Newsletter for October 23rd

Dear Parent(s)/Guardians(s) and Students:

What a week.  As we all know Festival Weekend coupled with the Children’s Festival is one of the most important weekends for our Parish and School, and without the help of the students, volunteers, and donations this event could not take place.  Whether the students or volunteers were working the games, the kitchen, coat check, serving tables, or someone was baking a cake, donating eggs, or an item to the country store, that help and generosity is invaluable to the success of the Festival and sustainability of our Parish and School.  Again, just a big thank you to all of you that helped in one way or other.

Once the final numbers and figures have been calculated we will pass those along to you.

This week we inducted our newest National Honor Society Members.  Congratulations to the following students and their families, Alexis Deffenbaugh, Ryan Dickman, Ally Gerberick, Maya Gerker, Maria Giambruno-Fuge, Kelsi Gillespie, Halee Grothouse, Deven Haggard, Jacob Hellman, Kristina Koester, Brooklyn Mueller, Evyn Pohlman, Nick Pohlman, Patrick Stevenson, Josh Warnecke, and Courtney Wrasman.

Congratulations to Owen Baldauf, our Optimist Student of the Month.  Throughout this young year, Owen has exhibited the qualities necessary to earn this award, whether it be through his academic achievement, participation in extra-curricular activities, or his willingness to help staff or students.  Owen exemplifies what it means to be the Optimist Student of the Month.  Three other opportunities will be available to our Juniors through Freshmen for the remainder of the school year.

Below is a little information about the First Quarter Grades, Parent-Teacher Conferences, a Scholarship Opportunity, The Parish Mission, March for Life, 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/

Lunch Menu Change – Next Tuesday will be Beef and Noodles, rather then Chicken and Noodles.

End of the First Quarter and Parent Teacher Conferences

The First Quarter will be coming to an end next Friday, hard to believe, but the year is a quarter over already.  This means First Quarter Grade Cards and an Invitation to Parent -Teacher Conferences will be mailed home the week of November 2nd.

Attached below is that letter.  If you have any questions please let me know.

St. John the Evangelist Parish Mission

1 WEEK AND COUNTING!

Brought to you from his book, Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Mission, this parish mission will feature Catholic author and speaker, Dr. John R. Wood joined by special musical guests, Rachel Ann & Cassandra! You may be asking: “What is this parish mission all about and why should I be there?” Simply put, this parish mission will be an inspiring yet practical experience of dynamic teaching and application of the genius of Catholicism to every aspect of your life: prayer & spirituality, work, dating & marriage, personal finances, health & well-being, parenting, and more! Powerful for parishioners. Engaging for those searching for a faith home. Captivating for young people. Come! Be energized! Invite someone!

November 1-4, 2015, 7:00 p.m., St. John the Evangelist Church – Delphos, OH

We will be offering childcare for the evening talks at the Little Theater inside of St. John the Evangelist Elementary School, so please enter through the doors closest to Pierce Street. In addition, if you cannot join us for the evening talks, Dr. Wood will be doing recaps of his talk the following morning at the conclusion of daily Mass (approximately 9:00 a.m.)

Scholarship Opportunity

The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund is available to private school families from grades K to 8.  Attached below is an information sheet and application that could qualify you for up top 75% of your tuition or a maximum of $1,500.

The best part is, that if one child in your family is award a scholarship, additional children in your family may be entitled to scholarship assistance as well.

Please take a look to see if you qualify, it never hurts to try.

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.

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.

Lego Robotics

The Sixth Grade Jay Bots Lego Robotic team needs your help.  We are trying to reduce the number of water bottles going into the trash.  Without you, we can’t do it. Please recycle!

Did you know that when you recycle water bottles they can be made into blankets and clothes? Its’ true!  There are so many ways to reuse and repurpose water bottles.  One way is a vertical garden.  A vertical garden is when you plant plants in empty water bottles screwed sideways on a wall.  For more ideas on repurposing water bottles go to…

http://www.boredpanda.com/plastic-bottle-recycling-ideas.

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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