Jaguar Journal

October 7th, 2021

Lord it is good for us to be here! Matthew 17:4

The students are excited for their upcoming 4 day weekend! It should be a beautiful weekend, so I hope that all families enjoy their time together! Tomorrow the teachers and I will gather with all diocesan school teachers and principals to hear from Bishop McGovern and spend some time deepening our faith.

This week is Fire Prevention Week. Our preschool, first grade and kindergarten classes were visited by our Smithton Volunteer Fire Fighters yesterday. Thank you to our visitors as well as all of our firefighters who help keep our community safe!

National Walk/Ride Bike to School Day Thanks to all who participated and joined our students for National Walk/Ride to School Day! Even in the rain, we were grateful for the opportunity to exercise and gather together before the school day started.

SCRIPMANIA TOTAL: Our new Scripmania Total for this week is $2,365!! We are so close to giving away our first FREE gift card for hitting $2,500 in sales! Make sure to share with your family and friends so that they can join in on the fun too and it can count towards your tuition! Check out the BONUS FEST that will start tomorrow. The offers will be announced tomorrow and end at 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday. Keep up the great work of using Scrip!

Remember that we also have the SCRIP TUITION GIVEAWAY incentive going on right now through May 16th, 2022! Here are the details for the incentive once again: All families have the opportunity to earn tuition rewards on their Scrip purchases, however, we are adding an extra bonus! The family who has the highest scrip rebate will receive an additional $200 applied to their 21-22 tuition!! Then, second place will receive an additional $100, and third place will receive an additional $50! So ask your family and friends to purchase Scrip cards when making everyday purchases as well as gifts. Their orders will go towards your account. Even if you don’t place in the top 3, it will be a success for the school and you because you will still receive your earned Scrip tuition credit. Please ask if you have any questions. If you have a new family member wanting to enroll through the website or app, you will need the following enrollment code: 6372173B117L.

Camp Jag Days We will have Camp Jags tomorrow Friday, October 8th, however we have to cancel it for Monday, October 11th due to the low attendance. Our next Camp Jags day is Friday, October 22nd. The camp fee is $20 per day, per student from 7:00 A.M. till 3 P.M, or Camp Jag + Extended Care is $25 per day, per student from 7:00 A.M. till 6:00 P.M. in the Munier Center. Campers must bring lunch but snacks will be provided. If you are interested in having your child attend on the 22nd, please sign up using the link below. If you have any questions, Please contact Mrs. Generous @ or Mrs. Ganey @

Amazon Prime Days This week Amazon announced that they will be starting their Holiday Dash Sale October 16th. While you are shopping for the holiday season, help support St. John's by shopping @ or with AmazonSmile on the Amazon Shopping app. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support St. John's by starting your shopping at If you want to check to see if you are already signed up for Amazon Smiles, go to your account and click “Gifting & Charity” then Amazonsmile. You will see the charity that you are signed up for at the top. If you do a log of shopping from your phone, make sure that AmazonSmile is turned on for phone purchases as well as URL purchases.

Parent/Teacher Conferences We will be holding our parent teacher conferences on Thursday, October 21st. Please use the Google Form below to sign up for your 3 preferred time slots.

Auction Update For the month of October, we are asking all families to sign-up to donate and send in an adult beverage or monetary donation for our raffle and auction items. Can you help us reach our goal of 60 items/donations? We currently have 15 sign ups.

On Wednesday, October 20 you can drop off your basket, monetary donation or adult beverage at the Munier Center at morning drop-off or afternoon pick-up. For every item dropped off your child/ren will receive an out of uniform pass or a Halloween treat bag.

Please log on your donations on the form below.

We are still collecting and asking for basket sign ups even though September is over. We currently have 32 baskets that people have signed up for our Around the World Dinner Auction. You can still donate by signing up through the link below.

Thank you in advance for helping make our Around the World Dinner Auction a huge success.

Dominos Day Our October Dominos Day is next Wednesday, Oct. 13th. Thank you to Mary Alvarez for organizing this for our students!

October Playdate We are holding an October Playdate for prospective students age 5 and under. Please help spread the word to anyone who may be interested in coming and having some Halloween fun on Wednesday, October 27th 10-11:30. The children may wear their Halloween costumes as well if they would like. Please share the link that is below. Thank you to Aleah Burch and Emily Schilling for coordinating and planning this event.

Veterans Day Activities We will be sending letters to veterans again this year. If you have a family member or friend who has or is serving our country, please fill out the Google Form below to submit their information so we can send them a letter.

We are also putting together a slideshow of veterans who are connected to our school. We would love to have a picture of your loved one with our St. John jaguar student. If it’s not possible to have a picture of the student with the veteran, you could also take a picture of your student holding a picture of the veteran. Please submit pictures, name, and the branch of the military that they served in to Mrs. Rennecker ( by Sunday, October 24th.

This Saturday, our Junior Kindergarten teacher, Miss Koerber will be getting married and officially will become Mrs. Seemann! Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Zach Seemann! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!

Have a great 4 day weekend!

Mrs. Lanham

Blue Folder Enclosures:

  • Auction Out of Uniform Cards
  • Baby Shower for Women's Club
  • Jag Care Statements

Upcoming Events:


10/8- NO School- Teacher's Institute

10/11- NO School- Columbus Day

10/13- Domino's Hot Lunch Day

  • Dismiss @ 1:55 P.M.
  • School Board @ 6:00 P.M.

10/14- Mass


  • 1st Quarter Ends

10/16-17- Jaguar Mass Weekend

10/18- PTF @ 6:30 P.M.

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SCRIP Stock Available Now:

Amazon $25-1

Apples iTunes $15

Arby's $10- 1

Bath & Body Works $25-2

Buffalo Wild Wings $10-1

Burger King $10- 1

Chevy's $25-1

Cub/Shoppers $25-3

CVS $25-1

Domino's $10- 1

Groupon $25-1

Hardee's $10-1

iHop $25-1

JoAnn's $25-2

Krispy Kreme $10-1

Lowe's $20-1

Maurice's $20-2

Michael's $25-1

O'Charley's $25-1

Office Max $25-1

Qdoba $25-1

Panera $10- 1

Red Lobster $10-1

Pizza Hut $10-1

Subway $10-1

TJ Maxx/Home Goods $25-1

Texas Roadhouse $25-1

SCRIP Free Dress Winner

Congratulations to Joey Alvarez !

Congratulations to this week’s winner for a free dress card for Scrip. This could be your child next week. If you turn your order into the office or place your order online then your child’s name will be entered into a drawing for a free dress card. This card can be used on any day but Mass Days!!

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Gibault News

Schedule Your Shadow Visit!!

We love showing Future Hawks what makes Gibault Catholic High School so special! Shadow visitors attend classes, meet teachers and other students, spend off mods on the patio, and enjoy lunch in our cafeteria! A student ambassador will be paired with your child to help them feel right at home.

If your student is interested in shadowing, contact our Director of Enrollment, Kelly Day, at

Save the Date

Open House 2021 will be on Sunday, Nov. 7. More info coming soon!

Learn A Latte about GCHS!

Visit with us on October 14 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at Proving Ground in Columbia! Sign up at!

Oktoberfest 2021

Our 50th Annual Oktoberfest is just 2 weeks away! We hope you will be part of Hawk-toberfest on October 23! Tickets are now on sale, so gather a group and join us for a fun night to benefit our students.

Donations of new items are still being accepted. Donations can be dropped off at the Gibault office during school hours, or pick-up of items can be arranged by calling us at 939-3883. If you are unsure what to donate, gift cards and cash donations are helpful in rounding out packages for our live and silent auctions.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit you for your support!

We’re #gibaultproud of: Ian Bollinger (St. John the Baptist Parish – Red Bud) for his first place finish at the Boys’ Golf Regional, our Boys’ Golf Team for advancing to Sectionals, Mia Petruso (Sts. Peter & Paul Parish) for qualifying for the Girls’ Golf Sectional, and our Homecoming Court - Seniors: Brennan Wills (Sts. Peter & Paul Parish), Faith Miskell (Sts. Peter & Paul Parish), Jude Green (Sts. Peter & Paul Parish), Reece Ward (Immaculate Conception Parish), Ian Bollinger (St. John the Baptist Parish – Red Bud), and Dahlia Coats (Sts. Peter & Paul Parish); Juniors: Hayden Bueltemann (Immaculate Conception Parish) and Josie Thomas (Immaculate Conception Parish); Sophomores: Paul Steingruby (Sts. Peter & Paul Parish) and Sydney Simonton (Sts. Peter & Paul Parish); and Freshmen: Kyle Toenjes (St. James Parish – Millstadt) and Sadie Loless (Immaculate Conception Parish).