Blue Jay Flyer

January 27, 2021

From the Principal's Desk...

I will put my laws in their hearts

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This past Sunday we had a wonderful Open House. Our Open House Committee which has continued to be chaired by Jenny Kahny did a great job of preparing and publicizing our event. We had scheduled tour times, and all of our time slots were filled. We also had a few walk ins. Our parent and student tour guides were outstanding. I want to thank everyone for their support.

As we continue with our celebration of Catholic Schools Week, we have focused on a different theme for each day. We have also been collecting donations for the Pregnancy Center West.

Thank you to those who have made donations to this important work.

I have been involved in Catholic education for the better part of 40 years. I have found this critical work to be my personal Mission. The power, efficacy and critical influence of a Catholic education cannot and should not be underestimated. I know very well the challenge and sacrifice that is required of families to continue to provide a Catholic education for their children. Please know that we appreciate your sacrifice and commitment. Years from now your children will know how important this has been for them.

The regular opportunity to pray and worship together; the focus on learning to be of service to others, and the incredible value of viewing all subjects through the lens of Faith are all elements of a Catholic education. St. John the Baptist School is not a perfect place, but it is a Graced place. This Grace comes to us through Jesus Christ. In this morning’s first reading (Heb. 10:11-18), St. Paul reminds us of the words of the prophet. “This is the covenant I will establish with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them upon their minds,”

May this Catholic Schools Week remind us all of the great gift of a Catholic education. May we recognize and teach our daughters and sons how blessed they are by this gift. As we celebrate this week, we experience and deepen our understanding of and our commitment to God’s Covenant with us. May we rejoice when the Lord tells us I will put my laws in their hearts.


Dan Minelli

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Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

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Live Stream of 8th Grade vs. Faculty Volleyball Game

Tune in on Friday morning, January 29 at 10:30 am, to watch the 8th grade students take on the faculty in our annual Catholic Schools Week Volleyball Game. New this year, following the faculty game, the two eighth grade homerooms will also play one game against each other.

The game will be streamed on the school's YouTube channel, St. John the Baptist Catholic School Cincinnati.

Click link below to watch the game live and/or play back later.

Live Stream of Volleyball Game

School News

Thank You Open House Volunteers

A sincere and grateful thank you to our Open House Committee and all the volunteers who helped to make the event last Sunday a success. Our parent and student tour guides did a wonderful job showing our guests why St. John's is indeed "A Great Place to Belong!"

If you or someone you know were unable to attend last Sunday, please don't hesitate to contact the school office at 385-7970 to schedule a tour.

Re-registration Forms Due Friday Jan. 29

Re-registration forms for grades K-8 were sent home last Friday with the youngest student in each family. Please return your family registration form by Friday, January 29th. The $225 non-refundable registration fee will be due by March 5, 2021.

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

Win a $500 Tuition Credit

***Would you like to be the lucky winner of a $500 tuition credit?

Simply refer a new family to St. John's School (Preschool-8th grade) and upon their official registration, your family's name will be entered into a drawing for the tuition credit. Winners will be announced at our fall Open House in August.

Financial Aid: Archdioceses One Faith, One Hope, One Love

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Extended to Monday, February 8, 2021

Families applying for the Archdiocese One Faith financial aid will need to complete an application and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment by February 8, 2021. Please see attached file below for more information.

Shopping Cents Orders Filled Thursday

Shopping Cents orders will be filled on Thursday this week. Please remember to send in your orders and support our school!

The Super Bowl is coming up! If you're a fan of wings for the big game, keep in mind that we carry gift cards for Buffalo Wild Wings, Eli's, Barnesburg and Pebble Creek. If pizza is more your thing, we always have Pizza Hut in stock and can special order Domino's and Papa John's and have them shipped in time for next weekend! Just add them to the order form and we'll send them home next week.

We do still have $5 Panera and Starbucks, as well as $10 Amazon and Target cards in stock.

Thanks for your support!

Double Dose of Tom's Tasty Treats

***Thursday Jan. 28

Ice cream novelties will be sold during lunch periods for fifty cents each.

***Friday Jan. 29

Tom's Tasty Treats will be traveling to each classroom to sell fresh popcorn, Air Heads, and Twizzlers while students watch the 8th grade vs. faculty volleyball game. For fifty cents, students may purchase either one bag of popcorn, two Air Heads, or Five Twizzlers.

Perfect North Snow Tubing Family Event

16th Annual Snow Tubing Event

Thursday, February 11, 2021

1:00 -9:30 pm

For those new to this fun annual event, a large group of St. John's school families and friends traditionally gather at Perfect North on the second Thursday of February to kick off our four day weekend. ***Please note that this is not a school sponsored event.

ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED THROUGH THE ONLINE LINK. No tickets will be distributed through school. Please click on the link below to order tickets and refer to the attached flyer for more information.

Special Ticket Link

Username: STJOHN

Password: TUBING

IOWA Testing Begins Feb 22

For all students in grades 2-7, IOWA testing will begin on Monday, Feb 22 and run through Friday, March 5. Testing will begin each morning promptly following morning announcements and end before 10:00 am.

It is imperative that students not be tardy or have any outside

appointments during morning hours for these two weeks.

Students that are tardy or coming in 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.

Application Deadline Extended for Aubrey Rose Foundation Scholarship

Extended Application Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2021.

The Aubrey Rose Foundation applauds young people who give back & are excited to offer

8th-grade students attending private high school the opportunity to earn a $500 scholarship toward tuition!

Unlike academic and/or athletic scholarships, ARF scholarships are based on a young person's kindness, willingness to give back to our community & their compassionate incredible way to honor a deserving students.

Click here to apply online: Aubrey Rose Foundation

Inclement Weather Procedure

St. John's follows Northwest Local Schools regarding inclement weather procedures. If they are closed, we will also be closed. In case of a two hour delay, both school and transportation will begin two hours later. For students that are bussed by another district (Mt. Healthy or Fairfield), you are expected to follow the announcements of Northwest Local Schools.

Morning preschool and half day kindergarten will be cancelled for a two hour delay. Please refer to page 19 of your Student Handbook (accessible on the school website under the Parent tab) for further information.

Covid Testing Protocol

If you, your child, or someone in your household is being tested for COVID-19, please keep your child or children home from school while waiting for the results.

Please notify the school that this is the reason for their absence on the attendance line.

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Athletic Boosters

Softball Sign Ups

Girl's Softball signups are open until Sunday, February 14th! We are currently looking for a few more girls in the following grade/age group:

*Instructional Softball (Preschool thru Kindergarten)

*7th/8th grade

We could always use a few more girls to round out our teams as well.

Please spread the word to any of your family and friends with daughters that may have an interest. They do not have to attend St. John school to play. There have been a few programs around us that have recently in the past year/years have shuttered their programs (St. Bernard & St. John Harrison)

Please follow this link: Signups will be open through Sunday, February 14th.

  • 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.

If you have any questions regarding the softball program please me:

Robert Roetting -

Track & Field Registration

St. John's is teaming up with Our Lady of Grace to provide track and field for those interested in participating in this sport. See attached flyer for additional information

Track & Field registration for the 2021 season is now open!

Our Track & Field program is offered to boys and girls in all grades (k-8). This sport is a great opportunity for students to compete with their own skill level and still be part of a team. There are various events and races that each student can try.

Practice days and times will be determined by the coach for the corresponding team and when the track is available for use. We will hold practices at LaSalle high school

Follow the link below TODAY to register!

COVID Guidelines will be followed. Additional information for COVID guidelines will be available as we get closer to the season/meets.


Late registrations WILL NOT be accepted due to CYO registration deadlines.

Questions please contact Amanda Hood at

Spring Sports Sign Ups

Sign ups are also still open for baseball, t-ball, and SAY soccer. Please visit the Boosters website to register.

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