. Paul’s. The services are at 6:30 each Wednesday evening in Lent.

 

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:

March 1-6: Lutheran Schools Week

March 4: Midweek Lenten Service (Dinner in gym-5:30 p.m., Church service at St. Paul’s-6:30 p.m.)

March 5:Chess Club (3-4 pm)

March 19: PTL meeting (6:00 pm)

March 27:Dismiss at 12:30 (Staff Meeting)

God’s blessings on your week!

Mrs. Brandt

Note that Wednesday is our grandparent/VIP breakfast followed by a special chapel service. Note that our breakfast time has changed this year. 

 

Monday- Joy Fully- We share our joy in celebrations. Dress like your favorite holiday!

Tuesday- Thank Fully- We give thanks. Dress like something that begins with the first letter of your name. We will write thank you notes today.

Wednesday- Peace Fully- We celebrate the VIPs in our lives. Grandparent/special VIP breakfast (biscuits/gravy, fruit, coffee and juice) in the gym from 8:00 to 8:45. No charge, but freewill offering appreciated. Special chapel service at 9:00 in the church sanctuary. Students will be performing. Dress your best!

Thursday- Faith Fully- Decades Day! Dress like your favorite decade.

Friday- Hope Fully- Pajama Day! Wear your favorite PJs. We will end our day with a movie.

 *Classes will compete in the annual Penny War this week. Pennies count as positive, other money as a negative for the class balance. Half of the money will be going towards The Lutheran Heritage Foundation, and the other half will be used to purchase PE equipment for our school. There will be daily devotions as a school and other fun surprises throughout the week.

 

First and Second Grade News

Week of February 25, 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 Feeds the Crowd (John 6:1-15), Jesus HealsTen Lepers (Luke 17:11-19)

Memory Work: 

Wed., Feb. 26:  "Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." Luke 12:32

Fri., Feb. 28:  Blessed are you...for yours is the kingdom of God. Luke 6:20

Tues., Mar. 3:  For by grace you have been saved through faith...It is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

 

First Grade Spelling Words—Unit 27: play, say, sail, mail, may, rain, way, day, stay, pain, too, hear. Challenge words: today, afraid.

Second Grade Spelling Words--Unit 27:dark, target, star, park, yard, party, hard, farm, start, warm, school, through.  Challenge words: sparkle, apartment.

Students will write star and hard in cursive. We will practice this at school, but extra practice at home would be helpful.

 

As part of our new chapter in science the students are keeping an observation calendar of the moon. Your student should have brought this home on Friday to start recording observations.  

 

Everyone did a terrific job on the homemade musical instruments. We are going to keep them at school and use them for the Talent Show this spring. 

 

This week we will begin reading science fiction books for the Missouri Reading Circle Certificate. Be sure your student records the book on the log after reading the book.

 

Happy Birthday to WJ. His birthday is March 1. God’s blessings, WJ!

 

Chapel offerings for February and March will be given to Lutheran Heritage Foundation. LHF translates, publishes, distributes, and introduces books that are Bible based and Christ-centered. In our classroom we use “A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories.” This is an example of one of the books that LHF distributes to children--after it is translated and published in their own language. How exciting to realize that students in other parts of the world are reading this book about Jesus in their own language, just as we are privileged to read and study about Jesus with this very same book.

 

Our celebration of Lutheran Schools Week begins on Sunday, March 1. The students will be a part of the all school choir that is singing during the service. Sunday school and adult Bible classes will follow the service.  The spaghetti dinner will be held in the gym at 11:30. You are asked to bake a dessert for this event. There will be a bake sale and silent auction for the desserts. Please indicate whether you would like your dessert to be sold at the bake sale or the silent auction. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

 

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.

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. This marks the beginning of the Lenten season. This is a solemn time in the church year. It is a season of repentance as we look to the cross and focus on our Savior who took the punishment for our sins. But we also look forward to the Easter celebration that will follow. You are welcome to attend the weekly Lenten services at St. Paul’s. The services are at 6:30 each Wednesday evening in Lent.

 

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:

Feb. 25: Papa John’s Pizza Night

Feb. 26: Ash Wednesday service at St. Paul’s (6:30 pm)

Feb. 27: Chess Club (3-4 pm)

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

March 1-6: Lutheran Schools Week

March 1: St. Paul’s students sing at the 9:00 am worship service, Spaghetti Dinner in gym following Sunday school and Bible Class (about 11:30 am)

 

God’s blessings on your week!

Mrs. Brandt

 

Our celebration of National Lutheran Schools Week begins March 1st with the students singing at our 9:00 a.m. service in the church. After the service, families are invited to attend Bible study (adults) in the gym and Sunday School (children) in the cafeteria. After the Bible study and Sunday School, PTL will be serving a spaghetti dinner with dessert auction/bake sale. This is a big fundraiser for the school. We will be expecting all children to participate in singing at the service. If your child is unable to attend, please let their teacher know as soon as possible. Families are also requested to bring baked goods on or before that day. If you have a preference for them being sold either at the auction or the bake sale, please attach a note indicating your choice and we will certainly try to honor it. Note that Wednesday is our grandparent/VIP breakfast followed by a special chapel service. Note that our breakfast time has changed this year. 

 

Monday- Joy Fully- We share our joy in celebrations. Dress like your favorite holiday!

Tuesday- Thank Fully- We give thanks. Dress like something that begins with the first letter of your name. We will write thank you notes today.

Wednesday- Peace Fully- We celebrate the VIPs in our lives. Grandparent/special VIP breakfast (biscuits/gravy, fruit, coffee and juice) in the gym from 8:00 to 8:45. No charge, but freewill offering appreciated. Special chapel service at 9:00 in the church sanctuary. Students will be performing. Dress your best!

Thursday- Faith Fully- Decades Day! Dress like your favorite decade.

Friday- Hope Fully- Pajama Day! Wear your favorite PJs. We will end our day with a movie.

 *Classes will compete in the annual Penny War this week. Pennies count as positive, other money as a negative for the class balance. The money will be going to great cause (to be announced). There will be daily devotions as a school and other fun surprises throughout the week.

 

First and Second Grade News

Week of February 10, 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 Stills the Storm (Mark 4:35-41), Jesus Brings a Little Girl to Life (Mark 5:21-43)

Memory Work: 

Tues., Feb. 10: May the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times in every way. 2 Thessalonians 3:16

Fri., Feb. 14: We love, because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19

Wed., Feb.19: He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3

First Grade Spelling Words—Unit 25: same, line, stone, smile, note, side, wake, woke, wide, wave. Challenge words: beside, space, love.

Second Grade Spelling Words--Unit 25: cannot, pancake, maybe, baseball, playground, someone, myself, classroom, sunshine, outside, upon, nothing. Challenge words: nobody, everywhere, recess.

Students will write recess and nobody in cursive. We will practice this at school, but extra practice at home would be helpful.

Your student is bringing home a note today regarding a special science project. 

We will continue reading books for the Missouri Reading Circle Certificate. This week students will choose a Folk Tale to read. This may be a fairy tale, fable, legend, or tall tale. Be sure your student records the book on the log after reading the book.

Happy Birthday to Zoe. Her birthday is Sunday, February 16. God’s blessings, Zoe!

We had fun celebrating the 100th day of school. Students worked on some journal entries, and we enjoyed our special snack. 

Book orders are being sent home today. If you wish to place an order, please return the completed order form and payment by Friday, February 14. If you pay with a check, please make it payable to Scholastic. Only one check is necessary, even if you order from more than one form. You may want to use the online option. Go to scholastic.com/book clubs. Our class activation code is GQJHT. There are some books and promotions that are only available through online orders.

Our Valentine’s Day party will be on February 14 at 2:00 pm. I am resending the list of students in our class, so you will be able to address a valentine for each member of our class. The students decorated bags during art class to hold the valentines that they receive.

Chapel offerings for February and March will be given to Lutheran Heritage Foundation. LHF translates, publishes, distributes, and introduces books that are Bible based and Christ-centered. In our classroom we use “A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories.” This is an example of one of the books that LHF distributes to children--after it is translated and published in their own language. How exciting to realize that students in other parts of the world are reading this book about Jesus in their own language, just as we are privileged to read and study about Jesus with this very same book.



 

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:

Feb. 13: Chess Club (3-4 pm)

Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day Party (2:00 pm)

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 February 3, 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 Miraculous Catch of Fish (Luke 5:1-11), Jesus Heals a Man With a Crippled Hand, Jesus Stills the Storm (Mark 4:35-41)

Memory Work: 

Tues., Feb.4: All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

Fri., Feb. 7: Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows. Isaiah 53:4

Tues., Feb. 11: May the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times in every way. 2 Thessalonians 3:16

First Grade Spelling Words—Unit 23: tree, feet, jeep, heel, seed, bee, team, meat, seal, peek, peas, seat, leaf. Challenge words: three, street, their.

Second Grade Spelling Words--Unit 23: house, town, shout, down, mouse, found, tower, brown, ground, could, should, loud. Challenge words: towel, pounce.

Students will write house and brown in cursive. We will practice this at school, but extra practice at home would be helpful.

Please return the January Book It log and calendar. This must be signed by a parent in order for the child to receive the certificate for a Personal Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut. The February Book It Log and calendar will be sent home today.

We will continue reading books for the Missouri Reading Circle Certificate. After completing a book, the students should record the biography on both the Reading Circle Log and their Book It reading log. Students may return the biography and then pick out a new one to read from our classroom selection.

Happy Birthday to Hadley. His birthday was January 26. Happy Birthday to Kasen also. His birthday was February 1. God’s blessings, Hadley and Kasen!

We will celebrate the 100th day of school this week. Each student is asked to bring 100 pieces of a food item that will be put together in a snack to share. 

Chapel offerings for February and March will be given to Lutheran Heritage Foundation. LHF translates, publishes, distributes, and introduces books that are Bible based and Christ-centered. In our classroom we use “A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories.” This is an example of one of the books that LHF distributes to children--after it is translated and published in their own language. How exciting to realize that students in other parts of the world are reading this book about Jesus in their own language, just as we are privileged to read and study about Jesus with this very same book.

 Our Valentine’s Day party will be February 14 at 2:00 pm. I am sending home a list of students in our class, so you will be able to address a valentine for each member of our class. You should also receive a Sign-Up Genius email from me regarding bringing items for the party. Please let me know if you do not receive the email.

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:

Feb. 6: Chess Club (3-4 pm)

Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day Party (2:00 pm)

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 27, 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 Blesses the Children (Matthew 19, Mark 10), Jesus Heals a Crippled Man (John 5:1-18). Jesus Heals Peter’s Mother-in-Law (Matthew 8:14-17).

Memory Work: 

Tues., Jan. 28: "[God] has sent Me to proclaim liberty to the captives." Luke 4:18 

Fri., Jan. 31: [Jesus said,] “Let the children come to Me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.” Mark 10:14

Tues., Feb.3: All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

 

First Grade Spelling Words—Unit 22: cone, hose, robe, rope, coat, note, nose, soap, boat, home, joke, bone, hole, stove, poke. Challenge word: hello, alone, ocean.

Second Grade Spelling Words--Unit 22: boot, knew, took, new, moon, blew, soon, grew, foot, room, choose, chews. Challenge words: bruise, nephew, Sedalia

 

There will be a science test over Chapter 7, Matter, on Wednesday. A study guide will be sent home on Tuesday. 

 

This week the class will begin reading books for the Missouri Reading Circle Certificate. Students will choose a biography to read. I have a number of books at school from which the children may choose. However, if a student prefers to read a biography from home or the library, that will be fine also. After completing the book, the students may also record the biography on their Book It reading log. 

Happy Birthday to Hadley. His birthday was January 26. God’s blessings, Hadley.

Please turn in all money from the sale of Merchant Discount Cards by Friday, January 31. Prizes will be given to the individual students who sell the most tickets. There will be a $50 gift card for the first place winner, and the second place winner will receive a $25 gift card. You may continue to sell Merchant Discount Cards; however, sales after this week will not count for the contest. This is a wonderful fundraiser for our school. Thank you for participating. 

 

This is the last week to bring Chapel offerings for 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, January 28 is a Papa John’s Fund Raising Night for our school. Be sure to enter the Promo Code for our school when ordering, so St. Paul’s will receive credit for your order. Feel free to share the Promo Code with friends and family. Also, if you pay for the pizza with a Papa John’s gift card from Scrip, you will help earn more money for St. Paul’s. Scrip cards are available from Ms. Janice.

 

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. 28: Papa John’s Pizza Night

Jan. 30: Chess Club (3-4 pm)

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 21, 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 Preaches at Nazareth (Luke 4:16-30), Jesus Blesses the Children (Matthew 19, Mark 10).

Memory Work: 

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

Fri., Jan. 24: "[God] has sent Me to proclaim liberty to the captives." Luke 4:18 

Tues., Jan. 28: [Jesus said,] “Let the children come to Me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.” Mark 10:14

 

First Grade Spelling Words—Unit 21: bike, nine, hive, ride, dime, tire, dive, bite, five, vine, pie. Challenge word: Christ, write, invite

Second Grade Spelling Words--Unit 21:  tall, saw, draw, call, fall, soft, paw, ball, yawn, small, walk, chalk. Challenge words: awful, wallpaper, Sedalia

 

Thank you for your help in selling Merchant Discount Cards. January 21 is the final day to turn in money for the Class Party Contest. The class that sold the most cards this past week will have their party on Friday. Students may continue to sell Merchant Discount Cards. Remember, prizes will also be given to the individual students who sell the most tickets. There will be a $50 gift card for the first place winner, and the second place winner will receive a $25 gift card. All money must be turned in by January 31 to count towards this part of the contest. 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, 20: No school (Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday observed)

Jan. 23: Chess Club (3-4 pm)

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 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