December 1, 2023

Hot Lunch – 12/6  -$5- Rotisserie Chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, carrot sticks and chocolate chip cookies

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

Upcoming Events in December


12/6- Advent Service 7:00pm

12/7- Basketball Practice at Gold Crown 3:30-4:30pm

12/13- Advent Service 7:00pm

12/14- Basketball Practice at Gold Crown 3:30-4:30pm

12/18 – Cheer Practice 3:30-4:30pm

12/20- 1-8 Christmas Service 6:30pm

12/22- Preschool/Kindergarten Christmas Service 10:00pm

12/22- Half-day of School, out at noon (2nd Quarter ends)

12/23-1/7 Christmas Vacation


Thanks to everyone who supported our Culvers fundraising night!  The work of our students and parents who helped is certainly appreciated.   Approximately $1,000 was raised through the event!  A representative from Culvers will be here next Friday after chapel to present our school with a check and congratulate us.


For our First Semester Mission Offering we have chosen to support our mission congregation, Foundation Lutheran Church in Peyton, (a suburb of Colorado Springs) CO.  Our mission offering today was $30.50 and the total is $492.91.  Thank you for your support of this project!


Interested in Zion LS apparel? The following link will take you to our online apparel store. Many items here will make wonderful Christmas gifts!

Happy shopping!


Thursday, December 7th, will be our first Basketball Practice at Gold Crown for the A and B teams from 3:30-4:30pm. Students in 3rd-8th grade will be dismissed at 3:15pm on these Thursdays with practice. Anyone unable to be picked up at 3:15 will remain with Mr. Schaefer until the normal pickup time.


Zion Cheer will have its first practice on Monday, December 18, from 3:30-4:30pm, in the fellowship hall. A note was sent home with your child today. Please look it over, sign, and return with payment as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Monday.

Did you know that you can access the Friday memo on our website? Go to 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, “Family Advent Devotions”


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!




Show & Tell:

Wednesday 12/6 – Judah


Wednesday 12/13 – Crosby


Our classroom Christmas party is right around the corner. We will be celebrating on Wednesday, December 20. A note was sent home in your child’s folder this week with more information and a sign-up for treats to bring. The name of your child’s “secret” santa will be given to you next week. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask Mrs. Monday.


The PK-K Christmas service is coming up! This service will be on Friday, December 22, at 10:00am. There will be no normal preschool sessions that day due to the service and it being a half-day. Please arrive with your child for the service by 9:30am so that we have time to get them dressed in their costumes and ready. The kids are to meet in Mrs. Monday’s classroom and will then be taken up to church all together. Parents are welcome to have a seat upstairs prior so that they may see all children process into the church. If you have any questions please ask Mrs. Monday.


Please check out my website for more information!

Mrs. Monday-




Monday 12/4 – Benjamin

Tuesday 12/5 – Austin

Wednesday 12/6 – Wade (Zero the Hero)

Thursday 12/7 – Nova

Friday 12/8 – Annabelle

Our classroom is running low on bottles of refillable soap.  If you are willing to help us out please send a bottle to school at your earliest convenience.

Check your child’s folder today for a note about the Christmas gift exchange and party.

Please see the website for more information.

Mrs. Hoover-



We need some small boxes for a social studies project.  The boxes can be shoe box size with a lid or be able to close.  You could send one for your own child, or if you have extra please consider donating them.  Thank you!


Our social studies project mentioned above involves chocolate and other ingredients.  If you would like to donate supplies for this please speak to Mrs. Merklinger. Thanks!


Memory Treasures will be learned at school from November 27 through all of December.  We will be working on our Christmas service parts and amaze you with all that we can tell you about the birth of our Savior, Jesus.


Memory Treasures for homework will resume in January after our winter break.


Mrs. Merklinger



Mr. Monday-

Thursday, December 7th, will be our first Basketball Practice at Gold Crown for the A and B teams from 3:30-4:30. Students in 3rd-8th grade will be dismissed at 3:15 on these Thursdays with practice.


Secret Santa: The students drew Secret Santa names on Thursday. These gifts will be presented to their classmates at our Christmas party before Christmas break begins. Please keep gifts around $10 and below.


Field Trip Monday: We are going on a field trip to CSU on Monday under the coordination of Melyssa Hartzell! All participants are free. Please return any permission slips that I do not have by this Monday. We have enough drivers and chaperones now, so thank you for your willingness to help!



Vicar Husi

6TH – 8TH GRADE- Next week we will be doing a name exchange for Christmas gifts to be given at out Christmas party on Friday, December 22.  Gifts should be in the $10.00-$15.00 range.  

Mr. Schaefer