March 2, 2023

Hot Lunch 3/9: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Tomato Soup, Fruit and Dessert


March Upcoming Events 

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

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

March 10- SSC Movie Night 6:00pm

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

March 18-26- Spring Break, No School

No School tomorrow, Friday, March 3, allowing our teachers to 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.

This 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 grade Spelling Bee

7th-8th grade Forensics


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

5th and 6th grade Forensics


5th and 6th grade Spelling Bee

3rd and 4th grade Forensics


On Friday, March 10, The School Support Committee (SSC) will host  a movie night in the fellowship hall for our school families starting at 6:00pm.  The feature presentation is Sing 2. Free hot chocolate and popcorn will be provided.  Come join in the fun!

Zion Lutheran School has a new and redeveloped website!  Our address will now be separate from our church’s.  The new address is . 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. Simply scan the QR code or visit our website, 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 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 If you are interested in applying, please use the following link: Welcome to Grant & Aid (

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.

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, “Involving Children in Worship Services.”


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 (3/6-3/10)


Judah Williamson

Show and Tell

Tuesday, 3/7 – Zachary

Preschool will be taking a field trip to the Children’s Museum on Wednesday, May 10th. A google form was sent to your email early this week. Please fill it out ASAP so that I may have a general idea of who is planning to attend. Remember that every preschooler is invited regardless of what session they usually attend. Thanks!


Please check out my website for more information!

Mrs. Monday-



Leader of the Day

Monday 3/6 – Jacob

Wednesday 3/8 – Catherine

Friday 3/10 – Ruby (Zero the Hero leader)

No School on Friday, March 3rd for Teacher’s Conference.

Please see the website for more information.

Mrs. Hoover-



Congratulations to Logan, Elsie, William and Riley for winning the 1st and 2nd grade Zion spelling bee!!  We will see you this Saturday at Rocky Mountain Lutheran High School for our CLAL spelling bee competition.  God bless your efforts!


Mrs. Merklinger



Mr. Monday-

Vicar Backhaus



Mr. Schaefer