Pioneer Press

St. Paul’s Lutheran School Pioneer Press
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”  Hebrews 6:19
Phone number:  922-1080

June 30, 2022

Divine Call Issued
Our Trustees have worked hard this week and we were able to extend a Divine Call to Mr. Joshua Gorske.  Mr. Gorske taught previously at St. Croix Lutheran High School in the Twin Cities.  He has moved back to the area and informed me that his wife is due with a new baby tomorrow!  Please keep both Josh, his wife, and his new child in your prayers as he deliberates his Call over the next few days.

Important Back-to-School Dates
Please make sure to mark your calendar and add these events.  Full participation by all our families will help ensure that our school year will begin with a strong and cohesive start.

AUGUST 9 (6:00-8:00pm):    “Back to School” Night.  This event will replace traditional home visits.  Our classrooms will be open so that supplies can be dropped off and our teachers will be available to update you on new classroom news and procedures.  Please note that a second “Back to School” event will be held on August 21.  There is no need to attend both.

AUGUST 13 (8:00-11:00am): School Cleaning.  There will be plenty of work to do both inside and outside the facility.  Please do your part to help make our school clean and inviting for our children!  Many hands will make light work.  Our students will be extremely grateful for your efforts!

AUGUST 21 (7:45-8:45am): “Back to School” Day.  This event will repeat the format from “Back to School” Night on August 9th.  This is being held for those who weren’t able to attend the first session.

AUGUST 21 (10:15-11:00am): School Orientation.  This meeting is important for all of our parents to attend, as there will be more than a few changes taking place in our school this year.  Day care will be provided for your children during this meeting.

AUGUST 21 (11:00am-1:00pm): Back to School Picnic.  As a welcome to our new Preschool and 5-6 teachers, as well as a family-style celebration to kick off another school year, a picnic will be held following the Orientation meeting!  Details about the picnic are still forthcoming.

Registration for 2022-2023 School Year
If you haven’t done so already, please complete your online school registration and also fill out a tuition schedule and turn it into the office ASAP.

This year, all families are asked to complete a paper copy of our TUITION SCHEDULE. Next year's school registration materials were emailed to our families on Wednesday, May 25. The email would have come from Please check your spam folder if you do not see it in your inbox. If you are not finding the original email, please let Mrs. Surian know and she can send you the email again. In order to streamline the registration process, we are asking all families to register through the infosnap link this year. 

Worship this Summer
Worship times have switched to our summer schedule. 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.

VBS is Coming Soon!
From August 1-5, St. Paul’s will hold a Vacation Bible School called “The Tree of Life: God’s Promise of Salvation.” This VBS explores Bible accounts that guide us through the epic story of salvation, from creation in the beginning of Genesis, to the cross of Christ, and finally to Jesus’ return on the Last Day in the Book of Revelation.

Be sure to join us for fun lessons, music, crafts, snacks, and activities to learn how Jesus’ cross became the tree of life in which God forgives us and gives us everlasting life! Register online with this link: VBS Registration. If you have any questions or want to help or volunteer, please reach out to Pastor Ehlert. 

Lost and Found
We still have quite a few items in our Lost and Found from this past 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!

Report Cards
Report cards are complete and have been placed in church mailboxes.  For non-member families, the report cards have been mailed to you. 

Piano Lessons for ‘22-’23 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!

Scrip Changes
Scrip Changes and Updates and MyScripWallet are under the RaiseRight name as of May 3. Here’s what to expect: 

? The website URL will change to Don’t worry, we’ll have redirect links in place to make sure you get to the right place. 

? You’ll see a new desktop shopping experience, including new features and benefits. We’ll be adding prompts to the site to help show you around. 

? No changes to your account or sign-in information. Plus, no changes to the mobile app. 

Visit the Rebrand Resource Center for additional information. If you haven’t set up your RaiseRight app and purchased e-scrip cards yet, what are you waiting for? It couldn't be easier. And, there are several specials throughout the year that are only available on e-cards. Due to a fraudulent attempt, WLA’s enrollment code has had to be changed, so, unfortunately, we’re unable to continue publishing it. Just give us a call or email for the new code.  

North Fond du Lac Flag Football Youth League
This FREE league will start on September 12th and is for incoming 1st-6th graders. Sign your child up by clicking the link below and answering a few questions.

WLA Bands Summer Camp
WLA Bands summer camps are open for registration until July 15. Students entering grades 5-8 are encouraged to be part of the band. Sign up for our summer camps at or contact our director of bands for an appointment to try the instruments.

Returning band students: July 25-28, 8:30-11:30 AM
New-to-band students: August 1-4, 8:30-11:30 AM
Director of Bands: Abby Kurth,

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 the attachment for the logos that are available.  


Thursday, June 30:

6:30pm- Worship with Communion

Saturday, July 2:

6:30pm- Worship with Communion

Sunday, July 3:

9:00am- Worship with Communion

Monday, July 4:

Independence Day
Office closed

Thursday, July 7:

6:30pm- Worship

Saturday, July 9:

6:30pm- Worship

Sunday, July 10:

9:00am- Worship