Parent Teacher League

Who Are We?

The purpose of St. James Lutheran School (SJLS) PTL is to promote Christian Fellowship among the faculty, the parents, and the children of the school. The PTL is to engage in fundraising activities and services to benefit St. James Lutheran School and to assist the faculty when needed.

This organization shall report to the principal and be governed under the approval of the Board of Education.

President: Janelle Griffin
Vice President: Renae Gross
Treasurer: Katie Jewell
Secretary: Pam Jenkins
Volunteer Coordinator: Lisa Gross

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Mother-Son Bowling Pictures

Pictures are available!! Love seeing all the happy faces and fun memories these boys and mothers shared!

May 8-12, is Teacher Appreciation Week.  We, the St. James PTL, feel we have the best teachers around, and we would like to take some time to show them how much they are appreciated.  We’d love your help!  

Below you will find a daily schedule of different ideas and ways you and your children can dote on them.  Feel free to participate in all the activities, or pick just one.  

Monday, May 8: Massage Monday
Quick, 10-minute neck and shoulder massages will be offered to our teachers throughout the day in the church Fellowship Hall.  We will provide light snacks and drinks for them as well.  We would like three parent volunteers who can cover in the classroom for the teachers as their massages are being done.  
Please click on the Sign Up Genius link to help our teachers have a few minutes of relaxation.  

Tuesday, May 9: My Teacher’s A Treat Tuesday
Please consider bringing your teacher a favorite snack, beverage, candy, or all of them!  If you need some guidance on their favorites, check out the Staff Preferences Sheet that the teachers themselves completed in the fall.

Wednesday, May 10: Workout Wednesday
The teachers will be offered a free yoga class in the Fellowship Hall after school.  

Thursday, May 11: Thank You Thursday
What better way to show your teacher you appreciate her or him, but by writing a thank you note!  The note can be from you, the parent or guardian, or from the student.  

Friday, May 12: “Nacho” Average Teachers Luncheon
We will end the week with a nacho bar luncheon for all our teaching staff, during their regular lunchtimes, in our church Fellowship Hall.  You can sign up to provide food, help serve food, or cover for teachers while they enjoy a hot meal.  

Here is the  Perfect Potluck link to provide food.

Here is the Sign Up Genius link to help.

God’s Blessings on your week!
St. James PTL
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Monthly Update


The mission of SJLS PTL is to support the school and teachers, and to keep parents connected. It is to develop and maintain a positive, family-friendly, and Christ-centered community.

Who are PTL Members?

The membership of SJLS PTL is open to all parents/guardians of children enrolled at SJLS, teachers and staff at SJLS, as well as adult members of St. James Lutheran Church.

Meeting Dates 2022-2023

  • Thursday, November 17
  • Thursday, December 15
  • Thursday, January 26
  • Thursday, February 23
  • Thursday, March 23
  • Thursday, April 27

Watch Crusader Connection and St. James Facebook for announcements and reminders.

PTL Sponsored Events

– Mother-Son Night 

– Father-Daughter Dance

– Culver’s Night

– Teacher Appreciation Events

– More to Come!

Meeting Minutes

Funds Request Form

PTL Corporate Sponsors

Shop with RaiseRight (formerly Scrip)


Purchase a gift card at face value and the SCRIP program gives a different percentage of their profit ranging from 2%-25% to St. James. Also, 50% of that profit can be applied to school tuition or the ministry of your choice.

Payless Community Rewards

Kroger Community Rewards makes fundraising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do everyday. Once you link your card to an organization, all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! Sign up anytime to start earning for St. James!

Selecting St. James Lutheran School to support is as simple as updating the Kroger Community Rewards selection on your digital account.

  • 1. Sign in to your Kroger digital account HERE
  • 2. Enter the SJS school code:  RC175 (R C One Seven Five)
  • 3. Select the appropriate organization from the list and click “Save.”

Box Tops

Box Tops For Education (BTFE)

Earn cash for our school. No more clipping. All you need is your smartphone.

Here’s how it works:

  • 1. Create/sign into your Box Tops For Education account HERE
  • 2. Download the BTFE app on your smartphone and sign in
  • 3. Buy products in store with BTFE logo on the box (hundreds of items!)
  • 4. Use the app to snap/scan a photo of your receipt within 14 days of purchase

Thrivent Choice

Thrivent Choice is designed to give members a choice in directing some of Thrivent Financial’s charitable funds to St James.