School News: Feb. 7, 2017
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT THIS WEEK
We are talking with our students about the fruit of self-control this week. Why is lack of self-control so easy to see in others, but so hard to see in ourselves? Most of the time our lack of self-control involves something we said instead of something we did. It is hard to know where to go with this thought given the atmosphere in our society right now. With so many avenues of media available to us, the temptation is certainly there to just let our words fly before we fully think them through.
So I will ask the Holy Spirit to remind me constantly of the wise advice I heard many years ago – three questions to ask myself before I share something with someone else: First, is it true? Have I verified it with sources that would know for sure? Second, Is it kind? Can it be said in a way that does not tear down another human being? Finally, and this is the toughest one, is it necessary that the other person know this? Am I sharing it with the right person? If it is not necessary, or if it is not directly to the person who needs to hear it, then maybe the only reason I have to share it is to satisfy some type of desire within myself.
In Titus 2, we read, “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all, and it teaches us ……..to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this present age.” That takes self-control. May the Holy Spirit grant this in our lives.
ACCELERATED READER ACHIEVEMENT
Congratulations to the following students who earned membership in a new AR Point Club during January:
Sarah B. (850 Pts. – Silver Club)
Olivia A., Samantha B., Sukhpreet G., Grace J., and Gabby R. (500 Pts. – Bronze Club)
Zoey H. (250 Pts.)
Madelyn S., Marcus W. (100 Pts.)
*Piper C. (25 Pts. - *Piper began at St. John on Jan 3, 2017).
So far this year, our chapel offerings have supported four ministries: Wounded Warriors, The Toy Room at Riley Children’s Hospital, Pack Away Hunger, and Lutheran Hour Ministries - Madagascar. Individual classes will continue to select chapel offering recipients through the end of the year.
SCI-FEST COMING Tuesday, Feb 21.
ISTEP PART ONE TESTING
(Indiana State Test) for students in grades 3 through 8 will begin on Monday, February 27.
ANNUAL WALKATHON LATER THIS SPRING
Our annual walkathon fundraiser will kick off on Monday, April 3, as information is sent home with students for them to share with their sponsors. The walk will take place on Wednesday, May 3. This is our big fundraiser for the year and we appreciate the support of all of our families and friends.
Tickets are on sale now for March 17, 2017. LuFest is a dinner auction that is held by Lutheran High School. It is a fun evening to gather with the community and help raise money to support the Lutheran High School and its ministry. St. John School is going to donate a camping basket this year. Ideas for the basket include tents, grills, coolers, camping chairs, lanterns, fishing poles, etc. Gift cards are also welcome. Buy from Scripts and help support St. John, as well. You can donate individually or come together as a group to donate a larger item. We can make a great basket if everyone participates. Please bring in donations by Friday, February 17th. Please contact Beth Knight at with any questions. Thank you.
There will be a voters meeting at noon on Sun., Feb. 12 in the Dwelling Place for the purpose of extending a call for Principal of St. John Lutheran Church & School.
Everyone is invited from 5 - 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, in the Commons. Come, even if you can't bring a dish, and enjoy the fun and fellowship. For any questions, call or e-mail Karen Johnson at 317-879-5304 or .
CHEERLEADING CLINIC – February 11, 9 AM
The LHS cheerleaders host their winter cheerleading clinic for girls in grades K–6 on Saturday, February 11, 9:00 am – noon (check-in at 8:30). Cost is $20 and includes a t-shirt, snack, and admission to a LHS home basketball game where campers will perform with the LHS cheerleaders. Contact Jennifer Schmaltz, or 317-409-5375, to register by February 6.