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Banner #30 March 22, 2012

Cathy Thiem
WRITTEN BY Cathy Thiem - 22 March 2012

St. John

               THE BANNER

                          Number 30

                March 22, 2015

            Even though the calendar says that spring only began two days ago, we have been enjoying spring weather for over a week now. This has made all of us even more anxious for Spring Break, which is now just a day away. I hope and pray that you and your family will have an enjoyable one. Whether you travel or stay at home, I hope that next week provides some time for rest, relaxation, and family time together. From the school standpoint, we know how important breaks are. Everyone, teachers and students, needs some time away and a chance to recharge.

            From the personal standpoint, we also know how important breaks are. The human body was just not designed to go all the time. Physically, mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually we need to have breaks in which to be restored, recharged, and even re-created. Without these downtimes our bodies just don’t function well.

I  lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.  He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber.

Psalm 121:1-3



            How comforting it is to know that God our Father, as he watches over us, never rests. No matter where we are or what we are doing, God’s eyes are on us, caring for us, providing for us, protecting us, and watching over us. God never needs to rest and He is always there for us. Thanks be to God for His constant care for us and watchfulness over us! May God bless you and your family this Spring Break!

Seeking to reach all with Christ, St. John Lutheran School partners with families to provide a Christ-centered education which nurtures faith in Christ,

promotes discipleship, develops God-given abilities and skills,

and encourages academic excellence.

Spring Break Next Week!

Next week is our week scheduled to celebrate spring!  We pray everyone will have a relaxing week off before we make the final push for the last weeks of school.  Celebrate the beauty of spring with your child.

            No East Noble bus service

     this Friday, March 23


Re-enrollment Deadlines Approaching

            Two important deadlines for the re-enrollment process are coming up quickly. First, the deadline to pay your $100 registration fee (for K-8 families) and $25 registration fee (for preschool families) is March 31. Starting April 1 these fees increase to $300 and $75, respectively. Second, the deadline for applying for tuition assistance is April 20. This includes the FACTS application, your tax return, and, if you desire, the supplemental form. If you have any questions or concerns about any of these deadlines, please contact the school office.

Regional Science Fair

            Congratulations to our school science fair winners who competed last Saturday in the Regional Science Fair. Caylee James, Lane Logan, Joshua Walz, and Nathan Walz represented St. John well and should be proud of their hard work and efforts in qualifying for the Regional Science Fair. Special congratulations to Nathan Walz as he placed 1st in Junior Division Chemistry and qualifies to go to the Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair on March 31. Nathan also received awards from Trine State University, the American Chemical Society, and the Broadcom Masters Competition. Congratulations, Nathan, and God’s blessings at state!

Online News

            If you haven’t checked out our Facebook page please do so. Many pictures from recent events are posted there and we will continue to add more to the page. Also, our website has been rebuilt on a new platform and we are now able to begin posting things to the website again, like classroom newsletters and the Banner. Please check out our site again. One thing to note is that the new platform looks best using the Firefox browser. It’s a free download at www.mozilla.com.

Holy Week Worship

            Our observance of Lent comes to a close the week after our spring break. This week is Holy Week and our worship transitions from Lent to Maundy Thursday to Good Friday and ends with our Easter celebration.

            If you do not have a church home we welcome you to worship with us at St. John. You are part of our family and we would love to celebrate both the death and resurrection of our Savior Jesus with you!

Our worship schedule is as follows:

Maundy Thursday: Thursday, April 5, 7:00 p.m. with Holy Communion

Good Friday: Friday, April 6, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. we will have our service of meditation on Jesus’ Seven Words from the Cross (worshippers are free to come and go as they please during this time)

Good Friday: Friday, April 6, Service of Darkness (Tenebrae), 7:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 7, 6:30 a.m. sunrise service

Easter Breakfast follows the 6:30 a.m. service.

Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 7, 10:30 a.m. Sunday Resurrection Services

He is Risen!  He is Risen, Indeed!

No School on Good Friday, April 6

Scoop on Scrip

            Great Lakes Scrip will be closed the week of April 2nd, so orders cannot be placed that week.  An order of generally used items will be placed next Monday, March 26th, but then an order will not be placed until the week of April 9th.  Please keep this in mind if you may need something special and notify Denise at 318-3427.  Thanks!  

Consider Camp Lutherhaven

            Do you want an adventure this summer?  Bring your friends, family, or come by yourself to Camp Lutherhaven where you can swim, hike, fish, go boating, climb Muncie Mountain, practice your archery skills, play sports and games, meet new friends, raid the canteen, and gather each night around an evening campfire.  Choose from a wide variety of unique camping experiences, and get ready for some excitement!  Register online today at www.lutherhaven .org or find out more information by calling (260) 636-7101.

Mother-Daughter Tea

            All St. John girls will be receiving a special invitation to our second Mother-Daughter Tea that will be held on Saturday afternoon, May 19, from 2-4 p.m.  This should be a special time for girls and their moms, or other special lady in their life!  Watch soon for your invitation!

Spring Pictures!

            A few years ago, we began providing this service and it received a positive response, so we are continuing.

On Tuesday, May 1, Lifetouch School Portrait Company will have a photographer in our building to picture each of our students in a more informal setting.  Portrait packages are then printed and sent home with the child.  Parents may choose to purchase part or all of the package or simply return it to school.

            The school does NOT make more profit if you choose to make a purchase – even though the flyer may state otherwise.  Rather, we are paid $2.00 per student photographed.  When all of our students are photographed, we earn around $300.       Parents of two-day preschool students are asked to bring their child to school that day to be photographed.

The following School Board members:  Angel Diehm, Jeff Lehman, Tacy Potts, and Jenni Walters

It’s time to start thinking about the spring PTL Auction!  Last year’s event was a raging success and has benefitted students immeasurably.

            This year’s auction will be the same format (dinner, silent and live auction, etc.) and at the same location as last year.  Please spread the word and bring a friend!

WHAT:      PTL Auction

WHEN:      Saturday May 5th

WHERE:   Kendallville Windmill Museum

COST:       $25 per person / $175 table of 8


We are welcoming any NEW items or services for donation!

St. John Lutheran School

Silent Auction Class Basket Information

            You should be hearing from your child’s teacher regarding this year’s class auction basket collection.  It’s that time again to collect items for the annual spring auction.  It’s hard to believe it is right around the corner….May 5th to be exact!  We are looking for donations to fill the auction baskets.  Each class has chosen a theme.  We encourage you to donate theme-appropriate items.  If you’d prefer to make a monetary donation to the PTL directly, we can shop for you.  Please place the money in an envelope marked as “PTL Auction Basket Money” and give to your child’s teacher or you may drop it off in the school office.

            The majority of the funds raised from the auction are earmarked to improve and enhance the educational experience of your children here at St. John. Technology is a big part of that, but we are looking at other areas of need that go beyond our school budget.  One way you can assist in this important effort is through donating items to the theme baskets.  The PTL sincerely appreciates your support.  God Bless!

SHINE Students of the Week

            Congratulations to the following students for being recognized as a SHINE student:  Lucas Leffel, Justice Robertson, Ethan Kessler, Katie Walker, Brooklyn Schumm, Jacob Diehm, Ashton Benson, Grant Schermerhorn, Michael Deetz, Ethan Pfeiffer, Tanner Murphy, and Madisyn Cope.  We give thanks to God for these students who let their light shine before others.

You can still support the 7th and 8th grade class trip to Washington, D.C.! Please see Miss Monn for:

Candles ($14.00)

White Chicken Chili ($3.50)

Lollipops ($.75)

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