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August 5, 2021

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Week 1: Happy New Year!

It is just a New School Year, but it is happy nonetheless. Your children came through the school doors this morning wearing beaming smiles, new school clothes, and nice haircuts. Children proudly showed off new lunchboxes and backpacks. Sharpened pencils, colorful markers, bright highlighters, fresh pads of paper, and a new planner display the joyful promise of new beginnings and a fresh start. That is what each new school year brings to the students, teachers, and parents –a new opportunity to learn, to grow, and to do better.


New starts and new beginnings are not limited to the first day of school. Each day is an opportunity to start fresh. Lamentations 3:22-23 says, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” God’s mercies are unlimited just as He is. Each day is another opportunity to begin again and leave the past behind.


This year I invite you to start fresh with us. Your fresh start could be a new hobby or picking up a neglected one. It may be to read, to write, to draw, or to play. You may decide to go back to church or start a Bible study. Whatever you choose, I ask that each day you also take a moment to pray for your children, their teachers, and for their school. It may just be a quick prayer as you drop them off, “Lord, be with them all today,” or something longer. Prayer is mighty. Please know that we are praying for you as well. Happy New School Year!


God’s Blessings,

Delaine Schiestel

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Amazon Smile

Support Grace Lutheran School at no extra cost when you shop at smile.amazon.com. Remember, only purchases at smile.amazon.com support charity.


https://smile.amazon.com/ch/63-0476341

Box Tops

No more clipping. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, and then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit Grace Lutheran's Box Tops earnings online.


https://www.boxtops4education.com/

Coke Rewards

If you use any of the Coke products, please save your caps or the portion of the case with the code and submit them to school. We thank you for your participation in this great program!

Kroger Community Rewards

Kroger helps schools and organizations through its Community Rewards Program. Go online to link your Plus Card to Grace Lutheran School. Then, all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!


https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow/


Thank you for all your support.

Publix Partners

Help Grace Lutheran every time you shop at Publix. Publix Partners donates a percentage of each eligible transaction made using your Publix Partners account.


https://www.publix.com/myaccount/register