News & Notes

St. Philip Lutheran School - February 26, 2021

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Sunday, February 29

  • 10 a.m. Worship in person and via Facebook Live

Monday, March 1

  • Viking Read-A-Thon begins
  • 5-8 Mid-quarter grades sent home

Wednesday, March 3

  • 9 a.m. Chapel
  • 6:30 p.m. Lenten Worship

Who Do You Do It For?

Mr. Kapolnek asked that question when he led the 2nd-8th grade chapel service this week. As we reflect on the Lenten season, we ponder all that God has done for us. He loved us so much that He sent his one and only Son to die for our sins so that we might have everlasting life with Him. We are to follow Christ's example by loving and serving others. We are do not care for and serve others just to to receive recognition for doing it, but rather we do it as a response to God's love for us. We are serving for God, not ourselves.
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One Step Closer...

This week our eighth graders took the next step in the graduation ritual at St. Philip. They posed for graduation pictures on Wednesday in their cap and gown. This always seems to be a bittersweet moment for many, including their families. Did you know these students have been at St. Philip since preschool? High school is not too far off for them. While we certainly will miss them when they graduate, for now we celebrate with them their time left in eighth grade at St. Philip.

Summer Camp 2021!

Makers Gonna Make...Summer camp 2021 will run from June 16th - August 6th and will be offered beginning at 7am until 6pm, Monday - Friday. Campers can choose from half or full day options, as well as which weeks you wish to attend. Join us for a summer of fun! Register online at the following link:
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The Anticipation of a Chemical Change

After a discussion about chemical changes in Mrs. Schau's science class, her 2nd/3rd graders were eager to conduct their science experiment with Mentos and Diet Coke. They wanted to witness the effect of dropping Mentos in Diet Coke. Some had tried this experiment in the past, and others had seen videos. There was much excitement in the heard the screams as the Mentos were dropped into the bottle. Then you heard silence as the student's witnessed the Diet Coke barely fizzing over the bottle. What happened to the explosion of pop from the bottle? Several students gave their reasons. They discovered that not all experiments turn out as one might expect. There is always something to learn!
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A message from our Director of Marketing & Enrollment - Mrs. Bateman

Registration for the 21/22 school year is underway! As a reminder, no action is required of you to reserve your child's spot for next year. During the week of March 8th, we will begin to add the registration fee to your FACTS account. If your family will not be returning, please notify us in writing by Monday, March 1st ( If you have a family or neighbor that you think would be a great fit at St. Philip, we'd love the opportunity to meet with them and provide them with more information. Thank you in advance for helping us to grow our St. Philip community!

Next week starts our March Month of Reading! Two things to look for today: 1) You will receive an email link to your child's fundraising page for the Read-A-Thon. 2) A packet will be coming home today with reading logs, the fundraising sign in posted above, and book fair information. A SignUp Genius for family shopping times at our Book Fair, will be sent out next week. Both the Book Fair and Read-A-Thon are great ways to support literacy AND raise funds for St. Philip.

It's not too late to register for our first St. Philip Says, Car Edition" (March 12th @ 6pm). There will be lots of laughs, school spirit and of course...goodie bags for you to munch on while you play. More information can be found on the image below (including items to bring from home). The Sign-Up Genius is now available at

Be sure to like our Facebook page to see all the exciting things we have going on and reference our website when you are in need of information such as dates, links to our tuition management website, and our church Facebook stream.


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Thanks Again, Hot Lunch Moms!

We are so appreciative of this dedicated group of moms who prepare our hot lunches for us. Did you know this group is made up of moms of alumni as well as moms of current school families? They are always looking for extra help. If you are able to lend a hand, even if it's only for a short time, please contact Mrs. Tennis. Dads are invited, too! Our next hot lunch is scheduled for Thursday, March 11.
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Chapel Offering

We gather each Wednesday for Chapel. During this time a leader shares a message based on a Bible reading. Our chapel service also includes collecting an offering. The offerings will be given to various organizations throughout the year. Currently, we are supporting Hearts for Jesus--Belize Mission Society. The Belize Mission Society helps feed children who otherwise would go hungry. Click on the link to learn more.

This was our last week for offering for the Belize Mission Society. Although we came up a bit short of reaching our goal of $400.00, we know that God will still richly bless this Mission project using our offerings. Thanks be to God!

Offerings collected: $353.66.

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Let Us Pray For You

The St. Philip staff is filling their devotional calendar with scripture. What's your go-to verse? We'd love to include a verse from each of our families. As we come to your family's week in our calendar, we can be intentional in our prayers for you. Have a Bible verse you'd like to share? Please send it to


Each morning our staff gathers for devotions. During this time we pray for things on our hearts and minds. We pray for all those affected by the recent storms, especially those in Texas. We continue to pray for healing for all those affected by COVID. We pray for peace from trauma in families. We pray for peace and comfort for the Andersen-Cader family, on the passing of Kirsten's grandpa, Richard Andersen. We know that Richard is resting peacefully in Jesus' arms. We continue to pray for Nancy Noffke, Mrs. Miranda's mom, who is experiencing health challenges. We also pray for Mr. Markworth's father, as he continues to recover from a recent illness. Families, if you have any prayer requests, please email your child's teacher or Mrs. Tennis (

About Us

School Year Theme:

Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly with your God

Mission Statement

Growing, Serving, Sharing Christ!

Foundational Principles

  • Whole Child
  • Christ-centered
  • Academic Excellence
  • Community
  • Service