It is truly a compliment. It is meant as an assessment of someone’s dedication, their grit, their belief in the importance of something. To say an individual is “All In” is often said with a sense of awe or wonder.
As St. Paul Lutheran School works with parents and other influencers to shape the lives and values of young people this school year, we recognize the impact of being “All In.” And the writer of the letter to the Colossians recognized that impact, too.
Paul wrote that everything we do should be done with an “All In” attitude. He says that words and deeds should reflect a commitment not solely to one’s own interests but to doing what our Lord Jesus would call us to do. And to do so not grudgingly, but with a thankful heart.
And Paul would agree with Martin Luther that this is attitude not just applicable to spiritual things like prayer, scripture reading, and attempting to obey God’s commands, although those are vitally important. Luther regularly pointed out that all the tasks of life; at school, at work, at home, at play are parts of our lives as Christians and part of our calling from the Lord. And all of them should be approached as acts of service, of ministry to the Lord, and to people.
So as we enter the 2019-2020 school year at St. Paul Lutheran School, the teachers and staff commit to being “All In” in our service to students and families. And we will encourage children, from the youngest to the oldest, to strive to better understand and apply what it means to be “All In” as they do everything in word or deed in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We will challenge them to reflect this attitude in more than just the academic realm, but in positive relationships, in acts of service, in using their gifts, and in growing spiritual maturity and faith.
The writer of the letter to the Colossians would say an “All In” attitude can be summarized with the admonition from Jesus himself found in the Gospel of Luke: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
Believing with All My Heart that This Will be a Great Year,
Robert C. Boyd, Principal
Class list will be sent out to parents the last week of July.
School supplies are available for levels 15 months thru 8th Grade. Click here to download each grade level. School supplies may be dropped off on the day of your child’s scheduled orientation or the first day of school.
K-8th grade teachers will schedule individual meetings with parents and students the week of July 29th. Parents will be contacted for availability by their child’s teacher. School supplies may also be dropped off on this day.
Middle School Retreat
The St. Paul Lutheran Middle School “Team Building Retreat” will include purposefully planned, Christ-centered, relationship-building opportunities among staff and advisory student groups. Topics and activities will be guided by researched-based classroom management authors to include cooperative learning structured activities to cover procedures, routines, social etiquette, emotional behaviors and conflict resolution.
The administration of St. Paul Lutheran School believes there is a direct correlation between a student’s dress and his or her overall attitude toward school work. In order to encourage and support a positive attitude, the Board of Christian Day School (School Board) has implemented a mandatory dress code for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Abiding by the dress code is an element of the agreement made between SPLS and families at the time of enrollment.
Our approved suppliers for school uniforms are:
School code: QS44D8W
School code: 900146101
Physical Education Uniforms
Lands’ End is our only Physical Education uniform provider.
Coming Soon: Click here to see available inventory and learn more. We are currently accepting pre-orders to guarantee shirt size availability. Shirts will be on sale at the B2SB, but with limited sizes.
School Lunch Setup
Our lunch program is operated by SLA Management, a firm which operates programs in many area schools. Parents establish lunch accounts with SLA Management and monitor their accounts through the SLA web site. St. Paul Lutheran School does not handle any lunch funds directly.
Each year Box Tops has enables SPLS to purchase supplies and instruments for our students. Start saving those Box Tops today! Click here to learn more.
Our Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) asks each PK-8 family to contribute 15 hours of volunteer service over the course of the school year. This time can include work in the classroom, on school-wide projects, on PTO events, including the auction, and much more. This year we have created a volunteer opportunities page for easy access to needed help. These positions are available to the entire school. For volunteer opportunities for the classroom, please speak to your child’s teacher for available opportunities. Volunteer hours are recorded through RenWeb and our receptionist, Ms. Jackson, is an expert at helping parents record hours. Click here to learn more!