Slices – Weekly Newsletter – 1/14/2020

From Dr. Hollatz

Korean Host Family Needed

The Korean group is looking for one family to host 2 girls for the next 2 weeks. Interested families should contact Jodi Holte or Dr. Hollatz ASAP. Compensation is around $900/student for hosting. We will have a formal welcome ceremony on Wednesday, January 15 after chapel.

SJLS Pop Sockets

Each family was given a gift of a SJLS pop socket for their cell phone at Christmas. If you or your child would like another (more for other family members), feel free to stop by the school office and pick one, or more, up!

Accreditation Parent Forums

St. John’s is preparing the 2021 WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges)/NLSA (National Lutheran School Association) accreditation report. Part of this process if hearing from parents about their thoughts and feedback on programs, facilities and school finances. There are three parent forums coming up, which anyone is encouraged to participate.

  • Monday, Feb 3, 2020 @ 8:15 am, STEM Lab
  • Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm, STEM Lab
  • Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 @ 3:15 pm, STEM Lab


Chapel tomorrow will be led by the Middle School Chapel Drama Team. Parents are encouraged and welcomed to attend. Please check in at the office and get an ID badge before coming over to chapel. Chapel offerings this quarter are going toward the Peru Project, which provides school supplies and other necessary materials to a preschool and elementary school in Peru, which Senior Stone visits bi-annually.

Give us a Review!

We would love for you to share your awesome SJLS recommendations and reviews with others! Let’s flood these sites with positive reviews so we can invite others to experience the St. John’s difference:

Principal’s Prayer Blog

St. John’s Learning Blog

Get Social!

Classroom Instagram: sjlsorange(grade#)

Calendar Reminders

  • Wednesday 1/15 – K-8 Open House for Prospective 20/21 Families 10:30 am and 6:30pm – Share St. John’s with family and friends!
  • Thursday 1/16 – End Quarter II – NOON DISMISSAL!
  • Friday 1/17 – Staff Development Day – NO SCHOOL!
  • Monday 1/20 – MLK Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL!

School News

PIP Hour Opportunity with Choicelunch!

We need additional volunteers to assist with serving lunch to students. You will receive PIP hours and credit toward a free lunch for your child. If you can help from 11am-1pm one or more days a month, please contact Sharon Herpin at or 714.785.6947 for more information.  

National Lutheran Schools’ Week is coming soon!  Jan. 27th – Jan. 31st

In order to keep this week fun and enjoyable for all, we ask that ALL STUDENTS follow the FREE DRESS CODE guidelines. Also, students who participate in the dress up days are asked to wear at least 50% clothing that follows the theme of the day.

St. John’s will be participating in the LCMS-wide theme for NLSW, “Joy:Fully Lutheran.” All of the dress-up days are connected to different celebrations/holidays. The daily devotions will be sent home with your student digitally. We encourage you to talk through these at home!

  • Monday-JOY:FULLY- Jan 27- Christmas Clothes!  We will continue to celebrate Jesus’ birth with JOY by wearing red, green, and festive clothing!
  • Tuesday-THANK:FULLY – Jan 28 – What are you thankful for?  Be reminded and share what you are THANKFUL for through what you wear! Maybe it’s a sports team or a place that you have visited. For example, you could wear a dance shirt because you are thankful for your dance team!
  • Wednesday-PEACE:FULLY – Jan 29 – Red, White, and Blue!  Dress in red, white, and blue to honor our nation and reflect on the PEACE we have in Jesus.
  • Thursday-FAITH:FULLY – Jan 30 – Red to Remember! The church celebration of Pentecost is connected to the color red. Please wear red to be reminded of the gift of FAITH we are given through the Holy Spirit.
  • Friday-HOPE:FULLY – Jan 31 – Pastel Colors!  Easter is a celebration of HOPE! We can share joy, peace, and The Good News with others because of Christ’s resurrection. Wear pastel colors as we reflect on the gift and promise of Easter.

After School Enrichment!

Moms in Prayer

Moms In Prayer meets in the Cornerstone every Tuesday @ 8:15am, all are welcome! Contact Katrina DuPree with any questions or prayer requests.

Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.”  Psalm 4:1


Game and practice schedules are here! GO MUSTANGS!

KROC – Kids Run the OC

Calling all 1st through 4th graders!

Kids Run the OC starts Monday, January 27.  If your child would like to participate, please make sure you register by the first practice. Go to to register and find out more information.  Feel free to email Mrs. Miller with any questions or concerns.

SJLS Gala News!

Check out the Gala website HERE

28th Annual Gala & Auction – Inspiring Everyday Heroes!

Tickets, tables and sponsorships are NOW AVAILABLE for the 28th Annual Gala and Auction. Check it out This year’s theme –  Courageous: Inspiring Everyday Heroes – encourages us to embrace the power we have as the community of St. John’s, and bless the students of St. John’s courageously! This year, the event will be held at Highway 39 Event Center in Anaheim on April 4, 2020. Whether you are able to contribute a donation of merchandise, gift cards, or memorabilia for the silent or live auctions, sponsor a table at the event, purchase event tickets, or sponsor a teacher to attend, donations are always welcomed. Please contact Director of Advancement Betsy Kunau for information:

Auxiliary News

Check out the Auxiliary Calendar HERE!

Pizza Wednesdays – Ordering CLOSES THIS FRIDAY!

Ordering is now open for the next quarter of Pizza Wednesdays (PQ3 is Jan. 22 – Mar. 18). Deadline to order for PQ3 is January 17. Ordering is available for both the 2nd quarter OR the 2nd Semester option. Visit to place your order!

All-Parent Meeting – January 23

Please join us Thursday morning, January 23 at 8:30am in the Walker Hall Dining Room for the first Auxiliary All-Parent Meeting of 2020! Who is Auxiliary? YOU ARE! Every parent is a member of Auxiliary, and these meetings are where the magic happens. We’ll be keeping you up-to-date and involved in all school happenings. Receive one PIP Hour for attending. Free childcare available in the nursery. Please email your child’s name and age to

Dads’ Breakfast with the Principal – Fri., February 7

Hey Mustang Dads! Come enjoy a continental breakfast with Dr. Hollatz on Friday, February 7th at 8:15am in the Dining Room of Walker Hall. Great food, great fellowship, and great conversation! To RSVP, please email Elise Ozawa:

St. John’s Church Ministry

Meet St. John’s – Next Date: 2/9/20 at 11am

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 7 week experience that will help you grow in your faith and leads towards membership. – RSVP Questions? Contact Megan:

March 6th—8th with guest speaker Deb Burma

Do you long to be a women of Joy? Gather your friends and join us for an amazing weekend at Murrieta Hot Springs! We will spending the weekend studying God’s word, worshipping, hearing from an amazing speaker, and having much needed community. Prepare to be encouraged in your faith walk and blessed beyond measure as you begin to recognize reasons you can rejoice daily. Register today! (early bird discount available!)


We will be diving into Psalm 23 by Matt Chandler, available through RightNow Media. Let us know if your group would like to join us for the Psalm 23 study. Contact Megan NEW THIS YEAR! Join us on Wednesday Evenings at St. John’s! January 15th-February 19th, 6:30p (find out more online!)

Adult Life Groups, 2nd-5th grade Bible Study, Junior High Bible Study, and childcare available! RSVP for Wednesday Night Life Groups! Register for Kids Groups

Single’s Ministry

You can find information on our website We are also on Facebook (@stjohnssingles) and Instagram (#stjohnssingles). Please check us out!
Feel free to email us with any questions:

Family Ministries

Bible Study starts this week – Preschool–High School!

  • Preschool – 1st Grade: Wednesdays January 15 – February 12 @ 3-4:30pm in the Dining Room.  read more
  • 2nd Grade – 5th Grade: Wednesdays January 15 – February 12 @  6:30-8pm in the Cornerstone. read more
  • Jr. High (6th, 7th and 8th grade): Wednesdays January 15 and 22, February 5 and 12 @ 6:30 – 8pm in The Garage. read more
  • High School: Sundays starting January 19 @ 6:30 – 8pm in The Garage. read more

Positively Waiting: For 8th graders and high school.  January 29 @ 6:30 – 8pm in The Garage

A great seminar about the Art of Sexual Self-Control.

FNL: for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. Friday February 7 @ 6:30 – 8pm. Check in and out of the Cornerstone

Glow Games on the field – some of your favorite games with a glow in the dark twist! read more

High School Winter Retreat @ Joshua Tree! February 7-9  more info

Worship With Us!

Wednesdays (School Chapel) @ 8:30 – Sanctuary (NOTE: Please check in at the office first!)

Saturdays @ 6:30 pm – Sanctuary

Sundays – Sanctuary @ 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am

Sundays – Walker Hall @ 9:30 am & 7:00 pm


Delivering the restorative hope of Jesus.

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


St. John’s Lutheran School nurtures faith in Christ, inspires reasoning minds to become critical thinkers, builds successful communicators, and responsible citizens to participate in God’s world.

St. John’s Lutheran School Vision Statement