|Week of February 10, 2020
ELS - “Humble, Bold, Different for a Purpose”
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This Week at Emanuel
3rd Grade Field Trip
A/B Cheer Practice (5:00-7:00 pm)
2nd Grade Field Trip (8:10-11:45am)
Boys A/B Practice (3:15-4:45 pm)
Girls A/B Practice (4:45-6:15 pm)
2nd Grade Field Trip to FVL
BB @ Trinity, Neenah: BG, AG, BB, AB (4:15, 5:15, 6:15, 7:15 pm)
Crossroads (7:00-8:00 pm)
No School - Teachers attend NWDTC at Mt. Olive
No School - Teachers attend NWDTC at Mt. Olive
Worship (8:00 & 10:30 am)
Bible Study (9:15 am - 10:15 am)
Sunday School (9:15 am - 10:15 am)
Little Sisters Cheer Camp (11:00 am - 4:00 pm)
CLASSROOM PAGES: Click on the link to go to classroom specific information.
3P & 4K
We will have our Valentine celebrations Tuesday and Wednesday!
Bring your valentines to exchange on Wednesday afternoon.
Wednesday will be our Valentine’s Day Party! We will exchange valentines.
Our field trip to the nature center is Tuesday. Hopefully, we will be able to snowshoe! Please have your child wear their black Emanuel t-shirt, snow pants, jacket, hats, gloves and boots!
Third graders will be singing for church on February 9 at 8:00. We are going to share the weekend with the 3P-4K class. We will be greeting at the 8:00 service, sitting together, and singing for that service only! Please put the date on your calendars!
Click on the link above for the 5th - 8th grade classroom news.
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NEWS & NOTES
Little Sisters Cheer Camp - Rescheduled
Little Sisters Cheer Camp has been rescheduled for this coming Sunday, February 16th, 11-4 in the gym. The little sisters will be performing what they learned at 3:00. Parents are welcome to come and watch their performance. The little sisters will also be performing at our pep rally next Friday, Feb 21st. Parents are encouraged to attend.
*Reminder: bring a water bottle, wear athletic clothing, and have hair pulled back.
New London 2020 Baseball Registration
The forms have been sent home with your child(s) through their school folders. They can also be downloaded at www.nlybbulldogs.com. NLYB flyer
No School Days - NWDTC
Emanuel will not be having school this Thursday and Friday, February 13th and 14th due to the teachers attending a conference in Appleton. There is also no school on Monday, February 17th.
FVL Tournament Help
Feb 22 and 23 is the “A” Team basketball and cheerleading competition at FVL. Emanuel's assignment for the tournament is to run the SCORE CLOCK for the large school games at Fox Valley Lutheran. There are 16 slots total that we need to fill, starting at 8:00 on Saturday morning. We will also have to work Sunday's games, which start at noon. This scoreboard is actually pretty easy to use. Some simple guidelines will be available for you to learn and see. Please consider helping to work at least one game, or even two or more games. Grade school kids are not allowed to help, but we can use the help of high school students if interested. Click here to sign-up and help out. Many hands make light work! Contact Mari Lepke if you have any questions (email@example.com). Thanks in advance!
5th-8th Grade Spelling Bee Results
Congratulations to our Emanuel Spelling Bee finalists!
1st place - Ethan Schauland
2nd place - Cory Brooker
3rd place - Owen Schroth
Ethan and Cory will be participating in the WELS Regional Spelling Bee at Faith Lutheran School in Fond du Lac on Thursday, March 5th. Congratulations!
Wisconsin Parental Choice Program - *Now Accepting Applications!*
The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) will provide families who qualify with a full-tuition voucher to attend the private or religious school of their choice for free. Applying is very easy and the funds received through the program greatly benefit our students. WPCP is currently accepting applications. Please apply if you have a child going into grades 4K, 5K, Grade 01 or Grade 09. The window for applications runs from February 03 - April 16. Click here for more information, or go to the DPI website at https://dpi.wi.gov/Choice. Any questions, please see Mrs. Eidenberger.
Please keep Mr. Needham in your prayers as he deliberates his call to Emanuel.
Yesterday, the Emanuel School Board issued a call for a 5th grade teacher and athletic director. The individual’s name will be shared next week in the Tiger Talk.
Ms. Jandron received a call yesterday to teach grades 3-5 at Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran School in Aurora, CO. Please keep her in your prayers as she now deliberates where she can best serve.
Winter Sports Wrapping Up
As the winter sports teams begin finishing their seasons, please hang on to the uniforms until winter sports pictures, which will be February 25. The uniforms will be returned on Thursday, February 27 at Winter Sports Night (6:00pm).
Spirit Week: Feb 17th-21st
Monday - Feb 17 - No School
Tuesday - Feb 18 - Pajama Day (being comfortable and bringing your stuffed animal encouraged; sleeping in class discouraged)
Wednesday - Feb 19 - Crazy Day!
Thursday - Feb 20- Class Color Day (3P/4K Camo, K Red, 1 Pink/Purple, 2 Green, 3 Orange, 4 Blue, 5 Yellow, 6 Gray, 7 White, 8 Black)
Friday - Feb 21- Black & Gold Day (these are our colors, so wear them proudly!)
A couple things to remember when dressing up:
Starting Tuesday, Feb 18th, Emanuel will have a penny war throughout the week to raise money towards our 3rd quarter mission project, so start keeping your pennies! Penny collecting will end on Friday at 9 AM.
- Parts of the dress code dealing with modesty still apply
- Face paint or hair dyes can be applied at home, but do not bring these items to school
Feb. 21 is our pep rally. The pep rally will start at 2:00. During the pep rally we will introduce the teams, watch the cheerleader’s dance routine, have some fun games and cheers, and generally scream and cheer a lot. Parents are invited to attend!
Feb 22nd: MOTO Sportsmen’s Breakfast
On Saturday, February 22, from 7:30 am - noon, Men of the Outdoors is hosting their third Annual Sportsmen’s Breakfast. In addition to breakfast, there will be fishing and hunting vendors, activities for kids, and door prizes. New to the program will be workshops. Emanuel’s own, Jeff Gagnow, will be our keynote speaker. Tickets are available in the Emanuel office and also at the door for $7 adults; $5 children under 12; free for 2yrs and under.
Feb 25th- Sports/Spring/Co-curricular Pictures
Picture day will be held on Tuesday, February 25th.
*All Winter sports will be getting individual pictures and group pictures taken. Please bring your jersey with you this day. All uniforms will be turned in after pictures. Sport pictures will be first in the morning at 8:30 a.m.
*Spring Pictures - All students are asked to get a picture taken. You will receive a packet of pictures a few weeks later to review. If you decide you want to keep them; you pay for what you want to keep. Anything you don’t want to keep, please return to the office or your child’s teacher.
*Co-Curricular Pictures - a new thing added this year. If your child participates in any special groups (Forensics, band, piano lessons, voice lessons, spelling bee, math bowl, etc) We will be getting their group picture taken. If your child is in band, please have them bring their instrument to school on this day.
March 15th: The Lutheran Ceili Orchestra
The Lutheran Ceili Orchestra will be leading the worship at Emanuel on Sunday, March 15, at the 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. services with authentic instruments, songs and hymns. The entire worship service is based on the traditions, writings, and music of the earliest Christians in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. There will be communion on Saturday and Monday that weekend, but not on Sunday.
March 28th: Women’s Retreat
The annual women’s retreat is coming up on March 28. Please watch the bulletin and Tiger Talk for registration information. If you are interested in volunteering to help with the event, contact Mandi Beck at (920) 359-0907.
Pre-registration & Winter Update
Pre-registration forms for next year have been sent home. Classes, especially 3P and 4K, are filling quickly, so return your form as soon as possible! Please return these forms to Mrs. Eidenberger by March 1st to aid in the planning process. 2020-21 Registration Form
Timber Rattler Reading Program Begins Feb 24
Students will be coming home with information about the program. Participation in the program is optional. Students participating can log time to meet their reading goal and each time they meet the two week goal can turn in the slip for a prize. Students meeting the goal for all four of the two-week sessions earn a free Timber Rattlers ticket and a meal voucher for the game on May 31 @ 1:05 pm.
Camp Bird for Lutherans - Registration is now open!
Registrations are now being accepted for Camp Bird. Camp Bird for Lutherans is a youth camp for children in grades 5-8. It is located near Crivitz in Marinette County on Sand Lake. Swimming, canoeing, boating, hiking, challenge course, kickball, volleyball, archery, handicraft, campfires, Bible study, games, camp songs and many other activities are waiting for you this year! Three weeks are available in July:
*Sunday July 5 – Friday, July 10
*Sunday July 12 – Friday, July 17
*Sunday July 19 – Friday, July 24
To download the registration form, click here. For more information, please visit www.campbird.org.
Tax Forms / 2019 Statements
Tax forms and 2019 statements can be picked up in the school office. Remember that all school fees paid in 2019 can be used as a tax deduction when filing state tax returns in 2020.
Claim a Private School Tuition Tax Deduction
Tax season is quickly approaching and a simple form can help Emanuel families deduct up to $4,000 for K-8 tuition and $10,000 for 9-12 tuition on their state income taxes.
The tax deduction will save the average parent an estimated $240 per K-8 and $600 for high school students on their state tax bill.
This one page form is simple and easy to complete. You will need Emanuel’s Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) to complete the form. That number is 39-0830270.
Information about the deduction can be found here. Forms are also available in the office.
2019-20 3rd Quarter Mission Offerings
Mission offerings for the 3rd quarter will be supporting WELS Institutional Ministries. Their mission statement: To provide direction, comfort and hope by sharing God and His love with individuals (and their families) who are, or have been, in an institution.
Hunter’s Education Course
Classes will be held on April 9, 23, 25, 27, 30, May 2 & 4th. Students will need to have a DNR customer number before registering for the class. DNR customer numbers and registration can be done on the DNR website: www.gowild.wi.gov You may also call the DNR at 1-888-936-7463 between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm, seven days a week. This is a lifetime number and will cost you nothing. Please register by March 27th so materials may be purchased and ready for the first class. All classes will be held in the Emanuel School commons. Call Dean Spears at 920-843-0589 with questions. Click here for more details.
Throughout the school year, there are multiple opportunities to volunteer at Emanuel. If you are interested in volunteering for any of the listed opportunities please contact the listed staff member or the school office. You can also talk to your child(rens)’s teacher for more opportunities to volunteer in the classroom.
Winter Volunteers Needed: Emanuel is in need of volunteers to help maintain the campus grounds during the winter months. This would involve salting & shoveling sidewalks. Please contact the office at 920-982-5444 if you would be willing to help out.
Text Payments for School Fees, Lunches and Tiger Cub Care: You can now pay for your school fees, student lunches and Tiger Cub Care fees by texting “EmanLuth School” to the number 73256, then follow the prompts on your phone. You may also click on the link in the Cub Chatter, elstigers.org and emanuelnl.org.
Online Payment - Click Here
New London Youth Softball
Registration for New London youth summer softball is now available. The introduction letter is here. The softball registration forms are here: 1) Ages 5-14 Summer Leagues and 2) Tournament Teams.
FVL NEWS & NOTES
The 9th annual daddy/daughter dance at FVL will be on Sunday March 1 @ 2-5 pm. This event is for girls ages 3-13. Tickets and tshirts can be purchased ahead of time online. Tickets are $8 per person, t-shirts are $10 each. Deadline for shirts is February 14. Tickets for the dance may also be purchased at the door, but the cost will then be $10 per person. Sign up at www.fvlschools.org.
FVL MIDDLE SCHOOL TRACK TEAM
Girls and boys in grades 5-8 are invited to register for the Middle School Track Team. Practices are once a week starting 4/4 and ending 5/2. Visit fvlschools.org for the full schedule. Registration is open until 3/27. The cost is $30. A uniform top and all other equipment are provided. Participants must provide their own shoes. The FVL Middle Schools Team will compete against local middle schools in May. Visit fvlschools.org/about/youth-sports/track to register. Contact Coach Isaiah Degner (920-560-5135 or firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
FVL SPRING SOFTBALL CLINIC
A spring softball clinic will be held on 4/25 from 1-4 PM at FVL for girls in grades 3-8. Registration is open until 4/17. The cost is $20 and includes a softball to take home. Weather permitting, the clinic will be held on the varsity softball field; girls should dress accordingly and wear cleats or shoes that can get dirty. If the clinic is moved indoors, report to the FVL gym and bring gym shoes. Enter at the Commons doors. All girls should bring their own glove. Visit fvlschools.org/about/youth-sports/softball to register. Contact Coach Anne Wilson (305-978-5618 or email@example.com) with questions.
NOTE ON FOOTBALL: Because of changes with leagues in Appleton, FVL's coaching staff is discussing possible options for our youth football program for grades 6-8. More information will be shared as it becomes available.
2020 JUNIOR FOXES SUMMER BASEBALL
Registration is now open for the 2020 JUNIOR FOXES baseball season for boys ages 13-14 (grades 7 & 8). The season runs from the end of April through the middle of July. The teams play in the FVYBL league with other local schools. Registration is open until 3/1/2020. The cost is $145, plus $15.75 to purchase a new hat. (If your athlete already has a hat from last year, he does not need to purchase a new one.) Visit http://fvlschools.org/about/youth-sports/foxes-summer-baseball for more info and to register. Contact Coach Dennis Plaster (920-851-7048 or firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
School Calendar (ICAL address)
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Athletics Calendar (ICAL address)
Questions, Comments, Concerns
Please do not hesitate to contact the school office or Mr. Schauland to share any ways we can better serve the families of Emanuel.
Emanuel Alert Line: 920-472-4411
Attendance Line: 920-250-6252