Dear Christian Parents:
Each week we look for meaningful things to share with you in the Crusader Chronicle. I hope that you’re finding the information useful; however, it just seems challenging sometimes to find things that are going to grab your interest or that you absolutely need to know because so many things are not happening or are happening differently this year. It can be so easy to complain that things aren’t the way that we wish they were. But as I watch all that IS happening at St. John’s, I’m thankful for everything that we are able to do.
We have completed a full semester of classes without interruption! Praise God! We have teachers who work tirelessly to serve students in the classroom as well as online! Praise God! We have amazing support staff and volunteers serving as administrative assistant, hot lunch servers, classroom aids, coaches, etc.! Praise God! Basketball teams are competing against other schools! Praise God! We are able to allow some fans to attend games and live-stream the games for others! Praise God! Students are able to have in-person band, piano and other instrument lessons! Praise God! We are able to lead precious little (and big!) children to Jesus and on the road to heaven using God’s Word every day! Praise God!
There are things that we miss, and there are plenty of things that are just not the same, but remember to praise God for what we do have. He gives us far more than we deserve! He gives us life and hope for eternity!
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!
Green and Gold - Packer Day
We’re encouraging our students to wear green and gold or Packer gear on Friday, January 22. We’re showing our support for the Green Bay Packers as they face off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend for the NFC Championship and a trip to the Super Bowl!
All of our current families in seventh grade or younger should have received an email last week inviting you to re-enroll for the 2021-2022 school year. This re-enrollment process will replace any paper registration next August. Preschool and Kindergarten families are encouraged to re-enroll their children by February 1. Grades 1-8 re-enrollment should be completed by March 1. If you have any trouble, please contact the school office, Miss Wendland, or me, and we’ll provide or get the help that you need!
In order to complete the enrollment process for preschool and kindergarten, there is a $75 registration fee. Those charges will be processed through Gradelink. We’re working on getting those charges submitted today or tomorrow. Check the billing tab on Gradelink after you log-in. You will be able to pay with an electronic bank payment, credit card, or you may pay with cash or check at school and we will credit your account on Gradelink.
Divine Call News
We were pleased to hear that Mrs. Rindfleisch has returned her call to St. Andrew’s in Middleton. She will be continuing to serve as our Middle School English/Language Arts teacher! Pastor Schroeder continues to deliberate his Call to Martin Luther College. We were also informed this week that Miss Treder has received a call to serve as second grade teacher as well as church/school musician at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Beverly Hills, FL. Please continue to keep all of these calling bodies and our own called workers in your prayers! If you have counsel for Miss Treder or Pastor Schroeder, please share that with them!
National Geographic suspended its Geography Bee this year, but we will be having our own next week! Students in grades 5-8 have been testing in the classrooms over the last couple of weeks, and the finals will be held next Friday afternoon, January 29. Good luck to this year’s contestants!
Our school open house will be on Sunday, February 7, from 11:30-1:00. If you know of someone looking for a preschool or kindergarten, please direct them to our website where they will be able to register for the open house. Click here to register. Tours are also available for those looking for a school for their older children. Please direct those families to email me directly – email@example.com.
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