St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School

"Sharing Christ through Academic Excellence"

Week of September 24, 2018

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School Calendar of Events

Sept 26- Baptismal Remebrance @ Flatrock 7:50am

Sept 28- Tiger Unity Walk 9-11am with lunch following

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

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

This week we are praying for...

David & Tracye Cashdollar & Chase

Dean & Crystal Castleman, Isaiah and Josh

Pastor & Mrs. Christian

New Parent-Teacher Conference Sign Up Option Coming

Parent-Teacher conferences are only about 4 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 with 3 or more kids, I would 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/or appreciate this new process of scheduling your parent-teacher conferences.

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Tiger Unity Walk Lunch Orders

A week or so ago a lunch order form was sent home to give you an opportunity to have lunch with your child on the day of the Unity Walk. This form only applies to adult lunches. Your student can still order his/her lunch as normal.

The Unity Walk is next Friday and in order to plan lunch accordingly, all lunch orders and money are due on Monday September 24th. Thank you!

Unity Walk Schedule Adjustment Made

The faculty made a change to the schedule and groups in terms of which kids will run at what time. The groups are now a mixed group of K-8 kids. Otherwise, there are no changes. Please see the change below:

9:00- Group Photo of all students

9:15- 9:45-Group 1 walk, Group 2 watch, Group 3 play

9:50- 10:20- Group 1 watch, Group 2 play, Group 3 walk

10:25- 10:55- Group 1 play, Group 2 walk, Group 3 watch

11:00- Lunch

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. The first game is Friday, October 5th at 6pm. Go Tigers!!!

Cheerleading Info

On September 27th at 5:30pm in the Flatrock gym there will be an informational meeting and informal cheerleading practice. Any 7th-8th grade girls that are interested are encouraged to attend.

The team will be led by Nicola Henning and SJE Alum Lilly Buuck with Liesl Henning supervising. See you there!

Magazine Sale Wrap Up

Thank you for all the orders of magazines, tumblers, snacks, and gifts!

SJE has wrapped up the Great American Fundraiser and the winning classrooms were the 8th grade at the St. John campus and the 2nd grade at the Emmanuel campus. The prize drawing will take place at the Unity Walk on Friday.

The 8th and 2nd grade students celebrated with ice cream parties in the past week. For anyone that missed ordering and is still interested, please go to and use our school code 2704948. This is available for the entire school year. We have received over 290 orders! Thanks again!

2019 Save Around Coupon Books & Pies

The coupon books are in! The SJE 8th grade is selling the 2019 coupon books to help with their Washington DC trip expenses. SAVE AROUND is a great way to save at restaurants, stores, and even entertainment and recreational places. The books are $25.00 which includes the Save Around Mobile App allowing to save easily from your smart phone. If you are interested, the books are available in the St. John school office or our 8th graders will have the books between Sunday church services. Thank you from our 8th grade students: Jackson Bearman, Claire Bickel, Gabe Hetler, Howard Kaiser, Eli Niemeyer, Ellen Scott, Alyson Stinson, and Kate Zellers.

Also this fall, the SJE 8th graders are excited to offer Wick’s Pies! Wicks- located in Winchester, Indiana -started in the baking business in 1944. The pies are $10.00 each and 7 types are available. Orders are due by October 25th with delivery on Monday, November 19th – in time for Thanksgiving. Just thaw, warm and serve!

Volunteering at SJE

***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.***

SJE Community Pasta Dinner

Our first community event for SJE, a free pasta dinner, is coming up October 12th in the Flatrock gym.

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:

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

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.