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

October 25  click here to download PDF

Core Virtue of the Month:  Perseverance

Perseverance is sticking to it – even when you’d rather give up.

This year the SPLS Staff will be praying specifically for our students and their families.  Each week we will draw the names of two students from a prayer box and pray for them over the course of the next week.  This week we will be praying for the following students: Mika (PS 4am) and Ariana (TK).

Thank you to everyone who came to the Fall Family Fun Night. We had a great turnout and hope everyone had a good time!

A big Thank You to everyone who volunteered during the evening and to everyone who helped clean up afterward.

All proceeds will benefit each individual classroom.

Informational Open House

Wednesday November 7 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come tour the entire campus, meet the teachers and get information regarding all of our grades.

Invite your friends and neighbors! Referral bonuses will be available. More details to come.

We are selling a limited number of Jamba Juice “BOGO” cards for $10 each

The Jamba Juice BOGO cards are good for 6 “buy one, get one free” smoothie/juice purchases.  The card:

  • Sells for $10.00
  • Pays for itself after the first purchase
  • Does not expire
  • Good at Jamba Juice stand-alone locations (Not valid at locations within grocery stores)

Do you have some free time on your hands? If you would like to volunteer to help with Lunch Duty from 11:30-12:15 Monday-Friday (or even just a day or two). We would love some help! This is a great way to get to know the other students and staff. Please email Julie in the school office at


The annual Otis Spunkmeyer fundraiser has begun!  Order forms were sent home with your child yesterday and the sale runs until November 7th.

Scrip Gift Cards

Low denomination gift cards

Beginning with my next Scrip gift card order, we will have several low denomination gift cards such as Amazon ($10), Applebee’s ($10), Cold Stone ($10), CVS ($10), Home Depot ($10), IHOP ($10), Outback Steak House ($10), Panera ($5, $10), Starbucks ($5, $10), Target ($10), Taco Bell ($5, $10) and Walmart ($10).

Do you have some free time on your hands? Do you need Parent Participation hours? We are looking for a few parents to be part of the St. Philip Technology Team. If you are interested please speak to Principal Zinnel or email him at

Would you like to be involved with what is happening at the school? We are looking for parents who might be interested in being on the School Board. The School Board meets once a month on the second Tuesday at 7 pm. If you are interested please contact Principal Zinnel or Mrs. Stephan in the school office.

The 1st quarter chapel money will be donated to Lutheran World Relief. This organization helps people who have been affected by disasters and also people in poor areas to get out of poverty.  Our offerings could help buy playground balls for children in refugee camps, or buy people seedlings to become coffee farmers, or buy farmers cocoa seedlings to grow chocolate.

Upcoming events:

  • October 25th  – Half Day due to Parent- Teacher Conferences TK-K.  (Dismissal @ 12:00 p.m.)  Preschool classes meet as usual.
  • October 26th  – NO SCHOOL Jr. K – 8th Parent-Teacher Conferences (Friday Preschool classes meet as usual.)
  • November 7th – Open House.  Otis Spunkmeyer cookie orders are due today
  • November 12th  – Veteran’s Day Observation – NO SCHOOL for preschool – K
  • November 16th  – TK-K Thanksgiving Feast
  • November 19th-23rd  – NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Vacation
  • November 20th-21st  – California, Nevada, Hawaii Lutheran Teacher’s Conference
  • November 26th  – School Resumes