School News: May 23, 2017

MR. WALLACE HAS A NEW OPPORTUNITY

Mr. Jeff Wallace, our eighth grade teacher, has informed us that he has accepted teaching and coaching positions with Elkhart Public Schools and will be seeking a peaceful release from his call to St. John Lutheran Church & School. We praise God for Mr. Wallace’s service at St. John and we pray the Lord’s blessing on Jeff and his family as they relocate to Elkhart during the summer.

SCHOOL BOARD SEEKS CANDIDATES

The Board for Child Christian Education (BOCCE) will establish a search committee for the position of Social Studies teacher and Athletic Director to begin this fall. If you have names of qualified candidates for this position, please be sure to submit that information to the school office at your earliest convenience.

PRINCIPAL CALLED

We enjoyed meeting Mr. Josh Swartz and his family this past weekend. Please join us as we pray for Mr. Swartz and his family as they consider this call, and for St. John as we seek the Lord’s guidance in this matter.

MAY DATES:

May 24 - ECE Boxcar Race (AM)

May 24 - ECE Closing Program at 7 PM

May 24 - Grades 1-7 Awards at 1 PM

May 25 - Chapel 8 AM, Closing Day Picnic (ALL STUDENTS BRING A SACK LUNCH) – Full Day

IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

All bills for the 2016-17 school year have been posted to Fast Direct. 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 all 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: .

REPORT CARDS

Report cards for the end of the year will be mailed from the office on May 31st. The Fast Direct system to view report cards will be open sometime that same day. Reminder – families with unpaid balances over $50 in any accounts other than those that would usually be paid in June and July, will not receive report cards or records until those balances have been paid.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A 3% SAVINGS ON TUITION NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

If you pay your tuition on or before July 3rd this summer by cash or check, you will receive a break on tuition of 3% on your total. No credit card payments will receive a break, only cash or check.  If your tuition arrangements are changing from last year, or you have any questions regarding tuition, please call Lori Reno Howard in the office 317-352-9196. Our office hours as of May 26th will be 8:00 AM to Noon. Monday – Friday.

PTL UNIFORM EXCHANGE THIS SUMMER

Want to get rid of all those school uniforms that your kids have grown out of?
St. John PTL is hosting a FREE Uniform Drive this summer. You are welcome to drop off uniforms as well as shop and pick up uniforms/items that others have dropped off. All clothing items need to be laundered and without holes.
Accepting only the following items:

Uniform polos
Uniform pants/skirts/shorts/skorts
St. John Logo clothing (shirts, hoodies, etc.)
Backpacks (in usable condition)
Kindergarten required nap mats (in usable condition)

Items that are NOT being accepted:

Lunch boxes
Items not listed above


Clothing can be dropped off, preferably in grocery bags at containers located at school entrance or in Dwelling place or you can drop off the same time you shop during specified Clothing Drive times. The exchange will take place in the Work Room in the school.


Shop and/or Drop off Dates and Times:
Tuesday, June 6: 10-11am and 6-7 PM
Friday, June 30: 10-11am and 6-7 PM
Tuesday July 25: 6-7 PM


VBS THIS SUMMER

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!   VBS 2017 is quickly approaching!  On July 10 - 13 we will venture into God’s “Mighty Fortress”. Our theme this year is “In Jesus, the Victory is won!”  Online registration will begin on or after June 1. Each day will begin with a light supper at 5:30 PM in the Commons followed by worship, crafts, lessons, and activities. Make plans now to attend. You may contact Paul Johnson at if you need more information. 

2016-17 YEARBOOKS

Yearbooks are available on a first come, first served basis. They are $14, you may pay with a check or cash in the office. Make checks payable to St. John Lutheran School. If you are paying with cash, please bring the exact amount. Hurry while supplies last! 

WALK-A-THON

We thank our donors for their generosity. As of this date, we have reached $8,500. Proceeds from this walk will assist St. John Lutheran School in a variety of ways. If you would like a list of your donors, please contact the school office and we can print a copy for you.