St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School
"Sharing Christ through Academic Excellence"
November 1, 2017
School Calendar of Events
Nov 3 - All School Skate at Bell's
Nov 5- Fall Back time change
Nov 9- Concordia HS JROTC
Nov 10- Concordia Day for 8th graders
Nov 11- Veteran's Day
Nov 21- School board meeting at Flatrock 7pm
Nov 21- Bap Remembrance chapel & Special Friends Day
Nov 22-26 Thanksgiving Break
Nov 29- Regular chapel
Anyone Need Some Rise n Roll??
2nd Quarter Chapel Offering Projects
Last year we gathered approximately 1500 pounds of food. It would be awesome to get to 2000 pounds this year. Your generosity each year makes such an impact in our community and I love the fact that we can be Jesus' hands and feet.
2017 Math/Science Adventure
Students participated in the following events: Build It Again where Eli and Logan took 2nd place, Coding in Java where Wil and Jara took 4th place, Humpty Dumpty in which Evan took 2nd place and the Microscope Challenge which Jacob took 2nd place in. We also had participants in the Amazing Race. Ella, Sydney and Jara took 4th place in that event. In the Quiz Bowl, SJE-B (Josh, Evan and Logan) took 3rd place.
School Hires Bookkeeper. Still Looking for Resource Teacher
In the meantime, the school is still looking for a resource teacher. The successful candidate will have had a few years teaching experience in a classroom. Special education background not necessary. This is a part time position at about 29 hours/week with days of the week to be determined in partnership with the principal as well as based on need. If you know of someone, please have them contact Axel Gruen at 260-639-0123 or email resume to email@example.com.
"School to School" Project
Special Friends' Day Coming!
If you do not know what an SGO is, it is a scholarship fund solely dependent on individuals, businesses and farmers who donate to the fund and direct it to the school(s) of their choice. Donors receive a 50% Indiana state income tax credit and if the donation is larger than your tax in a given year, you can roll it over for up to 9 years. This year the tax credits were increased from $9 million to $12.5 million. Last year the money was gone before the end of the calendar year and considering the pace it started at this year, it is likely to be gone even sooner.
There are so many way to give. Make sure you take advantage of your opportunity to receive not only a tax credit but a great feeling that your gift helps students continue to receive a Christian education.
Please tell others about this great opportunity and consider giving yourself. Go to www.lutheransgo,org to find out more and donate to SJE.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.