Attitude is Everything- Philippians 2:3-5

School Newsletter

A Note from Mr. Wrucke:

     Lent is a Latin word that, believe it or not, means “spring”. During this church season we remember, reflect, and hopefully repent. In doing that we also anticipate Christ’s death and resurrection. In that solemn state of mind we also find “spring”. The season of Lent can function as a “springtime” for our soul. In spring we plan, clean out, and prepare our gardens and flower beds for the growing season soon to come. We sort through clothes and other items, we clean, and we open windows to let in the fresh air.

     The cleaning out of the useless or dead to encourage the green of spring is part of reflection and repentance. We rid ourselves of greed, selfishness, and arrogance and look to the cross, where through the grace and mercy of God our Father, Jesus carried our sins to His death on our behalf. The resurrection of Jesus and His overcoming death and the devil allows us that fresh air of forgiveness and to clean out our wrongs to “spring” forth a new life in Christ. May we never forget the cross and what Jesus did for us on it means we are free to grow in truth and love and celebrate the awesome gift of forgiveness.

The week of March 25 – 29 is teacher appreciation week at Our Savior. Our P.T.L. will be sending out more information on how you can show appreciation to our wonderful staff soon.

Archery

Congratulations to Nolan Wahl for qualifying to shoot in the State Archery Tournament this weekend.  Good Luck Nolan!!

Geography Bee

Congratulations to Zach Brown for qualifying to compete in the Ky. State Geography Bee.  Zach will travel to Bowling Green on Friday March 29th to compete.

Spelling Bee

Good Luck to Nick Hiegel who will be competing in the 2019 Ford Motor Company KDF Spelling Bee on   Saturday and the 2019 Bluegrass Bee on Sunday.

Mark Your Calendar:

3/18 – 3/22 Achievement Testing

3/25 – 3/29 Teacher Appreciation Week

3/30 – 4/7 Spring Break

4/8 – School Resumes

  Tribe Lunch and Battle of the Books – March 26th

Achievement Test Week

March 18—22 our students will be taking the yearly standardized test. It is extremely important that students are here on time, well rested, and have a good breakfast to help them do their best on this valuable assessment tool. Thank you in advance for your help with this important week.

Little Learners Week

March 25 – 29

Pass on the card your children will bring home to anyone interested in Kindergarten thru 2nd grade at our school.

Family Trivia Night

Friday, March 22, we will be hosting Family Trivia night in the gym. White Castle hamburgers and chicken ring sandwiches will be provided (and desserts!). Dinner will start at 6 pm and Trivia starts at 6:30 pm.

Feel free to bring your own fast food if White Castle isn’t what you crave. (haha, see what I did there?)

Church Attendance

Our 3/10 Church Attendance banner winners are Gad and Asher with 67% each!

Simeon had 55%, Dan and Reuben had 50%

Remember to report your attendance to your teacher on Mondays!

Chapel Leaders:

    March 20 – Mr. Nickel

   March 27 – Pastor Cook

   April 10 – Mr. Wrucke

Choir Notes

Alleluia Choir (Grades K-2) perform at the 11:00 am Service March 17.

Jubilate Choir (Grades 6-8) perform at the 7:00 pm Lenten Service March 27.

Hosanna Choir (Grades 3-5) perform at the 11:00 am Service March 31. Handbells will play, too!

Prayer Requests

If you have personal, family or general prayer requests please notify the school office. We will print them whenever possible so our OSLS  community can join your prayers.

Report Cards

The third quarter report cards will be sent home on Friday, March 22. Please feel free to contact the appropriate teacher with any questions.

Uniform SwapMarch 26 – 29th we will have tables set up in the lobby to facilitate a   uniform exchange. Bring in your old uniform items (in good condition!) and pick up some new ones.

Financial Aid Deadline

If you’re still needing to sign up for financial aid for tuition next year, the deadline is March 31st. We use the FAST System online. If you need help navigating that you may reach out to the school office.

Church News:

New Member Class is Saturday, March 23, 9:00am – 3:00pm, please email Pastor Cook (or call the church office) if you’re interested in registering for the class.

Operation Gratitude—join the OSLC Women’s Ministry in supporting Operation Gratitude. Each month they’ll be collecting different items to send to American Military and First Responders. This month’s items are hand wipes (30+/pack) and hand warmers.

Save the date for Vacation Bible School—June 24 through 28th, 9 am to 12 pm.  Registration is now open! Visit www.oursaviorlouisville/vbs for more information!        All school and church families and friends are invited to attend.

A Note from Mr. Wrucke:

     Whew! The past two weeks have been packed with activities; Muffins with Mom, Junior Achievement, Daddy Daughter Dance, National Lutheran Schools Sunday and week following, Grandparent’s day, and “The Greatest Show” OSLS Auction. All were enjoyable and successful. Many thanks to Kara Turoso and her PTL helpers, Melanie Douglas and all our Junior Achievement instructors, Pastor Cook and the church elders for a one service NLSW Sunday, and of course Tracy Hannon and all her creative minded helpers that did so much behind the scenes to make the auction a fun-filled night.

     With all of that, we have turned the page to March. The end of the third quarter is March 15th, our school standardized test week is March 18—22, Teacher appreciation week is March 25—29, and then the much anticipated Spring Break is March 30—April 7th.

     In all the business of the above, we also have to begin preparations for next year. Re-enrollment has ended, applications for tuition assistance are due at the end of March, and the church/school budgeting process begins in March. That is always a stressful time frame for me, but God is in control and I trust in His guidance for me and all the folks involved in the process.

Jeremiah 29:11 states “For I know the plans I have for you…”. OSLS has been extremely blessed in so many ways and we look to the future with hope of many more blessings to come.

The week of March 25 – 29 is teacher appreciation week at Our Savior. Our P.T.L. will be sending out more information on how you can show appreciation to our wonderful staff soon.

Congratulations!

Our varsity boys’ basketball team finished a strong 5th place in the Lutheran Invitational Tournament and the Indiana District Lutheran State Basketball Tournament a few weeks ago. They have had a great season and we are proud of our players, Coach Secor, Coach Hiegel, and our strong fan base for making this season one to remember.

Congratulations to 7th grader Nolan Wahl for qualifying to shoot in the State Archery Competition.

And we’re also Congratulating, 6th grader Zach Brown for qualifying to move on the State Geography Bee.

Mark Your Calendars!

3/15 –  S.A.L.T. Movie 6-8th Grades

3/18 – 3/22 Achievement Testing

3/22 – Family Trivia Night

3/25 – 3/29 Teacher Appreciation Week

3/30 – 4/7 Spring Break

4/8 – School Resumes

Family Nights

Family Roller Skating night was a great evening of fun for all ages of our school families. It was great to have our wonderful end to our skating month of February with this event. Our next event is Family Trivia Night. *Please note the recent date change* Trivia night will be held on Friday March 22. Eat at 6pm (White Castle provided), Trivia starts at 6:30pm.

Achievement Test Week

March 18—22 our students will be taking the yearly   standardized test. It is extremely important that students are here on time, well rested, and have a good breakfast to help them do their best on this valuable assessment tool. Thank you in advance for your help with this important week.

Spring Ahead!  Don’t forget to move those clocks ahead 1 hour before you go to bed Saturday Night!

Church Attendance

Awesome Job Reuben! Our 2/17 winner with 88%

We had a tie on 2/24 – Asher and Joseph had 89%

We had low attendance last week (3/3), but Asher came out on top with 56%.

Remember to report your attendance to your teacher on Mondays!

Chapel Leaders:

   March 13 – Grades 1 & 2

   March 20 – Mr. Nickel

   March 27 – Pastor Cook

Sit with your tribe and wear your T-Shirt March 13!

Choir Notes

Julibate Choir (Grades 6-8) perform at the 11:00 am Service March 10.

Hosanna Choir (Grades 3-5) perform at the Wednesday Lenten Service on March 13, 7 pm.

Alleluia Choir (Grades K-2) perform at the 11:00 am Service March 17

Prayer Requests

Prayers from our church community: Laura H. undergoing cancer treatment, the family of Ralph O. who passed away last week, and Sarah R. recovering from elbow    surgery.

If you have personal, family or general prayer requests please notify the school office. We will print them whenever possible so our OSLS  community can join your prayers.

Service to School

The annual Service to School award was presented at the February 24th National Lutheran Schools Sunday Service, but we wanted to highlight and once again thank Mr. Travis Fuhrmann and Mr. Matt Hesse for all of the volunteer work that they have done to improve our school and church campus. Mr. Fuhrmann has been taking the lead on our security, installing new equipment, analyzing our current safety precautions and helping to improve them for the welfare of all who enter our building. And Mr. Hesse has spent countless hours working on our physical building by fixing everything from burnt out light bulbs to coordinating the installation of a new boiler, and heading up work days for our church members and school families to help.

These are just two of the many people who work selflessly to show God’s love through service. Without all of our volunteers we wouldn’t be the school that we are!

Camp Invention – SUPERCHARGED!!

Camp Invention will be June 17-21 this summer.  You can register online. Discounts are available using Spring Code INNOVATE25 through March 22.  Discounts are also available for siblings.  Contact Mrs. Tate @ ktate@oslslouisville.com if you have any questions.  

Church News:

New Member Class is Saturday, March 23, 9:00am – 3:00pm, please email Pastor Cook (or call the church office) if you’re interested in registering for the class.

Operation Gratitude—join the OSLC Women’s Ministry in supporting Operation Gratitude. Each month they’ll be collecting different items to send to American Military and First Responders. This month’s items are hand wipes (30+/pack) and hand warmers.

Save the date for Vacation Bible School—June 24 through 28th, 9 am to 12 pm.            

Registration is now open! Visit www.oursaviorlouisville/vbs for more information!        

All school and church families and friends are invited to attend.

 

Panther Tale

Church Attendance

2/10 – Judah & Joseph tied at 78%!

Runners up – Reuben with 75%

Special Chapel Service– 9:15 am Friday, March 1st for Grandparents day

Upcoming Chapel Leaders…

     February 20—Mr. Wrucke

     February 27—Grade 4

     March 6 – Mr. Kamman

     March 13 – Grades 1 & 2

Tribal Lunch & Battle of the Books practice – Feb. 19

Prayer Requests

Mrs. Goodwin’s husband, Brandon, as he seeks direction from the doctor on dealing with a medical condition.

Safe travels for our Middle School Boys Basketball Team, coaches, and their families as they travel out of town for a tournament this weekend.

If you have personal, family or general prayer requests please notify the school office. We will print them whenever possible so our OSLS         community can join your prayers.

Re-enrollment

Financial Aid Applications are due via F.A.S.T. online site by March 31st.

Mark Your Calendar:

2/18—No School—President’s Day

2/22—Junior Achievement Day

2/24—National Lutheran Schools Week Sunday

2/25-3/1 National Lutheran Schools Week

3/1—Grandparent’s Day / Early Dismissal

3/2—OSLS Auction Night

Muffins with Mom

This Wednesday, February 20, 7:30 – 8:15 am

Daddy Daughter Dance:

Young Ladies of OSL Church and School are invited to bring along their Daddy (or Grandpas, Uncles, or other male role models) to our OSLS PTL Sponsored Daddy Daughter Dance on February 23rd from 7pm to 9pm. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time or at the door. $15/person—family max of $40.

SPORTS SCOOP

Basketball:

Middle School Boys –

     Lutheran Invitational Tournament –

             Feb. 16 – 17 in Columbus, IN.

     ILSAA Tournament – Feb. 22 – 24

            in Ft. Wayne, In.

Archery:

      2/16 – St. Michael 3D Winter Shoot Off

      2/24 – Region 6 Tournament

Auction Updates: Amazon Wish List: Click Here

Auction prep is in full swing and we need everyone’s assistance in making this year a success! If you’d be willing to donate anything to the auction individually or from your business, we have donation forms available in the office.

There is now a Virtual Gift Gathering Party to offer a quick and easy way to help. Our school has set up an Amazon Wish List for some items they’d like to auction off—you can purchase directly from the site, have it delivered to school or you can bring in payment and it can be ordered for you.

Items donated by February 20th will be printed in the auction bulletin, other items will be added via addendum printed March 1st.

National Lutheran Schools Week – Theme: Attitude is Everything – Hands-on

Sunday, February 24 Combined Church Service – 10 am. All choirs sing.

February 25 – March 1 

Monday/’Respect’ – International (non-western culture) dress day – donate $1 for Lutheran World Relief

Tuesday/’Kindness’ –   Dress in shades of red – bring sunglasses to wear and then donate to ‘Children of Love’ Orphanage in Honduras. 

Wednesday/’Honesty’ – Wear Christian t-shirt – students will be given cross necklaces to wear and then may choose to donate. 

Thursday/’Self-control’ – Wear ‘Spirit’ wear 

Friday/’Attitude is Everything’ – Grandparents’ Day – Dress Up

Church News:

NYG Prayer Partners – Would you like to pray for and support a participant attending the National Youth Gathering? Forms to sign-up are located in the Narthex. Return to the Scheumann mailbox.

Church/School Campus work day: February 16th at 8:00 AM

Middle School Youth Group : February 17th at 6:00 PM

Combined Service—February 24th we will be celebrating National Lutheran

School Week with ONE SERVICE at 10 am ALL CHOIRS FROM OSLS will be

participating in the service. Sunday School will be at 9 am that week only.

Operation Gratitude—join the OSLC Women’s Ministry in supporting Operation Gratitude. Each month they’ll be collecting different items to send to American Military and First Responders. This month’s items are Travel Sized Deodorants and Black Crew Socks.

 Save the date for Vacation Bible School—June 24 through 28th, 9 am to 12 pm. All school and church families and friends are invited to attend. Watch for more info.

 

 

A Note from Mr. Wrucke:

We have survived the cold of the polar vortex, put the Roundball basketball tournament behind us, and have now entered the month of February. Valentine’s day gets most of the attention during this short month, but if you look closely at the calendar, you see several other special or significant days that also take place in February. For OSLS, we have re-enrollment deadlines, Muffins with Mom, Junior Achievement, an additional basketball tournament and National Lutheran Schools Week also packed into the month of February.

Flowers, cards, candy, and dinners all seem to get so much attention during this month. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy sharing those things with the people I love, but I often wonder if we grown ups make love far more complicated than it needs to be. A simple gesture, a kind word, a gentle hug or an unexpected card can say “I care about you” without the expectation of one day. We should love on all days, not just one. Thankfully, Our Heavenly Father loved us so much that He had His one and only Son endure the cross, and carry our sins with Him to the grave. His love for us never ceases, even though we may close the door on it. It is up to us to share God’s love with all people at all times, not just on a day or month.

“Beloved let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.”

Prayer Requests

Mrs. Goodwin’s husband, Brandon, as he seeks direction from the doctor on dealing with a medical condition.

If you have personal, family or general prayer requests please notify the school office. We will print them whenever possible so our OSLS         community can join your prayers.

Re-enrollment

Don’t forget— enrollment fees are due February 15th to take advantage of the discount! If you plan on applying for financial aid the online applications must be submitted to F.A.S.T. by March 31st.

Mark your calendar…

2/14—Classroom Valentine’s Parties

2/18—No School—President’s Day (potential snow make up day)

2/20—Muffins with Mom

2/22—Junior Achievement Day

2/23—Daddy Daughter Dance

2/24—National Lutheran Schools Week Sunday

3/1—Grandparent’s Day / Early Dismissal

3/2—OSLS Auction Night

June 17-21 Camp Invention – SUPERCHARGED!!

CONGRATULATIONS NICK!!

8th Grader Nick Hiegel was our school spelling bee champion. Earlier this week Nick also took 1st place in the Kentucky Derby Festival Private School Spelling Bee. Next up is the Jefferson County spelling bee on March 17th.

GOOD LUCK & WAY TO GO NICK!!

Junior Achievement Volunteers Needed

Thank you all for your willingness to help with this opportunity for our students—we are still in need of teachers for Kindergarten, 3rd and 5th grade. Please let Mrs. Melanie Douglas or Mrs. Hannon know if you are able to help.

Daddy Daughter Dance:

Young Ladies of OSL Church and School are invited to bring along their Daddy (or Grandpas, Uncles, or  other male role models) to our OSLS PTL Sponsored Daddy Daughter Dance on February 23rd from 7pm to 9pm. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time or at the door. $15/person—family max of $40.

SPORTS SCOOP

Basketball:

4th/5th Boys: 2/9 @ 11 am at Collegiate

JV Girls: 2/9 @ 11am at Anchorage

Archery:

2/9 – Moore LIT Tournament

2/16 – St. Michael 3D Winter Shoot Off

2/24 – Region 6 Tournament

   Congratulations to our Middle School Boys team for their invitation to the Indiana Lutheran Schools Basketball Tournament!

Church Attendance

2/3 winners: Joseph with 90%!!!

Runners up – Judah and Asher with 63%

Upcoming Chapel Leaders…

February 13—Grade 8 & PS4

February 20—Mr. Wrucke

February 27—Grade 4

Family / Tribe Shirt day February 13th

Choir Notes

Hosanna Choir (3-5) sing THIS SUNDAY at 11 am service.

All Choirs—National Lutheran Schools Sunday (2/24) at 10:00 am.

Auction Updates

Emails went out this week to all school families with donation letters and forms—if you know an individual or business that may be interested in donating an item for the silent or live auction please feel free to reach out on our behalf using these items. If you are uncomfortable doing so, or if you have any questions regarding our auction you can email or call Mrs. Hannon in the school office.

Don’t forget to reserve your table or purchase tickets for our 16th annual auction…

“The Greatest Show”

…discounted rates for table purchases through 2/26, order forms available in the office

Church News:

NYG Prayer Partners – Would you like to pray for and support a participant attending the National Youth Gathering? Forms to sign-up are located in the Narthex. Return to the Scheumann mailbox.

Church/School Campus work day: February 16th at 8:00 AM

Middle School Youth Group :February 17th at 6:00 PM

 Save the date for VBS—June 24 through 28th!!

School Newsletter

A Note from Mr. Wrucke:

I am not a morning person, never have been and never will be. Certainly I function before 9 am but not with the drive and passion I should. Some of you may feel the same way. Several of you need to have that cup of coffee to get started on your day. I don’t drink coffee, I prefer hot tea and I usually don’t make any until 8 or 9 in the morning. There is however one thing I do every morning after I turn the alarm off and that is to have quiet time with God.

In Ps. 143, David wrote “Let me hear your loving kindness in the morning, for I trust in you; teach me the way in which I should walk; for you to lift up my soul.”

David saw the necessity for God to direct his steps. He looked to God for guidance on the needs of the day. I need that reflection time each morning. Nothing, not coffee or tea, will start a day like being alone with God.

Combination Class

With enrollment projections in mind, in consultation with the principal and teachers, and always trying to keep the best interest of the students at the forefront of decisions, the Department of Day School Education board has made the decision that our combination class next year will be grades 2 and 3 with Mrs. Kamman being the teacher. The present 1st and 2nd combination class will stay together and move up to Mrs. Kamman’s room. This group has worked so well together, it made the most sense to keep them together.

If God blesses us with a surge of enrollment in either grade, then we will separate them and add staff.

We ask for God’s blessings on the combination and their teacher. May it be the best year yet.

Shared Teaching

Mrs. Shively, our 6th grade teacher, has made a decision to watch her newborn grandchild a couple of days a week starting February 19th. Rather than have her presence from Our Savior cease at that point, we have worked out a job share/team arrangement with Mrs. Michelle Lehenbauer. We are happy that this arrangement will allow Mrs. Shively to finish out the school year with us.

Re-enrollment

Don’t forget—if you plan on applying for financial aid the online applications must be submitted to F.A.S.T. by March 31st.

Mark your calendar…

2/14—Classroom Valentine’s Parties

2/18—No School—President’s Day (potential snow make up day)

2/20—Muffins with Mom

2/22—Junior Achievement Day

2/24—National Lutheran Schools Week Sunday

3/1—Grandparent’s Day / Early Dismissal

3/2—OSLS Auction Night

Junior Achievement Volunteers Needed

Thank you all for your willingness to help with this opportunity for our students—we are still in need of teachers for Kindergarten, 3rd and 5th grade. Please let Mrs. Melanie Douglas or Mrs. Hannon know if you are able to help.

SPORTS SCOOP

Basketball:

4th/5th Boys: 2/2 @ 11 am at SFS Goshen

2/9 @ 11 am at Collegiate

JV Girls: 2/2 @ 4 pm at Evangel

2/9 @ 11am at Anchorage

Archery:

2/2 – Anderson County 3D Shoot

2/9 – Moore LIT Tournament

2/16 – St. Michael 3D Winter Shoot Off

2/24 – Region 6 Tournament

Church Attendance

1/27 winners: Joseph with 70%

Runners up – Levi with 67%

Upcoming Chapel Leaders…

February 6—Pastor Cook

February 13—Grade 8 & PS4

February 20—Mr. Wrucke

February 27—Grade 4

Family / Tribe Shirt day February 13th

Choir Notes

Alleluia Choir (K-2) sing THIS SUNDAY at the 11:00 am Service.

Hosanna Choir (3-5) sing on 2/10 at 11 am service.

All Choirs—National Lutheran Schools Sunday (2/24) at 10:00 am.

2019 Auction – Class Basket Themes

Preschool (All Classes) – Rainy Day

Kindergarten—Everything’s Coming Up Roses

1st and 2nd Grade—Class Divided

3rd Grade—Here’s the Scoop

4th Grade—Take Me Out to the Ballgame

5th Grade—Family Fun & Games

6th Grade—Chocoholic

7th Grade—Kentucky Proud

8th Grade—As Seen on TV

…more detail will be sent home with your student!

Don’t forget to reserve your table or purchase tickets for our 16th annual auction…

“The Greatest Show”

…discounted rates for table purchases through 2/26, order forms available in the office

Church News:

Chili Cook-Off and Trivia Night – TOMORROW!! February 2, 2019 – 6 pm: This is a fundraising event for our church youth group with proceeds benefitting their trip to the National Youth Gathering. Tickets are $20/person or $140 for a table of 8 from now until January 20th! For more information on this event and more youth news visit: www.oursaviorlouisville.com/youth

NYG Prayer Partners – Would you like to pray for and support a participant attending the National Youth Gathering? Forms to sign-up are located in the Narthex. Return to the Scheumann mailbox.

School Newsletter

Church Attendance

Flying the banner this week…

Joseph with 56%

 Tribe lunch & Activity on 1/29!

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Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for volunteers to teach Junior Achievement classes on February 22, 2019 at OSLS (K-8th grades).  Parents and grandparents make great volunteers!  If you would like to teach or would like more information, please call or text Melanie Douglas at 502-599-6790.

OSLC Chili Cook Off and Trivia Night

February 2nd.   $20/person, bring cash and coins to vote on your favorite chili – cook off begins at 6pm, trivia begins at 7pm.

Proceeds benefit the church youth group going to the youth gathering in Minneapolis this summer.

OSLS Auction: The Greatest Show!

March 2, 2019
5:00pm
Save the date and plan to join us for this night of celebrating our awesome school! More details to come soon! For more information on how you can help with your time, talents, or auction item donations, email the school office.

Re-enrollment

Enrollment paperwork for next year (2019 – 2020) went home in a white envelope. Please review the information and let Mrs. Hannon if you need any additional forms or have any questions. Don’t forget—if you plan on applying for financial aid the online applications must be submitted to F.A.S.T. by March 31st.

Prayer Requests

Please pray Noble Rye (grandfather to the Hiegels and Ryes) as he continues to rehab after a successful knee replacement.

Also, continue to pray for the Hiegel family as Rob Hiegel (5th grade teacher Mr. Hiegels father and grandfather to Nick & Blake in 8th grade) has been called to his heavenly home.

Include the Carmicle family in prayer, as Cayden’s (8th grade) uncle Jamshed Randelia was laid to rest on Tuesday after battling a  illness.

If you have personal, family or general prayer requests please notify the school office. We will print them whenever possible so our OSLS  community can join your prayers.

Science Expo 2019

Family Science Expo: Mark your Calendars for a Family Fun Night on Thursday January 31st. We will eat at 5:30pm (the pre-ordered Chick-fil-A meal) and the activities will start at 6:00pm.  Feel free to invite a prospective family to join us that night!

Other dates to remember:

1/24 thru 1/28 – OSLS Round Ball Classic Basketball Tournament

OSLS Girls Start 6:10 pm on 1/24

OSLS Boys Start 8:30 pm on 1/25

1/29—100th Day of School!

Panther Tale

A Note from Mr. Wrucke:

“For I know the plans I have for you” says the Lord, “Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

I have been looking at this bible verse often lately. It is on a large bookmark in the middle of my desk. It is my re-focus tool. As principal, I get offered plenty of advice and guidance on running the school. I do know my facial      expressions reveal my excitement or lack thereof for the idea. The hearts of the folks sharing are in the right place and everybody wants to make our school better and grow, but they often do not know the challenges, the time, and the people needed to make it happen.

God’s guidance is one of the greatest issues that must be settled in the heart. God’s timing, not our timing. His wisdom and not our own strategy. Seeking God’s guidance is what separates the believer from the world.

As the next few months of the school year come to pass, there will be plenty of need for God’s guidance. May His will be done.

Spelling Bee

Congratulations to 8th grader, Nick Hiegel, for winning our school spelling bee this past Tuesday! Nick will now go on to compete in the private school spelling bee on January 30th and the Jefferson County spelling bee on March 17th.

Congratulations to all our classroom spelling bee representatives:

Grade 1—Lyla Turoso, Kennedy Wahl, Johnny Ensminger

Grade 2—Anyieth Akech Kwai, Arial Morani, Kaiser Whitsett

Grade 3—Mary Kate Crookshank, Silas Daniel, Eli Perkins

Grade 4—Hayden Wolf, Nathan Paxton, Emily Fuhrmann

Grade 5—Jackson Bennett, Emerson Estes, Vanessa Whitsett

Grade 6—Josh Clark, Eli Daniel, Eric Hannon

Grade 7—Jack Fuhrmann, Nolan Wahl, Kyle Hawkins

Grade 8—Sami Ward, Blake Hiegel, Nick Hiegel

Re-enrollment

Enrollment paperwork for next year (2019 – 2020) will be coming home in a white envelope. Please review the information and let Mrs. Hannon if you need any additional forms or have any questions. Don’t forget—if you plan on applying for financial aid the online applications must be submitted to F.A.S.T. by March 31st.

Prayer Requests

Please pray for the Herrensmith Family (Abby, 5th grade) for the loss of her grandmother, Velma.

Please also pray Elliot, cousin to the Estel’s, for healing from RSV that has him hospitalized.

If you have personal, family or general prayer requests please notify the school office. We will print them whenever possible so our OSLS  community can join your prayers.

Family Science Night:  Mark your Calendars for a Family Fun Night on Thursday January 31st. We will eat at 5:30pm (the pre-ordered Chick-fil-A meal) and the activities will start at 6:00pm.  Feel free to invite a prospective family to join us that night!

Mark Your Calendar! 

1/21 – No School – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1/24 thru 1/28 – OSLS Round Ball Classic Basketball Tournament

OSLS Girls Start 6:10 pm on 1/24

OSLS Boys Start 8:30 pm on 1/25

Panther Pandemonium starts 1/22!

1/29—100th Day of School!

SPORTS SCOOP

Basketball is wrapping up, here’s where to catch the remaining action:

JV Boys: 1/19 @ 1pm at Anchorage

1/26 @ 1pm at St. Francis – Goshen

JV Girls: 1/19 @ 1pm at Highland Latin

1/26 @ 11am at St. Francis – Goshen

Church Attendance

Congratulations on Great Attendance over Christmas Break:

Dan – 88%

Runners up – Gad & Simeon – 82%

Congratulations also to Joseph, 89% attendance on 1/13!

Good Job Asher (75%), Dan & Judah (63%)!

Church Workday

We will be having a Service Day this Saturday (1/19). Breakfast at 8am. Please bring some hand tools (Screwdriver, pliers, cordless drill, wire strippers, etc…).  Could use a couple of extra 6’ ladders also.

Below are some of the tasks we would like to work:

*Install Convection Oven (If it arrives by then)

* LED Lighting Conversion

* Replace burnt out bulbs in PS-3/Fellowship Hall

* Install wall plate in 1st Grade Classroom

* Install Door Stop on Preschool door

* Repair gym girls bathroom stall latch

* Paint Fellowship Hall Bathroom

* Touch-up / Paint Stripe Gym Bathroom

* Install emergency lights in locker rooms

* Anchor down the vinyl in the choir room steps

 Upcoming Chapel Leaders…

January 23—Mr. Kamman

January 30—Mr. Nickel

February 6—Pastor Cook

February 13—Grade 8 and PS4

Church News:

Chili Cook-Off and Trivia Night – February 2, 2019 – 6 pm: This is a fundraising event for our church youth group with proceeds benefitting their trip to the National Youth Gathering. Tickets are $20/person or $140 for a table of 8 from now until January 20th! For more information on this event and more youth news visit: www.oursaviorlouisville.com/youth

NYG Prayer Partners – Would you like to pray for and support a participant attending the National Youth Gathering? Forms to sign-up are located in the Narthex. Return to the Scheumann mailbox.

Devotions for the New Year – Two great resources are available for personal Bible reading

Book of Common Prayer

The LCMS Lectionary Series

*Our Savior is on Cycle C and uses a three-year cycle

Panther Tale

 

 

A Note from Mr. Wrucke:

Happy New Year 2019! Yes it is a new year and for our students, a new quarter and start of a new semester.

Many of us look forward to changes or fresh starts this time of year. Resolutions are made and determination burns in us to achieve our resolution goals. We also take some time to reflect on the year gone by, and of course there were challenges and bumps in the road, but there are many blessings that the Lord has showered upon us as well.

Despite the changes that may take place in our lives, we know that God is our constant. His means of grace, His loving mercy, His strength, His power of healing are still there for us. The knowledge of what Jesus did for us on the cross grows stronger and our appreciation of that grows greater with each passing year.

I do not know what 2019 will hold for me personally or for Our Savior Lutheran Church and School, but I do know that God will be there for me in every situation. He is there for you too! Never tire of going to God in prayer…He never tires in listening.

 

Heartfelt Thank You!

I want to express my sincere thanks to everyone who blessed me with gifts this past Christmas. I was overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness. I know that I am so humbled and thankful for what you did. Please know that some of the gift cards were used with my family. We do not get much time     together anymore, but over the holidays we manage a few times together at restaurants. Because of your kindness, some cherished memories were made. I do apologize for not sending personal thank you notes as time just did not allow that to take place. May God’s richest blessings continue to be upon you and may He lead us to bring goodness into the lives of others this year of 2019.

REPORT CARDS

These should be with your child as they were sent home Friday, January 11th. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher or the teacher who leads the subject in question. Please note that our promotion policy does state that a 65% average has to be achieved over the year in order to graduate or be promoted to the next grade. Again, if you have a concern about this, check with the teacher.

A signature slip was included with the report card, please sign this and have your child return it to their homeroom teacher as soon as possible.

Prayer Requests

Please pray for the Herrensmith Family (Abby, 5th grade) for the loss of her grandmother, Velma.

Please also pray for Elaine Puckett, Mr. Charles Puckett’s sister, as she recovers from cancer surgery

If you have personal, family or general prayer requests please notify the school office. We will print them whenever possible so our OSLS  community can join your prayers.

Re-enrollment

Enrollment paperwork for next year (2019 – 2020) will be coming home soon. Please watch out for them.

SPELLING BEE:

Congratulations to Our Savior Lutheran School Spelling Bee winner Nick Hiegel and runners-up Kyle Hawkins and Nolan Wahl. Our school winner will compete in the private school spelling bee on January 30th and in the county spelling bee on March 17th.

Mark Your Calendar:

1/16 – Wear your Tribe T-Shirt!

1/21 – No School – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1/24 thru 1/28 – OSLS Round Ball Classic Basketball Tournament

Family Science Expo: Mission to Mars!!

January 31st – Mark your calendars for a fun filled evening at our Science Expo 2019!  Join us for some hands-on fun exploring The Milky Way Galaxy. Activities include a family game of Space and Planet trivia with Kahoot, building shelters for alien creatures and designing your own spacecraft. All ages are welcome. We will eat at 5:30 pm and the exploration will begin at 6:00 pm.

Congratulations Honor Roll Students!

Principal’s List ( 3.75 – 4.0 )

5th Grade                             6th Grade

Charlotte Estel                     Zach Brown

Abby Herrensmith             Eric Hannon

Miranda Nickel

7th Grade                            Lydia Turoso

Carly Bergin

Josh Sallaberry                     8th Grade

Nolan Wall                            Nathan Dinh

Nick Hiegel

Bailey Meiman

Lauren Nickel

Andy Secor

Jessie Secor

Honor Roll ( 3.25 – 3.74 )

5th Grade

Jackson Bennett

Reagan Rye

Anushka Salvi

Vanessa Whitsett

6th Grade

Whitney Barber

Joshua Clark

Sabrina Freibert

Jacob Kirby

Shelby Maas

7th Grade

Jack Fuhrmann

Kyle Hawkins

8th Grade

Summer Clark

Blake Hiegel

Andrew Metten

Ben Secor

 

 

 A Note from Mr. Wrucke:

A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a JOY FILLED NEW YEAR

to all of you from 

Our Savior Lutheran School!

      The week leading up to Christmas break can be extremely stressful for you and your children, but it is as well for teachers. Kids minds are often other places and not usually in tune with what is going on in the classroom. As much as kids try to “check out”, our teachers work hard to capture their attention and make sure learning takes place. Teachers (and Principals) feel exhausted and at times underappreciated. For me, for some strange reason, if I get sick, it usually happens during Christmas break.

During this time of the joyous celebration of our Lord and Savior’s birth, I am thankful and appreciative of the teachers and staff here at our church and school. Because of a few great teachers, and of course my Mom and Dad, I am what I am today. Every teacher works hard just to make a difference in the lives of their students and it is no different with our teachers. We are different however, as we pray to hear the words, “Because of (name of any of our teachers) I know Jesus and what He did for me.” We boldly share “For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given.” That is who we are. May God bless you and yours with a very Merry Christ-filled Christmas!

Welcome Mrs. Goodwin/Godspeed Mrs. Koch

Mrs. Diana Goodwin will be teaching the Preschool 4 year old class starting January 7th. She was able to work with Mrs. Koch this past week to assist in making the teacher transition easier for the students and parents. All families in that class should have received a little message with her information.

We also say Godspeed to Mrs. Koch. I can’t tell you how excited I was, after months of asking, that she would take on the Preschool 4 year position. Now the opposite emotion is felt. We praise God for the blessing she has been to our school in several different roles and we know that God has wonderful things in store for her as she transitions to the Atlanta area with her husband Dave.

Thank you Mrs. Koch for your service to the Lord and our School! Godspeed and God Bless!

2019 – 2020 Pre-Registration

When we return from Christmas break we will start the registration process for next school year. Although it would be a huge blessing that all our K-7 students return next year, we realize that things unexpected may happen that will not make that possible. I cannot stress how important it is to let us know if you will or will not return next year. The budget process will start soon and those numbers are important in our planning. The more accurate information we have, the better it is to plan.

Prayer Requests

If you have personal, family or general prayer requests please notify the school office. We will print them whenever possible so our OSLS community can join your prayers.

Mark Your Calendar

School Resumes – January 7th

Spirit Wear Day – January 11th

No School – January 21st – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Mission Mars – 2019 Science Expo – January 31 6-8pm

Panther Tale

From the Desk of Mr. Wrucke:

The weeks of school between Thanksgiving and Christmas break are normally a time that a lot is going on at church and school. My days are long and at times, especially with evening meetings and activities, so are my nights. Despite my weariness, this stretch of time is also filled with much joy.

With the holidays comes added stress to most people’s lives. I, on the other hand, find this time to be relaxing and fun. Once we return from break we will being re-enrollment for next school year. The church will begin its budgeting process and I know my worries and stress will multiply greatly. For now, I savor the sounds of children singing Christmas songs, reciting the story of our Savior’s birth in Luke chapter 2, the lights on the Christmas tree, the cookies and fudge, and yes the snow and cold. As we move forward in Advent, keep your focus on the true meaning of Christmas and find joy in each and every day. The stress and worry will eventually find its way into our lives, but don’t ever let it take from the joy that comes with celebrating the birth of Jesus.

Preschool 4s – We Praise God that Mrs. Diana Goodwin has accepted the contract to teach the PS-4 year old class starting January 7th. She will work with Mrs. Koch the week of December 17th through 21st to get to know the kids, routines, and see firsthand how we operate here at OSLS.

Mrs. Goodwin is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with an art education degree PS-12.  She has also previously taught preschool classes at New Salem Childcare and Development Center. We are excited to welcome her to our teaching staff and to our school. Please give her a warm Our Savior Lutheran welcome when you see her!

Put This On Your Calendar:

12/21 – 2nd Quarter Ends

– Classroom Christmas Parties & Early Dismissal

12/22 – 1/6/19 Christmas/Winter Break

1/7/19 – School Resumes

1/11/19 – Report Cards sent home

1/15/19 – School Spelling Bee

1/31/19 – Family Science Night: Mission to Mars

Church Attendance

12/2 1st Place – 78% – Judah!

(Joseph 70%, Asher & Reuben 67%)

12/9 1st Place – 78% – Asher!

(Levi & Joseph 60%, Reuben & Judah 56%)

Chapel

December 19th – Mr. Wrucke

January 9th – Camp Lakeview

January 16th – Mr. Wrucke

January 16th – Sit with Family and Wear Your Colors!

WEATHER POLICY

In case of inclement weather or other emergencies, the principal is responsible for declaring that school with be closed for the day. The principal will notify all major TV networks (WHAS, WLKY, WAVE, and FOX) of this decision. Parents should tune into one of those networks for information. OSLS DOES NOT FOLLOW JCPS OR USE DELAY STARTS. However, parents are encouraged to use their own judgement and always put safety ahead of arriving at school on time. It is strongly encouraged that all families sign up for a text alert from Reach Alert System and media station like WDRB. As soon as a closing is posted, you will receive a text, usually faster than it is scrolled on the TV.

Service Opportunity

The next campus work day has been scheduled for 12/29. Mr. Matt Hesse has several tasks he’d appreciate help with. If you cannot come on 12/29 but would like to take one of the tasks on you can reach out to him to make arrangements to get supplies and direction. (313) 805-3277

  • LED Lighting Conversion in several areas
  • Trim downed limbs, haul trimmings away
  • Haul scrap in Courtyard to recycling center
  • Fix 3 Compartment sink leaks
  • Paint Fellowship Hall bathroom
  • Touch-up / Paint Strip Gym Bathroom
  • Install emergency lights in locker rooms
  • Anchor down vinyl on choir room steps
  • Outdoor lamp refurb project

GEOGRAPHY BEE

Congratulations to 6th grader Zach Brown who defended his school Geography Bee Championship this past Tuesday (12/11)! Zack will now take the qualifying test to see if he will qualify to attend the State GeoBee on March 29th.

7th Grader Nolan Wahl finished 2nd, and 7th grader Jack Fuhrmann finished 3rd.

The other grade level representatives competing in our school bee were:

4th grade: Cayden Fish and Benjamin Wagner

5th grade: Anushka Salvi and Vanessa Whitsett

6th grade: Lydia Turoso

8th grade: Nick Hiegel and Ben Secor

Church Announcements

Comfort Dog Pancake Breakfast December 16, 11am in the gym. This is a major fundraiser for the Comfort Dog ministry that allows Mercy to continue to bring comfort and compassion all over Louisville. Come hungry and join us!

OSLS Hosanna Choir (3-5th grades) will be singing at the Advent Service on December 19th. Dinner starts at 6:00 pm – Service starts at 7:00 pm.

Family Science Night: Space – Mission to Mars

Our Savior Lutheran School will host a Family Science Night Thursday, January 31 from 6-8 pm.  Activities center around the theme Space: Mission to Mars and are available for students PS – 8th.  We will be sending homes items for donation to help offset costs of the event.

Currently we are collecting empty 16 – 20 oz bottles with or without lids, marbles and googly eyes for tribal points through December 21st.

Panther Tale Newsletter

 

 

From the Desk of Mr. Wrucke:

As a child I heard “wait” a lot. I was one of those children to start an assignment before the teacher concluded the lesson. I rushed through my assignments, I rushed eating, I rushed on the basketball court, and “Will you wait?” or “Be patient” came out of teachers and coaches mouths at a rapid pace.

As a whole we are not very good at waiting. When is the last time you had an enjoyable time waiting for your doctor or dentist to see you? The need to control our lives, especially our time, is what many folks desire. Waiting is not acceptable.

We begin the season of Advent this week and what better time to teach children and adults about waiting. These few weeks before Christmas bring great excitement. Many look forward to gifts, special parties, trips and time with extended family members. We as a Lutheran church body connect the excitement, anticipation and tradition to waiting for something greater—the gift of God’s son.

As we realize, Advent begins when our daylight becomes short and the hours of darkness increase. The temperatures turn colder and we as people slow down a bit too.

Advent, dark and mysterious, pulls us into the rhythm of God’s time. With the promise of the light of the world to be born, we wait for that light. Along with Mary, we wait for the child to be born. Be patient, wait, slow down and enjoy the moment. Emmanuel, God with us, will soon be with us.

Preschool 4s

Mrs. Linda Koch, our PS4 teacher, will be leaving at the end of the semester. Her husband will be starting a new job in Atlanta after the first of the year and she, of course, will join him. Mrs. Koch will be greatly missed and we wish her and Dave all the best in this new adventure God has placed before them!

Mr. Wrucke has two candidates interested in taking over and finishing the year, and perhaps, God willing, continuing beyond this year. A contract was offered on Tuesday this past week and we are waiting for an answer. We will keep you updated.

Class Combination

The Department of Day-School Education and Principal Wrucke have been in discussion since September on the plan for our current students in the combined 1st and 2nd grades. Things have gone extremely well this year and that is a credit to Mrs. Netherton, the support from parents, and the kids themselves. We have all prayed for more enrollment in those grades so we could separate them out and return to single class grade levels. As I write this, we may be looking to pick up a few in those grades, but not enough to split.

The second option is to move our present combination up to a 2nd and 3rd grade combination class with Mrs. Kamman. Our third option is to keep the 1st and 2nd as a combined grade. With a large and more diverse class coming from Kindergarten the principal and DDSE have a challenging decision. Please pray for them as they seek God’s will in what will be in the best interest of the children, with hope to finalize that decision soon.

Put This On Your Calendar:

12/4 – Messiah Sing-a-Long at OSLC

12/6 – Carols by Candlelight, School Christmas Program, 6:30pm

12/7 – Early Dismissal

12/11 – School Geography Bee, 9am

12/14 – Secret Santa Shop

12/14 – S.A.L.T. MIDDLE SCHOOL Christmas Party 6:00pm-7:30pm

12/21 – Classroom Christmas

1/31/19 – Family Science Night: Mission to Mars

Upcoming Choir Performance Dates

December 2nd – 11am Service – Alleluia (K, 1st & 2nd)

December 6th – 6:30pm – ALL STUDENTS

December 12th – 7pm Service – Jubilate (6-8)

December 19 – 7pm Service – Hosanna (3-5)

SPORT SCOOP

Basketball:

12/1 – OSLS at Portland-Green (Whitefield League)               4/5/6 Boys 1:25p

12/3 – Portland at OSLS – Girls 6pm, 7/8 Boys 7pm

12/4 – at Louisville Tigers (played at St. Aloysius, 197 Plum St, Shepherdsville, KY) – 4/5/6 Boys 5:30pm,

7/8 Boys 6:30pm

12/11 – North Hardin at OSLS –   Girls 5pm

12/11 – CAL-SW at OSLS –

7/8 Boys 6pm

Archery:

12/1—Ascension Reindeer Shoot, 10/15m Tournament

12/5 – All Team Practice 3:30 – 5

12/9 – All Team Practice 2 – 3:30

12/12 – All Team Practice 3:30 – 5

12/14 – All Team Practice 3:30 – 5

Church Attendance

11/18 1st Place – 80% – Simeon AND Joseph!

(Dan 67%, Judah & Asher 63%)

11/25 1st Place – 56% – Joseph AND Asher!

(Dan & Naphtali 44%, Levi 40%)

Chapel

December 5 – Grades 1, 2 & 4

December 7 – Family Activity & Regular Spirit Wear Day (NOT Tribe Shirt)

December 12 – Grade 3

Scrip

Interested in another way to help Our Savior? Buy gift cards from Scrip for places you normally shop—or to give as stocking stuffers or gifts for those hard to buy for folks on your list! You can turn your orders in on Mondays in December and get your cards by the following Monday! Yellow order sheets are available outside the school office door.

Weather Policy

In case of inclement weather or other emergencies, the principal is responsible for declaring that school with be closed for the day. The principal will notify all major TV networks (WHAS, WLKY, WAVE, and FOX) of this decision. Parents should tune into one of those networks for information. OSLS DOES NOT FOLLOW JCPS OR USE DELAY STARTS. However, parents are encouraged to use their own judgement and always put safety ahead of arriving at school on time. It is strongly encouraged that all families sign up for a text alert from Reach Alert System and media station like WDRB. As soon as a closing is posted, you will receive a text, usually faster than it is scrolled on the TV.

Coming soon! Carols by Candlelight

Our students are beginning to get ready for our Christmas program, Carols by Candlelight, to be held on December 6, at 6:30 PM. Please put this date on your calendar!

ALL OUR SAVIOR STUDENTS from Preschool through Grade 8 will be involved in the program in one way or another and are therefore asked to be present for this special all-school program. Upper grade students not in a musical ensemble will be ushering, providing Scripture readings and Christmas poetry, and assembling and lighting student-made luminaries.

Our program will begin in the sanctuary with special music by our school ensembles and faculty celebrities. The grand finale of the program will be an outdoor candlelight “Circle of Light.” The audience will be participating greatly in the singing of familiar carols. Come hear and sing your favorites! Following the “Circle of Light,” we will gather for  refreshments and fellowship in the gym.

Family Candle for “Carols by Candlelight” You are invited to bring a “family candle” to light during the “Circle of Light” portion of the service, outside at the flagpole. Families are encouraged to bring along a large jar or pillar candle of any kind. We will close our evening celebration with some a cappella singing by candlelight. If your family is interested in creating your own family candle, direction on how to “make” your own family candle can be found on the internet. Search for “crayon candle” for a family project. Older children may wish to bring a small candle of their own to hold; younger children may want to bring a penlight or small flashlight. Matches will be available for adults to assist children in lighting.

Our Savior Lutheran Church

8:30am Traditional Service

9:45am Bible Study/Sunday School

11:00am Contemporary Service

Advent Services Start 12/5, 7pm

Our Savior Staff Christmas Gifts If you would like to contribute to the OSL Church and School Christmas gift, please drop off checks in the church or school office, in the offering plate at church, or by giving online. Please make sure all gifts are designated as “staff Christmas gift” in the memo line. You can give online at www.oursaviorlouisville.com/give. Due date is December 9th.

Comfort Dog Pancake Breakfast December 16, 11am in the gym. This is a major fundraiser for the Comfort Dog ministry that allows Mercy to continue to bring comfort and compassion all over Louisville. Come hungry and join us!

From the Desk of Mr. Wrucke:

We have a short week next week and there will not be a Panther Tale published. With that in mind, I will pen some Thanksgiving thoughts.

As sinful human beings we get wrapped up in bemoaning, or complaining, when things in life do not go the way we want. Our Savior Lutheran school does not escape being the focus of some folks’ complaints. Next week as a nation, we take a day to reflect on the goodness and blessings we have and despite areas where complaints or concerns are justified, Our Savior Lutheran is a blessing to be thankful for. Like a spouse needs to hear from the other spouse “I love you” even though they know it, God needs to hear our thanks and praise. Does He already know our hearts…of course, but He still asks for us to share our Thanksgivings with Him. Psalm 106:1 “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good.” Notice this verse does not say give thanks only when you feel good. God’s word tells us to verbally give thanks to God.  So as you reflect and give thanks for all your blessings, please include our school and all the wonderful folks who work so hard for your children in your petitions.

A very Blessed Thanksgiving Day to you all!

SCRIP

Interested in another way to help Our Savior? Buy gift cards from Scrip for places you normally shop—or to give as stocking stuffers or gifts for those hard to buy for folks on your list! You can turn your orders in on Mondays in November and December and get your cards by the following Monday! Yellow order sheets were sent home with your student, and extras are available outside the school office door.

Put This On Your Calendar!

Thanksgiving Break 11/21—11/25

School Resumes 11/26

Messiah Sing-A-Long at  OSLC 12/4

School Christmas Program 12/6 (6:30pm, dessert after provided by the staff)

Early Dismissal – 12/7

Church Attendance

We have a tie for 1st place for 11/11 attendance!

Congratulations Judah and Joseph with 78%!

Asher came in 2nd with 75%, then Gad & Dan with 67%

Chapel

November 20th—5th grade leads

Family Christmas Tree Decorations—wear color!

Weather Policy

In case of inclement weather or other emergencies, the principal is responsible for declaring that school will be closed for the day. The principal will notify all major TV networks (WHAS, WLKY, WAVE, and FOX) of this decision. Parents should tune into one of those networks for information. OSLS DOES NOT FOLLOW JCPS OR USE DELAY STARTS. However, parents are encouraged to use their own judgement and always put safety ahead of arriving at school on time. It is strongly encouraged that all families sign up for a text alert from Reach Alert System and media station like WDRB. As soon as a closing is posted, you will receive a text, usually faster than it is scrolled on the TV.

Sports Scoop

11/17—OSLS at Latin-Blue, 5/6th Boys 9:05a

(Whitefield League)

11/19—St Francis at OSLS

Girls 5pm, 7/8th Boys 6pm

11/20—Westpoint at OSLS

7/8 Boys 6pm

Archery Updates:

All Team Practice 11/18—2pm

Looking ahead:

11/30—Eastern 10m Tournament (if you registered but need to drop out, deadline is 11/18)

12/1—Ascension Reindeer Shoot 10/15m Tournament

Coming soon! Carols by Candlelight

Our students are beginning to get ready for our Christmas program, Carols by Candlelight, to be held on December 6, at 6:30 PM. Please put this date on your calendar!

ALL OUR SAVIOR STUDENTS from Preschool through Grade 8 will be involved in the program in one way or another and are therefore asked to be present for this special all-school program. Upper grade students not in a musical ensemble will be ushering, providing Scripture readings and Christmas poetry, and assembling and lighting student-made luminaries.

Our program will begin in the sanctuary with special music by our school ensembles and faculty celebrities. The grand finale of the program will be an outdoor candlelight “Circle of Light.” The audience will be participating greatly in the singing of familiar carols. Come hear and sing your favorites! Following the “Circle of Light,” we will gather for  refreshments and fellowship in the gym.

Family Candle for “Carols by Candlelight” You are invited to bring a “family candle” to light during the “Circle of Light” portion of the service, outside at the flagpole. Families are encouraged to bring along a large jar or pillar candle of any kind. We will close our evening celebration with some a cappella singing by candlelight. If your family is interested in creating your own family candle, direction on how to “make” your own family candle can be found on the internet. Search for “crayon candle” for a family project. Older children may wish to bring a small candle of their own to hold; younger children may want to bring a penlight or small flashlight. Matches will be available for adults to assist children in lighting.

Church Announcements

Operation Christmas Child: “Declare His Glory among the nations” Psalm 96:3. Every church and school family is invited to pack shoeboxes for needy children around the world. Brochures with instructions are in the Narthex. Bring your filled boxes and a check for $9/box made out to “Samaritan’s Purse” on Sun, Nov 11 through Nov 19 and place them in the Narthex. Volunteers are needed to help with box delivery after late service on Nov 19. For questions, please contact Amy Romines: akmromines@gmail.com

Panther Tale

From the Desk of Mr. Wrucke:

We have just finished fall break and then we took an early     release day on the following Friday for faculty professional    development (we were trained on early signs for suicide prevention). On Tuesday, I was greeted by “Why don’t we have off school for election day?” We have many days off within the 175 required days of school. One day I would like to see take place is a “Start Over Day”.

As a math teacher, I have many lessons that just flop. When those take place, I tell my students we need to pause, reflect, and (no, not yield) start over.

I am sure we all have those days that just do not go well from the moment we get out of bed. Wouldn’t it be great if we could request a “start over day” and begin the day again?

My start over day would begin with scripture reading and prayer. Honestly, I try to do that every morning, but truth be told, only pull it off two or three days of the week. Of all the ways to begin a day and to erase negative thoughts, speaking to God and reading His word is the best for me.

As I write this, I am wishing my day could start over. In my rush this morning, I missed my God time and my day is not the same. Life is challenging and overwhelming at times. As Christians, we push through knowing that Jesus on the ultimate start over day of Good Friday died for us, so we could start over in our relationship with God. We are forgiven children of God and with repentant hearts, we can rest assured our sins are forgiven and we can start over in the quest to be faithful, loving and kind children of God.

Thank You! We had 8 families visit us at our School Open House on Sunday November 4th. Thank you for promoting our school and helping make the Open House a Success!

Put This On Your Calendar:

Thanksgiving Break 11/21 – 11/25

School Resumes 11/26

Messiah Sing-a-Long at OSLC 12/4

School Christmas Program 12/6 – 6:30 pm followed by dessert provided by staff

Early Dismissal 12/7

Pictures: Retakes, Band, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball and Archery  November 15th

Church Attendance

Oops! We are a little late reporting some of these, but we want to recognize those tribes with great church attendance over the past few weeks!

10/21:    Napthali with 70%

Reuben 67%, Levi 60%, Gad 60%, Asher 60%

10/28:    Simeon with 55%

Levi 50%, Judah 44%

11/4:      Joseph with 70%

Reuben 67%, Gad 60%

Chapel

November 14 – Grade 7 and PS3 – Sit with Tribe and Wear Your T-Shirt!

November 20—Grade 5

Sports Scoop

11/10 versus Anchorage (Away at KCD):

5/6 Boys at 12:20pm

11/13 versus Anchorage (Home):

Girls at 5pm, 5/6 Boys at 6pm, 7/8 Boys at 7pm

11/15 versus Little Flock (Away):

Girls 5pm, 7/8 Boys 6pm

Archery Updates:

November 11th Practice will be from 3 – 4 pm

Sign up deadline for the Eastern 10m Tournament and Ascension Reindeer Shoot is November 12. Please use Team App! If you need new invitation to create a log in please contact Mrs. Paxton.

Our Savior Lutheran Church

8:30am Traditional Service

9:45am Bible Study/Sunday School

11:00am Contemporary Service

Church Announcements

Operation Christmas Child: “Declare His Glory among the nations” Psalm 96:3. Every church and school family is invited to pack shoeboxes for needy children around the world. Brochures with instructions are in the Narthex. Bring your filled boxes and a check for $9/box made out to “Samaritan’s Purse” on Sun, Nov 11 through Nov 19 and place them in the Narthex. Volunteers are needed to help with box delivery after late service on Nov 19. For questions, please contact Amy Romines: akmromines@gmail.com

Lakeview Ministries: 14th Annual Dinner Auction on Saturday, November 17th at the Primo Banquet Hall in Indianapolis. If you have anything that you would like to donate to the auction, please complete the item donation form found at www.lakeviewministries.com/auction or contact the camp office at 812-342-4815 or office@lakeviewministries.com. Donations are tax-deductible and all proceeds benefit the work of God at Lakeview Ministries.

A Note from Mr. Wrucke:

People in general tend to despise boastful pride that some folks exhibit. We recognize the destructive power within that pride. God’s word teaches us that pride goes before destruction and haughty eyes before a fall.

Personally, I enjoy being around people who walk in humility. My position as principal can be looked upon as one of power and entitlement. Many view is as “I am THE man”. It is true, I have certain decisions that I make, but I really can’t recall one in the past years that I have made without seeking others’ thoughts and advice. God, my wife, teachers, Pastor, congregational members, staff, my golf partner, the administrative assistant, board of education chairman, the members of the board of education, and my fellow principals and mentors have been consulted at one point or another. In the end it may be me making the      decision but not without hearing many voices. I have always tried to be a humble leader and not an entitled   leader. No matter the decision, I recognize “the buck” stops with me.

God is the one in control and who gives all things good. Whatever we have comes from the Lord. We are thankful for what He provides. In my list above, God is the one who is the first “go to” and I use prayer often to seek His wisdom. The answer is not always quick, but it comes. My confidence in making the decision rests with my trust and confidence in my Lord leading me. Does that mean all of my decisions are right? Of course not, I make mistakes and I need to learn from them. Through it all, I pray to be a humble servant of the Lord.

Prayer Requests

Please pray for the Call Committee and Members of OSLC as we continue to seek a new pastor after Pastor Fausel’s retirement.

If you have personal, family or general prayer requests please notify the school office. We will print them whenever possible so our OSLS community can join your prayers.

Thank you

Thank you to all the parents who came to Parent/Teacher conferences. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher with concerns and keep checking the Sycamore System for grade progress updates.

Upcoming Events

Classroom Harvest Parties: 10/31

Early Dismissal: 11/2

Future Family Day / Open House: 11/4

SALT Mission Monday: 11/5

SALT K-5 Movie: 11/9

FALL BREAK

Have a safe and enjoyable fall break! We’ll see you on OCTOBER 30th!!

Chapel

Mr. Wrucke – October 31

10/31—Sit with your Tribe and Wear Your Colors!

11/2—Tribe Family Activity & Spirit Wear Day!

Future Family Day / Open House

On Sunday, November 4, 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. Information postcards are now in the office if you’d like to pick up extra to deliver to those you know who may be interested.

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.

PTL FUNDRAISER PICKUPS

 Cookie Dough and other items ordered from our PTL fundraiser will be delivered on

Thursday, November 8th.

* 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 also ship directly to purchaser.

* Be sure to put frozen items in the 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.

Congratulations to the following students for their academic achievements in the 1st quarter:

Principal’s List (3.75 – 4.0 GPA)

5th Grade

Charlotte Estel

Abby Herrensmith

6th Grade

Zach Brown

Eric Hannon

Miranda Nickel

Lydia Turoso

7th Grade

Carly Bergin

Josh Sallaberry

Nolan Wahl

8th Grade

Nathan Dinh

Nick Hiegel

Lauren Nickel

Andy Secor

Jessie Secor

Honor Roll (3.25 – 3.74 GPA)

5th Grade

Reagan Rye

Anushka Salvi

Vanessa Whitsett

6th Grade

Whitney Barber

Joshua Clark

Sabrina Freibert

Shelby Maas

Junior Skillman

Sarah Ward

 7th Grade

Jack Fuhrmann

Kyle Hawkins

8th Grade

Blake Hiegel

Bailey Meiman

Ben Secor

Sami Ward

JCPS Showcase of Schools

Saturday October 27th, 9am—4pm

Kentucky International Convention Center

North Halls C-E Upper Concourse

Haven’t made your mind up about High School? This is a great opportunity to see what Jefferson County has to offer all in one place.

For more information visit

www.jefferson.kyschools.us

A Note from Mr. Wrucke:

“Have fun” is a common saying we use with one another. It is a nice saying, but it does have some limitations. What if we replace “have fun” with “have joy”? Joy is one of the greatest things we possess on earth and it does differ greatly from fun.

Fun is fine but we can’t always have fun. Fun depends on where we are at a given moment and on what we are doing. Its not fun to be caught in a traffic jam or to endure financial setback.

Do not judge a day as not having joy just because it contains difficulties, instead bask in the knowledge of the joy of being a child of God. Shine with the light of joy from being forgiven because of what Jesus did for us on the cross and a repentant heart. Joy is amazing and strength giving.

As you enter into parent/teacher conferences next week, don’t “have fun”, have joy!

Prayer Requests

If you have personal, family or general prayer requests please notify the school office. We will print them whenever possible so our OSLS  community can join your prayers.

Service Opportunity!

OSLC Breakfast and Service Day 10/20

The Buildings & Grounds committee is planning a breakfast, devotional, and service day starting at 8am.           Liam Hesse (OSLS Alum ‘17) will be hosting Scouts from Troop 765 to work on his Eagle Project, painting the school bathrooms. This is a great opportunity to meet  others in the Our Savior community and serve our school. If you have any questions, call Matt Hesse. 313-805-3277

Upcoming Events

10/19—End of 1st quarter—Report cards will be    distributed at Parent Teacher conferences.

Parent Teacher Conferences: 10/23, 10/24, 10/25

 Early Dismissal: 10/25

Fall Break (No School): 10/26, 10/29

Classroom Harvest Parties: 10/31

Early Dismissal: 11/2

Come to our Book Fair!

Tuesday October 23, 3:00pm—7:00pm

Wednesday October 24, 3:00pm—7:00pm

Thursday October 25, 8:30am—12:00pm

Students will be previewing the Book Fair on 10/23 and bringing home their “wish list”. It’s a great opportunity to stock up on upcoming birthday gifts and stocking stuffers and help fund our library at the same time!

Church Attendance

Congratulations Naphtali!

58% attendance on 10/14.

Benjamin came in at 54% for 2nd this week.

Chapel

Mr. Nickel – October 24

Mr. Wrucke – October 31

10/31—Sit with your Tribe and Wear Your Colors!

Trunk or Treat

Saturday, October 20, 5-7:30p

  • Costumes and car decorations encouraged but not required (no gory costumes, please).
  • If you intend to hand out candy, please DO register for a parking spot in the school lobby, church Welcome Center, or by calling 426-0864
  • If you can’t come, consider donating some bulk candy for others to hand out. You can bring to school office.
  • Invite your friends and neighbors. Help us spread the word about Our Savior and share God’s love.

Got Milk?

This year OSLS will be celebrating Christmas with our “Christmas by Candlelight” on Thursday, December 6. For our outdoor luminary project, we are asking    families to save you empty, WASHED, gallon milk jugs and bring them to school, depositing them in the marked box in the school lobby.

Thanks! – Mr. Kamman

Open House

On Sunday, November 4, Our Savior Lutheran School will host its Open House for prospective new students, 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. Information postcards are now in the office if you’d like to pick up extra to deliver to those you know who may be interested.

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.

Archery News:

NO PRACTICE 10/21, 10/24 10/26, or 10/28

Eastern Tournament for 10/27 – CANCELLED

ENJOY YOUR FALL BREAK!!

JCPS Showcase of Schools

Saturday October 27th, 9am—4pm

Kentucky International Convention Center

North Halls C-E Upper Concourse

Haven’t made your mind up about High School? This is a great opportunity to see what Jefferson County has to offer all in one place.

For more information visit

www.jefferson.kyschools.us

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:

  • Ask your child if there is anything that he/she would like you to discuss with the teacher.
  • Arrive promptly, or a few minutes early.
  • Jot down everything that you want to talk about at the conference.
  • Begin with positive comments about the teacher or classroom.
  • Avoid lengthy discussion of topics that are not related to the purpose of the conference.
  • Be open minded to suggestions from the teacher.
  • Keep your emotions under control.
  • 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!
  • Express appreciation for the conference.
  • 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.

A Note from Mr. Wrucke:

Back in the “old days” I could count on one hand the times I had conversation with my principal, both at my Lutheran grade school and my public high school. It was just not something you looked to do. I should also say that my 7th and 8th grade teacher (yes, a combined class) was also the principal, so you know I was that kid that never asked for help. Outside of the classroom, I really only saw my grade school principal at church. I did not see my high school principal much at all.

Was I the perfect child? Oh my…far from it! With corporal punishment (the paddle, a rat tail…) teachers took care of most of the behavior problems right there in class for all to see. If you got sent to the principal, the expectation was there was going to be      significant trouble, scolding, yelling, suspension and expulsion, if you came out alive at all.

When I became a principal, I did not want students to be in fear of me or my office. I spend a lot of time trying to connect with students, greeting them in the morning, talking to them in the  hallway or lunchroom, and attending as many of the school     activities that I can. I do my best to know the name of every    student. That helps when they do have to visit my office for     behavior issues and I don’t have to start out with, “What is your name again?” I want students to know I care about them, not just their grades and behavior, but about their lives outside of school. Yes, at times Mrs. Hannon will hear me use my “Principal voice”, but she also sees students with a smile leave my office. For some the principal’s office may be a scary place, but for many it is a place they feel at ease in going to for reasons not dealing with consequences. For me, that is a mission accomplished.

Prayer Requests

If you have personal, family or general prayer requests please notify the school office. We will print them whenever possible so our OSLS  community can join your prayers.

Service Opportunity!

OSLC Breakfast and Service Day 10/20

The Buildings & Grounds committee is planning a breakfast, devotional, and service day starting at 8am.           Liam Hesse (OSLS Alum ‘17) will be hosting Scouts from Troop 765 to work on his Eagle Project, painting the school bathrooms. This is a great opportunity to meet  others in the Our Savior community and serve our school. If you have any questions, call Matt Hesse. 313-805-3277

Upcoming Events:

10/19—End of 1st quarter—Report cards will be distributed at Parent Teacher conferences.

Parent Teacher Conference Schedule:

10/23 – 3:30 – 7pm

10/24 – 3:30 – 7pm

10/25 – 12 – 2pm

**A schedule of your appointment time will be sent home next week. If a time change may be needed, please speak with your child’s homeroom teacher.

Fall Break : 10/25 Early Dismissal – 10/29

Church Attendance

Congratulations Simeon & Dan!

50% attendance on 10/7.

Naphtali and Gad had 42%.

Family Read Day (Battle of the Books) is October 18th—you may wear your tribe shirts!!

Uniform Update

With the weather finally beginning to cool down, our girls may begin to wear the appropriate color and length leggings, tights and OSLS sweatpants under their jumpers and skirts starting Monday, October 15th. (Please refer to the handbook for guidelines)

Trunk or Treat

Saturday, October 20, 5-7:30p

  • Costumes and car decorations encouraged but not required (no gory costumes, please).
  • If you intend to hand out candy, please DO register for a parking spot in the school lobby, church Welcome Center, or by calling 426-0864
  • If you can’t come, consider donating some bulk candy for others to hand out. You can bring to school office.
  • Invite your friends and neighbors. Help us spread the word about Our Savior and share God’s love.

Got Milk?

This year OSLS will be celebrating Christmas with our “Christmas by Candlelight” on Thursday, December 6. For our outdoor luminary project, we are asking    families to save you empty, WASHED, gallon milk jugs and bring them to school, depositing them in the marked box in the school lobby.

Thanks! – Mr. Kamman

Future Family Day / Open House

On Sunday, November 4, 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. 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.

Panther Basketball

Basketball season is gearing up and we have teams for boys and girls 4th grade through 8th.  Head Coaches Jeff Rye (ES boys), Chad Secor (MS boys) and Greg Freibert (girls) should have already reached out to you about practice times for those interested. If you have questions please email the office.

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:

  • Ask your child if there is anything that he/she would like you to discuss with the teacher.
  • Arrive promptly, or a few minutes early.
  • Jot down everything that you want to talk about at the conference.
  • Begin with positive comments about the teacher or classroom.
  • Avoid lengthy discussion of topics that are not related to the purpose of the conference.
  • Be open minded to suggestions from the teacher.
  • Keep your emotions under control.
  • 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!
  • Express appreciation for the conference.
  • 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.

 

A Note from Mr. Wrucke:

In today’s world, and especially in education, it has been a focus point to create conditions for people (especially students) to find ways to learn for themselves. The “spoon-feeding” of explicitly having to teach a step-by-step process in order to learn is no longer the only way.

As I reflect on this, especially with my “Fabulous Five” math students, I struggle with the question: “Is there a fine line between supporting and enabling?” I want my students to know I support them, but, I also know that they need to take ownership over solving issues and problems on their own. The fear of failure is real for them and if we pressure too much they may fold or give up.

I do not know where the balance between support and enabling lies, but I know my goal is to be supportive, which is helping students acknowledge difficulties yet not eliminating them for them. To be OK with falling short, but to put forth the total effort and not just give up because it may seem hard. May we all work together teaching our children to learn to overcome obstacles, manage their fears, and build the confidence to grow for the future. May God bless us to be “encouragers” and not enablers!

Prayer Requests

If you have personal, family or general prayer requests please notify the school office. We will print them whenever possible so our OSLS community can join your prayers.

Service Opportunity!

OSLC Breakfast and Service Day 10/20

The Buildings & Grounds committee is planning a breakfast, devotional, and service day starting at 8am.           Liam Hesse (OSLS Alum ‘17) will be hosting Scouts from Troop 765 to work on his Eagle Project, painting the school bathrooms. This is a great opportunity to meet  others in the Our Savior community and serve our school. If you have any questions, call Matt Hesse. 313-805-3277

Upcoming Events

10/6 – OSLS Volleyball   Tournament

10/12 – Picture Day *Correction: Students MAY dress up for Picture Day, but must bring their uniform to change in to for the rest of the day.

10/19—End of 1st quarter—Report cards will be distributed at Parent Teacher conferences.

Parent Teacher Conference Schedule:

10/23 – 3:30 – 7pm

10/24 – 3:30 – 7pm

10/25 – 12 – 2pm

**A schedule of your appointment time will be sent home next week. If a time change may be needed, please speak with your child’s homeroom teacher.

Fall Break : 10/25 Early Dismissal – 10/29

Church Attendance

Congratulations Simeon & Dan!

50% attendance on 9/30.

Reuben and Asher had 45%

Don’t Forget! October 10th you may wear your tribe t-shirt and we will be sitting with our tribes at chapel.

Math Tutor Available

Mr. Robert Schwartz, a retired engineer and member of our church, has volunteered to tutor 5th – 8th grade school students in math again this year. Please contact the school office and will provide contact information for him.

Have content you’d like to see in the Panther Tale?

Please turn it into the school office by Wednesday of the week you’d like it published! Thanks!

 

From the Desk of Mr. Wrucke:

Each Wednesday morning, our teachers gather to pray. We normally have devotions before school starts each day, but on Wednesday we focus on prayer. We pray for the needs of students and families, for those in other places who have had tragedy or devastation, for each other and for our families. Mr. Schultz usually begins his prayer with, “Thank you for waking us this morning and giving us life…”

We should be thankful each morning that God has given us a new day. He is with you when you first open your eyes, He sustains you throughout the day, and promises to direct your steps until the journey is    complete.

This month, the joy of waking up has turned to despair. Instead of thinking “How will God use me today”, I think “Who will complain today”, or “What will I not do right today”. I struggle with wanting to go to “work” with a joyful heart.

We all face challenges in this sinful world and we easily become overwhelmed or stressed with issues, concerns and complaints. At times it seems all we hear is the negatives. Do me a favor this upcoming week, please pass on a positive, complimentary comment to someone. Do a kind deed for no reason. You may never know how uplifting that may be to a person, but it will be. Now get up, get out, and get serving, and get uplifted in doing so.

Did you know …

8th grader Jessica Secor finished first in a HUGE National Junior High Cross Country Meet this past weekend in Centreville, Ohio. Jessie has developed into an elite runner for her age group and we are proud of her and her accomplishments!

Save the Date:

Donuts With Dad—10/3, 7:30a

Early Dismissal—10/5

OSLS Volleyball Tournament—10/6

School Picture Day—10/12

END OF 1st QUARTER—10/19

Parent Teacher Conferences— 10/23—10/25

Early Dismissal—10/25

Fall Break—10/26—10/29

School Resumes—10/30

Fall Picture Day

October 12th

Please wear your uniforms

(Spring Photos are Dress Up)

Sports Scoop:

Soccer

Thanks to the hard work of Mrs. Hannon (team manager) and Coach Clark, our Soccer Season has been extended with the addition of our first Soccer Tournament!

Games are played at Hays Kennedy Park and scheduled as follows:

Oct 1 (Game 1): 5pm Walden v. Beth Haven

Oct 1 (Game 2): 6:15pm Meredith Dunn v. Portland Christian

Oct 2 (Game 3): 5pm Our Savior v. Winner of Game 1

Oct 2 (Game 4): 6:15pm Loser of Games 1 and 2

Oct 3 (Game 5): 5pm Winners of Games 2 and 3

Oct 3 (Game 6): 6:15pm Winner of Game 4 v. Loser of Game 3

Oct 4 (Game 7): 5pm Winners of Games 5 and 6

Volleyball

Tournament:

October 6th beginning at 9am

Come catch our Lady Panthers wrap up their season!

9:00 am – OSL “A” v. CAL-SW

9:25 am – OSL “B” v. Portland

11:05 am –  Portland v. OSL “A”

11:30 am – OSL “B” v. Rock Creek

1:10 pm – CAL-SW v. OSL “B”

1:35 pm – Rock Creek v. OSL “A”

2:00 pm – OSL “A” v. Walden

3:15 pm – OSL “A” v. OSL “B”

4:55 pm – OSL “A” v. Highlands Latin

5:20 pm – OSL “B” v. Walden

After School Activities for Kindergarten – 4th Grade

October 2nd, 9th, 16th and 30th from 3:30 – 4:30pm

Basketball Skills, Legos, Snack-a-tizer, Board Games

Participants must be picked up promptly at 4:30pm – students not picked up on time will be sent to after school care and billed accordingly.

The deadline for sign-ups has passed, only those students who turned in their paperwork on time may attend.

Church Attendance

We have a tie!

Congratulations Levi and Simeon! 9/23 – 58%

Asher and Reuben came in at 55%, and Benjamin at 54%

Chapel

10/3 – 8th grade

10/10 – Pastor Cook

10/17 – Grades 3 & 6

Church Announcements

Our Savior Lutheran Church and School will be collecting ANY old prescription eyeglasses through December 31, 2018, to assist with Concordia Lutheran Church’s mission in Honduras. All donated eyeglasses will be matched with people in need of those particular prescriptions, so the more glasses they can take the more matches can be made!

Please drop off your donation to the church or school offices.

Please join us for Sunday School each week from 9:45 – 10:45. Children ages PreK through 5th grade will meet in the music room to start each week. Come share in faith, fun, and friendship! Junior and Senior High, and many Adult classes are available!

 

 

The Votes Are In!

Congratulations to the new 2018-19 S.A.L.T. Leaders:

Abby Herrensmith

Eli Daniel

Eric Hannon

Jack Fuhrmann

Jessie Secor

Lauren Nickel

Upcoming Events:

10/3 – Donuts With Dad

10/5 – Early Dismissal

10/6 – OSLS Volleyball   Tournament

Church Attendance

Congratulations Naphtali!

75% attendance on 9/16

Levi came in at 67% and Asher at 64%

Don’t Forget! September 26th you may wear your tribe t-shirt and we will be sitting with our tribes at chapel.

Prayer Requests

Tommy Douglas (Connor’s dad) – still recovering from his motorcycle accident.

Gerry Hesse (Mia and Sam’s grandfather) – recuperating from knee surgery

Steve Pandolph (cousin to the Hesse family) – recovering from esophageal cancer

If you have personal, family or general prayer requests please notify the school office. We will print them whenever possible so our OSLS community can join your prayers.

Math Tutor Available

Mr. Robert Schwartz, a retired engineer and member of our church, has volunteered to tutor 5th – 8th grade school students in math again this year. Please contact the school office and will provide contact information for him.

Sports Scoop:

Soccer – Final Soccer Game 9/27 @ KCD 4:30pm

Volleyball –     Whitefield League Tournament –

               Middle School (5th – 8th) 6:30pm, if win continue 9/22 at 12:45pm

               Elementary School (4th – 6th) 9/22 at 8am, if win continue at 8:45am

Archery – First All Team Practice 9/28 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Archery Information:

Hello Parents! Your archery coaches this year will be Chris & Amanda Paxton, Mike Sallaberry and Travis Fuhrmann.

Team Practices – We will offer team practices 3 times a week: Sunday 2 – 3:30, Wednesday 3:30 – 5, Friday 3:30 – 5.  We ask that archers attend 2 practices a week when possible (they are invited to attend all 3 if schedule allows). The calendar in Team App will be kept updated with practice cancellations when they occur due to gym or coach availability.  (Please reach out to Mrs. Paxton for instructions on how to register for the app). Our first all team practice will be Friday September 28th. We will expect excellent behavior from all students at practice.

Warm Up Tournament – We are taking archers to a warm up (10M only) tournament at Eastern High School on October 27th.  This is during OSLS Fall Break.  I need to know if your archer is available to shoot by October 12.  We’d like to collect this information via Team App, so get the app on your phone and watch for the RSVP request.

Team Jerseys – If your child is new to the team or needs a new jersey there will be a sign-up sheet at the practices.  We will let you know prices asap (jersey cost is not included in the sports participation fee).

If you need any further information you may call Mrs. Amanda Paxton 502-657-9298

Interested in Joining Band?

It’s not too late!

Class Schedule:

Monday 7:55—8:30

Thursday 7:55—8:30 (Beginners)

8:40—9:15 (Advanced)

More details available in the office (handout), or you can contact Mr. Embree directly.

JamesEmbreeJEMS@gmail.com

502-415-0340 – Cell

FALL BREAK:

Early Dismissal (11:45a) – October 25th

No School – October 26th thru October 29th

School Resumes – October 30th

Put This on Your Calendar:

After School Activities for Kindergarten – 4th Grade

October 2nd, 9th, 16th and 30th from 3:30 – 4:30pm

Basketball Skills, Legos, Snack-a-tizer, Board Games

Participants must be picked up promptly at 4:30pm –  students not picked up on time will be sent to after school care and billed accordingly.

The deadline for sign-ups has passed, only those students who turned in their paperwork on time may attend.

Our Savior Lutheran School’s

28th Annual Volleyball Tournament

October 6, 2018

Game Schedule for our Panthers:

9:00 am – OSL “A” v. CAL-SW

9:25 am – OSL “B” v. Portland

11:05 am –  Portland v. OSL “A”

11:30 am – OSL “B” v. Rock Creek

1:10 pm – CAL-SW v. OSL “B”

1:35 pm – Rock Creek v. OSL “A”

2:00 pm – OSL “A” v. Walden

3:15 pm – OSL “A” v. OSL “B”

4:55 pm – OSL “A” v. Highlands Latin

5:20 pm – OSL “B” v. Walden

Parent Volunteer Work Schedule

Gate (Admissions Taker):

8:15a – 10:30a Meiman

10:30a – 1:00p Bergin

1:00p – 3:30p Herrensmith

3:30p – 6:00p Ackerman

Scorekeepers (at the table helping Jamie Waddell with scoreboard):

Games 1 through 5 Barber/Maas

Games 6 through 10 Sallaberry/Brown

Games 11 through 15 Ward/Fuhrmann

Games 16 through 21 Freibert

Clean up: Many hands make light work—please stay if you are able!

Any questions – contact Jamie Waddell

Jwadell021@gmail.com

A big thank you to Jamie Waddell for putting this together again this year.

And thank you to Coach Rye and Coach Estel for a wonderful season.

 

 

 

 

 

Thank You!!!

To all who donated to our school during the Give For Good Louisville day on Thursday. We appreciate your support in enhancing our scholarship fund! We raised $7455 in one day – much of it $10 at a time!

Did you know…

Zach Larkin, a 2015 OSLS graduate, recently signed a letter of intent to the University of Tennessee on a running scholarship!  Congrats Zach!

Prayer Requests

Mr. Tommy Douglas—still recovering from his motorcycle accident.

If you have personal, family or general prayer requests please notify the school office. We will print them whenever possible so our OSLS community can join your prayers.

Chapel

Leader on 9/19—Mr. Wrucke

Church Attendance

Congratulations Gad!

89% attendance on 9/9

Levi, Judah, and Naphtali all tied at 78% – not too shabby!

Upcoming Events

10/3 – Donuts With Dad

10/5 – Early Dismissal

10/6 – OSLS Volleyball   Tournament

10/20 – TRUNK OR TREAT (more details to come)

SPORTS SCOOP

Soccer:

9/17—Away AT Meredith Dunn

(Seneca Park Soccer Fields)

5:30pm

9/18—Away AT Beth Haven

5:30pm  Location TBD

9/21—Away AT Portland

(Seneca Park Soccer Fields)

5:30pm

 Volleyball:

9/17—Away AT Portland Christian

5:30 & 6:30

Whitefield League Tournament

9/21 & 9/22

Specific Schedule TBA

Interested in Joining Band?

It’s not too late!

Class Schedule:

Monday 7:55—8:30

Thursday 7:55—8:30 (Beginners)

8:40—9:15 (Advanced)

More details available in the office (handout), or you can contact Mr. Embree directly.

JamesEmbreeJEMS@gmail.com

502-415-0340 – Cell

A Note from the Athletic Director

A gentle reminder for those athletes who are already participating (soccer or volleyball) or those who intend to (basketball, archery) to get your participation fee paid. $20.00 for v-ball and soccer, $40 for archery and $30 for basketball. Maximum fee per student is $60.  This fee is separate from any uniform fees. You may turn it in to Mrs. Hannon at the front desk.

Persons interested in archery (grades 4-8) should contact me so that I can get your information to Coach Paxton. Practice will begin shortly.

Finally, any athlete interested in playing basketball, especially if the coach is unaware of your status, contact me so that I can get your information to the perspective coach.

Thank you for your attention to these matters.

Jamie Waddell, AD

Email: Jwadell021@gmail.com

Church Announcements

Our Savior Lutheran Church

8:30am Traditional Service

9:45am Bible Study/Sunday School

11:00am Contemporary Service

Our Savior Lutheran Church and School will be collecting ANY old prescription eye glasses through December 31, 2018, to assist with Concordia Lutheran Church’s mission in Honduras. All donated eye-glasses will be matched with people in need of those particular prescriptions, so the more glasses they can take the more matches can be made!

Please drop off your donation to the church or school offices.

OSLC SUNDAY SCHOOL:

Please join us for Sunday School each week from 9:45 – 10:45. Children ages PreK through 5th grade will meet in the music room to start each week. Come share in faith, fun, and friendship!

(Jr. & Sr. High, and adult classes also available)

Lakeview Ministries Women’s Retreat:

For only $95, spend an incredible fall weekend at Camp Lakeview September 28-30.  Get ready for adventures, hiking, crafts, campfires, naps, laughing, coffee, zip lining, sunsets, hot tubbing, new friends, truth, love, and more.  Our main speaker, Lisa Lessing, will be helping us explore this year’s theme: The Lord’s Name: My Safe Place, based on Proverbs 18:10.  So grab a group of friends and get ready to get away for a weekend of renewal and rest.  For more details and to sign up, go to lakeviewministries.com/women.

FROM THE DESK OF MR. WRUCKE:

After a few weeks of settling in to back to school routines, we start to pick up the pace a bit with events and activities.

Our P.T.L. kicked off its biggest fundraiser of the year, the school-wide magazine and cookie dough sale. Thursday night, we held a back to school “Meet and Greet” night and next Thursday is the Give For Good Louisville Day that our school participates in. Please take time to read more information about these events here in the Panther Tale or in the packets that your child brought home.

It is hard to believe but we have completed 1/3 of the first academic quarter of the school year! We hope you have tried out our administrative system, “Sycamore”, to keep an eye on your child’s progress/grades with this system. As always, please feel free to email or call the teacher with questions and concerns. Now is the time to make adjustments in areas that need to be making more successful progress.

WELCOME!

We’d like to welcome Khruti Pillarisetty (3 year old Preschool) and Peyton Taylor (Kindergarten) and their families to our school!

DONUTS WITH DAD: Save the Date! October 3rd, 7:30a – 8:30a, Sponsored by the PTL

Mark your calendars for the next #GiveForGoodLou! As little as a $10 donation will help a child attend OurSavior Lutheran School where #PanthersGiveForGod. The link becomes active for donations at 12:00am on Thursday, September 13. Contact the school office at oursaviorschool@oslslouisville.com for offline donations.

https://www.giveforgoodlouisville.org/organizations/our-savior-lutheran-school

Did you know …

After many years of doing our Panther Tale School Newsletter, Michelle Lehenbauer made the decision not to    continue in that role this year. We are so grateful for her taking on this task and for her dedication to our school. We Praise God that Mrs. Kim Rye has stepped in to take on the Panther Tale this year and has done a tremendous job with the first few issues!  Thank you, Michelle & Kim!

Thank you to all the families who attended our Family Meet and Greet Night! We hope that you enjoyed meeting some new faces, visiting with old friends, as well as picking up some information for the school year.

Parent Teacher League – Volunteers Wanted

Mrs. Kara Turoso is once again leading the charge with our PTL. There are many opportunities to volunteer and have fun with the students, staff and families of Our Savior! Would you like to help serve meals like Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dad, or monthly staff lunches? Help the little ones gather their gifts during the Secret Santa Gift Shop? To hear more about these and the other events you can contact Mrs. Turoso via the front office or directly at 816-506-0295.

Prayer Requests

Pray for our school secretary, Mrs. Hannon, and her family as they lost her grandfather Mr. Jim Edwards.

Please keep Mr. Tom Douglas (father of Connor Douglas, 8th grade) as he continues to recover from his motorcycle accident.

If you have personal, family or general prayer requests please notify the school office. We will print them whenever possible so our OSLS  community can join your prayers.

Church Attendance

Congratulations Gad!!

67% church attendance on 9/2

Simeon—50%

Asher—44%

Judah—44%

Reuben—44%

Don’t recognize the names? Ask your child about their family group!

Kids, want to see your family group’s name next time? Encourage one another to attend church this Sunday!

Our Savior’s Handbell Choirs are starting up soon!

Our groups are for students in grades 4 and above. Music reading experience is helpful, but NOT required.

Advanced Students (usually 6th—8th grades) will rehearse after school on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30pm starting September 5th. (See Mr. Kamman if you are interested).

Beginning and second-year ringers (usually 4th & 5th grade) will rehearse after school on Mondays from 3:30 to 4:15pm starting September 10th.

CHAPEL

Parents and friends are invited to attend our chapel    services each Wednesday morning at 8:45am. Our September 12 service will be led by Paul Nickel.

Our Savior Lutheran Church

8:30am Traditional Service

9:45am Bible Study/Sunday School

11:00am Contemporary Service

Church Announcements

Rally Day and Church Picnic—September 9th – Come join us for Sunday School at 9:45am, then immediately following 11am service join us for our church picnic. Free fun for the entire family, please bring a covered dish to share with the congregation. Meal in the gym. Rain or Shine. Mission tables will be set-up, so you can acquaint yourself with all the activities we have going on at OSLC!

Confirmation Class Starts September 12th—Parents are encouraged to attend the first meeting with their 7th and 8th graders at 4:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. This will be a brief 30-40 min. intro and meet & greet. Bi-weekly classes start September 19th.  Let the church office know ASAP if your child will be attending so the appropriate amount of materials may be purchased.

SPORTS SCOOP:

Soccer:  Sept. 10th—AT KCD

4:30pm  (4100 Springdale Rd)

Sept. 14th—AT St. Francis

4:30pm (11000 W. US Hwy 42)

Volleyball: Sept. 8th—Whitefield League

4pm & 5:30pm

Sept. 11—North Hardin AT HOME

5:30pm & 6:30pm

Have content you’d like to see in the Panther Tale? Turn into the front office by Wednesday of the week you’d like it published!

 

FROM THE DESK OF MR. WRUCKE:

What an “encouraging” first week! It was great to see the students enjoying being back to school and our teachers doing what they do best…teach!

Challenges will no doubt come about. School, work, home, and activities will, at some point in our lives, be confronted with a challenge. We as believers in Christ need to recognize those around us that face struggles and become “encouragers” for them. Paul lists encouragement among the gifts of Grace. When was the last time you encouraged someone? Be the person who helps someone laugh, the one who listens, one who comforts, consoles, and affirms. That is the message we wanted the kids to take hold of this week. Be the “encourager”, your life will be blessed by it.

We welcome new staff members Shannon Lucas (preschool aftercare) and Alex Hannon (K-8 after school care). We are happy to have them as part of our staff and praise God for their willingness to serve our school in this role.

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please keep the Douglas family in your prayers as Mr. Tom Douglas recovers from a motorcycle accident he was in last Thursday. May God guide the doctors and nurses caring for Tom and give comfort to the rest of the family at this time.

If you have personal, family or general prayer requests please notify the school office. We will print them whenever possible so our OSLS community can join your prayers.

Don’t Forget!

No School Sept. 3

Spirit Wear & Early Dismissal Sept. 7

OSL Volunteer Opportunity!

The Buildings and Grounds Committee is planning a breakfast, devotional, and service day Saturday, September 15th. We plan to meet in the Gym and have breakfast at 8am. After a brief devotional, we will work on general maintenance and clean-up. We have projects for all skill levels and time constraints. This is a good opportunity to fellowship with some new people and possibly learn a new skill. If you have any questions, you can contact Matt Hesse at (313) 805-3277. An RSVP for breakfast is requested but not required. Open to church and school families!

Donuts with Dad  – October 3, 7:30am – 8:30am (Sponsored by the PTL)

Volunteers needed to setup, serve, and cleanup. If you are able to help please contact Mrs. Kara Turoso via the front office.

SPORTS SCOOP:

Soccer Sept. 4th v. Whitefield @ 5:30p  (7711 Fegenbush Ln.)

Sept. 10th v. KCD @ 4:30pm  (11400 Ridge Rd.)

Volleyball Sept. 4th Home v. Westpoint  5:30p & 6:30p

Sept. 8th Whitefield League 4:00p & 5:30p (7711 Fegenbush Ln.)

Did you know… Our Savior Lutheran School has entered into a partnership with Boyce College (the undergraduate college of the Southern Baptist Seminary and where our 4th grade teacher, Miss Stinson attended) to host future teachers for observation hours, teach mini lessons, and for full student-teacher experience. This semester Mrs. Netherton, Mrs. Kamman, and Mr. Hiegel will each be working with a field experience student from Boyce College.

Mr. Jordan Spillers, a third-year music student at Boyce College in Louisville, is offering to teach guitar lessons to anyone interested in grades 4-8. Time of practice and cost will be determined if we have enough interest.

Please let Mrs. Hannon in the school office know as soon as possible if you are interested (original deadline was August 31st).

Alumni News

The following Alumni made Principal’s List or Honor Roll for the 4th quarter of the 2017-2018 school year at Trinity High School:

Congrats to Brockman Bell, Richard Gregor, Christopher Humphrey, Connor Romines, and Kyle Vance!

Camp Lakeview Women’s Retreat                                              

September 28-30

For more details and to register

lakeviewministries.com/women

 

FAMILY MEET & GREET

On Thursday, September 6th starting at 5:30pm, we will be hosting a meet and greet for all of our PS-8 families.

PS & Kindergarten: 5:00-6:30pm

1st-8th: 5:30-7:00pm

Bring your own sack lunch or swing by your favorite fast food place and join us for dinner. The PS-K (weather permitting) will meet outside by the playground area to eat and the 1-8 will eat in the gym. At 6pm we will all meet in the gym for teacher introductions and some important upcoming date reminders. We should be on our way home no later than 7pm.

We still need a room parent for 5th grade!

For more information, or to volunteer, please email or call the front office.

Our Savior Lutheran Church

8:30am Traditional Service – 9:45am Bible Study/Sunday School – 11:00am Contemporary Service

Church Announcements

Church Picnic—September 9th – Immediately following 11am service. Free fun for the entire family, please bring a covered dish to share with the congregation. Meal in the gym. Rain or Shine. Mission tables will be setup, so you can acquaint yourself with all the activities we have going on at OSLC!

Confirmation Class Starts September 12th – Parents are encouraged to attend the first meeting with their 7th and 8th graders at 4:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. This meeting will be a brief 30 to 40 min. intro and meet & greet. Normal bi-weekly classes start September 19th led by Pastor Cook and Mr. Charles Puckett.  Let the church office know ASAP if your child will be attending so we can purchase materials.

OSLC SUNDAY SCHOOL: Please join us for Sunday School each week from 9:45 – 10:45. Children ages PreK through 5th grade will meet in the music room beginning September 9th. Come share in faith, fun, and friendship!

(Jr. & Sr. High, and adult classes also available)

Emails & Emergency Alert System

Please make sure the OSLS office has your current email address on file! We often send reminders, school closings and other important information – some with attachments – via email.  You may also use our email to ask questions.

You may email oursaviorschool@oslslouisville.com and say, “Please add me to the list.”

ALSO – make sure you are signed up for our Reach Alert System to be notified by text, cell phone, and/or home phone (your choice) of weather closings or other urgent information. If you need information on how to sign up for Reach Alert, please go to our Website at www.oslslouisville.com or contact the school office. If you have signed up for Reach Alert previously, there is no need to sign up again unless contact     information has changed.

 

Give for Good Louisville – Save the Date – September 13, 2018

Dear Our Savior Families,

We’re counting down the days to Sept. 13 and Give for Good Louisville. We need your help to make our campaign a success, and we’ve included a few easy ways you can support us. 

Share and share alike. Online days of giving are successful because of our own networks. Help us grow our network by sharing this flyer and the posts to come with family and friends and asking them to do the same.

Be socially (media) active. Use your social media networks: post on Facebook, tweet about Give for Good Louisville, and share your love for your particular passion, whether it’s education, health care, animals, or the arts (Our Savior!). Ask others to do the same.

Become a Fundraising Champion. Everyone loves a champion, including us! We really need fundraising champions to help drive people to our Give for Good profile on Sept. 13. Contact us for more information on how to become a fundraising champion!

Thank you in advance for your support!

#PanthersGiveForGod

Have Content you’d like to see in the Panther Tale? Please turn it into the school office by Wednesday of the week you’d like it published. Thanks!

 

School Newsletter

 

 

From the Desk of Mr. Wrucke:

Welcome Back! As we begin the 2018-2019 school year, we pray for God’s richest blessings as we journey together under the theme “Attitude is Everything”.

We will work hard to create a positive school environment and keep encouragement, compassion, humility and selflessness in the minds of our students this year. Putting these attributes into action on a consistent basis is the challenge, but our goal is to make progress. To have success we need you, the parents, to partner with us. If those attributes are on the forefront at home, it will carry over to the school setting as well. Working together, I am sure we will meet with success. May this 28th year of Our Savior Lutheran School be the best ever!

We’d like to welcome Miss Georgia Stinson to the Our Savior Lutheran School faculty. She will be teaching 4th grade and comes to us from Boyce College here in Louisville. This will be her first full year of teaching and we are blessed to have her as part of our school family.

You’ve seen Mrs. Linda Koch in our building in the past, but we are so grateful God led her to take on the role as our new Pre-school 4’s teacher. She was in this particular role before, and most recently was aide for Mrs. Masterson’s Preschool 3’s class, so she has plenty of experience leading our younger students.

A huge Our Savior Welcome to our New School Families and Students!

In Kindergarten we have the Zoeller, Conner and Herndon families. In 1st, the Ensmingers. And in 6th we have the Windhorsts, Barbers and Athertons. Also, welcome to our many new Pre-school families!

Many Thanks to the Service Master Cleaning crew, especially Wes and Alexa, for all their hard work in getting the school gym, hallways, and classrooms ready for the new school year. You are awesome!

Special Thanks to Matt Hesse, Marshall Skillman, and a host of volunteers who repaired and replaced facility equipment in and bush/tree trimming all around the church and school. It is a never-ending job that has its bumps in the road, but know you are appreciated!

A Huge Thank You to the PTL and its leader, Kara Turoso, for purchasing the new rubber mulch for our playground area. A Bigger Thank You to Mr. Hiegel and his kids for spreading the mulch.

A Heartfelt Thanks goes out to Mrs. Donna Granderson for making a beautiful new classroom church attendance banner for our school. It was much needed, and we are so appreciative of your kindness.

Did you know …

              The congregation of Our Savior supports our school in many ways. Your tuition alone does not cover the entire school budget and the congregation contributes to over 30% of that budget financially, while also volunteering many hours and lifting our school, it’s students and families, up in prayer. Our school is most certainly a major mission of our church and we praise God for working through the church and school to help share the gospel message to those who have been a part of Our Savior. Without the support of the church, your tuition would be far greater than what it is.

Forms and Fees are due! Please make sure you turn in all your students’ required forms and fees immediately. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hannon in the front office.

Parent Teacher League – Room Parents Needed!

We need room parents for Kindergarten and 5th grade!

The PTL helps coordinate and execute many of the fun activities for our students, staff and school families throughout the year. We are always in need of helping hands.  If you are interested in being a Room Parent or learning more about all the other ways you can help the PTL please reach out to Mrs. Kara Turoso at 816-506-0295 or via the school office.

TRAFFIC REMINDERS

  • SLOW DOWN! The speed limit in our parking lots is 5 mph for the safety of everyone on our campus.
  • DO NOT PARK IN THE CIRCLE DRIVE.This backs up the drop-off line and instigates unsafe conditions when drivers have to pull around parked cars to proceed through the line. Please park in any spot along the soccer field and walk your child in from there.
  • DO NOT ENTER THE FIRST ENTRANCE(closest to Lyndon Lane) DURING AM OR PM CARPOOL. Use the drive nearest the church sign. During all school days, we operate on a ONE-WAY system and the first drive is EXIT ONLY.

It is NOT OK to park outside of designated parking spaces in ANY lot. It is dangerous and problematic,     especially during afternoon carpool, as several parents are parking by the back gym door or outside of marked parking spaces. People trying to leave are being blocked in and children are unsure of where it is safe to walk. A designated parking space has lines on BOTH sides of the space. We have several lots and plenty of spaces. If you notice someone violating the carpool rules, please do not hesitate to report it to the school office immediately. These rules are in place for the safety of all of our children! Please be courteous and obey them.

NO SCHOOL

Monday, September 3 – Labor Day

 

EARLY DISMISSAL – 11:45am

Friday, September 7

   Generally, the first Friday of each month is designated as an early dismissal. While the students go home at 11:45am, the faculty has a regular meeting and in-service activities to enhance their abilities and continue to make our school a superior educational institution.

Please make arrangements for picking up your child at 11:45am. The after-school and extended day preschool programs will be open until 6:00pm. Bring a sack lunch.

There will be NO school hot lunch!

SPIRIT WEAR FRIDAYS!

OSLS Spirit Wear Days will be the first Friday of every Month.

(Refer to the dress code guidelines for acceptable clothing)

FAMILY MEET & GREET

On Thursday, September 6th, we will be hosting a meet and greet for all of our PS-8 families.

Bring your own sack lunch or swing by your favorite fast food place and join us for dinner. The PS-K (weather permitting) will meet outside by the    playground area to eat and the 1-8 will eat in the gym. At 6pm we will all meet in the gym for teacher introductions and some important upcoming date reminders. We should be on our way home no later than 7pm.

All of us at Our Savior Lutheran School wish Pastor Fausel a wonderful retirement! His last Sunday with us will be August 26th. Pastor Fausel has been a great supporter of our school and we pray God will bless the next phase of his life and continue to use him to share the gospel message in a different way.

God Speed Pastor Fausel!

Church Announcements

Church Picnic—September 9th – Immediately following 11am service. Free fun for the entire family, please bring a covered dish to share with the congregation. Meal in the gym. Rain or Shine. Mission tables will be set up, so you can acquaint yourself with all the activities we have going on at OSLC!

Confirmation Class Starts September 12th – Parents are encouraged to attend the first meeting with their 7th and 8th graders at 4:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. This will be a brief 30-40 min. intro and meet & greet. Bi-weekly classes start September 19th.  Let the church office know ASAP if your child will be attending so the appropriate amount of   materials may be purchased.

Emails & Emergency Alert System

Please make sure the OSLS office has your current email address on file! We often send reminders, school closings and other important information – some with attachments – via email.  You may also use our email to ask questions.

You may email oursaviorschool@oslslouisville.com and say, “Please add me to the list.”

ALSO – make sure you are signed up for our Reach Alert System to be notified by text, cell phone, and/or home phone (your choice) of weather closings or other urgent information. If you need     information on how to sign up for Reach Alert, please go to our Website at www.oslslouisville.com or contact the school office. If you have signed up for Reach Alert previously, there is no need to sign up again unless contact information has changed.

Kroger Community Rewards

If you have not joined Kroger Community Rewards, PLEASE DO NOW! You will provide free money to our school just by doing your weekly (daily?!) grocery shopping. You can register your Kroger card at       kroger.com and enter our school name or organization number 10020. If you registered last year…thank you! Your enrollment will automatically roll over to this year.

Prayer Requests

If you have personal, family or general Prayer Requests please notify the school office. We will print them whenever possible so our OSLS community can join your prayers.

Church Attendance

To grow in their faith outside of OSLS, students are encouraged to attend church and Sunday school regularly. The class with the best attendance each week will proudly display the new banner and get their accomplishment published in the Panther Tale!

 CHAPEL

Parents and friends are invited to attend our chapel services each Wednesday morning at 8:45am. Our August 29th chapel will be led by Mr. Kamman.

Sycamore, eFunds, AR…oh my!

You should have received a flyer with log in information to all of the websites we utilize. Sycamore is used to track grades, attendance and lunch account balances. eFunds is used to electronically reload your lunch account. Accelerated Reader is your link to track your student’s progress to their AR goal (they cannot test from home). If you need help accessing these sites you can reach out to Mrs. Karen Tate – ktate@oslslouisville.com

Mr. Jordan Spillers, a third-year music student at Boyce College in Louisville, is offering to teach guitar lessons to anyone interested in grades 4-8. Time of practice and cost will be determined if we have enough interest.

Please let Mrs. Hannon in the school office know if you would be interested by Friday, August 31st.

SPORTS SCOOP

Soccer:

Aug. 27th v. KCD @ 4:30pm         (4100 Springdale Rd.)

Aug. 31st v. Anchorage @ 5pm        (11400 Ridge Rd.)

Sept. 4th v. Whitefield @ 5:30p         (7711 Fegenbush Ln.)

Volleyball:

Whitefield League – Aug. 25th         White – 11:15a & 12p           Maroon – 4:45p & 5:30p

Aug. 28th Home v. CAL-SW           5:30p & 6:30p

Sept. 4th Home v. Westpoint           5:30p & 6:30p

Have content you’d like to see in the Panther Tale? Please turn it into the school office by Wednesday of the week before you’d like it published. Thanks!