February 13th Newsletter

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

Finally, a true full week a school. After a week that featured a cancellation and three two-hour delays, we were able, for at least a week, to get back to a regular schedule and routine. However, the same cannot be said for next week as we will not have school on Monday due to President’s Day.

However, next Monday is an extremely exciting time for our Parish and School. On Monday the 16th, we will welcome Father Dennis Walsh, as our new Pastor. We are all looking forward to him joining the St. John’s Family.

We would also like to pass along a special thank you to Father Ron for his amazing and dedicated leadership over the last three months. Father Ron has done an amazing job keeping our Parish and School focused on our missions, and we look forward to his continued guidance.

Congratulations to our Second Semester VEX Team, Nick Pohlman, Lucas Hoffman, and Connor Hesseling, who after the first qualification round placed 3rd out of 35 teams. They were also awarded the Sportsmanship Award. They are a great example of who we are as Blue Jays.

A few of the things that are happening here in the future are outlined in the newsletter below. Including, Senior Class Trip, Run Your Ashes Off, Family Stations, 4H Youth Meeting, Our New School App, Prom Information, Blizzard Bags, and purchasing a Yearbook. If any of these interest you, and I hope they do, please keep 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/

Ash Wednesday Collection
There will be a collection for Eastern Europe at the Masses on Ash Wednesday. Any and all donations will be accepted.

Letter of Intent to Return
To clarify any confusion, the Junior High/High School will not be sending out a Letter of Intent to Return this school year. As Mr. Unterbrink begins to go around to each grade level and talk with your students about the courses and schedules for next year, we will use this as their intent to return.

Senior Class Trip
Senior Parents, I have sent a special email to you concerning the Senior Class Trip. If you did not receive it please contact me and I will provide the information to you. Thank you.

Science Equipment Fundraising
As you may or may not know, we are beginning an Appeal to raise monies to purchase new Science Equipment for our students to participate in more Lab Activities. Currently our 7 through 12 Grade Science Department has very little and outdated equipment they can use to connect the in-class learning to lab activities, in order to make Science come alive.

We are asking all Blue Jays, young and old, to consider making a donation, in any amount, as every little bit will help. Donations can be made by check to Delphos St. Johns and mailed to school at 515 East Second Street or through our Go Fund Me website with the address below.


Again, your help is greatly welcomed and appreciated.

Run Your Ashes Off
Lent begins on February 18th-Ash Wednesday, a season of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving for Christians. Join us as together we will pray, run, and offer money to the needy at the Run Your Ashes Off 5K Walk/Run. Details are attached below.

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.

4H Pathfinders Meeting
Delphos Pathfinder’s 4-H is starting their 2015 season at the Delphos Recreation center at 3:30 on Feb 15. If interested in joining please call Sue Hempfling at 419-236-6429.

Family Stations
On Wednesday, March 18th at 7:30 pm in church, we will have Family Stations. It is a family-centered Way of the Cross. Fifteen families will each have a special part, but all parishioners and families are invited to pray with us. If your family would like to help read a station, please contact Lynn Bockey at lbockey@delphosstjohns.org or 419-235-1083.

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
As a reminder all Blizzard Bag assignments from Monday, February 2nd will be due on Tuesday, February 17th.

Yearbook Sales
Final Sale of Yearbooks: May 1st
Yearbooks are available for order until May 1, 2015 for $65.00. This is your final chance to guarantee a yearbook. Although we may have a limited number of extra yearbooks, those will be available on a first come first serve basis. To guarantee your son or daughter a yearbook, please order before this date. Personalization options are available at an additional cost.

The order form is attached. Please make checks payable to Delphos St. John’s. Turn in order forms with payment to the office or to Mrs. Stiffey.

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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