This weekly memo is the primary way the school communicates with parents. Please read it the first day of each week.
Redeemer Lutheran School
Monday Memo
Volume 2 Issue 15:  December 15, 2014
Christmas Gift
Do you have all of your Christmas shopping done? Is the tree put up and the house decorated? Do you have all of your Christmas parties planned? All of this preparation is fine, but it is not the real reason for Christmas. I encourage you to keep your focus on the Savior who is born, Christ the Lord; Immanuel, God with us. God came to this earth to free you from the bonds sin and death. Celebrate with joy all that he has done for you. Please join us throughout the Advent and Christmas season to worship the newborn King. The times and dates of our various worship services are listed below. 
In Christ, 
Michael Peek


4:00pm  Basketball vs. Nosotros at Redeemer
3:00pm  Basketball Practice
8:30am  Family Chapel
4:30pm  Advent Worship
5:30pm  Fellowship Meal
6:30pm  Advent Worship
2:00pm  1st-8th Grade Christmas Service
5:30pm  Preschool & Kindergarten Christmas Service
7:00pm  1st-8th Grade Christmas Service
Friday - 1/2 Day School
End of 2nd Qtr.
9:00am  Women's Bible Class
9:15am  Christmas Song Service
10:45am  Sunday School & Bible Classes
12:15pm  Catechism
5:00pm  Teen Group in 3D

Lunch Menu

Chicken nuggets, fries, apple

Tacos, beans, rice

Spaghetti and meatballs, garlic toast

Fish sticks, chips, string cheese

1/2 Day School


Basketball practice will be held Tuesday from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Please be sure to bring a water bottle to practice. (We do not want to waste time going back and forth to the water fountain.) 

Upcoming Games:
Dec. 15 at 4:00 p.m. vs. Nosotros at Redeemer
Jan. 6 at 5:00 p.m. vs. La Paloma at Lakeside (8140 E. Golf Links)
Jan. 9 at 4:00 p.m. vs. Sonoran Science Academy at SSA (2325 Sunset Rd.)
Jan. 12 at 4:30 p.m. vs. Basis Oro Valley at BOV (11155 N. Oracle)

School Policy

If you arrive at school prior to 8:15 a.m., your child must remain with you until 8:15 a.m. or be signed into Extended Care (as stated on page 9 of our Parent Handbook).

Thank You to everyone who donated their time and talents to help make our Live Nativity such a huge success. Thank you for your help!

Hot Lunch Menu  The January hot lunch menu along with payment is due back to the office no later than Friday.

Christmas Vacation Christmas break begins with our 11:30 a.m. dismissal on Friday (extended care is available) and extends through January 4. School will resume at 8:30 a.m. on January 5. The faculty and staff wish your families a blessed Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!
End of 2nd Quarter  The second quarter ends on December 19. Report cards will be sent home the first day we return from Christmas break on January 5. If you would like to see your child’s grades before then, please log on to the HeadMaster Online Parent Portal through the Redeemer website. If you have lost user names or passwords, you may email Mr. Peek.

Christmas Cards  Upon entering the Ministry Center you will notice a table to the left with a variety of Christmas cards available for purchase ($4.00 per box).

Calendar Fundraiser  We only have 2 left! Please consider purchasing a 2015 Calendar featuring the art of Alexandria Winslow (one of our Redeemer parents). Thay are $22 each and $10 will go to the Redeemer Education Fund. A sample is on display in the office.

2014-2015 Yearbooks on Sale Now!!!  If you order by December 19 the early bird yearbook price is $18. If you order after December 19 the cost will go up to $20. For $5 more you may add student’s name and portrait to the cover. Make checks payable to CPTL. Final order deadline is March 13, 2015.

Preschool and Kindergarten Christmas Service will be held Thursday, December 18 at 5:30 p.m.

1st - 8th Grade Christmas Service will be held on Thursday, December 18 at 2:00 at 7:00 p.m.

Divine Call  As a result of the last call meeting, a call was extended for an associate pastor. Pastor James E. Douglas of Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Wisconsin Rapids, WI was chosen by the voters. Please keep Pastor Douglas and his family in your prayers as he deliberates his call.


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MIchael Peek, Principal
(520) 310-4791
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Hannah Stahl, Preschool
(520) 425-6657
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Adam Mueller, Pastor
(520) 572-8126
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Sally Rozon, Secretary
(520) 572-8136
Email Mrs. Rozon


Redeemer Spirit Gear

Get our Redeemer logo or our Ram logo on custom items like T-shirts, polos, hats, mugs, warm ups, bottoms, hoodies, jackets, backpacks, bags, blankets, etc. Choose your product, select your color and create your own personalized items. To order your Redeemer Spirit Gear, click Here.

HeadMaster Online enables teachers, staff, parents, and students to review information from home. Parents can sign in to monitor their child’s class grades and assignments. Mr. Peek will send out your usernames and passwords via email this week. 

Harkins Loyalty Cups

Once again ALA is offering these fundraising cups. This year we are selling vouchers for Harkins Loyalty Cups. Present the voucher at any Harkins Theatre for a cup that entitles you to $1.50 refills every time you go the movies in 2014. Vouchers cost $5.00 with a 20% profit.

Christmas Cards

Upon entering the Ministry Center you will notice a table to the left with a variety of Christmas cards available for purchase ($4.00 per box).

Holiday Worship

We hope that you will join with us in our worship of the Christchild by attending our Christmas and New Year’s services.
Wednesday, December 17
4:30 p.m. Worship
5:30 p.m. Fellowship Meal
6:30 p.m. Worship
Thursday, December 18
5:30 p.m. Preschool & Kindergarten Service
2:00 & 7:00 p.m. 1st – 8th Grade Service
Sunday, December 21
9:15 a.m. Worship Service
10:45 a.m. Bible Study
Wednesday, December 24
6:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
8:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Thursday, December 25
9:15 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion
Sunday, December 28
8:00 a.m. Worship
9:30 a.m. Bible Study
10:30 a.m. Worship
Wednesday, December 31
6:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve Worship with Holy Communion

Family Chapel

Every Wednesday morning we start our school day by gathering the entire student body together for a chapel service. We want to encourage you to worship together as a family, so when you come to chapel please feel free to sit together. The theme for this year is taken from Psalm 139:14 “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made.”

The theme is "Jesus is Coming ... Rejoice!" It is based on Psalm 24:7-10. Pastor Adam Mueller will be our speaker.
December 15
Brooklyn Wolfenden

Payton Redman
4th Grade

December 17
Makayla Fontaine

December 19
Nicholas Woodward

December 20
Sophie Hale

Cade Ditsch

December 22
Donovan Stam

December 23
Natalie Rhoads
3rd Grade

December 24
Ian Follendorf
1st Grade
Campus Visitors  For the safety of our children, if you are visiting our campus during school hours (8:00am to 3:30pm) Monday through Friday for reasons on than dropping off or picking up your kids, we ask that you sign in/out at the front office.

Chapel Offerings are collected in each classroom throughout the week and brought to Chapel on Wednesdays.

Field Trip Policy  If you intend on driving for a school field trip, please make sure the office has a copy of your current driver's license and insurance information.
Piano Lessons  Students are reminded to bring along their Christmas music to their scheduled performance times. If you are interested in piano lessons or have questions, please feel free to call Mrs. Schmugge (405-7705) or Mrs. Wehausen (235-1758).

Violin Lessons  If you are interested in violin lessons or have questions, please feel free to call Mrs. Turner at 591-2860. Students, please remember your violins on lesson day!
SCRIP Gift Cards are exactly like store gift cards, and the retailer gives Redeemer a percentage of the sale. It's a great way to make your dollar go a little further! Mornings from 8:15-8:45 a.m. on days when school is in session, you can find either Meghann Ditsch or Jen Watson at a picnic table on good-weather days or in Room 301. Buy scrip gift cards and let your shopping help pay for next year’s tuition. Ask Meghann or Jen how. 

ALA's Scrip program is committed to helping our ALA families and Arizona WELS elementary students generate important dollars for their tuition accounts and for their schools and congregations. Read about how the ALA Scrip program assists the families in WELS Arizona schools.

Tardy or Absent?

Please contact the school office before 9am to let us know. Thank you so much for your help with this!
Women's Bible Study meets regularly on Friday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in Room 301. We conclude around 10:15 a.m. following prayer time.

Men's Bible Study meets the second Saturday of the month at 7:30 a.m. in Room 301. We begin with coffee and fellowship followed by Bible study from 8:00-9:00 a.m. We invite you to join us at any time. 

Click Here for more information about these Bible classes. 


Classroom News

Click the link to take you to the classroom website, where you will find links to the weekly classroom newsletter.
Megan Watson
3 yr. old Preschool

Hannah Stahl
4 yr. old Preschool

Carol Stam

Valerie Follendorf
Grade 1

Jessica Seiltz
Grades 2-3

Michael Peek
Grades 4-5

Greg Stam
Grades 6-8

Arizona Lutheran Academy

ALA is our partner school serving high school students. If you would like to sign up for their monthly newsletter, just follow this link. 

Register for the
Fry's Community Rewards Program

Enroll your Fry's V.I.P. Cards HERE.

Register for the
Safeway e-Scrip Program

Enroll your Safeway Cards HERE.

Tuition Tax Credit

Because of tuition costs, many students simply would not be able to afford to attend Redeemer Lutheran School. But, thanks to the H.E.L.P. Foundation and Arizona's Tuition Tax Credit Program, many of our students are able to receive tuition tax credit scholarships. How can you help? Stop by the school office and pick up a donation forms/brochure. Take it to any Arizona taxpayer and encourage them to designate their state tax dollars (up to $2,106) for Redeemer Lutheran School. These donations will be awarded as scholarships to students at OUR SCHOOL! We need your help to spread the word! The deadline for the next distribution period is December 31. You can donate online until midnight December 31 at
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