Jaguar Journal

December 2nd, 2021

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

I hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving Break! I hope that you made memories with your family and friends and enjoyed the time together. It’s hard to believe that it’s DECEMBER!!! We have just 2 weeks left in the second quarter before we leave for Christmas Break. We are now in the season of Advent and waiting for the birth of Jesus our Savior! It's an exciting time for sure!

Butter Braids Butter Braid sales are going well! We are halfway to our goal of $10,000! We have collected $5,629 in online sales and order forms that have already been sent in! Keep up the good work! These pastries are very popular and only available through fundraising. I know many families have the tradition of having them for Christmas morning! Please turn in all order forms and payments by Monday, December 6th. Remember that pickup is scheduled for Wednesday, December 14th from 2-3pm.

We do have some incentives wrapped into this fundraiser as well. Our school goal is to sell $10,000 worth of Butter Braids which would result in $4,000 profit!

~For families who sell $50-$149, students get a free dress card (prize box for PK)

~For families who sell $150-$249, students get a drink of their choice & free dress (prize box for PK students)

~For families who sell $250 or more, students get a Papa John's pizza lunch, a drink of their choice, and a free dress card (prize box for PK students)

As a school, if we sell $10,000 worth of Butter Braids, every class will get popcorn and a movie one afternoon.

Scrip Mania Oh my goodness! Are you ready for this…..our new ScripMania total is $27,120!!! YOU ARE ROCKING THIS!!! Do you think we can hit $42,000?? I know it will be a stretch by Monday, but dream big, right? So now we will be giving away 10 FREE gift cards on December 6th! We are only $380 away from giving away an 11th FREE gift card! If you share with your family and friends, you will need our new Enrollment Code which is:6372173B117L. Remember that every $50 gets you an entry for a FREE $25 gift card that we will draw for on Dec. 6th.

Our Classroom Scrip Incentive Ends on MONDAY!! The 1st and 3rd graders have earned themselves the Christmas pajama party! Once the class hits 100% participation, then that class automatically earns the Pajama Christmas Party! AND more than one class can earn the party! Jaguar Cubs, 4th, and 7/8th Grade are all over 50% participating! One Scrip order of any size qualifies your family as participating. You can place a backpack order, order from our inventory, or place an e-card order through the app! Scrip is currently offering $5 and $10 options as well! It all qualifies for this fun incentive and can earn you tuition credit! Make sure to place your order by Monday, Dec. 6th so we can plan which groups will win the Pajama Christmas Party!

Scrip Our next Backpack order will be MONDAY, DEC. 6TH! This or an app purchase by Monday will be the last opportunity to get in on the Scrip Mania FREE gift card giveaway! You can use the Scrip App for immediate access to gift cards at any time.

Our last order for Christmas will be Monday, Dec. 13th. Make sure to plan ahead for your Christmas purchases.

St. John the Baptist Day-No Jacks Don’t make dinner plans for next Thursday! Head over to No Jacks next Thursday, December 9th as part of each sale will be donated to our school! Thank you to No Jacks for supporting our school with this fundraiser.

Santa’s Kottage Our students love shopping at Santa's Kottage each year! The exciting shopping experience will be held on Monday, Dec. 13th! You will find your child’s envelope in today’s Blue folder. Please return your child’s envelope with their payment as well as the gift tags filled out for the people that they will be shopping for by the 13th.This is very helpful for those who are working, so we ask that you please fill out the tags.

We are in need of gift donations (new items only please), gift bags, tissue paper, bows, and plastic grocery bags. Please drop any donations off at school. We appreciate your help! If you have any questions or can volunteer your time the day of the event, please contact Maria Jaster @ 618-604-6782. Thank you to Maria for organizing this event for our students.

Also, if your preschool student doesn't normally attend on Mondays, you are welcome to come shop with them anytime during the day, however 11:30-12:30 would be the least crowded since that’s when the students are eating lunch.

Ssshhhhh! Father’s gift As a school family, we will give Father Stan a Christmas gift on the last day of school before Christmas break. If your family would like to donate towards the gift, please send in your donation towards the gift before Wednesday, Dec. 15th.

Hub Food Collection We will be collecting Hub Foods from now until Dec. 14th. We have attached the whole list of items that they are in need of, however, each grade level is focusing on a few different items. Please consider donating something from your child’s grade level list below. Please send it to school unwrapped by Tuesday, Dec.14th.

Camp Jag Days Please use the link below to sign up for Camp Jag days during Christmas break. As of right now, we have no students signed up for any of the days over break. If you are needing a sitter over break, please sign your student up by Friday, Dec. 10th so that we have an accurate count for the days to plan accordingly. If we do not have enough students registered, we will cancel the scheduled days.

Amazon Smiles While you are doing your Christmas shopping, make sure to use Amazon Smiles for your Amazon purchases.

Your Family Christmas Pictures Our Christmas play will be sent out virtually on Thursday, Dec. 16th. We are doing Christmastime Around the World to go along with our auction theme. To cover the USA, we would love to have pictures of our own St. John families doing their Christmas traditions. Please email me ( or send in pictures of your family at Christmas by Friday, Dec. 10th if you would like to be added to our virtual Christmas play!

Auction Free Dress Package If you purchased the auction free dress package, you should have received an email from Mrs. Generous this morning in regards to the change in the date for next week. Please make sure to check that out for the details.

Have a great evening and weekend!

~Mrs. Lanham

Blue Folder Enclosures:

  • Santa Kottage Forms
  • SCRIP Order Form
  • November Jag Care Statements
  • Domino's Hot Lunch Order Forms for January
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Upcoming Events:


12/6- Butterbraid Orders are Due

  • After school Art Club 3:00-3:45 P.M.

12/7- Read, Right, Run- 3:00-4:00 P.M.

12/8- Immaculate Conception Holy Day of Obligation K-2 Mass @ 8AM; 3-8th Mass-@ 12:15

  • Domino's Pizza Hot Lunch Day
  • Dismiss @ 1:55 P.M.

12-9- Mass

  • St. John the Baptist Day at No Jack's!

12/10- Glo Bingo for Beckett

12/12- Set-up for Santa's Kottage

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration
  • Caroling @ 4:30 P.M.
  • Mass @ 5:00 P.M.

12/13- Santa's Kottage

12/15- Butterbraids Pick-up from 2:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.

  • Dismiss @ 1:55 P.M.

12/17-Posada Mass

  • Dismiss @ 11:20
  • End of 2nd Quarter
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SCRIP Stock Available Now:

Applebee's $25-1

Apples iTunes $15

Arby's $10- 1

Bath & Body Works $25-1

BP $50-1

Buffalo Wild Wings $10-1

Burger King $10- 1

Casey's $25- 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

TJ Maxx/Home Goods $25-1

SCRIP Free Dress Winner:

Congratulations to Payton Agles!!

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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