Blue Jay Flyer

November 17, 2021

From the Principal's Desk...

Parents and Guardians,

Don’t forget that our second night of conferences will be held tomorrow, Thursday, November 18th from 3:30-7:30 pm. Conference forms were sent home on November 5th with conference times for each family. Also, please remember that Friday will be our last day of school before our Thanksgiving Break. Since students earned Monday 11/22 off by raising money through their walk-a-thon in October, St. John’s will not be in session at all next week. I hope that every family has a relaxing break and we look forward to welcoming the students back on Monday, November 29th.

Lastly, thank you to everyone who supported our 3rd Annual St. John’s Spectacular. It was an amazing night watching our community come together to support our school in the effort to keep tuition down for our families. The school is so lucky to have such a wonderful committee of volunteers led by Mary Beth Salyers who worked tirelessly to make this event happen. If you see any of the committee members stop and thank them for their hard work for our students.

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 News

School Spectacular

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who supported our third annual

St. John's School Spectacular, Over the Rainbow. Special thanks to Mary Beth Salyers and the Spectacular committee for their hard work and dedication in organizing this important fundraising event, Destiny's Catering, Printcraft, Steve Raleigh, Chief Meteoroglogist at WCPO, the students and families of St. John's who contributed for the class baskets, and the over 100 businesses and individuals who donated items for the silent and premier auction items.

Spectacular Committee: Vicki Borgman, Lucy Borchers, Kathleen Gates, Andrea Hartmann, Laura Heidorn, Roger Holstegge, Tara Kalkhoff, Lauren Kresyman, Jason LaFary, Annie Ledford, Shannon Memory, Emily Meyer, Nikki Middleswarth, Dan Minelli, Bailey Pearce, Rose Putnick, Mary Beth Salyers, Elizabeth Scholz, Jason Smith, Erika Tonne, Vicki Treece, Courtney Weinheimer, Athena Widner, Jeanna Wiesman

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Congratulations to our lucky raffle winners!

$1500 Tuition Voucher

Aric & Beth Hassel

Party on the Porch

Andrew Blair

Split the Pot

Carmen Schultz

Basket Raffle Winners

Family Fun: Bonnie Madill

Backyard Fun: Emmett Ehrhardt

Enjoy Cincinnati: Michele Silvers

Spring Fling: Robin Glace-Vibbard

Couples Getaway: Matt Brosz

All American Girl: Michelle Madill

Gamers Galore: Amy Edwards

Pamper Me: Linda Smith

Dinner & A Show: Mandy Bain

House Party: Mandy Bain

Out of Uniform Friday for Spectacular Passes

If you purchased Out of Uniform passes at the Spectacular, your student(s) may be out of uniform on Friday, November 19th. No shorts may we worn and attire must be appropriate for a catholic school.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Our final parent-teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, November 18th from 3:30-7:30 pm. For parents who requested a conference, a paper was sent home with your "youngest" child noting your scheduled appointment time(s). Any questions, please call the school office at 385-7970.

Report Cards

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

Poinsettia Orders Due Monday & Tuesday Nov 29/30

Seventh and eighth grade poinsettia orders are due on the Monday and Tuesday when we return from Thanksgiving break.

Find Your Saint

Check out a great new website that helps students pick their Confirmation saint.
It's called Find Your Saint and has a "find your saint" quiz, Confirmation gift ideas, and more.

Blue Jay Gallery

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PTO News

Santa Shop

Blue Jay Folders were sent home on Wednesday containing a

Santa Shop schedule and gift list/budget envelope.

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Spring Fling Ladies Getaway to Chicago

If you would like to join us for a fun a ladies get-away weekend, registration and payment are due by December 1, 2021.

Please see flier below for details.

Parish News

Christmas Caroling at Northgate Park Nursing Home

Everyone is welcome to join us for caroling at Northgate Park Nursing Home on Saturday, December 4, 2021.
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St. John's Athletic Boosters

Instructional Basketball Sign Ups Close Nov. 26

Instructional basketball sign ups will close on November 26th 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

2nd Grade Boys' Basketball Signups Close Nov 24

Basketball signups for 2nd grade boys will close after November 24th.

We could use a couple more boys to make two teams.

Signup your guy here

Sign-ups will only be offered online at 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 -

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

Mercy McAuley

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