Blue Jay Flyer
March 25, 2020
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK...
Do not be afraid
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope and pray that all of you are well. I know that all of us are praying for our students and families. On behalf of the entire faculty and staff of St. John the Baptist School, I want to thank you for your support, cooperation and encouragement during these very difficult times. We are very blessed to have such a strong community.
I was at school on Monday (perhaps for the last time for quite a while), and I realized how still and silent the building is. It’s not like the stillness of the summertime. I recognized so many of the ordinary things that I missed and often take for granted. I missed saying good morning to our students as the get off their bus; I missed the questions that teachers might have early in the morning. I will admit that I even missed the disciplinary conversation I might have had with a student.
We will be sending a newsletter every Wednesday for as long as we are off. Laura Heidorn is doing a great job working to keep us all connected. The physical distancing that is required of all of us does not have to separate us from the heart of our school community.
In today’s Gospel for the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord (LK 1:26-38), the angel Gabriel comes to Mary to announce to her that she will be the mother of the savior. Mary was “greatly troubled” by the angel’s words. She, like us, does not know what lies ahead for her. The angel says, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.
As we continue to face this often frightening challenge, may we hear the angel Gabriel speaking God’s word to us. May we, like Mary, respond with trust and confidence in God’s word. My prayer for all of us is that we may continue to listen for these words Do not be afraid.
DON'T FORGET TO ORDER YOUR 2019-20 YEARBOOK
Don't miss out on all the memories! This year is sure to be unlike any other your student will ever experience.
With that being said, we need your help to fill our pages. Please send any photos of your student(s) during their remote learning experience to Mrs. Heidorn at email@example.com. We would love to see photos of what your students are doing...studying, playing outdoors, cooking, art projects, etc....all the memorable moments of this crazy experience.
1) Order your yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com and use Yearbook ID Code: 12651120
Yearbooks should arrive in mid August and be distributed at the beginning of next school year.
Trouble with Google Classroom Account? Need a User Guide?
If you have other questions about Google Classroom, follow the link below for a complete guide. We are all in this new way of learning together!
St. John's Fashion Show Reschedule Date TBD
Silent Auction, Pick-a-Purse raffle, Basket Raffle,
Games & More! Hair by Shagz A Salon
We are working to reschedule this fun ladies night out. Stay turned for more information. If you are still interested in making a donation to our silent auction, raffle or a sponsorship, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wondering How You Can Help?
Because We All Need a Few Good Laughs
Blue Jay Showcase
They broke out! Led by fifth grade accelerated math students, our smart little first graders from Mrs. Seller's class completed a Breakout EDU challenge on March 12.
Home School Spirit Week
Monday: Super Hero Day
Tuesday: Crazy Hair Day
Wednesday: Blue Jay Strong
Friday: Pajama Day and Donuts with Dad
And of course, Donuts with Dad can still happen on March 27 as planned....just in a different place. If possible, enjoy some donuts (or whatever your breakfast of choice might be) with your dads/special person on Friday.
We Are All in This Together!
Check Out These Fun Online Offerings
Steve Spangler Science
Steve Spangler Science team will be sharing "50 experiments for 50 days", starting on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 9:00 am PT / 12:00 pm ET. Steve will go Live on his Facebook page @Steve Spangler on Mondays each week to announce that week's experiments.
Free Subscription to Ranger Rick
St. John's Football Sign Ups
Program Levels are as follows:
Bandit (Kindergarten-2nd grade), Pony (3rd-4th), Reserve (5th-6th), Varsity (7th-8th).
Bandits practice Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Pony through Varsity practice Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays (typically).
Equipment is provided by the program.
St. John the Baptist Church
A portion of a message that Father Pete posted to Facebook a few days ago...
"I know life is weird at the moment and trust me, it will remain that way for a while. It brings be back to the days when I was stationed with the Marines of 2/8 and all Christmas leave was canceled and next thing we know, we are on our way overseas to the sandy part of the world.
This is a time of bonding and not of isolation. Just because we have been ordered to say apart does not mean that we cannot use the gifts of God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit- to draw closer via prayer and acts of charity and kindness.
I pray for each and every one of you at my Daily Mass, said with you at heart, and all I ask is that you do the same for me"
God’s Love and Peace to you all,
Father Pete will be using the parish Facebook page to post the daily mass live at 12:30 pm. In addition, he is hoping to post the Stations of the Cross, starting with Station One, and running for 14 days.
You can follow St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish --Dry Ridge Ohio on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StJohnDryRidge/
St. John Neumann & Corpus Christi
St. John Neumann Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/sjncincinnati/
Corpus Christi Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Corpus-Christi-Catholic-Church-184378844924122/