School News: May 1, 2018


Our annual spring Walk-a-thon will take place on Wednesday, May 9th. To date, we have raised $2500. Have you sent all of your letters out yet? Do you need more envelopes? If so, stop by the office for more. Did you know you can send a request via email? Just share this link:



Congratulations to the following students who earned membership in a new AR Point Club during April:
Garrett B., Piper C. (500 Pts.)
Gage F., Harleen G., Marcus W. (250 Pts.)
Evelynn R., Susanna S., Tristan T., Nash T., Nicholas T., Parker Y.(100 pts)
Corbin W., Sophia W. (25 Pts.)


The 5th-8th grade presentation of “Snow White” will be performed in the Dwelling Place on Thursday, May 3rd at 12:30 pm and also on Friday, May 4th at 7:00 pm. This show, with its variety of ever-changing story genres, has something for everyone! The audience becomes the live studio audience on a talk show, “Real Talk with Fairytale Legends”, where the seven dwarves tell the story of Snow White as the Fairytale Players bring it to life.  Each new dwarf takes a turn telling different parts of Snow White’s famous story in his or her own unique voice, along with some confusion from other popular childhood stories.


This Sunday at 10:30 AM, 20 8th Graders will be confirming their faith in the Confirmation Service. All are invited to join us in the Dwelling Place. We lift these 20 young adults up in prayer.


Congratulations to our 8th grade students Jaelah C. and Paige M. as they finished 25th in the Nation in the National Scrabble Tournament in Philly.


Our 3rd Grade Robotics team are in Louisville competing in the World Robotics Competition. The Competition runs through Tuesday evening. The boys have been working hard to achieve this opportunity. Best of luck to JT K., Keegan H., Wyatt G., Caleb M., Brylan S., and Ayden C.


You are invited to help us celebrate with Mrs. Cheryl Willig during an open house on Saturday, May 12th from 11:30 am-2:00 pm.
To  read more about Cheryl and her teaching ministry, click here.


We would love to have you join us on Sunday, May 20th from 11:30 am- 2:00 pm to celebrate with Mr. Mark Zimmer. 


We are celebrating National Teacher Appreciation week next week May 7th-11th. We are having a Giddy Up theme - below is the daily breakdown.
During Art Class this week, all students will be making Derby Hats. Please feel free to send in hats, bonnets, headbands or plain baseball cap for your child to decorate. If you forget, or don’t have a hat, no worries, students can make hats out of paper plates. These hats will be worn next Wednesday during the Walk-a-thon.
Monday: PTL will have a “Liven Up” gift for our teachers.  
Tuesday: “Eat Up” at the appreciation luncheon. The PTL will be providing our teachers with a luncheon. Room monitors will be needed.
Wednesday: HAT DAY and Walk-a-thon “Run for the Roses”
Thursday: “Wake Up with breakfast” The PTL will be providing our teachers with a breakfast  
Friday: “Snack Up” Students may bring in snacks and treats for the teachers to stock a snack cart.

To donate food or to help with lunch monitoring, click HERE




Your website calendar shows the following activities at St. John in the month of May:

May 4 – “Snow White” play (5th-8th Grades)

May 6 – Confirmation Sunday 10:30 am
May 9 - Walk-A-Thon at 9AM (Grades PK through 8)
May 10- Preschool Walk-A-Thon
May 10 - St. John Band and Recorder Concert 7pm in the Dwelling Place
May 12 – Retirement Open House for Mrs. Cheryl Willig
May 14-16- 8th Grade Class Trip to St. Louis
May 20- Retirement Open House for Mr. Mark Zimmer
May 22- Indians Baseball Game (1st-8th Grades)
May 23 - ECE Boxcar Race (10 AM)
May 23 - Grades 1-8 Awards at 1:45 PM
May 23 - ECE Closing Program at 7 PM
May 24 - Chapel at 8 AM, Closing Day Picnic – Full Day
May 25- 8th Grade Graduation 7PM in the Dwelling Place




We reserve the right to decline enrollment status if school balances are not paid in full. In accordance with Indiana state law, no records or report cards will be released in any form or transcripts forwarded to new schools until your financial obligations have been met.


The 1st thru 8th grade students will be attending the Indianapolis Indians Game on Tuesday, May 22nd. The game starts at 11 AM. Students tickets will cost $7.00 and is due by May 14th. Each class will need up to 4 chaperones to ride the buses and sit with the students. If you are interested in chaperoning, please send a Fast Direct to your child's teacher. A blind draw will be used to select the 4 chaperones for each class. The chaperone tickets are free. Other parents wishing to go would need to drive themselves and purchase tickets at the box office.


Thank you to everyone (grandparents, students, parents, etc.) that helped support this years Scholastic Book Fair. The teachers and library have received $3516.81 of Scholastic books bucks, which is money for them to spend at the Scholastic store to help improve our library and classrooms.
Thanks again for those that worked the fair as well! All of this is truly appreciated!