Curricular & Spiritual Connections 10-28-2022

By: Principal Tamela Johnson

What have we been up to this week?

Support our School Fund

There are many ways you can support the School Fund with your ordinary, every day spending. Check out this School Fund Flyer!

Reminder – Bake Sale Goodies needed!

St. Paul’s PTO is asking families to donate to their annual Bake Sale. The Bake Sale will run during the PTO Mini Mall on Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5. Please drop off home-baked or purchased donations to the Parish Hall kitchen on Nov. 3 or 4. The bake sale is a simple way to support our PTO, which raises money for our amazing teachers! Thank you for your support!

Kids Heart Challenge

St. Paul’s Kids Heart Challenge kicked off with a K-6th grade school assembly on Oct. 24 with a visit from Amy Knoll with the American Heart Association. She shared ideas with the students on how they can live a heart-healthy lifestyle, and different activities they can do to stay active. The Kids Heart Challenge is a fun event where the students will learn about their heart and whole-body wellness while raising donations for the American Heart Association. These funds help kids throughout the United States facing heart-health issues.

You can track our students’ progress and gather ideas on leading a healthy lifestyle on the St. Paul’s Heart Challenge Page. As of today, we are in 2nd place of the Iowa Schools that are currently participating and we are half-way to our $1,500 goal! The deadline to get your donations in is Friday, Nov. 4.

School Modernization Rally – Mark your calendars!

This is a great opportunity to hear the most updated information and get your questions answered about what improvements and updates will be happening through the 2022 Pay It Forward Capital Campaign! After the meeting, classrooms will be open for you to walk through the school and visualize what is to come! Childcare will be provided. These meetings are meant to provide information about how this campaign will positively impact the future and education of your students. 

The meeting locations and times are as follows:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m., in Room 121 at St. Paul’s
  • Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., in Room 121 at St. Paul’s

To learn more about the Pay it Forward Capital Campaign listen to these Temple Talks by Dr. Kris Meyer, Capital Campaign Chair and Sally Thorson, Capital Campaign member and St. Paul’s member. (For Sally’s talk, scroll to the 7:00 minute mark of the worship service.) Many thanks to this Capital Campaign committee for making this school modernization a reality!

School Worship

This week in School Worship, our 6th graders and Pastor Corey from Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly shared the message about Martin Luther and the Reformation. Pastor Corey talked about a refuge as a place to go or when you need a place of comfort. As I am in my third year here as the principal, I see St. Paul’s Lutheran School as a place of refuge for our staff and students. From all the hugs, smiles and reminders that God loves us, it feels like a refuge to me! Martin Luther’s central goal was to show people how to reach toward God through personal faith, which aligns directly with one of our goals here at St. Paul’s. Many thanks to Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Adams for bringing the 6th and Kindergarten buddies together for a celebration of faithfulness.