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From the Principal for December 2018

From the desk of Interim Assistant Principal Katie Gremel

nullMany prayers go out to one of our CTK families. Over the holiday break, a fire broke out in their home. Thankfully, they are safe. Their house and belongings, however, were all damaged. If you wish to donate or have some items that you are willing to part with, please send them to the office. Prayers are also welcome, as well as some holiday cheer for a family whose spirits may be a bit lower this year. I will know more specifics next week.

Christmas program rehearsals will begin this week. Mark your calendars because you won't want to miss these special events. The Pre-K through 1st Grade program will take place at St. Paul on Friday, December 14, at 10:00 a.m. and a second performance on Sunday, December 16, at 4:00 p.m. The 2nd through 8th Grade Program will take place on Wednesday, December 19, at 7:00 p.m. at Immanuel.

Don't forget to get those SCRIP cards for your holiday shopping and earn money towards your account. If your cards are not in stock, orders go out on Tuesdays and are delivered on Thursdays.

Beginning next week, Immanuel's Wednesday chapels will be held at 2:00 p.m. This will also be Immanuel's afternon Advent service. All are welcome to join us for this time of worship.

God's Blessings,

Katie Gremel

Coming Up at CTK (Dec. 2018)

Coming up at CTK:null

  • December 13-- early release (1:00 p.m.)
  • December 17-21-- Christmas Spirit week
  • December 14-- Pre-K through 1st Grade Christmas Program (10:00 a.m., Unionville Campus)
  • December 16-- Pre-K through 1st Grade Christmas Program (4:00 p.m., Unionville Campus)
  • December 19-- 2nd through 8th Grade Christmas Program (7:00 p.m., Sebewaing Campus)
  • December 22nd-January 2nd-- Christmas Break (school resumes Jan. 3)

From the Principal for October 2018

From the desk of Interim Assistant Principal Katie Gremel

The 6th and 7th graders headed to Camp Howell for the first time. This trip has replaced the spring trip, since Camp Wolverine has closed. Thank you to those who have donated cans and who bought some yummy baked goods. 

The 5th graders ventured off campus for their field trip to the Planetarium and the Antique shops of downtown Bay City.

The 8th grade, Washington DC Trip fundraisers have been scheduled. The first is the Sloppy Joe Dinner on October 21. They are once again selling "World's Finest Chocolate" candy bars and before the Christmas holiday they will be selling Rada knives and "That's my Pan." Contact your favorite 8th grader to purchase.

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Trunk or treat is back again! Friday, October 26, come join us at the Sebewaing campus for a night of candy and games. Concessions will be available to purchase. If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, please contact the school office.

Save the date for the first Fall Music Concert. Thursday November 1, 2018 at Immanuel, our students will be showing off their musical talents. Come join us for an evening of celebration.

God’s Blessings,

Katie Gremel

Help Us Open the 2018-2019 School Year

nullOn Monday, August 27, we'll kick off the new school year with opening chapel services at both of our campuses. The community is invited to join us as we introduce new staff, start off the year with God's Word and prayer, and try to harness the youthful energy that will certainly be in abundance. You can join us for the 2nd-8th grade chapel service at Immanuel, Sebewaing, at about 8:10 a.m. The chapel service for Preschool-1st grade will be here at St. Paul, Unionville.

Changes Coming to Little Knights Preschool

What’s Changing?

We are sad to announce that Jenni Vermeersch will not be returning as director of Little Knights Preschool when the new year begins this fall. A new director has not yet been named, but the schoonulll board is working to find the best director to lead our program for years to come.

These last few years have seen some significant changes to better serve the families in our community. We’ve gone from half-day only to offering full day options, before and after school care, as well as care on snow days and breaks. Jenni has certainly been an important part of those changes. We are grateful for all she has done. 

We pray that, through this change, we will be able to continue to expand our program and better serve the families of our community.

What’s Staying the Same?

The new director will bring her own unique style to the program, but the basic structure will remain the same. 2, 3, 4, and 5 half and full days a week will still be offered at the published rates. Latchkey will continue as last year. 

Please continue to pray for our teachers, and our school, as well as our school board as they continue their important work.

(Edit @ 3:45 p.m. on 7/17) If you need to make changes to your registration, please contact the school office in Sebewaing at 883-3730. 

From the Principal for June 2018

This chapter in the history of Christ the King Lutheran School has come to a close. CTK had a few field trips in late May with Preschool heading to the Unionville Park, Kindergarten heading to Wilderness Park in Birch Run, 1st Grade to the Octagon Barn, 2nd Grade to the Chippewa Nature Center, 3rd Grade to Sloan Museum and Planetarium, 4th Grade to Crossroads Village, 5th Grade to the USS Edson, 6th Grade and 7th Grades to the Planetarium, and 8th Grade held its Washington, DC trip.

In addition to the field trips, CTK was busy with our musical students as they competed in MusicFest at Valley Lutheran High School. I have not received the results yet for publication but I have heard from several different students that both choirs and the individual students performed quite well again this year. The very next day, CTK students had some fun as they participated in Field Day. Students played two different water races, soccer croquet, 9 square in the air, tire roll, and some game that involved scooters and plungers (Don’t look at me - it was the new guy’s game).

At the end of the year, the 7th and 8th grade students of CTK were able to have a unique learning experience. A deputy from the Huron County Sheriff’s Department came to CTK on the last week of school to provide a course on boater safety. The students sat through two different days of instruction. I would like to thank Sheriff Kelly Hanson for providing the chance for CTK students to be part of this learning opportunity.

There are two graduations that Christ the King Lutheran School would like to announce. Mrs. Jenni Vermeersch will be conducting the Little Knights Preschool Graduation on Friday, June 1st. This will be taking place at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Unionville at 6 PM. The 8th grade graduation will be held on Monday, June 4th, in the CTK Sebewaing gymnasium. The ceremony will begin at 6:30 PM with Mr. Travis Grulke providing the graduation address to the 8th grade class. A reception held in honor of the Class of 2018 provided by the 7th grade class will follow immediately after the graduation in the cafeteria.

Finally, the last day of school for Christ the King Lutheran School for the 2017-2018 school year will be taking place on Tuesday, June 5th. An award assembly will take place at 8:00 AM in the CTK Sebewaing gymnasium for ALL students in grades K-8. I would like to invite you to see this time where we recognize all our students. Immediately following the awards assembly, Christ the King will hold our final chapel for the year. We again invite you to this special worship experience.

On Tuesday evening, CTK will hold ourGoodbye BBQ at the Unionville Campus. This will be taking place at 5 PM. Come and enjoy a relaxed family picnic where we all can reminiscence about the memories made during our year at Christ the King. We pay that God will provide a wonderful weather as we fellowship with each other and say goodbye to our 8th grade students and those families who will be leaving CTK next year.

Thank you for your love and support of Christ the King this year. Christ the King does not exist without backing from people like you. Please continue to pray and if you are led by the Spirit, donate financially, for Christ the King Lutheran School - THE premiere Lutheran school in the Thumb.

I pray that you make a difference in God’s ministry this week.

nullIn HIS ministry,

David Kaiser, Principal

Christ the King Lutheran School, Sebewaing/Unionville

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From the Principal for March 2018

nullGreetings from Christ the King Lutheran School. CTK would like to announce that we have selected two students for the Isaac and Ruth student Awards. Mr. Orion Monforton was nominated for the Isaac award by Mr. Kaiser while Miss Macy Reinhardt was nominated by Mr. Deneen for the Ruth award. CTK is proud of these students. In addition to these to student servants, CTK is also proud of our basketball teams. The teams closed out their seasons by both winning three games and bringing home the Silver Division league championships to CTK. But what impressed me more was the sportsmanship that was displayed by both teams. The league games seemed to be more physical than the regular season scheduled games. Our teams conducted themselves with patience and grace. Thank you, men and women of CTK, for glorifying God with your athletic talents. The girls’ basketball team has been invited to play in the state of Michigan Lutheran Basketball Tournament in early March. Congratulations to our ladies for receiving such an honor.

Students who achieved their “Every Knight Reads” goals were treated to a special reward. They were able to bring in a beverage of their choice and a pillow as they watched a movie on the big screen in the Sebewaing gymnasium. They were also treated to a popcorn bar. You may ask what this is. For those people who are not able to eat just popcorn, the popcorn bar allows them to add other pollutants into their popcorn to “enhance” the flavor. I think they are making an excuse to eat candy and popcorn. All students who made their first quarter goals received an ice cream treat from McDonalds. A few people were randomly selected to win a free movie ticket to the Strand Theatre in Caro.

Looking ahead, Christ the King Lutheran School will be hosting a Read Around Night on Monday, March 1st. In addition to the family event, Little Knights Preschool will have public enrollment for preschool on Tuesday, March 6th, starting at 3:30 PM. Please come and register your little ones in two, three, or five day preschool. Finally, Mrs. Werschky will be holding her annual Kindergarten Meet and Greet on Tuesday, March 13th, starting at 5:45 PM.

A special treat for our students will be coming on Wednesday, March 14th. A comfort dog will be coming to help greet at an afternoon chapel. Chapel will begin at 12:45 PM at Sebewaing and 2 PM at Unionville. Finally, the CTK school play hosted by grades 2-4 will be taking place on Mon., Mar. 19th, and Tues., Mar. 20th. The times will be 1:30 PM and 6:30 PM, respectively.

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Thank you again for your prayerful support of Christ the King Lutheran School.

In HIS Service,

 

David Kaiser, principal

Christ the King Lutheran School, Sebewaing/Unionville

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