From the Principal          May 22, 2024

(Past newsletters are posted on the website under “quick links”)

·   FACTS Grant & Aid for 2024-25 is open for applying.  Take time to apply with this link. You’ll need to supply all the necessary documentation.  Closing date for Grant & Aid applications is June 1, 2024.  

 

·   Newspapers – Sister Gabriel is looking to collect newspapers for future art projects.  Please drop off newspapers at the school office.

 

·   Field Day, Friday, May 24 – Our students are looking forward to Field Day which is sure to be full of fun, games, snacks, lunch and laughter.  Oh yes and ice cream.  Thank you to everyone who has volunteered and for everyone who made donations for pizza/ice cream, game supplies and snacks.

 

·   Family Picnic, Tuesday, June 4  5:30 – 7:30 PM   Come celebrate with us at our End of the Year picnic for current and incoming families of Saint John School.  We are providing the hamburgers and hot dogs and ask you bring a side dish to share.  Please see the email sent with the links for your RSVP.  Call the office if you need the links sent again.

 

·    Bike Day, Thursday, June 6  Time is set-aside for our PreK3 – 5th Graders to ride their bikes around our back parking lot.  Parents are welcome to bring in their child’s bicycle (non-motorized) and helmet to school.

 

·    Saint John School Walk-A-Thon, Friday, June 7 at 10 AM  Our First Annual Clare Rader Walk-A-Thon is helping to raise funds to benefit the general expenses of Saint John School.  Choose your level of giving by using the QR Code on the flyer below.  The walk takes place in the school parking lot following First Friday Mass.

 

Thank you to those who have donated thus far.  There is still time to donate.  Use the QR Code, enter the amount of your donation and complete the required fields.

 

  

·    Last Day of School is Monday, June 10, 2024  A reminder the last 3 days of school Thursday, June 6, Friday, June 7 and Monday, June 10 are early release days.  The school day ends at 1 PM each day.  Aftercare is not available on Monday, June 10.

 

·    Deacon Brian Daley - Ordained as a Transitional Deacon (God willing will be ordained a priest next year).  Please pray for Deacon Brian Daley, a former student of Saint John School, as he continues his studies, training, and discernment to the priesthood.

 

   Please bless all men who will soon be ordained, and we particularly ask today that You help all who are  ordained to the transitional diaconate. Help us to love You and Your Church more and more fully each day of our lives.

 

·     SMS (Text) Messaging is here!  We are using SMS for emergency notifications, weather delays, early release or cancellation of school.       Click here for early opt-in instructions 

 

·    Safe Environments – Just a reminder volunteers working with children need to be Safe Environment approved by the Diocese of Norwich. Please contact the office to begin the process of training.  

 

·    Walk Around Wednesdays! If you know anyone who is interested in visiting our school please have them register here (seelink).     

 

Pray With Mother

 

 


Upcoming Events - Save the Date 

May 24 – Field Day

June 4 – Family Picnic

June 6 – Bike Day

June 7 – Walk-a-thon

 

 Parent Teacher Organization

  

E-mail:  pto@saintjohnschoolos.org


From the Principal          May 15, 2024

(Past newsletters are posted on the website under “quick links”)

·   Spring Concert – Our students who worked long and hard with Mrs. DiRocco, our Music Teacher, to showcase Mary Poppins songs with all our students gave a wonderful performance tonight.  From Scola, a piano and vocal solo, third and fourth graders with their recorders and all our students’ rendition of Mary Poppin songs, family and friends enjoyed a special evening.

 

Thank you to Mrs. DiRocco, our students, teachers and Sister Gabriel.  A special thank you to Mr. Alicea and family for their work on creating Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for the concert.  And a final thank you to Mary Poppins herself who was "practically perfect in every way".

 

"Let's Go Fly a Kite"

 

·   Reminder - FACTS accounts for the 2024-25 school year tuition payments needs to be set-up.  If you haven’t sent in your “family $200 deposit” for 2024-25, please do so.

 

·   Newspapers – Sister Gabriel is looking to collect newspapers for future art projects.  Please drop off newspapers to the school office.

 

·   Field Day, Friday, May 24 – Field Day is going to be full of fun, games, snacks, lunch and laughter.  Please see your email for a link to the needs for volunteers and donated items.  Volunteers need to have completed the Diocese Safe Environment training and application. 

 

·    Bike Day, Thursday, June 6  A time is set-aside for each grade to ride their bikes around our back parking lot.  Parents are welcome to bring in their child’s bicycle (non-motorized) and their helmet to school.

 

·    Saint John School Walk-A-Thon, Friday, June 7 at 10 AM  Our First Annual Clare Rader Walk-A-Thon is helping to raise funds to benefit the general expenses of Saint John School.  Choose your level of giving by using the QR Code on the flyer below.  The walk takes place in the school parking lot following First Friday Mass.

 

Use the QR Code, enter the amount of your donation and complete the required fields.

 

  

·    Last Day of School is Monday, June 10, 2024  A reminder the last 3 days of school Thursday, June 6, Friday, June 7 and Monday, June 10 are early release days.  The school day ends at 1 PM each day.  Aftercare is not available on June 10.

 

·   FACTS Grant & Aid for 2024-25 is open for applying.  Take time to apply with this link. You’ll need to supply all the necessary documentation.  Closing date for Grant & Aid applications is June 1, 2024.  

 

·     SMS (Text) Messaging is here!  We are using SMS for emergency notifications, weather delays, early release or cancellation of school.       Click here for early opt-in instructions 

 

·    Safe Environments – Just a reminder volunteers working with children need to be Safe Environment approved by the Diocese of Norwich. Please contact the office to begin the process of training.  

 

·    Walk Around Wednesdays! If you know anyone who is interested in visiting our school please have them register here (seelink).     

 

Pray With Mother 

 


Upcoming Events - Save the Date 

May 24 – Field Day

June 6 – Bike Day

June 7 – Walk-a-thon

 

 Parent Teacher Organization

 

E-mail:  pto@saintjohnschoolos.org


From the Principal          May 8, 2024

(Past newsletters are posted on the website under “quick links”)

·   Saint John School Open House – Tuesday, May 14

 

 

Invite your family, friends and neighbors with children to attend our Open House.  Tell them what you love best about our school. We get to shine the light on who we are and what we have to offer at Saint John School during the tour.  Reminder, when you refer someone who enrolls at SJS you are both eligible to receive $250 off your tuition.

 

·   Ascension of the Lord Mass, Thursday, May 9  Join our students and staff at 9:15 AM for the Ascension of the Lord Mass (a Holy Day of Obligation) at Saint John Church.  Our middle school students are sponsoring this Mass.

 

·   Crowning of Mary, Friday, May 10  The crowning honors our Blessed Mother.  Parents are welcome to join us for Morning Prayer in the gymnasium.  Please arrive at the school between 8:45 - 8:55 AM. After Morning Prayer, we’ll pray a decade of the rosary then walk over to the Mary statue behind St. John Church for the Crowning of Mary.  In the event of rain, we’ll have the Crowning of Mary inside the gymnasium.

 

·   Spring Concert – Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 PM.  Our students are excited to share their joy of singing with you.  The concert featuring songs from Mary Poppins begins in the gymnasium at 6:30 PM.  Family and friends are invited to attend.

 

·   Field Day, Friday, May 24 – Field Day is going to be full of fun, games, snacks, lunch and laughter.  There are still additional volunteers needed for the day’s events and for the donation of food and game items.  Volunteers for Field Day need to have completed the Diocese Safe Environment training and application.  Contact the office if you need to complete the process.

 

·    Bike Day, Thursday, June 6  A time is set-aside for each grade to ride their bikes around our back parking lot.  Parents are welcome to bring in their child’s bicycle (non-motorized) and their helmet to school.

 

·    Saint John School Walk-A-Thon, Friday, June 7 at 10 AM  Our First Annual Clare Rader Walk-A-Thon is helping to raise funds to benefit the general expenses of Saint John School.  Choose your level of giving by using the QR Code on the flyer below.  The walk takes place in the school parking lot following First Friday Mass.

  

·    Last Day of School is Monday, June 10, 2024  A reminder the last 3 days of school Thursday, June 6, Friday, June 7 and Monday, June 10 are early release days.  The school day ends at 1 PM each day.  Aftercare is not available on June 10.

 

·   FACTS Grant & Aid for 2024-25 is open for applying.  Take time to apply with this link. You’ll need to supply all the necessary documentation.  Closing date for Grant & Aid applications is June 1, 2024.  

 

·     SMS (Text) Messaging is here!  We are using SMS for emergency notifications, weather delays, early release or cancellation of school.       Click here for early opt-in instructions 

 

·    Safe Environments – Just a reminder volunteers working with children need to be Safe Environment approved by the Diocese of Norwich. Please contact the office to begin the process of training.  

 

·    Walk Around Wednesdays! If you know anyone who is interested in visiting our school please have them register here (seelink).     

 

Pray With Mother 

 


Upcoming Events - Save the Date 

May 9 – Ascension of the Lord Mass

May 10 – Crowning of Mary

May 14 – Open House

May 15 – Spring Concert

May 24 – Field Day

June 6 – Bike Day

June 7 – Walk-a-thon

 

 Parent Teacher Organization

E-mail:  pto@saintjohnschoolos.org


 From the Principal          May 1, 2024

(Past newsletters are posted on the website under “quick links”)

 

·   Saint John School Open House – Tuesday, May 14

 

 

Invite your family, friends and neighbors with children to attend our Open House.  Let us show them who we are and what we have to offer.  When you refer someone who enrolls at SJS you are both eligible to receive $250 off your tuition.

 

·   First Friday Mass, Friday, May 3 

Our second grade class is sponsoring the First Friday Mass this week.  Mass begins at 9:15 AM.  Parents are welcome to join Saint John students and the parishioners of Saint John Church.

 

Early Release Day at 1 PM.  Please send a Home to Office Communication if your child needs use of our Aftercare program.

 

·   Ascension of the Lord Mass, Thursday, May 9  Join our students and staff at 9:15 AM for the Ascension of the Lord Mass.  Our middle school students are sponsoring this Mass.

 

·   Crowning of Mary, Friday, May 10  The crowning honors our Blessed Mother.  Parents are welcome to join us for morning prayer in the gymnasium at 8:55 AM, we’ll pray a decade of the rosary then walk over to the Mary statue behind St. John Church for the Crowning of Mary.

 

·   Spring Concert – Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 PM.  Students have been practicing and are excited to share their songs from Mary Poppins.  The concert is being held in Saint John School’s gymnasium.

 

·   Field Day, Friday, May 24 – a separate email is being sent to families with a sign-up genius link to support our Field Day.  Sign-up includes volunteers needed for the day’s events and for donations of food and game items.  Volunteers for Field Day need to complete the Diocese Safe Environment training and application.  Contact the office if you need to complete the process.

 

·    Bike Day, Thursday, June 6  Students can bring to school their bikes (non-motorized) and helmets.  Each grade has a designated hour in which to ride their bikes in our large parking lot.

 

·    Saint John School Walk-A-Thon, Friday, June 7 at 10 AM  Our First Annual Clare Rader Walk-A-Thon is raising funds to benefit the general expenses of Saint John School.  There are several levels of giving.  Use the QR Code to make a donation.  Students are completing their walk in our parking lot.

 

  

·    Last Day of School is Monday, June 10, 2024  The last 3 days Thursday, June 6, Friday, June 7 and Monday, June 10 of school are early release days.  The school day ends at 1 PM each day.  Aftercare is not available on June 10.

 

·   FACTS Grant & Aid for 2024-25 is open for applying.  Take time to apply with this link. You’ll need to supply all the necessary documentation.  Closing date for Grant & Aid applications is June 1, 2024.  

 

·     SMS (Text) Messaging is here!  We are using SMS for emergency notifications, weather delays, early release or cancellation of school.       Click here for early opt-in instructions 

 

·    Safe Environments – Just a reminder volunteers working with children need to be Safe Environment approved by the Diocese of Norwich. Please contact the office to begin the process of training.  

 

·    Walk Around Wednesdays! If you know anyone who is interested in visiting our school please have them register here (seelink).     

 

Pray With Mother 

 

Upcoming Events - Save the Date 

May 3 – First Friday Mass

May 9 – Ascension of the Lord Mass

May 10 – Crowning of Mary

May 14 – Open House

May 15 – Spring Concert

May 24 – Field Day

June 6 – Bike Day

June 7 – Walk-a-thon

 

 Parent Teacher Organization

E-mail:  pto@saintjohnschoolos.org


From the Principal          April 24, 2024

(Past newsletters are posted on the website under “quick links”)    

 

·   PTO Meeting – Thursday, April 25, 2024  6:30 PM.  Join us for our PTO meeting either in-person or on-line.  Please see the email sent out the beginning of the week with the link for attending the meeting on-line.  We are looking forward to having many parents involved with our PTO.

 

·   Lunch Orders for May due tomorrow – A reminder to submit your child’s lunch order and payment by tomorrow, Thursday, April 25.

 

·   Progress Reports for the last trimester are being sent home with students on Friday, April 25.

 

·   Saint John School Open House – Tuesday, May 14  Encourage your family and friends to attend our Open House and consider registering their child(ren) to attend Saint John School.

 

 

    Just a reminder when you refer someone and they enroll at SJS you are both eligible to receive $250 off your tuition.

 

·   Ascension of the Lord Mass, Thursday, May 9  Join our students and staff at 9:15 AM for the Ascension of the Lord Mass.

 

·   Crowning of Mary, Friday, May 10  “The crowning is symbolic of Mary as Queen of Heaven and of our lives… We entrust all our intentions to her, and she takes them to her Son, who is the King” (National Catholic Registet) Join SJS for our crowning of Mary and praying a decade of the rosary.

 

·   Spring Concert – Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 PM.  Mark your calendars for our Spring Concert.  Students in all grades are going to perform songs from Mary Poppins.  The concert is being held in Saint John School’s gymnasium.

 

·    Looking to volunteer with end of year activities such as our Field Day or  Walk-a-thon?  There is time to complete the Safe Environment program required by the Diocese of Norwich.  Watch for more details on these two events.

 

·    Last Day of School is Monday, June 10, 2024  (No After Care program available)  Reminder last 3 days of school are early release days (June 6, 7 & 10)

 

·   FACTS Grant & Aid for 2024-25 is open for applying.  Take time to apply with this link. You’ll need to supply all the necessary documentation.  Closing date for Grant & Aid applications is June 1, 2024.  

 

·    Financial Aid is also available from the Connecticut Center for Educational Excellence in grades K-8 with an annual up to CTCEE scholarship for approved applications.

 

All applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Electronic applications will become available on March 1, 2024, and remain online until all available scholarships have been distributed to applicants.

 

However, to be eligible, a parent or guardian applying for a scholarship may reside in any city/town in Connecticut. Students must live in the home of the applicant parent or guardian claiming the child on their 2023 Federal 1040 tax form.

 

Additionally, a household’s gross adjusted income must be at or within 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines

  

·     SMS (Text) Messaging is here!  We are using SMS for emergency notifications, weather delays, early release or cancellation of school.       Click here for early opt-in instructions 

 

·    Safe Environments – Just a reminder volunteers working with children need to be Safe Environment approved by the Diocese of Norwich. Please contact the office to begin the process of training.  

 

·    Walk Around Wednesdays! If you know anyone who is interested in visiting our school please have them register here (seelink).     

 

Pray With Mother 


Upcoming Events - Save the Date 

April 25 – Progress Reports

May 9 – Ascension of the Lord Mass

May 10 – Crowning of Mary

May 14 – Open House

May 15 – Spring Concert

May 24 – Field Day

 

 Parent Teacher Organization

E-mail:  pto@saintjohnschoolos.org  


 From the Principal          April 17, 2024

(Past newsletters are posted on the website under “quick links”)    

 

·     FACTS Account Set-up for 2024-25 School Year - take time before the end of April to set-up your FACTS account for tuition payments for the upcoming school year.  Tuition payments begin in July.

 

·     Pop Tabs Collection – The pop tabs have been delivered. We received a lovely thank you note from Ronald McDonald House for the delivery of our 22.7 lbs of pop tabs.  Thank you for making a difference.

 

Please continue to save your pop tabs and bring them in at the start of the new school year.

 

·  Yearbook orders – Friday, April 19 is thelast day to order your child’s yearbook. See the separate email sent out on Tuesday with the order information.

 

·   Progress Reports for the last trimester are being sent home with students on Friday, April 25.

 

·   Uniform Shorts & Gym Shorts – Students may wear their uniform Shorts (Grades 1-8) and gym shorts (grades PreK 3 – Kindergarten).  See Parent/Student Handbook, Section IV Dress Code, Uniforms (pg 15 under Notes) for specifics on the uniform details.

 

·   Saint John School Open House – Tuesday, May 14  Encourage  your family and friends to visit our Open House and consider registering their child(ren) to attend Saint John School.

 

 

    Just a reminder when you refer someone and they enroll at SJS you are both eligible to receive $250 off your tuition.

 

·   Spring Concert – Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 PM.  Mark your calendars for our Spring Concert.  Students in all grades are going to perform songs from Mary Poppins.  The concert is being held in Saint John School’s gymnasium.

 

·    Looking to volunteer with end of year activities such as our Walk-a-thon and Field Day?  There is time to complete the Safe Environment program required by the Diocese of Norwich.  Watch for more details on these two events.

 

·    Last Day of School is Monday, June 10, 2024  (No After Care program available)  Reminder last 3 days of school are early release days (June 6, 7 & 10)

 

·   FACTS Grant & Aid for 2024-25 is open for applying.  Take time to apply with this link. You’ll need to supply all the necessary documentation.  Closing date for Grant & Aid applications is June 1, 2024.  

 

·    Financial Aid is also available from the Connecticut Center for Educational Excellence in grades K-8 with an annual up to CTCEE scholarship for approved applications.

 

All applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Electronic applications will become available on March 1, 2024, and remain online until all available scholarships have been distributed to applicants.

 

However, to be eligible, a parent or guardian applying for a scholarship may reside in any city/town in Connecticut. Students must live in the home of the applicant parent or guardian claiming the child on their 2023 Federal 1040 tax form.

 

Additionally, a household’s gross adjusted income must be at or within 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines

  

·     SMS (Text) Messaging is here!  We are using SMS for emergency notifications, weather delays, early release or cancellation of school.       Click here for early opt-in instructions 

 

·    Safe Environments – Just a reminder volunteers working with children need to be Safe Environment approved by the Diocese of Norwich. Please contact the office to begin the process of training.  

 

·    Walk Around Wednesdays! If you know anyone who is interested in visiting our school please have them register here (seelink).     

 

Pray With Mother  



Upcoming Events - Save the Date 

April 25 – Progress Reports

May 14 – Open House

May 15 – Spring Concert

 

 Parent Teacher Organization

E-mail:  pto@saintjohnschoolos.org  


From the Principal          April 3, 2024

(Past newsletters are posted on the website under “quick links”)    

 

·    Pop Tabs Collection – The Final Count is in and the Grand Totals Calculated  Thank you for sending in the Pop Tabs with our children.  Your generosity benefits the Ronald McDonald House in both Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.  
 

Results from March 28:  2,452.0 grams of tabs were collected.

PK 3

240.2

 

PK4

169.8

 

K

285.0

Gr 1

192.7

 

Gr 2

644.0

 

Gr 3

180.1

Gr 4

214.0

 

Gr 5

205.6

 

Gr 6

194.0

Gr 7

126.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 2 once again came in first with the heaviest weigh-in this past week.

 

GRAND TOTALS: 10,274.40.0 grams of tabs were collected. (22.7 lbs)

(The weight of the containers has been backed out of the posted weekly class totals.)

PK 3

811.3

 

PK4

1,612.0

 

K

955.3

Gr 1

767.7

 

Gr 2

3,500.7

 

Gr 3

464.9

Gr 4

523.7

 

Gr 5

610.7

 

Gr 6

865.9

Gr 7

122.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The collection of Pop Tabs doesn’t stop here.  Continue to collect throughout the summer. Ask family and friends to help in our efforts. and send in your tabs when school begins.

 

 

 · Tuition Deposits for 2024-25 – April 1 was the due date for the $200 family tuition deposit for 2024-25.  If you haven’t sent in your deposit, please send it in by Friday.  Checks are made payable to Saint John School. Please do not include any other fees in with your deposit payment.

 

·  First Friday, April 5 is a full day of school.  Dismissal is at 3 PM.  Aftercare is available. Please send in your Home to Office Communication requesting your child’s participation.

 

·  Spring Vacation: No School April 8 – 12, 2024

 

·  Year book orders – last day to order your child’s yearbook is April 18. See the separate email sent with the order information.

 

·  Uniform Shorts & Gym Shorts – beginning Monday, April 15, 2024, students may wear their uniform Shorts (Grades 1-8) and gym shorts (grades PreK3 – K).  See Parent/Student Handbook, Section IV Dress Code, Uniforms (pg 15 under Notes) for specifics on the uniform details.

 

·  Looking to volunteer with End of Year activities?  Take this time to complete the Safe Environment program with the Diocese of Norwich.  Contact St. John School Office for details and necessary links for training.

 

·  Last Day of School is Monday, June 10, 2024  (No After Care program available)  Reminder last 3 days of school are early release days (June 6, 7 & 10)

 

·   FACTS Grant & Aid for 2024-25 is open for applying.  Take time to apply with this link. You’ll need to supply all the necessary documentation.  Closing date for Grant & Aid applications is June 1, 2024.  

 

·    Financial Aid is also available from the Connecticut Center for Educational Excellence in grades K-8 with an annual up to CTCEE scholarship for approved applications.

 

All applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Electronic applications will become available on March 1, 2024, and remain online until all available scholarships have been distributed to applicants.

 

However, to be eligible, a parent or guardian applying for a scholarship may reside in any city/town in Connecticut. Students must live in the home of the applicant parent or guardian claiming the child on their 2023 Federal 1040 tax form.

 

Additionally, a household’s gross adjusted income must be at or within 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines

 

 

·     SMS (Text) Messaging is here!  We are using SMS for emergency notifications, weather delays, early release or cancellation of school.       Click here for early opt-in instructions 

 

·    Safe Environments – Just a reminder volunteers working with children need to be Safe Environment approved by the Diocese of Norwich. Please contact the office to begin the process of training.  

 

·    Walk Around Wednesdays! If you know anyone who is interested in visiting our school please have them register here (seelink).     

 

Pray With Mother  

 


Upcoming Events - Save the Date 

April 5 – Full Day of School

April 8-12 – Spring Vacation

 

 Parent Teacher Organization

E-mail:  pto@saintjohnschoolos.org  


From the Principal          March 27, 2024

(Past newsletters are posted on the website under “quick links”)    

 

·    Thank you to All those who helped make the following events successful.

·        Living Stations of the Cross – Thank you to our 4th & 5th Grade students and teachers who prepared and shared their presentation of the Living Stations of the Cross that was very prayerful and heart felt with SJS students and staff and the parishioners of St. Pio Parish. Thank you to Mrs. DiRocco for providing the music.

·        The Wizard of Oz – Youth Edition - Thank you to all our students who used their God-given gifts and talents as actors/actresses/back stage hands and other preparation for the school drama show. We heard so many wonderful comments from people who enjoyed the show. A special thank you to our director, Mrs. Sarah Kelly, and assistant director, Mrs. Cara de Dios, along with the untold number of parents and grandparents who assisted in so many ways with the success of the play.

·     Easter Egg Hunt – Thank you to the families who sent in plastic eggs and candy in support of the Easter Egg Hunt.  A special thanks to the parents and grandparent who helped stuff over 1,200 eggs and those who spread the eggs in our soccer field.  Our students wasted no time in clearing the field of the Easter eggs.

 

·     Welcome Back to Mr. Parkosewich, our Computer Lab/Technology teacher.  Our students were happy to see you today.  We also thank Mrs. Back who covered your classes while you were away.

 

·    2024 HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SCHEDULE at St. Pio Parish

 

Holy Thursday, March 28 - ST. MARK – Mass of the Last Supper – 7:00 PM

 

Good Friday, March 29 - ST. MARK: Passion of the Lord – 3:00 PM.  ST. JOHN: Stations of the Cross – 6:00 PM

Holy Saturday, March 30 - ST. MARK: Blessing of the Food Baskets – 12 Noon.  ST. MARK: Easter Vigil – 8:00 PM

 

EASTER SUNDAY, MARCH 31 - Regular Mass Schedule at both churches EXCEPT no 7 PM Mass at St. Mark

 

                 Check out the Holy Week Schedule at your local church 

 

 

·    Pop Tabs Collection – Final Count tomorrow, Thursday, March 28 - All our tabs collected benefit the Ronald McDonald House in both Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.  

 

 

Results from March 22:  2,342.0 grams of tabs were collected. 

 

PK3

203.7

 

PK4

170.3

 

K

405.7

 

Gr 1

218.6

 

Gr 2

502.0

 

Gr 3

219.3

 

Gr 4

166.6

 

Gr 5

203.5

 

Gr 6

252.3

 

Gr 7

000.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                       

Grade 2 came in first with the heaviest weigh-in this past week.  Look for our final count along with the grand totals.  

 

 · Tuition Deposits for 2024-25 – April 1 is the due date for the $200 Deposit on your tuition for 2024-25.  Since we don’t have school on the 1st, please send in payment by Tuesday, April 2.

 

This is a family fee and not a per student fee.  Checks are made payable to Saint John School. Please do not include any other fees in with your deposit payment.

 

·  No School:  Good Friday, March 29 and Easter Monday, April 1

 

·  First Friday, April 5 is a full day of school.  Dismissal is at 3 PM.

 

·  Spring Vacation: No School April 8 – 12, 2024

 

·  Last Day of School is Monday, June 10, 2024  (No After Care program available)  Reminder last 3 days of school are early release days (June 6, 7 & 10)

 

·   FACTS Grant & Aid for 2024-25 is open for applying.  Take time to apply with this link. You’ll need to supply all the necessary documentation.  Closing date for Grant & Aid applications is June 1, 2024.  

 

·    Financial Aid is also available from the Connecticut Center for Educational Excellence.  Online applications will be available on ctcee.org – “Scholarship Login” on 3/1/23.  Login into “Scholarship Login” to create your personal CTCEE account and begin your application process. 

 

·     SMS (Text) Messaging is here!  We are using SMS for emergency notifications, weather delays, early release or cancellation of school.       Click here for early opt-in instructions 

 

·    Safe Environments – Just a reminder volunteers working with children need to be Safe Environment approved by the Diocese of Norwich. Please contact the office to begin the process of training.  

 

·    Walk Around Wednesdays! If you know anyone who is interested in visiting our school please have them register here (seelink).     

 

Pray With Mother  

 


Upcoming Events - Save the Date 

March 29 – Good Friday (No School)

April 1 – Easter Monday (No School)

April 5 – Full Day of School

April 8-12 – Spring Vacation

 

 Parent Teacher Organization

E-mail:  pto@saintjohnschoolos.org  


From the Principal          March 20, 2024

(Past newsletters are posted on the website under “quick links”)    

 

·    Living Stations of the Cross - Friday, March 22 at 9:15 AM and at 6:00 PM in Saint John Church

Parents, families and friends are encouraged to join the students and staff of Saint John School as we reflect on the final moments of Jesus’ life. 

·    The Wizard of Oz - Youth Edition (a Concord Theatricals Production) 

This weekend is our presentation of The Wizard of Oz. 

Show Times:  Saturday 6 PM and Sunday 1 PM

Doors Open:  Saturday 5:15 PM and Sunday 12:15 PM.

  Ticket ordering is still available.  Pay in advance or pay at the door.

 

 

·    Easter Egg Hunt – March 25   3:15 PM

Prek 3 – Grade 5  Outdoor Hunt on soccer field

Grades 6 – 8  Indoor Hunt

   Over 1,200 eggs were donated and have been filled.  The Egg Hunt is open to those students who are registered for it.  There is still time to sign up your child if you missed the deadline.  Parents are asked to send their child to school with something in which to collect their eggs.  Please check the candy collected by your child as some of the donated candy has nuts.

 

·    PTO Meeting – Wednesday, March 27 - 6:30 PM  (rescheduled from Holy Thursday, March 28)  A successful PTO is one with parent involvement.  We look forward to seeing as many parents/guardians at this meeting for the planning of upcoming events for our school.

 

·    2024 HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SCHEDULE at St. Pio Parish

 

Palm Sunday, March 24

Regular Weekend Mass Schedule at both churches

Monday – Wednesday of Holy Week

Monday: ST. JOHN - 7:15 AM

Tuesday: NO MASS (Diocesan Chrism Mass)

Wednesday: ST. JOHN - 7:15 AM

Holy Thursday, March 28

ST. MARK – Mass of the Last Supper – 7:00 PM

 

Good Friday, March 29

ST. MARK: Passion of the Lord – 3:00 PM

ST. JOHN: Stations of the Cross – 6:00 PM

Holy Saturday, March 30

ST. MARK: Blessing of the Food Baskets – 12 Noon

ST. MARK: Easter Vigil – 8:00 PM

 

EASTER SUNDAY, MARCH 31

Regular Mass Schedule at both churches EXCEPT no 7 PM Mass at St. Mark

 

     Check out the Holy Week Schedule at your local church 

 

 

·    Pop Tabs Collection benefitting Ronald McDonald House  

We are coming into the final two weeks of our Pop tabs contest.  The final count is March 28. All our tabs benefit the Ronald McDonald House in both Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.  

 

Results from March 15:  2,445.80 grams of tabs were collected. 

 

PK3

250.2

 

PK4

473.9

 

K

245.8

 

Gr 1

314.3

 

Gr 2

415.4

 

Gr 3

158.2

 

Gr 4

189.6

 

Gr 5

200.9

 

Gr 6

197.5

 

Gr 7

000.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PreK 4 had the heaviest weigh-in this past week.  With only 2 more weigh-ins, this is the time to seek the help of family and friends to add to your child’s class totals.  The Ronald McDonald House is the one who is benefiting from all of our efforts.

 

 · Tuition Deposits for 2024-25 – April 1 is the due date for the $200 Deposit on your tuition for 2024-25.  This is a family fee and not a per student fee.  Checks are made payable to Saint John School.

 

·    Art Projects

Help us to collect these items to help with art projects

v Newspapers (black & white print – no color advertisement) 

v Round plastic lids (from containers such as oatmeal, Crisco, butter, etc.)

v  Continue saving redeemable cans and bottles 

 

·  No School:  Good Friday, March 29 and Easter Monday, April 1

 

·  First Friday, April 5 is a full day of school.  Dismissal is at 3 PM.

 

·  The Last Day of School is Monday, June 10.  (no After Care program available)

 

·   FACTS Grant & Aid for 2024-25 is open for applying.  Take time to apply with this link. You’ll need to supply all the necessary documentation.  Closing date for Grant & Aid applications is June 1, 2024.  

 

·    Financial Aid is also available from the Connecticut Center for Educational Excellence.  Online applications will be available on ctcee.org – “Scholarship Login” on 3/1/23.  Login into “Scholarship Login” to create your personal CTCEE account and begin your application process. 

 

·     SMS (Text) Messaging is here!  We are using SMS for emergency notifications, weather delays, early release or cancellation of school.       Click here for early opt-in instructions 

 

·    Safe Environments – Just a reminder volunteers working with children need to be Safe Environment approved by the Diocese of Norwich. Please contact the office to begin the process of training.  

 

·    Walk Around Wednesdays! If you know anyone who is interested in visiting our school please have them register here (seelink).     

 

Pray With Mother

 


Upcoming Events - Save the Date 

March 22, 2024 - Living Stations of the Cross

March 23 & 24 – Wizard of Oz (Drama Club Play)

March 25 – Easter Egg Hunt

March 27 – PTO Meeting

March 29 – Good Friday (No School)

April 1 – Easter Monday (No School)

 

 Parent Teacher Organization

E-mail:  pto@saintjohnschoolos.org  


 From the Principal          March 13, 2024

(Past newsletters are posted on the website under “quick links”)    

 

·    No School – Monday, March 18 (Teacher’s Professional Development Day) 

 

·    Live Stations of the Cross - Friday, March 22 at 9:15 AM and at 6:00 PM in Saint John Church 

Our 4th and 5th grade students are participating in the Live Stations of the Cross.  Parents, families and friends are encouraged to join the students and staff of Saint John School as we reflect on the final moments of Jesus’ life. 

 

·    The Wizard of Oz - Youth Edition (a Concord Theatricals Production)  Ticket ordering is now available.  Pay in advance or pay at the door.

 

 

·    Easter Egg Hunt – March 25   3:15 PM

Prek 3 – Grade 5  Outdoor Hunt on soccer field

Grades 6 – 8  Indoor Hunt

   We are in need of donations of empty plastic Easter eggs and candy for our Easter Egg Hunt.  Donations are being collected through Friday, March 15.  Volunteers are needed to help stuff the eggs and to help scatter them on the 25th of March.  Please contact the office if you are interested in volunteering.

 

·    Holiday Decorating

Help us to collect these items to help with art projects for our Holiday Decorating.

v Easter Grass (for projects other than the Easter Egg Hunt)

v Newspapers (black & white print – no color advertisement) 

v Round plastic lids (from containers such as oatmeal, Crisco, butter, etc.)

v  Continue saving redeemable cans and bottles   

 

·    Pop Tabs Collection to benefit Ronald McDonald House  

Pop tabs are being collected through March 28 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House in both Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.  

 

Results from March 8:  1,974.4 grams of tabs were collected. 

 

PK3

170.6

 

PK4

161.6

 

K

233.6

 

Gr 1

158.0

 

Gr 2

386.4

 

Gr 3

184.8

 

Gr 4

161.0

 

Gr 5

188.1

 

Gr 6

177.1

 

Gr 7

153.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This past week our Kindergarten class collected the most tabs.  There are only 3 more weigh-ins. Help your student(s) add to their class totals.  The Ronald McDonald House is the one who is benefiting from all of our efforts.

 

 ·   FACTS Grant & Aid for 2024-25 is open for applying.  Take time to apply with this link. You’ll need to supply all the necessary documentation.  Closing date for Grant & Aid applications is June 1, 2024.  

 

·    Financial Aid is also available from the Connecticut Center for Educational Excellence.  Online applications will be available on ctcee.org – “Scholarship Login” on 3/1/23.  Login into “Scholarship Login” to create your personal CTCEE account and begin your application process. 

 

·     SMS (Text) Messaging is here!  We are using SMS for emergency notifications, weather delays, early release or cancellation of school.       Click here for early opt-in instructions 

 

· Safe Environments – Just a reminder volunteers working with children need to be Safe Environment approved by the Diocese of Norwich. Please contact the office to begin the process of training.  

 

·    Walk Around Wednesdays! If you know anyone who is interested in visiting our school please have them register here (seelink).     

 

Pray With Mother

 


Upcoming Events - Save the Date 

March 18, 2024 – No School

March 22, 2024 - Shadow Stations of the Cross

March 23 & 24 – Wizard of Oz (Drama Club Play)

March 25 – Easter Egg Hunt

 

 Parent Teacher Organization

E-mail:  pto@saintjohnschoolos.org 


 

 From the Principal          March 5, 2024

(Past newsletters are posted on the website under “quick links”)  

  

·    Open House – Wednesday, March 13

 

 

 

·    Chili Fest – Saturday, March 2, 2024  - Third Place Finish

 

 

 Thank you to Rick at Mindy K Deli & Catering in Old Saybrook for supplying our chili which took our 3rd place finish,

Shoreline Lawn Greetings for providing our lawn sign and

our students, parents and staff for working our booth at the Greater Old Saybrook 27th Chili Fest.

Thank you to Saint Pio parishioners for your continued support of Saint John School.

 

·    The Wizard of Oz - Youth Edition (Concord Theatres)

   Saturday, March 23 at 6 PM and Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 1 PM in Saint John School gymnasium.  Ticket sales begin the end of next week.  Adult tickets are $10 and Children 14 & under are $5. 

 

·    Pop Tabs Collection to benefit Ronald McDonald House  

Pop tabs are being collected through March 28 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House in both Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.  

 

Results from March 1:  2,268.2 grams of tabs were collected.

 

PK3

287.0

 

PK4

192.2

 

K

188.5

 

Gr 1

216.8

 

Gr 2

455.9

 

Gr 3

169.10

 

Gr 4

194.9

 

Gr 5

176.9

 

Gr 6

182.3

 

Gr 7

188.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     

This past week Grade 2 collected the most tabs.  There are just 4 more weigh-ins. Help your student(s) add to their class totals.  The Ronald McDonald House is the one who is benefiting from all of our efforts.

 

·    Easter Egg Hunt – March 25   3:15 PM

              Prek 3 – Grade 5  Outdoor Hunt on soccer field

              Grades 6 – 8  Indoor Hunt

 

   We are in need of donations of empty plastic Easter eggs and candy to stuff in them for our Easter Egg Hunt.  Donations are being collected through Friday, March 15.

 

    Look for a separate email with sign-ups for volunteers to stuff eggs and to help scatter the eggs for the hunts.

 

·    Holiday Decorating

Help us to collect these items to help with art projects for our Holiday Decorating.

v Easter Grass (for projects other than the Easter Egg Hunt)

v Newspapers (black & white print – no color advertisement)

v Round plastic lids (from containers such as oatmeal, Crisco, butter, etc.)

v  Continue saving redeemable cans and bottles

 

 ·   FACTS Grant & Aid for 2024-25 is open for applying.  Take time to apply with this link. You’ll need to supply all the necessary documentation.  There are families that have qualified for assistance over the past years but missed out because they didn’t send in the required documents.  Please contact the office if you would like the information emailed to you individually.  Closing date for Grant & Aid applications is June 1, 2024. 

 

·    Financial Aid is also available from the Connecticut Center for Educational Excellence.  Online applications will be available on ctcee.org – “Scholarship Login” on 3/1/23.  Login into “Scholarship Login” to create your personal CTCEE account and begin your application process. 

  

·     SMS (Text) Messaging is here!  We are using SMS for emergency notifications, weather delays, early release or cancellation of school.  

    Click here for early opt-in instructions

 

When you receive your text “You’ve registered 4 SchoolMessenger notification” you’ll need to open the link, read the section on “Did you receive an opt-in invitation text message”.  There is a final step that needs to take place so you are activated for future communication.  

 

  · Safe Environments – Just a reminder volunteers working with children need to be Safe Environment approved by the Diocese of Norwich. Please contact the office to begin the process of training.  Once you are approved to volunteer it is effective through the years so long as you are involved with Saint John School. An occasional refresher course and Mandated Reporter recertification needs to be completed every few years.   

 

·    Walk Around Wednesdays! If you know anyone who is interested in visiting our school please have them register here (seelink).

      

Pray With Mother     

 

 


Upcoming Events - Save the Date 

March 8 – Report Cards Issued 

March 23 & 24 – Wizard of Oz (School Play)

March 25 – Easter Egg Hunt

 

Parent Teacher Organization

E-mail:  pto@saintjohnschoolos.org


 From the Principal          February 28, 2024

(Past newsletters are posted on the website under “quick links”)  

 

 ·   Open House – Wednesday, March 13  Saint John School is opening its doors for an Open House 9 AM – Noon, 1 – 2:30 PM and 5 – 7 PM.  Share this information with your friends and family, invite them to see what Saint John School has to offer their children.

 

·     Refer a Friend - Current families that refer someone who registers and attends Saint John School in 2024-25 are eligible to receive a $250 credit towards their family tuition.  The newly registered family can also receive a $250 credit towards their tuition fees. 

 

·    First Friday Mass followed by Stations of the Cross Saint John School students are attending for the First Friday Mass at 9:15 AM on Friday, March 1, followed by the Stations of the Cross. Families are welcome to attend. 

 

·    Early Dismissal Day - Friday, March 1  School dismissal this Friday, March 1 is at 1 PM.  Reminder to send in your Home to Office Communication for students who are attending After Care.

 

·    Read Across America Week – February 26 – March 1, 2024

 

·    Chili Fest – Saturday, March 2, 2024  Saint John School has entered the Greater Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce Chili Fest and is competing for the title of “Best Chili. 

 

Our chili is being prepared by Mindy K’s Deli & Catering in Old Saybrook.  

 

   The Chili Fest runs this Saturday from Noon – 3 PM (rain or shine).  We need volunteers to help monitor our tasting table on the porch of the convent on Main Street.  Use this Sign-Up Genius link to volunteer. You can use this time to apply to your PTO assessment. Families can volunteer for any portion of the Chili Fest.  

 

Top 3 chili entries win a donation to a Charity of their choice. 

 

·  The Wizard of Oz - Youth Edition (Concord Theatres)

  Saturday, March 23 at 6 PM and Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 1 PM in Saint John School gymnasium.  Ticket sales begin the end of next week.  Adult tickets are $10 and Children 14 & under are $5.  Our students have been putting a lot of work at their rehearsals and are excited to share this play with everyone. 

 

·     Pop Tabs Collection to benefit Ronald McDonald House  

Pop tabs are being collected through March 28 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House in both Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.  

 

Results from February 23:  1,591.50 grams of tabs were collected.

 

PK3

216.7

 

PK4

412.8

 

K

131.3

 

Gr 1

000.0

 

Gr 2

129.9

 

Gr 3

175.6

 

Gr 4

177.7

 

Gr 5

176.9

 

Gr 6

170.6

 

Gr 7

000.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

This past week our Pk4 Class collected the most tabs.  Help your student(s) add to their class totals.  The Ronald McDonald House is the one who is benefiting from all of our efforts.

 

·    Easter Egg Hunt – March 25   3:15 PM

              Prek 3 – Grade 5  Outdoor Hunt on soccer field

              Grades 6 – 8  Indoor Hunt

 

    We are in need of donations of empty plastic Easter eggs and candy to stuff in them for our Easter Egg Hunt.  Donations are being collected through Friday, March 15.

 

    Look for a separate email with sign-ups for volunteers to stuff eggs and to help scatter the eggs for the hunts.

 

·    Holiday Decorating

Help us to collect these items to help with art projects for our Holiday Decorating.

vEaster Grass (for projects other than the Easter Egg Hunt)

vNewspapers (black & white print – no color advertisement)

vRound plastic lids (from oatmeal containers, crisco, butter containers, etc.)

v  Continue saving redeemable cans and bottles

 

 ·   FACTS Grant & Aid for 2024-25 is open for applying.  Take time to apply with this link. You’ll need to supply all the necessary documentation.  There are families that have qualified for assistance over the past years but missed out because they didn’t send in the required documents.  Please contact the office if you would like the information emailed to you individually.  Closing date for Grant & Aid applications is June 1, 2024. 

 

·    Financial Aid is also available from the Connecticut Center for Educational Excellence.  Online applications will be available on ctcee.org – “Scholarship Login” on 3/1/23.  Login into “Scholarship Login” to create your personal CTCEE account and begin your application process. 

  

·     SMS (Text) Messaging is here!  We are using SMS for emergency notifications, weather delays, early release or cancellation of school.  

    Click here for early opt-in instructions

 

When you receive your text “You’ve registered 4 SchoolMessenger notification” you’ll need to open the link, read the section on “Did you receive an opt-in invitation text message”.  There is a final step that needs to take place so you are activated for future communication.  

 

  · Safe Environments – Just a reminder volunteers working with children need to be Safe Environment approved by the Diocese of Norwich. Please contact the office to begin the process of training.  Once you are approved to volunteer it is effective through the years so long as you are involved with Saint John School. An occasional refresher course and Mandated Reporter recertification needs to be completed every few years.   

 

·    Walk Around Wednesdays! If you know anyone who is interested in visiting our school please have them register here (seelink)     

Pray With Mother     

 


Upcoming Events - Save the Date 

March 2 – Chili Fest

March 8 – Report Cards Issued 

March 23 & 24 – Wizard of Oz (School Play)

March 25 – Easter Egg Hunt

 

Parent Teacher Organization

E-mail:  pto@saintjohnschoolos.org



 From the Principal          February 21, 2024

(Past newsletters are posted on the website under “quick links”)

 

 

 ·   Re-Registration for 2024-25– Enrollment at Saint John School for next year is open.  Don’t miss the opportunity to take advantage of the reduced re-registration fee.

v  $75 through this Friday, February 23 (only 2 days away)

v   $100 starting Saturday, February 24 

 

·     Refer a Friend - Current families that refer someone who registers and attends Saint John School in 2024-25 are eligible to receive a $250 credit towards their family tuition.  The newly registered family can also receive a $250 credit towards their tuition fees. 

 

 ·   FACTS Grant & Aid for 2024-25 is open for applying.  Take time to apply with this link. You’ll need to supply all the necessary documentation.  There are families that have qualified for assistance over the past years but missed out because they didn’t send in the required documents.  Please contact the office if you would like the information emailed to you individually.  Closing date for Grant & Aid applications is June 1, 2024. 

 

·    Financial Aid is also available from the Connecticut Center for Educational Excellence.  Online applications will be available on ctcee.org – “Scholarship Login” on 3/1/23.  Login into “Scholarship Login” to create your personal CTCEE account and begin your application process. 

 

·    Stations of the Cross – Fridays of Lent  Saint John School students are participating in the Stations of the Cross at 9 AM on February 23, March 1, 8, 15.  On Friday, March 22 the Live Stations of the Cross is being portrayed at 9:15 AM and 6 PM. 

Families are welcome to attend. 

 

·    Read Across America Week – February 26 – March 1, 2024

   

 

·    Chili Fest – Saturday, March 2, 2024  Saint John School has entered the Greater Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce Chili Fest and is competing for the title of “Best Chili. 

 

Our chili is being prepared by Mindy K’s Deli & Catering in Old Saybrook.  

 

   The Chili Fest runs from Noon – 3 PM.  We need volunteers to help monitor our tasting table on the porch of the convent on Main Street.  You can use this time to apply to your PTO assessment. Families can volunteer for any portion of the Chili Fest.  

 

Top 3 chili entries win a donation to a Charity of their choice. 

 

·  The Wizard of Oz - Youth Edition (Concord Theatres)

  Save the date - Saturday, March 23 at 6 PM and Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 1 PM 

 

·     Pop Tabs Collection to benefit Ronald McDonald House  

Pop tabs are being collected through March 28 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House in both Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.  

 

Results from February 16:  1,287.30 grams of tabs were collected.

 

PK3

140.0

 

PK4

129.4

 

K

178.6

Gr 1

123.1

 

Gr 2

136.4

 

Gr 3

130.6

Gr 4

123.1

 

Gr 5

123.1

 

Gr 6

130.6

Gr 7

000.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   

Ask your family and friends to also help your child’s class gather pop tabs from beverages, soups, cat and dog food, even tennis ball canisters. 

 

·     SMS (Text) Messaging is here!  We are using SMS for emergency notifications, weather delays, early release or cancellation of school.  

    Click here for early opt-in instructions

 

When you receive your text “You’ve registered 4 SchoolMessenger notification” you’ll need to open the link, read the section on “Did you receive an opt-in invitation text message”.  There is a final step that needs to take place so you are activated for future communication.  

 

  · Safe Environments – Just a reminder volunteers working with children need to be Safe Environment approved by the Diocese of Norwich. Please contact the office to begin the process of training.  Once you are approved to volunteer it is effective through the years so long as you are involved with Saint John School. An occasional refresher course and Mandated Reporter recertification needs to be completed every few years.   

 

·    Walk Around Wednesdays! If you know anyone who is interested in visiting our school please have them register here (seelink)     

Pray With Mother      

 


Upcoming Events - Save the Date 

March 2 – Chili Fest

March 23 & 24 – Wizard of Oz (School Play)

March 8 – Report Cards Issued 

 

Parent Teacher Organization

 E-mail:  pto@saintjohnschoolos.org  


From the Principal          February 14, 2024  

(Past newsletters are posted on the website under “quick links”)

 

·    We Welcome Mrs. Joyce Back to Saint John School who is assisting us with our computer lab classes on Wednesdays for a few weeks while Mr. Parkosewich is away. 

 

·     Pop Tabs Collection to benefit Ronald McDonald House  

Last week's results are in:  Together 1943.8 grams of tabs were collected.

PK3 - 183.4        PK4 - 136.2         K -      235.8

Gr1 -  322.5        Gr2 -  526.3         Gr3 -      0.0

Gr4 -  177.4        Gr5 -  204.6         Gr.6 - 157.6

Gr.7 -     0.0

 

The tabs are being weighed in grams instead of ounces.  Class containers are weighted and emptied each Thursday afternoon and a new count begun. Help your child’s class gather pop tabs from beverages, soups, cat and dog food, even tennis ball canisters.  Weekly totals are being posted in the Eagle Eye Newsletter.

 

Pop tabs are being collected through March 28 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House in both Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.  

 

·    Stations of the Cross – Fridays of Lent  Our students are participating in the Stations of the Cross at 9 AM on Feb. 16, 23, March 1, 8, 15.  On Friday, March 22 the Live Stations of the Cross is being portrayed at 9:15 AM and 6 PM.  Families are welcome to join us. 

 

·    No School – February 19 & 20, 2024  School is closed in observance of President’s Day on Monday, February 19 and our Winter Break on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. 

 

·    Read Across America Week – February 26 – March 1, 2024

   Saint John School celebrates Read Across America Week with a different theme each day.

   Monday – Hat Day

   Tuesday – Crazy or Mis-matched Socks Day

   Wednesday – Buddy Reading

   Thursday – Celebrate the Leap Year Dress Down Day

   Friday – Reading is Fun Day 

 

·    Chili Fest – Saturday, March 2, 2024  Saint John School is entering the Greater Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce Chili Fest.  Our chili is being prepared by Mindy K’s Deli & Catering in Old Saybrook.  

 

   The Chili Fest is held from Noon – 3 PM.  We are in need of volunteers to monitor our tasting table on the porch of the convent on Main Street. Families can volunteer for any portion of the Chili Fest.  SJS is competing for the title of “Best Chili”. Top 3 chili entries win a donation to a Charity of their choice. 

 

·  The Wizard of Oz - Youth Edition (Concord Theatres)

   Save the date - Saturday, March 23 at 6 PM and Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 1 PM 

 

·   March Lunch Menu – last date to order lunch for the month of March is Wednesday, February 21 (as we are off on the 20th)  

 

 ·   Last Week for $75 Re-Registration Fee – It is time to re-register for enrollment at Saint John School for the 2024-25 school year.  Re-registration fee per student: $75 through February 23 and $100 starting February 24. 

 

 ·   FACTS Grant & Aid for 2024-25 is open for applying.  Take time to apply with this link. You’ll need to supply all the necessary documentation.  There are families that have qualified for assistance over the past years but missed out because they didn’t send in the required documents.  Please contact the office if you would like the information emailed to you individually.  Closing date for Grant & Aid applications is June 1, 2024. 

 

·    Financial Aid is also available from the Connecticut Center for Educational Excellence.  Online applications will be available on ctcee.org – “Scholarship Login” on 3/1/23.  Login into “Scholarship Login” to create your personal CTCEE account and begin your application process. 

 

·     Refer a Friend - Current families that refer someone who registers and attends Saint John School in 2024-25 are eligible to receive a $250 credit towards their family tuition.  The newly registered family also receives a $250 credit towards their tuition fees. 

 

·     SMS (Text) Messaging is here!  We are using SMS for emergency notifications, weather delays, early release or cancellation of school.  

    Click here for early opt-in instructions

 

 When you receive your text “You’ve registered 4 SchoolMessenger notification” you’ll need to open the link, read the section on “Did you receive an opt-in invitation text message”.  There is a final step that needs to take place so you are activated for future communication.  

 

  · Safe Environments – Just a reminder volunteers working with children need to be Safe Environment approved by the Diocese of Norwich. Please contact the office to begin the process of training.  Once you are approved to volunteer it is effective through the years so long as you are involved with Saint John School. An occasional refresher course and Mandated Reporter recertification needs to be completed every few years.   

 

·    Walk Around Wednesdays! If you know anyone who is interested in visiting our school please have them register here (seelink)     

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