St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School

"Sharing Christ through Academic Excellence"

Week of September 10, 2018

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School Calendar of Events

Sept 11- Staff PD Day- E-Learning implemented

Sept 12- PTL Ice Cream Social 6:30-pm @ Soest

Sept 14- School Theme t-shirt orders due

Sept 18- School Board meeting 7pm @ Flatrock

Sept 28- Tiger Unity Walk

This week we are praying for...

Chris and Lori Buuck, Nathan and Isabelle

Jeff and Christy Buuck, Elizabeth, Tommy and Olivia

Note From Mary Hines

“I don’t know where to begin to thank my SJE family for the support you have given to Stan and me. I had been praying that He bring glory out of Stan’s Illness. Our Lord has been answering that prayer through the Body of Christ coming together to help in times of need. You have shown us what genuine Christian Love is. I thank you so much for your prayers, help, listening ears, visits, cards, and financial assistance. Mary Hines”

1st Quarter Chapel Offering

This quarter, the school's chapel offering has been designated to go to Mrs. Hines for the medical bills that are accumulating. Prayerfully give what you are able to assist them with those expenses. As of this newsletter we have received a little over $700 in chapel money thanks to your generosity and care for Mrs. Hines.

There is also a GoFundMe link setup for those unable to send money for chapel. Here is that link:

Thank you and God Bless!!!

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School Theme T-shirts- Juan 3:16

We are once again selling school theme t-shirts to benefit kids in Central and South America (via Lutheran Heritage project Juan 3:16) by giving them the book "A Child's Garden of Bible Stories. Books cost $5 each and a portion of the proceeds from the t-shirt sales along with a Thrivent Action team along with any other money we receive will fund this project. Last year we sent almost 100 of these books to children in Papua New Guinea. Can we do more this year? Prayerfully yes!

Deadline to order is Friday Sept 14th.

We will bill you through FACTS. Please do not send in money for t-shirts.

Here is the link to order t-shirts:

Help us spread the good news of Jesus and showing there is a Real. Present. God for these children.

SJE Community Pasta Dinner

We are super excited to announce our first community event for SJE. On October 12th in Flatrock gym we are offering a community pasta dinner at no cost.

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:

If folks are unable to use the link or don't have internet access, please have them call the school office and we will put them on the list.

As you see this event on social media, please share, forward or whatever necessary to get news out about this event to the community.

Volunteering at SJE

The Volunteer Scholarship provides a maximum award of $400 per student. Your family may apply for a Volunteer Scholarship for each child in kindergarten through eighth grade to further reduce your final tuition balance. The accumulation of hours begin during the 18-19 school year and are awarded during the 19-20 school year. To qualify for a Volunteer Scholarship, you need to:

  1. Volunteer a minimum of five (5) hours per child.

  2. Complete the required volunteer hours during the previous school year (June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019) to fulfill the requirements of this scholarship and not for another school purpose (i.e. class trip fundraisers). These hours will count for and be awarded the following school year.

Hours volunteered will be tracked in Renweb and can be seen on your Parentweb page in the service hours section.

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

Please go to the SJE website click here (or below) to find out more and look at the list of possible opportunities where you can volunteer. This list is not an all inclusive list, merely a starting point.

I pray that many volunteer to make SJE an even stronger school community where anything is possible.

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. 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.

SJE Endowment

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