April 7, 2023

Hot Lunch: Pizza, Salad and Garlic Bread


April Upcoming Events 

April 10- No School, Easter Monday

April 13- Musical Practice after school 3:30-5:00pm (2-8)

April 20- Musical Practice after school 3:30-5:00pm (2-8)

April 21- Grades 3-8 RML Kickball/Play Day 

April 21- Zion Silent Auction to benefit Grant-in-Aid/Tuition Assistance Fund

April 23- Junior Choir sings

April 28- Zion Spring Musical- Space Pirates Performances- 3:30/5:30pm

Zion’s Annual Family Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 8, from 10:00-11:30am.

Children ages 0-11  are invited to bring a basket for a morning of fun, including an egg hunt and crafts for the kids. Simply scan the QR code to register.

2023 SPRING FLING AUCTION! Join Zion’s School Support Committee as they host the annual Spring Fling auction ONLINE again this year. All proceeds go to Zion’s Grant-in-Aid fund (tuition assistance for families in need). The auction opens at 9:00am on Friday, April 21, and closes at 8:00pm.

 Preview the auction items by visiting https://www.32auctions.com/springfling2023. Check out the items up for bid (more items will be added in the days ahead!).Thank you for your continued support of Zion Lutheran School and the assistance to Christian education we are able to provide through it!

 The “Space Pirates” Musical is coming soon!   

Only a couple more weeks before our performances on April 28th at 3:30 and 5:30pm.  The students have been working hard and are excited to share the fun with all of you, so mark your calendars.

To give us a bit more practice time and not take so much time away from academic classes throughout the school day, we are planning two after school practices for all students in grades 2-8 from 3:30 until 5:00pm. These practices will be held on Thursday, April 13 and Thursday, April 20.

We are providing most of the costumes for the pirate and alien characters but a few items from each student are needed.  Please read the list that follows and send your child’s costume in a bag marked with their name by Monday, April 24.

If you have any questions concerning costumes or anything else related to the play please contact Mrs. Schaefer at wschaefer@zion-wels.org.

3-8 grade Pirates:  Black pant/skirts/leggings, white shirt, black shoes/boots

3-8 grade Aliens:    Black pants/leggings, black shoes/boots

3-4 grade students:   Button down LONG sleeve shirt (this is in addition to the other costume items.  They will wear this over their other costume in scene 1)

Sophia, Lorena, Jozilyn and Addison:  School clothes to fit characters personality and likes

Museum Guide:    Black pants/skirt, nice shirt

P-2 students:   Look for costume ideas from your child’s teacher

The Zion Exemplary Citizen Awards for the Middle of the School Year are:  K-2 Tristan Sipes and 3-8 Lorena Redondo.  They will be presented awards next Friday after chapel.

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 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 $58.85.  Our total offerings this semester are $270.67.  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, “Extracurricular Activities.”  https://forwardinchrist.net/episode-09/.

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: (4/10-4/14)

Alice Johnson


Show and Tell

Tuesday, April 11th – Benjamin

Wednesday, April 12th – Raelynn

Preschool will be taking a field trip to the Children’s Museum on Wednesday, May 10. A google form was sent to your email. Please fill it out by Wednesday, April 26, so that I may have a good idea of who is planning to attend. Remember that every preschooler is invited regardless of what session they usually attend. Thanks!


A note regarding this year’s school musical was sent home in your child’s folder this week. Please look it over so that you are aware of which performance your child is expected to attend. Thanks!

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 4/10 – No School

Wednesday 4/12 – Catherine (Zero the Hero leader)

Friday 4/14 – Avery

On Friday, April 7, school will dismiss at 1:00pm after the Good Friday 12:00pm service.  Please pick up your child in the classroom.  No School on Monday, April 10.

Please see the website for more information.

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



We have 2 field trips coming up.  April 21, we are going to the zoo.  May 2, we are going to the Denver Botanic Gardens.  Information went home yesterday.  Please let me know if you are able to drive/chaperone or have any questions.


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/home

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



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