March 17, 2020
Dear Peace family,
March 17, 2020
Dear Peace families,
I’m writing to provide more information about our plan for distance learning. Our goal is to provide you with learning opportunities for your children so they can continue to learn and grow. The information provided below is a simple overview; the classroom teachers will be providing more specifics.
Stay Connected to Jesus
Our school is closed so that we can preserve our families’ health and safety. We are equally concerned about your spiritual health. As you’re able, make time to grow in the Word. Read the bible, have a family devotion, watch one of our past sermons, sing/read a hymn, or just spend time in prayer. During this time of uncertainty, lean on your God.
We are taking “snow” days on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week. This will enable our faculty to develop plans for our distance learning. Distance learning will begin on Thursday, March 19th and will run through March 27th. We will plan to take our regularly scheduled Spring Break on March 30th through April 3rd.
Right now, we are scheduled to return to classes on Monday, April 6th. There is a possibility we will extend to April 13th and follow our district’s decision. We will continue monitoring the situation and will communicate a decision several days in advance. Our school building will remain closed until classes resume.
You may have heard the DPI is allowing waivers for instructional hours. The process for private schools to do this is still developing. However, we still feel it is our duty and obligation to provide our students with ways they can learn even if the hours requirement is waived.
Our philosophy for distance learning is to provide our students with learning opportunities while not adding stress to our families. We understand that our parents are wading through uncertainty with their jobs, childcare, and income. Your children’s education is important to us, but we also understand that the demands of everyday life have changed. Therefore, our teachers will be focusing on our core curriculum – Word of God, Literacy, and Math – and providing additional enrichment opportunities in other areas.
Your child(ren)’s teacher will be communicating with you about their plans for learning as well as the best way to stay in contact with them. Our teachers will be available by email, phone, text, or other technology during regular school hours.
Our teachers are working to deliver the best possible learning opportunities, but we are all learning in a changing situation. Some things may work great, some things may need to be adjusted. Please stay in communication with your chid(ren)’s teacher(s).
We appreciate your patience and understanding. As plans change, I will communicate them to our Peace family. I am looking forward to when we can be back at school, am praying for health and safety for you and your families.
In Christ’s Service,
Principal Ben Washburn
March 13, 2020
Dear Peace families,
Governor Evers has closed all public and private schools in Wisconsin from March 18h through April 6th. Earlier today, Hartford decided to close from March 16th through April 13th.
Peace will be closed from Monday, March 16th through April 6th with the possibility to extend through the 13th following our local district.
Our faculty will meet on Tuesday to finalize plans for distance learning options, and I will communicate more information thereafter. We will not plan for any distance learning during our regularly scheduled Spring Break.
Since classes dismissed at noon today, our students were not able to get their textbooks or Chromebooks. School will be open prior and after the Saturday and Sunday church services so that students may pick up their things. Look for an email from your child’s teacher with more information about what they should take home. Students in grades 3-8 may take home the Chromebook that they use in school (even if it’s school owned).
This is certainly a changing situation, and I will do my best to keep you informed. I know this is a tremendous inconvenience for our families, and I thank you for your understanding and patience.
In all this, remember that God remains in control. His love is greater than any virus. He has already overcome the world and ensured salvation. Perhaps this pandemic will open up new opportunities to share our faith.
Please keep all of those affected by COVID-19 and those who care for them in your prayers.
Alice in Wonderland Jr.
Friday, April 24th at 7pm
Saturday, April 25th at 2pm
Peace Lutheran Panther Productions is proud to announce this year’s musical performances at the Schauer Arts Center. Tickets will go on sale March 2nd through the Schauer Arts Center.
The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!
Peace Through Jesus is a class in which members and non-members, alike, study the bible together and discover or reaffirm the truths of the bible and Christianity.
This class will be offered on Tuesday evenings, beginning January 28th at 6:30 pm.
Whether you’re interested in church membership, or would like to fine tune and rejuvenate your faith, please plan on joining us for any or all of the sessions below:
January 28: Sin and Grace
February 4: Faith (Who is Jesus?)
February 11: The Word
February 18: Baptism
February 25: The Lord’s Supper
March 3: Christian Living
March 10: Worship
March 17: Stewardship
March 24: Church Fellowship
March 31: Membership 101
To help us prepare materials for the class, PLEASE SEND US A QUICK RSVP to email@example.com.
The Board of Adult Discipleship is asking each confirmed member to fill out a Time and Talent survey. If you have not already done so please take a few minutes to fill out a survey. There are paper copies available in the church library. Your time and participation is greatly appreciated.
50th Anniversary Thank Offering
Peace has designated a thank offering in connection with the school’s 50th Anniversary celebration. This offering will go toward upgrading the HVAC in the lower level of the school.
Gifts can be given by using the special 50th Anniversary envelopes (available in the school office), by marking a check for the 50th anniversary, or by designating an online donation using the button below or the QR code to the right.
The second phase of this campaign includes:
- Replacing the unit ventilators in six classrooms.
- Replacing the ceiling tiles in the lower level
- Installing controls for the lower level HVAC
The cost for this project is estimated at $150,000.