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  • Writer's pictureBrittany Clark

Newsletter 3/15/2023


¨ March 17th

End of 3rd Quarter

¨ March 27th – 31st

Parent Teacher


¨ April 3rd

PTF Meeting – 6:30

¨ April 4th

Parent and School Board Meeting with

Fundraiser – 6:30 at Immanuel Church

¨ April 5th

10:00 Start & Parent Drive Morning

¨ April 7th and 10th

No School – Easter Break


Practice for the play is under way, it is scheduled for April 16th. Costume information has been emailed & outfits can be brought into school.

There are a few items that we are looking for, they would be used for the play and then returned to you (except the sheets and boxes). The list is in the link below, please review the available items, click on the button to signup if you are able to supply it. Thank you for your help!

We will be doing a bake sale during intermission of the play; each family is asked to bring a dozen large cookies or a 9x13 pan of *uncut* bars. They will be sold for $1 each.


If you haven’t already, please return your child’s washed uniform to school.

It was a great season & thank you to all the parents and volunteers for helping chauffer and at the tournament!


Thank you for all your hard work, we have a final total and will be ordering the cards. Once we receive them, they will be distributed. If you are still waiting on payment from individuals, please return the check/cash to school once received.


Mr. Gephart has received a divine call to teach high school math and coach at Michigan Lutheran High School in St. Joseph, Michigan.

Mrs. Utsch has received a divine call to teach grades 1 & 2 at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Please keep them and their families in your prayers as they deliberate where best to serve the Lord.


Our last clothing order for this school year! If you’d like some new Mustang apparel, the new Track t-shirt, or a water bottle, now is your chance. Ordering is open until March 17th. Website is below, GO MUSTANGS!

Mrs. Eckstrand’s Room

This week our Jesus story is "Blessed is the King". We learned about Palm Sunday, and Jesus entering into Jerusalem. We also learned that he is the King of our hearts. Our Memory treasure is "Hosanna in the highest." Matthew 21:9

In Movement, we are "learning" to Irish Dance.

We have started to really dive into our songs for the Spring play day.

Preschool: We are reviewing all our numbers from 1-20. We are finishing up our Alphabet. We are beginning to investigate other letter and math concepts.

Kindergarten: We are playing educational games with Ettabetta. In Math, we are starting to add the correct symbols to our addition bonds we've been creating.

Mrs. Utsch’s Room

In 1st grade Math we added and subtracted multiples of ten and added with tens and ones. In Reading we identified final y words with -er and -est endings, reviewed ai and ay words, and used comparative and superlative adjectives in sentences.

In 2nd grade Math we solved addition and subtraction word problems and solved multi-step addition and subtraction word problems. In reading class, we read words with the long e spelling pattern -ey, ie, and -ine and used the conjunctions and, but, or or in sentences.

In 3rd grade Math we identified, drew, and named fractions as equal parts of a whole or a group, represented and named fractions on a number line, and expressed whole numbers as fractions. In Reading we are reading the novel “The One and Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate.

In Religion we heard how Jesus willingly rode into Jerusalem and was honored by the people as their Savior and King. Jesus is our Savior and King and we also show him honor and give him praise. We also heard a parable that Jesus told. The parable was about a master who was pleased with his servants who faithfully used their talents. God gives us different talents and out of love for God we faithfully use our talents to serve him.

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 reading “Old Yeller”. How does a dog play a big part of a boy’s life? The 6th-8th graders are reading “The Boy in the Stripe Pajamas”. It is a WWII story about a German boy befriending a Jewish boy in a prison camp.

In Grammar this week we are learning about adverbs and pronouns.

In Math, the 4th graders are learning about factors and multiples. The 5th graders are learning about adding and subtracting fractions. The 6th graders are learning the different measuring units and conversion factors. The 7th graders are starting the basics of Geometry. The 8th graders are solving polynomials by graphing and using the quadratic equation.

In Geography we are studying Scandinavia and the British Isles.

In History, the upper graders are studying ancient civilizations. We are currently learning about ancient Japan. The lower graders are learning about the start of the United States. We are studying the beginnings of the Revolutionary War.

In Writing, we are writing an essay and giving 2 good reasons and 1 bad for that topic.

Next Week’s schedule - Spelling Lesson 27, Memory Work - Isaiah 55:11

Monday -

Tuesday -

Wednesday -

Thursday - Spelling Pre-Test

Friday - Spelling Final Test, 6th Math Test (Ch.9)

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