Slices – Weekly Newsletter – 5/25/2021

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

Romans 8:31

Blessings on your Summer!

The St. John’s faculty and staff would like to wish all of you a safe and relaxing Summer vacation. Your support and partnership has been such a blessing to us this year. We couldn’t have made through without you! See you in August!

End of Year Parent Survey

All St. John’s families are encouraged to participate in our annual end of the year survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/23YC8BN Your feedback on this year and help with planning next year are always valued! Thank you!

Preparing for Volunteering in the Fall

We LOVE volunteers! We do have a longer process for being cleared to be on campus. If you have been cleared this spring, you are good to go! If you would like to be ready to volunteer for the fall, you can complete your volunteer background check, live scan, application, COVID training, and mandated reporter training over the summer. Anyone who completes these items after June 1 will receive 5 PIP hours for next school year! (If you completed it this spring, we will credit you 5 PIP hours for next year!) All families will be required to complete at least 20 hours of volunteering for the school next year. After June 1, contact wdelvaglio@stjohnsorange.org about completing the volunteer process.

End of the Year Carnival

Kindergarten through 5th grade students will celebrate the end of the school year at the carnival TOMORROW, Wednesday, May 26. This year’s carnival theme is: Tropical Party! All K-5 students will have free-dress that day and are suggested to dress in tropical colors, tie-dye, or Hawaiian themed clothes. Only approved volunteers will be allowed at the event. Contact hbyrnes@stjohnsorange.org for volunteering questions. Here is the class schedule:

Kindergarten – 11:00 

1st grade – 9:30

2nd grade – 10:15

3rd grade – 12:35

4th grade – 1:20

5th grade – 2:05

All students should bring their own water bottle. All students should also wear SOCKS as the carnival will be a lollapalooza of inflatable jumpers, obstacle courses and slides!

All Library Books are Due!

Please return to the bins in your child’s classroom (K-5).  Middle schoolers may return to the book drop upstairs in the hallway.  If books are not returned at this time, the assumption is that they are lost and we will have to charge the replacement cost.  Overdue notices will continue to go out as a reminder.  Thank you!  

If you feel that there might be a mistake, please contact our librarian Mrs. Barber  dbarber@stjohnsorange.org

NOON DISMISSAL FRIDAY – NO SAC

The end of the 2020-2021 school year is at noon on Friday. SAC is closed on Friday, so all students need to be picked up by 12:30 PM.

Honors Placement for 21-22 7th and 8th Graders

The school will be emailing parents about their child’s placement into honors math and/or English for next school year in the coming 2-3 weeks. Those honors classes will start online in July.

MAP Scores

MAP (standardized test) scores and achievement data will be sent home Thursday with your child in grades 2-8.

2021-2022 School Calendar

You can find the 2021-2022 School Calendar by clicking on the link.

Who’s ready for Summer in the Son? Summer Camp fun close to home!

Registration NOW OPEN! http://www.stjohnsorange.org/daycamp

Contact Teri Wire with questions – twire@stjohnsorange.org

2020-2021 School Calendar

http://bit.ly/2tvAlrY

Calendar Reminders

  • 5/26 – K-5 End of the Year Carnival
  • 5/27 – Kindergarten Closing Program
  • 5/28 – NOON DISMISSAL – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! NO SAC!
  • 5/28 – 8th grade graduation, 6 PM

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

https://sjlslearning.com/2020/12/15/covid-dashboard/

Have a safe and blessed summer! The COVID dashboard will not be updated after Friday, May 28, 2021.

What is Auxiliary?

The St. John’s Auxiliary is a volunteer organization that promotes Christian fellowship among the faculty, parents and students of St. John’s Lutheran School.  The Auxiliary also engages in ministry work of the school and assists the faculty when needed through fundraising efforts.  All parents and guardians of a child enrolled in St. John’s Lutheran School or Preschool are considered a member of the Auxiliary. 

2021/2022 Auxiliary Committee Chairs

As we plan and prepare for the new school year ahead of us, we are seeking parent volunteers who would like to be Committee Chairs for the various events that are hosted on behalf of the Auxiliary.  For more information on the various committees, please email- sdidodo@gmail.com or Elise Ozawa @ elise.ozawa@gmail.com 

Auxiliary Questionnaire

Do you know what Auxiliary is or what they do? WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!! Help us make the 2021-2022 a year to remember!!! Fill out this quick questionnaire to help us plan for next year.

https://forms.gle/ibcKZeQMEwZTPgE1A

Sign Me Up!

We are always looking for volunteers with a variety of talents.  To learn more about our opportunities, please complete Google Form  https://forms.gle/4D5aYKFrLonsbEtt5

Social Media

https://www.instagram.com/sjlsorange/

https://www.facebook.com/sjlsorange

St. John’s Lutheran Church Ministry

Go to www.stjohnsorange.org for up-to-date ministry event information.

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Family VBS Nights

This summer’s Vacation Bible School is an All-New experience – not just for kids but for the WHOLE FAMILY!  “Family VBS Nights” will happen on Alternating Wednesday Nights this Summer! We’ll enjoy chapel time, community with other families, and separate breakouts for Adults and 3 different kids age groups.

Summer Bucket List Devotional

Summer can get a little crazy. Make sure to take church along with you… to the beach,  camping or on that road trip. This FREE summer family devotion bucket is filled with activities and resources to make this summer’s crazy a lot more fun.  Summer Bucket Devotional kit!

Worship Schedule!

8:30am – Sanctuary In-Person** + Online Worship  //  Auditorium In-Person Worship**

9:00am – In-Person Worship Under the Tent (bring a chair!)

10:30am – Sanctuary In-Person Worship**  //  Auditorium In-Person** + Online Worship

Online services are available at www.YouTube.com/StJohnsOrange or on our website at www.stjohnsorange.org. Sermons are also available for on-demand viewing at https://www.stjohnsorange.org/resources/sermons-online/.

Sunday School: Preschool – Grade 8

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