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 May 30, 2013  


Year of Faith
I am the living bread that came down from heaven, says the Lord; whoever eats this bread will live forever.  

  from John 6


Mrs. Grandorf
Dear Families,

Today, we celebrated Mrs. Grandorf's wonderful 34 year career at St. John School.   This morning, I sat in on her eighth grade class. It was their last day at the library with her and she wanted to make sure that they knew about the great treasures and adventures that await them each time they open a new book. She led them through authors' websites, using video clips to heighten their interest.  Her love for the children shone through the lesson.  This afternoon, the students said goodbye at an assembly in her honor.  Be sure to visit Facebook for more photos, and Like us to get update notification. 


On Sunday, at the 10:30 Mass, we will raise our voices in prayer and song for the Class of 2013.   The students are counting down the days as they complete final exams and practice for the commencement activities. Events such as field trips, Field Day, Colonial Day, Bump-up Day, and award ceremonies are filling up the calendars. Make sure that you check your child's schedule and the Google calendar so that you are informed.




Bernadette O'Leary

Lunch Service News for 13/14

Thank you for your participation in the recent Hot Lunch Survey.  Find out what's in store for your student next year during lunch time. 
  • More organic suppliers
  • Freshly made burgers, nuggets, more
  • Fresh fruit only - no canned   
  • Prices for 2013/2014 
  • Fees removed from ordering site
  • Join us for lunch! 

See the attached for details.  Visit NoJunk on Facebook

David di Fiore
Music & Organ Festival
May 31, June 1, 2, 7, & 8


St. John the Evangelist Pastoral Assistant for Music, David di Fiore will appear at the 8th Annual Harry and Myrtle Olson Festival.  Mr. di Fiore serves the Festival as the Artistic Director as well as performer.  Mr. di Fiore made his European debut recital at the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and is presently an Assistant Professor of Music at Catholic University in Ruzomberok, Slovak Republic, where he is teaching organ, improvisation and liturgical organ playing. When he is in the United States, in addition to serving St. John the Evangelist, he serves as Director of Music Ministries for University Temple United Methodist Church.


See the attached flyer for times and locations.
ChildrenExtended Programs

Summer Program
St. John School Summer Program still has space for a few more children.  Please contact Mrs. Roach or Mrs. Overby to inquire.

After School Studies 2013/2014

The last meeting of After School Studies will be today, Thursday, May 30.  Students entering grades six, seven, and eight in the Fall may place their reservation for space beginning next week.  Please contact Mrs. Roach or Mrs. Overby for a registration packet.

Extended Day Care 2013/2014
Registration packets for those families having already requested one, will go home with students next week.  Families wishing to enroll their students, grades Preschool through five in the Fall, may contact Mrs. Roach or Mrs. Overby for a registration packet.

Please be aware of deadlines for both Fall programs.   
Cross Country Bishop Blanchet  
Cross Country Camp
Train with St. John School Coach John O'Leary and Bishop Blanchet High School Coach Jason Odem this summer!  Students entering grades 4 through 12 in the fall.  See attached registration form. 

90th Anniversary Year
is Coming Up!

In the coming school year (2013-2014) we will be celebrating the St. John School 90th Anniversary all year long! We need everyone's help in reaching St. John School graduates to bring together memories and stories from the first 90 years of St. John School.


If you ARE a graduate of St. John School, KNOW a graduate of St. John School, are RELATED to a graduate of St. John School, or can GET IN TOUCH with a graduate, we need YOUR HELP!  


You don't have to be a graduate to "like" our new Facebook page: By 'liking' us, your own Facebook page will come up as a fan of ours and you will be helping to spread the word!


St. John School graduates are encouraged to email us their special memories, along with their contact information, to


THANK YOU for your help. If you have any questions, please contact Michele Thornquist at  or Jen Bergman at

Grad Cap
Baccalaureate Mass
Sunday, June 2, 10:30am

Grade 8 Commencement
Thursday, June 6, 7pm, St. John Church
Reception to follow in Egan Hall
Important Dates

Friday, May 31
Gr. 8 Parent Tea, Egan Hall, 1pm

Sunday, June 2
Baccalaureate Mass, 10:30am, Church

Tuesday, June 4 
Farewell Assembly to Grade 8, 1:45pm, Egan Hall 

Thursday, June 6
Commencement, Gr. 8, 7pm, Church
followed by Graduation Reception in Egan Hall 
Tuition and Fees 2012/2013
All tuition and all miscellaneous fees (XDC, AFS, books, band, etc.) must be paid in full by Friday, May 31, 2013.  Please contact Mrs. Crockett in the school office if you have questions about outstanding fees.



Scrip doesn't stop in the summer time! If you have a standing order, please let us know how you would like to proceed during the summer months.  If you don't have a standing order, you can pick up Scrip on Sundays at coffee and donuts, Fridays at the parish, at Lisa Mendenhall's house or send an email to to make other arrangements.  We are happy to accommodate your needs - just let us know what works best for you. 

Your continued support through the summer months is so important!


Scrip Friday afternoon sales continue on the playground, or if raining - in the lower east hallway outside XDC; morning sales are discontinued.   


Thanks for your continuing support of the program.  To date we have earned $55,827 for the school just by shopping for things we all need.  Great job.



Books Library Books Due TODAY!
May 30

All library books out are due back to the library today.  Books not returned will be assumed lost, books will be replaced and families will be billed for the replacement cost with the June billing.
Hot Lunch



GET READY FOR 2013-2014 - See the attached for information on next school year, and special values on purchasing lunches now for next year.


Friday, May 31                        

Sack Lunch!  Turkey sandwich, chips, local organic seasonal fruit, water 


Monday, June 3                    

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


Tuesday, June 4                   

Crunchy fish sticks, oven roasted JoJos, tartar sauce, corn bread, local organic seasonal fruit  


Wednesday, June 5       

Spaghetti & meatballs, crispy garlic bread, local organic seasonal fruit 


Thursday, June 6     

Baked French toast, choice of syrup, oven roasted diced red potatoes, fruit salad


Visit "Menus" for extended menus.  

BaseballTake Me Out To The Ball Game!


The St. Al/John 6th grade baseball team plays ASB in the CYO Championship game at 3pm on Sunday, June 2.   The game will be held at Walt Hundley Field in West Seattle (6920 34th Ave SW, Seattle).  Please come out for some Sunday afternoon baseball and cheer on the team as they try to defend the CYO title.

Happy Children


Anne Merklin sends a special thank you to the Children's Liturgy of the Word team, especially Nan Houston for coordinating the program.  Thank you to Lead Catechists Kristin Kent, Susan Denning, Jenny McGovern, Sherry Grandorf and Nan Houston, and Assistants Bridget Sevigny, Hong Phuc Nguyen, Ana Santos and Jill Campos for the great job they did with sharing the Word of God with the children.


Thank you to Shawna Calhoun and her volunteers for another successful year for Sunday School Preschool!  


Mrs. Grandorf's Retirement Thank you to everyone who helped to make Mrs. Grandorf's retirement blessing and reception last Sunday so very special!