Blue Jay Flyer

September 30, 2020

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From the Principal's Desk...

Make your requests known to God.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The weather is changing, and it feels like fall is here. We are continuing to have a very successful reopening of school. Thank you for your support and cooperation of all of the work we are doing together to keep everyone safe and healthy. Again, I want to recognize that your daughters and sons are doing a great job.

This Friday we will have our annual Walk for Technology. Our goal is to raise $10,000. We intend to continue our purchase of Dell computers to provide these devices next to our third grade students as the funds allow. We are very hopeful that with another successful St. John’s School Spectacular in November that we will be able to purchase additional devices for grades K-2. Thank you for your support of both of these critical endeavors.

We wanted to go ahead with this event on Friday not only to raise needed funds but also to provide something normal and fun for our students. This day gives everyone the opportunity to be outside all morning, to get some exercise and enjoy the day, and to be part of something bigger. I want to thank those who have helped to organize it and everyone who will support it.

This Sunday’s second reading (PHIL 4:6-9), encourages us even in the midst of this pandemic of how we can and should approach it. “Brothers and sisters: Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

We all know that our lives have changed; that many things are very different now than they were last fall. We also know that Jesus Christ has not changed; that He is still the Lord of all creation. I challenge myself and encourage everyone else to follow St. Paul’s advice and make your requests known to God. Let us pray for one another every day.


Dan Minelli

Calendar of Events

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Walk For Technology

The final countdown is on...only two more days to go until our annual Walk for Technology!!!

We are looking forward to a fun day for our students. The walk will be held in the morning and after lunches all students will be treated to a movie in their classrooms.


If every student can raise at least $30, we will reach our goal.


~ask a neighbor

~ask a relative

~ask a co-worker

~ask a coach


VENMO (@SJB-School)


Cash and check donations can be sent through the office in an envelope with your child's name on it. Please make checks payable to St. John's School. All donations are tax exempt.


~Every student who turns in $30 will receive an out of uniform day (TDB)

~ The GRADE in K-3 with the highest turn in will receive a pizza party (date TBD)

~The GRADE in 4-8 with the highest turn in will receive a pizza party (date TBD)

~The FAMILY with the highest turn in will receive a $100 Shopping Cent$ gift certificate.


We will earn Monday, November 23rd off school giving us a full week off for Thanksgiving!!!


~Students may be out of uniform (going to be a bit chilly, dress accordingly)

~Wear comfortable walking shoes

~Bring a water bottle

~Cafeteria will be open as normal

For questions please e-mail Kelly


Amanda Kirkpatrick @

Rainbow Skies

As this glorious rainbow appeared over St. John's last night, let us be reminded that this beautiful symbol in the sky is a reminder to us that God offered the rainbow to Noah as a sign of his oath. Rainbows are a reminder of God’s faithfulness to his promises, a sign of hope, a wonder-inducing sight of awe. The rainbow is meant to inspire us, to push us past the humdrum of everyday life to remember how amazing it is that God created us in the first place, that he allows us to inhabit his creation, that he preserves us from day to day, and even offers us his friendship.

Shopping Cent$ Orders Filled Tomorrow

Doing any shopping or dining out this weekend? Need gas for the car or a birthday gift? You can purchase gift cards at face value and our school earns free money to help keep tuition costs down.

Shopping Cent$ gift card orders will be filled tomorrow, Thursday, Oct 1. An order form is attached below for your convenience. Please send payment (cash or check made payable to Shopping Cent$) along with order form to school on Thursday morning.

Thank you for supporting this important program.

Welcome Mrs. Jandron

We are pleased to welcome Mrs. Misty Jandron to our faculty team as our seventh grade Language Arts teacher. Prior to joining us at St. John's, she taught Microsoft at Dater and English at Mt. Healthy Prepatory & Fitness Academy. Mrs. Jandron is from Lafayette, Indiana and obtained her teaching degree at Ball State University.

A Note From the School Psychologist & Counselor

It has been wonderful seeing all your children filling the hallways at school once again. With Covid-19 this school year looks a little different. As we navigate this new normal you may see your child more anxious, irritable, filled with questions, or having trouble adjusting to their new routine. The following is a list of resources that may helpful in dealing with your child. Check them out but please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Dr. Ann Wengler

School Psychologist

513-385-7970 ex 246

Available Tuesday-Thursday

Mrs. Kasey Reder

School Counselor

513-385-7970 ex 255

Available: Monday & Friday

Back to School Anxiety During Covid

Corona Virus Resources: Mental-Emotional Health

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Tips to Wearing Face Masks


Dismissal Policy Reminders

This is an important reminder concerning our dismissal and student pick up policies. We are requiring that everyone follow these policies for the safety of all of our students.

1-Bus riders will be dismissed first due to the expectations of our local public school districts regarding students boarding buses.

2-Car riders will be dismissed next. Only students who will be picked up in the car rider line may be dismissed through the gym lobby doors.

3-Walkers will be dismissed last. This includes students who are being picked up by a parent waiting across the street or in the church lot.

No walkers will be permitted to exit through the gym lobby to meet a parent who is not in the car line.

Please Label Your Child's Jackets/Sweatshirts

As fall has officially begun and chillier weather is upon us, please make sure to write your child's name inside jackets, coats, sweatshirts, etc. The lost and found table piles up quickly this time of year. If you realize your child is missing something, please have them check the lost and found table located in the cafeteria.

2019-20 Yearbooks Available

A limited number of extra copies are available to purchase for $18.00. If you would like to purchase a yearbook, please send check or cash in an envelope to the school office. Venmo payments are also accepted @SJB-School. We will send a yearbook home with your student upon receiving payment.

School Spectacular Nov. 14

Our planning committee is working hard behind the scenes to prepare for our second annual School Spectacular Gala.

To find out how you can help and for up to date details, please like and follow our event's Facebook page @St. John's School Spectacular

Kaldi's Cafeteria Handbook

Youth Soccer, Lacrosse, and Flag Football Leagues

Please see attached flier regarding indoor youth soccer, lacrosse, and flag football at Soccer City and River's Edge.

Blue Jay Gallery

Distance Learning Duo

One of the perks of Distance Learning Wednesday for this little sister/brother duo was that they got to do their music assignment together. Mrs. Ossenschmidt had them listen to a song and then draw how it made them feel.

PTO News

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Box Top Collection

Keep scanning those Box Top receipts! Stay tuned for information regarding a fall collection of the clipped Box Tops.

St. John's Box Top Collection provides funds to purchase playground equipment for our students. If you haven't already downloaded the Box Tops app on your phone, it is easy to earn points for our school by scanning your receipts containing eligible purchases.

High School Admissions News

Moeller Open House

Join us on November 1 for our favorite day of the year: Open House! We love showing off what Moeller can do for your son and your family, and this year is no different. You'll have a personal tour of our school and be able to meet teachers, students and coaches.

We are, however, adding registration so we are able to limit the amount of people in school at one time. Go to to register!

SJB Athletic Boosters

Athletic Spirit wear Available

Athletic spirit wear is now available to order for a limited time. These items may be worn to school on spirit wear Fridays. Please visit the school website for items that may be worn during regular school days. Contact Shannon Memory with any questions, or text 513-227-9428.

Order Deadline is October 11th

All orders must be received by end of day Sunday Oct.11th.

Orders will be delivered to the students on or about Oct. 30th.

All sales are final. No returns or exchanges.

Basketball Sign Ups Open

Boys Basketball sign ups are open for boys in grades 2-high school.

Instructional basketball sign ups are open for both boys and girls in grades Pre-k - 1st grade.

Please click here for more information and to sign up.

St. John's Athletic Boosters Golf Outing

When: October 3rd, 2020

Time: 11:00AM shotgun start, please arrive no later than 10:30AM to sign-in

Where: Pebble Creek Golf Course (9799 Prechtel Road; Cincinnati, OH 45252)

Cost: $80/person (Includes Golf, Lunch ticket w/drinks, Skins game, Prizes, and more)

Hole Sponsorship $150
Company Sponsorship (hole sponsorship and foursome) $450

Click here to register: 2020 St. John's Athletic Boosters Annual Golf Outing

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