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


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.


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:

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 Photographs of sporting events, music events, class parties, school events, every day classroom events, etc. would be appreciated.


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