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.


Courtney Weinheimer

School Calendar

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Cafeteria January Menu

School News

Christmas Shirts, Socks & Hats on Thursday

Students are permitted to wear Christmas themed/colored shirts, socks, hats, etc. tomorrow, Thursday, December 16, with their regular uniform bottom/jumpers.

School Spirit Wear For Christmas Gifts

School spirit wear makes great Christmas gifts! We have a limited variety of styles and sizes in stock for immediate delivery. Gift certificates are also available if we do not have what you need in stock.


Please visit our website at stjohnsdrschool.org to view photos and pricing of the entire line. Contact Laura Heidorn at lheidorn@stjohnsdrschool.org or 513-325-5877 with any questions and to check stock.

Win a $500 Tuition Credit

We are anxiously preparing for our upcoming Open House on January 30, 2022. Please help spread the word to family, friends, neighbors and co-workers that St. John the Baptist School is A Great Place to Belong!


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

Our school earns .5% of all Amazon orders provided that you shop through the AmazonSmile link, smile.amazon.com, and select St. John the Baptist Catholic School Cincinnati as your charity. Amazon Prime benefits will remain the same when using AmazonSmile.

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

The Catholic Education Foundation of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is now accepting K-8 tuition assistance grant applications for the 2022-2023 school year. The application period runs from now through February 6, 2022. For more information, please go to http://www.catholicbestchoice.org/. To apply, please go to https://factsmgt.com/

Decks of Cards Needed

Do you have any extra decks of cards laying around the house that you no longer need? Mrs. Flick is in need of several complete decks to use in her classroom.


Please send any that you are willing to part with to the school office c/o Mrs. Flick. Thank you.

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

Cascabeles

Our 8th grade Spanish classes festively traveled from room to room yesterday singing Cascabeles, a Spanish version of Jingle Bells.
Cascabeles
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Happy Retirement!

A sincere thank you and congratulations to Ernie Murray of Northwest Bus #51 on his retirement. Ernie has been driving our St. John's route for nine years and will be greatly missed by all.
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Elf on the Shelf

Jay, our resident Elf on the Shelf, has been hiding in some very creative spots this past week. The first student to spot him each day wins a Tom's Tasty Treat Certificate.

12 Days of Christmas

Beginning December 1, our faculty & staff have been celebrating the "12 Days of School in December" with some festive fun each day including a hot cocoa bar, Tom & Shannon's Breakfast Omelettes, surprise gift bags (hand decorated by our students) and a delicious lunch provided by parent volunteers.

PTO News

Spring Fling Registration Deadline Extended

The deadline to register for Spring Fling has been extended to Thursday, December 16th. Please see attachment below for more information.

Athletic Boosters

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

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Badin Connection Newsletter

Mercy McAuley

Seton

All Future Saints are invited to attend Grade School Basketball Night featuring a performance from the Varsity Dance Team on Wednesday, January 5th. The theme is All Out Tie Dye. Games, activities and prizes will be in Seton’s gym starting at 7:00 p.m., and the Varsity game begins at 7:30 p.m. Come experience the Spirit of Seton!

Mount Notre Dame