School News: Oct. 4, 2016

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT THIS WEEK 

     Kindness can be defined as “an eagerness to put others at ease”. The next fruit of the spirit, goodness, can be defined as “generous and open-hearted”. They are similar, but the first seems to describe an action, while the second can often describe a condition of the heart. It is hard to distinguish between them, but I believe most parents would be able to think of examples of both as we deal with our children.

     The familiar Psalm 23 says, “Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever” (v 6). The goodness of God is present in His mercy toward us. It is hard to explain how God can be so good toward a creation that has consistently turned against Him. But while we were yet sinners, He sent His Son to do for us what we could not do for ourselves. Our sins are forgiven. God is so good. 

SCHOOL NEWS 

ACCELERATED READER ACHIEVEMENT

Congratulations to the following students who earned membership in a new AR Point Club during September:

Larry A. (500 Pts. – Bronze Club)

Gretchen B., Kendall B., Jesse B., Hana C., Olivia K., Tyler W. (250 Pts.)

Reagan F., Gage F., Sydney M., Alex W. (100 Pts.)

Bryce E., Hayden F., Isaac R. (50 Pts.)

Reese R., Ryan W., Peyton W. (25 Pts.) 

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

These conferences will take place on Wed., Oct. 12 and Thur., Oct. 13. Information will be sent home to parents about specific dates and times for their conferences. Please help keep us on schedule by being prompt for your appointment. Thank you. 

LUTHERAN SCHOOLS BIBLE QUIZ

The annual event takes place Tuesday evening, November 1 at 7:00 PM at Lutheran High School. Our team of 5th-8th graders has been studying the Gospel of Matthew since the end of August and continues to prepare for this always tough academic competition. Thanks to Mrs. McCartney and Miss Thomas for coaching this team.

SHOCTOBER!

The end of September means that shorts are no longer allowed according to our dress code. However, we have an opportunity that will benefit the athletics ministry of St. John. Students can wear shorts for $1 any day in October from the 3rd – 31st. If you would rather pay all at once, it will be a bargain of $12. Regular school dress code applies – NO JEANS! All money will go toward athletics for general needs. 

THANK YOU FROM THE BEATTY FAMILY

Thanks to everyone for their prayers, gifts and meals!! We don't know what we would have done without our St. John family!!! You can follow our story @ https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/dakotabeatty/journal

VISION & HEARING SCREENINGS

Vision screenings for grades 1, 3, 5 & 8 as well as hearing screenings for grades 1, 4 & 7 will be conducted by the Marion County Health Department on Thursday, Oct. 6th and Friday, Oct. 7th. 

2016 RABIES CLINIC FALL ROUNDUP

Home of Hope for Homeless Animals, Inc. in Shelbyville, IN has given us a flyer of dates for their Fall Clinic Roundup of vaccinations for your pets. If you are interested, they are located in the hallway outside the office.

PTL NEWS 

FIRST SCHOOL SKATING PARTY

Sunday, October 9th we will be having a school skating party at The Wheels of Wonder from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Ticket order forms were sent home with students last week. If you are paying online, please make sure you fill out a form and pay to PTL adding Skating Party to the memo. Adults attending do not have to pay to attend unless they are skating. Tickets will be handed out at the event.

LHSI NEWS

JANET MILLER RECEPTION

On Saturday, October 8, you are invited to come celebrate and give thanks for Janet Miller’s 22 years of service to Lutheran High School. Janet started her work in this ministry in 1994 as a secretary. Through her proven skills and willingness to take on new responsibilities, she became an excellent financial manager. Due to her ongoing battle with cancer, Janet will no longer be able to serve in that position. Join us in the Mary-Martha Commons at Lutheran High School on Saturday, October 8, 10:00 AM – NOON. A light brunch will be provided. 

DIG PINK NIGHT

is Thursday, October 6, starting at 5:30 PM., when the Saints JV and varsity volleyball teams take on Lawrence Central. Cancer survivors and fighters are invited to visit a hospitality room throughout the evening and they will be recognized between matches. Donations will be given to I.W.I.N. (iwinfoundation.org), Indiana Women in Need. This foundation supports women statewide currently receiving treatment for breast cancer by securing and paying for individual services that relieve emotional, physical and financial burdens. 

KRISTI’S GAMES

the Lutheran FamJam will be held on Friday, October 14 before the football game v. Washington HS. Come out for a pre-game tailgate starting at 5:00 PM with Hog Roast, Bake Sale, and free activities. The kids will love the bounce house, football toss, and other games. T-shirts will be available for $10, with all proceeds to benefit LHS athletic programs.

CHURCH NEWS 

JOIN US FOR A FUN TRIP TO CHIGAGO…

  • Saturday, October 29, 2016
  • Cost $40 per person - Send check payable to St. John Lutheran Church, to the office or pay on-line on the church website, click on the payment button and look for the Chicago Trip. Includes continental breakfast and snacks for the way home.
  • DEPART:  St. John at 7:00 AM. - Drop off @ a location on Michigan Avenue - return in the evening.
  • RESERVATIONS & CONTACT:  Lori Reno Howard 317.352.9196
  • Free to shop, visit the sights, or whatever you would like to do.  Space is limited! Reserve your seat now.