Dear Parent(s)/Guardians(s) and Students:
This past week was a week full of exciting happenings and opportunities. The NET Team conducted retreats for our Freshman and Sophomores, giving each class a chance to bond a little closer to each other and to their Savior. Seniors were treated to a walking tour of Delphos, prepared and conducted by Rotary, sharing the history of Delphos. We were blessed to welcome back Paul Krendl (Class of 1998) to perform a few illusions and share his experiences as to how he has realized his goals. (Krendl is in town to perform two shows on October 2, sponsored by the Optimist Club. More details are attached below.)
The end of September is upon us and the month of October is ready to begin. This month will bring some major events here to St. John’s, including Homecoming. Which will take place October 7 with the recognition of Queen Jessica Geise and her Court, the return of many alumni, followed by a game against Fort Recovery. Saturday the 8th will provide an opportunity for the students to enjoy an evening of entertainment in a safe, respectful, and faith oriented atmosphere.
One of the most important events in our Parish, the Fall Festival will take place on October 15 and 16. Your generosity is what continues to make our Catholic Education possible. Whether purchasing dinner tickets from students who are already out selling, just in case you need a few. Or providing your time, energy, and resources in the kitchen, the gym, or anywhere else to make this weekend such a success. Together we are Blue Jays!!
A few of the items below and future schedule reminders, Bingo Help, Notes from Nurse Jean, Prayer Group, College Financial Aid, and Homecoming.
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/
Little Caesar’s Pick-Up will be Saturday, October 1, from 9:00 -11:00 AM
Junior High Quiz Bowl begins Monday, October 3
Homecoming Mass will take place, Friday, October 7 at 8:00 AM
Bingo Help Needed
There is another very important fundraiser that is ongoing at Delphos St. John’s, and 100% of the money made through this ongoing fundraiser goes to the school that directly correlates again into the lowest possible net tuition we are able to offer. That ongoing fundraiser is Wednesday and Saturday Bingo that takes place downstairs in the Cafeteria/Little Theater area. Each year Bingo raises about $80,000 for the school. We are in serious need of new volunteers to help work both the Concessions and the Bingo Hall in order to continue having this important ongoing fundraiser for Delphos St. John’s. Without Bingo, tuition would have to be raised at least $150 per student to cover that difference. Please consider organizing a group of friends to join a regular schedule of volunteering to work Bingo on either Wednesdays and/or Saturday nights. Once you are ready to commit to volunteering as much time as you are able to help with Bingo, please call the Ministry Center at 419-695-4050 to sign up.
Notes from Nurse Jean
Just a reminder that the policy for St. John’s is that students may return from an illness after they have been 24 hours free of vomiting, diarrhea, or elevated temperature. Please keep this in mind before sending your child back to school. We have had several cases of gastroenteritis, which includes vomiting and diarrhea. If they return too soon, reoccurrence of symptoms and an increased risk of spread of the virus through the school occurs. We ask you please make sure your children are recovered completely before returning them to school.
Empowered Through Prayer
Let us enrich our own prayer life as well as others by sharing how we pray as well as learning new ways to pray. Through this new ministry may we also come to feel empowered to make a difference in the world around us knowing who it is that gives us that courage and strength. If interested please contact Mary Lou Pohlman at 419-303-8019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be prepared to give available days and times so that a time can be worked for everyone interested.
Financial Aid Meeting
A financial aid meeting has been scheduled for Monday, October 10, at 7:00 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 for all parents no matter where your child plans to attend college. Financial Aid is constantly changing. Mr. Fowler will be discussing all of the changes in financial aid, as well as how to complete the FAFSA, for the 2017-18 school year. This program will be especially helpful for parents of seniors who will be attending college in the fall of 2017.
The Homecoming Guidelines have not changed from last year. The U.S. Bishops state that “as Christians we should dress in a modest manner, wearing clothing that reflect our reverence for God and that manifest our respect for the dignity of the liturgy and for one another.” I do wish that you exercise modesty and sound judgments as you shop for dresses, this summer and fall. I understand the challenges we face, adhering to our Catholic Faith while trying to shop in an environment that does not always share our beliefs. However, know that your help is greatly appreciated in supporting the message that we work to accomplish together each day.
In order to be eligible to attend Homecoming, we must have a signed copy of the Guidelines on file in the office prior to Homecoming. The form can be turned into the office via paper copy or you can log into your OneView Parent Portal and fill the form out electronically by visiting: https://delphosstjohnsoneview.esvportal.com/
Contact the High School Office for any questions.
Good luck to all the St. John’s 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,