Blue Jay Flyer
December 7, 2022
From the Principal's Desk...
Parents and Guardians,
Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone has had a great start to the week. Our students were able to get into the Christmas spirit this week with a short performance from the Mercy McAuley Vocal Ensemble. The students loved singing along with these students and cheered loudly for our three SBJ alum (R. Fern, A. Lewis, and E. Ward) who were part of the performance. The bar has been set high for our next performance by our 4th and 5th grade students led by Mrs. Ossenschmidt. I can’t wait to hear their sweet voices next week!
This Advent Season, instead of using traditional prayers each morning before school, I have been sharing messages from a book of Advent meditations that allows students to reflect on their personal lives and relationship with Jesus. This week, we discussed how John the Baptist went out into the desert to help point people toward the light (Jesus). We have been using the theme “Let your Light Shine” all year, so it was great to be able to show our students how John the Baptist lived this theme during his life. All three of our priests have done an amazing job this year of bringing this theme into our All School Masses and the Homilies during weekend Masses. I would like to challenge each of you, as you navigate through this busy Christmas Season, to take some time to acknowledge Jesus as the light of the world and find some small ways to Let your Light Shine for others.
Hope to see everyone at the PTO Pop-up Shop tonight in the cafeteria from 6-8pm.
Thanks and have a great night!
School Calendar 📅
Out of Uniform Incentive for Shopping Cent$
Shopping Cent$ turn-in day is tomorrow! Remember, just one order in the month of December gets your whole family out of uniform on Monday, December 19th. There is no minimum purchase requirement for the incentive. Many $10 options are available as well as $5 Starbucks and Panera gift cards. Please help support the school this holiday season. Gas prices are down - you don't need those extra fuel points!!
If you have any special orders (3rd column on the order form), please place them this week! We cannot guarantee arrival of special orders placed next week before our holiday break. Any online orders will count toward the out of uniform incentive. Set up an account and link it to your bank account or credit card (small fees apply). Your cards can be shipped with the school order at no extra cost to you. Any orders placed by 2:00 pm on Sunday, 12/11, will be sent home Thursday, 12/15.
*If you place an online order after Sunday, we cannot guarantee that it will be delivered before the break - you may need to make arrangements to pick your order up from the parish office.
Go to raiseright.com and enter enrollment code A1EFFA5L1L12.
Please use the latest order form sent home today or the link below. We have some out of stock issues with a couple suppliers and also added a couple new things!
Mercy McAuley Vocal Ensemble
Thank you to the Mercy McAuley High School Vocal Ensemble for coming to share their incredible talent with us yesterday! Our faculty and students enjoyed listening to the sounds of Christmas during their performance.
School Spirit Wear Christmas Gifts
Please visit our school website at stjohnsdrschool.org to view photos and pricing of the entire line. Contact Laura Heidorn at email@example.com or 513-385-7971 with any questions and to check stock.
Don't Forget Amazon Smile for Holiday Shopping
Win a $500 Tuition Credit
We are preparing for our upcoming prospective student Open House on January 29, 2023. Please help spread the word about St. John's to family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.
Refer any new family to St. John's for the 2023-24 school year and upon their official registration, your name will be entered to win a $500 tuition credit!
Cold & Flu Season Guidelines
As we enter the winter months we want to make sure everyone is on the same page with when to keep your child(ren) home for an illness. Please see the attachment from Mrs. Greer about guidelines to follow when you have a sick child.
We are in the planning stages of our Open House for prospective students that takes place during Catholic Schools Week in January. We are asking for a few minutes of your time in filling out a short survey. Please click here to fill out survey. Your response is greatly appreciated.
Blue Jay Gallery 📸
We love to share exciting news about our St. John's alumni with our school community! If you have an older child or know anyone who graduated from St. John's who has an achievement to share, please send information and any photos to Laura Heidorn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You're Invited to Join a Small Moms' Group: The Temperament God Gave You
Do you want to better understand yourself, your husband and your children? Do you desire strong friendships with other moms just like you? Knowing your God-given temperament will help you become a better wife, mom and friend. Join The Temperament God Gave You: A Catholic Small Group for Mothers of Young Children.
Come to an information session to meet others interested in joining the group starting this January in our Family of Parishes! Meeting dates and times will be determined once the group is formed. Please contact Tyler in the parish office if you are interested (email@example.com, 513-385-8010 ext. 119).
Grade School Events
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La Salle Little Lancers Lacrosse
Mercy McAuley Admissions Events
Save the Date – Mercy McAuley Grade School Basketball Night is December 12
Future Wolves of all grade levels are invited to Mercy McAuley’s Grade School Basketball Night on Monday, December 12. The varsity game begins at 7:30 p.m. All future Wolves will receive free admission to the game, plus snacks and giveaways. (See flyer.)
Seton Grade School Events
Grade School Basketball Night
Future Seton Saints and Grads are invited to Alumnae and Grade School Basketball Night on January 4 with festivities beginning at 6:30 p.m. Join us for games, activities, prizes, and cheer on the Basketball Saints to victory! The Varsity Dance Team will be performing, the Spirit Shop will be open from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and all Future Saints and Alumnae will be entered into a raffle to win Seton swag! We can’t wait to see you there!
La Salle Admissions Info & Events
Elder Grade School & Admissions Events
Elder Shadow Days
Current 8th grade students are invited to visit Elder and shadow a current Panther! Shadowing is the best way for a prospective student to experience a day at Elder! There are 13 preferred dates to schedule a shadow day, to schedule your visit go to www.elderhs.org/shadow.