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Pre-K Blog

Meet Mrs. Malecki

Mrs. Joyce Malecki is our Preschool teacher. She attended Purdue University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree for Elementary Education Grades 1 thru 6, Non-departmentalized Gr. 7 & 8, and Endorsements in Kindergarten & Reading.  Mrs. Malecki and her husband have four grown children and seven grandchildren.
Mrs. Malecki likes to garden, work in her kitchen, read, bike ride, and spend time with her grand kids. Her favorite color is purple. Her favorite Bible verse is, “The Lord is my Shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.” Psalm 23:1
Mrs. Malecki’s special school memory is: ” I always knew I wanted to be a teacher.  As a senior in high school, I cadet taught at a local elementary school in the afternoon.  I loved doing that.  It confirmed in my mind that I wanted to be a teacher and teach children to learn as much as possible!”

Witness Always — Daily Investigations

During Lutheran Schools’ Week, we will be focusing on people WITNESSed the events of Holy Week.  The things they saw and heard changed their lives forever.  After watching the Investigation video, students will watch throughout the day to see who they WITNESS demonstrating the same trait as the Investigation Witness of the Day.  Students will write or draw about that WITNESS at the end of each day.

Click to watch Daily Investigation #1 .

Click to watch Daily Investigation #2.

Click to watch Daily Investigation #3.

Click to watch Daily Investigation #4.

Click to watch Daily Investigation #5.

Songs of Encouragement


 Click  “Fear Not! For I Am With You!” to watch the song performed by the whole school.                                                                          

Click “Trading My Sorrows” to watch the song performed by the 7th and 8th graders.                                                  


On Sunday, November 17th, the lives of many were changed forever because of the devastating tornadoes that struck Illinois and Indiana.  One congregation that was affected was St. John Lutheran Church in New Minden, Illinois.  This is the home congregation of our 7th and 8th grade teacher.  Students at St. Peter Lutheran School made encouragement cards and have been praying those affected by the storms.                                                                                                                                                 

On the day before Thanksgiving, students gathered together to sing “Fear Not!” as a message of encouragement to the people of St. John.  May the words of the song also encourage anyone experiencing a storm in life to remember that God is always with you.                                                                                                                              


The song is based on the words of Isaiah 43:1-2 —— “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are Mine.  When you pass through the waters; I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.  When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”                                                                                                                                                                    


The 7th and 8th graders also shared the song “Trading My Sorrows”  which encourages all to remember that the joy of the Lord uplifts us in our times of struggles.  








Meet Mrs. Ransom

Mrs. Ransom attended Ancilla College and has C.D.A Credential in Early Childhood.  She and her husband, Stephen, have two daughters and five granddaughters   They also have a dog named Hannah.  She enjoys flower gardening, visiting her grandchildren, and reading. Mrs. Ransom’s favorite color is, “All the colors of the rainbow!” Her favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 64:8 — But now, Lord, You are out Father.  We the clay, and you are the potter, and all of us are the work of Your hands. Mrs. Ransom’ s Special School Memory is, “The second and third grade teacher lived next to our house.  During the summer I could call her Grandma Childers.  But during school time, she was Mrs. Childers. She made really good cookies.”