St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School

"Sharing Christ through Academic Excellence"

Week of February 25, 2019

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School Calendar of Events

Feb 24- School Association meeting 2pm @ Soest

March 1- Middle School Dance 8-11pm in Soest FLC

March 15- End of 3rd quarter

March 18-29 IREAD test window for 3rd grade

March 19- School board meeting @ Flatrock 7pm

March 22- Report cards go home

March 30-April 7- Spring Break

April 16- School Board meeting with e-learning discussion

May 1- Early Childhood Open House 4:30-6:30pm

This week we are praying for...

Matt/Amanda Roy & Jacob

Tim/Brittany Roy & Savannah, Addison

David/Nicole Scheumann & Olivia

Annual School Association Meeting Sunday Feb 24th

The annual school association meeting is coming up. It is scheduled for Sunday, February 24th at 2pm in the Soest FLC. You, as school parents, (whether you are a member of either congregation or not) 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!

E-Learning Meeting

This is a reminder that the school board is planning to discuss and decide 19-20 school year E-Learning during the April 16th school board meeting. The meeting will be held at Soest downstairs in the school "cafeteria" at 7pm. See you there.

Yearbook Pictures Needed

Alisa Meyer is working on the yearbook and is looking for more pictures to fill it. If you have any pictures you can share, please email them to Alisa at

Middle School Dance

The middle school dance time has been changed to 8pm-11pm. A flyer should have gone home already as well as one sent via email on Monday. Below is a summary of the information:

  • In the Emmanuel Soest gym
  • 8pm-11pm
  • Semi-formal dance
  • Cost $5 or $3 with a canned food donation(to Monroeville Food Bank)

Also, we are asking 7th and 8th grade parents to contribute snacks:

  • 8th grade - 1 dozen cookies per family
  • 7th grade - last name A-M bring one 2 liter bottle of pop and N-Z bring one bag of chips, popcorn or pretzels

Fruit Punch, Lemonade and water will be provided.

Parents can simply bring the snacks the evening of the dance.

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 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. DO NOT fill out a new application if you are a current family with no new kids to enroll. If you have new children to enroll, those you will go through the application process. The rest of your kids will be re-enrollment only.

I am planning to send home to all families during the week of February 25th a financial worksheet that will give you an estimate of what your tuition bill could look like next year. As always, it is still an estimate until all scholarships etc have been awarded. The scholarship figures used in there now are based on what you were awarded in 18-19.

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. There is a new process to apply for an SGO. For next year you will apply for an SGO online and just send me the 1040 to upload for you. The website will be available in early April. Watch for more details to come.

If you have questions about the process, please don't hesitate to ask Amy in the office or myself.

19-20 Calendar Approved

The 19-20 school calendar has been approved. A paper version will be distributed soon. In the meantime the calendar on the school website already reflects the approved calendar. All known dates are on it and as new dates and events come up, they will be added there as well.

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.
  • Chicago Bears are donating an item. Watch for an announcement.
  • Need 2 big dog cages for the animal rescue game. Contact or email Stephanie Foster

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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