School News: Sept. 27, 2016

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT THIS WEEK

     Kindness is defined as “the quality of being friendly, generous, AND considerate.” I notice that it does not say “or”. It is not multiple choice.

     Jesus is all of these things. His friendliness shows as He interacts with people of all kinds in all walks of life. His generosity is obvious because he gave us what is most precious to anyone, His life. His consideration is seen in how he deals with people of all kinds, even those who are ignoring the very message He came to proclaim. Now Jesus is not bound by a dictionary definition, but it is clear that He is the very description of these words.

     Through faith, the fruit of the Spirit is …… kindness. Can you find a way to be friendly this week to someone other than a close friend? Can you find a way to be generous? Can you look for ways to be considerate of others? Lord, bless us with your Holy Spirit this week as we let this kindness be expressed in our lives. 

SCHOOL NEWS

SCHOOL PICTURE DAY IS TOMORROW

Order forms were sent home last week with students. There are extra forms outside the office. All students will be photographed for the school yearbook and identification purposes whether pictures are purchased or not. All portrait orders must be PREPAID using the envelope provided. Make checks payable to Inter-State Studio. NOTE – The school dress code is relaxed that day. However, since they do not appear in the photos, jeans are still not allowed.

THIS JUST SCHEDULED

Grades 3-8. Next Monday, October 3 at 8:30 AM. Because of our participation in the national “Every Kid Votes” program, the Every Kid Learns Foundation and the Responsibility Foundation have approved an assembly at St. John with basketball all-stars “Pee Wee” Harrison, a former member of Meadowlark Lemon’s Harlem All-Stars, along with “Hollywood” Brown, a former Harlem Globetrotter. Together they are trekking across the country to meet with governors, students, teachers, principals, celebrities, VIPs, and putting on school assemblies. Their message? Responsibility. St. John was selected as one of 50 schools nationwide to host this assembly. See more at www.driveforresponsibility.org

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Conferences for Pre-School through Grade 4 are scheduled for after school on Wed., Oct. 12 and Thurs., Oct. 13. Students will bring home a sign-up sheet today, or you can also find the form as an attachment to a Fast Direct message from the office. These request forms must be returned to the classroom teacher by this Friday, Sept. 30th.

NOTE: As shared in August, P/T conferences for students in grades 5-8 are being handled differently this year. Please see information sent home by your child’s teacher for more information. 

SHOCTOBER!

The end of September means that shorts are no longer allowed according to our dress code, however starting Monday, Oct. 3rd, we have a new and exciting 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. 

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

 UPCOMING EVENT

Sunday, October 9th we will be having a school skating party. More information will be in next week's newsletter.

LHSI NEWS

DIG PINK SHIRT ORDERS

Every year Lutheran High School supports breast cancer survivors and their families. Join us by supporting them as well. You may purchase a dig pink shirt for $10. You can wear the shirt to school on October 6th. If you wear it to the Lutheran volleyball game, you get in free. If you do not want to purchase a shirt you can still make a donation. And then wear a pink shirt to school on the 6th. We just need your orders by Wednesday the 28th. The St. John Coordinator is Heidi Mielke, she will take the orders to LHSI for us. You may bring the forms and money into the St. John school office by the 28th. 

THE LHSI MAROON PLATOON…

are pre-selling "Little Louie" stuffed animals.  They are ADORABLE and only cost $15/each. The money raised from sales will go to purchase a cooling system for our (big) “Louie!"  Order on our website here, or with order forms in the hallway outside the office @ St. John. Please return to LHSI. These make GREAT Christmas presents or keepsakes! Orders due by Friday, October 30th.  Anticipated delivery by mid-November. 

CHURCH NEWS

WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO TO CHICAGO AND NOT FIGHT TRAFFIC? COME WITH US ON OUR ANNUAL BUS TRIP…

  • 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.