School News: Sept. 6, 2016

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT THIS WEEK

      I worked as a novice machinist one summer just after I began my teaching career. My “mentor” was a man who had been with the shop for many years. It is not for his great skill that I remember him, though. It was because he was always singing and laughing at the machine right next to me. He just seemed happy most of the day. I was just looking to earn a little cash, but he really enjoyed what he did.

     Jesus wants us to have that kind of joy, the kind that just comes up from the heart and escapes through our actions. This is not a joy that I can go out and find for myself, though. It is a joy that comes from knowing He paid the price for my sin, and that my life is in His hands. As Paul shares the Gospel message to Timothy, “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” May that joy fill our lives this week. 

SCHOOL NEWS

ACCELERATED READER ACHIEVEMENT

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

Josh W. (500 Pts. – Bronze Club)

Sukhpreet G., Clayton H. (250 Pts.)

Our students read 220 books (6,629,760 words) in August. 

K-4 PHYSICAL EDUCATION

We will welcome Mr. Russ Northup of Impact Martial Arts this Friday. He will be teaching some introductory skills to our K-4 students during their physical education time. 

HUNGRY?

Chicken Fajitas, Corn Dogs, Pizza Burgers, and Fish Sandwich. That’s what’s on the menu for lunch this week. And if those don’t sound tempting, there is always the Chef Salad or Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwich as an alternate. All meals include a choice of fruit, vegetables, sides, and milk. The numbers participating in the school lunch program are growing every week and we hope all will soon join them. 

COLTS CAMP COMING SOON

Students in grades 2-5 will participate in a Big Blue Football Camp on Thursday, Sept. 15 on our soccer field. More details will be shared by the classroom teachers, including a mandatory release form that must be on file before a student can participate. This is a free program offered by the Indianapolis Colts. 

SCHOOL SPIRIT DAYS

Please check our school calendar for these dates.  Here’s the first one - http://www.stjohnindy.org/event/862385-2016-09-09-tournament-spirit-day/

Students are encouraged to wear their St. John spirit wear on these days. The office has Youth Small, Youth Medium and Youth Large “St. John Eagle” t-shirts for $10.00. Jeans are acceptable on these days.

PTL NEWS

MUM SALE FALL FUNDRAISER

Forms went home with students last week, there are additional forms outside the office. Proceeds from the sales will help provide additional technology needs and other resources for our classrooms. You may pay by check or online to PTL. If paying online, please make sure a form is returned to the office.

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Hartley 317-898-6387. 

DAKOTA’S WARRIORS

If you would like to sign up to help his family with meals - https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/2g8lnq

HELP A TEACHER OUT!

Once a month, PTL is asking for volunteers to monitor a class while the teacher takes a "quiet" lunch break from the kids. www.signupgenius.com/go/70a044da9a8238-lunch 

ICE CREAM VOLUNTEERS

If you are interested in serving ice cream from 11:30-12:30 on Fridays, you may sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e4ca4aa5-icecream 

CHURCH NEWS 

ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH PICNIC

Please join us and invite a friend!  Sign-up here: http://www.stjohnindy.org/event/854713-2016-09-11-church-picnic/

ANNUAL CHICAGO 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.