We invite parents and caregivers to join your child(ren) for a Drop-in Breakfast in the Cafeteria as you drop them off for school.
Wednesday, January 24th from7:15 until 8:30am. All are also invited to attend the Chapel service in the gym starting at 8:40am.
Our annual Schwan's fundraiser has begun. You may place orders online by going to www.schwans-cares.com/c/35979. You may also place orders by phone. Call 1-855-870-7208 and provide Campaign ID #35979 and a Fundraiser ID, if you have one.
Thank you in advance for supporting us! 5% of your purchase goes back to St. John until April 6, 2018.
Our next Kids in Action event will be on Thursday, February 1 at 6pm. Grades 1 & 2 will be entertaining us. Grades 3-8 will be having a Social Studies Fair. Grades 1-4 will be having an Art Gallery for you to look at. AND there is also a Scholastic Book Fair.
Partners in Education will be serving a Pulled Pork Sandwich meal starting at 5:00 pm that night.
All are welcome to attend one or both of the events.
Jan 22-Feb 9—NWEA-Map Testing for grades 2-8
Jan 24—Breakfast with Parents put on by Partners in Education
Jan 24—Chapel @ 8:40am lead by Pastor Manian from St. John’s in Vesta
Jan 29—Messy Monday
Jan 31—Chapel lead by Mr. Brassow, St. John 7-8 grade teacher
Jan 31—Fundraiser starts
Feb 1—Kids in Action
I am originally from Lake City, Minnesota, which is a small river valley town right on the Mississippi River. Most of my family still lives in the Lake City area. I have three sisters, four brothers, and fourteen nieces and nephews. There are a lot of us, but that is exactly what I love about my family!
I graduated from Martin Luther College in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with an emphasis in history. I have a passion for teaching, and I am so blessed to be doing what I love each and every day!
Saginaw, Michigan is where I spent most of my life because my father was a pastor at St.Paul’s for 24 years. He recently accepted a call to serve as the pastor at Zion Lutheran church in East Farmington, Wisconsin. I graduated from Martin Luther College this past May with a double major in Elementary Education and Secondary Physical Education. At MLC, I was blessed to compete for four years in basketball and in track & field. I coached track & field at New Ulm Public high school for 2 years.
I am married to Brittany Brassow (Wendt) from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Brittany will be finishing up school at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minnesota this fall. Brittany and I love any outdoor activity that involves movement. I have passion and enthusiasm for the teaching ministry which come from some amazing role models in my life who have lived the blessings of being called workers. Brittany and I look forward to building relationships and serving the Lord with such a wonderful congregation!
Hello, my name is Paul Kelm. I'll be teaching fourth grade at St. John Lutheran School beginning in 2017. My wife's name is Jennifer. Our children are Ben, Josh, and Lydia. They are 15, 13, and 11 years old.
We are excited to be starting at St. John Lutheran.
Before teaching in Redwood Falls, I taught in Milwaukee at Risen Savior Lutheran School. Ben, Josh, and Lydia went to school at Bethlehem Lutheran School in Menomonee Falls and Germantown. Mrs. Kelm was a part-time teacher there. Prior to that, we lived in Plzen, Czech Republic, where my wife, Jennifer, and I taught at Martin Luther School. All three of our children, Benjamin, Joshua, and Lydia were born in the Czech Republic.
Previous to teaching in Plzen, I taught in Gibbon, Minnesota, Tsuchiura City, Japan, and in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.