Zion Lutheran School - News & Events

Important Upcoming ZLS Events

August 24: Pizza Fundraiser Night - Little Italy's
August 26: PTL Golf Tournament
September 10: Sunday School Rally Day
September 17: 1st PTL Meeting, Cafeteria

Sunday School Rally Day & Fall Fesitval

Sept. 10 marks the start of a new Sunday School year with Rally Day! Sunday school starts at 9:15 am every Sunday for both adults and kids! The Board of Evangelism will also host their annual Fall Festival on the back lot of the school following 10:30 worship. Hot dogs, chili, treat bags, and a bounce house for the children. Please plan to join us for all of these wonderful events happening at Zion on Sunday, Sept. 10.

From the Desk of the Prinicpal

August 18th, 2017

Monday is just around the corner. It always is, you say. Well this Monday will be the solar eclipse. Unless you are already living in a bunker, you undoubtedly have heard of the magnificence of the event as well as the dangers of the event. We have several things planned. Teachers will be sending specific viewing plans but let me address the safety aspect.

Each classroom will be instructed in safe viewing practices. Our glasses are from verified manufacturers. We received a partial donation from the STL Eclipse organization. They provided a grant to local schools so every child could have access to glasses. Their website also has some great info: www.stleclipse.org. Here is the manufacturing info for the glasses we have: Eclipse Shades by Rainbow Symphony, Inc., Reseda, CA 91335 www.rainbowshymphony.com and Lunt Solar Systems by LUNT, Tucson, AZ 85745 www.luntsolarsystems.com

If you would like to opt your child out of eclipse activities, please contact your child's teacher so arrangements can be made. Also, you are welcome to join your child for the viewing. If you plan to be out of town with your child, please inform the teacher before Monday by email. Let's enjoy this awesome event that hasn't taken this path in over 400 years!

In Christ,
Mr. Manning

A note from Pastor Mitteis

August 18th, 2017

What can you remember about your first day of school? Who was your teacher? How many were in your class? What do you remember about the room? How did you get to school? People who study such things say that on average our earliest memories reach back to when we were in our 3's. At that age, the part of our brain (hippocampus) has matured and is ready to store memories. Very few grown-ups can remember anything before the age of 3. What happened to those memories? Those who know say that when you were 7 your earliest memories began to fade. They call it childhood amnesia. [Psych Central News: Jan 26, 2014] At that time a fleet of neural-engines are revving to life including our verbal abilities and the revelation that we are each our own entities. Prof Julie Gurner. First day of school? What can you remember about yours? What will your child remember?

As I write these thoughts for edition #1 of Panther Paws the first day of school is in the bag. And what a first day it was! After more than 2 months off 79 children arrived back. I did a quick, informal survey at the end of the day . . . asked our teachers, What was it like for the children to be back in school? Survey response: Excited, happy, glad, sad, stressful, nervous, and unsure of the new reality. Too be sure, moving ahead a grade brings all kinds of new realities. One of our students remarked, This is so good I forgot I'm in school. What can you say to that? I'd like to ask you to join me in thanking the Lord!

Our theme for this year is: It's still all about Jesus. That's right, it's all about Jesus. Because after all He is the Christ, the Son of the Living God, the Mighty King of Kings, Lord of Lords . . . our Savior and friend. Now School is school and that still means things like reading, writing, and arithmetic . . . repast and recess! And as pastor of Zion I pray that much of our time together will be ‘so good we forget we're in school'. Now that would be something! But (in my mind) most of all this year at Zion will be about remembering what we've learned so far . . . and then going beyond to learning even more of what God has revealed: That the Lord God of all things, seen and unseen, is loving beyond all measure. We will learn more about Jesus, about Christmas and Easter and things in between and beyond. And as we learn His amazing story, that unveils all those things from the beginning, we will begin to look forward to the things to come when our Savior returns. And on that day you shall say, ‘Give thanks to the Lord.' Blessings to you and your family as we begin a new year together.
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View below for what's happening at Zion Lutheran School and upcoming Lunch menus
Saturday - 8/19
10:00 C Team VB Tourney - Litchfield
Sunday - 8/20
10:30 Service - Joyful Noise Choir Sings
Monday - 8/21
Solar Eclipse Day! 7/8 Field Trip
Wednesday - 8/23
8:30 Chapel
Thursday - 8/24
Little Italy’s Pizza Night
6:30 VB home vs. Troy (D/C team)
7:30 VB home vs. Troy (A team)
Friday - 8/24
SHS Graduation
Lunch Menu:
Monday 8/21
Taco Salad – Nacho Chips, Taco Meat, Lettuce, Cheese, Tomatoes, Salsa, Applesauce, and Milk
Tuesday 8/22
Pony Shoe – Hamburger, French Fries, Cheese Sauce, Carrots, Chocolate Pudding, and Milk
Wednesday 8/23
Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Peas, Pears, and Milk
Thursday 8/24
Corn Dog, Baked Beans, Carrot & Celery Sticks, Peaches, and Milk
Friday 8/25
Spaghetti in Meat Sauce, Side Salad, Brownie, and Milk
*Whole wheat bread is available each day as well.