School Newsletter

May 17, 2024

Calendar Events

Friday, May 17

UFCU School Branch

5th-8th Grade Music Fest at VLHS

Wednesday, May 22

Preschool Graduation (school gym) 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 23

Race for Athletics (Preschool-8th Grade) begins at 1:00 p.m.

Friday, May 24

Rocket Day 9:00 a.m.

Half Day - Early Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.

PTO Kona Ice Fundraiser

Last day of school for Preschool

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day - No School

Monday, May 27 - Friday, May 31

7/8 Grade Class Trip

Thursday, May 30

All Library Books due back

Sunday, June 2

Potluck at church for Miss Stanley 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 5

Last day of school - Early Dismissal 10:00 a.m.

Kona Ice PTO Fundraiser

Wednesday, June 5 - Saturday, June 8

PTO Drydock Fundraiser

Sunday, June 9

8th Grade Graduation at the 8:00 a.m. church service

Rocket Day - Extended Care on May 24, 2024

Do you need Extended Care on Friday, May 24 after early dismissal at 11:30 a.m.?

If so, please sign up using the online form below, contact the office, or let Mrs. Kramer know. We will need at least 7 children signed up in order to provide care. Please plan to bring a sack lunch from home

Click here to sign up for Extended Care on May 24, 2024

Mother's Day Sale - Thank You!

“We at Saginaw County Right to Life extend our sincere thanks for your donations towards the Mother’s Day Corsage and Gift Sale. $334 was collected. We would be unable to continue our work to promote the value of each and every human life were it not for your generosity and support.”

Right Now Media Highlight

I have latched onto the idea that all of the decisions we make are based on the stories we know to be true. The stories might not in fact be true–old wives tales, urban legends, jokes, or advertising, for example, but we make our decisions based on stories. Job Acuff, puts a spin on the story idea by pairing it down to soundtracks–the one liners that run through our brains constantly that either propel us to action, or paralyze us in fear. I listened to Acuff present via RightNow Media and scooped up the book from the library. I often succumb to overthinking. Acuff has helped me to switch my other thinking to meaningful action.




Many of us overthink, questioning our decisions to the point that we never do anything at all. If we do make a decision, our thoughts paralyze us with the fear of “what ifs” and self-doubt. It’s time to get rid of those old negative soundtracks and replace them with true, helpful, and kind soundtracks that lead to meaningful action. Revolutionize the way you think in this six-session series with bestselling author Jon Acuff.  


If you have already set up your log in, access the content by clicking here.

If you need help accessing your free log in, gifted to you by Pastor and Mrs. Matyas, contact the school office for support.

Parent Teacher Organization

Minutes & Treasurer Report

You can find the minutes from the March 12, 2024 meeting and Treasurers Report below.

Click here to see the minutes.

Click here to see the Treasurers Report.

Race for Athletics

The PTO will be sponsoring a Race for Athletics on Thursday, May 23, starting at 1:00 p.m. Students will raise money and participate in the race to benefit St. Paul Lutheran athletes and the athletic department. Funds raised will go towards a quality Wildcat mascot for the school. Additional funds will be gifted to the athletic department for improvements such as: uniforms, new gym wall mats with logo, new equipment, updated school and league banners, and a fresh coat of paint for the gym. 


Please watch for pledge forms to come home the week prior to the event.  If you are interested in volunteering to help with the Race for Athletics on May 23, please sign up for an open time slot at this link.


Thank you in advance for making St. Paul a wonderful place to learn, play, and grow!

Information and pledge sheets are going home today, in Friday Folders. Please return by Thursday, May 23.


Great news, St. Paul Lutheran School has been chosen again for Drydock on June 5, 6, 7, 8. With only a limited amount of spots available, this is a great opportunity for St. Paul.

Drydock is an outdoor shipping-container-turned-bar, seasonal beer garden, in downtown Bay City at Unity Park. A partnership between two Bay City businesses, this venue provides participating nonprofits with a new and exciting way to fundraise. Beer, wine, and other drinks will be available for purchase. Sales from this event will support our St. Paul Parent Teacher Organization.

The PTO is looking for business donations to help offset the upfront costs for this event. Your business will be advertised online, in newsletters and displayed during the 4 day event. Please contact Cassie Hechlik (989) 213-3461, The PTO will also be looking for volunteers to be at the event, you can find the SignUpGenius below.

Click Here to Volunteer

8th Grade Graduation

Save the Date and mark your calendar for Sunday, June 9, 2024. St. Paul will recognize the 8th grade graduates during the 8:00 am service, and will celebrate their achievement with a cake and card reception in the Welcome Center following the service.

Vacation Bible School

VBS Registration

St. Paul VBS this year will be Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28 in the Ministry Center, from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Students going into Preschool through 6th grade are invited to join the "scuba" crew. Click here to register a participant! If you have questions, please contact Tiffany 989-225-8516, Emily 989-415-4969 or Natalie 989-450-9583.

VBS Donations

VBS prep is well underway and we are looking for donations for the event. You can find a donation board in the church and ministry center, or you can click here to view our amazon wish list.

VBS Volunteers

VBS is looking for volunteers to fill positions during the week of June 24-28. We will need crew leaders and one or more Bible Story leaders. Crew Leaders will be responsible for leading a small group of children (usually about 10) from station to station. The Bible story leader will use the materials provided to help tell the daily bible story to a couple small groups at a time. If you are interested in filling any of these rolls please use the link (Scuba VBS 2024) to register.

Financial Aid 2024-2025 School Year

Tuition assistance applications for the 2024-2025 school year can be accessed here. There is a non-refundable $40 fee required for FACTS to process the application. Please submit your application by June 5 (the last day for Y5-8th grade) so that we can notify you of your award during the summer. Thank you!

St. Paul Art Room Adventures

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A letter from our Art Teacher Mrs. Helmreich. You can read it here.

Don’t wait till spring to see what we’re up to in the Art Room!

Join us on Facebook in a private group: Art Room Adventures at St. Paul

Not on Facebook? I’ll occasionally share pics on my Instagram (without kid’s faces) @dutchcreekstudio

Our Art Program is growing! Support upcoming projects and activities through our Amazon Wish List

Feel free to email me with any questions or to volunteer to help with Art Fair set up!

May Hot Lunch Menu

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