Blue Jay Flyer
November 16, 2022
From the Principal's Desk...
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Happy Report Card Day! Students will be bringing home an envelope with their 1st Trimester report card in it today. Please make sure you review the report card and sign and return the envelope. You may keep your child(ren)’s report card for your records. Access to the online report card will go live at midnight tonight. If your child does not receive a copy of their report card, it means you have some sort of outstanding balance. Please contact Cathy Dreyer at email@example.com with any questions.
Don’t forget to fill out the Google Form for the PTO All School Directory by Wednesday November 23rd. The form can be found at https://forms.gle/G2mabeBKXsbc2Vxa7. I would like to be able to compile this information into a directory format ASAP so the PTO can distribute it to families before our next break. All families need to fill out the form even if you do not wish your contact information to appear in the directory.
Thanks and have a great night!
School Calendar 📅
A paper copy of your child's first trimester report card was sent home on Wednesday. Report cards will also be available to view in your parent Option C account after midnight on November 16.
Student Council is selling Thankful Grams (a nice message and a mint) during all lunches through Thursday this week. For 25 cents each, students may send them to fellow students or staff members that they are thankful for or "mint" a lot to them. Thankful Grams will be delivered on Friday to each homeroom.
Special Guest Speakers
NEW Gray Crewneck Uniform Sweatshirt
Our crewneck uniform sweatshirt is now available in gray as well as royal blue. Unfortunately, the gray quarter zip sweatshirt that was introduced at the beginning of the school year has been discontinued in YOUTH sizes. The new gray crewneck is available in both youth and adult sizes.
Please visit the school website for an order form and pricing. Contact Laura Heidorn in the school office with any questions.
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 📸
Veterans are the heart of America! Kindergarten made American flags and poppies for Veterans' Day while first grade made camouflage heart cards to leave in the gathering space at church for our veteran parishioners. Mrs. Dreyer also received a special delivery to thank her for her time in the U.S. Army.
Create the Good Service Project
It was great to see some of our students at the St. John's Parish CREATE THE GOOD event on Monday evening! They helped to assemble 150 Thanksgiving treat bags for Bethany House Services, make 32 baby blankets for Pregnancy Center West and make greeting cards for local nursing home patients.
We thank them for their service to the community and are proud of them for letting their lights shine bright!
Skating Party November 17
Please join us for the first PTO Skating Party of the year!
3211 Lina Place, Cincinnati, OH 45239
Thursday, November 17
Cost per person is $7 for skating or $20 for skating, unlimited attractions
(not including arcade), one slice of pizza and one soda per participant.
SAVE THE DATE FOR MORE SKATING PARTIES...
Father Daughter Dance
A Santa Shop schedule and gift idea envelope were sent home with students on Wednesday. For your convenience, copies of what was sent home are also attached below.
Vendors Needed for Pop-Up Shop
Please see the attached flier regarding a possible PTO Pop-Up Shop. If you are a small business owner, crafter, direct sales rep or vendor, we would love to have you participate in our special event. A flier is attached below with more detailed information.
It was a cold snowy weekend for our FOUR Blue Jay soccer teams playing in the State Tournament.
Congratulations to all on an amazing season and we are super excited to share that our 7th & 8th grade boys' team is advancing to the Final Four! Go Blue Jays!
Winter Spirit Wear Pop-Up Shop
Order Deadline is November 20th
- All orders must be received by end of day November 20th.
- 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.
Instructional Basketball is for boys and girls Pre K- 1st grade. Practices and games will be held in the St. Johns gyms on Friday evenings starting January and ending in March.
Click here to sign up.
Additionally we looking for coaches, if anybody is new to St. Johns athletics, this is a great opportunity to help coach in a very basic instructional format.
Ryleigh Fearn, Class of 2019
Congratulations to Mercy McAuley senior Ryleigh Fearn (SJB Class of 2019)! Her artwork is being featured at Xavier University's Regional Junior and Senior High School Juried Exhibition now through November 18. The exhibition features 89 accepted artworks by emerging young artists from 27 local high schools.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (email@example.com, 513-385-8010 ext. 119).
Grade School Events
at Catholic High Schools
La Salle Little Lancers Lacrosse
Mercy McAuley Admissions Events
Mercy McAuley Admissions Application Deadline is November 19
November 19 is an important deadline for 8th graders who wish to apply for admission to Mercy McAuley. November 19 is the day of the High School Placement Test (HSPT), and it is the deadline to submit the required Admissions Application. November 19 is also the deadline to submit the FACTS Financial Aid application, as well as the Catherine McAuley Scholarship application(s). Links to all these applications, as well as the link to register for the HSPT, can be found at www.mercymcauley.org/classof2027. Questions? Please contact Kevin Brinkman, Director of Admissions, at (513) 681-1800 x2272 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (See flyer)
Save the Date – Mercy McAuley Grade School Basketball Night is December 12
Future Wolves of all grade levels are invited to Mercy McAuley’s Grade School Basketball Night on Monday, December 12. The varsity game begins at 7 p.m. All future Wolves will receive free admission to the game, plus snacks and giveaways. (See flyer.)
Seton Grade School Events & Admissions
Shadow at Seton and be a Saint for a Day! Future Saints in the 8th grade will be paired with a current student and learn about Seton’s academics and innovative schedule, the many extra-curricular clubs and activities offered, and all the different ways to Find Your Light at Seton! Spots are filling quickly, so register today at https://www.setoncincinnati.org/admissions/plan-your-shadow-visit/.
St. Ursula Academy
8th grade students are invited to spend the day shadowing a current UA student to find out what life as an Ursuline Lion is all about. Shadow days will be from 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 a.m. Parents are invited to stay for a parent meeting from 7:45-8:30 a.m. followed by a tour of the school from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Register for a shadow day here: ursulineacademy.org/admissions/shadow
La Salle Admissions Info & Events
Elder Grade School & Admissions Events
Elder Shadow Days
Current 8th 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 www.elderhs.org/shadow.