Happy New Year! Yesterday our school resumed classes from Christmas break. What an awesome gift our Heavenly Father has provided in the gift of the Christ Child. We have the actual gift that truly “keeps on giving” and we get to share the Good News that our Savior brings each and every day in our classrooms, with our families, and in our community. Middle school, grades 3-5 and our pre-school classes had the opportunity to lead the congregation during Advent worship. What a joy it was to see our students tell the story of Christ through song and acting.
Thanks to the PTL and parent volunteers our students have had the opportunity to purchase a gift at the PTL’s Holiday Shop. On December 7 we gathered for fun at the PTL’s Birthday Party for Jesus. This event is always a highlight for our students. Parents, middle school students and alumni assist the younger children by working party games as we join in celebration.
Student, teacher, and a school gifts were put together for our Christ the King Lutheran School in the Bronzeville neighborhood in Chicago. St. Peter has shared God’s blessings with CTK for a number of years.
Looking ahead to January 2019 means school recruitment season is quickly approaching. Yes, we are busy making plans for the graduation class of 2029. It is not too early (or too late yet) for you to share who we should contact with information about our church and school family. Mark your calendar for our school open house on January 27 from noon-2:00pm and bring your neighbors to explore all our school has to offer. They will be impressed! Tuition incentives are available for current school families bringing us students that enroll.
Did you know that 29 of our 5th-8th graders volunteered and participated in Concordia University Chicago’s Science Olympic competition? What’s even more impressive is that thanks to Miss Duff and teacher and parent volunteers, 21 of our 29 students earned medals in the various categories of competition. One of our students even set a competition record!
Miss Blinn and Mrs. Jungkuntz directed a special choir at a recent Wolves Hockey game at All State Arena. 100 members of our school family attended the game. Our band also performed at the game. If you haven’t heard our band, join us for their concert on
In the light of new emphasis from law enforcement agencies we are revisiting our emergency plans for student safety. Miss Oleson, Pastor Hintz and I attended a recent disaster preparedness seminar at the Schaumburg Police Department.
If you have read this far in my report, Assistant Principal, Cindy Oleson will give you $100 if you call her. Well, she probably won’t, but I’m thinking it’s a definite maybe she will give you an opportunity for a prize at the Wildcat Roundup Basketball Tournament on February 22-23. (I’d ask her for the money anyway. Let me know what she says when you contact her!)
Check out our school webpage under the “Why St. Peter” tab and look at our fall MAP test scores. Not only are we sharing Christ daily, the evidence also demonstrates we are strongly pursuing academic excellence! Wow we are blessed with amazing students, parents and teachers.
God’s richest blessings to you and your family. We continue to thank God daily for your support.
Steve Zielke – Principal