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
October 8, 2021

NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY - Teachers will be at a Diocesan Faith Formation Workshop Day in Redwood Falls on Monday, October 11th.

MARATHON - Two more Marathon Mondays to go - Tuesday, October 12th and Monday, October 18th! Students are reaching and passed all the goals! Tuesday students enjoyed an extra recess and Friday was pj and movie day. Ice cream sundaes and a surprise are coming soon since we have brought in OVER $10,000!!! Many classes have reached the goal of 100% participation and the others are very close! Thanks to all who are participating and supporting our annual fundraiser!

HEALTH AND WELL-BEING - This week our second grade class may have been exposed to a positive covid case. I gathered as much information as I could and consulted with Nicollet County Public Health for guidance and the best plan for our students, staff, and their families. The risk is minimal, but we are erring on the side of caution and having them stay home and watch for symptoms for a few days. The person who tested positive is doing fine. Please continue to watch for symptoms of not just covid but other illnesses and keep your children home if they are not feeling well. This last month we have had so many wonderful days of learning, praying, playing, and developing relationships together! We are just over the mid point of the first quarter, and we look forward to many more wonderful days. We know there will be challenges, and we continue to pray for protection, wisdom, and guidance. We are grateful our blessings outweigh the challenges!

CHALLENGE GRANT - Here is a video created by the Diocese of New Ulm and the Schulze Family Foundation that explains this exciting opportunity! See more information toward the end of this newsletter.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Colleen Wenner
Mark Your Calendars
  • NO SCHOOL - Monday, October 11th
  • Marathon Monday - Tuesday, October 12th
  • School Prayer Service - Wednesday, October 13th 8:15 AM - Grade 6
  • School Mass - Thursday, October 14th 8:15 AM - Grade 4
  • Marathon Monday (last one) - Monday, October 18th
  • Jake's Pizza in St. Peter - Monday, October 18th from 5-7 PM - See below for details.
  • 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
  • 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

Once again there is federal funding so all families will be able to have free lunches for their children for the 2021-2022 school year. If your child has cold lunch with a milk, your account will be charged $0.35 per milk. This is not reimbursable, only school lunches for students are reimbursable.

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

An Exciting Opportunity!

Deadline 12/15/2021

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
Back by Popular Demand
FOR 4th and 5th and 6th GRADE . . .ONLY
At the Mankato Kiwanis Trails

Meet SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17th at 2:30 pm
 John Ireland School Garage

RSVP Mrs. Wavrin by Fri., Oct. 15th

Snacks and drinks provided by Mrs. Wavrin
This is an ‘optional’ event, i.e. not required.
Carpooling may be needed to help with rider transportation. 
Mrs. Wavrin can transport all bikes.
Science and Nature Conference 2021

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

Look for sign ups 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, October 12th 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.