Blue Jay Flyer
December 15, 2021
From the Principal's Desk...
Parents and Guardians,
The staff at St. John the Baptist would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Tomorrow will be a fun filled day of Christmas joy around St. John’s. Students are allowed to wear Christmas shirts, hats, tights, and socks along with their regular uniform bottoms to show our Christmas spirit on our last day before our Christmas Break. I can’t wait to kick off our morning with the whole school attending our Kindergarten pageant. I was at the rehearsal this morning and the students are so excited to sing for the whole school and their parents. We will end our day with our Christmas parties in the primary grades and Christmas treats for the older grades.
I truly hope that each and everyone of you are able to relax and enjoy some family time over the next two weeks. I know the holiday season is hectic and stressful for many, so I hope that you are able to take some time for yourself and your family.
Don’t forget that our last day of school this week will be tomorrow. Our break officially starts on Friday, and we will not return until Monday January 3rd.
Cafeteria January Menu
School Spirit Wear For Christmas Gifts
Please visit our website at stjohnsdrschool.org to view photos and pricing of the entire line. Contact Laura Heidorn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-325-5877 with any questions and to check stock.
Win a $500 Tuition Credit
Refer any new family to St. John the Baptist School for the 2022-23 school year and your name will be entered to win a $500 Tuition Credit upon their official registration.
Don't Forget to Use Amazon Smile For Holiday Shopping
Ordering Shopping Cent$ Online
Just a reminder, in addition to our turn-in days through school, Shopping Cent$ can be purchased online (shopwithscrip.com) or through our partner app, Raise Right. Use our enrollment code (A1EFFA5L1L12) to create an account and do your shopping from there! You'll have access to a huge selection of brands, in many different denominations. Your order is shipped with order placed by the coordinator with no shipping costs to you! If you prefer to have your order sent to you directly, you can choose home delivery for a fee through the Raise Right app - ship to home is not available through the website, only the app.
Another benefit of online ordering - you can link your shopwithscrip/Raise Right account to a credit card or bank account (small fees apply) instead of paying by cash or check.
Please note, local restaurants are not available for online purchases.
Let's all support our program this holiday season!
Catholic Education Foundation Tuition Grants
Inclement Weather Plans
Inclement weather plans will be announced on the radio/television/social media as follows:
1. We will follow Northwest Schools. If Northwest Local Schools are closed, we will be closed.
2. Two hour delay. This means school will start two hours later than usual. Transportation will begin two hours later as well. If your transportation is provided by Fairfield or Mt. Healthy, you will need to verify that they are on a two hour delay as well. Otherwise, their transportation schedule will not match that of Northwest Local and your student(s) may not be provided a morning bus.
3. Early Dismissal. This announcement would mean the district would be transporting private and public students home early. Parents need to have a contingency plan in order to deal with this circumstance. In addition, parents will need to remain in contact with local media if adverse weather conditions occur during the school day to determine if Northwest Schools is going to transport students home early. The announcement that will go to the media will be “Northwest Schools will Dismiss Early”. The length of the early dismissal will also be announced, such as "1-hour" or 2 hours".
Blue Jay Gallery
Last Friday was "Reindeer Day" in kindergarten! Click here to hear Mrs. Unkrich's class singing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
Each day during morning announcements, two students from grades 5-8 lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance and the St. John's Pledge of Allegiance.
Mrs. Sander's first graders made Jesus headbands to shine the light of Jesus during Advent season.
An upside down candy cane = a J for Jesus! Mrs. Osborn’s kindergarten students enjoyed their candy cane treats while sporting their festive new glasses.
The four year old preschoolers visited Fr. Pete this week at church where he read them a story and talked to them about the importance of Jesus at Christmas time.
Congratulations to the members of our Beginning & Advanced Bands for their Christmas Concert performance on Tuesday night at Roger Bacon.
Elf on the Shelf
12 Days of Christmas
For the hot cocoa bar on the "7th Day of School in December," two thoughtful eighth graders took all the teachers' orders, made their hot cocoa and then delivered it to them.
On the "9th Day of School in December," hand decorated goodie bags were awaiting everyone when they arrived at school.
A huge thank you to our parent volunteers that prepared delicious soups, salads and desserts for our faculty and staff on the "10th Day of School in December."
A big thank you to the Collins family for the extra surprise of the "Collins Coffee Cart" on Tuesday morning. Our faculty and staff loved the fresh coffee from Fairfield Coffee!
Mens' Open Gym Basketball
For those guys looking to kick the rust off the gym sneakers, we have men's open gym basketball on Sunday evenings at 9 pm. This is open to any guys looking for a little exercise. We play every Sunday throughout the winter into mid-February (with perhaps the exception around the Holidays and Super Bowl Sunday). We shoot for teams and usually play 5-6 games that last roughly 10 minutes each. If interested, bring both a white shirt and a dark shirt (black/blue).
High School News
Elder Panthers Grades 7-8 Lacrosse Sign Ups
Badin Connection Newsletter
Save the Date! Grade School Basketball Night is Tuesday, January 18th. Future Wolves will enjoy free admission to the game(s), plus snacks and giveaways. The JV game starts at 5:30 p.m., and Varsity starts at 7 p.m. All future Wolves and families are welcome!