February 15, 2024

Hot Lunch – Orange Chicken, fried rice, chow mein, fruit and dessert – $5

Hot lunch is served every Wednesday for grades K-8. While the hot lunch coordinator, Jamie Collyard, serves most lunches throughout the year, she always welcomes parent volunteers to either help with the lunch or sign up to prepare and serve a hot lunch themselves. If you are interested one way or the other, please contact Jamie at jcollyard@gmail.com.


Upcoming Events February and March:

2/16-2/17 RMLHS Basketball Tournament (No School on Friday so all can cheer on the Panthers!)

2/19- No School- Presidents’ Day

2/23- Zion Academic and Arts Day after school 

2/28- Panther gear day

3/1- NO SCHOOL (CLAL Teachers’ Conference at RMLHS)

3/2- CLAL Academic and Arts Day at RMLHS beginning at 9:00am

3/15- No School (End of 3rd quarter)  Spring has Sprung

3/24- Palm Sunday (P-8 sings)

3/29- Good Friday (K-8 sings for noon worship service. School dismissed after service. 

Spring Break begins.)

3/31- Easter Sunday

Next Friday, February 23, is the Zion Academic and Arts Day.  Student art projects will be on display in the hallways of the school.  Students will participate in  judged Spelling Bees and Forensics presentations to determine who will represent our school the following weekend for the CLAL Academic and Arts Day at RMLHS.  Parents are encouraged to watch.  Spelling Bees will be held first followed by forensics presentations.  With the number of students in grades 3-8 to present, we are hoping to be finished between 5:30 and 6:00pm.  Here are  the locations for each level:

Grades 1-2 (Fine Arts Room lower lever)

Grades 3-5 (Fellowship Hall)

Grades 6-8 (Church)

Zion LS wants to let you know about the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to help with the cost of your child/children’s tuition through ACE Scholarships. If you haven’t heard of ACE, they are a K-12 scholarship program dedicated to providing scholarships that are purely needs-based for families who meet the income qualifications.

The 2024-2025 ACE Scholarships application is now open and will be through tax-day on April 15, 2024.

An information sheet is attached to today’s memo (2024-2025 Zion Tuition schedule is also included). There you will find income qualification information along with other information, including a QR code that will take you straight to the application process.

You can also apply by clicking on the following link, https://online.factsmgt.com/grant-aid/inst/4N9YC/landing-page

You will need to complete the application itself, attach forms of taxable and nontaxable income verification, and submit a $35 processing fee to FACTS anytime between February 5 and April 15.

Scholarship award decisions are made per student (not per family) and will be made after the application closes for all. Families will be notified of awards in May/June.


RMLHS Basketball Tournament Information:

* Friday and Saturday February 16-17 (No school on Friday the 16)

* All games will be held at The Courts Sports Complex (11295 Washington St, Northglenn, CO 80233).

* An admission fee of $7 per adult and $5 per student is required upon arrival. This fee will get you in for both days of the tournament. Tickets can be pre-purchased by visiting: https://gofan.co/event/1357149?schoolID=CO68920

* A schedule for the games is attached. We will play round-robin with a championship game in both divisions. Each team is guaranteed 4 games.

* Big change this year: there are no “bonus free throws.” Two free throws will be awarded on the 5th and following fouls of each quarter. (A list of rules and reminders for the games is attached).

* A concession stand will be available on both days. An important reminder is that NO Food or Drink is allowed in the gym area. There is an eating area in the complex. Water and Gatorade are permitted for the players.

Did you know that you can access the Friday memo on our website? Go to www.zionschooldenver.org and click the resources tab, scroll down to the bottom right of the page. Click on any memo to take you to the current memo for the week.  All memos are archived there in one convenient location.

A  link on Parenting topics for you to explore each week comes from our WELS magazine- Forward in Christ.  Please check it out.  There will be a variety of material including articles and podcasts.  Here is this week’s link about, “Shaping Responsible Behavior.” https://forwardinchrist.net/episode-15/

Family Devotion Time is such a blessing not only for children , but also parents.  Here is a link to family devotions that are published 3 times a week.  On this page, you can also choose to have them delivered to your email account.  (This can be a great reminder for doing these on a regular basis.)  May God bless your time spent in devotions together!




NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 19 – Presidents’ Day

Please don’t forget to return your child’s permission slip for the Children’s Museum by Wednesday, February 21, if you haven’t done so already.

Our next color day will be on Wednesday, February 21. The color this month is pink! Students are invited to wear their favorite pink apparel as well as bring a pink-themed show and tell. One of our preschool moms will be making a gluten free pink dessert for all of us to share at snack time as well!

Pease check out my website for more information!

Mrs. Monday- https://sites.google.com/mlc-wels.edu/zion-lutheran-preschool/home




Monday 2/19 – No School

Tuesday 2/20 – Austin

Wednesday 2/21- Annabelle

Thursday 2/22 – Parker

Friday 2/23 – Robert 

Please return your field trip form to me by Friday, February 23.

Please see the website for more information.

Mrs. Hoover-  https://sites.google.com/zion-den.com/mrs-hoovers-classroom/home



Calling all spellers!  Grades 1-2 will participate in a spelling bee contest at Zion to see who will represent our school in the CLAL spelling bee in March.  This event at Zion will be held after school on Friday, February 23.  Parents are encouraged to attend.  Stay tuned for reminders in the coming weeks.  Words to practice were sent home on Monday.  Please talk to Mrs. Merklinger if you have any questions.

There will be no extra spelling practice for homework the next week so that students can focus their practice on the spelling bee word list.

Mrs. Merklingerhttps://sites.google.com/zion-den.com/mrsmerklingersclassroom/home



Mr. Monday- https://sites.google.com/mlc-wels.edu/zion-lutheran-school-3-4-5?usp=sharing

We will be having a small Valentine exchange on Wednesday, February 14th.

Vicar Husi https://sites.google.com/zion-den.com/5-6christlightandcatechism/schedule


6TH – 8TH GRADE-  

We are about out of kleenex tissues.  If you could send a couple boxes with your child it would be greatly appreciated!

I would like to meet briefly with all the parents of our 6th-8th grade students after school on Thursday, February 22, to give information about a class trip to Grand Junction, Ouray, and Montrose that I would like to take the students on from May 15-17.  I will present the proposed trip itinerary, cost for the students, include a permission slip, and ask for chaperones.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions as well.  The meeting should only last 15-20 minutes.

Mr. Schaefer https://sites.google.com/zion-den.com/mrschaefer6-8site/home