NEW PALESTINE — Zion Lutheran School recently hosted a variety of events for its students and families leading up to fall break, including:

  • A hot dog roast
  • Donuts with dad
  • Dad and me

The children and their dad or other special guest were invited to wear their favorite sports team gear, and head to the school for some special fun.

Inside and outside they played a variety of games together. Outside, everyone had fun roasting hot dogs, building and eating s’mores, decorating pumpkins, and going on hayrides. Earlier, the preschoolers had painted pictures of their fathers doing a favorite thing they liked to do, and helped complete a one page biography and picture of their dads, as well.

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  • Grandparents’ day

Students at Zion Lutheran School in New Palestine recently got to take some very special guests to school with them. Grandparents or other “grand” people in the students’ lives joined the students for a lovely day! A luncheon started the special day off, followed by a warm welcome for grandparents from Kristie Sombke in the church sanctuary, as the students enjoyed some recess time.

Students then joined their grandparents in the sanctuary for chapel. All three school choirs performed one song each, and hand bells also shared a piece. Pastor Jason Taylor was visited by a puppet named Chester to share a fun but meaningful message with everyone.

  • Outdoor education program

Sixth-grade students from Zion Lutheran School immersed themselves in science during the Outdoor Education program at Camp Lakeview in Seymour, Indiana recently. This is an annual two-day field trip for Zion, and the new sixth-graders look forward to it every year!

During their time there, the students were able to observe how living things interact and depend on each other, go on a nature hike to discover and identify plant and animal life, talk about all they had observed, read Bible passages pertaining to all they had seen, and participate in a campfire devotion.