St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School

Staff Newsletter

Week of February 25, 2019

"Sharing Christ Through Academic Excellence"

18-19 Theme Verse: "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble" Psalm 46:1

My Schedule

Monday- St John

Tuesday- Soest, Kind tour 1:45

Wednesday- St John, fire drill @ Soest, ILEARN staff meeting @ Flatrock

Thursday- Soest

Friday- St John

Calendar Items of Note

Feb 27- fire drill Soest in AM

Feb 27- ILEARN meeting @ Flatrock for grades 3-8 and resource teachers only- Alicia present

Feb 28- teacher evals due

March 15- End of 3rd quarter. Report cards home Friday, March 22nd

March 18-29- IREAD test window

March 29- School in session

March 30-April 7- Spring Break

April 16- School Board meeting w/ e-learning discussion


  1. Annual Association meeting at Soest at 2pm
  2. Laundry soap orders due March 1st
  3. Re-enrollment for current families begins March 4th online
  4. No Pack Away Hunger event this year

19-20 Info

The 19-20 calendar has been approved. There is a copy of it in the Faculty Team Drive and I have also updated the Google calendar on the school website with all the known dates there as well. If parents have questions about it, they can certainly go there now as well.


Also approved are the Faculty/Staff handbooks as well as the Parent Handbook. Those have all the edits that were approved and are now in the shared Faculty Drive in a folder entitled 19-20 docs.


We have a new Child Abuse and Neglect Policy as mandated by the state. I have shared that doc with you.


Last, please make a note for yourself as well as communicating to parents the date of the meeting in which 19-20 e-learning will be discussed and voted on. That date is Tuesday, April 16th at 7pm at Soest. It has been known since December that it would be discussed then, now you have the exact date as well.

ECE Open House

We will also be doing an ECE Open House on May 1st from 4:30-6:30pm.


Folks it is key that we do all we can to get behind these events and support them. At a minimum, we need to maintain current enrollment numbers and at best we need to grow. If not, cuts will need to happen. We are at the break even point with enrollment and needed faculty and staff. Please do all you can to help.