March 19, 2018
Winter Clothing

Attention Parents:  Over Spring Break the winter clothing classroom racks will be put away for the season.  Please be certain that your student brings home their winter clothes (jackets, snow pants, boots, hats, mittens, etc.).


Any items left at Spring Break will be donated.

March 15, 2018
St. John Lutheran PTO - Lock In Volunteers


Mark your calendars for the 2018 Lock In!

A night of fun for SJL students 3K-4th grade!
Friday, May 11th from 5:30-7:30 pm
We need Parent Volunteers!
It's a lot of fun and a great way to show your support for SJL!
Please text or call Heather Arnold 920-838-2634
March 15, 2018
We offer Scrip for some local health care businesses.  Advanced Eye Care and Just Orthodontics accept scrip payments to pay your bills.  Please contact their offices or Liza and Mary with questions.  Both offer 5% rebates.  Family need new swimwear?  Kids clothes 2 inches too short after the winter?  Hosting Easter dinner?  Traveling to support your favorite team?  Use Scrip cards to purchase for all occasions.  Thousands of vendors for special order beyond what we carry in stock.  4 -10 day turnaround is typical for special orders. 
We are looking for volunteers to cover scrip sales on the weekends, only an one hour commitment per month.  Any questions, contact Liza at 229-4456 or Mary at 207-4655.
March 14, 2018
Lenten Services / Holy Week Service Times

Church/Come Worship.jpgJoin us in worship!

Lenten services will be held as follows:

Palm Sunday - March 24 - 4:30 PM,

                         March 25 - 8:00, 10:30 AM

                         March 26 - 6:30 PM

Maundy Thursday - March 29 - 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Good Friday - March 30 - 12:30 PM & 7:00 PM 
Easter - April 1 - Sunrise - 6:00 AM
Easter - April 1 - 7:45 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:15 AM



March 14, 2018
No School - Easter Break

Reminder - Easter Break is 

Friday, March 30 (Good Friday) and Monday, April 2 (Easter Monday).

School resumes on Tuesday, April 3.

March 13, 2018
Pre-Order Lunch Option

Did you know you are able to order your student(s) lunches in advance?

To order meal items

Go to My Accounting | Cafeteria | Orders | Meal Orders tab.

  1. At the top choose Lunch Cycle 2017-2018 from the drop-down
  2. Enter the quantity of meals to be ordered.
  3. Select meal from drop-down.
  4. Update when complete.

If a student is absent on a day they have pre-ordered, the lunch will NOT be charged to their account.




March 13, 2018
Student Absences

Sick Child?  Morning Appointment?  If your student is ill and won’t be at school or has an appointment, please contact the SJL school office.  It makes our job much easier to know in advance of a student’s absence.  Voicemails can be left at anytime at 920-893-5114, ext. 228 or emails can be sent to Mrs. Adams at  Thank you.

March 07, 2018
LHS Crusader Summer Camps / VBS

Sign up for Crusader Summer Camps!  Download camp registration forms via the LHS website at  Vacation Bible School online registration is also linked on their website.  Include a camp in your summer fun activities!


Summer Camp Brochure

Summer Camps Flyer

Crusader Camp

Dekker Hoops

VBS Registration Form-English

VBS Registration Form-Spanish


March 07, 2018
PSD Summer School 2018


March 07, 2018

 April 14-16 to sing, learn and celebrate.  It will cost about $6,200 to send the 28 member choir on this tour, which includes housing for two nights, transportation and tickets to the Chicago A Capella choir concert.  If you would like to help with this three-day tour, you may send your donation in any amount to the school office.  Checks may be made out to the school.  You may also look for our fund raisers.

March 07, 2018
Easter Egg Hunt - March 31, 2018
All friends and family of St. John are invited to an Easter egg hunt hosted by the Fellowship Team and the American Heritage Girls WI 1427.  The hunt will be on Saturday, March 31st from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the Tree of Life Retreat Center.  The Tree of Life is located at N6221 Kettle Moraine Drive, Plymouth, WI 53073.  RSVP by signing up in the Fellowship Hall at the Welcome Table or via Sycamore.  Eggs will be available until 3:30.  RSVP required for "prize" eggs.  Check in located in the garage by the Lodge.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information contact Amy Guse @ 920-400-0050 or 

Please click here to RSVP.




March 07, 2018
Easter Breakfast - April 1, 2018
The Fellowship Action Team is hosting an Easter breakfast.  Menu includes scrambled eggs with toppings, biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls assorted juices, coffee and milk.  A free will offering will be collected.
Where:     St. John Lutheran Cafeteria
When:      Sunday, April 1st, 2018
Time:        Serving from 7 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
RSVP:      March 26th
Sign up at the welcome table in the Fellowship Hall or e-mail



March 07, 2018
Amazon tripling donation

3x your impact!  From March 12-31, Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first purchase!  Go to and Amazon donates to St. John Lutheran Church and School.

March 06, 2018
Spring Break

Reminder Spring Break is

Friday, March 23 (Dismissal at 11:35) through April 2.

School resumes on Tuesday, April 3.

March 06, 2018
Transportation Home - Grandparents'-VIP Day
March 23 is Grandparent's/VIP Day.  Regular transportation will be provided for the morning routes.  Dismissal will be at 11:35 AM this day.  If you need bus transportation home for your child, you must contact the bus company (by March 20) to indicate transportation is needed for your child.  THIS INCLUDES ALL STUDENTS (4K-Grade 8).  Early dismissal routes will not be created unless you indicate you need transportation that day. 
February 27, 2018
Grandparents' - VIP Day - March 23, 2018

You are invited to Grandparents'-VIP Day at St. John Lutheran School

Who: All Grandparents and VIP Family/Friends of Students in 3K-8th Grade

When: March 23, 2018

Time: 8:30-11:35 AM (we have early release this day)

Grandparents-VIPs arrive at 8:30 AM and will be escorted to classrooms to pick up their grandchildren/friend to go to church.

What:  Enjoy a day of learning, activities, and chapel at 9 AM with your grandchild/friend.

Note:  A light snack will be served for you and your grandchild(ren)/friend.  

Please RSVP by clicking here for snack.

Students should attend class at the normal school start time (7:30 AM) (3K & 4K at 8:30 AM).

No lunch will be served.

Please enter by the gym entrance to be escorted to your grandchild/ren's - friend's

classroom at 8:30 AM.

February 27, 2018
SJL Trivia Night - April 6


February 27, 2018
Lutheran Schools Night @ Brewers Game - April 21



Please click here for order form.

February 26, 2018
PTO Seroogy's Chocolate Fudge Egg Sale-March 14-28

Easter Chocolate sale to benefit St. John School PTO Events.  Chocolate fudge eggs will be sold for $5, and new this year - milk chocolate lambs will be sold for $3.25.  The sale will run between Church services from March 14 thru 28th.  Please check them out in fellowship hall and enjoy some delicious Seroogy’s chocolate.


February 15, 2018
Needed - Track Coaches

SJL is looking for an individual or a couple of people that would like to give back to the school by coaching our track team!  Please contact Brad Jentsch at or (920) 893-5114, ext. 262 if you are interested so that he can give you more information about this wonderful opportunity!

February 01, 2018
School Vouchers - Parent Applications - 2/1/18-4/20/18


St. John Lutheran has applied to participate in the state-wide WI Parental Choice Program (WPCP) for 2018-19.   

WHO should apply?  A family must have an income at or below 220% of the federal poverty limit and live in WI.

WHEN to apply?   Feb. 1 - April 20, 2018.   If applying before 2017 taxes are filed, 2016 income will be used.  CLICK HERE to apply.

HOW to apply?  Parents complete the online application each year and provide schools with proof of residency and, if using the DPI method, proof of income.  If they applied in 2017, they should log on using the same email address and password that they used last year.  Please also present a birth certificate for your child to the school office.  Copies are not needed and the original will be returned to you.

HOW to qualify?    Income eligibility for the WPCP is based on the parent’s prior year (2017) income.


      •   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 (2017) income information.  If 2017 information is not                 available, DOR will check records from 2016. 

  • Dept of Public Instruction method:  If the family chooses to use the DPI method to verify income, they must provide proof of their 2017 income.

WPCP Program Brochure - CLICK HERE
WPCP Frequently Asked Questions - CLICK HERE

Family income includes the income of the child’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s) that reside in the same household as the student applicant.
The following are NOT included in the family income calculation:

  • Public assistance programs such as Wisconsin Works (W2) cash benefits and FoodShare (food stamps), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Caretaker Supplement.
  • Child support payments.  Alimony payments are considered taxable income and would be included in family income.
  • Social security benefits.
  • Supplemental Security Income “SSI” benefits are not included in total income.
  • Amounts received under W2 (Wisconsin Works) by an individual for job access loans, health care coverage, child care subsidies, and transportation assistance.  Amounts received under W2 for trial jobs are considered taxable wages and would be included in family income. 
  • Tax credits such as the federal earned income credit, the federal child tax credit, the Wisconsin earned income credit and the Wisconsin homestead credit.

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. 


 Family Size
1 $26,532 
2 $35,728
3 $44,924
4 $54,120  
5 $63,316
6 $72,512
For each additional member
add $9,196.



RESIDENCY VERIFICATION  All applicants must submit current residency documentation (within 90 days) directly to the school during the application period.  Acceptable proof of residency:

    1. Wage statement or W2 year-end earnings statement that is in the name of one of the parents/guardians at the address on the student application and dated within 3 months of when the application is received.
    2. Water, gas, electric, cable, satellite, or landline phone bill in the name of one of the parents/guardians at the address on the student application and dated within 3 months of when the application is received.  Cell phone bills are not acceptable.
    3. Lease agreement with a term that includes the date the parent applies to the school that is in the name of one of the parents/guardians at the address on the student application.  Expired leases are not acceptable.  
  1. Governmental correspondence that is in the name of one of the parents/guardians at the address on the student application and dated within 3 months of when the application is received. Examples include a property tax bill, Supplemental Security Income “SSI”, Wisconsin Works “W2” Cash Benefits, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families “TANF,” Food Share “Food Stamps,” or Housing Assistance letter with the address listed and the name of the parent/guardian. Printed statements from can be used as residency support if the statement includes a date that is within 3 months of when the application is received. 

NEW SECURITY E-MAIL VERIFICATION  A new 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 2018-19 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:
      1. The parent or guardian logs into the online parent application.
      2. Once logged in, the application will take the parent to an instruction page on how to verify the email address. The parent’s instructions read as follows:
      1. You need to verify your email address for the Private School Choice Program Online Application.
      2. Go to the inbox for your email account for: “email
      3. Click the "Confirm Email Address" link in the email to confirm your email address.
      1. Once the parent clicks the “Confirm Email Address” link in the email, the link will take the parent to the email verification confirmation page where it notifies the parent that their email address has been verified.
      2. On the email verification confirmation page, the parent will be instructed to click on a link to return to the online parent application log-in page where the parent will need to enter his or her email and password to continue the application process.
 Please note the following regarding the email verification process:
      1. Parent does not receive verification email: Please note that it may take 5 minutes to 24 hours for the email to arrive. The parent should check his or her spam or junk folders for an email from with a subject of "Verify your School Choice Program Email Address".
      2. Parent must have a valid email: If the parent does not have a valid email, the parent will need to create an email using any email provider (such as Gmail, Yahoo, or
      3. Parent does not remember the password to their email account: The parent must use the email provider password recovery service or create a new email address to use in the online parent application.
      4. Email address is incorrect or the parent no longer has access to the email account: The parent must create a new Choice application account using a new email address. The only impact that the parent will have when using a new email address is that the parent will need to reenter data. The system remembers and recognizes continuing students by their first and last names with date of birth.
      5. Need a new verification email sent: If a parent has not verified his or her email address, the parent may go to the login page for the online parent application and enter their email and password again and a new verification email will be generated.
January 22, 2018
Enrollment/Re-enrollment for 2018-19

General/Apply Online.jpgEnrollment/Re-enrollment for returning families is now open.  Please complete the on-line re-enrollment process as described.  


Enrollment will open January 22, 2018 for new 3K to 8th grade for next (2018-19) school year. 


Returning families using the online version, should only need to verify and update contact information (BE SURE TO CLICK RE-ENROLL AS A RETURNING FAMILY).  Logging on to Sycamore and completing from there should automatically fill in your user name/password (toward the bottom go to My School | Enrollment | On-line form).  If you have a new student to register within your family, you can do this during your re-enrollment process as well.  Paper forms are available by request only in the school office.  


To help our planning, we ask families to register by February 26. 


It always remains possible that a grade level can become full making waitlists necessary.  Please understand that in order to reserve a spot for your child in a particular class, proper registration information must be submitted AND the $100 registration fee must be paid in order to consider a spot reserved.


CLICK HERE or through the link on the homepage


Tuition rates for the 2018-2019 school year have been set.  Rates are:

3K/TT -         Member = $1,050   Non-member = $1,050 

3K/MWF -    Member = $1,350   Non-member = $1,350

4K -               Member = $1,450   Non-member = $1,700

Grades K-8 - Member = $1,750   Non-member = $2,650


Any questions regarding tuition, please contact the school office. 

December 19, 2017
2018-2019 School Year Calendar

The 2018-19 School Year Calendar is now available.  Please note that school begins at 7:30 AM and ends at 2:35 PM daily.  

December 01, 2017
Tax Deductions

Remember, tuition payments made before December 31 can be used for the State of Wisconsin tuition tax deduction for private school families on your 2017 income tax return.

If you need a receipt for 2017, please contact Mrs. Adams @ and one will be sent to you.

2017 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, 2017, will qualify for the deduction.  We highly recommend that families work with their tax advisor to determine benefits.

How can parents claim the deduction?  There is a separate schedule that needs to be filled out by the student's parents.  This schedule can be obtained by from the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue website.

How will tuition be defined?  Tuition includes any amount paid by the claimant for a pupil's tuition to attend an eligible institution and mandatory book fees paid to the institution.

Tuition does not include amounts paid with a voucher or any amounts paid as a separate charge for items such as:  supplies, rentals of equipment, meals, transportation, personal use items such as uniforms or gym clothes, before or after school child care, extracurricular activities such as musical or athletic activity fees.

How is tuition defined for students attending 8th and 9th grade in a single tax year?  For both an elementary pupil and a secondary pupil (grades 8 and 9), parent includes the amount paid for tuition during the taxable year for the period when the student was an elementary pupil (but not more than $4,000) plus the amount the parent paid for the period when the student was a secondary pupil.  If the total is more than $10,000, the parent includes the maximum $10,000.