St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School

"Sharing Christ through Academic Excellence"

Week of February 4, 2019

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School Calendar of Events

Feb 4- Talent show @ Soest 1pm. ALL kids dismissed from their bus AND car

Feb 5- Regular school day w/ kids NO Staff PD day

Feb 15- TLSP Staff PD Day and E-Learning Day (make up for Nov. 15th)

Feb 16- Bridge Design Competition @ CLHS

Feb 18- President's Day- Parent Drive day (make up for Jan 23rd)

Feb 19- School board meeting 7pm @ Soest

Feb 24- School Association meeting @ Soest 2pm

This week we are praying for...

Mr. & Mrs. Muehl

Larry/Michelle Nagel, Leyna & Alexander

DOn/Myra Niemeyer & Eli

Mid-Year Climate Survey- Please Take Time to Complete

The school board would like to see how we're doing at the midpoint for this school year and if there are any adjustments to make.

Please take a couple of minutes to complete. The results will be published to the school board at its February meeting.

Here is the link:

February Hot Lunch Menu

Annual School Association Meeting Coming Soon

The annual school association meeting is coming up at the end of the month. It is scheduled for Sunday, February 24th at 2pm in the Soest gym. You, as school parents are encouraged to attend this meeting. It is here that we talk about and celebrate school events and inform, discuss and decide things for the upcoming new school year. This is a great time for parents to come, listen and learn. We hope to see you there!

Lutheran Schools Week Revisited

Since pretty much all of Lutheran Schools Week lost due was lost to the weather, aside of the Talent Show already taking place on Monday, we have decided to put in a couple of other events back in this week just so the kids get a little more of the week they missed. Below are the three events:

1) Monday- Talent Show as planned

2) Wednesday-Baptismal Remembrance chapel with ALL K-8 kids at Flatrock with service project with buddies afterwards. Please drop off kids at Flatrock for baptismal remembrance chapel.

3) Friday- Decades Dress Day

Carnival News

  • The carnival is still looking for volunteers for this spring. Whether you need volunteer hours or not, please consider signing up to help. Here is an easy link to do so:
  • All Parents: The PTL will need a carnival chairperson for the 19-20 school year. If you are interested, please talk to Stephanie Foster.
  • Room parents: Carnival baskets need to be finished the week before spring break.
  • February 4th is last big donation announcement. Watch the page on Facebook to find out more

SJE Make Up Days

We will make up November 15th on February 15th. That day will be a planned e-learning makeup day. We will make up Jan 23rd on February 18th (President's Day) and will be designated a parent drive day.

All school closure days are now being added to the end of the school year AND become parent drive days as well. As of this newsletter, we have 4 days added (1/29, 1/30,1/31 and 2/1) to the end of the year. The last day is now May 30th barring any more closures. The calendar on the school website is up to date and will remain so with any more changes that may come.

SJE Kindness Week Coming

During the week of February 18th-22nd SJE students, faculty and staff will be focusing on kindness activities and lessons. The information will come from this kindness website. Teachers will be spending the next couple of weeks developing the lessons and activities for that week. The curriculum being used is secular however we are also going to intentionally weave in our faith perspective as well. More information will come as we get closer to that week.

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.***

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 about $7000.00. 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.