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Easter Flowers

Help us celebrate Easter and beautify the altar with flowers! Lilies, daffodils, tulips, and hydrangeas are available. Flower order forms are available in the church narthex. Completed order forms (with payment included) can be placed in the offering basket or in the lockbox in the church office. Flowers can also be ordered online at www.sjtosa.org/EasterFlowers.



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Crusader Olympics Day

The date for this year’s Crusader Olympics has been set.  It will be held at WLHS on Wednesday, May 13th (rain date is Friday, May 15th). 



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WLC Basketball Camp

The Wisconsin Lutheran College men’s basketball program will be hosting the annual Warriors Youth Boys Basketball Camps. This is a fantastic opportunity for every level of player looking to improve their basketball skills in addition to achieving individual and team goals. The camp staff includes the coaching staff and current Warriors players. All sessions will be held inside WLC’s Recreation Complex.

The camp will provide young boys with the best basketball environment regardless of their level of play. We work with players of all abilities, and have a curriculum to fit each individual with a training program based upon their skill level. This camp will feature individual and group activities, as well as time for discussion to advance understanding of the game.

Camp Information

https://mensbasketball.wlcsportscamps.com/youth-boys-camps.cfm

Camp Schedule

July 20-23 :  6-9 grade boys

July 27-30:  2-5 grade boys

***Individual and group instruction is available upon request

Camp Location
Wisconsin Lutheran College Recreation Complex
8800 West Bluemound Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

For More Information
Contact Aaron Aanonsen at aaron.aanonsen@wlc.edu



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WLHS Grade School Spelling Bee

God's Blessings and best wishes to the following students who qualified to represent St. John's at the Wisco Grade School Spelling Bee on Saturday, February 29th:

Grade 1: Anna Totsky, Samuel Fritz, Liza Trotter and Micah Goede

Grade 2: Roman Hansen, Caleb Hedden, Tyler Vitangcol, Henry Ognenoff, Judah Buske and Violet Cepican

Grade 3: Kash Knueppel and Jonas Becker



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Good Things that are happening at St. John's!

Click Here to read about good things that are happening at St. John's the first Thusday of each month!



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Junior Achievement Volunteers Needed

3rd or 4th Quarter
We are still looking for volunteers to teach Junior Achievement to the following grades: 3rd, 4th, and 7th during the 3rd or 4th  quarter.  This service opportunity requires about 10-15 hours of your time and involves teaching six lessons about the community and business.   All the lessons are scripted, and materials are provided.  The teachers are very flexible and can work around your schedule.  JA presents a wonderful opportunity for our school children to see how members of their church family serve the Lord in their occupations.    If you’d like more information about the program, visit http://wisconsin.ja.org/metro-milwaukee. If you are interested, please email Mrs. Pastorek at repastorek@gmail.com  Thank you!



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State Tax Deduction for Private School Tuition

2019 Tax Year
The state of Wisconsin allows you to deduct private school tuition for K5-8th grade as well as high school.  For most families, preschool tuition may also be deductible in a different category.  Please check with your tax professional for more details. These savings are not just for those who itemize.  To make use of this deduction you will need the Federal ID number of St. John’s. The required Schedule PS (with our school address and tax number filled in) is available in the school office.  Click on form to fill out the Schedule PS 2019 tax form.

St. John’s 2019 Tuition Statements will be provided for you upon request.  Please contact the school office at school@sjtosa.org if you have questions regarding school tuition.



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Singing Schedule Change

Schedule Change:

Due to meetings scheduled for our WELSSA Accreditation visit in March, please note the following change/switch on the school singing schedule for March:

March 11- 5th-6th sings for 3:30 p.m. Lenten service

March 18- Jr. Handbells plays for 3:30 p.m. Lenten service

Thank you for your flexibility!



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Serving Together 2nd Semester Mission Project

Our Spring Semester mission project will be our St. John’s Teen Mission Trip.  We will raise funds to help support our St. John’s teens this summer.  For the past few years, a group of over 40 teens have headed down to North Carolina to run a vacation bible school at Illumine Church.  We have also sent a group to Georgia and Canada to help support in mission work at a local church and a soccer camp. We would love to support our St. John’s teens in the mission work that they will be doing.

We need your help!  We will be doing a PENNY WAR to help raise money for this great program!  This penny war will start after our spring break.  Look for more information to come soon! 



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Crusader Basketball Clinics

St. John’s would like to run a basketball clinic specifically designed for the boys and girls in grades 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. This clinic would be coached by Mr. Duncan, and would focus on the introduction and development of fundamental skills and technique.

This is a great opportunity for your child to learn about basketball and build on skills that they may already have. This is designed for those that are highly interested in playing basketball at St. John's in the upcoming years. Players are expected to participate in all the drills to the best of their God given abilities. This will be an intense, but fun time, so all players need to be attentive and ready to work.

Practices would be held on the following dates from 3:00–4:30:
2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade Boys 
April 7th
April 14th
April 21st
April 28th
*May 5th

4th, 5th, 6th, 7th Grade Girls
April 8th
April 23rd
*May 7th

5th, 6th, 7th Grade Boys 
April 16th
*April 30th

*Some dates may have to be cancelled due to School Musical. 

Click Here for more information and registration.



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