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
April 22, 2022

EASTER - Happy Easter and Happy Easter season! I hope your Easter break was filled with many blessings!

FIRST COMMUNION - Many of the second graders are in their last week of preparation for receiving their First Communion! First Communion will be on Sunday, May 1st at 10:00 AM. Please continue to pray for those children who are preparing to receive Jesus in a very special way.

MAY CROWNING PRAYER SERVICE - We will have a special prayer service on Wednesday, May 4th to honor Our Mother Mary. We are looking for flowers for our prayer service. If you have flowers or want to purchase a few flowers, please have your children bring them to school on Wednesday, May 4th by 8:00 AM. The flowers will be a special part of our prayer service, and then they will be taken to the classrooms to be put by their statues of Mary. We honor and celebrate Mary during the month of May. It is a great month to pray the rosary and some of our other special prayers to Mary.

Second Grade Families - I am looking for one parent to take the lead with your grade level responsibility which is hanging basket sales. Hanging basket sales will be from May 6-8, 2022. This is a fairly simple fundraiser with only a little help needed from second grade families. Please email me by Tuesday if you are interested in taking the lead. Second grade parents, please be on the lookout for a sign up to help with these sales.

Fifth Grade Families - I am looking for one parent to take the lead with our sixth grade graduation reception. Our sixth grade graduation Mass is on Tuesday, May 24th at 6:30 PM. There will be a short reception following Mass, and this is what I need a parent to take the lead with. Please email me if you are interested in taking the lead. Fifth grade families, please plan on helping the evening of May 24th.

ABC COUNTDOWN - This is our special countdown of the last 26 days of school. It began on Wednesday, April 20th. Each day will have an activity or be a special dress up day related to a letter of the alphabet. Most days will be a surprise. If it is a dress up day or if the students need to bring something to school a message will be sent the day before. Check your emails regularly during the last month of school so you don't miss any fun activities or special days!

HIRING FOR 2022-2023 - We have a variety of openings for the upcoming school year. Please help us spread the word. We are seeking people for the following positions: classroom teachers (multiple grade levels), administrative assistant, lunch assistant, marketing/development, and paraprofessionals. Some positions are full time and some are part time. Part time positions can be combine to make full time positions if desired. Resumes and letters of interest can be send to: colleen.wenner@johnirelandschool.org.

Blessings to you!

Colleen Wenner
507.931.2810
Mark Your Calendars

  • Early Dismissal - Friday, April 22nd 12:50 PM - SAC Closed
  • All School Prayer Service - Wednesday, April 27th 8:15 AM - Grades 3/4
  • Presentation by The Straubs (rescheduled from this fall) - Wednesday, April 27th
  • No School Mass - Thursday, April 28th - Priests' Retreat
  • First Communion - Sunday, May 1st 10:00 AM
  • May Crowning Prayer Service - Wednesday, May 4th 8:15 AM - Grades 5/6
  • School Mass - Thursday, May 5th 8:15 AM - Grade 2
  • GAC Track for PE Fitness Testing - Friday, May 6th
  • Hanging Basket Sales - Friday, May 6th through Sunday, May 8th
  • Mother's Day - Sunday, May 8th
  • Spring Program - Thursday, May 12th 6:30 PM
  • Early Dismissal- SAC Closed - Friday, May 13th

REGISTRATION for 2022-2023 is OPEN for preschool through 8th grade!
  • Returning families - TADS sent you a link. Please use that link to re-enroll.
  • New families - Please use this link to enroll. This link is also on the website.
  • Financial Aid is now ready and anyone interested in receiving a scholarship for the 2022-2023 must complete this process.



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Parent Advisory Committee Members:
Chris Mish, Becky Albrecht, Jen Schmidt,
Samantha Anderley, Doug Rykhus, and Ryan Clancy

Looking for TWO new members for 2022-2023. Please contact one of the people listed above if you are interested in possibly being a member of the committee.
John Ireland School is a Catholic community welcoming students of all faiths,
devoted to Gospel Values, Academic Excellence, and Christian Service.

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