St. Paul Lutheran School Newsletter

August 28, 2017


– Girls’ volleyball practice from 3:30 to 5:30 P.M.


– Chapel with Josh Rausch at 8:35 A.M.

                                                  – Grades 5-6 go to the Senior Center at 1:00.

                                                 –  Girls’ volleyball practice from 3:30 to 5:30                                                        P.M.

                                                – Association of Parents’ Meeting at 6:30 P.M.


– Girls’ volleyball practice from 3:30 to 5:30 P.M.

– School pictures starting at 8:30 A.M.


– Grades 5 and 6 go to the Utica Care Center at 2:00 to 3:00 P.M.




Please mark your calendars for Thursday,

August 31st for School Picture Day. Karyn

Backhus will again be our photographer with

a start time of 8:30 A.M.


The women’s Bible study mentioned last

week is at Jami Utter’s house (705 E Street,

Utica). Come anytime after 8:35 A.M.

                             Bible study is from 9:15 to 10:15 A.M. and

                             discussion follows. You can call Jami with

                       any questions at 643-5112.


Mark your calendars for this week’s Parents’

Association Carry-In Dinner – Wednesday,

August 30 at 6:30 P.M. Please provide a main

dish and a peanut/nut free dessert and/or

salad to share. Table service and drinks will

be provided. We will open the classrooms for short visits at about 7:15 P.M. Any committees wishing to meet can do so at about 7:30 P.M. We hope you can share some food and fellowship with us next Wednesday.


If any of your children went to Camp Lutheran this summer, please contact Carrie Gumaer at the church office.


REMINDER: Fundraising sales will go until

September 6th, at which time all money and

orders are due. If you would like extra kits for

your customers, or need extra order forms,

Sherry has them in the teacher’s workroom.

If you have any questions, you can call

Jami Utter at 534-2218. Remember this

if the only sales campaign we do each year.

Thank you for supporting our school fundraiser!


Thank you parents for your prompt payment

of our book/registration fees. This money is

used to purchase books and supplies for the

students. St. Paul Lutheran does not want

finances to stand in the way of Christian

education for the children of our congregation

and community; that is why we do not charge

tuition. The cost for operating our school last

year was $431,132 or $5513 per student.

Anyone wishing to assist with covering these

expenses may make a tax deductible contribution at any time. Just send your contribution to Mr. Brauer.

                                                  Thank you!


Nineteen students met the Thousand Minute

Summer Reading Challenge. Those students

are Ryan Fehlhafer, Meg Hoffschneider, Daniel

Backhus, Andrea Gumaer, Luke Hoffschneider,

Lexi Kraus, Hannah Luebbe, Cael Payne, Sarah

Payne, Kasten Ruether, Riley Ziegler, Rylee

Barth, Jake Fehlhafer, Paul Fehlhafer, Matthew Hoops, Torian Ibarra, Natalie Sams, Devin Slawnyk and Averie Stuhr.

Great Job!


Coming home today are the order forms for the

school shirts. The Parents’ Association provides

each student one t-shirt used for class field

trips every two years at no cost to the families. We need to know your student’s shirt size by Wednesday, August 30th. REMEMBER – these shirts are for 2 years. Please consider how much your student may grow over that time.


Thank you Barb Erks and the School Board

(Chris Ziegler, Chad Hoffschneider, and Deanna

Slawnyk) for the wonderful cook-out lunch served during our Eclipse Viewing Event last Monday. We received many compliments as we

shared in food, fellowship, and viewing of this spectacular natural event supplied to us by God’s wonderful creation.


We will need a THURSDAY band driver

for 5th and 6th grade! If you can help,

visit with Mr. Brauer or Mr. Luce.



Our Prayer Ministry for this week are Justin and Kati Borchers

and their family, Nixon and Becket; and Jason and

Kiley Brandenburgh and their family, Maddie and


We also remember the communities of Texas and

Louisiana that are still being attacked by unprecedented


Please keep these families and our staff in your prayers

this week.