A Message from the Principal
The busy holiday season is right around the corner. As always, I’m in awe of how quickly the year seems to be going. Over the next week, take some time each day to thank God for your blessings. We are all blessed in so many ways, it is easy to take those things for granted. I have seen a quote many times that says, “What if everything you didn’t thank God for today was gone tomorrow?” Take a minute to think about that. 
I hope you’ll join us Thanksgiving Day at our 10:00am worship service. Looking ahead, we have our Advent Tea on Saturday, December 1 st from 10am-12pm. Ladies, invite your friends and family for an inspirational time of fellowship. I hope to see many of you there! 
Finally, I am thankful for each and every one of you. You all help make St. John’s the great community that it is. Give thanks with a grateful heart, on Thanksgiving and always!

In His service,
Teri Lyn Mannes
Eagles in Action
First Grade Service Project for November

We will be collecting toys for the People’s Resource Center in Westmont. For more information, click the button below:

Thank You from the Seventh Graders
 
During the month of October, St. John’s Lutheran School’s seventh graders chose to serve Operation Support Our Troops - America, Inc. as their Eagles in Action project. 
Throughout the month of October, St. John’s students donated chapel offerings totaling $194.00, which will help pay for shipping the Christmas stockings. We collected 167 pounds of stocking stuffers from church members and school families.
In addition to sponsoring the collection drive, Thrivent Financial awarded a $250 grant for our project, which we used to purchase snacks for volunteers, stocking stuffers for the troops, and Christmas-themed and patriotic-themed cotton material for our sewing club members, who made 60 Christmas stockings and 16 pillow cases for the troops during the September and October sessions. Our preschool made Christmas Cards, which were brought to the donation center as well.
On November 1, our seventh graders and chaperones brought these donations to the collection site in Lisle, Illinois, where they worked for two hours to separate and categorize items, and stuff stockings for the troops. The seventh graders felt blessed to serve Operation Support Our Troops, and we all felt astounded by the volume of donations we received throughout the month. Thank you all for your part in supporting military personnel who can’t be with their families this Christmas.
Announcements
Congratulations to the following students
for making Honor Roll!
Blue Honor Roll:
8th Grade: Evan Medrano, Emma Murphy, Morgan Nichols, Angie Tornabene
7th Grade: Jacob Raschke, Greta Sandman
6th Grade: Jonathan Medrano, Sophia Preussner, Alexia Stradal, Aurelio Tapia
5th Grade: Daisy Quinonez, Owen Roberts, Landon Willett

White Honor Roll:
8th Grade: Josh Borges, Zachary Figus, Andrew Haro, Ariana Hernandez,
Ryder Johnson, Alanna La Velle, Anna Preussner, Connor Sandman, Victor Skrobacz, Michelle Toledano, Noah Wyant
7th Grade: Brian Dahlstrand, Jordyn Krezel, Madeline Nichols, Lizette Romero, David Weber
6th Grade: Gavril Amartey, Ariana Barajas, Spencer Dahlstrand, Joshua Davis,
Abby Gombis, Ethan Mendez, Max Stradal
5th Grade: Brixton Cook, Harmony Lisowski, Matthew Spalla, Denisse Toledano
We congratulate the following students for earning Accelerated Reader Certificates:

Ready 1: Grace Camren, Holly Hemminger


Keep up the good work!
HEALTHY THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE
STUDENT COUNCIL CHALLENGES STUDENTS AT ST. JOHN’S TO BRING IN A TOTAL OF
100 ITEMS
FOR THE FOOD PANTRY BY
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20.

If the challenge is met, the STUDENT COUNCIL will show
a THANKSGIVING MOVIE on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20
and provide popcorn for all students.
                                        
 Suggested items to donate:
·          pump soap
·          paper towels
·          dish soap
·          canned or dried beans
·          peanut butter, or other nut butters.
·          rolled oats.
·          canned fruit in juice, not in light or heavy syrup.
·          canned vegetables, with no or low-sodium.
·          low-sodium soups.
·          canned tuna in water.
·          shampoo
·          deodorant
·          bar soap
·          Band-Aids
·          toothpaste
FANNIE MAY CANDY DELIVERY

Thank you for making our Fannie May Candy sale a success! 

All orders were distributed on Monday. If you have not picked up your order, please visit the School Office. 
If there are any items missing or incorrect, please report the discrepancies to the School Office no later than Friday, November 16 th
Please send an email to the School Office ( school@sjlagrange.com) detailing the type of candy and how many boxes are missing or incorrect.  

So Kids, Sew!
St. John’s sewing club started a new group of sessions on November 12. 
We will be sewing fidget quilts for Alzheimers patient, and students in grades 6-8 are invited to sign up. 

We will meet on Mondays from 3:30 – 4:30 on November 12, 18, and 26, and December 3.  Get a permission slip from Mrs. Starr to sign up for one or all sessions.  
Picture Retake Day
and Club Photos for Yearbook
This Friday, November 16th
Media and the Mind – parent forum
What can you do to help your child’s brain develop
to its full potential?
 Hear some of the latest research on brain development
followed by time for discussion. 

Join us on Tuesday, November 27  
From 6:30 – 7:30 in the heritage room

Childcare will be available.
Presented by the Early Childhood Department 
Varsity Basketball Tournament Help Sign-up

Volunteers are needed to help with
St. John's Annual Basketball Tournament!

Please follow the link below to sign up:

Pizza Friday Coordinator(s) Needed!

Please contact the office to find out
how you can help.
Whether you are starting your Thanksgiving Day shopping, or stocking up for the winter season, don’t forget to order your TRIP cards! 
We will be placing TRIP orders for your shopping needs on these upcoming dates:
·         November 5, 12 and 26 

Have your order in the green order boxes, in either the school office or church narthex by the Sunday prior to the order date to participate.
Greater La Grange YMCA School Days Out and Reindeer Run 5K
School Days Out offered November 19, 20, 21, and December 26, 27, 28
Reindeer Run December 8 at Brookfield Zoo

For more info, please see the fliers below:
Park District of La Grange Events
Daddy/Daughter Dance - Friday, November 16th, 6:00-8:00 PM
For more information, please view the fliers below:
Calendar

Week of November 12, 2018

Monday, November 12 TRIP Orders Due
  • 3:25 PM Chess Scholars
  • 3:30 PM So Kids, Sew!
  • 4:00 PM JV Basketball AWAY Game - Immanuel Elmhurst

Tuesday, November 13
  • 7:25 AM Jubilee Handbells

Wednesday, November 14
  • 7:30 AM Prayer Warriors - Thanksgiving Breakfast
  • 4:00 PM JV Basketball HOME Game - Trinity, Burr Ridge

Thursday, November 15
  • 7:25 AM Joy Handbells
  • 2:30 PM Echoes of Praise

Friday, November 16
  • 4:00 PM JV Basketball AWAY Game - Zion-Concord, Bensenville
  • 6:30 PM PTO Movie Night (doors open at 6:00 PM)

Saturday, November 17

Sunday, November 18


Week of November 19, 2018

Monday, November 19 TRIP Orders Due
  • 3:15 PM JV Basketball Practice
  • 3:25 PM Chess Scholars
  • 3:30 PM So Kids, Sew!

Tuesday, November 20
  • 7:25 AM Jubilee Handbells
  • 3:15 PM Echoes of Praise

Wednesday, November 21 NO SCHOOL

Thursday, November 22 THANKSGIVING DAY
  • 10:00 AM Worship Service w/ Communion

Friday, November 23 NO SCHOOL

Saturday, November 24

Sunday, November 25


Want to see more calendar information? View the school and church calendar on our website HERE:
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