From the Principal
Securing Each Child’s Future – For Eternity
SCRIP FUNDRAISER: NEXT ORDER NEEDS TO BE TURNED IN MAY 1 AT 8:00 A.M.
LOST & FOUND BOX IS OVERFLOWING. PLEASE COME TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE TO CLAIM ITEMS. ON MAY 13TH WHAT IS LEFT IN THE BOX WILL BE TAKEN TO GOODWILL.
PRESCHOOL: 2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE HELD FROM 8:00-11:30.
Wednesday, April 29: Bowling Fun Night in Osmond Grades 4-8
Thursday, April 30: 3 & 4 grade field trip to Stuhr Museum
Saturday, May 2: St. John, Seward Track Meet-Grades 4-8 @ 9:30
Sunday, May 3: 8th Grade Graduation & Baccalaureate
JOIN HANDS DAY: Meet at St. John’s/ Zion Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. When we are done there (1:30), we will then proceed to Prospect View Cemetery. The Boy Scouts will be joining us for this project along with the other Lutheran Churches. Everyone is welcome to come and help. When your assistance with the project is complete, you may join us for pop/pizza at Prospect View! This is a project sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. This is an excellent service project for each and everyone’s involvement. We are serving our fellowman and our Lord as we assist in beautifying our cemeteries. COME; JOIN THE WORK, THE FUN, AND THE FELLOWSHIP AS WE “JOIN HANDS” DAY ON SUNDAY, MAY 3RD AT 1:00 P.M.
Saturday, May 9: Trinity Fremont Track Meet- Varsity Only
Monday, May 11: 3-8 Grade Field Day up at the Track
Wednesday, May 13: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL- K-2 FIELD DAY AT THE PARK
BOX TOPS & CAMPBELLS CONTEST WINNERS:
Congratulations Students: In 3 weeks you have raised $304.90 in Box Tops!!!!
The class with the most Box Tops was Kindergarten with 926!!! Preschool had 183, 1 & 2 had 711, 3 & 4 had 440, 5 & 6 had 616, and 7 & 8 had 173. The Kindergarteners will be having a Pizza & Movie party on May 4th!!!! The 1st and 2nd graders will be joining the Kindergarteners for winning the Campbell Label Contest.
Campbell Label Winners: 1st & 2nd Graders won this contest with 557 labels, Kindergarten with 420, 7th & 8th with 226, 3rd & 4th with 128, Preschool with 54, and 5th & 6th with 41.
REMEMBER STUDENTS & PARENTS TO SAVE YOUR BOX TOPS AND CAMPBELL SOUP LABELS OVER THE SUMMER. WE WILL START A NEW CONTEST AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. THE CONTEST WILL GO TILL OCTOBER 16TH.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL:
VBS is set for June 1-5th. We now have an online registration for VBS set up. To access it click on the VBS registration button on the left bottom of this webpage. Enter the username on the button (zionvbs09). Then click online registration and you are set!
NATIONAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL ACCREDIDATION
The administration at Zion Lutheran School applied for accreditation with the only national accrediting agency in the country. The National Lutheran School Accreditation of St. Louis seeks to qualify schools that follow stringent standards in 11 different areas. The process went into full swing last January by affirmation of Zion’s Board of Parish Education. With this, the school involved itself in a comprehensive self-study followed by an on-site visitation by a team of four educators. The site review team visited Zion in action on April 15-16 and included Stu Tietz, principal at Faith Lutheran in Lincoln; Jane Brummels, elementary principal at Osmond Public School; Tiffany Guenther, primary teacher at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Osmond; and Sarah Masters, an elementary teacher from St. John’s, Battle Creek.
Once the site review team finished compiling their appraisal, they gave a verbal exit report. In this report, team captain, Stu Tietz, indicated to all who were present that Zion be fully accredited. Mr. Tietz also indicated that the school improvement process was just beginning. In order to remain accredited, Zion must continue to work toward improving its curriculum by formulating written standards of instruction. Each year for the next 5 years, Zion will report on its improvement plan by submitting an annual report.
The NSLA Commission will receive and act upon the recommendation of the site review team and make its final determination in August.