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Newsletter 9/21/2022


¨ September 22nd

Volleyball Practice

3:15 – 5:00,

Soccer Game at PLS Gibbon - 4:00

¨ September 23rd


no bussing

¨ September 24th

Soccer Tournament at St. Peter

(Gault Field)

¨ September 26th

Farm Field Trip

9:00 – 11:30

¨ September 27th

Soccer & Volleyball Practice, 3:15 – 5:00


Our first Drive Day is coming up on Friday, September 23rd. There is no bussing on this day as the public schools have a professional development day. Children will need rides to and from school. We have several of these throughout the school year so please plan accordingly.

If before or after school care is needed (Latchkey) please let us know as soon as possible so we can schedule enough caregivers.

Field Trip

Monday, September 26th all students will be going to the Kruse farm to pick pumpkins and the Kurth farm for a tour. THANK YOU!

We leave just after 9:00 and will return to school by 11:30.

Please dress appropriately for farm/field and weather (Sweatshirts and/or jackets, extra shoes…)

Preschool Parents: please be patient if we are late for morning pickup.


Our first scheduled singing in church is October 2nd at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Please be there by 9:45, the service begins at 10:00.

This is not mandatory but all children are encouraged to attend so we have enough voices. If you need to leave after singing that is fine as well.


Wednesday, October 5th is our first Late Start and Parent Drive morning of the school year. School starts at 10:00 these days and therefore no bussing is available in the morning only.

If before school care is needed (Latchkey) please let us know so we can schedule caregivers.


Play scripts went home this week:

1-3rd is doing "A Tree called Aesop” in November and 4-8th is doing "Peter Pan" in April.

Please begin memorizing right away.

Mrs. Eckstrand’s Room

Our Jesus story is Noah's Ark. We learned that Noah trusted in God and God kept Noah and two of each kind of animal safe on the Ark from the flood that destroyed the earth. He also sent a rainbow as a promise that he will never flood the earth again.

In Art we are making our own rainbow, check it out in our coat room the next few weeks.

In Science we learned about the 3 states of matter using water, solid, liquid, and gas.

In Movement we have raised the bar and are working on jumping higher and stronger.

Preschool: Our letter this week is Cc for Cassie, Calix, Combine, Cat, and cookies. Our number is 3, "Around the tree, around the tree, that's the way we make a 3”.

Kindergarten: Met Oswald for Oo, he likes odd animals. In Math we are exploring 1-5 and took another test. 😉

Mrs. Utsch’s Room

In 1st grade Math we represented subtraction using equations, pictures, objects, and used the strategy count back. In Reading we identified initial and final sh, encoded sh words, and used personal and possessive pronouns in sentences.

In 2nd Math we modeled numbers to show equal groups, used arrays, and wrote addition equations to find the total number of objects. In Reading class, we read th and wh words and reviewed spelling patterns for those words. We used the correct end punctuation to determine a statement, shouting, or question sentence.

In 3rd grade Math we found the area of shapes by multiplying and divided shapes into smaller shapes to find the area. In Reading we are reading the novel “How to Be Cool in the Third Grade” by Betsy Duffey.

In Religion we heard how Jesus gladly obeyed all of God’s commandments perfectly for us. We show our thanks to our Savior by gladly doing what God commanded. In our other Bible lesson, we learned how John showed people their sins and their Savior. God provides his Word to show us our sins and our Savior. We study God’s Word regularly to learn more about our Savior.

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 Because of Winn-Dixie. How does a dog effect the life of a young girl? The 6th-8th graders are reading The Egypt Game. A love of everything Egypt turns into an epic game and adventure.

In Grammar the students are learning about compound subject and verbs.

In Math, the 4th graders are learning about adding and subtracting. The 5th graders are learning about multiplying. The 6th graders are learning to solve equations. The 7th graders are learning about like terms. The 8th graders are learning how to solve multi-step equations.

In Science, the 4th-5th graders are learning about sound. The 6-8th grades are learning about plant cells and photosynthesis.

In History, the upper graders are studying ancient civilizations. We are currently on ancient Mesopotamia. The lower graders are learning about the start of the United States. We are studying the early Native Americans.

In Writing, we are practicing brainstorming and writing a paragraph on food.

Next Week’s schedule - Spelling Lesson 5, Memory Work - Romans 8:6

Monday -

Tuesday -

Wednesday - 6th Math Test (Ch.2)

Thursday - Spelling Pre-Test, 4th Math Test (Ch.3)

Friday - Spelling Final Test

This is not mandatory, but all children are encouraged to attend so we have enough voices. If you need to leave after singing that is fine as well.

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