School News: Jan. 31, 2017
January 31, 2017
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT THIS WEEK
“And there it is – the baby bird”. Have you seen this commercial? A large sumo wrestler is performing a figure skating routine that includes a number of awkward moves. As his program concludes, the skater reaches up, clasps his hands over his head, and then brings his hands to himself. As usual, I cannot quite remember what it is advertising, but the commercial makes me smile every time. I thought of it when I considered my words for this week’s fruit of the Spirit – gentleness.
The gentleness we see in Jesus and then express to others through His Holy Spirit should also bring a smile to peoples’ faces. This gentleness is a humble, non-threatening manner that derives from a position of strength and is useful in calming another’s anger.
Jesus said, “Come to me all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:28+). Paul said, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near” (Philippians 4). May that fill our hearts this week.
PRINCIPAL CALL COMMITTEE
Please continue to pray that the Lord will bless the work of our call committee as seek His will to fill the position of Principal for next year.
The mid-quarter of the third grading period is this Friday, Feb. 3. Mid-Quarter reports will be open to parents on Fast Direct on Wed., Feb 8.
NEW PARKING DESIGNATION
Parents with young children now have a special place to park in our front lot on the far west end, next to the school. You now have the ability to park, let your students out, say good byes without leaving your vehicle.
DAKOTA DAY IS FEBUARY 8TH
Please wear your Dakota shirt or an orange shirt on Feb. 8 to help him feel extra special and supported on his birthday!
SCI-FEST COMING TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Information will be forthcoming about this year’s event. Sci-Fest involves students in grades 1-8 and is a very well attended evening.
Tuition charges for 2017-2018 can be seen on the school web page. Follow the eagle at www.stjohnindy.org and then click “New to St John” and “Tuition,” or click here. The tuition increases each year reflect the same increase as our church general fund budget.
EAGLES SPORTS/PHOTOS ORDER FORM CAN NOW BE FOUND ONLINE
Click here to find the form. Please return to the school office. Thank you.
is quickly approaching. 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.
CHURCH QUILT DRIVE
The quilting group from our church has applied for a Thrivent Action Team Grant to help fund the quilts that they make and donate to Lutheran World Relief. If you have any washed or clean sheets, fabric, blankets, or mattress pads that you no longer use, please consider sending them to school. There is a collection bin in the church office waiting area, and once a week on Wednesday through March 15th the donations will be collected. Please label your donations with a name and grade so Julaine Bolden can give you your Thrivent t-shirt for helping! If you have any questions, please call Phyllis Fleischer at 317-902-3133; or Julaine Bolden at 317-514-8708.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
For your calendars, Vacation Bible School at St John Lutheran Church and School is set for the week of July 10 – 13, 2017. We thought this might be helpful as you consider your summer plans.