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Founded in 1861

Zion Lutheran School provides a Christ centered approach to education. This education nurtures the child’s faith, equipping him/her to use and share that faith on a daily basis. Our Vision: That every child knows Jesus as his/her personal Savior.

LION’S ROAR Zion Lutheran School’s Monthly Newsletter - February 2016

FEBRUARY HAPPENINGS 10 - Chapel led by 3rd Grade, 8:30 a.m. Ash Wednesday, services at 3:30 & 6:30 with dinner served in between services by 8th grade (Mostaccioli, Salad, and Garlic Bread). Advanced Choir sings at 3:30 service. 11 – Art Club meets till 4 p.m. 12 – Classroom Valentine Parties! 15 – No School – Presidents’ Day. Jr. High Event - Mission Impossible (gym) 17 – Chapel led by 4th grade. Lenten Service at 3:30 & 6:30 with dinner served in between services by 8th grade (Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Rolls). Kindergarten sings at 3:30 service. 18 – Service Club meets till 4 p.m. 19 - Early Dismissal 1:15 p.m. /Faculty meeting 1:30 p.m. 24 - Chapel led by 2nd grade. Lenten Service at 3:30 & 6:30 with dinner served in between services by 8th grade (Chili/Chili Mac, Cornbread, Veggies).

“It’s All About Love” February Character Trait “LOVE”

Love is hard to avoid this month. Store aisles are stocked top to bottom and end to end with red and pink heart decorations, candy, cards, and flowers, and the amount of jewelry commercials on TV have definitely increased. My personal planner even came with a built in reminder that Valentine’s Day is just a week away, so I best not forget to show the people in my life how much I love them. If I’m being honest, I’ve always had a little problem with Valentine’s Day – should I need to be reminded to show love to people in my life on this one day? Shouldn’t love be something that becomes part of my character? Our students this month will be hearing about love, but not the commercialized kind. We first want to remind our students that we are able to love because He first loved us (1 John 4:19). I can love others better if I know first what God’s love looks like. 1 Corinthians tells us that love is patient and kind. It is not jealous, boastful, judgmental, arrogant, rude, or selfish. Love bears all things, believes all things, always hopes, always forgives, and always endures. In other words, NOTHING can alter real love. This is how God feels about you! There is NOTHING you can do or have done that has changed the way He loves you. What a hopeful message for us to keep and to share with others! Knowing how God feels about me, I find it very easy to love Him, which is the most important command that He has for us, but his second command is to love others (Matthew 22:37-39). This is sometimes difficult for us to do when we’ve been hurt by others or frustrated by their words and actions. Does He really expect me to love like Him in those circumstances? The answer is, yes, but He doesn’t expect that we do it on our own power. His example and His Holy Spirit give us the strength we need to love the seemingly unlovable. This month, as you work, talk, and play with your children, remind them of the love God has for them and how His outpouring of love on us helps us show the love of Christ to everyone in our families, classrooms, and community every day.

3rd & 4th Graders sing at 3:30 service.

February Happenings Cont...

Team Quest Regional, Mt. Vernon, 7:30 a.m. till 4 p.m.

27 – Father Daughter Hoedown (Fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles or that special guy), 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Gym, Preschoolers through 8th grade welcome! Father & 1 Daughter = $15 two or more = $20. Come in your best “Hoedown” wear! Preceded by…Bippity Boppity Boutique. To register call the school office 234-2075, forms are available in the office also!

25 – Art Club meets till 4 p.m.

26 – Hawaiian Day – wear your Hawaiian wear?

CLASSROOM VALENTINE’S PARTIES Friday, February 12 Starts at 2 pm in the classrooms. Happy Valentine’s Day!

29 – Leap Day! “Jump Ropes for Hearts” (wear red)!

Zion Lutheran School - Voted #1 Elementary School 2015 Belleville News Democrat’s Readers’ Choice Awards 1810 McClintock Ave. Belleville, IL 62221 Ph: 618-234-0275



TICKETS ON SALE NOW 29th Annual Dinner Auction

Saturday, April 2, 2016 - Regency Conference Center - O’Fallon, IL JOIN US!!! Tickets to the 2016 Zion Lutheran School Dinner Auction are now on sale.

5 p.m. – Doors Open $50 Per Person, Tables of Eight or Ten EARLY REGISTERATION GIVEAWAY Anyone who purchases tickets between now and Feb. 29, during our early ticket sales period, will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win tickets to either a St. Louis Cardinals or St. Louis Blues “so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, being rooted and established in love.” game – winner’s choice! based, in part, on Ephesians 3: 17-19

DO YOU NEED CHILDCARE? You must register during the early ticket sales period (now until Feb. 29) for the complimentary childcare provided by Zion Lutheran Church’s youth. I’VE HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT THE AUCTION, BUT WHAT IS IT? For those of you who are new to the Zion Lutheran School family, this is our largest fundraiser and means a great deal for our overall ability to provide a quality Christian education for our students. Please join us for an unforgettable evening!

Purchase tickets online at or in the school office 2

1 Corinthians tells us that love is patient and kind. It is not jealous, boastful, judgmental, arrogant, rude, or selfish. Love bears all things, believes all things, always hopes, always forgives, and always endures.

2016 Class Basket Themes and Parents Contacts: The time is now to start filling classroom baskets! Each class at Zion donates a Class Basket and below are this year’s themes. We are asking for your help to fill this basket with wonderful items. You can donate items or donate cash/gift cards and I will shop to fill our basket. Preschool Call – Pamper Me – Spa Basket – Becca Ritz Preschool Lewis (both classes) – Pampered Pet Basket – Laura Rudolph & Sue Bollmeier Kindergarten Berry – One Fish Two Fish – Aquarium Basket – Angie Robinson Kindergarten Ziegler – Let’ GO Cards – Cardinal Basket – Nicci Rucker 1st Grade – Kintz – Here Comes The Bride – Bridal Shower Basket – Caroline Lee 1st Grade – Mr. H – Krazy For Keurig – Coffee Basket – Paige Dustmann 2nd Grade – Lotz – Oriental Yum-Yum Basket – Jessica Stephens 2nd Grade – Haynes – Let’s Go Blues!! – Laurie Lippert 3rd Grade – Holle – Hey!! Watch This! – Adventure Basket – Carrie Baldus 4th Grade – Mueller – If YOU Build It – LEGO Basket – Mandy Yarber 5th Grade – Klitzing – Roughin’ IT – Camping Basket – Dawn Gray 6th Grade – Schmid – I’D Rather be Grilling – BBQ Grilling Basket – Jenn Keel 7th Grade – Hackstadt – TAKE COVER!!! – Nerf Basket – Dawn Holcomb 8th Grade – Mr. L – Pregame Festivities – Sports Tailgating Basket – Lisa Peters

NEW FOR 2016 Meet Auctioneer Dave Schumacher Dave Schumacher has been an auctioneer for over 30 years. He also works with many of the local non for profit organizations and county fairs and is a member of the Illinois State Auctioneers. In his spare time, Dave is a farm broadcaster for 550 KTRS radio in St Louis. He has been with the station for over 15 years and has received numerous awards including the Agri-Business Leader of the year. His favorite memories of working the auction circuit is his time working alongside Jack Buck and the St. Louis Cardinals’, serving as auctioneer for its annual Cardinals Cares’ Benefit. We are so excited to have Dave and his crew joining us on April 2.


Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities of the Zion Lutheran School Dinner Auction offers you an opportunity to showcase your support of the school. Click here for more information on sponsorship and underwriting opportunities of the auction.




SERVICE Our character award winners for December “Service�

From the lunch room... If your financial situation changes any time during the school year, you may submit a free and reduced lunch form to the kitchen. They are located in the turnstile at the school entrance.

Ephesians 6: 7-8 - 7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, 8 because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.

Art Club Announcement

Are you ready to use your artist talent to serve God and your school? If so, please consider joining the art club. We meet meet the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 3-4 p.m. Come when you can, we have an open door policy. Art Club is sponsored by Mrs. Shannon Leigh Hayes Ms. Kelly Downs

School Board Members 2016

Kevin Dustmann (1st grade parent) - chairman Becky Wohltman (church member) - vice chair Sue Bollmeier (2nd grade & preschool parent) - secretary Dearyle Walter (preschool grandparent) - finance Ryan Kemper (3rd grade & kindergarten parent)

The School Board shares in and contributes to the mission and vision of Zion Lutheran School. Their main responsibility is to represent the members of Zion Lutheran Church and to serve the students and parents by providing them with the highest quality of service with Christian care and concern. Please pray for our principal and School Board members as they work together to fulfill the mission and vision of Zion Lutheran School.


As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.


Each month in the Lion’s Roar, we will highlight teachers and school staff members so you can get to know them better. Each one is unique in his/her own way - take a moment to learn something new about the amazing people that interact with your child(ren) on a daily basis at Zion Lutheran School.

Mrs. Janel Mueller 4th Grade Teacher

Ms. Cathy Berry Kindergarten Teacher

Favorite Color: Brown

Favorite Color: Teal/Turquoise

Favorite Restaurant: La Casa Mexicana

Favorite Food: Samaran Sushi and Thai

Favorite Snack: Ice Cream

Favorite Snack: Potato chips and Fiesta Ranch Dip

Favorite Sports Team: Tennessee Volunteers

My favorite memory of ZLS is..I can’t think of a specific memory, but the most rewarding thing is to see my former students excel and grow as the years go on. Knowing that I made a difference in Kindergarten makes me feel like I changed the world - I hope I did for some students!

If I could trade places with anyone for a day, it would be...I would trade places with Geno Ariemma coach of the Connecticut Huskies women’s basketball team. Three words to describe ZLS... Faith, Family, Friends What do you do in your free time? Watch my kids’ sporting events. Something about myself you may not know...I have ran two half marathons.

Favorite Sports Team... Cardinals! Something about myself you may not know...I wish I could be a Disney princess at Disney World. Obviously, I love being around children, and it would feel so wonderful to help make their dreams come true!

Dawn Tayon Band/Music Dir. Favorite Snack: Hummus and Pita Chips Favorite Restaurant: 4201 Main St. Brewery Favorite Bible Story: I’ve always enjoyed both the entire stories of Ruth and Esther in the old testament. I think they were some of the first complete books of the Bible that I read as a child because they tell a story of God’s love and how He helps us through and is in charge of what is going on in our lives. Something about myself you we may not know...I grew up on a farm and started driving when I was in third grade because my dad needed someone to drive the truck for him. It was a stick-shift and I often killed the engine so it often took a long time to get anywhere. But, I learned!!!!!




Our week was filled with God’s love in our teachers, students and staff. The week was complete with wacky Olympic games, praise rallys, all-school art projects, and a special service project, making toiletry bags for the homeless. The week wrapped with the students taping our Principal, Mrs. Baron, to a wall! They earned this by raising more than $500 for a Lutheran school in Haiti.


Please send all materials for the Lion’s Roar to Terri Marino -


The Giving Tree was created to provide Zion teachers with desired classroom needs; items they would otherwise do without, or have to purchase on their own. Teachers request certain materials, and we ask our awesome families for support Thank you for giving!


Mrs. Call’s Preschool: 1) Boxes of pasta for the sensory table Mrs. Ziegler’s Preschool: 1) New or gently used Legos for her building center Mrs. Kintz 1st Grade: 1) A small radio with capability to play a CD and tape. (new or used) 2) 5 tennis balls For Mrs. Kintz Mrs. Haynes 2nd Grade: 1) New or gently used, age-appropriate books for the classroom reading nook 2) New or gently used board games to be played in the classroom/during indoor recess (with all game pieces included, please) Mrs. Althoff Science Class: 1) Five (5) boxes of kleenex 2) Cereal boxes 3) 2 liter bottles






Online registration is now available for the Spring 2016 Belleville Khoury League. West End Khoury and Belleville Khoury have merged. Baseball and Softball programs available. Learn more by picking up a flier in our information center or/and register online at


Fliers are also available for Summer of 2016 Baseball in Belleville from Belleville Parks and Recreation. Learn the basics of the sport through positive competition, good sportsmanship and skill development within a pressure-free environment. Register online at or call 618-233-1416.



Start Smart Sports Development Program is a sports skills program developed by the National Alliance for Youth Sports, that utilizes parent-child group participation to teach SMART the basic skills of NAYS throwing, START catching, batting, running and agility to young children.

PROGRAM Space SPORTS is limited to 20DEVELOPMENT participants. 3-5 year olds - The Family SportsPlex on Saturdays (Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 5 & 7) & GIRLS 3-5 9-10 a.m. - $95BOYS More info, emailAGES Start Smart Sports Development Program is a sports skills program developed by the National

Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS), that utilizes parent-child METRO-EAST LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE group participation to teach the Metro-East Highcatching, School invites you to an and Open House Sunday February 21st from basic skills Lutheran of throwing, batting, running, agility to on young children. 1:00-3:00 in the afternoon at Lutheran High. Come find out more about this dynamic ministry and take a tour, visit with faculty and administration, get information on financial assistance and scholarships, and get additional questions answered about our ministry.


For more information or to pleaseTO contact the school office 618-656-0043. ***SPACE ISRSVP LIMITED 20 PARTICIPANTS PERatSESSION*** (An additional session could be added with a minimum of 10 waiting list registrants) 8AGE GROUP:

3-5 Year Olds


Scholastic has lots of great books available, from favorite authors as well as exciting new series. More information will be coming home in a few weeks, so keep checking those backpacks! If you are interested in volunteering to work at the book fair, we do have lots of openings available. Please watch for a volunteer form that will be sent home with students, contact me through Fast Direct, or leave your contact information in my mailbox in the school office. Mrs. Papka Zion Librarian

SO IS GRANDPARENT’S DAY! Friday, March 11, 2016

Mark your calendars for this important and fun day at Zion Lutheran School! **The lunchroom is in need of volunteers on Thursday and Friday’s. 10:50­noon.


April 8- Mother/Son Event- Amazing Race and Bonfire May 7- Family Trivia Night- All ages (free)

2015 - 2016 School Year

BOX TOPS COMPETITION We are half way thru the school year and more than 50% of the way to our goal! Keep bringing in those Box Tops and we will make it and then some! Some lucky 1st-8th graders will get to have a “Party with the Principal” ...more information coming soon.

Duties: Squirting ketchup, washing tables and smiling.

Grade Teacher/Class Pre-K Pre-K K K 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th

Lewis Call Berry Ziegler Kintz Hasstedt Lotz Haynes Holle Mueller Klitzing Schmid Hackstadt Ledebuhr Monthly Totals

Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec











































43 349
















































Total Box Feb Mar Apr May Tops 231 1002 2068 430 690 626 427 741 2831 683 1022 1217 896 1789 0



Qtr Total Box Tops 138 167 778 213 186 299 190 493 825 330 514 523 334 736

# of Students

QTR Avg.

25 16 14 13 14 13 15 14 28 27 25 18 13 17

5.52 10.44 55.57 16.38 13.29 23.00 12.67 35.21 29.46 12.22 20.56 29.06 25.69 43.29


Grand Total 14,653 $$$$ for ZION $1,465.30




AROUND ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL Congratulations - Zio n Lutheran School gir ls took 3rd place in the Holy Cross 7th grade tournament over Ch ristmas break.

Zion Lutheran Sc hool volunteers took time out of thei r holiday break to ring bells for the Red Kettle Campaig n for the Salvation A rmy. A great way to give back durin g the holiday se ason!

aders project, fourth gr For their service peanut as ch su d drinks an s od fo ed ct colle e sauce tmeal and appl oa , rs ke ac cr r butte unity who ed in our comm ne in n re ild ch for y snack ise get a health rw he ot t no ht mig l, the class as break. In tota m ist hr C e th er ov ds this gh to help 30 ki collected enou ZLS first graders enjoyed a trip to the Missouri Bo tanical Gardens and le arned a lot about plants an d growth!



Mrs. The sensory table in ays a alw Call’s classroom is fun activity!

and growing ers to find a learning It is just like our teach s office gets tion. As our admission moment in every situa y to create nit ers took the opportu a facelift, our first grad ule with a ps contributed to the ca a time capsule. Each ly to be ful pe e and date stamp, ho leave a special note and tim to y wa future. What a cool revealed far, far in the Lutheran School! lasting mark at Zion

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2016-17 School Year

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR! Completing the registration process early is vital to our planning for staffing, classrooms, and programming in order to meet the educational needs for the upcoming year. We have had a wonderful first half of the 2015-2016 school year, and we know God is going to continue do His good work in our school for the remainder of the year and into the next. In the past few years and months here at ZLS, God has supplied our needs and the needs of our students in many areas: - RTI program to identify and support students with academic needs: - Current and relevant incorporation of technology in every classroom - Renovation to our school gym and surrounding halls - Character education & leadership development within our “Faith Families” - Completion of standards-based National Lutheran School Accreditation We know that His goodness will not end there. He has already began His good work for Zion’s future as we prepare for: - 1:1 technology implementation in 5th through 8th grades - Playground improvements for our students - A team approach to organizing our staff with our parent volunteers - Updating our approach to reading instruction

CLICK HERE FOR A RETURING STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM You have entrusted your precious children to our care and invested greatly in their academic and spiritual futures, and we are honored to bear that responsibility. We are looking ahead with excitement and hope at the opportunity that we have to continue to provide our students with an excellent academic program while living out God’s Word and showing the love of Jesus Christ. We pray that you will remain a part of it. In His Service, Mrs. Ananda Baron Principal



Father Daughter

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique A magical beauty salon where any little girl can have her dream of becoming a Princess come true.

Live Your Own Fairy Tale

Fathers, grandfathers, Uncles, or that Special Guy

Saturday, February 27 6:30-8:30pm Zion School Gym Daughters Preschool - 8th Grade All Church & School Families Welcome Dancing, Snacks, Dancing, Festivities and more Dancing! Father and one dauGHtEr - $15 Two or more daughters - $20 Come in your best “Hoedown” Wear!

With a wave of her magic wand—plus a few tools of the trade—your very own Fairy Godmother-in-training can turn you into a princess! It’s all in a day’s work at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, owned by Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother and operated by her skilled apprentices. Choose your hairstyle then add make-up and nail color. Then commemorate this most magical of moments with adding a crown and keepsake photo in a photo holder. Please plan on a 30 -45 minute appointment. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will be held in the Zion Lutheran Church Narthex

February 27 -12 pm-6 pm Princess-Perfect Package - $20 First, pick your hairstyle: • Hairstyling • Shimmering make-up, face gem • Nail polish *Add a crown on for $7-10 The More the Merrier - $25 Princess Perfect Package and more the merrier magical photo add-on include 2-4 photos from your magical boutique experience. Your frame and photos will deliver the following week. • One 4” x 6” photo in a frame Please plan to pay at the Boutique – only cash / checks will be accepted (checks-pay to the order of Zion) Thanks!

Preceded by . . . Bippity Boppity Boutique

Thank you for supporting this Zion Youth Fundraiser!

To register your favorite daughter for the Dance and/or the Boutique call the school office (234-0275) Questions: Call Jill Batchelder (257-1942)


WAY TO GO ZION LIONS! Left: Two Zion Alumni from the Class of 2012, Abbie Anderson and Jordan Brown, were honored by Congressman Mike Bost for their nominations to the United States Air Force Academy.

Right: These four Zion Lions represented ZLS today at Team Quest - an academic challenge day hosted by ROE 19. So proud of their hard work and dedication to problem solving, skill building and more - it payed off as the the team placed 12th (of 40) and moved onto the next round. Way to go!

Right: Eighth grade night for girl’s basketball! Left: Hot Shot Contest Winners at the Holy Cross 7th grade Tournament.


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Beginning Wednesday, February 10, join us for a series of special midweek services centered on the theme of Living Lent. Each service in this series focuses on a word to consider while living through this season of Lent as people of the Resurrection. After all, Lent isn’t about pretending for a time that Jesus hasn’t been crucified, or that He hasn’t been raised from the dead. He was, and He is!

Therefore, the Lenten season isn’t a time to wallow in sin and guilt, but to allow the Word of Christ to shape us together into a cross-formed, resurrection people. Each service in this series will help us to see that we are always alive in Christ, who died and was raised. Worship with us at 3:30 or 6:30pm with a time of food (check out the menus on page 7) and fellowship in between beginning at 4:15pm.

Weekly Themes

February 10 (Ash Wednesday): PONDER – Luke 5:27-32 – Lent is a time to pon-

der our relationship with God and with one another, to discover the love of God seen in the cross and the empty tomb.

February 17: PURPOSE – Luke 19:1-10 – This season is a time to find God’s

purpose for our lives, fulfilled in our redemption by Jesus, who seeks and saves the lost and gives us new life.

February 24: PEOPLE – John 10:14-18 – We are called to be among people in this world. People matter to God; he sent Jesus to save them. People should matter to us; we are sent to love them. March 2: PROCLAIM – 1 Peter 2:9-10 – To proclaim the story of Christ is to paint a picture of the God who seeks and embraces us. Our proclamation of the Savior brings faith to life. March 9: PRAISE – Psalm 34:1-10 – Even in the midst of sorrow, we are called to celebrate the love of God and the joy that can be found only in Christ crucified, who reigns in glory now.

March 16: PAIN – Luke 15:11-32 & Luke 23:26-49 – The pain of rejection and

the pain of a father when a son leaves are juxtaposed against the reckless love of God revealed in Jesus, who wipes every tear.


What’s it like to lose weight and keep it off? Visit a meeting with no obligation to “join” and hare about real Success Stories? Bring a friend and join a group committed to healthy stewardship of self. They


February 10th, Ash Wednesday Mostaccioli Salad Garlic Bread Hot Dogs Dessert Coffee, Tea, Lemonade

February 2016

March 2nd Sloppy Joe Coleslaw Chips Hot Dogs Dessert Coffee, Tea, Lemonade

School News February 17th Salisbury Steak Honduras Mashed Potatoes Green Beans Zion Youth Rolls Hot Dogs Lenten Dinner Menus Dessert Coffee, Tea, Lemonade Stewardship

2 March 9th Spaghetti 3 Caesar Salad Bread sticks 4-6 Hot Dogs 7 Dessert Coffee, Tea, Lemonade 8,9 March 16th February 24th Older Adult Minitry 10 Brats Chili/Chili Mac Sauerkraut 11 Mashed Potatoes CornbreadZion’s Auction Veggies Green Beans 12 Hot Dogs Hot Dogs Trivia Night Dessert Father/Daughter Insert Dessert Coffee, Tea, Lemonade Coffee, Tea, Lemonade


Parenting the Love and Logic Way

Tuesdays, March 22-April 26, 6:30-8:00 PM. Zion’s All School$50 Open House $35 Individual, Couple Sunday, January 31 Register before Feb. 29 and get $10 Off 12:30-3:30pm YouZion can try the first nighta for free! Lutheran School provides Includes class, Book, and Childcare Christ-centered education withCD, academic excellence for children from pre(with advance registration) school-8th For parents of allgrade. children, ages 3 - high school. Meet the faculty and staff! Topics Come see for we were votedBacktalk and Putting anyourself End why to Arguing, No. 1 elementary school in the region Begging - Setting Limits without Waging War - Teach(BND’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2015). ing Responsibility - Guiding Kids to Solve their Own One visit can change everything! Problems - Avoiding Power Struggles - Teaching Kids to Complete Chores Without Reminders or Pay Also: Giving choices effectively, affordable mistakes, the power of enforceable statements, and strategic training sessions! Register today and make plans to join us!

meet every Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church. (Enter by the bell tower.)






**Sign­Up for Day Service on Monday, February 15th is happening now! Cost per ASP registered child $26 signed up by due date Thursday, February 4, 2015 $34 not signed up by due date Cost per ASP non­registered child $30 signed up by due date Thursday, February 4, 2015 $38 not signed up by due date. A $3.00 per child late fee will be added for attendance without a 24 hour notice of any registered program, including pre­school students in the Extended Care program. Example: Day Service begins at 7:00 a.m. on Sept. 10th, parents not giving notice of attendance before 7 a.m. on Sept. 9th will be assessed the $3.00 late fee. Payment is brought in with signing up. As always, if you sign up there is no refund. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or fast direct! Sincerest Blessings, Ms. Julie Anne Gettys Extended School Director Yes, my child(ren) will attend: Child’s Name________________________________________________ Parent Signature__________________________Date________________


National Lutheran Schools Week at Zion Lutheran School wrapped with the students taping Mrs. Baron to the wall as a reward for reaching a fundraising goal – more than $600 dollars and change donated to buy supplies for a Lutheran school in Haiti. Our fearless leader was such a sport with the whole thing! The kids loved every single minute…and yes, she stuck to the wall, and didn’t fall down! 18


What a great school we have, there are so many people who try each and every year to bring out the best in Zion. This year we are trying something new to showcase our artists at Zion, we are going to publish a collective group of artwork from our students. The publication is going to be called “Reflections” because as sons and daughters of our great God we should reflect on His goodness and all of our blessings. Each year our school has a theme and a bible verse or verses. This year’s theme is “One together” and the verses are Ephesians 4: 4-6 “There is one body and one Spirit---just as you were called to one hope when you were called---one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” The Reflections entries are open to 1st – 8th grades because Zion has amazing artists in each grade level. Reflections rules are as follows: 1. Student’s artwork has to reflect this year’s theme and/or bible verses. 2. Submissions have to be original work from that student including poems, photography and artwork. Each student may submit two works of art. Ex: one poem and one photograph, or two poems etc. 3. The artwork must be on paper provided from the student’s teacher. (Publishing company needs a certain paper weight.) Poems and photography will need to be emailed to Mrs. Shannon Leigh Hayes to be sent to the publishers in their required format. 4. Paper has to be clean, meaning no excessive erase marks, etc. The printing processes will pick-up all the flaws and smudges. If needed, practice on regular paper. 5. No handwriting on artwork, it will not show up nicely during printing process. 6. This is voluntary and the student will need to work on their project at home. 7. The student can use any medium of their choosing, example, pen and ink, pastels, watercolor, acrylic, oils etc. These mediums will not be provided, just the paper. 8. Make sure you include your entry form on your artwork, don’t staple or tape it to your picture but paper clip it, that way the artwork is not damaged and the staple holes won’t show up during the printing process from the staples. 9. All works of art are due no later than March 14, 2016 so they can be published and handed back before the end of the school year. 10. Each student will be responsible to deliver their artwork to the office in the morning before school starts (unless you are doing a poem or photography) there will be a special place for your artwork. 11. An announcement will be sent out to those students on March 16 whose artwork was chosen to be published. Lastly, the artwork publication “Reflections” will be for sale for $15 dollars. Please make your checks payable to Zion Lutheran School and in the note area of the check please write (Artwork Publications) give this along with the ORDER FORM to our wonderful office administrators. All orders must be in by March 22, 2016 We truly believe that we have wonderful and gifted artist at Zion so I encourage everyone to believe in themselves. Let’s make “Reflections” a true asset for our school and an annual tradition. Sincerely, Mrs. Shannon Leigh Hayes


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