School News: April 25, 2017

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

THIS WEEK

     I passed a church sign recently that carried a great message. It said, “Parents, remember you are the soul support of your children.”

     In our times, there is nothing more important that parents can do than to model their faith and teach discipleship to their children to help them learn what it means to live their lives for the Lord. This education begins in the home and grows as more learning experiences are encountered by our children. Parents of students at St. John have taken the additional step in “soul support” by providing a daily Christian education for their children. Attendance at a Christian school guarantees that their children will hear the name of Jesus Christ spoken every day. In addition, only Christian schools can discuss all areas of knowledge, thought, and behavior in light of eternal life in Jesus Christ. Taught at home and reinforced at school, our children come to see the expression of their faith and the use of their talents and gifts as a natural part of their lives. It does not eliminate all the problems we face in society, but it does help us look at those problems through the eyes of faith and hope. It becomes something that occurs without thought in every situation our children face.

     I am reminded of the words of Deuteronomy 6:6-9, where God says to His people, “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”

     The people of Israel were considered the “soul support” of their children. As they took this responsibility seriously, the news of what God had done for them, and what He would do for them, passed from generation to generation. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, our generations now step up as we teach our children what we have been taught by our parents. We pray that the Lord will bless us in our efforts.

 

SCHOOL NEWS

 

GRADES 1-4 SPELLING BEE

Congratulations to the following students, who won the 1st through 4th grade spelling bees last week: Grades 3-4 Division Champion–Brooklyn B.; Runner Up– Quinn B.

Grades 1-2 Division Champion – Chloe E.; Runner Up – Keegan H.

We congratulate all 20 spellers and 7 alternates who earned the right to represent their class in this event. It is not easy to prepare to spell in front of a crowd, and we commend all of you for your hard work.

 

“PENNY WARS” THIS WEEK

Don't forget to bring in your pennies this week for Penny Wars. Money raised will be used to help build a Gaga Pit for the playground. A Penny War information sheet is coming home with your children. Silver and paper money bring the total down, so you can also use them to sabotage another class. Any questions please contact Dana Whitman via - Fast Direct

 

WALK-A-THON

Please join us in this effort to raise funds for exciting programming and opportunities for our students.

There still is time to ask friends and family to donate in several ways:

  1. We have Walk-A-Thon letters (and stamps) in the office to send a written request.
  2. You can send your sponsor letters through email with a video to share as well: http://stjohnindy.org/walkathon-video/
  3. Send your own message with a link to our donation page.   https://www.eservicepayments.com/cgi-bin/Vanco_ver3.vps?appver3=wWsk24ZWJSTZKsGd1RMKlg0BDvsSG3VIWQCPJNNxD8upkiY7JlDavDsozUE7KG0nFx2NSo8LdUKGuGuF396vbf9Pm8BQzNn4xM3Of31noW6XHubq5Z7ap5JVmPErc4ZeYHCKCZhESjGNQmZ5B-6dx-6FYvPK4CBnsEvmV2p62wo=&ver=3

 

ISTEP TESTING ATTENDANCE

ISTEP testing continues in grades 3-8 this week and runs through May 5. Each grade has been scheduled into the Media Center for each online subtest and it is very important for students to be present for these scheduled sessions. Parents, please be sure your children can be present for each test session.

 

UPPER GRADES PLAY

Everyone is invited to our production of “You’re Driving Me Crazy”, to be performed by a group of our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students on Friday, May 5 at 7 PM in the Dwelling Place. Come and enjoy this evening of comedy as our cast takes a humorous look at driving instruction.

 

IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

All bills for the 2016-17 school year will be posted to Fast Direct by May 22nd. Any combined balances on these accounts or SMART tuition accounts of $50.00 or more will result in report cards being held for that family. We will also hold school records for 8th graders. Please check your Fast Direct account by May 22nd and settle your accounts the last week of school. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Lori Reno Howard at 317-352-9196 or email me: .

 

TUITION OPTIONS FOR 2017-18

Parents, please check your Fast Direct messages regarding tuition options for 2017-18. If you choose to pay in full prior to July 3rd, you’ll receive a 3% discount. No credit cards accepted for discounts. Use this link to pay. If you would like to enroll with SMART Tuition making monthly payments, please go to our website, scroll to the bottom of the page and click SMART Tuition to enroll. Please notify Lori Reno Howard if your tuition arrangements are changing.

 

PTL NEWS

LIGHTS NEEDED

We are in need of any black lights or outdoor decorative projector lights to borrow for the end of the year bash on Friday, May 12th. Any questions please contact Amy Miske or Nicole Hartley via Fast Direct.

 

DRESS THEME FOR THE WALK-A-THON

On Wednesday, May 3rd the dress code is relaxed for the Walk-A-Thon. Students are encouraged to wear black and white clothing appropriate for a walk. This matches the colors for Teacher Appreciation week. If you are not wearing black and white, please follow the dress code.

 

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

We are celebrating National Teacher Appreciation week next week May 1st - 5th. We are having a RACES theme - below is the daily breakdown. Your student will also be bringing home a flyer for the week. Let's take a week and celebrate our fabulous teachers that we are blessed to have. 

We are off to the RACES in appreciation of our Teachers  

Monday        Raise your hand and give your teacher a high five

 

Tuesday       Acknowledge your Teacher with their favorite treat

 

Wednesday  Checker pattern the school – wear your black and white    school or chapel appropriate clothes for LAPS; if students do not wear these clothes, they must be wearing school uniforms

 

Thursday      Express your gratitude – write a note for your teacher

 

Friday          Shower your teacher with something special

 

LHSI NEWS

 

LUTHERAN SCHOOLS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL

The LHSI Fine Arts Festival is this Friday, April 28th. The choir students (Grades 6-8) from the Lutheran schools of Central Indiana will be in concert as a combined choir at 7 PM. at Lutheran High School. Art work from several students will also be on display as well. Come see the art work at 6:30 PM., then stay to enjoy the music.

 

LHSI SUMMER SPORTS CAMP REGISTRATION FOR 2017

Online registration should be up and running next week, until then, you may click here to print forms to mail in. Please send forms directly to Lutheran High School.