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 June 13, 2013  


Year of FaithWe praise you, O Lord,
for all your works
are wonderful,
forever is your love. 

  from Psalm 114  


Thank you!
Dear Families,

Miss Feeney's first grade students echo my sentiments exactly -- thank you for all you do for St. John School!  You embody the Fair Share spirit in all the ways you give.

We end the 2012/2013 school year with successes, opportunities for learning, and a sense of gratitude for the blessings God has given us.  We say farewell to Megan Katsandres, Miss Feeney's teaching assistant.  Miss Katsandres, a St. John graduate herself, heads off to complete her education toward a teaching certificate.  We say hello to Marcey Flood and Lisa McKenny, both of whom are joining our Preschool Department as teaching assistants in the Fall.

Additional changes to look forward to in the new school year:  Fall Jog-A-Thon replaces the Magazine Sale; Dennis Uniform becomes the new vendor for all logo uniform pieces.  Watch for your summer packet email for additional information on these changes. 

The faculty and staff wish you and your family a fun filled, safe, and joyful summer holiday.  Remember to encourage the children to keep reading!  



Bernadette O'Leary

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.



Once again it's time to thank a group of intrepid volunteers who have braved the elements, monitored bouncy children confined to classrooms for inside recess, shown care for scraped knees and elbows, compassion for bruised egos, and helped your children problem-solve troubled friendships, rules of the game, negotiate fairly and all things in between.


Please add your thanks to mine for a year of service to - Rita Annen, Lisa Boucher, Sarah Christiansen, Rachel Douglas, Eva and Mike Fletcher, Katie Franklin, Cami Grandinetti, Venetia Halsey, Marilyn Hanley, Ida Henricksen, Laurie Herzog, Kim James, Maggie Kineman, Kelly Kennedy, Christine Lewis, Shannon Manley, Ann Martin, Glorilyn Maw, Geeta McCormack, Heather McMullen, Kim Miller, Lynette Muenzberg, Erin Murphy, Paula Pessner, Milana Richardson, Roland Russnak, Leslie Sacha, Ana Santos, Karen Schuler, Nelle Steele, Kevin Sylvester, and Elizabeth VanSteertegem.


And to all who are reading this, please consider volunteering for playground duty beginning September 2013. This is a very rewarding ministry you can give to the children and our school. You can reach me at or 206.782.4823 for more information.


MY HAT IS OFF TO YOU ALL!!!!!!!       

Catherine Dahlgren

Our Lady of Perpetual Asphalt


Summer Scrip
When it's time to think about uniform shopping please think about getting scrip cards for Gap, Old Navy, LandsEnd and Dennis Uniform.  These are high rebate vendors who give back an average of 18% to the school.  You can order online at and have the card emailed to you within 10 minutes.  I use it all the time and would be happy to walk you through the steps.
Please turn in your pink envelopes so we can change the grade and teacher for next year!
Do you have 4 hours per week to work with a great team and contribute to a vital part of St. John School Fundraising?  Working on the Scrip team is right up your alley.  Please email to find out how you can be part of this exciting and important group.  Lisa Mendenhall will be happy to meet with you and explain the ins and out of the program and find your niche.

Don't forget, Scrip is here for you over the summer months.  See us at Coffee & Donuts each Sunday, or email or phone us and we will arrange for you to receive your Scrip.
Have a great summer everyone.


"Summer afternoon-summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language."
In Celebration of
Jeff Walker

Rosary Service - Thursday, June 20, 6pm
St. John the Evangelist  Church

Funeral Mass - Friday, June 21, 11am
St. John the Evangelist Church

Reception to follow at The Canal, 5300 34th Ave NW in Seattle.



St. John School JOG-A-THON
Friday, September 27, 2013
Due to the success of our Spring Jog-A-Thon, the school will hold a Fall Jog-A-Thon to replace the annual Fall Magazine Sale.  (Renewals will still be accepted - more information to follow on procedure for renewals.) 

Tuition Payments 2013/2014 -
First payments for the new school year are due in July 2013.

PA Back To School Tailgate BBQ
Thursday, September 5, 6-8pm

All uniforms, including logo sweatshirts and tee shirts will be available through
Dennis Uniform.  With the exception of remaining new stock, St. John School will no longer take orders for the logo items.  You will find the remaining supply of logo items available at the Tailgate BBQ, or contact Heather McMullen to see what stock is still available.  Once the remaining stock is gone, all logo items may be purchased through Dennis Uniform.

Important Dates

Thursday, June 13
Kindergarten Graduation, 7pm, Egan Hall

Friday, June 14
DRESS UNIFORM End of School Year, Prayer Service, 9am, Egan Hall
Dismissal at 10:30 for Summer Holidays

Thursday, August 29   
School Opens 
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.

Happy Children  




Thank you to our amazing Scrip Team Leaders, Lisa Mendenhall and Lisa McKenny.  Lisa McKenny moves into a Preschool Assistant position in the fall.  Lisa and Lisa would like to thank Chrissy Hilt, Amy Morris, Dawn Thornburg and Cara Young for being part of the Scrip Team.  Thanks for making the program such a success.  There is room for YOU on the Scrip Team - see the Scrip article at left.

Apple Bite




2013 St. Brendan School Charity Golf Tournament

Saturday, September 7 

Golf Club at Echo Falls

Register for this event to benefit the Fr. Mike Schmitt Tuition Assistance Fund.  Fee is $125 per player and includes entry into all events and contests, 18 holes of golf, riding cart, dinner, and various awards.  There will be a 1:30 shotgun start, and golfing will be followed by an awards banquet in the clubhouse.


For more information and/or if interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Brenda Fogliani at or 425-483-8300.