ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL AND PRESCHOOL AP
ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL AND PRESCHOOL APRIL 2018
A GROWING CHURCH, SCHOOL AND PRESCHOOL
Each Sunday there are new faces at Zion. By this time of year, we have become familiar with all of our Zion Preschool and School families. Some of our families are active members in congregations other than Zion, and some parents have expressed an interest in becoming members of Zion Lutheran Church.
If you have no church home of your own, and would like to become better acquainted with the teachings of Zion Lutheran Church, or if you are interested in becoming a member of our congregation, you would be asked to visit with Pastor Winckler.
Please remember that all of our families at Zion Lutheran School and Preschool are invited to worship with us each Saturday at 5:30PM or Sunday at 8AM or 10:45AM. Sunday School and Bible Classes for all ages are offered from 9:30AM - 10:30AM.
We invite you to join us for worship!
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARENTS AND VOLUNTEERS
Milo Winter and the New Horizon Band will present a concert on Tuesday, April 17, at 8:30AM in the MPR. We would like to take this opportunity to invite all of our parents and volunteers to join us! Hopefully this event will be a way to say “Thank You” for all that you do at Zion Lutheran School and Preschool. We appreciate our parents, grandparents, friends and all who volunteer their time to make our school such a wonderful place.
Following the concert, light refreshments will be served to our volunteers and to the band members. Please plan on joining us as we say “Thank You” for volunteering your time and talents!
SPECIAL EVENTS IN APRIL
ART FAIR Our students in grades 1-5 have been learning about different styles of art and famous artists. On April 10, Zion Lutheran School and Preschool will be having an Art Fair from 3-6PM. Come and see the artistic talents our students have been blessed with. Everyone is invited to join us for this special occasion.
SPRING DANCE Zion’s PTL (Parent Teacher League) will be hosting the spring dance at Zion on April 26th from 6-8PM. It will be a “Glow for Jesus” theme again this year. All are welcome to come to fellowship and dance!
SPRING BREAK will be on Friday, April 27. There will not be any preschool, school or daycare.
South Dakota Assessments
The State of South Dakota mandates testing at certain levels for children in state accredited schools. Zion’s fifth graders will be taking the South Dakota Science Assessment. Our 5th grade students will be taking this test during the week of April 23.
Students in grades 3-5 will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment at the end of April. Classrooms will be testing during April 16-26. Specific test days for each class will be sent home by the classroom teachers.
These tests are the State’s assessment system for accountability used to measure student proficiency and adequate yearly progress in South Dakota Schools. This means that your child’s scores provide a comparison of his or her performance to that of thousands of other students who took the test under similar conditions. The results help our teachers to plan lessons that build upon what our children already know and encourage progress in areas our children have not yet mastered. It is important to understand that no one “passes” or “fails” this test.
These types of tests can give only certain kinds of information about how an individual child is doing in science, math, and language arts. To get a more complete picture, parents also need to consider other important factors including how your child does with daily class work; other tests the teacher gives, homework, and other activities.
Test results for the South Dakota Science Assessment and the Smarter Balanced Assessments will be sent to our school after State testing is completed. Parents will also receive a letter concerning results.
PTL CONSIGNMENT SALE
It’s coming! Zion PTL Children’s Clothing and Toy Consignment Sale will be here on April 12th through 14th! We need you and your children’s “gently used” clothes and toys to make our sale a success. Registration costs $5 and you get your first pack of 50 tags (additional packs for $1), a chance to sign up for your shift and the opportunity to shop the participants-only sale! Please see Hope Genzlinger or Nora VandenBos, our school secretary to register. Friends of Zion are welcome to participate too.
The schedule for the sale is as follows:
Thursday, April 12 1-3PM Set up
3-5PM Check In
5-7PM Participant Sale
Friday, April 13 7AM-5PM Public Sale
Saturday, April 14 7AM-Noon Half Price Sale
Noon-3PM Clean Up
April Chapel Offerings will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
3 3rd & 4th Grade Swimming at the Y
Board of Christian Education Meeting @ 6PM
4 Chapel w/Chaplain Wilson@ 8:30AM
5 Young Rembrandts
Faculty Bible Study @ 3:15PM
9 Midterm Grades go home
2PM- 1st Grade Rushmore Ranger
10 Art Fair 3-6PM
11 Chapel w/ DCE Lorien @ 8:30AM
12 Consignment Sale set up 1-3PM
Consignment Sale Check- in 3-5PM
Participants Sale 5-7PM
13 Consignment Sale 7AM-5PM
14 Consignment Sale half- price 7AM- Noon
16-26 Grades 3-5 Smarter Balanced Assessments/ Grade 5 SD Science Assessment
17 New Horizons Volunteer Appreciation Band Concert @ 8:30AM
18 Chapel @ 1PM led by 2nd Grade
19 2nd Grade leads Chapel @ BHLS @ 8:45AM
Faculty Calendar Meeting @ 3:15PM
20 2nd Grade field trip to Waste Management Education Center
22 Dedication of Zion’s Nature Trail @ Noon
23 PTL Meeting @ 5PM
24 JAM for 4th & 5th Grade @ 6PM
25 Chapel 8:30AM Pastor Sturzenbecher
26 Last Yong Rembrandts
Spring School Dance 6-8PM
27 No School Spring Break Day
29 Zion Voters’ Meeting (Budget)
30-May 4 Guest Artist Sandra Newman will be leading Watercolor classes for grades K-5.
Upcoming Events for May…
4 Kindergarten Circus
9 9:30AM Spring Piano & Music Recital
World of Reptiles Assembly @ 1:30PM
11 No Class Track Meet @ RCC
16-18 5th Grade Outlaw Ranch
18 Early Dismissal @ 11:15AM
21 Fifth Grade Graduation
22 5th Grade Fun Day
23 Last Chapel
Last Day of Classes (11:15AM Dismissal)
29 First Day of Summer Daycare
June 4-8 Vacation Bible School