Blue Jay Flyer

October 6, 2021

From the Principal's Desk...

Parents and Guardians,


As we start the month of October and the season starts to change, I want to remind parents of a couple of items. First, we are over halfway through the first trimester of school. K-3 students will be bringing home their Interim report cards today, so please be on the lookout for this progress report. Parents of students in grades 4-8 are encouraged to check Option C in order to check the progress of your student at this point in the trimester. November 5th is the last day of the first trimester, and it is imperative that students are staying on top of their schoolwork as the trimester starts to wind down. In the next few weeks, we will be sending home information about parent teacher conferences that will be held in November.


Secondly, we have many events over the next few weeks. Please make sure that you are reading the information sent home in the Blue Jay Folders as well as the information sent via the One Call System. We try to not overwhelm parents with information; however, we want to make sure that all parents and students are aware of what is going on in the school.


Lastly, just a reminder that school will be closed on Friday 10/8 and Monday 10/11 for Teacher Professional Development days. I hope you all have a wonderful and safe long weekend and that the students are ready to return on Tuesday recharged and ready to finish the trimester strong.


Courtney Weinheimer

School Calendar

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October Cafeteria Menu

School News

Walk-O-Ween


It’s going to be Spooktacular! We are excited to announce that this year’s Walk for Technology will be Halloween themed!


Our first turn in day for donations will be Tuesday, October 12th.

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Blue Jay Folders

Please check your childs backpack today for their bi-weekly Blue Jay Folder which includes an order form to pre-order pizza for the walkathon. For your convenience, an order form is also attached below.

Why the Pink Shirts on Fridays?

Have you ever wondered why all the pink for spirit wear day? The pink t-shirts were introduced to honor our long time school secretary, Mrs. Andrea Argus, who passed away in 2010 after a long fight with breast cancer. For every pink t-shirt ordered, St. John's donates $1 to the American Cancer Society. An order form is attached below for your convenience.


Also in honor of Mrs. Argus, the Andrea Argus Scholarship is awarded to two eighth grade students, one boy and one girl, who will be attending catholic high schools. The scholarship is funded by St. John's faculty & staff members who pay $2 every Friday (or spirit wear day) to wear jeans and something pink. Winners of the scholarship are chosen based upon essay submissions expressing what a catholic education means to them.

Performing Arts Fall Production

St. John's Performing Arts Troupe proudly presents:


No Body to Murder

Friday, October 15, 2021

7:00 p.m.

Parish Center/Gym


Full of zany characters, hilarious stage action, and a surprise ending, this play will be sure to entertain! Stay tuned for more detailed information regarding ticket sales and any Covid-19 restrictions.

IOWA & cogats Testing

IOWA & CogAt testing will begin for students in grades 2-7 on February 22, 2022 and run through March 18, 2022. Please avoid scheduling outside appointments and/or vacations during this time.

Spectacular

100% Participation Reached!

Congratulations Blue Jays! Every classroom met the 100% participation goal for donations to the Spectacular Basket Raffle. As a result, all students in preschool - 8th grade will receive one raffle ticket to be placed in a basket of their choice and everyone may be out of uniform on Thursday, Oct. 14th.


A heartfelt thank you to our families that sent in donations and also to those thoughtful and generous students/teachers that donated extra money to help their classrooms reach 100% participation.


Our basket raffle committee cannot wait for you to see the amazing baskets that your donations will allow them to put together!

Spectacular Tickets On Sale Now

Please join us for a fun evening of cocktails, a 4-course seated dinner,

silent and live auctions, raffles, DJ and dancing.


Saturday, November 13, 2021

6:30 -11:00 p.m.

St. John's Parish Center (Gym)


Spectacular Ticket Information

Cost $80 per person/$150 per couple

Includes a 4 course seated dinner catered by Destiny's, open bar and wine service at your table.


Purchase tickets here https://e.givesmart.com/events/mZi/ or

text stjohnschool to 76278


Can't join us for the live event? You can still participate by purchasing raffle tickets and bidding on the silent auction items online using the givesmart link above.

Resource Development

Amazon Music Unlimited Free Trial

Shop with Scrip, our Shopping Cents partner, is offering a special promotion on Amazon gift cards. If you purchase a gift card from St. Johns and load it onto your Amazon account before October 18th, you will get 3 free months of Amazon Music Unlimited. Cards can be purchased from the school on normal turn-in days, online at shopwithscrip.com or through the Raise Right app. A credit card or bank fee may apply if purchased online or through the app. Offer is only good to new subscribers of Amazon Music Unlimited - if you've already had a free trial or are a current or past subscriber, this offer is not valid.


Shopping Cent$ orders will be filled tomorrow, Thursday, October 7th.

Fundraising at No Cost to You

Please be sure to read the flier that was sent home in the Blue Jay Folders today (Wednesday) regarding FREE and EASY ways to help St. John's School earn money. All of these are at NO COST to you and only require you to either save items for us or take a few extra and easy steps when shopping online.

Blue Jay Gallery

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Extra Curriculars

Alumni News

St. John's Athletic Boosters

Congratulations St. John's Golfers!

Boys Basketball Sign Ups

Boys' Basketball - Registration is now open and will go through October 3th for grades

3rd – 8th. Second grade and high school will be open until November 14th. Sign-ups will only be offered online at www.stjab.com. In the upper right corner you will see the login or register tab if you do not already have an account. If you do not sign-up during these time frames, we cannot guarantee your son a spot on a team. If you sign-up late and are given a spot on a team a late fee will be charged.


IMPORTANT INFO:

  • Tryouts for 5th – 8th grade –Will be in Mid-October so you must sign up by October 3th to receive tryout info.
  • We will be playing in the Western Basketball Conference (WBC). Information about the league can be found at www.wbcbasketball.com. The season runs from December to end of February (depending on the grade level) with practices starting in November.
  • 2nd grade will be playing in the St. Bernard League. The season runs from January to end of February. All games are played at St. Bernard. 2nd grade signups will end on November 14th.


Email any questions for boys basketball to Jonathan Houchen - jphouchen@yahoo.com

High School Events for Grade Schools

Mercy McAuley

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 www.mercymcauley.org/hsptprep for details and to register.

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 https://www.mndhs.org/admissions/shadowing-at-mnd/

INFORMATION NIGHTS (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 https://www.mndhs.org/admissions/information-nights-mnd/

La Salle

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 futurelancers.com for more information or email admissions@lasallehs.net with questions. Click here to download a pdf copy of important dates.

St. Ursula

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Ursuline Academy

Please see attached shadow days flier.

Badin

See attached flier below.

St. Xavier

OPEN HOUSE

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


X-PERIENCE DAYS (Shadow)

October: 7, 20-22, 26-27

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

December: 1, 7-10


X-PERIENCE NIGHTS

October: 6, 25, 27

November: 4


PERSONAL TOURS

October: 23

December: 11


APPLICATION DEADLINE

November 30, 2021


See attached flier for information regarding an Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.

Seton

All 8th grade girls are invited to Ignite your Seton Spirit and schedule your shadow visit today! Shadow dates are filling quickly, so be sure to visit the Future Saints page on our website and register today at www.setoncincinnati.org!


7th and 8th grade Future Saints, be sure to join us at the Seton & Elder Tailgate Mixer on Friday, October 8 at 6:00 p.m.! Pre-registration is required at www.setoncincinnati.org and includes free admission to the Elder football game, a Seton giveaway and LaRosa’s pizza in the Pit!


Parents of 8th graders are welcome to attend Coffee & Conversation to learn more about Seton’s academics, technology use, the admission process, financial aid and scholarships. Register on our website for either October 5 or October 27 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. NEW THIS YEAR: following each session there will be a separate informational session from 9:30-10:00 a.m. for those needing accommodations through an IEP, ISP, 504 plan or accommodation plan.


Seton High School’s Open House is on Thursday, November 4 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. All 7th and 8th graders are invited to attend! Discover the Spirit of Seton and learn about our deeply-rooted Catholic faith, strong academics and innovative schedule, athletic teams and performing arts groups, leadership and service opportunities, extracurricular clubs and activities and so much more! Pre-registration is required and can be found on our website under Future Saints.

Elder – 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 www.elderhs.org/shadow.


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 www.elderhs.org – check out the “Upcoming Events” at the bottom of the home page.


Open House: Elder High School is excited to welcome families to our campus for Open House on Thursday, November 11th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Take a tour led by a Student Ambassador, meet our dedicated faculty & staff, and learn about everything Elder has to offer to its students! Register for an Open House Tour at www.elderhs.org/openhouse. Tours will take approximately one hour.


High School Placement Test (HSPT): The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will administer the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at area high schools (including Elder High School) on November 20, 2021. Students are required to register for the HSPT by November 3rd.


Elder High School is offering a 1-day boot camp to help prepare students for the HSPT on Saturday, November 6th. Visit www.elderhs.org/hspt to find information and how to register for the HSPT & the Boot Camp.