First St. John Lutheran Day School 2-colorMission Statement

Christ centered learning for Christ centered living.



Barb Shellhammer served as the FSJ Day School    Administrator from 2000 to 2015

Our deepest sympathies upon Barb’s tragic death on March 26th in an auto accident which also claimed her husband Robin, and daughter Whitney Meinke. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends, and the many children and families whose lives she touched over the years. We pray God will strengthen and heal all those she has left behind.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

Registration for SUMMER 2017 and SCHOOL YEAR 2017-2018 is now OPEN

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School Choice Week 2017 Activities

We were happy to welcome students, parents and grandparents to breakfast before school on Jan. 24 and 25 during National School Choice Week. We realize that you have a choice where to send your child to preschool and we appreciate you choosing First St. John!

Philosophy Statement

First St. John Day School provides Christian Education in a child-centered environment that promotes problem solving, creativity, cooperation, and individual choice.

The faculty and staff recognize that it is a responsibility and privilege to be trusted by God and our school families to help mold and develop the character of each student.

The 2016 Children’s Christmas Programs were a great success!

Here is the link to the pictures that were taken by our professional school photographer, Troutner Photograghy.

Click here for the link to the pictures with Santa for your child’s class







Parents:  Here is the link to your child’s school pictures in case you would like to order more prints.


Summer 2017 and

2017 – 2018 Registration is open!

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                     We still have openings in our kindergarten class. If you would like to enroll please call!

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Cancellation Policy

First St John will NOT delay any of our programs regardless of the status of any of the public school systems. When public schools delay, we will still begin our classes at the designated times.


If Toledo Public Schools close, ALL of our classes will be cancelled, except the Extended Care Program.

The Extended Care Program will ONLY close when Lucas County declares a Level 3 travel alert.

Although we may be open during conditions that may be questionable, we leave it solely up to the parent’s discretion if their child attends.
Please listen to your radio or watch television during these times for specific notices about the status of First St John DaySchool.

Printable Cancellation Policy for quick reference



Meet Our FSJ Dayschool Administrator – Carol Felderman



Below is a short biography of Carol Felderman, our Administrator:






Carol biography


I was born and raised here in East Toledo. I attended the Oregon Public Schools. From there I went on to The Ohio State University and graduated from Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska with a B.S. in Elementary Education. I have spent 25 years teaching in Lutheran Schools throughout the country. While in Arizona I completed my Master’s Degree at Northern Arizona University. From there I served as an Administrator at Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Holly Hill, Florida and St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Roseburg, Oregon. I have taught for the Department of Defense Schools in Darmstadt and Stuttgart, Germany when my husband was assigned an overseas job.

I enjoy traveling for fun (still some places in Ohio I have not visited), going on volksmarches (USA, Germany, and France) for exercise, and reading to relax. To prepare my retirement skills, I have taken up quilting and crocheting. I am married to Jeff Felderman from Bellevue, Iowa, whom I met while teaching in Hawaii.

I look forward to working and worshiping with all of you here at First St. John’s!

In Christ,

Carol Felderman








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First St. John JAM (Jesus and Me)

Anyone interested in a fun place for your child on Sunday morning?  Bring your child to JAM held in the basement of the church.  Your child will have a good time singing and learning about Jesus!

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First St. John Lutheran Church

For more than 150 years as a Lutheran congregation and almost a half century as a Lutheran School, First St. John has been serving the Toledo area and beyond, called through faith to share the Good News, gather in worship, and serve the community. We are glad to welcome you to learn more about this faith community and to join us in worship, learning, friendship, and Christian service. We hope you find time to read our newsletter and check out our calendar to see His works throughout this community and school.

School Announcements

WE still have a few openings for the 2016-2017 School Year

You can find all relevant forms for registration under the “School Forms” section of the website.

First St. John Dayschool + Amazon Smile

Do you use Amazon for your online purchases? Considering that most of us do, we have partnered with Amazon Smile to help you give back to First St. John Dayschool! The process is simple: click here to link your Amazon profile to Amazon Smile and 0.05% of all of your purchases will come directly back to the school. Also, while a little confusing, remember for future purchases to log into (as opposed to regular to continue to support this worthwhile cause. We thank you for taking the 30 seconds to set this up and all the rewards your little ones will get in the future.





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