St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School
"Sharing Christ through Academic Excellence"
Week of August 13, 2018
School Calendar of Events
Aug 12-Opening Service 8:15am at Flatrock and 9:30am at Soest
Aug 13- First day of school-full day, Opening chapel @ 10am at Flatrock
Aug 15- Early release begins- 2pm at Soest, 2:05 at Flatrock
Aug 20- Magazine sales kickoff 1pm @ Flatrock
Monday August 13th is a pack lunch day. Hot lunch will commence Tuesday August 14th with what is indicated on the menu. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Many of the functions and jobs I performed over the last year or so are now being shifted or have been shifted to Amy. One of the most obvious to you is the tuition and money side of school. If you have questions about your tuition in FACTS/Renweb or other financial matters, please contact Amy. She is very well versed in that area as well as virtually every office function. We spent the summer transitioning those functions, making sure she was ready as soon as school began.
I value the relationship I have with all of you and know that good, strong relationships are key for your kids to have a successful time at SJE. I'm looking forward to building on the relationship we already have and make it even better.
I really think you'll enjoy working with Amy as much as I do. I am looking forward to an awesome year of great things.
This week we are praying for...
School Theme T-shirts- Juan 3:16
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:
Volunteer a minimum of five (5) hours per child.
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 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.
The Lutheran SGO for SJE
Little Free Libraries Coming to SJE
Eventually I would like to "plant" more in the community as could be supported. I understand that Monroeville has two and supposedly one coming to Hoagland. Hoagland is where I would like to plant one if there is not one going there. It's all about promoting literacy in the communities we serve. It's what schools should be doing and this is a great way to do it.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.