February 23, 2024

Hot Lunch – Tater tot casserole, veggies, 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:

2/23- 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

3/14- CLAL Math Competition RMLHS

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

Our Mission Offering for today was $35.25 and our total is $168.46.  Our offering for the second semester will support mission work in China.

Today, 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)

Next Saturday, March 2, is the CLAL Academic and Arts Day at RMLHS (10391 Luther Court, Commerce City, CO 80022).  Doors will open at 8:30am and competition will begin at 9:00am.  Judged Art Fair projects will be on display and students representing our school will compete in the Spelling Bee and Forensics Competition.  All are invited! Below is the Schedule for the morning:

Subject9:00 – 10:00am10:00 – 11:00am11:00am – 12:00pm
SpellingGrades 1,3,4Grades 2,7,8Grades 5,6
ForensicsGrades 7,8Grades 5,6Grades 3,4

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.

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, “Parenting and Technology.” https://forwardinchrist.net/episode-16/

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!



Our field trip to the Children’s Museum is next Wednesday, February 28th! We will all meet at the Group Entrance to the Museum by 8:30-8:45am. We will have free-play from 9:00am-12:30pm. Please remember to bring a packed lunch if you would like to eat lunch in the picnic area (weather permitting).

Please check out my website for more information!

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




Monday 2/26 – Robert

Tuesday 2/27 – Wade

Wednesday 2/28 – Benjamin

Thursday 2/29 – Grant

Friday 3/1 – No School

Field trip to the Children’s Museum on Wednesday, February 28th.

No School on Friday, March 1!

Please see the website for more information.

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



Thank you to Jamie Collyard for supervising the 1st -2nd grade students on Tuesday from 10:45-noon so Mrs. Merklinger can attend the Christian Victory Service for Ted Schulz, longtime Zion member and friend.

Mrs. Merklingerhttps://sites.google.com/zion-den.com/mrsmerklingersclassroom/home3RD-5TH GRADE

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

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

6TH – 8TH GRADE-  Thank you to Andrea Fletcher for supervising the 6th – 8th grade students on Tuesday from 10:45-noon so Mr. Schaefer can attend the Christian Victory Service for Ted Schulz, longtime Zion member and friend.

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