Blue Jay Flyer

August 31, 2022

From the Principal's Desk...

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I wanted to take a few minutes to encourage all parents of students with Social Media accounts to monitor their student’s accounts regularly. Over the last week, we have had multiple St. John’s students who have found fake Social Media accounts created in their name. These accounts are being used to attack other students in our building, and this is not acceptable. While these accounts are not being created nor accessed at school, it is causing distress to some of our students, and it needs to stop immediately. If we are able to identify the student(s) who are creating these accounts, swift disciplinary action will be taken as these actions directly violate our student code of conduct.

Parents, I am asking for your help. First, please check the Social Media accounts associated with your sons and daughters. If you see an account that is created in another student’s name in your student’s profile, please delete the account immediately. Second, please speak to your children about the consequences of their digital footprint. Being a mom of a teenage daughter, I know that raising a preteen or teen in this digital age is tough, but Social Media sites have age restrictions for a reason. Students under the age of 13 do not have the mental reasoning abilities to understand the consequences of their online actions. I know it is hard to tell your children no when they want to get Tik Tok or Snapchat. My intention in this is not to tell you how to raise your child(ren). Instead, I want to encourage you to regularly monitor their online activity to ensure they are being kind and respectful of their peers. Social Media will continue to be a part of the lives of our students, and we need to work together to monitor and teach acceptable technological behavior.

Over the next few weeks, I will be speaking to all of the grades about appropriate online behavior, and we will work this topic into our Blue Jay Time. I encourage each family to discuss the importance of being nice and kind to one another both in person and online.

Thank you for your help in this matter.


Courtney Weinheimer

School Calendar

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School News

Option C Electronic Forms Due Friday Sept 2

If you have not already, please log into your parent portal on Option C to complete and sign your electronic forms. These must be completed no later than Friday, September 2. None of these forms need to be printed and returned.

New Quarter Zip Uniform Sweatshirt

We are offering a new cotton blend 1/4 zip uniform sweatshirt in heather gray to replace the discontinued royal blue version. This item may be worn everyday over uniform polos and shirts. If you would like to place an order, please print the order form attached below and send into the school office with payment (cash, check or Venmo @SJB-School). Special orders are generally delivered in 2-3 weeks.

Reminder: Any of the sweatshirts/jackets that have our triangular school logo on them and are purchased through the school office may be worn as part of our regular uniform.

Shopping Cent$ Fundraising Program

Shopping Cent$ orders will be filled this Thursday, 9/1.

Shopping Cent$ is a program that raises money for our school without costing you anything more than you normally spend. We purchase gift cards at a discount and then sell them at face value, sending the profits directly back to the school. If you buy gift cards from us and use them like cash at your favorite retailers, restaurants and gas stations, we earn money - it's that easy! We have a range of cards in stock - Amazon, Skyline, Target, Meijer, Speedway, Ulta, Starbucks and so much more!

Orders are always filled on Thursday, every other week, and order forms will always be sent home on Wednesday. Your order will be sent home on Thursday, unless you have a special order or something is out of stock. You will get a note back if that is the case. Please let us know immediately if your order doesn't make it home on Thursday so that we can track it down.

If you would rather make an online purchase to help the school, you can buy cards through our online partner, Go there to create an account and enter our school code - A1EFFA5L1L12. Ecards are available or you can have cards shipped to the school at no shipping cost to you. Raise Right also has an app available to download. For online purchases, you can use a credit card or link to a bank account for a small fee.

We are also in need of volunteers to sell cards at the weekend masses, especially at the 4:30 Saturday mass. It's an easy way to volunteer and takes less than 1 hour a month! We can be flexible with scheduling - we just need some help! Please contact Amy Roetting at if you are interested in helping.

Thanks for your support!

Friday Lunch Treats

Beginning this week, the cafeteria will begin selling sweet treats on Fridays during lunch periods. Due to rising costs, the price will be 75 cents each.

Library Volunteers Needed

The school library will reopen on Monday, September 12th. If you would like to volunteer in the library this year please contact Trisha Maddux at Volunteers must be Safe Parish compliant.

Blue Jay Gallery

Our Birthday Bunch is back! Birthdays are announced daily over morning announcements and a weekly photo is taken every Friday. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see our Birthday Bunch each week.
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PTO Corner

Join the PTO

Attn: All Blue Jay Parents!

Everyone is Invited to Join the St. John’s PTO!!!

What is the PTO?

PTO funds many in-school and after-school events such as Enrichment programs, Field Day, Grandparents Day, Mornings with Mom/Donuts with Dad, Kickball, Mother/Son and Father/Daughter Dances, and 8th grade Scholarships.

How Do I Join?

Cost is $15 per family and includes access to an on-line directory of school families.

*** If you sign up by September 15, your children will be OUT OF UNIFORM on September 16th!***

Payment Details

Venmo- @SJB-School (please add PTO Membership in Venmo comments)

Cash- please send to school with your child and put "Holden Hampton, Caldwell" and your child's name on the envelope

Check- please send to school with your child and make out to "St. John's PTO", please send to school with your child and put "Holden Hampton, Caldwell" and your child's name on the envelope

There are also several events and committees in need of leadership and help. Please email Jen Dent at if interested.

Thank You for Your Support of the St. John’s PTO!

Catholic High School News

Grade School Cheer Camp at La Salle

Would your daughter love to cheer under the Friday Night Lights with LaSalle’s Varsity Squad?!? The girls are hosting a cheer camp for grade school students grades K-8. Camp runs the week of Sept. 6th and ends with the kids getting to cheer at Friday's game on Sept. 9th. See flyer below for details.
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Grade School Soccer Night - Mercy McAuley

Grade school girls are invited to experience the excitement of Mercy McAuley athletics at Mercy McAuley’s Grade School Soccer Night on September 14. Future Wolves receive free admission to the 6 p.m. Varsity game and will enjoy snacks, activities and giveaways. Grade school festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. Registration is not needed.

Grade School Events at Seton

Cheer on the Saints! Seton High Schools invites all grade school students to attend our upcoming Athletic Nights for Alumnae & Future Saints! All Future Saints and Alumnae will receive a giveaway and be entered to win a Seton swag basket, and there will be games, prizes, and plenty of spirit in the cheering section! We can’t wait to see you there!

Soccer Night – September 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Panther Athletic Complex

Volleyball Night – October 4 at 6:00 p.m. in Seton’s gym

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St. Ursula Academy

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Ursuline Events

Elder Events

Elder Shadow Days

Current 8 th grade students are invited to visit Elder and shadow a current Panther! Shadowing is the best way for a prospective student to experience a day at Elder! There are 13 preferred dates to schedule a shadow day, to schedule your visit go to

Elder Financial Aid and Scholarship Information Night

Prospective parents are invited to attend Financial Aid and Scholarship Information Night on

Wednesday, September 14 th from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Elder Staff will discuss our robust financial aid & scholarship programs and go over any questions. The meeting will be held in the Elder Schaeper Center (building facing Glenway Avenue). RSVP at

Seton & Elder Football Tailgate Party

All 7th and 8th grade students are invited to the Seton & Elder Football Tailgate Party on

October 14th starting at 6:00 PM. All in attendance will receive complimentary snacks, drinks,

shaved ice, give-a-ways and free entry to the Elder vs Bishop Chatard football game. Sign your

student up at

Elder Open House

Join us for the annual Elder Open House on Thursday, November 10 th . Take a tour with a

student ambassador, meet our dedicated Faculty & Staff, and learn about everything about Elder High School! Reserve a time for your family to take a tour at

High School Placement Test (HSPT) Elder Prep Bootcamp

The official High School Placement Test (HSPT) testing day is Saturday, November 19th . If you are currently in 8th grade, then make sure to schedule your test at your desired location.

In order to help 8th grade boys prepare for the High School Placement Test (HSPT), Elder will

host a HSPT Bootcamp on Saturday, November 5th from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Cost of the

bootcamp is $40. Space is limited, so be sure to secure your spot! Find information on the HSPT and the Elder Bootcamp at

HSPT Prep Course at St. Xavier High School

This HSPT course covers all 5 sections of the test: Verbal Skills, Reading, Mathematics, Quantitative Skills and Language. The course begins with a comprehensive assessment exam, and the rest of the course focuses on learning content. By program’s end, students know how to tackle every type of problem on the HSPT – and effectively manage their time and the test.

The course will be taught on October 29th and November 5th at St. Xavier High School from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:30 to 4:30 pm.

Attached below is a one-page program overview for families who may be interested. Parents can sign-up at by clicking on the 'Sign Up' button on the website.

Athletic Boosters

Athletic Spirit Wear Pop Up Sale

Order Deadline is September 11th

All orders must be received by end of day September 11th. Orders will be delivered to the school 2 to 3 weeks after the order deadline. All sales are final. No returns or exchanges as all items are custom made to order and not stocked.

Becky Hebert


Instructional Basketball Coordinator Needed

The athletic boosters are looking for a coordinator to lead our instructional basketball program. Instructional basketball is for boys and girls ages 4 through first grade. The season runs from early January to mid-March and all games/practices are on Friday nights in the Parish center gym. This program is a great way to introduce the sport to kids in a family friendly environment. If you have young children and looking to get involved with the athletic boosters at St. John’s, this is a great way to get started.

If interested and would like to discuss in more detail regarding the program, please reach out to me at Signups for instructional basketball will begin in the month of November.

Brock Wilt
St. John’s Athletic Boosters President

Boosters Golf Outing

The Boosters Golf Outing is coming up on Oct. 8th. Please see attachment below for registration form.

Parish News

Youth Ministry Shaving Cream Wiffle Ball

Parish Family Youth Ministry, now rebranded as Camino Youth Ministry, will relaunch Tuesday, September, 6 with a game of shaving cream wiffle ball! Game will be held from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at St. John Neumann.

Beginning Sunday, September 11, our weekly meetings will be held on Sundays at St. John the Baptist and Tuesdays at St. John Neumann. All will run from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. There will also be opportunities for off-site retreats and adventures! Our offical 2022 - 2023 schedule will be published soon.

Be sure to have a signed permission form filled out when you come!

2022 - 2023 Permission Form

Created to Believe: Called to Motherhood

Grow closer to God while meeting with other moms who want the same things as you - to raise great kids and have a strong and fulfilling marriage.

See flyer attached below.