Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths.

Guide me in Your truth, and teach me, for You are God my Savior,

and my hope is in You all day long.

Psalm 25: 4-5

February 3, 2023

We had a cold but wonderful Catholic Schools Week! We are grateful to all those who support John Ireland School so our families have a choice in their children's education!

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK (CSW) - Thank you to Mandy Salfer, Cole and Becky Albrecht, and Heather Gilbertson for their leadership during our Catholic Schools Week Kick-off! Thank you to those who helped and attended!

CSW BOOK FAIR - This year's book fair was a huge success! Total sales were $3,790.88 which is $400 more than last year. We also added many new books to our classroom libraries and school library! Thank you to all who purchased items and helped with our book fair!

CSW SERVICE PROJECT - We collected enough donations to assemble 79 blessing bags to give to those in need. This is awesome! We continue to pray for those in need especially during these cold winter months.

OPEN HOUSE - Thursday, February 9th from 5:30-7 PM - This is an open house for all grades with a special focus on preschool and kindergarten. This is in place of a kindergarten round-up. Please spread the word and invite your neighbors and friends!

LUCK OF THE IRISH - Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 11th. We need EVERYONE's help. See below for more info. Please also look for weekly email updates.

2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR - In next week's Friday Folders you will find some information about re-enrolling. Calendar is coming later this month.

SKIING OPPORTUNITY - Calling all 4th through 8th graders! Mrs. Wavrin has planned a cross country ski trip for Friday, February 17th. More details are in this week's Friday Folders.

MID YEAR CONFERENCES - These are optional and will be held the evening of February 16th. Check this week's Friday Folders for more information.

GOOGLE CALENDAR - Please check this calendar for the most up-to-date information. Click on the button below to go to the google calendar.

Blessings to you!

Colleen Wenner


Google Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

  • Open House - Thursday, February 9th 5:30-7 PM
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences (Optional) - Thursday, February 16th 4-8 PM
  • No School - Friday, February 17th and Monday, February 20th
  • Sixth Grade Trip to Wolf Ridge - March 1-2-3
  • Luck of the Irish - Saturday, March 11th
  • St. Patrick's Day Parade - Friday, March 17th 5:30 PM
  • End of the 3rd Quarter - Tuesday, March 21st
  • No School - March 22-23-24
  • Easter Break - No School - April 6-10
  • No School - April 21st

2022-2023 School Calendar

2022-2023 SPPS District Calendar

2023-2024 SPPS Calendar

Before School Supervision

Lunch Volunteer

Recess Volunteer

If you would like lunch assistance, you will need to complete this application. Even if you have completed this in the past, it needs to be completed every school year. This application is also on our website, and copies are on the window ledge by the school office. Completed forms can be mailed or dropped off at the school or parish office.


Sorting donations and assembling blessings bags!

Program Description

A comprehensive series of teaching, parenting, and learning strategies that address the challenges facing today’s Catholic school families.

7 February - Parents

Stress and Anxiety are more prevalent now in the lives of school-aged children than ever before. How does perfectionism play into our child's stress and anxiety? How can we teach motivation without feeding perfectionism? This session will address behavioral and biological factors that influence the development of anxiety and perfectionistic tendencies. You will leave with concrete, parenting strategies to combat stress, anxiety, and perfectionism, and learn how to foster self-motivation in our children.

January 17th - link to webinar

December 5th - link to webinar

Beach volleyball, picnic lunch, games, Mass with Father Phil, hot chocolate, and sledding in the gym were some of the fun activities this past week during Catholic Schools Week! Huge shout out to the teachers for their creativity, planning, and preparing of these great activities!

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Luck of the Irish Fundraiser Event

                  Planning Is Underway!

Everyone mark your calendars and get excited for a  NEW look to John Ireland’s annual 

Luck of the Irish Fundraiser Event!!

Saturday, March 11, 2023

MORNING - Family

Family Fun Run 5K and KidsK

*Register today!!  Click Here

EVENING - Adults Only

  • Social Hour and Silent Auction before Dinner
  • Catered Dinner - everyone can sit and enjoy!
  • Raffle Drawing - Live Auction - Fund-a-Need
  • “After” Entertainment and Games

EVENT Tickets and Raffle Tickets available to sell soon!

PLEASE tell your friends and family about this old tradition with new flair!

2022-2023 Parent Advisory Committee Members

Becky Albrecht

Jen Schmidt

Sam Anderley

Ryan Clancy

Ashley Anderson

Angela Bruns


Want to know more about the committee?

Here is a link to the JIPAC Bylaws.

Next Meeting

Tuesday, February 14th at 7:00 PM

Not pictured: Father Craig

Classroom Links

Little Angels


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2nd Grade

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4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade


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Teachers' Email Links

Preschool, Miss Kendall -

Pre K, Miss Mandy

Pre K, Miss Jill -

Kindergarten, Ms. Olson -

First Grade, Mrs. Rabaey -

Second Grade, Mrs. Payne -

Third Grade, Mrs. Wolfe -

Fourth/Fifth Grades, Mrs. Kaelberer -

Middle School, Ms. Wenner -

Middle School Math, Miss Amelia

Music & Middle School Religion, Miss Heather-

Phy-Ed, Mrs. Wavrin -

Ms. Kate Straub, School Office -

School Nurse -

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John Ireland School is a Catholic community welcoming students of all faiths,

devoted to Gospel Values, Academic Excellence, and Christian Service.

Little Angels is a ministry of John Ireland School.

We are a preschool and pre-K program focused on faith and service which nurtures the whole child embracing individual talents and abilities in a welcoming, caring, and safe environment.