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Curricular Connections 12-18-20

The Visual Arts The Iowa’s Fine Arts Standards were approved and adopted by the Iowa State Board of Education in 2017. Like music, the visual arts focuses on the artistic processes of creating, performing, responding, and connecting. One of the art standards focuses on creating and telling about art that communicates a story about a […]

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Curricular Connection 12-11-20

Spring Semester With the arrival of the holiday season here, that means we are almost halfway through the school year!  The first semester’s mitigation efforts have prevented classroom and school-wide spread. Hats off to our students, their families, their teachers, and the staff at St. Paul’s for their resilience! We know there are several families […]

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Curricular Connections 11-20-20

Chromebook-Gift Last spring Candi Fredrick Brekus donated funds in honor of her mom’s teaching career which included 11 years as a preschool teacher at St. Paul’s Lutheran School. Her mother, Tedi Fredrick, loved the little children and nurtured their every need. So many of her students and their parents remained close to her throughout the […]

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Curricular Connections 11-06-20

Quarantining, COVID-19 Testing, and Self-Reporting Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.-Philippians 2:4 When I reflect on this bible verse I think about this time of pandemic. This week at St. Paul’s we have had a couple of phone calls expressing concerns. One of […]

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Curricular Connections 10-30-20

As we all know this pandemic has had a major impact on the lives of our families and students. Knowing all these struggles the Iowa Department of Education set the social-emotional-behavioral health of Iowa’s teachers, staff, students, and families as a focus for this school year. To help address some of our student stressors, we are excited […]

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Curricular Connections 10-23-20

Financial Literacy is now a part of our Iowa Social Studies standards. These financial literacy standards start as young as kindergarten where we talk about jobs, how when something is borrowed it must be returned, and how financial institutions can help us save and invest.  In 6th grade they begin talking about how to protect their […]

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2020-10-12 Update from Pr. Arthur

Dear Fellow Member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & School, Grace and peace. Who knew 7 months ago, we would find ourselves in this position with the pandemic? This pandemic has been some of the most complicated and demanding days of my 25 years of ordained ministry. I am writing to you today to share […]

Prayer for Essential Workers

Prayer for Essential Workers

During this time of pandemic, we recognize that there are members of our community who must continue working in high-risk environments, in order to provide for our communities’ essential needs. We think of medical professionals, public safety officials, grocery store employees and so many others. We want to include your name in “Prayers with Pr. Arthur” […]