Let us run with endurance the race set before us,
fixing our eyes on Jesus
who is the author and finisher of our faith.
Hebrews 12: 1,2
6th Grade Prayer Service - Our Lady of Fatima...pray for us!
October 15, 2021

  • Early Dismissal 12:50 PM - Wednesday, October 20th - Based on the responses I received from SAC families, there will be NO SAC on Wednesday, October 20th. There is not enough interest to have it open during the early dismissal. Moving forward please plan on SAC being closed on early dismissal days.
  • No School - Thursday, October 21st and Friday, October 22nd - SAC closed

WHAT TO WEAR? - Temps took a little tumble this week and they vary from day to day and from morning to end of the school day. For the most part it is cold enough that it is time to leave the shorts at home and bring a jacket to school. If there is a warmer day, the high temps aren't reached until after school and then kids can put their shorts on when they get home. Please help your children find pants, sweatshirts, jackets, and even snow gear so they are prepared for whatever God throws at us this fall. Thank you for your cooperation!

SCHOOL PICTURES - Our rescheduled picture day is WEDNESDAY! If you have not competed a paper form or an online form, there are paper forms in today's Friday Folders. Here is the link from Strawbridge. If you have already completed a form, there is nothing else to do so you can recycle the picture forms.

MARATHON - One more Marathon Monday - October 18th! Students will enjoy ice cream sundaes and free time outside on Tuesday afternoon. Thanks to the Yost family for donating the ice cream! We are close to raising $15,000 for our marathon! Well done!

TESTING - Did you know they offer free covid testing at the Mankato Armory in Mankato Mondays through Thursdays from 11 am to 6 pm no questions asked? These are saliva tests so there is no eating, drinking, or brushing teeth 30 minutes before the test.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA - Miss Jennifer is getting things rolling with the planning committee on Monday. Thanks to Miss Jennifer and those on the committee. Stay tuned for more details. All preschool families will be needed to help with this event. Check to make sure you have Breakfast with Santa on your calendar for Saturday, December 4th. This is a fun event for all!

Have a great weekend!

Colleen Wenner

Dinner at Jake's Pizza in St. Peter on Monday, October 18th between 5-7 PM.

JI gets 15% of dine in and take out sales (not delivery).

SIGN UP to help at Jake's Pizza that evening.
Spread the word to your friends, family, and neighbors!
Mark Your Calendars
  • Marathon Monday (last one) - Monday, October 18th
  • Jake's Pizza in St. Peter - Monday, October 18th from 5-7 PM - See above for details.
  • Ice Cream Sundaes and Free Play - Tuesday, October 19th in the afternoon
  • School Prayer Service - Wednesday, October 20th 8:15 AM - Grades 3/4
  • Rescheduled Picture Day - Wednesday, October 20th
  • Early Dismissal - Wednesday, October 20th 12:50 PM
  • NO SCHOOL - Thursday, October 21st and Friday, October 22nd - SAC is closed.
  • Rescheduled Vision and Hearing Screening - Tuesday, October 26th
  • School Prayer Service - Wednesday, October 27th 8:15 AM - Grade 2
  • School Mass - Thursday, October 28th 8:15 AM - Grade 5
  • All School Retreat - Friday, October 29th
  • Trunk or Treat - Saturday, October 30th 5:30-7 PM

Even though lunches are free, please help us get the funding we need by completing the Lunch Benefits Application. Funds that nonpublic schools receive are based on students who qualify for lunch benefits. It doesn't matter whether you take the benefits or not. Information is submitted to Colleen and kept confidential.

Sign up to help during lunch.
Volunteers are especially needed on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Our enrollment code: EELADC9L25212
Grades 4-5 Holy Field Trip to New Ulm
An Exciting Opportunity!

Deadline 12/15/2021

As of Thursday afternoon, we have raised just over $10,000. Our goal is $25,000 so then our funds will get doubled by the Schulze Family Foundation which means a total of $50,000 for our school!!.

Here's how to sign up for AmazonSmile

  1. Visit smile.amazon.com.
  2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials.
  3. Choose a charitable organization to receive donations, or search for the charity of your choice.
  4. Select your charity. - CHURCH OF ST. PETER
Science and Nature Conference 2021

Register Here - Open Until October 23rd

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 30th 5:30-7 PM and come to the John Ireland School parking lot for our annual trunk or treat!

Sign up to donate or bring your decorated trunk for trunk or treaters to visit.

Spread the word to your friends, family, and neighbors!
Parent Advisory Committee Members:
Chris Mish, Becky Albrecht, Jen Schmidt,
Samantha Anderley, Doug Rykhus, and Ryan Clancy

Next Meeting
Tuesday, November 9th 7:00 PM

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.