March 27, 2014
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Lent 3
The Lord is my shepherd;  
there is nothing I shall want.
from Psalm 23       
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Principal's Letter
Mrs. Ocampo and Ms. Whiting get some 'air' from the 2nd floor, north side. 
Dear Parents,                                                       


Have you bought your Auction Dinner tickets?  We have room for more -- consider inviting friends, grandparents, or a new family you know.  We are on countdown to the BIGGEST party of the year and it all directly supports your children! As you help St. John School and the children, you will not only enjoy a great evening, but you may also find that you are the lucky owner of a priceless piece of art, a relaxing holiday, an adventure in Africa, or a dinner party! To cap it all, you will be healing our panes!


This year's fund-a-need is a very real NEED indeed! Our oldest windows have been in place since 1923! When the school was built back then, rope and pulley, single pane, wooden-frame windows were standard construction. But even windows "built to last" don't last forever. The 90-year-old wooden frames have deteriorated inside and out and could be easily compromised. The wood has splintered, creating drafts and at times what feels like gale force winds blowing through. Some glass panes are cracked or warped; others were replaced by a temporary, plastic substitute which no longer attaches to the frame - see the picture above! In addition, the rusted lintels above the windows are causing cracks and bulging in the brick façade. If this is not dealt with moisture intrusion behind the lintels could threaten the building exterior giving rise to greater costs. You responsible homeowners will acknowledge that replacing the windows is a priority!


So come on out on April 4th and 5th and party with the best of intentions and very real purpose!


Congratulations to the seventh and eighth graders, and Mr. Tice! The Science Fair was very informative and impressive. Tonight fifty of our scientists will display and explain their projects at the Regional Science Fair hosted by Bishop Blanchet High School. We wish them all the best.


You families with primary and intermediate students, also have an event tonight. It's Family Math Night!  Come, play games and learn!  The teachers will also be here to play along with you and your family.   



Bernadette O'Leary  
Buy your dinner tickets online
for St. John School's most important fundraiser
biggest party of the year - NEXT WEEKEND!

 Sign up for Saturday night childcare, sponsored by
Steve & Kate's Camp® - registration NOW OPEN  


Celebrate St. John, Roarin' Twenties Auction 

 Feel free to embrace
the theme and dress in your best 20's gear!

Ticket includes the After Party featuring Casino Games, Wine Grab Wall, and Music & Dancing!


Want to Volunteer at the Auction?   
Action Items/Dates To Note  
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Mark Your Calendar

March 30, 1-4pm, Egan Hall - Safe Environment Training
Stations of the Cross, 2:30pm, St. John Church - each Friday during Lent
(Good Friday Stations at 2pm)

Soup Suppers, 6pm, Egan Hall - each Friday during Lent followed by Stations
March 28 - Soup Supper hosted by Grades 2 and 5
April 11 - Soup Supper hosted by Kindergarten & Grade 7

March 27 - TONIGHT - Gr. K-5 Family Math Night - see below
April 1 - Grade 6 - Salmon Fry Release, Carkeek Park/Piper's Creek
Zeno Family Math Night

Unleash the math power in your family!  

 Family Math Night, powered by Zeno Math 
Thursday, March 27, 2014 
Egan Hall, 7-8:30pm
NoJunk Hot Lunch - New Menu

Link here
for news about the upcoming New Menu from NoJunk, Inc. 


Are you ready for the future of scrip fundraising? MyScripWallet launches soon, and we're so excited to finally make it available! It'll be easier than ever for families to participate on the go, manage ScripNow and Reload cards, and earn rebates on even more planned and unplanned purchases.


And the best part? You'll continue to earn for St. John School, the highest scrip rebates, while using your existing ShopWithScrip and PrestoPay account. MyScripWallet will only support PrestoPay payments for now, so enable it soon if you haven't already, and encourage your extended family members to sign up.


With more than 250 popular brands available in ScripNow eCards, and over 75 brands that can be reloaded, MyScripWallet will have the widest selection of electronically delivered products available anywhere. All family orders will be automatically tracked and added to your ShopWithScrip account. This solution will also work on any mobile device (Apple, Android, Windows, etc.), regardless of the operating system, so it's open to everyone!


We'll send out an announcement when MyScripWallet is live, so keep an eye on your email!


Scrip - the EASIEST fundraising you will EVER do!   

Lisa Mendenhall
Students News
Congratulations to students in grades seven and eight, and Mr. Sven Tice for a successful Middle School Science Fair!  Students worked hard on their projects and will compete at the North Deanery Regional Science Fair tonight at Bishop Blanchet High School.
Volunteer Opportunities

  Decorate the Church for Palm Sunday

Saturday, April 12

10am - noon





Decorate the Church for Easter

Saturday, April 19

9am - noon


Contact Marguerite Young, or Suzanne Fairchild,

Rice Bowl
For the fourth week of Lent, CRS Rice Bowl brings you Thomas Awiapo, who survived poverty and hunger thanks to your Rice Bowl contributions. Thomas, now a CRS staff member in Ghana, travels throughout the U.S. telling his story.  Please watch as a family.
Thomas Awiapo - CRS Speaker Tour 2014
Thomas Awiapo

Thank You Corner

Mrs. Pat Tsagalakis would like to thank our Sound & Computer Tech Team Cooper LeComp, Brian Spear (7th grade)  and Brendan Nenniger (8th grade) for doing a great job running the sound system and projectors for Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day!  A big shout out and thanks to our parent volunteer, John Pasco for helping us set up our new back screen projectors and scrim.



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

Neighborhood Bites
Join us for Ballard Youth Basketball open trainings ongoing near you! All skill levels encouraged to play - boys and girls grades 2nd-6th. Experienced, Ballard area coaches lead the training sessions. Wednesdays 7:00-8:15pm, Co-ed 2nd-6th grade with Jeff Budke at North Seattle Boys & Girls Club; Sundays 2:30-3:30pm, Co-ed 2nd-6th grade with Sara Wetstone at Ballard Boys & Girls Club.  Sessions are $10 each, no registration required, just show up ready to get better! David Gerig, Ballard Youth Bball,

Cascade Mountain School is a Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) focused educational program for middle and high school students.  The school is located in the Columbia River Gorge and offers summer residential camps.  Summer 2014 offers include:

Information:  Cascade Mountain School


Loyal Heights Elementary School proudly presents Disney's Alice in Wonderland, Jr. on March 29th & 30th at Ballard High School. For ticket sales, visit