Good Afternoon Parent(s)/Guardians(s) and Students:
This week is Homecoming and whether you are coming to see Queen Jessica Odenweller and her Court, meeting up with fellow alumni, watching the Blue Jays play St. Henry, 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.
We hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a great week ahead. Below is some helpful information I hope you can find to your benefit.
Should you have any questions please let us know.
The next Newsletter will go out on October 23.
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/
For the Lunch Menu please follow this link http://www.delphosstjohns.org/LunchMenu.aspx
10/9 – Two-Hour Delay for Teacher In-Service – Financial Aid Meeting at Jefferson at 7:00 PM
10/11 – PSAT Test for Juniors who signed up
10/12 – Pep Rally for the Junior High in the All-Saints at 2:40 PM and a Free Blue and Gold Jean Day for the Junior High
10/13 – 8:00 AM Homecoming Mass, 10:00 AM Fatima Prayer Service, 2:45 PM Pep Assembly, 6:00 PM Homecoming Parade begins at School, 7:00 PM start of the Homecoming Court Introductions, and Homecoming Game versus St. Henry at 7:30 PM
10/14 – Recycle at 9:00 AM and Homecoming Dance from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
10/18-19-20-23 – No Cafeteria Service due to Festival Preparation and Clean-Up
10/18 – Children’s Festival
10/20 – Select Juniors Attending Maker Fest at the Civic Center
10/21-22 – Fall Festival Weekend
10/23 – Two-Hour Delay for Festival Clean Up, Picture Retake Day, and Start of Band Fruit Sale
10/24 to 10/27 – Partnership for Violence Free Families will be presenting a Lifelines Program for our 7th through Freshman students. More information is attached below.
Lifelines Parent Letter
10/26 – End of the First Quarter and National Honor Society Induction Ceremony at 2:20 PM
As a final reminder, the Guidelines for Homecoming can be found at our website http://www.delphosstjohns.org/Forms.aspx and attached below. If your son or daughter does not meet these guidelines, they will not be allowed to attend Homecoming. Thank you for your support and understanding.
Guidelines are due by Friday the 13 to attend Homecoming.
Festival Week Activities
One of the most important events in our Parish, the Fall Festival will take place on October 21 and 22. 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!!
Beginning October 16, we will continue our tradition of Festival Activities, from Seniors helping prepare the gym, to our participation in the Children’s Festival, to Juniors and Seniors helping prepare the meals for the weekend. Below is information regarding this week.
Monday, Senior Boys will be out of class to help set-up the Children’s Festival, they may wear jeans.
Tuesday, Senior Girls will be out to decorate and prepare for the Children’s Festival, they may wear jeans.
Wednesday, Senior Boys and Girls will be out to help work the Children’s Festival. Junior High Students will attend the Children’s Festival from 1:04 PM until the end of the day. If you need to pick-up your Junior High student when the Elementary is dismissed at 2:00 PM, please send a note with your student to turn into the office. At 2:15 PM High School Students will be dismissed to participate in the Children’s Festival and all students will be dismissed at the end of the day.
Thursday, select Seniors will be dismissed to help tear down the Children’s Festival and prepare the kitchen for the Festival Dinners, they may wear jeans.
Friday, select Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will be dismissed to help prepare the meals for the weekend and finalize the gym for the Fall Festival, they may wear jeans.
Monday, 10/23, all Seniors will need to report to school by 8:00 AM to help with Festival Clean-Up, they may wear jeans.
Thank you to everyone for your support and dedication in helping make this event such a success for our Parish and School.
Festival Cake Donations
All 7th Grade Students will need to bring a white cake. 8th Grade Students need to bring a Chocolate cake. These cakes need to be labeled for the dining hall, as they will be used for dine-in in meals. They can be dropped off at the Elementary entrance.
All High School Students will need to bring two cakes of any flavor or variety. They can be delivered to the High School entrance along Second Street.
Lunch Options During Festival Week
All of the following lunches are pre-orders and sales will begin this week.
Wednesday the 18th – Liturgy Team will be selling Pat’s Doughnuts and Cream, Chicken or Sloppy Joe Sandwich, Chips, and a Cookie for $5.00.
Thursday the 19th – FTA will be selling Pizza Hut, a large cheese or pepperoni pizza for $10.00.
Friday the 20th – SADD will be selling A&W, a Three Piece Chicken Strips, Potato Wedges, Fruit Cup, and a Roll for $7.00.
Monday the 23rd – NHS will be selling Arby’s Roast Beef Sandwiches, Chips, and Two Cookies, for $5.00
Alternatively, you are free to pack your lunch any and/or all of these days. These meals are optional for purchase.
Student Festival Volunteers
We are still in need of student volunteers for the Festival. We currently have slots open for a number of activities and your help is needed. If you have already signed up for a shift thank you for all your help and support. If you can sign-up for two or more that would be incredible and a great help to our Parish and School.
Please see Mrs. Hershey if you can help.
Delphos St. John’s will again be offering an ACT Boot Camp for our Senior and Junior students on November 9. The program is geared toward both content and testing strategies to help increase their scoring potential. Attached is a registration form with more information. The program has a cost of $30 per student. If your son or daughter is interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, payment and form need to be returned by Wednesday, October 13.
ACT Boot Camp Letter to Parents
Celebration of 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima
On October 13, we will be participating in the 15th Annual Worldwide Children’s Holy Hour. This year is special because we will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima’s Miracle of the Sun. There will be prayers, adoration, and the rosary.
Would you like to help support St. John’s student-athletes and become an Athletic Booster 300 Club Member? With your yearly dues of $60.00, your help will support the student-athletes at St. John’s, you are entered into a weekly drawing, and invited to our Appreciation Dinner with a Reverse Raffle. If you are interested, please contact Jeff and Julie Rode at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 419-230-3485. Thank you for your continued support.
Hello! Voting has opened for the Farmers Insurance Grant. We have several teachers that have applied for this grant. You can vote every day for as many proposals as you want but you can only vote once for a particular proposal.
Here are the steps to voting:
1.) Log onto https://www.farmers.com/thank-americas-teachers/vote-for-a-teacher/vote-for-a-proposal-form/
2.) Scroll down to where it says Search for a proposal
3.) Type in Delphos Ohio and search
4.) You should see 7 boxes with the teachers’ names in.
5.) Click on one of the boxes and it will drop down to see their proposal
6.) When you find one that you want to vote for, you enter your email address and click the box stating, “I understand I’ll only receive an email to confirm my vote.” Click Submit
7.) You will then receive an email from ThanksAmericasTeachers (check your spam if you don’t see it)
8.) Open the email and click on the link. It will direct you back to Farmers Insurance website with a note stating “Thank you for confirming…..”
Thank you for your support of our teachers.
Can you help our Junior High Lego Robotics group by clicking on the link below and answering two quick survey questions dealing with water? Thank you.
Have a great week.
Go Jays and God Bless,