St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School

"Sharing Christ through Academic Excellence"

Week of August 20, 2018

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School Calendar of Events

Aug 20- Magazine Sale kickoff assembly 1pm @ Flatrock (Soest following)

Aug 21- School board meeting @Soest 7pm

Aug 29- Baptismal Remembrance @ Flatrock 7:50AM

Aug 30 Vision screenings

Sept 5- K-3rd and 4 yr old picture day 7:45am

Sept 6- 4th-8th and 3 yr old picture day 7:45am

Sept 7- Favorite Jersey Day

This week we are praying for...

Michael & Lora Alexander, Brynna and Adaleah

Jeff & Nicole Alexander, Gracelynn and Olivia

Volleyball Season Underway Next Week

The girl's volleyball teams have been practicing a lot lately. The actual season gets underway next week. The varsity girls begin play defending their state ILSAA title earned last year. They hope to add another title this year.

Check out and keep up with both volleyball teams by going to the team's calendars on the school website by clicking here.

School Theme T-shirts- Juan 3:16

We will once again be selling school theme t-shirts to benefit kids in Central and South America (via Lutheran Heritage project Juan 3:16) by giving them the book "A Child's Garden of Bible Stories. Books cost $5 each and a portion of the proceeds from the t-shirt sales along with a Thrivent Action team along with any other money we receive will fund this project. Last year we sent almost 100 of these books to children in Papua New Guinea. Can we do more this year? Prayerfully yes! Watch for more info to follow once school starts. Help us spread the good news of Jesus and showing there is a Real. Present. God for these children.

1st Quarter Chapel Offering

This quarter, the school's chapel offering has been designated to go to Mrs. Hines and her husband Stan and the medical bills that are accumulating. Prayerfully give what you are able to assist them with those expenses. Thank you and God Bless!!!

Volunteering at SJE

The Volunteer Scholarship provides a maximum award of $400 per student. Your family may apply for a Volunteer Scholarship for each child in kindergarten through eighth grade to further reduce your final tuition balance. The accumulation of hours begin during the 18-19 school year and are awarded during the 19-20 school year. To qualify for a Volunteer Scholarship, you need to:

  1. Volunteer a minimum of five (5) hours per child.

  2. Complete the required volunteer hours during the previous school year (June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019) to fulfill the requirements of this scholarship and not for another school purpose (i.e. class trip fundraisers). These hours will count for and be awarded the following school year.

Hours volunteered will be tracked in Renweb and can be seen on your Parentweb page in the service hours section.

Please go to the SJE website click here (or below) to find out more and look at the list of possible opportunities where you can volunteer. This list is not an all inclusive list, merely a starting point.

I pray that many volunteer to make SJE an even stronger school community where anything is possible.

SJE Community Pasta Dinner

We are super excited to announce our first community event for SJE. On October 12th in Flatrock gym we are offering a community pasta dinner at no cost.

Note: We are looking for a parent willing to chair (great volunteer hours opportunity)this event and find, recruit and organize other parents(also good volunteer hours) to help make this event a success. Faculty will be serving at the event. This is a great opportunity to get some volunteer hours. We are also looking for donated desserts for the dinner. We are offering 1 volunteer hour for every parent that donates a dessert.

We are applying for two Thrivent Action teams, one to pay for marketing and the other to help pay for the food.

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

Concordia High School Musical Auditions Coming

We are VERY excited to be able to produce another middle school musical, High School Musical, Jr., and we would be excited to have your son or daughter audition for the show. We are looking for students who are currently in 6th, 7th or 8th grade. Auditions will take place on Sunday, September 9 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. To receive an audition packet and get more information about the auditions and the show itself, please contact Chris Murphy, Drama Director at Concordia High School, at Thank you!

The Lutheran SGO for SJE

It's that time again to have a conversation about our SGO. We have many families that have filled out applications requesting funds to assist with their school tuition. This is a great way to help them. It allows the donor to donate funds to the SGO and receive a 50% Indiana state tax credit. If your donation is large enough, you can carry it over up to 8 tax years. Our need this year as of now is $19,500.00. Please consider giving. There are so many ways to do so and more are coming in early 2019. Please visit the website for more info.

Little Free Libraries Coming to SJE

I am super excited to announce that coming to each SJE campus are Little Free Libraries. Mike Cress, a school parent is building them. Once they are done, Jaime Hardy will customize them (school colors, logo name on them). I am thankful for families stepping up to make this happen. Here is a link (click here) to their website if you want to learn more. As soon as they are done and placed, I'll initiate a PR campaign to let the community know they are here.

Eventually I would like to "plant" more in the community as could be supported. I understand that Monroeville has two and supposedly one coming to Hoagland. Hoagland is where I would like to plant one if there is not one going there. It's all about promoting literacy in the communities we serve. It's what schools should be doing and this is a great way to do it.

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