Blue Jay Flyer
December 4, 2019
To inspire students to live faith filled lives
and to be, like St. John the Baptist,
heralds of God's love in the world
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK...
Prepare the way of the Lord
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Given that Thanksgiving was so late, December and Advent are here. Yesterday, we gathered together for an All School Prayer Service to celebrate the beginning of the Advent Season. This prayer service was centered on our need and desire for light, and our recognition that Jesus Christ is the Light we come to celebrate.
This Friday we will have the opportunity to recognize, affirm and congratulate many new American citizens during our Naturalization Ceremony. The Honorable Judge Michael R. Barrett will preside over the ceremony for 67 citizenship candidates from 27 different countries. It is a wonderful opportunity for our students to welcome individuals and families into full citizenship.
Next Monday, we will gather for an All School Mass to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. There are many opportunities during Advent to remember the ways that God has chosen to bring light into our world.
This Sunday is the second Sunday in Advent. The Gospel reading for this Sunday is particularly appropriate for us. Matthew reminds us (MT3:1-12) of John the Baptist heralding the coming of Jesus. John quotes Isaiah when he says, “A voice of one crying out in the desert, Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” John the Baptist is living his Mission and reminding us of ours.
The Season of Advent is a wonderful time for us as individuals and as a school to become both receivers and bearers of the Light. We, like St. John the Baptist, have been called to be heralds. During this Season of Advent, may we all take to heart the call of John the Baptist to Prepare the way of the Lord.
Daniel A. Minelli
Calendar of Events
Earn an Out of Uniform Pass
Please write your child(ren)'s name(s) and homeroom on your order form. No out of uniform passes will be sent home with your order. Homeroom teachers will be given a list of students that can be out of uniform.
Please see flyer below for more information and a printable order form.
Last Call for Crystal Clear Science Club Sign Ups
Dollar Dress Down Day
Science Fair Judges Still Needed
Interested persons should respond by January 8, 2020. Please e-mail Mrs. Christine Smith at email@example.com or leave a voicemail by calling 699-6960 ext 231.
Blue Jay Gallery
Our St. John's Beginning Band has been working hard bright and early every Friday morning learning to play their drums, saxophones, flutes, and trombones.
Our preschool and kindergarten students each brought something yummy to share for their classroom Thanksgiving Feasts. Kindergarten made pilgrim and Indian hats to wear during their feasts.
One World, Many Cultures Enrichment
Second graders took a trip around the world today as they explored cultures from Africa, Asia, Australia and South and North America through clothing, crafts, games, celebrations, music and photographs during a classroom enrichment with The Cincinnati Museum Center.
One World, Many Cultures Enrichment
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Geography Bee Winners
Congratulations to our top three St. John's Geography Bee Winners. Our first place winner will take an online test to see if he qualifies for the State Bee in the spring.
A big thank you to all of our volunteers without whom this fun and meaningful experience for our students wouldn’t be possible. Also, kudos to our seventh and eighth graders for helping the younger kids shop.
PTO Pie Peddler Fundraiser Orders Due Dec. 6
Pebble Creek Dine to Donate
Monday, December 4, 2019
11:30 am-9:30 pm
Dine-in or Carry-out
Pebble Creek will donate 10% of all food sales to St. John the Baptist School. You must tell your server you are dining for St. John's.
Don't forget to purchase Pebble Creek gift certificates from Shopping Cents and our school will benefit even more.
High School Events
* The Holiday Harmony Showcase Concert is Thursday, December 12, at 7:30 pm. This concert is an all-choral show featuring vocalists from both Mercy McAuley and LaSalle High School. Tickets are $5 at the door.
* The Sounds of Christmas Concert is Sunday, December 15, at 7:30 pm. This concert features the Mercy McAuley chorus, orchestra and Vocal Ensemble. Tickets are $5 at the door.
- Basketball Grade School Night, December 5th at 6:30pm, Come cheer on the Lions! Enjoy free admission, pizza and prizes
- Ursuline Academy’s Annual Christmas Concert December 12th, Hot Chocolate Bar 6pm, Concert begins at 7pm, in the Besl Theatre, Come celebrate the Christmas season with us and learn more about our music program