March 27th Newsletter

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

The first week of the Fourth Quarter has come and gone, and though and behold, Northwest Ohio weather did not disappoint. Let us pray that this was the last snow we see until December. With April right around the corner, there are many exciting things ahead.

Starting Sunday, we begin the Holiest Week of the Church Year, beginning with Palm Sunday this weekend. I hope you have the opportunity to take the time to celebrate Mass with your children this weekend, leading up to the Easter Celebration,
I would like to wish good luck to all that are participating the Solo and Ensemble Contest this weekend.

Our prayers are with Mrs. Elwer, the parent chaperons, and our Mission Society Students, as they depart for their Appalachia Mission trip on Sunday. Please keep them in your prayers, for safe travels and as they help those less fortunate.

A few of the things that are happening here in the future are outlined in the newsletter below. Including, Scholarship/Tuition Assistance Opportunity, Prom Information, Band Plant Sale, Great Schools Review, Mulch Sale, Total School, Cafeteria Help, and College Credit Plus Information. If any of these interest you and I hope they do, please keep reading for more information.

Weekly Calendar
Please refer to 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

Reminder – We will have an early dismissal from school at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, and there is No School on Good Friday, April 3rd and Easter Monday, April 6th.

College Credit Plus
If your student is taking Freshman Office, Web Design, COBOL Programming, or Medical Terminology, they have been given a paper to register to receive transcripted college credit. In order for them to receive this credit this paper needs to be returned to the Ohio Department of Education by April 1st. Students were asked to turn in the paper today, however if you did not receive it or need an extra copy please complete the form attached below and return by Monday in order to receive this credit. At this time we are working to ensue this credit and any materials are free to your student. This is a great opportunity and I hope you are able and willing to take advantage of this, so we can continue to offer these college courses into the future.

Tuition Assistance
The PSAS 2015-2016 Tuition Assistance forms have arrived. Paper forms may be picked up at the Ministry Center or a PDF version can be emailed to you. Please send an email to and the form will be returned promptly.

Scholarship Opportunity
The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund has expanded this year to include all 19 counties in the Toledo Diocese, for any Catholic School Students, attending Grades K-8. Visit to obtain more information. The application deadline is Friday, May 29, 2015. We have been very fortunate this year with the number of opportunities for scholarships and tuition assistance than ever before, so please share this information with families who may be hesitant to attend St. John’s due to financial limitations.

Final Call for Mulch Orders
Reminder that ALL mulch orders and money are due to the Junior High/High School Office no later than Thursday, April 2nd. Extra flyers and order envelops are available in the office. Thank you for all your support.

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!!

Great Schools Rate and Review
If you have an opportunity your help would be greatly appreciated. Great Schools is a website that allows those looking into educational options in and around where they live, to examine what local schools have to offer, and read reviews from those that have either attended personally, or sent their children. With the Internet becoming such a valuable tool for people to research what the best option for education would be, I was hoping that if you had the time and the willingness, you might be able to write a small of review of St. John’s, to give perspective families a nudge in the right direction for the education of their child(ren). Thank you for all your help.

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

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.

School Cafeteria Help
Anyone interested in a few hours out of the house to spend time with your children, please let us know! The St. John’s Cafeteria is looking for anyone available to be on call as needed basis. If interested contact Cafeteria Manager Kelley Beining at 419-692-8561 Ext 1132 or

Have a wonderful weekend.

Go Jays and God Bless,


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