St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School

"Sharing Christ through Academic Excellence"

Week of February 11, 2019

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School Calendar of Events

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...

David & Kim Priest

Robert/Heather Reynolds & Braylee

Jason/Sara Richman & Brady

Calendar Change

Due to the 4 days SJE was closed during the week of January 28th, we are moving the end of the 3rd quarter from Tuesday, March 12th to Friday, March 15th. Report cards will go home the week of March 18th.

End of School Year Information

The school board has passed a motion that the last day of school will be no later than May 31, 2019.

Due to the extreme winter weather we have had this year, the school board has approved a motion to implement unplanned e-learning (no back to back days though) to be used to make up school closure days that may occur between now and the end of the school year if the makeup days would put us past May 31st.

As of today, we have four school days to make up, which will make our last day of school on May 30th. That being said, if we have a school closure between now and the end of the school year, we will make up the day on May 31st. If we have more than one closure day, we will then implement an unplanned e-learning day.

Laundry Soap Fundraiser Starts Next Friday

Are you, or someone you know low or out of laundry detergent? Good news!

Next Thursday, Feb. 14th your child will be bringing home fundraiser information and sheet for laundry detergent and as well as several other products. This is the same fundraiser as we did last year. The profits from this fundraiser will help fund the $12,0000 need in our SGO account. If you are not aware, the SGO benefits on average almost 40 students every school year by reducing their tuition so their children can continue to receive a quality Christian education at SJE.

The order forms and money are due March 1st. The goal for the school is to sell 500 units which would give us about a $5,000 profit to go towards our SGO need.

The pickup date will be March 16th 8am to 12pm in the St. John gym. An update on delivery will be sent out after the order is submitted.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email Chris Springer at

Active Shooter Drill

The faculty has been working on implementing Active shooter safety plan with the kids. To that end, the Flatrock campus will have their first practice drill on Tuesday, Feb 12th and Soest will have their practice drill on Thursday, Feb 14th,

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!

Calling All SJE Photographers

Do you like to take pictures?

Do you like to be creative?

If you answered yes, then you need to participate in the SJE Photo Contest!

All ages and grades are welcome to participate.

This year’s focus is PRESENT GOD.

Take a picture that represents PRESENT GOD. Maybe a church, act of kindness, or quiet place? The possibilities are endless!

Each participant will receive a framed version of their photo.

Prizes will be given for the “Golden Choice”, “Sponsor’s Choice”, and “People’s Choice”

One photo will be chosen to be professionally framed and auctioned off at the carnival.

When: Feb 7th-27th

How: Submit a photo along with the child's name and grade via email or text to or 260-409-9964

Rules: The student must be the one to take the photo.

No pictures of people.

Be creative! Have fun!

19-20 Re-Enrollment Coming Soon

Re-Enrollment for the the 19-20 school year will begin on Monday, March 4th. Enrollment for new families will begin on March 18th. Just as you did last year, you will go to what is now called FACTS Family page and go to enrollment/re-enrollment and re-enroll your kids that way. Watch for more info to come.

If you are planning on applying for an SGO or School Choice scholarship, please send me the first page of your 1040 sometime in March.

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.
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