The Cardinal Connect is our weekly newsletter to parents and guardians full of important information about school events. Read on to stay connected:

October 12  click here to download PDF

Core Virtue of the Month: “Self-Control and Self-Discipline”

  • Self-control is stopping to think about my actions before I enact them.
  • Self-discipline is applying ourselves to our tasks. Self-discipline is giving the best of ourselves, and saying, “no” to our weaknesses.

Car Magnets: If you haven’t gotten your St. Philip car magnet yet, please stop by the school office and pick one up! Help us celebrate our wonderful school by proudly displaying a SPLS magnet on your vehicle!

I.T.B.S. Testing: The Iowa Test of Basic Skills will be given in grades 2 – 8 the week of October 16th – 20th. Please make every effort to have your child in school that week and to schedule all appointments after school hours. Listed below are some helpful hints for taking test…please review them with your child and encourage him/her to do his/her best. 

Mark Your CalendarsThe annual St Philip Lutheran School Fall Festival will be held on Friday, October 20th from 5:30 – 7:30. Tickets for games, food, and raffle prizes will go on sales October 16th. 

 Test Taking Tips 

  •  Get a good night’s sleep before the test
  •  Have a nutritious breakfast
  •  Dress comfortably
  •  Be sure to have pencils and erasers
  •  Relax…take slow, deep breaths
  •  Follow directions carefully
  •  Read each question
  •  Mark answers neatly. If you must erase, erase completely
  •  Review carefully to make sure you’ve answered every question
  •  Don’t change any answers unless you are sure they are wrong…your first answer is most likely correct!

St Philip T-Shirts: Show your support for our school and jazz up your Friday uniform in these comfortable, high-quality, pre-shrunk cotton blend tees. Pick one up in the office – youth $8, adult $12

Volunteers Needed! You may have noticed sign-up sheets posted throughout the school. Please consider volunteering at the Fall Festival. Yu may sign-up for as little as 30 minutes, or the whole evening. Time counts toward your Parent Participation Program (PPP) hours.

Calendar of Events:

 October 13th – PTO sponsored school assembly @ 9:00 in the Gym. All grades are invited.

 October 13th – 1st Quarter ends (43 days)

 October 15th – Kindergarten Partners in Worship @ 11:00 a.m. worship service

 October 16th – 20th – ITBS Testing (grades 2 – 8)

 October 18th – PTO Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough sale starts today! (This sale runs until November 9th)

 October 20th – FREE DRESS DAY for Kindergarten – 8th grade

 October 20th – Fall Festival (5:30 – 7:30 p.m. In the Gym – all grades invited!)

 October 26th – Half Day due to Parent- Teacher Conferences Jr. K. – 8th (Dismissal @ 12:00 noon) Preschool classes meet as usual.

 October 27th – NO SCHOOL Jr. K – 8th Parent-Teacher Conferences (Preschool classes meet as usual.) 

Thank You to Denyse Blasdel for coordinating the annual Scholastic Book Fair. We appreciate everyone who helped make this an amazing event for our students and their families. If you were a volunteer please make sure that you recorded your PPP hours in the binder located on the front table in the office.

Campus Workday: Saturday, October 28th, 8:30am – 2:30pm