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


May 20, 2016

ReligionWe 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 23rd   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.
Tuesday May 24th   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 3:45 dismissal. 
Friday May 27th    Our last day – The school carnival is scheduled for that day. Please contact Amanda Kotowski, Evan’s mom, regarding help needed. 
VBS 2016 is “farm-tastic!” In Barnyard Roundup VBS, your children learn that Jesus gathers us together! They’ll look into the Bible, God’s Holy Word, and explore five Bible accounts where Jesus graciously gathers us together to be with Him with His abundant provision and saving protection, now and forever. VBS will be held July 18-22 and is open for children 3 year olds – children completing 4th grade. Come along with us as we sing fun songs, do crazy crafts, eat yummy snacks, play awesome games, and more. Plus, you’ll learn all about Jesus our Savior and how He gathers us together! Can’t wait to see you there!

What Have We Learned
Language – We read a crazy story Henny Penny that you may know by its more familiar name Chicken Little.  Henny Penny made a very bad decision and was lured into Foxy Loxy’s den and almost became dinner.  This is a fun story to tell. Watching the children’s faces as the 5 characters met the fox allowed me to see the anticipation they were feeling about what was going to happen.  All agreed that they couldn’t believe such a foolish choice was made. Life lesson?   With summer approaching and our children spending more time outside, it’s a good time to remind them how to be safe. 
Math – We finished up our chapter on measurement by experimenting and comparing weight.  A balance scale doesn’t give an exact weight, but rather helps us observe what item is heavier.     
Science – What can a magnet move?  We predicted, experimented, observed, and recorded our findings.  We are Super Scientists in the making.  
Art – Two weeks ago we used a “sphere” of clay which was manipulated and shaped to show how matter can be changes.  We have been eagerly waiting for the opportunity to add beautiful color to our creations. 



2015-2016 School Theme: Have No Fear Little Flock
“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.”  Luke 12:32