Eagle Express

October 9, 2019

Mission Statement

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


“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,

and I will give you rest."

Matthew 11:28

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

1 Give thanks to the Lord.
Proclaim his name.
Make his deeds known among the peoples.
2 Sing to him, make music to him.
Meditate on all his wonders.
3 Take pride in his holy name.
Let the heart of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

Psalm 105: 1-3


What would your “Thanksgiving List” look like today? I am not talking about the list you may take to the store to get the items for a wonderful family meal on Thanksgiving Day. I am asking what your list ~ together with your loved ones ~ of “Thanks” would include.


The words of the Psalmist offer you and me a timely reminder. As we think about the blessings ~ and there are many ~ of our gracious Lord; we have a special opportunity before us. That special chance is to offer thanks and praise to our God in various ways!


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

Blessings in Christ,


Jon Woldt, Principal

Parent Teacher Participation Meeting!

Join your fellow PTP members at our monthly meeting TODAY, October 9 from 3:45-5:00pm in the 3-5th Grade Classroom. PPP hours and childcare available for those who attend!

“Welcome Home” Sunday, October 20!

Please consider joining our St. John family on Sunday, October 20, for our worship service at 9 am. We are only having one service this weekend. Our “Welcome Home” event, we pray, will give a special opportunity for members of our St. John family to connect. After the service, we will have a special time of fellowship that will include an “ice cream social.” Please join us!

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Book Fair! Mark your calendars!

Remember how much you LOVED the book fair? Make new memories with your child at the book fair October 14 through October 23. The book fair will be open before and after school, after services on Sundays, and during both Entertainment Night and Grandparent's Day!


New this year, Scholastic is offering eWallet giving parents the ability to create a secure account with a pre-authorized amount of money for students to shop the book fair cash-free. You create and access an eWallet account via our Scholastic Book Fair webpage, and view all the other features. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/stjohnlutheranschool23

Interested in volunteering to staff the book fair? Email Kristen Wick at jnkwick@hotmail.com

Help with Book Fair set up, and earn PPP hours!

Book Fair setup will begin immediately after school this Friday. Any volunteers to assist would be greatly appreciated. PPP hours available! Contact Kristen Wick at jnkwick@hotmail.com or (361)876-1216 with any questions.

Robotics Here at St. John!

St. John is working with Shoreland High School and the REC Foundation to enter the world of robotics competition. We will be establishing one to two teams (depending on interest, coaches/volunteers) of students in grades 4-8.


We do need help to make the most of this program. We are looking for coaches (volunteers) to help facilitate this program. Previous experience is not needed, but can be helpful!

Below you will see a suggested outline of the time commitment. If this is something you would be interested in helping with and would like more information, please let Sarah Lofsness or Ms. Saidler know!


What is the Time Commitment?

  • October - Organizational meeting with interested students/parents

  • October-December - Hold 1-2 build sessions per week after teams are established (1-1.5 hours each)

    • Best practices say hold the first 2-4 sessions on Saturday mornings for 2-3 hours to get organized, designing, and building

  • December-January - hold practices, scrimmages, and allow for students to fine-tune robots

  • January - Wisconsin Valley IQ Tournament @ SLHS

    • Additional tournaments (determined by participating school)

  • February - State Tournament (Must qualify to attend)

  • April - Worlds (Must qualify to attend)

Again, thank you for considering this and please let Sarah Lofsness or Hannah Saidler know if you are interested in helping, or know of someone else who may!

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Entertainment Night Grades 3-8

Follow the yellow brick road to St. John on Tuesday October 22 at 6:00pm for The Wizard of Oz! Students in grades 3-8 are performing and would enjoy having you along on their journey to help Dorothy find her way home.
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Culver's Share Night

Culver's is "sharing the night" with you, your family and friends to help our Parent Teacher Partnership raise funds for St. John Lutheran School. Invite your friends and family to visit Culver's for a delicious ButterBurger and a handmade ice cream treat on Tuesday, October 22 from 4-7pm and 10% of the sales from their meal will help us fund future projects. An excellent opportunity for a family dinner before that evening's Grade3-8 presentation of the Wizard of Oz.

Grandparents Day

On Wednesday, October 23, we have a special day to honor Grandparents and other important individuals in your child's life. Make sure you have returned mailing addresses to teachers. Even if a loved one lives too far away to travel or cannot make it, we would still like to send them an invitation!

Trunk or Treat...Sunday October 27, 2-4pm

Bring your kiddos dressed up in their Halloween finest to trick-or-treat in our parking lot. We've had a great turn-out in past years and want to make this one even better. We need more volunteers to host a trunk for this year's edition of the event. If you would like to host a trunk or have questions concerning the event, please contact Paul Massey at paul.massey@stjohnslib.com. https://forms.gle/jeDbDi25FybMoTXf9
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2019 Fire Prevention Poster Contest (Grades 1-5)

Students in Grades 1-5 participated in the village-wide annual poster contest. The first place winners for each grade will have their artwork on display at Libertyville Fire Department Station No. 1 "Open House" (1551 N Milwaukee Ave). Open house is from 1-4 pm with live demonstrations and tours. The grand prize winner will be announced at 2 pm. All first place winners are asked to be in attendance, if possible.


The entries were judged by representatives from the community including current members of the Libertyville Fire Department. Here are the results from St John Lutheran School.


1st Grade: 1st Place- Rosie Larson, 2nd Place- Ruby Hucker, Honorable Mention- Erich Zilz

2nd Grade: 1st Place- Lia Zahnen, 2nd Place- Audrey Massey, Honorable Mention- Ian Metz

3rd Grade: 1st Place- Julia Nicoline, 2nd Place- Hannah Hoover, Honorable Mention- Gabby Zapata

4th Grade: 1st Place- Lana Turner, 2nd Place- Noelle Larson, Honorable Mention- Molly Wick

5th Grade: 1st Place- Macy Strange, 2nd Place- Tea Tisch

St. John Spirit Wear!

Notes went home this week regarding how to order St John Spirit Wear on Amazon. Check it out! Please stop by the office window where you will find clearance and cash & carry items, too.

St. John Spirit Wear through Amazon

Shirts, sweatshirts, popsockets! Get them now to show off your school spirit!

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Thai Village

Chapel Offerings for August - December

Our school mission for the first part of the year is Thai Village Handmade Crafts. Follow the link to see what they are all about.


Chapel Offerings so far: $423.45

School Google Calendar

Click on the button below to view the fun on the school's google calendar.

One Page Calendar!

You can make a difference while you shop!

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