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Week of September 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: Isaac Blesses His Sons (Genesis 27), Joseph (Genesis 37, 39-46)

 

Memory Work: 

Tues., Sept. 10: Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Hebrews 11:1

Thurs., Sept. 12: We know that for those who love God all things work together for good. Romans 8:28

Tues., Sept. 17: You did not choose Me, but I chose you. John 15:16

 

Please continue to encourage your child to read each day at home and complete the weekly reading log. Be sure to read the flyer “Why Can’t I Skip My 20 Minutes of Reading Tonight? Also, remember that reading to your child can count as part of the 20 minutes. However, your child should read the pages listed on the reading log from the reading book.  

 

First Grade Spelling Words: in, pig, did, sit, six, big, to. Challenge words: of, is.

Second Grade Spelling Words: these, nose, use, rose, pole, close, cute, those, mule, love, come. Challenge words: wrote, ice cube

 

Science: In Chapter 2  the class is learning about weather. The students will track the weather this week and record their observations. This will be done at school, but it’s also good to discuss observations at home, too.  

 

Chapel offerings for August-October will be given to Lutheran Bible Translators. Lutheran Bible Translators makes God’s Word accessible to those who do not yet have it in the language of their hearts. You can visit their website at https//:LBT.org to learn more about their work.They also have a Facebook page. 

 

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:

Sept. 19: PTL Meeting (6:00 pm)  

Sept. 20: Picture Day

Sept. 24: Papa John’s Fundraiser Pizza Night  

Sept. 27: Dismiss at 12:30 for Staff Development (Lunch will be served and child care is available).

Oct. 9-11: No School-LEA Conference (Lutheran Educators Association Conference)

                                   

God’s blessings on your week!

Mrs. Brandt

 

First and Second Grade News

 

Week of September 3, 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: Isaac Blesses His Sons (Genesis 27), Joseph (Genesis 37, 39-46)

 

Memory Work: Since we did not have school on Monday, the class will recite memory on Wednesday and Friday this week.

Wed., Sept. 4: I trust in You, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” Psalm 31:14

Fri., Sept. 6: Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out. Acts 3:19

Tues., Sept. 10: Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

 

Your child is bringing home a reading log today. There are blank lines, so you can record additional books that your child reads. You may also record books that you read to your child or you and your child read together. Reading to your child helps to model good reading and builds vocabulary. Please return the reading log on Monday. 

 

The first graders will have their first spelling test on Friday over the following words: an, bad, can, had, cat, ran, and, hand. Challenge words: the, ask

The challenge words are for extra credit. If a child does not spell a challenge word correctly, the points are not subtracted from the grade. If the child does spell the word correctly, a point is added to the child's grade for each challenge word that is spelled correctly.

 

The 2nd graders will have their spelling test on Friday over the following words: cake, mine, plate, size, ate, grape, prize, wipe, pile, rake, give, have. Challenge Words: mistake, guide.

 

Science: We completed Chapter 1 (Senses) on Friday. The class conducted an interesting activity last week to investigate the various kinds of taste and to see how the sense of smell affects taste. 

 

Be sure to read the Math News that your child brings home today. This gives you information about what we have been studying in math. It also gives a preview of what we will be studying next and things you can do at home with your child as a review and to sharpen your child’s math skills. 

 

Chapel offerings for August-October will be given to Lutheran Bible Translators. Lutheran Bible Translators makes God’s Word accessible to those who do not yet have it in the language of their hearts. You can visit their website at https//:LBT.org to learn more about their work.They also have a Facebook page. 

 

Book Orders: You may order from the Scholastic book order flyers that your child brings home. These are due Friday, September 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 is a note attached on how to do this. The web address is scholastic.com/book clubs. Our class activation code is GQJHT. 

 

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:

Sept. 2:  No school (Labor Day)    

Sept. 19: PTL Meeting (6:00 pm)  

Sept. 20: Picture Day

Sept. 24: Papa John’s Fundraiser Pizza Night  

Sept. 27: Dismiss at 12:30 for Staff Development (Lunch will be served and child care is available).

Oct. 9-11: No School-LEA Conference (Lutheran Educators Association Conference)

                                   

God’s blessings on your week!

Mrs. Brandt

 

Week of August 26, 2019

Bible Lessons for this week: God Saves Noah and His Family, God’s Promise to Abram

Memory Work:

Tues., Aug. 27: The one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4

Thurs., Aug. 29: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

 

The 2nd graders had their first spelling test last Friday. This week’s words are: does, hug, just, of, rest, spot, help, been, plum, said. Challenge Words: helmet, puddle

The challenge words are for extra credit. If a child does not spell a challenge word correctly, the points are not subtracted from the grade. If the child does spell the word correctly, a point is added to the child's grade for each challenge word that is spelled correctly.

 

First graders will not have a spelling test for a few weeks. Watch this newsletter to know when the first test will be.

 

The second graders are reviewing the math facts for the doubles. Today was the first timed test over those facts.

 

We do a fair amount of review in all subject areas to begin the year. Please keep in mind that we also read and discuss more in-depth subject matter than is on the homework papers. 

 

Chapel offerings for August-October will be given to Lutheran Bible Translators. 

 

Please make sure that you have completed the Emergency Contact form. This needs to be updated each year. Be sure to stop and see Ms. Janice in the office to take care of this ASAP.  Thank you.

 

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:

Sept. 2:  No school (Labor Day)    

Sept. 19: PTL Meeting (6:00 pm)  

Sept. 20: Picture Day

Sept. 24: Papa John’s Fundraiser Pizza Night                                     

 

God’s blessings on your week!

Mrs. Brandt