School News: Nov. 8, 2016

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT THIS WEEK

     Too many people define self-control as simply behaving well. I can see why. A better sense of self-control would result in better decisions, which would result in better behavior. That would be beneficial for all people, young and old.

     As a fruit of the Spirit, however, self-control is defined as “to restrain one’s emotions, actions, and desires, AND to be in harmony with the will of God.” Our definition of self-control for this year means striving to live inside God’s will, not living for ourselves. In our society, desires and emotions often lead to action before God’s Spirit has had a chance to speak to the situation. Bringing ourselves into the will of God means taking the time to consider all things before taking action. That moment of reflection with God can prevent a lot of “wish I had done it differently”, and it can open up “God’s better way”. May that be our prayer this week. 

SCHOOL NEWS 

INDIANA’S BICENTENNIAL

Celebrate Indiana's 200th Birthday with all of us here on Thursday, November 10. Each classroom has been preparing a project focusing on an integral aspect of our beautiful state - state parks, our universities, our ecosystem, our counties, etc. During the day, each class will be sharing their projects with other classes and then that evening, you are invited to the classrooms between 6:30 and 6:55 PM. At 7 PM, join us in The Dwelling Place to wrap up our celebration of our Indiana's birthday! 

SPIRIT DAY

This Friday, Nov. 11, all students in all grades may wear St. John wear or dress in school colors (blue, black and white) to show school spirit before a tournament weekend. Jeans are acceptable

 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHY WEEK

St. John will participate in the National Geographic Geography Bee through two activities during the week of November 14. After preliminary classroom competition, students in Grades 5-8 will compete for the individual title of School Champion. Our Grades 5-8 Team Geography Bee team competition will take place on Wednesday, Nov 16. These have been annual events at St. John for many years.

 

ELECTION RESULTS FROM ST. JOHN

Our School

Nationally...with 700,000 votes in, as of 10 AM 11/2

Trump 116

Clinton 48.5%

Clinton 27

Trump 36.6%

Johnson 21

Johnson 7.4%

Stein 17

Stein 7.4%

Celebrating the quiet courage of Dakota Allen Beatty in his battle against Leukemia

When: Wednesday November 16, 2016

Time: 6 PM - 8 PM

Where: Uno’s Pizzeria and Grill

4740 E Southport Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46227 (317)791-8667

Sponsored By: Southport Police Dept., Chief Thomas Vaughn

20% of your food bill will be donated to the Beatty family by Uno’s

This will be valid during the entire day Uno’s is open on the 16th  

Special coupons are being sent home with students today, but you only have to mention you are here for the special event for Dakota. 

THANK YOU to all who participated in SHOCTOBER! This fundraiser brought in just over $516 for our Athletic Department.

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP FOOD DRIVE – NOV. 28 to DEC 2

Each year we join our Franklin Township Civic League in gathering food and other items for needy families. The dates for this year's food drive are November 28 through Dec 2. Students will be asked to bring items to their classrooms that week. In addition to non-perishable food items (such as canned and boxed goods), donations of household items (such as laundry soap and paper goods), and personal items (such as toothpaste and diapers) will be very much appreciated. All items donated must be new and in unopened packages. Parents, thanks for helping your children with these outreach projects.

 

STUDENTS LEAD ADVENT WORSHIP SERVICES

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., Nov 30 – Junior Choir and Grades 6-8 – “Christmas Memories: Make Memories That Last Forever”

Wed., Dec. 7 – led by students in PS, PK and K.

Wed., Dec. 14 - led by students in Grades 1-5. 

 

DO YOU NEED CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS?

Our Scrip gift card program overseen by Mr. Paul Johnson is a great way to purchase gift cards from several locations and help raise money for our school. There will be volunteers in the Dwelling Place this week at all services through Nov. 20, if you are interested in purchasing some. Please bring cash or checks only for purchases. We have a list outside the office of vendors for example: $25 cards for Apple Bee’s, Meijer, O’Charley’s, Target, Starbucks and Walmart or $10 cards for Starbucks, Subway, Chipotle Grill, Taco Bell, & Panera. There are many more that can be ordered from other places as well. Contact Mr. Johnson: , or call 317-352-9196 X36.

LHSI NEWS 

PREVIEW NIGHT

Families of students interested in learning more about the opportunities available at Lutheran High School are invited to Preview Night on Thursday, November 10, 6:30 PM. Tour the school, meet the faculty and staff, and ask questions. This is a great chance to see the life and culture of the LHS Saints. Small school. Big opportunities. RSVP to Deidre Barnett, Admissions Director, .