Newsletter March 15

March 15 News

Teachers and the Board of Christian Day School are working hard on different parts of the accreditation process this year so that we will be well prepared for next year’s reaccreditation. We’ve been updating policies and handbooks, looking at curriculum and making some long range planning goals. Students will be giving us their input next week and parents will receive an online questionnaire to provide input.

I have started putting the news part of the newsletter on the website under “Announcements.” The latest one will be listed on top. My apologies to parents of 7th and 8th grade. I missed Mr. Grass’s class when handing them out. For the Upcoming Events, check the calendar section.

If you are applying for the LESA scholarship, make sure to complete your application soon. Let me know if you are doing so as I need to add notes to it. Mrs. Hoos mailed this to each family with the Intent to Enroll form in January. You must try for this scholarship before applying to the Board of Christian Day School for financial help. To do that, you will need to complete an application on FACTS. I will send out more information about that next week.

Your child is bringing home our last fundraising campaign of the year from With this campaign, you fill out a “postcard” packet of people who might be interested in purchasing something and send it back to school.

We really need some help with painting once school is out. We need to paint two classrooms and other areas to be announced. Will you help us? I’ll publish the planned dates soon.

Parent Homework (Thank Yous!)

Thank you so much for your support during Lutheran Schools Week. The Penny War netted $389.20 to go toward new PE equipment.

The Grandparent (and parent) breakfast showed us a wonderful turnout. $560.00 was raised for the school lunch program!

We sold $1576.31 at the tabletop Scholastic Book Fair! Over $600 books for our library/classroom use was earned. This will also qualify us to have a large book fair next year if we want.


March 9, 2018


We’ve had a wonderful Lutheran Schools Week celebration. We are so appreciative of all the parent support for our PTL spaghetti dinner, bake sale/auction, and our book fair as well as all the other things “behind the scenes” that were done to help. We sold over $1000 of books! I think a staff favorite was the Grandparent celebration. We will definitely repeat that event next year. The children loved Mr. Tritz, the magician, on Thursday. Our comfort dog visit was also quite the hit. Younger grades were excited to attend a play at the Jr. High this morning.

Attached to this newsletter is some information from Eric Schmitt, Missouri State Treasurer about the Missouri Most investment program now available to parents of elementary students. Refer to your accountant for any questions.

Something pretty extraordinary happens at St. Paul’s during Holy Week. The church puts on a production of The Living Last Supper and the Crucifixion. This year it will be March 27th and 28th at 7:00 p.m. in our gym. If you haven’t been to it before, you won’t want to miss this. There is a door offering.

Note that PTL meeting is next Thursday, the 15th at 6:00 in the 5th/6th grade classroom. Child care will be provided in the gym.

Parent Homework:

 “The word “no” is key to enabling children to mature, and so are failure and stress. Most of us hate these concepts. We shun them. They are perceived as negative. But with the right perspective, both failure and stress can actually aid in the process of authentic maturation. When kids learn to respond to stress in a positive way, allowing it to motivate them to reach down and pull out the best that’s within them, it can be a positive thing. Let’s face it: they’ll eventually need to learn to handle it. The same is true for failure. In what contexts will your kids most likely benefit from hearing the word “no”?

From Artificial Maturity, Helping Kids Meet the Challenge of Becoming Authentic Adults by Tim Elmore.