St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School

"Sharing Christ through Academic Excellence"

Week of September 17, 2018

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School Calendar of Events

Sept 18- School Board meeting 7pm @ Flatrock

Sept 26- Baptismal Remebrance @ Flatrock 7:50am

Sept 28- Tiger Unity Walk

Oct 3- Picture Retakes-Flatrock @ 7:45am

Oct 4- Picture Retakes- Soest @ 7:45am

This week we are praying for...

Matt and Kim Buuck, Liz and Lucy

Robert Campbell and Chase

Don and Lyandra Case, Elijah and Jonah

Do You Like Coffee?

A "Concordia Coffee Chat" will take place at St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School following morning drop off at 7:40 a.m. on Friday, October 12th in the flex room. This event is for any parent to attend no matter what grade your student is in. We will cover information on financial aid & scholarships, application process, and timeline and then Q & A.

Attention 8th grade parents: The Priority Deadline is December 14th this year so that if families apply by this date, we will be able to send them their financial aid package by mid-February. We will still accept apps after Dec 14th, but they might not get their financial aid package until April. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you cannot attend, please feel free to schedule an appointment with Dawn Schuller, Director of Admissions & Retention at 260-483-1102 ext. 298. We will also be holding Discover Concordia Night on Wednesday, November 14thfrom 6:30-8:00 p.m.

School Theme T-shirts- Juan 3:16

We are once again selling school theme t-shirts to benefit kids in Central and South America (via Lutheran Heritage project Juan 3:16) by giving them the book "A Child's Garden of Bible Stories. Books cost $5 each and a portion of the proceeds from the t-shirt sales along with a Thrivent Action team along and any other money we receive will fund this project. Last year we sent almost 100 of these books to children in Papua New Guinea. Can we do more this year? Prayerfully yes! Deadline to order has been extended to Friday Sept 21st.

Here is the link to order t-shirts:

A paper form has gone home as well. Please use either the online link or the paper form. If you have already ordered, you don't need to do anything

Help us spread the good news of Jesus and showing there is a Real. Present. God for these children.

1st Quarter Chapel Offering

This quarter, the school's chapel offering has been designated to go to Mrs. Hines for the medical bills that are accumulating. Prayerfully give what you are able to assist her with those expenses. As of this week's chapel, there has been a little over $800 given. There is also a GoFundMe link setup for those unable to send money for chapel. Here is that link:

Thank you and God Bless!!!

I'm excited to announce that Mrs. Hines is returning to the classroom Monday Oct 1st.

Volunteering at SJE

The Volunteer Scholarship provides a maximum award of $400 per student. Your family may apply for a Volunteer Scholarship for each child in kindergarten through eighth grade to further reduce your final tuition balance. The accumulation of hours begin during the 18-19 school year and are awarded during the 19-20 school year. To qualify for a Volunteer Scholarship, you need to:

  1. Volunteer a minimum of five (5) hours per child.

  2. Complete the required volunteer hours during the previous school year (June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019) to fulfill the requirements of this scholarship and not for another school purpose (i.e. class trip fundraisers). These hours will count for and be awarded the following school year.

Hours volunteered will be tracked in Renweb and can be seen on your Parentweb page in the service hours section.

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

Please go to the SJE website click here (or below) to find out more and look at the list of possible opportunities where you can volunteer. This list is not an all inclusive list, merely a starting point.

I pray that many volunteer to make SJE an even stronger school community where anything is possible.

SJE Community Pasta Dinner

We are super excited to announce our first community event for SJE. On October 12th in Flatrock gym we are offering a community pasta dinner at no cost.

Here is a link to make your "reservation" for the dinner. This helps us immensely so we can better gauge how much food to prepare. Please take a moment to make your "reservation" and share with others so they can do the same. Here is the link:

We have applied and been approved for one Thrivent Action teams to pay for marketing and still need one to help pay for the food.

As you see this event on social media, please share, forward or whatever necessary to get news out about this event to the community.

School Fellowship Event

Emmanuel Soest is hosting a school (preschool to 5th grade) and daycare families with Young Children fellowship cookout event at Soest on Friday September 21st from 6-8pm. Hot dogs provided. Please bring a dish to share. If it rains, event will be moved to the gym. All are welcome!

Basketball Season Coming

Attn 7th/8th Graders: Basketball season is quickly approaching. As it gets closer, Steve Buuck is reminding everyone that they need a physical before they can begin practicing.

Please remember ALL coaches, assistant coaches (anyone working with kids) need to have a current 18-19 background check on file with the school office.

The first version of the schedule is online. There may be some minor changes made in the future but it's mostly set. It is also on the school website on the calendar page.

Please let Steve Buuck know if you are interested in cheering. Please send him an email to .

Steve would also like to know how many boys are playing basketball. Send me an email if your son is planning on playing this year.

Please respond to me at

Steve Buuck

School Cancelled Friday Sept 14th

Since school was cancelled Friday Sept 14th and E-Learning is not an option this year, I'll need to find a makeup day. As soon as I do, I'll let you all know. Thanks

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. 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.

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 so that the school has money to apply for to be used in an upcoming school year and long term from our endowment fund. If you have any questions about the endowment, please contact Axel Gruen in the school office at 260-639-0123 or email to