Blue Jay Flyer
April 29, 2020
From the Principal's Desk...
What are we to do, my brothers?
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are approaching the end of April and the beginning of May. In the past, these would have been opportunities for celebrating and enjoying the events that come at the end of the school year. The faculty and staff have been meeting regularly to discuss what we can still do to celebrate and remember. This is particularly important for our graduating 8th grade students.
We know that the opportunity to gather in person in a large group is unlikely for quite some time. On Monday, I was in a Zoom meeting with ten other elementary principals and two archdiocesan representatives and much of our discussion was focused on this issue. We are all working to find ways to be together even if it is still virtually. I will be meeting with our entire faculty and staff tomorrow afternoon to continue this conversation.
I cannot express strongly enough how much we all miss being with your sons and daughters. What goes on in school is so much more than just academics. When we are together, we can express all that makes us happy and that which makes us sad sometimes. We can celebrate the little things. I remember how many times with the buses arriving in the morning that I would see a student arriving with treats to celebrate their birthday. It always made me smile. My youngest of five turned 28 yesterday, I was only able to talk to her but not see her.
In this Sunday’s first reading (Acts 2:37), the disciples ask Peter, “What are we to do, my brothers?” Peter tells them that they must believe in the risen Christ and wait for the Holy Spirit. I can relate to this question. I believe that many of us are asking it almost daily. These were not easy times for the followers of Jesus, and they are certainly not easy times for us.
My prayer is that we can continue to ask this question and still trust in the Risen Christ and the gift of the Holy Spirit. Please know that we want to be with you and your daughters and sons. May you continue to be safe and well. We will continue to ask ourselves; What are we to do, my brothers?
School Year will End on Friday, May 22, 2020
DON'T FORGET TO ORDER YOUR 2019-20 YEARBOOK
Don't miss out on all the memories!
1) Order your yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com and use Yearbook ID Code: 12651120
Yearbooks will be distributed at the beginning of next school year.
School Nurse Available For Questions & Concerns
Deadline Extended to May 6th: Leo & Laura Duwel Memorial Scholarship
Blue Jay Showcase
Celebrating Earth Day
Blue Jay Pride Facebook Frames
Lessons in Home Economics
All in a Day's Work (and Play)
Mercy McAuley Virtual Game Night, Grades 4-7
Blue Jay Raffle
Don’t miss your chance to purchase a Blue Jay Raffle Ticket before our next Early Bird Drawing on May 11th. The grand prize of $10,000 will be awarded on August 9th along with 20 additional $500 winners. Tickets can be purchased by printing off a flyer and sending it into the Parish office (5361 Dry Ridge Rd. 45252) or filling out the online Google form located at https://stjohnsdr.org/blue-jay-raffle. Tickets are $100 or you can purchase part of a ticket in increments of $10. For more information see the Blue Jay Raffle flyer below. Contact Courtney Weinheimer at 513-253-9094 or email@example.com with any questions.
The Festival Committee
Last Call...St. John's Football Sign Ups
Program Levels are as follows:
Bandit (Kindergarten-2nd grade), Pony (3rd-4th), Reserve (5th-6th), Varsity (7th-8th).
Bandits practice Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Pony through Varsity practice Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays (typically).
Equipment is provided by the program.