October 16th Newsletter

Dear Parent(s)/Guardians(s):

What a week.  As we, all know it is Festival Week here at St. John’s, and every student has been involved in one way or another in helping make this event possible.  Whether it be helping set-up for the Children’s/Family Festival, signing-up for a job to work over the weekend, preparing the food, and/or selling dinner tickets, without everyone’s help this amazing event would not be taking place.

In addition, speaking of ticket sales, below is the sale information this year from the Junior High and High School.

7th Grade – 326

8th Grade – 485

Freshman – 359

Sophomores – 397

Juniors – 864

Seniors – 419

Total – 2850

Last year’s total ticket sales were 2515.  We cannot express our gratitude enough for your generosity and support of our school and parish.

Below is a little information about the March for Life, Cake Booth, KIT, Lego Recycling Program, and Sunny Delight.

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/

March for Life

The March for the Life will be taking place from January 21st to the 24th.  Sign-ups have begun and will conclude on the 30th.  Please contact Mrs. Honigford (honigford@delphosstjohns.org) for more information.

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.

Trash Talk

Our Lego groups not only participate in a robotic competition, but they also go in front of judges with a “project”.  This year’s project theme is trash and recycling.  They have been studying recycling and will be putting reminders in our parent newsletter on the importance of it.  They recently had Allen County Refuse in and learned that the city of Delphos produces 9 tons of garbage a day.  Most of that garbage will end up in landfills.  If you throw away your aluminum cans, they can stay in that can form for up to 500 years.  Instead of our cans laying in our landfills, recycle them.  Aluminum cans be recycled over and over again.

Recycling Challenge

We want your old cell phones on November 4th!  Every house probably has a broken or outdated cell phone laying around.  These cell phones contain a large number of hazardous substances.  If thrown away, these substances end up in our landfills and in our environment.  Our 7th grade Lego group would like every house to bring in an old handheld device on Wednesday, November 4th, so they can be recycled properly.  We will accept Cell phones, Smartphones, accessories, iPods, iPads, WI-FI cards, circuit boards, laptops, digital cameras, Gameboys, GPS, rechargeable batteries, MP3, and earbuds.  So search your house and clean out your drawers and help clean up the environment.  If 200 devices are collected, the Junior High and High School will be awarded a jean day.

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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