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 10, 2023

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. In this week's Friday Folders is a flyer for LOI. Please post and spread the word. Please contact Kate in the school office if you would like more flyers,

2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR - Registration opening on March 1st! Returning families will get an email from TADS to re-enroll. A link will be available for new families. This will be in newsletters and on our website. Calendar is coming later this month.

NO SCHOOL DAYS - There will be no school on Friday, February 17th and Monday, February 20th. Enjoy a nice long weekend!

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 conference confirmation letters.

LENT IS COMING SOON - Ash Wednesday is Wednesday, February 22nd. All students in preschool through 8th grade will attend Mass at 8:15 AM. Please join us as we begin the season of Lent.

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

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences (Optional) - Thursday, February 16th 4-8 PM
  • No School - Friday, February 17th and Monday, February 20th
  • Ash Wednesday - February 22nd - 8:15 AM Mass
  • 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

These students were acknowledged this week for showing the holy habit of self-control during the month of January:

Julia Nienow, Briea Jaeger, Leah Boomgaarden, Makayla Crowley,

Caitlyn Makori, Lucy Wussow, and Vincent Helder.

Not pictured: Isla Gostomczik, Alex Farias, Charley Witte, Gretta Petersen, and Lyla Johnson

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.


Open House - Adventure Awaits in 2023-2024

Registration will be open March 1st.

Program Description

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

7 February - Parents - link coming soon

January 17th - link to webinar

December 5th - link to webinar

Our enrollment code: EELADC9L25212

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Weekly Luck of the Irish Event Update

33 days to go!

February 7, 2023

Hello Parents! 

You have received your Raffle and EVENT tickets in last weeks Friday Folders! Thanks for your patience! We are hoping to answer questions or concerns you may have as there are noticeable changes.

EVENT Tickets:

Price $50. 

o  We’ve had a few people with concerns over the price of this year’s ticket. One thing that we were maybe not clear on is that this is an EVENT ticket, not a “meal” ticket like in the past. It includes:

·        Admission to Event

·        Catered Meal by Maggie J’s (Mapleton, MN) Herb roasted pork loin, roast beef, baby red potatoes, green beans, dinner roll, garden salad and dessert. We all eat together!

·        One Drink Ticket

·        Short Program (details being worked out)

·        Entertainment after Live Auction (details being worked out)

·        A portion of the ticket is a donation to JI

·        FB Page Link LOI 2023

Table Reservations:

Price $400

New this year is Table reservations. You are able to reserve a table of 8 for friends and family you would like to have guaranteed seats with. This is a first come, first serve availability. When you submit your green colored reservation form along with payment to the JI Office, you will be given 8 Event Tickets with your family name on them. The free Drink tickets will be handed out when your guests arrive at the Event at the Check-In table. Your reserved table will have your family name displayed on it.

Raffle Tickets:

Price $30

Let’s try and beat last year’s 674 tickets sold!!!!!

Correction: The payouts were listed incorrectly on last week’s update. They are CORRECT on the Raffle Ticket – Prizes as follows:

1-$1000 Grand Prize Winner

2-$500 Prize Winners

10-$100 Prize Winners

Drawing will be held around 8:45pm- must be 18 years old to win



o  Counts towards your fundraising obligation

o  Sign up now-prices go up in a few weeks!

o  Fun Run FB Link  LOI Fun Run 2023


Auction items are slowly coming in

Donation Form


This year's Fund-A-Need is focused on Playground Improvements

o  Details being worked out

LOI Committee Team:

Chairs, Brian and Mandy Salfer

Publicity, Liana Simonette

Decorations, Casey Wussow

Beverage/Food, Colby and Jennifer Schmidt

Games/Entertainment, Erin Strand and Tarah Petersen

Run, Ann Johnson

Auctions, Becky Albrecht

Solicitation, LOI Team Effort

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


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade


2022-2023 SAC Contract


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.