St. Paul Lutheran School

3rd & 4th Grade Newsletter - Week of December 6

Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You

We rocked out to this song today in class. :)

Christmas Service

The Christmas service is Friday, Dec 11 at 7:00 pm. Students need to be in their classrooms at 6:45 pm, dressed in their Sunday best. :)

Cold Weather Dress Code

Students in K-8 may wear solid colored sweaters or sweatshirts in the building during the school day. Jackets, coats, or multi-colored sweaters or sweatshirts may be worn outside for recess.

Nativity Scene Art Project - Due Dec 16

With Christmas quickly approaching, the 3rd and 4th graders will make a Nativity Scene. For the project, students will create a 3-dimensional model that we will put on display in the school lobby. The nativity scene should include Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, and the stable. Students could also include the shepherds, wisemen, the angel, and other animals if they wish.

The project is due December 16, 2015.

Must Include:

  • Baby Jesus
  • Mary
  • Joseph
  • Stable

You can also include (but don’t have to):

  • Angel
  • Shepard(s) and sheep
  • 3 Wise Men

*Please do not use pre-made pieces - people, animals, the stable.

*Check Out Google or Pinterest for Ideas.

K-4th Grade Collecting Gifts for the Ronald McDonald House in Austin

At this time of the year, we focus on the gift that God gave us at Christmas …

Jesus, our Savior! What an amazing gift! We have been so blessed!

This year the students of St. Paul Lutheran School will be giving gifts as well. These gifts will go to help an organization and group of people that are not as fortunate as we are. This year our gifts will go to the Ronald McDonald House in Austin. Each child is asked to bring at least two items from the attached list. Bring the gifts to school unwrapped. The second, fifth and sixth graders will deliver them to the Ronald McDonald House on Friday, December 18. Our prayer is that the students will experience the joy of giving! Bring your items to school by Wednesday, December 16th.

These are the “top 10” items on the wish list.

Home Depot gift cards

Curling Ribbon

Kitchen dish towels (neutral colors)

Trash bags (13 gallon and 33 gallon)

9-volt batteries

Laundry detergent

Pledge Furniture Wipes

Copy Paper 8.5x11, plain, 20 lb.

Bathroom Cleaner

Individual Hand Sanitizer

For the complete list, click on the Ronald McDonald website …

The Indian In The Cupboard Trailer 1995

Weekly Schedule

  • Unit 15 Spelling Pre-Test
  • Christmas Program Practice - 9:30-10:30 am


  • Christmas Program Practice - 10:30-11:30 am
  • Watching Indian in the Cupboard -- we finished reading the book on Friday.


  • Advent Chapel Service - 9:30 am
  • Christmas Program Practice - possibly in the afternoon


  • Memory Quiz
  • Christmas Program Practice - 2:30-3:25 pm


  • Unit 15 Spelling Test
  • Christmas Service Dress Rehearsal at 8:15 am
  • Christmas Service - Program starts at 7:00 pm in Fellowship Hall (cafeteria)

Upcoming Events

  • Half Day - Dec 18 -- dismissing at 11:30 am
  • Christmas Break - Dec 20 - Jan 3
  • School Resumes - Monday, Jan 4
  • 2nd Quarter Ends - Friday, Jan 8
  • No School on MLK Day - Monday, Jan 18
  • Parent Teacher Conferences - Thursday, Jan 21
  • 100th Day of School - Wednesday, Jan 27
  • Mid-Qtr - Wednesday, Feb 10
  • Valentine's Day Church & School Auction - Saturday, Feb 13
  • No School on Presidents Day - Monday, Feb 15
  • End of 3rd Quarter - Friday, March 11
  • Spring Break - Week of March 13
  • Easter Break - March 25-28
  • 3rd and 4th Leading Chapel - Wednesday, April 13