No School - September 25

Reminder - there is no school Friday, September 25, for a Teacher Professional Development Day.


Free Developmental Screenings - October



Just a reminder that the last day to wear shorts is Wednesday, September 30.


Reformation Rally

The planning committee for the annual Sheboygan County Reformation Rally has made the difficult decision to cancel this year's service due to concerns related to COVID-19.  The current plan, Lord willing, is to hold both a Reformation Theology Conference with speakers on the morning of Saturday, October 30th, 2021 and the next Reformation Rally church service in the new LHS Worship and Fine Arts center on Sunday, October 31st, 2021 at 3:30 pm.

Thank-Scriping day was Thursday, Sept 17th (please see information below).  An online account is required to take advantage of the addition rebates offered for one day only.  If you miss this event, another is typically offered in November, so plan ahead and get signed up online.
Kwik Trip is again offering 10% rebate on scrip cards for the month of September.  We will carry stock in the office at least through the month.  Please plan for a delay in filling your order if larger than $500, and let us know for any large planned purchases no later than Sept 28th.  If you are ordering and paying online, make sure to select KWIK TRIP - SJL as the card type.  It is available by search and gives you 10% rebate instead of 9% offered by Great Lakes Scrip Program. 
Check out the new app for your phone called RaiseRight.  It allows for purchasing and managing your ecards easily in one place.
As always, please reach out to us if we can provide any assistance or answer any questions you may have. scripoffice@sjlplymouth.com 
Liza (920-229-4456)
Mary (920-207-4655)


Phone Numbers

With our phone system, you are able to get directly to the area of which you need assistance.  We are able to transfer you amongst the different areas, but for before and after hours, please dial directly.

Church        - 920.893.3071 
School         - 920.893.5114 (including reporting absences)
Child Care   - 920.893.9626 

Kohl Teacher Fellowship Program

The purpose of the Herb Kohl Teacher Fellowship program is to recognize and support teaching excellence and innovation in the State of Wisconsin, USA.  Our goal is to support teachers in the pursuit of their unrealized goals for their classrooms or professional development.  Annually, the Foundation awards one hundred Wisconsin teachers with $6,000 Kohl Fellowship grants, and each Kohl Fellowship recipient's school receives a matching $6,000 grant.  Recipients' professional accomplishments are celebrated at a recognition luncheon in the spring.  Wisconsin's religious and independent schools receive a proportionate number of the total fellowships awarded each year.

To be eligible to compete for a fellowship, a teacher must be nominated by a: 
* parent 
* teacher 
* student 
* community member, or 
* school administrator

Classroom teachers in Pre-K through grade 12 who plan to continue teaching in their current capacity for at least the following year are eligible for nomination.

Nomination Form   -   Nominations are due October 13.

The nomination form can be found on the following website, under Religious and Independent School Teachers  - http://www.kohleducation.org/teachers/

School Picture Retakes

A Harmann Studios photographer will be at St. John on Friday, October 23 to re-take school pictures, beginning at 9:30 AM.

If anyone would like a retake, you need to complete your order (with the Retake box checked and $5.00) online as indicated on your order sheet received on picture day.  This puts your student on a list to get a retake.  This needs to be done ahead of time, NOT ON RETAKE DAY.  

There is a $5.00 charge for retakes.



Free Lunches starting 9-10-2020

As of 9-10-2020, all SJL students are eligible for free lunch until 12-31-2020 through the Seamless Summer Option program.  This does NOT include, snack milks, cold lunch milks, seconds or adult meals.


Parents do not have to do anything to receive these free lunches.  It's all handled through the school/state.


Any questions, please contact Patty Mueller at pmueller@sjlplymouth.com or (920) 893-5114, ext. 230.

Auction Update

Due to the state of the times that we are living in, as well as the results of the survey that was sent out to all attendees, the auction for this year will be moved from in person at The Osthoff, to online, just like the May mini auction.  The date is also moved to the weekend of OCTOBER 31.  More details will follow in the next week or so.  If you have any questions, please contact Sheila Kaufman (920)838-6016.  

MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) TESTING

From September 21-October 2, 2020, our students in grades K-8 will be taking the MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) Tests again. Tests such as these are among the most important tools we have for evaluating individual student academic progress and our curriculum as a whole.  These tests can identify strengths and weaknesses and determine which areas, if any, a student may need extra help and in which areas he or she excels.  Consider spending a few minutes talking with your child about the purpose and importance of these tests in a way that will ease any anxiety that he or she might have.  Encourage your child to do their best, take the test seriously, but not to worry about the results.  Each child is a unique gift from God and has value far beyond simple academic evaluations.  For each testing day, please ensure that your child gets plenty of sleep, eats a good breakfast, and wears comfortable school appropriate attire. 

Family Resource Center


Parent Workshop:  "Wellness and Compassion" (Sponsored by MHA)
Parent Workshop:  "Wellness and Compassion" (Sponsored by Mental Health America)

As we navigate back to school plans and the feelings that surround this, MHA would like to offer our community a space to find support.  We are honored to provide our Wellness & Compassion Circles, which allow participants a chance to share challenges, voice concerns, and find a community of support as we work through our current world and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.  These strength-based discussions provide a safe and relaxed atmosphere, and have been helpful to other organizations in our community who have been impacted by COVID-19.  We are here for you and happy to support wellness within your school community!


Please register here:  
Craft Fair Cancelled - November 7
We are sad to say that the November 7 craft fair at SJL has been canceled.  Covid-19 is still present and unpredictable.  The safety of our vendors, attendees, volunteers and most important, the children that attend the school is our primary concern in this difficult decision.
Some have said this is to early to cancel.  However, no matter how this virus plays out, schools will need to be sanitized to ensure the safety of the children and staff.  This is why you have seen the large cancellation of craft events for fall being held at schools.  We HAVE to put the children first.
We will be back next year bigger and better than ever on Saturday, November 6,2021.  Save the date and I will contact you when we are accepting vendors.
Refunds will be worked on in the next few weeks. 
Thank you for your understanding.  Stay safe and healthy.  Please reach out to me if you have any questions. nannygoat47@yahoo.com
Nancy Schmidtman
Kendra Ford
2020-2021 School Year Items

Items for the 2020-2021 School Year:

2020-2021 School Year Calendar.  Please note that school will begin at 7:30 AM and end at 2:35 PM daily.  

Bussing Form (if your child needs bussing to or from school, you need to complete this form and return it to SJL)

School Supply List

Medication Form (if your child needs to take any medication during the school day, this form needs to be completed)

Tuition Authorization Form (to sign up for automatic withdrawal for tuition payment, this form can be completed, or you can do this online as well @ sjlplymouth.com-Make A Payment)

Athletics / Sports Physical Form 

Volunteer Handbook / Form (to be completed for volunteering)

2020-2021 Student & Parent Handbook 


Gr. 5-8 Band Information-Letter

Gr. 5-8 Band Information-Form