Blue Jay Flyer

October 27, 2021

From the Principal's Desk...

Parents and Guardians,


Thank you to everyone who supported our Walk-a-thon last week. Even though the weather didn't cooperate, the students still had a great time. I really enjoyed watching our students interact with each other and celebrate reaching our goal. Thanks again to our Walk-a-thon chairs who put in countless hours to make this day special for our students.


Our next event will be the St. John’s Gala on November 13th. We will be hosting a preview party on November 6th after 4:30 mass in the gathering space at St. John the Baptist. Please feel free to stop by and purchase raffle tickets for one of our baskets or purchase an out of uniform pass for your student(s). This is our largest fundraiser for the school and the proceeds from this event will help keep tuition costs down for our families. If you are interested in attending the event or purchasing raffle tickets online, please visit our givesmart page @ https://e.givesmart.com/events/mZi/. We are still looking for a few volunteers to help at the event. If you are interested, please email me at cweinheimer@stjohnsdrschool.org, and I will forward it to our committee. Our committee has done an amazing job making this event a success, so please consider supporting the event anyway you can.


Lastly, thank you to all the parents who have had to deal with the bussing issues thus far this year. I know this is not ideal, and I appreciate the sacrifices families are making in order to get their children to school when a bus route is cancelled. Hopefully, this will not continue much longer. We will continue to send out the canceled routes over the weekend so parents can be prepared.


I hope everyone has a great week.


Courtney Weinheimer

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School News

Walk-O-Ween Raises $13,492 For Technology

Way to go Blue Jay families....Together we exceeded our goal of $10,000 and raised $13,492.91 for technology!!!


We are pleased to announce that there will be NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, NOV. 22 giving us a FULL week off for Thanksgiving!


A special thank you to all those who donated to make this fundraiser a success and to our amazing Walkathon Co-chairs, Kelly Heid and Amanda Kirkpatrick, and their team of volunteers.


Congratulations to our first and eighth grade classes for earning pizza parties for having the highest amount in donations (K-3) and (4-8) and to our first grade student who won the $100 Shopping Cent$ gift cards for being the top donor.

Walk-O-Ween 2021

Shopping Cent$ Out of Uniform Incentive

Every family who turns in a Shopping Cent$ order tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 28th can be out of uniform on Friday, Oct. 29th (as well as wearing Halloween shirts and socks).


There is no minimum order amount to receive the bonus. We have $5 Starbucks and Panera cards available and many $10 options. If you’d like the $5 cards, just write it in on the form and we will get them to you.


You do not need to place separate orders for each child in your family. One order will cover all of your kids. Please include your children’s names and teachers on your order form.


An order form is attached below for your convenience.

Last Day to Wear Shorts is Friday, October 29

As stated in the Student Handbook, uniform shorts may be worn by students from April 1st through October 31st.

Uniform Exchange

Did you know that we have a Uniform Exchange that school families are welcome to utilize? If your child is in need of any uniforms, you are welcome to stop by during school hours to take whatever you need. In turn, please consider donating your gently used outgrown uniform shirts, pants, jumpers, skirts, spirit wear, etc.


Thank you to our parent volunteer, Athena Widner, for keeping our closet neat & tidy for our school!

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Sign up forms for parent-teacher conferences will be sent home the first week of November in the Blue Jay Folders. More information will be forthcoming.

It's Cool to Be Kind

Please share a few pieces of your Halloween candy for the homeless. Did you know our St. John's parish provides a meal once a month to the David and Rebecca Barron Center for Men. You can help provide them with a treat after dinner next month by sending a few pieces of candy through school by Nov. 19th. Remember, they love a Snickers too!

Opt in for Text Messages

Text the word ALERT to 22300

Receive important messages from school via text message in addition to e-mails.

Election Day Nov. 2

St. John the Baptist School will once again be a poll location on Election Day. Please watch your e-mail for information pertaining to revised drop off and pick up information for Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

Spectacular

Preview Party for Spectacular

Something new is happening before this year’s St John School Spectacular - Over The Rainbow. Per your request, we have added a Preview Party on Saturday, November 6 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the Gathering Space of St Johns Church.


All of our fabulous class baskets and the amazing silent auction items will be on display for you to see. You will be able to purchase raffle tickets and start bidding on any of the silent auction items at the party. Tickets for the Preview Party are only $10 and include two beer/wine/soft drink tickets and light snacks. Out of Uniform passes will also be sold at this event for $10 each- limit one per student. So that we have enough on hand, we request your tickets be purchased online at stjohnschool.givesmart.com. We will also accept cash ticket payments at the door. This is your chance to enjoy time with your community while supporting the St John School Spectacular. This event helps every school family by keeping our tuition increases as low as possible.


Tickets are still available for Over The Rainbow for $80 or $150 per couple at stjohnschool.givesmart.com. Enjoy an evening of friendship and fundraising on Saturday, November 13, 6:30-10:00 pm with an open bar and four course meal. Steve Raleigh, WCPO chief meteorologist, will host our lively evening filled with raffles, auction items, split the pot and dancing to DJ Jason Smith.


There is also still time to purchase raffle tickets for a $1500 Tuition Voucher and our Stock Your Party on the Patio raffle at stjohnschool.givesmart.com.

Blue Jay Gallery

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Pumpkin Investigations

Measuring, counting, weighing and more! Pumpkin Investigations are always a favorite in kindergarten and first grade.

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St. John's Athletic Boosters

GIrls Basketball Sign Ups

GIRLS BASKETBALL - Registration is now open and will run through October 30th for

grades 2 – 8.


Sign-ups will only be offered online at www.stjab.com. In the upper right corner you will see the login or register tab if you do not already have an account. If you do not sign-up during these time frames, we cannot guarantee your son a spot on a team. If you sign-up late and are given a spot on a team a late fee will be charged.

Important info:

  • Tryouts for 5th – 8th grade – Depending on number of teams in each age group, tryouts will be in mid-November.
  • 3rd-8th grade will be playing in the Girls Western Athletic Conference (GWAC). Information about the league can be found at www.gwacsports.com. The season generally runs from last weekend in January to first weekend in April (depending on the grade level).
  • 2nd grade will be playing in the St. Jude League, the season starts mid-February. All games will be played at St. Jude.


Email any questions for girls basketball to Will Crawford at stjohnsgirlsbasketball@gmail.com.

High School Events for Grade Schools

St. Ursula STEM Workshop Grades 6-8

The Dream Girls Initiative will be hosting a dynamic event at St. Ursula Academy that will showcase women role models in STEM.


The Dream Day one-day workshop is for girls in grades 6-8 on Saturday, November 13 from 10:00am-3:30pm. The goal is to inspire young women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) by exposing them to female engineers and scientists who will be showcasing activities in the STEM fields. The event is free, but registration is required to attend and is limited to the first 150 registrants.


Register now at https://www.dreamgirlsinitiative.com/dream-days.

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La Salle

Save the Date for Open House on November 7, 2021. Visit futurelancers.com for more information or email admissions@lasallehs.net with questions. Click here to download a pdf copy of important dates.

Mercy McAuley

Mercy McAuley Offering HSPT Prep Class

Mercy McAuley High School offers a 4-week prep course to help 8th graders prepare for the High School Placement Test (HSPT). The course covers academic content on the test, familiarizes the students with test format, teaches test-taking strategies and eases apprehension about the test. There is a $75 fee for the 4-week course, which is from 9 – 11 a.m. on the four Saturdays leading up to the test: October 23, October 30 November 6, and November 13. Visit www.mercymcauley.org/hsptprep for details and to register.

Mount Notre Dame

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Ursuline Academy

Seton

All 8th grade girls are invited to Ignite your Seton Spirit and schedule your shadow visit today! Shadow dates are filling quickly, so be sure to visit the Future Saints page on our website and register today at www.setoncincinnati.org!


Seton High School’s Open House is on Thursday, November 4 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. All 7th and 8th graders are invited to attend! Discover the Spirit of Seton and learn about our deeply-rooted Catholic faith, strong academics and innovative schedule, athletic teams and performing arts groups, leadership and service opportunities, extracurricular clubs and activities and so much more! Pre-registration is required and can be found on our website under Future Saints.

St. Xavier

OPEN HOUSE

November 14, 2021, 1:00-4:00 pm


X-PERIENCE DAYS (Shadow)

November: 3-5,9-11,16-18, 30

December: 1, 7-10


X-PERIENCE NIGHTS

November: 4


PERSONAL TOURS

December: 11


APPLICATION DEADLINE

November 30, 2021

Elder Kids Wrestling

Elder Kids Wrestling is a developmental program intended for children in grades K-6 with less than 3 years of wrestling experience. See attached flier below.

Elder – Grade School Events

Elder Shadow Days: A shadow visit is the best way for an 8th grade boy to experience what a day at Elder High School is like! Be led by an Elder student for an entire day, and see what it’s like to be a Panther! The preferred shadow dates, and additional information can be found at www.elderhs.org/shadow.


Open House: Elder High School is excited to welcome families to our campus for Open House on Thursday, November 11th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Take a tour led by a Student Ambassador, meet our dedicated faculty & staff, and learn about everything Elder has to offer to its students! Register for an Open House Tour at www.elderhs.org/openhouse. Tours will take approximately one hour.


High School Placement Test (HSPT): The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will administer the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at area high schools (including Elder High School) on November 20, 2021. Students are required to register for the HSPT by November 3rd.