February 9, 2024

Hot Lunch – Cheese and pepperoni pizza, salad, cuties and Valentines day cookies- $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 in January and February:

2/12- Cheer Practice 3:30pm

2/14- Ash Wednesday (Worship at 7:00pm) Soup supper precedes the service beginning at 5:30pm

2/15 – Cheer Practice 3:30pm

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

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.

A School Year Calendar for 2024-2025 is included with today’s memo as an attachment.

RMLHS Basketball Tournament Information:

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

* 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.

The week of our Basketball Tournament is also Spirit week, so we will have special dress-up days each day to add to the fun!  Here are the days:

2/12 Monday– Pajama Day- wear your pj’s or comfies; remember modesty is important

2/13 Tuesday– Crazy Head Day; wear a crazy hairdo or dress it up with an unusual hat

2/14 Wednesday– Multiples day; be a twin, triplet, or another multiple with someone in the school

2/15 Thursday– School Spirit Day; wear your Zion colors and gear.  There will be a Pep Rally at the end of the day!

Also in connection with the Basketball Tournament, we will have no school on Friday, February 16, as the tournament games run throughout the day and into the evening.  This allows for the teachers to help out at the tournament, assist coaches with our teams and, and coach the teams for which they are responsible.  Younger siblings can also attend the games, and all can come out to cheer on our Panthers!

Our Mission Offering for today was $27.00 and our total is $173.46.  Our offering for the second semester will support mission work in China.

The Department of Health has shared with us a document of guidelines titled, “How Sick is Too Sick?”  This should be helpful in determining if you should send your child to school or not when sick.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RcdCmU4SYXwmVhJrA3Pyk0gP0MTDClkF/view

 Interested in Zion LS apparel? The following link will take you to our online apparel store. Happy shopping! https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/colorado/denver/zion-lutheran-school#

 RML (Rocky Mountain Lutheran High School) invites you to the 13th Annual Gala on Friday, April 5, 2024 from 6:00-9:00pm. The  venue this year is Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. The event includes drinks, dinner, entertainment, whiskey and wine pulls, and silent and live auctions. Online bidding begins on Sunday, March 31 at 32auctions.com/RML2024.  

We would love your help! We are actively seeking gala sponsorships and donations. Donation ideas are vacation stays, personal services, gift baskets, handcrafted items, event tickets, gift certificates/cards, bottles of whiskey valued at $25+, and bottles of wine valued at $15+. You can also visit our wish-list on Amazon for ideas amzn.to/3UoXRkn. All proceeds will help purchase furnishings for our new gym!

For more information about tickets, donations, and sponsorships please visit gala.rmlhs.net. If you have questions please contact Kathy Kieselhorst at kathy.kieselhorst@rmlhs.net.

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!





We will be having our Valentine’s Day party on Wednesday, February 14th. A note was sent home in your child’s folder with more information. If you would like to bring a treat for the class, you can sign up on the sign-up sheet located near the check-in desk.

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

Please check out my website for more information!

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




Monday 2/12 – Destiny

Tuesday 2/13 – Wade

Wednesday 2/14 – Rafael

Thursday 2/15 – Rylee

Friday 2/16 – No School

Happy 6th Birthday to Wade on Tuesday, February 13th!!!

Please check your child’s folder for information on the upcoming field trip to the Children’s Museum.

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 2 weeks so that students can focus their practice on the spelling bee word list.

Valentine’s Day is on Wednesday.  We will have a valentine exchange in the afternoon.  I sent a list of student names today in the backpacks in order to help you bring a valentine for every classmate.  Each child will also need a container/box for collecting valentines. Thanks!

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