February 5th Newsletter

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

Thank you St. John the Evangelist Parishioners (Parents and Students) for supporting and celebrating Catholic Schools Week with us at St. John’s Elementary and High School.  We look forward to continuing to serve as Principal-Ministers each day in our schools as part of the Parish Ministry of Catholic Education.  Please know that we are grateful for all of the time, talent and treasure that you give to St. John’s! We are committed to maintaining and growing this great Tradition of Catholic Education in Delphos! God Bless you and Thank you! -Mr. Nathan Stant and Mr. Adam Lee

Happy February, and no better way to kick off February then with the start of Catholic Schools Week.  This week the students were busy celebrating what makes St. John’s so special.  From a History Fair (thank you so much Mrs. Recker), to Blessing of the Throats, to crazy hat/sock day, to an All-School Mass, to an All-School Pep Rally.  This week just cemented how great it is to be a Blue Jay.  Not to mention, our Seniors and Kindergarten Students were named the Class of the Week by WLIO.

Class of the Week.jpg

As next week begins the start of Lent, it give us an opportunity to examine the purpose of Lent as the preparation, through prayer, penance, repentance of sins, almsgiving, atonement, and self-denial.  As we await the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Wednesday will begin our Lenten season as the staff and students will celebrate Ash Wednesday.

Below is a little information about PTO Nominations, TutorMe ACT Course, Local Scholarship Opportunities, a Tuition Scholarship Opportunity, Youth Group, March for Life Refund, INFOhio, Run Your Ashes Off, 7th Grade History Fair, Golden Apple Award, Best Lent Ever, Uniform Fleece, St. John’s Tie, and Prom.

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 – Scheduled Two-Hour Delay for Monday the 8th for Staff In-Service

PTO Nominations

Do you or someone you know want the opportunity to be involved in your son or daughter’s school, all the while being part of the St. John’s family?  Well, maybe PTO is for you.  Attached below is a nomination form along with an informational sheet explaining the roles of officers and events the PTO participates in.  If you or someone you know is interested please nominate them.

PTO Nomination Form for 2016-2017

Prom Information

Attached below are the Guidelines that we will be instituting for this year’s Prom, hosted at St. John’s High School.  Please take an opportunity to look them over and help support our position of creating an atmosphere that lives up to the Catholic Values and Beliefs we try to instill in our students on a daily basis.  If you have any questions regarding the Policy, please let me know.  These will also be going home with your son or daughter’s grade card if they are a Junior or Senior.

Prom Guidelines

TutorMe ACT Course

Attached below is information on a Free Course to help students improve their ACT Score.  Please look through attached TutorMe information for more details.  Not only is this a great opportunity for student to improve their score, but it is free.

Please contact Mr. Unterbrink for more information.

TutorMe ACT Course

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.

Local Scholarships

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

NOSF Scholarship Fund

Free Access to Digital Content

St. John’s students have free access to more than half a million digital magazines, journals, newspapers, eBooks, biographies, fact sheets, poems, and more through INFOhio (www.infohio.org). This is reliable information they can use for school research and projects. It’s easy.  Go to the website listed, and enter the following User Name and Password.

User Name: stjohns

Password: bluejays

March for Life

Because of the blizzard warnings for Washington D.C. over the weekend of January 22nd, our students did not attend the March for Life.  Some seniors chose to have their $150.00 refund applied to the cost of their senior trip to New York City in May.  Everyone else received their refund in the form of a check.  Those checks were distributed this past Thursday and Friday.  Be sure to check with your son or daughter if you have not received this check.

Lenten Almsgiving Food Drive

As part of our almsgiving for Lent, the Junior High and High School will be having a food drive competition to benefit St. Vincent de Paul.  Attached you will find a flyer with more information.  Let’s try to have a little fun while we help a great cause.

Lenten Food Drive

Youth Group

Thanks to all who came bowling at our last meeting.  Everyone had a good time!  The next Youth Group meeting will be Sunday, February 7th at 4:00 PM.  We will meet at Landeck in the church basement.  We will be making Valentines.  Please bring scissors!  Anyone grades 7 – 12 are welcome to attend.  Hope to see you there!

Run Your Ashes Off

Ash Wednesday is right around the corner and with that comes our Prayer Service and 5K Race/Walk.  All proceeds go to benefit the St. Vincent DePaul Society.  A registration form is attached below, including contact information should you have any questions.

Run Your Ashes Off Registration Form

Golden Apple Award

The Golden Apple Award has been established to honor outstanding individuals who devote their lives to teaching in Catholic schools. The 2015-2016 school year marks the eleventh consecutive year that this prestigious award has been presented in the Diocese of Toledo.

This Award is given to seven (7) elementary school teachers and two (2) secondary teachers each year. The award consists of…

Cash award of $5,000

Certificate of Achievement

Golden Apple with 24 karat gold cross

Golden Apple lapel pin

Individual Photo with the Bishop

Group photo with the other awardees and the Bishop

Video of the Golden Apple Award winners

For more information please refer to the PowerPoint or link below.

Golden Apple Overview – https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18BElu1CZG-LU-4oxXEguwi3Em_nOVKBP-VuXxPUwhoE/edit?usp=sharing

If you feel there is a teacher that is deserving of a nomination, please complete the nomination form through the link or the attachment below.

Golden Apple Nomination Form – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a0fplGXdPL1Jv-cs8b9u7e4BpW2k999cL788W9sB67A/edit?usp=sharing

Golden Apple

Nomination Form Golden Apple 2016

Best Lent Ever

Have you ever had a memorable lent?  More importantly, have you ever had a life-changing Lent?

Attached below is an informational sheet, provided by the Dynamic Catholic and Matthew Kelly, that could answer the questions above.  Please take a chance and sign-up.  Who knows, it could make for the Best Lent Ever.

Best Lent Ever

Uniform Fleece

The Junior High and High School students now have the opportunity to purchase uniform jackets/pullovers to be worn with their uniforms.  Order forms will be mailed home with student report cards, as well as attached below.  This is not a requirement, but just another option to go along with our existing uniform policy.  There are two options for males, full zip and half zip, and they can be ordered in royal or gray.  The females have the option of full zip, but can order the male half zip if they desire, sizes XS to 4XL are available.  We will continue to monitor a pull-over option for the girls, and make it available, should one present itself.  These options come in royal and gray as well.  We are excited about this new addition to our uniforms, especially for our students in the winter months!!  For girls, it is a substitute for a sweater or vest, and must be worn throughout the day. For boys, who rarely wear a sweater, it provides an option for the days the building may be a little chilly.

Proceeds from all sales will benefit St. John’s.

Uniform Fleece Order Form

St. John’s Tie

We are now offering, as part of the uniform, but not required, a tie option for boys.  For $15.00 the boys can add a little school spirit to their uniform, picture attached below.  This could also be a great gift, for birthdays, graduation, or any special occasion.  If you are interested please stop in the office or call, all sale proceeds benefit St. John’s.

SJ Tie

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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