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St. Paul’s Lutheran School Pioneer Press
“May all the peoples praise you, O God!” Psalm 67:3
Phone number:  922-1080

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May 23, 2024  

Worship this Summer
Worship times will switch to our summer schedule on Thursday, May 23. That means we worship Thursdays and Saturdays at 6:30pm and Sunday at 9:00am.   We would love to see you all in worship regularly this summer as we discuss the life of the church, collectively and individually throughout the season of Pentecost.

School & Sunday School Mission Offering
The offerings collected during our second semester will be going to Martin Luther College, our synod’s training school for called workers. The mission offering total last week was $22.30. The total for the semester is $564.99.

Registration for 2024-2025 School Year
This year, all families will be asked to complete a paper copy of our TUITION SCHEDULE (can be found at this link), which can be submitted during our open registration hours at the end of our school year. Next year's school registration materials will be emailed to our families today. The email will come from Please check your spam folder if you do not see it in your inbox.  In order to streamline the registration process, we are asking all families to register through the infosnap link this year.  If you are not comfortable filling this out online at home, chromebooks will be available during our open registration hours at the end of our school year. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Hartwig or the school office.

8th Grade Graduation; All School Sings
A week from today, Thursday, May 23 at 6:30pm, our 8th grade class will receive their diplomas during the last congregational worship service of the school year.  Our entire school will begin the service with the singing of our theme hymn, “May All the Peoples Praise You, O God!”  Our Junior Choir students will conclude the service with a musical benediction.  8th graders will sit as a class throughout the service, Junior Choir members will sit in the choir section of the church, and all other students will sit with their families at the conclusion of the opening song. 

Miss Ashley Peterson
We received a placement from the MLC Call Committee last weekend!  Ashley Peterson who spent one year in Wonewoc will be with us in the coming school year.  She was called to teach 3-4 grade and Mrs. Kampman will transition into grades 7&8 for the year.  We are truly blessed to have received a placement when many other congregations in our synod did not.  More information will become available as we learn of it.

Bay Beach Tickets
Due to a very late start due to an error by the bus company, we were not able to make it to Bay Beach during Tuesday’s field trip.  Regardless, we certainly hope a good time was had by all!  All Bay Beach tickets that were purchased for the field trip are being placed into your family’s mailbox at church.  For families that aren’t members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, we kindly ask that you check in with Mrs. Surian in the office.  She’ll have your tickets waiting for you.  Please pick them up at your earliest convenience.

Report Cards
After the final day of school is complete and the teachers have had time to correct and grade straggling assignments, report cards will be placed in the families’ church mailboxes. They will be available by Thursday, May 30.  Report cards will be mailed to the home of non-members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Last Day of School Team Colors
The final day of the school year is almost here!  That means the world-famous PIONEER OLYMPICS are once again ready to be underway!  Please make sure your household’s PIONEER competitors will be dressed in their team’s color.  Go Pioneers! Please see for the list of colors.

Thank You for Mr. Hartwig's Service 
Mr. Hartwig is departing at the end of June.  We are thankful for the 15 years of service rendered here at St. Paul's.  He will continue teaching at Neenah Lutheran School in the coming year.

Timber Rattlers Game
Take me out to the ballgame!
Family Night at the Timber Rattlers: Thursday, May 30 (6:40 pm)
If your child participated in the reading program, here is the link to order your free tickets.
St. Paul’s Lutheran School North Fond du Lac link to order tickets: 
All others click here to order your tickets!  Only $14
Direct link to order tickets!
**Remember 20% of your school ticket sales on 5/30 will go directly back to your school.
Any questions reach out to Kristin Kampman.  920-238-5772

2024-2025 Sports
I know we are nearing the end of another school year and are looking forward to summer vacation, but planning and scheduling for next year's sport seasons have already started. I ask that all parents of upcoming 3-8 graders use this sign-up genius link, 2024-2025 Sports Sign Up.
I will be using this sign-up for the following:
1. numbers for each sport
2. deciding on what level teams we will have
3. deciding if we will need to join with another school to field a team
Please talk with your child on each sport that they are interested in playing or trying. I strongly encourage participation from all eligible students as sports help the development of a well-rounded
Finally, I ask that this is completed by June 10th which is when the WALL league is asking for school sports plans. Thank you for your cooperation.
Mr. Joel Mathwig - 5th and 6th Grade teacher and AD

Lost and Found
We still have quite a few items in the lost and found from this school year. If you think your child may have something in the lost and found, please come and claim it as soon as you can. Thank you!

Before School Helpers Needed
Before school care runs from 7:00 am until about 8:15 am each morning. Tuesday has been spoken for. You can sign up for 1 day or several.  Pay is $15 per hour. If you would like to assist next year, please speak with Pastor Kampman for more information.  Thank you.

Hot Lunch Server Needed for Next Year
Volunteers have hopped in to take a day Monday through Wednesday each week so far.  Hot Lunch Service runs from 11:30 until 1:00 each day. Lunches come cooked and ready. Our servers simply take the food and portion it to those who take lunch that day.  You can volunteer for one day or many each week. Contact Pastor Kampman for more information should you be interested.

School Cleaning Coordinator - Jen Slattery
We are incredibly grateful for the past several years of service by Wendy Holmes as she has run our school cleaning program.  Wendy  will be stepping down from the position at the end of our school year.  We are also thrilled to announce that next year’s Coordinator position will be filled by Mrs. Jen Slattery!  Thank you, in advance, for your service to our school and its families!

Piano Lessons for ‘24-’25 school year
Mrs. Nell will be offering piano lessons to our students again next school year. If you are interested in having your child(ren) take piano lessons, please contact Mrs. Mary Nell at 920-238-5752. Thank you!

Band Information
Be Part of the Band!
Students in grades 4-8 are encouraged to explore their God-given gifts in music by learning a band instrument. Students can try the instruments at WLA, attend free summer camps, and/or take lessons starting next school year. To sign up visit

WLA Summer Camps
Registration for WLA Summer Camps 2024 opens on April 1st. The schedule and descriptions of each camp can be found on the WLA website under Resources. Or, go directly to the registration page. Thank you! > Resources > Family Resources > Summer Camps

31st Tee It Up for WLA
The 31st Tee It Up for WLA will be held on Friday, June 28th, at Whispering Springs Golf Club in Fond du Lac, WI.  The outing costs $175 per golfer and includes golf, lunch, drinks, prizes, games, after-golf appetizers, and socializing. Golfer registration opens on May 17th at 8 AM via  Please note the link will not work until the 17th at 8 AM.  The outing fills up fast so make plans now to register with your group.

St. Paul’s celebrates its graduates!
We would love to celebrate our graduates this May/June.  We will do so by praying for them in worship and congratulating them in our bulletin. Please e-mail Pastor Kampman ( the following information so that we can do so: graduate’s name, where they are graduating from & when, and where they are headed next year (high school, college/tech., graduate school, workforce).  Please note that the following submission dates are on Tuesdays to accommodate Thursday printing during our summer schedule. 
· Highschool graduates should be submitted by May 28th.
· College/tech/grad. Graduates should be submitted by June 4th.

NFDL Youth Flag Football League
Have you signed your child up for the NFDL Youth Flag Football League yet? This FREE league will start in early September and is for incoming 1st - 6th graders. Sign your child up by simply clicking on the link below and answering a few questions. Please fill out this form by July 1st as it will take time to set up and arrange. We look forward to seeing your child on the field - Thanks and Fly High!
Flag Football Sign-Up:

Summer Food Service Program
The North Fond du Lac School District along with Chartwells are excited to be offering free meals for kids and teens under 18 years old this summer! No need to sign up or apply, just show up and enjoy! Join us at the following sites to enjoy summer meals (all meals must be enjoyed on site):
Friendship Learning Center (Indoor Site) - serving Breakfast from 8am-9am and Lunch from 11am-12pm (Open Monday-Friday)
Ashwood Grove Mobile Home Park (Outdoor Site) - serving lunch Monday-Friday from 11am-12pm
Bessie Allen Middle School (Outdoor Site) - serving lunch Monday-Friday from 12pm-1pm

St. Paul’s Pioneers Car Decals Available
Interested in representing St. Paul’s on your car? We have decals available on the table as you enter the school! It is a free will offering and any money collected will go to the Christian Education Society to help cover costs on events throughout the year.

Academic Calendar
The academic calendar for the 2024-2025 school year is available at this link, ‘24-’25 St Paul’s School Academic Calendar.

Church & School Wear Is Available at Hopper’s
A couple of our logos are on file at Hoppers in Fond du Lac. You can bring in any shirt you want and they will print them onto them for a small fee. They also do mugs, water bottles, and other items. Stop in or call to find out all the cool stuff they can do. Please note that they cannot embroider any type of fleece.  Please see below for the logos that are available.  

Camp Phillip

Camp Phillip is looking forward to another great year of Summer Camp.  Registration is already open!
For more information on Camp Phillip or any of their programs, please check out their website at
There are also informational postcards on the table as you enter the school.

Quick Reference for links in the newsletter:
‘24-’25 St Paul’s School Academic Calendar
WLA Summer Camps
WLA Summer Camps Registration
2024-2025 Sports Sign Up
Tuition Schedule

May Birthdays!
Zac (2), Jesse (4), Lincoln (5), Braydon (6), James (7), Josalyn (8), Emma R. (16), Caroline (18), Camile (20), Marcus (25), Mr. Buerger (29), Micah (30)


Thursday, May 23:
Summer Worship Schedule Begins
6:30pm- Worship with SPLS Graduation (All School sings; Jr. Choir sings)

Friday, May 24:
Last Day of School at SPLS & WLA
10:45am- Closing Service (Pastor Ehlert)
Kindergarten Graduation immediately following closing service
School Picnic to follow outside (weather permitting) immediately after kindergarten graduation

Saturday, May 25:
6:30pm- Worship

Sunday, May 26:
9:00am- Worship

Monday, May 27:
Memorial Day

Thursday, May 30:
6:30pm- Worship with Communion

Saturday, June 1:
6:30pm- Worship with Communion

Sunday, June 2:
9:00am- Worship with Communion

Throughout the Summer Service times are
Thursdays and Saturdays at 6:30 pm 
and Sundays at 9:00 am
Communion on the 1st and 3rd Sundays
Thursday & Saturday are the same as the following Sundays service