January 23rd Newsletter

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

This was another exciting week here at St. John’s, and even though we only were in session for three days, the Second Semester as begun and more is yet to come over the course of next week. Just a few of the exciting things that are happening are outlined in the newsletter below. Including, Catholic Schools Week and our Open House, Our New School App, Prom Information, Total School, and Blizzard Bags. If any of these interest you, and I hope they do, please keeping reading for more information.

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.

For Athletic Information please follow this link http://delphosstjohns.org/sports-calendar/

Vespers and Holy Hour – Monday, January 26th, at 7:00 PM. Come and pray for our Delphos Community and St. John’s School as part of our Catholic Schools Week.

Open House
Please pass along this message to any families that you know are beginning to decide the educational future of their children.

On Sunday, January 25th, from 1:00 to 3:00 in the All-Saints Building they are invited to learn about a Tradition Worth Keeping of Faith, Knowledge, and Service at Delphos St. John’s Elementary and High School Open House. We invite everyone to see what we have to offer in courses, programs, and extracurricular activities. They will have the chance to meet faculty and staff, take a tour of our campus, and enjoy learning why Delphos St. John’s is a Tradition Worth Sharing.

Catholic Schools Week Mass
On Sunday January 25th, we will be kicking off Catholic Schools Week at the 11:30 AM Mass. There will be a program before Mass, involving our Pre-School students, Grades K-3, Children’s Choir (Grades 4-6), some high school instrumentalists, and the Youth Choir. The program will begin at 11:10am. Be there early to get a good seat.

We want everyone attending the 11:30 AM Mass to know which kids attend St. John’s. To do this, we are asking all students who attend that Mass to wear their school uniform. Please share this information with your students, and thank you for your help as we prepare for Catholic Schools Week.

Catholic Schools Week
Catholic Schools Week is quickly approaching. The theme for this year is Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service. On Sunday January 25th, there were be an Open House that will take place in the All Saints Gym. We are hopeful prospective students and their families will attend this event. As a welcome, we would like to introduce them to our St. John’s Families. This is where we need your help! We would like each family to create some type of “poster” representing their family. It should have your family name on it. Be creative! You can use pictures, drawing, words, whatever you would like to do. We are asking for one “poster” per family. Please have your child turn it in to their religion teacher by Tuesday January 20th. If you have multiple children, have the OLDEST child give it to their religion teacher. What a wonderful way for people to meet our St. John’s Families!

Total School
Do I need healing? What makes you think that I need healing? These questions are the focus of our Total School effort for January and February. Over the next two months Total School will examine some of the everyday questions in our lives, and give us the tools necessary to help begin the healing process. I encourage you to join us as we participate in this event at Mass over the next two months. For further information please visit the following link http://www.delphosstjohnparish.org/ministries/total-school/total-school-newsletter

Prom Information
Attached below are the Guidelines that we will be instituting for this year’s Prom, hosted at St. John’s High School. Please take an opportunity to look them over and 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. These will also be going home with your son or daughter’s grade card if they are a Junior or Senior.

On January 28th the Junior Parents will be having a Post-Prom Meeting in Study Hall at 7:00. For more information please contact Mrs. Hellman at paula@delphosstjohns.org

New and Exciting School App
Delphos St. John’s now has a School App, which allows students, families and staff mobile access to important school information such as calendars, events, and reminders. Attached below is a flyer with a few details.

● Get instant alerts on everything from grade cards to weather delays
●Stay current with school calendar of events
●Take and share photos from school events
●Connect with resources in one click
●Reach staff members easily via Staff Contacts
●And so much more!

IT’S FREE. IT’S SIMPLE. From your smartphone or tablet, visit the App Store or Google Play. Then search for “Delphos St. John’s”.

Blizzard Bags
Thursday, the 22nd we used our 5th Calamity Day of the School Year. As a result of using 5 days at this point in the school year, we will be instituting Blizzard Bags and their use for the next three days that we would be cancelled from school. Just as last year, text alert, television, and radio will notify you of our cancellation, included with that will be a notification that it is a Blizzard Bag Day. If you have any questions please refer to the letter below for more details, or feel free to give me a call.

Vespers and Holy Hour
Attached you will find flyers (black/white and color) about Vespers (Sung Evening Prayer) and Holy Hour taking place on Monday, January 26 at 7 pm. Please help spread the word.
As part of Catholic Schools Week, we will be praying for the Delphos Community and our school.

Good luck to all the St. John Students, that are competing this weekend in one way or another, bring home a win, as we are, Blue Jays.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Go Jays and God Bless,

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