May 10, 2024
Thank You Teachers! We appreciate ALL that you do as you teach our children about Jesus every day!
Upcoming Events
May 10: SCRIP Orders Due

May 10: 7:00pm Matilda the Musical @ Bethlehem

May 11: Lutheran Invitational Track Meet @ VLHS

May 11: 5:00pm Worship Service

May 11: 7:00pm Matilda the Musical @ Bethlehem

May 12: Mother's Day

May 12: 9:30am Worship Service - Confirmation Practice Immediately Following

May 12: 2:00pm Matilda the Musical @ Bethlehem

May 15: Spirit Day - Blue or Pink Day - Vice Principals Noah and Darlene Jungnitsch

May 15: 8:05am Chapel - Mr. Hagenow

May 17: Lutheran Schools Music Festival @ VLHS

May 17: 8th Grade Freshman Orientation @ HHS

May 17: 5:45pm Confirmation Pictures

May 17: 6:30pm Confirmation Questioning

May 18: Regionals Track Meet @ VLHS

May 18: 5:00pm Worship Service

May 19: 9:30am Worship Service - Confirmation Sunday - Cherub Choir Sings (2-4 grade)

May 20-22: 5-8th Grade Class Trip to Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

May 20: 6:00pm Youth Group Meeting
Strong & Courageous
Devotion of the Week: This past week we celebrated and appreciated our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, and this Sunday, we will celebrate moms and grandmothers on Mother's Day. We are blessed with Christian teachers and mothers who point children, young and old, to Jesus our Savior. God has blessed us with these people in our lives who nurture, educate, guide, discipline, support, and love us, and we are thankful to have them in our lives. They know that their strength and courage comes from Christ alone! Thanks be to God that He blesses us with people who teach and share that great news of Jesus with children. Thank you teachers for the work that you do every day in our Lutheran School. Thank you mothers for your work in loving and caring for your children in a Christian home. May God continue to bless our teachers and our mothers with His grace and love as they point us to Jesus, the one who has paid the price for our sins and has forgiven and redeemed us so that we can spend eternity with Him!

Call Declined: "I am very blessed to be a Called teacher at St. Peter. God has shown me over these past few weeks that my ministry at St. Peter is still needed. I didn't know how deep my love for St. Peter was until these weeks of deliberation. The Holy Spirit filled my heart with all the great things about St. Peter, especially all the wonderful people that have helped to guide and instruct me as a student when I came to St. Peter in first grade (1992) to now, a first grade teacher (2024). I feel God has directed me to remain a teacher at St. Peter, and I pray that I may continue to do His work here as I serve." Psalm 28:7 "The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him and He helps me." -Mrs. Patrice Sherry

We are very happy and thankful that Mrs. Patrice Sherry has declined her call to Peace, and she will be remaining at St. Peter. May God continue to bless her service in our church and school.
Happy Mother's Day!
Music Festival 2024
Music Festival Schedule: The annual Lutheran Schools Music Festival will be held on Friday, May 17, at Valley Lutheran High School. Everyone is invited to attend the various school performances throughout the day. The following St. Peter students will be participating:

  • 9:08am - Landon Sherry, Instrumental Room 3
  • 9:24am - Rozlynn Prentice, Brinley Sullivan, Vocal Room 1
  • 9:48am - Dean Thomas, Vocal Room 3
  • 9:56am - Kaeden Watson, Landon Sherry, Instrumental Room 2
  • 10:04am - Rozlynn Prentice, Vocal Room 3
  • 10:52am - Charlotte Starke, Instrumental Room 2
  • 11:30am - Seraphim Choir, Choir Room (11:15am warm-up)
  • 1:24pm - Connor McKenzie, Instrumental Room 1
  • 1:40pm - Dean Thomas, Instrumental Room 3
Sensational Students
Matilda the Musical: The performances of Matilda the Musical will take place on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11 from 7:00-9:00pm and Sunday, May 12 from 2:00-4:00pm all at Bethlehem Lutheran School. This musical will feature three of our St. Peter students: 7th graders, Hannah Biber, Larkin McQueen and Dean Thomas.

Helping Hands: Last week our 5th-8th grade students helped with the food distribution at God's Helping Hands. They received this very nice compliment, "Several people said what a pleasure it was to work with such nice cooperative young people. They should be complimented on the way they conducted themselves."

Loons Baseball Time: Our 5th-8th graders enjoyed their time at Dow Diamond on Tuesday for a Loons Baseball game. Some of our students even made it into a photo on the Midland Daily News's website (last picture)!
We All Scream for Ice Cream: On Thursday, all of our students enjoyed a delicious ice cream treat thanks to some generous donations from our PTL auction. Thank you to Mr. Glenn Hubbell for purchasing this for the auction and to all of the people who purchased this for different grade levels: PS3 - Mrs. Jill Wardin, PS4 - Mrs. Karin Keel-Todd, Kindergarten - Mrs. Mindy Miller, 1st Grade - Mrs. Carrie Lafore, 2nd Grade - Mrs. Carrie Lafore, 3rd Grade - Mrs. Barb Wardin, 4th Grade - Mr. Kyle Smith, 5th Grade - Mrs. Carrie Lafore, 6th Grade - Mr. Kyle Smith, 7th Grade - Mrs. Amy Hyatt, 8th Grade - Mr. Larry Klemish.
New Lockers Being Made: Our new lockers are being manufactured by Metro Fabrication in Bay City, and one of our grandparents, Mr. Ray Wardin (Alexis and Kelsey Knezek's grandfather) happens to work there and sent us some pictures. These lockers will be for our 2nd-8th graders. Funding for these lockers was given in memory of Paul Wardin, St. Peter Class of 1981, by Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Rhea Yackel. Jeff and Paul were classmates at St. Peter, and Paul passed away on January 8, 2023, after a long battle with cancer. These lockers will be completed and delivered in mid-June and installed this summer by our Trustees. These will be a wonderful addition to our school! Thank you Jeff & Rhea!
Preschool Spirit Day: Students had a fun time today wearing their pajamas and carrying their stuffed animals (stuffies) around school today.
Vice-Principals of the Day: Darlene & Noah Jungnitsch
VPs to Take Office on Wednesday, May 15: Ms. Darlene Jungnitsch and Mr. Noah Jungnitsch will begin their duties as the vice-principals this Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Their spirit day is Blue or Pink Day. Students are encouraged to wear blue (in support of Noah), pink (in support of Darlene), or wear both colors to support them both. Their special lunch is Macaroni & Cheese, veggie mix, strawberries, and brookies for dessert. We look forward to having Ms. Darlene Jungnitsch and Mr. Noah Jungnitsch as our VPs.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Thank You Teacher/Staff Appreciation Committee: Thank you to our Teacher and Staff Appreciation Committee who brought in so many delicious meals and treats this week to celebrate our amazing teachers! Committee members are: Mrs. Katie McQueen, Mrs. Lindsey Cramer, Mrs. Rhea Yackel, Mrs. Lonnie Buckbee, Mrs. Jenna Stainbrook, Mrs. Sara Grunow and Mrs. Rachel Van Strydonk. On Monday, they brought in Chipotle and cheesecake, Tuesday's treat was Tom's Coffee Truck, Wednesday's lunch was picnic-style with sandwiches, chips, etc., a Trail Mix Bar was set up on Thursday and on Friday the Ignite Donut truck stopped by. Thank you so much for everything, it was very much appreciated!

Thank You: Thank you to Mrs. Toni Wardin who brought in fresh bread, jam, cheese, cupcakes, cookies and fruit tarts on Tuesday for all of the faculty and staff. Thank you also to Mrs. Samantha Brickel who brought in a fruit and dessert tray on Thursday. It was all fantastic!

Teacher Appreciation Week Challenges: The teachers were not only teaching this week, but they were also involved in an assortment of challenges (prizes will be awarded Monday at their faculty meeting). They had trivia questions to answer, selfies to take, math problems to solve, corn hole and a basketball challenge. Below are some of the selfies the teachers took with their co-workers and with students.
News & Notes
Lunch Menu for the Week of May 13:
  • Monday, May 13: Hamburger or Cheeseburger, Crinkle Cut French Fries and Applesauce.
  • Tuesday, May 14: Walking Tacos, Refried Beans and Diced Pears.
  • Wednesday, May 15: Homemade Macaroni & Cheese, California Vegetable Blend and Fresh Strawberries.
  • Thursday, May 16: BBQ Riblets w/Bun, Carrots and Pineapple Tidbits.
  • Friday, May 17: Pancakes and Cheese Omelette, Refried Beans and Mandarin Oranges.

Faculty Updates for 2024-2025 School Year: We will have some changes in our faculty for next school. With Ms. Kelly Dressler, our current third grade teacher, accepting her call to First Lutheran Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas, our new third grade teacher will be Mrs. Kaeleen Homrich, our current Kindergarten teacher. Mrs. Kelley Fehn, our current four year old preschool teacher, will be our Kindergarten teacher. The Board of Christian Education is currently accepting applications for a four year old preschool teacher.

Last Day of School Child Care: There will be child care on the last day of school. You must register your child for care (PS - 8th grade) by May 29 to guarantee care. The Sign-Up Genius will close on May 29 and only those children who are registered will be eligible for care. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Fehn.
Early Childhood Playground: Our early childhood playground construction is underway! Take a look at the short video clip under the picture showing progress being made.

Retirement Celebration: We will recognize Ms. Parsell at our closing awards ceremony on the last day of school, June 5, and we will have a reception for her following the closing service. There will be a card box available at the celebration to express you thankfulness to her.
Track: The track team had another very successful meet on Saturday at Valley Lutheran High School. Here are last week's results:
  • A-Team Shot Put: Brody Curnutt - 5th, (36'7.5")
  • A-Team Boys 200m: Landon Sherry 2nd, (26.50)
  • A-Team Boys 400m: Landon Sherry 1st, (58.51)
  • B-Team Girls 100m: Lucy Roberson 6th, (16.07)
  • B-Team Girls 200m: Lucy Roberson 4th, (33.23)
  • B-Team Boys 200m: Logan Sherry 6th, (33.56)
  • B-Team Boys 400m: Ethan Smith 1st, (1:05.54)
  • B-Team Boys 1600m: Brooks Shirely 6th, (6:47.99)
  • B-Team Boys 4x200m Relay: Ethan Smith, Owen Smith, Noah Jungnitsch, Brooks Shirely, 3rd, (2:22.16)

Great job, Panthers! The team will be at Valley tomorrow, May 11, for the Lutheran Invitational Track Meet. Go Panthers!

Track Volunteers: This weekend's track meet is hosted by Valley Lutheran so their track team will be doing all the volunteer work. Parents will be needed for the remaining track meets. Thank you for your help!
Thank You Dale Brown: One of our basketball referees who has been refereeing St. Peter basketball games since the 1990s is retiring from refereeing after 36 years. Mr. Dale Brown has been a great referee for our school, and he commented, "St. Peter was one of my favorite places to ref." We are thankful for his many years of reffing our home basketball games, and we will miss him!
2024 Summer Camps
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Contact Information & Worship Times
St. Peter Lutheran School
(989) 642-5659
2440 N. Raucholz Rd.
Hemlock, MI 48626

Sunday Morning at 9:30am and
Saturday Evenings at 5:00pm
Bible Study on Sundays after Worship