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January 16th Newsletter

Good Afternoon Parent(s)/Guardians(s) and Students:

With the end of the Second Quarter/First Semester, also comes the end of the first half of the school year.  Mid-Terms are complete and a fresh start to a Third Quarter/Second Semester begins today.  As a bit of advice to the Seniors, enjoy the next 18 weeks, as they will go by in a blur, with activities and practices at every turn, take time to make these last four months memorable, leaving your indelible mark on St. John’s.

Should you have any questions, about anything, please let us know.

The next Newsletter will go out on January 29.

Weekly Calendar

Please refer to http://www.delphosstjohns.org/JuniorHighHighSchoolCalendar.aspx 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://www.delphosstjohns.org/AthleticCalendar.aspx

For the Lunch Menu please follow this link http://www.delphosstjohns.org/LunchMenu.aspx

Important Dates

1/17 – EF Summer Europe Meeting in the Art Room at 6:00 PM

1/18 – Junior High Math-a-Thon – Festival Jean Day for Juniors

1/19 – March for Life – Students Marching in Washington DC – Spelling Bee at 1:00 PM

1/20 – District 3 OMEA Solo and Ensemble at St. Mary’s High School

1/22 – Festival Jean Day for Freshman

1/24 – 8th Grade to Freshman Year Orientation Meeting at 7:00 PM in the Robert A

1/25 – Festival Jean Day for Juniors – Jostens will distribute Graduation Items from 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM

1/26 – Festival Jean Day for Seniors

1/28 to 2/3 – Catholic Schools Week

1/28 – Catholic School Week Mass at 11:30 AM

1/29 – Souper Bowl Jean Day for Catholic Schools Week, $2.00 plus a can of soup to wear jeans.

1/31 – Vocations Talk for Catholic Schools Week – Make-Up Date for 8th Grade to Freshman Year Orientation Meeting at 7:00 PM in the All-Saints

2/1 – All School Mass for Catholic Schools Week

2/2 – Sophomore Visit to Vantage at 8:00 AM – Catholic Schools Week Assembly at 2:30 PM

2/5 – Festival Jean Day for Juniors

8th Grade to Freshman Orientation Meeting

The Guidance Department will be having an informational meeting on College Credit Plus in conjunction with Freshman Orientation on Wednesday, January 24 at 7:00 PM in the Arnzen Gym, for all current 8th Grade students and any other students who may be interested in taking CCP courses for next year, are encouraged to attend with their parents.

Catholic Schools Week

Attached below is a guide to the events that will be taking place during Catholic Schools Week.

Catholic Schools Week 2018

Thank you for your continued support of Catholic Schools and Catholic Education.

Career Expo

Vantage Career Center will once again be hosting an “Employer/Student Connection” event for employers and students, 8th Grade through Seniors, on Wednesday, March 14.

The purpose of the event is to give students and parents a chance to meet employers in a “career expo” format, giving students/parents perspective of careers that are available to them in their local communities.

The Connection Event will be located in the Vantage Commons, tentatively 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 14.

Attached is a SAVE THE DATE flyer with event information for parents and students.

2018 Save the Date Career Expo

Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund

Please follow the link below for information about a scholarship opportunity your children may be eligible for through the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund.

You can apply online at https://tinyurl.com/NOSF18AP .

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 27, 2018.

Golden Apple Award

The Golden Apple Award has been established to honor outstanding individuals who devote their lives to teaching in Catholic schools.  The 2017-2018 school year marks the thirteenth 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.

If there is a teacher here at St. John’s that is deserving of the Golden Apple, please click the link below for more details and to nominate a teacher.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D0qlz4Ye9aVwVI2H01dz_IZwBEse1EXIaeBmC0mPlF4/edit?usp=sharing

Rise Against Hunger

Save the date for the Rise Against Hunger Packing Event on Sunday, February 11.

More details are attached below.

Thank you for all of your support.

Rise Against Hunger Flyer

Prom Guidelines

Attached below are the Guidelines that we will be instituting for this year’s Prom, hosted at St. John’s High School.  These guidelines must be looked over and followed to 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.

Reminder – All Dresses must be submitted for approval, to gain access to Prom.  Please refer to the guidelines on how to complete this process.

It can feel good to be looked at, but remember do they really see the true you.  In dressing modest young women can be known for who they are and not what they wear.  Humility is the sentiment and modesty is how we live our lives so that God can bless us.

Prom Guidelines

Have a wonderful week.

Go Jays and God Bless,

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December 20th Newsletter

Good Afternoon Parent(s)/Guardians(s) and Students:

We are into our Fourth Week of Advent, and what a quick week it has already been, ending with a 1:30 PM Dismissal tomorrow and Christmas Break beginning this Friday.

From our family to yours we hope that everyone has a blessed and wonderful Christmas and New Year.  We pray that all of you have an opportunity to spend time with family and friends and enjoy a moment away from the grind that can be our day-to-day lives.

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Should you have any questions, about anything, please let us know.

The next Newsletter will go out on January 8.

Weekly Calendar

Please refer to http://www.delphosstjohns.org/JuniorHighHighSchoolCalendar.aspx 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://www.delphosstjohns.org/AthleticCalendar.aspx

For the Lunch Menu please follow this link http://www.delphosstjohns.org/LunchMenu.aspx

Important Dates

12/20 – Semester Exams – Senior Class Trip deposit of $100.00 is due.

12/21 – Semester Exams – Festival Jean Day for Seniors – 1:30 Dismissal for Christmas Break

12/22 – 1/3 – No School Christmas Break

12/24 – At 5:58 PM and 11:58 PM our Choir will be aired on Channel 44 performing their Christmas Concert

12/25 – A very Merry Christmas to you and your family.  At 8:58 AM and 1:58 PM our Choir will be aired on Channel 44 performing their Christmas Concert

1/1 – Happy New Year to you and your family

1/3 – Staff In-Service – No School

1/4 – School Resumes – Festival Jean Day for 8th Grade

1/5 – Festival Jean Day for Sophomores – Student Council Christmas Assembly at 1:30 PM

1/8 – Festival Jean Day for Juniors

1/9 – Festival Jean Day for Seniors.  Site Visit to St. Rita’s for Juniors and Seniors.

1/11 – Festival Jean Day for Sophomores

1/12 – End of the Second Quarter/First Semester.  Festival Jean Day for Juniors.

1/13 – Recycle at 9:00 AM

Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund

Please follow the link below for information about a scholarship opportunity your children may be eligible for through the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund.

You can apply online at https://tinyurl.com/NOSF18AP .

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 27, 2018.

Golden Apple Award

The Golden Apple Award has been established to honor outstanding individuals who devote their lives to teaching in Catholic schools.  The 2017-2018 school year marks the thirteenth 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.

If there is a teacher here at St. John’s that is deserving of the Golden Apple, please click the link below for more details and to nominate a teacher.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D0qlz4Ye9aVwVI2H01dz_IZwBEse1EXIaeBmC0mPlF4/edit?usp=sharing

Rise Against Hunger

Save the date for the Rise Against Hunger Packing Event on Sunday, February 11.

More details are attached below.

Rise Against Hunger Flyer

Thank you for all of your support.

Have a wonderful Christmas.

Go Jays and God Bless,

December 4th Newsletter

Good Afternoon Parent(s)/Guardians(s) and Students:

Our Advent Season is underway, and while Advent is certainly a time of celebration and anticipation of Christ’s birth, it is more than that.  It is only in the shadow of Advent that the miracle of Christmas can be fully understood and appreciated, and it is only in the light of Christmas that the Christian life makes sense.  We wish you a blessed Advent Season, time to not only connect with the Church, but family and loved ones.

We would like to extend our best wishes to all participating in a Winter Extra-Curricular activity.  May all of your time, hard work, and determination allow you to achieve the goals you set for yourself and/or your team.

Should you have any questions, about anything, please let us know.

The next Newsletter will go out on December 18th

Weekly Calendar

Please refer to http://www.delphosstjohns.org/JuniorHighHighSchoolCalendar.aspx 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://www.delphosstjohns.org/AthleticCalendar.aspx

For the Lunch Menu please follow this link http://www.delphosstjohns.org/LunchMenu.aspx

Important Dates

12/4 – Ecumenical Concert at Church at 7:30

12/5 – Festival Jean Day for Seniors – Jostens will be here for the Blessing of the Rings at 8:00 AM and to take Senior Orders before school.

12/5 to 12/12 – End of Course Exam Make-Up Testing

12/6 – Band Christmas Concert at 7:00 PM in the Robert A

12/7 – Choir World Tour – Festival Jean Day for Freshman

12/8 – Mass for the Immaculate Conception – Senior CPR Class

12/9 – High School Recycle – Junior High Lego Competition in Sylvania

12/10 – Choir Christmas Concert in Church at 5:00 PM

12/11 – Festival Jean Day for 8th Grade

12/12 – Festival Jean Day for Sophomores

12/14 – Day of Grace – Student Council Christmas Assembly, $2.00 Ugly Christmas Sweater Jean Day for Junior High and High School.

12/15 – Festival Jean Day for Sophomores – Junior Career Day at Rhodes State

12/18 – Festival Jean Day for 8th Grade

12/19 – Festival Jean Day for Juniors

12/20 – Semester Exams – Senior Class Trip deposit of $100.00 is due.

12/21 – Semester Exams – Festival Jean Day for Seniors – 1:30 Dismissal for Christmas Break

12/22 – 1/3 – No School Christmas Break

1/3 – Staff In-Service No School

1/4 – School Resumes – Festival Jean Day for 8th Grade

1/5 – Festival Jean Day for Sophomores

Diocese of Toledo Compliance Audit Results

The Diocese of Toledo Safe Environment Program is in Full Compliance with USCCB Norms.

Each year, the Diocese of Toledo is required to undergo an audit to ensure that it is in compliance with the articles of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.  Bishop Daniel Thomas is pleased to announce that, for the fiscal year 2016-2017, the Diocese was found to be in full compliance with the requirements in the Charter.

The Diocese of Toledo remains committed to ensuring the protection of children and providing a safe environment for all young people.  If you have any knowledge of abuse that has been committed by a cleric, or any employee or volunteer of the Catholic Church, please report the abuse to your local police department, Child Protection Services, and Mr. Frank DiLallo, Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator.  Mr. DiLallo can be reached at (419) 214-4880 or by mail at 1933 Spielbusch Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43604.

Thank you for all your efforts to ensure that we are all appropriately checked and trained.  We have made extraordinary progress in the past year meeting compliance requirements.  That would not be possible without the complete cooperation of all of you.

Thank you for your ongoing cooperation with this very important matter.

Essay Contest

The Delphos chapter of the VFW recently sponsored a youth essay competition giving current 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students the opportunity to write an essay expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme, which for this year was “America’s Gift to My Generation”.

Students were judged on their knowledge of the theme, clarity of ideas, and overall theme development.  The essay needed to be the student’s original work and a product of the student’s own thinking.

St. John’s had four junior high students who were selected as winners at the local level, which included, Riley Taylor (7th), Cassidy Beining (8th), Adara Fuerst (8th), and Landon Elwer (8th).

There was one student whose essay was chosen a winner at the district level and is headed to State and that was Adara Fuerst.

These students were recognized by the Delphos VFW.

Rise Against Hunger

Save the date for the Rise Against Hunger Packing Event on Sunday, February 11.

More details are attached below.

Thank you for all of your support.

Rise Against Hunger Flyer

The 100th Boys Basketball Season Apparel Sale

An order form is attached below.

Boys Basketball 100th Season Apparel Sale

Have a great week.

Go Jays and God Bless,

 

November 21st Newsletter

Good Afternoon Parent(s)/Guardians(s) and Students:

From our family to yours thank you for all you do to make St. John’s such a wonderful place.  Without the support and generosity of our students, families, patrons, and community, we would not be able to accomplish all we do on a daily basis.  Thank you so much for being part of the Blue Jay Family.  We wish all of you a wonderful and joyous Thanksgiving.

We would like to extend congratulations to our four newest inductees who will be entering the Hall of Fame…

Professional Achievement: Dr. Maurice Mueller, Class of 1954

Arts/Athletic Achievement: Colin Westrich, Class of 1994

Service to Mankind:  Denny Elwer, Class of 1971

Service to St. John’s:  Mel Westrich

These are four examples of how great it is to be a Blue Jay and ones we can look to as guidance for our own lives, whether it be professional or personal.

Congratulations to all of our coaches, advisors, students who participated and accomplished so much this Fall.  It is hard to believe that the Fall seasons have concluded, but we wish the best of luck to all of our winter coaches, advisors, students who will be participating in something they love and representing the Blue Jay Nation this winter.  Best of luck in everything you do.

We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.  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 December 4th

Weekly Calendar

Please refer to http://www.delphosstjohns.org/JuniorHighHighSchoolCalendar.aspx 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://www.delphosstjohns.org/AthleticCalendar.aspx

For the Lunch Menu please follow this link http://www.delphosstjohns.org/LunchMenu.aspx

Important Dates

11/22 to 11/24 – Thanksgiving Break

11/26 – Hall of Fame Induction at 12:30 PM in the All-Saints

11/27 to 11/30 – Partnership for Violence Free Families will be presenting a Lifelines Program for our Sophomores and Juniors.  More information is attached below.

Lifelines Parent Letter

11/27 to 12/1 – Book Fair

11/27 to 12/1 – Dime War presented by the Future Business Leaders of America to benefit the March for Dimes.  More information is attached below.

Dime War

11/27 – Festival Jean Day for 7th Grade

11/28 – Mission Society Winter Clothing Drive Jean Day

11/30 – Penance Service

12/1 – Festival Jean Day for Sophomores

12/4 – Band Fruit Sale Delivery – Senior Retreat – Delphos Ecumenical Concert at 7:30 PM – Festival Jean Day for 8th Grade

12/5 – Festival Jean Day for Seniors

12/6 – Band Christmas Concert at 7:00 PM in the Robert A

12/7 – Choir World Tour – Festival Jean Day for Freshman

12/8 – Mass for the Immaculate Conception – Senior CPR Class

12/9 – High School Recycle

12/10 – Choir Christmas Concert in Church at 5:00 PM

12/11 – Festival Jean Day for 8th Grade

College Success Workshop

This Sunday a College Success Workshop will be held at the Delphos Library, with an opportunity for a chance to win a $500 scholarship.

More details are attached below.

College Success Strategies Workshop

Rise Against Hunger

Save the date for the Rise Against Hunger Packing Event on Sunday, February 11.

More details are attached below.

Rise Against Hunger Flyer

Thank you for all of your support.

Blue Jay Nation Helping those in Haiti

Perhaps unbeknownst to many in our High School family, St. John’s High School this year has provided two older, usable laptops to two college students in Haiti through the help of Mr. Jeff Bockey and Fr. Steve Blum (a retired priest who lives in the rectory).  Both Jean Rony Antoine (engineering student) and Ricky Wolf Toussaint (flooring specialist) are extremely grateful for your generosity and wish to thank everyone sincerely for your care and concern.  Haiti, unfortunately, is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere so your kindness is especially appreciated.

(Submitted by Fr. Steve Blum, speaker for an international relief and development organization called “Food for the Poor.”  They serve the poor in 17 Caribbean and Latin American countries.  Visit their website at foodforthepoor.org)

The 100th Boys Basketball Season Apparel Sale

An order form is attached below.

Boys Basketball 100th Season Apparel Sale

Have a great Thanksgiving.

Go Jays and God Bless,

November 7th Newsletter

Good Afternoon Parent(s)/Guardians(s) and Students:

Though the excitement of the Festival has passed, we are blessed to always have something positive and energetic fill our halls and our hearts.  Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place this week and we look forward to seeing you in the building talking with your son and/or daughter’s teachers and working together, so everyone can be successful.

We would like to congratulate all of our Fall Sport coaches and participants on great seasons.

We would like to congratulate Coach Schulte, his staff, the players, and everyone who has helped make the playoffs a reality for our football program.  We wish them the best of luck as they take on Sidney Lehman this Friday at 7:30 PM at Allen East.

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 November 20th.

Weekly Calendar

Please refer to http://www.delphosstjohns.org/JuniorHighHighSchoolCalendar.aspx 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://www.delphosstjohns.org/AthleticCalendar.aspx

For the Lunch Menu please follow this link http://www.delphosstjohns.org/LunchMenu.aspx

Important Dates

11/8 – 1:30 Early Dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences – Conferences run from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

11/9 – Parent-Teacher Conferences run from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

11/10 – No School

11/11 – Recycle

11/13 – Festival Ticket Jean Day for the 7th Grade

11/14 – Festival Ticket Jean Day for the 8th Grade – Veterans Day Assembly at 12:30 PM in the Robert A.

11/16 – Festival Ticket Jean Day for the Freshman

11/17 – Community Christmas Project Toy Fundraiser.  The following are the items the students are asked to bring to wear jeans on the 17th and support our fellow citizens of Delphos.

Seniors:  High School Age Toy

Juniors:  Junior High Age Toy

Sophomores:  4 to 6 Grade Toy

Freshmen:  Kindergarten to 3 Grade Toy

Junior High:  Newborn to 2 Grade Toy

11/20 – Band Fruit Sale Orders Due – Festival Ticket Jean Day for the 7th Grade

11/21 – 1:30 Early Dismissal for Thanksgiving Break

11/22 to 11/24 – Thanksgiving Break

11/26 – Hall of Fame Induction at 12:30 PM in the All-Saints

11/27 to 11/30 – Partnership for Violence Free Families will be presenting a Lifelines Program for our Sophomores and Juniors.  More information is attached below.

Lifelines Parent Letter

Parent-Teacher Conferences

The attachment below provides the information regarding our upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences.  We hope to see all of you, but please remember, even though we only have conferences for two days, you are highly encouraged to stay in touch with your son or daughter’s teachers throughout the school year.

Should you have any questions please let us know.

Parent-Teacher Conference Letter to All Parents

Refuse, Remove, Reasons

The Partnership for Violence Free Families will be presenting a prevention of alcohol and other drugs to our 7th-grade students, during the week of November 13th.  For more information please refer to the flyer attached below.

Refuse, Remove, Reasons Flyer

No Wipes Down Our City’s Pipes

This message is from the Junior High Competition Lego Robotics Team…

We have been studying our city’s wastewater process and discovered a problem with wet wipes being flushed down toilets.  These wipes get caught in the pumps and just one wipe can cost our city anywhere from $320 to over $14,000 to fix.  We would like to raise awareness of this problem by putting up a billboard.  Our Jean Day today helped us raise the money necessary to make this a reality.  Thanks for helping our project and our city.

Have a great week.

Go Jays and God Bless,

October 23rd Newsletter

Good Afternoon Parent(s)/Guardians(s) and Students:

What a week and weekend.  From all of us here at St. John’s to all of you, we want to thank you for everything you have done to help make our Fall Festival such a success.  Whether it be the students, the parents, the grandparents, the alumni, parishioners, all of your help made last week and weekend such a success.  That help will continue to allow St. John’s to provide a faith-filled, academic, personal growth, and reflective education to current and future students.

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 November 6th.

Weekly Calendar

Please refer to http://www.delphosstjohns.org/JuniorHighHighSchoolCalendar.aspx 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://www.delphosstjohns.org/AthleticCalendar.aspx

For the Lunch Menu please follow this link http://www.delphosstjohns.org/LunchMenu.aspx

Important Dates

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

10/29 – Youth Group Sports Day

10/30 – Mission Society Halloween Assembly

11/2 – Marching Band Concert at 7:30 PM in the Robert A

11/3 – Red Cross Blood Drive

Blood Drive

11/4 and 5 – Bereavement Mass

Touching Safety Program

We will be continuing our requirement of providing the Touching Safety Program, developed by Virtus (virtusonline.org) to our students, in the First and Second Semester.  This requirement is an effort to help students in grades K to 12 develop the tools necessary to overcome the advances of someone who intends to harm them.

An overview of the lesson is attached below.  With the program comes the opportunity for families to opt out if they so wish.  Attached as well is a Parent Opt Out Form with more details.

Should you have any questions please let us know.

Opt Out Letter Junior High High School Fall 2017

Touching Safety Overview

Parent-Teacher Conferences

The attachment below provides the information regarding our upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences.  We hope to see all of you, but please remember, even though we only have conferences for two days, you are highly encouraged to stay in touch with your son or daughter’s teachers throughout the school year.

Should you have any questions please let us know.

Parent-Teacher Conference Letter to All Parents

Anti Bullying

We wanted to provide you with a helpful link and available resources for parents who have a child that may be suffering from issues related to bullying.  The link below is from the Ohio Department of Education and has a number of resources for parents.  We hope you can find this valuable if needed.

https://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/School-Safety/Safe-and-Supportive-Learning/Anti-Harassment-Intimidation-and-Bullying-Resource/Anti-Bullying-Resources-for-Parents

300 Club

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 rodesj4@gmail.com or by calling 419-230-3485.  Thank you for your continued support.

Thank Americas Teachers Grant

Please keep on voting at https://www.farmers.com/thank-americas-teachers/vote-for-a-teacher/vote-for-a-proposal-form/

Have a great week.

Go Jays and God Bless,

October 9th Newsletter

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.

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/

For the Lunch Menu please follow this link http://www.delphosstjohns.org/LunchMenu.aspx

Important Dates

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

Homecoming Guidelines

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.

Homecoming Guidelines

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.

ACT Bootcamp
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.

300 Club

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 rodesj4@gmail.com or by calling 419-230-3485.  Thank you for your continued support.

Grant Voting

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.

Lego Robotics

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.

https://goo.gl/forms/tzgQ0WDY4NQTcSa22

Have a great week.

Go Jays and God Bless,