Our Redeemer Lutheran Church with School
Weekly School Newsletter
Volume 35, Number 24
4th Grade to Sing
Mrs. Kramer’s 4th grade class will sing at Willowfield Nursing & Rehabilitation on Friday, February 16th, at 10:15am. Drivers are needed.
Kindergarten to Sing
Mrs. Grabow’s Kindergarten class will sing at Golden Years on Friday, February 16th, at 1pm. Drivers are needed.
PTL will be sponsoring a fun night of bowling on Friday, February 16th at Delavan Lanes, from 5-6:30pm. Students in all grades are welcome!
PTL will pay for two (2) games and shoes, plus two (2) drinks for everyone! Come and enjoy bowling and fellowship!
Parent-teacher conferences for Kindergarten – 8th grade are on Monday, February 19th and Tuesday, February 20th. Please call to sign up for a time, if you have not yet done so!
Gabriel’s Choir to Sing
Gabriel’s Choir will sing at the Lenten service on Wednesday, February 21st at 7pm. Meet in Mrs. Penniman’s room at 6:45pm.
Scholastic Book Fair
We will be having a Scholastic Book Fair this year! You can find the Book Fair on the stage in the Fellowship Hall on the following dates/times:
Mon., Feb. 19th: 8 – 8:30am; 3:30 – 6:30pm
Tue., Feb. 20th: 8 – 8:30am; 3:30 – 6:30pm
Wed., Feb. 21st: 8 – 8:30am; 3:30 – 4pm; 5:15 – 6:45pm
Thur., Feb. 22nd: 8 – 8:30am; 3:30 – 4pm
Fri., Feb. 23rd: 8 – 8:30am; 3:30 – 4pm
Sun., Feb. 25th: 9:15 – 10:15am
And if you can’t make it to the book fair in person, we will also have a corresponding online book fair from February 19th – March 2nd.
Visit http://www.scholastic.com/bf/orlcs for info about the Book Fair, including links for the online Book Fair and for the Book Fair App!
Due to a scheduling conflict, the Hallelujah Choir (3rd – 5th grades) will NOT be singing on Sunday, February 25th.
This is just a reminder that we will not ski on Monday, February 19th, due to parent-teacher conferences. Our final skiing day will be Monday, February 26th.
Faith and Fitness
Looking for a fun workout group? Join Ms. Grott and Mrs. Wallen on Tuesdays from:30- 6pm! We will walk, run, and incorporate workout videos!
ORLS Fine Arts Fair
This is a reminder that the letter regarding our upcoming Fine Arts Fair went home last week. Any students interested in performing in the talent show will need to return the registration form to Mrs. Penniman.
Teach an Elective at ORLS
Interested in teaching an elective class to our 6th – 8th graders? Spring is coming – how about gardening? Please call the school if you have a passion you’d like to share with our students.
INSPIRE Women’s Conference
The INSPIRE Women’s conference will be on Saturday, March 3rd, and the cost is $40 for adults, and $23 for students (age 13 – 23). If you are interested in attending, please contact Daisy Synowiec (firstname.lastname@example.org)or Kristi Collins (email@example.com).
PK and Kindergarten Registration
Registration for PK and Kindergarten classes for the 2018-2019 school year is open. We still have a few openings in our PK3-PM class, as well as openings for PK4 and Kindergarten. Consider the many benefits of a Christian education! Registrations must be submitted in person to the school office. (There is a $50 registration fee for PK, and no registration fee for Kindergarten.)
Hotel for Basketball Tournament
A group of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Grafton Hampton Inn for anyone wishing to stay over during the State Basketball Tournament from Our Redeemer. We will get rates of $99 for both Friday and Saturday nights. Use the link below to book your room(s). Contact Jenny Wehmeier at 723-8529 with questions or problems.
Tuition Tax Form
The 2017 Wisconsin Schedule PS form (with instructions) to claim your tuition on your taxes is included below, along with instructions on how to find your tuition paid for the 2017 tax year in TADS.
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!
School Closing Text Alerts
The winter weather is coming! Want to receive text alerts for school closings? Send the text message @bbbfdb to the number 81010. You’ll then be able to join our message group, and automatically receive text messages for school closings.
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.
PK4 to Aram Public Library
Mrs. Finnegan’s PK4 class is going to Aram Public Library. Students will depart at 9am and return at 11am. Drivers are needed.
6th – 8th Grades to Mitchell Park Domes
Miss Rosenberg’s and Mr. Moeller’s 6th – 8th grade classes are going to the Mitchell Park Domes, with lunch at Palermo’s in Milwaukee. Students will depart at 8:45am and return at 3:15pm. The cost is $12.50.
5th Grade to Miller Brewery
Miss Grott’s 5th grade class is going on a tour of Miller Brewery, with lunch at Palermo’s in Milwaukee. Students will depart at 8:30am and return at 3pm. Drivers are needed. The cost is $8.
1st/2nd Grade to UW-Whitewater
Mrs. Wallen’s 1st/2nd grade class is going to the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater for a tour. Bring a sack lunch. Times and cost to be determined. Drivers are needed.
PK4 & Kindergarten to UW-Whitewater
Mrs. Finnegan’s PK4 class and Mrs. Grabow’s Kindergarten class are going to UW-Whitewater to see “The Cat in the Hat”. Students will depart at 9am and return at 11:30am. We are taking a bus. The cost is $7.
1st and 2nd Grade to Midway Village Museum
Mrs. Wallen’s 1st/2nd grade class are going to the Midway Village Museum. Times and cost to be determined. Drivers are needed.
5th Grade to Aram Public Library
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.
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
Thursday, February 15th
Girls A @ St. Francis – 4pm
Boys A Practice – 6pm
Friday, February 16th
Boys A Practice – 3:30pm
Monday, February 19th
Girls A vs. St. Paul Janesville – 6pm – HOME
Boys A vs. St. Paul Janesville – 7pm – HOME
Friday, February 23rd – Sunday, February 25th
Janesville Lutheran Invitational Tournament
Saturday, February 24th
Girls A @ St. Paul Janesville – 3pm
View the full sports calendar any time at http://orlcs.org/orlcs/sports-calendar/.
View concession stand open times and sign up: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2095253/true#/invitation.
For Sunday, February 18th, 2018
Kingdom Kids – PK-5th Grade
In Kingdom Kids this week the lesson, “Abigail is a Peacemaker” is taken from 1 Samuel 25:1-35. The key verse they are learning is, “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good”–Psalm 107:1 All children ages PK3-5th grade are invited to join us in the Family Life Center at:15.
F.B.I. (Faithful Bible Investigators) – 6th-8th Grade
This week in F.B.I. the lesson is “Jesus Heals a Blind Man.” Join us in Mr. Moeller’s classroom. The Finnegans will provide snacks.
January Chapel Offerings will go to Vets Roll. February Chapel Offerings will go to Hearts for Jesus. 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!