Early Childhood Education Information Event for 2019-2020

Parents of 2019-2020 Preschool (3K and 4K) & Kindergarten Students are invited to come explore our early childhood education program!

 

When

Monday, February 4th @ 6:30 p.m.

Where

Our Savior Lutheran School
1332 Arrowhead Road
Grafton, WI 53024

What

  • Meet the teachers, principal, and other parents.
  • Explore our Christian curriculum.
  • Receive important health and immunization information.
  • Come learn more about our strong Christian and academic program.
  • Let us share our vision for your children’s future at Our Savior, focusing on:
    • Christian Faith
    • Christian Service
    • Christian Witness
    • Academic Readiness

Registration is open for the 2019-2020 School Year

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Our Savior Lutheran School Home-Made Pizza Sale

Delicious, home-made, fresh pizzas for sale! Sell to friends, family, co-workers, etc.  Money raised is used for a variety of non-budgeted items and events sponsored by the PTF.

Please help us reach our goal of 800 pizzas!

  • Take orders from now until Friday, November 2nd
  • Collect money as you sell. (Checks made payable to: “Our Savior PTF” )
  • NEW this year – for supporters who are not fond of pizza or have no freezer space, there is also an option to simply provide a monetary donation on the form.

Download the order form

Just ordering for yourself?

Download the individual order form

IMPORTANT: All pizzas must be picked up on Saturday, November 17th, from noon – 1:00 p.m. We will not be able to store pizza orders. Pizzas are fresh, not frozen, but they freeze perfectly.

Volunteer

Don’t forget to sign up to help make pizzas on November 17th! Assembly and cleanup will be from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Please let us know if you can come for all or part of that time.  It is important for us to know for planning purposes.
**** Please note – there will be no childcare for this event ****

Sign up to help

A review of the August 27th flood damage and plans for recovery

Psalm 145:17 – The Lord is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made.

After heavy extended rains (7+ inches) Sunday night and early Monday morning (August 26-27) in the Grafton area, we received extensive water damage to the lower level of our facility, including our fellowship hall, library, school classroom, kitchen, bathrooms, several furnace rooms, storage rooms and stairwell area. Many folks responded immediately that Monday morning and during the next few days helped salvage what we could save and dispose of what we couldn’t save. A professional company was called in to dry, disinfect and prevent mold issues.

We are grateful for all the volunteer help we’ve so far received (now in the hundreds of volunteer man-hours) and trust God’s plan for us as we prayerfully work through the remainder of the demolition and clean-up and begin to plan how we might rebuild and restore. We are also grateful that although our six stored sanctuary paintings were partially submerged, they received minimal damage and should be fully usable without any noticeable damage. We are arranging for a new area to store them in the future. Continue reading “A review of the August 27th flood damage and plans for recovery”

Getting to know our teachers:
Mrs. Emily Platzer

This week in our “Getting to know our teachers” series, we’re talking to Mrs. Emily Platzer, our 1st/2nd grade teacher at Our Savior Lutheran School.

What is your favorite bible verse and why?

1 John 3:1 “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called on children of God! And that is what we are!”

I love this passage because it’s a great reminder to us all that we have an almighty Father and we are his children! God is always with us and what a blessing that we can always call on him as his daughter/son.

What inspires you about teaching?

Teaching is an opportunity to take students on a journey. To teach them about their Savior and the joy of learning. I love seeing students get that “ah-ha” moment and light up, excited to share what they have learned.

Can you give me a brief description of your classroom and objectives for this school year?

My classroom is a bright place with spaces for students to write, read, create and sing. My objectives for the school year are for the students to foster a love of reading and for their Savior. I’d love for the students to come home and read their family and friends a Bible story. 🙂

You are a cookie. What kind would you be and why?

I would say Chocolate chip cookie. While I love many different types of cookies you can’t beat the “classic cookie.” I love the classic look for clothing and I love to listen to oldies-classic! 🙂

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you while teaching?

A few years ago while I was living and teaching in Nebraska I had a visitor show up to class. In the middle of one of my morning classes I looked up and said “cow.” My students quickly turned around and noticed a cow looking into our classroom. I walked down to my principal’s room and he told me to herd the cow back into the pasture. So for the next 10 minutes my students got to watch me from the window as I herded the cow back into it’s pasture.

A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?

“Hola, I”m Peter Piper Penguin and I’m here to eat your pickles. Por favor”

 

 


The Platzers

 

Significant Flood Damage at Our Savior Lutheran, Grafton, WI

For immediate release:   Ozaukee Press – September 5, 2018

After heavy extended rains (about 7.5 inches) on Sunday night and early Monday morning, August 27th, a substantial portion of the facility at Our Savior Lutheran Church & School was invaded by a flash flood.  The lowest part of the church (Fellowship Hall, Classroom, Library, and Kitchen) received extensive water damage due to the nearly two feet of standing water. Many rooms, including furnace rooms, storage areas, and stairwell were also flooded. Continue reading “Significant Flood Damage at Our Savior Lutheran, Grafton, WI”

I AM – Our Savior Lutheran School 2018-2019

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.” John. 14:6

The disciple and apostle Thomas had just asked Jesus, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” To this Jesus patiently answered with the familiar words of John 14:6.

The Way

Jesus teaches Thomas and all who hear His word of truth that He is the way.  We must keep on trusting Jesus because it is through Him that we approach His Father in heaven. We want our children to know that there are many ways the world offers as false paths to a better place. There is only one way:  Jesus!

The Truth

Jesus also says He is the truth. We can trust Jesus because all that is true and good is found in Him. He is literally the Word of God and He makes known His plan of salvation for us (John 1).

The Life

Finally, Jesus says He is the life. Jesus is the source of both our physical and our spiritual life.  Because of the faith He works in our hearts through the Holy Spirit, everyone who believes has eternal life.

 

Just as Jesus taught Thomas and the disciples, so we also have the opportunity to teach our students each day about who Jesus is. As a result, our students learn who they are so that they can say with faith-filled hearts, “I am redeemed, I am forgiven, I am saved, and I am loved.” All of this they can learn and know because of the great “I AM”.

May God’s blessings be with us this school year as we learn to know the “I AM” of the Bible and grow in His grace, truth and love each day!

 

 

Getting to know our teachers
Mr. Aaron Trimmer

This week in our “Getting to know our teachers” series, we hear from Mr. Aaron Trimmer.  Mr. Trimmer is our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teacher at Our Savior Lutheran School in Grafton, WI. 

Can you give me a brief description of your classroom and objectives for this school year?

I would describe my class as being designed to challenge students to reach their potential and to be their best selves, while at the same time providing appropriate time for the joy that we have being around believers in Christ. There needs to be time for laughter and and fun, whether it is planned and in some cases not planned.

What is your favorite bible verse and why?

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth in not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:8-9

I sin. You sin. We all sin. If we can agree on that, then there is only one place to turn.  What a hope we have in Him!

You are a cookie. What kind would you be and why?

Peanut Butter chocolate chip-Because they are the best 🙂

When you were in fourth grade, what did you want to be when you grow up?

I wanted to be a teacher and coach. I still have a good number of basketball plays that I ran or wrote while playing basketball in grade school and high school.

A penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?

“Wow it is bright in here. Can anyone give me directions to the southern tip of Africa?”

What inspires you about teaching?

That everyday something is new. This means teaching is never boring. Each child needs to grow and learn in every way, and in their own way. I am just blessed to have that opportunity to give the tools to the next generation that they may go into the world and do whatever God has planned for them.

Anything else you want to share about yourself or your classroom?

I enjoy competition and what it brings out in people. I feel you see the true side of a person when they compete.

Getting to know our teachers
Mrs. Amy Grulke

This week in our “Getting to know our teachers” series, we hear from Mrs. Amy Grulke.  Mrs. Grulke is our preschool teacher, teaching both 3K and 4K classes at Our Savior Lutheran Preschool in Grafton, WI.

Can you give me a brief description of your classroom, objectives, and curriculum for Our Savior’s Preschool?

Our Savior Lutheran Preschool serves to assist families in educating the whole child: spiritually, academically, physically, and socially.

Our Savior wants each child to KNOW Jesus as their Savior, GROW in loving service to God and each other, and GO into our community and the world with the good news of Jesus’ forgiveness.

3K and 4K Curriculum:

  • Jesus Time
  • Happily-Ever-After
  • Alphabet
  • Numbers
  • Shapes
  • Colors
  • Pre-writing/Writing
  • Theme/Seasonal
  • Singing and Music
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Snack Time
  • Physical Education/Recess Activities
  • Author
  • Story Time
  • Guided Play/Playtime
  • Technology

What is your favorite bible verse and why?

Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

Ps. 46:10 is a comfort to me because I know that God is with me as I journey through this life.  I know God is saying to me, “I’ve got you covered. Just trust me, follow me, stay close to me and believe in me.”

When you were preschool age, what did you want to be when you grow up?

At the age of 3 or 4 I loved playing with baby dolls and playing house.  I knew back then that I wanted to spend my time with children and taking care of them.

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?

My crayon color would be Sunshine Yellow, because I want to be able to brighten someone’s day.

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?

Rather than an animal, I would like to be a butterfly so I could view the world from the sky and gracefully land on delicate daisies and fragrant lilac bushes.

What inspires you about teaching 3K and 4K?  

The children inspire me to teach when I see their smiles, enthusiasm and eagerness to learn.  Those little ones are sponges waiting to soak in everything that is presented to them.

By far, the faith of a 3 or 4 year old is most inspiring, as they hear and believe in Jesus’ love for them and learn that they will someday be with Him in heaven forever.