School News: May 5, 2020

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK



This week is Teacher Appreciation Week!! However with the school being closed, PTL thought students may want to do something special for their teacher(s). Understanding that times are tough and social distancing causes issues to get together, PTL is suggesting that maybe getting your teacher a virtual gift card (if able) or send them a typed note or scan a card made from the heart. Below are the emails and restaurant/store ideas for each teacher. We pray that you all are staying healthy and safe!!

Mrs. Lehenbauer: Meijer, Kroger, Kohl's, Cheddar's, Cheesecake Factory, or El Rodeo. 
Miss Tinkey: Giordano's, Texas Roadhouse, Target, Chick-fil-A, or Starbucks. 
Mrs. Klick: She would love hand written notes or cards sent to her address, please send Mrs. Klick a Fast Direct for mailing instructions.
Mrs. Schultz: Panera, Starbucks, Bonefish Grill or anywhere.
Mrs. Garber: Starbucks, Chipotle, or Chick-fil-A.
Mrs. Johnson: Handwritten notes or cards.
Mrs. McCartney: O'Charley's or Texas Roadhouse.
Miss Thomas: She would love hand written notes or cards from the heart.
Mr. Galligar: He would love hand written notes or cards from the heart.
Mr. Huntington: Best Buy, Target, LEGO store, Chick-fil-A or Zaxby's. 
Mrs. March: Starbucks, Kohl's, Lowe's, Walmart, Target, or Menards.
Mrs. Fortier: Target, Michael's, Joann's, City BBQ, Giordano's, or Portillo's.
Mr. March: Starbucks, Lowe's, Walmart, or Menards.


END OF SCHOOL YEAR BILLING



Final bills are posted. Please make sure ALL school accounts including tuition balances are paid up and current. No records or report cards will be forwarded until all balances are paid. We understand this a difficult time for families, it is also a difficult time for the church and school. We are praying that you all stay healthy through this crisis. God’s blessings.



EAGLES ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT


Thank you to everyone that has contributed to the Eagles Encouragement Project so far. We have raised $1850 so far.

We are doing things a bit different this year for our spring fundraiser. Please see the messaging below that we would love for you to share with your friends and family. We encourage you to use social media or email to share it. We know families are working from home and students are home-bound learning, so we wanted to make this easy for everyone and also help the community with encouragement during these tough times.
Please copy and paste the message below and share it.

Here are some suggestions of places to send care cards. We have members of our congregation residing at these locations and the first responders working in local hospitals who could really use encouragement right now as well.

• Altenheim Senior Living – 3525 E. Hanna Ave. Indpls., IN 46237
• Rosegate Assisted Living – 7525 Rosegate Dr. Indpls., IN 46237


Message to share:
Eagles Encouragement Project 2020

Normally this May, our St. John students would have participated in a Walk-a-Thon. Due to COVID-19, our St. John students are pledging to make at least 5 Care Cards for those in Nursing Homes or to First Responders. Would you please help us raise funds? You may make a one-time donation for any amount you wish. Please use this link to donate:
stjohnindy.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/51/responses/new

You may also mail checks directly to St. John at
6630 Southeastern Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Gifts made to the 2020 St. John Eagles Encouragement Project will bring new resources to our classrooms such as new ceilings, lighting, and paint.


Thank you for coming to the Drive Thru parade! It was so good to see so many families, smiling faces, and students. We miss you all so much

Click here to see pictures from Friday night.



WAYS TO STAY CONNECTED


As a faculty and staff, we miss you. There are many ways to stay connected with teachers and students. As always, we will communicate through Fast Direct, and your teachers will be sending a lot of info this way. We would like to encourage you to join us in the mornings at 9 on Facebook Live, as we start our day with Morning Announcements (Mon, Tues, and Thurs.) and Chapel (Wednesday).
You can also join our Pastors for Live Bible Study on Wednesdays at 9:45.

We are still worshiping as a community, but through the blessing of technology. You can join us on Facebook Live for Sunday services at 8:30 am or 10:45 am.

You do not need to have a Facebook account to follow us. You can access our Facebook page via our website, stjohnindy.org or on our app.

All of these events, except for the Morning Announcements, can be found on our YouTube Channel afterwards as well.



OFFICE CLOSED


To honor the Stay at Home order, there is minimal coverage in the office. The staff has the ability to work from home and meet via Zoom as well. The voicemail and regular mail will be checked frequently but if you have any school related questions, you may email Lori Reno Howard at


• As a reminder, if needed, the pastoral emergency number is 317-451-6074.