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 April 25, 2013  

Year of Faith
I will praise your name forever,
my king and my God 

  from Psalm 145           

Auction Project
Miss Lovejoy's K Class, Gaugin-inspired "quilt" collage
Dear Families,

Amore!  It is auction time! 

I am so thankful to the busy crew of volunteers, led by Michelle Sorrick, Lynnette Muenzberg and Karen Schuler, who are preparing our big bash this weekend.  The auction is our most important fundraiser and foundational to the effectiveness of the Fair Share program.  The more we all get involved, the more we have to offer:  Improved facilities, technology, programs, and accessibility for many families.  Speaking of facilities.  Please take the time to acknowledge parents, Jennifer Twill, Amy Vanderhorst, Lisa Berhinger, and John Pasco for their guidance and assistance in refining the scope of this year's Fund-a-Need.  Show Amore, come along this weekend, bid often and bid high, and of course, enjoy a great party!
Tomorrow, we are taking the entire Middle School to see the Bishop Blanchet High School musical, Children of Eden.  Mrs. Hendrickson's second graders are actually performing in the play!   We will have eight classes out on a field trip tomorrow!   Let us all thank Mrs. Q. and the teachers for all the extra work they do to organize these educational and fun learning events for the students.



Bernadette O'Leary

That's Amore Auction Logo

Tomorrow and Saturday - That's Amore!


The Auction Team has been hard at work organizing and displaying your beautiful procurements!  Thank you, St. John Community for your generous donations and efforts in procuring desirable items from local (and some not-so-local!) vendors.

Now is the time to come together, celebrate St. John School, and have fun!  The Auction is St. John School's most important fundraiser of the year and we have done our best to make it a memorable event.

Volunteer At The Auction!
There are still opportunities to participate. Click here to link to the sign up page.


Friday Night Silent and Mini-Live Auction
Registration opens at 6:15pm at Egan Gym. Admission is free and open to the public. This is a fun, adults only evening with so many ways for our community to come together. New this year, Raffle Baskets, Balloon Pop, & Buy-It-Now Board. You will also have the opportunity to place a silent bid on the class projects on Friday night. The bidding on the class projects will close during the Saturday Night Live Auction.


Limited childcare available for the Friday Night Silent Auction. Pre-registration is required. First come, first served, ages 3 to 12 (potty trained children only).  Click here to register. The cost is $25 per child and this includes childcare, games and pizza dinner. The games and childcare will be provided by a combination of St. John volunteers, XDC staff and Steve and Kate's Camp.  


Saturday Night Dinner and Live Auction:  

The evening begins at 5:30, in the gym, with the silent auction and passed hors d'oeuvres, continues with the live auction and dinner in Egan Hall, and then, new this year, an on-site after party. The After Party includes lots of social time, casino games, one last closing of silent items and some late night snacks.  Thank you for your reservations - we are sold out! 


Ci vediamo lý!
Mary Queen
Crowning of Mary 
Prayer Service and Rosary
Wednesday, May 1, 2pm, Church 
You are welcome to join us in our
celebration of Mary, through prayer and recitation of the Rosary.  Students are encouraged to bring their rosaries, and one flower to lay at the statue of Mary.

This is a Dress Uniform day for students.  
Peru 2009 Delegation
Amigos de Peru 2009 Delegation
Amigos de Peru
Are you interested in joining our next delegation to visit our Sister communities in Peru?   

Over the last 12 years about 40 members of St. John have visited our Sister Parish in Ilave and the Orphanage and Sister School in Puno, Peru.  During Easter Holidays in 2014, our next delegation will be visiting Peru. This has been a great experience for everyone who has made the trip.  Children must be accompanied by parents.  Amigos de Peru will be holding an information session about plans for our next delegation on May 13th at 7pm in the School Library.  Please join us. 


Stop and take a look at the Amigos de Peru display in the vestibule of the church.   There are pictures from our last delegation, information about Peru and CDs from the girls at the orphanage.


Math Magicians (current K-2) - Register Here

Led by Miss Gudaitis, Miss Schifferman, and Mrs. Teschner

This summer transform your child into a math magician! During the week of June 24, students will enhance their math through targeted review and practice of skills, including number sense, place value, and basic math fact mastery. (Limited to 25 students).


Math Wizards (current 3-5) -Register Here

June 24th - Led by Miss Gudaitis, Mrs. Ocampo, and Mrs. Brumback

August 19th - Led by Miss Gudaitis, Mrs. Halley, and Miss Sullivan

This summer transform your child into a math wizard! During the weeks of June 24 and August 19, students will enhance their math through targeted review and practice of skills, including problem solving, place value, and math facts mastery. (Limited to 25 students).


Reading Rockets (current K-2) - Register Here 

Limited to students currently participating in the St. John Reading Intervention Program - Led by Miss Molly Feeney, Miss Shannon Lovejoy, and Mrs. Kerri McCarthy

Launch your child into summer reading! During the week of June 24th students will enhance their reading through targeted review and practice of skills, including sound awareness, word decoding, fluency, and comprehension.  (Limited to 25 students).




Price for each camper:  $150.00 (includes take home materials)  


Supervised lunch hour available for K-2 students attending both reading and math camps.
Important Dates

  Friday, April 26
That's Amore Auction Logo 
Registration begins at 6:15pm.  FREE Admission.
Silent Auction and Mini-Live Auction

Saturday, April 27  
That's Amore Auction Logo
Dinner, Mini-Silent, Live Auction

Wednesday, May 1
Prayer Service and Rosary, Crowning of Mary, 2pm, Church - Students may bring a flower to place at Mary's statue, and a rosary.

Thursday, May 2
Progress Reports home



Because the Kids' Raffle is being held in the hallway across from XDC, Scrip will be sold outside in front of Mrs. Q's office this week, both in the morning and afternoon.  Please stop by and see us!
Haven't found that perfect outfit for the auction yet?  We have Nordstrom and Macy's on hand, as well as American Express to shop anywhere you choose.
Enjoy the Auction!


Hot Lunch

No Junk Logo

Want more information on ordering?  View the video attached.


Friday, April 26                   

SACK LUNCH DAY - Auction Set Up - Turkey sandwich, chips, water


Monday, April 29                

Buttered noodles w/Parmesan, V Cake, local fresh organic seasonal fruit 


Tuesday, April 30               

Baked french toast, syrup, oven roasted diced red potatoes, fruit salad 


Wednesday, May 1  

Hamburger or Veggie burger, oven roasted diced sweet yam & red potatoes, local organic seasonal fruit 


Thursday, May 2    

Brunch for Lunch - egg and bacon muffin, yogurt parfait w/home made berry compote & granola, local organic seasonal fruit  


Visit "Menus" for extended menus.  

We Want To Hear From YOU!

Hot Lunch Survey - Your input and feedback regarding the hot lunch program is of great value, even if you have not utilized the existing service.  Please follow the link: 
Thank You Corner


Thank you to Briget Spear for helping with reading in Mrs. Kelly's class this week!


Thank you to Mrs. Kelly's art parents for helping to create some awesome robots! Thank you, Wendy Linke, Jen Bergman and Rachel Douglas.

Apple Bite
Bishop Blanchet High School Summer Music Camp - The camp is an intensive 5-day learning experience for middle school band, orchestra, and choir students, with a performance for friends and family on the final day. The camp runs June 17th - 21st , 9AM - Noon at Bishop Blanchet High School. To register, please fill out the attached form. For more information, please contact Sean Richarz,