Blue Jay Flyer
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.
October Cafeteria Menu
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 coming....it'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
Pizza Forms Due Oct 15th
If your student(s) would like to have pizza for lunch on Walkathon day, order forms are due on Friday, October 15th. The cafeteria will be closed that day and any student not pre-ordering pizza will need to pack a lunch.
Performing Arts Fall Production
St. John's Performing Arts Troupe proudly presents:
No Body to Murder
Friday, October 15, 2021
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
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.
IOWA & cogats Testing
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 https://e.givesmart.com/events/mZi/ or
text stjohnschool to 76278
If you are unable to attend, you can still bid and buy raffle tickets
by registering at stjohnschool.givesmart.com.
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 $160,000 in two years. Let’s make this our best year yet!
Shopping Cent$ 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
Camp Kern Trip
Fire safety 101 brought to our kindergarteners last Thursday courtesy of the Colerain Fire Department!
Kindergarten students created colorful dots in art class and fifth graders designed swirly gold frames for them. A surprise delivery by the fifth graders to the kindergarten students made this collaboration even more special.
Extra credit challenge accepted! Ms. Dreyer offered extra credit to any 7th grade student that came to school dressed in colonial life attire.
Fire safety 101 brought to our kindergarteners last Thursday courtesy of the Colerain Fire Department!
Kindergarten has been learning all about the rosary and each student received their own royal blue rosary yesterday to keep in their backpacks.
Mrs. Ventling (Wilmes) had her 2nd grade students each write about what love is and incorporated their drawings and words of wisdom into her wedding centerpieces. She was married last weekend....congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Ventling!
St. John's Athletic Boosters
A little surprise from their coach, some pre-game donuts for these lady Blue Jays!
Although Cincinnati didn't win, a good time was had by all last weekend at the annual St. John's night at the FCC Stadium.
High School Events for Grade Schools
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 www.mercymcauley.org/hsptprep for details and to register.
Mount Notre Dame
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 www.setoncincinnati.org!
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.
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 futurelancers.com for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Click here to download a pdf copy of important dates.
November 14, 2021, 1:00-4:00 pm
X-PERIENCE DAYS (Shadow)
October: 20-22, 26-27
November: 3-5,9-11,16-18, 30
December: 1, 7-10
October: 25, 27
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 www.elderhs.org/shadow.
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 www.elderhs.org/openhouse. 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 www.elderhs.org/hspt to find information and how to register for the HSPT & the Boot Camp.