Help Wanted!

SJL is looking for a few paid substitute workers to fill-in occasionally.

1.  Food Service:  Looking for substitutes to assist Mrs. Mueller and Mrs. Goelzer prepare, serve, and clean-up school lunch.  Hours are approximately 7:30 am-1:30 pm.

2.  Teacher Aides:  Hours vary.  Assist the children with projects, snack and activities. 


3.  Custodial subs:  Afternoon/evening hours.  Cleaning classrooms, emptying garbage.

If you're interested in being added to our sub list in any of these capacities, please contact the school office at dadams@sjlplymouth.com.


Lunch Seconds
All grades 5-8 can have lunch seconds:  Main course - $1.75; ½ Main Course - $0.90; Fruit/Vegetables - $0.75; Cheese Stick - $0.75; Bread/Dessert - $0.65; Milk - $0.40.  Seconds are not part of the free or reduced program -  your child may have seconds and will be charged accordingly.
Dekker Basketball Clinic - November 14
Basketball clinics for all SALSA students grades 5-8.
The clinics will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran School, 1121 Georgia Ave., Sheboygan,
on Thursday, November 14th - 5:00-6:30 for girls and boys - 6:30-8:00.
There is no registration to send, and there is no fee.
Todd Dekker
Dekker Hoops
Basketball Clinics
Congratulations Colin!


Volunteer Lunch & Recess Monitors Needed
We are always in need of volunteers willing to help supervise lunch and/or recess each school day.  You do not have to go it alone, as there is always at least one paid staff member to be the primary supervisor.  We simply ask that you walk around the playground (or gym if the weather is bad) and help monitor the behavior and safety of the students.
Our lunch and recess schedule is:
Kindergarten through 2nd Grade
Lunch - 11:05 to 11:25 (no additional volunteers needed at this time)
Recess - 11:25 to 11:55 (no additional volunteers needed at this time)
3rd Grade and 4th Grade
Lunch - 11:35 to 11:55 (no volunteers needed, thank you)
Recess - 11:55 to 12:30 (please sign up using this link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4da9ad23a2f58-recess)
If you can help, please contact your child's teacher or Mr. Lindsey to be placed on the schedule.
2019 Christmas Parade - November 29
SJL will again spread the Good News at the parade this year.  If you would like to participate in the decorating of the float, please come to Linda Mueller’s house (111 Bishop Ave.) on the 26th at 7 pm.  If unable to decorate, please walk with us during the parade.  Meet at SJL parking lot (near church entrance) at 6:30 pm on 11-29-19.  With any questions or comments, please contact Steven Jaeger at 920-227-3826.
LHS Bible Class

Starting Monday November 18th at 6:30 pm, Lutheran High School will be hosting an evening Bible Class that is open to all parents and supporters of our school.  Members of our churches and parents of current and former students are welcome to come for a one hour class on the book of Ruth.  This class will run for four weeks in room 102 and will be led by Mr. Richard Zeuner, our Old Testament teacher.

We will explore the background of Ruth, look at the account of her life and apply the lessons learned to our lives today.  See how the Old Testament is still relevant to us today as we spend time in God's Word together.  Although you are welcome to bring a Lutheran Study Bible, all materials needed will be supplied.  No prior background in the Old Testament is required; simply come and enjoy learning together about God's wonderful promises and how He always provides for His people!
SJL Holiday Bazaar & Craft Fair
A huge thank you to all who helped to make the craft sale a huge success.  Thanks to the kitchen people who made a yummy lunch, the bakers and bake sale workers, the raffle ticket sellers, the kids room workers, the rovers, and those who helped set up and take down.  Thanks also to the vendors and those who came to shop.  Finally, thank you to the office ladies who put up with our many questions.  The day was so much fun because of all of you.      Kendra Ford and Nancy Schmidtman
Thanksgiving Welcome Table Dinner 2019 - 11/28/19

Join the Welcome Table for Fellowship and Food on Thanksgiving Day, November 28th from Noon to 1:30 PM at St. John Lutheran Church, 222 N. Stafford Street, Plymouth.

Call the SJL Office at 893-3071 for reservations.  Meal is served at no cost to our guests. Handicap Accessible.  





Video Day @ SJL - November 20
  • Video Day at St. John Lutheran School
  • On Wednesday November 20, a videographer will be at St. John Lutheran School to capture video for an upcoming promotional project.  Through short videos, we hope to share why we love our school and how SJL serves our community.  For this special day, please wear "chapel dress" clothes -- We ask that your child wears a solid color shirt (not white and no crazy designs, prints, or logos–this is not a Nike commercial).
Cub Scouts - Boys Gr. K-5 - November 19


Basketball Church/Hot Shot Night @ LHS - December 5

Basketball season is here at Lutheran High School.  They will be hosting a special night during their home basketball game for Association Congregations.  It is a small thank you for the support we give to Lutheran High School by being a member of the Lutheran High School Association.  All members of our congregation will be admitted free of charge during this night.

St. John, Plymouth's Hot Shot/Recognition Night is Thursday, December 5.

Game times are:  JV = 5:50 PM and Varsity = 7:15 PM.

The Hot Shot Competition will take place during the Varsity game, beginning at 7:15 PM.

Come join in the fun and fellowship and support LHS.




Items that have been collected in the school, church, kitchen and locker rooms during the first quarter of this school year have been placed on a table near the gym entrance from Monday, November 4 through Monday, November 18.

Please take a moment to check if any of these items belong to you.  Thank you.


SJL Family Fellowship Night @ Blue Harbor Resort - December 12



Our next (Starting Point) new member class is on Saturday, December 7 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 smohs@sjlplymouth.com).


Great Gift Ideas

Christmas will be here before you know it! - Looking for a great gift idea?  


Custom School Gear

 Consider SJL Custom School Gear from SpiritShop.com! 

1. Go to  SpiritShop.com.
2. Enter School / ID Code: df212
3. Use Promo Code:  GQCRCK54


Consider SJL Spirit Wear from Custom Craft!

1.  Follow this link to place your order.  (https://customt-shirts.clothing/SJLPlymouth/shop/home)

Kids Heart Challenge is coming to SJL

The students received information about our Kids Heart Challenge event recently.  They can earn lots of fun prizes for participating and raising money for the American Heart Association.  We will be running our events on November 25 and 26.  The kids will be learning about heart health during school through activities such as exercise and by being encouraged to eat more veggies and fruit.  Each class will be conducting their event in their own fun and age-appropriate way!


One quick, easy way to get pledges is to log in to  https://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=4818&pg=company&company_id=237670   and set up an online fundraising page.  We suggest each student reach out to friends and family and collect 10 donations before the event.


If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Lindsey.


School Closing due to Inclement Weather

SJL follows the school closing of the Plymouth School District.  When Plymouth Schools are closed, SJL is closed as well.  We are not listed separately.
Why close school?  Safety is the primary concern. If schools are open, our students are traveling to and from school; if schools close, several hundred children from ages 6 to 12 are home unsupervised.

What influences the decision?

Visibility: Blowing snow is the most critical factor in safe transportation; this includes concern with fog.
Snowfall: Snow amounts and slippery conditions reported by people who are actually driving the roads.
Cold: Actual sustained temperature below -15 F or wind chills below -30 F.

Who makes the decision?  Several people have input, but the final decision lies with the superintendent, who consults with:

*The manager and the staff at Johnson Bus, for important information about road and driving conditions.

*Other superintendents in the region.

*Local and national weather data.

*Up-to-date state and local radar.

*School maintenance people, to be sure that we can offer clear sidewalks and driveways.

*Road crews and the police.

While the decision to close school lies with the superintendent, parents have the ultimate responsibility for keeping their children safe. If a child is kept home during inclement weather, it will be counted as an excused absence. Parents also should consider whether an inexperienced driver should drive or ride the bus instead.
How do we let people know?
Once a decision is made regarding school closings or delays, the announcement is posted on Sycamore and the general website. In addition, the radio and television stations listed below are contacted.
When weather conditions are such that you question if school will be closed, please be sure to check these sources. We know that some of you are in positions where you are not able to see or hear announcements during the day. In this case we urge that you make arrangements with friends and relatives to listen for you in case school is dismissed early in bad weather.

Radio Stations                                             TV Stations    
     WIXX (FM 101.1) in Green Bay                WTMJ 4 in Milwaukee

     WHBL (AM 1330) in Sheboygan                FOX 11 Green Bay    
     WJUB (AM 1420) in Plymouth                   WITI 6 in Milwaukee

                                                                           WISN 12 in Milwaukee 

Band Concert - December 19

Your Sheboygan Area Lutheran Schools and St. John The Baptist School will be performing their annual Christmas Band Concert on Thursday, December 19th at 7 p.m. in the St. John Lutheran School-Plymouth Gym.  Please join us in a celebration of praise to our newborn savior, and stay for  fellowship and treats afterward.  No admission - freewill offering at the door.  All proceeds are used to fund transportation for the bands nursing home tour in April.   

Poinsettia Sale

The Gospel Light Chorus is selling Poinsettia plants for Christmas as a fundraiser for their spring tour to the Twin Cities.  You may order plants which can be picked up on Thursday, December 5 from 2:30 to 4:00 in the Fellowship Hall, or picked up following the Christmas Day service.  You may specify a Memoriam or Honoree only for plants picked up after the Christmas Day service.  Plants are 6 1/2 inches wrapped in gold foil and cost $14.00.  Make checks payable to St. John Lutheran School.  To order, please see a Gospel Light Chorister, call Tim Huebschman at 892-6780, or use the attached order form.

There are special low denomination cards available to order until 12/23/19, as long as supplies last. Order deadline is December 8th for guaranteed Christmas delivery.
Our Scrip office has gone digital!  We need your help to continue to make this transition successful.
First:  Please make sure that you are writing your name in the purchaser details, not your child's name.  Your contract will get the rebates to the correct account. 
Second:  Please make sure that you fill out the order form with the number of cards you are ordering under each denomination accurately - this is how we will balance our inventory.  If you order $100, but get as 2 x $50, please make sure it is recorded this way.
Third:  Please double check that the amount on your check matches your order total.
Fourth:  If you are placing an order online, please look for items that say SJL behind them first.  We have a few items that are stocked by our office and by Great Lakes.  You may miss out on better discounts if you do not choose the SJL option.  (Example:  KWIK TRIP-SJL)  This will affect Kwik Trip, Kohl's, Menards, and Dairy Queen. 
Thank you for your support of this program and happy Scrip-ing to all.  Please reach out to us at any time if you have any questions or concerns.  Liza Helmrick (920-229-4456) or Mary Rank (920-207-4655) or at our email address:  scripoffice@sjlplymouth.com.
No School - November 27-29

Reminder - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 27, 28 and 29 are off for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  School will not be in session on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Please join us in worship Wednesday, November 27 at 7:00 PM or Thursday, November 28 at 9:00 AM. 
There IS School November 22!

Friday, November 22.
School IS in session @ SJL.  

Public School does not have school.

Transportation will be provided to SJL students on this day.
If you are in need of transportation that day, please contact Johnson Bus directly at (920) 893-5941.

SJLS School Board Meeting

Board members, advocates and School Choice parents are invited to the meeting on November 14, 2019 @ 6:00 PM or February 13, 2020 @ 6:00 PM in the School Library.