Announcements

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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