October 5th Newsletter

Dear Parent(s)/Guardians(s):

It may seem late receiving this message and request, but the Church Festival will be upon us next week.  We all know the importance that the Festival plays in supporting our School and Parish, but it is the dedication of your student(s) that helps to ensure the Festival is a success.  Each year we ask students to sign-up for a job or two over the weekend and each year it comes down to the wire having all of the jobs filled.  This year the Festival will be taking place on the 17th and 18th of October, we would truly appreciate your cooperation in helping to ensure that your son or daughter will be available to help one day/shift that weekend.  We know and understand that things do come up, which may prevent your child from working, but your help and willingness to set aside a weekend for the benefit of the School and Parish is greatly appreciated.

On Wednesday, the 14th, the Children’s Festival will be taking place.  Junior High Students will be excused to attend the Festival starting at 12:30 and will be dismissed at 2:00.  This will be a Jean Day/Blue Jay shirt/sweatshirt day for the Junior High, the High School (Freshman to Juniors) will be in uniform.  If your Junior High student does not have transportation home they can remain in the school/gym until their transportation arrives.  High School students will then be dismissed to participate in the Festival starting at about 2:15, until the end of the day.  Seniors will be working the Festival for all grade levels and will be allowed to wear jeans and a Blue Jay shirt/sweatshirt after church.

Thank you in advance for all your help and generosity to St. John’s.

We would like to extend a special congratulations to Derek Klausing on advancing to Districts at Bowling Green and representing St. John’s and the golf program.  Derek finished 23rd out of 108 participants, and though he did not advance to state he did an excellent job of displaying what it mean to be a Blue Jay.

Below is a little information about the Self-Reporting Policy, Festival Ticket Sales, Festival Week Lunch Options, Spelling Bee Participants, Sunny Delight, and a new ministry program.

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/

Reminder – Monday the 12th will be our second scheduled Two-Hour Delay for In-Service

Self-Report Policy

Attached below is a new policy we have implemented here at St. John’s.  This new policy is something that I was unable to include in the Handbook, due to deadlines needed to meet for printing.

This Self-Report Policy is something I think we are all about as a school and parish.  We continually ask our students to do what is right and take the responsible for their actions when they are not.  However, how do you encourage a student to essentially “tell on themselves,” and receive punishment?  I hope that this new Policy encourages students to take responsibility for their actions, with the understanding that certain choices will result in certain repercussions.  However, if you are willing to acknowledge your mistake and take ownership, the consequences may be less severe.

A copy of this will be going home with all student, grades 7 through 12, on Monday.

Should you have any questions please let me know.

Festival Ticket Sales Contest

This year will be continuing our Festival Ticket Sales Contest in the Junior High and High School.  This time of year is an exciting time as we come together for a common good and support of this amazing parish and people that make it so special.  The following is an incentive for Junior High and High School students to get out there and sell those tickets.

For every five dinner tickets a student sells, they will receive an extra hall pass they can use at any time throughout the year.  For every 100 dinner tickets a class sells they will receive a free jean day.  Two sweat/short days will be awarded.  One to the class with the highest percentage of participation in sales and one to the class that sells the most dinner tickets.  The top ticket seller will receive a $50.00 SCRIP Card, second top seller will receive a $25.00 SCRIP Card, and the third top seller will receive a $15.00 SCRIP Card.

Last year we sold 2515 Tickets, in grades 7 through 12.  If we as a school top this number this year, there will be a special reward for all Junior High and High School students.

Thank you for your continued support of St. John’s, our staff, and our students.  Without your generosity, all of this would not be possible.

Lunch Options during Festival Week

Attached below are the lunch options that will be available to the Junior High and High School students, next week.

Should you have any questions please let us know.

Cake Booth
It is time for the annual Cake Booth Cake Pledge!  The Cake Booth cannot be a success without your help!  Each student in the High School is requested to bring in two cakes.  This year we are also asking that each Junior High student bring in one cake.  More cakes from all students would be greatly appreciated!
Drop off is at the FRONT ENTRANCE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL!  Drop off times are Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-4. There is another cake drop off in the Elementary School.  DO NOT take them there!  Students will not receive credit for their cakes if dropped off in this location.  Thank you so much for supporting the cake booth!

KIT (Keeping in Touch)

The KIT program is a ministry within the parish hoping to bring non-church going parishioners back into the sacraments.  We will be offering a couple eight-week series to help re-educate, as to the changes that may/may not have happened since you or someone you know has been away.

Attached below is a little more information if you have any questions.

Thank you for passing this message along to anyone that may be interested.

Spelling Bee Participants

The following students have qualified for this year’s Spelling Bee to be held on December 9 at 1:00 PM.

Grade 7: Caitlin Cox, Elizabeth Gerow, Abra Riley, Erika Moenter, Cassidy Werts, Rylee Pohlman, Paige Gaynier, Elly Wrasman, Michaela Shawhan, and Nathan Mosier

Grade 8: Devin Lindeman, Adam Bockey, Gunnar Stemen, Allie Miller, Keaton Jackson, Reagan Clarkson, Emily Ostendorf, Anna May, Jill Gemmer, and Faith Ezzelle.

Congratulations to these students and all that participated.

Sunny Delight Labels

Sunny Delight runs a promotion every year called the SunnyD Book Spree.  This promotion allows K-7 grade teachers to mail in 20 UPC labels from SunnyD and Fruit2o products and receive 20 free books.  This is our second year participating.  Last year each teacher received a box of books so our school received about 360 free books.  If you can save the UPC labels and turn them into the office, we hope to continue to be able to provide free books for our students and teachers.

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.

Go Jays and God Bless,

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