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Principal's News

I have updated the school's website calendar. The calendar now includes the volleyball and girls basketball schedules, as well as the bake sale, Bazaar and Spring Fling dates and proposed Christmas Concert date. If you think something is missing or is inaccurate, please send me an email.


Volunteer announcement
Dear St. John School Parents, 

My name is Melissa Frye and I am once again the Volunteer Coordinator for St. John School this year.  My job is to fill the schools' volunteer opportunities and track how many hours each parent volunteers.  Every family is required to volunteer for at least 10 hours a year or you can make a lofty donation to the school.  But honestly, this school cannot run without volunteers, so please know how much we value your time. You will receive emails throughout the year from this email address.

Below is a link for a google drive document that holds almost all of our volunteer positions.  This will work best from your home computer, rather than your smart phone.  When you are opening the google document you will see a spreadsheet with TABS on the bottom if you are using a PC or Android Device.  If you are using an IPhone or a MacBook, the TABS will be on the Top.  You will probably have to scroll to the right to see all of them.  The TABS currently on the spreadsheet include the following: Room Parents, Misc Positions, Fall Bazaar, Spring Fling, Volleyball, Basketball, Scrip Volunteers, Field Day and Archery Tournaments. Simply click on the different tabs and look at the available options.  When you find things you would like to volunteer for, click next to the number and type your name.  Google will Auto save your name once it is typed in. This document will then always be in your google drive and auto updated throughout the year.

If you are struggling in anyway please email me! I will gladly help you.  Please do not contact Wendy in the office; we do not want to add to her workload.

Thanks so much in advance!  
Melissa Frye

Volunteers and drivers... We are obligated to comply with a new Archdiocesan policy. If you plan to either serve as a volunteer or an event/trip driver during the upcoming school year, you must complete the following trainings - Safe Environments and Be Smart Drive Safe. These trainings can be found at We are part of the Archdiocese of Dubuque. If you have already completed the Driver course, you will not be required to take it again, but all volunteers that work with or around our students must complete the Safe Environments course (It is a 75 minute video).  

8th Graders

The kick off assembly for next summer’s Washington DC trip will be Wednesday 9/5 at 2-3:25pm in the high school auditorium. The parent meeting will be Sunday 9/16 in the auditorium at 4pm.

Why pray?

Prayer is integral to living our faith. What is prayer? How do we pray? Why do we pray? When? What's the point? Our primary goal this year is to address prayer with our students that is meaningful to them, but we need your help. Please speak to your child(ren) regularly this year about prayer. If you would like suggestions or resources to assist you, please contact your child's teacher. 


Interpretive Nature Center
Interpretive Nature Cen

Upcoming Events Calendar

Sunday, Aug. 26
Gospel Reading:

JN 6:60-69



Monday, Aug. 27

Volleyball practice begins
- followed by parent meeting

Tuesday, Aug. 28
Fire Drill today

Wednesday, Aug. 29
7th &n 8th graders leave for Y-Camp
Tornado Drill today

Thursday, Aug. 30
Student Mass @ 8:30
- hosted by grades 5 & 6

Friday, Aug. 31

Saturday, Sept. 1
Notre Dame vs. Michigan
Iowa vs. N. Illinois
Iowa State vs. SD State

Upcoming Dates 

Sept. 3: No School - Labor Day
Sept. 5: Summer Reading breakfast @ 8:30am
Sept. 5: PTO meeting @ 7pm
Sept. 17: No School - Teacher In-service

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