St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School

Staff Newsletter

Week of November 5, 2018

"Sharing Christ Through Academic Excellence"

18-19 Theme Verse: "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble" Psalm 46:1

My Schedule

Monday- St John

Tuesday- Emmanuel

Wednesday- St John AM, accreditation @ Bethlehem Ossian PM

Thursday- accreditation @ Bethlehem Ossian

Friday- accreditation @ Bethlehem Ossian

Calendar Items of Note

Nov 6- Get Schooled tour for middle school 10-11am at Concordia HS

Nov 8- Concordia HS JROTC at Flatrock 9am for all K-8 kids.

Nov 9- Concordia Day for 8th grade

Nov 20- School Board meeting @ Flatrock 7pm

Teachers: Please send Special Friends Day Lunch forms to Amy in the office. Thanks

Christmas Party Dates

The school board is in the process of planning the annual Christmas party. There are three potential dates to choose from. Please click here and indicate your preferences by next Friday, November 9th.

Take Note

  • Please note I need to move Nov 7th meeting to Nov 14th. I'm serving on an accreditation visiting team for Bethlehem Ossian Nov 7-9. That meeting could, if it works out, have Marty Bender from FWPD present on Active Shooter.
  • After Flatrock fire inspection I learned that cold weather fire drills can and should be done with an alternate place to go in mind. We also can't miss any or makeup ones we missed. That said, at Flatrock we will be using the gym as the alternate place and practice that this winter. Fire drills will now just be plugged into my calendar for whatever days. I need to make sure they get done and that will help that take place. I will continue to be as aware as you make me of times that a fire drill might interfere with something you're doing.
  • Basketball season starts this week. The calendar for all games is on the school website. (click here). I strongly encourage you to find a home game or two to attend. The kids will think it's awesome. Parents will enjoy the opportunity to connect with you outside the classroom. Makes for great relationship building that is so important.
  • INPEC conference reimbursements will be paid out by EACS on December 4th.

ILEARN & IREAD website with resources for teachers.

ILEARN ELA Performance Task Rubrics Now Available

The five ELA Performance Task rubrics for grades 3-8 are now posted on the ILEARN Sample Items and Scoring page of our website. These rubrics are accompanied by an instructional video intended to help educators understand each rubric. Please contact our office with any questions.

Don't forget to setup your AIR account for ILEARN so you can take required TA test

ILEARN/IREAD Required Training Coming

School personnel planning to administer the ILEARN and/or IREAD-3 assessments this year must first complete the required Test Administrator Certification Course. This online training is approximately 30 minutes in length and will be posted to the Indiana Assessment Portal beginning October 1. Educators may complete the training any time up until the scheduled assessment window for which they will serve as a Test Administrator (TA).


Please let me know when you're done with it so I know all have done it.