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Hello Grace Family!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this a fun week! Winterfest Activities wrap up tomorrow with Lutheran Elementary School Night at the Winterfest games vs OLL. All students will get in free with their Titan Shirts. They will also get a concession buck if they find President Herbst and there will be a half court shootout during halftime of the Girls Varsity game. The TITAN Burger will also be back in the concession stand with all of your other favorites. Do you have what it takes to conquer this 1lb burger? See you at the games!

Saturday is the Christian Victory service for Miss Reimers father, Randy at 11AM. Visitation is tonight between 4PM and 7PM at Starks. We recorded the More than a Conqueror song to be played during the funeral. I will share that once edits have been finished.

Saturday is also our PreK Open House from 9AM - 11AM. If you know of anyone who is looking for a Preschool option for their children, invite them to check out the Readers Choice for Best Preschool Program in SW Michigan!

We received news last week that Mr. Chris Avila has accepted the call to Grace to serve as Social Studies and Math Teacher along with a middle school homeroom. We still have one position that we are calling to fill (Science, PE, and AD). Our next call meeting is February 25th.

Please note that we are nearing the deadline for registering for the Cornhole tournament. You may register up to the day of the event - February 25. Check out the information in this newsletter for more details.

Please note that Presidents Day is on Monday and we will not have school that day.

That's it for this week!


Mr. Beilke

Meditation for the Week

Thought of the Week


Sunday, February 18

Sunday Worship Service - 8:00 & 10:30 am

Sunday School and Bible Study 9:30 am

Monday, February 19

No School - President's Day

Tuesday, February 20

Hot Lunch - Chicken Nuggets

Girls' MS BB game at OLL 5:30/6:30 pm

B Girls and Boys BB practice 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Wednesday, February 21


Grades 4th - 8th sing at the 3:30 Worship Service

Lent Worship Service 3:30 & 7:00 pm

Thursday, February 22


Friday, February 23

End of 2nd Trimester

Forensics practice 3:30 - 4:30 pm


Three Nanny Goats Gruff performed by Preschool-Grade 1 at 6:00 pm

Saturday, February 24

B team Boys/Girls Tournament at ML 9:00 am

Men's Morning Basketball - 7:00 - 8:30 am

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23-24 Year-at-a-Glance Calendar

If you would like to try out the Forensics Club (5th-8th Grade, it's not too late. Check out the details below.

Welcome to Forensics Club! 

I am excited to try out this new opportunity for the students who enjoy and want to improve their public speaking skills. 

During our first practice I will go over the different forensic categories that the students can choose from and look at possibilities for their pieces. By the second practice I would like them to have their piece selected. Then the remainder of practices will be to practice and perfect their pieces. Some practice will need to be done at home in between the dates we meet together. 

I would like to have four practices before the presentation night. Friday nights are busy in March so some practices will be moved to Thursday. Here is what I’m looking at for the practice schedule. 

Friday February 23rd- 3:30-4:30pm

Thursday February 29th- 3:30-4:30pm

Friday March 8th- 3:30-4:30pm

Thursday March 14th- 3:30-4:30pm

Presentation Night- Thursday March 21st- 6:00pm

With such a small group this year we can maybe be a little flexible on practice and the presentation dates and switch things around if we need to. I would like to try to get dates that work for most if not everyone. Let me know if these dates will work for your family. 

Thank you, 

Mrs. Beilke


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School Contact Information:

Mr. Jon Beilke / / 507-382-7830

Mr. Kevin Lemke / / 269-767-2848

Mrs. Elissa Bishop / / 765-431-1086

Ms. Elizabeth Reimers/

Mr. Gregory Rush / / 269-588-9008

Mrs. Laurie Bame / / 269-325-5257

Mrs. Nancy Leifer / / 253-625-6272

Mrs. Nicki Barabas / / 269-635-7592

Mrs. Denise Fletcher / / 269-325-1238

Mrs. Hannah Mueller / / 920-242-0407

Mrs. Anne Thorson / / 269-926-8503

Mrs. Sarah Beilke / / 507-469-4567

Mrs. Mary Duehlmeyer/

Mrs. Sandy Sempert / / 269-449-4102

Pastor Glenn Rosenbaum / / 269-351-2979

Pastor Josh Bishop / / 765-431-1292

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St. Joseph, MI 49085