St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School

"Sharing Christ through Academic Excellence"

Week of December 3, 2018

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School Calendar of Events

Dec 12- Soest Christmas service 7pm

Dec 16- Young Family Movie Night - Soest @ 5:00pm

Dec 18- School Board meeting 7pm @ Soest

Dec 19- Baptismal Remembrance chapel 7:50am @ Flatrock

Dec 19- Flatrock Christmas service 7pm

Dec 21- Makeup Day- SCHOOL IN SESSION

Feb 15- Makeup Day via E-Learning

This week we are praying for...

Cory/Emily Hissong, Quinn and Elise

DJ/Kellie Hockemeyer & Aiden

Jim/Amy Hockemeyer & Ella

Hanna Hoffbeck- Soest Deaconess intern

December Hot Lunch Menu

Body Safety Session for All K-8 Students

As of this school year, all schools, including non-public schools, per the IDOE, are required to deliver a child abuse (body safety) session for all K-8th grade students by December 15th of every year. Faculty and staff are required the same thing every two years.

I have been waiting for Cross Connections to put together their curriculum for this session before I offer it because I want the kids to hear it from a uniquely Lutheran perspective that Cross Connections is able to do.

The session is scheduled for Tuesday, December 4th. Appropriate grade levels will be combined and presented with age-appropriate information regarding this topic in about a 30 minute time frame. I have copies of what will be taught that day to make available for you if you want it. Below is the video K-5 will see, a poster resource and Final Quiz for 6th-8th grade. Here is a link to the curriculum

If you have questions or concerns or want your child to opt out, please contact me prior to Tuesday, December 4th.

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FACTS/Renweb Parentweb

FACTS/Renweb has made a significant update to the ParentWeb pages and how you access them. They have added mobile access without the use of the Renweb app that is currently costing you $4 a year. Eventually, there will no longer be an app for FACTS.

Moving forward you will be able to access the new Parentweb page (renamed to FACTS Family Online) by going to your mobile device's web browser and typing in and logging in that way. You can still access it on a PC or laptop by going to the same URL address from above. Some mobile devices allow you to add an icon to the device's home page, which may be a good replacement for the app and help you access it faster.

I hope you like the new Parentweb page. We have previewed it and there are some better things on it now. Amy in the office and I will do our best to help you through this update.

Volunteering at SJE

Please note the info in bold below and see where you might be able to help/volunteer. If you have not yet volunteered this year, please consider doing so.

**Please note that your volunteer hours this year (18-19) will reduce or eliminate up to $400 of the tuition increase/student set for the 19-20 school year.***

Hitting Clinic Being Offered Again

Mindy Buuck is hosting a baseball/softball hitting clinic for boys and girls grades k-3 on Sunday Dec 9th from 1:30-3:00 at the Flatrock gym. Cost is $30 per participant. Maximum of 10 participants. Proceeds will be shared with SJE athletic department. Please contact Mindy Buuck via text or phone call at (260)701-2188 to reserve a spot or for any additional questions.

Tiger Gear Orders

We are finally taking orders for tiger gear for Christmas. The order form is below and was sent home with the oldest child. Deadline for money and orders for Christmas is Monday, December 10th.

SJE Make Up Day

As of November 15th, SJE has its second day to be made up due to the weather closure. I have looked at the calendar and we will make up November 15th on February 15th. That day will be a planned e-learning makeup day.

February 18th (President's Day)is the only other makeup day we have available to make up a snow day this year. If we do need to use Feb 18th, it will be a parent drive day with school in session. After that, the rest of the days will be added to the end of the school year in May.

Toy Drive Ends This Week!

Our annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive ends this Friday, December 7th! Please consider donating a new toy for a child.

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, of which we already have $2000.00. 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.