St. Paul Weekly Cardinal Note - January 15

Mission Offerings

WELS Military Services

Collected Friday, January 11 - $127.34
Collected to Date - $687.55

School Dates to Remember

January 16 – Future Freshmen Course Scheduling at Lakeside
January 17 – Kindergarten Registration/Round-Up 6:30 PM
January 18 – Kindergarten dismiss after lunch – 12:00 PM
January 18 – Kindergarten Registration/Round-Up 1:30 PM
January 21&22 – NO LAKE MILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT BUS
January 23 – NO LAKESIDE BUS
January 23 – Gr. 7 Warrior for a Day
January 27 – Gr. 7 sings 8:00
January 27 – Lakeside Pops Concert 2:00 PM
January 27 – Lakeside Visual Fine Arts Fair
January 31 – Preschool Open House/Registration 6-7 PM

Music & Performing Arts

January 27 – Gr. 7 sings 8:00

 Sports

January 16 – B Reserve Girls 5:00; A Reserve Girls 6:00 at Eastside
January 18 - B Girls 5:00, B1 Boys 6:00, A Girls 7:00, A1 Boys 8:00 BB at St. Mark, WTTN
January 18 – B2 Boys 5:00, A2 Boys 6:00 home vs. Holy Cross
January 19 – B Girls Tourney at Pardeeville
January 19 – B1 & B2 Boys Tourney at Lebanon
January 25 - B Girls 5:00, B1 Boys 6:00, A Girls 7:00, A1 Boys 8:00 BB home
January 25 – B2 Boys 5:00; A2 Boys 6:00 at Peace, Sun Prairie
January 26 – B Girls & B1 Boys Tourney at TSL
January 26 – B2 Boys at St. John, Juneau
January 28 – B2 Boys 5:30 at Lebanon
January 31 – A2 Boys at Lebanon

What’s New?

Call Received  Our 5th grade teacher, Alana Enger, has received a call to teach middle grades math at Divine Savior Lutheran School in Doral, FL. Please keep the Engers in your prayers as she deliberates the two calls she now holds.

Call Received  Our 6th grade teacher, Andy Dais, has received a call to teach grades 5&6 and serve as athletic director at St. Paul Lutheran School in Howards Grove, WI.  Please remember Mr. Dais and his family in your prayers as he deliberates the two calls he now holds. 

Retirement  Mrs. Gail Mateske, our 3rd grade teacher, has announced her retirement at the end of this school year.  May God bless her as she finishes the school year and transitions to life outside a called worker.

Geography Bee  Congratulations to the following:  Joseph Metzger – 1st place; Alex Evensen – 2nd – Emma Storlie – 3rd.  Joseph will now be taking a written test to qualify for the state bee.

Summer Band  8th grade band students, have you signed up for Summer Band? A registration form went home last week with your child.  Check their band music folder if you have not seen it.  Also, if there are other students in 8th grade that are not band students but would like to be a part of color guard or honor guard, sign up at the following link:

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/LakesideLutheranHighSchool0?orglink=camps-registration

Repeats

2019 Warrior Winter Dance Clinic for K-8 will be held Sunday, February 10 from 1-3:30 PM.  Registration forms are in the kiosk, or go to Lakeside’s web site and look under K-8 at llhs.org.

K-8 Extra footwear – We are asking that all students bring an extra pair of footwear to school for recess. It really helps in keeping the rooms and church clean when we can minimize the muddy traffic areas.

Building Open Forums- There will be an open forum this Sunday in between services to ask questions or comment on the plans presented. Sunday, January 27 a vote will be taken to go forward with the project. All are encouraged to attend!

Lakeside Visual Arts Fair Grades 5-8  The LLHS Visual Arts Fair is being held Sunday, January 27, in connection with the LLHS Pops Concert.  It offers an opportunity for the children in Grades 5-8 to use and display their artistic abilities while improving their art skills.  A registration form was sent home last week.  The following deadlines are in place if your child is participating:  Tuesday, January 15 - Student Registration Forms and a non-refundable $2.00 registration fee per art project need to be returned to the classroom;  Thursday, January 24 - completed art projects need to be in the classroom to insure that all of the final, necessary entrance requirements have been met.  Thank you!

Annual Voters’ Meeting is Sunday, February 3 at 11:45 AM. Committee reports, highlights of ministry programs and election of officers is the business of the day.  Board chairmen, please submit your report to Terri Happel by January 16 at thappel@stpaullakemills.org.

St. Paul Parent Teacher League will host a Family Movie Night on Sunday, January 27 from 2-5 PM in the gym.  PTL will provide popcorn and water.  Bring your sleeping bags, blankets, or pillows to sit on.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Movie will begin promptly at 2:30.

Parents needing a 2018 childcare expense statement for tax deductions, please notify Allie Byers as soon as possible at abyers@gedu.stpaullakemills.org.

Lakeside course Selection Date  Lakeside Lutheran will offer an opportunity for parents of incoming freshmen (your current 8th graders) to come to Lakeside for assistance with course selection on Wednesday, January 16 from 7-8:30 PM. Families also have the opportunity to select courses online.  If families have already completed course selections, there is no need to come to Lakeside.  School personnel will be on hand to meet with parents and their students to draw up a slate of classes.  At the same time, they will assist families needing help to enroll their student.

Preschool Open House/Registration

You are invited to our annual open house on Thursday, January 31 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Come check out the classrooms and see the teachers.  Prior to the open house preschool registration will be as follows:

January 1 – St. Paul members may begin enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year.
January 21 – Families already enrolled in the program may enroll for the 2019-2020 school year
January 31 – Open enrollment for everyone

Basketball Etiquette Reminder – Parents of younger children, if your child is not in the gym watching the game, we ask that they be supervised by a parent. The hallway is too crowded to have students running the hallway. Come cheer on the teams.

YEARBOOK PHOTOS: As we begin another school year we would like to collect photographs for consideration for the yearbook.  Please email pictures to our committee at yearbookspl@gmail.com. Photographs of sporting events, music events, class parties, school events, every day classroom events, etc. would be appreciated.

 SCHOOL MENU

January 21 – January 25

Sunday          God’s Word in Church
Monday          Grilled cheese/tomato soup
Tuesday        Spaghetti
Wednesday         Pulled pork sandwiches
Thursday              Chicken Quesadillas
Friday          Turkey & gravy

 All menus subject to change

Check out the school web site for complete monthly menus at www.stpaullakemills.org

St. Paul Weekly Cardinal Note - January 8

Mission Offerings

WELS Military Services

Collected Friday, January 4 - $87.69
Collected to Date - $560.21

School Dates to Remember

January 11 – 2nd Quarter Ends (Report Cards sent home the following Tuesday)
January 16 – Future Freshmen Course Scheduling at Lakeside
January 17 – Kindergarten Registration/Round-Up 6:30 PM
January 18 – Kindergarten dismiss after lunch – 12:00 PM
January 18 – Kindergarten Registration/Round-Up 1:30 PM
January 21&22 – NO LAKE MILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT BUS
January 23 – NO LAKESIDE BUS
January 23 – Gr. 7 Warrior for a Day
January 27 – Gr. 7-8 sings 8:00
January 27 – Lakeside Pops Concert 2:00 PM
January 27 – Lakeside Visual Fine Arts Fair
January 31 – Preschool Open House/Registration 6-7 PM

 

Music & Performing Arts

January 27 – Gr. 7 sings 8:00 

Sports

January 10 – B2 Boys 5:00; A2 Boys 6:00 home
January 11 - B Girls 5:00, B1 Boys 6:00, A Girls 7:00, A1 Boys 8:00 BB home
January 12 – A2 Boys at TSL; B1 Boys at Pardeeville; A Girls at Falcon Tourney
January 13 – A Girls at Falcon Tourney
January 14 – B Girls 5:00; B2 Boys 6:00 at TSL
January 16 – B Reserve Girls 5:00; A Reserve Girls 6:00 at Eastside
January 18 - B Girls 5:00, B1 Boys 6:00, A Girls 7:00, A1 Boys 8:00 BB at St. Mark, WTTN
January 19 – B Girls Tourney at Pardeeville
January 25 - B Girls 5:00, B1 Boys 6:00, A Girls 7:00, A1 Boys 8:00 BB home
January 25 – B2 Boys 5:00; A2 Boys 6:00 at Peace, Sun Prairie
January 26 – B Girls & B1 Boys Tourney at TSL
January 26 – B2 Boys at St. John, Juneau
January 28 – B2 Boys 5:30 at Lebanon
January 31 – A2 Boys at Lebanon

 What’s New?

Thank you for participating in the Box Tops for Education program.  We have received a check in the amount of $578.60 for your efforts in supporting this program.  Keep colleting those box tops!

End of 2nd Quarter – The 2nd quarter ends this Friday. Report cards will be sent home the following Tuesday. Even though there are no scheduled parent-teacher conferences, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher if you have any concerns about your child’s progress.

2019 Warrior Winter Dance Clinic for K-8 will be held Sunday, February 10 from 1-3:30 PM.  Registration forms are in the kiosk, or go to Lakeside’s web site and look under K-8 at llhs.org.

Many thanks to the children and families of St. Paul School from the secretaries, cooks, and janitors for the generous Christmas gift given to them. It was very much appreciated.

Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year. It is essential for parents of children entering Kindergarten next fall to attend our Registration/Round-Up event on Thursday evening, January 17, at 6:30 PM or Friday, January 18 at 1:30 PM. Bring your child along to visit the classroom!  Mrs. Bauer, Mr. Gartner, and Pastor McKenney will be present to provide you with information about Kindergarten and answer any questions you may have concerning Christian elementary education at St. Paul’s. We look forward to seeing you there.

K-8 Extra footwear – We are asking that all students bring an extra pair of footwear to school especially on these mucky, muddy months. It really helps in keeping the rooms and church clean when we can minimize the muddy traffic areas.

Building Open Forums- There will be an open forum this next Sunday in between services to hear about the plans for the new sanctuary. The following week, will also be an open forum to ask questions or comment on the plans presented. Sunday, January 27 a vote will be taken to go forward with the project. All are encouraged to attend!

Summer Band  8th grade band students, have you signed up for Summer Band? Also, if there are other students in 8th grade that are not band students but would like to be a part of color guard or honor guard, sign up at the following link:

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/LakesideLutheranHighSchool0?orglink=camps-registration

Lakeside Visual Arts Fair Grades 5-8  The LLHS Visual Arts Fair is being held Sunday, January 27, in connection with the LLHS Pops Concert.  It offers an opportunity for the children in Grades 5-8 to use and display their artistic abilities while improving their art skills.  A registration form is being sent home today.  The following deadlines are in place if your child is participating:  Tuesday, January 15 - Student Registration Forms and a non-refundable $2.00 registration fee per art project need to be returned to the classroom;  Thursday, January 24 - completed art projects need to be in the classroom to insure that all of the final, necessary entrance requirements have been met.  Thank you!

Annual Voters’ Meeting is Sunday, February 3 at 11:45 AM. Committee reports, highlights of ministry programs and election of officers is the business of the day.  Board chairmen, please submit your report to Terri Happel by January 16 at thappel@stpaullakemills.org.

St. Paul Parent Teacher League will host a Family Movie Night on Sunday, January 27 from 2-5 PM in the gym.  PTL will provide popcorn and water.  Bring your sleeping bags, blankets, or pillows to sit on.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Movie will begin promptly at 2:30.

Parents needing a 2018 childcare expense statement for tax deductions, please notify Allie Byers as soon as possible at abyers@gedu.stpaullakemills.org.

Lakeside course Selection Date  Lakeside Lutheran will offer an opportunity for parents of incoming freshmen (your current 8th graders) to come to Lakeside for assistance with course selection on Wednesday, January 16 from 7-8:30 PM. Families also have the opportunity to select courses online.  If families have already completed course selections, there is no need to come to Lakeside.  School personnel will be on hand to meet with parents and their students to draw up a slate of classes.  At the same time, they will assist families needing help to enroll their student.

Repeats

Preschool Open House/Registration

You are invited to our annual open house on Thursday, January 31 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Come check out the classrooms and see the teachers.  Prior to the open house preschool registration will be as follows:

January 1 – St. Paul members may begin enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year.
January 21 – Families already enrolled in the program may enroll for the 2019-2020 school year
January 31 – Open enrollment for everyone

 Basketball Etiquette Reminder – Parents of younger children, if your child is not in the gym watching the game, we ask that they be supervised by a parent. The hallway is too crowded to have students running the hallway. Come cheer on the teams.

 YEARBOOK PHOTOS: As we begin another school year we would like to collect photographs for consideration for the yearbook.  Please email pictures to our committee at yearbookspl@gmail.com. Photographs of sporting events, music events, class parties, school events, every day classroom events, etc. would be appreciated.

 SCHOOL MENU

January 14 – January 18

Sunday          God’s Word in Church
Monday          Beef Stroganoff
Tuesday          Pizza Sliders
Wednesday     Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
Thursday         Pancakes
Friday          Nachos

 

All menus subject to change

Check out the school web site for complete monthly menus at www.stpaullakemills.org     

St. Paul Weekly Cardinal Note - December 18

Mission Offerings

WELS Military Services

Collected Friday, December 14 - $31.64
Collected to Date - $402.14

School Dates to Remember

December 18 – NO 3 PM LAKESIDE BUS
December 19 – Advent Worship 3:30 & 6:30 PM; Jr. Choir sings 3:30
December 19 – NO 3 PM LAKESIDE BUS
December 20 – NO 3 PM LAKESIDE BUS
December 20 – Band Concert 6:30 PM
December 21 – Last day before vacation; Dismiss at 12:00 PM – No Lunch – No Noon Bus – No After School Care
December 24 – Christmas Eve Worship 3:00, 5:00 & 9:00 PM
December 25 – Christmas Day Worship 9:00 AM
January 3 – Classes Resume

Music & Performing Arts
December 19 – Jr. Choir sings 3:30 PM
December 20 – Band Concert 6:30 PM

Sports

December 21 - B Girls 5:00, B1 Boys 6:00, A Girls 7:00, A1 Boys 8:00 BB at St. Paul’s, Fort Atkinson

What’s New?

School Apparel orders are now in. You may pick your order up in the office. If you prefer to have your child pick the order up, have them stop in the office and we will hand it to them.

Band concert is Thursday December 20th at 6:30 in the gym.  Please arrive by 6:15. Wear band shirts and black bottoms. Members of pre concert ensemble should arrive by 6. Leave instrument cases in the back of the gym. Do not leave any cases in the church.  Band Students have been assigned their band shirts.  Wash as needed.

After Christmas vacation classes resume Thursday, January 3.

Parents, please use the Christmas break to check and replenish your child’s supply of pencils, crayons, paper, notebooks, lunch & milk tickets etc.

The 2nd quarter of our school year ends after our second week back from Christmas vacation (January 11).  Students are reminded to conclude any undone work promptly.

Repeats

Preschool Open House/Registration

You are invited to our annual open house on Thursday, January 31 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Come check out the classrooms and see the teachers.  Prior to the open house preschool registration will be as follows:

January 1 – St. Paul members may begin enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year.
January 21 – Families already enrolled in the program may enroll for the 2019-2020 school year
January 31 – Open enrollment for everyone

Slow Down!  Please use extreme caution when driving through the parking lot.  Before school and after school, watch carefully for children and slow down.  Please remind caregivers and grandparents.  We want to keep our children safe.

Basketball Etiquette Reminder – Parents of younger children, if your child is not in the gym watching the game, we ask that they be supervised by a parent. The hallway is too crowded to have students running the hallway. Come cheer on the teams.

Volunteer Opportunity  Our Power Hour program, held every Wednesday from 9:30-10:30 AM could use some extra hands.  We serve 60-75 children on a weekly basis and sure could use some extra help.  Retired?  Grandparent?  Call and ask about this opportunity, 648-2918.

Advent Service Reminders  If your child will be attending the 3:30 Advent services, please pick your child up in the following rooms. Grades K-2 will be held in the 1st grade room, Grades 3-5 will be held in the 3rd grade room, and grades 6-8 will be held in the 6th grade room. If possible, we ask that you pick your child up by 3:15 from those rooms. No student will be allowed to sit without an adult. If a parent is not available and the child would like to attend church, a staff member will sit with the child toward the front of church. If this is the case, we ask that you make arrangements prior to the service. We ask that you make sure your child knows were they are to go before they get to school.

We also ask that if you are attending the supper afterwards that you do not let your child run in the gym during this time. With the amount of people coming and going, especially the elderly, this could very well be a safety hazard. 

Band/Jr. Choir shirts have been handed out to ALL band students and most of the Jr. Choir.  We have a shortage of shirts and will order a few more to assign later. Sizes are limited so they’ve been assigned to the best of our ability.  Too big is better than too small.  If your child has a huge issue with the assigned shirt, please let Miss Radue know.   The band members will wear their shirts for the upcoming Christmas band concert.  Jr. Choir members will wear them for the April Fine Arts Fair as well as the May band/choir concert.  Please keep it in a safe place. The care instructions are included on a sheet with the shirt.

Available for Purchase   We have several Kohl’s gift cards ready for purchase.  You can use them as a gift or to pay off your own Kohl’s charge card.  There are $10, $25, and $50 denominations.  Stop in the office to make your purchase.

Reminder: Dismissal is at noon on Friday, December 21.  There is no lunch and no pick up bus at noon.  Those using childcare are reminded that childcare closes at noon that day.  Please make the proper arrangements.

YEARBOOK PHOTOS: As we begin another school year we would like to collect photographs for consideration for the yearbook.  Please email pictures to our committee at yearbookspl@gmail.com. Photographs of sporting events, music events, class parties, school events, every day classroom events, etc. would be appreciated.

 

St. Paul Weekly Cardinal Note - December 11

Mission Offerings

WELS Military Services

Collected Friday, December 7 - $83.79
Collected to Date - $370.50
 

School Dates to Remember

December 12 – Advent Worship 3:30 & 6:30 PM
December 18 – NO 3 PM LAKESIDE BUS
December 19 – Advent Worship 3:30 & 6:30 PM; Jr. Choir sings 3:30
December 19 – NO 3 PM LAKESIDE BUS
December 20 – NO 3 PM LAKESIDE BUS
December 20 – Band Concert 6:30 PM
December 21 – Last day before vacation; Dismiss at 12:00 PM – No Lunch – No Noon Bus – No After School Care
December 24 – Christmas Eve Worship 3:00, 5:00 & 9:00 PM
December 25 – Christmas Day Worship 9:00 AM
January 3 – Classes Resume

Music & Performing Arts

December 16 – Children’s Christmas Service 8:30 & 10:30 AM (3K & 4K 10:30 only)
December 16 –Lakeside Christmas Concert 7:00 PM
December 19 – Jr. Choir sings 3:30 PM
December 20 – Band Concert 6:30 PM

Sports

December 14 - B Girls 5:00, B1 Boys 6:00, A Girls 7:00, A1 Boys 8:00 BB at St. Stephen’s, Beaver Dam
December 14 – A2 & B2 Boys BB at Pardeeville
December 15 – A2 Boys at St. Mark, Watertown
December 21 - B Girls 5:00, B1 Boys 6:00, A Girls 7:00, A1 Boys 8:00 BB at St. Paul’s, Fort Atkinson

What’s New?

Preschool Open House/Registration

You are invited to our annual open house on Thursday, January 31 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Come check out the classrooms and see the teachers.  Prior to the open house preschool registration will be as follows:

January 1 – St. Paul members may begin enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year.
January 21 – Families already enrolled in the program may enroll for the 2019-2020 school year
January 31 – Open enrollment for everyone

Slow Down!  Please use extreme caution when driving through the parking lot.  Before school and after school, watch carefully for children and slow down.  Please remind caregivers and grandparents.  We want to keep our children safe.

Room Parent Gift Money  This is a reminder to all the room parents that there is money collected to help offset gifts and parties. If you need some of the money please see Mr. Gartner.

Help Needed!  After the Children’s Christmas service on Sunday, we need to get all the chairs we rented back to Lakeside and set them up for their Christmas concert later that evening. If you can give 20-30 minutes of your time to help us out that would be great help! Thanks in advance!

Basketball Etiquette Reminder – Parents of younger children, if your child is not in the gym watching the game, we ask that they be supervised by a parent. The hallway is too crowded to have students running the hallway. Come cheer on the teams.

Volunteer Opportunity  Our Power Hour program, held every Wednesday from 9:30-10:30 AM could use some extra hands.  We serve 60-75 children on a weekly basis and sure could use some extra help.  Retired?  Grandparent?  Call and ask about this opportunity, 648-2918.

Repeats

Advent Service Reminders  If your child will be attending the 3:30 Advent services, please pick your child up in the following rooms. Grades K-2 will be held in the 1st grade room, Grades 3-5 will be held in the 3rd grade room, and grades 6-8 will be held in the 6th grade room. If possible, we ask that you pick your child up by 3:15 from those rooms. No student will be allowed to sit without an adult. If a parent is not available and the child would like to attend church, a staff member will sit with the child toward the front of church. If this is the case, we ask that you make arrangements prior to the service. We ask that you make sure your child knows were they are to go before they get to school.

We also ask that if you are attending the supper afterwards that you do not let your child run in the gym during this time. With the amount of people coming and going, especially the elderly, this could very well be a safety hazard. 

Band/Jr. Choir shirts have been handed out to ALL band students and most of the Jr. Choir.  We have a shortage of shirts and will order a few more to assign later. Sizes are limited so they’ve been assigned to the best of our ability.  Too big is better than too small.  If your child has a huge issue with the assigned shirt, please let Miss Radue know.   The band members will wear their shirts for the upcoming Christmas band concert.  Jr. Choir members will wear them for the April Fine Arts Fair as well as the May band/choir concert.  Please keep it in a safe place. The care instructions are included on a sheet with the shirt.

Christmas Service Dress Rehearsal – We will once again have a dress rehearsal on Friday, December 14 at 8:15. If you cannot attend the actual Christmas service and would like to hear the students, feel free to join us at 8:15 in the gym.

Winter is almost upon us!  Here are a few weather-related policies to keep in mind…
If the Lake Mills Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, St. Paul’s School will also be closed.
If school is closed (3K-8th grade), childcare will also be closed.
If there is a late start (usually 10AM), 3K, and morning 4K, and before school care are cancelled. School children can arrive and childcare will open1/2 hour before school begins.
If there is an early dismissal (usually 12:30PM) childcare will close ASAP (as soon as arrangements are made and safe departures can be provided.)

  • A One Call notification will be sent out even before any TV or radio stations place St. Paul on “closed” status.

  • The NBC stations in Madison (ch.15) and Milwaukee (ch.4) will be the TV stations notified of a school closing.

You can check the Lake Mills Public School District website or tune-in to the following radio stations or NBC TV for prompt notice of school delays/cancellations: www.lakemills.k12.wi.us

Available for Purchase   We have several Kohl’s gift cards ready for purchase.  You can use them as a gift or to pay off your own Kohl’s charge card.  There are $10, $25, and $50 denominations.  Stop in the office to make your purchase.

Christmas Gifts are planned for school staff (cooks, custodian, secretary).  Parents desiring to contribute, send monetary gifts to classroom teacher in an envelope marked “Staff Christmas” by Friday, December 14.

Reminder: Dismissal is at noon on Friday, December 21.  There is no lunch and no pick up bus at noon.  Those using childcare are reminded that childcare closes at noon that day.  Please make the proper arrangements.

Children’s Christmas Service, Mark your calendars

Our Children’s Service is held Sunday, Dec 16 at St. Paul’s gym/auditorium with all children (K-8) participating in both 8:30 & 10:30 services. 3K & 4K Preschool will be involved just at 10:30 worship.

PTL Meeting Tuesday, December 11@ 6PM. All Parents, Teachers and Staff are welcome and encouraged to join us. Childcare will be provided. Thank you to everyone willing to help!

YEARBOOK PHOTOS: As we begin another school year we would like to collect photographs for consideration for the yearbook.  Please email pictures to our committee at yearbookspl@gmail.com. Photographs of sporting events, music events, class parties, school events, every day classroom events, etc. would be appreciated.

SCHOOL MENU

December 17 – December 21

Sunday          God’s Word in Church
Monday          Beef & Rice taco bowl
Tuesday          French toast bake
Wednesday    BBQ chicken
Thursday        Pizza
Friday          NO LUNCH

All menus subject to change

Check out the school web site for complete monthly menus at www.stpaullakemills.org

St. Paul Weekly Cardinal Note - December 4

Mission Offerings

WELS Military Services

Collected Friday, November 30 - $61.70
Collected to Date - $286.71

School Dates to Remember

December 5 – Advent Worship 3:30 & 6:30 PM; Cherub Choir sings 3:30
December 12 – Advent Worship 3:30 & 6:30 PM
December 18 – NO 3 PM LAKESIDE BUS
December 19 – Advent Worship 3:30 & 6:30 PM; Jr. Choir sings 3:30
December 19 – NO 3 PM LAKESIDE BUS
December 20 – NO 3 PM LAKESIDE BUS
December 20 – Band Concert 6:30 PM
December 21 – Last day before vacation; Dismiss at 12:00 PM – No Lunch – No Noon Bus – No After School Care
December 24 – Christmas Eve Worship 3:00, 5:00 & 9:00 PM
December 25 – Christmas Day Worship 9:00 AM
January 3 – Classes Resume

Music & Performing Arts

December 5 – Cherub Choir sings 3:30 PM
December 16 – Children’s Christmas Service 8:30 & 10:30 AM (3K & 4K 10:30 only)
December 16 –Lakeside Christmas Concert 7:00 PM
December 19 – Jr. Choir sings 3:30 PM
December 20 – Band Concert 6:30 PM

Sports

December 7 - B Girls 5:00, B1 Boys 6:00, A Girls 7:00, A1 Boys 8:00 BB home; A2 Boys at LPS 4:00
December 8 – A1 & A2 Boys and A Girls at Luther Prep
December 14 - B Girls 5:00, B1 Boys 6:00, A Girls 7:00, A1 Boys 8:00 BB at St. Stephen’s, Beaver Dam
December 14 – A2 & B2 Boys BB at Pardeeville
December 15 – A2 Boys at St. Mark, Watertown
December 21 - B Girls 5:00, B1 Boys 6:00, A Girls 7:00, A1 Boys 8:00 BB at St. Paul’s, Fort Atkinson

What’s New?

Don’t forget Band and Tuition payments.

Advent Service Reminders  If your child will be attending the 3:30 Advent services, please pick your child up in the following rooms. Grades K-2 will be held in the 1st grade room, Grades 3-5 will be held in the 3rd grade room, and grades 6-8 will be held in the 6th grade room. If possible, we ask that you pick your child up by 3:15 from those rooms. No student will be allowed to sit without an adult. If a parent is not available and the child would like to attend church, a staff member will sit with the child toward the front of church. If this is the case, we ask that you make arrangements prior to the service. We ask that you make sure your child knows where they are to go before the get to school.

We also ask that if you are attending the supper afterwards that you do not let your child run in the gym during this time. With the amount of people coming and going, especially the elderly, this could very well be a safety hazard. 

Cherub Choir: The students will stay in their classrooms after school this Wednesday to prepare for singing in the 3:30 service. The children should wear church attire. They may wear it to school or change at the end of the day. After the service the students will go to the library to be picked up. Thank you!

Band/Jr. Choir shirts have been handed out to ALL band students and most of the Jr. Choir.  We have a shortage of shirts and will order a few more to assign later. Sizes are limited so they’ve been assigned to the best of our ability.  Too big is better than too small.  If your child has a huge issue with the assigned shirt, please let Miss Radue know.   The band members will wear their shirts for the upcoming Christmas band concert.  Jr. Choir members will wear them for the April Fine Arts Fair as well as the May band/choir concert.  Please keep it in a safe place. The care instructions are included on a sheet with the shirt.

 Christmas Service Dress Rehearsal – We will once again have a dress rehearsal on Friday, December 14 at 8:15. If you cannot attend the actual Christmas service and would like to hear the students, feel free to join us at 8:15 in the gym.

 Winter is almost upon us!  Here are a few weather-related policies to keep in mind…
* If the Lake Mills Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, St. Paul’s School will also be closed.
* If school is closed (3K-8th grade), childcare will also be closed.
* If there is a late start (usually 10AM), 3K, and morning 4K, and before school care are cancelled. School children can arrive and childcare will open1/2 hour before school begins.
* If there is an early dismissal (usually 12:30PM) childcare will close ASAP (as soon as arrangements are made and safe departures can be provided.)

  • A One Call notification will be sent out even before any TV or radio stations place St. Paul on “closed” status.

  • The NBC stations in Madison (ch.15) and Milwaukee (ch.4) will be the TV stations notified of a school closing.

You can check the Lake Mills Public School District website or tune-in to the following radio stations or NBC TV for prompt notice of school delays/cancellations: www.lakemills.k12.wi.us

Room Parents – Room parents that need money for various parties or teacher gifts, see Mr. Gartner and he will give you the needed money

Available for Purchase   We have several Kohl’s gift cards ready for purchase.  You can use them as a gift or to pay off your own Kohl’s charge card.  There are $10, $25, and $50 denominations.  Stop in the office to make your purchase.

Repeats

Many children exchanged names with their classmates for the room Christmas parties, which will be held Friday, December 21.  It has been the practice to limit the amount spent for the gift of a classmate.  The limit will be $5.00 for all children.

Christmas Gifts are planned for school staff (cooks, custodian, secretary).  Parents desiring to contribute, send monetary gifts to classroom teacher in an envelope marked “Staff Christmas” by Friday, December 14.

Reminder: Dismissal is at noon on Friday, December 21.  There is no lunch and no pick up bus at noon.  Those using childcare are reminded that childcare closes at noon that day.  Please make the proper arrangements.

Looking Ahead

Children’s Christmas Service, Mark your calendars

Our Children’s Service is held Sunday, Dec 16 at St. Paul’s gym/auditorium with all children (K-8) participating in both 8:30 & 10:30 services. 3K & 4K Preschool will be involved just at 10:30 worship.

Illness Policy  It is in the best interests of your child and the other students to keep your child at home when he or she is ill. Please keep your child at home if he/she shows any of the following symptoms in the previous 24 hours: Fever, nausea, vomiting, skin rash or sores, inflamed or swollen eyes, diarrhea, cough or sore throat, headache, head lice. After a fever, your child’s temperature should be normal without medication for 24 hours before returning to school. If your child becomes ill while at school, you will be called and asked to take your child home.

PTL Recap - We held our second PTL meeting for this school year. Our goal is to continue to get more parents involved. All parents from 3K-8th grade are welcome and encouraged to attend and be a part of what is happening at St. Paul.  We discussed several ways in which the PTL could help out the school along with fun events the school could put on for both the students and parents. Save the date for our next meeting, Tuesday, December 11@ 6PM. The meetings are limited to an hour so you can get back to your family.  All Parents, Teachers and Staff are welcome and encouraged to join us. Childcare will be provided. Thank you once again to everyone that was able to help brainstorm ideas!

YEARBOOK PHOTOS: As we begin another school year we would like to collect photographs for consideration for the yearbook.  Please email pictures to our committee at yearbookspl@gmail.com. Photographs of sporting events, music events, class parties, school events, every day classroom events, etc. would be appreciated.

 SCHOOL MENU

December 10 – December 14

Sunday          God’s Word in Church
Monday         
Biscuits & Gravy
Tuesday         Loaded baked potatoes
Wednesday   Baked spaghetti
Thursday       Mac N Cheese
Friday          Chicken Quesadillas

All menus subject to change

Check out the school web site for complete monthly menus at www.stpaullakemills.org