St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School

"Sharing Christ through Academic Excellence"

Week of January 28, 2019

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School Calendar of Events

Jan 27- Open House @ Soest from noon-3pm

Jan 27-Feb 1- National Lutheran Schools Week

Feb 1-3 - Boys Lafayette Basketball tournament

Feb 2- Varsity girls LSAA tourney begins

Feb 5- Staff PD Day and E-Learning 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

Lutheran Schools Week- See Schedule/lunch menu etc below

This week we are praying for...

Brian/Aimee Minich, Elan & Noah

Scott/Lara Moake, Cortney & Corbin

Matt/Haley Moon-Orcutt, Rhyse & Tatum

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Basketball Schedule for This Week

Below is the basketball schedule for the week. Please note games and times subject to change.

Monday: JV boys game 6pm @ St John

Tuesday: Varsity boys LSAA game 5:30pm @ St Pete's FW

Wednesday: Varsity girls LSAA game 5:30pm @ Concordia Lutheran

Friday: Varsity boys to St James tourney 6:15 game, JV boys tourney 7:20pm @ Bwthlehem Ossian

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:

St James Tournament Information

It’s finally here! The St. James tournament in Lafayette starts this Friday February 1st! Their first game is at 6:15pm on Friday night.

As has been the tradition, this Friday we will have a pep session for the varsity boys’ basketball team in the St. John gym. The details are outlined below:

  1. The Soest kids will be picked up by the bus at Soest at 12:00pm

  2. Friday is Black and Gold Day. Wear your SJE Tiger gear to show your school spirit!

  3. The Pep session will begin in the St John gym at about 12:15 and end at about 1:30pm

  4. Pickup at end of day:

    1. All Flatrock students will be dismissed from their usual door.

    2. Soest kids will be taken back and go home from there at the end of the day.

  5. If you are planning on leaving early (before the end of the school day) for Lafayette, you are free to do so. All I ask is that you please let your child’s teacher know and sign them out in the office before you leave. Leaving early for Lafayette will be counted as an unexcused absence based upon what time you leave.

  6. School will resume as normal on Monday morning. If you were in Lafayette for the tournament and you choose to keep your child home, it will be counted as an unexcused absence.

Lutheran Schools Week Schedule

The detailed schedule for Lutheran Schools Week (Jan 28- Feb 2)has been sent home. Below is a summary of what each day will be:

  • Monday- PJ Day-dress code rules apply (Indiana Wild @ both campuses in AM)
  • Tuesday- Decades dress day (50's, 60's, 70's etc)- dress code rules apply
  • Wednesday- Dress Your Best Day-(Bap Remembrance @ Flatrock)
  • Thursday- Book Character Day- dress code rules apply
  • Friday- SJE Tiger Gear Day (also Lafayette pep session from 12:15-1:30)- Soest kids P/U from Soest
  • Monday (NLSW extended) - Talent show at Soest 1pm- All kids (bus AND car) go home from Soest
That week should be a lot of fun for all. We are looking forward to the week

Lutheran Schools Week Special Lunch Menu

01/28 Monday


Sausage Links

Fruit Slushy

Coffee Cake

01/29 Tuesday

Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza




Strawberry Shortcake Cookie

01/30 Wednesday

Breaded Pork Tenderloin


Celery with peanut butter


01/31 Thursday

Salisbury Steak

Potato Cubes

Green Beans



02/01 Friday

Hot Dogs

Mixed Veggies

Mixed Fruit


Ice Cream (vanilla)

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.

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.

February 18th is the last make up we have. Any more will now be added to the end of the school year.

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.