Welcome to Zion Lutheran School as we begin our 2020-2021 school year! I would like to share my appreciation to our returning families for continuing to make Zion your choice for educating your child(ren). To our new families, we joyfully welcome you into the Zion family.
Since this is our first school-wide communication of the year, I’d like to mention a few things that will help to make this year a smooth and successful one. The following informational bullets will be beneficial to you and your child…
Put Jesus 1st in your life
Punctual attendance is expected, school starts @ 8:00am each school day, be here as early as 7:35am.
If you haven’t yet, activate your GradeLink account – Starting Tuesday, Sept. 1, your child’s grades (1-8) will be available for your review — check your child’s grades weekly and hold them accountable for missing work. Grades are updated online each Tuesday.
Communication is the key, read the Lion’s Roar found on the website and emailed to each family, teacher’s weekly newsletters, and email teachers when necessary.
Make sure your child is wearing appropriate attire each day for a Christian school. Our dress code policy can be found on the website. (no Mohawk haircuts, spaghetti strap shirts, and short shorts- shorts should not be shorter than child’s fingertips when arms are straight down by their side )
Ensure your child is picked up from school each day by 3:15 pm.
If you ever have a concern with a teacher or staff member, please speak to them directly first. If concern is resolved great, if not speak with the principal or ECE director. Following this process is Biblical and helps to minimize issues and concerns.
We are excited to start a new school year and look forward to working with you as we seek to educate your child(ren) spiritually, emotionally, physically, and academically.
School begins in approximately one month, on Wednesday. August 14th. Our school theme this year is based on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” The Lord desires a relationship with each of us! What a precious gift/relationship that is. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 is a great reminder of how blessed we are (forgiven people – eternal life) and that we can rejoice in all circumstances even when things are tough. We look forward to partnering with you as we strive to instill this biblical principle in our students, your children.
The following dates are for Back to School Nights…Arrive in the classroom at the start time of each session!
Preschool & Kindergarten Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, August 8th
Preschool Times: Meet in Fellowship Hall
4:00-4:45pm – All 3 year old classes (Mrs. Heideman)
5:00-5:45pm – All 4 year old classes (Mrs. Hart/Mrs. Moots)
Kindergarten Times: Meet in your Child’s Kindergarten Classroom
Grades 1-8 Back to School Night will be held on Monday, August 12th.
Elementary Times (Gr. 1-8): Meet in Your Child’s Classroom (choose one session to attend)
Parents of students in grade 6 and any new families in grades 7-8, please plan to attend the 6:45pm session time in the Fellowship Hall. If you have a returning student in grades 7-8 the Back to School Night is optional. If you have multiple children, please plan to attend the other time slots as needed.
You may bring your school supplies at this time. If you are unable to attend, please see your teacher the first day of school to receive an informational packet. Bibles and Zion t-shirt (free shirt for student) order forms will be available both nights. ($10 per ESV Hardback Bible)
Please be sure to read the policies/procedures of the Zion Lutheran School Handbook prior to the Back to School Nights. If you have questions regarding the policies/procedures of the school handbook you may ask them that night.
The Zion staff and I look forward to partnering with you as we help your children grow in the FAITH. May our Lord Jesus continue to sustain and support you in your calling as parents.
We are celebrating the Fabulous 50’s at the 9th annual Zion Auction “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” on Friday May 3, 2019. Tickets are now on sale online at www.CharityAuction.bid/ZionAuction2019. Please join us for a great evening of fun, fellowship, and fundraising!
We are also seeking donations for the auction, which can be dropped off to the school office, or by contacting Chris Smith at ZionAuction@outlook.com (or call or text 720-220-5896).
Here are a few reminders and updates for this week at Zion:
New this year – Fridays will be, Show Your Zion Lion Pride days. Children are encouraged to wear Zion gear or Zion’s green and white school colors. Now is the perfect time to order Zion Spiritwear for the whole family. Orders are all placed online by clicking on the link: www.companycasuals.com/zionlutheran. Order deadline is Saturday, August 25.
Tonight is Band Information Night. Beginning band students and families plan on meeting at 6:00. Returning band students and parents the meeting will begin at 6:30. Plan on meeting in the music room.
Friday’s lunch menu has changed. Instead of pulled pork sandwiches, Papa Murphy’s pizza will be served.
Friday, August 24 is the Back to School BBQ. PTL will provide the pulled pork, please plan on bringing a side dish or dessert to share. The BBQ will be at 6:00 in the school gym.
The 2018-2019 school year has begun! Below are some key dates to be aware of.
Band Information Night is Monday, August 20, for interested children in grades 4 – 8. Come meet Zion’s new music teacher, Mrs. Rolf.
6:00 for beginning band members and parents.
6:30 for returning band members and parents.
Want Spirit Wear? The online website is live now! Various colors of t-shirts (long and short sleeved), and sweatshirts are available for the entire family. All orders must be placed online, click on the link to place your orders. www.companycasuals.com/zionlutheran. Order deadline is Saturday, August 25.
The Back to School BBQ is on Friday, August 24 at 6:00 pm. PTL will be provide pulled pork, drinks and paper products. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Meet in the gym for good food, fellowship and a celebration of the new school year.
Please join us at the 8th Annual Zion Auction for an evening of Fun, Fellowship, and Fundraising!
Tickets are now on sale by registering here on this website. Once registered, you can purchase your auction tickets or Sponsor a Table. You can also purchase your entry tickets for the FREE Tuition Drawing, and sign-up for the FREE Childcare provided during the event!
Tickets are $40 per person and includes Hors d’oeuvres, Desserts, Beer, Wine, Champagne, and non-alcoholic beverages. In addition to the food and beverages, your ticket price also includes FREE childcare (provided at Zion by volunteers), fun games and prizes, and a contest for the best dressed man and woman in Gatsby/Roaring 20’s themed dress!
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Don’t miss out on the Early Bird Discount price of $75 for a couples ticket. Available until midnight April 5, 2018. Use code “EarlyBird” (no spaces).
NEW THIS YEAR: You can now conveniently pay online with your credit card. You can also choose to save your credit card information in your profile so that your final bill after the auction can be automatically charged without having to stand in long checkout lines at the end of the night!
WE NEED YOUR HELP! We rely on donations from our church and school families to make this a successful and fun event each year. For information on how you can donate auction items, materials and supplies needed before the event, or volunteer before, during, or after the event, please click the links below. Thank you in advance for your continued support!
Profits from the auction will be used to continue the ministry and mission of Zion Lutheran Church & School.
Today, Monday, September 18 is the last day to place orders for Zion Spirit Wear. Orders may be placed online at: Zion Spirit Wear.
Lunch Menu Updates:
Friday, September 22 – Teacher Feature – Ms. Jaynes’ choice – Brats, Hot dogs, baked beans, fresh fruit, BBQ chips and dessert.
Monday, September 25 – Teacher Feature – Mrs. Reck’s choice – Spaghetti with meatballs, garlic knots, salad and dessert.
Wednesday, September 27 -Grade Fav – 8th Grade Choice – Pizza Day
The annual Zion Carnival is next Friday, September 29, 2017, and we need you!!! We needs lots and lots of volunteers!! Please click this link to sign up: Carnival Volunteer Sign Up . We would love it if you signed up to work more than one shift! Cake walk is again part of our carnival and is a student favorite! Donations to the cake walk may be brought into the library any time before 3:00pm on Friday, September 29th. Cookies, cupcakes, etc. must be packaged in groups of six or more! The class that brings in the most goodies will win a special prize, so make sure you label your items with the name of your teacher in order to be counted. We will also be accepting donations of bottled water and canned soda for our concession stand as well as 2 liter bottles of soda for our Ring Toss game. These may be brought into the office anytime. Ticket presales will take place on Tuesday, September 26th through Thursday, September 28th, and will be held in the school lobby before and after school. For every $25 you purchase in presale carnival tickets you will be entered into a drawing for a pair of Bronco tickets (game to be determined).