Blue Jay Flyer

September 15, 2021

From the Principal's Desk...

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Over the last three days, I have spent a large amount of my time dealing with COVID related issues within our school. As the principal, I want nothing more than to have in-person learning for all students at St. John’s. I truly believe this is the best way for students to learn.

Unfortunately, we have had four students or staff members test positive for COVID-19 this week, and I realize that some changes need to be made to keep our students safe and in school. For the protection of our students and staff, starting tomorrow Thursday September, 16th, all students, staff and visitors at St. John’s will be required to wear a mask. I feel this is the best solution to keep our students in our building as much as possible moving forward.

We are making a few other changes that will help as well. As a staff we are working hard to ensure that student desks are at least three feet apart at all times. By mandating masks, this would allow us to drastically reduce the number of students who are quarantined due to an exposure. I have also been working with the cafeteria staff to create a better seating arrangement that will allow for more social distancing. While these fixes will not eliminate COVID exposures, the hope is to limit the number of students in quarantine.

A couple of key things to remember:

  • If anyone in your household is getting tested, contemplating getting tested, or waiting COVID test results,please keep all of your children at home until the test results are back.

  • If your child is experiencing multiple symptoms, please keep them home until they are symptom free for 24 hours.

We are all in this together! I will continue to evaluate the situation to determine if and when we may be able to remove the mask requirement. Thank you for your understanding as to why this is necessary for the safety of our students and allow them to continue their in-person learning.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 513-385-7970 or

Courtney Weinheimer


School Calendar

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September Menu

School News

We are Hiring!

Part-time Maintenance

St. John's School is seeking a qualified individual at least 18 years of age for a part-time position in our maintenance department. This person will perform general routine custodial duties that wlll include dusting, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning restrooms and restocking paper and soap supplies. Hours will be flexible and pay is negotiable. Please send resume to Tom

Substitute Teachers

We are also seeking qualified substitute teachers for grades K-8 and specials. Candidates must complete the substitute license requirements for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and be Safe Parish compliant. Please see attachment below for list of requirements.


Grade Level Raffle Baskets

We are excited to announce the grade-level raffle baskets for this year's gala. We will collect money from each grade to purchase the items for the baskets. Thanks to the generosity of our families, we were able to create amazing baskets that brought in $7,500 in profits last year.

Each student who brings in a donation of any amount will receive a ticket to enter into the basket of their choice, Every homeroom that has 100% participation will receive an out-of-uniform day (date TBD). Any amount contributed counts for both incentives.

Please send contributions to school by Friday, October 1, 2021. (Cash

or check made payable to St. John's School, memo Spectacular)

Please contact Shannon Memory or

Athena Widner, with any questions.

Preschool - Family Fun

Kindergarten - Backyard Fun

1st grade - OTR Basket

2nd grade - Escape Cincinnati

3rd grade - Escape the City

4th grade - All- American Girl

5th grade - Gamers Galore

6th grade - City Nights

7th grade - Dinner and a Show

8th Grade - House Party

Resource Development


Beginning and Advanced Band

Students in grades 4-8 have the opportunity to participate in band before school from 7:15 -7:55 am. Advanced Band is meeting on Wednesday mornings and Beginning Band is meeting on Friday mornings.

Please see attached flier and registrationform.

Soccer City/River's Edge

Please see attached flier below regarding the following indoor sports at Soccer City and River's Edge: Indoor soccer (Individual & Team registration), flag football (Individual & Team registration), Lacrosse, Soccer training programs and camps.

XLT Praise & Worship Concert

There will be a praise and worship concert with guest speakers and Eucharist Adoration for junior high students and their parents at St. Maximillian Kolbe in Liberty Township from 6:30 - 8:00 on Thursday, October 7.

Blue Jay Gallery

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Picture Day Smiles

St. John's Athletic Boosters

FCC St. John's Night

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It’s here!!! Our annual St. John’s night at the FCC game! Tix are $30/each. Venmo @thememoryfamily06 please put your name, email address and number of tickets in the comments.

Cash or check (payable to St. John’s Athletic Boosters) can be sent to Shannon Memory c/o Alexis Memory, Mrs. Caldwell’s class. Please include your name, email, and phone number with your order.

Your email address is how we will deliver tickets. Please contact Shannon Memory via text 513-227-9428 with questions!

High School Events for Grade Schools

Mercy McAuley

8th Grade Parents: Visit
Details about Mercy McAuley’s admissions process and upcoming recruitment events can be found at Questions? Please contact Kevin Brinkman, Director of Admissions, at or (513) 681-1800 x2272.

Mercy McAuley Shadow Day Registration Now Open
Registration for 8th grade Shadow Days at Mercy McAuley High School is now open! On Shadow Days 8th graders are paired with a Student Ambassador for the day and will see firsthand what it’s like to be a Wolf! Guests will attend classes, meet teachers and students, learn more about sports and extracurriculars, and experience a Pep assembly. Lunch is provided to all 8th grade guests, who will leave with a special Mercy McAuley T-shirt and other giveaways. Registration is required. Visit for more information and to register.

Mercy McAuley Offering HSPT Prep Class
Mercy McAuley High School offers a 4-week prep course to help 8th graders prepare for the High School Placement Test (HSPT). The course covers academic content on the test, familiarizes the students with test format, teaches test-taking strategies and eases apprehension about the test. There is a $75 fee for the 4-week course, which is from 9 – 11 a.m. on the four Saturdays leading up to the test: October 23, October 30 November 6, and November 13. Visit for details and to register.

Mercy McAuley Holds Grade School Sports Nights
Grade school girls are invited to experience the excitement of Mercy McAuley athletics at Mercy McAuley’s Grade School Sports Nights! Future Wolves receive free admission to the games and will enjoy snacks, activities and giveaways. Join us for the JV and/or Varsity games!

Grade School Soccer Night – September 16
4:15 p.m. (JV) / 6 p.m. (Varsity)

Grade School Volleyball Night – September 30
4:30 p.m. (JVB) / 5:30 p.m. (JV) / 6:30 p.m. (Varsity)

Ignite Your Seton Spirit

All 8th grade girls are invited to Ignite your Seton Spirit and schedule your Shadow visit today! Shadow dates include October 8, 15, 22 and 29 as well as November 19. Spots fill quickly, so be sure to visit the Future Saints page on our website and register today at!

Grade School Soccer Night - Wednesday, September 15

Join us for games, giveaways and fun, and experience the Spirit of Seton in the student cheering section! Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. at the PAC (1915 Quebec Road) with the Varsity game beginning at 7:00 p.m. The theme is Luau!

Mount Notre Dame

SHADOWING (Sept. 16 – Nov. 16) – We invite eighth grade girls to spend the day at MND! Each visitor will be paired with a freshman or sophomore to experience a full school day at MND. Register for your shadow day at

INFORMATION NIGHTS (Sept. 13 & Oct. 12) - We invite prospective 6th – 8th grade students and their families to learn more about a Mount Notre Dame education. Attending an Information Night is a great way to learn about the MND Experience! Register at

GRADE SCHOOL NIGHTS (Field Hockey – Sept. 9 / Volleyball – Sept. 23) – Grade school nights are open to all girls in grades 5-8. There is no admission charge for girls in grades 5-8 to attend and registration is not required.

St. Ursula

Please see attached flier below.

Ursuline Academy

Please see attached shadow days flier.

La Salle High School

La Salle Grade-School Night 9/17

Grade-school age students are invited to Lancer Stadium on September 17 as the Lancer football team takes on DuPont Manual. Students will form a tunnel on the field for the team to run through prior to kickoff. Admission for students is FREE. Please visit our website for more details. We look forward to seeing you there!

La Salle Shadow Days

La Salle is excited to welcome young men from the current 8th-grade class to experience a day in the life of a Lancer. Students will be paired up with a La Salle Student Ambassador and will attend classes, have lunch, tour the building and meet staff during their visit. To sign up for a shadow day, or for more information, please visit

La Salle Information Nights and Open House

La Salle information nights are designed for parents and guardians to learn more about life at La Salle, the admissions process, deadlines, financial aid, scholarships and more. Dates for Information Nights are October 13, 19 and 27 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Doors will open at 6:45 pm, please use the courtyard entrance. Save the Date for Open House on November 7, 2021. Visit for more information or email with questions. Click here to download a pdf copy of important dates.


See attached flier below.

St. Xavier


November 14, 2021, 1:00-4:00 pm


September: 14-17, 21-23, 30

October: 1, 5-7, 20-22, 26-27

November: 3-5,9-11,16-18, 30

December: 1, 7-10


October: 6, 25, 27

November: 4


September: 25

October: 23

December: 11


November 30, 2021

See attached flier for information regarding an Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.

Elder High School – Grade School Events

Elder Shadow Days:

A shadow visit is the best way for an 8th grade boy to experience what a day at Elder High School is like! Be led by an Elder student for an entire day, and see what it’s like to be a Panther! The preferred shadow dates, and additional information can be found at

Elder Financial Aid & Scholarship Information Night:

Thursday, September 16th - 6:00 - 7:00 PM

The Financial Aid & Scholarship Information Night is a great opportunity for prospective families to learn about our robust tuition assistance program. We will discuss application deadlines and how to apply for these funds.

RSVP at - check out the “Upcoming Events” at the bottom of our homepage. This event is intended for 8th grade parents/guardians.

Elder Soccer Grade School Night:

Saturday, September 25th - JV begins at 5:00 PM - Varsity begins at 7:00 PM - PAC, 1915 Quebec Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45205

All grade school students are invited to attend Elder Soccer Grade School Night as the Panthers take on the Lakota West Firebirds at the Panther Athletic Complex (PAC). Free admission and giveaways to all grade school students!

Elder & Seton Football Tailgate Party & Grade School Night:

Friday, October 8th - 7th & 8th Grade Tailgate party begins at 5:30 PM - Kickoff at 7:00 PM

Join us for Football Grade School Night as the Panthers battle against Indianapolis Roncalli in The Pit. All 7th & 8th grade students are invited to a free tailgate party before the game, and all grade school students will receive free admission to the game!

Register for the Tailgate Party at – check out the “Upcoming Events” at the bottom of the home page.

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