Blue Jay Flyer

August 24, 2022

From the Principal's Desk...

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It was so nice to see all of the students back together for our first All School Mass of the year. Fr. Don West did a great job explaining the Gospel to the children and the junior high students were great with their Kindergarten and 1st Grade buddies. This year we will be celebrating Mass as a whole school once a week. If your child is not Catholic, please encourage him or her to ask their religion teachers questions about what is going on during Mass so that they can learn about what to expect when they attend Mass each week. It is such a wonderful sight to see all of our students praying together as a family. Our next All School Mass will be next Monday for the Feast of St. John the Baptist.

A couple of reminders in regards to technology:

  • Students are not permitted to bring their personal electronic devices to school with them each day. We have had a few younger students bring in iPads and other unauthorized electronic devices to use at school.

  • Each student, grades 3-8, is assigned a laptop and must have a carrying case for his or her computer. This case can be purchased for under $15 on Amazon.

    • Laptops should not be placed in a student's backpack due to the pressure from their textbooks. Last year the majority of the cracked screens resulted from students using their backpack to carry their computers.

    • Students will not be assigned a laptop in grades 3-8 until both technology forms have been signed.


Courtney Weinheimer

School Calendar

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School News

Movie Night: Sing 2

We hope to see you across the street at the athletic fields on Saturday night!
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Option C Electronic Forms Due Friday Sept 2

If you have not already, please log into your parent portal on Option C to complete and sign your electronic forms. These must be completed no later than Friday, September 2. None of these forms need to be printed and returned.

Notes from the School Nurse

Students with Food Allergies: If your child has any food allergies and you have not yet contacted the school nurse, Mrs. Melissa Greer, please do so this week at

Missing Medical Forms: If you have not yet turned in your kindergarten medical forms or your seventh grade immunization forms, please do so by the end of the week. Thank you.

Attendance Line

To report an absence or tardy, please leave a message on the attendance line at 513-385-2095 by 8:45 a.m. Please include your child's name, grade, teacher's name and reason for their absence or tardy.

If you need to pick up your child(ren) during the school day for an appointment, please send a note to their homeroom teacher that morning stating the reason for early dismissal and if your child(ren) will be returning to school that day.

Volunteers Needed

Yearbook Sale

If you did not order a 2021-2022 yearbook and would like to still get one, a limited number of extra copies are available to purchase for $18.00 in the school office. Also available are yearbooks from previous years. Please email Laura Heidorn at to arrange having yearbook(s) sent home with your student. Cash, check or Venmo @SJB-School are accepted.

2021-22 - $18

2020-21 - $18

2019-20 - $15

2018-19 - $15

2017-18 - $15

2016-17 and earlier - $12ea

Blue Jay Gallery

PTO Corner

Join Our PTO!

Everyone is invited to join the PTO! Cost is $15 per family and includes access to an on-line directory of school families. PTO funds many in-school and after-school events such as Enrichment programs, Field Day, Grandparents Day, Mornings with Mom/Donuts with Dad, and 8th grade Scholarships. If you sign up by September 15, your children will be OUT OF UNIFORM on September 16th!

Cash, check, or Venmo accepted @SJB-School (please add PTO Membership in Venmo comments).

Committee Chairs Needed:
Box Tops/Teacher Wish List
Casserole Committee
Catholic Schools Week
Dine to Donate
Teacher Appreciation
Grandparents Day
Mornings with Mom/Donuts with Dad

Please contact Jen Dent if interested (513-546-1909 or

Catholic High School News

Grade School Cheer Camp

Would your daughter love to cheer under the Friday Night Lights with LaSalle’s Varsity Squad?!? The girls are hosting a cheer camp for grade school students grades K-8. Camp runs the week of Sept. 6th and ends with the kids getting to cheer at Friday's game on Sept. 9th. See flyer below for details.
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Grade School Soccer Night - Mercy McAuley

Grade school girls are invited to experience the excitement of Mercy McAuley athletics at Mercy McAuley’s Grade School Soccer Night on September 14. Future Wolves receive free admission to the 6 p.m. Varsity game and will enjoy snacks, activities and giveaways. Grade school festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. Registration is not needed.

Seton Grade School Events

Cheer on the Saints! Seton High Schools invites all grade school students to attend our upcoming Athletic Nights for Alumnae & Future Saints! All Future Saints and Alumnae will receive a giveaway and be entered to win a Seton swag basket, and there will be games, prizes, and plenty of spirit in the cheering section! We can’t wait to see you there!

Soccer Night – September 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Panther Athletic Complex

Volleyball Night – October 4 at 6:00 p.m. in Seton’s gym

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Ursuline Events

Elder Events

Elder Shadow Days

Current 8 th 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

Elder Financial Aid and Scholarship Information Night

Prospective parents are invited to attend Financial Aid and Scholarship Information Night on

Wednesday, September 14 th from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Elder Staff will discuss our robust financial aid & scholarship programs and go over any questions. The meeting will be held in the Elder Schaeper Center (building facing Glenway Avenue). RSVP at

Seton & Elder Football Tailgate Party

All 7th and 8th grade students are invited to the Seton & Elder Football Tailgate Party on

October 14th starting at 6:00 PM. All in attendance will receive complimentary snacks, drinks,

shaved ice, give-a-ways and free entry to the Elder vs Bishop Chatard football game. Sign your

student up at

Elder Open House

Join us for the annual Elder Open House on Thursday, November 10 th . Take a tour with a

student ambassador, meet our dedicated Faculty & Staff, and learn about everything about Elder High School! Reserve a time for your family to take a tour at

High School Placement Test (HSPT) Elder Prep Bootcamp

The official High School Placement Test (HSPT) testing day is Saturday, November 19th . If you are currently in 8th grade, then make sure to schedule your test at your desired location.

In order to help 8th grade boys prepare for the High School Placement Test (HSPT), Elder will

host a HSPT Bootcamp on Saturday, November 5th from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Cost of the

bootcamp is $40. Space is limited, so be sure to secure your spot! Find information on the HSPT and the Elder Bootcamp at

HSPT Prep Course at St. Xavier High School

This HSPT course covers all 5 sections of the test: Verbal Skills, Reading, Mathematics, Quantitative Skills and Language. The course begins with a comprehensive assessment exam, and the rest of the course focuses on learning content. By program’s end, students know how to tackle every type of problem on the HSPT – and effectively manage their time and the test.

The course will be taught on October 29th and November 5th at St. Xavier High School from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:30 to 4:30 pm.

Attached below is a one-page program overview for families who may be interested. Parents can sign-up at by clicking on the 'Sign Up' button on the website.

Athletic Boosters

Athletic Spirit Wear Pop Up Sale

Order Deadline is September 11th

All orders must be received by end of day September 11th. Orders will be delivered to the school 2 to 3 weeks after the order deadline. All sales are final. No returns or exchanges as all items are custom made to order and not stocked.

Becky Hebert


Girls' Volleyball Sign Ups


Girls' Volleyball registration is now open and will go through Wednesday August 31st.

Sign-ups will only be offered online at If you do not sign-up during this timeframe, we cannot guarantee your daughter 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 dates:

  • Optional volleyball clinic for 3rd-8th Grades
    • Date - August 28th
    • Times:

· 3:30-4:30 - Grades 3 & 4

· 4:30-5:30 - Grades 5 & 6

· 5:30-6:30 - Grades 7 & 8

    • Cost - $15 per clinic. This is our ONLY fundraiser for the volleyball program all year.

· Cash and checks will be accepted at the start of each clinic. Checks can be made out to St. John's Athletic Boosters.

***Please do not drop your daughter off any earlier than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled time.

  • 3rd & 4th Grade team selections
    • Date - Sunday September 18th
    • Time - 3:30-4:30

· We are asking that all 3rd and 4th graders attend this day, so we can split the teams evenly.

· If your daughter can't make this date, please contact the coordinators so we can evaluate your daughter.

  • Tryouts Grades 5-8. .
    • Sunday September 11th - 5th-8th Grade ONLY
      • Time
        • 5th & 6th Grades - 3:00-4:30
        • 7th & 8th Grades - 5:00-6:30
    • 5th-8th Graders will be evaluated and placed on a team based on their skill level. Numbers will dictate how many teams we have at each level.

We will be playing in the Girls Western Athletic Conference (GWAC). Information about the league can be found at . The season runs from November to early January (depending on the grade level) with practices starting in October. GWAC combines 2-grades on one team so 3rd & 4th grades will play together, 5th & 6th grades will play together, and 7th & 8th grades will play together.

Email any questions to


Lisa Crawford

Boosters Golf Outing

The Boosters Golf Outing is coming up on Oct. 8th. Please see attachment below for registration form.

Parish News

Altar Server Training

If your child in grades 4-8 is currently an altar server or would like to become one, there will be a training session held immediately following 11:00 am mass on Sunday, August 28th. Pizza will be provided for lunch. Attached below is a permission form that needs to be filled out by a parent and returned to school as soon as possible.

If your child is unable to attend the training session on Sunday, please contact Tyler Castrucci at

Created to Believe: Called to Motherhood

Grow closer to God while meeting with other moms who want the same things as you - to raise great kids and have a strong and fulfilling marriage.

See flyer attached below.