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Worship Service Schedule

Saturday, April 16, 2016 – 5:30 p.m.-C (LSB DS2)

Sunday, April 17, 2016 8:00 a.m.-C (LSB DS2) & 10:45 a.m. (LSB DS2)

“Voice Recognition and Predestination” [John 10:27] Pastor Skovgaard, Preacher

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EGL SCHOOL NEWS AND NOTES

April 15, 2016

 

FROM THE PRINCIPAL: 1 Peter 4:10 says, “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others.”  God provides us with His strength to live for others to His praise and glory.  May He always make us a good steward of His varied grace in our daily lives, so that others may trust in Him as their Savior.


 

BAPTISMS APRIL: Caroline Thompson 04/08, Wilson Nicely 04/29, Harrison Nicely 04/29, Laney Nicely 04/29.

 

BIRTHDAYS APRIL: Zoe Keck 04/01, Seth Williams 04/05, Sophia Handrich 04/07, Joseph Beltran 04/10, Joshua Grelk 04/12, Samuel Eichelberger 04/15, Parker Marriott 04/17.

 

CHAPEL: We welcome parents and other guests to join us for chapel each week.  Our next chapel service on Wednesday, April 20 will be led by Rev. William “Bud” Palmer from Lutheran Deaf Outreach. Our offering designation,  Lutheran Deaf Outreach provides resources and training specifically designed for deaf people to learn more about the love of Jesus and share it with others.  For more information, go to www.lutherandeafoutreach.org.

 

GOLF and DINE WITH A PURPOSE:  Sign up now for the 12th annual Golf Outing and Auction on Friday, May 20th, 2016 at Ironwood Golf Course in Sussex.  Registration is now available via paper form or online at www.golfoutingpro.com/event/elmgrovelutheran-2.  Come support your school as we raise money for NEW GYM BLEACHERS!  Contact Josh Hedtke at(262) 649-3665 or jjhedtke@wi.rr.com for questions.


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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month:  As our kids are playing outside more in the warmer weather, riding their bikes, and swinging from the playground equipment please learn more  about head injuries by clicking here.
 

 

HOT LUNCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Please follow the link and volunteer through SignUp Genius @ Hot Lunch Volunteer.

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ICE CREAM SOCIAL:  The PTL will be hosting an Ice Cream Social after the Spring Choir Concert on May 6th.  After the Concert, join all your EGLS friends in the Fellowship Hall for Build Your Own Ice Cream Sundaes.  Hope to see you there!


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The Cherub Choir will sing at the 10:45 service THIS Sunday, April 17.  Arrival time is 10:20 a.m. in the Music Center.  Please dress up.  The Hosanna Ringers (all 5th graders) will ring in worship on Sunday, April 24 at the 8:00 service.  Arrival time is 7:30 a.m.  Wear choir attire. Thank you to the 5th-8th graders who sang in worship last Sunday.  You sang very well.  You will sing one more time in worship on Sunday, May 22. UPCOMING CONCERTS:  Spring Choir Concert, Friday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  All grades PK-8 are participating.  Attendendance is expected.  Attire will be announced at a later date.  Instrumental Spring Fling, Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  All band and orchestra students as well as all handbell ringers in 5th-8th grades are participating.  Attendance is expected.  Attire will be announced at a later date.  Please reserve these dates on your calendars and invite family and friends to join us for some fun programs!

 

SWEET TREAT FRIDAY:  The next Sweet Treat Friday is scheduled for Friday, April 22nd.  The treat this month will be Ice Cream Bars.  Students who wish to participate should bring $1 to lunch next Friday.  Mark your calendars and remember to send in your $1.PTL EGL.png

 

2016-2017 PTL BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED:  The Parent Teacher League (PTL) will have several open positions for the 2016-2017 school year.  Parents - we NEED your help to continue all the work and fun family activities that the PTL supports.  Feel free to talk to any of the current board members if you are interested or have questions about what we do.  

FUNDRAISER CHALLENGE RESULTS:  Thanks to everyone that brought in fundraiser items on April 1st for prize day.  We collected $206.50 which brought our Year to Date Total to $1177.80.  Congratulations EGL, you reached the goal for the year and earned the all school ice cream treat!  The winning classes were 1st place: Kindergarten for the Pizza Party; and 2nd place: 6th Grade for the Donut Party.  The all school treat and the class prize party days will be scheduled with the teachers soon…stay tuned!  Keep collecting those fundraiser items.  There will be one more prize day this year and all totals will be carried over for next year.  Thanks for all your efforts EGL!

CAMPBELL’S LABELS FOR EDUCATION ENDING:  After 42 years, the Campbell’s Labels for Education Program will be coming to an end this July.  If you have been saving up labels, please send them to school so we can submit them and redeem our points before this program ends.  Thanks to all the school and congregation families who have supported EGLS by collecting Campbell’s labels all these years!  All PTL Fundraiser questions can be directed to Jami Hedtke at jjhedtke@wi.rr.com or 262-749-6359.

 

PUBLIC EXAMINATION:  All are invited to attend the 8th Grade Confirmand Public Examination on Tuesday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Confirmation Sunday is May 1 at the 10:45 a.m. service.

SOCIAL MEDIA SAFETY TIP:  Your Facebook Online Reputation Can Help or Hurt Your Future (Video)

Nowadays, Facebook is no longer just a social networking platform, it becomes a personal resume, a portfolio of accomplishments and an online reputation management tool. Even though Teens and Tweens no longer consider Facebook to be their favorite social media network, it’s still the most popular network. Admission officers and hiring managers will visit applicants’ Facebook pages first, while searching for additional information online.

 

SAFETY DRILL: The Elm Grove Police will be doing a safety drill with our students, faculty, and staff on Friday, April 22, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. The lock down procedures gives practice in what to do in an emergency. This is only a test, so don’t be alarmed should you child come home saying that we needed to do a lockdown.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: “The Good Shepherd” is the lesson this Sunday. The children will learn how we are all like sheep who have gone astray, in need of Jesus, our Shepherd, who rescues, gathers, and cares for us through His Word and Sacraments.  As  family consider discussing, “In what ways has Jesus rescued you? Where can we find our Shepherd?”

 

TRACK AND FIELD DAY: As the weather gets warmer, please avoid parking on the track during school hours as we will be outside practicing during P.E. classes. A volunteer letter will be going home soon looking for help on May 16.

 

UPCOMING DATES: Checkout the EGL School calendar at: http://www.egl.org/School.

 

WOMEN'S NIGHT OUT: All EGL women are welcome to join us for an evening out at Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Grill at Brookfield Square, April 20, 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Pam Ganswindt (pganswindt@egl.org) or Kaethe Ward (kaetheward@gmail.com) if you plan to attend. We hope to see you there!

 

Upcoming Worship Service Schedule

Saturday, April 30, 2016 – 5:30 p.m.-C (LSB DS2)

Sunday, May 1, 2016 8:00 a.m.-C (LSB DS2) & 10:45 a.m. (LSB DS2)

“The Glory and the Honor of the Nations” [Revelation 21:26] Pastor Skovgaard, Preacher

Middle School 4/15/16

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EGLS MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

April 15, 2016

 

MS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH have been decided for March.

The nominees for Christian Leadership were:  Julianne Skovgaard(8), Maddie Wilinski(8), Sam Ewert(8), Jamie Krueger(7), Hannah Daws(6), and Devean Laedtke(5).

The March Middle School SOTM for Christian Leadership is Sam Ewert(8).

 

The nominees for Academic Achievement were: Frank Eichelberger(8), Sam Ewert(8), Julianne Skovgaard(8), Tyler Ky(7), Ian Klein(6), and Matt Stoll(5)..

The March Middle School SOTM for Academic Achievement is Ian Klein(6).

 

Congratulations to all those nominated, and especially to Sam and Ian!

 

TRACK AND FIELD DAY: As the weather gets warmer, please avoid parking on the track during school hours as we will be outside practicing during P.E. classes. A volunteer letter will be going home soon looking for help on May 16.

 

UPCOMING CONCERTS:  Spring Choir Concert, Friday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  All grades PK-8 are participating.  Attendance is expected.  Attire will be announced at a later date.  Instrumental Spring Fling, Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  All band and orchestra students as well as all handbell ringers in 5th-8th grades are participating.  Attendance is expected.  Attire will be announced at a later date.  Please reserve these dates on your calendars and invite family and friends to join us for some fun programs!

 

CLASSROOM NEWS

 

5th Grade Class: We are finishing Unit 5 in Religion.  We will start Family Life Education in about 1 week.  Look for information to come home about this course.

 

6th Grade Class: We began Unit 6 in Religion, titled “The Ministry of Jesus,” last week. Look for the review packet on the 6th grade page of the EGL website. You can find the devotion & Memory schedules there as well. The Memory assignments next week are How can water do such great things?- Part 2 (Monday) and What does such baptizing with water indicate? (Thursday). We are in the final month of fill in the blank Memory assignments. Students will have to write out the entire assignment in May to prepare them for next year. If you missed any books last month at the book fair, April book orders went home last Monday. Our online class code is L6C77. Have a great weekend! Mrs. Paukner

 

7th Grade Class: The 7th graders will be going on a field trip (with the 6th grade) to Medieval Times Friday, April 29. Thank you for returning the permission slips and offering to drive! It should be a fun trip!  As the weather continues to improve encourage  kids get outside for some fresh air and exercise.

Here is an article on handheld devices and youth. Check it out.   HANDHELD DEVICES   Mr. Simmer

 

8th Grade Class: * As the days fly by, please let me know if you have questions regarding anything for the class trip.  We leave in 10 days! * There is a lot going on for eighth graders right now.  They should be studying their confirmation questions on a daily basis.  There also is dissection material to work on.  Practicing their instruments, reading for literature, other homework, soccer...there is a lot going on.  Please work with your child to see that they are getting enough sleep each night.  If anyone says, “I have no homework.”, then have him/her study confirmation or dissection. *  Enjoy the weekend - it sounds like warmer weather will be coming our way. *  Mrs. Weymier

 

COMPUTER

 

5th Grade: We just finished Lesson 12 in Typing Town.

 

6th Grade: We began presenting our Microsoft PowerPoint projects today. Students will continue to need their flash drive to save projects in class. Mrs. Paukner

 

7th—8th Grade: We continue exploring Microsoft Excel. Computer classes are held on Fridays from 11:22 AM until 12:05 PM in the computer lab. Mr. Simmer es41516

 

LANGUAGE ARTS/SPELLING

 

5th Grade: We are in Unit 27 in spelling.  We are working on linking and helping verbs in language arts.

 

6th Grade: Language Arts - VAPCI - *It is important that students take good notes, so that they have examples to look back at if they get stuck on homework.  Additionally, we do a lot of practice work in class that serve as good example sentences as well. Each student needs to take responsibility for paying attention in class so that he/she can ask questions.  After a lot of hard work, we are done with the adverbs.  Our focus now turns to prepositions and prepositional phrases.  Spelling - We are working on Unit 27.  Test 1 is on Monday, April 18.  The workbook pages and test 2 are on Thursday, April 21.  Make sure you study for the Monday test - then you don’t have so many corrections to do.    Mrs. Weymier

 

7th Grade:  Language Arts - Our focus turns to writing in the 4th quarter. We have begun the research report process. Each student will be required to have 3-5 (or more) sources.  At least one book must be a resource. Please visit the library and let your child search for resources. We will spend a majority of our class time taking notes this week. Ask your student how they are doing.  Spelling - We will begin Unit 31 next week. We have also added a Word of the Day to our Spelling curriculum. As your son or daughter what the word was each day :) Last week’s words were; know-how, rendezvous, ponder, noxious, and quagmire.  Mr. Simmer

 

8th Grade: Language Arts - Chapter 13 Complements -  We will be moving back to the PN and PA once our dissection work in science is complete.   Spelling -  We are on Unit 29.  Test 1 is on Monday, 4-18.  Test 2 and bookwork is due Wednesday, 4-20.   Make sure you study for the first test on Monday - then you don’t have so many corrections to do.   Mrs. Weymier

 

LITERATURE — MRS. ELVERS

 

5th Grade: We are learning how to be “ACTIVE READERS”.

 

6th Grade: We finished the novel Tuck Everlasting. We will watch the movie related to this novel next week.

 

7th Grade: We are reading Where The Red Fern Grows. We are focusing on visualizing and connecting while we read. There is a vocabulary test on Monday.

 

8th Grade: We will be starting a poetry Unit next week. There is a vocabulary test on Monday.

 

MATHEMATICS — MR. SIMMER

 

5th Grade Math: The fifth grade has begun Chapter 7, “Fraction Concepts.” Understanding fractions is integral to their future math success. Point out the use of fractions in everyday life when you see them and help your 5th grader describe what is meant by the fraction.  The Chapter 7 test should occur the week of April 25th.

 

6th Grade Math: The sixth grade will take a test over the 8th chapter, “Tools of Geometry” Thursday, April 21.

 

7th Grade Pre—Algebra: Seventh grade took their test over chapter 8, “Linear Functions and Graphing,” Thursday.  We began chapter 9, “Spatial Thinking,” Friday.

 

Algebra: 8th grade continues chapter 8, “Exponents and Exponential Functions,”. Their assessment will be Wednesday, April 20. We will begin chapter 9, “Polynomials and Factoring,” on Friday. es41516

 

SCIENCE — MRS. WEYMIER

 

Mrs. Weymier will be gone from Monday, April 25-Friday, April 29.

She will be in New Orleans with the eighth grade class

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5th Grade: Chapter 18 - Forces: We have had some pretty neat class periods this week as we cover the simple machines. The video clips I showed really helped to explain how the machines work.  Remember, a machine will always give you a trade-off.  If you decrease force used, then something must increase. Today, the students received a “science gift” from me.  Ask him/her about it.  It’s three gifts in one! I am moving the test to Wednesday, April 20.

 

6th Grade: Unit B Chapter  - Invertebrates: As we finish up this chapter, we have been filling in note-taking pages during class.  Mollusks, arthropods and echinoderms are the last animals in this chapter. Today we did a study of squis and octopus.  I even brought one to class.  Ask your child about it!  I am predicting that the test will be on Monday, April 25.

7th Grade: Bridge Building Project: This past week, companies were formed, land was purchased, and building has begun.  No one is bankrupt (yet). We won’t be able to get all the way through this project before I leave for New Orleans with my eighth grade class, so we will finish it after I return.

 

8th Grade: Dissection: The class has been doing a great job with their pigs this week.  There are 3 male pigs and 2 female pigs in the group.  Today (Thursday) we cut them open and took a tour of the internal organs that are visible.  Make sure you stay current with the daily labs.  Don’t forget to work on the “I” pages in the front of your dissection folder.  Completed folders are due on Wednesday, April 20.  Dissection exam is also on Wednesday, April 20.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES — MR. CONWAY

 

5th Grade American History: We are still working on finishing Chapter 14 “Slavery Divides The Nation” and will be using our time in class on Monday to review for our test on Tuesday, April 19th. After this we will start Chapter 15, “Civil War and Reconstruction.”

 

6th Grade World History: We have just moved into Chapter 14, “Technology and Expansion.” I am putting an extremely tough focus on the sixth grade class to learn their vocabulary words because I was disappointed with their performance on this section of the last test we took. Instead of having them do this vocabulary on their own, I will be assigning it to them based upon the section we are working on and checking this periodically throughout the chapter.

 

7th Grade Geography: We have just finished Chapters 16 and 17 over Western and Southern Africa. We have started Chapters 18 and 19 over Canada and The United States. This should be a great time, because we have a lot of prior knowledge on the subjects.

 

8th Grade American History: We had our test over Chapter 12 on Thursday and started Chapter 13, “The Rise of Dictators and WWII.” We will move through this chapter focusing on vocabulary terms and really understanding the concepts behind WWII and its beginnings.

 

PE — MRS. PAUKNER

 

Track & Field began this week in preparation for Track & Field Day on May 16 and the MLESAA meet on May 23. As the weather improves, we will be holding class outdoors. Students will be allowed to wear jackets/sweatshirts over their uniforms if needed. On indoor days, they will not be allowed to wear shoes that may track mud and grass into the gym after recess. Please make sure your child has an appropriate pair of indoor shoes as indicated on the supply list at the start of the year or avoids the grass at recess.

 

REMINDER: If your child is unable to participate or requires limited participation in physical education, they MUST have one of the following:

  1. Have a signed note from a parent excusing them from class.

  2. Have an email sent to Mrs. Paukner (lpaukner@egl.org) by 12:30 pm of that school day.

  3. Have a parent stop in to see Mrs. Paukner before school that morning in the 6th grade room.

 

MUSIC — MRS. KRUEGER

 

5th and 6th grade: This week, we continued our choral pieces.  The fifth grade is also working in small groups to demonstrate the form of “The Comedians” by Kabalevsky using choreography and streamer props.  The sixth grade learned to accompany “The Spinning Song” with boomwhackers.

 

7th grade:  The 7th graders continue to work on their final modal piece in the Aeolian mode, called “Deep Blue Sea.”  It’s a challenging one with each student on their own part, requiring lots of independent playing.

 

8th grade:  The 8th graders are working on their final composition project of the school year.   They are writing solo duet melodies for the band or orchestra instruments.

 

PERFORMANCE GROUPS

 

Hosanna Ringers (5th grade): You ring in worship on Sunday, April 24 at the 8:00 service.   Your final performance of the year is the Instrumental Spring Fling on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m.  We don’t have many rehearsals left for these two events so you need to focus and work hard!  Be sure to study for your Mad Minute (+ 15 seconds) each Thursday.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at kbessert@egl.org. Mrs. Bessert

 

Jubilate Ringers (6th-8th grades):  You ring in worship for the last time on Thursday, May 5 at the 6:30 p.m. Ascension service.  Your final performance of the year is the Instrumental Spring Fling on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m.  We don’t have many rehearsals left for these two events so you need to focus and work hard!  Be sure to study for your Mad Minute each Wednesday.   If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at kbessert@egl.org.  Mrs. Bessert

 

Band: Preparation continues for our Spring Fling performance, Wednesday, May 11, at 6:30pm.  Three songs will be performed: You’re a Grand Old Flag, When Johnny Comes Swingin Home, & Yankee Doodle Salute.  Please make sure your band student is filling out the practice minutes & details in their Practice Packet before getting your signature.  Continue to let Mrs. Bessert (kbessert@egl.org) know if your child will be out of school on a Wednesday or Thursday so their lesson isn’t scheduled during that time. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any other questions or concerns at spaukner@egl.org! Mr. Paukner

 

Orchestra: Please put Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 on your calendar for the Spring Fling, the last performance of the year.  Mr. Rindt says you are doing a great job preparing for the concert.  Mrs. Behring plans to be back at the beginning of next school year and will probably offer lessons at home again throughout the summer. You can email her at kbehring@egl.org regarding summer lessons.  If you have questions or concerns regarding the rest of the school year, please contact Mrs. Bessert at kbessert@egl.org.

 

ART — MRS. GRELK

 

5th Grade: We continued to work on adding layers of color to our patterns with craypas. Sketch #18 is due on Monday, April 18

 

6th Grade: We began coloring Grant Wood’s American Gothic using different color values. Sketch #23 is due on Monday, April 18 .

 

7th Grade: We practiced the impressionistic-style of painting that we will be using with our landscapes.    Sketch #20 is due on Wednesday, April 20.

 

8th Grade: We used calligraphy pens for our pen and ink drawings of city buildings. Sketch #18 is due on Wednesday, April 18.

 

 

HIGH SCHOOL HAPPENINGS

 

Register online by April 30th for 2016 Summer Programs at Lake Country Lutheran High School for discounted price!

New Summer Programs this year - CHESS, PHYSICS, and SWIMMING!

 

NEW THIS YEAR-ONLINE REGISTRATION!!

Go to lightningathletics.org

  1. Click on the Summer Programs tab

  2. Create an account

  3. Register for your camps

  4. Pay online  

Take advantage of early registration discounts for Summer Programs (April 30th) to make the camps more affordable.

More information is available on our website www.lakecountryhs.org under Summer Programs.

RUMMAGE SALE HOURS

Wednesday 5/4 9:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 5/5 9:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Friday 5/6 9:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Saturday 5/7 9:30 - 1:00 p.m.

 

Do you have items you no longer need?  Please consider donating them to our rummage sale.  You can drop off donations during the week inside the

northwest door by the maintenance entrance (third set of double doors).

 

AUCTION

 

JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE OUR 35TH ANNUAL DINNER AUCTION

A NIGHT FOR FULFILLING DREAMS

2016 LHSAGM GALA AUCTION

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016

ITALIAN CONFERENCE CENTER

631 EAST CHICAGO STREET, MILWAUKEE

$125 PER PERSON OR $1,150 FOR A TABLE OF 10

5:30 p.m.  Hors d'oeuvres & open bar, silent auction electronic bidding begins

7:30 p.m.  Dinner is served (open bar), evening program begins

8:30 p.m.  Voice auction

9:15 p.m.  Evening concludes

BLACK TIE OPTIONAL

FOR MORE INFORMATION, TO REGISTER, OR TO DONATE AN ITEM, PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK:

https://lhsagm.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/ANightforFulfillingDreams/tabid/735771/Default.aspx


RED KNIGHT YOUTH FOOTBALL: RKYF is looking for youth football players for the fall of 2016 entering 3rd-8th grade. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 9th, 2016! We have set up a stop by and drop off/fill out your paperwork for your son/grandson/nephew. Come to Milwaukee Lutheran High School 9700 W. Grantosa Drive from 9:00am-11:00am in the front of the building or go to our website for more information. www.redknightyouthfootball.com

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS: Summer Programs information is now available on the MLHS website. We have a few changes for this year…this includes the revival of swim lessons, cheaper camps, and even a free camp! Please get the word out!

 

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Middle School 4/8/16

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EGLS MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

April 8, 2016

 

MEDIEVAL TIMES The 6th & 7th graders are going on a trip of their own while the 8th grade is in New Orleans. Our bi-annual trip to Medieval Times will be on Friday, April 29. Permission slips went home with your child’s report card last week and are due Friday, April 15. Let Mrs. Paukner know if you are willing to drive and chaperone, lunch is included with the show!

 

MS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH have been decided for March.

The nominees for Christian Leadership were:  Julianne Skovgaard(8), Maddie Wilinski(8), Sam Ewert(8), Jamie Krueger(7), Hannah Daws(6), and Devean Laedtke(5).

The March Middle School SOTM for Christian Leadership is Sam Ewert(8).

 

The nominees for Academic Achievement were: Frank Eichelberger(8), Sam Ewert(8), Julianne Skovgaard(8), Tyler Ky(7), Ian Klein(6), and Matt Stoll(5)..

The March Middle School SOTM for Academic Achievement is Ian Klein(6).

 

Congratulations to all those nominated, and especially to Sam and Ian!

 

SERVICE HOURS: Just a reminder that the cutoff for service hours for the current school year was last Friday, April 1st.  Updated totals will be coming out next week, so please make sure to send an email over to servicehours@egl.org if you have anything that has not been logged so we can make sure that the totals are accurate!   We know that April 1st seems a bit early for a cut off, but don't worry- any service hours earned for the duration of the school year will count towards NEXT year’s totals!  Wouldn't it be amazing to get a head start on next year already??!! Thank you so much for all the wonderful participation that we've seen so far this year!!

 

UPCOMING CONCERTS:  Spring Choir Concert, Friday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  All grades PK-8 are participating.  Attendance is expected.  Attire will be announced at a later date.  Instrumental Spring Fling, Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  All band and orchestra students as well as all handbell ringers in 5th-8th grades are participating.  Attendance is expected.  Attire will be announced at a later date.  Please reserve these dates on your calendars and invite family and friends to join us for some fun programs!

 

CLASSROOM NEWS

 

5th Grade Class:

 

6th Grade Class: We took the Unit 5 Religion test on Tuesday. Unit 6, titled “The Ministry of Jesus,” began yesterday. Look for the review packet on the 6th grade page of the EGL website. You can find the devotion & Memory schedules there as well. The Memory assignments next week are What benefits does Baptism give?/Which are these words & promises of God? (Monday) and How can water do such great things?-Part 1 (Thursday). We are in the final month of fill in the blank Memory assignments. Students will have to write out the entire assignment in May to prepare them for next year. Let me know if you can chaperone our trip to Medieval Times next month, we would love for you to join us! Permission slips are due next Friday, April 15. If you missed any books last month at the book fair, April book orders went home on Monday. Our online class code is L6C77. Thank you for all of the birthday gifts and cupcakes last Friday. The cupcakes helped make for a great end to testing too! Have a great weekend! Mrs. Paukner

 

7th Grade Class: The 7th graders will be going on a field trip (with the 6th grade) to Medieval Times Friday, April 29. Please return the permission slip that went home with the 3rd quarter report card at your earliest convenience. As the weather continues to improve I hope  kids get outside for some fresh air and exercise. I found this article about recess online. Let me know what you think. http://www.click2houston.com/news/recess-time-in-europe-vs-america (copy and paste into your internet address bar).  Mr. Simmer

 

8th Grade Class: * A class trip meeting was scheduled for Thursday, April 7 at 6:30pm in the CLC.  Thank you to everyone that was in attendance.  We covered a lot of information regarding the trip, packing, itinerary, etc.  We leave in 16 days! * There is a lot going on for eighth graders right now.  They should be studying their confirmation questions on a daily basis.  There is dissection material to work on.  Practicing their instruments, reading for literature, Spanish projects...there is a lot going on.  Please work with your child to see that they are getting enough sleep each night.  If anyone says, “I have no homework.”, then have him/her study confirmation or dissection. *  Enjoy the weekend - maybe warmer weather will be coming our way. *  Mrs. Weymier

 

COMPUTER

 

5th Grade:

 

6th Grade: The class is making great progress with their Microsoft Powerpoint project! Students will need their flash drive to save their progress. If it is not here at school, they will be unable to save their work and receive a grade for the project. Mrs. Paukner

 

7th—8th Grade: We are currently exploring Microsoft Excel. Computer classes are held on Fridays from 11:22 AM until 12:05 PM in the computer lab. Mr. Simmer

 

LANGUAGE ARTS/SPELLING

 

5th Grade:

 

6th Grade: Language Arts - VAPCI - *It is important that students take good notes, so that they have examples to look back at if they get stuck on homework.  Additionally, we do a lot of practice work in class that serve as good example sentences as well. Each student needs to take responsibility for paying attention in class so that he/she can ask questions.  We made grammar cards containing helpful hints about transitive/intransitive verbs and now the adverbs. * Our next part of speech is the adverb.  We will finish them next week and then focus on prepositions and prepositional phrases.  Spelling - We are working on Unit 26.  Test 1 is on Monday, April 11.  The workbook pages and test 2 are on Thursday, April 14.  Make sure you study for the Monday test - then you don’t have so many corrections to do.    Mrs. Weymier

 

7th Grade:  Language Arts - Our focus turns to writing in the 4th quarter. We have begun our research report process. Each student will be required to have 3-5 (or more) sources.  At least one book must be a resource. Please visit the library and let your child search for resources. They will need to have the book(s) in class by Monday, April 11th at the latest. Each student will also need a pack of notecards to take notes for their research. Please have these at school Monday as well.  Spelling - We will begin Unit 30 next week. The class average for the 3rd quarter was 101%. Way to go! We have also added a Word of the Day to our Spelling curriculum. As your son or daughter what the word was each day :) Mr. Simmer

 

8th Grade: Language Arts - Chapter 13 Complements -  We will be moving back to the PN and PA next week once our dissection work in science is complete.   Spelling -  We are on Unit 29.  Test 1 is on Monday, 4-18.  Test 2 and bookwork is due Wednesday, 4-20.   Make sure you study for the first test on Monday - then you don’t have so many corrections to do.   Mrs. Weymier

 

LITERATURE — MRS. ELVERS

 

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MATHEMATICS — MR. SIMMER

 

5th Grade Math: The fifth grade has begun Chapter 7, “Fraction Concepts.” Understanding fractions is integral to their future math success. Point out the use of fractions in everyday life when you see them and help your 5th grader describe what is meant by the fraction.  The Chapter 7 test should occur the week of April 25th.

 

6th Grade Math: The 6th grade began our 8th chapter, “Tools of Geometry” Monday, April 4th. Please check that your student has a protractor this weekend.

 

7th Grade Pre—Algebra: 7th grade began chapter 8, “Linear Functions and Graphing,” last week. Their assessment is currently scheduled for Friday, April 15.

 

Algebra: 8th grade continues chapter 8, “Exponents and Exponential Functions,”. Their assessment is currently scheduled for Wednesday, April 20.

 

SCIENCE — MRS. WEYMIER

 

5th Grade: Chapter 18 - Forces: Work, work, work...so much work to do.  We have been covering the scientific use of the word “work” in class this past week.  The last part of the chapter covers simple machines.  I am predicting the test for Tuesday, April 19.

 

6th Grade: Unit B Chapter  - Invertebrates: We continue this chapter talking about the flatworms, roundworms, and segmented worms. Plan for a quiz on Monday, April 11 that will cover the first 5 invertebrates in the chapter (sponge, cnidarian, flatworm, roundworm, segmented worm).  Then it’s on to the mollusks.

7th Grade: Chapter 10 Forces: We wrap up the chapter with a test on Friday, April 8.  Starting next week, we will be working on an in-class group project.  We won’t be able to get all the way through it before I leave for New Orleans with my eighth grade class, so we will finish it after I return.  PS-I will be gone April 25-29.

 

8th Grade: Dissection: The class has been doing a great job with their frogs so far this week.  There are 3 female frogs and 2 male frogs in the group.  Today (Thursday) we cut them open and took a tour of the internal organs that are visible.  Make sure you stay current with the daily labs.  Don’t forget to work on the I pages in the front of your dissection folder.  Completed folders are due on Wednesday, April 20.  Dissection exam is also on Wednesday, April 20.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES — MR. CONWAY

 

5th Grade American History: The students just finished Chapter 13 “The Nation Grows” with a test on Tuesday of this week. We started Chapter 14 “Slavery Divides The Nation” on Wednesday. The students have received a packet that includes almost everything they will need for this chapter. If it is lost, they are required to ask me for a new one and re-do the work inside.

 

6th Grade World History: We have moved into Chapter 13, “New Empires in the Americas.” The students are doing well with this chapter by asking questions and wanting to understand the concepts. The test will be Tuesday, April 12.

 

7th Grade Geography: We have since moved on to Chapter 16 “West Africa” and Chapter 17 “South Africa and Its Neighbors.”The students have had fun learning about some of the lesser known countries in Africa, their people, government and economies. The test will be on Tuesday, April 12.

 

8th Grade American History: We have now moved into Chapter 12, “The Depression and the New Deal.” The students are doing great with the material, but he chapter has taken a little longer than I had planned.  The test is scheduled for Thursday, April 14.

 

Wisconsin Primary: On Wednesday, after the Wisconsin Primary voting, each class spent some time examining the election results. We used the NY Times website (below) and had a wonderful discussion about the political process. Some of the topics we covered were how the delegate process works, how certain states vote, what parties the consistently vote for and some of the reasons certain candidates won certain states. This was a great time.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/wisconsin

 

PE — MRS. PAUKNER

 

We finished the Fitness and Hockey units this week. Track & Field begins in preparation for Track & Field Day on May 16 and the MLESAA meet on May 23.

 

REMINDER: If your child is unable to participate or requires limited participation in physical education, they MUST have one of the following:

  1. Have a signed note from a parent excusing them from class.

  2. Have an email sent to Mrs. Paukner (lpaukner@egl.org) by 12:30 pm of that school day.

  3. Have a parent stop in to see Mrs. Paukner before school that morning in the 6th grade room.

 

MUSIC — MRS. KRUEGER

 

5th and 6th grade: We’ll be doing a rhythm reading review this week.  We also continue with our choral work.

 

7th grade:  The 7th graders continue to work on their final modal piece in the Aeolian mode, called “Deep Blue Sea.”  It’s a challenging one with each student on their own part, requiring lots of independent playing.

 

8th grade:  Students are collaborating to choose a class hymn that they will sing at graduation.  Sk 6/8

 

PERFORMANCE GROUPS

 

Hosanna Ringers (5th grade): You ring in worship on Sunday, April 24 at the 8:00 service.   Your final performance of the year is the Instrumental Spring Fling on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m.  We don’t have many rehearsals left for these two events so you need to focus and work hard!  Be sure to study for your Mad Minute (+ 15 seconds) each Thursday.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at kbessert@egl.org. Mrs. Bessert

 

Jubilate Ringers (6th-8th grades):  You ring in worship for the last time on Thursday, May 5 at the 6:30 p.m. Ascension service.  Your final performance of the year is the Instrumental Spring Fling on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m.  We don’t have many rehearsals left for these two events so you need to focus and work hard!  Be sure to study for your Mad Minute each Wednesday.   If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at kbessert@egl.org.  Mrs. Bessert

 

Band: Preparation continues for our Spring Fling performance, Wednesday, May 11, at 6:30pm.  Please make sure your band student is filling out the practice minutes & details in their Practice Packet before getting your signature.  Continue to let Mrs. Bessert (kbessert@egl.org) know if your child will be out of school on a Wednesday or Thursday so their lesson isn’t scheduled during that time. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any other questions or concerns at spaukner@egl.org! Mr. Paukner

 

Orchestra: Please put Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 on your calendar for the Spring Fling, the last performance of the year.  Mrs. Behring plans to be back at the beginning of next school year and will probably offer lessons at home again throughout the summer. You can email her at kbehring@egl.org regarding summer lessons.  If you have questions or concerns regarding the rest of the school year, please contact Mrs. Bessert at kbessert@egl.org.

 

ART — MRS. GRELK

 

5th Grade: We continued to work on adding layers of color to our patterns with craypas. Sketch 17 is due on Monday, April 11.

 

6th Grade: We finished drawing Grant Wood’s American Gothic. Sketch #22 is due on Monday, April 11 .

 

7th Grade: We read about the artist Renoir and viewed some of his works. A landscape planning page and Sketch #19 are due on Wednesday, April 13.


8th Grade: We drew the buildings for our cityscape.  Sketch #17 is due on Wednesday, April 11.

School News 4/8/16

Worship Service Schedule

Saturday, April 9, 2016 – 5:30 p.m. (LSB DS2)

 Sunday, April 10, 2016 8:00 a.m. (LSB DS2) & 10:45 a.m.-C (LSB DS2)

“When Jesus Turns You Around and Inside Out”  [Acts 9:21-22] Pastor Myers, Preacher

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EGL SCHOOL NEWS AND NOTES

April 8, 2016

 

FROM THE PRINCIPAL: He is risen!! He is risen, indeed!! May those words not only be said during this Easter Season, but the Easter joy should remain in our hearts and on our mouths each and every day. May we always rejoice that God has given us the greatest gift of His Son, by suffering, dying, and rising again so we may have eternal life.


BAPTISMS APRIL: Caroline Thompson 04/08, Wilson Nicely 04/29, Harrison Nicely 04/29, Laney Nicely 04/29.

 

BIRTHDAYS APRIL: Zoe Keck 04/01, Seth Williams 04/05, Sophia Handrich 04/07, Joseph Beltran 04/10, Joshua Grelk 04/12, Samuel Eichelberger 04/15, Parker Marriott 04/17.

 

CHAPEL: We welcome parents and other guests to join us for chapel each week.  Our next chapel service on Wednesday, April 13 will be led by Pastor Skovgaard and we will celebrate April baptismal birthdays.  Our offering designation,  Lutheran Deaf Outreach provides resources and training specifically designed for deaf people to learn more about the love of Jesus and share it with others.  For more information, go to www.lutherandeafoutreach.org.

 

GOLF and DINE WITH A PURPOSE:  Sign up now for the 12th annual Golf Outing and Auction on Friday, May 20th, 2016at Ironwood Golf Course in Sussex.  Registration is now available via paper form or online at www.golfoutingpro.com/event/elmgrovelutheran-2.  Come support your school as we raise money for NEW GYM BLEACHERS!  Contact Josh Hedtke at(262) 649-3665 or jjhedtke@wi.rr.com for questions.

 

HOT LUNCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Please follow the link and volunteer through SignUp Genius @ Hot Lunch Volunteer.

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Judi Pritchard

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Jessica Nicely

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Nancy Ewert

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Jessica Nicely

Ruth Schulz

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NEW KEY-TO-LIFE CLASS: A new session of Key to Life classes begins Thursday, April 21, 7:30 p.m., in Rm. 228. The class runs through the end of June. Both new and “old” members of EGLC are invited to attend. This can serve both as a membership class and a refresher course of our Lutheran teachings.


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The 5th-8th Grades will sing at the 8:00 service THIS Sunday, April 10.  Arrival time is 7:40 a.m. in the Music Center.  Wear choir attire. The Cherub Choir will sing at the 10:45 service on Sunday, April 17.  Arrival time is 10:20 a.m. in the Music Center.  Please dress up.  The Hosanna Ringers (all 5th graders) will ring in worship on Sunday, April 24 at the 8:00 service.  Arrival time is 7:30 a.m.  Wear choir attire. UPCOMING CONCERTS:  Spring Choir Concert, Friday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  All grades PK-8 are participating.  Attendendance is expected.  Attire will be announced at a later date.  Instrumental Spring Fling, Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  All band and orchestra students as well as all handbell ringers in 5th-8th grades are participating.  Attendance is expected.  Attire will be announced at a later date.  Please reserve these dates on your calendars and invite family and friends to join us for some fun programs!

 
 

PTL EGL.png2016-2017 PTL BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED: The Parent Teacher League (PTL) will have several open positions for the 2016-2017 school year.  Parents - we NEED your help to continue all the work and fun family activities that the PTL supports.  Feel free to talk to any of the current board members if you are interested or have questions about what we do.

FUNDRAISER CHALLENGE RESULTS:  Thanks to everyone that brought in fundraiser items on April 1st for prize day.  We collected $206.50 which brought our Year to Date Total to $1177.80.  Congratulations EGL, you reached the goal for the year and earned the all school ice cream treat!  The winning classes were 1st place: Kindergarten for the Pizza Party; and 2nd place: 6th Grade for the Donut Party.  The all school treat and the class prize party days will be scheduled with the teachers soon…stay tuned!  Keep collecting those fundraiser items.  There will be one more prize day this year and all totals will be carried over for next year.  Thanks for all your efforts EGL!

CAMPBELL’S LABELS FOR EDUCATION ENDING:  After 42 years, the Campbell’s Labels for Education Program will be coming to an end this July.  If you have been saving up labels, please send them to school so we can submit them and redeem our points before this program ends.  Thanks to all the school and congregation families who have supported EGLS by collecting Campbell’s labels all these years!  All PTL Fundraiser questions can be directed to Jami Hedtke at jjhedtke@wi.rr.com or 262-749-6359.

 

SERVICE HOURS: Just a reminder that the cutoff for service hours for the current school year was last Friday, April 1st.  Updated totals will be coming out next week, so please make sure to send an email over to servicehours@egl.org if you have anything that has not been logged so we can make sure that the totals are accurate!   We know that April 1st seems a bit early for a cut off, but don't worry- any service hours earned for the duration of the school year will count towards NEXT year's totals!  Wouldn't it be amazing to get a head start on next year already??!! Thank you so much for all the wonderful participation that we've seen so far this year!!


SOCIAL MEDIA SAFETY TIP: What is the Omegle chat app? Watch "What is Omegle?" parent & teacher guide video

  1. Omegle is a free online chat website that allows users to communicate with others without the need to register. Wiki

  2. Omegle’s slogan is: “Talk to strangers!”

  3. When you use Omegle chat, it picks another user at random and lets you have a one-on-one chat with each other. Omegle

  4. Omegle’s website is free to use. Their app costs $0.99.

  5. Omegle also has a video chat feature. The content in video chat rooms is not moderated by administrators.

  6. Omegle chat is extremely popular. Any time of the day there are thousands of users online available to chat.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: “Jesus Sends the Seventy-Two” tells of Jesus’ sending His followers to go tell others about Himself. God places us in various callings and gives us opportunities to serve Him and to share our faith. A family might discuss: “What various callings (vocations) do each of us have? Who in your life needs to hear about the Savior?

UPCOMING DATES: Checkout the EGL School calendar at: http://www.egl.org/School.

WOMEN'S NIGHT OUT: All EGL women are welcome to join us for an evening out at Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Grill at Brookfield Square, April 20, 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Pam Ganswindt (pganswindt@egl.or) or Kaethe Ward (kaetheward@gmail.com) if you plan to attend. We hope to see you there!

 

Upcoming Worship Service Schedule

Saturday, April 16, 2016 – 5:30 p.m.-C (LSB DS2)

Sunday, April 17, 2016 8:00 a.m.-C (LSB DS2) & 10:45 a.m. (LSB DS2)

“Voice Recognition and Predestination” [John 10:27] Pastor Skovgaard, Preacher

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