St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School
"Sharing Christ through Academic Excellence"
December 1, 2017
School Calendar of Events
Dec 3- 1st Sunday in Advent
Dec 10- 2nd Sunday in Advent
Dec 13- Soest Christmas Service- NOTE New Date
Dec 17- 3rd Sunday in Advent
Dec 19- School Board meeting @ Soest 7pm
Dec 20- Flatrock Christmas Service- NOTE New Date
Dec 20- End of 2nd quarter, NO Early Dismissal
Dec 21-Jan 3- Christmas Break
Dec 24- Christmas Eve
Jan 21- Open House noon to 3pm
School Christmas Services
2nd Quarter Chapel Offering Projects
The Toys for Tots drive continues until Friday Dec. 8th. The boxes at both campuses are starting to fill up, which is very exciting! Keep them coming.
Thank you to all of our SJE families that help us be Jesus' hands and feet in our community.
School Still Looking for Resource Teacher
The school continues to look for a resource teacher. The successful candidate will have had a few years teaching experience in a classroom. Special education background not necessary. This is a part time position at about 29 hours/week with days of the week to be determined in partnership with the principal as well as based on need. If you know of someone, please have them contact Axel Gruen at 260-639-0123 or email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SJE Open House Coming
"School to School" Project
SGO Credits Almost Gone for 2017!
If you do not know what an SGO is, it is a scholarship fund solely dependent on individuals, businesses and farmers who donate to the fund and direct it to the school(s) of their choice. Donors receive a 50% Indiana state income tax credit and if the donation is larger than your tax in a given year, you can roll it over for up to 9 years. This year the tax credits were increased from $9 million to $12.5 million. Last year the money was gone before the end of the calendar year and considering the pace it started at this year, it is likely to be gone even sooner.
There are so many way to give. Make sure you take advantage of your opportunity to receive not only a tax credit but a great feeling that your gift helps students continue to receive a Christian education.
Please tell others about this great opportunity and consider giving yourself. Go to www.lutheransgo,org to find out more and donate to SJE.
The SJE endowment fund has been around for some time. It is finally at a point that the school can begin using it. That means more now than ever before. contributions made to this fund, make a difference. Also, at the beginning of this school year, the Lutheran Foundation ties grant funds the school receives to donations made to our endowment. In other words, every dollar donated to the SJE endowment is, one, matched into our endowment and, second is a dollar available for the school via the day school grant. In the past that amount has averaged $23,000 each school year. The funds were used for technology upgrades as well as any other classroom or school needs.
This grant, and the endowment fund have become very valuable to the school. So, please consider giving to our endowment fund so that the school has money to apply for to be used in an upcoming school year and long term from our endowment fund. If you have any questions about the endowment, please contact Axel Gruen in the school office at 260-639-0123 or email to email@example.com.