Blue Jay Flyer
November 30, 2022
From the Principal's Desk...
Parents and Guardians,
I hope everyone was able to relax and unwind during the Thanksgiving Break! After today, we only have 14 more school days until Christmas Break, and I am sure they will go by quickly. Here is a list of a couple of our upcoming events that will take place at school. Many of these activities are explained in more detail below.
12/6 - Mercy McAuley’s Vocal Ensemble will be performing at St. John’s
12/6 - Junior High Poinsettia pick up
12/7 - PTO Vendor Pop-up night
12/13 - Christmas Concert for Grades 4-5
12/14 - 1st Reconciliation
12/20 - Kindergarten Pageant
Lastly, I wanted to remind parents to read the Student Handbook if you are planning a vacation during the school year. Multiple teachers have approached me with concerns about students missing days due to a scheduled vacation. If you intend to take a vacation during the school year, it must be approved at least one week prior to the trip. If you have any questions after reading the handbook, please contact me at email@example.com.
Thanks and have a great night!
School Calendar 📅
Out of Uniform Incentive for Shopping Cent$
Shopping Cent$ Out of Uniform incentive is back!! For any order turned in through the month of December, all children in your family will receive an out of uniform day on Monday, Dec. 19th! There is no minimum turn in required. We have many $10 options and also $5 Starbucks and Panera cards.
Shopping Cent$ orders will be filled December 1st, 8th and 15th. Please consider using Shopping Cent$ for your holiday gift card needs. You may not get extra gas points, but you'll be helping our school keep tuition increases down.
Any online orders will also count towards participation. You can set up an account and link it to your bank account or credit card (small fees apply). Your cards can be shipped with the school order at no extra cost to you. Any orders placed by noon on Sunday, 12/4, will be sent home Thursday, 12/8. Go to raiseright.com and enter enrollment code A1EFFA5L1L12.
Tony's Fight Champs
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 📸
A boot kickin' heel stompin' good time was had by all at our annual PTO Father-Daughter Dance on November 19! Thank you to our dance committee and volunteers for planning this special event for our students. Also, special thanks to Trisha Maddux for taking photos and sharing them with us.
Click here to view the photo album.
Students were bursting with excitement to bring home the Christmas gifts they selected for their families at our annual PTO Santa Shop! Thank you to our incredible Santa Shop elves, Laura Monti, Nikki Middleswarth and Betsey Miyahara, for shopping 'til they dropped all year long to make this special event possible and to all the volunteers who helped to create a magical shopping experience for our students. Also, a special thank you to the seventh and eighth grade students who helped assist the younger grades with their shopping.
Holiday Pop-Up Shop
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
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La Salle Little Lancers Lacrosse
Mercy McAuley Admissions Events
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 7:30 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
Additional information and registration links for all events can be found at www.saintursula.org/visit.aspx
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.