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Newsletter 4-6-2022


Thank you to all the kids for a wonderful concert on Sunday. Also thank you to all the parents for helping with the Spaghetti Supper!

PTF Meeting

Our next meeting is Monday, April 11th at 6:30 pm. All are welcome to attend!

No School – Easter Break

We do not have school Friday, April 15th through Monday, April 18th.

School resumes on Tuesday, April 19th.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

We have Parent/Teacher Conferences coming up next week. A link has been emailed to sign up for a time slot that works for you to meet with your child/children's teachers. If you have problems using the sign up there are printed copies in the entryway of school (I will try to keep this updated online) or email me with what date/times you'd like and I'll enter them for you.

Call Received

Mr. Gephart has received a call to teach middle school science and coach at St. Croix Lutheran Academy. Please keep the Gephart’s in your prayers as they deliberate where best to serve.

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. If you need to make changes to your schedule, please let Mrs. Eckstrand know as soon as possible.

Summer Stangs’ – Summer Care

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

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


¨ April 6th

10:00 Start and Parent Drive Morning

¨ April 11th

PTF Meeting

6:30 pm

¨ April 15th & 18th


Easter Break

¨ April 29th

MLC Play

11:00 am

Mrs. Eckstrand’s Room

This week we continue Jesus’ journey to the cross. “Jesus Prays in the Garden” is our story. We learned to pray like Jesus, often and for God’s will to be done. “Your will be done” is our memory treasure.

In Science we talked about how the Earth’s rotation is what causes day and night. When it’s day on one side it’s night on the other.

In Social Studies we will be falling down Niagara Falls in New York and Canada.

For Art we made our very own collage with cut paper.

Preschool: We are writing our last letter Zz for Zebra, Zipper, Zoo, and Zero. Our numbers are on review and we are working on building number flowers.

Kindergarten: For Math we have begun learning all the coins and their worth. In Reading we are still cleaning up the bus for the superkids club.

Thank you for all the birthday wishes!

Mrs. Utsch’s Room

In 1st grade Math we identified equal or unequal shares and divided shapes in halves and fourths. In Reading we read words with the ar and or pattern, identified antonyms, and read the story “Rex King Visits”.

In 2nd grade Math we added and subtracted lengths in centimeters and measured and compared lengths in centimeters. In Reading we read pattern words that are compound words, used singular and plural pronouns in sentences, and distinguished between fact and opinion.

In 3rd grade Math we used and made line plots to display data. In Reading we are reading “Shiloh” by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

In Religion we learned about how God had chosen Saul to become king over the Israelites. At first Saul was a humble king and served others and God, but Saul disobeyed God and was not sorry for his sins. God wants us to humbly serve others and him, and God hates sin and wants us to repent of our sins and obey 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 “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 Giver”. What would life be like in a utopian society?

In Grammar the students are learning about capitalization and commas.

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

In Geography we are learning more about southeast Asia.

In History the upper graders are learning about the Vietnam War. The lower graders are learning about MN history. They are learning more about the Civil Rights Movement.

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 28, Memory Work – John 11:25

Monday –

Tuesday – 6th Math Test (Ch.10)

Wednesday – 5th Math Test (Ch.16)

Thursday – Pre-Spelling Test

Friday – Final Spelling Test

Student Teacher: 4th-8th Room

Hello! I’m Lynnea Starzl. Originally, I am from Yankton, South Dakota, a small town right next to Nebraska’s border. However, my family and I have moved to several places around the Midwest. Currently, I am studying at Martin Luther College to be an elementary school teacher with a minor in social studies. This semester will be my last before graduation, and moving to Mequon, Wisconsin, where my Fiancé will study to be a pastor. Thank you, Immanuel school and parents for allowing me to work with the fourth through eighth grade class these coming weeks.

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