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  • Writer's pictureBrittany Clark

Newsletter 3/22/2023


¨ 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


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!


Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming up next week! Links have been emailed for each teacher, please sign up for the dates/times that work best for you. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.


Coming home with students this week is our LAST Scholastic Book Order for this school year. You can order books online at with our class activation code GWWND (see below) or bring to school the paper order form from the back of the flyers with a check *made out to Scholastic Book Club*. Ordering is completely optional.

Class Order Due Date – 04/26/2023


Mr. Gephart has received a divine call to teach high school math and coach at Michigan Lutheran High School in St. Joseph, Michigan. Please keep their family in your prayers as he deliberates where best to serve the Lord.

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


Practice for the play is under way, it is scheduled for April 16th. Costume information has been emailed & costumes/props can be brought in to school.

There are a few items that we are still looking for. 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.

Mrs. Eckstrand’s Room

This week our Jesus story is "The Passover Lamb". After much interest in just it's picture, we are learning about the Passover from the Israelites escape from Egypt. We are learning how Jesus is our Passover Lamb. The Israelites needed the blood of a lamb to be saved from death. We need the blood of our Lamb, Jesus, to be saved from eternal death. Our memory treasure this week is "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God." John 14:1.

Our Science this week continued with the senses and focused on the sense of smell. We learned why it's important for our nose to smell. No drinking sour milk for this class!

In Social Studies Miss Natalie took us to her hometown of Seattle, Washington. We flew there in our plane and even visited the space needle. A funny but true memorable fact...Did you know its job is to catch lightning to keep people safe.

In Art we are finishing our song props.

In Movement we are enjoying another Irish river dance. This one has partners.

Preschool: Our letter this week is Ff for fish, fox, fruit, and family. Our number review is 5. We are also practicing our 2 and 12. We are doing a plethora of activities for pre-reading, reading, and Math. Busy and having too much fun 😊

Kindergarten: We took our number bonds chapter test in Math and will begin money. In Reading we will finish Ettabetta and meet the Superkids as a whole class finally.

Mrs. Utsch’s Room

In 1st grade Math we used the strategy make a ten to add a two-digit number and a one-digit number and used mental math to find 10 more and 10 less. In Reading we recognized spelling patterns for contractions with pronouns.

In 2nd grade Math we added three-digit numbers with and without regrouping. In Reading class, we added ing and ed endings to verbs and recognized irregular past tense verbs.

In 3rd grade Math we identified fractions greater than one and wrote them as a mixed number and measured lengths to the nearest half and fourth of an inch using a ruler. In Reading we are reading the novel “The One and Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate.

In Religion we heard a parable of a vineyard owner who showed love to his workers by giving them work to do and a day’s pay. God loves us and gives us something we don’t deserve and can’t earn, the free gift of salvation. We thank God for his free gift of salvation. In our other Bible lesson, we heard how Jesus told his enemies they should obey their government and God. God wants us to obey him and the government.

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 fractions. The 5th graders are learning how to multiply fractions. The 6th graders are learning the different measuring units and conversion factors. The 7th graders are learning about perimeter and area. The 8th graders are working with radical expressions. Square roots are their favorite.

In Geography we are studying Eastern Europe.

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 we welcome Kylie Wolf, a senior student teacher from MLC into my classroom for the next 6 weeks.

Next Week’s schedule - Spelling Lesson 28, Memory Work - John 14:6

Monday - 4th Math Test (Ch.15),

Tuesday -

Wednesday - 5th Math Test (Ch.15)

Thursday - Spelling Pre-Test, 8th Math Test (Ch.10)

Friday - Spelling Final Test

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