February 6, 2014
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Principal's Letter

Catholic Schools Week - Principal for the Day, Master Tai F., Grade 3 


Dear Families, 


What a glorious two weeks we have had - Catholic Schools Week and Seahawks week! We have alternated wearing blue and green and purple and gold, celebrating values of hard work, commitment and success by the Seahawks and St. John!


Thank you all for attending the State of the School presentations. St. John has a huge success story to tell - we should have our own parade for Fair Share Stewardship and how the community comes together to ensure that families can attend our school. I am also very thankful to the facilitators who volunteer their time to meet with you all next week as you complete the process. In the meantime, please take the time to prayerfully discern how much St. John and Catholic education mean to you. Tonight is the last opportunity pick up your packet at the State of the School meeting and save $50 in registration fees.


On Saturday, come check out the wine for the auction! The Wine Tasting event begins at 7:00pm in Egan Hall. See you there!


Also, the auction needs you! Please make sure that your procurement items are turned in - this is all part of our Fair Share Stewardship success story.  Here's a great opportunity to live Fair Share. Volunteer for the auction - link here!  


We will have Mass on Wednesday, February 12, to celebrate St. Valentine and the love we have for God and one another. Students should wear dress uniform. You are invited! Unfortunately, I will miss this Mass; I will be at Sacred Heart School as a member of the visiting team for the WCEA (Western Catholic Educational Association) accreditation. I will be at Sacred Heart School Wednesday, February 12 through Friday, February 14.



Bernadette O'Leary  
Facilitation 2014/2015

Families enrolling students in grades K-8, by appointment:

Sunday, February 9, noon-4pm

Monday, February 10, 7-9pm

Wednesday, February 12, 7-9pm

Facilitation is held on the 2nd floor of the main school building.


All registration packets received after 9pm on Wednesday, February 12, will be considered late and placed on a "space available" basis.  



Give the St. John Auction Some Pre-Valentine's Day Love
Hand in your procurement forms by Thursday, February 13, the day before Winter Break! At the State of the School meeting this week, the Auction Team shared great ideas on where to ask for procurement items and reminded us that businesses expect to be asked for donations.  



Join the St. John School families and parishioners who have already handed in procurement forms, and aim to add your name to the $500 club, families that have procured or donated items with a value of $500 or more!


$500 Club

Aiona Family
Pessner Family
Bergman Family
Rimkus Family
Harader Family
Rudden-Flanagan Family
LeComp Family
Schuler Family
Lucier Family
Smith Family
Muenzberg Family
Sorrick Family
Osterfeld Family
Williamson Family



Wine Tasting Event
Register by tonight - February 6 - Register Here! Last Chance! Join Fr. Crispin and help select the wine for the auction! 



Great Volunteer Opportunities Still Available - WE NEED YOU!!


See what is available and register here

Middle School Science Fair


The St. John School, Middle School Science Fair will be held March 25, and the Regional Science Fair at Bishop Blanchet High School will be held on March 27.   Mr. Tice, Middle School Science teacher and faculty advisor for the Science Fair is looking for volunteer judges.  Judges can be anyone with a background in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Teaching.  Judges can be St. John parents or any interested individuals from the community. 


Volunteers are needed from 1:00-3:00pm and/or 7:00-8:30pm.  Please use the link below to sign up to be a judge.   

Please feel free to forward this call for volunteers to friends, family, and neighbors that might be interested in volunteering. 




Action Items/Dates To Note  

St. Valentine

Liturgy, Celebration of Love - St. Valentine
Wednesday, February 12, 9am, St. John Church

Green Banner
Mark Your Calendar

Friday, February 14, Teacher Inservice, School/XDC not in session
Monday, February 17, Presidents' Day, School/XDC not in session
Tuesday, February 18, Winter Holiday, School not in session
 Fred Meyer Announces Give Back Program!


Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here's how the program works:


  • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to St. John the Evangelist at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name (St. John the Evangelist) or by our non-profit number (90456).
  • Every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping St. John School earn a donation!  Using Scrip magnifies your efforts! 
  • You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
  • If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store, or online at www.fredmeyer.com.
For more information, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.

Thank you for your continued efforts to support St. John School!

Lisa Mendenhall
Summer Club Opportunities Upcoming



Reading Rangers (Current K-2 Students)

Instructors:  Miss Molly Feeney, Mrs. Kerri McCarthy, Miss Caitlin Schifferman 

Hop on the summer reading safari! June 23-27, 9am-11am, students will enhance their reading through targeted review and practice of skills, including sound awareness, word decoding, fluency, and comprehension. Summer practice materials included in the cost. Limited to students currently participating in the St. John Reading Intervention Program (Limited to 25 students).


Math Detectives (Current K-2 Students)

Instructors:  Miss Sarah Gudaitis, Mrs. Blanca Den Adel,  

Mrs. Abby Mansfield

Solve the math mystery! June 23-27, noon-2pm, students will enhance their math through targeted review and practice of skills, including number sense, place value, and basic math fact mastery. Summer Solutions workbook included in the cost. (Limited to 25 students).


Math Mission Possible (Current Grade 3-5 Students)

Instructors:  Miss Sarah Gudaitis, Mrs. Adrey Ocampo, and Mrs. Hazel Brumback

Complete the math mission! June 23-27, 9am-11am, students will enhance their math through targeted review and practice of skills, including problem solving, place value, and math facts mastery. Summer Solutions workbook included in the cost. (Limited to 25 students).



Circus P.E. Camp (Current Grade 1-5)

Instructors:  Mrs. Shirley Briones and Miss Caitlin Schifferman

Run away and join the circus!  Students will improve hand-eye coordination, balance, flexibility, cardio-respiratory endurance, and agility skills through practice of the circus arts and jump roping.  June 16-20, 9am-11:30am, students will learn new games and skills, and end the week with a performance for family and friends.  Cup stacking, juggling, tumbling, stilts, and spinning plates are just a few of the fun things students will work on.  Tuition includes materials and take-home "circus swag!"  (Limited to 25 students.)  




Registration will be taken via the school website beginning at tonight, February 6 at 7pm. Once the open enrollment period ends a confirmation email will be sent to registered participants.  Cost for each session is $150.00, includes all take home materials, and is not refundable.  A supervised lunch hour will be available for students attending both morning and afternoon sessions.

Youth Group

St. John Parish Youth Group

Middle School Students, Grades 6, 7, 8

February 9, 3-4:30pm, Egan Mezzanine


All students in middle school are invited to attend.  


Come meet our new Youth Group Leader, Myke Folger!  

Myke teaches Language Arts and Social Studies at Sylvester Middle School in the Highline School District in Burien. He loves his job because he discovers something new about the profession and about children every day. Myke and wife Barbara have three children currently attending St. John School. The Folger family has been a part of St. John Parish and School for nearly 10 years.


Myke Folger 206-612-0036   mykeblaise@comcast.net  


Thank You Corner

Huge thanks for all the Box Tops you've turned in! The next Box Tops turn in date is just around the corner - March 1st! Please turn in any Box Tops you have so we can get them in. Check out the Box Tops website for more ways to earn $$ for our school:

Thank you!

Julia Rudden, Box Tops Coordinator


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

Lost:  Women's black PatagoniaŽ jacket, left in Egan gym.  Please return to the school office. 

Sign up for CYO Volleyball!  Contact Pat Daly or Mike Fletcher for information.  Visit the school website for a registration form.