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 29, 2021

All School Retreat - Fix Our Eyes on Jesus! - Thanks to those who volunteered to be small group leaders - Jen Schmidt, Becky Albrecht, Krystal Loula, Jeff Gilbertson, Deacon Tony, Sr. Fiat, Sr. Maria Bethany, and our amazing teachers! Special thanks to the planning committee - Miss Heather, Mrs. Nissen, Mrs. Kaelberer, and Mrs. Wolfe!

Marathon and Challenge Grant Updates - We raised about $18,000 for our marathon. As of Thursday, we have raised about $11,000 of the $25,000 for the challenge matching grant! The deadline for the challenge matching grant is December 15th.

End of the Quarter/Teacher Workday/Report Cards/Conferences
  • Today, Friday, October 29th marks the end of the first quarter.
  • There will be no school on Monday, November 1st because it will be a teacher workday.
  • The second quarter begins on Tuesday, November 2nd.
  • Report cards will be in the Friday Folders on Friday, November 5th.
  • Conference letters will be in the Friday Folders on Friday, November 5th.
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences will be Thursday, November 18th and Tuesday, November 23rd.

School Mass Change - We will celebrate All Souls' Day on Tuesday, November 2nd. Mass will be at 8:15 AM in the Church. There will be no school Mass on Thursday, but there will be a daily Mass in the chapel on Thursday. There will also be no All School Prayer Service on Wednesday, November 3rd.

Blessings to you!

Colleen Wenner
507.931.2810
Mark Your Calendars
  • Trunk or Treat - Saturday, October 30th 5:30-7 PM
  • No School/Teacher Workday - Monday, November 1st
  • School Mass - TUESDAY, November 2nd 8:15 AM - Staff
  • School Prayer Service - Wednesday, November 10th 8:15 AM - 2nd Grade
  • School Mass - Thursday, November 11th 8:15 AM - 3rd Grade
  • School Prayer Service - Wednesday, November 17th 8:15 AM - 5th Grade
  • School Mass - Thursday, November 18th 8:15 AM - 4th Grade
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences - Thursday, November 18th and Tuesday, November 23rd
  • No School - Thanksgiving Break - November 24th-26th

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.


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Our enrollment code: EELADC9L25212
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!!.

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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.