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Principal's News

Cold & Flu
We have noticed that the season has begun. Several students have been absent due to illness accompanied by a fever. Please remember that your child must be fever-free without medication for at least 24-hours prior to returning to school.  

We will conduct an unannounced fire drill this week, observed and evaluated by the Indee Fire Department. 


Prayers for Mrs. Hare
Yesterday, Mrs. Hare's husband suffered a heart attack. Please join us in praying for his complete and speedy recovery.

Meet with Chidi
Chidi facilitated two very successful meetings with parents last year. His first meeting this year is Sunday, October 7, @ 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.

Chess Club
Chess club begins Wednesday September 26. The club will meet almost every Wednesday from 3:15 - 4pm. All students interested in learning and/or playing chess are welcome. Cost is $20/player or $25/family. 

Middle School parents
All students is grades 6 - 8 participate in STEM class once a week. This class is mandatory and will have its own designated course of study on the student's report card. The assignments associated with STEM can be found in Powerschool. Please check your student's progress regularly and direct your questions to me at gieryngj@sjs.pvt,k12,ia,us.  

Lunch Balances

Please remember that paper notices are not going out this year for negative lunch balances.  Please make sure you are set up to receive email notifications about balances through PowerSchool.  You can also go into PowerSchool and check balances manually.  

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).  


Interpretive Nature Center
Interpretive Nature Cen

Upcoming Events Calendar

Sunday, Sept.16 
Gospel Reading:


MK 8:27-35



Monday, Sept. 17

No School - Teacher In-Service

Tuesday, Sept. 18
Home Volleyball game, 5:30pm

Wed., Sept. 19

Thur., Sept. 20
Student Mass @ 8:30
- hosted by grades K - 2

Home Volleyball game, 5:30pm

Friday, Sept. 21

Saturday, Sept. 22
Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest
Iowa vs. Wisconsin
Iowa State vs. Akron

Upcoming Dates 

Sept. 23: Fall Festival 
Sept. 26: Chess club begins
Sept. 28: Bake Sale
- hosted by grade 7
Sept. 28:   Homecoming
- First Dress Down day

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