St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School

"Sharing Christ through Academic Excellence"

November 1, 2017

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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

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Thank you!

Thank You to all those who purchased the 2018 Save Around Coupon Books from our SJE 8th grade class. We sold 100 books for our Washington DC trip fundraiser!

Anyone Need Some Rise n Roll??

RISE’N ROLL BAKERY - Exciting news for anyone who has sampled Rise’n Roll before or has been waiting to! The SJE 8th graders are taking orders for donuts, apple fritters, cinnamon rolls, cookies, pies, granolas, muffins and more. Orders will be accepted until mid-November with the delivery date set for Monday, December 4th. This great fall fundraiser is to help with the Washington DC trip expenses. Thank you for your support from the SJE 8th grade students: Ella Bickel, Caleb Castleman, Sydney Chappell, Matthias Feeman, Jara Hockemeyer, Damon LaRue, Bryson Meyers, Evan Niemeyer, Allie Richman, Carley Rodenbeck, Caleb Rohrbach, Will Rohrbach, Seth Roop, Ryan Sebring and Lleyton Simmons.

2nd Quarter Chapel Offering Projects

Our 2nd quarter chapel offerings are our annual food and toy drive. Both begin November 1st. We will be partnering with Stoops once again, who have helped both of these drives to be very successful in past years. The food will be going to St Mark's Lutheran Food Bank in Monroveille and St Joe Hessen Cassell's food bank. The toys will once again go to Toys for Tots.

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

On Tuesday October 26th 14 students (6th grade-Jacob Roy, Logan Stoll, Jessica Rohrbach, Josh Castleman. 7th grade- Eli Niemeyer, Ellen Scott, Claire Bickel. 8th grade-Evan Niemeyer, Wil Rohrbach, Seth Roop, Jara Hockemeyer, Ella Bickel, Sydney Chappell, Caleb Castleman) participated in the annual Math/Science Adventure competition held at Concordia Lutheran High School under the direction of 7th grade teacher, Mr. Koch. SJE was one of 9 schools to participate in this annual event.

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

We are excited to announce that the school has hired Amy Schlaudroff as our new bookkeeper! She brings great experience to the position and I really enjoy working with her. She has been working to get all the financials up to date and should be caught up shortly.

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

"School to School" Project

SJE has chosen to adopt Memorial Lutheran School in Houston Texas as part of the LCMS School to School project. This has significance as this is the school our 5th grade teacher Mrs. Muehl's daughter teaches at. Look for a special offering project at the end of January for National Lutheran Schools Week.
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Special Friends' Day Coming!

Special Friends' Day is just around the corner. This year it will all be held at the Flatrock campus starting with Baptismal Remembrance chapel at 7:50. We are finalizing the schedule and details tomorrow afternoon. Once done, it will be sent home later this week (Monday for Soest families). It will explain in more detail the schedule for the day as well as allow adults to order a lunch for that day and let teachers know if their children will be leaving early that afternoon.

SGO Donations

This year our SGO donations are off to a great start! The school's need this year is about $18,000, of which we already have over $12,000. We have over 30 students who benefit from this scholarship annually.

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.

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