January 23, 2014
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Principal's Letter



Dear Families, 


The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2014, "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service" encompasses several concepts that are at the heart of Catholic education at St. John. St. John is a vibrant parish community, where children, their parents, staff and parishioners put their faith into practice on a daily basis. Ninety years on, St. John continues to pass on knowledge, both academic and spiritual, instilling in the students love of God and truth. St. John is a community of service where helping one another, in the school, the parish and beyond is a way of life.    


We will begin our celebration of Catholic Schools Week at 10:30 Mass on Sunday. Both Schola and Cantionis choirs will be present, leading us as we celebrate Eucharist. Students should wear their dress uniform and show their pride of their Catholic school. All classrooms will be open after Mass. Come by and check out what the children are learning! The Book Fair will also be open. Be prepared to be invited by your child to spend some time there! The students are already very excited. Today, I was informed over and over again by our younger students that the Book Fair is coming!


We have a new community member!  Marley Stephen Saulter was born on January 19, 2014. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Saulter.


See you all on Sunday for Mass at 10:30 and Open House.




Bernadette O'Leary  
Drop off your action procurement items and forms


The first curbside (flagpole on 79th Street) drop-off is Friday, 8-8:30am &  3-3:30pm!   




Sign-up to be part of a vital auction volunteer team, including the decorations committee, the Friday night committee, and the business procurement team. If you are interested in helping out, please email the auction team

Action Items/Dates To Note  
CYO Volleyball Registration Now Open!
Sign up now for 2013-2014 St. Al/John CYO Volleyball, players in grades 4 through 8.  Practices begin in early February.  Download registration form here  and turn in to the school office.  Questions?  Email  John Fletcher or Pat Daly.

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Mark Your Calendar
Catholic Schools Week
January 26 through February 1, 2014

Sunday, January 26
All School Mass, 10:30am - DRESS UNIFORM
Followed by All School Open House until 1:30pm

Monday, January 27
Communities of Faith, Knowledge & Service - Our Community

Red, White and Seahawk Blue & Green day - dress code appropriate
 Canned food drive - students, please bring one canned food item!

Tuesday, January 28
Communities of Faith, Knowledge & Service - Our Vocation

Wednesday, January 29
Communities of Faith, Knowledge & Service - Our Volunteers
Pizza for Washington, D.C.
Volunteers shown appreciation

Thursday, January 30
Communities of Faith, Knowledge & Service - Our Faculty & Staff

Students are invited to bring one flower for their teacher
Parent Association luncheon prepared for faculty

Friday, January 31
Communities of Faith, Knowledge & Service - Our Students
We honor our students today with FREE turkey hot dog lunch

Homecoming to begin in Egan Gym at 1pm 
Students may dress in school colors today, dress code appropriate.

O.K to wear athletic attire

O.K. to wear shorts (length just above the knee*)...Refer to Handbook

O.K. to wear colored nail polish

O.K. colored hair

O.K. limited face paint  


Scholastic Book Fair


The whole school is excited about our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair!

An amazing selection of books is headed our way! At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for children, as well as books of interest to parents. You can also contribute books to your child's classroom library. The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading.  

Proceeds from the Book Fair benefit Library programs.

See you at the Book Fair!


Hours:  During Open House on Sunday, January 26, 11:30am - 1:30pm; Monday-Wednesday 3:00 - 4:30pm; and, Thursday-Friday 11:15am - 12:45pm.  


If you miss us during operating hours you can order online:


Scholastic Book Fair


Scrip With Catholic Schools Week upon us, let's keep in mind the many ways we can support our students, our faculty, and our fellow parents by participating in Scrip.  Scrip proceeds go directly into the operating budget, supporting programs that would otherwise be cut back or would cause certain increases to cost per student.  Let us know if you need more information in order to become involved.  We are ready and willing to help you get on board.  Let's shoot for 100% of our families participating!

Lisa Mendenhall
Youth Group! 2014


St. John the Evangelist Parish is excited to offer a youth group again in 2014.  

Join us for an informational meeting for all school and parish families with students in grades six through eight.   

Parents, please plan on attending this first meeting.


Sunday, January 26, 3-4:30pm, St. John Church 

Summer Engineering Club
Tech Club - Robotics

Students in grades K through 4 are eligible to register for Play-Well TEKnologies' summer camp at St. John School. Students will apply real world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer designed projects such as arch bridges, boats, motorized cars, and skyscrapers. Five weekday classes will be offered during the week of June 16. The Pre-Engineering  class (Kindergarten and 1st graders) is from 9:00am-12:00pm and the Engineering Fundamentals class (2nd-4th graders) is from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Class size is limited to 18 students in the Pre-Engineering course and 24 students in the Engineering Fundamentals offering. The cost of the Play-Well TEKnologies' camp is $130.00. Open registration through the school website will begin on Thursday, January 30, at 7pm. Registrations will be taken on a first-come-first-served basis. Once the open enrollment period concludes an email confirmation will be sent to registered participants.  Register Here beginning 1/30 at 7pm. 

Student News
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St. John Middle School Math Contest Results


Sixty-seven sixth, seventh and eighth grade students rose out of bed early last Friday to compete in the annual St. John School Math Contest -  a record number! Mrs. Brumback and Mr. Tice are very proud of all participants.



Congratulations to all, and to the top scorers:


Joint 1st place:  Kiera R-F (Grade 8) and Cameron L. (Grade 7)

Joint 2nd place: Will A. (Grade 7) and Benjamin B. (Grade 7)

3rd place:  Jack D. (Grade 8)

Thank You Corner
Thank you to Sue Kelly, Christine Craig, Heidi Masterson and Julie Lee for helping to make today's New Family Q & A successful.  Treats and coffee helped to make everything welcoming to families interested in our wonderful community.


Want to thank someone publicly?  Send your "thanks" to Diane Crockett at  dcrockett@stjohnsea.org for publication in NewsViews.

Can you answer yes to any of these questions? If you can, then it's time to learn more about Seattle Expanding Your Horizons coming March 15, 2014! 

Are you a girl (or do you know a girl) in 6th - 8th grade who:

  • loves trying things she's never tried before?
  • isn't afraid of a mouse (the computer kind) or a rat (the animal kind)?
  • thinks taking classes on a college campus would be fun?
  • believes science and math and computers are not just for boys?

Seattle University offers the Seattle Expanding Your Horizons (SEYH) conference each year. These conferences offer girls in 6th-8th grade a day of career exploration in math, science and technology. The SEYH conference is currently held at the Seattle University campus, in Seattle, Washington. Download the brochure here for registration information.  

"The most basic element ... is parental love, which finds fulfillment in the task of education as it completes and perfects its service of life."

Pope John Paul II Familiaris Consortio