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  • Writer's pictureBrittany Clark

Newsletter 4/19/2023


¨ April 20th

Kid Print – fingerprinting K & 6th

¨ April 23rd

3:00 School Play,

Students be there by 2:45

¨ April 28th

Drive Day – no bussing

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**3:30** Pick-up time

¨ April 28th

6:00 Groundbreaking

¨ May 3rd

10:00 Start & Parent Drive MORNING

8:00 School Board meeting


Is this Sunday, April 23rd at 3:00. Children should be to Immanuel church by 2:45 (basement).

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 – please bring them to the church basement kitchen.

If there are a lot leftover, we will sell variety plates for $5 after the play.


Groundbreaking will now be on April 30th at 6:00.

Students will have a short event the following week during school.


ALL grades will be attending the play “Stone Soup” at MLC in New Ulm on Friday, April 28th.

There is no bussing this day and dismissal will be at 3:30 instead of 3:00 to accommodate the afternoon show time.


Mr. and Mrs. Redfield have decided to decline our calls to teach at Immanuel Lutheran School.


We have received the Good Deed Award from the National American Legion Auxiliary for making meals for shut-ins over Christian Education Week! The award will be presented on April 19th. Well done and thank you to all who helped with this project!


Kindergarten and 6th grade plus new students will have the opportunity Thursday, April 20th to be fingerprinted by the sheriff/police department. Please return your signed form.


Have been sent home, please either enter your order online or submit the paper form with payment by April 26th.


Very Important Person Day is Friday, May 5th. Invitations/RSVPs have been sent home this week. Please return the form with how many VIPs will attend with each child by April 28th. Morning snack and lunch will be provided this day.

Dismissal will be at 12:30, no afternoon bussing or latchkey this day.

Mrs. Eckstrand’s Room

This week our Jesus story is "Jesus makes breakfast". We learned that after Jesus rose, he appeared to his disciples while they were fishing. After catching no fish, they listened to Jesus to cast the nets one more time and caught 153 large fish, without breaking their nets. We too should listen to Jesus' words and blessings will overflow. "Come follow me" is our memory treasure.

In Science we investigated bees. We looked at their hives, their jobs, and why they sting. We also learned about the NOTbee, which is a fly who looks like one.

Preschool: We are reviewing the numbers 4 and 14. We also reviewed the letters a, b, c & d, e, f.

Kindergarten: We are on the hunt with the superkids to find a club house and find a Bb-bus. In Math we will finish introducing money and investigate the calendar and time.

Funny: the preschool girls have determined that recess isn't fun anymore because "we never find dwarfs on our digs", but "if someone could just bring them a BIG shovel it'd be a lot easier."

Mrs. Utsch’s Room

In 1st grade Math we sorted, described, drew, and compared 2-D shapes and made new 2-D shapes. In Reading we read and spelled words with the ar and or spelling pattern and used the suffix -ful in sentences.

In 2nd grade Math we measured the length of objects in inches and feet and measured objects to the nearest yard. In Reading class, we read and spelled words with the long e spelling pattern such as ee, ea, and ie and identified the main idea and details of a story.

In 3rd grade Math we displayed and interpreted data using frequency tables, bar graphs, picture graphs and number line plots. In reading we are reading the novel “The One and Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate.

In Religion we heard how Jesus’ enemies lied to Pilate and threatened him to get Jesus put to death. God allowed his Son to be sentenced to death as part of his plan of salvation. We also heard how Jesus let himself suffer on a cross to take away the sins of all people. Jesus earned our salvation by suffering and dying for us. We thank and praise God for keeping his promise to save us.

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 finishing up “Old Yeller”. They will be doing a unit on folk tales and fairy tales next. The 6th-8th graders are learning about poetry.

In grammar this week we are learning about punctuation and capitalization.

In Math, the 4th graders are relating fraction, decimals, and percents. The 5th graders are learning about probability. The 6th graders are learning about area, volume, and surface area. The 7th graders are learning about volume and surface area. The 8th graders are working with rational expressions. We will be dividing polynomials and trying to simplify them.

In Geography we are studying Eastern Europe. We have been working on a group project and we will be presenting them this week and next.

In History, the upper graders are studying ancient civilizations. We are currently learning about the Middle Ages and the Black Plague. The lower graders are learning about the start of the United States. We are studying our government.

In Writing, we are working on our personal narrative.

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

Next Week’s schedule - Spelling Lesson 32, Memory Work - John 16:33

Monday - Geography Presentations, 5th Math Test (Ch.17)

Tuesday -

Wednesday -

Thursday - Spelling Pre-Test

Friday - Spelling Final Test, 4th Math Test (Ch.18)

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