December 18th Newsletter

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

Another week has passed, but a week that leads us into our Christmas Break, and an opportunity to spend time with family and friends.  We hope everyone has a chance to take a breath from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives and spend time with those we love.

From the St. John’s Family to yours we would like to extend to you an old Irish Christmas Blessing.  “During the coming Christmas season, may you be blessed with the spirit of the season, which is peace, the gladness of the season, which is hope, and the heart of the season which is love.”

Below is a little information about Local Scholarship Opportunities, a Tuition Scholarship Opportunity, Youth Group, Yearbook Orders, Blanket Raffle, Lego Robotics Team, and a Food Drive Tonight.

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 – School will resume on January 4th.

Bishop Thomas’s Christmas Greeting

Local Scholarships

Mr. Unterbrink would like all Seniors and their parents to be attentive to the attached list of local scholarships.  The majority of these scholarships have deadlines in the spring of the year.  For nearly all of these scholarships, Mr. Unterbrink has yet to receive this year’s application.  Upon receipt of each of these scholarship applications, Mr. Unterbrink will be announcing them, and the criteria required to the Seniors during school.

Lego Robotics 
Four Lego Robotics teams competed in the First Lego League (FLL) Sylvania STEM Center Regional tournament on December 12.  The 6th grade Bionic Birds won the Teamwork award.  This award recognizes a team that is able to accomplish more together than they could as individuals.  The 6th grade Jay Bots won the Robot Performance and Gracious Professionalism awards.  The Robot Performance award recognizes a team that scores the most points during the Robot Game.  The Gracious Professionalism award recognizes a team whose members show each other and other teams respect at all times.  The Jr. High Lego Breakers won the Inspiration award.  This award celebrates a team that displays extraordinary enthusiasm.

The Jay Bots and the Jr. High team, The Destroyers, will both be advancing to the Sylvania/BGSU FLL District Tournament on January 9.

Scholarship Opportunity for 2016-17

With a new year on the horizon, it’s time to begin thinking a little about the 2016-17 school year.  Please follow the link for information about a scholarship opportunity your children may be eligible for through the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund.  Remember it never hurts to try.

http://goo.gl/forms/oZqUaCUAAM

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.

Basement Doctor Food Drive

The Basement Doctor will be here for Friday night’s game to collect nonperishable food items and monetary donations for the West Ohio Food Bank.

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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