Dear Parents and Community Members,
I look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday morning! Here is a prayer for you to utilize on the first day of school and throughout the year as your children leave for school in the morning:
“Dear Lord, As my children leave for school, I pray that you will keep them in your care. Send your Spirit to open their minds to all that is true and beautiful and good. Help them to see the gifts and talents you have given them and to use them well. Help them to grow in knowledge and wisdom. Help them to be kind to others and lead others to be kind to them. Give their teachers patience and understanding and help them teach what is just and true. Send your angels to guide and guard my children and to keep them from all harm. Open their young hearts to your presence and enfold them in your peace and protection. Hold them in the palm of your hand and bring them home safely at day’s end. Amen.”
I’m very happy to report the letter explaining how to set up an account for our OneView Parent Portal and the letter explaining how to utilize payforit.net in order to pay for your child’s lunch online have been sent. You should receive those letters in the mail either tomorrow or Monday I would suspect. Please set up your OneView account for your children as soon as possible and complete the online forms. This information is essential in helping your child have a safe and successful school year. Please be patient and let us know if you have any questions or feedback as we implement this new system in order to make this process as convenient as possible.
As a reminder, I have copied the following from the school handbook in regards to our school uniform: The official uniform shorts may be worn during the months of August, September, May, June and until the Children’s Festival in October. I’m sure the students will want to use this option as the forecast is rather warm for next week!
During the first week of school your child will receive a box of church envelopes to help them be able to participate in the Sunday and Holy Day Masses throughout the Liturgical Year. I encourage you to remind your child to use their envelope each weekend and Holy Day as you help them learn to make an offering to God each week. They are welcome to put a donation in the envelope or they can write a prayer and place that in the envelope as an offering. It is important to teach our students to be faithful stewards as they grow in their Catholic Faith.
I have included the YouTube video from last week in this newsletter, in case you haven’t had a chance to view it, or you cannot find it and have questions about online forms, arrival/dismissal, or Latchkey. https://youtu.be/ZFpR0ZPs2cs
I pray that you are able to help your children get to bed on time Monday night, wake up early and eat a healthy breakfast on Tuesday morning, and have a smooth transition back into the school routine! Let’s make the 2016-17 school year the best year ever as we learn together every day to “Become a Dragon Slayer (Saint)”. Have a great weekend and Peace Be With You! -Nate S.
Blue Jay Invitational Elementary Fun Run
The Blue Jay Cross Country Invitational is tomorrow, and prior to the high school and junior high races there will be an Elementary Fun Run for students in Grades K-6. The Registration form for the Elementary Run is attached below.
Please collect the UPC from SunnyD and turn them in at school, so we can get free books for the teachers through SunnyD’s Book Spree program.
Shoe Carnival event for St. John’s families
Shoe Carnival is excited to announce another Shopping Event for just Delphos St. John’s on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 930am-930pm. I have attached the flyer. You can show the flyer in person, on your phone or just mention the shopping party in order to get the discount.
Vancrest would like to invite you to help kick off their Grandparents Day festivities with a 5K on Sunday, September 11, 2016. This is a great way to bring some smiles to the resident’s faces. Please see attachment for registration and details.