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  1. Luther Memorial Outreach Opportunities for Prince of Peace Lutheran

  2. About LMS Our Mission Our Kids Luther Memorial School provides an excellent, Christ-centered education in a structured environment that nurtures and challenges students to achieve their highest God-given potential in partnership with home and community.

  3. Academics "College Prep for this Life and Eternity Prep for the Next". • Our curriculum includes the core subjects of reading, writing, spelling, handwriting, English, mathematics, science, social studies, and health. We also offer art, PE, music, French or Spanish, and computers. We teach to the state standards and currently offer Preschool-Grade 7 instruction.

  4. Academics • Students consistently score above their urban (and many times suburban) peers on standardized assessments. (Terra Nova Test- also used by Messiah) • Students who are behind academically have opportunities to attend tutoring during the day or after school.

  5. Religious Instruction • Religion is taught as a subject and infused throughout the curriculum. • Chapel services are every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. • Morning Meetings allow students to meet and pray together before classes begin every day.

  6. The Arts are Academic! • As an arts focused school every child participates in music, drama, and foreign language classes. • For additional fees, students can participate in private instrumental music lessons (violin, guitar and drums) and/or dance classes after school. • Donor support to expand the instrumental music program will lead to the LMS Orchestra by the end of the year.

  7. Athletics • Students may participate in Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Track and Golf with area Lutheran Elementary Schools. • Gymnastics are offered after school for additional fees.

  8. Outreach Ministry • Many LMS families are beginning to attend Saturday evening services at St. Luke. • Trinity summer tutoring program serves 60 students and leads to 7 families enrolling at LMS. • Partnerships with suburban congregations bring urban and suburban youth and families together. • Expanding Pre-K and School Age Care Options

  9. The Business Side of Education • Operating expenses for LMS are $475,000 annually. • Enrollment is at 70 and it costs $6,785 to educate each child. • Vouchers bring $3,000 per child. ($210,000) • Families pay $350 per child. ($24,500) • Apportionments, State Funds and LCMS Support $55,350 • $189,110 is needed this year from 3rd source funding to cover operating expenses. • Last year enrollment was at 51 and $100,000 was raised to meet budget.

  10. What Can Prince of PeaceDo? • Pray for and with our children. • Chapel is every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.—Please come and join us! • Come to a Morning Meeting at 8:40 (any day except Wednesday) and take a tour of the school.

  11. Tutor and Mentor a Child • Reading – 10:00 - 11:30 M-F • Math – 1:00 – 2:00 M-F • Special needs students need tests read to them individually. • Thursday evening tutoring from 6:30-7:30 pm

  12. Office and Teacher Assistance • Answer phones on Monday afternoon 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. • Run copies for teachers • Grade papers (not tests)

  13. Building Pride • Purchase and install cork strips in hallways and classrooms so student work is displayed throughout the building. • Help update bulletin boards • Take photos of students and frame for the hallways • Minor repairs and updates

  14. Health and Medical • Lead and/or participate on a team to bring medical care on site to LMS at least twice a month.

  15. Financial Support • Adopt a Student for full or partial tuition • Sponsor music, dance or gymnastics lessons for a child who is not participating due to finances • Contribute to the Annual Fund

  16. Thank You!!