Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us. 
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

  Crowning of Mary, Friday, May 1, 2015 


Dear Families, 


It was a joy to watch the children receive First Communion! Congratulations, Parents. To all the mothers, the St. John community wishes you a Happy Mothers Day! Enjoy a great weekend with your families.  


Today your child (grades 3-8) received their progress reports for Third Trimester. Be sure to ask your children about their academic progress. Encourage them to persist and stay the course - we are so close to the end of the school year!


One hundred eighty-five students from sixteen Catholic schools participated in the Robotics Extravaganza at Seattle Prep on Saturday! Congratulations to the St. John Robotics team. They were recognized for the most technical programming!  Thank you Pat James and Sven Tice for sharing your time, enthusiasm, and love for science and engineering with our students!


St. John School is preparing for accreditation through the Western Catholic Educational Association once again. For many of you it may seem like yesterday when we had the last visit by an accreditation team, but it was five years ago. The mission of WCEA is to promote quality Catholic education for students through an accrediting process that assures we are committed to faith formation and educational excellence. This self-evaluative process requires us to look at how well we are meeting established criteria-based protocols such as Catholic identity, curriculum and instruction and how the school is governed. The time has come for us to prepare a new Self-Study document. You are our partners in this process and your input is vital to our self-evaluation. Below you will find a link to a survey that we need you to complete. Please take the time to share your evaluation of St. John. We are asking surveys to be completed by Friday, May 22.


Survey: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2128528/Parent-Survey


God Bless,

Bernadette O'Leary, Principal  


Year End Tuition and Fees
Dates To Note/Action Items
Today, Thursday, May 7 - Progress Reports home, Grades 3-8
Friday, May 8 - Auction Dinner & Dodge Ball, 6pm, Egan Hall
Tuesday, May 12 - Grade 8 Retreat at Camp Don Bosco
Tuesday, May 12 - Grs. 1 & 2, Spring Concert, 7pm,Egan Hall
Thursday, May 14 - Grs. 3-5 Spring Concert, 7pm, Egan Hall

Be sure to check the online calendar - updated regularly - for changes to the draft calendar distributed in July.  
Jog-A-Thon 2015/2016 - Call For Artists
Bike To School Challenge
Mother's Day Flower Sale
Student/Alumni News
Summer Solutions
Spring Concerts
Celebrate Mrs. Kelly
From the Parish 
St. John Youth Group 

Saturday, May 9 - Super Soaker Adventure & Pizza
NEW DATE - Ultra Bike Ride on
Lopez Island!
Saturday, May 30
Open to ALL St. John School & Parish middle school students!
Contact Myke Folger or Mary Wiseman for more details.
Fundraising Opportunities
Community Opportunities
Thank You Corner

A special thank you to everyone who made First Communion so special this year! Thank you to the First Communion team, especially our coordinator Julia Rudden; thank you to Fr. Crispin for his support and prayers; to the second grade teachers and lead Catechists Mrs. Hendrickson and Mrs. Oines and their assistants Teresa Willson, Anna McCarthy, Maria Arruela, Katie Clair, Sarah Dorscht, Abby Mansfield, and Shawna Calhoun for preparing children and helping with the rehearsal and Mass; to Joanne Jepson and her assistants Christine Westby and Milana Richardson for coordinating the bread making session. Thank you to all the parents of the First Communicants for their support; to all those helping with the receptions, Katie Clair, Tony Clair, Marilyn Porter, Arwen R-F, Rebecca Wagner, Bridget Sevigny, Tara Stone and Al Souza. Last but not least, thank you to Anne Merklin, PA for Faith Formation for her leadership and coordination of this beautiful Sacrament.


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