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ZachBrewerMr. Zach Brewer, received the Rocky Mountain District, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod’s Administrator of the Year Award. Presented at the Annual Lutheran School Conference held each October for Lutheran Schools in Colorado, Utah and New Mexico each year, Brewer was a little surprised and accepted the Award with grace and humility.

The District’s School Committee selected Mr. Brewer and the Award was presented by Mr. Paul Albers who is an Executive for the District’s schools and congregations. Albers mentioned Brewer’s ability to balance leadership and encouragement; confidence and humility; mercy and willingness to have the tough conversations.

Mr. Brewer shared his love for Zion school families and the congregation. He told the audience that he could never accomplish all that he does without his excellent teaching staff.

Congratulations Mr. Brewer!

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Dear ZLS Families,

The Astronomy Club will be meeting today, Wednesday, October 14 from 3:15 – 4:15 in the art room, the club is open to students in grades 3rd – 8th.

Picture retakes for grades K-8 is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20th. If your child missed the original picture day, please stop by the office to pick up an order form. If you are unhappy with the first pictures, please send the original order with your child on Tuesday, October 20th to have the photos retaken. *Important: If you are still waiting for your original picture order
Lifetouch has informed me a second shipment was mailed out on Friday, October 10th. I should be receiving them by Friday, October 16th.


Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day: Don’t forget to join us on Tuesday, October 20th at Chick-Fil-A. The class with the most purchases wins a special treat, so be sure to mention your teacher at the time of purchase.

PTL Meeting: Please join us at 6 PM on Wednesday, October 21st for our first PTL meeting of the year. Hear school news from Mr. Brewer and fundraising news from the PTL.

Parent/teacher conferences are approaching in the next couple of weeks and we are planning to provide our awesome teachers with dinner on the 29th and breakfast the morning of the 30th. We need your help to make this happen! We would like to provide a chili bar with all the fixings along with a fall inspired dessert bar. Go to and find the schedule under coordinator last name: Roberts and password: ZionLions.
Or you can click here for the dinner schedule, and click here for the breakfast schedule

If you have any questions, you can call or text Karen Roberts at 720-934-8639. Thank you all for your support and encouragement for our teachers!

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Updates from your ZLS PTL – Week of October 13, 2015

School Carnival Gratitude: Thank you one and all for your support of the Zion School Carnival! Preliminary reports show approximately $3,200 was raised to support our goals to add drinking fountains, update technology, and make playground improvements. We had a great turn-out and judging by all the laughter and smiling faces the kids really enjoyed themselves again this year.

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day: Don’t forget to join us on Tuesday, October 20th at Chick-Fil-A. The class with the most purchases wins a special treat, so be sure to mention your teacher at the time of purchase.

Box Tops Winners: Mr. Hart’s 4th grade class took the prize for most box tops collected in August and September for K-8, with Mrs. Gallegos’ 2nd grade class coming in on their heels to take 2nd place. Mrs. Heideman’s class collected the most for Pre-K. At the end of September, 3,800 box tops have been collected towards this school year’s goal of 31,000 box tops. Keep ’em coming!

PTL Meeting Reminder: Please join us at 6 PM on Wednesday, October 21st for our first PTL meeting of the year. Hear school news from Mr. Brewer and fundraising news from the PTL.

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Mr. Zagel plans to be back to work on Monday, October 12. We had previously thought he’d be back yesterday, October 5. However, his doctor believes that one more week will be beneficial to his overall recovery. Please keep him in your prayers!

Amy Seifert, Zion’s bookkeeper, is also dealing with a medical issue. Amy’s liver has been slowly failing and she is now in need of a liver transplant. A donor appears to be found, but several more tests are needed to ensure a correct match. If all goes well, Amy will hopefully have a liver transplant within the next two months or so. She will then be recovering from surgery for a period of 6 months or so. Please keep her in your prayers! In the meantime, Lori Morgan a member of Zion Lutheran Church will be handling all of the accounting responsibilities. If you have any payment issues or questions, please contact the school office or email us at We thank you in advance for your patience as we make this transition.

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Welcome to Zion Lutheran School as we begin our 2015-2016 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(ren)…

  • Put Jesus 1st in your life
  • Punctual attendance is expected, school starts @ 8:00am each school day, be here as early as 7:30am – Parents it is imperative that we get started on time each day, so we ask that you exit the building by 8am each day, unless you are volunteering for a teacher, in which case check in at the school office to receive a visitor pass
  • If you haven’t yet, activate your Edline account – Starting August 31, your child’s grades (1-8) will be available on the school website — check your child’s grades weekly and hold them accountable for missing work.
  • 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.
  • Become very familiar with Zion’s website, it has useful information. Check out the “Parent Information” tab for most of your school forms and schedules.
  • 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 mohawks or spaghetti strap shirts)
  • 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.

Again, I am 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.

In Christ,
Zach Brewer, Principal

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PTL meeting re-scheduled 10/21 (instead of 9/28) at 6:00 PM: Please join the PTL at it’s first meeting of the school year. Mr. Brewer will provide a school update and we will share other fund raising news.

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night 10/20: Please join us for our first Spirit night of the school year on Tuesday, October 20th at Chick-Fil-A. Be sure to mention your child’s class when ordering – the class with the most purchases wins cookies!

Thanks for your continued support of Zion Lutheran School.

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This is carnival week!! We still need volunteers, so please, please sign up at: For those who have already signed up….THANK YOU!!!!

Also, download the document below for Carnival News including information on presale tickets, cake walk, and needed donations of bottled water and soda! Presale begins tomorrow and goes through Thursday. Tickets will be on sale be before and after school. Each $25 in presale tickets gets you entered into a drawing for a pair of tickets to the Broncos-Vikings game on October 4th!!

Please be aware, due to carnival set-up on Friday NO hot lunch will be served. Students need to bring a sack lunch to be eaten in their classroom. No microwaves will be available, but milk will be.

New this year, a pumpkin patch will be open for you to purchase your fall pumpkins during the school carnival. Pumpkins will be $5 each, cash only, no carnival tickets may be used. – First come first serve.

Zion has a new after school club, Astronomy! Mrs. Reck will be the acting staff member. The first meeting will be this Wednesday from 3:15 – 4:15 in the Art Room. The club plans on meeting on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. The club is open to students in grades 3 – 8th. Thank you to Cole Roberts for his vision for this new club.

ZLS Carnival information

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The Lion Award is given to honor those students who exhibit positive, Christian traits in five basics areas; scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship. Each week teachers and staff, grades K-8, will choose student recipients based on their behavior and actions the previous week to be honored in chapel in front of their peers. Students who are recognized in one or more of the five areas mentioned above will receive a Zion car magnet as our way of honoring them for their Christian behavior! The idea behind the program is to encourage Christian behavior and reward them for it, and to balance that out with the current system of disciplining those who do not.

Congratulations Lion Award Winners!

Briton Beaver – 1st Grade
Payton Pawlak – 1st Grade
Dominic Petrocco – 1st Grade

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One of the music requirements here at Zion is for students to sing at Sunday Services for the church and community with their class. We will sing each semester, this is the schedule for the first semester.

Class Sunday Services (Dates and Times subject to change)

8:00 am (7:30 call) or 10:45 (10:15 call)
5th Grade
October 4 @ 10:45 am
4th Grade
October 18 @ 10:45 am (with MS Choir)
MS Choir
October 18 @ 10:45 am (with 4th graders)
2nd Grade
November 8 @ 8 am
3rd Grade
November 15 @ 10:45
1st Grade
December 6 @ 10:45 am
December 13th @ 8 am

Please let Mr. Villacres know if there is a scheduling conflict for your child. Contact: or 720-266-7942

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Dear ZLS Families:

The school carnival is only 3 weeks away, Friday, October 2, and we still need a significant amount of volunteers.

For those of you who have already signed up…Thank You!!! Your help will be greatly appreciated!!

For those of you who have not yet signed up, please consider signing up for a shift (or 2).
All of your help will be greatly appreciated, and we really do need all of you to make this event a success!!

If you have questions, please email me, Jen Semroska, at

Please click on the following link to sign up!

Thank you for your willingness to help!!

Jen Semroska
Carnival Chair