|Winter Sports (8th Grade) Parent Night - February 13|
Parents of winter (basketball and cheerleading) athletes will be recognized for their love, patience, encouragement, and support of the teams between the B team games this evening. Parents of 8th grade students will be announced between the A team games. Cake and water/juice will be served for all in attendance (between B games as well as between A games).
Please help us congratulate 8th graders (players and cheerleaders):
Boys: Keagan Fay, Samuel Phillips, Nicholas Reyes, Abe Wieser, Landon Zak
Girls: Aubree Preder
If you have any questions, please contact AD Brad Steinhardt or Assistant AD Kinsey Hopf.
|Immediate Opening @ SJL|
We have an immediate opening for a food service employee to work in our hot lunch program.
Also, we have an immediate opening on our child care staff.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in learning more regarding food service, please reach out to Mr. Jay Lindsey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920.893.5114.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in learning more regarding child care, please reach out to Mrs. Tracy Ramminger at email@example.com or call 920.893.9626.
|Enrollment/Re-enrollment for 2023-24|
Enrollment/Re-enrollment for returning families is now open. Please complete the on-line re-enrollment process as described. Click here to re-enroll.
Enrollment is now open for new 3K to 8th grade for next (2023-24) school year.
Returning families using the online version, should only need to verify and update contact information (if entering through the school website-www.sjlseagles.com, BE SURE TO CLICK RE-ENROLL as a returning family). Logging on to Sycamore and completing from there, go to My School | Enrollment | Online Portal. 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. The preferred method of enrolling/re-enrolling is online.
To help our planning, we ask families to register by February 28.
It always remains possible that a grade level can become full making wait lists 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.
Tuition rates for the 2023-2024 school year have been set. Rates are:
3K/TT - Member = $1,175 Non-member = $1,175
3K/MWF - Member = $1,475 Non-member = $1,475
4K - Member = $1,740 Non-member = $1,740
Grades K-8 - Member = $2,150 Non-member = $2,850
Any questions regarding tuition, please contact the school office.
|School Vouchers - Parent Applications - Feb. 1-April 20|
St. John Lutheran has applied to participate in the state-wide WI Parental Choice Program (WPCP) for 2023-2024.
• 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 (2022) income information. If 2022 information is not available, DOR will check records from 2021.
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 2023-24
*If the student’s parents/legal guardians are married, their income is reduced by $7,000 when determining income eligibility for the program (i.e. married family income minus $7,000 is the amount married families compare to the table).
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 2023-24 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:
Parents or guardians enrolling students for the Choice program should direct any questions to St. John Lutheran at (920) 893-5114 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Coin Wars Thank You|
Thank you to everyone that participated in the Coin Wars during Lutheran Schools Week. Because of your generosity, we raised $1,244.04 for Garuna Ministries. This group builds schools in Southeast Asia. This money will greatly help the church in many ways to share the good news of Jesus Christ! Also, congratulations to the 5th grade who won the overall Coin Wars.
|LHS Musical The Little Mermaid Auditions|
Mrs. Dillman (Sheboygan LHS) is looking for up to 15 young actors/actresses to join the cast of the LHS musical The Little Mermaid this year. Auditions are Saturday, February 4th from 10:00-11:30 in the Worship and Fine Arts Center Auditorium.
Attached is a PDF of the Song "She's in Love" from the show. All SALSA students will sing the part of Flounder pg. 6 "She's moody as a snapper..... through It's clear as H2O" on page 10. Memorizing the song is not a requirement. Students may hold their music during the audition.
Also attached is the Audition form, which should be filled out prior to auditions and brought along.
Information on the show involvement:
- Performance dates: April 28th - morning and evening, April 29th - evening, April 30th - matinee. Students must be present for all performances!!!
- The SALSA students will appear in various chorus scenes in the show, mostly as sea creatures, mer folk, etc.
- Any parents of SALSA students cast in the show will be on a rotation for parent duty during the final weeks of rehearsals when we begin run throughs, as well as dress/tech rehearsals and performances.
Any other questions can be emailed to Mrs. Dillman directly at lauriedillman@protonmail.
|Elementary School Spelling Bee|
Students from Grades 1-4 participated in the annual Elementary School Spelling Bee held on January 25, 2023, as part of our Lutheran Schools Week celebration.
Congratulations to the winners of this year's 1st & 2nd Grade Spelling Bee! 1st Place was awarded to Ezra Cigelske (2nd grade), and 2nd Place was awarded to Gemma Gold (1st grade). Other participants were Jacob Begalke, Breckyn DeBruine, Elijah Wessels, Pablo Lopez, Eli Berres, Maddy Lefeber, Zoey Truttschel, and Caleb Wegner.
Congratulations, also, to the winners of the 3rd & 4th Grade Spelling Bee! 1st Place was awarded to Addie Bertucci (4th grade), and 2nd Place was awarded to Noah Shilts (3rd grade). Additional participants were Lily Grebe, Liam Kaufenberg, Alayna Marquardt, Emilyn Puetz, Natalie Dahm, Sam Lefeber, Alivia Mueller, and Rebecca Schultz.
|Your Generosity in Action!|
The Congregational Board of Directors, in their January meeting, approved the purchase and installation of new bleachers for our gymnasium. The proceeds from our bi-annual SJL Dinner Auction were used to fund this project. One of the many ways that your generous support of our school benefits His children here at SJL. Thank you so much! The installation will be in early April.
|Menu Update - January 31|
Please note the menu update for Tuesday, January 31.
|2022-2023 2nd Quarter Honor Roll|
The following junior high students achieved ACADEMIC HONORS at Saint John Lutheran School, Plymouth Wisconsin, during the second quarter of the 2022-2023 school year. Utilizing a 4.0 point scale, a student must earn between a 3.75-4.00 to achieve placement on the High Honor Roll and between 3.50-3.74 to earn placement on the Honor Roll.
(Grade Level in parentheses)
High Honor Roll
(8) Liam Hoffman, Jonathan Schultz, Lyla Thompson, Abe Wieser, Landon Zak, Aniya Zeeveld, Hallie Zellner;
(7) Joseph Anhalt, Makenna Arnold, Ambreah Becker, Madelyn Benson, Jedidiah Boerger, Kal Cigelske, Olivia Conto, Edwin Giebler, Aubrey Hanke, Kristi Kaufman, Camryn Klahn, Karli Klapperich, Nathaniel MacGillis, Kale Marquardt, Elyana Mueller, Charlie Schallock, Jocelyn Shafstall, Lilly Truttschel, Alexis Wagner, Hailey Wittkopp, Alisha Zeeveld;
(6) Jack Baus, Natalie Begalke, Benjamin Grimm, Sophie Gruenke, Emily Jacobi, Breanna Klemp, Gabrielle Lefeber, Calvyn Moore, John (Jack) Mueller, Jordyn Schultz, Miriam Schultz, Landon Thuemmler, Nicholas Van Derven;
(8) Cayden Arnold, Keagan Fay, Caleb Lengling, Aubree Preder;
(7) William Andrews, Paige Goldbeck, Audrey Klenner, Brindley Shilts;
(6) Cade Dippel, Max Foster, Reilly Puetz, Caleb Wessels.
We, the staff of Saint John Lutheran School, heartily congratulate these students for their most commendable effort.
|Basketball Tournament Volunteer Sign-up|
We will be hosting a girls 5/6 basketball tournament (February 24-25), this is a fundraising tournament that the athletics host. The proceeds from these tournaments go towards the purchase of uniforms. balls and other equipment that is needed. We are in need of many volunteers in order to make this tournament a success, thank you for considering helping with this years tournament.
|NEW MEMBER WELCOME EVENT - February 25|
New member welcome event is on Saturday, February 25 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 pastors, learn about St. John Lutheran and discover our generous God who provides for us each day. For more information or to register, please contact Crystal at the Church Office (920-893-3071 or email@example.com).
|Now is the time to sign up for the St. John School Play.|
All interested students in grades 6 - 8 are eligible to participate in the school play, which is an extra-curricular activity with all rehearsals after school hours. Parent permission is required for students to participate, and can be given by signing the form which was distributed to interested students, and which can also be accessed here. Your signature is also your promise that your child will participate, and be at every rehearsal. Please keep in mind that the plays are chosen specifically for the number of students who want to participate, so once you submit a signed form, your child is committed. Please consider the time demands carefully. The complete rehearsal schedule is included with the form, and the deadline for submitting forms is Thursday, February 9.
February 22nd 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 Schultz 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 4:00 PM and 6:30 PM.
|Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences|
We will be conducting parent-teacher conferences following the conclusion of the second quarter. These conferences will be conducted as in-person meetings. Please use the SignUp Genius (please click below) to schedule your appointment time. The sign up is open and will close on Friday, January 27.
• DATE: Thursday, February 2nd from 3:00-7:00 pm.
• The time slots will be 10 minutes in length for all grade levels.
• As there are fewer slots then the fall, parents are encouraged to only schedule conferences if necessary.
• Time limits will be politely but firmly enforced to better respect everyone’s time.
• Report cards will be mailed home ahead of conferences.
Please contact your child's teacher or Mr. Lindsey if you have any questions or concerns.
|No School - Friday, February 17|
Reminder - Friday, February 17th is Pizza Making Day. School will not be in session on Friday.
|Twenty-fourth SALSA Music Festival|
The Twenty-fourth SALSA Music Festival will take place Friday, March 3, 2023.
Once again, Sheboygan Lutheran High School will host the annual SALSA Music Festival for students in grades 5-8. Please note that the festival will occur on a Friday afternoon, and the return time to St. John will likely be after the end of the school day for some students. Student musicians who want to participate must be currently taking lessons on their instrument, or work with Mr. Huebschman or Mr. Schuh on their musical selection. Soloists and small ensembles need to register by Wednesday, February 8. This year, the Gospel Light Chorus will also participate in the festival. You may download the registration form from Sycamore here:
|Pizza Sale Information 2023|
Mark your calendar. . .Important Pizza Sale 2023 date to remember:
Saturday, February 18, 2023 - 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
|Valentine's Dress Day|
|Girls Fastpitch Clinic-February 26|
|Help Needed - Pizza Sale|
The Annual SJL PTO Pizza Sale is right around the corner and will be held on Friday, February 17th and Saturday, February 18th. 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 17th, and unfortunately, childcare will NOT be available this year. Anyone 12 years of age (if accompanied by an adult) is welcome to help also.
We are using sign-up genius this year to coordinate our volunteers. Please click the following link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/
If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Anhalt at (920) 980-5594 or Cathy Austin at (920) 980-5593.
|Ladies (young and old and in-between)|
You are cordially invited to attend a Women's Conference hosted by Faith Reformed Church, Cedar Grove. This annual conference will be held on Saturday, February 11th from 8:00-12:00. Paula Huebschman will be serving as the keynote speaker, teaching on John 15 where we learn about abiding in Christ and being pruned by Him so that we bear fruit. Come enjoy a morning of fellowship, teaching, refreshments, crafts and more, free of charge!
Questions? Contact Paula at 920-892-6780. To register for the conference, go to https://faithcedargrove.
Kwik Trip is making adjustments to their Fundraising Program. They now offer a Grocery Card in addition to the Regular cards that we have always carried in stock. The normal rebate for the Regular cards is 5%. The Grocery Only cards have a rebate of 15%. Grocery Only cards cannot be used for lottery, fuel, tobacco, alcohol, gift cards, or stamps - please review the Kwik Trip website for any additional questions on the Grocery Only cards as other restrictions may apply. Starting the 2nd week of February, both the Grocery Only and the Regular cards will be in stock in the office. In addition, Kwik Trip will run their annual 'Fast Fund February' special. During this special we will offer Regular cards at a 10% rebate and the Grocery Only cards at 20% rebate. Please allow me about a week to get stock into the office. The special rebate cards will be available throughout the month of February, and then beyond for as long as the stock remains.
To assist me is best serving our families, Special Orders can be taken for the special rebate cards starting on January 30th. For any orders greater than $500, there may be a delay in filling until more stock can be ordered. The last guaranteed order for Kwik Trip will be taken on February 24th. REMINDER: Kwik
For other notes, we continue to have some Pizza Ranch stock that we would like to sell out, and Walgreen physical cards are now available again.
Any questions, please contact Liza (920-229-4456), or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Donuts with Dad - Friday, February 10|
You're invited to Donuts with Dad on Friday, February 10, 2023.
All SJL students are invited to bring your dad, grandpa, or special male figure for breakfast and fellowship from 7:00-7:25.
Please indicate your family name and the total number of people (include adults and children) attending.
You can respond per family. No need to respond separately per grade.
RSVP by Monday, February 6, 2023.
Date: Friday, February 10, 2023
Please click here to RSVP.
|Blue & White Day/Pack-the Gym - February 10|
Friday (February 10). Show your support for the basketball teams and the school by wearing blue and white to school during the day and cheering on the basketball teams in the evening, as we "Pack the Gym". All students & staff are encouraged to wear blue and white clothing to show your school spirit!
• 4:15 Girls "A" Team Game vs. Grace Menomonee Falls
• 5:15 Boys "A" Team Game vs. Grace Menomonee Falls
The Junior Eagle Cheerleaders cheer and perform their dance at halftime of the boys' A team game.
Bring the whole family to watch our athletes compete in the great game of basketball.
|Annual LHS Citrus Sale|
to benefit the LHS Music Dept. 2024 Spring Concert Tour
Orders for fresh Texas grapefruit and delicious California oranges (10#-quarter case $15, 20#-half case $27, and 40#-full case $48) will be taken through Tuesday, Jan. 31. Contact an LHS Music student, use the order form, or call the school office 920-452-3323 to place your order through Jan. 31. Fruit must be picked up and paid for on Saturday, February 11 at Lutheran High School between 8:30 a.m. and Noon. You can also download the order blank from the LHS website at lutheranhigh.com. Thank you for your support!
|Craft Fair - Attention Crafters/Vendors!|
We are excited to announce the SJL 8th Annual Craft Fair will take place on Saturday, November 4, 2023, from 8:30 AM-2:00 PM. Co-chairs Kendra Ford and Nancy Schmidtman.
Featuring approximately 40 handmade vendors. Applications will be excepted according to postmark (we have almost reached the limit for vendors). Confirmation e-mail will be received within 6 weeks.
Come join us for a fun-filled day of shopping, raffles, and much more. Vendor information: 100% handmade only, please. Send email to: Nancy Schmidtman @ email@example.com. Please list what you make (some of the different handmade categories are full). Please see Vendor Guidelines, Application and Information attached.
|First Communion - STARTS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5|
RITE OF FIRST COMMUNION - STARTS FEBRUARY 5, 2023
We are excited to receive the gifts of God for the forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation.
Register (by February 3): www.sjlplymouth.com/first
|Jr. Eagle Cheer Camp - February 8|
|Lutheran High Experience|
The Lutheran High Experience With high school just around the corner for middle school families, take some time to learn about what a high school experience at LHS looks like!
Educational Consultations - Principal Derek Bult is offering private one-hour tours from 12-4 pm on December 4 or 11, January 8, 15 or 22, and February 12. Ideal for 7th and 8th graders, this is a great opportunity for parents to tour the school with their child, discuss class offerings, chat about financial aid opportunities, learn about extra-curricular opportunities & more. To schedule yours, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shadow Days - If your middle schooler has not yet had an experience day at LHS, consider a shadow day where he/she will spend a school day with a current LHS student and see firsthand how LHS prepares Christian leaders. To schedule, visit www.lutheranhigh.com/visit.
Open House – Save the date for our next Open House on Thursday, January 26, 5-7 pm. Open to 5th-8th graders, this is a great opportunity to learn more about LHS in a group setting. You’ll tour the facility, meet with teachers & learn about tuition assistance options. Come for the Open House & stay for the boys’ basketball game vs. Sheboygan Christian! Varsity tips off at 7:15 pm & admission to the game is our treat.
Remember, tuition payments made before December 31 can be used for the State of Wisconsin tuition tax deduction for private school families on your 2022 income tax return.
If you need a receipt for 2022, please contact Mrs. Adams @ email@example.com and one will be sent to you.
2022 Private School Tuition Tax Deduction
The State of Wisconsin allows parents to deduct private school tuition. Parents 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, 2022, 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