Blue Jay Flyer
April 1, 2020
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK...
And the truth will set you free
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We begin a new month; a month that we had hoped would see us return to school. Now we know that we have another month ahead of us with the same, difficult challenges. We are deeply grateful for your cooperation and support during this pandemic.
As I communicate with the faculty and staff, they continue to express to me how much they miss their regular interaction with your daughters and sons. They recognize that not being with your children is a loss for them as well. We wanted to try to communicate this to everyone in today’s newsletter.
This coming Sunday the Church will enter into Holy Week. We will remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. And yet, we will not be in the pews holding up palms to be blessed. It’s hard for me to believe that our churches will be empty.
Today’s reading for April 1st gives me great hope. Jesus tells his disciples, “If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (JN 8:31) What is this truth? It is the truth that we remember and celebrate each time we go to Mass. It is the truth we acclaim each time during the Consecration. Jesus has conquered death, and he is our savior.
May we all take time over the next week, even in the midst of all that we have to face, to remember this truth and this promise. I do not know or understand why we are all in this time of great difficulty. May we recognize our limited understanding and remember Jesus’ promise “and the truth will set you free.”
Daniel A. Minelli
Virtual Talent Show
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(s) will ever experience. We have received so many wonderful photos of everything you are doing at home these past few weeks that we may even need to increase the number of pages in the yearbook just to relay what a unique experience this year was!
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.
help support Colerain Small Businesses
"Love thy Neighbor"
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!
Because We All Need a Good Laugh
Blue Jay Showcase
Home School Virtual Spirit Week
Thursday: Jersey Day
Friday: Donuts with Dad & Pajama Day
We love our St. John's dads and missed seeing all of you in person last Friday for Donuts with Dad. Looking on the bright side...this year you could have all stayed in your pajamas if you wanted to and had cinnamon rolls, pop tarts or whatever else you liked! If you would like to see all the photos, please visit our Facebook Donuts with Dad Photo Album.
Donuts with Dad/Pajama Day Facebook Photo Album: https://www.facebook.com/pg/stjohnthebaptistschool/photos/?tab=album&album_id=957794177970479
Mrs. Sellers' Drive By Hellos
We Can Do This Together!
The Monkey Bars Kids Club on Facebook
Daily challenges, live story time with different students, healthy snack ideas and much more can be shared among families on this page. Pictured in the collage below are some of the photos from Mondays BRIGHTEN up the Sidewalks Chalk Challenge.
Mrs. Kahny's Four Year Olds
Check Out These Fun Resources
Art for Kids Hub on YouTube
Check out this family fun site for directed drawing videos. Ms. Wilmes discovered this site last week and pictured here are the drawings she made.
Goin' on A Bear Hunt
Resources & Activities for Every Age Student
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.