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Newsletter 4-13-2022

No School – Easter Break

We do not have school Friday, April 15th through Monday, April 18th. He is risen!

School resumes on Tuesday, April 19th.

MLC Play

MLC Children’s Theatre Presents: The Elves and the Shoemaker. Friday, April 29th. Bus leaves at 9:30, show starts at 11:00. Bring a cold lunch.

PRESCHOOL – ALL DAY OPTION ONLY this day as we will return in the afternoon.


We are looking for donations of metal forks and spoons for the children to use at lunch time.

Lunch Supply

It has come to our attention that children have been taking advantage of the emergency food supply more often than should be necessary. We will be keeping track in future and will contact families if this becomes repetitive.

Call Returned

Mr. Gephart has made the decision to return his call to St. Croix Lutheran and remain here at Immanuel Lutheran School!

Scholastic Book orders

Flyers have been sent home, please return paper orders with a check by May 2nd or order online.

Registration Folders

Blue registration folders will be coming home with students in the next few weeks. Please look over your information carefully and make any changes. Sign/initial and return to school by May 16th.

Summer Stangs’ – Summer Care

Registration for summer care is live on the school website, it is filling up fast!

Please sign up by May 15th if you will be needing care this summer. June 6th through August 19th, 7:00 am till 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.


¨ April 15th & 18th


Easter Break

¨ April 29th

MLC Play

11:00 am

¨ May 4th

10:00 Start & Parent Drive Morning

¨ May 26th


6:30 Closing Service & Awards

Mrs. Eckstrand’s Room

This week our Jesus story is “Jesus Died for Me”. We remembered the story of Jesus dying on the cross because He loves us more than anything. His dying on the cross paid for all of our sins. “Forgive us our sins” is our memory treasure.

For our Science and Social Studies this week we are focusing on the Titanic, obviously 😊 We have learned what icebergs are and their sizes, metal eating bacteria, visited Belfast, enjoyed the first-class view, and even made our own first-class view while learning that lifeboats can only hold so many people.

In Art we became our own ship designer and had fun using oil pastels to design our ships.

Preschool: Our full alphabet review has begun, and we are using our fine motor skills to decorate and make our letters. This week we decorated T, I, A, and C. We are reviewing all our numbers as well and will enjoy activities and games to reinforce and memorize them.

Kindergarten: During Math we are finishing up coins and their values, as well as trading them out for each other. We will test on Friday. In Reading we focused on Rr and decorating the new superkids club bus as a rainbow. We also reviewed our primary colors. We will test on Thursday.

Thank you all for meeting with me this week in conferences. I’m always excited to check in and continue to focus on keeping every child learning.

Mrs. Utsch’s Room

In 1st grade Math we used nonstandard units to measure and compare lengths of objects. In Reading we read words with the ar and or patterns, decoded words with the er, ir, and ur spelling pattern, and read the story “Fire”.

In 2nd grade Math we identified and drew three-dimensional and two-dimensional shapes. In Reading we read pattern words that have the long a spelling pattern spelled ai, ay, ey, eigh, ange, and -able, used capitalization rules in a title, and used comparative and superlative adjectives.

In 3rd grade Math we described shapes, described angles and sides in shapes, and defined quadrilaterals. In Reading we are reading “Shiloh” by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

In Religion we learned that God gave David faith and helped him kill Goliath. God has given us a strong faith and gives us help in times of trouble. Jonathan, King Saul’s son, protected David when his father tried to kill him. Christian friends are blessings from God and we want to act as true Christian friends.

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 “Island of the Blue Dolphins”. What is going to happen when the Aleuts from Russia come to the Island? Will they be friend or foe? The 6th-8th graders are reading “The War that Saved My Life”. A story about a young girl during WWII.

In Grammar the students are learning about capitalization and commas.

In Math the 4th graders are learning how to add and subtract unlike fractions. The 5th graders are learning about rates and ratios. The 6th graders are learning how to find the area, volume, and surface of different shapes. The 7th graders about volume and surface area. And the 8th graders are learning how to multiply, divide, add, and subtract rational expressions.

In Geography we are learning more about southeast Asia.

In History the upper graders are learning about the Civil Rights Movements. The lower graders are learning about MN history. They are learning more about Modern Minnesota.

In Writing we are writing a demonstration paragraph focusing on sequence and order.

We also have a student teacher for the next 6 weeks in the classroom. Her name is Lynnea Starzl.

Next Week’s Schedule – Spelling Lesson 29, Memory Work – Acts 2:21

Monday – No School

Tuesday – 7th Math Test (Ch.10)

Wednesday – 4th Math Test (Ch.17)

Thursday – Pre-Spelling Test, 8th Math Test (Ch11)

Friday – Final Spelling Test

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