St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School
"Sharing Christ through Academic Excellence"
September 1, 2017
This Year's Theme: "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever." Hebrews 13:8
School Calendar of Events
Sept. 1- Favorite Jersey Day
Sept. 4- Labor Day NO SCHOOL
Sept. 6- Picture day K-3rd grade & Pre-4's
Sept. 7- Picture day 4th-8th & Pre-3's
Sept. 7- PTL Ice Cream Social in Soest Family Life Center 6:30-8pm
Sept. 12- Parent Drive Day
Sept. 22- Tiger Unity Walk
Sept 29-30 Flatrock Rummage Sale
As of Wednesday August 30th we have a total of $337.66 (67 books) which includes all the chapel offering money as well as the $2 for every shirt ordered. Thanks to all who have already contributed. I'd really like to see us reach the 200 book goal.
PTL Ice Cream Social
One of the big supplies we need are 2 tailgate tents/covers, one for each station along with some walls for them. If you can help in any area, contact Axel Gruen at the school 260-639-0123.
Tiger Unity Walk
- 9:00am to 10:00am 4th through 8th grades walks in two heats of 30 min each
- 10:05 is the whole school photo
- 10:15am to 11:00am K-3rd walks in two heats of 20 min each
- 11:00am lunch
- 11:45 Soest kids bussed back
It should, as always, be a great day. Hopefully weather will cooperate too!
SJE Preparing for Re-Accreditation
The goal is to have the accreditation work and papers complete by March of 2018 and schedule the visiting team to come in April so our accreditation will be renewed in June.
In the meantime this is a great time to see and acknowledge the good work of the school as well as what may yet need some work. This not only includes the academic work of the school and its staff but also includes looking at our campus facilities to see what may need to be done. Please consider serving when asked to help by one of our steering committee members. It is short term vitally important work.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.