Blue Jay Flyer

January 12, 2022

From the Principal's Desk...

Parents and Guardians,


We learned this afternoon that NWLSD will be closed on Thursday and Friday this week due to staffing shortages. This change will NOT affect St. John the Baptist students. St. John’s will be open both Thursday and Friday and ALL buses will be running on both days.


Update on make requirements per grade:

  • Kindergarten - masks required through Monday 1/17

  • 1st Grade - masks required through Monday 1/17

  • 2nd Grade - masks required through Friday 1/14

  • 3rd Grade - masks required through Monday 1/17

  • 4th Grade - masks required through Monday 1/17

  • 5th Grade - masks required through Thursday 1/13

  • 6th Grade - masks required through Monday 1/17

  • 7th Grade - masks required through Monday 1/17

  • 8th Grade - masks required through Monday 1/20


Please remember: if you or anyone in your household is being tested for COVID or is experiencing multiple symptoms of COVID, please keep your student(s) home. This variant is highly contagious, and we would like to limit exposures at school that can be prevented. I thank the families that are diligently following this rule. We are all in this together, and we need to look out for and protect those around us in order to get through this surge. If you have ANY questions about what you should do with your child(ren) in regards to a possible exposure or positive case, please reach out to me or the school nurse.


Thank you for your cooperation,


Courtney Weinheimer

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School News

Re-Registration Forms

Re-registration forms for the 2022-23 school year were sent home this week with your youngest child in their Blue Jay Folder. If your family is planning to return to St. John's, registration forms are due back no later than January 31. The non-refundable registration fee of $225 (per family) is due by March 11, 2022. After March 11, the re-registration fee will increase to $300.00 per family.

Win a $500 Tuition Credit

Please help spread the word about our Prospective Student Open House on January 30th from 12:30-2:30 pm. Refer any new family to St. John the Baptist School for the 2022-23 school year and your name will be entered to win a $500 Tuition Credit upon their official registration.


***Please note: This year's Open House is for new/prospective students only. Reservations are required for prospective families.

Shopping Cent$ Orders Filled Thursday

Shopping Cent$ order forms were sent home in the Blue Jay Folders on Wednesday. Orders will be filled tomorrow, Thursday, January 13th. An order form is also attached below for your convenience.


Please help support this important fundraising program AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU!

Do Not Put Laptops in Backpacks

Please remind your child(ren) in grades 3-8 that their laptops should NEVER be put in their backpacks. We have had multiple instances of bent/cracked screens from the pressure that books put on the laptops when placed in backpacks. These expensive mishaps can be prevented by simply not placing laptops in backpacks.

Catholic Education Foundation Tuition Grants

The Catholic Education Foundation of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is now accepting K-8 tuition assistance grant applications for the 2022-2023 school year. The application period runs from now through February 6, 2022. For more information, please go to http://www.catholicbestchoice.org/. To apply, please go to https://factsmgt.com/

Aubrey Rose Scholarship Application Deadline is Jan. 28

The Aubrey Rose Foundation will be awarding up to thirty-five (35) $500 scholarships to 8th graders in the graduating class of 2022 who will continue their education at a private high school in the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky & SE Indiana areas in the fall of 2022.


Your students can complete the scholarship application and essay by going online to submit it.


Scholarship Application Deadline is January 28, 2022.

Inclement Weather Plans

Inclement weather plans will be announced on the radio/television/social media as follows:


1. We will follow Northwest Schools. If Northwest Local Schools are closed, we will be closed.


2. Two hour delay. This means school will start two hours later than usual. Transportation will begin two hours later as well. If your transportation is provided by Fairfield or Mt. Healthy, you will need to verify that they are on a two hour delay as well. Otherwise, their transportation schedule will not match that of Northwest Local and your student(s) may not be provided a morning bus.


3. Early Dismissal. This announcement would mean the district would be transporting private and public students home early. Parents need to have a contingency plan in order to deal with this circumstance. In addition, parents will need to remain in contact with local media if adverse weather conditions occur during the school day to determine if Northwest Schools is going to transport students home early. The announcement that will go to the media will be “Northwest Schools will Dismiss Early”. The length of the early dismissal will also be announced, such as "1-hour" or 2 hours".

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Athletic Boosters

Baseball Sign Ups

If your child is interested in playing baseball in 2022, please follow the link below to access Blue Sombrero.


www.stjab.com


St. John's currently offers:

  • Instructional Baseball (t-ball) for kids 5 and 6 years of age.
  • 7U - Coach pitch, it will give your child the opportunity to continue to learn the fundamentals of the game while still have a blast with their friends.
  • 8U to 15U will focus on the fundamentals as well, while getting a little more competitive. We have both American and National divisions.


Currently we play in the Western Baseball Conference which comprises of teams such as, St. I’s, St. Jude, Vivian, St. John Harrison, St. James, St. Antoninus, St. William, Victory, Visitation, Oak Hills, St. Teresa, St. Bart, St. Als, Dominic, St. Martin, Westend Reds and more.


Sign-ups are open now and will run till January 15, 2022.


If you have any questions please contact Dan Schneider, dschneider@sbeco.com or Lee Houchen, dleehouchen@gmail.com.


We are looking forward to a great 2022 season!

Dan Schneider - St. John's Athletic Boosters Baseball Coordinator
Lee Houchen - St. John's Athletic Boosters Baseball Coordinator

Girls' Softball Sign Ups

What: Girls Western Athletic Conference Softball Sign Ups


When: Now thru March 4th


Where: www.stjab.com


Girls Softball: 1st grade & up (teams are set by grade 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th,5th/6th, 7th/8th)


Girls Instructional Softball: Pre-school Thru Kindergarten


Signups will be online only at www.stjab.com.


Teams are formed soon after sign-ups. Please spread the word to all of your family and friends who have daughters that may be interested in participating in the St. John's softball program.


If you have questions/concerns/ideas about softball please email: Geoff Ziegler – gpziegler802@gmail.com (Softball coordinator)


We are excited to get started this year and hope to see you all soon. Please indicate during sign ups if you would like to be a head coach or be an assistant coach for your daughters’ team.


A one-time family fee of $50 will be assessed per account at the beginning of each calendar year. The family fee helps to cover capital improvements and operating expenses of our athletic facilities.

***Want to get involved in St. Johns Boosters? Boosters meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month at the athletic barn by the sports fields. This is a great way to meet new families and also get involved in your child's sports programs.

Mens' Open Gym Basketball


For those guys looking to kick the rust off the gym sneakers, we have men's open gym basketball on Sunday evenings at 9 pm. This is open to any guys looking for a little exercise. We play every Sunday throughout the winter into mid-February (with perhaps the exception around the Holidays and Super Bowl Sunday). We shoot for teams and usually play 5-6 games that last roughly 10 minutes each. If interested, bring both a white shirt and a dark shirt (black/blue).

High School News

Mercy McAuley

Parish News

St. John the Baptist Mom's Facebook Group

Calling all St. John the Baptist Parish Mom's! St. John's Parish has created a "St. John's Mom's Facebook Group." The private group page is intended to be a space for mothers of young children at St. John's to connect, share ideas and build community. You can find the group by going to the official St. John the Baptist - Dry Ridge Facebook page and searching under "Groups." Simply request to join and invite other mothers you know from the parish!


Any questions, please contact Tyler Castrucci, Pastoral Associate, 513-385-8010 ext 119.