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May 4, 2017

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INTRODUCTION

            Acts 2:36-39

What do you do when you realize you’ve made a huge mistake? How do you fix it?  God’s people had made a huge mistake. For centuries God had given them specific gifts to make them ready to be the home of the Savior of the world. When everything was ready, God sent his Son, Jesus. God’s people responded by rejecting Jesus. They even drove him to the cross and killed him, though he was innocent of all crimes. They were so out of sync with God, they thought they were doing him a favor with this murder!

Almost two months after their crime, they gathered together in their capital city of Jerusalem for a festival to God. At this feast, they learned how badly they had sinned. One of Jesus’ faithful followers proved to them that Jesus, the man they had crucified, was the Savior whom God had promised. Jesus was their Messiah, and they killed him. But God raised him from the dead.

What they had done hit them like a ton of bricks. After all those blessings, after all those promises, they had thrown away God’s one and only Son! How could they fix this huge sin?  They couldn’t, but God could and did. Jesus’ death on the cross paid for all sins, including theirs. The Word of God that Peter proclaimed to them on that day made them sorry for what they had done wrong. Therefore, Peter told them to repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of their sins. He told them to trust God’s promise of forgiveness because Jesus died for them. God’s promise of forgiveness was for all people, including their children and even strangers who lived in far-away lands.

Have you made a huge mistake with God’s Son? Dishonored his name by throwing it around carelessly? Ignored him for days at a time as if he was totally unimportant? Worshipped him a few times a year as if he hasn’t done much for you?

You can’t fix huge mistakes you’ve made before God. But God did. He fixed all your sins–huge and small–with the sacrifice of his Son. Jesus died and God forgave all your sins. His complete forgiveness is for you, for your children, for all people wherever they live.  We don’t fix our mistakes with God. God fixed them when he made Jesus, whom we sinners crucified, both Lord and Christ.

 

PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

            On our last early dismissal, there will be a Pirate Party in the Park hosted by the Public Library.  The book, “Small Saul”, will be read on the StoryWalk.  There will be a treasure hunt and pirate games.  The party starts at 1:45 P.M. on Friday, May 19th

 

SCHOOL CLEANING

  • May 1-7 – Bilitz
  • May 8-14 – Bilitz
  • May 15-21 – Wix
  • May 22-28 – Wix
  • If there are supplies that are running low please contact Steve Paul by email at steven.paul58@gmail.com.

HOT LUNCH

            Here is the hot lunch menu for the rest of the school year.  If you are interested in adding a date to the list, there are still a few dates open to add to.

  • 5/10 – Mini Corndogs
  • 5/12 – Pizza
  • 5/16 – Timber Rattler’s Field Trip – Burgers
  • 5/18 – Sloppy Joes, chips, pickles, jello
  • 5/22 – Menu TBD
  • 5/24 – Breakfast for Lunch
  • 5/25 – Subway Subs, chips, fruit, dessert

 

TIMBER RATTLERS FIELD TRIP

            Permission slips have been rolling in for the Timber Rattlers field trip.  A reminder that all adults who wish to attend need to fill out a volunteer background check form.  The deadline for those sheets is May 9th.  The $10 will cover the ticket cost and the meat/buns/condiments for the tailgating prior to the game.  If you have a grill and would like to bring it along please contact Mr. Buch.  The first pitch for the game is at 12:05 P.M.  We will return to school at the conclusion of the game.

 

PACK MEETING

            Thank you to all who attended the PACK meeting.  We would have liked better attendance from our families as a whole.  We understand that this is a busy time of year but it is very important to stay connected on school information and voice opinions.  At the meeting there were reports from the various committees that formed to help improve the school.  We also elected Aaron Bilitz as vice president and Amy Wiesner as treasurer.  Thanks to Michele Wix and Dan Geisthardt whose terms are expiring.  They did a tremendous job as treasurer and president. 

 

MISSION OFFERINGS

  • Last Week Total: $5.00
  • Year to Date: $1517.23

 

CALENDAR LOOK AHEAD

  • May 5 – 3K – 2nd Grade – Henry Vilas Zoo Field Trip
  • May 16 – Timber Rattlers Game @ 12:05 P.M.
  • May 21 – All students sing in church
  • May 25 – Last day of school
     

3K – 4K Notes from Mrs. Russ

This week in Bible History we studied Jesus’ ascension.  The children learned that many different things ascend, but when our Savior ascended, it was His last time here on earth.  (Hopefully, they told you the story by using their project.)  Jesus is still with us in good times and bad times.  They had a fun time playing their board game and sharing good and bad times with each other.  I loved seeing the older children “teach” the younger ones to count the dots on the dice and move the correct number of spaces.  We then moved on to Pentecost.  The disciples were able to share that Gospel message with many people that day, because they were given the ability to speak in many different languages. I tried to tell them the good news about Jesus in a “gaa gaa” language, but nobody understood me!  Watch out for the flames of fire in their folders!

Our big book was “Little Rabbit’s Counting Book” and we made our own counting books to help with recognizing and writing letters.  It will take a long time to finish, but we are taking it one page at a time.  We also read, “Counting Leopard’s Spots”.  Then the children made their own very colorful leopards out of tissues paper spots.  Crunching tissue paper into little balls is actually a great exercise for strengthening those little fingers.  Our letter friend was Nyle Noodle.  We enjoyed making this letter out of noodles!  First we tried making it with cooked noodles.  It did not work out very well.  But they were tasty.  The next day, we tried it with uncooked noodles and it was much easier.  The children concluded that since the uncooked noodles were straight and hard they worked much better to make a letter that has 3 straight lines.  Our last letter of the year is “K”. 

We spent some extra time working on a secret Mother’s Day gift.   Thanks to Mrs. Lorilyn Geisthardt for the craft!  No peeking MOMS!  We also used some of our time on the PALS testing.  So far the results have been great!  We will continue next week and conclude by Friday.  The results will be included with your child’s assessment.   Ms. Laurie had some very silly “A” books to read to us this week.  She also shared the summer reading program information with our group.  Wait until the end of May and sign up for summer reading!  Lots of prizes and many presenters are coming this year!

            There are many exciting events happening this month.  You probably know that we are headed to the Henry Vilas Zoo on a school bus on Friday! Thanks to the school for providing us with the extra money needed to cover the bus ride!  Go to www.vilaszoo.org for much more info.  Your child should have a map of the zoo in their folder.  They DO NOT provide maps at the zoo, so keep this safe for the trip.  Do not forget a cold lunch and lots of water!  FYI – There is a carousel and a train that require money for a ticket.  Each ride is $2.  Food stands and a gift shop will be open as well.  We also have a fun family outing planned for May 16th.  Come and join us for fun in the sun at the Timber Rattler’s game! 

 

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade Notes from Mrs. Tetzlaff

  • This week in Christ-Light we learned that even Doubting Thomas believed that Jesus had risen when he saw Jesus with his own eyes. We thank God that, through his powerful word, our faith is strengthened and all doubts are removed. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Jesus also commanded his followers – that’s you and me! - to make disciples of all nations, with the loving promise that he would always be with us. Let’s get to work! 
  • All the children of St. Luke’s will have one more opportunity to sing God’s praises in the late service on Sunday, May 21st. Mark your calendars now! We will sing Mr. Witte’s beautiful anthem, The Lamb of God, one more time.
  • If you have not returned the zoo field trip permission form and/or the $10.00, please remember to send it tomorrow! The children are very excited! Mrs. Russ and I are quite certain we could take them for a long ride in the school bus and they would be happy! J I have maps of the zoo for anyone who is interested! I will hand them out on Friday morning.J
  • FYI – There is a carousel and a train that require money for a ticket.  Each ride is $2.  Food stands and a gift shop will be open as well. 
  • Make sure you take a look at the beautiful foil art project the students did with Mrs. Baumgartener last week! She will be back next week Friday!
  • Please make sure your child has outside running shoes at school. We are practicing for the WLA TRACK MEET, scheduled for Wednesday, May 10thOn that day the kindergarten boys will start running at 4:30, followed by K girls, Gr. 1 boys, Gr. 1 girls, Gr. 2 boys, and Gr. 2 girls.
  • The most improved students in XTRAMATH this week are Brennan, Lucas, and Dylan! Impressive improvement, boys! Keep up the fantastic work!
  • MAY BOOK ORDERS were handed out on Wednesday. Students also got a coupon for a free $5.00 book if $5.00 is spent. Time to stock up for the summer! Some students took 2 coupons. If you have a large order, please let me know. I still have coupons left. Please have these orders in by next week Wednesday, May 10th.
  • Z Z Z Z Z! No, we’re not taking a nap! The kindergarteners started the last letter of the alphabet in Superkids this week! Yay!
  • First grade parents, you should have seen reading books on Monday and Tuesday! Did you make stars at your house?
  • Second grade had a spelling test today! Their next test is scheduled for Friday, May 12thEveryone made – or attempted to make – a dinosaur out of clay on Tuesday. Very interesting results!
  • NO SHOW AND TELL ON FRIDAY! 

3rd – 8th Grade Notes from Mr. Buch

             The 3rd and 4th grade students wrote a song and performed it in small groups for the class about our social studies topics.  The classroom was buzzing with excitement over our new musical producers.  We had Christmas melodies, a rap song, and everything in between!  The students produced the music, and we were consumed with excitement. 

            5th grade science constructed a model of the landforms of the ocean floor.  Nicholas used egg carton, post it notes, paper clips, construction paper, and Popsicle sticks to represent all the land forms.  He then made flag labels out of tooth picks and post it notes to show us what each landform was.  Did you know most pirates could not even learn the alphabet?  Some of them got lost at C. 

            The 7th grade students turned in their history papers on Thursday.  They researched using books from the Oakfield Library as well as online resources.  We did some practicing with formatting and citations as well.  It was exciting to see the writing develop.  Did you hear about when the present, past, and future walked into a bar?  It was tense.

            Next week we will take our final MAP Test sessions.  Students will hopefully see the progress from the beginning of the year to the end.  We will also get to compare year to year growth down the road. 

            Please return the Timber Rattler’s field trip slips as soon as you can.  The contact person for the Timber Rattlers would like to get the number of tickets solidified.  Please bring chips and snacks.  The meat and buns will be provided.

            The track meet will be next Wednesday, May 10th.  The 3rd and 4th graders will have a full school day.  The 5th – 7th grade students will travel with Mr. Buch out to WLA for the track meet which begins at noon.  The races for 3rd and 4th grade begin at 4:30 P.M.INTRODUCTION

            Acts 2:36-39

What do you do when you realize you’ve made a huge mistake? How do you fix it?  God’s people had made a huge mistake. For centuries God had given them specific gifts to make them ready to be the home of the Savior of the world. When everything was ready, God sent his Son, Jesus. God’s people responded by rejecting Jesus. They even drove him to the cross and killed him, though he was innocent of all crimes. They were so out of sync with God, they thought they were doing him a favor with this murder!

Almost two months after their crime, they gathered together in their capital city of Jerusalem for a festival to God. At this feast, they learned how badly they had sinned. One of Jesus’ faithful followers proved to them that Jesus, the man they had crucified, was the Savior whom God had promised. Jesus was their Messiah, and they killed him. But God raised him from the dead.

What they had done hit them like a ton of bricks. After all those blessings, after all those promises, they had thrown away God’s one and only Son! How could they fix this huge sin?  They couldn’t, but God could and did. Jesus’ death on the cross paid for all sins, including theirs. The Word of God that Peter proclaimed to them on that day made them sorry for what they had done wrong. Therefore, Peter told them to repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of their sins. He told them to trust God’s promise of forgiveness because Jesus died for them. God’s promise of forgiveness was for all people, including their children and even strangers who lived in far-away lands.

Have you made a huge mistake with God’s Son? Dishonored his name by throwing it around carelessly? Ignored him for days at a time as if he was totally unimportant? Worshipped him a few times a year as if he hasn’t done much for you?

You can’t fix huge mistakes you’ve made before God. But God did. He fixed all your sins–huge and small–with the sacrifice of his Son. Jesus died and God forgave all your sins. His complete forgiveness is for you, for your children, for all people wherever they live.  We don’t fix our mistakes with God. God fixed them when he made Jesus, whom we sinners crucified, both Lord and Christ.

 

PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

            On our last early dismissal, there will be a Pirate Party in the Park hosted by the Public Library.  The book, “Small Saul”, will be read on the StoryWalk.  There will be a treasure hunt and pirate games.  The party starts at 1:45 P.M. on Friday, May 19th

 

SCHOOL CLEANING

  • May 1-7 – Bilitz
  • May 8-14 – Bilitz
  • May 15-21 – Wix
  • May 22-28 – Wix
  • If there are supplies that are running low please contact Steve Paul by email at steven.paul58@gmail.com.

HOT LUNCH

            Here is the hot lunch menu for the rest of the school year.  If you are interested in adding a date to the list, there are still a few dates open to add to.

  • 5/10 – Mini Corndogs
  • 5/12 – Pizza
  • 5/16 – Timber Rattler’s Field Trip – Burgers
  • 5/18 – Sloppy Joes, chips, pickles, jello
  • 5/22 – Menu TBD
  • 5/24 – Breakfast for Lunch
  • 5/25 – Subway Subs, chips, fruit, dessert

 

TIMBER RATTLERS FIELD TRIP

            Permission slips have been rolling in for the Timber Rattlers field trip.  A reminder that all adults who wish to attend need to fill out a volunteer background check form.  The deadline for those sheets is May 9th.  The $10 will cover the ticket cost and the meat/buns/condiments for the tailgating prior to the game.  If you have a grill and would like to bring it along please contact Mr. Buch.  The first pitch for the game is at 12:05 P.M.  We will return to school at the conclusion of the game.

 

PACK MEETING

            Thank you to all who attended the PACK meeting.  We would have liked better attendance from our families as a whole.  We understand that this is a busy time of year but it is very important to stay connected on school information and voice opinions.  At the meeting there were reports from the various committees that formed to help improve the school.  We also elected Aaron Bilitz as vice president and Amy Wiesner as treasurer.  Thanks to Michele Wix and Dan Geisthardt whose terms are expiring.  They did a tremendous job as treasurer and president. 

 

MISSION OFFERINGS

  • Last Week Total: $5.00
  • Year to Date: $1517.23

 

CALENDAR LOOK AHEAD

  • May 5 – 3K – 2nd Grade – Henry Vilas Zoo Field Trip
  • May 16 – Timber Rattlers Game @ 12:05 P.M.
  • May 21 – All students sing in church
  • May 25 – Last day of school
     

3K – 4K Notes from Mrs. Russ

This week in Bible History we studied Jesus’ ascension.  The children learned that many different things ascend, but when our Savior ascended, it was His last time here on earth.  (Hopefully, they told you the story by using their project.)  Jesus is still with us in good times and bad times.  They had a fun time playing their board game and sharing good and bad times with each other.  I loved seeing the older children “teach” the younger ones to count the dots on the dice and move the correct number of spaces.  We then moved on to Pentecost.  The disciples were able to share that Gospel message with many people that day, because they were given the ability to speak in many different languages. I tried to tell them the good news about Jesus in a “gaa gaa” language, but nobody understood me!  Watch out for the flames of fire in their folders!

Our big book was “Little Rabbit’s Counting Book” and we made our own counting books to help with recognizing and writing letters.  It will take a long time to finish, but we are taking it one page at a time.  We also read, “Counting Leopard’s Spots”.  Then the children made their own very colorful leopards out of tissues paper spots.  Crunching tissue paper into little balls is actually a great exercise for strengthening those little fingers.  Our letter friend was Nyle Noodle.  We enjoyed making this letter out of noodles!  First we tried making it with cooked noodles.  It did not work out very well.  But they were tasty.  The next day, we tried it with uncooked noodles and it was much easier.  The children concluded that since the uncooked noodles were straight and hard they worked much better to make a letter that has 3 straight lines.  Our last letter of the year is “K”. 

We spent some extra time working on a secret Mother’s Day gift.   Thanks to Mrs. Lorilyn Geisthardt for the craft!  No peeking MOMS!  We also used some of our time on the PALS testing.  So far the results have been great!  We will continue next week and conclude by Friday.  The results will be included with your child’s assessment.   Ms. Laurie had some very silly “A” books to read to us this week.  She also shared the summer reading program information with our group.  Wait until the end of May and sign up for summer reading!  Lots of prizes and many presenters are coming this year!

            There are many exciting events happening this month.  You probably know that we are headed to the Henry Vilas Zoo on a school bus on Friday! Thanks to the school for providing us with the extra money needed to cover the bus ride!  Go to www.vilaszoo.org for much more info.  Your child should have a map of the zoo in their folder.  They DO NOT provide maps at the zoo, so keep this safe for the trip.  Do not forget a cold lunch and lots of water!  FYI – There is a carousel and a train that require money for a ticket.  Each ride is $2.  Food stands and a gift shop will be open as well.  We also have a fun family outing planned for May 16th.  Come and join us for fun in the sun at the Timber Rattler’s game! 

 

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade Notes from Mrs. Tetzlaff

  • This week in Christ-Light we learned that even Doubting Thomas believed that Jesus had risen when he saw Jesus with his own eyes. We thank God that, through his powerful word, our faith is strengthened and all doubts are removed. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Jesus also commanded his followers – that’s you and me! - to make disciples of all nations, with the loving promise that he would always be with us. Let’s get to work! 
  • All the children of St. Luke’s will have one more opportunity to sing God’s praises in the late service on Sunday, May 21st. Mark your calendars now! We will sing Mr. Witte’s beautiful anthem, The Lamb of God, one more time.
  • If you have not returned the zoo field trip permission form and/or the $10.00, please remember to send it tomorrow! The children are very excited! Mrs. Russ and I are quite certain we could take them for a long ride in the school bus and they would be happy! J I have maps of the zoo for anyone who is interested! I will hand them out on Friday morning.J
  • FYI – There is a carousel and a train that require money for a ticket.  Each ride is $2.  Food stands and a gift shop will be open as well. 
  • Make sure you take a look at the beautiful foil art project the students did with Mrs. Baumgartener last week! She will be back next week Friday!
  • Please make sure your child has outside running shoes at school. We are practicing for the WLA TRACK MEET, scheduled for Wednesday, May 10thOn that day the kindergarten boys will start running at 4:30, followed by K girls, Gr. 1 boys, Gr. 1 girls, Gr. 2 boys, and Gr. 2 girls.
  • The most improved students in XTRAMATH this week are Brennan, Lucas, and Dylan! Impressive improvement, boys! Keep up the fantastic work!
  • MAY BOOK ORDERS were handed out on Wednesday. Students also got a coupon for a free $5.00 book if $5.00 is spent. Time to stock up for the summer! Some students took 2 coupons. If you have a large order, please let me know. I still have coupons left. Please have these orders in by next week Wednesday, May 10th.
  • Z Z Z Z Z! No, we’re not taking a nap! The kindergarteners started the last letter of the alphabet in Superkids this week! Yay!
  • First grade parents, you should have seen reading books on Monday and Tuesday! Did you make stars at your house?
  • Second grade had a spelling test today! Their next test is scheduled for Friday, May 12thEveryone made – or attempted to make – a dinosaur out of clay on Tuesday. Very interesting results!
  • NO SHOW AND TELL ON FRIDAY! 

3rd – 8th Grade Notes from Mr. Buch

             The 3rd and 4th grade students wrote a song and performed it in small groups for the class about our social studies topics.  The classroom was buzzing with excitement over our new musical producers.  We had Christmas melodies, a rap song, and everything in between!  The students produced the music, and we were consumed with excitement. 

            5th grade science constructed a model of the landforms of the ocean floor.  Nicholas used egg carton, post it notes, paper clips, construction paper, and Popsicle sticks to represent all the land forms.  He then made flag labels out of tooth picks and post it notes to show us what each landform was.  Did you know most pirates could not even learn the alphabet?  Some of them got lost at C. 

            The 7th grade students turned in their history papers on Thursday.  They researched using books from the Oakfield Library as well as online resources.  We did some practicing with formatting and citations as well.  It was exciting to see the writing develop.  Did you hear about when the present, past, and future walked into a bar?  It was tense.

            Next week we will take our final MAP Test sessions.  Students will hopefully see the progress from the beginning of the year to the end.  We will also get to compare year to year growth down the road. 

            Please return the Timber Rattler’s field trip slips as soon as you can.  The contact person for the Timber Rattlers would like to get the number of tickets solidified.  Please bring chips and snacks.  The meat and buns will be provided.

            The track meet will be next Wednesday, May 10th.  The 3rd and 4th graders will have a full school day.  The 5th – 7th grade students will travel with Mr. Buch out to WLA for the track meet which begins at noon.  The races for 3rd and 4th grade begin at 4:30 P.M.

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