Blue Jay Flyer

May 20, 2020

From the Principal's Desk...

And behold, I am with you always

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are nearing the end of a very strange and stressful school year. It has been a time of unexpected and unprecedented challenge for you, for your daughters and sons and for all of us at St. John the Baptist School. We are deeply grateful for your patience, support and prayers.

We are working to identify and articulate the strategies we will use going forward. As more decisions are made at the state and archdiocesan levels, we will be better able to understand what school will look like for next year. We will provide every family with our best information in mid-June.

Governor DeWine has begun to open up many things in Ohio and to relax some of the previous restrictions. No one knows exactly what the impact of these changes will be. I encourage everyone to continue to do what is safest for the health and well-being of your family and of our community. We are all in this together.

I hope that you are all able to relax and enjoy this Memorial Day weekend. I am hopeful that I will be able to begin to see my sons and daughters and my grandsons. We may not be able to hug or all be together at the same time, but each opportunity is a gift.

This weekend the Church remembers and celebrates the Ascension of Jesus. Before He leaves His disciples, Jesus reminds them, “And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”(MT 28:20) May we take comfort in this promise, and may we be grateful for those who are always with us.


Dan Minelli

End of Year Parade

Revision Regarding 8th Graders

Let's give our 8th graders a special send off by having them drive through the parade last. Regardless of your last name, please bring your eighth grader during the last half hour. At the end of the line, there will be a special gift handed to them through the window by members of our graduation committee.
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Surprise Retirement for Mrs. Hayes

A surprise retirement parade for Mrs. Hayes last night, led by the Colerain Township Fire Department, brought over 50 cars past her house with flowers, balloons, honks, and well wishes to congratulate her for 23 years of teaching kindergarten at St. John's.

Congratulations to Mrs. Haye's on her retirement...we wish her all the best!

Missing Assignments Due by Friday

A reminder to families that the final day to turn in any missing assignments is Friday, May 22nd.

Virtual Candle Ceremony & Graduation

Thursday and/or Friday of this week a group of volunteers will be delivering candles and flowers to all seventh and eighth graders for the Virtual Candle Ceremony. Eighth graders will also be receiving a graduation gown with their delivery in order to provide families with the opportunity to have some special photos taken of the graduates in their gowns.

Details for safely returning the gowns and picking up memory books, picture cards, and any award certificates will be decided as soon as possible.


Don't miss out on all the memories!

1) Order your yearbook online at and use Yearbook ID Code: 12651120

Yearbooks will be distributed at the beginning of next school year.

Book Drop Off Instructions

Please see files below regarding the procedure for dropping off text books and retrieving classroom items.

All library materials should also be returned along with your child's textbooks.

Library Volunteers Needed for 2020-21 School Year

The library is losing four very dedicated volunteers this year and we are in extreme need of new volunteers to replace them. Many hands light work, they say, and that can remain true for the library if we have enough people to make operations run smoothly. Why not consider giving of your time next school year to help out?

There are multiple ways of helping and we appreciate any time you can offer. Training for all library opportunities will hopefully be provided during the summer, depending on the social distancing guidelines.

Please contact Linda Stentz at or call her at 324-6182 if you have questions and/or would like to volunteer.

Class of 2020 Student Spotlights

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