Zion Lutheran School - News & Events

Important Upcoming ZLS Events

October 14: Family Movie Night
October 29: Trunk or Treat
November 18: Dinner Auction

SAVE THE DATE - Trunk or Treat, October 29th

ZECEC will once again host a Trunk or Treat event on the back lot of the school on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Trunk or Treat will take place from 4-6pm. We are in need of families to enter cars and pass out candy. If you are able to enter a car in our event, please contact Pam Kleckner. Cars will need to enter the lot between 3:15pm and 3:45pm to set up and be ready for trick or treaters to enter at 4:00pm. If you are unable to enter a car, but can donate candy for the event, please drop it off at the daycare or church office. We will be adding something new to our trunk or treat this year. We encourage all trick or treaters to bring a non-perishable food item or personal care product and help fill a trunk. We will be tricking hunger and treating the food pantry. We look forward to making this a great event for Zion and the Staunton community.

A note from Pastor Mitteis


If you're happy and you know it . . . Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life; the whole aim and end of human existence – Aristotle But if that's the true measure of life, being happy, the majority of Americans are missing the mark. Harris Poll (June 2013) one in three Americans say they are happy. Being happy is a very subjective, sometimes sinister, and often times an elusive thing. Take Charlie Brown for instance – Happy for Charlie would be kicking that ball. Lucy had another happy in mind. Being happy for some requires only a book and some solace. While for others it's all about the party and having a crazy time. Most parents and teachers agree: We want children to be happy; happiness is a gift from God. But if that's your ultimate pursuit . . . sooner or later you'll end up in the two out of three crowd of the Harris Poll. Sooner or later like Charlie Brown the object of your' happy will move, break, fall apart, wear out . . . you get the picture. What then? Better than ‘being happy' is having purpose.

Purpose, having a happy and fulfilling life requires purpose, specifically your God given purpose, your place in the world as the people of God. It's not enough to know God put us here, we also need to know why. Jesus said to his disciples . . . you are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Preparing todays learners to be tomorrows Christian leaders is a unique mission: God gives for us to show the world what His kingdom looks like in flesh and blood. Whether you are 6, 16, or 60 that's a pretty tall order! But not for God. In fact Jesus did say, With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.

Have a great weekend; Stay in His grace and care.
Pastor Mitteis

From the Desk of the Prinicpal


It finally feels like fall. Well, at least for now, it does. Please take time to check out the LCMS page at lcms.org if you are wanting to donate to assist relief efforts in Texas, Florida, or Puerto Rico. This hurricane season has been incredibly taxing on resources as the devastation is widespread and three distinct areas have received devastation.

On a more local note, our sports teams continue to do well. I had the pleasure of watching portions of the volleyball game last night. I did spend a good amount of time chasing my 2 year old, Lilly, around though. It is exciting to see how far they have come in such a short time. Boys' baseball has concluded. Our last game was against Unity and the crew had their best performance of the year. I look forward to fielding an even larger team next fall. Seven out of our 11 players were 5th graders, so our future is bright.

Today, students will be traveling all over. We have the younger students traveling to Mills Apple Farm and the older students will be walking to Heritage Manor to sing to the residents there. It is always wonderful to witness outside of the walls of Zion.

May God Bless Your Weekend!

In Christ,
Mr. Manning
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View below for what's happening at Zion Lutheran School and upcoming Lunch menus
Saturday - 10/14
VB Tourney in Belleville – C Team
7:00 Family Movie Night
Sunday - 10/15
Praise Him Choir Sings at 10:30 service
Tuesday - 10/17
6:00 Volleyball Conference Game @Holy Cross
Wednesday - 10/18
8:30 Chapel
1:45 Early Dismissal
Thursday - 10/19
1:45 Early Dismissal
Friday - 10/20
No School
Lunch Menu:
Monday 10/16
Taco Salad – Chips, Taco Meat, Lettuce, Cheese, Tomatoes, Salsa, Applesauce, and Milk
Tuesday 10/17
Cheese or Hamburger, French Fries, Corn, Jello, and Milk
Wednesday 10/18
Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Peas, Pears, and Milk
Thursday 10/19
Chicken Nuggets, Buttered Noodles, Green Beans, Brownie, and Milk
Friday 10/20
No School
*Whole wheat bread is available each day as well.