Blue Jay Flyer

March 3, 2021

From the Principal's Desk...


Give and gifts will be given to you


Dear Parents and Guardians,


We are working to conclude all of our required standardized IOWA and CogAt testing. These national tests help us to identify how our students are doing in comparison to all other students in schools all over the nation. We will share these results with you when the company returns them to us near the end of the school year. Thank you for having your daughters and sons here on time last week. The process of using our two-hour delay schedule to complete the majority of these tests worked very well.


This week our faculty and staff will be receiving their second COVID vaccinations on Thursday. As stated earlier, we will be using remote days this Thursday and Friday to enable us to be vaccinated. Teachers will be available on Thursday with the exception of the times for their appointments, and they will be available on Friday unless they are feeling ill due to the second dose. Thanks for your support and cooperation.


I am hopeful that once the faculty and staff are fully vaccinated that we will have fewer adult quarantines, and we may be able to review our student quarantine protocols. Please know that what we have been doing has been for the health and safety of everyone, and our best practices have been very effective in preventing any COVID spread within the school.


We are in the second week of our Lenten Journey. The readings which the Church identifies for each day during Lent challenge us to reflect upon how we are choosing to live our lives.

This week, I was particularly drawn to the Gospel for Monday (LK 6:36-38). It is a passage that I have always found to be very powerful. Jesus says to His disciples and to us. “Forgive and you will be forgiven. Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.”


During this Lenten Season and in the midst of the challenges of this pandemic, may we choose to be attentive to what Jesus calls us to do. May we recognize our gifts and give them away freely; may we be people of generosity. In so doing, we will come to know give and gifts will be given to you.


Peace,


Dan Minelli

Calendar of Events

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School News

Remote Learning March 4 and 5

We will be having remote learning days both tomorrow and Friday (March 4 and 5) as our faculty & staff will be receiving their second doses of the COVID vaccine. In the event that a teacher is not feeling well and unable to teach remotely on Friday, they will notify your student.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

The parent-teacher conferences which were originally scheduled for Thursday, March 11 have been rescheduled to Thursday, March 25, 2021. Conferences are optional and will be via ZOOM only. Conference request forms will be sent out via e-mail next week.

No Northwest Buses on Thursday, March 11

Please note that next Thursday, March 11, there will be NO NORTHWEST BUS TRANSPORTATION available as bus drivers will be receiving their COVID vaccinations. You will need to find alternate transportation for your child(ren) that day.

Re-registration Fee Due March 8

If your family is planning to return to St. John's School next year, re-registration forms need to be turned into the school office along with the $225 per family registration fee no later than next Monday, March 8, 2021.


***After March 8, the re-registration fee will increase to $300.

7th Grade Basketball City Champs

Congratulations to the 7th Grade Boys' Basketball Team for winning the City Championship last weekend. They defeated St. Lawrence 28-12. Way to go Blue Jays!

Summer Solutions Math Books

If your child(ren) are registered for the 2021-22 school year, a Math Summer Solutions book will be ordered at no cost to you for those students that will be entering grades 1-8. Please note that accelerated math students will have a different summer math program.


However, if you do not re-register until after the March 8 deadline, you will be required to purchase a Math Summer Solutions for your student(s) at a cost of $16 each.


If you are interested in purchasing other subjects in the Summer Solutions series, please see attached flyer.

Resource Development

SAVE THE DATE: FASHION SHOW

Derby Day

May 1, 2021

7:00-11:00 pm


Silent Auction, Pick-a-Purse Raffle, Basket Raffle

Games & More!


We hope that you can join us for a fun ladies night out! A limited number of tickets will be sold in order to maintain social distancing protocol. Stay tuned for more information and a link to purchase tickets.

financial aid & Scholarships

Ed Choice Scholarships

The Educational Choice Scholarship (EdChoice) Program provides students from designated failing public schools the opportunity to attend participating private schools. The program also provides low-income students who are entering kindergarten through 12th grade scholarship opportunities.


For the RENEWAL of both financial (income based) and traditional (school district based) Ed Choice Scholarships, applications are now being accepted online.


For NEW traditional (school district based) Ed Choice Scholarships, please visit the Ohio Department of Education website to view a list of designated public schools that are eligible for the scholarship. When applying, please bring your scholarship request applications along with a copy of a current utility bill to the school office.


Your student(s) must be registered at St. John's for the 2021-22 school year before any scholarship requests can be submitted.


For more information about tuition assistance, please visit our school website under the Admissions tab. If you have any questions, please contact Jill Katterjohn at jkatterjohn@stjohnsdrschool.org or call 385-7970.

Blue Jay Gallery

100th Day of School

Kindergarten students celebrated the 100th day of school by arriving at school in character looking like little 100 year old people! They also spent last week writing their numbers up to 100, sorting items into groups of 100, and bringing in 100 items for show and tell.

Accelerated Program Donations

We are grateful to two of our grandparents for their generous donation to our accelerated program. Their donation was used to purchase special materials and challenge puzzles for students to further develop skills in higher-level reading and math.

High School Admissions News

Mercy McAuley JumpStart Night

Mercy McAuley High School will hold a Jumpstart Night for 5th-7th grade parents and girls on Thursday, April 15, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The event is for 5th-7th grade parents and students who are interested in getting a jumpstart in exploring all that Mercy McAuley has to offer.


Parents will tour the school and learn about Mercy McAuley’s academics, counseling and student services, Women Lead Honors Program, faith and service, arts, athletics and clubs, and tuition, financial aid and scholarships.


5th-7th graders will participate in science, art, theater and service activities with Mercy McAuley teachers and students. There will also be games, giveaways and photo opportunities.


Masks are required, and social distancing measures will be in place. For safety reasons related to COVID-19, space is limited. Registration is required at www.mercymcauley.org/jumpstart.

Parish News

212 Easter Baskets

Together we do make a difference! Thank you to all our parishioners and school families for your generous donations of Easter basket supplies, toys, and candy. The St. John's Create the Good committee was able to put together 212 Easter baskets for the children of Hope's Closet.


Hope's Closet exists to enrich the lives of families that are impacted by children's services. They strive to build intentional relationships to restore broken families as they LOVE displaced children and their families, PROVIDE encouragement, support, and material needs, and inspire HOPE in a living God.

Drive-Thru Fish Fry

This year the St. John the Baptist Parish Fish Fry is drive-thru only style. All monies raised will be allocated to the "Help-a-Student" fund for St. John's School.


DRIVE-THRU - CASH ONLY

Fridays During Lent

February 19 - March 26

4:30-7:30 pm


A menu and order form are attached below for your convenience. Please click here Fish Fry for more information or visit the St. John's Parish website at stjohnsdr.org.

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