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October 25, 2012 

Year of Faith

The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.


 from Psalm 126               



Message From the Principal  

Dear Parents,


The All School Rosary on Tuesday was so touching.  Students were dressed in colors representing different regions of the earth, a great reminder of our mission to pray for our brothers and sisters around the world. 


It has been a pleasure meeting you in the hallways as you come in for the conferences.  The teachers report that they are very pleased with how their conferences are proceeding.   On your behalf, I thank the teachers.  They have spent an amount of time preparing for these long days.   Finally, we all thank the bakers who delivered delicious treats to help us through.


Thursday, November 1 we will celebrate All Saints Day with liturgy at 9am in the church.  Please join us.  This is a dress uniform day for the students.


We look forward to our visit from Fr. Steven Rowan, Ph.D, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of Seattle on All Saints Day.  Fr. Rowan will visit with Fr. Crispin and me, and then tour our school visiting with students.  Fr. Rowan served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Portland before assuming his new duties in the Archdiocese of Seattle after Labor Day.   




Bernadette O'Leary  

All Saints Day

Thursday, November 1


We will celebrate All Saints Day at 9am in the Church.  Please join us.  

Fr. Rowan Visits

We are happy to welcome Fr. Steven Rowan.
Halloween Fun and
Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Wednesday, October 31 


Students in grade eight will host a Halloween party for students in Preschool through grade three, in Egan Hall.  Students have put much effort into this annual event.  Seventh grade students will accompany our young students.


Students in grades four and five are preparing for the traditional Day of the Dead celebration, under the direction of Señora Blanca, Spanish teacher. This is always a meaningful spiritual experience for our students as they remember and pray for their deceased loved ones.

Student Art Student Art
Student creativity is blossoming under the direction of Mrs. Desclos, Art Instructor.  This example of a city scape done in the style of James Rizzi, was done by a student currently in grade six.
Halloween is just around the corner!  Spread the spookiness of the season by "ghosting" a friend. 

For $5 per delivery, you give us the name and address of your friend and we will deliver an anonymous candy-gram to their house from you - a bag of treats left at their door with a cute tag letting them know they've been "ghosted"!

All proceeds benefit St. John Junior Girl Scout Troop #52827.  Deadline is Friday, October 26.  Drop the attached order form at the school or XDC offices tomorrow.

Neighborhood Brave Connections TONIGHT 


Parents/guardians of 7th and 8th grade students currently enrolled in St John school are invited to an informal evening hosted by Antonio DeSapio, President of Bishop Blanchet High School as well as faculty from other departments

including Principal, Admissions Associate, Athletic Director, Drama Director and student leaders.

  • Where:   The home of Paul & Sue Gleeson (parents of current BBHS students, formerly St John), 2121 NW 99th Street, Seattle  WA  98117
  • When:    Thursday, October 25th 2012 at 7pm - 8.30pm
  • RSVP:    Sue Gleeson - 206 257 0296 or email (or questions)

Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided, along with an opportunity to mingle with BBHS and St. John parents.  As we will be serving alcohol, this is an adults event only. 


Baby Corner

Cleaning out closets and play rooms?
Wondering what to do with gently used baby items?  Give them to  

Seattle Baby Corner


EVERY YEAR, more families slip into the ranks of the working poor. They love their children but cannot afford the most basic necessities - diapers, car seats, formula, clothing, portable cribs, and blankets.  Since 1988 the Seattle Baby Corner has been providing these essential items to families living in poverty in the greater Seattle-King County area.  All donations go directly to those in need; nothing is sold.


Items of greatest need are:

-New Born items (0-3 mo. and 3-6 mo.)

-Cold Weather items such as jackets, tops and bottoms, newborn thru 5T

-Nursing bras and Nursing pads
-Diapers (disposable or cloth), all sizes
-Diaper Rash Ointment and Wipes

-Infant Formula (with iron)  


Additional items of need:

toys, baby equipment (portable cribs, car seats, strollers), baby front packs, nursing pillows, and bedding.   



Place items into the crib in the back of the church or contact Olga Sala Torra (, Karen Bombino ( or Kari-Mae Miles ( if you have any questions.   


Visit the Seattle Baby Corner at their website. 

Baby Corner


"Three things in human life are important:  The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind.  And the third is to be kind." 
Henry James
Beauty and the Beast Beauty and the Beast Meeting Change

Due to a schedule conflict the evening meeting scheduled for Monday, October 29, for middle school parents and students interested in participating in the middle school play, has been cancelled.  We will still have the afternoon meeting, 3pm, Tuesday, October 30, 3rd floor of the school building.  Please contact Katie Franklin if you have questions.
Important Dates

Wednesday, October 31 
-Pizza for Kenya Orphans
-Halloween Party, PK-3, 1pm, Egan
-Gr. 4/5, Day of the Dead Celebration

Thursday, November 1
-Liturgy, All Saints Day, 9am
-Fr. Rowan visits St. John School, 10am

Sunday, November 4 
Daylight Savings Time!  Set  your clock!

Tuesday, November 6 
Election Day - Remember to Vote!

Thursday, November 8 
Grade 6 hosted faculty/staff luncheon 

 VIEW THE 2012-2013 CALENDAR  

Scrip News   



Treat those ghosts and goblins with all the goodies they love!  Scrip will pay for it all!  Safeway, Fred Meyer, WalMart, all have great sales!  Give us a call and we'll deliver  


Lisa and Lisa  

206-782-2810, ext. 309 



St. John Extended Day Care

St. John Extended Day Care Program is now seeking a lead teacher to join our team, one who is caring, energetic and loves to work with children. 


Our mission is to provide an environment that is safe and conducive to good health, one where these children can assemble, work, and play together. Each child is encouraged to use self-discipline and develop the ability to make good choices.


This is a part time lead position, 2:45 to 6:30pm, Monday through Friday.  We are open year round. Our program is available to children 3 - 12 years old. This job consists of supervising a group of children with the ability to plan and implement arts/crafts, science projects, help with homework, organize games, outdoor group activities, and daily cleaning duties.


The successful lead candidate must be 18 years or older, have a high school diploma/GED.  Early Childhood Education cert. preferred or taking classes in early childhood education.  Must be willing to meet the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle and the Washington State Licensing requirements.  Wage dependent upon experience.  Open until filled.


Contact Co-Directors Marilou Roach or Rachelle Overby at,, 206-782-9915           
Cute Owl 2
Grandparents and Special Friends Day



Please return your RSVP forms so we can invite your loved ones to Grandparents' & Friends' Day on November 15.  Follow this link and return the form to the school office.  Questions?  Call or e-mail Michele Thornquist at 206-783-0337 ext. 323 or




Volunteers still needed for Grandparents' & Friends' Day on November 15.  Sign up below.

Conference Link   

Bakers Needed

Your baking talent is needed for various events throughout the year.  The first one is Grandparents' & Friends' Day on November 15.  Baking is a great way to volunteer if you are unable to be here in person.  Follow this link and sign up to bake!  You will be contacted as the need arises.

Hot Lunch

No Junk Logo

Want more information on ordering?  View the video attached.


Monday, October 29     

No Hot Lunch!

Due to a funeral all hot lunch orders for this day have been credited back to accounts.     


Tuesday, October 30      

Fettucini pasta w/creamy pesto sauce (no nuts)   


Wednesday, October 31    

No NoJunk service - Pizza for Kenya Orphans 


Thursday, November 1     

Chicken Teri Bowl w/pineapple, chocolate ice cream 


Visit "Menus" for extended menus. 

Bald Eagle


Julia Rudden would like to extend a huge thanks to those who turned in Box Tops! Another $425 worth has been submitted and we'll get a nice, big check in December for almost $1000! That will buy lots of tether balls and jump ropes for the playground. Please keep turning them in - the next submission deadline is in the early Spring, but I accept and count them year-round.


Faculty wish to thank Neressa Carr, Annie Martin, Andrea Alvarado, Laura Root, Teresa Willson, and Sarah Dorscht for providing lovely breakfast baked goods for our teachers over these days of conferencing.  It has been so nice to have the added "touch of home" on these days. 


IS THERE SOMEONE YOU WISH TO THANK?  Send your "thanks" to Mrs. Crockett for publication,