Dear Christian Parents,

There are a number of activities that are happening at St. John’s over the next couple of weeks. I hope that you’re able to participate! There’s more information about them in other parts of this newsletter. Next Wednesday evening, October 20, there’s a special presentation about social media and electronics for kids and their parents to attend together. See below for more information. We’re having our Fall Festival on Sunday afternoon, October 24, from 3:00-6:00. There will be activities for the kids and a trunk or treat in the parking lot. We still need help with the event. See the article about the Fall Festival to sign up to help. The Bedtime Blessings for children in Preschool through first grade will be on Wednesday evening, October 27, from 6:00-8:00. This will be a fun evening for our little ones. We’d love to have you join us for these events!

Crusader Sports

The fall sports’ seasons are winding down, and our teams are competing in the end-of-year tournaments! Our boys’ and girls’ cross country teams participated in the Lutheran Sports Association state tournament last weekend. Our girls took first place in the team competition, and Ana Buske took first place in the individual competition. Our St. John’s girls were five of the top seven finishers! This weekend our soccer team and volleyball teams are competing in their conference tournaments. Our girls’ cross country team will be participating in the Lutheran Sports Association national tournament at Concordia University in Mequon, on Saturday, October 23. Good luck, Crusaders!

The fall sports are just finishing up, but the basketball season is just about to begin. Check out the Crusader athletics website here for more information about the basketball season. Practices will begin the week of October 25!

Being a Christian Kid in the Electronic Age

Children from age 8 through age 18 and their parents or caregivers are invited to attend this presentation in the church basement on Wednesday, October 20, from 6:30-7:30 PM. There will be babysitting provided for younger children. This is a timely message for our parents and their children, and it will be presented from a Biblical Christian worldview. The presenter, Laura Reinke, is a counselor with Christian Family Solutions. There is no cost for parents or children to attend this event, and no sign-up is required.

Wisconsin State Teachers’ Conference
The teachers of our Synod in the state of Wisconsin will gather at Wisconsin Lutheran High School on Thursday and Friday, October 28-29, for our state Teachers’ Conference! There will be no school or preschool at St. John’s on October 28-29. There will be child care on those two days, but due to limited staff, the enrollment will be limited. 

Family Directory
A 2021-2022 School Family Directory is available on Gradelink. You’ll find a PDF on the Communicate tab. Click on the directory and save or print your own directory. There will be a limited number of printed directories available in the office.

Hot Lunch and Extended Care Payments
This is your weekly reminder to be sure to check the “Billing” tab on your Gradelink account. It’s important to watch for charges/updates on your account. On the billing tab, you should see balances for each type of charge – hot lunch, tuition, extended care, etc. If those numbers are positive numbers, that means that you have a balance due to pay. Once you make a payment, it may take up to a week for the payment to be posted to your account. Please be patient! Remember, hot lunch charges are posted daily; extended care are posted twice a month. In your billing tab, click on “Pay another amount.” Then please put a note in the Notes box to tell us what the payment is for.

COVID Update
We are currently back to one student with COVID. This student was not at school during the contagious period of 48 hours, so no additional students needed to quarantine. Continue to pray for all of our children and our families!