Blue Jay Flyer
January 4, 2023
From the Principal's Desk...
Parents and Guardians,
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing Christmas break. I can’t believe we are almost at the halfway point of the school year with 92 days of school left. We have a lot going on with our upcoming Open House, Catholic Schools Week (January 30-Febuary 3), and the opening of our 2023-2024 school year registration. We will be in need of multiple volunteers for our upcoming events so be on the lookout for ways to help out.
Next week, Local 12 will be on our campus to shoot a promotional video for their segment “The Catholic School Showcase: An Interactive Tour.” Local 12 will have a camera crew on our campus from approximately 8:30-12pm. They will be recording video segments in classrooms as well as interviewing some staff, students, and parents. The parents of any student who will be participating in an interview will be contacted prior to the taping to obtain consent. This is an amazing opportunity for our school to showcase what makes our Blue Jay Family so special and I think it will help us attract future students.
If you have any questions about the showcase of our school, please feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks and have a great night!
HAPPY NEW YEAR BLUE JAYS!
School Calendar 📅
Winter Window Boxes
We love our beautiful window boxes! A big thank you to Rob Maddux and Delhi Flower & Garden Center for filling them with festive winter evergreens. For those that may not know, the window boxes were a gift to our school from the St. John's Class of 2022.
Win a $500 Tuition Credit
We are preparing for our upcoming prospective student Open House on January 29, 2023. Please help spread the word about St. John's to family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.
Refer any new family to St. John's for the 2023-24 school year and upon their official registration, your name will be entered to win a $500 tuition credit!
Corn Hole Boards
Do you have any corn hole boards sitting around that you would be willing to donate to our school? Mr. Gildea is hoping to acquire six sets of corn hole boards to use during P.E. class. Please contact the school office at 513-385-7970 with any questions.
$1470 Earned Last Quarter
It is easy to earn free money for our school by simply registering your Kroger Plus card and assigning St. John the Baptist School as your charity. Visit www.krogercomunityrewards.com and use St. John's code: 80216.
Please Take Our Parent Survey
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.
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.
Blue Jay Gallery 📸
Kindergarten Christmas Pageant
Our little Mary, Joseph and Elizabeth along with the angels, shepards and townspeople did a great job performing their kindergarten Christmas pageant!
Spring Sports Sign Ups
Spring season sports sign ups are now open and will be online only at www.stjab.com. Signups will be open thru February 15th.
Want to get involved in St. Johns Boosters? Boosters meet on the first Wednesday of each month at the athletic barn by the sports fields. This is a great way to meet new families and also get involved in your child's sports programs.
**REMINDER: A one-time family fee of $50 will be assessed per account at the beginning of each calendar year. The family fee helps to cover capital improvements and operating expenses of our athletic facilities.
- Instructional Baseball (t-ball) for kids 5 and 6 years of age.
- 7U - Coach pitch will give your child the opportunity to continue to learn the fundamentals of the game while still having a blast with their friends.
- 8U to 15U will focus on the fundamentals as well, while getting a little more competitive. We have both American and National divisions.
We play in the Western Baseball Conference which comprises of teams such as St. I’s, St. Jude, St. Vivian, St. John Harrison, St. James, St. Antoninus, St. William, Victory, Visitation, Oak Hills, St. Teresa, St. Bart, St. Als, St. Dominic, St. Martin, Westend Reds and more.
*** If you try to sign your son up to play baseball but you don't see your son's grade level as an option. Please feel free to reach out to Dan Schneider (contact info below) and let him know.
The league sets birthdates for each level as follows below. If your son is outside the range on the low end, contact me with a name of the player and their complete birthdate.
7u - 5/1/2015 to 5/1/2016
9u - 5/1/2013 to 5/1/2015
11u - 5/1/2011 to 5/1/2013
13u - 5/1/2009 to 5/1/2011
15u - 5/1/2007 to 5/1/2009
How can you get involved in St. John Blue Jays Baseball?
1) We need coaches at the T-ball, 7u and 9u levels.
2) We need T-ball Coordinators
3) We need Baseball Coordinators.
4) We Need You to help out in any way you can for the St. John Athletic Boosters Program. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month in the barn. We could add you to the email group if you are interested.
Please contact Dan Schneider, email@example.com or Lee Houchen, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We are looking forward to a great 2023 season!
Dan Schneider - St. John's Athletic Boosters Baseball Coordinator
Lee Houchen - St. John's Athletic Boosters Baseball Coordinator and T-Ball Coordinator
Girls Western Athletic Conference Softball
Girls Softball: 1st grade & up (teams are set by grade 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th,5th/6th, 7th/8th)
Girls Instructional Softball: Pre-school thru Kindergarten
Teams are formed soon after sign-ups. Please spread the word to all of your family and friends who have daughters that may be interested in participating in the softball program here at St. Johns.
If you have questions/concerns/ideas about softball please email Geoff Ziegler – email@example.com (Softball coordinator)
We are excited to get started this year and hope to see you all soon. Please indicate during sign ups if you would like to be a head coach or be an assistant coach for your daughters’ team.
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.