St. Paul Cardinal Weekly Note

Be Bold, Be Strong


Mission Offerings

Lighthouse Youth Center; Collected Friday, January 12 - $73.91; Collected to Date - $530.92

School Dates to Remember

January 17 – NO LAKESIDE BUS
January 17 – Gr. 7 Warrior for a Day 8:00-3:05 PM
January 18 – Kindergarten Registration/Round-Up 6:30 PM
January 19 – Kindergarten dismiss after lunch – 12:00
January 19 – Kindergarten Registration/Round-Up 1:30 PM
January 24 – Lakeside Future Freshman Scheduling 7:00 PM

Music & Performing Arts

January 28 – Gr. 7 sings at 8:00
January 28 – Lakeside Pops Concert and Visual Arts Fair 2:00


January 17 – B2 Boys 5:00; A Girls Reserve 6:00 home vs. St. John, Juneau
January 19 – BB at St. John Waterloo B Girls Reserve 5:00; B2 Boys 6:00; A Girls Reserve 7:00; A Boys Reserve 8:00
January 20 – B Girls Tourney at Pardeeville – first game at 11:30 AM
January 26 – BB at Oconomowoc (play at TSL Clark St.) – B Girls 5:00; B1 Boys 6:00; A Girls 7:00; A Boys 8:00; B2 Boys home vs. Ixonia 4:00
January 27 – BB B1 Boys & B Girls Tourney at TSL; B2 Boys Tourney at Juneau
         A Boys Reserve at St. Mark, Wttn 10:00 & 11:00
Maps for all away events are on the athletic board outside the 7th grade classroom.

2017-18 Home SPL Basketball Games

Our St. Paul Cardinals are hosting several home games this winter season. To be successful we need your help volunteering during the contests. Parents of Cardinal basketball players are required to sign up no less than two times per season. Games begin at 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Please sign-up and help out and cheer on our Cardinals as they pursue victory. Sign up genius link:


 Report Cards – Report cards will be sent home today. Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher if you would like to have a conference. Your child’s teacher may also ask to have a conference.

Mrs. Enger, our 5th grade teacher, has returned her call to Manitowoc Lutheran High School.  We pray that God will continue to bless her work here at St. Paul.

 Welcome to our student teacher, Danielle Hall.  She will be in Mrs. Enger’s 5th grade classroom until mid March.  Please introduce yourself and make her feel welcome.

Fine Arts Fair Information  

Students in grades 4-8 who have an interest in participating in either the piano or vocal categories for the Lakeside Fine Arts Fair received their information and sign up form today.  All 4th graders were given a form since this the first year they are eligible to participate, and it would be good for all of those parents to see the information.  Students in grades 5-8 were given a form if they expressed interest.  If your child did not receive a form and you wish for him/her to participate, please let Miss Radue know and she’ll be sure to get a form to your child.  This form pertains only to piano players and vocalists.  Mr. Pierce will be signing up all of the band students.  All Band and Jr. Choir members are expected to participate with their groups in the band/choir judging portions on April 14th as well as for the concert on April 15th.  More details regarding specific times for these group and individual events will be provided in early April.  If you know your child has a conflict on one or both days, please let the director know right away. Thank you!

Bucks Basketball Last week an order form was sent home with grades 4-8 for those interested in attending a Bucks basketball game on March 2.  If this is something your family might enjoy doing, please fill out the order form and return it with payment by this Thursday, January 18.  We will then order the tickets as a group and get them to you when they arrive.  Transportation will not be provided.   

 Strep Throat and/or Flu – This is the time of the school year that we seem to see more cases of flu and strep throat. According to the Wisconsin Health Department a child should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to the classroom. In the case of Strep, the health department says the child should be on medication and fever free for 24 hours before they return to the classroom. When a child returns too soon, they risk infecting others putting them at risk especially those that have compromised immune systems. Please help us out by following these guidelines set out by the health department.

Student/Parent Handbook Revisions – We are looking to revise areas of the student handbook in the near future, probably mid to late February, If you would be interested in helping out in these revisions, please contact Mr. Gartner either in person, or by emailing him at If we get enough volunteers, we can break off into several groups to take smaller sections.


 You are invited to join us for Chapel every Friday at 8:00 AM and then stay for coffee fellowship. Volunteers are needed to brew some coffee, buy or bake breakfast goods, set up before Chapel, and clean up afterwards. Please sign up to help. It’s a wonderful way to get involved in the fellowship of St. Paul School.

 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:

Otherwise, go to and click on Arts then Instrumental Music, then Summer Band.  That will take you to the link for the SB registration.

 Sickness – We are asking for your help in keeping as much sickness out of the building as possible. If your child has been running a fever in the past 24 hours, please keep your child home. Also, if your child has had flu-like symptoms such as vomiting, aches, or chills, please use a 24 hour guide before sending them back to school.

Lakeside Visual Arts Fair Grades 5-8 The LLHS Visual Arts Fair is being held Sunday, January 28, 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 16 - Student Registration Forms and a non-refundable $2.00 registration fee per art project need to be returned to the classroom; Thursday, January 25 - completed art projects need to be in the classroom to insure that all of the final, necessary entrance requirements have been met.  Thank you!

Box Tops For Education It’s time to count box tops!  We are looking for someone who would be willing to coordinate the counting of labels so we can send them in for cash.  We just received a check for $544, so it is well worth our time.  Contact the office, 648-2918, if you are willing to coordinate this project.

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.

Kindergarten Registration for the 2018-2019 School Year. It is essential for parents of children entering Kindergarten next fall to attend our Registration/Round-Up event on Thursday evening, January 18, at 6:30 PM or Friday, January 19 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.

Annual Voters’ Meeting is Sunday, January 28 at 11:30 AM. Committee reports, highlights of ministry programs and election of officers is the business of the day.

Winter is here!  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, 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:

WKCH (FM 106.5)
WFAW (AM 940)
WTMJ (AM 620)
WSJY (FM 107.3)

Childcare, 3K, 4K when weather bulletins are posted
If NO SCHOOL…then No 3K, No 4K & No-childcare. 
   * If EARLY DISMISSAL (usually 12:30pm)…then No 4K-pm. Childcare closes ASAP (as soon as arrangements             made & safe departures can be provided).
   *  If LATE START (usually 10am start)… then No 3K-am, No 4K-am, No before school childcare-6:30am but Yes 4K-pm. Childcare will open ½ hour before the delayed school day begins (usually 9:30am).

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 24 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.

Lake Mills High School will be visiting on Wednesday, January 17 at 1:30 PM.


January 22 – January 26
God’s Word in Church
                                              Monday          Walking taco
                                              Tuesday          Stuffed cheese sticks
                                              Wednesday    Corn Dog
                                              Thursday        Chicken nuggets
                                               Friday            Sloppy Joes

All menus subject to change