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Newsletter 12-8-2021

Picture Re-Takes

Re-takes are scheduled for Thursday December 9th. Order forms will be sent home or you can order online if you haven’t ordered already.

School ID: EVTKCH6V8

Christmas Party

Classroom Christmas parties and a Pizza lunch will be Friday December 17th – full day of school.

No School – 12/20 through 12/31.


If you would be interested in helping drive to practices and/or games just let us know what day and how many players you can take. The more help the better!


If you are thinking about giving gift cards this Christmas, please go through this program to help earn money for our school! There are order forms in the entryway of school and Immanuel church. Or you can contact Karen Kohls (Immanuel) 320-444-0170 or Teresa Ross (Grace) 320-305-9262 directly.

The last date for ordering to get cards by Christmas is December 12th.

School Nurse

The school nurse will be coming in Thursday, December 9th to do some hearing and vision screenings.


¨ Dec. 9th

Picture Retakes

& Basketball Practice

3:15 – 5:30

¨ Dec. 13th

PTF Meeting 6:30

¨ Dec. 14th

Basketball Practice

3:15 – 5:30

¨ Dec. 16th

Basketball Game at

PLS (Fairfax) 4:00

¨ Dec. 17th

Pizza Lunch & Class

Christmas Parties

¨ Dec. 20th – 31st


Mrs. Eckstrand’s Room

This week our Jesus lesson is “Jesus is born!”. Our Memory Treasure is “Today… a Savior has been born”. We rejoice that Jesus came to save the world. We understand how humble He needed to be to be born as a baby and placed in a manger. What amazing love!

In Art we are working on our “secret” Christmas gifts.

For Movement we are still working on balance and jumping with hopscotch as well as hand eye coordination while dribbling.

Science had us learning all about gravitational force.

In Social Studies we will begin to travel the U.S. and check out monuments and places to visit.

Please remember to send shoes with your children. We don’t like wearing wet snowy boots into the classroom.

Preschool: Our letter this week is Ee for Easton, and egg, and elephant. We learned a new alphabet dance called “ABC Kickbox”. Our number is a review of 9. Circle then a line makes a fine number 9.

Kindergarten: In Reading we will finish up Sal and all his sports. Then another Superkid comes to visit! Sight words went home in bookbags. Please practice them with your children every day. They should be able to just see the word and read it. In Math we are practicing naming and drawing flat and 3D shapes.

Mrs. Utsch’s Room

In 1st grade Math we are solving addition and subtraction problems using manipulatives and drawing pictures. In Reading we are associating long vowel sounds with the CVCe pattern and read the story “Kites”.

In 2nd grade Math we are solving 2-digit addition and subtraction problems with and without regrouping. In Reading we read words with the long -oo and short -oo spelling pattern, identified meanings of homonyms, used quotation marks in sentences and identified and used compound words.

In 3rd grade Math we solved 2-step problems, identified number patterns on an addition table, and used mental math strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems. In Reading we are reading “Ramona Quimby, Age 8” by Beverly Cleary.

In Religion we learned how Pharaoh refused to obey God. God wants us to listen to those who teach his Word. We heard about how Pharaoh ignored God’s command and almighty power. Faith in God leads people to gladly obey his commands.

Our classroom Christmas Party is Friday, December 17th. Please have a boy bring a boy gift and a girl bring a girl gift. A note was sent home with more details. Please contact me if you have further questions.

Mr. Gephart’s Room

Hi Parents, Family, and Friends,

Here is a look into the classroom this week.

In Reading the 4th-5th graders are starting “Where the Red Fern Grows”. We get to see how 2 dogs change a boy’s life. The 6th-8th graders are reading “Animal Farm”. Are the pigs good leaders?

In Grammar the students are learning about possessives, plurals, and appositives.

In Math the 4th graders are learning about graphs and surveys, 5th graders how to multiply decimals, and 6th grade is learning about mean, median, and mode. The 7th graders are learning about graphing and the 8th graders how to graph equations.

In Science the 4th-5th graders are learning about cells and the 6th-8th graders are learning about volcanoes and earthquakes.

In History the upper graders are learning about World War 1. The lower graders are learning about MN History. They are learning about the flower, lumber, and iron industry.

In Writing we are writing a full paragraph putting into practice all of the steps we’ve talked about. Topic sentence, body sentences, and a conclusion.

Ms. Paul is my new student teacher; she will be in the classroom until the end of the year.

Next Week’s Schedule: Spelling Lesson 14, Memory Work – Psalm 27:1

Monday – 6th Math Test (Ch.5)

Tuesday – 4th Math Test (Ch.8)

Wednesday –

Thursday – Spelling Pretest, 5th Math Test (Ch.9), 7th Math Test (Ch.5)

Friday – Spelling Final Test, 8th Math Test (Ch.6)

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