November 21st Newsletter

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

This past week has been a very difficult one for our School, Parish, and St. John’s Family. It is important to remember that in these circumstances we need to encourage all to please help bring peace and healing to our Parish and School community by speaking the Truth. We do not want to engage in rumors or speculation, but only acknowledge the facts as we know them, and currently you know just as much as we know. Your cooperation will be instrumental in ensuring we continue to strengthen our parish, school, and community.

Father Dave was and still is a very good person who is in need of our prayers. A silver lining of these circumstances though can cause us to look within ourselves, at the decisions and actions that we make and how we may need to examine our own imperfections. Father Dave had some wonderful ideas for our Parish and School, and just because he is gone, that does not mean we are going to let a good idea die. We at St. John’s are going to continue on together as a strong united family working to continue making St. John’s the best school and parish in Delphos, the Diocese, and in the State. If you would like to mail a letter with your prayers to Father Dave, please use the address below and the Diocese will ensure he receives them.

Father Dave Reinhart
c/o Diocese of Toledo
1933 Spielbusch Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43604

We all, as brothers and sisters in Christ, need to speak about our feelings and reactions when we are facing turmoil, but we should work together to stop all untruths and rumors from being cycled through our community. We would like to thank Fr. Ron, Fr. Johnson and Seminarian Tony for all their support this week to our faculty, staff and students; we will move forward and remain a strong Parish School Family!

-Mr. Nate Stant and Mr. Adam Lee, Principals of St. John’s

Weekly Calendar
Please refer to http://delphosstjohns.org/hs-calendar/ for the most up-to-date information about the happenings taking place in the Junior High and High School.

Calendar Reminder
On Tuesday the 25th, we will be celebrating a K to 12 Mass, in preparation for giving thanks, over the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will also be dismissing at 1:30, with school not resuming until December 1st.

Class Ring Blessing
On Tuesday, the 25th Father Ron will be blessing the Class Rings that the students have purchased this year, as a symbol of their commitment to St. John’s, but more importantly to their Faith.

Giving Nature of our Students
Yesterday, Today, and on Monday the 24th, our students have and will engage in a community of giving, that has brought them to collect items for the Thrift Shop, Samaritan House, and St. Vincent de Paul Society. It is amazing to see the generosity and good will that our students exhibit not only around the Holiday Season, but throughout the school year. This is simply another example of how great it is to be a Blue Jay.

Success Workshop
Do you have a student in High School?
Are they considering Work, Tech School, or College after High School?
We want to help them be a success!
You are invited to a FREE Success Seminar, Sunday November 30th from 3:30-5:30 at Delphos St John’s High School (Right after the Hall of Fame Induction!)
Your student can win a new laptop or a $500 Scholarship!
Please see the attachments below.
If you have any questions or to RSVP please email at DBerelsman@gmail.com

Scoliosis Screening
Last Friday, your child, if in the 6th, 7th, or 8th Grade were screened for Scoliosis. If you do not receive a referral letter, then your child’s screen was negative. If you receive a referral letter from Dayton’s Children Hospital, they will indicate the need for further evaluation from your physician or specialist.

Total School
Our next two months’ Total School Topic is: The Bible and Catholic Tradition. If you have not or you are not a St. John’s Parishioner and would like to participate in the ministry by studying the Bible closer the next couple months with our Parish, please use the following link: http://www.delphosstjohnparish.org/media/com_acymailing/upload/total_school_-_bible_nov_dec_2014.pdf

Coaching Positions
St. John’s is looking to fill the position of Head Varsity Baseball Coach. If you are interested please email a Cover Letter, Resume, and References to Todd Schulte at schulte@delphosstjohns.org.

St. John’s is looking to fill the position of Junior High Cheerleading Advisor. If you are interested please contact Tricia Patton at tricia.patton@gmail.com.

Christmas Sale for the Delphos St. Johns Yearbook
The Yearbook Staff has been working on creating a book that captures all of the memories of your son or daughter’s school year. This year’s theme is “Defining the Moment.” The price is currently $55.00 with additional personalization options available for an additional cost. The yearbook would make a great Christmas gift.

This price is good until December 19th. After this date, books will be $65.00 until April when it will your last chance to order. Please make checks payable to Delphos St. John’s.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Go Jays and God Bless,

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