Blue Jay Flyer
December 14, 2022
From the Principal's Desk...
Parents and Guardians,
A huge shout out to our 4th and 5th grade students! They did an amazing job last night at the Christmas Concert. Thank you to Mrs. Ossenschmidt for spending so much time working with these students so that they could learn the music and choreography of all the songs. I can’t wait to see what the students in grades 1-3 will share with us at their Spring concert.
Tomorrow is the last day to purchase Shopping Cents before Christmas break. It is a win-win since our school gets a percentage of every gift card purchase, and it gives parents the ability to finish up some of their Christmas shopping. Added bonus, any family that submits a shopping cents order in the month of December will be out of uniform on Monday, December 19th. Students will also be permitted to wear Christmas tights, shirts, and hats on Tuesday December 20th.
Since this is the last Blue Jay flier before Christmas, I would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I truly hope that everyone is able to relax and enjoy some family time over the break. I know the holiday season is hectic and stressful for many, so I hope that you are able to take some time for yourself and your family.
Thanks and have a great night!
School Calendar 📅
Out of Uniform Incentive for Shopping Cent$
Tomorrow is the last turn-in day for Shopping Cent$ before Christmas break! Remember...any order you turn in will allow all children in your family to be out of uniform on Monday, 12/19. There is no minimum purchase requirement!
Gift cards are great last minute gifts and stocking stuffers! We still have quite a few holiday cards - $10 Amazon and Target, $5 Starbucks and Panera and $25 and $100 PF Chang's. We also have an increased supply of Chili's/Maggiano's cards due to an order mixup. If you will be heading to either of these restaurants soon, please consider buying a card or two from us to help cover your bill!
Shopping Cent$ doesn't cost you any more than you would already spend. Give the cards as gifts this holiday season or buy them for yourself and use instead of cash or credit cards. Thanks for your support!
All special orders that were placed on the turn-in day last week were sent home on Tuesday this week. If you think you had a special order and did not receive it, please contact Amy Roetting (513-702-5985 or email@example.com) as soon as possible. If you placed an online order, it will be sent home Thursday. Any special orders or online orders placed this week (3rd column of order form) cannot be guaranteed to arrive before Christmas.
Corn Hole Boards
School Spirit Wear Christmas Gifts
Please visit our school website at stjohnsdrschool.org to view photos and pricing of the entire line. Contact Laura Heidorn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-385-7971 with any questions and to check stock.
Don't Forget Amazon Smile for Holiday Shopping
Win a $500 Tuition Credit
We are preparing for our upcoming prospective student Open House on January 29, 2023. Please help spread the word about St. John's to family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.
Refer any new family to St. John's for the 2023-24 school year and upon their official registration, your name will be entered to win a $500 tuition credit!
Cold & Flu Season Guidelines
As we enter the winter months we want to make sure everyone is on the same page with when to keep your child(ren) home for an illness. Please see the attachment from Mrs. Greer about guidelines to follow when you have a sick child.
We are in the planning stages of our Open House for prospective students that takes place during Catholic Schools Week in January. We are asking for a few minutes of your time in filling out a short survey. Please click here to fill out survey. Your response is greatly appreciated.
Blue Jay Gallery 📸
Ugly Sweater Contest Winner
Kindergarten enjoyed a little festive fun on Reindeer Day! They learned interesting reindeer facts, made reindeer headbands, read the story of Imogene's Antlers, and made some reindeer food for Christmas Eve.
Seventh grade students investigated how mass and height affect the energy transformations in a pendulum system. Check out these impressive results!
Our younger students in preschool - 1st grade have really enjoyed their recent visits from eighth graders! Eighth grade students have read books to preschoolers, made special Christmas books for kindergarteners, and even helped first grade build gingerbread houses.
We love to share exciting news about our St. John's alumni with our school community! If you have an older child or know anyone who graduated from St. John's who has an achievement to share, please send information and any photos to Laura Heidorn at email@example.com.
Boosters Facebook Page
Attention all, especially new families to St. John’s School, the Boosters has a public "group" Facebook page you where you can follow updates on the latest signups for upcoming sports. Click here to follow the link and join the group page. We don't want anyone to miss out on all the important updates!
Please let us know if you have any questions. If you don’t use Facebook, please let us know what other means of communication work best so that you won’t miss anything!
You're Invited to Join a Small Moms' Group: The Temperament God Gave You
Do you want to better understand yourself, your husband and your children? Do you desire strong friendships with other moms just like you? Knowing your God-given temperament will help you become a better wife, mom and friend. Join The Temperament God Gave You: A Catholic Small Group for Mothers of Young Children.
Come to an information session to meet others interested in joining the group starting this January in our Family of Parishes! Meeting dates and times will be determined once the group is formed. Please contact Tyler in the parish office if you are interested (firstname.lastname@example.org, 513-385-8010 ext. 119).
Grade School Events
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Seton Grade School Events
Grade School Basketball Night
Future Seton Saints and Grads are invited to Alumnae and Grade School Basketball Night on January 4 with festivities beginning at 6:30 p.m. Join us for games, activities, prizes, and cheer on the Basketball Saints to victory! The Varsity Dance Team will be performing, the Spirit Shop will be open from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and all Future Saints and Alumnae will be entered into a raffle to win Seton swag! We can’t wait to see you there!