Eagles in Action
ST JOHN'S FOOD PANTRY ADVENT CALENDAR
Please help the 6th graders with their Eagles in Action project. Beginning on Sunday November 29th, click on the link below and join them in helping provide food for local food pantries. Follow the calendar from days 1-24 and find out how you can help. On each day add an item to the box or bag.  There will be paper bags available in the narthex labeled "St.John's Food Pantry donation" or you are welcome to use your own box or bag. Please drop off in your classroom/narthex by December 22nd. You are welcome to share the link with your friends and family so they can help too. Please contact Rebecca Schiltz at schiltz4@sbcglobal.net or Tom Wykert at t.wykert@stjohnslagrange.org if you have questions. 
Thank You! from Mrs. Hackelberg and 1st grade
Thanks to all of our school families we filled more than 60 Operation Christmas Child boxes and along with church members and friends we dropped off about 180 boxes in total.  I smile every time I think about the children who will receive those boxes.  Praise God!
3rd Grade Eagles in Action Recap for December 2020
Thank you for your ongoing support of the LaGrange Area Food Pantry.  We collected donations at our Meals to Go/Pie Pick Up on November 24.  3rd grade uses $77.00 each month from our September chapel offerings to buy our monthly featured item and shop for sales to benefit those in our community in need.  In November, we purchased 60 bars of soap, canned coffee, chicken broth, and canned vegetables.  In December, we will purchase pump soaps and have already purchased cake mixes, brownie mixes, and cans of cranberry sauce that were on sale.  Your generosity is gratefully appreciated!  Thank you!
Announcements
REMOTE LEARNING POLICIES REMINDER
As a reminder, the remote learning option is only for students who are required to stay home due to quarantine, as approved by the teacher(s) and Mrs. Mannes. Remote learning is not available without advanced notice and approval, or for unexcused absences.
KEEP US INFORMED SO WE CAN KEEP EVERYONE SAFE!!!
If your student is going to be tested for COVID, you must notify the school immediately. Do not wait for the results or for the next school day to let us know. Email the school office: school@stjohnslagrange.org
and if it's the weekend, email Mrs. Mannes: t.mannes@stjohnslagrange.org
Guidelines for Keeping Students Home
As a reminder, we are required to follow IDPH and ISBE regulations in order to remain open for in-person instruction.

If your student has ANY of the following symptoms, your student and all siblings must stay home from school:
  • fever (100.4 or higher)
  • new onset of moderate to severe headache
  • shortness of breath
  • new cough
  • sore throat
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal pain from unknown cause
  • new congestion/runny nose
  • new loss of sense of taste or smell
  • nausea
  • fatigue from unknown cause
  • muscle or body aches

Your student may return to school after receiving a negative COVID test or receiving an alternative diagnosis from a doctor. Asymptomatic siblings may also return at this time.
If you do not obtain either a negative COVID test or alternative diagnosis, your student, and siblings, must stay home for 10 days from onset of symptoms AND have been symptom free for 24 hours.

Thank you for continuing to be vigilant as we navigate this school year together!
Absence line
708.354.1690, Press 4, then 1
If your student is going to be absent for any reason, you must call and leave a message on the absence line every day with a detailed explanation of the reason for the absence.
(If you let the school know in advance about a prolonged absence, such as vacation, you do not need to call every day.)
We congratulate the following students for earning Accelerated Reader Certificates:

Ready 1: Logan Daly
Rising 1: Joseph Ssenyonjo

Keep up the good work!
Calendar Updates
December 14th - regular arrival times beginning at 7:45am - As there is no live Christmas concert this year, the late start originally scheduled for December 14 is no longer necessary.
December 18th - regular dismissal times - preschool 3's at 11:15am, K-4th at 11:30am, and 5th-8th at 12:00pm. No preschool 4's. No extended care.
Christmas Coloring Pages from PTO
Hello St. John Families,
The Thanksgiving Turkey fence looked amazing! It was so exciting to see everyone's talents and thankfulness on display over the holiday. To follow up with that, PTO is organizing a similar event for Christmas with a theme of "Happy Birthday Jesus!" See attached for a few options - feel free to do one, all, or anything in between. Enjoy with your family, and please get them back to your classroom teacher by Dec 11, and we'll put them up over Christmas break. 
Thank you
St. John's PTO
Scholastic Book Fair is back through December 13th!

All orders ship direct to home
FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
Shipping guaranteed in time for Christmas!
All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards

Visit our Book Fair Homepage Nov. 30 - Dec. 13, and click “Shop Now” to get started:
Charleston Wrap Fundraiser
Ending December 7th!
Have you seen all of the Christmas decorations go up? Are you starting to think about your Christmas list? There is still time to order from Charleston Wrap, our fundraiser this fall. We can still order through December 7th. Remember to use ORGANIZATION ID 20078.  
Please join us for livestream chapel Wednesdays at 8:20am at our Youtube channel via the link below:
You should have received an email about St. John's Ministries on Monday. Inside you will find more information about the following exciting events:
Food Pantry
Meals To Go
Christmas Meal

You can access that email via the button below:
Tuition Reduction Incentive Program!
Earn money towards next year's tuition! And support our school! Whether you are starting your Christmas shopping, or updating your wardrobe for the Holiday season, don’t forget to order your TRIP cards! If you just plan on dining out or treating yourself, take time to evaluate your shopping needs and order your TRIP cards! If you are hosting or attending any gatherings, start your shopping with TRIP cards. 

Please text me (Amy Buonassissi) if you have an order & are coming 630-290-0268
   OR if you would like to connect with me somewhere before the order is due.

We will be placing TRIP orders for your shopping needs on these upcoming dates:
  • December 7th
  • December 14th
  • January 11th
  • January 25th
When using the RaiseRight app, you can order eGift Cards to immediately download to your mobile device! In the drive-thru line at Starbucks? Order an eGift card and it will be ready by the time you get to the window! Need to make a Target run? Download an eGift card to use at the store! Learn more about the RaiseRight app hereRaiseRight App
To obtain your personal user login and password, contact Amy Buonassisi: amybuonassisi@gmail.com
Eagles Bucks
Want to buy a teacher a gift card? Aren't sure which one they would like? Give them Eagles Bucks instead! The teacher can then use the Eagles Bucks to purchase a gift card of their choosing from the TRIP program. There are a few select gift cards available for a limited time during the holiday season for $5. So Eagles Bucks are available for amounts starting at $5, and continuing at $10, $20, and more!
708-354-1690