Blue Jay Flyer

November 10, 2021

From the Principal's Desk...

Parents and Guardians,


Welcome to the start of the second Trimester! It seems like the last few weeks have just flown by, and I can’t believe that Thanksgiving Break is just around the corner. Teachers are busy this week preparing for conferences and finalizing their grades for the Report Cards that will be sent home on Friday November 18th. The next six weeks are going to be very busy, so I hope that you find some time to relax and spend time with those you love.


Don’t forget that this weekend we will be hosting our St. John’s Spectacular on Saturday night. This is the largest fundraiser for our school and the proceeds help keep our tuition costs low. If you can’t attend the event, you can still bid on the amazing items via the GiveSmart App. Please see below for some more information on how you can bid on items and help support our school. I wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to Mary Beth Salyers and the Spectacular committee! They have worked tirelessly for the last eight months to make this event amazing, and I can’t wait to see all their hard work come together this weekend. Every student will be impacted by the money raised this weekend, so please consider supporting the event anyway you can.


Courtney Weinheimer

School Calendar

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Cafeteria Menu

***November Menu Revision***

The Thanksgiving Feast will now be on Friday, November 19 instead of Monday, November 22.

School Spectacular - Over the Rainbow 🌈

Purchase an Out of Uniform Pass for Nov. 19

Out of Uniform Passes for Friday, November 19th can be purchased through the school office or at the live event on Saturday night. Price is $10 each and all proceeds go the Spectacular.


Payments of cash, check (made payable to St. John's) or Venmo @SJB-School can be sent to the school office with your child's name and homeroom.

Everyone Can Browse, Bid and Buy Online!


Please help spread the word to family, friends, neighbors and co-workers...

everyone can browse, bid and buy from their cell phones or computers!


RAFFLES


* $1500 Tuition for St. John's or any area Catholic high school

* Stock your Party on the Porch with $1800 Party Source gift cards and an 80 gallon cooler

* Ten Different Themed Baskets (American Girl, Gamers Galore, etc.)

* Split the Pot


SILENT AUCTION ITEMS


Choose from 108 different items and bid as often as you like.


PREMIER AUCTION ITEMS


Tune in to the live event on November 13 from 7:00-8:45 pm on stjohnschool.givesmart.com to bid on the premier auction items and donate to the Guardian Angel fund.

Steve Raleigh, WCPO chief meteorologist, will be promoting the premier auction items.


It is simple to participate. Please visit stjohnschool.givesmart.com to register or log in if you already have an account.

Premier Auction Items

Just a few of the items that you could win in the Premier Auction...

Basket Raffles

Just a few of the 10 amazing baskets that were donated by our school families.

Raffle tickets are $5.00 each at stjohnschool.givesmart.com.

School News

Shopping Cents Orders Filled Nov 11

Shopping Cent$ will be filled tomorrow, Thursday, 11/11. Please send in your orders and support the school! This will be the last turn-in day until December.


New for Shopping Cent$ - Old Navy/Gap cards are now stocked on a regular basis and will no longer be special orders. They have been added to the new order forms coming home and online.


Holiday cards are back in stock - For the holidays we will carry $5 Panera and Starbucks cards, $10 Target and Amazon cards. Another new item for the holidays is $25 Happy Dining which can be used at Cheesecake Factory, Red Lobster, PF Chang's, Cracker Barrel, Buffalo Wild Wings or McCormick & Schmick's. Get them while they are in stock....gift cards make great teacher and bus driver gifts or the perfect stocking stuffers!


An order form is attached below. Thanks for your support!

Report Cards

On Friday, November 19th, report cards will be sent home and also available for viewing in Option C in the parent portal.

Schoolbelles is Moving

The Schoolbelles location on Harrison Avenue is now closed for the off season and will be re-opening at a new, better location in the spring of 2022.


While the store is temporarily closed and relocating, they are extending a 15% discount on all purchases plus FREE Shipping. Customers may place an order over the phone, on-line, or shop at our northern Kentucky retail location at 5046 Old Taylor Mill Road in Taylor Mill, KY.

Blue Jay Gallery

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PTO News

Santa Shop

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Santa Shop Volunteer Sign Up

To volunteer please click on the link and complete the google form by Friday, Nov 13th.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqfQ2zIyQMFk0Xgf-Qz73TRyIfkDBKxvgIQ5BNywcn3drz1g/viewform?usp=sf_link

Skating Party

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St. John's Athletic Boosters

Congratulations U9 Girls' Soccer Team

The St. John’s Premier U9 girls went to Indianapolis last weekend and went 2-1 in the tournament. Congratulations Blue Jays!

Athletic Spirit Wear Pop-Up Shop Open for Christmas


ORDER DEADLINE IS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH


All orders must be received by end of day November 14th. Orders will be delivered to the individual team on or about December 10th.


All sales are final. No returns or exchanges as all items are custom made to order and not stocked.


Order link: St. John's Athletic Spirit Wear

2nd Grade Boys Basketball Sign Ups

Basketball signups for 2nd grade will close after 11/24. We could use a couple more boys to make two teams.


Signup your guy up here https://sports.bluesombrero.com/stjab/

Sign-ups will only be offered online at https://sports.bluesombrero.com/stjab/. In the upper right corner you will see the login or register tab if you do not already have an account. If you do not sign-up during this time frame, we cannot guarantee your son a spot on a team. If you sign-up late and are given a spot on a team a late fee will be charged.


Important info:

  • 2nd grade will be playing in the St. Bernard League. The season runs from January to the end of February. All games are played at St. Bernard.


Email any questions for boys basketball to Jonathan Houchen - jphouchen@yahoo.com

Instructional Basketball Sign Ups

Instructional basketball sign ups are open for both boys

and girls ages pre-K through 1st grade.


The season runs January through mid-March and practices/games

are on Friday nights at St. John's.


Registration is on the athletic's website at http://www.stjab.com/

High School Events for Grade Schools

Ursuline Academy Grade School Volleyball Camp

December Volleyball Camp Grades 4-8


December 11 - One Day Clinic: 1st - 4th graders from 10:00-Noon; 5th-8th graders 12:30-3:00

December 28-30 - 5th-8th graders - 2:30-5:00pm


Register here.


For more information contact Athletic Director Colleen O'Brien at cobrien@ursulineacademy.org.

St. Ursula STEM Workshop Grades 6-8

The Dream Girls Initiative will be hosting a dynamic event at St. Ursula Academy that will showcase women role models in STEM.


The Dream Day one-day workshop is for girls in grades 6-8 on Saturday, November 13 from 10:00am-3:30pm. The goal is to inspire young women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) by exposing them to female engineers and scientists who will be showcasing activities in the STEM fields. The event is free, but registration is required to attend and is limited to the first 150 registrants.


Register now at https://www.dreamgirlsinitiative.com/dream-days.

Elder Kids Wrestling

Elder Kids Wrestling is a developmental program intended for children in grades K-6 with less than 3 years of wrestling experience. See attached flier below.

Elder Open House

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.

Mercy McAuley

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St. Xavier

OPEN HOUSE

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


Parents are asked to preregister and choose a 15 minute window

in which to arrive for their tour. Please register as soon as

possible as many of the windows are already full.


X-PERIENCE DAYS (Shadow)

November 16-18, 30

December: 1, 7-10


PERSONAL TOURS

December: 11


APPLICATION DEADLINE

November 30, 2021