Dear ZLS Families,
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.
Have a great week!
Dear ZLS Families,
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.
Thank you and have a great weekend.
You’re invited to celebrate with us!
Friday, August 24 at 6:00pm!
Meet in the Gym for good food, fellowship, and the opportunity to celebrate a new school year!
Please bring a dish to share. PTL will provide pulled pork, drinks, and paper products.
Join us for Zion Lutheran School’s Annual Flower Sale!
Mother’s Day Weekend – Saturday, May 12 from 8am-5pm (or until stock is gone)
Shop Local for:
- Flowering Bowls/Baskets
Delivered straight from the greenhouse!
They say . . . . “Wait to plan till Mother’s Day”
Sign up in the school office or online
Call Nicki Maillet at 303.921.6752 or Nicci Beauprez at 303.919.2165
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).
Stay tuned for updates!
Important reminder: School Picture day is tomorrow, Tuesday, September 12 for grades K-8. Picture order forms were handed out earlier this month. If you need an extra one, please stop by the school office and pick one up. You may also order pictures online at: www.mylifetouch.com. Zion’s Picture Day ID: CG997257Y0.
Military Personnel, Police, Sheriff, Fire Department and EMT’s are invited to attend a Thank You Luncheon tomorrow, Tuesday, September 12. Zion will be serving lunch continuously from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm in the school gym. Plan on joining us! NO RSVP required.
This Friday, September 15 is an early release day (Teacher In Service). Classes will be dismissed at 11:30. Daycare will be available for those who have preregistered. However, NO hot lunch will be served.
Have you place your order for new Zion Spirit Wear? Do so now at: www.companycasuals.com/zionlutheran. Order deadline is Monday, September 18.
Dear ZLS Families,
Welcome to the last week of school! It is hard to believe the 2016-2017 school year is coming to a close.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of this year’s Mother’s Day Flower Sale. Because of your help, we raised $3,032! We couldn’t have done it without our wonderful volunteers and patrons.
If you haven’t already stopped by the school office to finalize 2017-2018 registration, please do so as soon as possible. There are forms you need to pick up and review. Registration fees were due Friday, May 19. Plan on completing fall daycare/after school forms if you know your family will be using daycare next school year.
Summer daycare forms are due now. If your family plans on using summer daycare, please stop by the school office to fill out the registration form as soon as possible.
4 year old Preschool Graduation is Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 pm in the gym. Children need to be dropped off in their classrooms by 6:15 pm.
8th Grade Graduation is scheduled for Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 pm in the church. Please note the church bulletin stated the ceremony begins at 6:30 pm, however the correct time is 7:00 pm. We congratulate our graduates and their families on this accomplishment.
The last day of school is Friday, May 26 and is an early release day. All classes will be dismissed at 11:30 am.
Dear ZLS Families,
Field Day for grades 1 – 8 is this Friday, May 12 at Lutheran High in Parker, CO. Kindergarten and preschool children will NOT have regular classes that day. Stop by the school office for a copy of directions and tips for the day, if you haven’t already received them from your child’s teacher. Please be aware if Field Day is cancelled due to weather conditions, K-8 will have a regular school day.
The PTL Flower Sale is this Saturday, May 13. PTL needs your help to make this sale a success. Very few volunteers have signed up and they really need your assistance! Stop by the school office, or click on the link to sign up online. www.tinyurl.com/zlsfs2017
If you have a wagon PTL could use during the sale, drop it off in the school office beginning Wednesday, May 10. Be sure to label your wagon so it can be returned to you.
Welcome to Teacher Appreciation Week. Schools across the nation celebrate and honor their teachers through out this week. Here at Zion, our PTL, will be honoring our teachers each day with fun themed items. As the principal of Zion Lutheran, I’m very blessed to work with such dedicated teachers and staff. I have the written the following to honor my teachers and to give a glimpse as to what life is like as a teacher here at Zion…
You know the old saying, “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.”? True or not, I believe teaching is just as rewarding and demanding as those who are in the category of “doers versus teachers.” The teaching ministry here at Zion Lutheran School is very demanding even if for just ten months of the year. A teacher’s day never begins or ends when the bell rings to start or end the school day. Teachers are often in the building as early as 6:30 am. Teachers are often ending their day at school as late as 4:30 or 5:00 pm. That alone can be an average of a 10 hour day or longer. Even then, most teachers still have to grade papers for another hour or so! Due to the joys of technology, teachers also must input those grades into an online software that allows parents to view grades. Oh yes, I forgot to mention that on top of all this, teachers often come in on a Saturday or Sunday to make all their necessary copies and lesson planning for the following week. Teachers do all this because at the end of the day they love teaching and love being around your children. They love having the opportunity to share Jesus and to pray with their students. Most importantly, they love seeing a child grow up strong in their faith as they live for Jesus each day.
Did you know…
- Teachers at Zion are paid at a rate that is comparable to 80% of what 27J teachers make. The per pupil income received from 27J is higher than what we charge for tuition here at Zion.
- Teachers at Zion supervise students at lunch and must also supervise recess, whereas their public school counterparts often have paras to supervise those times.
- Teachers at Zion must teach their own P.E. classes, whereas their public school counterparts often have full-time P.E. teachers.
- Teachers at Zion volunteer to coach a sport, tutor students, lead clubs after school, and coordinate school events
- Teachers at Zion also volunteer to help with church related ministries such as VBS, Sunday School, and Children’s messages.
My teachers would tell you that even though each day is demanding, it is also a joy! The joy comes from knowing we are servants of the Lord fulfilling a greater purpose. A purpose that has eternal consequences. We believe in the power of Christ, and are passionate about working with you the parent to educate your child spiritually, emotionally, and academically. If you have a chance this week, please take time to thank your child’s teacher for all they do!