Parent/Teacher Conference Sign Up Forms
The 1st Quarter ends on Friday, October 19th and our Parent/Teacher Conference will be held in early November. Your child will be coming home on Monday with a sign up form. Please fill out the form and return it to school by Tuesday, October 16th. As well, this year we have an electronic sign up option for Parent Teacher Conference. Simply click here, complete and submit the form. Every effort will be made to schedule you during the times you select. Thanks for your help!
Picture Retake Day – Friday, October 19
IL Lutheran Elementary has Picture Retakes scheduled for Friday, Oct. 19. If you would like your child to retake their photo, please return the original photo package that you ordered MINUS the class photo and school ID on retake day (Oct. 19). For those that were absent on Picture Day, an order form will be sent home Monday with your student.
Mark Your Calendars – No School
That is, if they have not already been marked! The teacher’s will be attending the Wisconsin Lutheran State Teachers’ Conference in Milwaukee on Thursday, October 25th and Friday, October 26th. Students, enjoy the break while your teachers get to be in the classroom learning for a couple days!
Help Make Memories
Are you a picture taker? When attending a game, field trip, or party do you have your phone out to snap some pics of those kids having fun? We are looking for your help. If you take pictures at any ILES or Jr. High event this year, whether a soccer game, dance, Spelling Bee, class party, or field trip we want to see them. We are looking for pictures that we can add to this year’s yearbook. During the year if you have taken some pictures of our kids or your child’s class please consider sharing them with Miss Kuschel for possible use in the year book. Pictures can be sent to ekuschel@illinoislutheran.
B Team (Grades 5-6) Boys Basketball
The 5th & 6th grade boys’ basketball parent, player and coach meetings will be held on Monday, October 15 @ 6 PM at the high school in Room 110. This meeting is mandatory.
B Team (Grades 5-6) Girls Cheerleading
Please note the change of date and time to the cheerleading parent, player and coach meeting due to volleyball conflicts. It will now be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16th at 4:00 pm. This meeting is mandatory and will be held at the elementary school gym. If you are unable to attend, contact Mr. Kjenstad or Coach Sue Lang. Please be sure to register your child for cheerleading. Thank you!
Basketball & Cheerleading Parents – Concession Sign-Up
Thank you for your support of Illinois Lutheran athletics! Your willingness to help out goes a long way in supporting the many activities at Illinois Lutheran. If you have one child participating in basketball or cheerleading, please sign up two times. If you have two or more children participating, please sign up three times. If your game is cancelled, please try to find a new time to volunteer. If you have to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible at 708.672.3262. You will need to find a replacement and another time to volunteer. Thank you for your support!
Congratulations Dylan Flaig
This past weekend Dylan Flaig, a Jr at ILHS, participated in the IL State Finals for golf in Bloomington, IL. Congratulations Dylan on a job well done!
The November Hot Lunch menu is available on and in the school office. Please have monthly orders in by Monday, October 29.
Reminder that weekly orders are due the Friday PRIOR to the week you are ordering. You may also order by the month. Single orders are $3 and double orders are $3.75.
Same day hot lunch orders are increased to $4 for single orders and $4.75 for double orders.
Pizza Day is available for students Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Please be sure to complete and return your orders by Thursday at 2:00 PM for the week prior to your order.
Also, the CPA will be in need of volunteers to help serve pizza to the students on Mondays. A volunteer calendar is available through the link below.
Faith In Action – Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who volunteered time or donated items for Faith in Action Day this past Saturday. We are happy to announce that we collected over 2,000 food items. Wow! The class that collected the most food was 6th Grade. The class that collected the most items per student in the class was 3rd Grade. Each of these classes will receive a donut treat from the ILHS student council as a thanks for a great job. May the work we did and the items we donated give joy to those who benefit, and may God be praised for all his gifts!
Several students in grades 5 & 6 are working hard on forensics pieces. These students will be participating in the CALAC Forensics Competition hosted by our school on Saturday, November 3rd.
ACT Aspire Testing
These computer based assessments are taken by all students in grades 4-6. They are a great tool to help us see how each student is doing in school based on national averages. More importantly, it helps us determine areas that we are meeting the needs of the students well and where we might need to reinforce what we teach. We have set the dates for our tests this year for the week of November 5th. Please watch for more information about these tests as the testing week approaches.
Don’t forget! Scrip orders are due this Friday, Oct. 19th at 8:00 am. Orders will be sent home or available to be picked up on Wednesday, Oct. 24th. This is due to the short week for Teachers’ Conference. Thank you!
Veterans’ Day Breakfast at Illinois Lutheran
Veterans, please join us on November 9th from 9-11 AM at Illinois Lutheran High School for a fun filled morning! There will be a light breakfast served by students of Illinois Lutheran High School as well as entertainment provided by students from Illinois Lutheran Elementary School. Feel free to bring a guest with you! Veterans are also welcome to bring any photos, medals, or memorabilia. This is an opportunity for students to learn some history.
Please register by contacting Connie Wilkening at (708) 297-7276 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please direct any questions to Connie as well.
Thank you Thrivent Action Team for providing $250 toward this event, and also to Alicia’s House (SCH) for their donations.
Time Out For Moms
Calling all moms with children ages 0-18 years, for a creative night of fun on Friday Oct. 19th, 7pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crete! No painting experience is required as we will have step by step instruction on how to paint a festive fall harvest canvas. Please bring a desert or appetizer to share along with a $25 fee (cash preferred.) Please sign up @ Zion or Trinity Lutheran churches in Crete or on our Face Book group (Time Out For Moms at Trinity Lutheran Crete) so we know how many to expect and if you would like to take part in our FREE CHILD CARE for the evening. We hope to see you there!
Family Devotion Ideas
A routine family devotion is essential for the Christian family. Reading the Bible, singing, and praying together. Do you need help creating a meaningful family devotional time? Here is the link to Daily Devotion ideas.