School News: December 12, 2017

ROBOTICS DEMONSTRATION


Last Friday, our Robotics Teams were treated to a demonstration from the IMPD Bomb Squad. They showed our students how they use robots to dismantle bombs. Our students were even allowed to drive the robots. Thank you to IMPD for coming and making an impact on our students.

4th GRADE FIELD TRIP

 




 

Our 4th Graders ventured to the Capital Building on Monday. They got to see where the Senate and the Houses convene, as well as the Supreme Court Chambers.

STUDENTS LEAD ADVENT WORSHIP SERVICES


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Please join us on Wednesday’s @ 7 PM during Advent for worship services led by our students. Advent services will take place in the Dwelling Place at St. John Lutheran Church and School.
Wed., Dec. 13 –“ God’s Promises” led by students in PS, PK and K.
Wed., Dec. 20 - "Echos of the Manger" led by students in Gr. 1-5. 

TEACHING POSITIONS



With the retirement of both Mrs. Willig and Mr. Zimmer at the end of this school year, the School  Board is accepting nominations for a Kindergarten teacher, as well as an Upper Grades Social Studies teacher. Candidates must be on the LCMS. Submit names to Mr. Willig or Luke Baskett through the office.

EAGLES BASKETBALL

Congratulations to our Varsity Lady Eagles on their 2nd Place finish in the St. James Tournament this past weekend. A shout out to Naomi W. on being selected to the All-Star team, as well.


CHRISTMAS CANDY GRAMS


For $1 you can purchase 2 Candy Grams and send it to your favorite student or faculty member, or fill out an order form for $5 and send 10! Students and parents can send as many as they wish to their friends and faculty. Order forms were sent home last week, and more are available in the hallway. Money must be submitted with order form. One order form per sender. All money and order forms must be submitted to your classroom teacher, with EXACT Change, by Wednesday December 20th in order for the candy gram to be delivered on Friday December 22nd. Any questions, please contact Cynthia Lipkovitch at  


TEACHER COOKIE EXCHANGE AND PTL SPONSORED LUNCH

  

Put on your aprons and start baking. We would like to do something special for the staff at St. John Lutheran this Christmas Season, and we need your help to make this possible. On Thurs., Dec. 21, the PTL is sponsoring a lunch for all of the teachers. We would also like to have a cookie event for the staff members and fill the workroom with plates of homemade goodies. Then, each staff member will get a box and fill it with an assortment of goodies that they choose. (Items do not have to be homemade) Sign up here to donate cookies or food for the meal. Any questions please contact Michelle Smith 317-432-6057 or via Fast Direct.


DINE TO DONATE

Join us THIS Wednesday, December 13th at Jack’s Donuts on Southport Rd. for our next Dine to Donate. All proceeds all day will support St. John so make sure to mention us when checking out.


CHRISTMAS VACATION

Our last school day is this Friday, Dec. 22, so our break begins: (Mon.) Dec. 25th – Jan. 7th of the new year. School resumes Monday, January 8.
The office will be closed on Dec. 25th, Dec. 26th, and Jan. 1st, 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!

LOST AND FOUND


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. 22nd, please stop by the office. There is also a stack of items that Extended Care has collected by the back door of the school.
 

EXTENDED CARE

If your child is going to Extended Care, the office needs to know. If you text your child to let them know that they are to go to Extended Care after school, you need to also call the office to inform them. Extended Care plans how many workers they need as well as snacks based on the office numbers. Thank you for your help to make this run smoothly.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND DELAYS

In the event that school must be closed or delayed, parents will find out about it in two ways:
1. St. John App (download yours today).
2. Local channel - WRTV
Please be careful in the parking lot on days with ice or snow. We have a plowing contract for the lot, but we rely on volunteers for the sidewalks and ice removal. We recommend you drop off at the west door on days when snow or ice appears to be a problem in the lot.


WORSHIP SERVICE TIME CHANGE

We are excited to announce that we have a new worship time on Saturday evenings. We would love to have you join us at 4:30 PM in place of the 6:00 PM Saturday service time.


LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL


LHS has begun accepting applications for new students. Let your high school adventure begin with us as we explore faith, academics, extra-curriculars, and beyond!  Find out how the opportunities available at Lutheran High School help prepare you for life ahead. To register visit lhsi.org


FREE FIREWOOD

We still have felled but uncut Ash tree branches and a trunk that you may cut and haul for firewood. Best of all, it's FREE. Please check with Mr. Willig if you wish to claim this wood.