News & Notes

St. Philip Lutheran School - April 1, 2021

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Thursday, April 1

  • Maundy Thursday
  • 9 a.m. Chapel
  • 6:30 p.m. Worship in person and via Facebook Live

Friday, April 2

  • Good Friday
  • No School or Extended Care
  • 6:30 p.m. Worship in person and via Facebook Live--2nd/3rd grade virtual recitation

Saturday, April 3

  • 10 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 4

  • Happy Easter--Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! Alleluia!
  • 10 a.m. Worship in person and via Facebook Live

Monday, April 5-Sunday, April 11

  • Easter Break--No School

Monday, April 12

  • School resumes

Journey Through Holy Week

Preschool Hosannas
Staff and students took a journey through the events of Holy Week. Mr. Kapolnek led staff devotions each day which included reflective readings and prayer points to ponder on God's grace and mercy in sending His one and only Son to die on our behalf. On Monday, our youngest ones waved palm branches and sang a Hosanna song around the neighborhood during a palm parade. Throughout the week in his religion classes, Pastor Engel led our elementary students through the events of Holy Week. We concluded our week with an all school chapel service led by Pastor. During the service, the students attached hearts to a large wooden cross as a reminder that Jesus died to wash away their sins.

We invite you to worship with us in person or via Facebook Live:

Maundy/Holy Thursday includes the celebration of Holy Communion at 6:30 p.m. on April 1

Good Friday is the commemoration of the crucifixion of Christ, with a worship service at 6:30 p.m. on April 2.

Easter worship is at 10:00 a.m. on April 4.

All are welcome.

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A Very Happy Birthday to Principal Tennis!

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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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Read-a-thon results!

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Continue to Save...

Thank you to all who brought in paper towel and toilet paper tubes for a class science project. Please continue to save them for our Summer Camp. You may drop them off at the front entrance of the school. Tell friends and family to save as well. As always, your help is greatly appreciated!

A message from our Director of Marketing & Enrollment - Mrs. Bateman

Happy Easter and Spring Break! Wishing each of your families a joyful and restful break. If you are traveling, or out and about, please consider taking our Flat Stanley: The Viking with you. You can then email your photos to me at I look forward to sharing the many adventures of Stanley!

The great things that are happening at St. Philip are spreading in our community...and we are blessed to have more tour and inquiry requests than ever before! 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!

As a reminder, summer camp registration is open and spots are filling up. 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.


K/1 Zookeeper project: Research, revision, and letter writing

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Join in our Spring Break Fun with flat Stanley: the viking!

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Please refer to the latest City of Chicago Travel Guidelines when planning your spring trips

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A Week of Marble Runs in Second and Third Grade

Check out what the Budlong Woods Library has in store this spring!

Let the Penny Wars Begin!

Following our Spring break we will conduct a penny war to raise additional funds for our designated chapel offering recipient: The Texas District Relief Fund. This will be a Cubs vs. White Sox penny war. The team's container that has the most amount of money in the positive will be declared a Cubs or White Sox spirit day at school.

How does this work? Pennies count as positive. Any other coin or paper currency counts as a negative amount. Who will win? Cubs or White Sox? Ultimately, it is the people of the Texas District who will receive our chapel offering.

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: $133.00.

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 thank God for sending his Son to die on the cross and wash away our sins. We ask God to keep us safe and healthy while we are on Easter break. We continue to pray for healing for all those affected by COVID and that all those who are eligible to receive the vaccine are able to easily schedule appointments. We pray for God's peace in our families. We pray for Dan Nosko as he recovers from surgeries this week. We pray for continued healing for Mr. Markworth's dad, as he has been released from the hospital and moved to rehab. 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