From Dr. Hollatz
Refer a Friend for Kindergarten 2020!
The 2020-2021 enrollment season is soon approaching! Kindergarten “First Look” is this Thursday, November 14 from 6:30-8:30 in the K-1 playground. Don’t forget to refer a friend to St. John’s!
Every 6 years St. John’s goes through the accreditation process through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the National Lutheran School Association (NLSA). St. John’s been accredited since the 1990s and will go through the process again in 2021. We start this process 18-24 months in advance and are even now working on the first pieces! Accreditation is a self-study that is used to continue and enhance student learning at St. John’s.
All parents are invited to participate in the accreditation process through participation in a Focus Group. Focus Groups are centered around: Student Learning, Curriculum/Instruction, Support for Students, and Resource Management. To be on the list to participate in any of these focus groups, you may contact Mrs. Stephanie Ann Van Blarcom, SJLS Self-Study Coordinator, or Dr. Hollatz, Principal. Focus Groups require minimal commitments, but there will be 2-3 formal meetings.
If you cannot commit to a focus group, there will be open parent forums in early 2020 for Q&A type sessions. More details to come!
St. John’s Annual Fund – Because YOU choose to give!
By being a part of St. John’s family, you are part of a long, vibrant tradition of generosity. Generations of givers who didn’t even know you have given to create the St. John’s of today. Now it’s your chance to do the same! Watch your mailbox for more information, or simply click here to give!.stjohnsorange.org/annualfund
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:
- www.Google.com – search for St. John’s Lutheran School and review us!
Denim 4 $$
Denim for Dollars is Friday, November 15. Students can bring in a dollar or gently used coat and wear denim with their theme shirt or uniform shirt. Student Leadership is collecting the coats for the Assistance League of Orange on this same day. Thank you for your generosity!
Parenting in an Anxious World – Free Seminar!
Tuesday, November 19th — 6:30pm – 8:00pm – Walker Hall
**Child Care available for children up to 5th grade in the Cornerstone**
Come hear Dr. Buddy Mendez, a Psychologist from Newport Beach, CA and professor at Concordia University in Irvine, speak about anxiety and how it is affecting the world around us today. Listen to some helpful tips, gain a better understanding of anxiety as a whole, and connect with other parents, educators, and friends who want to support their children/students struggling with anxiety. Click here for childcare
Chapel is held every Wednesday at 8:30 in the Sanctuary. This week it will be led by the Crean Lutheran Chamber Choir. 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 Operation Christmas Child. Don’t miss out on this Hobby Lobby coupon while shopping for OCC boxes!
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- Wednesday 11/13 – Chapel will be led by the Crean Lutheran Chamber Choir in the Sanctuary.
- Friday 11/15 – Denim 4 $ – See complete info below!
- Sunday 11/17 – Grade 1 sings at 11:00am in the Sanctuary.
Denim 4 $ this Friday!
Friday is a Denim 4 $ fundraiser. We are going to allow students to wear denim and their theme shirt if they bring in $1 or a gently used coat for men, women and children. The coats will be donated to the Soaring with Valor program which is part of the Assistance League of Orange.
About “Soaring with Valor”………
Soaring With Valor started three years ago to show our community’s veterans how much we appreciate them. We collect coats for homeless veterans, serve drinks and snacks at veterans’ meetings, and give school supplies to veterans who go to Santiago Canyon College. Our veterans have fought to keep America safe, and Soaring With Valor is our way of saying thank you to them.
Run For a Claus!
Don’t miss out in this year’s Run for a Claus race at UCI. Dress up in your favorite Christmas attire and run the mile or 5K with your family. See attached link: http://www.runforaclaus.com/
Any questions, feel free to email Mrs. Miller. email@example.com
After School Enrichment Program
Just a reminder…..Don’t forget to sign up for our next sessions, as well as ongoing enrichment classes after school through School Age Care. Currently there are new Cooking and Art sessions starting and you can also sign up for Chess & Spanish. Visit the School Age Care https://www.sjls.org/about-sjls/school-age-care for contact info regarding the Enrichment programs.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.─ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
National Charity League, Inc.
ORANGE / VILLA PARK ANNOUNCES MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIRLS ENTERING 7TH AND 8TH GRADE IN THE 2020 SCHOOL YEAR WHO RESIDE IN THE ORANGE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT OR ATTEND SCHOOLS WITHIN THE OUSD OR ANY OTHER SCHOOL IN THE CITY OF ORANGE, VILLA PARK OR ST.
ORANGE VILLA PARK CHAPTER IS HOLDING PROSPECTIVE NEW MEMBER MEETINGS ON: NOVEMBER 21st at 6:30P.M AT THE VILLA PARK COMMUNITY CENTER
PLEASE EMAIL SANDRA BARUTNEK AT SBARTUNEKNCL@YAHOO.COM TO RSVP FOR ONE OF THE MANDATORY MEETINGS OR FOR ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT JOINING OUR CHAPTER
About National Charity League, Inc.
National Charity League, Inc. is the nation’s premier mother-daughter non-profit organization. Through mission-based programming, National Charity League develops socially responsible community leaders and strengthens the mother-daughter bond. The six-year core program includes leadership development, community service, and cultural experiences. The Orange/Villa Park Chapter has nearly 250 mother-daughter members.
Games and practice schedules are here! GO MUSTANGS
Check out the Auxiliary Calendar HERE!
Jog-A-Thon – Follow up
- In-N-Out is this Friday (teachers will have a list of those who earned free dress and In-N-Out)
- Free Dress is NEXT Friday (11/22 – again, teachers have that list)
- All participants in the JAT have been notified if their child will receive In-N-Out on Friday, so check your inbox!
- Parents can log on to their PledgeStar account to view the donations for their child(ren)
- Winners will be announced in Chapel tomorrow for JAT prizes!
Gala & Auction – Kick Off Meeting!
It’s that time of year again, and we need YOU! Help plan St. John’s biggest and most fun event of the year. This year, we are offering TWO kick off meetings on Thursday, December 5 to accommodate everyone’s schedules. Please join us at either 8:30am or 6:00pm in The Garage Teaching Room on December 5. There is no job too big or too small on the Gala, and we can’t wait for you to be a valued member of the team. Receive PIP hours for attending.
St. John’s Church Ministry
You can find information on our website stjohnsorange.org/singles. We are also on Facebook (@stjohnssingles) and Instagram (#stjohnssingles). Please check us out!
Feel free to email us with any questions: email@example.com
St. John’s Men’s Ministry Fall Retreat!
Our St. John’s Men’s Retreat is BACK!
Join Pastor Klinkenberg and Pastor Hayes in Thousand Pines for a great retreat featuring our special speaker, Dr. Micah Parker (Atletic Director at Cal Baptist). Learn about putting all of our TRUST in God as He shapes us for His purposes. Thousand Pines has plenty of activities to enjoy and the weather in November should be perfect. Join us! It’s going to be a great time of connecting to God and growing together. $195
Every wonder if our Protestant Bible has relevance any longer in our modern era? Join us on Sundays at 11am for an Overview of the Bible. Sundays November 3rd—December 15th in the STEM lab. Childcare available in the Cornerstone for 0-5th grade. Questions? Contact Megan
Family Advent Workshop// December 1st 11am -1pm in the Dining Room
Discover the Joy! Kick off the Christmas season as a family and create a unique craft together. This FREE open house-style workshop includes cookie decorating and photo ops. Come and stay as long as you like!
Join us for our FIRST EVER Jr High Friendsgiving!!
Bring your friends and something yummy to share with us for a night of friends, food and FUN!! This is a Pot Luck Feast! Students should bring a dish to share. Youth Ministry will provide “turkey” (fried chicken, haha) and mashed potatoes. Junior High Friendsgiving//November 20th 6:30 – 8pm in The Garage
Christmas Gift of Music!
Give the gift of music lessons at St. John’s Community Music Conservatory. Gift certificates are available. The Winter and Spring Quarters of private instruction on instruments and voice continue after Thanksgiving. For information, please call Kathy Hayes in our Conservatory – 714-288-4433, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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; Walker Hall @ 9:30 am & 7:00 pm
ST. JOHN’S MISSION STATEMENT
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.