News & Notes

St. Philip Lutheran School - May 28, 2021

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Sunday, May 30

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

Monday, May 31

  • Memorial Day--No School

Tuesday, June 1

  • 6:30 p.m. Kindergarten/1st grade Celebration in gym

Wednesday, June 2

  • School Picnic
  • 6 p.m. 8th grade Celebration

Thursday, June 3

  • Records Day--No School

Friday, June 4

  • Last day of school
  • 9 a.m. All School Chapel
  • 10 a.m. Dismissal

St. Philip Teachers Are Awarded CLEF Dream Grants!

Wow! What a night we had celebrating our amazing staff at the Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation Teacher Recognition virtual event!! Miss Maanum, Miss Joseph, Mrs Schau, Mr Kaplonek, and Mrs Tennis were all awarded their “Dream Grants” which means there are some exciting new things headed to St Philip!!! More information on those awards coming soon. A HUGE thank you to the Clef staff, board, and donors for consistently equipping St Philip to continue following our mission...Growing, Serving, Sharing Christ. We are blessed!!!
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Staff Appreciation

Once again our staff was spoiled by all who provided the special lunch and time off from lunch and recess duty. It was a wonderful opportunity for all of us to eat together; one we truly appreciated!

Thank you, again, for making everyone feel so special throughout the whole month. We are blessed to teach your children!

And the Winner Is...White Sox!

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It sure took a long time to count the money in the containers! The total raised was $364.61. While no one came out in the positive (more pennies than other coins/bills), the Sox managed to come out on top, which made Miss Maanum very happy! The White Sox ended up with -$117.92. The Cubs ended with -$179.07.

All monies raised will be added to our final count for chapel offerings for the Texas District Relief. On behalf of the people of Texas, thank you for your support!

Volunteer Appreciation Tailgate and White Sox Penny War Celebration

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End of Year Events

The school year is drawing to a close. Please mark your calendars for the following:

  • May 31--Labor Day--No school
  • June 1--6:30 p.m. Kindergarten/1st grade celebration program
  • June 2--School picnic for Preschool-8th grade; 6 p.m. 8th grade celebration
  • June 3--Records Day--No school (no extended care)
  • June 4--Last day of school--10:00 a.m. dismissal for all students (no extended care)
  • June 6--10 a.m. Worship/8th grade graduation/Drive thru parade

Is Your Child Interested in Karate Lessons Next Year?

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The feedback from our students about our recent karate lessons was so positive...that we are working with Senshi to offer after-school lessons next school year! If you could please take a moment to fill out the karate survey, we would appreciate it, as it will help us gage interest and plan schedules.

Karate Google Survey

Helpers Needed for School Picnic

It's not too late to volunteer to help at the school picnic. Thank you to those who volunteered to assist on Wednesday, June 2. If you are available to help, please let Mrs. Tennis know (
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A message from our Director of Marketing & Enrollment - Mrs. Bateman

As we begin to prepare for the end of the school year, there are many exciting things we have planned. We will celebrate the countless hours and dedication of our amazing volunteers, our students will join together for an all-school picnic, our K/1 class will be recognized in a special celebration, and we will host an 8th-grade dinner and in-person graduation for three very special students (watch for more about them in a special newsletter and on our social media). It's been a great year to be part of the St. Philip community and we hope you agree and will share the good news about our school with your friends, family, and neighbors.

Got plans for the summer? We do! Our summer camp is going to be better than ever! Summer camp registration is open and spots are filling up fast. We offer weekly options from 1 -8 weeks and full or half day. To fill out our online application, visit

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. #WeAreStPhilip

K/1 "Cardinals" vs. 2/3 "Winners" Kickball Game

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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Parent Education Opportunity

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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 individuals, schools and congregations in Texas that have experienced loss due to the recent disasters.

Our goal is $400.00 to help those in need.

Offerings collected: $313.01

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 offer praise and thanks to God for our students and their families. We continue to pray for healing for all those affected by COVID. We pray for Mr. Kapolnek's friend, Mary and her family, who mourn the loss of her father due to COVID. We pray for all those who received test results and are now facing treatment options. We pray for God's peace in our families. We thank God that Dan Nosko continues to recover at home. We pray for Dan's brother who is also experiencing some health challenges. We pray for continued healing for Mr. Markworth's dad. We continue to pray for Nancy Noffke, Mrs. Miranda's mom, who is experiencing health challenges. 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