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I Run Kids Marathon

Come Join Team St. John's! Keep your mind and body in shape over the summer with reading and running! Each summer a great group of kids from St. John's participates in the I Rn Kids Marathon program. We would love to get more students to join our team.  Here's the basic details:

  • Print & Fill out registration forms (click here) and turn them into Mrs. Buske with a $15.00 (per student) check made out to I Run Kids Marathon.
  • Keep track of your books/hours and miles.
  • We will try to meet 3 times over the summer to work as a team and help you stay on track to reach your goal. More details to follow on dates.
  • Final mile and celebration will be Saturday, August 24th at WLC track.

Happy running and reading this summer!

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Luther Prep Invites You to their Summer Camps

Summer is almost upon us, and we would love to welcome you and your child(ren) onto our campus this summer. Our coaching staff is eagerly putting final details together to give your children a wonderful sports experience filled with growing in their skills & knowledge of a sport, while creating new & connecting with old, Christian friendships!

Click here to see all of our LPS Summer Camp details.

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Meet the New Piano Teacher: Marjorie Flanagan

Mrs. Marjorie Flanagan is no stranger to the St. John’s community. She was a Choral Director and Fine Arts Coordinator at Wisconsin Lutheran High School from 1996-2017, where her elementary vocal responsibilities included the Musical Adventures Series, the Junior Choir Festival, the Wisconsin Lutheran Children’s Choir and the Grade School Piano Festival. St. John’s students were active participants in all those activities! Mrs. Flanagan has spent the past two years in St. Louis, MO, where she “re-purposed” her life and returned to private piano teaching through Lessons Unlimited, an organization that provides private lessons to private schools in the St. Louis area. Her students were active in Lessons Unlimited recitals as well as The Arch Cup Festival and Federation Festival. She never tires of the question, “How do I best teach this musical concept to my student, class, or choir? Finding the right teaching techniques and music for students is a fascinating puzzle to be solved and seeing students achieve musical excellence is a great joy!

Mrs. Flanagan received a Bachelor of Music from Alverno College, Milwaukee, and later went on to earn a Kodaly Certificate from the same institution. She completed a Master of Church Music from Concordia University, Wisconsin. She has been active as a clinician in the area of Children’s Choirs, Elementary Vocal Music, and Handbells. She received the Milwaukee Civic Music Association Certificate of Excellence in Choral Music in 2017.

Mrs. Flanagan plans to return to the Milwaukee area in early June and will be ready for summer lessons! She can be reached at or via cell phone at 414-378-9576.

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School Library Books Due

Please hunt around at home for your library books and send them back to school ASAP. If a book has been lost or damaged beyond repair, please email me ( and we'll work it out. Thank you!

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Parking for Field Trips

As the school year winds down, there are many classes going on field trips.  If you are accompanying a class but need to leave your car, please park in the church parking lot to keep the blacktop area open for the other classes during the day.

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Wizard of Oz, Food Trucks and Games - Oh My!

Come for the Show and stay for Dinner…or…Come for Dinner and Stay for the Show!

Please join us this Friday, May 10th at either 3:30pm or 6:30pm as the 3rd-5th Graders present: “The Wizard of Oz.”  Between performances, food trucks will be in the school parking lot serving the following menus from 4:45pm – 6:15pm and games for the younger kids from 5:15pm-6:15pm in the school commons!

Both Food Trucks accept cash or credit/debit cards.

Hot Tamales Menu:

  • Chips & Salsa $3.00
  • Chips & Cheese $5.00
  • Nachos $7.00 - Ground Beef and Pork al Pastor 
  • (2) Tacos $6.00 - Ground Beef and Pork al Pastor 
  • Combo $9.00 includes -1 Taco, 1 Tamale, Mini Chips & Salsa/Cheese, Churro & Soda
  • Specialty Tamales $3.00 each - 3 Varieties (2 meat and 1 vegetarian fillings) 
  • Soda/Water $1.00 
  • Churros $2.00

Double B's BBQ Menu:

  • Hog'n Dog - $7.00
  • Baby Back Ribs - $8.00
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich - $7.00
  • Bacon Balls - $6.00
  • Redneck Sundae - $7.00
  • Smoked Wings - $6.00
  • Pig Mac - $5.00
  • Mac & Cheese - $3.00


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Girl & Boy Pioneers

Girl Pioneers

  • Friday, May 17th @ 5:00pm - 10:00pm - LGP Mock In

Pizza making, Ice Cream Sundae buffet, Devotion and Fellowship, stretching and relaxation, movie night! Pajamas and one stuffed animal or cozy blanket encouraged!!! 

Boy Pioneers

  • Monday, May 13th @ 6:30pm - Camp Cooking and Fire Building in Fellowship Hall
  • Saturday May 18th @ 1:00pm-3:00pm - River/Lake Michigan Cleanup

Boy Pioneer Campout

  • June 28-30th - Tentative Dates for your Calendar

We are working on confirming the site and will have more details to share at the meeting on Monday as well.  If you know anyone who went on our last trip, they can tell you that we had a memorable time, and survived the Storm of the Century!

Boy Pioneer Backpacking Trip

  • August 15-18th - Outgoing 4th and 5th Graders only

We are trying to gauge interest in a Backpacking Trip to the Porcupine Mountains in the Upper Peninsula in mid-August.  This would be open to our oldest boys only and be part of the beginning of our older classmen working into more advanced curriculum next school year.  If you are interested and want more information, email Greg Lamas at by May 15th so he can confirm feasibility and start booking reservations.

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Wauwatosa Summer Theatre Auditions

Anyone interested in trying out for the Wauwatosa Summer Theatre 2019 production of “King Midas and the Golden Touch”, should look for an information sheet that will be distributed to each student. 

Tryouts are for third through seventh graders as of September 2019 and will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM in the Lois Weber Theater at Longfellow Middle School.

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Serving Together 2nd Semester Mission Project

Congratulations to the 1st grade class for winning the penny wars!  They enjoyed an ice cream party complete with all the toppings!

We are nearing the end of our spring semester missions but we have one more event to raise money to reach our goal.  There will be a mission display at the school play on May 10th.  Each donation will receive a treat!

We have raised $2,600 and I think we can make it to $3000 to donate to our mission in Ethiopia.

We look forward to seeing you at the play!


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Upward Flag Football

Registration will open May 4th for the 2019 season at 8 am.  Return here ( for the link to register your child(ren) on or after May 4th.

Brochures are available outside the school office.

Cost is $110 before June 1st.  $115 for late registration.  Registration closes when divisions reach capacity or on July 18th.

Registration is online only.  

Boys & Girls K5 - 5th grade.  

Every player must attend one of the three Evaluation Days for skill assessment to create even teams.  

A separate invitation will be sent to sign up for an Evaluation Day after your registration is confirmed. 

Meet Your Coach Day is Saturday, August 17th.

First practice week is Monday, August 19th.

Games begin Saturday, September 7th.

Space is limited for Flag Football and maximum capacity has been reached the last 5 years.  

All events are held at Brookfield Lutheran Church Upward Fields.

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