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Principal's News

Thank you's
Once again, thank you PTO. The pizza, drinks and desert that you provided for the teachers on Thursday is very much appreciated.

Please join me in thanking Jeff Hayward for the time and effort he put in to install our new security system. Mr. Hayward installed and improved things that were above and beyond what the job called for. We are very appreciative of his efforts to make our school even more secure.

And, thank you very much second graders! I love the tie that you gave me during the Student of the Month awards presentation. I was very surprised, and I am humbled by your generosity.


Once Upon a Crime
Will justice be served in this hilarious fairy-tale courtroom play packed with characters we all know and love?  It’s up to you, the audience, which serves as the jury!  Goldilocks is the defendant, on trial for breaking and entering.  The plaintiffs are — you guessed it — the three bears.  As their lawyers Henny, Penny, and Tom Thumb go toe-to-toe hoping to prove their respective clients’ cases, other fairy tale characters are called to testify as witnesses, including Hansel and Gretel, Jack and Cow, and Granny.  Even the Big Bad Wolf takes the stand, but can any of these witnesses be trusted themselves?  Is Goldilocks guilty or innocent?
Join our 5th grade class Monday, November 5th in the upper gym at St. John school. Shows are at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  and discover the fate of Goldilocks!

Please join me in congratulating Jacob Holle (grade 5) and Austin Spiker (grade 7) for being chosen as the September Students of the Month!

If you have not done so already, I strongly encourage you to join this emergency school communication site: I will use it to communicate last minute schedule changes and school closings. 

Walmart Reload
Now you can instantly reload your Walmart physical gift card and continue earning the same great 2.5% rebate for the St. John School Scrip program. Plus, you can use the new and improved ShopWithScrip mobile website,, to easily reload your your card on the go.
Amazon Smile
Did you know that if you shop on that Amazon will make a donation to St. John School based on the amount of your purchase? Simply go to and register an account. There are a lot of St. John Schools so I recommend that you type in our Tax ID# (42-0736175) when it asks you for the charity of your choice. This is a free service and helps out SJS tremendously. 

Additionally, they have announced an upcoming AmazonSmile promotion. From Oct 29 - Nov 2, AmazonSmile will increase the donation rate on all eligible purchases. This will be their largest bonus donation promotion to date, and is a great opportunity for St. John Catholic School to benefit from AmazonSmile donations. 

Meet with Chidi (date change)
Chidi facilitated two very successful meetings with parents last year. His first meeting this year is now Sunday, November 11, @ 3pm. Topic is How to help kids manage anxiety, stress and anger. Please think about attending these insightful and helpful informal meetings. All are welcome.




Interpretive Nature Center
Interpretive Nature Cen

Upcoming Events Calendar

Sunday, Oct. 14 
Gospel Reading:


MK 10:17-30


Monday, Oct. 15

No School
- Teacher In -Service

Tuesday, Oct. 16
Winter Dress Code begins - No Shorts

Archery practice begins

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Thursday, Oct. 18
Student Mass @ 8:30
- hosted by grades K - 2
- Student of the Month awards

Friday, Oct. 19

Saturday, Oct. 20
Notre Dame Bye
Iowa vs. Maryland
Iowa State Bye

Upcoming Dates 

Oct. 25: Book Fair begins
Oct. 26: Bake Sale
- Hosted by grade 8
Oct. 28: Trunk or Treat
Oct. 28: Pancake Breakfast

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