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October 13, 2021

From the Principal's Desk...

Parents and Guardians,

I hope everyone had a relaxing long weekend! Our teachers had a great two days of professional development last week that will help them prepare for the end of the trimester on November 5th. Just a couple of reminders for the next few weeks:

  • Out of uniform - All students are out of uniform tomorrow October 14th as a reward for 100% participation in the St. John’s Spectacular basket donation. Please make sure that your child(ren) are dressed appropriately for a Catholic School.

  • Fall Play - Good Luck to our Performing Arts Troupe will be performing the fall play this Friday for their peers.

  • Buses - NWLSD informed us last weekend that they will be cancelling multiple bus routes each week due to a driver shortage. We will send a One Call each weekend with the cancellations for the week. Tomorrow NWLSD bus 25 will not be running.

  • Walk-a-thon - The next turn-in for our Walk-a-ween (Walk for Technology) will be on Friday October 15th. Please send in your donations so that we can update our progress towards our goal of raising $10,000. Please see below for more information.

  • St. John’s Spectacular - Tickets are on sale now for the St. John’s Spectacular. Please see the links below to purchase tickets and check out the amazing items that will be available through the live and silent auctions.

We have a lot of information throughout this newsletter so please keep scrolling so you can stay informed of what is going on in- and outside of our building.


Courtney Weinheimer

School Calendar

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October Cafeteria Menu

School News


We are off and running to a great start after our first turn in day yesterday! If you forgot to turn your donations in, our next turn in day will be Friday, October 15th. Let's keep those donations's a long walk to reach our $10,000 goal.

How to donate:

Cash, checks (payable to St. John the Baptist School) or Venmo @SJB-School

See Venmo QR code below

Performing Arts Fall Production

St. John's Performing Arts Troupe proudly presents:

No Body to Murder

Friday, October 15, 2021

7:00 p.m.

Parish Center/Gym

Full of zany characters, hilarious stage action, and a surprise ending, this play will be sure to entertain! Tickets are $5 each or $20 for a household. A livestream of both the school day and evening performance will be shown on the school YouTube channel at St. John the Baptist Catholic School Cincinnati.

Tom's Tasty Treat's During Play Performance

Instead of during lunch periods, Tom's Tasty Treats will be sold on Friday, Oct. 15th during the school day performance of our student play. Due to social distancing protocol, grades 5-8 will attend the play in person and grades K-4 will watch the livestream from their classrooms.

Students may purchase popcorn, 5 Twizzlers or 2 Air Heads for fifty cents.

Teachers will take orders and collect money on Friday morning.

Opt in for Text Messages

Text the word ALERT to 22300

Receive important messages from school via text message in addition to e-mails.

Picture Re-take Day October 27

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Picture Day ID: EVTMM6GMT

If your student did not have their photo taken in September or would like to have re-takes, they may be out of uniform on picture re-take day. Photos will be taken in the morning.

To order pictures, please use the new Picture Day ID from above when ordering online or send in the order form envelope with payment enclosed. New order forms were sent home with our

Pre- K students and those who were absent on Picture Day.

Last Day to Wear Shorts is Friday, October 29

As stated in the Student Handbook, uniform shorts may be worn by students from April 1st through October 31st.

IOWA & cogats Testing

IOWA & CogAt testing will begin for students in grades 2-7 on February 22, 2022 and run through March 18, 2022. Please avoid scheduling outside appointments and/or vacations during this time.


Spectacular Tickets On Sale Now

Join us on Saturday, November 13 for an evening of friendship and fundraising to keep our school’s tuition increases as low as possible. The evening begins with cocktails and passed appetizers, then you will have a seated three course dinner with wine or spirits of your choice with open bar for the evening. Our Master of Ceremonies is Steve Raleigh, WCPO Chief Meteorologist. Enjoy silent auctions, premier super silent items, class basket raffles, split the pot, Grand Tuition Voucher Raffle and Party of the Patio raffle. Then end the evening dancing to DJ Jason Smith. Tickets are $80 per person or $150 per couple. We hope to see you there!

Purchase tickets here or

text stjohnschool to 76278

If you are unable to attend, you can still bid and buy raffle tickets

by registering at

This event’s sole purpose is to raise funds to bridge the gap between what is received in tuition and what the actual cost is to educate each student. We need your support to keep your tuition costs as low as possible. Over the last two years this event made it possible for tuition increases to be only $75 each year and held registration fees stable. Thanks to your support we raised over $160,000 in two years. Let’s make this our best year yet!

Resource Development

Shopping Cent$ Filled Thursday Oct 14

There will be a Shopping Cents turn in day tomorrow, Thursday, Oct 14th. We have a supply of cards for the newly re-opened Steak ‘n’ Shake. Get some cards from us before you go get that milkshake!

Also, don’t forget, the Amazon Music Unlimited promotion is going on. Buy a card from us and load it to your account before October 18th and get 3 months of Music Unlimited for free! Only applies to new subscribers - if you’ve already had a free trial, the offer is not valid. Thanks for your support.

An order form is attached below for your convenience. Please send those orders in!

Blue Jay Gallery

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Camp Kern Trip

Our eighth grade class spent the day at YMCA Camp Kern last Thursday for a fun-filled day of bonding and team-building activities and challenges.

St. John's Athletic Boosters

High School Events for Grade Schools

Mercy McAuley

Mercy McAuley Offering HSPT Prep Class

Mercy McAuley High School offers a 4-week prep course to help 8th graders prepare for the High School Placement Test (HSPT). The course covers academic content on the test, familiarizes the students with test format, teaches test-taking strategies and eases apprehension about the test. There is a $75 fee for the 4-week course, which is from 9 – 11 a.m. on the four Saturdays leading up to the test: October 23, October 30 November 6, and November 13. Visit for details and to register.

Mount Notre Dame

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St. Ursula

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Ursuline Academy


All 8th grade girls are invited to Ignite your Seton Spirit and schedule your shadow visit today! Shadow dates are filling quickly, so be sure to visit the Future Saints page on our website and register today at!

Parents of 8th graders are welcome to attend Coffee & Conversation to learn more about Seton’s academics, technology use, the admission process, financial aid and scholarships. Register on our website for October 27 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. NEW THIS YEAR: following each session there will be a separate informational session from 9:30-10:00 a.m. for those needing accommodations through an IEP, ISP, 504 plan or accommodation plan.

Seton High School’s Open House is on Thursday, November 4 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. All 7th and 8th graders are invited to attend! Discover the Spirit of Seton and learn about our deeply-rooted Catholic faith, strong academics and innovative schedule, athletic teams and performing arts groups, leadership and service opportunities, extracurricular clubs and activities and so much more! Pre-registration is required and can be found on our website under Future Saints.


See attached flier below.

La Salle

La Salle Information Nights and Open House

La Salle information nights are designed for parents and guardians to learn more about life at La Salle, the admissions process, deadlines, financial aid, scholarships and more. Dates for Information Nights are October 13, 19 and 27 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Doors will open at 6:45 pm, please use the courtyard entrance. Save the Date for Open House on November 7, 2021. Visit for more information or email with questions. Click here to download a pdf copy of important dates.

St. Xavier


November 14, 2021, 1:00-4:00 pm


October: 20-22, 26-27

November: 3-5,9-11,16-18, 30

December: 1, 7-10


October: 25, 27

November: 4


October: 23

December: 11


November 30, 2021

See attached flier for information regarding an Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.

Elder – Grade School Events

Elder Shadow Days: A shadow visit is the best way for an 8th grade boy to experience what a day at Elder High School is like! Be led by an Elder student for an entire day, and see what it’s like to be a Panther! The preferred shadow dates, and additional information can be found at

Open House: Elder High School is excited to welcome families to our campus for Open House on Thursday, November 11th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Take a tour led by a Student Ambassador, meet our dedicated faculty & staff, and learn about everything Elder has to offer to its students! Register for an Open House Tour at Tours will take approximately one hour.

High School Placement Test (HSPT): The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will administer the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at area high schools (including Elder High School) on November 20, 2021. Students are required to register for the HSPT by November 3rd.

Elder High School is offering a 1-day boot camp to help prepare students for the HSPT on Saturday, November 6th. Visit to find information and how to register for the HSPT & the Boot Camp.