October 7th Newsletter

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

This past week was chalked full of events leading up to Homecoming this evening.  Whether we were spreading our Blue Jay Spirit, wearing crazy socks, jinxing Fort Recovery, holding an assembly, or celebrating Mass, we used this week to prepare for the enjoyment that will take place this weekend.

Whether you are coming to see Queen Jessica Geise and her Court, meeting up with fellow alumni, watching the Blue Jays play Fort Recovery, or a little bit of everything, Homecoming is a special time for St. John’s, a time to celebrate all God has blessed us with.  As always, thank you for your support and dedication to our parish and school.

Immediately after Homecoming, 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, Children’s Festival Information, and College Financial Aid.

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/


Junior High Quiz Bowl at 4:30 on October 10th

Children’s Festival on October 12th

Fall Festival on October 15th and 16th

Scheduled Two-Hour Delay on October 17th

Festival Reminder for Junior High and High School Students

On Wednesday the 12th, the Children’s Festival will be taking place.  Junior High Students will be excused to attend the Festival starting at 1:04 PM and will be dismissed for the day at 2:00 PM.  This will be a Jean Day/Blue Jay shirt/sweatshirt day for the Junior High; the High School (Freshman to Juniors) will be in uniform.  If your Junior High student does not have transportation home they can remain in the school/gym until their transportation arrives.  High School students will then be dismissed to participate in the Festival starting at about 2:15 PM, until the end of the day.  Seniors will be working the Festival for all grade levels and will be allowed to wear jeans and a Blue Jay shirt/sweatshirt after church.

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.  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.

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.

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,



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