School News: Dec. 13, 2016
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT THIS WEEK
For many years, there were two angels at the top of my Christmas tree. It was like that for as long as I can remember. It started years ago when each of my two daughters made treetop angels in school from toilet paper holders, glue, paint, and glitter. At first, we tried to alternate year after year. Finally, I just found a way to put both of them on the top of the tree. My daughters are grown and living in their own homes, but the two angels are still there. They always bring back fond memories of past Christmases. In recent years, the two angels have been joined by a third.
These original angels also bring to mind two messages brought by angels to the people of the New Testament. The first was to the shepherds, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord”. (Luke 2:10) The second message is not often seen as a Christmas message. As Jesus ascended after his resurrection, an angel said to the disciples, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:10-11).
One message speaks of a promise fulfilled. The other speaks of promise yet to be fulfilled. Both bring peace to our hearts and joy to our lives, and both encourage our hearts with the assurance of God’s love and presence for all time.
May God bless you and your family during this Christmas season.
NEED A CHRISTMAS GIFT?
We have St. John Eagles t-shirts for $10.00 (Youth Small – Medium –Large). Also men and women’s white polo shirts with the Church & School logo for $22.00. (Most Sizes) Stop by the office and check them out. You may pay online here.
LOST & FOUND ITEMS
Over Christmas break, we will be donating the unclaimed lost & found items to Good Will. If you would like to go through it before Dec. 16th, please stop by the office. There is also a stack of items that Extended Care has collected by the back door of the school.
Our last school day is this Friday, Dec. 16, so our break begins: (Mon.) Dec. 19th – (Mon.) Jan. 2nd of the new year. School resumes Tuesday, January 3.
The office will be closed both holiday weekends Fri. – Mon., the rest of the days we’re open 8 AM – NOON. Any questions, please check out our calendar online. Hope everyone has a safe and blessed holiday season!
We have extra laundry soap for sale! Each container is $35. There is also a surplus of garbage bags available, size 30-33 gallon. Please contact Heidi Mielke if you would like to purchase: 317-538-3958. Thank you for your support.
SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND DELAYS
In the event that school must be closed or delayed, parents will find out about it in three ways:
St. John App (download yours today).
Message through Fast Direct to all parents.
Local channels - WRTV, WISH, WTHR (the least reliable option).