St. john Lutheran School Parent-Teacher League (PTL)
Parents of students in K - 8 are automatically included as members of the St. John PTL and are encouraged to participate throughout the year. St. John Preschool families are welcome to attend events and programs that are age appropriate and of interest.
The St. John Lutheran School Parent-Teacher League provides enrichment programs, assemblies, and fellowship events throughout the school year utilizing volunteers and fundraising efforts to benefit the educational experience and overall atmosphere at St. John Lutheran School.
With the help of God, the Parent-Teacher League seeks to provide an open organization where children, parents and faculty can foster a Christian educational environment, whereby we are One in Jesus...Reaching Many.
All parents who have children enrolled in grades K to 8 at St. John Lutheran School are automatically enrolled as members of the PTL, renewed each school year through registration. All eligible members are entitled to participate in the activities of the PTL and its various committees, provided their membership is classified as “active.”
PTL members nominate and elect an executive board, consisting of a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The board meets monthly along with the Principal, a faculty advisor, and a staff representative. Parents are encouraged and welcome to attend PTL meetings and to volunteer to assist with PTL events and programs.
Each year, the PTL sponsors three or four assemblies for the enrichment and enjoyment of our entire student body. In past years, assemblies included the “World of Robots,” “Bucketfillers for Life”, the “SkyDome Planetarium”, as well as 'virtual visits' from Abe Lincoln, Thomas Edison and Mark Twain.
Authors in April
Authors in April is a Rochester community week-long event. Each day during the week of the program, authors visit schools, giving presentations to students and autographing books. The authors speak to more than 10,000 students during the annual program. The goal of the Authors In April program is to encourage students to read and develop appreciation for a variety of literature, while improving their own creative writing abilities. For more information, visit www.authorsinapril.org.
Eighth Grade Graduation
The seventh grade parents organize and create a memorable and festive reception for the graduating 8th graders at the conclusion of their graduation ceremonies.
The PTL provides treats to our students on special days. Popcorn is prepared fresh with our in-house corn popper several times during the year. The Kona Ice truck makes an appearance a couple of times each year as well.
Kindergarten Closing Service and Reception
Similar to the Eighth Grade graduation, but smaller in scope, the first grade parents organize and create a memorable reception for the Kindergarteners and their families at the conclusion of their closing service.
This event is a fun outing for moms and sons in grades K-5. (This event occurs every other year, and alternates with the Father/Daughter Dance.)
This is an opportunity for dads and daughters to enjoy an evening of fun, food, and dancing! (This event occurs every other year, and alternates with Mother/Son Bowling.)
Teacher Appreciation Week
This is a great opportunity to show the teachers how much we appreciate their dedication and love for the children by providing breakfast, lunches and other opportunities of gratitude.
Third Grade Dessert Theater
This event is for the 3rd grade students in conjunction with the Lutheran High School Northwest (LHNW) Drama Club. Select stories, written by St. John third grade students, are acted out by LHNW drama students on a date in January. This is an evening performance at the high school followed by desserts and refreshments for all attending.
School’s out…almost! This is a memorable way for 1st to 5th grade students to end the school year. Middle School students have the option to participate as a helper. Field Day is an afternoon filled with fun, outdoor activities for the kids to enjoy before school is out.