St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School

April 16, 2017

SJE's mission is to "Share Christ through Academic Excellence"

This Year's Theme: "do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6

He is Risen. He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia

Calendar of Events

April 17-Easter Monday
April 17-May 5- ISTEP Part 2
April 18- School Bd meeting 7pm
April 20-21 Soest Rummage Sale
April 26- Baptismal Remembrance
April 26- Early Childhood Open House 6-8pm
April 28-29- Flatrock Rummage Sale
May 4-5 6th Graders to Lutherhaven
May 11-12- 7th Graders to Indy
May 12-16- 8th Graders to DC
May 23- 8th Grade Graduation
May 24- Last day of school/Closing Chapel

ISTEP Starts Monday

As I'm sure all of you know, ISTEP Part 2 starts on Monday for all 3rd through 8th graders. Please make sure your kids get plenty of rest over the course of the next 3 weeks.

17-18 New Family Enrollment Going on Now!

We are offering tours from now through the summer.. If you are interested in enrolling your child(ren) at SJE for next year, please contact Axel Gruen at 260-639-0123 or email to

SJE Carnival Coming April 22nd

The annual Spring carnival is coming on Saturday April 22nd from 4-7pm in the Soest Family Life Center. Make sure to share this event with your friends and invite them to come with you to this fun, annual event.

SJE Exploring Get Fresh Farms for Lunch Program

SJE is looking at Get Fresh Farms to provide fresh vegetables for our lunch program as early as now and late as next school year. We would be the first school in Ft Wayne that would be using their produce in its lunch program and we are very excited about it. Many thanks to our Head Cook Kalynn Sorg and Aimee Minich for pursuing healthy options and eating for our kids.
Get Fresh Farms doesn't waste any waste

SJE Preparing for Re-Accreditation

SJE's NLSA accreditation expires on August 31, 2018. We are in the process of, and have just applied for re-accreditation. As some of you know, this will take the work of many hands. The school faculty and staff as well as the school board are automatically involved. We are beginning to look for school parents as well as members from both churches to serve on committees. I would love to have all the names I need by the time summer hits. If you are interested in serving in the accreditation process, please email me at

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 by June 1st so that the school has money to apply for to be used in the 17-18 school year and long term from our endowment fund. Below is a video explaining the benefits. If you have any questions about the endowment, please contact Axel Gruen in the school office at 260-639-0123 or email to

Endowments Explained-The Lutheran Schools Partnership

Early Childhood Open House

Wednesday, April 26th, 6-8pm

St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School

The event takes place at our Soest campus (9909 Wayne Trace) and gives prospective parents an opportunity to meet teachers, see classrooms and even enroll and insure their spot for the 17-18 school year.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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