April 10, 2014
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Lent 3
 And about the ninth hour Jesus  cried out with a loud voice, saying,  "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" that is,
"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
from Matthew 27         
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Principal's Letter

      Jack & Meg LeComp "cut a rug" at the Auction  
Dear Parents,                                                       

Thank you to all who attended, supported, helped out and participated in the auction! We all enjoyed a fabulous weekend and we met our goal and even went above it, for the windows! This summer, we will have new windows on the west side of the building! The report on the silent auction stated that we were ahead of last year's total even before the auction began as a result of using BidPal. The team is still running payments through and as soon as I hear the auction total I will let you know!


As I told you last week, the auction income is vital to our operating budget. Each and every family benefits from the work of those involved and the donations received and purchased. "Let's Celebrate St. John" was made possible by the talent and dedication of the following team leaders:  


Auction Co-Chairs-Lynnette Muenzberg and Karen Schuler; Auction Administrator-Michelle Sorrick; Office Manager-Julie Skinner; Advertising-Kimberly Brush; Artwork/Design-Wilo Dietrich; Banking-Matt Wells, Ellen Petre, Julia Rudden; Bar-Tim King, Tim Dorscht, Tom Allen, Tom Brush; Basket Coordinator-Jennifer Dickson; Business Procurement-Matt Lewis, Anne Mathieu, Shoshanna Osterfeld; Catalog Format-Paul Carew; Class Project Coordinator-Katie Sawicki; Clean-Up-The Nenninger Family; Communiations-Nancy Alton; Decorations-Leanne Kerrigan, Joanne Hulme, Carolyn Urrutia; Dessert Dash-Antonella Vesponi-Bartel; Displays-Mary Ransom, Amanda Miller; Editor-Cindy Tramountanas; Family Procurement-Annie Martin; Friday Night Committee-Marcey Flood, Christine Sourov; Friday Silent Auction Set-Up-Katie Franklin; Invitations-Wilo Dietrich; Item Photographer-Anna Lisa English-Tookey; Office Team-Emily Hallman, Christine Sourov; Photography Coordinator-Cindy Tramountanas; Raffle Coordinators-Lisette Nenninger, Barbara Folger; Reservations-Alison Budelski, Jennifer Towne; Saturday Silent Auction Set-Up-Susan Denning; Saturday Night Dinner Committee-Amanda Miller, Ann Foley, Rachel Douglas; Saturday Dinner Set-Up-Suzanne Fairchild; Saturday Night Reader-Sean O'Neill; Saturday Night After Party-Erin Murphy; Security-Aaron Kamalu, David White; Signage-Gaylene Meyer; Slide Show for Live Auction-Page Harader; Thank You Notes-Meg Hinshaw; Volunteer Coordinator-Kelly Souder; Website/Tech Support-Pat James; Wine Underwriting Coordinators-Kimberly Butler, Sue Kelly, Katie Burckhardt; and the many more who assisted them!


Next week is Holy Week. The students have been studying the Passion story and learning about Palm Sunday and the Triduum. The seventh grade will preside at the Shadow Stations of the Cross on Good Friday at 2pm.  



Bernadette O'Leary  
Dates To Note/Action Items  
Easter Triduum 2014
Palm Sunday, Passion of the Lord, April 13
Mass - 8:30am & 10:30am

Holy Thursday, Evening Celebration of the Lord's Supper, April 17 

Mass - 7pm 

Adoration until 11pm in the Reservation Chapel

Good Friday of the Passion of our Lord, April 18   

Stations of the Cross at 2pm 

 Liturgy - 7pm

Holy Saturday, The Easter Vigil, April 19 

Mass - 9pm


  Easter Sunday, The Resurrection of the Lord, April 20 

Mass - 8:30am & 10:30am   

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Sign up for CYO Track & Field 
Sign up now! Registration for 2014 St. Al/John CYO Track & Field is open for students in grades 4-8. Practices begin the first week of April, and the season is scheduled to run into late May. Email Gordon Lanser, gordon@basicbs.com or Pat Daly, tpatrickdaly@hotmail.com if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you all display your athletic prowess!  Download and return the CYO Track & Field registration form to the school office.

Spring is here! 

Garden projects, home reorganization projects, holiday dinners to plan, maybe some new patio accessories!  Scrip has you covered on these, and your everyday needs. 

As part of your Fair Share pledge commitment to St. John School, Scrip is...    
the EASIEST fundraising you will EVER do!   

Lisa Mendenhall
Student News

Grade 6 Student Release Salmon

Students have nurtured the baby fry in the classroom tank for many weeks.  Last week it was finally time to "push them out of the nest!" 

On a field trip to Piper's Creek in Carkeek Park, students learned from Parks' Department
specialists about habitat and the importance of Piper's Creek Watershed, then released their little ones into the creek, where they will swim to the sea, grow and return to spawn.  A count was done - 251 baby salmon were released! Thank you to Miss Sullivan for the attention given to this project.
Laura Marty, St. John Class of 2012 finished in First Place, at the recent Arnie Young Invitational Track Meet held at Renton Stadium.  Her First Place award was in Pole Vaulting - way to go, Laura!,

Sarah C. (8th grade) entered a fabulous photo to the Catholic Relief Services Lenten Photo Contest.  You can vote in the contest for your favorite photograph - maybe it is Sarah's!  Visit CRS Rice Bowl/Photo Contest and place your vote.  Voting open to anyone 13 years of age and over.  Sarah's photograph is called St. John School in Seattle Has Hands Gathering In Support by SarahMaui.  Just click the picture at this link http://www.crsricebowl.org/photo/.
Rice Bowl
As we approach Palm Sunday, learn about a CRS community education program that teaches Guatemalan parents the dangers of child labor and the importance of keeping their children in school. Now, 13-year-old Yuvi is able to focus on her studies and dreams of becoming a nurse or a psychologist one day.
Guatemala: Education for a Better Future
Guatemala: Education for a Better Future

Students may return their CRS Rice Bowls to school on Holy Thursday (April 17) or to Easter Mass on Sunday, April 20.  Thank you for your support of the Rice Bowl program!
Thank You Corner
The Auction Committee would like to thank the following for their support: 
Fr. Crispin Okoth, Bernadette O'Leary, Pablo Kelley, Frances Quevedo, Diane Crockett, Michele Thornquist, Evelyn Pinkerman, Dani D'Amelio, Steve Berlage, Sean Laverty, Ryan Roach, St. John Parish, St. John Faculty, Extended Day Care Staff, the Muenzberg Family, the Schuler Family, the Skinner Family, the Sorrick Family, and every person who helped make this year's auction a success!

Thank you to the following who arrived at 8am Sunday to transform the auction space back into the children's lunchroom and PE learning space:  The Nenninger family, Monica Overby, Nils Dahlgren, Tanner Hanay, Susie Slonecker, Garrett Biermanski, Kathy Biermanski, Tara Cannava, Nick Clouse, Natalie Clouse, Gina Steinert, The DeRyan-Navarro-Sperry family, Peter Schrappen.

St. John School Faculty & Staff wish to thank families of first grade students for the wonderful luncheon today!  Everyone enjoyed the Mexican fare!  Thank you!




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

Neighborhood Bites

BBHS 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Please join us on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. for our BBHS Easter Egg Hunt. Children ages 6 and under are invited to participate in this fun filled event that will include a continental breakfast, face painting, prizes and Easter eggs filled with holiday treats. $5 per child


MATHFEST!      Join 1,000 kids, families, and community members for Eastside MathFest 2014! Eastside MathFest is a community-wide celebration of elementary school families and math, hosted by Seattle-based nonprofit Zeno. This is a one-of-a-kind event where elementary students and their families play carnival-like math games, win prizes and have fun. While playing, students build their confidence in and enthusiasm for math. See the kids in your life experience math in a whole new way-in an atmosphere of adventure, learning and discovery!  Register here.


The Robots are coming - let the craziness begin!! 
Catholic Schools Robotics Extravaganza, Saturday, May 3rd, 9am-11am, Seattle Prep Gym, 2400 11th Avenue East, Seattle
This year's Extravaganza is just exploding with fun! Get this -- we'll have lava bombs, slingshots, catapults, and more! A 2 foot long Kraken monster, dueling 18" robots, and two giant ball flinging competition bots at 120lbs each! The bomb disposal robot, a programming station, and special surprises, one after another. They'll be tossing, launching, flipping, popping, and throwing things all over the place!!!  Plus, it's free!!!  If you have kids of any age who are interested in crazy applications of science, this is the place to be! It will be a morning of wild science, robots, and things that fly through the air.... Hardhats and safety goggles optional.