Announcements

March 19, 2019

Thank you so much for everyone who donated jewelry for Monarch Jewelry during (and after) Lutheran Schools Week. Our penny war netted $588 with grades 1 and 2 being the winners of the traveling trophy. They beat preschool with just 2 cents per child. Half of this money will go to Monarch Jewelry and the other half toward paying for yearbooks for each child. 

There is an opportunity for your child to participate in a choir at the Marriage and Family Conference that will be held at Trinity in Cole Camp on April 26-27. The children's choir would sing on Friday evening, the 26th. Please let me know if you are interested in your child participating. 

Tomorrow is the first day of spring and we are looking forward to putting winter behind us! Since we had another snow day, the Board of Christian Day School wishes to assure that students are receiving a quality educational experience, so we will be making up another day and a half to help further that goal. We will be holding a full day of school on Friday, May 24th (our original last day of school). We will be observing Memorial Day on May 27th as planned. There will be a full day of school on Tuesday, May 28th, with our last day planned for Wednesday, the 29th.

We are making plans for May  28th. Katy Park shelter has been reserved for us and we have arranged some special guest speakers with learning activities for that day. There will be a picnic lunch and we will of course, save some time for end-of-the-year fun and fellowship in the Word. Your child's teacher will be sending more detailed information closer to the date as we make final arrangements. 

Our last day of school will be Wednesday, May 29th. On the last day of school, we begin at 8:00 as usual with child care available before and after school. Chapel service and awards are at 9:00 in the church. Families and friends are welcome. Students may leave with their parents then, or may stay in afternoon child care. Children who stay for child care will need to bring a lunch.   

April 1st is the last day to apply for tuition scholarship through LESA. You must have applied for this opportunity before the Board of Christian Day School is able to consider your family for any additional funds. I've attached the information once again to this letter in case you need it. 

Thank you to all who have let us know of your intention to enroll for next year. If you haven't done so, please let us know. Replying to this email is just fine. 

God's blessings! 




March 7

Dear Parents, 

 

     We've had a fun Lutheran Schools Week. Since we were out of school on Monday, we will have pajama day this coming Monday, March 11th. We will continue the Penny War on Monday as well. We plan to collect jewelry for Monarch Jewelry all next week. Thank you so much for coming to the breakfast and chapel and inviting grandparents to attend as well. We think we had a record crowd this year. We are looking for ways to improve this event for next year, so if you have ideas, let us know.

     The PTL Spaghetti Dinner and school Talent Show is scheduled for May 16th. There will be a short PTL meeting at some point during the event as there will be an election of new officers. The two offices open are for president and treasurer. If you are interested in participating, let Shane Weber or Megan Page know. Our next PTL meeting is March 21st, 6:00, in the cafeteria. 

     We are making up some snow days on April 15th and 16th. The church is presenting the Living Last Supper and the Crucifixion in the school gym that week so we won't be able to use the gym. You will need to drop your children off in front of the double glass doors and they will head to the cafeteria where they can play board games before school starts. Pick up will still be from the playground gate.

     If you haven't been to the presentation of the Living Last Supper and Crucifixion, you should put it on your calendar. It is being presented on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 16th and 17th. Doors open at 6:30 and the curtain goes up at 7:00. There is no charge, but there will be a basket for a free will offering at the door. You will find it a quite moving representation. 

     Lenten services are Wednesdays at 6:30 with a free will dinner served in the gym starting at 5:30. You certainly invited and encouraged to attend these. 

 

God's blessings! 




March 1, 2019

Dear Parents,

 

Thank you so very much to all of you who have let me know about your enrollment plans for next school year. If you haven't done so, please do let me know. Email is just fine. A couple of grades will be filling quickly as we also are getting calls from people new to our school. We want to give current families every opportunity to secure a seat first. Remember that the $100 paid registration guarantees your child's slot.

 

The basketball team, parents, pastors, and friends had a wonderful basketball fun night this week. The eighth grade players were recognized and the boys gave cards and a gift certificate to Coach Weber. We are so grateful for her volunteer time. The boys worked hard and definitely improved their skills as they learned about teamwork and sportsmanship. Thank you, Mrs. Weber!

 

Our spring photos were taken last week along with sports, music, and chess club. You may still order these online.

 

Preschool through 4th grade were treated to a program presented by Delta Dental this week. The students loved it! These people present a very entertaining program free of charge. They do this every other year for us.

 

Our Lenten services start next Wednesday at 6:30 in the church. Different groups host a dinner on the Wednesdays in Lent that begin at 5:30. These are free will donation. You are invited to bring your family for dinner and then join in the Lent service afterward. Teachers are hosting the dinner on April 3rd to help pay for next year's national Lutheran teacher conference that will be in St. Louis. Our menu will be fried chicken, a variety of salads, dinner roll, and dessert. We typically only send one or two teachers to the national conference, but since it is in St. Louis, we want everyone to go and it will be expensive.

 

We've had two successful Schoolstore fundraisers this year. Thank you so much to everyone who participated. We will probably take next year off from doing this and may try something else instead.

 

As I hope you've heard by now, we have had to postpone the PTL Spaghetti Dinner/Bake Sale due to the weather forecast for this weekend. We are going to combine it with the spring talent show on Thursday, May 16th which is also the date of the last PTL meeting of the school year. The talent show is always well attended and this should work well for the fundraiser. Everything else should go as planned for our celebration of Lutheran Schools Week.

 

Lutheran Schools Week Celebration March 3rd-8th

 

  • Scholastic Book Fair all week in the art classroom. Open during the Grandparent (and parent) Breakfast, and after school until 3:30.

  • Service Project- We will collect used costume jewelry to donate to Monarch Jewelry, an organization at a Lutheran church in St. Louis that remakes jewelry to sell to support a rescue house. Each child will bring home a sandwich bag with a white label on the front. Parents can donate any costume jewelry, broken or otherwise and sign their name on the label (so that we make sure everything in the bag is okay to donate). https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J2JLkCyNkMo is the link you can watch to learn more about this project.

  • Penny War - The Penny War lasts from Monday through Friday. Each classroom participates in collecting pennies, which count as a positive. They put other coins and bills in other classroom jars which count as a negative. This year the money collected will go toward the purchase of yearbooks for each student and the other half as a cash donation to Monarch Jewelry.

  • Lutheran Hour Ministries Mission trip to Peru all week. Children will learn about life in Peru, the geography of the country, and how Lutheran Hour Ministries helps share God’s word there.

Monday- “Real Grace”  Amazing Grace opening in the gym.  Wear your pajamas and each classroom will watch a movie.

Tuesday- “Real Praise”  Wear your faith (Christian jewelry, tee shirt, etc.)

Wednesday- “Real People”  Dress your best day. Grandparent Breakfast (parents welcome too) A continental breakfast will be served from 7:15 to 8:00 for a free will donation. Everyone is invited to complete a color page during the breakfast which will be sent to a member of the military. This is a volunteer project for the non-profit group, Color a Smile.  A special chapel service will begin at 8:15 in the church with students participating.

Thursday- “Real Time” Chapel family relay races in the gym followed by snacks. 2:15-2:40 Races. Snacks 2:40-2:50. Show your school spirit and wear school shirts, or you can wear gear in support of your favorite sports team.

Friday- “Real Places”  Patriotic Day- Wear red, white, blue. Today’s focus will be on missionaries. Chapel families will meet together and learn about a particular missionary and will pray for them.




February 22, 2019

Dear Parents,

 

Our basketball season had a wonderful night at St. Peters in Marshall. Both teams won their games. The season will end on February 26th at 6:00 with the Basketball Fun Night. The boys play parents, pastors, and whoever else would like to play. The eighth graders will be recognized at this game as well. We really appreciate Ann Weber for coaching these boys and we appreciate Shane Weber for managing the concessions.

 

We will be having school on Monday, the 25th. Lunch for that day will be turkey and noodles, corn, butter bread, and brownies. There is a slight change in the menu on Tuesday next week. We will be having chicken breasts instead of chicken nuggets. Everything else remains the same

 

February 28th is the end of our second trimester. Grades will be sent home March 4th. Delta Dental will be at our school to provide a wonderful, interactive program for our younger students about dental health. 

 

Thank you so much for all the responses indicating enrollment for next year. If you haven't done so, please do reply to this email or the original if you want and let me if you plan to enroll for next year. This is such a help in our planning. We also appreciate you sharing information about our school with friends, neighbors, and coworkers. You are our best advertisers! 

 

PTL is having a spaghetti dinner fundraiser and bake sale/auction on Sunday, March 3rd after church/Sunday school (more info below). We need each family to donate baked goods for this event. Items should be in the gym kitchen by Saturday, the 2nd if at all possible. If you'd like to help, contact Shane Weber. 

 

Information about our Lutheran Schools Week is below: 

 

Lutheran Schools Week Celebration March 3rd-8th

 

  • Kickoff Sunday, March 3rd. PTL is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner and bake sale/auction. The dinner starts after church (9:00 a.m.) and Bible study/Sunday school, around 11:30. All students will be performing to begin the dinner. They should be in the gym by 11:20. Band students should put their instruments together and meet in the 5th/6th grade room. Be sure to let your child's teacher know if for some reason, they won't be able to participate.

 

  • Scholastic Book Fair all week in the art classroom. Open Sunday during the spaghetti dinner, Grandparent Breakfast, and after school until 3:30.

 

  • Service Project- We will collect used costume jewelry to donate to Monarch Jewelry, an organization at a Lutheran church in St. Louis that remakes jewelry to sell to support a rescue house. Each child will bring home a sandwich bag with a white label on the front. Parents can donate any costume jewelry, broken or otherwise and sign their name on the label (so that we make sure everything in the bag is okay to donate). https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J2JLkCyNkMo is the link you can watch to learn more about this project.

 

  • Penny War - The Penny War lasts from Monday through Friday. Each classroom participates in collecting pennies, which count as a positive. They put other coins and bills in other classroom jars which count as a negative. This year the money collected will go toward the purchase of yearbooks for each student and the other half as a cash donation to Monarch Jewelry.

 

  • Lutheran Hour Ministries Mission trip to Peru all week. Children will learn about life in Peru, the geography of the country, and how Lutheran Hour Ministries helps share God’s word there.


 

Monday- “Real Grace”  Amazing Grace opening in the gym.  Wear your pajamas and each classroom will watch a movie.

 

Tuesday- “Real Praise”  Wear your faith (Christian jewelry, tee shirt, etc.)

 

Wednesday- “Real People”  Dress your best day. Grandparent Breakfast (parents welcome too) A continental breakfast will be served from 7:15 to 8:00 for a free will donation. Everyone is invited to complete a color page during the breakfast which will be sent to a member of the military. This is a volunteer project for the non-profit group, Color a Smile.  A special chapel service will begin at 8:15 in the church with students participating.

 

Thursday- “Real Time” Chapel family relay races in the gym followed by snacks. 2:15-2:40 Races. Snacks 2:40-2:50. Show your school spirit and wear school shirts, or you can wear gear in support of your favorite sports team.

 

Friday- “Real Places”  Patriotic Day- Wear red, white, blue. Today’s focus will be on missionaries. Chapel families will meet together and learn about a particular missionary and will pray for them.

 

God's blessings!




February 15, 2019

Here it is, snowing again. The Board of Christian Day School met last evening and one of our discussions was about make-up days for the time missed due to inclement weather. The state minimum requirement is 174 days or a total of 1044 hours of teaching time (does not include lunch). This school year, if we don't miss any more days, we are at 169 days and 1067 hours. We still are above the state minimum requirement.The key word here is minimum. For accreditation purposes we are expected to meet or exceed minimum requirements. Wwill be making up some days.

 

The make up days are as follows: 

Monday, February 25th

Monday, April 15th

Tuesday, April 16th- This will be an early out with dismissal at 12:30.

 

The rest of the calendar remains the same. Let's hope that the weather settles down and turns into spring soon. I appreciate your patience with our "snow days." Whatever we do, there are always people who have differing opinions or who are inconvenienced. I will always try to err on the side of caution for both children and staff. We do not have late starts nor do we release early due to inclement weather, but if doing either of those keeps your family safe, then know that we support parents doing what is best for their children. 

 

We are gearing up for our celebration of National Lutheran Schools Week. To kick off the celebration, PTL is holding a spaghetti dinner and baked goods sale/silent auction. This will be Sunday, March 3rd following church and Sunday school. The dinner begins at approximately 11:30. All students in the school will be performing and we want to make sure they are in attendance. We certainly invite your family to attend church and Sunday school. Church is at 9:00 a.m. followed by Sunday school and a Bible study for adults. Be sure to let your child's teacher know if for some reason, they won't be here. This is a wonderful way for our school children to show appreciation to the church members who support the school. The tuition paid by families typically funds between 50-55% of the cost of your child's education. The school is an important mission of the church and we are grateful for the support of this congregation. We will be having a Scholastic Book Fair during our Lutheran Schools Week celebration and have a parent/grandparent breakfast and special chapel service planned to honor grandparents. I'll be sending out information about specific dress up days, etc. It's always a fun week. 

 

Thank you for supporting the discount card sales. The preschool classroom won the pizza party contest. They sold 6.5 cards per child. We also appreciate your support the Schoolstore campaigns. We received around $1000 in donations to purchase items for classrooms. 

 

Following are some important dates: 

February 18- Presidents Day, No School

February 21- Spring Pictures, Sports, Chess Club, Choir, Band, Cheerleading

Also February 21- Basketball game at Marshall 6:00

February 22- Dismiss at noon, Staff Mtg. 

February 25- Make-Up Day

February 26- Basketball Fun Night 6:00




February 12, 2019

Dear Parents, 

 

     It is wonderful being back in school with our students. Let's all hope the bad weather is at an end. 

     We are launching the 2nd half of our Schoolstore fundraising campaign this week. Your child will be bringing home an envelop with a booklet inside. If you complete at least 3 of the entries with names/addresses of people who might be supportive (other than you), your child will receive a prize. The first page is the golden ticket form with your child's name to be filled out. This is for $100. Send the booklet (no pages torn out) back to school and your child will also be entered to win a tee shirt or a remote controlled Minion. 

     Thursday, February 21st is our spring picture day. We will also be taking photos of Chess Club, Band, Choir, Basketball and Volleyball, and Cheerleading. Watch for information coming home soon. 

 

God's blessings! 




January 18

Parents, 

 

     Monday, the 21st is Martin Luther King day so we won't have school. Mid term grades/progress reports will be sent home on Tuesday. We also have a basketball game scheduled with Trinity Lutheran, Alma here on Thursday, the 24th at 5:00.

     Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the PTL meeting this week. Plans were made for the spaghetti dinner fundraiser and bake sale on March 3rd. This is on a Sunday and will begin serving around noon, maybe just a bit before. Students will be performing that day so be sure to put it on your calendar. We will be asking for each family to contribute baked goods to be sold. Let your child's teacher or Shane Weber know if you are willing to help cook, set up, serve, and clean up. This is the big fundraiser for the year, so we need everyone to pitch in. 

     Thank you to everyone who has sold their discount cards! Remember that you need to either send back the money for the cards or turn them back in to your child's teacher. The contest for the classroom selling the most ends February 1st. The winning class gets a pizza party! 

     January 29th is Papa John's Night for our school. When you order pizza there, give them our code, KSSOO8. 

      I'm going to be sending out a parent survey next week through Survey Monkey.It is very helpful for us to get feedback in order to keep planning on ways to improve the school. You don't have to sign up anything to complete the survey and your answers are anonymous. 

     New sinks were installed in the restrooms off the cafeteria. These look wonderful. They were made possible through a generous donation to the school. 

 

Menu for the rest of January: 

     

January 22: cheese burger/bun, baked beans, potato chips, pineapple

January 23: grilled ham/cheese, tater tots, corn, banana

January 24: spaghetti/meat sauce, garlic toast, mixed vegetables, cookie

January 25: mac & cheese, green beans, bread/butter, pears (ice cream or frozen treat available for $1)

January 28: corn dogs, French fries, peaches, brownie

January 29: tacos, rice, corn, fresh fruit

January 30: grilled chicken breast, scalloped potatoes, broccoli, apple crisp

January 31: chili/crackers, corn chips, 1/2 peanut butter sandwich, vanilla pudding

February 1: pizza, garlic toast, raw veggies/ranch dressing dip, mixed fruit




January 15, 2019

Dear Parents, 

 

     For some reason, the body of the announcement was lost somewhere between the writing and sending. I'll try this again. Sorry to clutter your inbox.

     This Thursday, the 17th, is our January Parent/Teacher League meeting at 6:00 in the cafeteria. Child care is provided in the gym at no cost to parents. Discount cards are still being sold. Each family needs to either sell them or return the ones not sold. 

      The menu for the rest of this week is as follows: 

Wednesday- chicken strips, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, fresh fruit

Thursday- Meatloaf, oven fried potatoes, sweet carrots, mixed fruit

Friday- fish patty, French fries, peas, peaches (Ice cream/frozen treat for $1)

*Turkey or ham and cheese sandwich offered in place of entree each day.

     On the 22nd, weather permitting, older students will walk to the court house to attend the Right to Life presentation and will lead the participants in singing "God Bless America."

     Thank you from Ms. Janice and teachers for all the kindnesses and gifts given to us at Christmas this year. It is our pleasure and joy to serve in this place. 

 

God's blessings! 

Mrs. Tull




January 15

Jan. 15, 2019 (Tue.) 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Basketball Practice 4:00-5:30
  4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Cheerleading Practice no details
Jan. 17, 2019 (Thu.) 4:00 PM Basketball Practice no details
  4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Cheer Practice no details
  6:00 PM PTL Meeting 6:00 no details
Jan. 21, 2019 (Mon.)   Martin Luther King Birthday- No School no details
Jan. 22, 2019 (Tue.) 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Basketball Practice 4:00-5:30
  4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Cheerleading Practice no details
  6:30 PM Voter's Meeting no details
Jan. 24, 2019 (Thu.) 4:30 PM Cheer @ Home Game Arrive at 4:30pm
  5:00 PM Basketball (home) vs Trinity, Alma B team @ 5:00pm A team @ 6:00pm
Jan. 28, 2019 (Mon.) 5:00 PM Basketball @ LSA - Cole Camp B Team @ 5:00 A Team @ 6:00
  5:00 PM Cheer @ LSA Cole Camp Game no details
Jan. 29, 2019 (Tue.) 4:30 PM Cheer @ Home Game Arrive at 4:30pm
  5:00 PM Basketball (home) vs. St. Paul's Concordia B team @ 5:00pm A team @ 6:00pm
Jan. 31, 2019 (Thu.) 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Basketball Practice 4:00-5:30
  4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Cheerleading Practice no details



January 4, 2019

Dear Parents,

 

I’m hoping you and your families have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s holiday season full of memory making for everyone.

 

Things have been happening around here during our break. The school kitchen was remodeled! New wallboard was installed with ceiling and trim painted. The steam table valves were updated as well. Ms. Joann is excited about coming back in to work in her new kitchen. Following is the menu for our first week back:

 

Monday- Corn dogs, French fries, baked beans, and applesauce.

Tuesday- Chicken and rice soup, grilled cheese sandwich, banana, and chocolate pudding

Wednesday- BBQ Riblet, tater tots, green beans, and pineapple

Thursday-  Beef stroganoff with noodles, peas, pears, and bread/butter

Friday- Pizza, garlic bread, raw veggies/ranch dressing, peaches    

 

* We offer either ham and cheese or turkey sandwich in place of the entree for each day.

* Ice cream or other frozen dessert is available for $1 on Friday.

 

We will have a change in our music program for grades 3 through 8 this first week back to school:

  • I will be teaching band and music appreciation for these grades on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each of these classes will be 30 minutes both days. If your child has been in band, I expect them to continue in band and music appreciation is not necessary. In music appreciation, students will sing hymns and traditional Americana songs. They will learn the basics of reading music. They will also learn about different instruments-the orchestra, concert bands, jazz bands, etc. They will be exposed to a large variety of music and some music history. There will be a few days that band members will be asked to participate in music appreciation.

 

  • There is a third option. Students in these grades can opt for membership in St. Paul’s Singers which will be offered on Wednesdays for 1 hour. If your child wants to be in St. Paul’s Singers, music appreciation is not necessary. Students who are in band may also be in St. Paul’s Singers. Students in St. Paul’s Singers will be traveling locally, during school time, to perform at various places. There will be a few days that St. Paul’s Singers will be asked to participate in music appreciation.

 

  • Beginning band will start on January 17th and will meet with regular band each Thursday. If your child is interested in beginning band and you haven’t talked with me about it, please do so. The school has some instruments available for those who are interested. I am hoping to find a trombonist, saxophone players, and clarinet players especially. Your child cannot come to beginning band until I hear from a parent. Beginning band students are still expected to participate in either music appreciation or St. Paul’s Singers.

 

  • When not engaged in a music class, students may have study hall time.

 

Our first basketball is this Tuesday, the 8th at 5:00. This will be the first Panther Cheerleading experience for the school year as well.

 

God’s blessings!

 

Mrs. Tull




December 14, 2018

Dear Parents,

 

I wanted to post once again the message that our Christmas program has been changed to Tuesday the 18th at 6:00. Please make sure your student/s are here by 5:45. They need to go directly to their classroom. Once band students have on their costumes, they need to go to the music room to assemble their instruments and warm up with Mr. Faaborg. The children have been working hard on their Christmas program. I think it’s something everyone will enjoy and most importantly hear about the good news of Jesus’ birth.

 

Thank you to everyone who was able to donate to the class Christmas baskets that PTL is  selling them at silent auction before the program. These will make wonderful gifts to give someone special on your Christmas list! As always, we are very appreciative of the efforts of our parents.  

 

I want to let you know that Mr. Faaborg has decided to resign as choir and band director as well as cook. We will still offer these programs. I plan on once again directing the band. There may be a change in how choir is offered. I will send out more information when the details are determined. If your child is interested in learning to play a band instrument, we will be having beginning band after Christmas. The school does have some instruments available for children to use. Please let me know if your child is interested.

 

We are looking forward to the new year and have plans for the children to learn about birds and how to recognize our backyard birds in Missouri along with making feeders for outside our classroom windows. Mrs. Katzing has scheduled this program to begin in January with a visit from the Bird Sanctuary program out of Marshall.


 

There will be no chess club next week.

 

God’s blessings!

 

Dates:

December 18- School Christmas program. Begins at 6:00. Children here by 5:45.

December 21- Christmas Parties! We will dismiss at 11:00. No lunch served. Child care   

                       Available.

December 22-January 6th. Our first day back from break is January 7th

January 3- Basketball practice 4:00-5:30

January 8- Basketball game with cheerleading at Applewood here in Sedalia. 5:00

 




November 27, 2018

Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for your patience with our “time off” during November. An explanation of how this month falls might be helpful. Our first trimester ends and we are required to hold parent/teacher conferences. I think we’ve done this differently each year that I’ve been here in an effort to find the perfect formula. We try to accomodate parent schedules as much as possible, so we opted not to hold them all in one school day because we don’t want parents to have to leave their work. The half days allowed us to count both days as being “in session” and to help schedule parents without having meetings late into the night.

The other “time off” issue is the Missouri District teachers conference held during Thanksgiving week. We don’t have control over that and are again required to attend. We had Wednesday, Thanksgiving, and Friday off for the holiday. We could hold school on Wednesday and Friday, but this won’t work for families traveling for the holiday and our attendance would be very low those days. Unfortunately, we had a snow day on Monday. In retrospect, we likely could have had school, but we can’t be certain about this until we actually see how the weather plays out.

This Friday, we have an early out for teacher’s meeting. I considered canceling it because of our snow day, but in order to finalize plans for our Christmas program (and several other things such as accreditation work), we really must have a meeting that gives us time to plan. These programs take quite a lot of coordinating with all staff.

Parent/Teacher League meeting will be this Thursday at 6:00. Be sure to join us. This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in your child’s school and to network with other parents.

Important Dates:

Nov. 29- Basketball Practice 4:00-5:30, Cheerleading Practice- 4:00-5:00

Nov. 30- Early out at 12:00 following lunch

Dec. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18- Basketball Practice 4:00-5:30, Cheerleading Practice- 4:00-5:00

Dec. 20- Christmas Program at 6:00. Children need to be here by 5:40.

Dec. 21- Christmas Parties, Dismiss at 11:00, no lunch served.

Dec. 24 through Jan.6- Christmas Break

Jan. 8- Basketball game at Applewood (here in Sedalia) Game at 5:00




School Closed November 26, 2018

School is closed Monday, November 26th, due to inclement weather. 




November 9, 2018

It’s hard to believe that it is November already and we have our first snow today. Our first trimester ends on Monday. You should have received information from your child’s teacher about scheduling parent/teacher conferences next Thursday and Friday, the 15th and 16th. Please do respond if you haven’t done so yet so that we can try to get sibling conferences back to back if possible. Note that we are dismissing at noon following lunch on those days. The next week teachers will be at our Lutheran Educators Conference followed by Thanksgiving break.

I apologize for the late notice about our 2:00 dismissal today due to the Veterans Day parade (of which I was unaware). We will have child care available this afternoon.

Preschool through 4th grade will be attending the children’s play at State Fair Community College Friday morning, the 16th. We hope we are able for these classes to attend. Right now there are not enough drivers signed up for all grade levels. We have to know by Monday if you can drive or are planning to attend. Our seats are limited and we have to be able to take a check to pay for tickets. If you are driving just your child, that is certainly fine, but be prepared to pay for your own ticket. The plan is to begin loading carseats and kiddos at 8:15.

I encourage you to take advantage of the school lunch program. We do not participate in the federal school lunch program for many reasons, so we try hard to provide healthy lunches that are convenient and affordable to our families.

We have picked out the school Christmas program this year and will start working on it next week! Your child may be in costume, so you might want to wait before purchasing that adorable new “Christmas dress” or suit. The name of the program this year is “Shepherds, Sheep, and a Savior.” This will be a fun program that points to the birth of our Christ. PTL will be sponsoring a class basket silent auction during the program as well. Your child’s teacher will be sending out information about their theme. Teachers will be looking for a parent/s to put the basket together too.

Our next PTL meeting will be on Thursday, the 29th of November at 6:30. This meeting had to be moved from its normal date due to conferences.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is providing a Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, Nov. 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. You are invited to come and worship with your family and join us in giving thanks for all the good things God has provided, especially the gift of His Son.

 

Events:

Nov. 15/16 Parent/Teacher Conferences, dismiss at noon

Nov. 19-24 No School

Nov. 29 @ 6:30 PTL Meeting

 

 




October 26, 2018

Congratulations to Estelle Heimsoth, this week's Spirit Award winner. Estelle demonstrates kindness and cooperation in her classroom. We’re proud of her!

Parents and volleyball players had a wonderful night of volleyball in celebration of a wonderful season. Today, the girls are being treated to a special pizza lunch with Coach Sprinkle. These girls showed a great deal of growth in their skills and consistently demonstrated Christian sportsmanship. On to basketball season! Mrs. Weber will be coaching our boys basketball with some help from Mr. Weber from time to time. We are so grateful for these volunteer coaches who spend so much time with these students. Notice the practice schedule for the first part of November.

Randy Nadler is coming once again this year to share information with the students about his summer trip to India. Parents and friends are invited to attend. This is Tuesday, October 30th at 1:30.

Thank you to Mrs. Snyder for compiling the PTL catalog sales. Thanks to all of you who helped get orders for us. We are hopeful that the items will be delivered before our Thanksgiving break.

Watch for more information about parent/teacher conferences!

Important Dates for November-

6th, 8th, 13th, 27th, 29th: Basketball practice 4:00-5:30

15th and 16th: Parent/Teacher Conferences-dismiss after lunch at noon. Child care available

19th through 23rd: No school due to Lutheran Educator Conference and Thanksgiving

27th: School Picture Make-Up Day

30th: Staff meeting, Dismiss at noon after lunch, child care available

 




October 19, 2018

We have had several Spirit Award winners. Congratulations to Emma Shull, WJ Campbell, and Makenna Gerlt! These are fine young Christian leaders in our school. We are so happy to have all three of you here.

Our volleyball season is quickly coming to a close. Monday, the 22nd is our last home game. These girls have had a great season. We appreciate seeing the new skills they’ve learned and their demonstration of Christian sportsmanship.

We will be sending sign up information soon so that you can sign up a time for your parent/teacher conference. Note that we have two half days designated for conferences, but those of us with larger classes will likely add some evening times in as well.

Christmas time is coming! Don’t forget that Ms. Janice has Script cards in the office to sell. Just about any business you can think of participates. She keeps several on hand but can order what you want. These work like gift cards and a percentage of each card earns money for the school. If you order one, they typically arrive within a week. She can answer any questions you may have. This is a wonderful and easy way to do your Christmas shopping!

Chess Club is going well! Make sure that your child wants to be in Chess Club before sending them. Some of the younger ones have wanted to go to child care instead. I’ve asked Mr. Weber to send them to child care if they say they want to go, and we will keep you updated.

Thank you for helping with the PTL catalog sales. Monday is the last day to bring orders and money. Our hope is that the items arrive before Thanksgiving break so that you can give ordered items to their owners.

Thank you to all the parents who were able to bring their children to represent our school at the Chamber of Commerce Business Expo.  We had several awesome singers who did a great job. Zachary Weber also played a trumpet solo. Several students told me how much fun they had. Well done!

October 22- Catalog sales (Kleinhenn) money and orders due

October 22- Home Volleyball game with St. Peters, Marshall 6:00

October 26- Dismiss at noon (after lunch) for staff meeting. Child care available until 5:30

October 30- Randy Nadler to present program about India, 1:30 parents invited

October 30- Papa John’s Pizza Night- 25% of sales with this code, KSS08, goes to St. Paul’s!

November 15 and 16- Dismiss at noon for parent/teacher conferences.

November 19-23- No school, Lutheran Educator Conference and Thanksgiving Break. No child care.

November 27- School Picture Make-up day

November 29- PTL Meeting 6:00

November 30-Dismiss at noon (after lunch) for staff meeting. Child care provided.




October 1, 2018

Congratulations to Isabella Cowan, winner of the Spirit Award at our most recent chapel service. Isabella is a model student, well-prepared, kind, and cooperative. We are proud of you, Isabella!

Your child is bringing home a large envelope from SchoolStore. The envelope has instructions for you to go to a site online and register your child. They have emails that you can send to friends and family inviting them to view the online catalog or make a donation to your child’s class. We are asking students to bring back their envelopes as soon as possible. They will get a stuffed animal backpack clip on just for having sent some emails. If people you send to make purchases, your child can earn other prizes and the school makes money. One of the envelopes we send home will have a “golden ticket” worth $100. The holder of the ticket must be registered with the site to win it. We earned around $1000 last year. Our school participated in this fundraiser last year and it was pretty successful.

Note that we will dismiss at 2:00 this Friday, October 5th. This is because we are on the route of the homecoming parade. Child care is available until 5:30 as usual.

Mid term grades will be sent home this Friday. Note that these grades are not part of the permanent record and there is time for students to make improvements. At the end of the first trimester, we will hold parent/teacher conferences (November 15 and 16). Any time you wish to meet with your child’s teacher, don’t hesitate to let them know so a meeting time can be set.

At our staff meeting last Friday, teachers participated in staff development focused on ways that students of today (screen agers) may learn most effectively. We had two trainers from the Missouri River Bird Observatory group based in Marshall provide information on how to begin teaching our students about birds. We will be partnering with them further to help us teach students about birds, identification, field guides, etc.

Volleyball practice this week is Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 to 4:30. The next game is at LSA Cole Camp, on the 18th. These girls have done an outstanding job this year. Come out to support them! We are appreciative of Coach Sprinkle for volunteering her time to coach these girls.

On October 11th, the fire department will be here to observe an all school fire drill. They will bring a pumper truck to show the younger students as well as a “fire house” for 1st and 2nd graders.

Chess Club has begun and is going strong. If your child would like to learn to play, they are welcome to come to a meeting where one of the seasoned players will teach them. Mr. Weber has a fine group of students who are becoming avid chess players. Thank you, Mr. Weber, for volunteering your time and energy to this wonderful group of players.

 




September 21, 2018

Congratulations to Olga Tutevich, our Spirit Award winner for this week. Olga is kind, helpful, and cooperative. She is a hard worker and brings joy to our school.

Thank you to all who attended Open House and the first PTL meeting of the year. PTL voted to do the catalog sales fundraiser again this year. Thank you to Mrs. Snyder for heading this up for us. Watch for information soon. We will also be selling discount cards, but will wait until December to sell these. Classes will be putting together theme baskets for a silent auction held during the school Christmas program. Watch for more information on all of these activities.

If your child is in grades 3 through 8, they have the opportunity to perform with their classmates at the Matthewson Center on the fairgrounds on Saturday, October 13th at 10:00 a.m. If your child is unable to participate, you must let Mr. Faaborg or your child's teacher know. Everyone who participates earns extra credit in music class! The benefits are that your child will have an opportunity to perform as part of a group and most importantly to share a gospel message with the community.

We will be dismissing at noon (following lunch) on Friday, September 28th. Child care will be available for the afternoon. 

Come out to watch our volleyball team play Cole Camp at our home game on September 25th! These young ladies are doing a wonderful job. 

September 25th is also Papa John's pizza night. Our school earns money for the amount of pizzas sold using our school code. 

You are invited to attend chapel services each Wednesday at 9:00. These are provided by either Pastor Freeman or Pastor Tessone of Our Savior.

If you are interested in attending an event at St. Paul High School in Concordia, we have some tickets! This is a great way to check out the school and see the kind of activities they offer. See Mrs. Tull or Mrs. Brandt.

Below are some important dates:

September 25- home game with LSA Cole Camp 5:00

September 28- Dismiss at noon (following lunch) for staff development, child care

                        provided until 5:30 p.m.

October 2 and 4- Volleyball practice.

October 5- Early dismissal due to the Smith-Cotton Homecoming parade. 2:00 dismissal

You are invited to attend church services here at St. Paul's. There are two services- Saturday evenings at 5:30 (more contemporary and held in the gym) and Sunday service at 9:00 a.m. in the church sanctuary. Fellowship followed by Sunday School for children and Bible study for adults begins after Sunday services in the gym. Sunday school is in the cafeteria.

 




September 17, 2018

We are proud of Yarasdi Duenas for being the Spirit Award recipient this past week. Yarasdi is a kind and caring student. She is a hard worker and a great classroom friend. Congratulations Yarasdi!

The volleyball team is going strong! They play at St. Peter's Catholic School in Marshall this evening at 6:00. They played well against Johnson County Christian Academy at their first home game of the season last week. Thank you to Mr. Weber and Mr. Snyder for running the concession stand.We are also grateful to Mrs. Snyder for taking the door offering for us. The money from these helps support the sports program in many ways. If you are willing to help do either of these things, be sure to talk to Mr. Weber or Mrs. Sprinkle.

 We are hoping that you can attend Open House this Thursday. It is from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. We meet in the cafeteria for the first PTL meeting at 6:00. Child care is provided in the gym.

If your child is in grades 3 through 8, they have the opportunity to perform with their classmates at the Matthewson Center on the fairgrounds on Saturday, October 13th at 10:00 a.m. If your child is unable to participate, you must let Mr. Faaborg or your child's teacher know. Everyone who participates earns extra credit in music class! The benefits are that your child will have an opportunity to perform as part of a group and most importantly to share a gospel message with the community.

We will be dismissing at noon (following lunch) on Friday, September 28th. Child care will be available for the afternoon. 

Picture Day is this Friday! Your child is bringing home an envelope for purchasing pictures. There is also information about how to order online. Be sure to watch for it!

You are invited to attend chapel services each Wednesday at 9:00. These are provided by either Pastor Freeman or Pastor Tessone of Our Savior.

Below are some important dates through September:

September 17- away game, St. Peter's in Marshall, 6:00

September 20- Open House 5:00 to 6:00  PTL meeting in cafeteria 6:00

September 21- School Picture Day

September 25- home game with LSA Cole Camp 5:00

September 28- Dismiss at noon (following lunch) for staff development, child care provided until 5:30 p.m.

You are invited to attend church services here at St. Paul's. There are two services- Saturday evenings at 5:30 (more contemporary and held in the gym) and Sunday service at 9:00 a.m. in the church sanctuary. Fellowship followed by Sunday School for children and Bible study for adults begins after Sunday services in the gym. Sunday school is in the cafeteria.

 




September 7, 2018

September 7, 2018

Congratulations to Esther Kornev who was given the Spirit Award at chapel services this week. Esther is an 8th grader this year. She is hardworking, happy, and cooperative. We are happy to have her as part of our St. Paul’s family.

The volleyball team played their first game of the season last night against Johnson County Christian Academy. They had a wonderful time, demonstrated good Christian sportsmanship, and had the chance to put some new skills into practice. Least of importance, but certainly fun for them...they won the game.  Congratulations to these girls and coach Sprinkle! Their next game is a home game against Johnson County Christian Academy at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, the 10th.

Chess Club starts next week on Thursday, the 13th, right after school in the cafeteria.The club is open to students in kindergarten through 8th grade. If your child doesn’t know how to play, our seasoned players will be happy to teach them. We appreciate Shane Weber for sponsoring Chess Club.  

The school’s Open House event will be held on September 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Parents, friends, and extended family members are invited to tour the hallways and classrooms to see what their students have been learning in school. The Open House will be followed by the first Parent/Teacher League meeting of the school year. It begins at 6:00 in the cafeteria.There will be child care in the gym during the PTL meeting provided at no cost by the PTL. Meetings occur in September, November, January, March, and May. Dates are on the school website calendar. This evening will be a great time to meet other parents, visit your child’s classroom, and get involved in the school.

We have an exciting opportunity coming on Saturday, October 13th for band and choir students, grades 3 through 8. The Chamber of Commerce is having an event at the fairgrounds that day and have asked our students to perform. We will let you know details as soon as we have them. You will want to put this date on your calendar. The plan is to try to set it up for mid morning so families have the rest of their Saturday.

There are some telephone poles that edge the playground. A few of them have spikes that need to either be removed or pounded down (sledgehammer?). We also need two pieces of knotted nylon rope replaced in the pyramid climber. If you are able to take on one or both of these projects, please let me know.

Our first staff meeting is September 28th. We will dismiss after lunch that day. Child care will be provided.  Staff will receive some training from an agency in Marshall that tracks Missouri birds. They will help us begin a schoolwide program to help even the youngest students learn to identify our backyard birds. Cynthia Green, our local MO Dept. of Conservation Education Consultant arranged this for us.

You are invited to attend chapel services each Wednesday at 9:00. These are provided by either Pastor Freeman or Pastor Tessone of Our Savior.

Below are some important dates through September:

September 10- home game w/JCCA 6:00

September 17- away game, St. Peter's in Marshall, 6:00

September 20- Open House 5:00 to 6:00  PTL meeting in cafeteria 6:00

September 21- School Picture Day

September 25- home game with LSA Cole Camp 5:00

September 28- Dismiss at noon (following lunch) for staff development, child care

                        provided until 5:30 p.m.

 

You are invited to attend church services here at St. Paul's. There are two services- Saturday evenings at 5:30 (more contemporary and held in the gym) and Sunday service at 9:00 a.m. in the church sanctuary. Fellowship followed by Sunday School for children and Bible study for adults begins after Sunday services in the gym. Sunday school is in the cafeteria.




August 31, 2018

 

Good afternoon,

It has been a great first full week of school. Students are doing well learning and relearning school schedules and expectations. Congratulations to Brooks Heimsoth who was given the Spirit (Fruits of the Spirit) Award at chapel services on Wednesday. Mrs. Brandt nominated Brooks because of the kindness he demonstrates to everyone around him. Brooks is also cooperative and works hard on his assignments. We are so grateful that Brooks is in our school! 

I wanted to give a "heads up" and will get this on the school calendar today, but we will dismiss at 2:00 on October 5th. This is because of Smith-Cotton's homecoming parade. The parade lines up on Massachusetts and some cross streets. We will have our students on the playground no later than 2:00 so that you can get them picked up. We ask that you pick them up promptly so teachers can leave the building too. The parade is usually very fun to watch, but have a plan to escape. It is difficult to get out and by 2:30 it very difficult until the area is mostly cleared by 4:30. We will have child care beginning at 2:00 and provided until 5:30 as usual.

 

School picture day is September 21st. We will be sending home order packets if you'd like to order. I believe you will be able to order online as well. 

 

Mrs. Hagan, who sometimes substitutes for us, recently returned from a mission trip to Melowi in Africa. She brought the school back a beautiful gift of a hand carved Noah's Ark filled with animals and of course, Noah. Each classroom will have a day to enjoy the ark, then it will stay in my office until needed for a lesson or a teacher wants to use it. If you'd like to see it, just stop by. I'll set it out for our PTL meeting and Open House on September 20th. It really is a work of art. 

 

We will be sending home a form for you sign that gives us permission to post a picture/s of your child (or not). I'll get that sent out next week. I will attach it to the announcement and send home a paper copy for you. Until that time if you don't want your child's picture posted, just let me know. I typically post pictures on facebook, especially of Spirit Award winners for the week and a variety of classroom activities. 

 

You are invited to attend chapel services each Wednesday at 9:00. These are provided by either Pastor Freeman or Pastor Tessone of Our Savior. Pastor Morris Meseke from Faith Lutheran in Warsaw presented chapel services this past Wednesday. He enjoyed teaching the lesson and hearing the children's answers to his questions. We thoroughly enjoyed the service.  

Below are some important dates through September:

September 3- Labor Day, no school

September 4- volleyball practice

September 6 -away game, Johnson County Christian Academy (JCCA) 6:00

September 10- home game w/JCCA 6:00

September 17- away game, St. Peter's in Marshall, 6:00

September 20- Open House 5:00 to 6:00  PTL meeting in cafeteria 6:00

September 21- School Picture Day

September 25- home game with LSA Cole Camp 5:00

September 28- Dismiss at noon (following lunch) for staff development, child care 

                         provided until 5:30 p.m.

You are invited to attend church services here at St. Paul's. There are two services- Saturday evenings at 5:30 (more contemporary and held in the gym) and Sunday service at 9:00 a.m. in the church sanctuary. Fellowship followed by Sunday School for children and Bible study for adults begins after Sunday services in the gym. Sunday school is in the cafeteria.




August 24, 2018

You will find the weekly announcement posted on our website- sedaliastpauls.org under the heading, Announcements each week. If you haven't been to the website yet, check it out. Monthly menus and the calendar will be most helpful to you. You will also find a link to the handbook. Parts of the handbook are updated often.

St. Paul's Lutheran School also has a facebook page. Search for St. Paul's Lutheran School Sedalia. 

We've had a great first week of school! Students and staff are settling in to a new routine. 

If you haven't turned in paperwork from "Back to School Night," please make sure to do so as soon as possible. 

Volleyball practice is off to a great start. We appreciate Mrs. Sprinkle volunteering her time to coach these players. 

You are invited to attend our weekly chapel services on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.

Below are some important dates through September:

August 28- volleyball practice (3:00-4:30)

August 30- volleyball practice

September 3- Labor Day, no school

September 4- volleyball practice

September 6 -away game, Johnson County Christian Academy (JCCA) 6:00

September 10- home game w/JCCA 6:00

September 17- away game, St. Peter's in Marshall, 6:00

September 20- Open House 5:00 to 6:00  PTL meeting in cafeteria 6:00

September 21- School Picture Day

September 25- home game with LSA Cole Camp 5:00

September 28- Dismiss at noon (following lunch) for staff development, child care 

                         provided until 5:30 p.m.




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