Blue Jay Flyer

February 24, 2021

From the Principal's Desk...

“This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.”

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are in the last trimester of this school year. In some ways, this year has seemed to be very, very long, and in other ways, it has gone by remarkably quickly. We all know that it has been an extremely challenging year. We are all ready for things to look and feel somewhat more normal.

I continue to be deeply grateful for the faith-filled dedication of our faculty and staff. They have continued to teach, care for and pray for all of our students in the midst of this pandemic. I am equally thankful for your support of our faculty and staff over the past year.

Next week our faculty and staff will be able to receive their second COVID vaccination. I am very hopeful that this will significantly reduce the number of adults that we have needed to quarantine. Please know that our faculty and staff want to be here in person as much or more than our students. Please remember that next Thursday, March 4 and Friday, March 5 will be remote days in order to facilitate our vaccinations and if needed our next day recovery.

This Sunday is the Second Sunday of Lent. In the Gospel (Mk 9:2-10), we hear the narrative of the Transfiguration. Jesus goes up the mountain with Peter, James and John, and in their sight He is transfigured. “Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them; from the cloud came a voice, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.”

In this Lenten Season and as we continue to support one another during this pandemic, may

we be attentive to the ways in which Jesus is with us. May we pray to experience Jesus more fully as Peter, James and John did. Let us teach our daughters and sons the same message; “This is my beloved son. Listen to him.”


Dan Minelli

Calendar of Events

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School News

IOWA Testing Continues

For all students in grades 2-7, IOWA testing will continue through this week and possibly run into next week. All testing this year will begin promptly following morning announcements and will end each day by 10:00 am.

***It is IMPERATIVE that students not be tardy and/or have any outside appointments between the hours of 8:00 am and 10:00 am during these two weeks.

We greatly appreciate your cooperation in this important matter.

Students who arrive to school tardy or late from an appointment will not be permitted to go to their classroom until the next testing session begins. All missed tests will need to be made up as soon as possible.

Re-registration Reminders

If your family is planning to return to St. John's School next year and has not yet turned in a

re-registration form, please return your form as soon as possible.

***The $225 non-refundable registration fee is due by March 8, 2021.

After March 8, the re-registration fee will be $300.

If you have an incoming kindergarten student, please add their name to the purple registration form along with your older student(s) and contact the school office to request a Kindergarten Registration packet.

Registration forms can also be found on the home page of our school website at

Summer Solutions Math Books

If your child(ren) are registered for the 2021-22 school year, a Math Summer Solutions book will be ordered at no cost to you for those students that will be entering grades 1-8. *Please note that accelerated math students will have a different summer math program.

However, if you do not re-register until after the March 8 deadline, you will be required to purchase a Math Summer Solutions for your student(s) at a cost of $16 each.

If you are interested in purchasing other subjects in the Summer Solutions series, please see attached flyer.

Performing Arts Assistant(s) Needed

Amy Eyers, our Performing Arts Leader, is looking for an assistant (or two) to help with rehearsals each week, coordinate volunteers, and help send emails.

St. John's Performing Arts Program (grades 6-8) is a wonderful extra curricular for our students and without additional adult volunteers, it may not be possible to continue the program next year. Ideally, we would like to find someone this year so they could learn a little about how things work and then be able to step in next year.

If interested in becoming a volunteer assistant, please contact Amy Eyers at

Resource Development

Shopping Cent$

Shopping Cent$ orders will be filled tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 25. Please send in your orders to support our school and help keep your tuition costs down.

Spring sports are right around the corner! We always have Dick's Sporting Goods cards in stock. Purchase them from us and use them to buy those new batting helmets, gloves and shin guards for spring sports!!

While kids are remote learning next week, get some Dunkin', Panera or Starbucks to treat them to a fun breakfast. We still have $5 Panera and Starbucks cards available as well as $10 Dunkin, Panera and Starbucks.

Click here for an order form or visit our school website at

Coke Rewards For Schools

Did you know that every Coca-Cola product has a special code that can be entered online to earn money for our school? Codes are printed on the inside of every plastic bottle lid and also on the inside of 12 and 24 pack cardboard boxes.

You can enter the codes yourself at and select St. John the Baptist School as the recipient of the earnings OR you can simply send your lids and cardboard codes into school and a volunteer will enter the codes for us.


Derby Day

May 1, 2021

7:00-11:00 pm

Silent Auction, Pick-a-Purse Raffle, Basket Raffle

Games & More!

We hope that you can join us for a fun ladies night out! A limited number of tickets will be sold in order to maintain social distancing protocol. Stay tuned for more information and a link to purchase tickets.

financial aid & Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunity for Current 7th Grade Students

ESAP is pleased to announce the 2021 Butch and Karen Hubert Scholarship Program to current 7th grade students.

To be considered, current 7th grade students must complete an application and write an essay about a time they helped someone when it was not required. Winners will receive $1000 toward their 8th grade tuition at their current Catholic grade school.

Applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2021.

Winners will be notified at the end of May.

*Please see file attachments below for more details and the application form.

Ed Choice Scholarships

The Educational Choice Scholarship (EdChoice) Program provides students from designated failing public schools the opportunity to attend participating private schools. The program also provides low-income students who are entering kindergarten through 12th grade scholarship opportunities.

For the RENEWAL of both financial (income based) and traditional (school district based) Ed Choice Scholarships, applications are now being accepted online.

For NEW traditional (school district based) Ed Choice Scholarships, enrollment will not be available until March 2, 2021. To view a list of designated public schools that are eligible for the traditional type, please visit the Ohio Department of Education website. You may however bring your scholarship request applications along with a copy of a current utility bill to the school office anytime. Your student(s) must be registered at St. John's for the 2021-22 school year before any scholarship requests can be submitted.

For more information about tuition assistance, please visit our school website under the Admissions tab. If you have any questions, please contact Jill Katterjohn at or call 385-7970.

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Box Tops Collection

It's time for another Box Tops collection!

Wednesday, Feb. 24 - Friday, Feb. 26

Please send to school any clipped Box Tops in either a ziploc bag or envelope with your child's name and teacher's name written on it.

The Box Tops that are blue and say "SCAN YOUR RECEIPT" should not be sent to school. The Box Top Program is transitioning to a scan only system. When purchasing products that have the new style "Scan Only" label, you must download the Box Tops App on your smart phone and scan your receipts. Be sure to assign St. John the Baptist School as your organization.

Thank you for your continued support of this program which allows for the purchase of fun recess equipment for our students.

Parish News

St. John’s Parish needs our help collecting items to fill Easter baskets for Hope’s Closet. Deadline for donations has been extended....please send any items into school by next Friday, Feb 26.
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Drive-thru Lenten Fish Fry

Due to the pandemic, this year will be carry out only.


Fridays During Lent

February 19 - March 26

4:30-7:30 pm

A menu and order form are attached below for your convenience. Please click here Fish Fry for more information or visit the St. John's Parish website at

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