Spring Tulips

The tulips by the playgound

The tulips by the playgound

We have been watching the tulips ever since they first poked through the ground at the end of February.  This week they are in full bloom. Some students have picked a plant and claimed the tulips as their own.  Some of the girls have been collecting the fallen petals and are planning to bury them, complete with a funeral and all.  It is great to enjoy God’s creation through the eyes of our students.

First Grade Teachers

Miss Reimers graduated from Concordia College in Seward, Nebraska, and then received a call to be the first grade teacher at St. Peter. She received her Masters Degree from Purdue University, and completed coursework for her Administrator's License through Ball State University. She is also the principal of our school.Her favorite colors are aqua blue, lime green, and yellow. Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13 – “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. Miss Reimers’ special school memory is: “I remember having my picture taken with three other classmates folding the flag we received after writing to our U.S. Senator. The flag flew at the White House. We were in 4th grade and the picture was put in the local paper.”

Mrs. Skibbe attended Concordia College in Ann Arbor, Michigan for her undergraduate work and Purdue North Central to complete her Master’s Degree. She has been teaching at St. Peter since 1991.  She also coordinates the technology program at St. Peter. She and her husband, James, are the Junior High Youth Leaders for the congregation. She has a daughter, Kimberlyn, who is a Junior in high school. Her family is hosting their fourth foreign exchange daughter; they have had one from China, Germany, Norway and currently from Australia.  She enjoys gardening, reading, and bike riding. Her favorite color is blue. She said her favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:28 – “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Mrs. Skibbe's Special School Memory is: “Winning the spelling bee in first grade and then stopping at the store with my teacher to buy ice cream for the rest of the class.”