|School Vouchers - Parent Applications - Feb. 1-April 30|
St. John Lutheran has applied to participate in the state-wide WI Parental Choice Program (WPCP) for 2021-2022.
• Dept. of Revenue method (DOR): Schools enter the parent’s social security number into the online application system and perform the DOR check to import income data. DOR will first check for prior year (2020) income information. If 2020 information is not available, DOR will check records from 2019.
WPCP Program Brochure - CLICK HERE
Family size includes parents/guardians and their children by birth, marriage or adoption that reside in the same household as the student applicant. Foster children and children in the kinship care program are counted as a family of one (1) because they are still supported by the state or county. Therefore, the income of parents/guardians is not counted when determining eligibility for the Choice program. The parent/guardian should indicate that the pupil is in kinship care or foster care on the online parent application.
220% of the Federal Poverty Level for 2021-22
RESIDENCY VERIFICATION All applicants must submit current residency documentation (within 90 days) directly to the school during the application period. Acceptable proof of residency:
SECURITY E-MAIL VERIFICATION A security feature will be included in the online parent application to help ensure application related emails are sent to a parent’s correct email address. This feature will send an email to the parent’s email account after the parent logs into the online parent application and will ask the parent to verify the email address.
Parents applying to the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program will verify their email address when they log into the system to apply for the 2021-22 school year. Once an email address is verified, it will not need to be verified in the future.
Please remember only parents may use the online parent application. Email addresses used to apply must be the parent’s address and passwords may not be shared. Schools can answer questions and have computers available for parents to use.
How the process works:
Please note the following regarding the email verification process:
|2020-2021 Chapel Offerings|
This year's Chapel offerings will be given to Mr. and Mrs. Huebschman to help with their expenses.
Besides our monetary support through Chapel offerings, please continue to keep the Huebschman's in your prayers.
|Winter Sports (8th Grade) Parent Night - February 22 & 25|
Parents of 8th grade students will be recognized for their love, patience, encouragement, and support of the teams during the basketball games these evenings. Parents of 8th grade students will be announced at the beginning of each basketball game.
Please help us congratulate 8th graders:
Boys (February 22): Cayden Becker, Nicholas Farr, Kole Klapperich, Jack MacGillis, Macklyn Moore and Austin Thill
Girls (February 25): Delaney Schuh and Desirae Thuemmler
If you have any questions, please contact AD Brad Steinhardt or Principal Jay Lindsey.
|VIRTUAL Parent Teacher Conferences - February 2 & 4|
We will be conducting parent-teacher conferences following the conclusion of the second quarter. The conferences will be ENTIRELY VIRTUAL and held on the Zoom platform in the same manner as last fall.
We are saddened that we cannot yet meet with you in person and we pray that things continue to improve.
Please contact your child's teacher or Mr. Lindsey if you have any questions or concerns.
|No School - Friday, February 19|
Reminder - Friday, February 19th is Pizza Making Day. School will not be in session on Friday.
|Sheboygan LHS Honor Roll|
Congratulations to St. John Lutheran Congregation students who were named to the first semester Honor Roll at Lutheran High for the 2020-21 school year.
High Honor Roll (4.0-3.75 GPA) by Grade
Megan Lindsey (12)
Elizabeth Montaba (12)
Rose Hahn (11)
Everett Poth (11)
Jaidyn Poth (11)
Hailey Schimberg (11)
Jacob Schuh (11)
Sonja Abel (10)
Matthew Jaeger (10)
Honor Roll (3.74-3.5 GPA) by Grade
Adam Grosskreutz (12)
Andrew Meador (12)
Ethan Rasmussen (11)
Matthew Stephany (11)
Benjamin Leonhard (10)
Athena Poth (9)
Molly Schultz (9)
|Thriving in Love and Money - January 28 - FREE|
Thanks to Thrivent Financial, we get the special treat of having authors and NATIONAL speakers, Shaunti & Jeff Feldhahn with us on Thursday, 1/28 at 6:30pm for a LIVE Zoom Webinar. This is a FREE event, open to anyone who wants to join in.
Description: Over 90 percent of couples experience some level of tension around money! Many resources try to fix the surface problems, such as how to budget and what to prioritize when it comes to finances, but the issues go much deeper than just a simple spreadsheet. Thriving in Love and Money is based on original research conducted to get to the heart of these issues. Let this presentation deepen your understanding of each other, leading to clear communication, peace as a couple, and better financial decision-making.
|Middle School Spelling Bee|
Congratulations to all of our SJL student champions who participated in the SALSA Spelling Bee! Brianna Klahn finished in 8th place overall! We look forward to cheering on Macie Abraham in the Sheboygan County (Out-of-City) Regional Spelling Bee, which will take place in an online format at the end of this month.
|Twenty-second SALSA Music Festival - February 22|
The Twenty-second SALSA Music Festival will take place Monday, February 22, 2021.
This year, the SALSA Music Festival will take place at Sheboygan Lutheran High School. Choirs and bands will not participate to help reduce the number of students gathered in one place, but the usual solos and small ensembles from grades 5-8 will be able to enter. Applications are due by Wednesday, January 27. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Schuh or Mr. Huebschman. You may download the registration form from Sycamore here:
|Baseball & Softball Online Registration|
|Grade 1-4 Spelling Bee-Livestreamed-January 27|
The Grade 1-4 Spelling Bee will be livestreamed on Wednesday, January 27 at 12:45 PM.
You are invited to the scheduled Zoom meeting.
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|Pizza Sale Information 2021|
Mark your calendar. . .Important Pizza Sale 2021 date to remember:
Saturday, February 20, 2021 - Pizza Pick up 9:00 am - 11:00 am, in the Cafeteria
Any questions, please feel free to contact the committee members:
Michelle Anhalt - Cell - 920-980-5594 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathy Austin - Cell - 920-980-5593 or email@example.com
February 17th the season of Lent begins as the Church throughout the world observes Ash Wednesday. Lent is a season of repentance and preparation for the celebration of the Holy Week and Easter. One of the customs that comes to us from the ancient Church in connection with Ash Wednesday is the imposition of ashes. Ashes serve as a visual sign of the dust-to-dustness of sinful human beings and remind worshipers of the need for cleansing, scrubbing and purifying.
Our worship practice here at St. John has included this ancient ritual as part of our chapel service as well as our regular worship services on Ash Wednesday. Even the youngest of students among us need to be reminded that we are sinners in need of repentance. To that end, we will be imposing ashes again this year. If you have any questions regarding this practice, please feel free to contact Pastor Meador directly.
Also, Lent can serve as a wonderful time of family devotion and worship as well. Please plan on joining us for worship every Wednesday at 3:00 PM and 6:30 PM.
|Ways to Support St. John Lutheran School|
|Gingerbread Houses Voted as Favorite!|
The Kohler Foundation has tallied the votes to determine the winners of the 24th Annual Gingerbread Festival. Congratulations! Several of SJLs entries placed in their respective categories. The entries were virtually displayed and viewed by more than 1,500 fans.
Prizes, based on tallied votes, are being awarded in seven categories.
The first-place winners in each category were awarded $500. They include:
Pre-school: St. John Lutheran School Plymouth (Linda Christian’s class) “The Gingerbread Baby”
Grades K-2: St. John Lutheran School Plymouth (Ashley Scheele’s class) “The Sweet Shop”
Grades 3-5: St. John Lutheran School Plymouth (Julie Konz’s class) “The Candy Express”
Grades 6-8: Oostburg Public School (Ashley TeBeest’s Special Education Deptment) “Three Little Pigs”
Grades 9-12: Grafton High School (Brenda Stielow’s Class) “Hallmark Enchanted Country Cottage”
Community Groups: New Life Community Church (Carol Williams Advisor) “A trip to the Zoo at Christmas Time”
Open: The TeBeest Family (Ashley TeBeest and sons) “Santa’s Wonderland”
Second-place winners earned a $250 cash prize. They include:
Grades K-2: Kohler Public School (Ryan Hill) “Christmas Tree Forest”
Grades 3-5: St. John Lutheran School Plymouth (Kristin Hermanson’s class) “Santa’s Vacay Spot”
Grades 6-8: St. John Lutheran School Plymouth (Libby MacGillis) “Christmas Up House”
Grades 9-12: Cedar Grove Belgium High School (Rita Urness’s Class) “Country Christmas”
Community Groups: Girl Scout Troop 8969 (Courtney Roland, Advisor) “Welcome to Whoville”
Open: Kohler Public School (Dedering Family) “Minecraft Candy World”
Third place honorees and recipients of a $100 award are:
Grades K-2: Kohler Public School (Dylan Price & Juniper Majerus of Mrs. Bittner’s class) “The Snowy Day”
Grades 3-5: Naomi Anderson “The Tree House”
Grades 6-8: St. John Lutheran School Plymouth (Libby MacGillis) “Christmas in the Woods”
Grades 9-12: Cedar Grove Belgium High School – (Lily Meyer in Ms. Urness’s Class) “Winter Farm”
Open: Fresh Meals on Wheels (Coleen Schleinz) “Childhood Memories”
To learn about next year’s competition, visit our website at KohlerFoundation.org.
|PHS Trap Team|
|First Communion - April 11|
We are excited to receive the gifts of God for the forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation.
To Register: firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-893-3071
|Family Resource Center - Jan.-Mar., 2021|
|Kwik Trip Rebate @ 21% - limited offer|
For a limited time, we will have Kwik Trip stock at 21% rebate. In order to ensure that as many families as possible will be able to take advantage of this opportunity, we will limit each family to a max purchase of $500 through February 5. Starting on February 8th, stock will be available to all families as long as supplies last. The sale will begin on Monday, January 18th.
Please keep in mind that Kwik Trip cards will begin to lose value at 12 months after purchase. (The date that the program purchased the cards from Kwik Trip). The fee is $2 per month, every month, until the value is zero. Rebates accumulated can be utilized at SJL, Lutheran High School or Concordia.
Any questions, please contact Liza (920-229-4456) or Mary (920-207-4655), or email us at email@example.com
|Lutheran Schools Week - January 24-30, 2021|
Please see the flyer below with our Lutheran Schools Week (January 24-30) activities.
|Annual LHS Citrus Sale - LHS Music Dept. Spring Concert Tour|
Annual LHS Citrus Sale to benefit the LHS Music Dept. Spring Concert Tour: Orders for fresh Florida grapefruit and delicious California oranges (10#-quarter case $15, 20#-half case $25, and 40#-full case $45) will be taken through Friday, Jan. 29. Contact any LHS student or call the school office 920-452-3323 to place your order through Jan. 29. Fruit must be picked up and paid for on Saturday, February 20 at Lutheran High School between 8:30 a.m. and Noon. You can also download the order blank from the LHS website at www.lutheranhigh.com. Thank you for your support!
|NEW MEMBER CLASS|
Our next (Starting Point) new member class is on Saturday, February 6 from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. This is a one day class (lunch and snacks are provided). All are welcome to attend. Invite your friends and family. Members are encouraged to attend as a refresher on what it means to be a Lutheran Christian. Together, we will meet the pastor, learn about St. John Lutheran and discover our generous God who provides for us each day. For more information or to register, please contact Sharon at the Church Office (920-893-3071 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
|Help Need - Pizza Sale|
The Annual SJL PTO Pizza Sale is right around the corner and will be held on Friday, February 19th and Saturday, February 20th. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we need your help to make it another great success!
Please join us for SJL's annual pizza making. There is no school on February 19th, and unfortunately, childcare will NOT be available this year.
Masks will be required to be worn at all times in the kitchen and cafeteria. If you are unable or unwilling to do so, we understand and look forward to your help during the 2022 Pizza Making event.
We are using sign-up genius this year to coordinate our volunteers. Please click the following link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D49AEAB2FA7F58-sjlpto1
If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Anhalt at (920) 980-5594 or Cathy Austin at (920) 980-5593.
|Pizza Sale Update|
As a reminder pizza sale forms are due January 18th.
Please either return the Order Summary Form OR go to the link below and enter the amount of each pizza sold.
|SJLS School Bd. Meeting|
Board members, advocates and School Choice parents are invited to the meeting on January 14, 2021 @ 6:00 PM or February 11, 2021 @ 6:00 PM in the Library.
Remember, tuition payments made before December 31 can be used for the State of Wisconsin tuition tax deduction for private school families on your 2020 income tax return.
If you need a receipt for 2020, please contact Mrs. Adams @ email@example.com and one will be sent to you.
2020 Private School Tuition Tax Deduction
The State of Wisconsin, (started in 2014 tax year), is going to allow parents to deduct private school tuition. Parent of private school students in Wisconsin could receive an income tax deduction of up to $4,000 for tuition paid for each kindergarten through eighth grade student and up to $10,000 per high school student. Only the amount paid after January 1, 2020, will qualify for the deduction. Note: The subtraction is not allowed for amounts paid for private school tuition which were withdrawn from an Edvest or Tomorrow's Scholar college savings account. We highly recommend that families work with their tax advisor to determine benefits.
Only the person who claims the child as a dependent can use the deduction. For example, grandparents who pay tuition cannot take the deduction (unless of course they claim the child as a dependent).
For further information, please check out the link to the FAQ’s on the DOR Website. This supports and provides some more guidance or another place you can go if they have further questions: https://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/FAQS/ise-privscht.aspx#privscht1
|2021-2022 School Year Calendar|
|COVID 19 Recurring Community Testing Events--> March|
|Pizza Sale 2020-2021|
The annual Pizza Sale is right around the corner. This year’s pizza making dates are Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20, 2021. Please keep that Friday and/or Saturday available to help out. We are sending the order form home now, before the holidays, so you will have a chance to get orders during the vacation break. The Order Summary Form will be due back at school Monday, January 18, 2021 or for your convenience please submit your totals to the electronic form that will be sent out in the next couple weeks.
If you are new to St. John’s, this is an annual fundraiser for the school. We hand make the pizza right here, making this a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and a time for fellowship. Anyone 14 years old or older are welcomed to help. We will be making pizza on both Friday and Saturday this year. There is no school that Friday.
Covid-19 has brought changes to our everyday life and will also bring some changes to this fund raiser. The biggest change is that there will not be childcare. Sorry for any inconvenience that may cause.
This year the proceeds will generally benefit the school. Our school has even more financial demands then before and during COVID the needs seem to change on a weekly basis. So please take the time to sell so that our school can continue to excel!
Any family selling greater than 100 pizzas will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Scrip of your choice.
We greatly appreciate all your help in both selling and making of these pizzas. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the committee members.
Michelle Anhalt - Cell - 920-980-5594 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathy Austin - Cell - 920-980-5593 or email@example.com
Thank you for taking the time so OUR school can succeed! If you cannot make the whole shift that’s ok! Every little bit helps.