Our Redeemer Lutheran Church with School
Weekly School Newsletter
Volume 35, Number 32
Through connecting faith and 21st century academics, students of Our Redeemer will be equipped to excel in any classroom beyond our walls and be faithful servants in the church and community for generations to come.
Crystal Lake Fine Arts Festival
The Fine Arts Festival at Immanuel Crystal Lake is TOMORROW, Friday, April 20th!
- You should, by now, know your child’s departure time to go to the festival.
- Dress is Sunday best – NO JEANS!
- Students will not need money that day – everything is provided.
- Students will not be allowed to have their phones, so please leave them at home.
- The Fine Arts Festival concert is at 7pm. Please plan to attend! (If you do not plan to attend, you’ll need to arrange a ride home from Immanuel Crystal Lake for your child.)
We are looking forward to this wonderful day filled with music and fellowship with fellow Christians!
Hallelujah Choir to Sing
The Hallelujah Choir (3rd – 5th grades) will be singing during the 10:30am worship service on Sunday, April 22nd. Meet in Mrs. Penniman’s room at 10:15am.
5th Grade Chapel
Miss Grott’s 5th grade class will be presenting our morning chapel service on Wednesday, April 25th. All ORLS family members are always welcome to attend our Wednesday morning chapel services, which begin at 8:35am and last approximately 40 minutes.
8th Grade Trivia Night
Our 4th annual 8th Grade Trivia Night will be on Friday, April 27th, with dinner at 6:30pm and trivia and games at 7pm. There will be ten rounds of trivia, and five rounds of Heads or Tails, along with a pizza and salad dinner – all for just $15!
Use the registration form below, or pick one up in the church or school office. Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 24th. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Moeller at email@example.com.
PK to Sing
Mrs. Finnegan’s and Miss Kieffer’s PK3 & PK4 classes will be singing during the 8am worship service on Sunday, April 29th. Meet in Mrs. Finnegan’s room at 7:45am.
Upcoming Dates for Confirmation
Wednesday, April 25th – 8th grade only; pizza
Wednesday, May 2nd – 8th grade only; prep for exam
Saturday, May 5th – Confirmation Exam at 7pm
Sunday, May 6th – Confirmation, during 10:30am service
Holy Smoke BBQ Cook off & Auction
Join the fun and feast at Our Redeemer’s annual all-you-can-eat Holy Smoke BBQ Cook Off and auction on Saturday, May 19th, beginning at 4pm. Enjoy our buffet, silent auction, kids’ activities, and samples from our BBQ competitors. End the night by bidding on some amazing items/trips included in our live auction that starts at 6:15pm. Adults (13+) are $12, and children (4-12) are $5. Children 3 and under eat for free! Information is also posted outside the school office. All proceeds will benefit our school! See you there!
Scrip Commitments Due Soon
There are 3 weeks left until the Scrip Commitment is due! K-8th grade’s commitment is $200, 4-year-old Preschool (all day) is $100, and 3-year-old Preschool and half day 4-year-old Preschool is $50. If you do not meet the commitment by May 13th (by earning Scrip card rebates) the balance will either be added to your tuition, or you will be billed. Remember-it is the REBATES that go towards your commitment! You purchase the card for face value and you spend the card at face value! Any rebates that you have accrued above your Scrip Commitment will be taken off of next year’s tuition! Questions? Contact Mary Barta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amazon Wish List
We have created an Our Redeemer Lutheran School Wish List on Amazon.com, and have loaded it up with things we’d like to have for our students – you can find it at http://a.co/9EZ8vLR, or search for it by name anytime you are on Amazon. Also please consider using an Amazon Scrip card to pay for your order – two benefits at once for ORLCS!!!
PK and Kindergarten For 2018-2019
We still have openings in our PK4 class (meets M/W/F), and our Kindergarten class (meets every day) for the next school year! Contact the school office for information.
DDHS Bands Trivia Night
There will be a Delavan-Darien High School Bands Trivia Night on Saturday, April 21st, at Delavan Lake Shore. Registration at 6:30pm, and trivia begins at 7pm. Tables of six can pre-register for $10, or for $15 on that evening. See the flyer below.
National Day of Prayer
The Walworth County Prayer Breakfast Committee wants you to know about this year’s event for our country’s National Day of Prayer. The theme for the 67th Annual National Observance on May 3rd is “Pray for America, UNITY”, based on the scripture from Ephesians 4:3 “Making every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.”
We invite all Christian men and women of Walworth County who believe in the power of prayer to attend the National Day of Prayer held annually on the first Thursday in May – the price is lower this year! See the flyer below.
Please continue to check your child(ren)’s grades online at https://educate.tads.com. You have 24/7 access – please take advantage of this blessing!
The following is a list of field trips coming up in the next few weeks. (You can also view the school calendar for the entire year at: http://orlcs.org/orlcs/school-calendar/.)
*Note: Any cost listed is for drivers and chaperones only. Your child’s cost is covered by the school.
1st/2nd Grade to Midway Village Museum
Mrs. Wallen’s 1st/2nd grade class are going to the Midway Village Museum. Students will depart at 9am and return at 3pm. Drivers are needed. The cost is $6.
3rd Grade to Old World Wisconsin
Mrs. King-Hummel’s 3rd grade class is going to Old World Wisconsin. Students will depart at 8:30am and return at 3pm.
5th Grade to Aram Public Library
Weather permitting, Miss Grott’s 5th grade class is going to Aram Public Library. Students will depart at 8:30am and return at 10am. We are walking.
Kindergarten to Busy B’s Garden Center
Mrs. Grabow’s Kindergarten class is going to Busy B’s Garden Center. Students will depart at 1pm and return at 2pm. Drivers are needed.
3rd Grade to Aldo Leopold Nature Center (Madison)
Mrs. King-Hummel’s 3rd grade class is going to the Aldo Leopold Nature Center in Madison to see the “Structures of Life” exhibit. Students will depart at 9:15am and return at 3pm. Drivers are needed. The cost is $6.70.
4th Grade to Animal Gardens
Miss Kramer’s 4th grade class is going to Animal Gardens. Students will depart at 9:30am and return at 2pm. Drivers are needed. The cost is $8.50.
PK3 & PK4 to Henry Villas Zoo (Madison)
Mrs. Finnegan’s & Miss Kieffer’s PK classes are going to the Henry Villas Zoo in Madison. Students will depart at 8:30am and return at 2:00pm. We will be taking a bus. Chaperones are needed.
1st/2nd Grade to Henry Villas Zoo (Madison)
Mrs. Wallen’s 1st/2nd grade class is going to the Henry Villas Zoo in Madison. Students will depart at 8:30am and return at 2:45pm. Drivers are needed.
4th Grade to Capitol & Veterans Museum (Madison)
Miss Kramer’s 4th grade class is going to the Capitol Building and Veteran’s Museum. Students will depart at 8:30am and return at 3pm. Drivers are needed.
Please consider driving for a field trip!
Stop in the school office to see about getting a gift card for volunteering. Thank you!
Certified Driver Form
Before you can drive for a field trip, you must fill out a Certified Driver form and submit it to the school office, along with photocopies of your driver’s license and proof of insurance. This form must be filled out every year.
Before you can drive for a field trip (or volunteer in our school in any way), you must complete a background check through Protect My Ministry. There is a $9 fee to complete the check, and it is good for three years. Go to: https://www.ministryopportunities.org/ORLDelavan.
This Week in Sports
No sporting events scheduled
*View the full sports calendar any time at http://orlcs.org/orlcs/sports-calendar/.
For April 22nd
Kingdom Kids – PK-5th Grade
This week in Kingdom Kids we will start”Siblings” series.The first lesson, “Cain Kills His Brother in Anger”taken from Genesis 4:2-16.We will be learning and discussing John15:12, “This is my commandment: love each other in the same way I have loved you.”
F.B.I. (Faithful Bible Investigators) – 6th-8th Grade
This week in F.B.I. the lesson is “Ruth.” Please volunteer to bring snacks!
April Chapel Offerings will go to The Tree House. We welcome all parents or other visitors to all of our Wednesday Chapel Services, at 8:35am.
We hope you are using the special chapel offering envelopes we send home with students each week!