School Theme for 2017-2018 "Here I Stand"   REFORMATION CELEBRATES 500 YEAR HISTORY   If you are Lutheran by heritage or family history, through confirmation or transfer, or you are connected to our church or school in other ways, you probably already know that the Lutheran Church is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School will be holding special music offerings, services, events, and lessons to focus on the anniversary and the five unique Latin themes of Lutheran doctrine:  SOLA (means alone), so this year we will focus on sola gratia (grace alone); sola fide (faith alone), sola Christo (Christ alone), and sola scriptura (Scripture alone).  The fifth Lutheran sola celebrates our God given faith and our response to Him:  sola deo Gloria (Glory to God Alone).   The new school and church theme for this academic year is: “HERE I STAND” and is taken from 2 Thessalonians, chapter 2, verses 13-15. These verses remind us of our Lutheran history, along with Luther’s famous words, “HERE I STAND”.  NIV translation  v.13 “But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God chose you to be saved through belief in the truth.  14 He called you to this through our gospel,  that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.  15 So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.”  The second chapter of the second book of Thessalonians continues the focus of salvation alone through Christ, which was our theme last year, and also reminds us of our words and actions we give in response to our God-given faith.    As we hear the Gospel message, we are assured that we are called to faith through the Holy Spirit and through the Spirit, we can believe the message of Christ’s redemptive work for our salvation.  If we believe in Christ, we need to stand firm in the challenges that test our faith.  We need to stand firm and focus on the words of Holy Scripture.  Verse 17 of 2 Thessalonians 2 goes on to instruct us to put that faith, our firm foundation of faith, to work through the actions of our words and deeds.  Each year our students have opportunities to serve others and build relationships through words and actions. This year will be no different.  We will continue our vision to “Develop Caring Servant Leaders”, focusing on the new school theme.   Please pray for our students, teachers, and staff members as we begin the new academic year on Thursday, August 10th.  Please know that we pray for each school family and pray for a true focus on Biblical truths and walk the walk and talk the talk of being Christian examples in the world today.  Together, let’s “stand firm” in one faith, using one Scripture, with grace and love through the one and only Jesus Christ as we journey through this year together.   

If you are Lutheran by heritage or family history, through confirmation or transfer, or you are connected to our church or school in other ways, you probably already know that the Lutheran Church is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School will be holding special music offerings, services, events, and lessons to focus on the anniversary and the five unique Latin themes of Lutheran doctrine.

Parent Interviewed on KFUO Radio

Parent Interviewed on KFUO Radio

On Thursday, January 12, 2017, St. Paul's member and school parent, Mrs. Laura S, (Brady, 3rd Grade, & Brooke, 1st Grade) was interviewed on the Faith & Family KFUO radio program in conjunction with the upcoming National Lutheran Schools Week to talk about how wonderful Lutheran Schools are for families. Click here to listen to Laura and the other show guest, Katherine (Kit) Auble, Director of Fund Development & Marketing for Lutheran Elementary School Association.

Host an Exchange Student!

Host an Exchange Student!

KoAm students range from 4th - 8th grade and come for two months to an academic year. Currently, they have a couple of boys seeking immediate placement. By hosting an exchange student, host families are afforded the opportunity to share American life and culture and to make a personal difference in the life of a student from across the globe. Likewise, KoAm's host families are able to experience Korean culture first-hand as lived through our students.

KoAm students arrive ready to learn and experience all that you have to offer. We invite you and your family to participate in this memorable cultural experience by becoming a KoAm host family.  Contact KoAm Program Coordinator Trasi Platero at 800-521-6640 or by email at administrator@koameduall.org. Please visit the KoAm website at http://www.koameduall.org and click on 'Apply to Be a Host Family'

Celebrating your child's baptismal birthday

Celebrating your child's baptismal birthday

Guest Blog by Ann P., Parent
I remember when I was registering our Ellie for Kindergarten (now in 5th grade), having a mix of emotions as I was going through all of the questions and lines of information. I could not believe that I was actually registering my baby for school!

The "Band Thing"

St. Paul's Music Education from a Parent's Perspective

Guest Blog by Heather L., Parent

Band starts in 5th grade at St. Paul’s. Your 5th grader gets to choose between band and choir. Some years they can do both but they have to pick at least one.

Simple ways to help your child develop his/her reading skills

Simple ways to help your child develop his/her reading skills

At St. Paul's Lutheran, we utilize the balanced literacy approach. Parents often ask how they can support the work their children are doing in class when they are home. 

Here are some ways that you can help your child further develop his/her reading skills: