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Muffins for Moms

Please join us for Muffins for Moms on Wednesday, November 7th from 7 – 8 am for a School Celebration to honor our K-8 student’s moms. Come enjoy muffins, donuts, fruit, and coffee in the fellowship hall, basement of church and join your child(ren) for Chapel if you are able.

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week will be October 22 – 26.  This is the week that people and communities unite and take a visible stand against substance abuse.  Show your personal commitment to a drug-free and healthy lifestyle through the symbol of the Red Ribbon and these fun dress days.
 *Regular dress code applies to all dress days except for the special day’s theme
Monday: Election Day – elect to be healthy – (wear red, white, and blue t-shirt, with school dress bottoms)
Tuesday: Sports Day – Team up against drugs (wear fav. sports team shirt)

Wednesday: Calling Drew’s Avengers! – Superhero Day – wear superhero shirt and regular dress bottoms (be super by making healthy choices)

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On Wednesday, October 24 we will be having a special offering collection of super hero items to honor Drew Albrittons’ 9th birthday.  Drew was a preschooler here at Zion who bravely fought cancer and now is with the biggest superhero of all, Jesus! 
Please bring your superhero items to chapel on Wednesday October 24.
Action figures, costumes, toys, movies, backpacks, Lego sets, video games, shirts, or any items with a super hero theme are all welcome.
Thursday: Crazy Hair Day – We are crazy about being drug free (wear your hair crazy)
Friday: Spirit Day (Jeans, Spirit shirt)

Make me a Servant

October 12: 

Make me a servant Humble and Meek

Lord, let me lift up those who are week.

And may the prayer of my heart always be:

Make me a servant, make me a servant,

Make me a servant today


This short, to the point song make a lot of sense to me.  The faculty sings this after each faculty meeting, it is meant to bind us together for a common goal.  Everyone should, and can, look to serve others.  Even the smallest things can make a difference.  Putting others first, opening doors for others, picking up after yourself, pulling forward next to the main building in the drop off line, giving the best seats to families with small children….wow so many ways to serve.  The main way is to NOT get hung up on the convenience of our own lives, but live to make other lives convenient.  A servant heart is a way of looking outside yourself instead of inside yourself.

What’s happening at Zion

  • Two soccer teams with kids from 5th-8th grades are playing their season against local Lutheran Schools. Their home field is at Lutheran High.
  • Four volleyball teams made up of girls from 5th – 8th grades are playing their seasons. Games and tournaments fill the schedule.
  • Cross Country continues to practice and run well in meets. Kids from 1st – 8th grades make up this team.
  • Student Council meets once per week. 6th – 8th graders are getting ready for Red Ribbon Week and will plan the winter dance soon.
  • A group of 7th and 8th graders are meeting twice a month to learn drama and acting skills. The group is co-led by former Zion student now in high school.
  • Trunk or Treat is just around the corner on Friday, October 12. An early childhood event will take place as well as the usual event with food trucks and bounce houses in the church parking lot.
  • The Bobcat Shuffle, a 5K or mile walk/run, takes place on October 27th at Legacy Park in Cottleville.
  • PTL sponsored a parent education night on bullying, cyberbullying and issues concerning kids today. The speaker then spoke with the 6th -8th  graders the next day during school.  The program was very well received.
  • Accreditation self-study continues with surveys sent home to parents last weekend. Many more questions will be answered by faculty and staff in the coming months.
  • Kids hear of God’s love, forgiveness and Bible stories each and every day!!

Bobcat Shuffle

The Bobcat Shuffle is just around the corner!  10/27 at 9am at Legacy Park, Cottleville  
Already registered? Packet Pickup is Thursday, 10/25 from 2:30-6:00 in the Welcome Center.  If you can’t make it then, you may pick up your packet at the race start by 8am on race day. 
Registered after the T-shirt Deadline? You’re in luck!  We will have select sizes available on a first come/first served basis at the registration table on the morning of race day.  Just bring your race bib and sift through our sizes.
Not registered yet?  There’s still time!  Registration will be online until race day.  Then Race Day Registration will be offered until 8am on race day at the registration table.  Adults $40. Children 12 and under $25. Ages 4 and under free.
Come for the fun and stay for the donuts!

School Marketing

September 28: The strength of Zion Lutheran Church and School marketing can be found in all of you.  Parents, Grandparents and congregation members do a wonderful job of telling the story of Zion to others that they meet.  The majority of people contacting Zion school for information do so because someone had a positive story to tell about Zion.

Keep up the good work!!  It is really good to hear from people you know and trust when trying to make a significant decision about a school or church.  If you have any questions, or want information to share with others, please contact the school office.  Remember it is an 18 to 18 opportunity for school.  From 18 months at Zion to 18 years of age at Lutheran High, you will receive a quality, disciplined and family oriented education.  It is good to see so many wanting to be a part of the Zion family.


VBS Registration

Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive.  Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms!

Zion’s Vacation Bible school is an opportunity for children to learn about Jesus in an exciting and experiential way. Vacation Bible School includes interactive Bible lessons, craft projects to take home, music and singing, outdoor games, and more!

Zion enrolls children from age 3 (potty-trained) through kids entering 6th grade this fall.  

Youth entering 7th grade all the way to adult are invited to volunteer. 

This year’s Vacation Bible School is  June 18-22 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Click the link below to register your child and/or volunteer, registration closes May 31:

Upcoming Accreditation

April 20: Wednesday was the last half day of school this year for Zion.  Time was spent by Zion’s church and school staff in fellowship over lunch and Bible study.  The school staff used the rest of the afternoon in professional development.  They studied the upcoming accreditation process.

It is time for Zion to delve into the accreditation process once again.  Zion has held National Lutheran School accreditation since the 1980s.  A new format is once again being rolled out for the accreditation process.  Evidenced Based Accreditation will be used as Zion does an in-depth self-study of the school.  Faculty members, parents, and congregation members will be asked to serve on committees, answer surveys and to welcome a visiting team next March to our school.

We will also be going through an Ongoing Improvement accreditation process for Zion’s pre-school at the same time.  Pre-School is a huge part of our school and congregation, to that end, we want to be able to grow where we can, and celebrate the many strengths of such a program.

Many thanks go out in retrospect and for the future.  Thank you for the change in schedule for a half day of school on Wednesday.  Thank you also in the future for your prayers and work on the accreditation process next school year.

Sure Things in Life

April 13: “Death and taxes.”  You might have heard that phrase before as being the only two sure things in life.  I am sure there are other thoughts you might have right now, and several jokes.  I guess that might be true here on earth, but as you know there is so much more that can be a part of our lives, than just here on earth.

Zion Lutheran School works each day with young people teaching so many things.  The trust and assurance of Jesus Christ are a part of those things.  We are a unique school that can minister to families, and live out the Gospel each day all day.  What a blessing to have such a place right here in our own back yard.

I am glad that my taxes are prepared, signed and sent into Uncle Sam.  I am really glad that the preparation of hearing and living out the Gospel continues throughout the year, all day, every day.