Dear Blue Jay Family Members:
I pray that everyone is having a wonderful summer and enjoying a little time off, if possible, to spend time with family and friends. I wanted to pass along some information as we begin the month of July, which might be of value to you, as you begin to prepare for next school year.
The Junior High/High School Office will be closed for the month of July. Periodically phone messages and email will be checked and we will respond to any concerns or issues as soon as possible. If you should have any emergency please contact the Ministry Center at (419) 695-4050. Thank you for your understanding.
The question has been posed about Homecoming and Uniform Guidelines. Attached below you will find each set of guidelines. The Uniform Policy has not changed, however I do want to draw your attention to one area that is of concern, the High School Girls Footwear.
The first sentence states, “Navy knee socks are to be worn with the uniform skirt at all times. No socks that differ in color or length will be accepted when wearing a skirt.” Please make sure that your daughter has the correct socks. Though this may seem like a minor issue it is one that is becoming a problem, as some girls are following the correct guidelines while others are not. It is unfair to those that follow the rules, to see others choosing not to and no consequence resulting. Beginning next year if girls do not have the correct socks disciplinary consequences will result. If you should have any questions please let me know.
Second the Homecoming Guidelines have not changed from last year. The U.S. Bishops state that “as Christians we should dress in a modest manner, wearing clothing that reflect our reverence for God and that manifest our respect for the dignity of the liturgy and for one another.” I do wish that you exercise modesty and sound judgments as you shop for dresses, this summer and fall.
Good-Bye to Father Ron
As you may or may not know Father Ron will be departing our Parish this weekend to begin his new assignment as Pastor of St. Joseph, Monroeville and St. Aloysius, Peru Parishes. We would like to extend a special thank you and congratulations to Father Ron for all of his support, guidance, and supervision, during our Parish’s transitional period. God Bless him as he continues his journey, and he will always have a home here at St. John’s.
I thank you for your help and support in the policies we have designed and implemented to continue to recognize our need to be different by design.
Have a great rest of your summer.
Go Jays and God Bless