St. Paul Cardinal Weekly Note

Be Bold, Be Strong

 

Mission Offerings

Lighthouse Youth Center - Collected Friday, December 15 - $71.91 - Collected to Date - $373.76

School Dates to Remember

December 19-21 – NO 3 PM LAKESIDE BUS
December 20 – 4K to Rock Lake Manor
December 20 – Advent Worship 3:30 & 6:30 PM – Supper 4:30
December 22 – Last day before vacation
December 22 – K-2 Caroling
December 22 – Christmas parties
December 22 – Dismiss at 12:00 – no Lunch – No Bus
December 23-January 3 – Christmas Vacation – Classes resume January 4
December 24 – Christmas Eve Worship 3:00, 5:00 & 9:00 PM
December 25 – Christmas Day Worship 9:00 AM

Music & Performing Arts

December 20 – Jr. Choir sings 3:30
December 21 – Band Concert 6:30 PM

Sports

2017-18 Home SPL Basketball GamesOur 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:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d45adae2babf85-201718

NEW THIS WEEK

Picture Retakes have arrived and are being sent home today.

Lunch on Thursday will be Turkey/gravy over mashed potatoes.

After Christmas vacation classes resume Thursday, January 4.

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 12).  Students are reminded to conclude any undone work promptly.

REPEATS

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.

Students  waiting for parents & staying for 3:30 worship are reminded to keep coats & backpacks by classroom hooks.

If you are attending the 3:30 Advent service this week, please pick your child(ren) up at the following designated classrooms:   Grades K-2 in the 1st grade classroom   Grades 3-4 in the 3rd grade classroom  Grades 5-8 in the 8th grade classroom.

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.

Reminder:

Dismissal is at noon on Friday, December 22.  There is no lunch and no pick up bus at noon.  Those using childcare are reminded that childcare closes at 3 PM that day.  Please make the proper arrangements.

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

Band concert is Thursday December 21st  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.

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

Push Pay is now ready to set up tuition payments.  Go to the church web site, www.stpaullakemills.org and click “connect” then “give”. 

SCHOOL MENU

January 1 – January 5
Sunday          
God’s Word in Church
Monday          NO SCHOOL
Tuesday         NO SCHOOL
Wednesday   NO SCHOOL
Thursday       Nacho Grande
Friday            Hamburgers

All menus subject to change

St. Paul Cardinal Weekly Note

Be Bold, Be Strong

Mission Offerings

Lighthouse Youth Center Collected Friday, December 1 - $59.90 Collected to Date - $301.85

School Dates to Remember

December 13 – Advent Worship 3:30 & 6:30 PM – Supper 4:30
December 17 – Children’s Christmas Service 8:30 & 10:30 AM (3K & 4K 10:30 only)
December 17 – Lakeside Christmas Concert 7:00 PM
December 19-21 – NO 3 PM LAKESIDE BUS
December 20 – 4K to Rock Lake Manor
December 20 – Advent Worship 3:30 & 6:30 PM – Supper 4:30
December 22 – Last day before vacation
December 22 – K-2 Caroling
December 22 – Christmas parties
December 22 – Dismiss at 12:00 – no Lunch – No Bus
December 23-January 3 – Christmas Vacation – Classes resume January 4
December 24 – Christmas Eve Worship 3:00, 5:00 & 9:00 PM
December 25 – Christmas Day Worship 9:00 AM

Music & Performing Arts

December 17 – Children’s Christmas Service 8:30 & 10:30 AM (3K & 4K 10:30 only)
December 20 – Jr. Choir sings 3:30
December 21 – Band Concert 6:30 PM 

Sports

December 15 – A Boys & B Girls & B1 Boys play at Holy Cross, Madison (This is a change)
December 15 - B2 Boys at St. John the Baptist in Jefferson

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:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d45adae2babf85-201718

NEW THIS WEEK

Volunteer Help Needed (Sunday) - Mr. Gartner is looking for 4-6 volunteers to help prepare and deliver the snacks  provided to the students in between the services. It usually consists of cutting bananas in half, counting enough for each classroom, and then delivering to the rooms after the first service. If you would be willing to help, please email Mr. Gartner at sgartner@stpaullakemills.org, or text him at (920) 397-8043. We would meet at 7:50 in the kitchen and then immediately after the first service to deliver. Thank you in advance for your help.

Advent Service Child Pick-up –
The following will be the room pick-up areas for the next two Advent services:
K-2 – 1st Grade Room
3-4 – 3rd Grade Room
5-8 – 8th Grade Room

9 School Days of Christmas Ties –

Just for a little fun from now until Christmas, we will be doing the 9 days of Mr. Gartner’s Christmas Ties. Each day Mr. Gartner will wear a different Christmas tie. The students will each then have a sheet to keep track throughout the 9 school days until Christmas. Since most did not see Monday’s tie, they can come up to Mr. Gartner and ask for Monday’s tie only. On Friday, December 22nd, they can then turn in their completed sheet and get a pull of M&M’s. One lucky winner will be drawn for the grand prize so don’t show anyone your answers if they don’t know, or there will be more names in the grand prize drawing.

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.

REPEATS

Students  waiting for parents & staying for 3:30 worship are reminded to keep coats & backpacks by classroom hooks.
If you are attending the 3:30 Advent service this week, please pick your child(ren) up at the following designated classrooms:   Grades K-2 in the 1st grade classroom   Grades 4-8 in the 8th grade classroom.
If possible your child(ren) should be picked up by 3:15.  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.

Many children have exchanged names with their classmates for the room Christmas parties, which will be held Friday, December 22.  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 15.

Reminder:

Dismissal is at noon on Friday, December 22.  There is no lunch and no pick up bus at noon.  Those using childcare are reminded that childcare closes at 3 PM that day.  Please make the proper arrangements.

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

Christmas Service Dress Rehearsal – We will once again have a dress rehearsal on Friday, December 15 at 1:30. If you cannot attend the actual Christmas service and would like to hear the students, feel free to join us at 1:30 in the gym.

Band concert is Thursday December 21st  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.

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 open 1/2 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

Looking Ahead

Children’s Christmas Service, Mark your calendars. Our Children’s Service is held Sunday, Dec 17 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.

Push Pay is now ready to set up tuition payments.  Go to the church web site, www.stpaullakemills.org and click “connect” then “give”. 

SCHOOL MENU

December 18 – December 22 (All menus subject to change)
Sunday          
God’s Word in Church
Monday          Hobo spaghetti
Tuesday         Chicken strips
Wednesday   Hamburgers
Thursday       Ham
Friday           NO LUNCH


 
 

“The righteous are as bold as a lion.” Proverbs 28:1

Scripture is filled with texts that refer to lions and their many characteristics. As students become more familiar with the “king of the beasts” in these worship gatherings, they will discover how God’s children can be bold and strong in the Lord.

If you would like to hear more information on how St. Paul Lutheran School can be assistance to you and your children, please contact the school office. Enrollment has already begun for the upcoming school year.

 

 

Walk with God, Talk with God

Have you ever wondered what the children at St. Paul learn every day? Ever wonder what sets our school apart from other schools down the road? The answer is simple: God’s Word. Each day we begin with God’s Word, end the day with God’s Word and then insert God’s Word throughout the day in every subject. Simply put, God’s Word is permeated in every aspect of every day.

The students at St. Paul are taught to discern between what the world thinks is acceptable and what God says is acceptable based upon his Word. We have his Word before us every day to strengthen and nourish our faith. Here at St. Paul Lutheran School, Your School, the students are taught the one and only way to heaven. How is this done? I put some numbers together and came up with rather amazing statistics for students who attend St. Paul all nine years of grade school. The numbers increase if they also attended St. Paul Preschool.

Did you know…

  • that a student at St. Paul will have prayed over 4500 group prayers?
  • that a student at St. Paul will have listened to over 3000 devotions?
  • that a student at St. Paul will have been taught over 1000 Bible History lessons?
  • that a student at St. Paul will have attended over 250 chapel devotions?
  • that a student at St. Paul will have recited over 500 verses of various hymns?
  • that a student at St. Paul will have over 120 hours of sound doctrinal catechism instruction taught by one of the pastors?

Through each one of the items listed above, the foundation of faith is being strengthened through God’s Word. Each one of these mentioned is a tool to help fight Satan and his temptations. Where else can a child go to get such extensive training in God’s Word? Where else can a child get this type of spiritual arsenal to steadfastly walk with God in this life and most importantly, for eternity? What a blessing we have right here on our premises! What a testament to the many congregational members who help support such a valuable ministry!

If you have any questions on how you can get this training for your child, please do not hesitate to call the school office for enrollment. We are here to answer any questions you might have.

 

Divine Call Actions

Mr. John Ganey has accepted the call to serve as our new fourth grade teacher.  We look forward to his arrival in our midst.  Rev. Benjamin Blumer declined the call to serve on our pastoral staff.  Another call meeting was held March 12 and Rev. Daniel Lange from Light of Life Lutheran Church in Covington, Washington received our call.  On March 26 a call was extended to Allison Byers to serve as our Early Childhood Director as Bonnie Dais will not be returning next year.  Allison currently serves at St. John in Watertown.  Please remember these workers and their families in your prayers.

8th Grade Confirmation

Rehearsal Mon &Tues Apr 24-25 at 3:15 PM
Examination Service Wednesday, April 26 6:30 PM
Confirmation is Sunday April 30 at 10:30 AM.

Our Students Continue Christian Training as LLHS Partners:   

  • Math Meet at LLHS is a contest for 5th-8thgr. St. Paul students compete with other schools on Wednesday, April 27
  • Fine Arts Fair music performances hosted by Lakeside includes solos competition April 1 & concert April 2  

To Our Young Families with 3K, 4K, and/or Childcare Needs,

  • For 3-year-olds, we still have limited room available in our 2-day or 3-day class…
  • 3-yr olds also have school day childcare options
  • 4K classes still have limited room available in the afternoon
  • Daytime Childcare service options help 3K & 4K before and after classes
  • Before & After school care is available from 6:30am-6pm    

Limited space remains for these Early Learning Center programs. You are encouraged to invite your Lake Mills’ community neighbors & acquaintances. Please contact the school office. We will be glad to schedule a visit, showcase our program and answer questions!

Walk with God

Have you ever noticed how many people exercise by way of walking, jogging, or even running? Especially with the warm weather we were blessed with these past few weeks, people were out everywhere. Ultimately, as you walk, jog, or run, you will eventually get tired and have to stop. Some are able to endure longer routines, but eventually you will get tired.

That is where our Walk with God is different than the physical walking we may do. The more we Walk with God by sitting at his feet and his Word, the more rested and rejuvenated our faith becomes.

Our students at your school daily Walk with God while sitting at the feet of their Savior listening to God’s Word. Daily, their faith is nourished and strengthened. Daily, they are building that firm foundation built upon our Good Shepherd and his Word. In a world where God’s Word is being attacked on every side, let us always rest with him as we Walk with Him and Talk with Him. Let us never take this gift for granted. If you would like to hear more about your school and how you can enroll your child, please contact the school office at 648-2918 and Mr. Gartner will be happy to answer any questions you may have.