Today achievement testing results are going home in your child’s report card for Gr. 1-8. The explanation of this test are on the back side of the results. If you have any further questions, please contact Mrs. Katz.
Just a reminder that we are a school zone. Please do not speed through the parking lot. =Please no phone use so you are aware of your surroundings. If you are dropping off, please pull up all the way and let your kids get out. If you need to bring your child in, park in the parking lot. Please cross only at the crosswalk. When crossing, please look both ways and cross safely. Thank you for following these guidelines.
What’s Happening at St. Paul:
“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” – John 1:4-5
We are reminded that we are in darkness because of our sin. Christ forgave us through His death and resurrection, both of which we are celebrating soon. Now as believers in What Christ did for us, we can live in His light. God is light, and there is no darkness in Him. Once we lived in darkness, but now the Lord has filled us with light. Therefore, we need to live as children who have light. We are now people who belong to God. Live in the joy of our Lord’s Grace and Mercy through His death to rescue us from that darkness and bring us into His Light.
We are still in the Lenten season, just entered the Spring season, and headed into our Spring Break. What a great reminder as we see new beginnings to be thankful for all Jesus has done for us. May the Lord richly bless this break for you!
Some refer to it as the ‘Lecture Lobe.” Most of us have one… a part of our brain devoted exclusively to lecturing kids about being more responsible, eating green stuff, getting a good education, staying away from all things that might “put your eye out,” etc. For most folks, this part of the brain remains dormant… asleep… until we become parents or teachers. Then it activates! Have you ever been amazed at how easily and automatically a good lecture rolls off the tongue?
As they say in physics, every action has a reaction. When our lecture lobes swell, kids’ learning and listening lobes shrink. Indelibly etched into my memory is the little first-grader I lectured about his chronic hall-running. “You could slip and get brain damage", was the theme of my speech.
We’ve learned a lot from our own mistakes… and those made by others. We’ve learned even more by watching extremely effective parents and educators. Over the past thirty years, we’ve noticed that really successful ones understand the following concept:
The more words we use when kids are misbehaving or acting irresponsibly, the less effective we become.
Kids test us to see if we will love and accept them regardless of what they may do.
Questions do two powerful, important things. First, they show others that we can and want to understand their viewpoint. Secondly, they force people to do plenty of thinking. Questions create a lack of closure deep in the psyche. Humans yearn for closure and sort of go nuts when they don’t have it. Even when our kids don’t answer our questions verbally, their subconscious minds can’t resist the urge to give them plenty of thought. Some examples include:
Listening to our youngsters’ opinions… even when they’re silly, strange, or downright scary… dramatically increase the odds that they’ll listen when it’s our turn to speak.
Let’s think about this. Do children have control over whether they listen to us… even when we don’t give them this control? You bet! Do stubborn kids know this? Yep! Whenever we pretend to have control over things we clearly do not, it erodes their respect for us… and creates a battle they cannot resist.
Here are a few tips to experiment with when talking with your kids about important matters:
We all know at least one child… or adult… who just has to learn life’s lessons the hard way. Despite all of our gallant attempts to endow them with our wisdom, they choose to take the rocky road to maturity by making plenty of mistakes and experiencing their consequences. Isn’t it interesting that the hardest lessons learned are usually the ones that teach us the very most!
Dining Out Night – Join us on Thursday, April 11, 2019, for a fundraising meal at Panera Bread - 1330 Orchard, Aurora, IL. Download the flyer.
March 25-29 – Spring Break
Sun. March 31 – Q & A with our Northern IL District President after 11:00 service.
Tues. April 2 – Faculty Meeting afterschool/No Study Hall
Wed. April 3 – Volleyball Practice 3:30-5:30
So far this school year, we have collected $58,000 toward the Annual Fund Appeal. Our goal is $120,000.
We are asking you to join us and help support St. Paul School in its 154th year, as it continues to bring academic and spiritual excellence to this generation and future ones as well. We have established this GoFundMe to open up the opportunity for others to join us in this outreach ministry by contributing to our Annual Fund Appeal.
We are a very diverse private Christian STEM school in the second largest city in Illinois, Aurora. We will be using this year’s Annual Fund Appeal funds to fortify our STEM program, supplement and update other curriculum, and continue to offer tuition assistance to those students in need.
Here are two opportunities to show your support for St. Paul School:
We thank you for your Support!
We are pleased to announce the next Silent Auction to benefit the students of St. Paul Lutheran School! Mark your calendars for Friday, May 3, 2019 from 6:00-11:00 pm at the newly renovated Fisherman's Inn in Elburn. This elegant evening will include appetizers, sit down dinner, dessert, open bar, and more than 100 auction items at a beautiful venue!
Tickets are $75 per person or $140 per couple. All funds raised will help purchase new desks and chairs for K-2nd grade, guided reading tables, cabinetry for grades 2&3, and many other furnishings for the new addition at St. Paul School.
Interested in purchasing tickets?
Contact Elizabeth Rakow and Jessica Schmidt at (630) 479-9743 or email email@example.com
Ticket orders can also be placed online. And please download our flyer !
It’s that time again to start thinking about tax returns. If you need tuition or extended care information for your itemized tax returns (remember that standard deductions have increased significantly this year) please contact Lori in the school office for your 2018 information.
She will be preparing this information upon request, once a week on Fridays. Please email Lori with your request.