Elementary School
News & Notes
10/16/17 – 10/22/17

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ChristLight Lessons

While Jacob had peace with his brother upon his return to Canaan, the same could not be said about his family. Jacob loved his wife Rachel and her sons more than he loved his other wives and eleven other children. It appears that the eleven others picked up on this, and it really created distrust in between the different groups. God blesses Rachel’s oldest son, Joseph, with dreams that he does not fully understand, and it also leads his brothers to really hate him. Ultimately his brothers sell him as a slave. Joseph ends up in the household of Potiphar, an Egyptian official. He is very successful there until Potiphar’s wife accuses him of adultery. Joseph had withstood this temptation, but the false accusation results in him being sent to prison for this sin which he had not committed. The week’s first lesson is Joseph Sold by His Brothers as taken from Genesis chapter 37. The second lesson is Joseph in Egypt from Genesis chapters 39 and 40. As you have opportunity this week, please feel free to review these lessons with your child or children.

Missing Forms

Recently we have sent home and mailed letters for missing forms. Please be sure to have these turned into the school office ASAP.

End of 1st Quarter

It is hard to believe, but the end of the first quarter will be coming up on Friday, October 20th. Report cards will be issued to the students on the following Monday, October 23rd. There will be Parent/Teacher Conferences about a week after the report cards have been issued. Please be sure to turn in your Parent/Teacher Conference forms.


Parent Teacher Conference

On Thursday of last week you should have received a Parent/Teacher Conference reservation form. The teachers use these forms to schedule Parent/Teacher Conferences after the 1st Quarter of the school year. These forms have already begun coming into the office, and the faculty members will meet on Thursday to organize the schedule for the conferences. Please make certain that you have returned your conference schedule reservation form by Thursday morning, October 19. You will receive your conference registration confirmation when report cards are issued on Monday, October 23.

Food Drive – Thank You!

Many thanks to everyone who was able to help with the ILS Food Drive for the area pantries.  Much food was raised by both of our schools as well as the food drive portion of Faith in Action Day.  At the time of the writing of this newsletter the results of the classroom competition were not known, but we will report them in an upcoming newsletter.



ACT Aspire

The students in Grades 4-6 have now completed their ACT Aspire testing. There are a few students who have some make-up tests to take because of absences, but we should be able to wrap this up by the end of this week. Thank you for your help in having your children ready to do this testing.



Hot Lunch Changes

Orders are now due the Friday PRIOR to the week you are ordering for. It is important to turn orders in on time, so that the Hot Lunch workers can prepare enough food. Effective Monday, October 16, same day hot lunch orders (orders placed at the window or turned into the office the day of the hot lunch they are ordering), will be increased to $4 for single orders and $4.75 for double orders.

The November Hot Lunch Menu is now available. Please have November orders turned in by Wednesday, October 25th due to the short week at the end of October. Thank you!


October Hot Lunch Menu


November Hot Lunch Menu

Pizza Day

Please remember that Pizza Day orders are due no later than Thursday. The Pizza Day Order Form is available online or in the school office. All completed forms must include the dates you are ordering. (ie. day, month, semester)

Also, CPA is in need of servers on for Pizza Day. You can sign-up to volunteer below. Thank You!

Special Offering

Harvey – Irma – Maria – Mexican Earthquake – Puerto Rico Rebuilding – It is almost impossible to turn on a news broadcast, read an online news story, or pick up a newspaper or magazine without hearing about how these natural disasters have affected the people of the western hemisphere. There were many who lost their lives to these tragedies, but there were far more who were left behind to pick up the pieces after the disaster. The WELS (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod) has a committee which deals with helping people after disasters such as this. It is called WELS Christian Aid and Relief. During October, all the WELS schools who are members of the CALAC (Chicago Area Lutheran Administrators Conference) are having special offerings which are designated to the WELS Christian Aid and Relief committee. These gifts will be used to support this committee’s work to help people affected by these disasters or others in the future have the food, basic necessities, and support to begin rebuilding their lives. Each child was provided with a special envelope which can be used for this special offering. Additional envelopes will be available in the office. We pray that you and your family will be moved to support this special project.

Traveling World of Reptiles

Slither, climb and crawl on by for an exciting night of family fun! ILS presents Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles sponsored by your CPA. Enjoy a fully interactive and hands on experience with reptiles and amphibians that is both entertaining and educational. So please join us for what it sure to be an amazing evening of fun and fellowship! Event will be held at ILES gym on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at 6:30 PM. Refreshments to follow.

Veterans’ Breakfast

To celebrate those that have served our country, Illinois Lutheran High School will be hosting a Veterans Breakfast on November 10 from 9 AM – 11 AM. Veterans and a guest will be served a light breakfast, and the Illinois Lutheran Elementary students will be singing. Volunteers are needed the day before and the day of the event. Please RSVP to Connie Wilkening at 708.297.7276 or by email by November 3. This is a Thrivent Action Team Sponsored event.

Register Soon!

Let’s Go Chargers! The Boys’ Basketball and Girls’ Cheerleading seasons for grades 5-6 start the week of Oct. 23rd. Please be sure to have your athlete registered prior to the start of the season. Thank you!


Athletics Registration



Boys’ B Team Basketball Player/ Parent Meeting

Please mark your calendars for the Player/Parent Meeting for Boys’ B Team Basketball on Wednesday, Nov. 1st at 6:00 PM in the High School Media Center. 



Reformation Service

Martin Luther touched off the events that became the Reformation when he posted his Ninety-five Theses on October 31, 1517. Join Trinity and Zion Lutheran Churches as we celebrate the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation. The service will be held on Sunday, October 29 at 3 PM at the high school. Everyone is invited to join in this celebration!



Sky Zone ILS Spirit Night

Join us at Sky Zone Schererville on Thursday, October 26. Purchase a one hour jump pass from 3 PM – 8 PM and $3 goes back to Illinois Lutheran Schools! Walk-ins Only! Located at 1035 Eagle Ridge Dr. in Schererville, IN.



Shop With SCRIP

As a reminder, the last week of October is a shortened week for our students which means Scrip ordering will be affected. Please note that all orders will need to be submitted by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017 at 8AM and will be sent home/ready for pickup on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.
There will also be a special promotion of bonus rebates available from the Great Lakes Scrip Center from October 21-31, 2017. Please visit the Shopwithscrip.com website to learn more about these valuable offers!

Please remember Scrip for all of your upcoming holiday needs. From candy and cooking to clothing, there are numerous retailers available to help you with all of your shopping needs. For any Scrip questions, assistance or concerns, please stop in the ILES office, call (708) 672-5969 or email us at Scrip@illinoislutheran.org.



Golden Opportunity Books

Golden Opportunity Books are on sale for $25 at both of the school campuses. Two versions are available: Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. These books offer great discounts for restaurants, movies and more! If paying by check, please make checks out to Illinois Lutheran.

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