Pioneer Press
February 19, 2020
Cleaners: February 24-March 1, 2020 (Rushing)
Mission Offering:  Mission offering for 2nd semester will go to Martin Luther College, our synod’s training school for called workers.  Mission offering last week was $11.30.  Mission offering for the semester is $134.88
No School on Friday:   There’s no school at St. Paul’s Friday, February 21, because of the WALL A Team basketball tournament.  Reminder:  There’s no hot lunch served next Friday, February 28, because North Fond du Lac doesn’t have school.
THANK YOU!  St. Paul’s students had their vision and hearing checked on Tuesday.  Thank you to Amy Burkholder and Shanna Purswell for helping with the vision screening.  We appreciate you giving of your time!
Hot Lunch Menu:  March Hot Lunch menus are coming home with students today.  Please fill out the Entrée calendar and return it with payment by Thursday, February 27th.  Please be prompt in returning your payment on time!  St. Paul’s has Spring Break March 19-27. 
School Day End Time on Wednesdays during Lent:  Our first Lenten service will be on Ash Wednesday, February 26, this year. Since church begins at 3:30, we will be dismissing classes at 3:20, so that children will have time to connect with their families before the services begin.  This dismissal pattern will continue through the entire season of Lent.  Dismissal will remain at 3:30 all other days of the week.
Cold and Flu Season is here:  With the return of cold and flu season here at St. Paul’s, this info from the Fond du Lac County Health Department is worth sharing as we strive to keep a virus from spreading in our school.
When to Keep Children Home From School:
Remember the 24 hour Rule of Thumb!
Keep child home for 24 hours after…
   -A fever has resolved and without using fever reducing medications   (Tylenol or Advil)
  -Diarrhea, nausea or vomiting has resolved
  -Receiving antibiotics (may return 24 hours after starting antibiotics)                                                                As always check with your child’s doctor if symptoms are prolonged or behavior is unusual for your child.”
Spirit Week:   THURSDAY:  Blue & Gray Day (School Colors) - Pep Rally at 2:15
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.
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.
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.
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, February 20:
3:30pm-A Girls basketball practice
Friday, February 21:
No school at St. Paul’s/WALL A Team Basketball Tournament
Saturday, February 22:
WALL A Team Tournament
Sunday, February 23:
7:45 & 10:15am-Worship
9:00am-Sunday School
9:00am-Bible Study
WALL A Team Tournament
Tuesday, February 25:
3:30pm-Forensics practice
Wednesday, February 26:
ASH WEDNESDAY – Lenten Worship 3:30 & 6:30pm (3:30pm-Junior Choir sings)
4:15pm-Lenten Meal
Thursday, February 27:
1:45pm-Luther Prep School visit
Friday, February 28:
Ski Trip to Nordic Mountain – Grades 5-8