Principal's Letter

October 2017 

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

Remember there will be no School/Preschool/ Daycare on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, October 9-11.

The teachers will be attending the SD Lutheran All Workers’ Conference in Rapid City.  On October 9 we also observe Columbus/Native American Day.




Midterm grades for students in grades 3 through 5 will be sent home on Monday, October 16.  Our first Parent Teacher Conference will be scheduled for Thursday and Friday, October 26 and 27.  Please note there will be NO PRESCHOOL on either of these days.  Grades K through 5 will dismiss at 11:15AM on Thursday and there will be no school on Friday.  On October 26 Preschool Conferences will be scheduled from 8AM-6PM; Grades K-5 conferences will be scheduled from 1-6PM.  On October 27 Preschool – Grade 5 Conferences will be scheduled from 8AM to Noon.



This year our Girls’ Basketball Team consists of players in the fourth and fifth grades.  We are looking forward to a great season.  This year’s team includes: Hayley Eisenbraun, Olivia Miller, Claire Vifquain, Shay Solinsky, Maddison Altstiel, Maci Kerns, Elizabeth Markworth,               Miya Muellenberg, Jora Schaeffer, Madison Scott, Elizabeth Sutton, and Ashlynn Wellman.

The team is coached by Miss Birkmire and Trish Miller.

The girls will be practicing for their upcoming games in October and November.  Please join us as we cheer for our Girls’ Basketball Team!


     On Wednesday, October 4th from 5-7PM Zion Lutheran School will be partnering with McDonalds for a McTeacher’s Night. All your favorite teachers and the principal will be working behind the counter and in the lobby to raise money for technology and classroom needs at the McDonalds located off of Mt. Rushmore Road on Cleveland Street. During 5-7PM 50% of all orders with a Zion McTeacher night ticket will be donated back to our school! Extra tickets can be picked up after church or in the school/church office. We hope to see everyone there!


Steve Trash Assembly

Rockin’ Eco Hero magician Steve Trash will be presenting his show that focuses on recycling during the afternoon of Monday, October 16.  The show will be approximately 45 minutes long. Students will learn about the magic of ecology; how to reduce, reuse, recycle; what IS recyclable; and they’ll see some really incredible magic. This event is sponsored by the Rapid City Solid Waste Division.


Pajama Day!

     On Tuesday October 31, Zion Lutheran School will be holding a pay to wear Pajama Day.  For $1 students and teachers will be able to wear their comfy pajamas to school.  Proceeds from this event will go towards Zion’s tuition assistance fund.  Money can be turned into students’ classroom teachers.


Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

     Join us for an evening of food and fun on October 15 from 4-7PM, to raise funds for Rick Featherstone and his family.  Rick is the father of one of our 2nd grade students.  Rick was diagnosed with a large brain tumor on July 3rd.  At the end of August he had extensive brain surgery at the Mayo Clinic to remove part of the tumor.  Currently Rick is at Mayo for six weeks of radiation which will be followed by chemo here in Rapid City.  Extensive medical bills, loss of income, and additional needs have greatly impacted this family.  Please join us for a spaghetti dinner to help raise funds to help with these expenses.



Our Chapel offerings will go to the American Brain Tumor Association.



2          Board of Education Meeting @ 6PM


3          Mrs. Meloy Music Lessons Begin


4          Chapel/ Pastor Winckler @ 8:30AM

Fine Arts Session 2 of 6

McTeacher Night @ McDonald’s from 5-7PM           


           5           Faculty Bible Study @ 3:15PM


            9          Columbus / Native American Day

                         No School


          10-11     No Preschool/School/Daycare

Teachers at Inservice/Conference


           12         Faculty Book Study @ 3:15PM


           15         Featherstone Spaghetti Benefit Dinner  4-7PM


16        Steve Trash Recycling Magic Show in the Afternoon



            18        Chapel led by 4th Grade @ 1PM

Kindergarten Field Trip to Outdoor Campus

Cookie Dough Pick-UP 3-5PM

Fine Arts Session 3 of 6


19        4th grade Leads Chapel @ BHLS @ 8:45AM

            Faculty Calendar Meeting @ 3:15PM


23-27   Red Ribbon Week


   23     PTL Meeting @ 5PM


   24     J.A.M. for 4th & 5th Grade Meets @ 6-7 PM   


   25     Chapel / BHLS @ 8:30AM

            Fine Arts Session 4 of 6


26     No Preschool

         Preschool Conferences 8AM-6PM

         K-5 Dismiss at 11:15AM

         No Aftercare

         K-5 Parent Teacher Conferences



     27   No Preschool, School

            Parent Teacher Conferences, Pre-School through Grade 5 


            Shadow Day @ BHLS


   29     Black Hills Lutheran Circuit Reformation Service @ Civic Center @ 10AM


  31      $1 Pajama Day



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