From the Principal

From the Principal

February  2019

“Knowing Jesus, Growing in Faith, Serving God’s Children”

Tuition Options for the 2019-2020 Zion School Year

These rates were approved by our Board of Directors in the December 2018 meeting.



$4480 first child                       

$4035 each additional child              

Community Rate is available to all upon request.   


$2295 first child  

$2070 each additional child

This active member rate is given to the school by Zion Lutheran Church in honor and support of the family’s commitment to Christian Education.

“Active” Zion Church Member Rate encourages active membership in Zion Lutheran Church. 

  • The desired goal is weekly attendance at worship and Bible study at Zion Lutheran Church.  The Board of Christian Education has made the decision that a minimum of 50% church attendance is required to obtain the Active Member Rate.  Tithing is also an important goal for each church member as we present our gifts to God.
  • Attendance is tracked through teacher records and Church 360 (church office record of friendship pad signing).  Attendance is mainly determined through signing the “friendship pad.” 

Book fee for all students

$175 first child

$150 each additional child

Preschool  2019-2020                         

Registration                                $75

3 year olds – 2 days                    $130

4 year olds – 3 days                    $155

4/5year olds – 5 days                  $245

full preschool/daycare                $550/month

daycare                                       $3.75/hour

** Preschool registration for current preschool students will be on March 18.  Registration for all school families and Zion church members will be on March 20.  Registration will open to community members on March 25.

PTL Meetings

Because you have a child attending Zion Lutheran School and Preschool, you are automatically a member of our Parent Teacher League.  PTL meets on the second Wednesday each month at 2PM. 

Our PTL meet on a monthly basis to plan fundraisers and monthly events that include parents and students.  Perhaps you have ideas or comments to share.  Please feel free to contact any of the PTL Officers:  Allison Flaherty (860-946-9081), Trisha Miller (718-9797), or Amie Rose (381-3744).

In March we will be selling Butter Braids for our Spring Fundraiser.  They will be delivered before Easter. 

The “Family Fun Night” will also take place in March.  Look for ways to volunteer in Monday notes and on Zion’s PTL Facebook Page soon!

Our annual Clothing Consignment Sale is April 11-13.  If you have any questions concerning the consignment sale please contact Hope Genzlinger or Nora Vanden Bos (342-5749).  Please join us and invite friends to this event!


          Fourth and Fifth Graders competed in our school Geography Bee. 

          Madison Ketel, fifth grader, was the first place winner; Grace Lawrence, fifth grade took second place, and Jet Vifquain and Ethan Schmidt tied for third place.

          The first place winner took a test to try to qualify for the State Bee to be held on March 29.  Winners of the State Bees will participate in a National Championship on May 19-22, in Washington, D.C.   

          We are very proud of all of our fourth and fifth grade students.  Great job!

Fourth and Fifth grade students also competed in the school Spelling Bee in December. Zion’s first place winners, Elizabeth Markworth, (5th grade) and Izzy Hughes (4th grade) will be competing in the Regional Spelling Bee on February 9, at Rapid City Central High School.

  • Kindergarten Screening

March 15

  • PTL Consignment Sale

April 11-13

  • School Science Night

April 25 (3-6PM)

  • Family Fun Night

March 7

  • Track Meet @ RCC

May 3

(Parents should plan on attending)

  • PTL School Spring Dance May 10, 6-8PM

This month our offering will be a food drive for Feeding South Dakota.

*Our goal is to collect 700 pounds of food.

5       3rd Grade Swimming 5 of 6

         Board of Christian Education Meeting @ 6PM

6       Chapel led by BHLS students @ 8:30AM

7       100th Day of School

         Young Rembrandts @ 3PM

         Faculty Bible Study @ 3:15PM

         Boys’ Basketball Game @ Zion @ 6PM

9       Regional Spelling Bee at Rapid City Central                                          

10     Voter’s Meeting @ Noon

11     Summer Daycare Registration for families

12     3rd Grade Swimming 6 of 6

13     Non-Zion, past summer daycare participant

         Summer daycare registration

         4 yr.  Morning Preschool Valentine Party

         Chapel led by 1st Grade @ 1PM 

         PTL Meeting @ 2PM   

14     1st Grade leads chapel @ BHLS @ 8:45AM

         Valentine Parties for K-5, 5 day preschool & 3yr.olds

         Boys’ Basketball Game @ Zion @ 6PM

         End of 2nd Trimester

15     No School – Teacher PD Day

18     No School – Presidents’ Day

         Boys’ Basketball Game @ Zion @ 6PM

19     Grade 4 Swimming 1 of 6         

20     Chapel @ 8:30AM led by Miss Nora 

21     Faculty Calendar Meeting @ 3:15PM

         Boys’ Basketball Game @ Zion @ 6:30PM

         Faculty Growth Mindset Meeting @ 3:15PM 

25     Report Cards Go Home

         Boys’ Basketball Game @ Zion @ 6PM

26     4th Grade Swimming 2 of 6

         JAM @ 6PM (4th & 5th grades)

27     Chapel @ 8:30Am w/ Pastor Sturzenbecher     

28     Faculty Book Study @ 3:15PM

         Boys’ Basketball Game @ Zion @ 6PM

Knowing Jesus, Growing in Faith, Serving God’s Children