November 13th Newsletter

Dear Parent(s)/Guardians(s) and Students:
It felt good to get back to a bit of a “normal” routine here around school this week.  Knowing with the holidays quickly approaching, that routine will not last long.  This week the 7th Graders conducted their Retreat at St. Charles, the 8th Grade toured Vantage Career Center, and Father George blessed the new Class Rings.  It is pretty special to know that we can take a tradition like a Class Ring and put a spiritual touch to it with a blessing from our clergy, something most schools cannot do.

A congratulations goes out to our Voice of Democracy winner, Connor Hesseling and Patriots Pen winners, 1st place Hannah Elwer, 2nd place Jill Gemmer, and 3rd place Paige Kline.  Congratulations on your great accomplishment.

The winners and families will be attending a dinner on December 12th and reading their speeches.  The speeches will be sent on to districts for judging.

At the end of the First Quarter we also had the opportunity to recognize a few students for their accomplishments.  The Junior High/High School Honor Roll for the First Quarter, includes 16 students who earned a 4.0, 92 students earned between a 3.5 and 3.99, and 79 Students earned between a 3.00 and 3.49.  185 Students earned the Honor Roll for the First Quarter.  Congratulations to those students and good luck to those that have an opportunity this Second Quarter.
We also had 72 students that achieved Perfect Attendance for the First Quarter.  Meaning they did not miss a minute of school for any non-school related activities or family emergencies.  A pretty amazing feat.  Congratulations to those students, as they received a Subway Gift Card for coming to school.

Below is a little information about the Second Street Crosswalk, Grade Cards, Food Drive, Clothing Drive, Financial Aid Night, Scholarship Opportunity, Spirit Wear Sale, Movie Night, and a Job Opening.

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/

Second Street Entrance Crosswalk

At this time we are asking all students and parents not to use the Second Street Crosswalk across from Hickey-Morris Insurance, to begin to use the Crosswalks to the East End Entrance of the Junior High/High School or at the corner of Second and Pierce Streets, if crossing Second Street.  (from the second street doors of the Junior High/High School to the alley) Due to the inability to monitor this Crosswalk before and after school we would like to ensure the safety of our students by having them use a Crosswalk that is visibly marked with a light and a monitor available.

If you are picking your student up on the school side of the street, at this Crosswalk, please continue to do so.  This change is for those that use the Crosswalk to cross the street.  Should you have any questions please let us know.  Thank you for your understanding as we look to secure the safety of your son or daughter.

Grade Cards

We knew with the late start to the school year, pushing the end of the quarter closer to Parent-Teacher Conferences, mailing the grade grades would not be an exact science.  We were hoping they would reach the parents Wednesday, but did not until Thursday or Friday in some cases.  We are in contact with the Public School concerning the school calendar and looking to avoid this situation in the future.  Sorry for any inconvenience, but please feel free to contact your student’s teacher at any time to discuss your child’s progress in class.

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 to 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.

Financial Aid Night

A Financial Aid meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 18th, at 6:30 PM in the Delphos Jefferson Senior High School cafeteria.  This program is sponsored by the Delphos St. John’s and Jefferson guidance departments and will feature Mr. Chris Fowler, Director of Financial Aid at Bluffton University.  Mr. Fowler will explain the college financial aid process and how to fill out the various financial aid forms.  This program will be especially helpful for parents of seniors who will be attending college in the fall of 2016.

Youth Group

The Youth Group met Sunday, November 8th at Landeck.  They enjoyed a great meal and fellowship.  After helping clean up, they participated in a rousing game of charades!!!  Next Youth Group meeting is scheduled for Sunday, November 22nd.  See you then.

Food Drive

The Liturgy Team will be sponsoring a food drive for St. Vincent de Paul on Friday, November 20th.  Students are asked to bring in two canned goods or non-perishable items.  Donations will be collected in first period on that Friday.  Students are allowed to wear jeans and a Blue Jay shirt for their donation.

Clothing Drive

On Monday, November 23rd, the Mission Society will be conducting its annual winter clothing drive.  Students and Faculty are invited to bring in 1 large item (such as a winter coat, snow pants, etc.) or 2 small items (gloves, hats, scarves, etc.) in order to wear jeans and a Blue Jay that day.  Items may be new or gently used.  All donations will be given to the Interfaith Thrift Shop in Delphos.  This is the perfect time of year to clean out your closet and help someone in need!!!

Spirit Wear Order

Believe it or not the Holidays are just around the corner! Start your holiday shopping now by purchasing some DSJ Spirit Wear!  The Delphos St. John’s Spirit Wear Apparel Sale is going on now through November 16th.  This year you have the option to order directly online by clicking the following link and using the store code:  824453

http://www.promoplace.com/tlgraphics/online_stores.htm.

If you have special instructions for your order just use the comment box to explain.  We also have order forms and shirt samples available in the Junior High/High School Office and attached below.  Go Jays!!

Weekly Trash Talk

Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to allow you to listen to an entire album on your iPod.  Recycling 100 cans would light your bedroom for an entire week.  Please recycle those cans.
Movie Night
Attached below is a flyer detailing our 2nd Annual Family Movie Night, sponsored by the Girl Scouts, raising awareness for the Allen County Human Society.  We hope you can make it.

PTO Jingle Jog/Walk 5K

The Delphos St John’s PTO is sponsoring a Jingle Bell Jog/Walk 5K on Sunday December 13th beginning at 1:00 PM.  All are invited and encouraged to participate to help support the PTO.  See the attached form for details.  Registration forms are also available in the Junior High/High School Office.

Cafeteria Manager Opening
Delphos St. John’s Elementary and High School is searching for a qualified Cafeteria Manager to begin working this December.  The Qualified Candidate is to have at minimum a High School Diploma and preferred managerial experience.  He or She will be responsible for supervising and evaluating the Cafeteria Staff and managing the day to day operation of the school cafeteria.  The position is a full-time 10-month position averaging 35-40 hours per week. Please send a Letter of Interest and Resume by November 19 to the St. John’s Ministry Center, Attention Mr. Ted Hanf, at 201 N. Pierce St., Delphos, Oh 45833, or hanf@delphosstjohns.org.

Good luck to all the St. John Students, that are competing this weekend in one way or another, bring home a win, as you have already made the Blue Family so proud of you.

Go Jays and God Bless,

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