Good Afternoon Parent(s)/Guardians(s) and Students:
We hope all of you are doing well and bearing with our winter weather. It is hard to believe that we are about halfway through March, but with this also comes the prospects of Spring and Easter in a few weeks.
As always, thank you again for your support of our Catholic Schools and the ability to move beyond the classroom and academics, in offering an education unique to our students.
From all of us in the Junior High and High School we would like to congratulate our 8th Grade students as they completed their Confirmation yesterday. The Sacrament of Confirmation builds on the Sacraments of Baptism, Penance, and Holy Communion, and completes the process of initiation into the Catholic Church. It establishes young adults as full-fledged members of the faith, confirming and strengthening the faith bestowed in Baptism. Being confirmed means accepting responsibility for your faith and destiny. This signifies that as a young adult one must do what is morally correct, not for the recognition or reward, but merely because it is the right thing to do. Congratulations to each of you.
We would like to congratulate all of our Winter Sports/Extra-Curricular coaches, advisors, and participants on great seasons.
Should you have any questions please let us know.
The next Newsletter will go out on March 26.
Please refer to http://www.delphosstjohns.org/JuniorHighHighSchoolCalendar.aspx for the most up-to-date information about the happenings taking place in the Junior High and High School.
For Athletic Information please follow this link http://www.delphosstjohns.org/AthleticCalendar.aspx
For the Lunch Menu please follow this link http://www.delphosstjohns.org/LunchMenu.aspx
3/12 – 3:00 PM Spring Sport Pictures
3/19 to 3/20 – School Accreditation Visit – Day of Grace
3/20 – End of the First Quarter
3/22 – Senior Class Chicken Dinner Pick-Up from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
3/23 – Senior Trip Final Payment Due
3/24 – District 3 OMEA Solo and Ensemble Contest at Elida
3/25 to 3/28 – Mission Society Trip to Appalachia
3/28 – Band Plant Sale Orders Due
3/29 – 1:30 PM Dismissal for Easter Break
3/30 to 4/2 – Easter Break
4/1 – Easter Sunday
4/3 – School Resumes
4/6 – Bishop Visit with Juniors and Seniors
If you have not already done so, please turn in your Scholarship Application for next school year. All Scholarship Applications need to be returned by the end of March.
An Application is attached below.
Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund
Please follow the link below for information about a scholarship opportunity your children may be eligible for through the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund. More information is attached below.
You can apply online at https://tinyurl.com/NOSF18AP .
The deadline to apply is Friday, April 27, 2018.
Delphos St. John’s Benefit Auction will be held on Saturday, April 28, in the All Saints Building. The doors will open at 5:30 PM with Dinner at 6:00 PM. The Reverse Raffle Winner will take home a Grand Prize of $5,000.00!
Don’t miss a chance to win a $2,500.00 Vacation Voucher. Tickets are 1 for $20.00 or 6 for $100.00.
Tickets for the event can be purchased at the Ministry Center.
See the attached flyer for more information.
Senior Class Trip Fundraiser
The Senior Class Chicken Dinner Fundraiser has been extended until March 15. The cost is $8 per dinner. The dinner consists of chicken, baked potato, corn, roll, and butter. The dinner will be on Thursday, March 22. Dinners can be picked up from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the breezeway. This fundraiser will help with the cost of the Senior Class trip. If anyone would like to buy a dinner, you can ask any senior.
Staff Professional Development – No School April 16
St. John’s Elementary and High School will be having No School for students on Monday, April 16, in order to have an all Staff In-Service on Mental Health First Aid. We will be having a workshop at St. John’s on that day for our Faculty and Staff to work with Partnership for Violence Free Families of Allen County to learn Mental Health First Aid best practices. We believe that this workshop opportunity is of great educational value for our faculty and staff in order to help us be better equipped at helping students who may be experiencing an issue related to mental health.
DSJ Band Plant Sale
It’s almost spring, so it’s time for our annual plant and flower sale!! Please see any member or email Mr. Newell at email@example.com to see the catalog or to place an order.
You can also check out the catalog online on the St John’s website, http://www.delphosstjohns.org/Band1.aspx
Plants come in on May 7, just in time for Mother’s Day!!! Thank you and please support our great DSJ Band!!
Sue Vonderwell Band Plant Sale Coordinator (419) 236-5400
This year’s yearbook theme is “Our Time is Now” and now is your time to purchase a 2017-2018 yearbook that covers the highlights of your son/daughter’s school year. The yearbook staff works hard to capture the events of the year and capture the stories of all students’ grades 7-12. Please order today! Orders are due May 11. Please make checks payable to Delphos St. John’s.
This year offers enhanced personalization. See the back of the order form for samples. Please note all crests and monograms must be ordered online.
Order Online: jostens.com/yearbooks
Due to the cover design, all personalization will be located on the back cover. Please consider this when ordering personalization.
Stations of the Cross
Every Wednesday during Lent we pray the Stations of the Cross. On Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 PM in church, a family-centered Stations of the Cross will be prayed. Fourteen families are needed. Each station will have a part read by a parent and child(ren). Please contact Lynn Bockey at 419-235-1083 if your family would like to participate in this Lenten devotion.
PTO Quarter Auction
Information is attached below.
New easy way to give starting today.
We are excited to tell you about a new AmazonSmile promotion that will launch soon. Amazon is tripling the donation amount to 1.5% when customers make their first eligible
smile.amazon.com purchase from March 12 – 31. This is a great opportunity to give to St. John’s at no extra cost to you.
Please see the attachment for more details.
Attached below are the Guidelines that we will be instituting for this year’s Prom, hosted at St. John’s High School. These guidelines must be looked over and followed to help support our position of creating an atmosphere that lives up to the Catholic Values and Beliefs we try to instill in our students on a daily basis. If you have any questions regarding the Policy, please let me know.
Reminder – All Dresses must be submitted for approval, to gain access to Prom. Please refer to the guidelines on how to complete this process.
It can feel good to be looked at, but remember do they really see the true you. In dressing modest young women can be known for who they are and not what they wear. Humility is the sentiment and modesty is how we live our lives so that God can bless us.
Have a wonderful week.
Go Jays and God Bless,