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St. John Lutheran School

Mission Statement

St. John Lutheran School exists to nurture children in faith and intellect, equipping them for Christian lives of service.

"So do not fear, for I am with you;

do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you;

I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

Isaiah 41:10

A Slice of “Spiritual Bread” for the Christian Home . . .

. . . “But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

Joshua 24:15

The Word of God before us today is part of Joshua’s final speech to the Children of Israel. He had seen the mighty hand of the LORD’s deliverance time and again. His faith in God shined brightly as he carried out his duties as a faithful, God-appointed leader. Before he closed his eyes in death, Joshua encouraged the people he served to stay away from the temptations of the ungodly nations around them and to worship and serve the true God.

Today, we live in a broken, sinful world. Just like the Children of Israel, we face temptations all around us. May we take to heart the words of Joshua and may his words be ours as we describe our faith and trust in God and His Word today!

Have a wonderful day and may Jesus always keep you in His care!

Blessings in Christ,

Jon Woldt, Principal

Daily Devotions throughout the year:

www.timeofgrace.org & www.wels.net

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Book Orders!

Scholastic Book Clubs are a great way to stock your home library with many great books at great prices! Consider stocking up on some great reads to give out at special occasions like Christmas, Easter, Valentines Day, birthdays, and just for fun! Having children pick out books also means they will be more interested and eager to read them!

You can order online at scholastic.com/readingclub, where you’ll find a wide selection of quality children’s books that are just right for your child’s reading level and interests.

NEW THIS YEAR! When you place an online order of $25 or more, you can pick a free book (up to $5 value) with the code: READS.

PS: Please let Sarah Lofsness know if your order includes a gift for your child, and she will contact you when it arrives, and get it to you on the sly!

First Time Ordering Online?

  • Go to scholastic.com/readingclub
  • Enter one time Class Code. GRXNH
  • Shop and submit your child's book order.
  • Your books will be delivered directly to the classroom.

Orders Due: Wednesday, January 16, at 6 p.

Go to: scholastic.com/readingclub

Class Code - GRXNH

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Mark Your Calendars for “Curriculum Night” at St. John

Wednesday evening, January 16, 6-8 pm (new presentations in various classrooms starting every ½ hour: 6:00, 6:30, 7:00 & 7:30 . . . come when it works for you and see a variety of levels of Christian Education!), will offer a special opportunity for current and prospective parents to visit our classrooms and discuss with our teaching staff how our curriculum is carried out in each class. Feel free to choose a different classroom each session!

This will be a special night to hear about the planning, implementation, and assessment tools we use to carry out our curriculum. The night will provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions and offer suggestions. It will also help ready all of us to spread the news about the spiritual and academic blessings that are found through the ministry of St. John Lutheran School. Look for more information to come!


Join us on January 27 and bring a friend after worship for a look at different missions and ways we use God’s Word and Work at St. John! Each classroom will be set up for you to stop and visit. Listen to various presentations on Bible lessons used in the classroom, VBS, missions supported at St. John, and others! Enjoy snacks and feel free to browse each station!

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Scripps Spelling Bee at St. John!

Our school has the opportunity to compete in the Scripps national spelling bee! In January, students in grades 1-8 will have their individual spelling bees, and two participants from each grade level will advance to our school spelling bee on Wednesday, January 23, at 2:15 PM. Our school champion will advance to the regional spelling bee, with a chance to make it to the Scripps national spelling bee (broadcast on ESPN!).

This is a great opportunity to work on our spelling skills! Students will receive the lists to study from their classroom teachers soon. We hope you can join us to watch our school spelling bee!!


Young Rembrandts classes start Friday!

Do you have a budding artist who needs a creative outlet? Or maybe a child who could use some help with fine motor skills. Young Rembrandts can help!

Sign up here for classes! You can also find pricing information there as well.

Don't delay! Register today!

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“Let’s Build It!” Engineering and "Let's Code It" with Professional Instruction

These exciting STEM/STEAM programs take a hands-on approach to engineering and coding, allowing students to directly engage with basic concepts through a variety of fun and educational activities. Students will improve their problem solving, math, and physics skills – all while engaging in exciting building projects. Engineering is open to grades 1-6, while Coding is open for grades 2-8. Registration information can be found in your child's red folder this week.

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New Mission for January! The Chilenje Project

Our chapel offerings for the second half of the year will be supporting Chilenje Lutheran Church in Chilenje, Zambia.

This is a group of Christians who are struggling to raise money for a church building to worship in. Currently, they hold their church services in a large tent, but they do have plans to build a church and a school. We have the special opportunity to support them with our chapel offerings. Please keep Chilenje Lutheran Church in your prayers, and consider supporting them with a financial gift as they seek to do God’s work in Africa!

School Calendar

What's coming up? Short week for the students!

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