St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School

"Sharing Christ through Academic Excellence"

Week of October 1, 2018

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School Calendar of Events

Oct 3- Picture Retakes-Soest @ 7:45am

Oct 4- Picture Retakes- Flatrock @ 7:45am

Oct 5-7- Varsity state volleyball tournament in Indy

Oct 9- 4th Grade Recorder concert

Oct 11- End of 1st quarter

Oct 12- SJE Community Pasta Dinner in the Flatrock gym

Oct 15- Deadline to schedule your parent-teacher conference

Oct 17-18 Parent-Teacher conferences

Oct 18-19 Soest Rummage Sale

Oct 19-20 Flatrock Rummage Sale


This week we are praying for...

Jason & Heidi Clear, Brody and Makenzie

Bart & Lindsay Comer and Lia

Mike & Jill Cress, Dylan, Morgan and Lucas

New Parent-Teacher Conference Sign Up Option Coming Monday

Parent-Teacher conferences are only about two and a half weeks away now. SJE has decided to move away from the old method of paper/pencil conference sign up and put the control in your hands. On Monday, Oct 1st you will receive an email with a link to select your conference date and times via Sign Up Genius. This year, for the first time, middle school families will have the opportunity, should they desire to do so, to schedule a time slot for their child's other teachers as well.

If you are a family of 3 or 4, I very strongly encourage you to sign up for your spots on the first day it comes out (Oct 1st). Sign up will close on Monday, Oct 15th. If you have not signed up by then you'll need to contact your child's teacher.

We all understand that this is something new and expect there to be minor glitches. We have worked hard to anticipate as many of them as possible and incorporate them into this sign-up process. We hope that you like and/appreciate this new process of scheduling your parent-teacher conferences.

Varsity Girls invited to State Volleyball Tournament

Our varsity girls volleyball team has gone undefeated again this year and qualified for the state tournament in Indy the weekend of Oct 5th-7th to defend their state title they won last year. Go Tigers!!!

Do You Like Coffee?

A "Concordia Coffee Chat" will take place at St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School following morning drop off at 7:40 a.m. on Friday, October 12th in the flex room. This event is for any parent to attend no matter what grade your student is in. We will cover information on financial aid & scholarships, application process, and timeline and then Q & A.

Attention 8th grade parents: The Priority Deadline is December 14th this year so that if families apply by this date, we will be able to send them their financial aid package by mid-February. We will still accept apps after Dec 14th, but they might not get their financial aid package until April. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you cannot attend, please feel free to schedule an appointment with Dawn Schuller, Director of Admissions & Retention at 260-483-1102 ext. 298. We will also be holding Discover Concordia Night on Wednesday, November 14thfrom 6:30-8:00 p.m.

SJE Tiger Unity Walk Fun and Successful!!

The Unity Walk was held this morning. Turned out to be a great weather morning for it. The teachers and student all had a great time. Thank you very much to Kellie Hartman and all of her volunteers for another successful Unity Walk.
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Volunteering at SJE

**Please note that your volunteer hours this year (18-19) will reduce or eliminate up to $400 of the tuition increase/student set for the 19-20 school year.***

SJE Community Pasta Dinner

Our first community event for SJE is coming up quickly. On October 12th in Flatrock gym we are hosting a free community pasta dinner. Thank you to all who have volunteered to help make this event possible.

Here is a link to make your "reservation" for the dinner. This helps us immensely so we can better gauge how much food to prepare. Please take a moment to make your "reservation" and share with others so they can do the same. Here is the link:

School Cancelled Make Up Day

Since school was cancelled Friday, Sept 14th, the day that will be used to make up this day will be Friday, December 21st. As a faculty, we felt this was the best day possible knowing that there is a possibility of a tough winter and preserving the winter dates for that. We hope that with this much notice, you are able to plan accordingly.

Basketball Practices Starting

Basketball season officially begins next week. Practices are being added online. They can be accessed in two places, on Tandcal at or on the school website on the calendar page.

Physicals must be on file before practices begin next week.

The Lutheran SGO for SJE

It's that time again to have a conversation about our SGO. We have many families that have filled out applications requesting funds to assist with their school tuition. This is a great way to help them. It allows the donor to donate funds to the SGO and receive a 50% Indiana state tax credit. If your donation is large enough, you can carry it over up to 8 tax years. Our need this year as of now is $19,500.00, of which we already have $2000.00. Please consider giving. There are so many ways to do so and more are coming in early 2019. Please visit the website for more info.