Panther Tale



Panther Tale

Our Savior Lutheran School        1 Thes 5:16-18 “P.R.A.Y  Pause, Reflect, and Yield”       October 20, 2017


On Sunday, November 5, Our Savior Lutheran School will host its Future Family Day, 2:00-4:00pm. As present school families, we need your help in sharing with others (especially potential K, 1 and 2 grade levels) about our school and encourage them to come visit and tour our school on Sunday, November 5. Information postcards will be coming home with your child a few weeks before and we encourage you to give those out. If you would like cards now, please ask for some in the school office.

     Here are some things you can do for our school:

1) Speak positively about our school at work, the grocery store, athletic events, church or other places you may be.

2) Hand out or put up our Open House card at as many venues as possible.

3) Encourage people to visit or shadow at our school even outside of our Open House.

4) Promote our smaller class size; solid academic preparation; a safe, nurturing environment; excellent standardized test scores; music and art programs; and a dedicated, caring group of teachers.

No matter how you do it (word-of-mouth or social media), please tell the tale of our school to others. To help motivate you to bring other families to visit Our Savior, our principal, Mr. Wrucke, will take a whip cream pie to the top of his head and to his face from two current students at an assembly in the near future. If you bring another family to Open House or for a school tour before then, your child(ren)’s name will be placed in a drawing for a chance to “pie the principal”.

Keep November 5 on your calendar and  start spreading the word!

Reformation Celebration

In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, OSL will be having a Reformation Celebration on Wednesday, November 1. To separate this special day from Halloween, we will be having our Harvest Parties a bit later this year on November 21.

 There will be NO PANTHER TALE next week due to Fall Break. Please check backpacks and Website for any important information.



Thursday, October 26 (11:45am Early Release)

Monday, October 30

School resumes Tuesday, October 31

Parent/Teacher Conferences

The end of the first quarter is TODAY, October 20. Parent/Teacher Conferences to discuss the progress of your child(ren) will be held October 24-26. Appointments have been scheduled and sent home to parents. Contact your homeroom teacher RIGHT AWAY if you cannot keep your scheduled appointment. Thank you!

 Looking Ahead (See also “SPORTS SCOOP”)

TODAY Oct 203:30-6pm SALT Movie (gr K-4)

Oct 2211:00am Alleluia Choir (gr. 1-2)

AND Hosanna Choir (gr. 3-6)

Oct 237:55am Combined Band

3:30-4:30pm 6-8 Handbells

Oct 24-26…Parent/Teacher Conferences

…Scholastic Book Fair

Oct 2611:45am EARLY RELEASE

Oct 26-30…FALL BREAK

Oct 285-6:30pm Trunk-or-Treat (see page 2)

Nov 1…Reformation Celebration at OSLS!

3:30-4:15pm Gr. 4/5 Handbells

3:30-5:00pm Archery Begins!

4:30-6:00pm Confirmation

Cookie Dough and other items ordered from our PTL fundraiser will be delivered on WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25th.

  • Items will be ready for pick up by 3:00pm in the school lobby
  • ALL items must be picked up on this day – we don’t have storage space and can’t be responsible for items not picked up
  • Online items were shipped directly to customers
  • Magazines will also ship directly to purchaser
  • Be sure to put frozen items in freezer if you will not be delivering them soon after pick up
  • We’ll have more info on the additional prizes and the build-a-bear event soon


Parents and friends are invited to attend our chapel services each Wednesday morning at 8:45am. Our October 25 chapel will be led by Pastor Fausel.

Offerings from the rest of September and October will go to the Lead-A-Child Ministries.

Oct. 18 Offering: $59.45                      Total this Quarter: $239.20

Prayer Requests

This week we pray for those traveling during Fall Break and those who will enjoy time at home with rest and relaxation. May God bring us all safely back to OSLS on October 31.

Church Attendance

Kindergarten will be flying the Attendance Banner!

Kindergarten – 83%

Grade 1 – 29%              Grade 5 – 38%

Grade 2 – 50%              Grade 6 – 56%

Grade 3 – 27%              Grade 7 – 40%

Grade 4 – 70%              Grade 8 – 53%

Music Notes

The Alleluia (Gr 1-2) and Hosanna  (gr 3-5) Choirs  will be singing NEXT Sunday, October 22, at the 11:00am service at Our Savior Lutheran Church.

 YOU CAN STILL Join the band!

Mondays @ 7:55 -8:30 full band

Thursdays @ 7:55 – 8:30 beginners     @ 8:40 – 9:15 advanced

All band instruments are needed, but we are in need of some trombone and percussion players to have full instrumentation. Questions? Call or write James Embree @ 502-415-0340

ATTENTION 7th and 8th Grade Parents

Here is a little help navigating the maze that is our Jefferson County Public School System in preparation for high school. THE JCPS Office of Optional and Magnet Programs is sponsoring its Showcase of Schools for all district schools on Saturday, October 289am-4pm at the KY Exposition Center, South Wing C. See the closet door in the 8th grade room for additional details and other important information!

Math Tutor Available

Mr. Robert Schwartz, a retired engineer and new member to our church, has volunteered to tutor students in math. He is presently tutoring at Crosby Middle School and is looking forward to helping our OSLS students. Please contact the school office and we will provide contact information for him.

Cool Weather News for Girls

With the weather beginning to cool down, our girls may begin to wear OSLS sweatpants; or maroon, white, navy or gray full-length leggings or tights under their skirts and jumpers beginning Monday, October 23.

Eligibility – Students MUST have a passing grade in their academic subjects to be eligible for basketball, archery, SALT, handbells and ALL OTHER extra-curricular activities at OSLS.

Sports Scoop

Look for our Sports News HERE!!

Our Savior sports focus on love for the Lord and a desire to help young people mature as Christian athletes.  Updated Sports Information will be posted on the lobby bulletin board. You may contact Jamie Wadell at 550-0419 with questions or to volunteer.

There will be NO practices or other after-school activities in the gym next week due to the Book Fair!

Volleyball  News

Oct. 18, 2017

Congratulations to the girls’ volleyball team and coaches for capturing the 1st place trophy in the OSLS volleyball tournament on Saturday. Playing as the 3rd seed, and coming back to defeat the 2nd seed and then take on Little Flock and defeat them was quite a feat. I’m sorry I had to miss it, but was kept informed of the progress by Michelle Lehenbauer, who was kind enough to fill in for me when I had to leave early.

I am so grateful for all the volleyball parents who stepped up and did a great job in all the volunteering roles they were assigned. Special thanks to my intern, Cooper Bennett who provided valuable line judging duties as well as microphone duties. The tournament was financially successful as well.

It is extremely comforting to have the Our Savior Family show up and do such a masterful job.  Jamie Wadell, AD

Way to go Lady Panthers!!

Basketball News

Players should have received practice and game schedules. The weekly game and practice schedules will be posted here if the office has the updated information.

Continue to check the Sports Board and coaches’ handouts for updates throughout the season.

Archery News

Regular practices will begin November 1, 3:30-5:00pm and continue on Wednesdays throughout the season. An archery newsletter went out to all students in grades 4-8. Please pick up a Contact & Fee Form from the Sports Board and return ASAP if you intend to register for archery this year.

Book Fair Help STILL Needed!

THANKS to everyone who signed up for the Book Fair!

Students will be previewing the Book Fair on Tuesday, and will bring home their “Wish List” for parents to reference when you stop by the gym before or after your P/T Conference. It’s a GREAT opportunity to stock up on upcoming birthday gifts and stocking stuffers and help fund our library at the same time!

**We still need help ** (call the school office for available slots):

Book Fair Hours:     October 24, 3:00-7:00pm

October 25, 3:00-7:00pm

October 26, 8:00-11:00am

(ANY amount of time during these hours would be GREATLY appreciated!)

NEW Spirit Wear/Theme T-Shirts

ONLY $8 each! Sample sizes in the school office through Thursday, October 26. Go to and check out the NEW “Pause, Reflect and Yield” t-shirts. We will be wearing these for National Lutheran Schools Week next spring, so get yours NOW! The may be worn all year long on any school Spirit Wear Day.

SPOOK-tacular Fun!


Our annual Trunk-or-Treat event is scheduled for Saturday, October 28, 5:00 – 6:30pm. You can decorate the family vehicle and hand out candy to our visitors or just come as guests yourselves. Costumes and crazy car decorations are optional…but highly encouraged! (Nothing gory, please.)

Participation sign-ups are in the school lobby. Check out the photos!

10 Tips for Successful Parent Teacher Conferences

Don’t forget to put your conference time on your calendar!!

As your child’s school, we want you to remember the partnership we have first and foremost in mind, helping your child grow in knowledge and faith in our Savior, Christ Jesus. Secondly, we view your child’s academic success as a partnership too. Your involvement, understanding and support are crucial to your child’s success! Of course there are many factors which affect a child’s success, but working together is a great start. Conference times allow great discussion opportunities and insight.

How to prepare and ask the right questions in your Parent Teacher Conference:

  1. Ask your child if there is anything that he/she would like you to discuss with the teacher.
  2. Arrive promptly or a few minutes early.
  3. Jot down everything that you want to talk about at the conference.
  4. Begin with positive comments about the teacher or classroom.
  5. Avoid lengthy discussions of topics that are not related to the purpose of the conference.
  6. Be open-minded to suggestions from the teacher.
  7. Keep your emotions under control.
  8. Take notes about what has been discussed to share with your child. Be honest with your child, and remember that improvement objectives are not insults!
  9. Express appreciation for the conference.
  10. Do not stay beyond your allotted time. If you feel there is much more to discuss, schedule extra time or ask for more time to be allotted before the conference.

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