Zion Lutheran School

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Zion's Parent Teacher League is a group of parents and teachers who collaboratively build closer relationships between Zion families by providing opportunities for fellowship. Zion parents automatically become PTL members upon enrollment of their student(s). PTL offers many opportunities and levels of involvement from volunteering to becoming a board member. Children get excited to see their parents invested and grow to model that behavior as compassionate members of society.

Parent Teacher League

PTL is a link between parents and teachers which strengthens relationships between home and school and enables both home and school to help children grow as Christians.  Family events, such as the Game Nights, Snowman Shoppe, the All Family Dance, and others are planned to provide an opportunity for whole families to enjoy fun-filled activities with their fellow Christians from the larger "family" of Zion Lutheran School.

Zion Lutheran School's PTL also manages Zion's Family Partnership program.  The program is designed to help parents find ways to volunteer in various capacities that best suit their personal talents and schedule.  Many opportunities (listed below) can be completed at home, outside of school hours, or during evening and weekends.  Extended family, friends, and neighbors can assist parents in meeting the Family Partnership annual goal.  Partnership annual expected goals (June 1-May 15) per family are:

(Hours are by family, regardless of the number of total students, 15 hours maximum per family.)

  • Half & Full Day Kindergarten - 8th Grade Families - Complete 15 Partnership Hours
  • 4- Year Old Preschool - Complete 5 Partnership Hours
  • 3-Year Old Preschool - No Partnership Hours required

Partnership hours are tracked and updates sent home each quarter with the student report cards.  As of May 15 each year, any unfulfilled Family Partnership hours will be assessed a $10/hour fee which will be used to support the school and its activities.  This program's goal is to strengthen the community relationship between parents, teachers, and students, so it is strongly encouraged that families volunteer their time rather than contribute money to fulfill their Family Partnership obligation. 

Zion Lutheran School is a religious institution and therefore, doesn't receive any state or federal funding for academics.  Zion Lutheran Church subsidizes a significant portion of every student's tuition.  The school is supported only by the church, tuition, volunteer support labor, and fundraisers by the PTL and the school.  Thank you for your support-we couldn't do it without you!

To contact any member of the current PTL executive board, please call Zion's school office at 708-946-2272.

Here is a list of suggestions for meeting Partnership Hours.  Don't see anything that fits your schedule or skills?  Come up with your own ideas to support your school family or watch the school newsletter for other exciting ways.  Remember: If the activity benefits the school community (more than just your child or family), it counts!

Parent/Teacher League (PTL)

  • Attend PTL meetings (about 10/year; after-school and/or evenings)
  • Serve as an Officer or Event Chair
  • Set-Up/Clean-Up at a PTL-sponsored event (Craft Fair; Grandparents Day; Ice Cream Socials; Snowman Shoppe; Book Fair; Program Refreshments; Game Night)


  • Work sports concessions
  • Sell tickets during games
  • Coach a sport (practices and games count for hours!)

School Office

  • Health Records Coordinator
  • Mailings

Classroom Help

  • Filing
  • Bulletin Boards
  • Individual Teacher Help (cutting out, copying packets, ask teacher  for specific examples)
  • Field Trip Chaperone
  • Tutoring

Classroom Parent Volunteer

  • Plan/Shop for Class Parties
  • Assist/Bake for Class Parties


  • Taking pictures at school events

Dinner Auction

  • Serve/Assist Auction Committee
  • Buy Tickets (2 hrs credit per ticket, max of 8 hrs per family)

Food Program

  • Hot Lunch (sign up for any day)
  • Market Day (monthly opportunity)
  • 4th of July Food booth

Library Helper

Rewards Program Coordinators

  • Box Tops for Education
  • Labels for Education/Tyson

Zion F.I.T

  • School Improvement Projects
  • Summer Interior/Exterior Work
  • Lawn Maintenance


  • Transport students from school to Beecher Manor
  • Supervise students during activity

School Promotion Activities

  • Spirit Wear Coordinator
  • Parade Walker/Float Helper

Fundraisers (specific limits will be listed in school newsletter)

  • Transportation Sale

Beecher Community Billboard
        'Letter' Changer

Church Activities at Zion, Beecher

  • VBS Volunteer
  • Board of Christian Day School Committee Member

Bonus Surprise Opportunities Offered

Submit partnership hours in ½ hour increments via paper form
found in school office, or download here: P. T. L. Partnership Hour Form
Send a quick email with student name, event, worker name and total hours to