Jaguar Journal

October 21st, 2021

Lord it is good for us to be here! Matthew 17:4

We are excited to meet with parents today. We do ask that while you are in our building, please social distance and wear a mask. Thank you for your cooperation so that we can offer this opportunity to work together with our families to educate our students.


Also, I will be in my office all day and evening. If you have any questions about anything or would like to speak with me in regards to a certain topic, or you have paperwork that needs to be turned in, please feel free to stop by! I am always here to listen to concerns or answer questions you may have. My office is on the 2nd floor in the Main School Building. I also have the Scrip cards if you would like to purchase any of our in stock cards.


You will find your child’s 1st quarter report card in today’s blue folder. If time allows you to do so, please take a look at it prior to your scheduled conference.


Next week we will be participating in Red Ribbon Week! Check out the different dress up days themes. Please note that since Father will be out of town on Thursday, we updated that day’s theme. See below for the update!


Camp Jag Days Our next Camp Jags day is Friday, October 22nd. The camp fee is $20 per day, per student from 7:00 A.M. till 3 P.M, or Camp Jag + Extended Care is $25 per day, per student from 7:00 A.M. till 6:00 P.M. in the Munier Center. Campers must bring lunch but snacks will be provided. If you are interested in having your child attend tomorrow, please let Mrs. Generous know ASAP.


SCRIPMANIA TOTAL: We are rocking Scrip! We had a big jump this week! Our new Scripmania Total for this week is $8,450…So now we will be giving away 3 FREE gift cards on December 7th! Keep up the good work!!! We are only $1,550 away from giving away a 4th FREE gift card! Make sure to share with family and friends so that they can join in on the fun too and it can count towards your tuition! Check out the BONUS FEST that will happen each weekend through October!


It looks like our 3rd grade class is in the lead with 67% participating, so they are currently in the lead for the Christmas pajama party with 1st grade at 43%! One Scrip order qualifies your family as participating. You can place a backpack order, order from our inventory, or place an e-card order through the app! It all qualifies for this fun incentive and earns you tuition credit!


Scrip Our next Backpack order will be Monday, November 1st. When you are buying your Halloween candy, decor, and costumes, use the Scrip app to purchase them!


Also, for the months of November and December, we will place a Scrip backpack order every Monday! So remember to purchase ahead of time to do your Thanksgiving and Christmas shopping. Or use the app for last minute purchases to use the gift card immediately! Let me know if you have any questions about this program!


Halloween Parties Please contact your child’s teacher, if you have any questions about the Halloween parties on October 29th. If you want to help your child’s teacher with a planned activity, please reach out to the teacher.


All students may bring their costume to school to change into for the Halloween party. All costumes must be school appropriate. No weapons, blood, inappropriate logos, or makeup. Kindergarten through 8th grade students will be dismissed in their costumes at the end of the day. Preschool students may come to school in their costumes since they will be holding their parties in the morning and can change out of their costumes right before lunch.


Veterans Information We are in session on Veterans Day this year. We plan on incorporating as many teachable moments in regards to the special holiday as possible. We would like to send letters to veterans so please use the link provided below to submit names of your family and friends who are active military or veterans. We would also like to hold Google Meets with active military members and/or veterans. Our students vividly remember hearing from veterans last school year, and we realize the strong impact that these meets had on our students. If you know of someone who would be willing to talk to our students about their military experience and answer any questions that our students may have, we would love to set that up. He/she can decide which class and grade level that he/she would like to meet with. Please contact me if you know of anyone interested.


We are also putting together a slideshow of veterans who are connected to our school. We would love to have a picture of your loved one with our St. John jaguar student. If it’s not possible to have a picture of the student with the veteran, you could also take a picture of your student holding a picture of the veteran. Please submit pictures, name, and the branch of the military that they served in to Mrs. Renneker (srenneker@stjohnsschool.us) by Sunday, October 24th.


Auction Update Thank you to all who dropped off Auction donations yesterday! We have one more week of October to finish this month’s focus strong! We are over half way to our goal!! Let’s do it!


For the month of October, we are asking all families to sign-up to donate and send in an adult beverage or monetary donation for our raffle and auction items. Can you help us reach our goal of 60 items/donations? We currently have 34 sign ups.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4AABA722AAFD0-around1


Please log on your donations on the form below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHaUm7FFx6RqXXMPj5LZCHGIBlHNKs1CB2tiRyekl6Y7DAwA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0


We are still collecting and asking for basket sign ups even though September is over. We currently have 35 baskets that people have signed up for our Around the World Dinner Auction. You can still donate by signing up through the link below.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4AABA722AAFD0-around


Thank you in advance for helping make our Around the World Dinner Auction a huge success.


October Playdate We are holding an October Playdate next Wednesday for prospective students age 5 and under. Please help spread the word to anyone who may be interested in coming and having some Halloween fun on Wednesday, October 27th 10-11:30. The children may wear their Halloween costumes as well if they would like. Please share the link that is below. Thank you to Aleah Burch and Emily Schilling for coordinating and planning this event.


Drama Club-We are super excited to have our Drama Club start back up! All students are welcome to participate in the play if they would like. Please use the link below to register your child for our spring play by TODAY! We are planning to do a virtual play at this time. If COVID restrictions lighten, we may plan for a live performance in April. If you have any questions regarding the play, please reach out to Ms. Hurst (jhurst@stjohnsschool.us).


Art Club Items Needed If you have any of these items lying around the house, Art Club would love to take them off your hands! Please send in to Mrs. Crouse. Thanks in advance!

*Toilet Paper Rolls *Egg Cartons

*Popsicle sticks *Baby Food jars

*Old Magazines


Have a great rest of your day and weekend!

Mrs. Sarah Lanham

Read, Right, Run Information

The program’s goal is to develop reading-proficient, community-minded and physically fit children in grades K-8 by challenging them to READ 26 books, RIGHT the community with 26 good deeds, and RUN 26.2 miles over a 26 week period. After 26 weeks of hard work, the program culminates when the students complete their race day goals at our Annual Family Day in Forest Park (April 2, 2022). The link to register is https://www.gostlouis.org/youth/#rrrm

Our group will meet after school until 4, every Tuesday, beginning on November 2nd.

SCRIP Free Dress Winners:

Congratulations to Sophie & Alex Winkeler

Congratulations to this week’s winner for a free dress card for Scrip. This could be your child next week. If you turn your order into the office or place your order online then your child’s name will be entered into a drawing for a free dress card. This card can be used on any day but Mass Days!!


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SCRIP Stock Available:

Amazon $25-1

Apples iTunes $15

Arby's $10- 1

Bath & Body Works $25-2

Buffalo Wild Wings $10-1

Burger King $10- 1

Chevy's $25-1

Cub/Shoppers $25-3

CVS $25-1

Domino's $10- 1

Groupon $25-1

Hardee's $10-1

iHop $25-1

JoAnn's $25-2

Krispy Kreme $10-1

Lowe's $20-1

Maurice's $20-2

Michael's $25-1

O'Charley's $25-1

Office Max $25-1

Qdoba $25-1

Panera $10- 1

Red Lobster $10-1

Pizza Hut $10-1

Subway $10-3

TJ Maxx/Home Goods $25-1

Texas Roadhouse $25-1

Blue Folder Enclosures:

  1. Domino's Hot Lunch
  2. Report Cards
  3. Freeburg Food Bank

Upcoming Events:

October:

10/22- No School

10/24- Candlelight Rosary @ 5:30

10/25- Red Ribbon Week Kicks Off- Look at Flyer For information

10/27- Halloween Playdate 10:00-11:30 A.M.

  • Dismiss @ 1:55 P.M.

10/28- Chick Fil-A Hot Lunch Order Forms Due

10/29- No Bus

  • Halloween Parties begin at 1:30 P.M. for K-8; PK will have parties in morning

Art Club Requests:

If you have any of these items lying around the house, Art Club (K-4 & After School 3-8) would love to take them off your hands!

Please send in to Mrs. Crouse :)


Toilet Paper Rolls

Egg cartons

Popsicle sticks

Baby food jars

old magazines


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Smithton Public Newsletter

Check out the link for October Newsletter for the library.


https://www.smithtonpl.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/October-2021-Newsletter-FINAL.pdf