Pioneer Press
 December 14, 2017
Cleaners:  December 18-24, 2017 (Rushing)
The Lord Is With Me.  (Psalm 118:6)
Mission Offering: Our school’s first semester mission offering will be directed to a WELS “home mission” congregation in Lehi, Utah. The name of the newly incorporated congregation is Good News Lutheran.  Mission offering for last week was $32.30.  The total for the semester is $708.44.
Christmas Vacation:  Christmas vacation begins Friday, December 22, with noon dismissal.  There is no hot lunch served.  There is bus service at noon dismissal.  Classes will resume at St. Paul’s on Wednesday, January 3, at 8:30am. 
Hot Lunch Menu:  January Hot Lunch menus are coming home with students today.  Please fill out the Entrée calendar and return it with payment by Wednesday, December 20.  Please be prompt in returning your payment on time!  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.
Extended Care:  There will be NO after school care on Friday, December 22nd, at our noon dismissal.  There will be extended care offered before school.
Weekend Basketball:   Basketball games start tonight with a doubleheader for our B-boys.  They play Faith at 3:45 and St. John's, Fox Lake immediately following that one.  Faith and St. John's wrap up the evening with their game.  On Friday, December 15th, we play against Redeemer here at St. Paul's with game times as follows: B-girls at 4:00, B-boys at 5:00, A-girls at 6:00, and A-boys at 7:00pm.  Finally on Saturday, December 16th, St. Paul's heads over to Faith (55 Prairie Rd, Fond du Lac). Game times are as follows: B-girls at 11:00, B-boys at 12:00, A-BOYS at 1:00, and A-GIRLS at 2:00pm.   May God bless our Pioneer athletes! 
Worker Reminder Slips: Reminders are being sent home with your child if you are assigned to work or bring in a baked good for this Friday's basketball games.  Thank you in advance for helping to keep things running smoothly.  
Photos:  Mrs. North is working on a school display for the case in the church narthex and is in need of pictures.  If you have any photos from a class trip, soccer game, volleyball game, singing in church, etc…  Please give them to Gwen North or you may email her digital copies.
Student Christmas Practice and Service:  The final Christmas practice will be held this Saturday, December 16, from 8:30-10:00am.  Attendance is very important as these are the only two opportunities for the entire group of Christmas service participants to practice together.  Since the service begins at 4:00pm on Sunday, please make sure your child is in their classroom between 3:30-3:50.  Thank you!
WLA Youth Wrestling:  There is information for WLA Youth Wrestling on the entry way table. 
Concession Stand:  There’s still plenty of opportunity available for volunteering to help during our home basketball games. Duties include concession stand, scorer’s table and hall monitors.  Please visit our online signup using this link to view the available times and choose your spot:
Reminder:  It is mandatory this year for all basketball families to work a minimum of two shifts per family.  We’ll begin making assignments for those that haven’t signed up soon.  If you want a choice of time, please go online and choose your spot.
Cleaning Coordinator:  After several years of faithful service, Vicki Tadych is stepping down in her role of Cleaning Coordinator.  We are looking for someone willing to fill this volunteer position starting next school year.  Responsibilities would include creating the monthly cleaning calendar and keeping track of the "paid cleaner" process.  If you are interested in this position, please speak with Mr. Hartwig.    
Bowl-a-Thon:  The 2018 Bowl-A-Thon is underway!! The committee is looking for donations for door prizes and/or silent auction prizes for this year’s upcoming Bowl-A-Thon. If you have donated in the past and are again interested, or if you would like to be a new donor, please contact Shannon Rickert at 920-904-7704 or Donations could be monetary, gift cards, craft projects, services, or something as simple as pens/pencils or other fun trinkets for the kids to take home as prizes. Thank you for helping us raise money for St. Paul's gym and ensuring the children have a memorable time doing it! 
Thursday, December 14:
3:45pm-Pioneer B Team Basketball (H) vs. Faith, FdL and St. John’s, Fox Lake
Friday, December 15:
4:00pm-Pioneer Basketball (H) vs. Redeemer, FdL
Saturday, December 16:
8:30-9:45am-Christmas Service practice
11:00pm-Pioneer Basketball at Faith, FdL
Sunday, December 17:
7:45 & 10:15am-Worship
9:00am-Bible Study
9:00am-Sunday School
4:00pm-Student Christmas Service
Monday, December 18:
3:30-5:00pm-B-boys basketball practice
4:00-5:30pm-A-boys basketball practice
Tuesday, December 19:
3:30-5:00pm-B-girls basketball practice
4:00-5:30pm-A-girls basketball practice
Wednesday, December 20:
3:30-5:00pm-B-boys basketball practice
4:00-5:30pm-A-boys basketball practice
Thursday, December 21:
3:30-5:00pm-B-girls basketball practice
4:00-5:30pm-A-boys basketball practice
Friday, December 22:
½ day of classes at St. Paul’s/Release at noon/Classes resume Wednesday, January 3