Principal's Letter

January 2018

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





This year our Parent Teacher League fundraising efforts will support many projects at Zion Lutheran School and Preschool.  About $2000 was raised for books for our classrooms and library through the purchases made during the Scholastic Book Fair.  Other purchases this year are:

·      Junior Achievement program for grades 2, & 4.

·      Christmas Treat Envelopes for all of the students after their Christmas Services

·      Classroom money for each teacher at the beginning of the year

·      Swimming Lessons at the YMCA for students in grades 3 and 4

·      Wiggle Seats & Standing desks for classrooms

·      Security Door Repair & Update

·      World of Reptiles Assembly

·      Guest Artist in the School program




This year’s boys’ team will be off to a great start with our coaches, Luke Edwards and Jim Stone. Practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school.

Please watch your child’s Monday notes for the time and place of games…and come cheer for our team!





Text Box: SWIMMING LESSONSStudents in grades 3 and 4 will receive five, one-hour swimming lessons at the YMCA.  The third graders will begin their lessons on January 9th. The fourth graders begin on February 13th. On March 20th the 3rd and 4th grade classes will have one final fun swim day together as a part of their swimming lessons.  This activity is paid for by our Parent Teacher League.


Board of Christian Education, 2018


Joel Palmreuter is our board president.  Other returning members are Steve Burling, Jackie Baker, Tara Stecher, Faith Hoppen, and Allison Flaherty. Rachel Wenzel and Ryan Swenson are new members. 

The Board will be addressing church, school and preschool educational issues and needs for 2018. 



PTL will sponsor a “Family Fellowship Afternoon” on Sunday, January 28, from 1-4PM at the Main Street Ice Skating Pond.  Just mention that you are from Zion.  We look forward to an afternoon of skating and fellowship.






Black Hills Lutheran School will be hosting a fundraiser pancake feed on January 28th at Our Redeemer Church.  Pancakes will be served from 9:30AM- 12:30PM.






January Chapel Offerings will go to the Make-A-Wish foundation.  See the school bulletin board for more information.

January    3     Classes Resume

                        Chapel with Pastor Sturzenbecher

4      Faculty Bible Study

9      Grade 3 Swimming Lessons 1:40PM

        Boys’ basketball practice

        Cheerleading Practice

Board of Christian Education Meeting @ 6PM

10    Chapel with Chaplain Wilson

11    Young Rembrandts begin @ 3PM

        Faculty Book Study

14    Special Voters Meeting @ 12:15PM for calling an Associate Pastor        

                15 No Preschool, School Martin Luther                          King, Jr. Day

    16    4th & 5th grade Geography Bee

            Grade 3 Swimming Lessons 1:40PM

            Midterm grades go home

17   Chapel with DCE Miss Lorien @ 8:30AM

  18   Faculty Meeting Calendar

 22   PTL Meeting @ 5PM

 23   Grade 3 Swimming Lessons 1:40PM

        JAM grades 4&5 @ 6PM

 24   Chapel Led by BHLS @ 8:30AM

 25   Faculty Meeting  “Growth Mindset”

 28   PTL – Main Street Square Ice Skating 1-4PM          

                30    Grade 3 Swimming Lessons 1:40PM




            If you are interested in becoming a member of Zion Lutheran Church or know somebody that does, there will be a class offered on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30am about Bible Basics. Attendees that complete this class are eligible to become members. Classes begin on January 21.





 Text Box: CheerleadingGirls in grades 4 & 5 will be able to participate on the cheerleading squad for the boys’ basketball team. Miss Lorien Petersen will once again be the cheerleading coach.  Practices will begin on January 9th, and will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. The cheerleaders usually cheer at all the home basketball games. Watch your Monday notes for game dates and times.













            Lutheran Schools’ Week

                     February 25- March 2


PTL Family Fun Night

                     March 1, 530-730


PTL Consignment Sale

April 12-14  


Spring Art Fair

April 10, 3-6 PM


PTL School Spring Dance

April 26, 6-8PM

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