Congratulations 8th Graders!
Braeden Michael Alfred Cook
Abigail Joy Lesko
Lexi Michelle Pfeiffer
Taylor Marie Seelbach
God’s blessings to you, Braeden, Abi, Lexi, and Taylor, and best of luck
in high school.
We will miss you,
~ Your Zion Family
Zion Fish Stand Volunteers Needed!
It is that time of year again - time to sign up to
work the PTL Fish Stand! Each year the PTL has
a stand at the Staunton Fireman's
Homecoming. We sell fish sandwiches, fries and
onion rings along with soda and water. This year
we are adding two fun new items to our menu:
chicken strips and fried Oreos! The stand helps
raise money for the PTL to use on many important projects
throughout the year that benefit your children in so many ways. The
stand also helps get our name out in the community. We are in need
of workers to help with the stand over the course of the weekend
(June 20-24). It takes ALL of our parents to make this stand
…and it's always a fun time had by all! The sign up genius
link is: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E44A9AA2DABF58-volunteer
. You may also call Amber Ruehrup at 618-779-7282 to sign
up for your shift.
Zion Choir to Sing at Busch Stadium
For the second year in a row, Zion Lutheran School is
invited to sing at Busch Stadium before a Cardinals game! Zion students will be sing “God Bless
America” on the field before the game on Saturday, August 31. Game is at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday,
August 31. We will be sitting in sections 128B and 129B. These tickets normally have a face
value of $60, but we will be selling tickets for $25 each (children under 4 do not require a
ticket). Please share this information with family and friends! We hope many of you will be able
to join us for a fun evening at the ballpark! Please contact the school office to purchase tickets!
Summer Calendar of Events
Jun 3 - Dairy Queen Night
Jun 15 - Mt. Olive Parade
Jun 21 - 23 Fish Stand
Jun 23 - Staunton Parade
Jul 1 - Dairy Queen Night
Jul 21 - PTL Meeting
Jul 22-26 - Vacation Bible School
Aug 1-2 - Registration
Aug 5 - Dairy Queen Night
Aug 12 - Open House
Aug 14 - First Day of School
Aug 24 - Zion Golf Tournament
Aug 31 - Zion Night at the Ballpark
Zion C Team Basketball Tournament Update
Congratulations Zion Panthers!
Congratulations to the
boys basketball team on
their 3rd place win at our
tournament last weekend!
The boys and coaches are
pictured with their trophy
after their win against
Trinity, Edwardsville on
Thank you so much to everyone who helped in any way at the basketball
tournament last weekend. We appreciate everyone’s help in making the
tournament a fun and successful weekend for the athletic program!
Ava Fernandez(L) & Adrienne Meade(R), Winners in the Macoupin County Spelling Bee!
Macoupin County Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to 6th grader, Ava Fernandez, on
her 1st place win and congratulations also to 7th
grader, Adrienne Meade, on her 2nd place win at the
Macoupin County Spelling Bee!
Way to go, Ava and
From the Desk of the Prinicpal
Real, Present God...
It is time for the last newsletter of the 2018-19 school year. It is amazing
to think that another year is in the books. Thursday was the last day of
Lilly's (my daughter) first year here. I took the obligatory picture by the
Zion Lutheran School sign to show how much she has grown this year.
When we think of growth, it is often in relation to size. Kids have physical
growth spurts that are amazing to witness. There are times that we come
back from Christmas break and I'll notice a child has grown about an inch!
What is harder to see is academic growth. Is my child ready? Is my child
prepared for the next step in their academic career? We assess to
continually monitor academic growth. Other than the height weight chart
maintained by your child's pediatrician, test scores are the easiest growth
to chart. But, at Zion, we exist for more than academic growth. We are
here to nurture spiritual growth as well. What would that test look like?
Would it be like a catechumen's questioning? Would it be a measure of
the fruits of the spirit? Would it be a Likert scale with the categories; love,
joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and
self-control? (Galations 5:22)
Our God is real. He is present. We pray that we reflect his love daily.
This summer will be packed with work. First, we have physical upgrades
to the facility.
- New Playground Fencing
- Revamped playground play space
Then, we have curricular improvements.
- Lower level science is high on our priority list.
We have staffing changes.
- Most noticeably, the calling of a new lead pastor as pastor
transitions to retirement.
Please keep praying for us at Zion. We thank you for another beautiful