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


March 17, 2017


ReligionA group of children were cheering, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” in the temple area.  They had just seen Jesus healing people who could not see or walk easily.  The children responded with cheers, echoing the Palm Sunday shouts of the people.  The word hosanna means “save us”.  These words are still said today during our worship services as we ask Jesus to save us from our greatest affliction, sin.  God leads us in worship through His Word and Sacraments.  We respond to His goodness and grace in prayer, praise, and thanksgiving.    Sing to the LORD a new song. Psalm 98:1

Winter Break next week, there is no school on Thursday March 23rd or Friday March 24th.

What Have We Learned
With the snow this week, we will be extending our learning centers into next week.
Language Lesson Focus – How Things Grow

Essential Question – What steps can someone follow to plant and grow flowers?
Words to Know – she, when, all, her, over, some 
Phonics – We were introduced to letter Ee which is represented by my favorite animal, the elephant.
Writing – In our story Zinnia’s Garden, we saw the many steps that were done in planting a flower garden.  We designed a garden by making a list of plants were would like to grow.  
Art – Check out our caterpillar butterfly project hanging in the hallway.   
Math – We finished up Chapter 7 which dealt with numbers 11-17.  This was a tricky chapter in that the larger sets were more difficult to count, especially with others counting around us.     
Science – We took a look at clouds and how they are formed.  An informational text helped us learn some new facts and a non-fictional story It Looked Like Spilt Milk, sparked our curiosity on what the clouds looked like today.  Well you just can’t get a good look from those narrow windows in our classroom, so quick everyone, lets run outside.  Thursday proved to be a beautiful blue sky, bright sunshine with very little cloud cover.  We did see a strange line of cloud off in the distance, but Joanna announced that it was probably made by an airplane.  Ask us what we observed on Friday. 

Picture Request
Thank you to all the parents who have been submitting your child’s baby picture and one additional picture showing your child at his/her current age, engaged in their favorite activity.  I had a mistake on the email listed last week.  My school email is  I mistakenly added a mrs before Witek.  I have another account that is mrswitek.  So sorry for the mix-up.

Lenten Service
The preschool and kindergarten children will be singing for the mid-week Wednesday Lenten Service on April 5th, at 6:30. Our church also offers a dinner served from 5:00-6:00.  On this night, the Men’s Group will be serving a spaghetti dinner.  I know many of you have obligations at your own churches during the season of Lent, but Mr. Preuss, our organist, wants to give all the different groups an opportunity to add to our worship services.  Please note that this is a worship service and not a special program.  We will be singing at the very beginning of the service and the children will then go sit with you or they can stay with me.  Thanks for allowing us to also enrich your child’s spiritual life. 


2016-2017 School Theme:  From Start to Finish...God With Us
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."  Rev. 22:13