December 15, 2023


Hot Lunch – 12/20 -$5- Cheese and pepperoni pizza, salad, cuties and Christmas 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

12/18 – Cheer Practice 3:30-4:30pm

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

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

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

12/23-1/7 Christmas Vacation


The end of the 2nd quarter is next Friday.  Report cards will be sent home on Wednesday, January 10.


School is dismissed next Friday at noon to begin our Christmas break.  School will resume Monday, January 8.


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 $38.00 and the total is $548.91.  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!


Zion Cheer will have its first practice on Monday, December 18, from 3:30-4:30pm, in the fellowship hall. If you have not already turned in your permission slip and payment, please do so by our first practice. If you have any questions, feel free to 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 1/10 – Ryla, Crosby


Details about our field trip on Thursday, December 21, have gone home with your child this week. Please fill out and return the bottom portion by Monday, December 18.


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 last week with more information and a sign-up for treats to bring. The name of your child’s “secret” santa was sent home in your child’s folder this week. Please bring in your child’s secret santa gift as soon as possible. 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, allowing time to get them dressed in their costumes and ready. The kids are to meet in Mrs. Monday’s classroom and will 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 12/18 – Raelynn

Tuesday 12/19 – Parker

Wednesday 12/20 – Destiny and Robert (Zero the hero leaders)

Thursday 12/21 – Wade

Friday 12/22 – No leader


No homework this week!!!!!


A field trip to Hammond’s candy and ice skating has been planned for Thursday, December 21,  in the morning.  All students are welcome to attend.

Our Christmas party will be held on Friday, December 22, after the Christmas service.  Due to space only the parents helping with the event will be attending the party.  Please pick up your child at noon.


Please see the website for more information.

Mrs. Hoover-



Invite family and friends!  Our Christmas service is Wednesday at 6:30pm.  Students should be in the classroom by 6:15pm.  They can be picked up from the classroom afterwards.   


Our field trip is this Thursday, December 21.  We will leave around 8:35am.  Please do your best to get to school on time.  Thanks!


Our Christmas party is on Friday, December 22.  Your child was assigned to buy a gift for a secret person to give at the party on Dec. 22.  Please spend no more than $10. Put only the recipient’s name on the present.  Let me know if you have questions.  Thanks.


Mrs. Merklinger



Mr. Monday-

Basketball Practice at Gold Crown for the A and B teams from 3:30-4:30pm on Thursdays. Students in grades 3-8 will be dismissed at 3:15pm for these Thursday practices.


Secret Santa: The students drew Secret Santa names! These gifts will be presented to their classmates at our Christmas party on Friday, December 22. Please keep gifts around $10.



Vicar Husi


6TH – 8TH GRADE- Our Christmas party will be next Friday after the Preschool/Kindergarten service.  We will have a kind of buffet of tasty snacks and treats that the students and I will volunteer to bring.  We will do our gift exchange, play a couple games, and feast on our buffet!  Students are dismissed at noon.

Mr. Schaefer