Eagle Express

February 5, 2020

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 . . .

37 David added, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” 1 Samuel 17:37

The Word of God before us today offers a timely reminder for you and me. As young David discussed with King Saul his desire to battle Goliath, David shared his faith. David recalled the blessings of the past and how God took care of him in very difficult, dangerous situations and looked forward to the Lord’s continued guidance in his willingness to fight Goliath.

If you have time this week, please read through 1 Samuel 17 as part of your personal and family devotion. Ponder how the Lord has guided and blessed us to this day and pray for a faith that continues to trust in the promises of His Word no matter what challenge comes our way.

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

With Love in Christ,

Jon Woldt, Principal

Registration for 2020-21 is Officially Open

Now is the time to register for the 2020-21. The first step for current families to come in and pay the registration fee of $85/student (goes up to $150/student on March 16).

Paying the non-refundable registration fee secures a spot for your child at St. John Lutheran School for the 2020-21 school year.

Registration Night is May 5, 2020

“Save the Date"

· Come anytime between 3:45 – 6:00 pm

· Set up official tuition payment schedule & update forms

· Added information on 2020-21 school year

· Supper provided by members of St. John School Board (4-5:30 pm)

Parent Teacher Partnership Meeting Today!

Please join our Parent Teacher Partnership for a meeting today at 3:45 p.m., Childcare is included and you earn some PPP hours as well!

Fruits & Veggies To The Rescue! ®

Fruits & Veggies To The Rescue! ® is a unique, interactive program that taps into kids’ imaginations and love of superheroes to inspire them to love and eat their fruits & veggies and ultimately lead healthier lives.

For more information and to register, please see the flier linked below!

Invest in Kids ~ Empower Illinois


Tuition Assistance Requests for 2020-21

Applicants: Please know that any family seeking any tuition assistance for the next school year must first of all apply with Invest in Kids through Empower Illinois, the School Granting Organization (SGO) to which we direct donations to St. John Lutheran School.

Donors: To fund the Scholarships, we need donors. Donors receive a tax credit on their 2020 Illinois State Tax Return equal to 75% of the donation.

Questions: All the needed information for Applicants and Donors is found here:


Cereal Boxes

The Grades 1 & 2 classroom needs cereal boxes for an upcoming art project! If you have any empty ones that you would like to donate, please give them to Ms. Rehberger.

Shoreland! Enroll now for 2020-2021

Shoreland is now accepting new student admission applications for the 2020-2021 school year. If you would like to apply or know someone interested go to Shoreland's website at www.slhs.us. Simply scroll down and click on the "Apply Now" button.

Training Camp: a Lutheran Camp for Kids

Training Camp is a youth-based camp for WELS children who will be entering grades 3-9 next fall. The camp seeks to encourage and love for God's creation, growth through the study of God's Word, and the joy of doing all of this with both old and new friends.

What are the dates?

Camp will be held for a full week from Sunday, July 19 through Friday, July 24, 2020.

Theme for 2020

Stranger Things is a hugely popular science fiction series on Netflix. Using Stranger Things as our theme, during our morning devotions, we are going to be studying some of the "upside down" things Jesus said during his Sermon on the Mount. Upside down things like "turn the other cheek," "love your enemies," "don't store up earthly treasures," "don't worry," and "don't judge others."

Learn more about camp at Training Camp WELS' Facebook.

Pastor Brug Benefit

Please join us Tuesday, February 11th, for the Shoreland vs. St. Joseph's Academy Varsity Double-header basketball games in the Shoreland gymnasium. Girls' varsity starts at 5:30 and the boys start at 7 p.m. There will be several opportunities to support Pastor Brug in his fight against brain cancer. A free-will offering will be collected along with half-court shot competitions, a bake sale, and a 50/50 raffle. The concession stand will be donating half of its chicken wing sales and 10% of the night's sales. Modern Woodmen will be matching all proceeds up to $2500! Don't forget to wear grey to support brain cancer awareness! See you there!

Ladies of St. John

Our February activity will be an outing to the Cook House in Libertyville on Sunday, February 9th. The Cook House is the home of the Libertyville Historical Society, with many items from the historical archives. We’ll meet at the front of the Cook House at 2 p.m. A guide from the historical society will lead the tour. The Ladies of St. John will cover the cost of admittance. If you are interested in attending or have questions, please reach to Patti McCullough (224-372-5123) or Nancy Toberman (847-362-1920). We need to provide a rough headcount, so please let us know if you plan to join. The Cook House is located at 413 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville (http://www.lmhistory.org/).

Parking for the Cook House is available on Milwaukee Avenue or in the parking garage behind the Episcopal church (please do not park in the Cook Library parking lot). After the tour, we plan to meet at a coffee shop in town for a time of fellowship.

Chapel Offerings for January--May 2020

Our mission offerings January through May will go to support our mission to the Visually Impaired. For more information on this special ministry please view here: https://csm.welsrc.net/ministry-to-the-visually-impaired/

Chapel Offerings so far: $188.77

St. John Spirit Wear through Amazon

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

School Google Calendar

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

One Page Calendar!

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