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St. John's Lutheran School



Volume 1, Issue 38 2012-2013 School Year May 24, 2013


VBS - June 10-14, 2013 Home Visits--July 29 to August 7 , 2013 Registration Day--August 7, 2013 First Day of School Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sat., June 15, 9:00 A.M. School Cleaning and Repair Day

School Calendar

Enclosed in your family envelope is a copy of the 2013-2014 school calendar.

Congratulations & God's Blessings to our Eighth Grade Graduates!!

Set a Good Example

During the summer, attendance at worship services does tend to decrease. Please do not let this be the case for your family. Please continue to worship regularly and set an example for your children that worshipping the Lord is not something that we should take a break from.

Thank You!!

Thank you to the many volunteers/helpers who have so generously donated their time throughout this past school year. Remember, "Your labor in the Lord is not in vain," (I Corinthians 15:58). Your cooperation in helping to make our school year a success is greatly appreciated!!

Inside this issue:

Weekly Schedule From the Principal's Happenings @ St. Athletics 1 2 3-7 6



V O LU M E 1 , I S S U E 3 8 2 0 1 2 - 2 0 1 3

From the Principal's Desk

Catch ­ 22

The next time you fly on a commercial airline; check out the safety instruction card that is usually found in the seat pocket in front of you. Here is what one airline card said: If you are sitting in an exit row and you cannot understand this card or cannot see well enough to follow these instructions, please tell a crew member. Obviously, those directions present a slight problem. If people can't understand the card or see the instructions, how can they be expected to tell a crewmember about it? Sounds like a Catch-22. Believe it or not, the Bible is a lot like that safety instruction card. Many people read Scripture without understanding it. It makes absolutely no sense to them ­ not because they lack eyesight or reading ability, but because they lack faith. As Paul wrote, "For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God" (1 Corinthians 1:18). In other words, unless you have faith, you won't understand the Bible. But unless you understand the Bible you won't have faith. Sounds like another Catch-22. That is why we have the Holy Spirit ­ thank God for sending the Holy Spirit! When we come to the bible with a willingness to learn, God sends His Holy Spirit to reveal what it is saying - even "the deep things of God" (1 Corinthians 2:10). Whenever you study God's Word with an open heart, the Holy Spirit helps you understand it and grow stronger in your faith. God also uses people (pastors, teachers, and fellow brothers and sisters in the faith) like us to explain the Bible to unbelievers and others in the truth faith. When someone tells you they don't understand the Bible, which is like an airline passenger telling the flight attendant they don't understand the safety instruction card. It is up to us to make it clear to them. May we remember Paul's words of encouragement to Timothy: "Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and encourage ­ with great patience and careful instruction." (2 Timothy 4:2)

Have a wonderful summer everyone! Stay connected to God and His Word!

Worship Schedule

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Matthew 28: 19, 20)

Thursday--6:30 P.M. Sunday--8:00 and 10:30 A.M. Bible Class (church basement)-- 9:15 A.M.


Mission Offerings

Our collection for Military Services totaled $265.18.

Piano Lessons

Please give me a call if you are interested in summer lessons. It has been a privilege and pleasure to come to St. John's every week to work with your children. Mrs. Bonnie Loersch 920-206-9554

School Cleaning & Repair Day

Our last school cleaning date for this school year is Saturday, June 15. We start at 9:00 A.M. The following families have signed up to clean: Davidson, Fausett, Hoffman, Klug, Krebs, Mohr, Schall, Schoebel, & Shramek. If you do not fulfill your cleaning obligation for the 2012-2013 school year, you will owe $30.00 as stated in the school handbook on page 10-11. Some repair projects will also be done. If you would like to help with those projects, we will start at 9:00 A.M.

Vacation Bible School Road Trip--Route 3:16

Vacation Bible School will be held June 10-14 . Volunteers and helpers are needed! If you are able to help with Vacation Bible School, please contact Pastor Hirsch or the church office as soon as possible. Sign up sheets are available in in the narthex for teachers, helpers, crafters, and snack helpers. All children are invited and encouraged to attend!

Field Trip Banks

We will offer the opportunity for families to contribute to a field trip bank for each child at school registration. Any money left in your field trip account from the 2012-2013 school year will roll over to the 2013-2014 school year.

2013-2014 School Calendar Dates

August 7--Registration August 21--First Day of School December 24 to January 1--Christmas Break January 2--Classes Resume March 17-21--Spring Break April 21-25--Washington D.C. Trip May 23--Last Day of School

Science Fair

We will hold a Science Fair in the Fall of 2013 for grades 5-8. Information regarding this fair will be available in church for pickup as soon as it is completed.

Bridal Day at Church--Thank You!

Thank you to all who donated their time, food, dresses, etc. for the Bridal Day at church on Sunday. A great time was had by all as the models walked down the aisle. Some of the models were in their own wedding dresses and others were in all the dresses that were shared by various members of the congregation. Thank you to the male members of our congregation who so graciously escorted the ladies down the aisle, served the food, and serenaded the ladies during the festivities in the basement after.

Immunizations for 2013-2014 School Year for Kindergarten & Gr. 6

Children who will be in Kindergarten or Gr. 6 will need to have their immunizations updated for the 2013-2014 school year. Children in Kindergarten will need various vaccinations if they have not already had them. Children in sixth grade will need to have their second Varicella (chicken pox) immunization and a T-dap immunization. Please contact your doctor to get your child's immunizations updated. You may also contact the Dodge County Public Health Department. A copy of your child's immunization record was enclosed in your family envelope last week. Reminder: If you have or will have your child's immunizations updated, please let Mrs. Leissring in the school office know. Your child's immunization record will be updated with this new information.

Box Tops, Campbell Soup Labels, Milk Caps, Etc.

Please continue to collect these items through the summer months. You may bring them to church on Sundays and leave them in the receptacles in the narthex. You may also keep them and bring them to school in fall. The money collected will go in the Gift & Memorial Fund to be used to purchase non-budgeted school items. Thank you.

Photos of the School Year

Photos have been taken throughout the school year with the school camera. If you are interested in obtaining a flash drive of these photos, please contact me (Mrs. Leissring) in the school office.

School Fees for 2013-2014 School Year

The following are the fees for St. John's members for the upcoming school year: Family Fee: $275.00 (To be used for the church budget) Book Fee per child: $340.00 (To be used for school supplies, textbooks, copier, etc.) Three Year Old Preschool: $550.00 Four Year Old Preschool: $150.00

Fee Structure for Non-members/Tuition:

Other WELS Members First Child Second Child Third Child Fourth Child Fifth Child $2,000 $1,000 $ 500 $ 250 $ 125 Non-Members $4,000 $2,000 $1,000 $ 500 $ 250

Registration Day: Wednesday, August 7th

SCRIP Thanks for using Scrip throughout this school year. It is wonderful to see support grow for this program. Selling times for the summer will be: Thursday night after church and Sunday in between church services. Scrip will not be sold on Fridays during the summer months. Need graduation or wedding gifts? Please consider using Scrip cards. As you do your summer traveling remember that Scrip is available for hotels, gas, restaurants, and much more. You can always go online at to find a complete merchant list. We are happy to order whatever you need. Thanks one more time for a great year. We thank you for using Scrip for your everyday shopping needs. Please continue to use Scrip, and pass the word on to others in our school and church! The Scrip Committee Book Fines

If your child incurred damages to the books they have used throughout the school year, they will be assessed a book fine for those damages. Book fine notices have been included with your child's report cards or in your family envelope. You may pay the fines in the school office. Thank you.


Awards are enclosed in your family envelope. The pioneers will take part in the Memorial Day Parade in Juneau. We will meet in the Courthouse Square 15 minutes before the parade will start (check your paper or Eagle Claw). We will take part in the ceremony at the cemetery. Please wear red, white, and blue. The boys are to wear their neckerchiefs. Please let us know how many will be there. Parents are welcome to march with us. The girls' district camp is tentatively scheduled for July 19-21 at Camp Phillip, Wautoma. The cost will be $50.00 per attendee. Your pioneer will be allowed to bring a friend. The $50.00 is for lodging, food, activities, and snacks for the whole weekend. More information will be sent out when available. Parents are also invited to attend. We do need to know approximately how many will attend. If there isn't enough interest, we may have to cancel the camp. Please let Roni know if you think your child will attend and how many. The boys' district camp is scheduled for June 21-23, at Camp Pine Ridge, Waldo. Activities include: BB guns/22 rifles, archery, disc golf, water rockets, canoeing, campfire, skits, and more. Please let Ron Preskar know if your child will attend. Parents are also welcome to attend. Mr. Preskar will let you know costs and what to bring when he knows how many will attend. We are looking for leaders and helpers for next year even if you can only help for some of the meetings. Please contact Roni if interested. We would like to thank all of the pioneers, family, friends who helped to make this year a great year. I am already making plans for next year's schedule. If you have any suggestions or ideas, please let me know. Any questions regarding the pioneer program, have suggestions, or would like more information, contact Roni Lischka at 386-3392 (home) or 386-5544 (work) or [email protected], or any of the Pioneer leaders.

What's Happening at the Juneau Public Library

May 28, 3:30-4:30 P.M.: Lego Day May 29, 3:30-4:30 P.M.: Xbox & Games May 31, 1:00 P.M.: Popcorn/Movie Day


Do you need a babysitter during the summer months to give your regular babysitter a break? Contact the school office for names and phone numbers of seventh and eighth grade students who would be willing to watch your children for a nominal fee.

Summer Band Lessons

Mr. Duwe will offer summer band lessons. If you are interested in band lessons, contact Mr. Duwe at 920-342-7826 as soon as possible. He will contact you with a schedule once he knows who is interested in lessons.

Aluminum Cans

Reminder: We will continue to save aluminum cans for tuition assistance. They may be dropped off in the can kennel located between school and Pastor Schupmann's house anytime during the summer.


Share His Incredible News Everywhere! "Let your light shine before men." Matthew 5:16

Athletic Participation for 2013-2014 School Year

Fall: Cross Country: Gr. 4-8 Boys & Girls Girls' Volleyball: Gr. 4-8 Co-ed Soccer: Gr. 6-8 Lakeside & Jr. Trojan Football: Gr. 5-8 Winter: Boys' Volleyball: Gr. 6-8 Girls' Basketball: Gr. 4-8 Boys' Basketball: Gr. 4-8 Cheerleading: Gr. 4-8 Spring: Boys' & Girls' Softball: Gr. 5-8 Boys' & Girls' Track: Gr. 5-8


Watertown Summer Basketball League Practice Schedule

St. John's, Watertown, 317 N. 6th St. Gr. 5&6 Girls: Monday, May 27, 5:30-7:00 P.M. Sunday, June 2, 5:30 ­7:00 P.M. St. Mark's, Watertown, 706 Jones St. Gr. 7-9 Girls: Monday, May 27, 5:30-7:00 P.M. Sunday, June 2, 5:30-7:00 P.M. TSL, Watertown, 303 Clark St. Gr. 5&6 Boys: Monday, May 27, 4-5:45 P.M. Sunday, June 2, 4-5:45 P.M. TSL, Watertown, 303 Clark St. Gr. 7&8 Boys: Monday, May 27, 6-7:45 P.M. Sunday, June 2, 6-7:45 P.M.

Sports Physicals

Your child is required to have a physical every two years if he/she will participate in sports. A physical form for grades 3-8 was enclosed in your family envelope last Friday if your child needs a sports physical for the 2013-2014 school year. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Klug or Mrs. Leissring in the school office.


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