Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Immanuel, St. Paul, St. Peter, St. John, and Grace.
CTK will be running a reduced week next week. The teachers will be attending the Valley Lutheran Teachers Conference on Monday. This means, and I know I will break many students’ hearts by announcing this, there will be no school on Monday. To make matters worse, at the beginning of the year, the teachers requested a half day on Friday so that they would be able to work on records and grade cards. This means the students will again get cheated about of quality time with their teachers on Friday too.
I wanted to give an invitation to all supporters of CTK and our music program. On Sunday, January 21st, there will be a potluck luncheon (always has to be food involved) at noon. Following the potluck, all the choirs and music classes will be performing at the first annual Christ the King Lutheran School Mid-Winter Choir Concert. The concert is scheduled to begin at 1 PM. However, I am expecting large crowds may cause the potluck to run a little longer than one hour.
The Knights A-basketball teams played their first game at home on Tuesday. The game was against that team from the South - St. Paul, Millington. The girls played first. Though they had some jitters, knowing it was their first game, they eventually blew the doors off the gym and took care of business against the Lady Spartans. The boys’ team kept it competitive during the first half of their competition. The Spartans did take control of the game in the second half, being rude visitors leaving with a win.
On Wednesday morning, Mr. Bunke officiated the annual Christ the King Lutheran School Geography Bee. Finalists from preliminary contests in social studies classes competed against each other. The competitors were from grades 4-8. They included Grade 4: Maddox Nitz, Blaine Schmuck; Grade 5: Dalton Anderson, Carter Toft; Grade 6: Ben Abke, Taylor Alderson; Grade 7: Seth Gremel, Gabriella Reinbold; Grade 8: Dawson Kuhl, Emma VanTol. In the end, it came down to the cerebral heavyweights in the 8th grade. (I do need to mention Mr. Dalton Anderson from the 5th grade placed third.). Mr. Dawson Kuhl began the Geography Bee Champ as he answered the main island of Japan is called Honshu. Dawson will have the opportunity to take another geography exam to see if he will qualify for the National Geography Bee - what a lucky kid!
There are copies of the Christmas program from Sebewaing available in the school office. If you would like to make a free-will donation for a copy to cherish until next year, please feel free to stop in and purchase one from Mrs. Mammel. There are only 10 copies left.
Lutheran Schools Week will begin next weekend starting on Sunday, Jan. 21st. This week of celebration of Lutheran schools throughout the United States and worldwide always is a highlight to students as they receive treats, have fun activities, and even a mission project as well. LSW would not be possible for Christ the King without the support and prayers of you, our supporting congregations.
Hey Parents…The TIMEOUT group at Immanuel will be hosting a new parenting Bible study. The group has chosen three different dates - January 28, February 18, and March 18. Just remember that is will be the Sunday with an 8 as its last digit. Anyway, more details will be coming about this fellowship opportunity with other parents. Please watch the bulletin for more details.
Mrs. Geiger wanted me to announce to 8th grade parents that time has come to think about ordering Confirmation and graduation gowns. Please let the church office know by Friday, February 10th if your child will need a cap and gown ($32), a gown only ($267), or a cap and tassel ($14). Please contact the church office even if you are not in need of anything. If the church office is not notified by February 9th, a cap and gown will be ordered and you will be charged. Please contact the church office by phone 883-3050 or by email: email@example.com
If you know of a family who you feel would be a blessing to Christ the King Lutheran School and would enjoy the benefits of a Lutheran school education, I would love for you to give them my name and contact information (989-577-9432). I would love to take some time to talk with them about the ways that Christ the King has been blessed by our wonderful congregations.
Finally, it is my pleasure to announce the December Isaac and Ruth award winners at Christ the King Lutheran School. Nominated by Mrs. Kundinger, Miss Sarah Boyer is the Ruth award winner from the 3rd grade class. Mr. Luke Gremel was nominated as the Isaac award winner by his preschool teacher, Mrs. Jenni Vermeersch. CTK is proud of these two young children of God. They are quite deserving of these awards.
I pray that you make a difference in God’s ministry this week.
In HIS Service,
David Kaiser, Principal
Christ the King Lutheran School, Sebewaing/Unionville