February 27th Newsletter

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

This week marks the end of February, and the beginning of March. I think we are all praying for better weather, a chance to get out and about, and enjoy the beginning of Spring. Let us just hope the weather will cooperate. However, this also marks a time when events, deadlines, and happenings in and around school begin to pick-up as the end of the year draws closer. Before we know it we will be celebrating our 8th graders as they are Confirmed on March 22nd, shortly after Easter will be upon us, followed by the School Musical, Senior Class Trip, Prom, and before we know it our 100th High School Graduation. It is an exciting Spring, and we are all looking forward to the fun and unique events ahead.
Congratulations to the Girls Basketball Team on their Tournament victory Wednesday over McComb and good luck to them as they continue their tournament run against Kalida on Saturday.

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team, on a successful season that culminated in a 2nd Place finish in the MAC Tournament. Thank you to all the players, coaches, and everyone else that made the season so successful.

A few of the things that are happening here in the future are outlined in the newsletter below. Including, Blood Donor Day, Penance Service, Lunch Account Reminder, Tuition Assistance, Band Plant Sale, Mulch Sale, Total School, and Science Fundraising Appeal. 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/

Red Cross Blood Donor Day
On March 2nd the Red Cross will be here to conduct their Second Blood Drive of the school year. This drive will look to secure for us a scholarship for one of our Seniors, as long as we can reach a goal of 20 good units of blood. If you are in the neighborhood or would like to donate please feel free to stop into to school on Monday, between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

Penance Service
Thursday March 5th, we will be having our Lenten Penance Service. Junior High/High School will be going at 9:45 AM.

To honor all the babies who have been born (or yet to be born) this school year, we would like everyone (if possible) to make a donation to Heartbeat of Lima. After confession, the students will come to the gift table at church and place their monetary donation in the “baby bottle”. Please encourage your students to bring change (or dollars) to the penance service, every little bit helps.

Lunch Account Reminder
Just a friendly reminder to please keep your student’s lunch account up-to-date. We have been seeing several students in the negative this week. Per our policy, each student has two (2) days to get their account into the positive before they are served peanut butter/jelly sandwich and milk. They are notified each day after their account falls below $10.00. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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 515 East Second Street or through our Go Fund Me website with the address below.

http://www.gofundme.com/kjfqr8

Again, your help is greatly welcomed and appreciated.

Tuition Assistance Scholarship
The Ohio Catholic Credit Union is awarding 50, $1,000.00 scholarships to families that send their child/children to a Catholic school. It’s open to anyone in Ohio and is awarded on financial need. The deadline to apply on-line (the only way to apply) is Feb. 28th. Here’s the link to get you started. http://ohiocatholicfcu.com/scholarships/

Band Plant Sale
Starts on Monday March 2nd. This is the bands biggest and best fundraiser of the year, so please support the band and buy those plants! Warmer weather IS coming! Sale ends March 31st. If you have any questions or to place your order, contact any band member or Sue Vonderwell at 419-236-5400. Thank You!!

Toledo Men’s Conference
The Toledo Men’s Conference is gearing up for this year’s gathering and we need your help. We have got another great line-up of speakers planned for you this year with EWTN’s Dr. Ray Guarendi, Dr. Jeffrey L. Morrow from Seton Hall University, and Host of EWTN’s “The Journey Home” Marcus Grodi. For more information please see the attachment below.

Mulch Sale
The Junior Class is selling mulch to help fund their post prom. Triple Cut/Premium Black Hardwood and Double Cut Red Cypress Mulches are $5.50 per bag. One bag covers two cubic feet. Mulch is available for pick up at St. John’s on Saturday, May 2nd, from 8:00 to 11:00 AM, or delivery is free with the purchase of 10 bags or more, within a ten mile radius of school. Orders must be received by April 2nd. Please contact any St. John’s Junior or call Laura Pohlman at (419) 695-5077 or Joy Hays at (567) 204-2243.

Total School
Do you know about the Lenten Practices? These questions are the focus of our Total School effort for March and April. 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 understanding of the Lenten Practices. 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.

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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