December 4th Newsletter

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

As we begin the Season of Advent and month of December many exciting things will be occurring here at school.  Just this past week we were blessed to have our newest inductees to the Hall of the Fame speaking with our students, conducted a Penance Service, and collected toys for the Delphos Community Christmas Project.

Next week is no different as we look to celebrate the Immaculate Conception, collect household items for the Samaritan House in Lima, and welcome the Bishop, as he will be meeting with the Juniors and Seniors, touring the school, and eating lunch with the faculty and staff.

The Bishop’s Visit will be his every two-year opportunity to come to St. John’s and talk with our students about their faith, catholic education, and answer any questions they may have.  We will be able to showcase our school, our staff, and students and their passion for St. John’s.

I have said it before and I will say it again.  What an amazing place St. John’s is, where we are able to do all we do for each other and our community, and I thank you the parents for all your support in making this a reality.

Below is a little information about a Scholarship Opportunity, Youth Group, Samaritan House Collection, Career Day, Yearbook Orders, and a PTO Jingle Jog Walk.

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/

Samaritan House Household Item Drive

SADD and FTA will be collecting household items on Friday the 11th.  Each Grade is asked to bring a NEW and NON-EXPIRED item for the following grade levels…

Seniors – Canned Meat – (Please Make Sure it is Not Expired)

Juniors – Boxed Meal – (Please Make Sure it is Not Expired)

Sophomores – Paper Products (Toilet Paper, Paper Towels)

Freshman – Body Care Products (Soap, Shampoo, Body Wash)

Junior High – 2 Cans of Fruit and/or Vegetable – (Please Make Sure it is Not Expired)

Students must bring their items in to wear a Blue Jay Sweatshirt/Shirt and Jeans on the 4th.

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.

Career Day

Thirty-one St. John’s Juniors will be participating in a Career Day sponsored by Rhodes State College on Friday, December 11th.  Juniors were given the opportunity to sign up and register for three sessions.  These sessions range from nursing to brick laying.  This is a great opportunity for the students to get a jump-start on what they think they might want to do when they graduate.

Career Day is an annual half-day event intended to provide 11th-grade students in Northwest Ohio an opportunity to explore 38 college and career-related sessions. Career Day differs from a traditional career fair by offering information through sessions, rather than by booths or exhibits.  Our job is to encourage professionals to develop seminars highlighting career interests indicated on student surveys.  Students register in advance and attend three different career sessions led by area professionals on Career Day, each lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Career Day sessions provide an opportunity for Northwest Ohio students to learn about the education and skills needed to enter and be successful in a specific career and/or industry from professionals first hand.  Presenters are encouraged to discuss their own level of education, the skills they use regularly on the job, an overview of their typical day, and provide time for questions and answers.

We hope this is a great opportunity for our students that registered.

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 available in the Junior High/High School Office.

Youth Group

The Youth Group will be meeting on Sunday, December 20th.  Plans are being made to go Christmas Caroling and to share some fellowship.  More details to come in the near future.  Youth Group is open to any parishioner of Delphos St. John’s and Landeck parishes who are in grades 7 – 12.  Come check us out!!

Yearbook Orders

The Delphos St. John’s Yearbook is available for sale! This year’s theme is An Inside Look! For the first time ever, it will offer video footage of the year’s events as well as the traditional coverage!  The Christmas Sale price is $50.00 and is available until January 7th!  As of January 8th, the price will increase to $57.50.  Order early to save!  Make checks payable to Delphos St. John’s.  The order form is attached below.

Blanket Raffle

An adult size, red and gray plaid fleece blanket is being raffled.  The money from the raffle will be used to purchase supplies to make blankets of varying sizes and colors which will be donated to the Children’s Hospital. Tickets can be purchased in the school library until December 11th.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  The drawing will be Dec 18.  Thanks for your support of Girl scouts, Emma Reindel, Brianna Altenburger, Courtney Ebbeskotte, and Rylee Pohlman.

Trash Talk

Did you know that local stores like Walmart and Meijer have recycle bins?  You can return your plastic bags just inside the doors at these stores.  So don’t throw those old ripped plastic bags in the trash.  Take them to a store where they can be recycled into new plastic bags.

Kiwanis Christmas

Attached below is a flyer for the Kiwanis Hometown Christmas, tonight.  A thank you to the Kiwanis for helping to put on a special event for our community.

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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