Supporting St. John's Students and Families

The Auxiliary was started in the 1940s and was organized to promote Christian fellowship among the faculty, parents, and students of St. John’s Lutheran School. It is also to engage in missionary work in the school and assist the faculty when needed. We feel that the school is a mission and extension of our church here at St. John’s.

Any parent of a child enrolled in St. John’s Lutheran School, preschool through eighth grade, is a member of the St. John’s Lutheran School Auxiliary. Although the Auxiliary has an elected board of officers that oversees the working aspects of the organization, it would not be successful without the cooperation and participation of our Governing Board (Co-Chair positions) and the General Membership (all SJLS parents).

Auxiliary Links

Current Officers

Auxiliary Handbook

Auxiliary Bylaws

Auxiliary Flowchart

Auxiliary Calendar 2019-2020

Pizza Wednesdays

Please scroll down for a descriptive list of events and fundraisers.

Meeting Minutes 2019-2020

September 2019

October 2019


St. John’s Lutheran School strives to provide the best to our students. To continue that blessing, we have some wonderful events and fundraisers planned for our students and their families. Every year we have parents asking how they may complete their required PIP hours. There are so many ways to earn PIP hours, from serving at an event, to taking projects home (great for our working parents), to attending fundraisers and events. The following school and Auxiliary fundraisers WOULD NOT HAPPEN without your support, time and effort. We are forever grateful to those who bless our children with their time and love to make these awesome events happen each year.

If you see an fundraiser below that you are interested in being a part of, please contact us! Not only will you be a blessing to St. John’s, it’s students, faculty and families - you will earn PIP hours for your service. ALL EVENTS AND FUNDRAISERS ARE A PIP HOUR OPPORTUNITY. 

Scroll down for contact information, or click below to download the PDF:

2019-2020 Fundraiser Flyer

Tanaka Farms CSA Program

Jog-A-Thon 2019

school & auxiliary fundraisers

Box Tops for Education

Support St. John’s Mustang Library by collecting Box Top$ for Education found on many products you already purchase. Box Top$ collection provides funds for author programs and library books for our students. Each classroom has a collection box and there will be monthly contests with rewards. Thank you for supporting our library program one dime at a time! Contact Deanna Barber

Denim for Dollars

Denim for Dollars is a fantastic way for SJLS Student Leadership to raise money for a worthy cause. Students pay $1.00 in order to wear denim with their uniform shirts or theme t-shirts (please follow appropriate free dress guidelines in the dress code). The money collected will be donated to a specific fund determined by Student Leadership. Dates will be announced in Little Slices on Tuesdays.


Our annual Jog-A-Thon is a fun way to celebrate Red Ribbon Week! We will be using Pledgestar (, an online pledge system, again this year. More information, class contests, running times and detailed instructions can be found at Contact Esther Brawley-Roehl

Pizza Wednesdays

Fresh, piping hot pizza delivered from Lamppost Pizza to St. John’s! Ordering is offered either quarterly or annually, running from the first Wednesday in September through the last Wednesday in May. Simply go to to place your order.

Scrip / eScrip

Buy gift cards through the SJLS Auxiliary Scrip Program! Purchasing gift cards to do your Thanksgiving, Christmas, food and everyday shopping will support SJLS students. Buy them for teacher gifts, class items, to buy supplies for an Auction item, sports team, Troop, etc. The possibilities are endless. Not only that, but purchase an Amazon gift card to use on AmazonSmile and double up on rewards for St. John’s! Contact Monica Alston

Tanaka Farms CSA Program

Our CSA boxes promote healthy eating habits, provide a variety of local fruits and produce, and support the local family and farm movement. The majority of the freshly picked produce is grown by Tanaka Farms located in Irvine. Produce will be supplemented from other organic or pesticide free growers to provide a good variety in each box. Produce is delivered to St. John's either once a week or every other week. Subscribers do not have a choice as to what they receive each week, but it’s delicious! Contact Tracye Vaughan


We are forever grateful to those who bless our children with their time and love to make awesome events happen at St. John's each year. If you see an event listed below that you are interested in being a part of, please contact us! Not only will you be a blessing to St. John’s, its students, faculty and families - you will earn PIP hours for your service. ALL EVENTS ARE A PIP HOUR OPPORTUNITY.

You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity.  

2 Corinthians 9:11

Here at St. John’s Lutheran School, so many of the events and behind-the-scenes work is done by our Auxiliary members. Although the Auxiliary has an elected board of officers that oversees the working aspects of the organization, it would not be successful without the cooperation and participation of our Governing Board and the General Membership. Any parent of a child enrolled in St. John’s Lutheran School, preschool through eighth grade, is a member of the St. John’s Lutheran School Auxiliary.

Please scroll down for a listing of events and contacts.

Event Forms


Father Daughter Dance - COMING SOON

Mother-Son Event - COMING SOON

school & auxiliary events

Annual Gala & Auction

In 1992, the members of St. John's Auxiliary created the Gala & Auction to support St. John's Lutheran School and its students. This event is a very special evening to thank God for the blessing that is St. John's Lutheran School, as well as to celebrate YOU, our parents, supporters, teachers, faculty, and staff. Through Jesus Christ, we are forever linked in a desire to grow our school, our students, and our ability to serve St. John's and set the example for years to come. Click HERE for information.

Athletic Awards Night

SJLS recognizes the value of participation in athletic activities, not only for physical fitness, but in sportsmanship, team building and leadership development as well. It is the intent of St. John’s to provide this opportunity to students in 5th through 8th grade who meet and maintain eligibility based on academic, behavioral, and physical qualifications. Our Athletic Awards Night celebrates our student athletes and coaches and their accomplishments from the current school year. Contact Dave Stuewe

Author Visits

In order to create a rich, powerful connection between students and reading, Auxiliary sponsors author and illustrator visits. Besides being a fun break from the classroom routine, an author or illustrator visit introduces St. John’s students to the processes of writing, developing characters, and expressing one’s creativity; it gets readers excited about books; and it provides an opportunity to encourage young writers. Contact Hermelinda Simon

Back to School Parent Mixer

FREE Food, Drink and Fellowship! Have a GREAT time with your fellow SJLS parents on a back-to-school night out without the kids. And the bonus? FREE childcare is provided at school: Age 0-5 in the Nursery, age 6 and up in the Cornerstone (with pizza dinner). Contact Emily Darger

Battle of the Books (BoB)

Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program that has been used in school nationwide for more than 70 years. St. John’s hosts a Battle of the Books competition for private elementary schools in Orange County. Throughout the year, students in 4th and 5th grade read and study from a list of 20 books selected by the librarian or teacher representative from each school. St. John’s teams will compete in February, while the final two teams will move on to compete in the final battle in March. Contact Deanna Barber

Breakfast with the Principal

Join our Principal, Dr. Jake Hollatz, for a wonderful morning of food, fellowship and great conversation in the Walker Hall Dining Room. Topics will include relevant information about St. John’s Lutheran School.  Contact Jodi Holte

Chapel Baptism

Once a year, St. John’s provides the opportunity for any student who hasn’t been baptized to experience the blessing of holy baptism during a school chapel service. This is an incredibly meaningful morning for both the participant and the family, as well as the students and faculty watching. In the past, we have even had family members baptized alongside the student! Contact Jen Stoehr

End-of-Year Luncheon

This is a wonderful luncheon to celebrate 8th grade parents and awesome graduating 8th graders. All SJLS parents (especially 8th grade parents) are encouraged to attend. This event is held in the Walker Hall Great Room. Selected 8th graders will perform, the newly elected Auxiliary Executive Board will be sworn in, and amazing memories will be shared. Contact Emily Darger

Expression Explosion

Expression Explosion is a fun evening event for the whole family. St. John’s opens it’s classroom doors in an awesome art show/open house for the students to show off all that they have been learning and doing in school.

Family Movie Nights

Pack a picnic dinner or bring snacks and join us on the 2-5 playground for a FREE Family Movie Night. We will be sitting on the blacktop, so be sure to bring chairs & blankets (and a flashlight for cleanup after the movie). Come early to hang out, eat and have fun, stay for the show! Contact Hermelinda Simon

Father-Daughter Dance

A wonderful night to remember for dads and daughters alike. Treat your daughter(s) to an evening of dancing, refreshments, crafts, cookies and - to top it all off - a professional photo to remember the evening. Whether your daughter is in preschool or a young lady in 8th grade, she will love an evening out with her Daddy! Contact Eunice Lepore

Ice Cream Social

SJLS Auxiliary’s Annual Ice Cream Social is a great way for you and your kids to catch up with friends, sign up for activities, grab a ton of information, purchase new or used uniforms, enjoy free ice cream, and - most importantly - FIND OUT WHO YOUR TEACHER WILL BE! Contact Amber Cisneros

Kids Run the OC (KROC)

Run the OC Marathon and earn a medal for your effort! Students in 1st-4th grades participate in a running and fitness program in which they will run 25 miles throughout the school year. To complete the program, they will run mile 26 and earn their medal on KROC Day at the OC Fairgrounds. Contact Christine Miller

Mother-Son Event

Calling ALL St. John’s Moms & Sons! "Bowling with the Boys" was introduced in 2017 as a fantastic way for moms to connect with their sons and have a great time. Moms and sons play as a TEAM (son bowls first ball, then mom to complete the set) against other mom-son teams in their grade level. Contact Hermelinda Simon

National Lutheran Schools Week

National Lutheran Schools Week provides our network of nearly 2,300 LCMS preschools, elementary schools and high schools with the public opportunity to proclaim and celebrate God’s work among us in Lutheran schools. We thank God for the opportunity to provide excellent academic preparation for the children we serve. We are most grateful for the opportunity to share Jesus’ amazing love with children and their families. National Lutheran Schools Week gives us an opportunity to proclaim these great blessings within the communities we serve. Our schools are amazing incubators for faithful witness of God’s love for us through Christ by teachers and students alike.

Parent Meet & Greet

Held immediately after drop off on the first day of school in the Sanctuary Courtyard. Stop by for some coffee, a delicious pastry and the chance to catch up with other St. John’s Parents. Contact Emily Darger

Parent Orientation

Held during the first week of school, Parent Orientation is the best way to familiarize yourself with the St. John’s campus and gather important information from a general assembly held by the Principal, as well as individual class meetings run by our teachers. A folder will be handed out with useful information and contacts for many of the organizations within St. John’s, courtesy of the SJLS Auxiliary. Contact Jodi Holte

Red Ribbon Week

Since 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. The wearing and display of Red Ribbons symbolizes a commitment to raise awareness of the destruction caused by drugs in America. Red Ribbon Week mobilizes St. John’s student leaders to educate fellow students and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Contact Heather Wilkins

Scholastic Book Fair

Every year in 75,000 schools across the country, Scholastic Book Fairs staffers work with parents, teachers, librarians, media specialists, and  principals to connect kids to high-quality books with school-based sales. Along with your own purchases, pick up a few items from your child’s teacher’s wish list — they’ll draw one up to let you know which Fair products would be perfect for their classroom. No matter your level of involvement, you’ll be helping to connect kids and books. There’s no better way to raise a reader. Contact Deanna Barber

School Assemblies

Auxiliary provides the best and brightest when it comes to school assemblies. Their potential to nurture a positive school ethos that stresses learning, care for the self and others, and the pursuit of all forms of excellence should not be underestimated. School assemblies, in all phases of schooling, can make a positive contribution to student self-development and therefore be at the heart of raising achievement and standards. Not to mention that they’re really fun! Contact Hermelinda Simon

School Buddies Meet & Greet

Each new 1st-8th grade student at St. John’s is paired with a current student buddy. A couple of weeks before school starts, we host a fun gathering for all buddies and their families to get to know each other to ensure that all new students have at least one familiar face on the first day of school. Contact Leah Schmidt

Staff Luncheons

We are blessed with wonderful teachers and staff who graciously share their time and talents with our children daily. On the first day of school and the end of 1st-3rd quarter half days, we invite our teachers and staff to lunch in the dining room. It’s a great opportunity to serve them and encourage them to enjoy some downtime and fellowship with one another. Contact Elise Ozawa

Support Staff Appreciation Day

To show our love and gratitude, we will be assembling over 50 bouquets to be handed out to our awesome support staff during chapel. Please bring flowers of any kind - home grown or store-bought, from a single flower to a whole bouquet - to the Sanctuary courtyard during drop off. Buckets will also be curbside on Shaffer for your convenience. PIP hours will be given to those who stay and help assemble bouquets. Contact Rosie Smart

St. John’s Invitational Basketball Tournament

For over 50 years, St. John’s has hosted a 7th and 8th grade boys basketball tournament that takes place in the Walker Hall gym. In recent years, there have been 16 teams competing. We also have a small snack bar run by volunteers, with proceeds benefiting the school. Contact Dave Stuewe

St. John’s Invitational Volleyball Tournament

Girls volleyball tournament for 7th and 8th grades held on our campus during the fall semester. Contact Dave Stuewe

Teacher Appreciation Week

A time to celebrate our AWESOME teachers around the St. John’s campus. Auxiliary will have a special treat or sweet planned for our teachers. Feel free to spoil them as well. Please be sure to thank your child’s teacher (handmade cards from the kids are favorites) and, more importantly, PRAY for them and the great work they do for our kiddos! Contact Rosie Smart

Track & Field Day

Grades K-4th participate in a fun day filled with events designed to encourage, engage and energize their bodies. Events include the 50, 75, 100 and 200 yd dash, long jump, standing long jump, jump rope, shoe kick, softball throw, and hot shot basketball throw. Parent volunteers are needed to record times, distances, etc. and to organize and wrangle kids!


VIP Day celebrates those very special people in our student’s lives. Students are encouraged to invite a parent, grandparent, family member or other VIP. Enjoy special activities and CONNECT in worship with each other in special chapel services for students and VIP’s. Sorry, we are unable to accommodate little siblings on VIP Day. Please arrange for childcare.