January 30, 2015 Three parishes... One commitment to Catholic Education From the Principal’s Desk... Dear Parents, As we close the day today with an early release (yippee, the principal also likes early release days) and we bring a close to this year’s celebration of Catholic Schools Week we have to stop for a moment and express a sincere word of thank you to each of you, our faithful parents. You are the people who make great sacrifices to send your children to St. John’s School. We are ever so grateful for this and more so for the trust you place in each of us as we care for and educate your children. May Our Lord bless each of you abundantly for all you do for your children and for this school. Please check the backpacks today for the second quarter report cards. Once you have had a few moments to study them, please take a moment to sit down with your child and discuss what is represented within the report card. Let your child know how proud you are of them if the grades listed are truly a result of their best effort even if the grade(s) is not an “A” across the board. If the grades could be better take time to discuss plans of action both at home and at school to help those grades get better. Conferences will be coming up on February 12th and this would be a great time to discuss things with the teachers. I highly recommend that your son or daughter be in on some or all of these conferences especially in the upper grades for they are the ones who have to make the adjustments and buckle down more. A reminder that our 2015/2016 school registration is open now through the end of February. Submitting your registration(s) early helps us to put accurate numbers together and to be able to respond to new parents especially in situations where class sizes may be getting to the maximum number. Please do all you can to encourage new families to send their children to this very good school. Looking ahead, there will be no school on Friday February 13th and Monday February 16th. Friday the 13th is the trade off day for conference on February 12th and Monday the 16th is the celebration of Presidents’ Day. Yours in Christ, Al Grote, Interim Principal Annual Book Fair The Book Fair will be open during school hours Monday, February 2 through Friday, February 6 for students to preview and shop. The Book Fair will also be open from 12—2 PM on Sunday February 1st and 8th (after 11:00 Mass). UPCOMING EVENTS Feb 2 2015/16 Registration Begins Feb 1-6 Book Fair in the Library Feb 3 PM All School Prayer Service 2:00 Feb 9 Gr. 7/8 Mass 8:30 AM Feb 10 Preschool 3yr old Valentine Party Feb 11 Preschool 4yr old Valentine Party Feb 12 Preschool 3 yr old, PreK and Gr. K-3 Valentine Parties Parent/Teacher Conference Feb 13 NO SCHOOL Feb 16 NO SCHOOL—Presidents’ Day Feb 18 Ash Wednesday All School Mass 8:30 AM Visit St. John’s on the web at www.stjohnsdrschool.org Page 2 The Blue Jay Flyer Science Fair Winners Art Show Winners Grade 7 Life Science 1st Place: Which Type of Water? - Emily H. & Abby M. 2nd Place: Mummification of Hot Dogs— Evie W. 3rd Place: Don’t Blink: You Might Miss This—Noah G. 1st Grade First Place: Ellie W. First Place: Zachary D. First Place: Venice O. Second Place: Ryleigh S. Second Place: Wyatt D. Second Place: Lily H. Grade 7 Physical Science 1st Place: When Science is Sweet—Olivia D. & Sydney W. 2nd Place: Battery Life vs. Temperature— Michael D. 3rd Place: Rocketology—Eden M. & Alivia S. 2nd Grade First Place: Carson S. First Place: Riley M. Second Place: Ali L. Second Place: Nicholas C. Second Place: Layne B. Grade 8 Life Science 1st Place: Let your Body Move to the Music—Kassidy T. 2nd Place: tie Peppermint & Test Scores— Chase C. & Nick G., Reaction Time—Jack C. & Parker R. 3rd Place: A Penny for Your Thoughts— Alex B. Grade 8 Physical Science 1st Place: Beeswax or Non-beeswax— Savannah H. & Kenna M. 2nd Place: Rainbow Fire—Allie K. 3rd Place: Egg Drop—Catherine M. Special Thanks to all our Science Fair and Art Show Judges! 3rd Grade First Place: Dutch W. First Place: Ashley W. First Place: Chloe G. Second Place: Isabella B. Second Place: Sammy P. Second Place: Alex U. 4th Grade First Place: Luke L. First Place: Ava C. Second Place: Zoe R. Second Place: Ava H. Second Place: Grace V. 5th Grade First Place: Katie H. First Place: Allen R. Second Place: Blaise D. Second Place: Trevor J. 6th Grade First Place: Jonah R. First Place: Ethan R. First Place: Eleanor K. First Place: Sandra J. First Place: Hailey R. Second Place: Lindsie O. Second Place: Madison D. Second Place: Noah H. Second Place: Josh M. Second Place: Alex T. Second Place: Solomon K. 7th Grade First Place: Nick C. First Place: Alivia S. First Place: Nathan W. First Place: Eden M. Second Place: Megan S. Second Place: Sammi S. Second Place: Kevin F. Second Place: Lexi W. Second Place: Amber P. Second Place: Audrey H. 8th Grade First Place: Sarah C. First Place: Rachel H. First Place: Jackie L. First Place: Chase C. First Place: Jack C. Second Place: Ethan G. Second Place: Erina J. Second Place: Allie K. Second Place: Sam M. Second Place: Sophia S. 2015-16 School Year Registration 3 and 4 year old Preschool, PreK and Kindergarten-8th grade registrations will begin Monday, February 2, 2015. Registration forms for current students were sent home via the Blue Jay Folders this week. Extra forms will be available in the school office. 2014/15 school year tuition must be current for registration to be accepted. Priority registration (current families in the school) ends on February 12 for Preschool and February 27 for Kindergarten-8th grade. After this time regis- tration is on a first come first serve basis.
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