St. John's Lutheran School & Church
510 Kewaunee Street
Racine, WI 53402
Church: (262) 637-7011
School: (262) 633-2758


May 22, 2015

Religion - We want your child to be reminded, how God wants all people to come to faith in Jesus and to be saved.  He makes us His children as the Holy Spirit works faith in us through His Word and in Baptism.  In our story, Lydia was happy to hear Paul share God’s Word, was baptized, and welcomed Paul into her home.  Sometimes, your child may be less than excited to go to church and hear God’s Word or go to Sunday School or other church get-togethers with other Christians.  As you approach these events, talk about how you’re looking forward to going.  For example, talk about how you enjoy a certain Bible story and are learning so much about Jesus, talk about the beautiful music you want to hear, or other special events.  It is a special time to get together with other believers as God comes to us in His Word and Sacraments.  Just like Lydia, God opens our hearts to understand the Scriptures too, and we, in turn, can share God’s Word with others.  The gracious kindness of our loving God grows in our hearts too, so that we also can show gracious kindness to others and enjoy the fellowship of other believers. 

Important Information
Monday May 25th Memorial Day – Just a reminder, we do not have school on Monday.
Tuesday May 26th   Graduation – The children should come to the classroom at 6:45.
   The program will begin at 7:00 in the gym.
   Cake and punch will be served immediately following in the cafeteria.
Wednesday May 27th   Field trip to the Zoo – We will meet at the Racine Zoo’s main entrance
   (on Main Street) at the normal 12:30 drop off time.  Day Care children
   will walk with me to the zoo.  We will then be walking back to school for
   the regular 3:40 dismissal. 
Thursday. May 29th    Our last day – We will be starting off the afternoon with lunch in the classroom.  We will be having hot dogs.   If your child doesn’t like hot dogs, they may pack a cold lunch.  The school carnival is also scheduled for that day.

Hand Washing
Hunter’s mom is our school nurse and she came in to do a hand washing clinic.  Many of us remembered her from last year and we were able to recall much of the information that she shared with us.

Camp Discovery VBS 2015
Mark your calendars for this fun event taking place July 20-24th.  Discover His plan! Discover His purpose! In Camp Discovery VBS, children learn that Jesus works in and through us! We will look into the Bible, God’s Holy Word, and explore five tree-mendous Bible accounts where God works in His people to save them and through His people to serve! Jesus saves us, gives us faith, courage, and wisdom to serve Him and share His Good News with our neighbor! God does have a plan and a purpose for each of His beloved children! Look for the goldenrod colored registration form in your child’s pack today.  It’s not too early to get signed up. 

What Have We Learned
Language - We all know the story of The Three Little Pigs, but have you ever heard Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig?  Cement, heavy metal padlocks, and barbed wire were included in building materials.  This final house that saved the day was a real surprise. It was hilarious! 
Phonics – We were introduced to the last of our word families, the –ut family.
Writing – We explored options on what animal would make a good pet.  We decided that lions and poisonous snakes would not make good pets.  The children were able to choose an animal and write a story telling something about their pet choice.

Math – Sorting using a variety of sorting rules 


2014-2015 School Theme:  Hooked on Jesus
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”  Mark 1:17