PAWS is the parent teacher organization of St. John's Lutheran School and stands for Partners At Work for our School. All parents, guardians, faculty, and staff are automatically members of PAWS.

PAWS Objectives are:

  • Support school improvement and promote the finest education possible for the students of St. John's Lutheran School.
  • Raise funds to cover costs created from/for special activities and events.
  • Facilitate effective Christian training of St. John's students and parents achieved through educational, developmental, and social experiences at St. John's Lutheran School or at local locations.

PAWS meets the second Monday of every month at 6:30 P.M. in the school faculty room. We invite all parents and guardians to attend our monthly meetings to help plan our activities. What an excellent way to meet other families and to get involved with your child's school!

2018-2019 PAWS Board

Events Coordinators: Lisa Harris, Sarah Clukey
Secretary: Bettina Herrmann
Newsletter: Tonya Hudson
Treasurer: Kathleen Fahrenwald

PAWS Volunteer Opportunities

VIP Breakfast - We are in need of many hands to make the VIP breakfast a success. If you are able to volunteer during all or part of these times please let us know.

Thursday, January 31st
Food Prep- 2:30-5:00 pm
Table Setup- 2:30-5:00pm

Friday, February 1st
Food Setup- 7:00-8:00 am
Kitchen Servers- 7:45-9:00am
Cleanup- 8:45-10:30 am
Table Removal- 8:45-10:30 am

If you are able to help or need additional information on any of these events please contact PAWS at sjlpawselgin@gmail.com or one of our Executive Board members.

 

Discover the Opportunity!

PAWS Upcoming Events

PAWS Meeting
Date: Tuesday , January 22nd *
Time: 6:30PM
Where: Faculty Room
Who: All Parents and Guardians
* Please note date change due to holiday

Join other parents in planning this year's activities.  Meetings are a great way of getting involved and meeting other parents. Come share your ideas.njoy playing board games. If so, come join St. John's families for an evening of family fun. Bring your favorite board game and a snack to share. PAWS will be providing popcorn and lemonade.


Scholastic Book Fair
Date: Thurs/Fri  January 31st - February 1st
Time: School Hours and Right After School
Where: All Purpose Room
Who: All Families

Our second book fair of the year will be held in conjunction with Lutheran Schools Week. Classroom visits will be held on Thursday January 31st.  The book fair will also be open during VIP day.  There are always a good selection of books available and most qualify for AR points.  Also, check out your teacher's wish list and purchase a book for your classroom library.


No Cook Night
Date: Wednesday, November 28th
Time: All Day
Where: Moretti's Bartlett
Who: All St. John's Friends and Families

Want a break from cooking? Head to Moretti's Bartlett and have a wonderful meal while benefiting PAWS. PAWS will receive a percentage of sales when you tell your server you are with St. John's.


VIP Breakfast
Date: Friday, February 1st
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Where: St. John's Gym
Who: All students and their VIPs

PAWS will be hosting the VIP breakfast again this year.  A large selection of continental breakfast items as well as hot breakfast casseroles are served.


No Cook Night
Date: Tues-Thurs February 5th-7th
Time: All Day
Where: ZZA Factory, 751 N St. Street (RT 31), Elgin
Who: All St. John's supporters 

Stop by anytime during this three day period and mention St. John's and 10% of all receipts will be given to PAWS.  Pass the word. Let all your friends and families know.


PAWS Meeting
Date: Tuesday , February 19th *
Time: 6:30PM
Where: Faculty Room
Who: All Parents and Guardians
* Please note date change due to holiday

Join other parents in planning this year's activities. Meetings are a great way of getting involved and meeting other parents. Come share your ideas.