Mr. Osbourn Weekly | 01.29.18
What's Happening at STJS
- Tuesday, January 30 - 8:30am - Kindergarten Observation Morning
- Wednesday, January 31 - 8:30am - Student Led Chapel - Grade 5
- Geography Bee - Following Chapel
STJ School Led Worship Weekend
Spiritual Development and Leadership are two core values that impact students at STJ. These values were evident as students led worship this weekend during worship at STJ Church. Throughout the weekend, students had the opportunity to greet guests as they arrived for worship, open doors, pass out communication pieces, take the offering, lead announcements, lead the music, and lead prayer.
It is powerful to provide students the opportunity for service and leadership. STJ continues to exemplify this value by providing opportunities that empower students to serve and lead. This weekend was a great example of how our mission of “equipping students.... to courageously serve” impacts students and families.
The Bible verse below reminds us that each of us possess unique gifts that can be used to serve others. I was encouraged this weekend as I witnessed students utilizing their gifts and abilities as part of the weekend services. I am excited by the way several of our students were able to lead, share their faith and serve this weekend. Not only did they clearly display solid leadership, but also their strong flourishing faith.
1 Peter 4:10 - “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
Last week we celebrated National Lutheran Schools Week focusing on the theme "It's All About Jesus." As part of our celebration, we focused on raising money to help bring clean water to a community in Madagascar. We encouraged and challenged students and families to raise $1000 for this effort.
At the end of the week, we were excited to announce that we met and exceeded our goal! Students were able to contribute $1809.50 towards this effort. Thanks for your support and helping bring clean water to this community. I am proud of the way STJ makes a difference locally and around the world. Great Job!
Re-enrollment for the 2018-2019 School Year is officially open for returning families. Families enrolling in EC or Kindergarten will complete the re-enrollment process utilizing the paper copies found in your previously sent home packet. Grades 1-8 enrollment will be on-line through our PowerSchool portal. We are excited about moving our enrollment process online. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the re-enrollment process.
We invite you to join us for our upcoming Observation morning. If you were not able to make Open House or would like to see STJ School in action, we encourage you to attend this event. In addition, we encourage you to share this opportunity with any friends or neighbors who are exploring Kindergarten options. This event is open to any family interested in exploring kindergarten.
Save the date for our Annual School Auction on March 2! Please make sure to turn in all Donations and Family Tributes forms by the end of the month. Click on the banner above and also check out forms for Grandparents Honor Roll, and Dessert Dash. More information can be found here, or by picking up forms in the school office.
We are excited to grant you access to the STJ PowerSchool Portal. A PowerSchool log-on will grant you access to view student information, attendance, and Single Sign-On capabilities to many of our online tools, including Canvas, LunchTime, and re-enrollment. If you have any questions regarding signing up for a PowerSchool account, please let us know. We are excited to provide this update to families and encourage our K-8 families to sign up as we begin 2018. We pray this portal will bless your family in the new year.
The STJ Annual Fund is a key piece of the school’s fundraising efforts each year. As we consider this year's effort, we ask that you prayerfully consider giving a contribution in support of our Annual Fund. You will be joining with parents, grandparents, family members, alumni, friends and businesses who all support our school. Gifts large and small make a difference and enrich every aspect of the educational experience for our students. Learn more about the Annual Fund or to make a generous gift.