School News: Jan. 10, 2017
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT THIS WEEK
It is the goal of every parent to teach our children to be kind. The more I think about it, though, I am not sure that “kindness” is just an action, but rather a condition of the heart. This is especially true of the kindness that Jesus shows us.
Look at Titus 3, “But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy..” Then look at Ephesians 2, “..He raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”
Teaching children to be kind goes beyond just giving them a set of actions to take. I think it means teaching them about the love of God as expressed in the gift of His Son, Jesus. Teach only the actions and they may soon disappear. Allow God to set the heart right, and true kindness and kind acts will flow from there.
Congratulations to the following students in grades 5-8 who made the Honor or High Honor Roll for the second grading period:
HIGH HONORS: Fred H., Georgia A., Alden A., Sarah B., Jaelah C., Ethan C., Nicole D., Sukhpreet G., Naomi W., Olivia A., Katelyn H., Eleanor M., and Penelope M., Malin B., Emily C., Evan P.
HONORS: Jimmy B., Alex B., Lucas F., Luke H., Caleb J., Micah M., Dara M., Luke S., Larry A., Paige M., Jake P., Nathan S., Kyle S., Dakota B., Hana C., Eliana D., Clayton H., Grace J., Olivia K., and Elaine R., Gretchen B., Cora L., Sydnee M., Gabby R.
LUTHERAN SCHOOLS WEEK
St. John will celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week from Jan. 22nd through the 27th. This will include the following activities that teachers will share more information about:
Special attention and music at services on Jan. 21 and 22, including recognition of some teacher anniversaries.
Special performance by Speaker/Comedian Larry Wirtz at Lutheran High School for students in grades K-8 on Tues., Jan. 24. Times and permission slips will be sent home by teachers (Drivers needed).
Special attention to mission work in Madagascar, which includes use of online resources.
WALK-A-THON CALENDAR UPDATE
We have finalized dates for the annual spring walk-a-thon, one of our big fund-raisers of the year. Information packets and sponsor letters will go home with students on April 4 and the walk will take place on May 3. Details much later. We just wanted to announce the dates.