Slices – Weekly Newsletter – 1/12/2021

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:31

A Video Message from Mr. Stuewe:

COVID Update

St. John’s COVID dashboard can be found here:

The dashboard will be updated daily. We remain blessed that our school is able to robustly serve children and families!

Please continue to let Nurse Allie know about any COVID diagnosis and exposures. We need to keep our campus as safe as possible!

Re-enrollment for 21/22 – IMPORTANT!

Please watch for an email today with instructions to re-enroll your child(ren) for 2021/22. Please do not delay! We will begin filling open spaces very soon! Please remember, any families with outstanding balances for the 20/21 school year, will not be able to re-enroll until accounts are current. Any questions, please contact Jodi Holte in Admission @

Preschool Enrollment

Preschool open enrollment for new families and siblings of current families will be online on Friday, February 5th. We plan turn on the preschool application at 8:00 a.m. The preschool will be hosting two open houses via Zoom on Wednesday, January 13th at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday, January 27th at 6:30 p.m.  Parents will need to go to and complete an “inquiry” if they haven’t already (just click on “send me more information”) in order to receive the open house zoom information via e-mail. 

Questions??  Please call the preschool office at (714) 288-4409 or e-mail us at or

Prospective Family Open House via ZOOM!

We will be hosting two K-8 Zoom Open House events on Wednesday 1/20 at 10:30am and 6:30 pm. Tell a friend about our wonderful school and feel free to forward them the Zoom link!

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Middle School Open House for current 5th Grade Families and Prospective Families for 21/22

Know someone looking for an amazing Middle School program? St. John’s Annual Middle School Open House for 21/22 is next Thursday, 1/21 at 6:30pm.  Due to COVID restrictions, we will meet via ZOOM. It will begin with a presentation by Dr. Hollatz, time for Q & A, and then visiting with our wonderful Middle School teachers via zoom break-out rooms. No need to RSVP, just click on the link below!  Share the link with a friend!

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Picture Day Retakes Scheduled

Lifetouch has rescheduled pictures for TOMORROW, January 13th. This will be for make-ups or retakes.

Cool Weather Clothing

The mornings are a little cool and some students may be starting to wear jackets or sweaters. REMINDER: Per the uniforms guidelines, all outerwear must be SJLS theme/logo. Cool weather clothing can be purchased at our uniform store.


Senor Stone will lead Chapel this week. All grades will be online. Here’s the link:

We will have an 8-week offering this year for the Peru Project. The donation cycle runs through February 24th.  This year the goal is to raise $4,000.  We want to be able to meet whatever needs that may have arisen from their year online (the school has been online the entire 2020 school year—they attend school from March through December).   We would also would like to build on the technology which was implemented during the 2018 school year.  We have found indications that iPad-like devices made for pre-school age students have become more easily obtainable and hope to give these young students this incredible tech skill advantage.    If you would like to follow the history of this project you can do so at this link:

After School Enrichment Opportunities!

After School Enrichment is back in January 2021. It’s a little different for now. We’re going to try it virtually with the capability of going face to face once that time comes.  There is a little something for everyone this time and it couldn’t be easier to sign up. Everything is done directly online through Parker-Anderson. We hear wonderful things about all of these classes and we’re looking forward to hearing what you think, as well!

If you have any questions about the classes, please contact Teri Wire at:

Mom’s in Prayer!

“I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.” Psalm 17:6

Moms in Prayer is meeting online!  We will meet every Tuesday from 9- 9:30 am via Zoom until we are able to meet again on campus. 

No experience needed, just a willing spirit.  We will pray for every student (Preschool-8th grade) and every teacher individually by name throughout the year and cover them with prayer.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 852 8220 6907Passcode: MIP

For those who are unable to attend please send prayer requests to Brooke Hollatz at


MomsLife is a community of moms with kids of all ages.  Join us as we grow together and hold fast to the God who created all things and gives hope for a future because of His love and faithfulness to us. 

1st Thursdays- Large Group Session with Speaker (via Zoom) 

3rd Thursdays- Community Small Groups (via Zoom or off campus)

Register to receive the Zoom link and Small Group times.–fall-2020/

COVID Family Training Resources

Use the link to find some helpful family training videos to help teach your children about hand washing, social distancing and more. FAMILY COVID TRAINING VIDEOS.

Important Information

2020-2021 School Calendar

Calendar Reminders

  • 1/13 – Picture Retake Day
  • 1/14 – End Quarter II – NOON DISMISSAL
  • 1/15 – Staff Development Day – NO SCHOOL
  • 1/18 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL
  • 1/25-1/29 – National Lutheran Schools Week!

Social Media

Mustangs Online

The Mustangs Online Guidebook can be found here. This is our guide to online instruction.

St. John’s Lutheran Church Ministry

Go to for up-to-date ministry event information.

New Worship Schedule!

8:00 am Service – Live-Streamed from The Sanctuary 
9:00 am Outdoor Service under the tents
10:30am Service – Live-Streamed from Walker Hall

As always we will continue to keep our congregation safe with Covid-friendly protocols like RSVPs, health checks, face coverings, and cleaning. 

Sermons are also available for on-demand viewing as well!

Meet St. John’s – Next Date: Monday, January 25th at 7:00p (Zoom)

Interested in what it means to be a part of the St. John’s community?

Focusing on our discipleship pathway of CONNECT to God-GROW Together-SHARE Christ,  Meet St. John’s offers a better understanding of what it really means to be part of the community here at St. John’s and you will get the opportunity to meet our senior pastor. You will also have an opportunity to sign up for a 5 week experience that will help you grow in your faith and leads towards membership. RSVP Questions? Contact Megan:

KIDS BIBLE STUDY (Kinder – 5th Grade) – starts TOMORROW via Zoom///Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Big Heroes Serve a Big God. Courage, commitment, loyalty, and honor. These are some of the virtues that the heroes of old possessed. By following their example, and putting our trust in God, we can live heroic lives ourselves. MORE INFO

JH Bible Study via Zoom// Wednesdays at 6:30pm starting 1/13! For all 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders

Join us as we follow the adventures of Bob Goff, Greg Boyd, Mo Isom, and Karen McKinney as they seek one thing – Reckless Love. This fun and inspiring series asks the big questions while encouraging you to recklessly live out your faith. MORE INFO

Looking for a new path?

If you’re Kingdom-minded and want to make an impact then consider joining the St. John’s team. You’ll be challenged.  You’ll be inspired.  You’ll be a part of what God is doing through the people of St. John’s  in the City of Orange and beyond.

  • Database Coordinator
  • Maintenance Porter

To access more information and full job descriptions:

Sunday School: Preschool – Grade 8
Zoom with us on Sunday Mornings at 10am or check out our video and materials on our website. More info HERE.

Delivering the restorative hope of Jesus.

St. John’s Lutheran School mission statement

Create disciples of Jesus Christ who CONNECT to God, GROW together, and SHARE Christ.

St. John’s Discipleship Pathway

St. John’s Lutheran School Purpose Statement

St. John’s student scholars communicate and collaborate effectively, think critically, and use creativity throughout their academic and fine arts learning.

Scholars use technology and digital media responsibly and innovatively across subjects and 21st century themes to build life and learning skills.

St. John’s student scholars and staff receive and deliver the restorative hope of Jesus through connecting to God, growing together, and sharing Christ. They make responsible decisions to grow in understanding, empathy, and appreciation of God’s diverse creation and people.

St. John’s Lutheran School 2020-2021 Theme