Principal's Letter

December 2017

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


Zion’s Preschool and Kindergarten classes did a beautiful job of sharing the message of Jesus’ birth on Sunday afternoon!




 Please come and join us this Sunday at 4PM as the students in grades 1-5 present the Christmas message in word and song. This Christmas musical reminds us of the Joy that came to earth that special night in Bethlehem. Six shepherds share their experience on the night that Jesus was born.

Please join us to help celebrate the greatest gift of Christmas, given by the Father, His Son, Jesus!

Our inclement weather date will be Tuesday, December 12, at 6PM.


The entire staff of Zion Lutheran Church, School, and Preschool wishes you and your family a truly Christ-filled Christmas Season!



Special Worship Services at Zion


We invite our families who may not have a church home to worship with us at Zion during the Christmas Season.

  • Saturday, December 16, 5:30PM Sunday School Children’s Service
  • Sunday, December 17 Services 8 & 10:45 AM;  Christmas Caroling  @ Noon
  • Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, 10AM, 5PM, & 7PM both evening services will be Candlelight Services

            No Sunday School

  • Christmas Day Service, Monday, December 25, 10AM
  • New Year’s Eve Services, Sunday,

            No Sunday School



What a privilege it is to be able to worship our Lord each Sunday.  I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you as parents to take your children to church and Sunday School on a weekly basis so that your children will grow in their walk with the Lord.

Part of the Parents’ Personal Pledge found in our school handbook is your pledge to continue to make religion a part of home life by regular church attendance.  If you are an “Active Zion Member,” please be sure to sign the friendship pad, church attendance is reviewed on a semester basis for our “active members.”

If you do not have a home church, we invite you to Zion (Saturday Evening 5:30PM, Sunday Morning 8AM or 10:45AM; Sunday School at 9:30AM).  May God continue to bless you as you lead and nurture your children in their Christian life.


Please note that during the Advent Season our students will attend Zion’s Advent Service at 10AM.  Children in preschool and kindergarten will have “Jesus Time” in their own classrooms on these Wednesdays.





December Chapel Offerings will go to

 Flutter Productions.



                3      Preschool/ Kindergarten Christmas @ Service 4PM

                4      Crazy Sock Day

                        Girls’ Basketball Game @ Zion @ 6PM

6      Christmas Instrument & Piano Recital

        Kindergarten Visits West Hills Village @ 12:15PM

        Advent Services 10AM & 6PM

        Wednesday 5PM Meal

7      West Hills Village Visits Zion @ 1PM

        Faculty Bible Study

        Girls’ Basketball Game @ Zion @ 6PM

 8     Girls’ Basketball Practice @ 3:30PM

        Parents Night Out @ Just Jymnastics 7-10PM

     9     Kids’ Christmas Extravaganza 11AM-4PM

10    Grades 1-5 Christmas Service 4PM

11    Girls’ Basketball Pictures & Practice @ 3:30PM

        Board of Christian Education Meeting @ 6PM  

12    Black Hills Lutheran School   Christmas Program @ 6:30PM

13    5th grade Fruit Available for Pick-up

Advent Services 10AM & 6PM

        Wednesday 5PM Meal

14     4th & 5th Grade Spelling Bee @ 8:30AM

        Faculty Meeting Calendar

        Girls’ Basketball Game @ Zion @ 5:30PM

16    Sunday School Christmas Service @ 5:30PM

17    Zion Christmas Caroling @ Noon

18    Hearing Screening for Preschool- 3rd Grade

        PTL @ 5PM

19    Hearing Screening for 3yr. Preschool

20    Advent Services 10AM & 6PM

        Wednesday 5PM Meal

        Classroom Christmas Parties

        3PM All Classes Dismiss for Christmas Break

        Daycare until 5:30PM

January 3, 2018  All Classes Resume




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