SCHOOL PICTURE DAY - is Thursday, Sept. 7th. Order forms were sent home with your child today. Please have your child bring the picture order form to school with them on the 7th. Even if you are not ordering any prints, they will get their picture taken to be included in the yearbook.
CHRISTIAN PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION- The purpose of Shepherd of the Valley’s CPTA is to improve family and faculty fellowship. SVLS parents help in the organizing of events and all parents are encouraged to attend our meetings as families are what makes SVLS, and you are important in making this happen. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, September 5 at 6:30 in the commons. We'll introduce our officers, set a rough schedule of events for the school year and plan one of our biggest events of the year - Grandparents' Day - set for Friday, September 22nd. Please join us to discover some fun ways to volunteer at our school. Every parent is welcome!
OUR NEW TEACHERS
Hello, my name is Mrs. Ashley Steinmetz. I am the new second grade teacher. In the past I was a preschool teacher, a childcare teacher, and a childcare director. I am a 2012 graduate from Martin Luther College. Mr. Steinmetz and I moved to Little Chute a few years ago. This past March I had our first child, Phineas. I am looking forward to serving the families here at SVLS.
Mrs. Joann Kasten has been called half time to teach students and coordinate volunteers in the Individual and Small Group Program at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran School. She began her teaching career by accepting an emergency call before college graduation to St. Croix Lutheran High School, West St. Paul, MN. Her first call following graduation from Dr. Martin Luther College was to St. John’s Lutheran School, Two Rivers, WI. She has taught at Trinity Lutheran, Marinette, WI, and St. Paul Lutheran, Green Bay, WI as well as being a substitute teacher. Mrs. Kasten was the maternity leave substitute at SVLS for two teachers last school year. She has taught grades 4K-Grade 12 throughout her career. Mrs. Kasten assisted with the WELSSA Accreditation process at St. Paul, Green Bay.
Mrs. Kasten has furthered her education at Bemidji State College, Bemidji, MN, Michigan State University, The Southwest Michigan Library Cooperative, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, the University of Wisconsin as well as taking many continuing educational opportunities offered by State and District Teachers’ Conferences, WELS Leadership Conferences, and online webinars.
Other interests include library, reading, teaching English as a Second Language, hiking, sewing, and gardening.
Mr. and Mrs. Kasten have two sons (both WELS teachers), three daughters (a registered dietician, a teacher trainer, and a doctor of pharmacy), and eight grand children.
Mrs. Kasten is looking forward to serving with the faculty, students, and families of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran School and the congregations that support the school being mindful of the mission to teach children and their families about God’s plan of salvation, to guide them in applying their faith to their lives, and to share that faith with others through an excellent Christ-centered curriculum and environment.
DATES TO NOTE
September 1 No School Labor Day
September 4 No School Labor Day
8:40-12:15 September 22 Grandparent’s Day
Prairie Fire Theatre, October 2-6, Alice In Wonderland – more information to follow
Mac & cheese/ham sandwich/fresh veggies/fruit/salad bar
Fish sandwich/potato chips/broccoli/fruit/salad bar
Chicken quesadillas/peas/fruit/salad bar
ENTERING THE CAMPUS - We are asking the parents to turn right onto the loop and then enter the parking lot from the south. If you are coming into the building with your child use a parking spot. Be sure to observe the parking restriction for handicap spots
SVLS APPAREL SALE- Check out our online store at https://sheplutheran.itemorder.com/sale
We kept some favorites from last year and added some new styles and colors. Online ordering only, sale ends September 22.
SVLS car decal? - There are 2 decal options available in the school office for $3 or $5.
FOR THOSE TIMES WHEN YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE RIDING THE BUS - Parents be sure to communicate to your child’s teacher when your child is not riding the bus. This should be in written form.
AFTERSCHOOL PICKUP - At 3:50 pm, children not picked up from school will be automatically sent to EDP (Extended Day Program) and parents will be billed in half-hour increments. After the third unscheduled EDP use, families will be required to pay the one-time $10.00 registration fee in addition to any hourly fees.
FVL SCHOOLS COMMUNITY PARENT’S NIGHT - is September 20, at 6:30pm. The topic is Teenage Suicide, warning signs and prevention. It is free admission and child care. Doors will open at 6:00pm. There is free child care for children ages 4 and up. Presenter is Elizabeth Robinson of Christian Family Solutions. Tickets will be available at SVLS starting September 4th.
FVL SCHOOLS BAND PROGRAM - Registration for the 2017-2018 FVL Schools Band Program is now open! To register for the 2017-2018 school year, simply go to the FVL Schools Band Program website at http://fvlschools.org/fvl-schools-band. Once there you will see more information about our program, and a few links on the homepage. Simply click on "Registration/Documents". We would like all registrations to be completed by August 31.