Curricular & Spiritual Connections 5-13-22

By: Principal Tamela Johnson

Class Composites

On Monday, May 16 the PS-6th grade students will have a class photo taken. Those students in Mrs. Idler’s and Mrs. Bienemann’s T/Th PS will have their picture taken on Tuesday.

New 9-Square Set at St. Paul’s

Joseph Britt of Waverly completed his Eagle Scout Project of building and donating two 9-Square Game sets to St Paul’s Lutheran School and WSR High School.  Joseph is the son of Dan and Jean Britt.  He is a member of the Boy Scout Troop 1051 in Shell Rock.  To earn the rank of Eagle, a Scout must earn at least 21 merit badges and demonstrate leadership and community service by organizing and carrying out an Eagle project. For his project, Joseph completed building two 9-Square game sets to donate.  “I love playing 9-square because every one of all athletic abilities and different ages can all easily play together.” Joseph is a sophomore at WSR High School. The picture to the left is St Paul School’s principal Tamela Johnson, scouts Andy Britt, Joseph Britt, Ryan Garbes and St Paul PE teacher Matt Rewerts in front of the newly donated 9-Spare game set.

Family Picnic

Next Wednesday, May 18th will be our last K-6th grade Family Picnic of the year. The picnic will start at 11:30 a.m. After the picnic, the children will have a variety of games to play. Feel free to join your child in play! You are welcome to take your child home with you afterwards, but make sure your student’s teacher knows when you leave. Look forward to watermelon, hot dogs and root-beer floats!

Student Newsletter

Dhani Miller and Isabella Gidley have published their next edition of their student school newsletter. Here is a link to their May 13, 2022 Edition, be watching our school newsletter for links to future editions of their student newsletter.


Worship next week will be at 8:30 a.m. on FRIDAY, May 20th with our 6th Grade Graduation. The following week, we will have worship at 8:30 a.m. on FRIDAY, May 26th, our last day of school. where we will have a Song Fest! Be sure to join us!

Spring Social

The Spring Social was a success! We are so grateful for all who attended and gave such generous bids on both the live and silent auction items. With your support, we are able to continue to support St. Paul’s Lutheran School students through funding technology and literacy needs. We also want to thank all the businesses and individuals who so generously sponsored different parts of this event. We wouldn’t have been able to do this without you! We also want to thank all who volunteered their time and talents to help make tonight a success. Your work is so appreciated! We are so blessed at St. Paul’s!

With the sharing of Christian love and fellowship, the gift of the time and talents of so many, and all the generosity, it was definitely a night filled with awe and wonder all wrapped in God’s love. Thanks to everyone for rallying around our kids!

Calendar Dates for the Summer

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School will celebrate the 150th Anniversary throughout the summer and into the fall. We are inviting school families to walk with our 150th Anniversary float. Please let the school office know if you would be interested in walking:

  • 4th of July Parade in Shell Rock

  • July 16th Heritage Day Parade

  • July 16-17th: St. Paul’s School Homecoming:  Parade/Capstone Meal/Capstone projects displayed/Open House

  • Oct 15-16: Wartburg Homecoming Parade

  • Oct 29: Be on the watch for some Family Fun!

Staff Depart

Mrs. Baskett, Mrs. Wilde, Mrs. Paulsen, Ms. Jillian Brown and Mrs. Pomerenk will not be joining us for the 2022-23 school year.  We thank them for their years of service and we wish them the best in their new adventures. We are so grateful for the time they spent here at St. Paul’s and the positive impact they have had on our students during the time they served.

All Day Every Day Preschool

Mrs. Stephanie Brown will return as the teacher in the 5-day a week extended preschool class teacher to replace Mrs. Wilde. She has had 10 years of teaching preschool and we feel blessed to have her back in that role.

“My name is Stephanie Brown, and I have felt a call to teaching since I was a child! I have held many educational positions throughout my career, including a teacher, an associate, a child care center director and a children’s ministry coordinator! I was hired to teach the all day, everyday preschool here at St. Paul’s. I left to spend more time being a grandma; but as it turned out, I ended up working in an aftercare program and teaching Art!” Mrs. Brown shared. “I have come to realize that teaching preschool is my passion, and I am excited to use my gifts and talents to encourage my students in their love of learning!”

Save the Dates:
  • May 16: PTO Meeting
  • May 18: End of the year picnic
  • May 20: 6th Grade Graduation
  • May 27: Last Day of School

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