I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord.
from Psalm 116  
Saints:  PK-Gr. 2, St. Paul; Grs. 3-5, St. Dominic; Grs. 6-8,St. Francis Xavier 
Virtue:  Zeal - Being driven by an intense love for God  
Principal's Letter
Eighth Grade Graduating Class of 2015


Dear Families,   


Congratulations and fare thee well, class of 2015!  Following a week of celebrations and goodbyes, the graduation exercises for our 8th grade students will take place at 7pm this evening. We wish them all the best as they head off to Bishop Blanchet High School, Seattle Preparatory School, Holy Names Academy, Shorecrest, Kings, Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences, Roosevelt, O'Dea, Lakeside, Ballard, Ingraham, Aviation High and Shorewood!  We are very proud of the achievements of this class. Well over half the class were accepted into two or more of the schools. They were offered over $200,000 in academic merit, faith and service awards!


On Sunday, at the 10:30 Mass, Fr. Crispin will bless Kathy Kelly as she prepares for retirement.   Following 45 years of teaching, Queen Kathy Kelly is ready to choose when she comes to school! She promises that she will substitute, but is looking forward to the freedom of deciding that maybe she will read or do her scrapbooking instead! Please join us at Mass and afterwards in Egan Hall to wish her well.


One hectic week to go! We have Field Day, kindergarten graduation, and goodbyes. We will close the school year in the best Catholic way we know, with Mass at 8:45am on Friday, June 12. During the coming week, children will be bringing home their supplies, books and papers. We have accumulated a vast amount of sweaters, jackets and lunch bags. Please take some time to visit the lost and found in the west hallway and claim what is yours before we send it to St. Vincent de Paul!


Speaking of St. Vincent de Paul, each week representatives visit an average of three homes in our Greenwood community. Folks among us need help with rent, utilities, food and basic necessities.   Thank you so much for sending in donations of canned and dried food to replenish the pantry. St. John Rocks!


Be sure to read all the announcements below!



Bernadette O'Leary, Principal  


Dates To Note/Action Items
Tonight, June 4 - Gr. 8 Graduation, 7pm, Church - reception to follow in Egan Hall

        Friday, June 5 - Farewell to Mrs. Kelly, Egan Hall, 1:45pm
Sunday, June 7 - Reception for Mrs. Kelly after 10:30 Mass, Egan Hall 
Friday, June 12 - End of School Prayer Service, 8:45am; 10:30 dismissal  
Be sure to check the online calendar - updated regularly - for changes to the draft calendar distributed in July.  
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Lost & Found
Food Drive
CYO Cross Country and Soccer 2015/2016
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Thank You Corner

Mrs. Tsagalakis would like to thank all who helped with the 8th grade Parent Celebration!

 Our Sound / Tech Crew - Sean McM., Mich C., Gavin LaM., Tim Flanagan - life-time parent volunteer; Mrs. Katie Franklin Our music class parent volunteer extraordinaire!   Thank you for all your help with teaching choreography; Music Tech / Video Parent Volunteers Soheila Beberness,  Antonella Bartel, Bahaa Sadak, Katie Franklin, Patrick James; Our set-up and clean-up crew, Steven D'Amelio, Ryan Roach, and  Sean Laverty and all the 7th grade parent volunteers,



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