I will praise you, Lord,  
in the assembly of your people. 
from Psalm 22 
May Saints:  PK-Gr. 2, St. Paul; Grs. 3-5, St. Dominic; Grs. 6-8,St. Francis Xavier 
May Virtue:  Zeal - Being driven by an intense love for God  
Principal's Letter


 St. John School Robotics Club to attend Robotics Extravaganza! at Seattle Preparatory School on Saturday, May 2.  Free to attend.

Dear Families, 


I know that those of you who participated in Family Math Night (and that was a huge number!), will want to join me in thanking Ms. Gudaitis and Mrs. Brumback for their leadership and organization of this arithmetical event. We thank also the teachers who supported them!

I extend a huge thank you also to Ms. Sullivan and Mrs. Halley, who are organizing prayers and a fundraiser for Nepal. Check under the seat cushions, on the floor of the car, and at the bottom of your pockets and handbags and send in the change to St. John. "Nickels for Nepal" begins immediately and runs all through next week! We will of course also collect $bills for Nepal!   What a very fine team we have here at St. John!


Speaking of our fine team, we will be saying goodbye to Mrs. Kathy Kelly who is retiring this year. Mrs. Kelly, our queen, has been at St. John for 24 years and teaching for 43 years in Catholic education.  She is loved by generations of students and their families! Please mark your calendars for the 10:30 Mass on June 7 when Fr. Crispin will bless Mrs. Kelly and we will celebrate her dedication to education in Egan Hall following the Mass. You may have noticed Mrs. Abby Mansfield meeting with Mrs. Kelly from time to time! Mrs. Mansfield will become the new third grade teacher. Having spent a number of years assisting and teaching the second graders, she is very familiar with our students and their abilities. Mrs. Mansfield holds a BA in Christian Education/Theology and she completed her teaching degree earlier this year. With the graduation of the three eighth grades classes we have an opportunity to expand our diverse learner program and advance our mission of serving all students. Mrs. Adrey Ocampo, who majored in Special Education and holds a Master's in Gifted Education, will step out of a fifth grade classroom to become our third learning specialist. Mrs. Macaulay, also ready for a new and invigorating experience, will teach the fifth grade along with Ms. Kelley.


This weekend, our second grade students will receive First Holy Communion at the Saturday vigil and the 10:30 Sunday Mass. They and their families have been preparing for this moment for a while now. I wish them the very best.


Best wishes also to our Robotics team who will be presenting at the Robotics Extravaganza at Seattle Prep on Saturday morning at 9:00 am! You are welcome to go and cheer them on and enjoy all fun!


Read the announcements below for opportunities for your children to exercise and express their artistic talents!


Tomorrow, we celebrate Mary, the Mother of God.   The Rosary begins at 9:30am.


God Bless,

Bernadette O'Leary, Principal 

Dates To Note/Action Items
Friday, May 1 - DRESS UNIFORM - Crowning of Mary Rosary, 9:30am, Church
Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, First Communion
Tuesday, May 5 - Parent Association Meeting
Thursday, May 7 - Third Trimester Progress Reports home, Grades 3-8

Be sure to check the online calendar - updated regularly - for changes to the draft calendar distributed in July.  
Bike To School Challenge
Jog-A-Thon 2015/2016 - Call For Artists
Arithmetic April
Development News
Student/Alumni News
Summer Solutions
From the Parish 
St. John Youth Group 

Saturday, May 9 - Super Soaker Adventure & Pizza
Ultra Bike Ride on San Juan Island!
Saturday, May 23
Open to ALL St. John School & Parish middle school students!
Permission Form, Behavior Code, Driver Form
Contact Myke Folger or Mary Wiseman for more details.
Fred Meyer Pays St. John School BIG Dividends
Community Opportunities
Thank You Corner