Pioneer Press
January 16, 2020
Cleaners: January 20-26, 2020 (Christensen)
Mission Offering: The first semester mission offering has been designated for Mason Abraham.  Mason is a fellow member of St. Paul’s who is battling a tumor on his optic nerve.  Mission offering last week was $17.00.  Mission offering for the semester is $970.82.  Mission offering for 2nd semester will go to Martin Luther College, our synod’s training school for called workers.
Hot Lunch Menu:  February Hot Lunch menus are coming home with students today.  Please fill out the Entrée calendar and return it with payment by Tuesday, January 28th.  Please be prompt in returning your payment on time! If possible, please don’t combine hot lunch payment with any other school payment.  Thank you!
Hot Lunch Snow Day Reminder:  When there’s a snow day the hot lunch scheduled for that day will be postponed until school resumes.  For example, if there’s a snow day on Monday, Tuesday’s hot lunch will be Monday’s menu.
8th Grade Parent Night:  We will be recognizing our 8th grade students at the home basketball games on Friday, January 31. Any 8th grader who has participated in any activity during their time here at St. Paul's will be recognized.  If you have any questions, please speak with Mr. Lehman.   
5-8 Ski Trip:  This year's ski trip date has finally been approved by the good folks at Nordic Mountain in Mt. Morris.  This year’s ski hours will run from 10 AM to 4 PM on Friday, February 28th.  All 5th-8th grade families will receive a sign-up sheet for the trip today.  Please sign and return it to school with payment as quickly as possible.  For those 5th-8th grade students who won't be participating in the ski trip, please note that we will not be able to provide extended care on site for them that day, so it will be the parent's responsibility to make sure they are attended to during the school day.  If you have any questions, please speak with Mr. Hartwig.
School Closings and Delays:  When we have a winter storm, school delays and closings will be announced on KFIZ 1450am, WTCX 96.1 and WFDL 97.7fm.  As a rule, if North Fond du Lac schools are canceled or delayed, St. Paul’s will be, too.  St. Paul’s may not be mentioned separately by name with school closings, it may be announced as North Fond du Lac schools, both public and private.  If you signed up for the Weather Alert system, you will also be notified of closings and delays in the way you requested.  North Fond du Lac has switched over to a different system so if you’re not notified after the first delay or cancellation, please contact the office.  When there’s a 2 hour delay there’s no Before School Care.
Girl Pioneers:  After devotion, Else Cuppan from St Peter's talked to us about some of the difficulties - and blessings - when someone is disabled. Her son has Down's Syndrome, and we learned about some of the difficulties disabled people can have, and how important it is to treat them well. They're God's children!
Next month we'll be working in the kitchen, preparing some light food and learning about cooking options. (This will serve as our snack.) We also will plan our meal for our final meeting in May, which the girls will cook.
Please mark on your calendars that the girl Pioneers will serve the Lenten fellowship meal on March 11, the day after our meeting. We'll send home a list for food donations next month.
If any girls want to be part of the Pine Car Derby, notify Joel Weigand by the end of this week. He'll be ordering the cars very soon.    Kathy Thurow
Hunter Education: Classes will be held at St. Peter’s beginning March 30. Classes will be held Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:30 pm and Saturday April 4 at Izaak Walton League from 9:00 am until approximately 2:30 pm and again at St. Peter’s Monday and Tuesday April 6 and 7. 100% attendance is mandatory.  There will be 30 seats available and they can be reserved by going to the DNR website ( Safety Education, the class number is 73726 with a start date of March 30. Cost per student will be $10.00 collected during registration at St. Peter’s. Please contact Mr. Ron Horn at 920-960-9373 or with questions or concerns.
Basketball Sign-up:  Below you will find the signup link for the basketball season. This sign-up is for anyone in our St. Paul's family if they would like to help, even if you don't have someone playing.  If you do have a player on either our C, B, or A teams, please be reminded that you are required to help. So please sign-up.  Thank you to those who have already signed up and thank you in advance to those who will be signing up in the next few days.  Your help is greatly appreciated and goes a long way in ensuring a successful basketball season.  If you have any questions, please speak with Mr. Lehman.  God Bless!  
Piano Lessons:  Piano lessons are being offered during the school day in the afternoon and after school by Julie Jorgensen.  Students in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade will have lesson during lunch recess or after school. Students in 3rd-8th grade will be during the school day. I will do my best to schedule these lessons during times the student has free time so they don’t miss class time.  Piano lessons can also be scheduled in the evening at Julie’s home in Fond du Lac if you aren’t interested in lessons at school. Piano lessons are 30 minutes long. Lessons are $10 each. Call Julie at 920-517-1839 to sign up and get more information.  – Julie Jorgensen
Thursday, January 16:
3:30pm-Girls basketball practice
Saturday, January 18:
12:00pm-Pioneer Basketball (H) vs. Peace, Green Lake
6:30pm-Worship (Grades 3-4 & Junior Choir sing)
Sunday, January 19:
7:45 & 10:15am-Worship
9:00am-Sunday School
9:00am-Bible Study
1:00pm-C Team practice
Monday, January 20:
3:30pm-Boys basketball practice
Tuesday, January 21:
3:30pm-Readers Theater
3:30pm-Girls basketball practice
Wednesday, January 22:
3:30pm-Boys basketball practice
Thursday, January 23:
3:30pm-Girls basketball practice
Friday, January 24:
4:00pm-Pioneer basketball at Faith, FdL