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February 14, 2022

Winterim Begins!

Winterim, our annual two week afternoon adventure into Project Based Learning begins Monday, February 14.
Please discuss your child’s class project with them and do not forget to attend the Wonders of Winterim on Friday, February 25 from 4 – 6 PM in the gymnasium.

February 14, 2022

Upcoming Events

February 18
Teacher Training
NO SCHOOL
E-Learning Day

February 21
Presidents’ Day
NO SCHOOL
E Learning Day

February 25
Spirit Day

March 4
Chapel Family Day

March 11
Giving Friday
End of 3 rd Qtr

February 14, 2022

SGO Reminder

All Emmaus families that do not receive a School Choice Scholarship (voucher) may apply for a Tax Credit Scholarship (SGO). The amount of the SGO will most likely be limited to $500. Details outlining how to do so are contained later in today’s Newsletter. Please be sure to review the income requirements listed on the web site. If a SGO is received this year and income does not increase significantly, the student may be eligible for a voucher for the 2022-23 school year. Please be sure to contact Mr. Martin with any questions.

Families desiring a Tax Credit Scholarship (SGO) for their student(s) should:
1. Go online to lutheransgo.org.
2. Go to upper right hand menu and click on For Schools.
3. If you already have an account, enter the Sign-In information. If you do not have an account, click on Create New Account and follow the instructions.
4. Once an application has been submitted, Emmaus must verify the information and approve the application.
5. Once Emmaus has verified and approved the application, it is sent to the SGO for final review.
6. Parents must complete an additional application at FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment at https://www.factstuitionaid.com to determine need.
7. Once approved by the SGO, and need determined by FACTS, the application will be marked ‘approved’ and the school will notify the parent of the amount of the award.

Second Semester Chapel Offering
Our second semester’s chapel offering is for The Hope Center. The Hope Center provides services to pregnant women in northeast Indiana from the Christian perspective. Every one of our students will receive a baby bottle in which they may bring their offering to school every Monday. You are encouraged to speak with your child concerning the importance of giving back and of the Hope Center.

February 14, 2022

2022-23 School Year Principal Update

As we reported in the newsletter before Christmas, Mr. Martin will be stepping down as principal at the end of this school year. Emmaus has a principal committee that has started the process to find a replacement. The committee met Monday, January 24 th with Dr. Kevin Brockberg. Dr. Brockberg is the Executive Counselor for Christian Education from the Indiana District Office of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. He gave us some valuable information and helpful tips to start our process. We are now working on searching the National Lutheran database to find potential candidates that would be a great addition to Emmaus. We will be meeting again Monday, January 31 st to keep the process in motion and we will continue to give you updates as we progress.

March 24, 2021

School Choice Scholarships Window Open

The window for submitting applications for a School Choice Scholarship for the 2021-22 school year is now open.  If you believe you qualify please send a copy of your 2020 1040 Tax Return to Mr. Martin.  If you are unsure how to proceed or have any questions, please contact Mr. Martin.

March 24, 2021

Kate’s Kart Servant Project

Wow…I unloaded all the books and what an amazing donation.   You did a great job communicating our needs…the books are great quality, and most of them are from our wish list!   Well done!  There were a total of 296 books (between what I picked up and what was sent to the office (orange kart) along with $73.06 which will go even further.  I’ll put it up on Facebook in the next couple days.  It was a pleasure working with you…hopefully we can do it again.

February 26, 2021

Open Enrollment Now Open

If you are looking for a Christian Education with focus on smaller classes and a good balance of education and project based learning check us out! We are proud to offer classes for the whole family beginning with Kindergarten all the way to Middle School where they are being prepared for High School.

We would love to introduce you to what may be the answer for your family!
Contact our enrollment counselor today at enrollment@emmauslutheranfw.org to set up a tour. Classes are filling fast so inquire today.

February 26, 2021

Spring Sports

We are pleased to announce that we will be participating in track and girls soccer this spring! Any
fifth through eighth grader may participate in track but girls soccer will be varsity level therefore
only sixth through eighth grade ladies. Plan now to get your physicals scheduled, practices will
begin soon. There will also be a sports fee of $40 per student athlete.
PRACTICES WILL BEGIN IN MARCH!!!

June 25, 2020

School Choice & Tax Credit Scholarships

School Choice Scholarships (vouchers) and Tax Credit Scholarships (SGOs) may now be applied for.  Instructions to do so are as follows:

School Choice Scholarships (Vouchers):  If you believe you are eligible, please send a copy of the first two pages of your 2019 1040 Federal Tax Return to Mr. Martin.  Make sure that the pages contain the members of your household and your gross adjusted income.  Mr. Martin will then contact you when the forms are ready for your signature. Parents of students eligible for a SCS (voucher) are asked to complete an application for an SGO as well. Please see the information below for instructions to complete that process.

Tax Credit Scholarships (SGOs): Families desiring a Tax Credit Scholarship (SGO) for their student(s) should go to  go.lutheransgo.org/apply to create an account and submit an application including the required income documentation, usually Form 1040.  If your Form 1040 is not available, please contact Mr. Martin to discuss other forms of income verification.

  1. Once an application has been submitted, Emmaus must verify the information and approve the application.
  2. Once Emmaus has verified and approved the application, it is sent to the SGO for final review.
  3. Parents must complete an additional application at FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment at https://www.factstuitionaid.com to determine need.
  4. Once approved by the SGO, and need determined by FACTS, the application will be marked ‘approved’ and the school will notify the parent of the amount of the award.

October 10, 2019

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February 22, 2018

529 Plan

If you are interested in saving twenty percent on your school tuitions next year please go to www.collegedirect.com for more information.  Please remember that with the recent changes in the tax laws, 529 Plans now can be used for K-12 tuition.  If you need additional assistance, please contact Jennifer Harris through the school office

September 22, 2015

Join us on FACEBOOK

We want to connect all of our parents to activities and events during the school day as much as possible.  Our enrollment counselor, has been and will continue to take and post pictures of our students engaged in a wide variety of activities on our school Facebook page.  These could be special activities or just normal parts of the school day.  You are encouraged to visit the page often.  Just search for Emmaus Lutheran School & Preschool on Facebook.