February 24, 2023

Hot Lunch: Fish sticks, French fries, Applesauce/Fruit Cups and Cookies


February and March Upcoming Events 

February 24- Zion Academic and Arts Day after school (Spelling Bee and Forensics)

March 3- No School, CLAL Teachers’ Conference at RMLHS

March 4- CLAL Academic and Arts Day at RMLHS 9:00-noon

March 15- Junior Choir Sings for the Mid-week Lenten service at 7:00pm

March 18-26- Spring Break, No School


No School next Friday, March 3, so our teachers may attend the CLAL Teachers’ Conference at RMLHS as well as set up and judge the Art Fair and prepare for the Spelling Bee and Forensics Competitions.   The topic to be covered and presented at the conference is Social Emotional Help.  The presenter is Pastor Earle Treptow, former pastor of Zion and now the president of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wisconsin.


Next Saturday, March 4, is the CLAL Academic and Arts Day at RMLHS.  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:



1st, 3rd, 4th grades Spelling Bee

7th-8th grades Forensics


2nd, 7th, and 8th grades Spelling Bee

5th and 6th grades Forensics


5th and 6th grades Spelling Bee

3rd and 4th grades Forensics


Zion Lutheran School has a new and redeveloped website!  Our address will now be separate from our church’s.  The new address is zionschooldenver.org . Please visit it and take it for a spin.  The Resources dropdown is where current families will find helpful information, such as, school applications, Friday Memo, financial aid and much more.  We’d love to have you share our site with friends and family!

Zion Panther Gear is here! The Zion school store is open and ready for business. For the next 30 days you will receive a 25% discount on anything on the site. Use code “Spirit” to activate the discount. Visit our website, www.zionschooldenver.org go to the resources page and then Purchase Panther Gear. 

Zion has a Wednesday evening worship service at 7:00pm during the season of Lent.   We also offer soup suppers before each of those mid-week services. The suppers begin at 5:45pm. Please join us as we prepare our hearts for Holy Week.

The Zion Academic and Arts Day is today after school.  Events will begin at 3:45pm. All students in grades 1-8 will be participating in competitions to determine who will represent Zion in the CLAL Academic and Arts Day competitions on March 4.  Student art projects will also be on display in our hallways.  Parents are invited and encouraged to attend.  This is a great opportunity for our students to grow academically!


Here is the order and location of the events for each classroom:

Grades 1-2 Spelling Bees in the Fine Arts room

Grades 3-5 Spelling Bees and Forensics in the fellowship hall

Grades 6-8 Spelling Bees and Forensics in the church


Zion LS wanted 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 2023- 2024 ACE Scholarships application will be open February 6, through Tax Day, April 18, 2023.

If you would like to complete the application, it is done on a website called FACTS. 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 6 and April 18.

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.

If you have any questions for ACE directly at, 856.746.6521 or

support@acescholarships.zendesk.com. If you are interested in applying, please use the following link: Welcome to Grant & Aid (factsmgt.com)

Our chapel offering this week was $31.27.  Our total offerings this semester are $138.72.  Our upper grade students have decided that we will support our Ukrainian Lutheran Church.

Our school is excited to offer two options for Kindergarten next year!  We will continue to offer our Monday, Wednesday, Friday program and will add the option of 5 full days, Monday-Friday.  Please speak to Mr. Schaefer or Mrs. Hoover if you have any questions.

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, “Choice of Role Models.”  https://forwardinchrist.net/episode-14/

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!






Star of the Week (2/27-3/3)


Raelynn Robinson

Show and Tell

Thursday, 3/2 – Elliot

On Wednesday, March 1st, Zion will be hosting a Kindergarten Round-up from 3:45pm-6:00pm. This is an opportunity for anyone who is thinking about sending their child to Kindergarten at Zion next year, to learn more about the program, ask questions, explore the classroom, and meet the teacher. Feel free to drop in any time from 3:45-6:00pm.



Please check out my website for more information!

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



Leader of the Day

Monday 2/27 – Noah

Wednesday 3/1 – Ruby

Friday 3/3 – No School

Please see the website for more information.

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



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



Mr. Monday- https://sites.google.com/mlc-wels.edu/zion-lutheran-school-3-4-5/home

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



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